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Tag: Seattle Arts Commission

Seattle Arts Commission Budget Priorities

October 6th, 2014

The Seattle Arts Commission has prioritized increasing racial equity in Seattle for 2015 and 2016.


Arts Mean Business

October 28th, 2013

The City’s Arts Means Business program once funded jobs crucial to arts, culture and heritage organizations. It should be renewed next year.


Arts Commission Budget Comments

October 21st, 2013

The Seattle Arts Commission has submitted its comments regarding the Office of Arts & Culture’s (OAC) 2014 proposed budget.


The Mayor’s Proposed Arts Budget

September 30th, 2013

The Seattle Arts Commission will soon provide the Council its comments on the Mayor’s proposed 2014 arts office budget.


Update on Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

August 5th, 2013

The last meeting of the committee charged with recommending changes to Langstin Hughes Performing Arts Institute was held July 24th. The arts office’s plan for implementing those changes will be discussed in my committee this Fall.


Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

November 13th, 2012

I recently wrote about funding arts-related capital facility projects through the City’s arts office. Today, I’m writing about another arts-related budget issue: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, or LHPAC. When the Mayor proposed transferring the operations of LHPAC from the parks department to the arts office, some expressed concern it might stray from its long-time […]


Urban Politics #143: Budget Summary

November 24th, 2002

Last Monday the City Council unanimously passed the City’s 2003-2004 Budget after having to reduce our expenditures by over $60 million. We received the Mayor’s proposed budget on September twenty-third and by state law we have to pass a balanced budget by December first.


Urban Politics #141: Changing The Arts Commission

November 1st, 2002

In response to the City’s anticipated $60 million deficit next year, the Mayor has proposed drastic cuts in every City department budget, including the Arts Commission’s. The Council is presently considering the Executive’s idea to temporarily suspend one of the Commission’s annual revenue sources, 20% of the City’s admissions tax receipts other than those generated by men’s professional sports. Half of that revenue stream will be made up from the General Fund. The Admissions tax would automatically kick in again in 2005.


Urban Politics #109: A Roundtable Discussion On Artists’ Spaces

May 20th, 2001

Join me this Tuesday, May 22, 2001,from 10:30AM to 12:00 PM at The Dome Room in the Arctic Building, 700 3rd Ave, at 3rd Ave & Cherry Street. (enter through the side entrance, off Cherry Street) for a discussion on artists’ spaces.


Urban Politics #108: Film: Shooting-In-Seattle

May 13th, 2001

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), for the first time ever, will feature local filmmakers and their projects in a special series, “On Location – Shooting in Seattle”. As part of this new event – which I initiated – films shot and produced in Seattle, including narrative feature films, documentaries, short films and featurettes, will compete for a “A Shooting in Seattle Recognition Award” to be announced on June 17th at the Golden Space Needle awards ceremony.