Professional Development

The Office of Arts & Culture provides resources for individuals, organizations, artists and educators wishing to further their career through professional development opportunities. In alignment with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative, we work to eliminate institutional racism in our programs, policies and practices.



Teaching Artists

Check back for registration info on The Creative Advantage Summer Institute. The institute is open to teaching artists, educators, administrators, community members, and anyone invested in providing equitable arts education for all students in Seattle Public Schools.

This free, one-day workshop will include inspiring presentations by national thought leaders, hands-on art-making activities and opportunities to network and collaborate with peers. Advanced registration is required, including lunch and eight (8) Washington State Clock Hours.

The institute is offered at no cost to participants. Online registration is required and includes three Washington State Clock hours for teachers.

The Creative Advantage invests in artists and educators thru ongoing professional learning opportunities that deepen qualities of practice and foster community. This includes an annual Learning Series and Summer Arts Partner Institute.  Emerging to established teaching artists, teachers, administrators, and youth development workers are invited to participate in these trainings presented in partnership with Seattle Art Museum.

Check out additional professional development opportunities offered by local and national partners:

Seattle Public Schools Professional Development for Education Partners

School's Out WA - Trainings and Workshops

TAT Lab - Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab

Teaching Artist Training Programs from TAG (Teaching Artist Guild)

Emerging Leaders

Arts & Culture

Gülgün Kayim, Director
Address: 303 S. Jackson Street, Top Floor, Seattle, WA , 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94748, Seattle, WA , 98124-4748
Phone: (206) 684-7171
Fax: (206) 684-7172

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The Office of Arts & Culture promotes the value of arts and culture in, and of, communities throughout Seattle. It strives to ensure that a wide range of high-quality artistic experiences are available to everyone, encourage artist-friendly arts and cultural policy.