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2024 Grants and Funding Opportunities 

See what funding opportunities we’re offering for 2024 and mark your calendar to apply.

Public Art Feature | Abraham Awalom

We spoke with artist Abraham Awalom about his experience being on the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s Public Art Artist Roster! An Eritrean-born artist, Abraham came to the U.S. in 2014 as an asylee; an experience that informs much of his work. He maintains a connection through his work… [ Keep reading ]

Over 500 Students Attend Creative Economy Career Day 2024

“Youth are the future and creativity is the future,” said Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) Director Gülgün Kayim during her opening remarks at Creative Economy Career Day. On Friday, Feb. 9, more than 500 students were welcomed to McCaw Hall in Seattle Center to attend the sold out… [ Keep reading ]

Public Art Feature | Angie Hinojos

We spoke with artist Angie Hinojos about her experience being on the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s Public Art Artist Roster! Angie is a Mexican American painter and sculptor. She is a public artist, the co-founder and Executive Director of Centro Cultural Mexicano, and serves on the Board of… [ Keep reading ]

Opening Reception | SDOT Bridge Artists In Residence Showcase

Thank you for joining us on First Thursday! We were thrilled to bring over 250 community members together to celebrate the 2023 SDOT Bridge Artists In Residence Showcase. Artists Vivian Li and Mariah Vicary shared their data visualization work produced during their unique project-based residencies in the Fremont and University… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Bridge Artists in Residence Showcase Exhibition open First Thursday through Feb. 10, 2024

Data visualization artists share their work from the Fremont and University Bridges.

Perspective on Public Arts by Toka Valu

Toka Valu, an artist currently on the existing Public Art Artist Roster, shares some encouraging words for fellow artists to apply.

Bridge Artists in Residence Showcase – ARTS at King Street Station Gallery

Come celebrate and view the culminating work of Vivian Li and Mariah Vicary, the 2023 SDOT Bridge Artists in Residence, this First Thursday, February 1, 2024, in the Gallery space at King Street Station! The Pacific Northwest-based artists will be showcasing their data visualization work produced during their unique project-based residencies in the University and Fremont bridges, respectively.

Artists at the Center Winter Line-Up

Next up for Artists at the Center, a multi-year collaboration between Seattle’s Office of ARTS & Culture and Seattle Center, are a series of performances including puppetry, dance and music.

Youth Arts Grant Open

Artists, arts and cultural organizations, youth-serving agencies and degree-granting institutions are invited to apply for the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Youth Arts (YA) Grant. The Youth Arts grant supports two years of equitable access to arts and cultural learning opportunities for Seattle’s middle and high school-aged youth. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2024, 5PM Pacific.