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Artists at the Center Application Now Open for 2023-2024 Performances at Seattle Center

Due June 27, 2023 The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Center created Artists at the Center to present emerging and established artists and celebrate their talent on a revitalized Seattle Center campus. Artists At the Center is a multi-year collaboration between ARTS and Seattle Center, with… [ Keep reading ]

Theatre Education in Seattle Public Schools

by Tina LaPadula, Arts Education Project Manager Fresh off of mid-winter break, the Seattle Theatre Education Coalition (STEC) hit the ground running with a summit at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute to shine a light on theatre education in Seattle Public Schools (SPS). As part of The Creative Advantage,… [ Keep reading ]

TeenTix Arts News Roundup: March 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 ]

2024 CityArtist Grant Application Now Open 

Due Date: May 9, 2023 About CityArtist The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) invests in individual artists to support a more robust art sector economy. The CityArtist Grant provides critical funding for Seattle-based artists and or curators to research, develop, and present ideas or projects. To provide equitable opportunities… [ Keep reading ]

Artworks Celebrating International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture has compiled a collection of artworks on Emuseum featuring art made and contributed to by women. This collection of 1,365 artworks includes sculpture, mixed media, paintings, photographs, drawings, videos, and permanently sited artworks. Some highlights include artworks… [ Keep reading ]

Art Inspired by Social Justice

By Dr. James R. Gore  Art can provide a platform of expression for social commentary. Poet, author, academic, and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Elizabeth Alexander’s new book, The Trayvon Generation, is a reflection from the perspective of an African American mother and professor, expressing concern for her… [ Keep reading ]

Imminent Mode ALL Ages Workshop Engages Artists of Every Age

by Tina LaPadula, Arts Education Project Manager and Jenny Ku, King Street Station Programming Lead The Creative Advantage and Public Art teams in the ARTS office, joined forces with curators and artists Anouk Rawkson, Jordan Christianson, and other IMMINENT MODE: US artists to host a special all-ages workshop centered on… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage (Re)Ignites Joyful Partnerships

by Rayna Mathis, Seattle Public Schools Creative Advantage Project Manager On December 1, school leaders and arts partners gathered at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) on a snowy Thursday evening in Volunteer Park for The Creative Advantage: Re(Igniting) Joyful Partnerships event. After offering virtual and limited in-person programming during… [ Keep reading ]

The Voice of Jazz In Literature

by Dr. James R. Gore American literary giants such as Langston Hughes, Tony Morrison, Ralph Ellison, and James Baldwin utilized Jazz as literal and metaphorical perspectives of African American life in literature. An essay by Mohamed Schir Syad stated: In terms of the black/white dichotomy, Langston Hughes explained in his… [ Keep reading ]

ARTS Welcomes Rayna Mathis, Seattle Public Schools Creative Advantage Project Manager! 

By Tina LaPadula, Arts Education Manager The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in its partnership with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is pleased to welcome Rayna Mathis, the new SPS Creative Advantage project manager. The Creative Advantage Initiative is focused on putting artists in SPS to work with teaching… [ Keep reading ]