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The Creative Advantage 2017 Winter/Spring Learning Series

Join us for the 2017 Winter/Spring series of free Creative Advantage Art Partner trainings. Open to any interested teaching artist, community organizations, arts advocate, teacher, or arts specialist. Workshops offered at no cost to participants. Online registration required and includes three Washington State Clock hours for teachers. Workshops in this year’s… [ Keep reading ]

2017 Proposed Budget highlights for arts and culture

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Mayor Ed Murray delivered his 2017 Proposed Budget to the City Council yesterday, and I am pleased to inform you that he has proposed increased investments in arts and culture. The Office’s programing is made possible through the 1% for Art ordinance for public art, and… [ Keep reading ]

Recap: The Creative Advantage Arts Partner Summer Institute

The Creative Advantage kicked off the 2016-17 school year with its third annual Summer Institute in partnership with Seattle Art Museum. Over 100 teaching artists, administrators, classroom teachers, and youth development workers gathered for a day of learning, community building, and practice.  Sessions were facilitated by local artists, instructors, and… [ Keep reading ]

EMP Museum at Garfield High School

I wanted to share with you EMP Museum’s experience at Garfield HS as a Creative Advantage provider the past two years. This story is a testimony to all of your (Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture) diligent years of work/advocacy for arts education resulting in The… [ Keep reading ]

NEWS RELEASE: City of Seattle, Seattle Public Schools improve access to arts education

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:          Jason Kelly, Mayor’s Office Press Secretary, 206.684.8379 Erika Lindsay, Arts & Culture, 206.684.4337 Stacy Howard, Seattle Public Schools, 206.465.5404 City of Seattle, Seattle Public Schools deepen engagement, improve access to arts education The Creative Advantage program reaching… [ Keep reading ]

Creative Advantage on Seattle Channel

The Creative Advantage initiative continues the hard work of integrating arts education back into Seattle Public Schools. Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan talks to experts about why an arts education is important and how this new initiative is creating the conditions for all young people to be more creative,… [ Keep reading ]

Just in time for the new year: Teaching Artist Guild Quarterly

This month the Teaching Artist Guild published TAG Quarterly. This issue focuses on the business of teaching artists, be sure to check out the great article on “Teaching Artist as Entrepreneur.”

Arts Partner Spotlight: Jack Straw Cultural Center

ARTS is spotlighting the incredible members of our Community Arts Partner Roster. This month the spotlight is on Jack Straw Cultural Center. A community-based resource since 1962, Jack Straw provides a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack… [ Keep reading ]

Trainings available for teaching artists, school arts teachers and community organizations

Join us to kick-off a new series of free Creative Advantage Arts Partner trainings. CREATIVE ADVANTAGE ARTS PARTNER KICK OFF EVENT Thursday, January 7, 2016, 5-8 p.m. Seattle Asian Art Museum Alvord Board Room 1400 E Prospect St., Seattle, WA 98112 Creative Advantage Workshops The Creative Advantage invests in artists… [ Keep reading ]

Arts Partner Spotlight

ARTS is spotlighting the incredible members of our Community Arts Partner Roster. This month the spotlight is on Totem Star. Housed at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in Delridge, Totem Star empowers youth with life skills through music production, performance, and business experience to increase leadership, civic engagement, and community building…. [ Keep reading ]