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Arts are a strategy to build racial equity <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Today we are in the middle of an historic change moment in our country, our cities and our role in the field of the arts.
ARTS at King Street Station
Seattle is transforming King Street Station into a hub for arts and culture. In a unique collaboration between the Office of Arts & Culture, the Seattle Department of Transportation, and the Office of Economic Development, the City will create a dynamic space for arts and culture in the heart of the city.

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Salmon Bay Pump Station
The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a site integrated or site specific artwork that is reflective of Coast Salish historic and cultural connections to the Salmon Bay and Shilshole areas for SPU’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) Pump Station.1/26/2017
Public Art Intern <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Assist the ten member Public Art team and provide assistance for several focused activities of the Public Art program. The intern will gain insight into activities that activate and sustain the city's arts and culture fields. he position will provide support for the stewardship of the city's public art collection, as well as assisting in our agency's ongoing efforts to train and engage more artists in the field of public art. 11/15/2016
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Public Art Boot Camp 2017
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is invested in training the next generation of public artists who can create culturally relevant artworks that resonate with Seattle's diverse population. ARTS is offering a FREE two-day intensive training to artists who are ready to translate their exhibition experience to the public realm.12/15/2016
Proposal for Seattle Presents Gallery
Seeking to commission four artists/artist teams to develop and coordinate a social practice/community engaged project that addresses homelessness, gentrification and/or displacement. The projects will culminate in a two-month exhibition in the city’s Seattle Presents Gallery, an 180 square foot storefront space, between the months of February 2017 – September 2017.11/29/2016
Artists Up 2016 Grant LAB <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The collaborative program Artist Up is launching the Grant LAB, an experimental program that will test grant-making ideas and practices for greater equity and access throughout Seattle, King County and Washington State. Up to 18 artists will be selected with $3,000 awards each. Funds from the Grant LAB will support work by artists in all disciplines and in contemporary, traditional/cultural heritage, or other art forms. 9/28/2016
Site specific artworks for Fauntleroy Way
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist to develop site-specific artworks for the Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project. The selected artist will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new boulevard.12/13/2016
Intermittent Ushers <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) is a facility offering rental of facility spaces and theater areas to other organizations and the public. LHPAI is seeking Ushers to provide rental support for the facility.12/6/2016
Poetry on Buses <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
“Your Body of Water” Poetry on Buses 2016-2017, has expanded to offer community sourced poetry in nine languages on a broad range of bus, rail and station venues. Residents in King County, Washington is eligible to submit one poem up to 50 words in length on the theme of water online starting May 15 through September 30.9/30/2016
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.

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Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.
Maps & Apps
We invite you to chart your own course through the city keeping an eye out for art in unexpected places. Art gives shape to Seattleʼs urban fabric. Since 1973, Seattle has proudly supported this endeavor with its 1% for Art program. Venture into Seattleʼs many neighborhoods and find other engaging works of art. The cityʼs collection includes more than 400 permanent public artworks. Enjoy your journey. We hope you are inspired, delighted and challenged along the way.
Racial Equity
Resources and events related to the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative.
The Creative Advantage <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Creative Advantage is Seattle Public Schools commitment to arts education for all students. The initiative is ensuring that every student has arts integrated into their education, starting in kindergarten through high school.

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