Guelaguetza June 2015
Guelaguetza June 2015

Arts in Parks Program

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) to increase arts and community events in parks throughout the city.  The Arts in Parks Program (AIP) is an opportunity for the city to invest in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.

The Put the Arts in Parks 2016 brochure is now available and includes an exciting summer of events funded by the program in its pilot year.

Information
Jenny Crooks
Project Manager
Jenny Crooks

Application

Applications for the 2018-2019 cycle available in August 2017

Deadline

2017
0 days left to apply

Eligibility and Requirements

The Applicant must:

  • be an individual artist, neighborhood arts council or local community-based group.  Organizations and individual artists representing underserved communities including low-income, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.
  • have a Federal Tax ID number and be based in the city of Seattle.  Groups applying are not required to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nor are they required to use a fiscal agent.

The Project must:

  • have a significant arts and culture component,
  • be free and open to the public,
  • have insurance,
  • provide a platform for under-represented artists and communities,
  • adhere to PARKS mission statement (see below),
  • and take place in a city of Seattle park between April and December 2017.
    • (see attached list of preferred parks on page 4).
    • Events taking place in Downtown or City Center Parks are NOT eligible for this funding.  Please see this list of downtown parks on page 5

Seattle Parks and Recreation Mission statement: Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land.

You may submit only one application per year to this program. Eligible groups may submit applications for distinct projects to both AIP and Neighborhood & Community Arts  (NCA) as long as the projects meet the respective guidelines and eligibility.  If a single project qualifies for both AIP and NCA funding the application can be submitted for both programs but will only receive funding from one (not both programs).

Funding

Funded organizations will receive  one (1) year of AIP funding support (for events in 2017) to go towards:  artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, equipment rentals or other production-related costs, required permits (see permit document) and no more than 10% for food related costs. Funds may not be used for fundraising, gifts, organizational administrative costs not directly related to the project or the purchase of equipment. There is no partial funding for this program.  Applicants can apply for the following levels of funding.  Only groups with a demonstrated history of producing events can apply for funding at $2,400 level and above:

Funding Levels:

  • $1,200  (Requires no track record for event production.)
  • $2,400
  • $4,800
  • $7,200

This grant will not fund

  • fundraising efforts;
  • gifts;
  • organizations administrative costs not directly related to the project;
  • purchase of equipment or software;
  • food related costs above the allowable 10%.
Evaluation Criteria

Goals of the Arts in Parks Program (AIP) are to support and increase the presence of art in public spaces, specifically in neighborhood public parks, to increase engagement of historically under-served communities in the program, and to support and increase the number of positive, family-friendly events that build community, celebrate diversity, and promote arts and cultural participation. Proposals submitted to the program will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Quality of Project: Clear, well-conceived, authentic relationship to the community, promotes arts participation and community relations.
  • Community Impact: Project plan describes meaningful efforts to create community participation and reach diverse and underserved audiences. Organizations and individual artists representing underserved communities including low-income, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.
  • Feasibility:  The organization/individual has a proven track record of presenting this and/or other event(s) and/or demonstrated ability to produce the event (if applying for $2,400 or more); evidence of community involvement and support; and clear realistic budget for the event. 
  • Highlighted Parks: Priority will be given to projects that take place in one or more of the preferred parks identified in the list on page 3, which may particularly benefit from increased use by the public.

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Calls for Artists

Center City Connector Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four (4) streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line. 2/21/2017
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
Public Artist Roster
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is creating a Public Artist Roster of approximately 160 emerging, mid-career and established artists who will be pre-qualified for future art projects at city utility facilities, parks, street rights-of-way and other locations. This roster is one method of selecting artists to develop temporary, permanent, free-standing or site-integrated artwork projects in a variety of forms, sizes and complexities, outdoors and indoors.4/12/2017
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.2/9/2017

Grants/Funding

CityArtist Projects grant
Providing grants for Seattle-based individual artists to develop and present their work. The program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years.
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.
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.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Artist Rosters

Ethnic Artist Roster
The Ethnic Artist Roster is a diverse list of artists of color who were selected through a panel process for exhibition opportunities in city owned or affiliated galleries.

