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2024 Call for Advisors | ARTS at King Street Station

Visitors sit under Hanako O’Leary’s Yomi, photo by Jo Cosme.

Apply to be an ARTS at King Street Station Advisor

Applications close April 30, 2024

ARTS at King Street Station (KSS) is a dynamic space for arts and culture in the heart of the city dedicated to increasing opportunities for people of color to generate and present their work. Housed above Seattle’s historic King Street Station, this 7,500-square-foot gallery and cultural space includes a studio for artists-in-residence and offices for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). 

In 2018, we published a community feedback report (5MB pdf) drawn from focus groups hosted citywide. It outlines the public’s hope that KSS might serve as an accessible arts space and a hub for community-building through the arts with a race and social justice lens as its guiding principle. As part of that vision, the KSS Advisors were born. 

The KSS Advisors form a group of 12 individuals who build, guide, and sustain robust arts and cultural programing at KSS through a race and social justice lens. Serving a two-year term (with the opportunity to reapply for an additional term), the KSS Advisors assist ARTS in selecting exhibitions and events, foster a robust residency program, create dynamic technical and social programming, and provide outreach to the broader community.  


Artists, arts and cultural workers, activists, and culture keepers who reflect the diverse communities they are seeking to support and uplift should apply. 

We seek to build a diverse group of Advisors, representing a broad range of experiences, identities, backgrounds, ages, and cultures with demonstrated experience in community outreach and/or the arts.   

  • Advisors must be at least 15 years old by selection on May 30, 2024. Signed parental/guardian permission needed for applicants under 18 years of age.  
  • Advisors must work in or be a resident of King County.  
  • Advisors must be able to commit to an onboarding orientation and once-per-month Advisor meetings (hybrid in-person and virtual) for the duration of the 2-year term. 
  • Advisors must be able to work well in a collaborative, supportive, and positive cohort. 

Selection Criteria 

ARTS is committed to reflecting the diversity and cultural richness of our city in the selection of Advisors. Selections are based on the following criteria:  

  • A demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice  
  • Proven experience in an arts discipline, community outreach, exhibition, or other relevant field to gauge feasibility of applicant proposals (see “KSS Advisors Will” section in the full guideline for details)  
  • Connection to community/ability to engage in community outreach 


Advisors will receive a $1,000 yearly stipend.  

Due Date 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 5 p.m. (Pacific).  

Please allow ample time to complete your application; applications submitted after the 5 p.m. (Pacific) deadline will not be accepted. 

Applicants will be notified of selection in early July 2024. 

Information Workshop 

Learn more about this opportunity and how to turn in your strongest application: 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Pacific 
RSVP to or by calling 206-684-4186. 


Apply online through Submittable.  

If you have trouble, check their FAQ for step-by-step guides. You can also contact Submittable tech support at


For information and assistance with the application, eligibility or online technical support, please contact KSS Program Lead, James Coley at (206) 684-4186 or