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Seattle Public Schools seeks consultant for arts project management

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is seeking proposals for a consultant to coordinate the development of a K-12 visual and performing arts plan. The consultant’s tasks will include submission of the final arts plan to The Wallace Foundation, a New York-based national philanthropy.

In July, SPS received a $1 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to engage the community and develop a multi-year plan for introducing more arts instruction into the classroom. The planning grant, which runs through January 2013, will support development of a comprehensive K-12 arts education plan aimed at increasing quality learning opportunities.  

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs has an Arts Education Partnership with SPS. This five-year initiative, begun in 2008, aims to make quality arts education accessible to every student with a focus on lower income communities and communities of color. The successful partnership helped leverage the planning grant from the The Wallace Foundation. The planning process will build on and advance the work of the partnership.

RFPs for the consultant position are due to SPS by 10 a.m., Nov. 23. Go to the SPS website for the RFP and additional information.