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Lara Davis joins Office of Arts & Culture as arts education specialist

We are excited to have Lara Davis join the office as the arts education specialist, a new position that builds capacity for arts education efforts. Lara will help align the work of Seattle Public Schools and community partners through Seattle’s city-wide K-12 arts plan (The Creative Advantage), a comprehensive strategy for closing the access gap […]


Want to join our team?

The Office of Arts & Culture currently has two positions open. We’re seeking an administrative specialist to provide a full range of administrative support to the director, support the Seattle Arts Commission including all committees, and to assist in providing general administrative services to the department. Position closes 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 2. Read the […]


Mayor announces $500k investment in arts education

Good news! Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced that the city of Seattle will deepen their partnership with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to invest in arts education. Investment dollars will ensure that every student in the Central Pathway of Seattle Public Schools receives a minimum of two hours per week of arts education programming, as well […]


Message from the director: Ringing in 2013

Randy Engstrom As our office begins the new year, we are excited about our work plan for 2013. In October we launched a survey for all of our constituents. With more than 600 responses, our areas of focus were clearly defined. One of the top issues was a desire for an increased concentration on arts […]


Applications available for Youth Arts funding

We’re now accepting project applications for our Youth Arts program. The program supports arts training opportunities for Seattle’s middle and high school youth outside of school hours in a variety of artistic disciplines, including visual and literary arts, theater, music, dance and film. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Go here […]


Office of Film + Music happy hour to feature K-12 arts plan

Learn how Seattle Public Schools (SPS) will pursue music as one of two disciplines in developing a comprehensive K-12 arts plan at the Office of Film + Music’s happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Spitfire Grill, 2219 Fourth Ave. SPS Visual and Performing Arts Manager Carri Campbell and Planning Project Manager Audrey […]


Hear about progress of Seattle Public Schools K-12 arts plan, Sept. 27

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and local education and cultural partners will host a mid-point meeting on the progress of the Seattle K-12 Arts Learning Collaborative to create a comprehensive, district-wide K-12 arts plan. Join us for an informative, interactive evening, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at City […]


Seattle Public Schools releases report from arts education meetings

Earlier this year, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) partnered with the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and arts organizations to host several citywide focus groups to capture the perspectives and desires of community members and students on arts education. SPS has released a report with the findings from these meetings. Download the report here. The […]


July eNews is online

Arts mean business in Seattle. See photographs by teen members of Seattle’s Somali community. Free summer concerts on City Hall’s outdoor plaza kick off at noon, July 12, with Wheedle’s Groove. Elizabeth Conner’s artworks Painting and Sculpting the Land and Drawing the Land will be dedicated at the Jefferson Park Jubilee. John Grade will create […]


Applications open for Roster of Teaching Artists

We’re partnering with the Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) on their Roster of Teaching Artists. Applications for the roster are now open with a deadline of June 11. The roster identifies and promotes experienced teaching artists in all disciplines who are qualified to work in K-12 public schools in Washington state. The roster is open […]