The City of Seattle established the Seattle Arts Commission in 1971, which became the Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs in 2002, and then the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture in 2013. 

  • Primary Form of Entity: Governmental
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary, Heritage
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Funding, Support to Arts Organizations, Support to Artists, Community Development


Case Studies


Seattle Office of Arts & Culture: Confronting Institutional Racism in the Arts, Tanya Sharp