This month’s news: Opening October 1 – ReStart WA grants; New Portal exhibition spotlighting Hispanic Heritage Month; Coming November 5 – Wellness, Arts, and the Military Convening; and meet our newest team member, Gabriella Smith.
ArtsWA is gearing up for the new school year with Arts in Education grant opportunities, resources for teaching artists, and lots of great online videos for early learners. Check out the the Back to School Edition of The Catalyst, ArtsWA’s eNewsletter. https://conta.cc/3yCHPEM
At its August 2021 meeting, the ArtsWA board unanimously approved 476 artists and artist teams for the 2021 Public Artist Roster. Nearly half of the accepted artists were first-time applicants, and many are experienced studio artists new to public art. Washington artists hail from rural and urban locations in 22 counties statewide. Nearly half of the accepted artists were first-time applicants, and many are experienced studio artists new to public art. Washington artists hail from rural and urban locations in 22 counties statewide.
Native artist and teacher Marvin Oliver created “Big Bird” in 1979 for Yelm High School (YHS). A student of Yakama heritage brought the artwork to the school’s attention. She asked the YHS Principal if the artwork could be restored.
The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions (CWCT) has announced the teams for the 2021-22 Washington State Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program (HAAP). Sixteen teams of apprentices and masters will work together to preserve these cultural treasures.
ArtsWA has a great opportunity to join our team as a Fiscal Analyst 2 AP/AR. This new position will provide fiscal, budget, financial business and administrative support primarily to the Deputy Director, and to other programs.
The Art in Public Places program (AIPP) is working to make the 2021-2025 Public Artist Roster our most inclusive and equitable ever. Applications for the Roster will be accepted starting May 10.