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London-based Robert Montgomery’s “THE STARS PULLED DOWN FOR REAL” first northwest exhibition at ALL RISE

July 25 through September 5, 2015 Lighting and reception with the artist: Saturday, July 25, 8 – 10 p.m. 1250 Denny Way in downtown Seattle   The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s year-long collaborative art collective ALL RISE will present new site-specific text and light works by Robert Montgomery from July 25 through September […]

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MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR SEATTLE ARTS COMMISSION’S PUBLIC ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Arts Commission are seeking qualified candidates to serve a two-year term in a community at-large position on the Seattle Arts Commission’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC). The PAAC is comprised of Seattle Arts Commissioners (appointed by the Mayor and City Council), Design Commissioners, and community at-large […]

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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. […]

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AFTAmath

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) 2015 Annual Convention June 12-14, Chicago, IL Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Their convention, AFTACON, is a blend of cultural advocates leading the changes we are seeing in the arts field […]

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Commissioners at Large

An event at a great venue, a rockin’ band, and meeting amazing people who contribute and inspire our fabulous arts and cultural communities? On Wednesday, June 3rd I got to experience all of these as the Seattle Arts Commission cohosted a speed-dating style mixer at one of my new fave spots, Rumba Notes Lounge! The […]

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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. […]

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Transitions to Equity in the Arts: Recognition and First Steps

By August Denhard Recognition of changes in the landscape comes to all of us in different ways. Mine came two years ago with the realization that my organization, the Early Music Guild of Seattle, was not recognized widely across our region, and that this was costing us grant funding. As a nonprofit arts leader, money […]

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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 […]

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“Turning Commitment into Action” with Racial Equity Learning Cohorts for Seattle’s Arts and Culture Organizations

Seattle enjoys a high standard of living and is a hub for innovation and creativity; yet racial disparities persist in our region. According to 2010 Census data, Seattle’s population is predominantly white (69.5%), with people of color accounting for just under a third of the total population. The City of Seattle has worked for years […]

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Welcome, Jenny Ku, our new event coordinator

Jenny Ku is the newest member of the Community Development and Outreach team. As the event coordinator, she will coordinate events such as summer concerts, public art dedications, and the Mayor’s Arts Awards. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, she moved to Seattle in June of 2002 and has been an active member of our vibrant arts […]

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