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29 Community Art Projects Funded

29 Community Art Projects Funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2021

 

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29 Community Art Projects Funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission

 

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $114,000 in Community Arts Projects funding to 29 Tacoma organizations, groups, and businesses in support of 2022 public outreach projects in the fields of culture, dance, film, literary, music, visual, and cross-disciplinary arts.

 

“We are very excited about this year's funded Community Arts Projects,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Benjamin Maestas III. “The variety of projects and organizations truly showcase the creativity and diversity that makes Tacoma’s art scene thrive. We look forward to seeing how these projects will continue to bring life to our community during these times when we need it most.”

 

Funded projects include the production of seven cultural and arts festivals, six youth education programs, five musical concerts or series, three documentary video productions, two community engagement projects, one dance production, one literary arts publication and workshop, one podcast series, one film festival, one multi-media public art installation, and one mural.

 

Funding was awarded as follows:

  • Adrian Milanio - Tacoma R&B Live Concert - $3,000
  • Asia Pacific Cultural Center - 24th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration Featuring China - $6,000
  • Blue Cactus Press - Healing Our Communities - $3,000
  • Building Youth Through Music/WayOut Kids - STEAM Gone Digital - $6,000
  • Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation - Tacoma Moon Festival - $6,000
  • Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma - Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma Music Series - $3,000
  • Destiny City Film Festival - Destiny City Film Festival 2022 - $3,000
  • Fab-5 - Empowering Young People as Creative Leaders who Inspire Change - $6,000
  • Fort Nisqually Foundation - Indigenous Voices Podcast - $3,000
  • Hilltop Artists - Hilltop Artists Monkeyshines Project - $3,000
  • Intentions Juice and Smoothie Bar, LLC - Youth Art Nights - $3,000
  • KBTC/Bates Technical College - Día de los Muertos Videos - $3,000
  • KowchSurferz Anonymous – ‘SHE’ Visual EP - $3,000
  • Krownless Kings - Kamp 360 - $3,000
  • Northwest Sinfonietta - Tacoma Sounds the Americas - $3,000
  • Pierce County AIDS Foundation - Speaking Out: HIV Then and Now - $3,000
  • Rainbow Center - Rainbow Center Mural - $6,000
  • Refugee Choir Project - Tacoma Sings Festival - $3,000
  • Salishan Association - Salishan Digital Arts Camps - $6,000
  • Sister Cities Council of Tacoma-Pierce County - Bridging Cultures through Tacoma Sister Cities - $3,000
  • Sixth Avenue Business District - Art on the Ave - $3,000
  • Supportive Housing Association - Summer Film and Sound Recording Camp - $3,000
  • Tacoma Community College - TCC Sustainability Garden: Land Acknowledgement, Welcome, and Artwork - $6,000
  • Tacoma Light Trail - Tacoma Light Trail 2022 - $3,000
  • Tacoma Ocean Fest - Tacoma Ocean Fest 2022 - $3,000
  • Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center - Sahdji - $6,000
  • Tacoma Youth Symphony Association - Discover Music Family Concert for Kids - $3,000
  • The Bajan Station LLC - Voices from the African Diaspora - $3,000
  • Write253 - Line Break Press Community Printing Project - $6,000

 

The Community Arts Projects funding program financially supports organizations and groups producing arts-focused community projects that are inclusive, accessible, and address equity issues. Community Arts Projects is one of two funding programs administered by the Tacoma Arts Commission. For a complete listing of funding programs and information about the Tacoma Arts Commission, visit cityoftacoma.org/funding.

 

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