A decade ago, Seattle had the most arts organizations per capita of any U.S. city, and the city continues to top lists for cities with the most Arts Vibrancy, the Most Creative Cities, and the highest proportion of working artists. Connect with critical issues including access, creativity, displacement, homelessness and housing, income inequality, journalism, preservation, and racial equity.
Affordability and Housing
- “Capitol Hill’s 12th Ave Arts hoped to be a sign of things to come with Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability expansion,” Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, 21 March 2019
- Brangien Davis, “How Artists Survive in Seattle,” Crosscut, 26 April 2018
- The CAP Report, City of Seattle & Office of Arts and Culture
Disability Justice and the Arts
Displacement and Gentrification
- Knute Berger, “Looking at Gentrifcation in Seattle,” Seattle Magazine, 17 October 2016.
- Jonathan Cunningham, “Central Intelligence: As gentrification threatens culture, can art help save the soul of the C.D.?,” City Arts, 26 October 2017.
- Jen Graves, “Seattle Artists Race to Document Cultures Gentrification is Erasing,” The Stranger, 30 November 2016.
- “ARTS partnered with UW Evans School on a study of the creative economy” Arts Beat Blog, Office of Arts & Culture
- Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts Committee, Seattle City Council
Governmental Agencies and Policies
- Office of Arts and Culture
- Office of Music and Film
- Seattle Arts Commission
- Admissions Tax
- History Link: “Seattle Arts Commission / Office of Arts & Culture“
- Jim Dever, “Giving Voice to the Homeless at Seattle Art Museum,” King 5 News, 25 June 2019
- Zosha Millman, “New piece at Seattle Art Museum builds on community perceptions of homelessness,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 21 May 2019
- Aguedo Pacheco Flores, “Income inequity in the arts is a national problem. How does Seattle stack up?” Crosscut, 24 June 2019
- Leah Baltus, Amanda Manitach, Dan Paulus, Gemma Wilson, Jonathan Zwickel, “End of an Era,” City Arts Magazine, 8 November 2018
- Christopher Frizzelle, “R.I.P. City Arts,” The Stranger, 8 November 2018
- Brendan Kiley, “City Arts is officially done: magazine ceases publication: lets go of staff,” The Seattle Times, 8 November 2018
- Erica C Barnett, “The Latest Battle Over the Showbox,” Seattle Magazine, 20 June 2019
- Lester Black, “City Gives the Showbox Landmark Status, Citing Stage, Dance Floor, Domed Ceiling, and Exterior,” The Stranger, 18 July 2019
- Margo Vansynghel, “Historical Preservation: What’s Worth Saving,” CityArts, 26 October 2018.
- “Racial Equity,” Office of Arts and Culture
- Erika Lindsay, “ARTS Publishes ‘Capacity Building for Racial Equity in Public Art,’” Arts Beat Blog, Office of Arts and Culture, 2 October 2018
- Lauren Semet, “Looking In, Looking Out: Equity at 4Culture,” 4Culture, 22 February 2018
- Ana Sofia Knauf, “City Encourages Local Creatives to Discuss Racial Equality with New Workshops,” The Stranger, 13 September 2016
Valuing the Arts
- Arts Fund, Social Impact Study