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Jazz As Part Of The African American Cultural Diaspora

By Dr. James R. Gore, Executive Director, Jackson Street Music Program Jazz can mean many things to many people musically; however, for the purpose of this article, the African American cultural perspective is from the focus of Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, who in his book, “Entertaining Race” states: Jazz for instance,… [ Keep reading ]

Beloved King County

an arts driven anti-gun violence campaign Beloved is an anti-gun violence campaign made possible through a partnership between the community, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Hope Corps program, and King County’s Zero Youth Detention/Public Health team. Beloved taps local creative talent to bring into focus the systemic causes of community-based gun violence… [ Keep reading ]

Soul Pole Preserved for Generations

Soul Pole, an important piece of Central District history will be reinstalled in front of the Douglass Truth Library this February. In the summer of 1969, as part of President Johnson’s Model Cities Program (which ended in 1974), the Soul Pole was carved in a month by five teen artists, aged 14–16:… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream WINTER SESSION is open for enrollment

This 6-week Winter Session of online classes for new and returning elementary-aged youth runs Wednesday, January 19 through Saturday, March 5, 2022.   This project is a continued collaboration between Parks and Recreation, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Public Schools, and Creative Advantage Arts Partners, this program started as a pandemic pilot in December 2020 and grew into classes last spring.  These free classes are led in real-time by master-level teaching artists and take place after school… [ Keep reading ]

One Reel’s new PublicDisplay.ART brings art back to the fore

This month One Reel issued the first of its quarterly tabloid, PublicDisplay.ART, aimed at putting art into the hands of Seattlites through a printed exhibition of local art, featuring cover artist Tariqa Waters of Martyr Sauce and artists Anna Mia Davidson, Anouk Rawkson, Carolyn Hitt, Mari Shibuya, Monyee Chau, Moses Sun, Priyanka Parmanand, Romson Bustillio, and Soo Hong.  The first issue of PublicDisplay.ART delivers 12,000 issues to neighborhood galleries, coffee shops,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Office of Economic Development Launch ‘Seattle Restored’ to Activate Vacant Storefronts in Downtown Seattle Neighborhoods

New economic recovery program will connect local artists and entrepreneurs with vacant commercial spaces for pop-up shops and art installations Seattle (December 10, 2021) — The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the launch of Seattle Restored—a new program focused on activating vacant commercial storefronts in Downtown Seattle neighborhoods such as Westlake, Belltown, Pioneer Square, and Chinatown-International District (CID). OED is partnering with Seattle Good Business… [ Keep reading ]

Artists at the Center Offers New Arts & Culture Experiences at Seattle Center

A year-long slate of performances featuring up and coming artists to celebrate the opening of Climate Pledge Arena launches this month. Seattle Center, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Climate Pledge Arena, Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition, and Seattle Kraken have partnered to create Artists at the Center — a new opportunity for emerging artists… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Seattle Arts Commission, Nominations now Open

The Seattle Arts Commission is looking for new members. The Seattle Arts Commission supports the City by advocating for arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, and fostering enriching arts engagement for all residents. If you or someone you know is a champion of the arts and wants to help shape policy to create a thriving arts sector apply… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Arts Commission 2022 Budget Priorities Letter

Dear Council Members, The Seattle Arts Commission wishes to express our collective gratitude for your commitment and support for creative communities and workers, given the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that now is a critical time to invest in the recovery of our sector, by making meaningful… [ Keep reading ]

Request for Proposals Tiny Cultural Space: a construction project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Finance and Administration, and Sawhorse Revolution, invites local cultural and community organizations to submit proposals for a new (tiny) cultural space. The new Tiny Cultural Space will be custom designed and built by a youth cohort… [ Keep reading ]