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. We also support teaching artists, educators and organizations that are working toward a stronger more vibrant creative youth culture.
Arts Education Manager
Arts education now. Creative minds tomorrow.
Roster of Teaching Artists & Arts Orgs
The third annual Creative Advantage Summer Institute included inspiring presentations by local and national thought leaders, hands-on art-making activities and opportunities to network and collaborate with peers.
More Development Opportunities
The Creative Advantage invests in artists and educators thru ongoing professional learning opportunities that deepen qualities of practice and foster community. Emerging to established teaching artists, teachers, administrators, and youth development workers are invited to participate in these trainings. Check back for more information on the annual Arts Partnership Summer Institute and learning series presented in partnership with Seattle Art Museum .
The 2016 arts partner professional learning series is now open for registration ! The first session kicks off on January 7 with a workshop on best practices for school partnerships, and an overview of the Creative Advantage.
Additional sessions offered in this series: Social Practice in Arts Education (February 20); Strategies for Youth Voice (March 19); Trauma Informed Practice (April 2); Social & Emotional Learning (May 7)
Register now at SAM . Workshops offered at no cost to participants. Online registration required and includes three Washington State Clock hours for teachers.
Check out these professional development opportunities offered by creative youth program partners: