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ARTS welcomes Kristi Woo!

Kristi serves as ARTS’ Youth Funding Project Manager and has a passion for cultural preservation, youth empowerment and community advocacy. Kristi is a former Arts Education Manager of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and Education Manager for the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Her innovation in bridge-building amongst schools, families […]


Royal Alley-Barnes Day, January 22, 2016

On Friday, January 22 Mayor Murray proclaimed it to be Royal Alley-Barnes Day, in honor of her service and dedication to Seattle’s artistic landscape. Barnes retired from the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in December 2015. Royal’s impactful work in connecting communities around public sector government and the arts spans over 35 years. She joined […]


Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 2016 grant schedule

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is investing over $1M in cultural program grants in 2016. These grants 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. For more information about our grants visit Grant and application […]


ARTS out and about

Join ARTS staff at Lake City Future First Community Conversation Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6-8 p.m. Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125 In addition to discovering new opportunities in Lake City, you can also learn about a number of programs offered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture including […]


Public Health Seattle King County Presents

Healthcare Happy Hour for artists, musicians and performers Monday, January 25, 2016, 4-8 p.m. Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Ave E Seattle, WA 98102 Learn how to avoid getting a tax penalty and enroll in FREE or reduced healthcare coverage. For more information visit


SEATTLE AT WORK Housing Affordability

Join Mayor Murray and department directors to discuss how Seattle is at work in your neighborhood and throughout the city. Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5-7 p.m. Seattle City Hall 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA We’ll be continuing the conversation around the Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda, and we’d like your help in creating new programs […]


Creative Advantage on Seattle Channel

  The Creative Advantage initiative continues the hard work of integrating arts education back into Seattle Public Schools. Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan talks to experts about why an arts education is important and how this new initiative is creating the conditions for all young people to be more creative, innovative and imaginative.


Just in time for the new year: Teaching Artist Guild Quarterly

This month the Teaching Artist Guild published TAG Quarterly. This issue focuses on the business of teaching artists, be sure to check out the great article on “Teaching Artist as Entrepreneur.”


Arts Partner Spotlight: Jack Straw Cultural Center

ARTS is spotlighting the incredible members of our Community Arts Partner Roster. This month the spotlight is on Jack Straw Cultural Center. A community-based resource since 1962, Jack Straw provides a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw focuses on annual artist […]


Gear up: public art boot camp is back

The 2015 public art boot camp was so successful that ARTS decided to bring it back for 2016! Applications are now open for a FREE two-day intensive basic training overview to artists who are ready to translate their exhibition experience into the public realm. In 2015, 30 artists participated in the boot camp training. Over […]