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Mayor Murray announces 2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients
Artist selected for Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Charles Sowers to be a member of the design team for the proposed Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project. Sowers will work with SDOT and project designers to develop and design artistic elements that will be integrated into the new bridge.
Mayor announces Seattle’s First Civic Poet <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Mayor Ed Murray announced Seattle’s first Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna. The new Civic Poet post serves as an ambassador for Seattle’s rich literary landscape and represents the city’s diverse cultural community.

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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.
Seattle Public Utilities Residency
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will commission one artist, or artist team of no more than two, for a six-month residency beginning in January 2016.

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Racial Equity
Resources and events related to the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative.
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.

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