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In this Issue — October 2012

 2013 Budget Update
 Seeking artist for Elliott Bay Seawall Project
 Seeking artist for new proposed City Light facility
 City exhibition features artworks by LGBTQ artists
 Applications for neighborhood and community arts funds due Oct. 24
 Arts & Social Change event to address role of arts in creating awareness, registration closes Oct. 5
 Catch up on the local art scene with Art Zone



Funding:
Neighborhood & Community Arts
Deadline: Oct. 24
Call: Elliott Bay Seawall Project. Deadline: Oct. 26
Call: Proposed City Light facility. Deadline: Nov. 2
Other:
Calls for Artists
Jobs
Funding
Training

K-12 Arts Plan Mid-Point Meeting

Seattle Arts Commission Meeting

Arts & Social Change Symposium


City Hall Lobby and Anne Focke galleries:
Remember Haiti
Through November 2
Seattle Municipal Tower:
OUTstanding
October 2 through January 4

Reception:
Oct. 11, 4-6 p.m.
 
Image: Marcel Davis as Jerome in Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center's production of Bobbie & Jerome. Photo by Andre Helmstetter.
2013 Budget Update
 
 
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. Photo by Joe Mabel.
 
Mayor Mike McGinn has announced the 2013-2014 budget, and we are pleased to report that the budget for the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs' funding programs will continue in 2013 at 2012 levels. This includes CityArtists projects for individual artists, Youth Arts, Cultural Facilities, Neighborhood & Community Arts, Civic Partners for organizations, and our smART ventures small awards program. The 2013 budget does not include Arts Means Business funding as this program was a one-time addition by the mayor for the purpose of economic stimulus in 2012.

The mayor has also proposed an exciting change for us. Starting January 1, 2013, the city will move Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center into the portfolio of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs from Parks & Recreation, where it currently resides. At the same time, the city will restore the full portion of the Admissions Tax that is dedicated to the Office by City Council ordinance (75 percent). The addition of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center as another program under the Office aligns with our mission and fits the purview of the Admissions Tax to fund arts-related programs and keep artists living, working and growing in Seattle. The move will not affect staffing or programming levels at either organization. The Office will work with the Langston Hughes center over the next two years to develop a long-term, self-sustaining financial strategy for the center.

Read more about the Langston Hughes proposal in the mayor's press release here.
 
Seeking artist for Elliott Bay Seawall Project
 
 

 
We're seeking an artist or artist team to develop a detailed proposal for artwork for the Elliott Bay Seawall Project. The artwork will reveal and promote the habitat and ecological function of the new seawall. The call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 (Pacific Daylight Time). Go to the Elliott Bay Seawall call for artists for more information and the online application.

The new Elliott Bay Seawall will replace the existing seawall in downtown Seattle, from South Washington Street to Broad Street, with a structure that meets current safety and design standards. The seawall protects Seattle's downtown waterfront from wind-driven storm waves and the erosive tidal forces of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay. The seawall will also be the structural support for new public spaces along Seattle's waterfront.

The selected artist will join the seawall project team in early 2013. The seawall project is scheduled to reach final design in late 2013, with construction to be complete in early 2016.
 
Seeking artist for new proposed City Light facility
 
 
Yuki Nakamura, Filament (detail), slip cast porcelain light bulbs and 2-channel video projections, 2008. Seattle City Light's Portable Works Collection. Photo by Spike Mafford.
 
We're seeking an artist or artist team to develop permanent, site-integrated artwork for Seattle City Lights's (SCL) new proposed Denny Substation. The substation will provide a new electrical power distribution system to serve the South Lake Union and Denny Triangle urban areas. The call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. Applications are due 11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 (Pacific Daylight Time). Go to the Denny Substation call for artists for more information and the online application.

The artist will work closely with SCL and the substation's design team to develop the artwork. The artist will also develop proposals for opportunities artworks by other artists that can be incorporated in and around the facility in the future.

The artist will join the project team in January 2013. The design phase of the project is in design development, with construction to be complete in late 2016.
 
City exhibition features artworks by LGBTQ artists
 
 
Juan Alonso-Rodriguez, Desiderium, 1998, acrylic on panel, 60" x 96". Photo by Spike Mafford.
 
The exhibition OUTstanding features the artwork of artists who identify with the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning) community. This show provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and encourage dialogue that reinforces support for diversity. OUTstanding will be on display at the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2013. A reception sponsored by SEqual (Seattle's LGBTQ employees for Equality) will be 4 to 6 p.m., Oct. 11, at Seattle Municipal Tower.

OUTstanding highlights 22 artworks by 16 artists. "The city's collection is quite diverse in its holdings and this small sampling is no different. Consider the photographs titled Immuno-Environmental Corollary Part II from 1993 by Dan Corson. This triptych visually consists of coils of neon wrapped around dancing men in a darkened backdrop. The figures appear to float magically within an outdoor environment," explains Deborah Paine, city curator and collections manager. "Balance that against the hard-edged shapes of Robert Yoder's Hickory from 2002, a black and white abstract painting inspired by overhead views, city designs and maps in architectural drawings."

Paine selected the artworks from the city's Portable Works Collection.
 
Applications for neighborhood and community arts funds due Oct. 24
 
 
This year's Pista sa Nayon festival was funded through the neighborhoods and community arts program.
 
Applications for our Neighborhood & Community Arts funding program are due 11 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. Community groups planning a neighborhood arts or cultural event in 2013 can apply. Funded organizations receive $1,200 to support annual public festivals and events.

Seattle offers an extraordinary array of arts and cultural events throughout its diverse neighborhoods. In 2012, the funding program provided $1,200 each to 39 organizations to support annual public festivals and events, including The Edible Book Festival, Têt Festival and Fiestas Patrias.

For information contact Jenny Crooks, (206) 684-7084
 
Arts & Social Change event to address role of arts in creating awareness, registration closes Oct. 5
 
 
Gabriel Teodros. Photo by Robert Wade.
 
The Arts & Social Change Symposium will address the role that diverse arts play in creating awareness, inspiring cultural understanding, and developing policies to address equity and social change, Oct. 12 to 13 at Seattle Center. Register by Oct. 5 to receive a lower rate and guarantee your place at this important event.

Geared towards arts administrators, artists, social service professionals, government representatives and social justice leaders from around the Pacific Northwest, the event will include national keynote speakers, illuminating and participatory workshops and dynamic performances. Take advantage of networking opportunities to meet and share experiences and challenges and collaborate on agendas for change. Join the Arts & Social Change email list to receive updates about the event.

Arts & Social Change is hosted by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs in partnership with Washington State Arts Commission, The Wallace Foundation, 4Culture, Seattle Center and FESTAL, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and The Association of American Cultures.
 
Catch up on the local art scene with Art Zone
 
 

 
Gear up for fall with Seattle Channel's Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Find out what's going on in the local arts scene this month.

On Oct. 12, Art Zone is dedicated to the 2012 City Arts Festival and features in-studio performances from four local bands playing the festival: Larry Hawkins, My Goodness, Kevin Long, and Jose Bold & Friends.

On Oct. 19, watch a profile on artist Victoria Haven. Enjoy music from Omar Torrez. Seattle Art Museum presents the exhibition Elles on women in art. And check in with Light in the Attic Records.

On Oct. 26, renowned local artist Jeffry Mitchell enjoys a retrospective at Henry Art Gallery. Robert Horton and Fred Hopkins talk scary Halloween movies. And hear music from local darlings Seapony.

Art Zone with Nancy Guppy airs on Seattle Channel at 8 p.m., Fridays, and on KCTS Channel 9 at 11 p.m., Fridays and Sundays. You can also watch Art Zone on the web. Art Zone will not air on Oct. 5.
 
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
City of Seattle
arts.culture@seattle.gov
(206) 684-7171
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