Jack Straw Cultural Center Artist Support Program
ArtsWA grantee, Jack Straw Cultural Center, produced the Alice Gosti Performance "How to be a Partisan." Photo courtesy of Jack Straw Cultural Center.

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ArtsWA grants help communities nurture and grow the arts. These communities are located in rural and urban areas throughout the state. Our grants focus on cultural equity and the creative economy. Our goal is to serve diverse populations. State and federal funds support our grants.

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  • Arts In Education grants invest in community-based partnerships in early learning and K-12 learning communities. Our grants strengthen arts education as part of PreK-12 basic education.
  • Grants to Organizations expand arts participation in Washington communities. We seek to ensure that all people have access to the arts.

Jack Straw Cultural Center Artist Support Program
ArtsWA grantee, Jack Straw Cultural Center, produced the Alice Gosti Performance "How to be a Partisan." Photo courtesy of Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Grants Spotlight

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Students from Erin Chen’s three Washington State history classes created Immigration Portraits, a series of audio stories based on interviews the students conducted with each other about leaving their home countries to come to America. They talked about why they came to the US, what they had left behind, and how their lives had changed. Jack Straw’s artist team trained the students to conduct interviews and helped them write questions that would bring out the students’ individual stories. Our engineers and media producer worked with the students to record their interviews.

More information on Jack Straw Cultural Center’s website. http://www.jackstraw.org/programs/ed/sws2019.shtml

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