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In this Issue — September 2012

 Funding available for neighborhood and community arts events
 Hear about progress of Seattle schools K-12 arts plan, Sept. 27
 Cultural Facilities funded partners announced
 City Hall exhibition on Haiti before and after 2010 earthquake
 Joyce Hsu chosen to create art for Safe Routes to Schools program
 Seeking public art project manager for SDOT art program
 Applications for arts jobs funding due Sept. 10
 Register now for Arts & Social Change Symposium
 Panel discussion on women and the urban environment, Sept. 13
 Get Crushed! at Arts Crush festival
 Catch up on the local art scene with Art Zone



Funding:
Arts Mean Business
Deadline: Sept. 10
Funding:
Neighborhood & Community Arts
Deadline: October 24
Other:
Calls for Artists
Jobs
Funding
Training

Remember Haiti opening reception

Seattle Arts Commission Meeting

Neighborhood & Community Arts Information Session

K-12 Arts Plan Mid-Point Meeting


City Hall Lobby and Anne Focke galleries:
Remember Haiti
Through November 2
Seattle Municipal Tower:
BIG AND BOLD: An Exhibition of Sizable Artworks
Through Sept. 28
 
Image: Join us for an informative, interactive evening and hear about progress of Seattle Public Schools K-12 arts plan, Sept. 27. Students at Gage's Teen Art Studio paper-cutout design class. Photo by Fedora el Morro.
Funding available for neighborhood and community arts events
 
 
This year's Pista sa Nayon festival was funded through the neighborhoods and community arts program.
 
Seattle offers an extraordinary array of arts and cultural events throughout its diverse neighborhoods. Community groups planning a neighborhood arts or cultural event in 2013 can now apply for funding through our Neighborhood & Community Arts program. Funded organizations receive $1,200 to support annual public festivals and events. The deadline to apply is 11 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Pick up some pointers on putting together a successful application at an information session, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24 at the 2100 Building. Space is limited. RSVP to Jenny Crooks, (206) 684-7084, by Thursday, Sept. 20.

In 2012, the funding program provided $1,200 each to 39 organizations to support annual public festivals and events, including The Edible Book Festival, TÍt Festival and Fiestas Patrias.
 
Hear about progress of Seattle schools K-12 arts plan, Sept. 27
 
 
Students at Gage's Teen Art Studio paper-cutout design class. Photo by Fedora el Morro.
 
We're partnering with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and local education and cultural partners to host a mid-point meeting on the progress of the Seattle K-12 Arts Learning Collaborative to create a comprehensive, district-wide K-12 arts plan. Join us for an informative, interactive evening, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at City Hall's Bertha Knight Landes Room.

Following a group creative activity, we will focus on the role that arts learning plays in creating innovators in our community and how the arts plan will ensure that all students have access to the great arts opportunities our city offers.

Free supervised arts activities for school-aged children will be provided. Space for the children's arts workshop is limited; RSVP is required to Jenny Crooks, (206) 684-7084.

The arts education planning work is made possible by a grant that SPS received from The Wallace Foundation. The community planning process runs through January 2013. The creation of the arts plan builds on the multi-year Arts Education Partnership between the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Seattle Public Schools

Read more about the K-12 Arts Learning Collaborative here.
 
Cultural Facilities funded partners announced
 
 
The exhibition Hot, Warm, Cold: From Concept to Reality at Pratt Gallery in the Tashiro Kaplan Building. Photo by Duffy Kingsolver.
 
Fourteen Seattle-based arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations will receive funding through the new pilot Cultural Facilities program to support urgent-need, facilities-based capital projects. A total of $150,000 will be distributed to support projects such as adding an ADA-access entryway, roof and furnace replacements, HVAC and wiring updates, and adding exterior security lighting. In all cases, the majority of funding for the facility's capital project was in place before organizations were able to apply to the program.

Projects range in size and scope. Jack Straw Foundation, a non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center, will add an ADA-access entryway to their University District site with $25,000. SouthEast Effective Development, a non-profit community development organization in Southeast Seattle, will add a $5,000 ADA elevator. And $15,000 goes to The Center for Wooden Boats to improve the exterior lighting on their campus.

For a complete list of funded organizations, visit the Cultural Facilities web page.
 
City Hall exhibition on Haiti before and after 2010 earthquake
 
 
Olivia Pendergast, Red Jumper Orphanage 1, 2011, oil, 36" x 36". Photo courtesy of the artist.
 
Haiti's January 2010, 7.0 earthquake left more than one million people homeless, 220,000 killed and 300,000 injured. The country, people, culture and struggle are captured through the work of Pacific Northwest artists Olivia Pendergast, Robert Horton and Eric D. Salisbury in the exhibition Remember Haiti. The show opens at a reception tonight, 4 to 6 p.m. and is on view through Nov. 2 at City Hall.

Pendergrast spent months in Haiti before the earthquake to capture the spirit and culture of the people. Horton and Salisbury went to Haiti one year after the earthquake as part of a mission trip organized by Of One Body, a Seattle nonprofit organization. Horton and Salisbury's art shares the strife, chaos and sadness of lives changed and lives lost.

Remember Haiti will consist of approximately 36 works in watercolor, acrylics and sumi ink drawings. Information will be available on how to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the earthquake.
 