Professional Development

ARTISTS UP <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.
Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT)
The Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT) is a flexible and creative professional development program for artists and arts administrators. SALT combines the need for on-going professional development with the creativity of the sector by bringing interesting, challenging and thought provoking workshops, networking and training to the Seattle’s arts ecology.

Looking for Space?

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.

Grants

Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Artist Rosters

Community Arts Partner Roster <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The roster is a vetted list of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations that have been approved to work in Seattle Public Schools through the Creative Advantage. The roster is a community resource, available to schools, and community agencies who seek partners to lead creative learning experiences within their programs.
The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster now open<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Office of Arts & Culture maintains an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for The Creative Advantage. The roster is a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals. The application to the 2017 community arts partner roster is now open. Deadline: April 18, 20174/18/2017

Professional Development

ARTISTS UP <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.
Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT)
The Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT) is a flexible and creative professional development program for artists and arts administrators. SALT combines the need for on-going professional development with the creativity of the sector by bringing interesting, challenging and thought provoking workshops, networking and training to the Seattle’s arts ecology.
Trainings available for teaching artists <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Join us to kick-off a new series of free Creative Advantage Arts Partner trainings.

Grants

Arts in Parks Program
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
Civic Partners grant
Awarding two-year grants to Seattle arts and cultural organizations and investing in the broad cultural community, helping organizations make a rich variety of arts, heritage and culture opportunities accessible to Seattle residents and visitors.1/1/2016
Cultural Facilities Fund
Awarding grants to Seattle arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with facility renovation like ADA access or new facility projects.
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.
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
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.
Work Readiness Arts Program grant
This grant in collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funded arts, cultural and community organizations providing programming that linked arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old. This program will not have an open application cycle in 2017.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Professional Development

Turning Commitment into Action
In conjunction with the Office for Civil Rights we are offering arts and cultural organizations the tools they need to turn their commitments to building racial equity – both within their organizations and through their work in and with community – into actions for tangible change.

Have rental space?

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.

Grants

Arts in Parks Program
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
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.
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
Work Readiness Arts Program grant
This grant in collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funded arts, cultural and community organizations providing programming that linked arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old. This program will not have an open application cycle in 2017.

Cultural Space

Arts & Cultural Districts
A program dedicated to nurturing and protecting the presence of arts and culture in our neighborhoods.
Cultural Space Inventory
From the largest to the smallest, we are counting every theater, gallery, arts office, rehearsal room, library, music club, museum, and cinema in town.

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Manage your award

Want to get the word out about your arts or cultural event or exhibit? Here are some tips on sending out information to the public and local media.

Step 1. Gather all the details: who, what, where, when and why.

Step 2. Gather graphics for publicity. Gather photos, create a logo if necessary, work with a designer on the look and any printed materials.

Step 3. Write a press release and/or prepare a press kit and send to the media.


The Press Release

Press releases inform the media about your event and can inspire the media to publish a calendar listing or even cover the event. Click here for a description and example of the anatomy of a press release.

  • Try to let the media know what makes your event unique or relevant.
  • Be genuine. Exaggeration or inaccuracy will only hurt your chances of being a reliable media source. The more a press release reads like an actual news article, the better. Many smaller publications love releases they can print verbatim.
  • Press releases should look professional and be easy to read. Type double-spaced.
  • Make sure the organization's name, address, website and contact information is visible.
  • Include the media contact's name, direct phone line and e-mail address near the top of the first page.
  • Include a "pull date" (the last date of the event) near the top of the first page.
  • Include a headline that summarizes the event and invites people to read the details.
  • All the most pertinent information should be included in the first paragraph - the five W's. Who is presenting what, where and when? Why should people attend? Include information on how people can attend or buy tickets, locations of ticket venues or website, e-mail and/or box office phone-line information.
  • Additional paragraphs can provide more descriptive information about the event, artists involved and quotes.
  • Use your mission statement or general description of the organization at the end of the press release.
  • If the press release is longer than one page, write "-More-" at the bottom of each page. At the end of the last page, include "# # #" to indicate the end of the release.

