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2024-25 Artists at the Center Grant is Open

Applications close Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5 p.m. (Pacific) Artists at the Center is a multi-year collaboration between Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Center, with support from Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and the communities surrounding the Seattle Center campus. This project is made possible by a 10-year community benefit grant… [ Keep reading ]

Meet Your New Seattle Arts Commissioners

Council-appointed Joël Barraquiel Tan (siya/he/all pronouns) is the Executive Director at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. He is the author of Type O Negative (Red Hen) and various works on identity, AIDS, and queer politics appearing in academic and commercial venues. Joël co-founded LA’s Asian… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Station Space Opens at King Street Station

The Office of Arts & Culture is thrilled to welcome our new downstairs neighbors Red Eagle Soaring, Totem Star, Jackson Street Music Program, Wh!psmart, and The Rhapsody Project. The newly renovated second floor of Seattle’s historic King Street Station is now home to Station Space, an arts hub for local… [ Keep reading ]

TeenTix Arts News Roundup: November Edition

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is partnering with TeenTix to publish a bi-monthly round-up of arts and cultural events. The partnership supports and provides additional outlets for teen expressions in media. TeenTix programs create a place for teens to process, interpret, reflect, and think critically about the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Presents Exhibitions by Le’Ecia Farmer and Eymah Nuzhat: Space Cowrie and Perceiver/Perception  

Grand Opening August 3Soft Opening July 27 – August 2 Exhibitions on view through October 7, 2023 The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) will host two new exhibitions at ARTS at King Street Station featuring emergent artists Le’Ecia Farmer and Eymah Nuzhat. These artistic works will be on view… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Announces 2022 smART Ventures Awardees

As a small awards program, the smART ventures grant encourages innovation and widens cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations, and communities that may not qualify for other funding programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple. It provides funding ranging from $500 to $1,000. The Seattle Office of… [ Keep reading ]

Behind The Red Door Of How I Learned What I Learned 

by Dr. James R. Gore The artwork tribute to August Wilson behind the Seattle Repertory Theater on the Seattle Center campus by Mindy Lehrman is a red door with Wilson’s image. A red door has cultural and historical significance. According to the online magazine, Doors and More (Berry, 2020), “In… [ Keep reading ]

Energized: Art at the Substation 

Two New Temporary Artworks on View at Ballard Seattle City Light Substations Energized: Art at the Substation, a year-long initiative at two inactive Ballard substations by the Office of Art & Culture 1% for Art Program and Seattle City Light, features outdoor installations by artists using utilitarian fencing as an… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Announces 2023-2025 Centering Art & Racial Equity (C.A.R.E.) Grant Awardees 

241 Local Arts & Culture Organizations Selected As C.A.R.E. Grant Partners The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is excited to announce the awardees for the 2023-2025 Centering Art & Racial Equity (C.A.R.E.) grant. This grant is investing $1,941,000 in funding to 241 Seattle-based organizations. C.A.R.E., previously known as… [ Keep reading ]