Welcome to the Seattle Arts Voter Guide!

Welcome to the Seattle Arts Voter Guide! Compiled by MFA and MPA students at Seattle University enrolled in the “Public Policy and the Arts” course, this nonpartisan guide seeks to engage all City Council Candidates on how they imagine the arts as part of Seattle. Seattle University neither endorses nor opposes any candidate.

Here in Seattle, the arts engage with issues of access, affordability, community, creativity, culture, disability, displacement, the economy, equity, gentrification, neighborhood growth, preservation, race, tourism, and more. We think it is important that all Candidates and Councilmembers engage with the arts as a central part of Seattle.

Discover the guide:

Connect with the critical issues that intersect with the arts in Seattle: access, affordability, creativity, displacement, equity, housing, homelessness, preservation, and social justice. Discover the 56 Candidates running for the 2019 City Council Primary.

Dialogue by asking questions of City Council Candidates about critical issues in the arts and Seattle.

Engage candidate statements as they come in.

Vote! The primary election is August 6, 2019. Register and know how to Vote!