Programs

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) manages the city's public art program, grants for arts and cultural organizations, The Creative Advantage arts education initiative, the Cultural Space program, and cultural facilities such as the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and ARTS @ King Street Station to foster connections, amplify stories and build community.

In alignment with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative, we seek new solutions that use arts as a strategy to drive not only our office, but the City as a whole toward racial equity and social justice. We will continue to break barriers and build arts-integrated tools that challenge the status quo, and push us toward the inclusive society we envision. The Office is supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council.