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Public Art Boot Camp Training

This spring the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is offering an intensive two-day basic training overview on how to work successfully in the area of commissioned public artwork. Invested in cultivating and training the next generation of public artists, ARTS has created a free training to prepare artists who are ready to translate their […]

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New Staff: Welcome Kristen Ramirez

Please join us in welcoming Kristen Ramirez, as the new Arts Program Enhancement Project Manager at the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Department of Transportation. Prior to ARTS Ramirez worked at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in a variety of capacities including: Art Faculty, Manager of Summer & External Programs, […]

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The City’s Kathy Hsieh receives prestigious 2015 Community Voice Award for the Arts from the International Examiner

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture is thrilled to announce that our very own Kathy Hsieh, Cultural Partnerships and Grant Manager, was chosen to receive the esteemed 2015 Community Voice Award for the Arts from the International Examiner. Kathy is being recognized for her inspiring leadership, dedication to artistic excellence in the local Asian Pacific […]

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Welcome to Lubbock! By Elisheba Johnson

My first meeting as a member of the American’s for the Arts (AFTA) Emerging Leaders council meant flying to Lubbock, Texas and enjoying 70 degree weather in February — don’t hate me.  Lubbock is located in the northwestern region of Texas, and while small compared to Seattle (p. 239,538 in 2013) has its own unique and […]

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WRAP Project 2014: Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association Mural Project

The Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association’s (DNDA) Youngstown Cultural Arts mural project, completed in August 2014, was the final phase of a two year project to address graffiti plaguing South Delridge. The project was made possible in part by a grant from the Work Readiness Art Program (WRAP). WRAP, a youth focused granting program, in collaboration […]

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Three artists selected to create solar-based art projects

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle City Light has selected Seattle artists —  Britta Johnson and Tivon Rice — and the interdisciplinary team SuttonBeresCuller to create semi-permanent, site-specific, solar-based artworks. These projects are undertaken in conjunction with City Light’s Green Up program, which enables customers to invest in new, renewable energy […]

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Seattle Fire Stations art tour

Public artwork has been a mainstay in Seattle since the 1% for public art ordinance was passed in 1973. Seattle is home to more than 400 artworks whose locations span public buildings, and public spaces including parks, neighborhoods and community centers. With so much art to see in Seattle it can be overwhelming so today […]

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Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture announces $2.45 M in grants available

The Office of Arts & Culture announced that $2.4M in cultural program grants are available to expand public access to arts and cultural organizations, develop and renovate arts spaces, support community festivals, individual artists, and youth programs and foster innovative projects. The office’s goal is to foster a city driven by creativity that provides the […]

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Vivian Phillips is new Seattle Arts Commission chair

The Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts & Culture welcomes new chair Vivian Phillips, director of marketing and communications for the Seattle Theatre Group. Phillips succeeds Michael Seiwerath who will become vice chair. The Seattle Arts Commission is an advocacy and advisory body for the City of Seattle. As a priority for 2015, […]

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Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture launches Spacefinder Seattle website

On February 12, 2015 the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will officially launch Spacefinder Seattle, a new website designed to connect artists and artspaces. Spacefinder Seattle is a database that will eventually include every rental space in the region that’s available to artists, and arts and cultural organizations. Spacefinder Seattle can be found online […]

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