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Seattle Announces 2015 Civic Poet Program

Just in time for Poetry month in April, Seattle is launching a Civic Poet Program. The Civic Poet program celebrates Seattle’s rich literary community, while investing in the future of literary arts through community engagement.  The call for the 2015 Civic Poet opens Thursday, April 16 and will close Thursday, May 28. The Civic Poet […]

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Civic Partner Highlight: The Wing

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience This May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – in other words, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States and the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. The Wing is a longtime […]

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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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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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Save the Date for the Work Readiness Arts Program (WRAP) application

The application for the Work Readiness Arts Program will launch Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), is soliciting proposals from arts, cultural and community organizations interested in providing training programs that links arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth. […]

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CityArtist Carolyne Wright presents work Feb 12

Carolyne Wright, a local Seattle poet, is one of the 2014 CityArtist award recipients, with the first of numerous readings coming up on February 12.  Wright received funds to continue development of new work on This Dream the World, a collection of her poetry which focuses on women, specifically “confronting family and national history.” Wright will […]

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City announces additional $100k in cultural facilities investments

 KEXP, you get a car! 826, you get a car; and Cornish, you get a car! …Well, maybe Oprah isn’t giving any of Seattle’s organizations cars, but Mayor McGinn announced that 13 cultural organizations have received money to upgrade or complete their facilities! Way better than a Pontiac. More great news – McGinn and City […]

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2014 CityArtist recipients announced

This week, 33 artists around Seattle that work in literary, media/film and visual arts received over $160,000 collectively in awards through the CityArtist Projects annual funding program. The awards support new works, works-in-progress, or works taken to the next stage, and is anticipated to stage project presentations within a year. A peer-review panel evaluated proposals […]

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Upcoming events funded through our SmART Ventures program

Below is a selection of events that our office has funded for the month through our smART ventures funding program. SmART ventures is a Seattle-based, flexible awards program that encourages innovative ideas, creates community impact, and provides new access for individuals and groups not served by our other programs. SmART ventures seek to widen arts […]

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Cultural Facilities funding open, info session Aug. 6

Last year, we funded over a dozen capital improvement projects for arts and culture groups throughout Seattle. These were pressing needs that improved their facilities, and improved the experiences of their audiences. “Members politely told me when I arrived at the [Northwest] Film Forum in 2008,” says Executive Director Lyall Bush, “that the seats were […]

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