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Poetry in Pandemic Times

by Alicia Craven, Director of Education, Seattle Arts & Lectures In this year of remote learning, support from The Creative Advantage has allowed schools to provide essential creative outlets for students to process and respond with vibrancy and curiosity to a world outside that can feel alternatingly both rapidly changing… [ Keep reading ]

Art Kits for Seattle Public School Students

While in a remote learning setting, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and partners across the city have been persistent in getting art supplies to schools and students. SPS and The Creative Advantage led a massive effort to ensure students have the art materials they need. SPS has worked with many partners to make this… [ Keep reading ]

How arts education made an impact at two alternative high schools serving BIPOC unstably housed youth in Southeast Seattle 2018-2020

In The CYD Secondary Arts Project, a two year pilot program, Seattle Public Schools and The Creative Advantage specifically designed arts programming to reach and engage high school communities who were unstably housed or unsheltered. In 2018, ARTS received funding through the Human Services Department (and the endorsement of the Mayor’s Innovation Team) to provide high quality and culturally-relevant arts to chronicle the… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage All Access Arts Streaming December Workshops

The Creative Advantage has been hard at work this Fall exploring ways to ensure students can still access arts learning from community partners despite limited online school schedules. Intentionally blurring the lines between ‘in-school’ and ‘out-of-school’ time, we present Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream (CAAAAS): high-quality, accessible, family-friendly, *synchronous* arts education in the after-school space. This… [ Keep reading ]

Reflections + Take Aways – Creative Expression to Build Social Emotional Learning

by Tina LaPadula The Creative Advantage hosted virtual professional learning for teachers and arts partners led by Art with Heart (AwH). Here are some reflections from facilitator Chelsey Thornton, Senior Operations Manager, AwH. You know you had an excellent time training when attendees send pictures of their cats inspecting the… [ Keep reading ]

A Community Update from The Creative Advantage

by Tina LaPadula Arts Education Equity and Access Seattle Public Schools Schools will likely start the 2020-21 school year with 100% remote learning. As the district explores student learning options for the upcoming year, The Creative Advantage is thinking expansively about ways to be responsive to current changes in alignment… [ Keep reading ]

Welcoming New Teaching Artists and Organizations onto The Creative Advantage Arts Partner Roster

The Creative Advantage is excited to collaborate with this new cadre of partners who were just chosen by a panel of arts educators, teaching artists and youth development professionals. Their addition brings The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster to just over 130:

The Creative Advantage Arts Education Goes Online: arts lessons for Seattle Public Schools, K-12

The Creative Advantage, a partnership between Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, is creating online arts lessons by local teaching artists for SPS students and families.   The Creative Advantage Online Arts videos will be a series of approximately 10 to 15-minute arts educational programming… [ Keep reading ]

Ashraf Hasham joins the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture as Youth Arts Manager

Ashraf Hasham will join the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) as the Youth Arts Manager, providing visionary, strategic leadership for ARTS Creative Youth Program team. The goals of the Creative Youth Arts program are to incorporate racially equitable approaches and outcomes in public arts education and Creative Youth… [ Keep reading ]

Creative Youth Development: Arts Strategies for Engaging Unstably Housed and Homeless Youth

Written by Hannah E. Curtis With support from the City’s Innovation & Performance team, Human Services Department, and Seattle Public Schools, the Office of Arts & Culture has initiated the Creative Youth Development (CYD) Secondary Arts Project. The CYD Secondary Arts Project invests in high quality, culturally responsive arts programs… [ Keep reading ]