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School district adopts elementary music curriculum, seeks community reps

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is gearing up to adopt the first district-wide music curriculum since 1991, and it’s seeking three community representatives to join the adoption committee.

Seattle music docudrama “$5 Cover” now streaming online

“$5 Cover: Seattle,” a 12-part docudrama series directed by Lynn Shelton, made its debut this week on The series follows thirteen homegrown bands in a musical journey through the city, painting a rich portrait of Seattle’s robust film, music and nightlife communities.

Accepting applications for Youth Arts funding

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is now accepting applications for our Youth Arts funding program, which supports arts training opportunities for Seattle’s middle and high school youth outside of school hours.

Art, media, open space define plan for Seattle Center

Mayor Mike McGinn announced today his proposal for future uses of Seattle Center. The proposal includes: space for radio station KEXP, a Dale Chihuly exhibition, a new children’s playground, commitment to create a north Fun Forest site green open space, and steps to move the new Memorial Stadium project forward.

Art Hazards Project invites artists to take short survey

King County’s Art Chemical Hazards Project invites artists to take a short, 13-question survey that will inform the project’s approach to protecting artists and the environment from the risks posed by hazardous chemicals in art supplies.

Local filmmaker, Reel Grrls alumna wins PBS award

Naomi Nelson, an emerging filmmaker who trained at Seattle’s Reel Grrls (and who joined Executive Director Malory Graham this summer to accept Reel Grrls’ 2010 Mayor’s Arts Award) has just been awarded the People’s Choice Award from POV’s “This is My Family” competition for her documentary short Why Not.

Pacific Northwest Magazine profiles “Thornton Creek”

This weekend, Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine profiled Stephen Glassman’s Thornton Creek, a 28-foot-tall free-standing sculpture at Fire Station 39 in Lake City.

“Lifter” is big hit at Fire Station 37 dedication

A big crowd came out last Saturday to dedicate West Seattle’s new Fire Station 37 and Pete Beeman’s Lifter, a site-specific, 26-foot sculpture with an interactive kinetic feature.

Seattle is #8 art destination in U.S.

Readers of AmericanStyle magazine have ranked Seattle the nation’s #8 art destination in a 2010 Top 25 Arts Destinations poll.

“Creative Placemaking” report highlights Seattle music initiative

Seattle’s City of Music Initiative has been highlighted in a new report on Creative Placemaking by the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts.