Creative Youth

Seattle's creative youth are our future. Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture actively engages, encourages and fosters arts and cultural learning, programming and events for our city's young people. In alignment with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative, we work to eliminate institutional racism in our programs, policies and practices. We also support teaching artists, educators and organizations that are working toward a stronger more vibrant creative youth culture.

Teaching Artists

The fourth annual Creative Advantage Summer Institute is now open for registration! The institute is open to teaching artists, educators, administrators, community members, and anyone invested in providing equitable arts education for all students in Seattle Public Schools.

This free, one-day workshop will include inspiring presentations by national thought leaders, hands-on art-making activities and opportunities to network and collaborate with peers. Advanced registration required, includes lunch and eight (8) Washington State Clock Hours.

Register now at SAM. The institute is offered at no cost to participants. Online registration required and includes three Washington State Clock hours for teachers.

The Creative Advantage invests in artists and educators thru ongoing professional learning opportunities that deepen qualities of practice and foster community. This includes an annual Learning Series and Summer Arts Partner Institute.  Emerging to established teaching artists, teachers, administrators, and youth development workers are invited to participate in these trainings presented in partnership with Seattle Art Museum.

Check out additional professional development opportunities offered by local and national partners:

Seattle Public Schools Professional Development for Education Partners 

School's Out WA - training opportunities for all youth development workers 

TAT Lab - Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab

Teaching Artist Training Programs from TAG (Teaching Artist Guild)

Arts education now. Creative minds tomorrow.

Roster of Teaching Artists & Arts Orgs

Youth Related Grants