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Announcing the 2018 Arts Projects funding recipients

27 Dec

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts’ ballet folklorico troupe at Roosevelt Elementary.

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in Arts Projects funding to 19 Tacoma organizations in support of 2018 public outreach projects in the fields of dance, craft, music, visual, literary, cross-disciplinary, and cultural arts. The awards range in value from $1,250 to $5,000.

“Tacoma’s creative community is flourishing, and these grants were quite competitive,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Mike Sweney. “The recipients reflect a mix of established and new organizations that are collectively elevating this city with dynamic programming. I am particularly excited to be supporting projects that engage a wider variety of underserved communities.”

Du Ly drums and the Red Lion dances during Trung Thu 2017. Photo courtesy of Chùa Phước Huệ Vietnamese Buddhist Meditation and Cultural Center.

Funded projects include the production of six diverse cultural and arts festivals, a historical arts and crafts demonstration series, cultural education programming, two dance workshop series and performances, a program using arts and cultural practice to address food justice, four music performance series, poetry writing and performance workshops for youth, and community engagement events.

Funded organizations include Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Barefoot Collective,  Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Centro Latino,  Chùa Phước Huệ’s Volunteer Team, Fort Nisqually Foundation, Groundswell Arts Collective, Hilltop Business Association, King’s Bookstore, Latinx Unidos of the South Sound, Metropolitan Glass, Northwest Repertory Singers, Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Refugee Choir, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, Washington State Historical Society, and Write253.

In the Spirit Northwest Native Art Market at Washington State History Museum.

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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19 Arts Projects funding recipients announced

27 Dec
Arts Projects funding supports the Hilltop Street Fair. Photo courtesy of Hilltop Business Association.

Arts Projects funding supports the Hilltop Street Fair. Photo courtesy of Hilltop Business Association.

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in Arts Projects funding to 19 Tacoma organizations in support of 2017 public outreach projects in the fields of theater, visual, dance, music, literary, film, cross-disciplinary, and cultural arts. The awards range in value from $1,000 to $4,500.

“We were blown away by the diverse group of community and arts organizations, several of whom were first-time applicants,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Mike Sweney. “This is a strong indicator that the arts are thriving in Tacoma. We’re pleased and honored to be able to support these projects for artists and communities throughout the city.”

Arts Projects funding helps support Write253's Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. Photo courtesy of Write253.

Arts Projects funding helps support Write253’s Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. Photo courtesy of Write253.

Funded projects include the production of six diverse cultural and arts festivals, historical arts and crafts demonstrations, visual art programs for families, three dance workshop series, one film festival, one theater production, three music performance series, poetry writing and performance workshops for youth, poetry readings, and visual art exhibits.

Arts Projects funding supports Tacoma Wayzgoose: Letterpress and Book Arts Festival. A student from Charles Wright inks a linoleum plate for Steamroller Printing.  Photo by Scott Haydon.

Arts Projects funding supports Tacoma Wayzgoose: Letterpress and Book Arts Festival. A student from Charles Wright inks a linoleum plate for Steamroller Printing. Photo by Scott Haydon.

Funded organizations include Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Barefoot Collective, Centro Latino, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Old Town Business & Professional Association, Destiny City Film Festival, Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council of Tacoma, Fort Nisqually Foundation, Foss Waterway Seaport, Hilltop Business Association, King’s Bookstore, Morgan Family YMCA, Northwest Repertory Singers, Puget Sound Poetry Connection, Salishan Association, Tacoma Concert Band, Toy Boat Theatre, Washington State Historical Society, and Write253.

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.

20 Arts Projects funding recipients announced

29 Dec
Arts Projects funding helps support hands-on arts programming at the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Arts Projects funding helps support hands-on arts programming at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Tacoma.

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in 2016 Arts Projects funding to 20 Tacoma organizations in support of public outreach projects in the fields of music, dance, theater, literary, visual, film, cross-disciplinary, and cultural arts. The awards ranged in value from $1,000 to $5,000.

Children of the Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers begin a dance performance. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society.

Children of the Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers begin a dance performance. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society.

“These organizations represent a cross section of the incredibly dynamic, thriving arts community in Tacoma,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Mike Sweney. “We are thrilled to be able to support projects that will benefit talented artists and diverse audiences throughout the city.”

Funded projects include the production of six diverse cultural and arts festivals, historical arts and crafts demonstrations, visual art programs for families, contemporary dance performances, two theater productions, four music performance series, poetry writing and performance workshops for youth, poetry readings, visual art exhibits and lectures, and an international film festival.

Revealing a steamroller print, created by Charles Wright Academy, at Wayzgoose. Photo by Aaron Locke.

Revealing a steamroller print, created by Charles Wright Academy, at Wayzgoose. Photo by Aaron Locke.

Funded organizations include Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Assemblage Theater, Barefoot Collective, Centro Latino, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Feast Arts Center, Fort Nisqually Foundation, Foss Waterway Seaport, Hilltop Business Association, King’s Bookstore, Northwest Repertory Singers, Old Town Business and Professional Association, Puget Sound Poetry Connection, Second City Chamber Series, Sister Cities Council of Tacoma/Pierce County, Sixth Avenue Business District, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Little Theatre, Washington State Historical Society, and Write@253.

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.

