The Office of Arts & Culture promotes the value of arts and culture in and of communities throughout Seattle.
By fostering and investing in the creative contributions of our artist citizens to every facet of the community, we engage the creativity in every resident and build a healthy and vibrant Seattle.
Arts and culture play a vital role in making Seattle a remarkable place to live, work and visit -a center of creativity in many forms.
The cultural community serves and expresses the soul of the city, alongside its capacity for innovation, its educational resources, its economic vitality, its quality of life, and its spirit of racial and social equity.
Our vision is of a city justly renowned for its cultural dynamism, innovation, opportunity and inclusiveness, where artists thrive and are valued.