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2015 Creative Advantage School Partner Summer Institute Highlights

The Creative Advantage invests in artists and educators thru ongoing professional learning opportunities that deepen qualities of practice and foster community within the field, locally. Our most recent convening, the annual School Partner Summer Institute, drew 116 participants to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on August 20, 2015 for a day of engaged learning, creativity […]


Workshops from Seattle Public Schools’ School and Community Partnership department

The Seattle Public Schools’ School and Community Partnership department, which is committed to building the capacity of community based organizations partnership with schools, has launched a Professional Development calendar for Education Partners. Events on the calendar are designed for community-based organization staff and volunteers, and other partners to help them align their work and authentically partner […]


The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster Highlight

The Creative Advantage Facebook page has been highlighting our amazing roster of Community Arts Partners for Arts Education Week. One of the partners highlighted is Extraordinary Futures. Founded by members of Seattle’s own world champ breakdance crew Massive Monkees, Extraordinary Futures is an innovative non-profit organization that has “created the nation’s first dance-based leadership program […]


Introducing our digital Report to the Community!

I’m thrilled to introduce our 2014 Report to the Community – in an all-new digital format. While I’m a little abashed about publishing a 2014 report when we’re three-quarters of the way through 2015 already, I think this one was worth the wait. The Office of Arts & Culture has been publishing a paper Report […]


The Creative Advantage School Partnership Summer Institute

Seattle Art Museum (Downtown) 1300 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 August 20, 2015; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register Now! We are excited to announce Gilda Sheppard as keynote speaker for the upcoming Creative Advantage School Partnership Summer Institute! This interactive one-day workshop invites participants to gain skills and knowledge applicable to their work […]


Feature Focus: How the Creative Advantage Engages Students at Seattle World School

Seattle World School (SWS) is one of several Seattle Public Schools to launch an arts plan through The Creative Advantage, a city-wide partnership to reinvest in equitable arts education for all students. Funding from these efforts allows SWS and other activated Creative Advantage schools to partner with local arts organizations like Spectrum Dance Theatre and […]


Arts education focus: investment in the field

“Change, true change, is a collective tidal wave made of many voices and multiple approaches.” Excerpted from Justice in Education. Community Arts Partner Roster is growing This year the Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster added 25 more teaching artists and organizations to our list growing list which encompasses 77 Seattle artists and arts organizations. […]


Opportunities for Teaching Artists

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is committed to providing opportunities that promote arts education in Seattle. ARTS’s latest endeavor, The Creative Advantage, will support teaching artists and arts and culture organizations in their partnerships with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) via professional development, evaluation, and the community arts partner roster. In addition to The […]


A Vision for 2014

From increased investments in arts education and cultural space, to celebrating the 40th anniversary of our 1% for Art program, to welcoming Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute into the Office, 2013 was a dramatic year of growth and development and we look forward to an even more exciting 2014. In our expanded area of youth […]


Save the Date for the Creative Advantage Roster

The application for the Creative Advantage community arts partner roster will launch Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations can apply to be listed as a provider of school-based residencies and trainings for Seattle Public school teachers on integrated arts strategies. Technical assistance workshops will be provided for all interested […]