Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Jonathan Cunningham named newest Seattle Arts Commissioner
5/28/2014 9:00:00 AM
Calandra Childers (206) 684-7306
Jonathan Cunningham named newest Seattle Arts Commissioner
SEATTLE (May 27, 2014) — The Seattle Arts Commission has announced its newest member, Jonathan Cunningham of the EMP Museum. Cunningham was appointed by Mayor Ed Murray, and will serve until Dec. 31, 2015 when he will be up for reappointment. Acting in an advisory capacity to the mayor and City Council, Seattle Arts Commissioners help shape policy decisions, make recommendations, and provide citizen participation in city government.
Jonathan Cunningham is the Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP Museum where he’s tasked with growing EMP’s numerous youth initiatives and creating more opportunities for community members to access and design programming at the museum. He has facilitated after-school programming in Seattle’s Central District and the South End; hosted a show on Hollow Earth Radio dedicated to music and news from the Central District; and is a part of Hidmo, a community arts collective based at Washington Hall. In addition to being a board member of The Seattle Globalist, he’s currently working on a Masters in Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington. At his core, Jonathan is a transplanted Detroiter with deep connections to Seattle’s music and arts community, and is an award-winning music journalist and editor with content published in major outlets such as FADER, Vibe, Spin, Rollingstone.com, and Village Voice Media.
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