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Vivian Phillips is new Seattle Arts Commission chair

The Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts & Culture welcomes new chair Vivian Phillips, director of marketing and communications for the Seattle Theatre Group. Phillips succeeds Michael Seiwerath who will become vice chair. The Seattle Arts Commission is an advocacy and advisory body for the City of Seattle…. [ Keep reading ]

City Council appoints Billy O’Neill to the Seattle Arts Commission

    Billy O’Neill   Seattle City Council has appointed Billy O’Neill to the Seattle Arts Commission. O’Neill is vice president of Chihuly Studio, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of artist Dale Chihuly’s international art studio. He serves as secretary on the Executive Board of Directors of… [ Keep reading ]

July eNews is online

Arts mean business in Seattle. See photographs by teen members of Seattle’s Somali community. Free summer concerts on City Hall’s outdoor plaza kick off at noon, July 12, with Wheedle’s Groove. Elizabeth Conner’s artworks Painting and Sculpting the Land and Drawing the Land will be dedicated at the Jefferson Park… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor announces 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced the recipients of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards. To mark the 10th anniversary of the award, 10 recipients will be honored this year. The honorees include three individuals and seven organizations: two dancer/choreographers, a public artist, a producer of theatrical wonders, a nonprofit acting studio,… [ Keep reading ]

City seeks candidates for Seattle Arts Commission

The city of Seattle is seeking candidates for the Seattle Arts Commission. The citizen commission advises the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs on arts and cultural policy, advocates for arts initiatives and approves funding awards to artists and organizations. The commission has 16 members – seven commissioners appointed by… [ Keep reading ]

Get Engaged program seeks youth for city boards and commissions

The Get Engaged program is recruiting 15 young people aged 18 to 29 to serve for one year on Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Commissioners help shape policy decisions, make recommendations and provide citizen participation in city government. The 15 boards range in interest areas — from design to human… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor, City Council appoint new Seattle Arts Commissioners

  Jon Rosen, new Seattle Arts Commission Chair. Photo by Martin Genev.   We’re pleased to announce the recent appointments of three new members to the Seattle Arts Commission. Mayor Mike McGinn appointed landscape architect and urban designer Jeff Benesi of Mithun. With more than 30 years of experience, Benesi’s… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our January eNews

The Seattle Symphony will perform a free community concert at City Hall this month. We have new Seattle Arts Commissioners on board. We’re accepting applications for the 2013 Youth Arts funding program. Save the date for the Arts Education Forum. The city invests in neighborhood arts and cultural events. See… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our June eNews

In this issue: Message from the director:  it’s our 40th anniversary! The deadline to apply for 2012-2013 Civic Partners funding for organizations is Wednesday, June 8. Our Youth Arts funding program will invest $125,000 in 34 youth programs that offer arts training outside of school hours for Seattle’s middle and… [ Keep reading ]

It’s our 40th birthday!

On this date, June 1, in 1971 city leaders signed legislation to form the Seattle Arts Commission – now known as the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. It was the middle of another dismal recession, but that didn’t dampen the City Council and then Mayor Wes Uhlman’s belief… [ Keep reading ]