Joyce Hsu chosen to create art for Safe Routes to Schools program
 
 
Joyce Hsu, Dragonfly (Incomplete Metamorphosis), 2006, powder coated aluminum. Located at Argonne Park, San Francisco, Calif. Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
 
Joyce Hsu will create a permanent artwork for the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Safe Routes to Schools program. Her artwork will add visibility to a school route through the use of materials, form and color and will also incorporate whimsical features for children to experience on their commute.

Hsu will work with the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and SDOT to identify locations for artwork at Northeast 130th Street from 25th to 28th streets and Southwest 30th and Roxbury streets. The work will be installed in late summer 2013.

Born in Hong Kong, Hsu is an Oakland, Calif.-based interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture, installation and public art. A panel of art and design professionals, joined by representatives from SDOT and the community, chose Hsu. The projects are commissioned with SDOT Bridging the Gap funds.

Read more about Hsu here.
 
Seeking public art project manager for SDOT art program
 
 
Paul Sorey, Coffee Pot Pergola, 2005, 30th Avenue N.E., permanently sited in front of Cranium's Café in Lake City.
 
We're seeking a senior project manager to join our public art team to work jointly in our agency and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to act as a liaison between the two departments and plan, develop, and coordinate art activities and 1% for Art funded projects related to SDOT. The project manager must also provide design guidance and act in an artist-in-residence capacity. The project manager will support public art selection panels, provide technical assistance concerning public art projects, research issues relevant to the local arts community, and make recommendations on program development and budget. The position is half-time but may develop into a full-time position addressing specific large-scale initiatives.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in fine arts, arts administration or a related field. Three years professional experience administering projects related to public art, including one year of lead experience, is required. Knowledge of contemporary art theory and history, artistic media and arts program administration is also required.

Applications close 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25 (Pacific Daylight Time). Go here for more information and to apply online.
 
Applications for funding for arts jobs due Sept. 10
 
 
Photographs being hung for the Museum of History & Industry's exhibition Picturing What Matters. Photo courtesy of MOHAI.
 
Applications for the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs' new Arts Mean Business funding program are due Monday, Sept. 10. The program will award one-time funding to Seattle arts, heritage, cultural and arts-service organizations for arts jobs that will make a difference in each organization's ability to generate extra revenue to carry out its mission.

Funds may be used to support salaried or contract positions that are crucial to the implementation of sustainable revenue strategies. These may be new positions or additional hours for existing positions.

Go here for information on eligibility and a link to the online application.
 
Register now for Arts & Social Change Symposium
 
 
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.
 
Panel discussion on women and the urban environment, Sept. 13
 
 
Suzanne Valadon, La Chambre Bleue (The Blue Room), 1923, oil on canvas, 35.4" x 45.7". Located at Centre Georges Pompidou, Museé national d'art moderne, Paris State purchase and attribution 1924.
 
Join us for the panel discussion Women and the Urban Environment, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Olympic Sculpture Park. The panel is part of Seattle Art Museum's (SAM) celebration of women in the 20th and 21st centuries surrounding the exhibition Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

The discussion will focus on how contemporary landscape architects, urban planners, geographers and those involved in development and public policy are examining, imagining and shaping cities and women's lives in them. Panelists will also consider the responsibilities and futures of their own vocations and why it is critical that women contribute to urban spaces. Panelists include Barbara Swift, principal of Swift & Company Landscape Architects; Cary Moon, director of the People's Waterfront Coalition; Lisa Picard, executive vice president of Skanska USA Commercial Development; and Thaisa Way, a feminist landscape historian and professor at the University of Washington.

The panel is free but registration is required.

The discussion is part of the Art & the Environment series, presented by SAM in close collaboration with the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the University of Washington College of Built Environments.
 
Get Crushed! at Arts Crush festival
 
 
Arts Crush festival is back in October.
 
The Arts Crush festival is back for its third year. Plan to spend your October immersing yourself in 31 days of creative adventures in art, literature, music, theatre, dance, film and more.

This extraordinary month-long festival encourages Seattleites to connect with artists and arts groups in unique and unexpected ways. Arts Crush features hundreds of free events, special discounts and once-a-year interactive arts opportunities for all ages. Plan to check out your options at the Arts Crush Kick-Off Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23. We'll see you there!
 
Catch up on the local art scene with Art Zone
 
 
Nancy Guppy at the Seattle Great Wheel.
 

Don't worry, summer isn't over yet. But summer break for Seattle Channel's Art Zone with Nancy Guppy is! Check out what's going on in the local arts scene. Here's what on the show this month.

On Sept. 14, ride the Seattle Great Wheel with Seattle Magazine arts writer Brangien Davis and get the dish on fall arts news. Visit the studio of glass-breaking artist Cassandria Blackmore. Vietnamese actor, refugee and former gang member Trieu Tran talks about his one-man show at ACT. And hear new music by Rocky Votolato.

On Sept. 21, Charles R. Cross chats about his new book on the band Heart. Actor and comedian Jennifer Jasper reveals all at Theater off Jackson. Western Bridge closes down for good. And listen to music from Poor Moon.

On Sept. 28, Art Zone profiles screenwriter Bob Nelson. Jennifer Worick talks about her new book Things I Want to Punch in the Face. And listen to the great sounds of the Corespondents.

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 Sept. 7.
 
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
City of Seattle
arts.culture@seattle.gov
(206) 684-7171
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