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What’s next for ARTS at King Street Station? Propose your event or exhibition now

New King Street Station Advisors group will review applications for and advise City on creating and maintaining a radically inclusive space for arts and culture

Now open, the King Street Station Portal provides a place for community to propose their ideas, events, performances, and exhibitions or art installations for the new arts and cultural hub. ARTS at King Street Station invests in exhibitions or events that promote arts and cultural participation, celebrate diversity, build community connections, and enhance the visibility of artists of color. The portal offers artists and communities the freedom to imagine, create and realize their programs hosted at ARTS at King Street Station. Guidelines and the ARTS at King Street Station information packet are available.

The new ARTS at King Street Station space responds directly to feedback from community focus groups with an emphasis on people of color. It is a dedicated cultural space that provides more than 7,500 square feet of cultural space and access to presentation and creative spaces, ARTS staff and resources, space for city convening’s, and professional development, meeting space and other services.

Individuals, artists, curators, organizations and groups are encouraged to propose projects that foster community, encourage participation, and reach diverse audiences. All projects must take place at ARTS at King Street Station (303 S. Jackson St.), have a significant arts and culture component, and be free and open to the public. ARTS may provide funding for events/performances and exhibitions for direct project expenses, including artist fees. Interested parties should submit applications at least two months before prospective events and six months before exhibition projects envisioned for the ARTS at King Street Station space. Projects will be selected by a panel of King Street Station Advisors; proposals may be paired with other projects. 

King Street Station Advisors:

King Street Station Advisors is a newly formed group of community leaders and arts/culture enthusiasts who will work with ARTS staff to ensure that the programming at ARTS at King Street Station centers racial equity, represents and welcomes diverse communities, and showcases many creative disciplines. Advisors are provided with a small stipend and serve a two-year term.

Inaugural King Street Station Advisors: Tom Bardwell, Cecilia DeLeon, Akilah Franklin, Bryan Garcia, Emnet Graham, Duncan Gibbs, Laurence Hicks, KERRI, Jasmine Jackson, Frances S. Lee, Lhorna Murray, Catherine Nueva España, Shin Yu Pai, Keanna Rose Pickett, Chukundi Salisbury Sr., Ixtli (Ixtlixochitl) White Hawk, Laurie Wilson, and Sunny Ysa.

ARTS at King Street Station is located at 303 S. Jackson St., top floor, Seattle, WA 98104. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; First Thursdays, 10 am – 8 pm. Admission is free.