Posts categorized under Arts & Culture Archives - Office of the Mayor

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.2 Million in Funding for Black & Tan Hall to Purchase New Venue

Building Acquisition Solidifies Residency in South Seattle Neighborhood At High Risk of Displacement Seattle (December 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle provided $1,190,000 in funding to Black & Tan Hall for the purchase of the historic theater building located at 5608 Rainier Avenue South. The organization will provide arts and cultural programming in Hillman City. Funding… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Cultural Space Agency Charter to Create First Public Development Authority in Nearly 40 Years

New Public Development Authority to Develop Real Estate Projects in Partnership with Cultural Communities SEATTLE (December 15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed the Cultural Space Agency Public Development Authority (PDA) charter to create the first new PDA in nearly 40 years. The Cultural Space Agency is a first-of-its-kind cultural… [ Keep reading ]

Annual Report Highlights Unprecedented Challenges Facing Seattle

Seattle (December 4, 2020) – Three years ago, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was sworn in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks three years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has released its third annual report outlining updates on key community… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Leadership Updates at Emergency Management, Human Services, and Arts and Culture

Seattle (December 4, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced several leadership changes, including the appointment of Curry Mayer as Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Helen Howell as Interim Director of the Human Services Department (HSD), and Calandra Childers as Interim Director of the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). HSD… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Results of 2020 Presidential Election

Seattle (November 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Senator Kamala Harris winning the 2020 presidential election: Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. It is so important that the President-elect affirms this is a day to start healing… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force Launches to Guide Historic $100 Million Investment In BIPOC Communities

Community leaders will spearhead community-centered process that may include participatory budgeting Seattle (October 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle announced today the initial membership of the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force, which will spearhead a community-led process to develop recommendations for a historic $100 million new investment in Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities… [ Keep reading ]

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Mayor Durkan’s 2021 Budget Address: Rebuilding a More Just and Equitable City

Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her annual budget address and transmitted her 2021 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in our region, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address via pre-recorded video shared online and broadcast to the Seattle Channel. In… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Local Leaders Launch Seattle Together Initiative to Create Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

Interactive Initiative Asks Residents to Amplify Stories of Community Good Work, Elevate Resources, Build Relationships During Pandemic SEATTLE (May 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new Seattle Together initiative, which is designed to celebrate ideas, share resources and events, and connect community during… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page to Help People Experiencing Significant Disruptions due to COVID-19

New resource page includes information about financial support for workers and businesses, food relief programs, volunteer opportunities and more SEATTLE (March 23, 2020) – To help communities significantly impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle, the City of Seattle created a new centralized website where residents can find information about relief programs… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Initial $1.1 Million Arts Recovery Package to Support Creative Workers and Arts and Cultural Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Will Shortly Sign New Executive Order Declaring a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions of Nonprofits and Small Businesses Seattle (March 17, 2020) – Building on the City’s initial measures to provide financial relief for small businesses, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $1.1 million in City of Seattle funding to invest… [ Keep reading ]