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Seattle Public Schools seeks consultant for arts program evaluation

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is seeking proposals for a consultant to provide program evaluation services during the development of a comprehensive a K-12 visual and performing arts plan. The consultant will ensure the final plan represents the needs and values of stakeholders and identifies annual goals focused on students’ increased… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking project manager for public art team

We’re seeking a project manager for the Public Art team to manage permanently sited and temporary artwork projects.   The Public Art team manages and stewards the city’s permanently sited and portable artworks and develops the annual Municipal Art Plan. The project manager’s duties will include developing public art projects,… [ Keep reading ]

Take jobs survey, help inform economic policy

Calling all arts and culture organizations. The creative sector is a significant employer and an important part of our local economy. Help inform regional economic policy. Respond to the Jobs Sector Survey by Aug. 19. The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Job Sector Survey is the only comprehensive, on-the-ground assessment… [ Keep reading ]

Check out the July eNews

In this issue…

Seeking project manager for public art team

We’re seeking a senior project manager to join our public art team to plan, develop, coordinate and oversee major public art projects and act as a liaison with other city departments and the community.  The project manager will support public art selection panels; provide technical assistance concerning public art projects; research… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking college interns to join our team

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks two communications interns to work closely with its communications team and provide administrative support for the department. Responsibilities include writing and editing content for the department’s e-newsletter, blog and social media sites; coordinating data collection for a national research study and assisting… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our February eNews

In this issue: Arts commission elects chair, commissioners appointed. An assortment of textile artworks are on view at Seattle Municipal Tower through April 1, Don’t miss the application deadline for the Youth Arts program, 11 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15. Three recently released reports show the economic impact on arts in… [ Keep reading ]

ArtsFund study shows economic impact of Puget Sound arts organizations

Puget Sound arts, cultural and scientific organizations generated $1.9 billion in business activity in 2009, according to a study released today by ArtsFund. The study shows that nearly 360 organizations supported some 32,520 jobs and $882 million in labor income. Patrons spent $712 million, with tickets accounting for $222 million. Read… [ Keep reading ]

City seeks director for the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

The city is seeking a director to lead the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. The department director reports to the mayor and the position appointment must be confirmed by the Seattle City Council. The director manages specific programs and services that provide funding, technical assistance and advocacy for artists,… [ Keep reading ]

How arts organizations are surviving tough times

The past two years have been tough ones for artistic and cultural organizations in Seattle and across the U.S. That’s why Kelly Tweeddale’s new piece on Crosscut, “How Seattle Opera Is Surviving Tough Times,” stands out like a beacon.