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May 3 – July 5, 2016
Featuring artwork from all disciplines and mediums created by students in the Path with Art program.
Mark Mitchell residency at Seattle Presents Gallery
Mitchell’s residency will feature work on a hand sewn casket pall that subverts the flag placed on the caskets of American heroes, and honors the lives lost because of our shared history of slavery and racism.
ARTS at King Street Station
Seattle is transforming King Street Station into a hub for arts and culture. In a unique collaboration between the Office of Arts & Culture, the Seattle Department of Transportation, and the Office of Economic Development, the City will create a dynamic space for arts and culture in the heart of the city.

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Public Art Project Manager <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Arts Program Specialist, Senior position in the Public Art Program of the Office of Arts & Culture will manage major permanently-sited, temporary and community engagement artwork projects. 5/31/2016
Mayor’s Arts Awards
Nominations open for 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards! Deadline: 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 315/31/2016
SPU portable works call
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) invites artists to submit images of available two-dimensional artwork that is a visual exploration of the meaning of water and its relationship to our lives for a competitive direct purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection. Artworks may be included in the 2016-2017 Poetry on Buses program.6/7/2016
Poetry on Buses <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
“Your Body of Water” Poetry on Buses 2016-2017, has expanded to offer community sourced poetry in nine languages on a broad range of bus, rail and station venues. Residents in King County, Washington is eligible to submit one poem up to 50 words in length on the theme of water online starting May 15 through September 30.9/30/2016
Writer/poet residency
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a practicing, published poet, fiction, or creative non-fiction writer for a unique project-based artist residency in the northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge. The selected writer will undertake an in-depth exploration of the bridge and write a piece in response to the experience. 2/16/2016
Lighting artist residency
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a lighting artist or lighting artist team for a unique project-based artist residency in the southwest tower on the University Bridge. The selected lighting artist(s) will undertake an in-depth exploration of Seattle’s three historic bascule bridges: the University, Fremont, and Ballard bridges, and create a conceptual plan for lighting each bridge. 2/16/2016
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.

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Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.
Maps & Apps
We invite you to chart your own course through the city keeping an eye out for art in unexpected places. Art gives shape to Seattleʼs urban fabric. Since 1973, Seattle has proudly supported this endeavor with its 1% for Art program. Venture into Seattleʼs many neighborhoods and find other engaging works of art. The cityʼs collection includes more than 400 permanent public artworks. Enjoy your journey. We hope you are inspired, delighted and challenged along the way.
Racial Equity
Resources and events related to the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative.
The Creative Advantage <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Creative Advantage is Seattle Public Schools commitment to arts education for all students. The initiative is ensuring that every student has arts integrated into their education, starting in kindergarten through high school.

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