Partner Agencies

 

ArtsWA is the Washington State Arts Commission. A state agency, formed by the Washington State Legislature in 1961, its mission is to nurture and support the role of the arts in the lives of all Washingtonians.

Contact ArtsWA: 711 Capitol Way S., Suite 600, Olympia, WA 98501

With a focus on racial equity, 4Culture funds, supports, and advocates for culture to enhance the quality of life in King County. It envisions a vibrant county where culture is essential and accessible to all.

Contact 4Culture: 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104
206-296-7580  |  hello@4Culture.org

 

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture  (ARTS)  manages the city's public art program, cultural partnerships grant programs, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, and The Creative Advantage initiative in the effort to foster a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. 

Contact ARTS: 303 S. Jackson Street, Top Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
206-684-7171  |  Arts.Culture@Seattle.gov

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Staff

Feel free to call or email us, or you can contact the whole team at helloartistsup@gmail.com.

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JEREMY BELIVEAU (THEY/he)

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture  |  jeremy.beliveau@seattle.gov 

Jeremy Beliveau is a lifelong artist and musician who was raised in Massachusetts and moved to Seattle in 2012. Jeremy has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Bard College and a master's degree in Museum Studies from the University of Washington. Before joining the team at ARTS, Jeremy worked on exhibits for the National Park Service, Center on Contemporary Arts (CoCA), Museum of Flight, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Public Library, and Chief Seattle Club. In their free time, Jeremy enjoys composing and recording music, playing with ink and paint, and doting over their houseplants.

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IRENE GÓMEZ (SHe/HER)

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture  |  irene.gomez@seattle.gov  |  206-684-7310

Irene administers CityArtists Projects and Civic Poet funding programs in addition to related technical support. She’s an active member of the city’s Race & Social Justice Initiative Change Team and volunteers on several boards and committees of a community foundation, artist collectives, and heritage organizations. Film, travel, friends and being the parent of an emerging media artist balance her interests outside of work.

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MIGUEL GUILLÉN (he/HIM)

ArtsWA  |  miguel.guillen@arts.wa.gov  |   360-586-0424

Miguel is the Grants to Organizations Program Manager for the Washington State Arts Commission. Miguel has several years of experience managing arts programs for the private, non-profit sector and providing support to community-based arts organizations, small arts groups, community-based projects, and individual artists across Washington State. He holds an Arts Management Certificate from Seattle Central Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts.

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Christina Harrison (SHe/HER)

4Culture  |  christina.harrison@4culture.org  |   206-263-0752

Musician Christina Harrison is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology. She is also the Arts Program Support Specialist at 4Culture.

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ASHRAF HASHAM (HE/HIM)

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture  |  ashraf.hasham@seattle.gov 

Ashraf oversees the City's youth investments in arts education, creative youth development, and career-connected learning. He comes to this role from The Vera Project, a homegrown, nationally-renowned, participatory, all-ages, volunteer-fueled music venue & DIY arts space at the Seattle Center, where he served as Executive Director. Prior to that, he spent time with Chicago's largest arts education provider, Urban Gateways, where he was Program Manager for Advocacy & Engagement, as well as Seattle's TeenTix, a revolutionary arts access & youth empowerment organization where he has played multiple roles over the years, most recently as Director of Partnerships & Programs. Ashraf earned a bachelor's degree in Arts Administration from Wagner College in New York City, and gained his chops in the editorial department at Aperture magazine, the external relations department at the Henry Art Gallery (a contemporary art museum on the University of Washington campus), and as the front-of-house manager at On the Boards (Seattle's renowned contemporary performance mainstay). Nationally, Ashraf serves on Americans for the Arts (AFTA)'s Arts Education Advisory Council, and locally serves on the Central Waterfront Oversight Commission. His writing has appeared on AFTA's ARTSblog, The Seattle Globalist, City Arts, The Stranger, and the Staten Island Advance. Ashraf can be seen in the wild on various dance floors as well as at arts events, thrift stores, and live music venues around town.

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ALEX ROSE (SHE/HER)

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture  |  alex.rose@seattle.gov 

Alex Rose brings her passions for music, culture, and community to her work at the City of Seattle. As Creative Economy Advocate, Alex connects young people to creative careers, supports the Seattle Music Commission, and brings creative entrepreneurs together to network and access resources. With a background in digital marketing, Alex is drawn to the magic that happens at the intersection of creativity and technology. She is also a singer, producer, bandleader, and mom. Alex also speaks Spanish.