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Mayor Jenny Durkan announces the departure of Randy Engstrom from the Office of Arts & Culture

Durkan honors Engstrom’s innovative leadership of ARTS Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the resignation of the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) Department’s Director Randy Engstrom, who will turn his attention to teaching, advocating for national cultural policies, and spending time with his family, after leading the department for eight years. Mayor Durkan announced the appointment of Interim Acting Director Calandra… [ Keep reading ]

The Future Ancient Presents

By Che Sehyun In partnership with Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Art Museum, The Future Ancient Public Art team pivoted from in-person museum programming to online programming and developed “The Channel,” an art and cultural variety show featuring interviews, performances and cultural gems as we tell and ground… [ Keep reading ]

New Statewide Restrictions on Social Gatherings and Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

On November 15, Governor Jay Inslee issued new statewide restrictions on social gatherings and businesses in response to the surge of COVID-19 across Washington state. Seattle was the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. Unlike the other Washington, every step of the way our local officials, residents, and businesses have… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Cultural Space Agency Applies for Official City Recognition

For the first time in 38 years, the City is creating a new public development authority aimed at preserving our city’s cultural spaces, building community wealth, and investing in cultural communities of color. The application for a charter for the Cultural Space Agency was filed with the City Clerk’s office and the public has until December 8 to provide comment and… [ Keep reading ]

University of Washington Evans Capstone Team conducts a policy analysis of creative strategies for anti-displacement and cultural placekeeping

For a third consecutive year in a row, ARTS staff joined forces with a team of MPA graduate students from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance to conduct a fieldscan and pull together local best practice case studies of creative strategies for community placekeeping and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor’s 2021 Budget Priorities and ARTS

Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan is releasing her 2021 Proposed Budget. This budget comes during a series of unprecedented challenges for the City. A pandemic, an economic recession, a civil rights reckoning, climate related wildfires, and failing infrastructure in our City have all combined to make this budget unlike any… [ Keep reading ]

City announces new project with VividMatterCollective to recreate and properly preserve the Capitol Hill Black Lives Matter Street Mural

Starting Tuesday morning, September 22, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be collaborating with the original artists from VividMatterCollective to recreate the Black Lives Matter street mural painted during this summer’s protests on Capitol Hill. The mural has rapidly deteriorated… [ Keep reading ]

Apply now for Build Art Space Equitably (BASE) Program

Information Webinar September 22, 2020 | 4:30-5:30 PM Link to webinar: you cannot make this webinar but would like to watch the recording, email  The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is now accepting applications for the Build Art Space Equitably (BASE) Program. This program, launched in 2018, responds to growing… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the nominees for the 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture opened nominations for the 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards in February and received more than 80 submissions honoring exceptional artists, individuals and organizations that broaden our horizons and humanize our city and our world. However, between the global pandemic and the heightened tension of… [ Keep reading ]

Inslee issues guidance for museums, bowling and agritourism; updates guidance for outdoor recreation

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced and updated guidance as part of Washington’s Safe Start phased reopening plan. “We have worked with stakeholders for weeks and sometimes months to arrive at these guidelines. We continue to balance the need for activities that contribute to physical, mental, and emotional well-being with the steps needed… [ Keep reading ]