The Press Kit

Press kits provide useful background information for members of the press writing previews or reviews of your arts or cultural event. A press kit should be organized in a folder and generally includes:

1) Organization Information (front to back on the left side of the folder)

  • Mission statement
  • Brief organizational history
  • Organizational brochure
  • Feature articles on the organization or lead staff
  • Board list
  • Business card for media contact

2) Specific Event Information (front to back on the right side of the folder)

  • Press release for the event
  • Photos or artwork related to the event
  • Event postcard or flyer
  • Event program
  • Artists' bios, if not in the program
  • Preview articles about the event

Note: Do not include reviews of the event or previous events in the press packet. Most reviewers do not want to be influenced by the opinions of others.


Online calendars

There are numerous websites with online events calendars to use to publicize your event. Here are few:


Daily and weekly papers

Send your press releases to local newspapers. Here are some of the dailies and weekly papers to begin with.


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

Most radio stations accept a written public service announcement (PSA). Some will take a pre-recorded PSA. Check the website of the radio station you think best matches your audience. Many stations belong to the Puget Sound Broadcasters Association or Washington State Association of Broadcasters . Both organizations list links to their members.


Television

Seattle Channel , the city's municipal television channel, is committed to covering local arts and culture. Art Zone with Nancy Guppy on Seattle channel specifically covers the local art scene.

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

The Put the Arts in Parks 2016 brochure is now available and includes an exciting summer of events funded by the program in its pilot year.

2016 Put the Arts in Parks Partners

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Zulu Park Jams

Zulu Park Jams celebrates the diversity of our many communities. The summer program consists of DJs bands, performances, dance showcases, live art, live production and interactive arts and games.
$7,200
Black Star Line
African Village Experience

An African Village setting at Pratt Park with participants engaged in traditional African dancing, singing, drumming, masks and drum making. Participants will explore traditional African foods, cloth, artwork design and how the entire experience relates to our current societal culture which links all of us in America to Africa.
$7,200
Blanca Santander
Park in the Heart

A caravan tent will be set-up for several Saturdays during the summer at Ballard Commons Park to give art classes to kids exploring nature themes, recycle art, painting, and lessons in technique.
$7,200
Cecilia Corsano-Leopizzi
TUFFEST

A one-day music and arts festival in Judkins Park produced and curated by female-identifying and non-binary individuals. TUFFEST seeks to empower women, women of color, and non-binary individuals through workshops, installation art, and electronic music as outlets for social change and building community.
$7,200
Central Area Community Festival
Central Area Community Festival

An event at Garfield Playfield that shares art, culture and educational information that raises awareness around issues that affect the Central Area community. The festival is an event under the Seattle summer sun filled with music to charm the soul, food to pleasure the taste buds, and fun to delight the spirit.
$2,200
danielandsomesuperfriends
All 4 1 ARTpalooza

All 4 1 ARTpalooza is a summer festival with visual art and music. Local visual artists will display their work and musicians and dancers will perform on the All 4 1 ARTpalooza Stage at Martin Luther King Memorial Park.
$4,800
Entre Hermanos
South Park Pride 2016

A community celebration that brings a family friendly LGBTQ Pride festivity to the community of South Park, at the Duwamish Waterway Park. It engages community artists, including musicians, drag performers and others in an afternoon of entertainment and also information sharing with a variety of community groups.
$2,400
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
The Art & Culture of Lucha Libre

A festival at Duwamish Waterway Park to celebrate, educate and participate in the Mexican tradition of Lucha Libre whose fan base is second only to soccer (futbol) fans with a live Lucha Libre exhibition.
$7,200
Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle
Eritrean Independence Day Celebration

A family-friendly event at Volunteer Park celebrating the arts and culture of Eritrea. The event will feature Eritrean singers and musicians, local Eritrean children and youth performing traditional dances, poetry readings, dramatic interpretations, and a showcase of visual arts.
$7,200
Espacio de Arte
Zapateo: Punto con tacon

This outdoor arts event at Mineral Springs Park provides an afternoon of performance, and interactive workshops focusing on rhythms in movement, instruments, and words to celebrate Hispanic art and performance with particular focus on the percussive footwork characteristic of Spanish, Afroperuvian, and Mexican dance.
$2,400
First Hill Improvement Association
First Hill Park Comes Alive with Music

