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Cultural Space Brown Bag, May 3

 The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Seattle Arts Commission present a brown-bag session to update the community on the city’s arts and cultural space initiatives, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 3. The event is at City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room, 601 Fifth Ave. and is free and open to the public. Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmember Nick Licata will give brief remarks.

Hear findings and recommendations from last December’s two-day event Cultural Space Seattle, which focused on shaping policies to keep and create affordable space for artists and arts organizations in Seattle. Get updates on the Artist Space Assistance Program, a pilot program coordinated by Shunpike to provide relocation and placement services for artists and arts organizations; Storefronts Seattle, a program for artists to create artwork for vacant storefronts; and Square Feet Seattle, an online guide to acquiring cultural space.

The Office will also provide information on the new Cultural Facilities Program, awarding one-time funding for renovations and repairs of arts and cultural facilities. Applications will open in mid May and are due June 20.

Click here to RSVP.

Limited parking is available. The site is accessible by bus or bike.

For more information, contact Tamara Gill, (206) 733-9591.