The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture,(ARTS) is invested in training the next generation of public artists, who can create culturally relevant artworks that represent the diverse population of the city of Seattle. ARTS is offering a FREE two-day intensive basic training overview to artists who are ready to translate their exhibition experience to the public realm.


Public Art Boot Camp is open to artists living in Washington State. Any artist who has not received a temporary or permanently sited public commission over $1,500 (an artwork that is created by an artist at the request of an entity: public agency, corporation, or individual), can apply to for the two-day training. This is a competitive process so artists must apply to be considered. Up to 30 artists will be selected to participate in the Public Art Boot Camp.

Applicants should have an interest in exploring the presentation of their work in public settings and an interest in community-building or enhancing the built environment. Applicants should also be committed to learning how to maintain artistic creativity and vision while attending to the demands of the public process. Priority will be given to emerging artists, artists from historically under-represented communities and artists from communities of color.


11p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (Pacific Daylight Time).


Click here to apply on CaFÉ. CaFÉ will be performing scheduled maintenance on Thursdsay, December 17 between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Mountain Time Denver (U.S.A. – Colorado). During this period the site will be OFFLINE. Thanks for your patience as we perform these upgrades to CaFÉ’s service.


We strongly encourage you to attend the workshop, especially if you are a first-time applicant.

Monday, January 11, 2016, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia City Library
4721 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, Washington 98118

Info, or Marcia Iwasaki at (206) 233-3946 or Elisheba Johnson at (206) 684-0182.