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Creative Sector Investments Included in Mayor Harrell’s 2024 Budget Proposal

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Mayor Harrell’s 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustment continues commitment to, and investment in the urgent needs of our communities that advance our One Seattle priorities.

Mayor Harrell’s proposal continues work initiated in the 2023 Adopted Budget to invest in creating safe, healthy, and thriving communities. This budget continues supporting efforts to deliver effective public safety, build affordable housing and address the homelessness crisis, activate our Downtown, and advance opportunity and equity for all. 

With the investments in this budget proposal, we can work together to advance our shared One Seattle vision and an agenda that will inspire the best in our city and keep us moving forward. 

For the Office of Arts & Culture, key highlights included in the mayor’s proposed budget include:  

  • $1,000,000 to extend the Hope Corps grant program into 2024 with a focus on Downtown. 
  • $1,000,000 to partner with the Office of Economic Development to support the creative economy and activate King Street Station and surrounding downtown neighborhoods 
  • $650,000 in one-time funding to support arts and cultural organizations recovering from the pandemic. 
  • $257,100 in ongoing grant award adjustments to address recent inflation. 

For more information on the proposed budget, read the mayor’s press release here:  Mayor Harrell Announces 2024 Budget Proposal – Office of the Mayor