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ARTSaboard at King Street Station <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Join the conversation about King Street Station and enjoy a pancake breakfast as we unveil the design and explore the possibilities for the space. To create a dynamic and vibrant arts and cultural hub that meets the community’s needs, we need to hear from you. Bring your ideas and imagination, and be inspired by the possibilities. Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – noon.
Racial equity workshops
ARTS is committed to ensuring that Seattle's arts and cultural organizations reflect our community and have the tools and trainings they need to remove barriers to participation, and involve diverse cultures and underserved audiences and artists. As one tool to address these inequities, ARTS is offering workshops addressing racial equity.
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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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.
Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist to develop site-specific artwork and design elements for the Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT). The selected artist will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new BRT.11/7/2016
Lake City Park Art Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation will commission one artist or artist team, to design, fabricate and install site-integrated, outdoor artwork within the new Lake City Park.11/1/2016
2017 Seattle Center Poetry Garden Art Series
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture,(ARTS) in partnership with Seattle Center (SC), is seeking artists to develop temporary artworks for the 2017 Poetry Garden Art Series on the Seattle Center campus. The theme for the year’s series of artworks is Seattle Center Festál Turns 20.10/24/2016
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
Temporary art in Seattle parks
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities.10/19/2016
Digital Media Specialist <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Digital Media Specialist: You will play a critical role in promoting the value of artistic expression in the City of Seattle and raise the visibility of the public benefit provided by the department through digital communications channels. 10/4/2016
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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