#TalkTheArts is the Office of Arts & Culture’s bimonthly Twitter party, centering on a curated topic with a panel of guests from Seattle’s diverse arts community. The aim is to have regular conversations around arts that are robust and insightful with a variety of perspectives. We encourage everyone to join in and follow the conversation on Twitter via the #TalkTheArts hashtag, whether you’re in Seattle or anywhere else!

#TalkTheArts schedule

Thursday, June 30, noon - 1 p.m.: Maker Culture

September: Youth Twitter party with Creative Advantage

October: LGBTQ History and Arts

December: Arts and Consumerism

Previous #TalkTheArts

Bringing Diverse Histories To The Forefront <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture 1st Twitter Party of 2016 is all about bringing un(der)told history into the light.
How Media Talks About Artists Of Color <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
How does media engage artists of color and their work? What can get lost, and how can it get better?

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Current Grants/Funding for Artists
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
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.
Professional Development

Professional Development

ARTISTS UP <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.
Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT)
The Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT) is a flexible and creative professional development program for artists and arts administrators. SALT combines the need for on-going professional development with the creativity of the sector by bringing interesting, challenging and thought provoking workshops, networking and training to the Seattle’s arts ecology.
Other Artist Rosters
Community Arts Partner Roster <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The roster is a vetted list of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations that have been approved to work in Seattle Public Schools through the Creative Advantage. The roster is a community resource, available to schools, and community agencies who seek partners to lead creative learning experiences within their programs.
Ethnic Artist Roster
The Ethnic Artist Roster is a diverse list of artists of color who were selected through a panel process for exhibition opportunities in city owned or affiliated galleries.
The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster now open<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Office of Arts & Culture maintains an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for The Creative Advantage. The roster is a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals. The application to the 2017 community arts partner roster is now open. Deadline: April 18, 20174/18/2017

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