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2014 Cultural Facilities Partners awarded

Congratulations to the 2015 Cultural Facilities Partners! This funding is awarded annually to provide assistance in the renovation of physical structures for organizations that sustain Seattle through arts and culture. This year, nine organizations have received funding through the Office of Arts & Culture who all contribute to the Seattle arts community through their programming. […]


“Flyers” artwork installed in Westcrest Park

David Boyer installed Flyers in Westcrest Park in the Highland Park neighborhood this week. The piece consists of 15 bird- and airplane-like kinetic sculptures mounted on steel poles. Grouped in three locations around the park, the sculptures will move to face the wind and the articulating tails will pivot as the wind blows. The artist’s […]


Temporary art at Winterfest 2014

Every year, during the holiday season, Winterfest takes over Seattle Center! For five weeks, the grounds are covered with free and affordable entertainment, sparkling lights, and activities for the whole family. And this year, temporary art installations will also cover the grounds beginning the last week of November through December. Seattle Center, with the Office […]


Community Arts Partner Roster available

Seattle has a wealth of teaching artists and arts organizations specializing in disciplines from theatre to creative writing, and even robotics! The Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Seattle Public Schools, has launched a roster of these individual artists and organizations as a resource for the community, called the Community Arts Partner Roster. […]


Arts and culture jobs supported through city of Seattle investments

Arts Mean Business is a funding program that provides historically underserved Seattle arts, cultural and heritage organizations with funds for jobs. In 2014, six organizations received this grant to fund new and recently created positions. For one previously volunteer-run organization, the funds will allow them to hire their first paid staff position. The funds will […]


Three grantwriting tips for Neighborhood & Community Arts

Calling all cultural festivals, community parties, jubilees, celebrations, and anyone else that hosts an annual neighborhood or community event — our Neighborhood and Community Arts (NCA) grant is open! The NCA program supports Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community. In 2014, the […]


Mayor Announces 2015-16 budget; increased investments in arts and culture

Dear Friends and Colleagues: I am pleased to announce Mayor Ed Murray proposed his 2015-16 budget today, with increased investments in arts and culture. The Office’s core programing is made possible through the 1% for Art ordinance and the 75% allocation of Admissions Tax, which is being maintained. Additions have been made in arts education, […]


SPACE Gallery at Magnuson Park features city’s portable works collection

Thousands of the city’s portable works collection are featured on a rotating basis around municipal buildings downtown, and now some of the collection will be featured at the SPACE Gallery at Warren G. Magnuson Park’s Building 30. A curated selection of the many artworks owned by the city will grace the walls of SPACE (Sand […]


Upcoming Funded Events

Washington State Brain Injury Art Show September 7-29 |  Youngstown Cultural Arts Center An annual art show featuring work of artists across the state that reflects the journey through healing, recovery, acceptance, expression and development of identity (smART Ventures).         Gifts of War September 24-28 | Velocity Dance Center A live, cross-disciplinary, two-act performance exploring the […]


“Seattle” by Donte ‘Da Queen’ Johnson

This poem was commissioned by the Seattle Arts Commission for the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards.   When i first asked for your name, You said call me… Seasonal Depression Call me Overcast , Gray-faced rainfall Call me flip-flops and tank tops As long as the suns out and its in the high fifties Call me […]