Musicians will play in First Hill Park three days a week From May to September to activate the park during lunch and afternoon hours for the local community who work and and live in the neighborhood.
$5,850
Franchesska Berry
The Delridge Community Center Park's "Day of Dance 2016"

A cross-cultural arts festival featuring traditional artists, music, dance classes and vendors from West and East Africa at Delridge Playfield. The event will close with performances from featured artists of the day in an immersion of cross-cultural audience participation and experience.
$7,200
Fremont Arts Council
Luminata Lantern Walk

A night-time lantern processional around Green Lake that marks the changing season from summer to fall, with artist-made luminaries and lighted art installations along the path way. The event culminates six-weeks of open lantern making workshops at the headquarters of the Fremont Arts Council (FAC).
$1,200
GreenStage
Backyard Bard

Backyard Bard brings free, abbreviated performances to smaller parks in the Seattle area. Two, one-hour long shows, both played by the same four actors, will tour multiple neighborhood parks.
$4,800
Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueno
Guelaguetza

A day-long, family-friendly festival of live music, dance, and costumes from Oaxaca, Mexico to take place at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Walkway Park.
$1,200
Huameng Yu
Jyun Jyun Show

A cultural event celebrating ancestry and heritage through multi-media, interactive performances and storytelling. Artists will perform original music with live projected animation, shadow dancing and puppetry. Community is engaged through building a group altar, traditional craft making, and an invocation led by local youth and the Duwamish Tribe.
$4,800
Inspired Child
Inspired Child presents Love Power and Purpose

An eight week program at Judkins Park, which will include a a tap dance workshop, poetry/spoken word workshop and a daily art project. The program will culminate in an end of summer performance and the self-publishing of a book featuring poetry and photographs of participants art work and tap dance routine.
$7,200
Jim Page
Jim Page and Friends-Everybody Band Sing Along!

Singer and songwriter, Jim Page and selected presenters will lead an all-ages sing and play along presentations at Ballard Commons Park on Saturday afternoons between June and September 2016. The public will be invited to bring instruments and their voices to participate for free.
$2,400
Lake City Future First
Music in the Mini Park

A summer weekly concert series at Lake City Way Mini Park featuring and encouraging dance. The concerts will draw from different ethnic cultures for each event featuring dance and food that will acommpany the music/dance origins.
$3,562
Laura Tyler
Community-Building Through Fence Art in Beer Shiva

South Shore School's 6th graders will work with lead artist Jennifer Bennett to create hanging tapestries of flowers and leaves to cover fence panels that divide Beer Shiva Park and Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. This site-specific piece will be made from recycled materials. The installation, park tours, and native plant identification will be open to the community.
$4,800
Make Music Seattle
Make Music Seattle Day

Curated concerts in 20 Seattle parks as a part of the Make Music Day on the 2016 summer solstice. The concerts are free and open to all ages and genres of music and will activate Seattle parks with a new festival that promotes music, celebrates diversity, and builds community connections.
$7,200
Nonsequitur, Inc.
Listening to Open Space

Members of the Seattle Phonographers Union will perform free concerts in three different parks, using only sounds previously collected in the parks. In conjunction with these live concerts, group members will engage with local communities by offering a series of free guided Silent Soundwalk workshops before each concert.
$4,800
Northwest African American Museum
Jimi in the Park

An event to celebrate the re-opening of Jimi Hendrix Park with an outdoor concert featuring local musicians that have been inspired by the music of Jimi Hendrix.
$2,400
Northwest Tap Connection
Othello Park Summer Dance Camp

A free five week Summer Dance Camp at Othello Park which will include Tap, African, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Toddler Hip Hop (provider and children up to age 5) and will culminate in performances at Othello Park's International Music and Arts Festival and the Seattle Police Community Picnic.
$7,200
Othello Park Alliance
Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival

A free, one day festival held in Othello Park that features a dynamic entertainment line-up of performing and visual artists that highlight southeast Seattle's diverse styles and cultures while providing opportunities for community to come together.
$7,200
Reel Grrls
Summer Screening with Filmmakers Q&A

An outdoor summer screening at Delridge Park. Work created by youth in Reel Grrls media programs along with short films created by several local filmmakers, will be screened. Interactive tables with basic media production instruction, including storyboarding workshops and shot composition handouts will allow attendees to learn about film-making.
$2,400
Show Brazil
"BRAZIL IN THE PARKS!!"

