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Watch video on arts space initiatives updates

More than 100 people attended the Cultural Space Brown Bag at City Hall on May 3, where they heard updates, findings and recommendations on the city’s arts and cultural space initiatives.  Missed it? Watch the video.


The event covered updates, findings, 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; 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 the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ new Cultural Facilities Program, awarding one-time funding for renovations and repairs of arts and cultural facilities. Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmember Nick Licata gave brief remarks.

The event was hosted by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Seattle Arts Commission.

Applications are now open for the Cultural Facilities Program and are due 11 p.m., June 20. Click here for more information and to apply.