For Candidates

Hello from the Seattle Arts Voter Guide! Compiled by MFA students enrolled in the 2021 summer course “Public Policy and the Arts” at Seattle University, the nonpartisan guide includes statements by Candidates on how they imagine arts as part of Seattle. Seattle University neither endorses nor opposes any candidate.

We are inviting you — City Council, Mayoral, School Board, County Council, and County Executive Candidates — to participate in the guide. Here’s how: 

Email at anytime to share your arts platform that we will post on this website. Email with ANY of the following:

  • An attachment or link to preferred image
  • Your statement on the arts (any word length). Consider engaging with the following questions:
    • What is your arts platform? 
    • How do you envision the arts as part of the Seattle, especially as part of critical issues including access, affordability, displacement, economic development, education, preservation, and racial equity?
    • How do the arts reflect the voices, perspectives, and communities in your district? What are challenges and opportunities?
    • How do you plan to work with governmental agencies including the Office of Arts and Culture and the Seattle Arts Commission?
    • Describe a meaningful arts experience that has stayed with you over time. How have the arts affected your life?
  • Link(s) to campaign website and/or social media pages 

We ask that you email us ( as soon a possible to give voters enough time to engage your platform.

As your platform comes in, our class will post it on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter, and share it with our networks of arts lovers, artists, arts organizations, and community members ahead of the August 3, 2021 Primary Election.

Thank you!!

-Seattle Arts Voter Guide