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SPU selects artist Adam Kuby to create art for the South Recycling and Disposal Station Rebuild Project

Portland, Oregon-based artist Adam Kuby was selected to create a permanent art piece for the rebuild of Seattle Public Utilities South Recycling and Disposal Station Project located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Kuby was selected by an open call reviewed by a panel of artists, designers, community advisors and Seattle Public Utilities […]


2015 Creative Advantage School Partner Summer Institute Highlights

The Creative Advantage invests in artists and educators thru ongoing professional learning opportunities that deepen qualities of practice and foster community within the field, locally. Our most recent convening, the annual School Partner Summer Institute, drew 116 participants to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on August 20, 2015 for a day of engaged learning, creativity […]


Workshops from Seattle Public Schools’ School and Community Partnership department

The Seattle Public Schools’ School and Community Partnership department, which is committed to building the capacity of community based organizations partnership with schools, has launched a Professional Development calendar for Education Partners. Events on the calendar are designed for community-based organization staff and volunteers, and other partners to help them align their work and authentically partner […]


The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster Highlight

The Creative Advantage Facebook page has been highlighting our amazing roster of Community Arts Partners for Arts Education Week. One of the partners highlighted is Extraordinary Futures. Founded by members of Seattle’s own world champ breakdance crew Massive Monkees, Extraordinary Futures is an innovative non-profit organization that has “created the nation’s first dance-based leadership program […]


National Guild for Community Arts Education Highlight:

  Excerpted from GuildNotes, a quarterly newsletter from the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is an article from Renée Watson, former associate director of professional development for DreamYard Project in the Bronx. In Beginning the Journey Toward Social Justice Watson discusses ways in which systemic oppression can manifest within our institutions and why a […]


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 […]


Mayor’s Arts Awards 2015 by the numbers

2015 marks the 13th year Seattle has been celebrating our arts and culture scene with the Mayor’s Arts Awards. For the past 13 years three Mayor’s have been honoring the best organizations and individuals that make Seattle one of the most livable and fastest growing cities in the U.S. This year was no exception. So […]


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 […]


The James and Janie Washington Foundation is hosting a special Friday Sit and Sip for Central Area Art Interruptions

Friday, September 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. 1816 26th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 The James and Janie Washington Foundation hosts Sit and Sips on the third Friday of the month at the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Washington in the Central Area. On Friday, September 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. the foundation […]


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. […]