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Student murals honoring the history of Rainier Beach High School

by Eboni Wyatt, excerpted by Tina LaPadula The Creative Advantage student residencies are flourishing at many Seattle Public Schools this spring. This spotlight focuses on a cool project collaboration with Urban ArtWorks, who is also a Community Arts Partner Roster. This March Urban ArtWorks piloted a new program at Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

2022 CityArtist Awardees

The CityArtist program supports Seattle-based individual artists/curators in the research, development, and presentation of their work. The 2022 cycle accepted proposals in Literary (including Screenwriting), Media/Film, and Visual Arts. Requested amounts available are $2,000, $5,000, or $8,000. All projects and public event(s) will be produced within two years of being… [ Keep reading ]

April: Grants, Gigs, and Opportunities

Curated by Ashraf Hasham It’s time for the monthly roundup of community grants, job openings, opportunities, and resources! View the list below to find the following resources: artist grants & opportunities, grants for organizations, grants for youth-serving organizations, food equity grants, participation opportunities, gigs, opportunities for employers, resources for parents,… [ Keep reading ]

Jazz As Part Of The African American Cultural Diaspora

By Dr. James R. Gore, Executive Director, Jackson Street Music Program Jazz can mean many things to many people musically; however, for the purpose of this article, the African American cultural perspective is from the focus of Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, who in his book, “Entertaining Race” states: Jazz for instance,… [ Keep reading ]

Artists bring life and design to Downtown Seattle

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and King County Metro, commissioned three artists from Public Art Boot Camp alumni to create temporary art in the downtown corridor using out-of-service Real-Time Information Sign kiosks. Artists Angie Hinojos, Baso Fibonacci, and… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage: Community Arts Partnership Report Highlights Powerful Arts Education Through Two Challenging School Years

By Tina LaPadula In March 2020, schools across the nation closed their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This report examines the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, and captures all the ways The Creative Advantage community of teachers and teaching artists persisted, problem-solved, and innovated to keep arts partnerships… [ Keep reading ]

Beloved King County

an arts driven anti-gun violence campaign Beloved is an anti-gun violence campaign made possible through a partnership between the community, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Hope Corps program, and King County’s Zero Youth Detention/Public Health team. Beloved taps local creative talent to bring into focus the systemic causes of community-based gun violence… [ Keep reading ]

Behind the Scenes on Our “Still Essential” Campaign

Early into the COVID-19 lock down of 2020, ARTS wanted to get money directly into the hands of artists. Our public art team decided to hire photographers that summer to go out and document the work of essential workers, which hadn’t stopped at all—quite the opposite, in fact. This project… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Office of Economic Development Launch ‘Seattle Restored’ to Activate Vacant Storefronts in Downtown Seattle Neighborhoods

New economic recovery program will connect local artists and entrepreneurs with vacant commercial spaces for pop-up shops and art installations Seattle (December 10, 2021) — The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the launch of Seattle Restored—a new program focused on activating vacant commercial storefronts in Downtown Seattle neighborhoods such as Westlake, Belltown, Pioneer Square, and Chinatown-International District (CID). OED is partnering with Seattle Good Business… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage’s “1619” Exhibit Resource Guide

The Creative Advantage invites visitors to engage thoughtfully in Mr. Delbert Richardson’s exhibition, 1619: Resistance/Resilience/Remembrance/Liberation, on view at ARTS at King Street Station through January 15, 2021. They are collaborating with educator consultant Rachelle Horner on these support resources for the general public and educators. About The Exhibit Created and curated by Mr. Delbert Richardson of The Unspoken… [ Keep reading ]