Get updates on the city’s arts and cultural space initiatives at a brown-bag session, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room, 601 Fifth Ave. The event is hosted by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Seattle Arts Commission and is free and open to the public. Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmember Nick Licata will give brief remarks. Click here to RSVP.
Hear findings and recommendations from last December’s two-day event Cultural Space Seattle, which focused on shaping policies to keep and create affordable space for artists and arts organizations in Seattle. Get updates on the Artist Space Assistance Program, a pilot program coordinated by Shunpike to provide relocation and placement services for artists and arts organizations; and Storefronts Seattle, a program for artists to create artwork for vacant storefronts.
The Office will also provide information on the new Cultural Facilities Program, awarding one-time funding for renovations and repairs of arts and cultural facilities. Applications will open in mid-May and are due June 20.