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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.

Public Artist Roster Application Now Open

The Public Art Artist Roster is the primary method in which ARTS select artists for public art commissions with budgets of up to $500,000. Artists are invited to submit an application for upcoming public art projects with the City of Seattle.  The Office of Arts & Culture maintains a public art roster that selects and places artists for each new project.  All experience levels welcome and deadline to apply is March 6, 2023 (5pm PST).

GZ Radio at Art Beat: Winter Edition

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is partnering with Ground Zero Radio (GZ Radio) to expand and support youth-led artistic programming. GZ Radio is youth-led, building community relationships, and offers career-connected learning programs that empower youth to take ownership of their futures through multimedia.

2023 – 2024 Budget Proposals & Arts Commission Response

The 2023-2024 proposed mid-biennial budget adjustments for the ARTS Office are available for public viewing. The budget proposal adjustments include operating costs, cost of living adjustments, and technical costs. Detailed descriptions of proposed budget changes can be read online or in the attached report below. The 2023 Arts Commission, a group of… [ Keep reading ]

Hope Corps 2023 Exhibition at Cornish Playhouse

Community gathered on December 7th at the Cornish Playhouse for the opening reception of the Hope Corps 2023 Exhibition, curated by Alexis L. Silva and featuring 15 Hope Corps artists.

Doors Open brings $782 Million for Arts, Heritage & Culture in King County

The King County Council passed the Doors Open Levy 9-0 on December 5, 2023. The levy, funded by a 0.1% sales tax, will provide nearly $800 million in funding through spring of 2031. This influx of financial support holds immense promise for King County’s well-being, economic growth, and most importantly, Artists and Arts Organizations.

Alki Pump Station 38 Improvement Project

The ARTS office worked with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and artist Sarah Thompson Moore to create Tracing Alki | Alki Pump Station 38 in West Seattle. Located at 1411 Alki Ave SW, Tracing Alki is both a functional pump station and a public artwork. Inspired by a topographical map of… [ Keep reading ]

Public Art Boot Camp Artwork On View

Since September 2022, twelve local artists have participated in the Public Art Boot Camp project managed by the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). These individuals took a variety of workshops and trainings (available online) including how to develop concept proposals, how to hire subcontractors, post-installation rights and responsibilities, as… [ Keep reading ]

New permanent artwork by Buster Simpson was installed on Seattle’s waterfront this summer

New artwork by Seattle artist Buster Simpson anchors the waterfront Park Promenade near the Pioneer Square Habitat Beach, just south of the Colman Dock ferry terminal. The artwork, Migration Stage, consists of two groupings of cast concrete sculptures: Anthropomorphic Dolosse and SeaBearers. Taken together, the project is a response to… [ Keep reading ]

Creative Sector Investments Included in Mayor Harrell’s 2024 Budget Proposal

Amharic | Chinese | Spanish | Somali | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Vietnamese Mayor Harrell’s 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustment continues commitment to, and investment in the urgent needs of our communities that advance our One Seattle priorities. Mayor Harrell’s proposal continues work initiated in the 2023 Adopted Budget to invest in creating safe, healthy,… [ Keep reading ]