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Mayor Murray announces an increased investment in youth arts programming and cultural space

Mayor Ed Murray delivered his 2016 Proposed Budget to the City Council today, and I am pleased to inform you that he has proposed increased investments in arts and culture. The Office’s core programing is made possible through the 1% for Art ordinance and Admissions Tax allocation. With this proposed budget, Mayor Murray has outlined […]


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 […]


2016 Neighborhood & Community Arts and Put the Arts in Parks grants open

This fall the Office of Arts & Culture is opening the 2016 Neighborhood & Community Arts program in conjunction with a new pilot program created in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Put the Arts in Parks. Both grant programs support and encourage the vibrant cultural work being done in and by communities throughout Seattle. […]


Arts Invests $300,000 in Seattle Youth

The Office of Arts & Culture is investing nearly $300,000 in more than 40 youth arts programs around the city through two unique funding programs, Youth Arts and Work Readiness Arts Program (WRAP). “Every investment in our youth is an investment in our future,” says Randy Engstrom, director of the Office of Arts & Culture. […]


Building for the future: Cultural Facilities Grants Available

Cultural Facilities Fund application now open Closes Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11 p.m. PST The 2016 Cultural Facilities Fund is currently open and is designed to support capital projects that improve Seattle’s arts spaces in significant and lasting ways. Our goal is to help Seattle-based organizations build and improve their facilities in ways that […]


Civic Partner Highlight and Workshops for 2016-17 application

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture’s Civic Partner funding program invests in arts and cultural organizations to foster broad public access to a rich array of quality arts opportunities while promoting a healthy and diverse cultural community. On May 19 the 2016-17 two-year funding program will begin accepting applications and will award approximately $1.7M to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]