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A Recap of The Creative Advantage’s Artful Solidarity for Arts Education

By Tina LaPadulaAll Photos by Chloe Collyer After 2 long, challenging years, The Creative Advantage hosted its first in-person event for Seattle Public School teachers and community arts partners on Saturday, April 30, at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Artful Solidarity for Arts Education kicked off with a collective performance… [ 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 ]

Register for The Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream SPRING Classes 

The Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream Spring Classes are now open for registration. A continued collaboration between Parks and Recreation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Public Schools, and Creative Advantage Arts Partners, this program started as a pilot program in December 2020 and grew into virtual classes last spring.   These free classes are led in real-time by master-level teaching artists for elementary-aged youth 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 ]

The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster Application Opens

Applications to be included in The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster are now open through March 7. Information Session: The Creative Advantage Roster Application Information SessionThursday, February 17, 2022 4pm on ZoomFree with RegistrationRegister here What is The Community Arts Partner Roster? The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster is… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage Welcomes Gabriel-Bello Díaz, the New Seattle Public Schools Creative Advantage Project Manager

Written by Tina LaPadula The Creative Advantage implementation team is thrilled to have Gabriel as part of our initiative to establish equitable access to arts education for every student in Seattle Public Schools (SPS). Gabriel joins forces with visual and performing arts leaders Gail Sehlhorst and Pam Iveciz at Seattle Public Schools as well as Seattle Office of Arts… [ Keep reading ]

Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream is Back By Popular Demand!

Registration is now open for the fall session which, kicks off in mid-October! Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream (CAAAAS) offers online synchronous arts classes for young people. Created in collaboration between Parks and Recreation, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Public Schools, and Creative Advantage Arts Partners, this program started as a pandemic pilot in December 2020 and grew into classes last spring. We had such a positive… [ Keep reading ]

Reflections on The Creative Advantage 2021 VIRTUAL Summer Institute

by Tina LaPadula, Arts Education Manager, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture The transition “back to school” for The Creative Advantage arts education community kicked off at the Virtual Summer Institute on August 19, 2021. Traditionally hosted by the Seattle Art Museum at their downtown location, this year’s version was… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Audrey Querns, The Creative Advantage Project Manager

After nine years of work with the Seattle Public School’s arts plan and The Creative Advantage, Audrey Querns is transitioning from her role as The Creative Advantage Project Manager to a new exciting Seattle Public Schools (SPS) project. Audrey will join Assistant Deputy Superintendents Carri Campbell and Sarah Pritchett as… [ Keep reading ]

Register now for March April online arts classes

Classes are FREE but advance registration is required. Enrollment begins February 16th Building on our successful December 2020 pilot program with Seattle Parks & Recreation, The Creative Advantage is expanding the Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream (CAAAAS). This March we’re offering FREE, high-quality, accessible, *synchronous* out of school time arts classes for young people. This collaboration maximizes the community arts education power of the City’s Parks and ARTS offices, Seattle Public… [ Keep reading ]