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Creative Advantage Update

Earlier this fall, the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) provided two community partner meetings on the Creative Advantage to share updates and seek input from teaching artists and arts organizations on further developments for this work. Since that time, there have been a number of developments. A few key items are expanded upon in this update. Please stay tuned for more!

Temperatures warming: City asks residents to help prevent flooding

Temperatures are rising. Rain is on the way, and the City is shifting its focus to clearing storm drains to prevent localized flooding. The mayor has some tips in this video:

Today’s Seattle Presents concert moved indoors

Because of the rain, today’s Seattle Presents performance by Danny Barnes will be moved indoors to the City Hall lobby and conclude at 1 p.m.

Today’s concert moved indoors

Because of the rain, today’s Seattle Presents performance by Choklate will be moved indoors to the City Hall lobby and conclude at 1 p.m.

Last Call: Artist to develop artwork for King Street Station, deadline is TONIGHT!

We’re seeking an artist or artist team to create a temporary, site-specific public art project for the new Jackson Street Plaza at King Street Station in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Wednesday, April 27. The temporary artwork will enliven the space and offer passersby a… [ Keep reading ]

Marcie Sillman talked with Vincent this morning

This morning KUOW’s Marcie Sillman reported on “the new guy”–acting director Vincent Kitch. Take a listen.

In memory of Melissa Hines, devoted arts leader

It is with deep sorrow that we write to inform you of the loss of our beloved colleague Melissa Hines, a devoted arts champion and leader.

Seeking college interns to join our team

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks two communications interns to work closely with its communications team and provide administrative support for the department. Responsibilities include writing and editing content for the department’s e-newsletter, blog and social media sites; coordinating data collection for a national research study and assisting… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor names Vincent Kitch to head Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

We’re pleased to announce Mayor Mike McGinn has named his pick for the new director of our office. We look forward to welcoming Vincent Kitch, who hails from Austin, where he most recently worked as the cultural arts program manager. Read the mayor’s press release here. As the Office of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle seeks artist to create artwork for Mercer Street underpass

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist to develop site-specific artwork for the Mercer West street improvement project. The artwork will be located in an underpass and along adjacent concrete retaining walls at Mercer Street and Aurora Avenue…. [ Keep reading ]