Posts for 'Arts and Culture'

New Paid Sick and Safe Leave Report Published

April 23rd, 2014

Today in my Finance and Culture Committee meeting, we heard the last of five reports to the Seattle City Council about Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance.  The Ordinance, when passed in 2011, called for an evaluation of its impacts on employees and employers. The Seattle Office of City Auditor contracted with the University […]


Dance for Social Change

April 14th, 2014

Dance the Dream aims to create a shared life-affirming experience that brings people together to inaugurate a new era of progress and possibility.


Report on Cultural Development Certification

March 10th, 2014

A consultant has been selected to recommend how to establish the nation’s first cultural development certification program.


Fences and Schools

February 24th, 2014

Would you like to paint a mural or teach kids art? Apply by March 4th to teach and by March 10th to paint!


Seattle Tops Denver, Again, via Arts Partner Roster

February 10th, 2014 declares Seattle #2 and Denver #5 in their list of the nation’s 10 Best Cities to be an Artist. One reason we beat Denver (again!) is Seattle’s “Creative Advantage” arts education partnership.


Cultural Access Bill

February 3rd, 2014

“Cultural Access” bills have been introduced in the state legislature, House Bill 2212 and Senate Bill 6151, allowing counties to provide dedicated funding to non-profit arts, heritage and science organizations.


City of Literature

January 27th, 2014

Today, the Council passed Resolution 31500, endorsing Seattle’s bid to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a City of Literature.


Cultural Development Certification

January 13th, 2014

What is a Cultural Development Certification? It would be a first-of-its-kind certification for building development, similar to the LEED certification program.


Finance and Culture Committee; new 2014-5 Council committees

January 10th, 2014

On Monday the Council voted to pass Resolution 31499 to create a new committee structure for 2014-5. I will be chairing the Finance and Culture Committee. Councilmember Godden will be vice-chair, and newly elected Council President Burgess will also serve on the committee. In addition I will also be vice-chair of the Public Safety, Civil […]


Cultural Space Symposium

December 2nd, 2013

Apply by January 22, 2014 to the Cultural Development Certification RFP issued by the City’s arts office, calling for a certification program analogous to existing certifications for LEED.