Nearly 150 people attended the Cultural Space Seattle public forum on Dec. 6 at Town Hall Seattle. Weren’t able to make it? You can watch it on the web. The video will also premier on Seattle Channel as part of the “Town Square” series at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 16. View the full broadcast schedule here.
Presented by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Seattle Arts Commission, Cultural Space Seattle focused on shaping policies to keep and create affordable space for artists and arts organizations to work, rehearse and perform in Seattle. Artist and cultural planner Theaster Gates delivered the keynote address. The forum also featured a panel discussion with Jacqueline Gijssen, senior cultural planner, city of Vancouver, B.C.; Cathryn Vandenbrink, regional director, Artspace; and Susan Seifert, director, Social Impact of the Arts Project, University of Pennsylvania.
Gates is the 2011-2012 recipient of the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Fellowship. His solo show Theaster Gates: The Listening Room is at SAM through July 1.
Cultural Space Seattle was supported by JPMorgan Chase, 4Culture, Seattle Art Museum, Town Hall Seattle and is presented in partnership with University of Washington College of Built Environments and ARCADE.
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