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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.

Wine & Song Benefit to support Classical Tuesdays

30 Nov

Pianist Denes Van Parys and soprano Christina Kowalski. Photo courtesy of Classical Tuesdays

Join Classical Tuesdays in Old Town on December 11, 2012, for an evening of Wine & Song. This annual benefit supports Classical Tuesdays, a free chamber music series that showcases the Puget Sound region’s professional musicians. This special evening will feature the compelling lyric soprano Christina Kowalski in a program of music by the Romantic composer, Franz Schubert. Accompanying her will be pianist, composer and conductor Denes Van Parys.

The Connelly Law Offices in the Ruston district.

A native of Germany, Kowalski graduated with a master’s degree in music and drama from the Hochschule für Musik und Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. Her voice has been described as possessing “glowing heights and warm depths” and excited audiences in the United States and Europe.

Van Parys has led performances of numerous opera companies, theaters and orchestras in the US and abroad. He has conducted national tours of Broadway musicals, and traveled frequently to Asia where he has led several orchestras.

Franz Schubert, wine and hors d’oeuvres add up to a festive evening! Photo courtesy of Classical Tuesdays

The beautifully refurbished Connelly Law Offices is the perfect setting for this festive holiday event! All ages are welcome to attend. For more details call 253.752.2135, or click here. Wine & Song Benefit, Tuesday, December 11 at 7 pm. Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Admission: $25 advance tickets available at Bayview Optical or purchase at the door.

The Tacoma Arts Commission supports the Classical Tuesdays series through Arts Projects funding.

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