Home Page
Link to Arts Link to Home Page Link to About Us Page Link to Contact Us Page
Art Beat Home Page Art Beat Home Page CityLink Seattle

Search Art Beat


November 2014
« Oct    

CityLink Seattle

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 […]


A note from Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility organizer, Kathy Hsieh

[On Monday, August 18, our Office and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, in partnership with 4Culture and the Office for Civil Rights, presented Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility, a forum to address art, race and cultural representation, which attracted 350 people. You can watch a video of the event here. The following represents the thoughts of […]


Yeggy installs artwork along Mapes Creek

Working under sunny skies, Seattle artist Yegizaw “Yeggy” Michael spent several weeks in July and August installing his latest artwork along the 52nd Ave. S. walkway located in the Rainier Beach community. Motion now activates the newly paved pathway that covers separate dedicated pipes that transport storm water and flows from Mapes Creek as part […]


Public Art Bike Tour along the Interurban Trail

 Grab your helmets and join us for a FREE bicycle tour of public artworks along North Seattle’s Interurban Trail. Partnering with the Cascade Bike Club and Spokespeople, the Office of Arts & Culture is offering this family-friendly, all-ages, three-mile bike tour that will take you from Greenwood to Bitter Lake. We will stop to view […]