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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Creative Advantage talks to Ballard HS Video Production Program – Part 2

Incredible learning is taking place in the Ballard High School Video Production Program! The award-winning program, which started in 2001, has given opportunities to the students involved to show their work at film festivals and conferences, and regularly gain admission into competitive, prestigious colleges. To learn more, check out their blog. In part 1, we […]

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Creative Advantage talks to Ballard HS Video Production Program – Part 1

 Exploring Arts Education Deeper: Ballard HS Video Production Program Incredible learning is taking place in the Ballard High School Video Production Program, and we recently got the chance to speak over phone with some of the students in the program. The award-winning program, which started in 2001, has given opportunities to the students involved to […]

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Creative Advantage Update

Earlier this fall, the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) provided two community partner meetings on the Creative Advantage to share updates and seek input from teaching artists and arts organizations on further developments for this work. Since that time, there have been a number of developments. A few key items are expanded upon in this update. Please stay tuned for more!

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Seattle Public School Board candidates weigh in on arts education

How will your new School Board members support the arts? Find out before you cast your vote! Providing equitable access to arts learning is one of the strategies included in the five-year Seattle Public Schools Strategic Plan. We know the arts are not provided equally to all students now, and the Creative Advantage K-12 arts […]

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Creative Advantage arts education update

As the new arts education specialist for the Office of Arts and Culture, I’m excited to add capacity to the implementation of our citywide K-12 arts education initiative – the Creative Advantage! This is truly exciting work that seeks to build equity and access to comprehensive, high quality arts education for ALL young people in […]

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Lara Davis joins Office of Arts & Culture as arts education specialist

We are excited to have Lara Davis join the office as the arts education specialist, a new position that builds capacity for arts education efforts. Lara will help align the work of Seattle Public Schools and community partners through Seattle’s city-wide K-12 arts plan (The Creative Advantage), a comprehensive strategy for closing the access gap […]

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Want to join our team?

The Office of Arts & Culture currently has two positions open. We’re seeking an administrative specialist to provide a full range of administrative support to the director, support the Seattle Arts Commission including all committees, and to assist in providing general administrative services to the department. Position closes 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 2. Read the […]

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