Brazil in the Parks!! is a brand new event in Seattle aiming to highlight the beauty of the Brazilian culture with food, workshops and hands-on activities. This event will preceed Seattle Center Festal's BrasilFest.
$7,200
The 14/48 Projects
14/48: Outdoors

An outdoor version of The World's Quickest Theater Festival to take place at Salmon Bay Park. Seven writers, seven directors, 26 actors, seven designers and seven musicians will create 14 original plays over 48 hours: writing, casting, rehearsing, designing, scoring, then performing each evening of the festival.
$7,200
The Freeway Park Association
Community Kites at Freeway Park*

A temporary public art program that invites park visitors to paint their own weather-proof kites, which are then hung throughout Freeway Park from August through October.
$2,400
The Lion's Main Art Collective
South Seattle Queer and Trans Community Arts Festival

An outdoor community festival, featuring music, visual art, performance, and community outreach in the John C. Little Park. This pop-up show will focus on queer and trans visibility in southeast Seattle.
$4,800
Tina Polzin
Blood Wedding

A bilingual multi-disciplinary production of Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca to be offered in multiple parks with both Spanish and English speaking communities.
$7,200
Umoja Peace Center
Umoja Fest 2016

An African heritage festival Judkin's Park. The festival and parade celebrate the culture, arts, history and countless contributions of people of the African Diaspora.
$7,200
University Heights Center
Summer Music Program

University Heights Center will produce a Summer Music Series on Saturdays during the bustling U District Farmers Market focused on world music and the University Heights Open Space Park.
$4,800
Current Grants for Organizations
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.
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.
Professional Development
Turning Commitment into Action
In conjunction with the Office for Civil Rights we are offering arts and cultural organizations the tools they need to turn their commitments to building racial equity – both within their organizations and through their work in and with community – into actions for tangible change.
Have/Need Rental Space
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Built in 1915, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute is an historic landmark and the perfect venue for your special event. Designed by B. Marcus Priteca, and formerly the Jewish Synagogue of Chevra Biku Cholim, the building became a community center and part of the City of Seattle’s facilities in 1972. It underwent extensive renovations in 2011 to preserve its architectural character and update the facilities.
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.
More Grant/Funding Opportunities
CityArtist Projects grant
Providing grants for Seattle-based individual artists to develop and present their work. The program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years.
Seattle is seeking the next Civic Poet
The Civic Poet Program supports an established poet with a two-year City residency as literary ambassador. In addition to annual City events, the Civic Poet will foster community dialogue and engagement between the public and artists, while celebrating the literary arts. The program emerged from the earlier Poet Populist program and invests in the future of literary arts through community connections.5/8/2017
Public Artist Roster
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is creating a Public Artist Roster of approximately 160 emerging, mid-career and established artists who will be pre-qualified for future art projects at city utility facilities, parks, street rights-of-way and other locations. This roster is one method of selecting artists to develop temporary, permanent, free-standing or site-integrated artwork projects in a variety of forms, sizes and complexities, outdoors and indoors.4/12/2017
The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster now open<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Office of Arts & Culture maintains an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for The Creative Advantage. The roster is a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals. The application to the 2017 community arts partner roster is now open. Deadline: April 18, 20174/18/2017
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
Outreach & Communications Intern <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Seeking an undergraduate student to intern with the Communications and Outreach team. The Communications and Outreach Team is responsible for office communications (including printed materials, website, blog and social media), outreach efforts and events (internal and external), as well as working with the press and partnering with other organizations to activate and sustain Seattle through arts and culture..2/7/2017
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.2/9/2017
Center City Connector Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four (4) streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line. 2/21/2017
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Seattle ARTS is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2017, the Public Fellows program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will receive professional mentoring, an annual stipend of $67,500, and health insurance. Deadline March 22, 2017.03/22/2017
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.
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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