Archive | December, 2018

32 community Arts Projects funded in 2019

20 Dec

2018 Louder Than A Bomb – Tacoma teen poetry slam presented by Write253. Photo provided by Write253.

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $100,000 in Arts Projects funding to 32 Tacoma organizations in support of 2019 public outreach projects in the fields of dance, craft, film, music, visual, literary, cross-disciplinary, and cultural arts. The awards range in value from $1,200 to $5,000.

“It is exciting to see such depth and breadth in arts programs that will be happening throughout Tacoma this next year. We are thrilled to be able to financially support this community-based work.” – Heather Conklin, Tacoma Arts Commission Chair

Funded projects include the production of eleven diverse cultural and arts festivals; two visual arts workshop series; an arts and culture podcast series; a screenwriting workshop; two filmmaking projects; a film festival; a historical arts and crafts demonstration series; three visual arts, culture, and music education programs; three dance workshop series and performances; six music performance series; a poetry writing and performance program for youth; and community engagement events.

A successful Monkeyshines hunter shows off their treasure. Photo provided by Monkeyshines.

Funded organizations include Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Barefoot Collective, Centro Latino, Channel 253 LLC, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town, Destiny City Film Festival, Dru Films, Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council of Tacoma, Fort Nisqually Foundation, Happy Fox Studio, Hilltop Business Association, Kareem Kandi World Orchestra, King’s Books, Latinx Unidos of the South Sound, Metropolitan Glass, Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma, Peace Works United, Sister Cities Council Of Tacoma, Sixth Avenue Business District, Tacoma Arts Live, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Girls Rock, Tacoma Ocean Fest, Tacoma Refugee Choir, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, Ted Brown Music Outreach, Vietnamese American Community Association, Washington State Historical Society, and Write253.

Centro Latino Latin dancers at the 2018 Hilltop Street Fair. Photo provided by Centro Latino.

The Arts Projects Funding Program supports high quality community projects with a strong focus on arts that are accessible and affordable to the public. Arts Projects is one of three 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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Hey, Tacoma! Let’s Talk about Tacoma Creates

18 Dec

Photo by Jason Farris, Frankly Cinematics, LLC

Calling all Tacomans who participate in making Tacoma a rich, diverse, and innovative community. We want to talk!

Let’s have a conversation about how to shape the future together. Let’s talk about nurturing an authentic and vibrant community. Let’s hear from the diverse voices and talents throughout our city.

The passage of Tacoma Creates has earned us an opportunity to impact our city through arts, heritage, and culture. What will that look like? How will we ensure access? How will we measure success and be accountable to you, our citizens?

Help us learn more about who you are and your aspirations for Tacoma and your neighborhood. We want to understand your neighborhood needs and desires. And we depend on your unique insights into how we can continue to advance Tacoma. The contributions of every sector, neighborhood, age, ethnicity, and ability are necessary for our success.

What: Tacoma Creates Community Conversation
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6 – 8 pm
Where: Tacoma Arts Live, 901 Broadway
Free and open to the public, RSVP not required

More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

Supervised children are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality. A special thanks to our host, Tacoma Arts Live.

Festive evening of Wine & Song with Classical Tuesdays in Old Town

4 Dec

Join Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma for Wine & Song 2018! This is a fundraiser for the Classical Tuesdays series of free concert events held at Slavonian Hall and Old Town Park September through February.

Erin Guinup, Founding Director of Tacoma Refugee Choir, will perform “Ladies of Lyric and Song: Female Composers of the American Theatre” including some jazz, operetta, and contemporary cabaret. She’ll be accompanied by Marjorie Skreen-Dickerson on piano. Afterward, guests will enjoy a lovely spread of wines and finger foods.

Come prepared to make bids on some fantastic silent auction baskets. Neighbors and businesses have contributed a terrific variety of gift certificates. Alfredo Russo is offering 2 passes for a cooking class at Europa Bistro, Jon Douglas Rake and Jeffrey Stvrtecky of Tacoma Musical Playhouse are offering 2 tickets to a theater performance, Bill Evans of the Pacific Northwest Shop is putting together a generous basket of Northwest bounty, Harbor Lights has donated a dinner certificate for 2, and many other delightful gifts to be discovered in the baskets! Check  http://classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com for tantalizing details!

All ages are welcome. This event is fully accessible.

What: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Wine & Song Benefit
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 pm
Where: Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N 30th St., Tacoma
Cost: $25 tickets are available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3657034. Limited tickets available for purchase at Bayview Optical in Old Town.
More Information: (253) 752-2135, prryker@gmail.comclassicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

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