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Mayor’s Office Appoints royal alley-barnes as Interim Director of Office of Arts & Culture

Elevating Black Artists and Recovery With Appointment of royal alley-barnes Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that royal alley-barnes will be appointed to be the Interim Director of ARTS and the first Black woman to hold the position. Director alley-barnes will lead ARTS during this critical time in recovery while the next administration seeks a new permanent director.   “I am incredibly… [ Keep reading ]

$27 Million in Federally-Funded Pandemic Relief Coming for King County Cultural Organizations

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture partner to streamline process for the sector The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and 4Culture are working with our partners at King County to build new COVID-19 relief programs for the cultural sector, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Our shared goal is to… [ Keep reading ]

First permanent waterfront artwork installed yesterday at Pier 62

Land Buoy Bells, artwork designed by Stephen Vitiello for the floating dock at Pier 62, was installed yesterday, June 30. This is the first of several permanent artworks that will be installed as part of Waterfront Seattle. “We are excited to announce the installation of Land Buoy Bells at Pier 62,” said Marshall… [ Keep reading ]

American Recovery Act funding prioritizes homelessness, small businesses, direct assistance to workers and families, community health and equity

On May 27, 2021, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, together with Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, announced the “Seattle Rescue Plan”, a $128.4 million package in federal recovery funds to aid Seattle’s recovery from the pandemic and COVID-related economic impacts. Budget Chair Mosqueda, Council President González and Mayor Durkan crafted this legislation… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Poet, Jourdan Imani Keith, Featured in Juneteenth 2021 Artist Collective

Seattle’s Civic Poet, Jourdan Imani Keith, has joined the Artist Collective virtual showcase, which features local Black creatives as part of Northwest African American Museum’s larger Juneteenth celebrations. Friday, June 18, 2021; 7 p.m. Juneteenth 2021 Artist Collective Streaming Online (Visit the website below for the broadcast link) Website RSVP on Facebook In honor of Juneteenth, the Artist Collective broadcast will showcase Black-identifying musicians, dancers, artists,… [ Keep reading ]

New SLURP mural brings color and whimsy to Maynard Alley in Seattle’s Chinatown International District

Come see the new SLURP! mural in Chinatown International District (CID)! Designed by local artist Akira Ohiso and installed with technical assistance from muralist Angelina Villalobos, the vibrant new SLURP mural includes eight segments that meander through Maynard Alley near King St. Initiated by the community, the mural is the result of a collaboration between the Maynard Alley Partnership, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Development… [ Keep reading ]

Race and Social Justice in the workplace

A former staff member at the Office of Arts & Culture has recently shared his experiences during his time as an employee of the Office. The experiences and trauma he describes are difficult to read and he describes a culture of white supremacy that does not reflect our values. While I’m glad… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Arts Commission welcomes four new commissioners

The Seattle Arts Commission (SAC) has welcomed four new commissioners Rick Araluce, Ebony Arunga, Vivian Hua and Vanessa Villalobos. They all bring a wealth of experience and diverse artistic backgrounds to SAC that will be invaluable as the commission navigates advocating for the arts and culture sector which has been devasted by the pandemic. Born in 1960, Rick Araluce has been a life long artist. At an early… [ Keep reading ]

We need to invest in individual artists, cultural communities, and cultural space

A case for our sector by Seattle Arts Commission Co-Chair Dr. Quinton Morris on behalf of the Seattle Arts Commission “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy Dear Mayor Durkan,… [ Keep reading ]

Fight for hope, fight for justice, fight for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community

We are a society built on the premise of freedom and the reality of racism; ingenuity realized at the cost of freedom and through the labor of Blacks, Asians, immigrants, Native Americans, Latinx and countless others. As we recognize the horrific events that took place in Atlanta, GA last month, and the terror… [ Keep reading ]