18 Arts Projects funding recipients announced

17 Dec
Community members participate in The Horn Dance, part of Puget Sound Revels' Bromliad event. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Revels.

Community members participate in The Horn Dance, part of Puget Sound Revels’ Bromliad event. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Revels.

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in 2015 Arts Projects funding to 18 Tacoma organizations in support of public outreach projects in the fields of music, dance, theater, literary, visual, cross-disciplinary, and cultural arts. The awards ranged in value from $1,000 to $4,600.

Arts Projects funding will help support the 12th year of Monkeyshines - a guerrilla art project happening around Chinese New Year each year. Photo provided by Monkeyshines.

Arts Projects funding will help support the 12th year of Monkeyshines – a guerrilla art project. Photo provided by Monkeyshines.

“Grassroots arts programming consistently reflects Tacoma’s diverse neighborhoods and interests with an emphasis on accessibility,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Traci Kelly. “We are proud to support this outstanding group of high quality, community-based projects.”

Funded projects include the production of five diverse cultural and arts festivals, historical arts and crafts demonstrations, visual art programs for families, contemporary and classical dance performances, a theater production, a variety of music performances, poetry readings, arts components to a cultural event, and a community-wide guerrilla art project.

Arts Projects funding helps support hands-on arts programming at the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Arts Projects funding helps support hands-on arts programming at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Tacoma.

Funded organizations include the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Elements of Education, Fort Nisqually Foundation, Hilltop Business Association, King’s Bookstore, Metropolitan Glass, Northwest Repertory Singers, Old Town Business and Professional Association, Puget Sound Poetry Connection, Puget Sound Revels, Second City Chamber Series, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Maritime Fest, Toy Boat Theatre, University of Washington, and the Washington State Historical Society.

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.

19 Arts Projects funding recipients announced

27 Jan
A duo does a dance routine during the final round of Fab-5's AfterLIFE breakdance battle

A duo does a dance routine during the final round of Fab-5’s AfterLIFE breakdance battle. Photo provided by Fab-5.

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in 2014 Arts Projects funding to 19 Tacoma organizations in support of public outreach projects in the fields of music, dance, theater, literary, film, urban, visual arts and cultural arts. The awards ranged in value from $1,000 to $4,000.

“The breadth and quality of grassroots arts programming in Tacoma is consistently impressive,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Traci Kelly. “The range of community-based programs reflects our diverse neighborhoods and interests. We are proud to support this outstanding group of organizations.”

Funded projects include the production of five diverse cultural and arts festivals, visual art programs for families, urban art classes for youth, contemporary and multidisciplinary dance events, a variety of music performances, an international film series, poetry readings and workshops, arts components to a national conference and a community-wide guerrilla art project.

Punch and Judy performance by Kelsey Sample at Ft. Nisqually's Crafts of the Past. Photo provided by Ft. Nisqually.

Punch and Judy performance by Kelsey Sample at Ft. Nisqually’s Crafts of the Past. Photo provided by Ft. Nisqually.

Funded organizations include the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, DASH Center for the Arts, Fab-5, Fort Nisqually Foundation, King’s Bookstore, Local Life, Metropolitan Glass, MLKBallet, Northwest Repertory Singers, Old Town Business and Professional Association, Puget Sound Poetry Connection, Second City Chamber Series, Sister City Council of Tacoma, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Maritime Fest, the BareFoot Collective, University of Puget Sound, and the Washington State Historical Society.

The Arts Projects funding program supports high quality community projects with a strong focus on arts that are accessible and affordable to the public. Twenty-three Arts Projects applications were submitted to the Tacoma Arts Commission with requests totaling $92,400.

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/arts.

Tacoma Concert Band rolls out holiday surprises

6 Dec

traditions

The Tacoma Concert Band is proud to present its first holiday concert in over 20 years with a program that is not your typical holiday fare! Holiday Traditions will be performed on Sunday, December 9th at 2:30 pm at Tacoma’s Rialto Theater.

On the program will be a new work celebrating Chanukah, new settings of traditional Christmas music, and several arrangements that were recorded by Mannheim Steamroller, the American music group famous for its modern renditions of Christmas music. The outstanding mezzo-soprano Dawn Padula will be the band’s featured guest artist.

The Tacoma Concert Band is in its 32nd season as the Northwest’s premier symphonic band. Comprised of 60 of the region’s finest wind and percussion players, it has won several local and international awards and made two successful tours of Europe.

0013_TCB_B11088This performance will be recorded for the band’s first ever Holiday Music CD, which can be pre-ordered at the concert for delivery before Christmas.

Tickets for the Sunday matinee concert begin at $16, with substantial discounts for seniors, students, and military personnel. Order 10 or more tickets and receive a group discount. Tickets can be purchased from the Broadway Center Box Office, 253-591-5894, or 1-800-291-7593. For more information, please visit www.tacomaconcertband.org.

Pack up a picnic and soak in some music

6 Aug

It’s summer and we’re finally getting some warm, sunny days. What better way to soak in the most of this summer bliss than to spend your evenings at a line-up of outdoor concerts.

Tacoma Concert Band and Franke Toby Jones are both hosting a series of free outdoor concerts and it all happens in August. The Tacoma Concert Band will be performing 5 consecutive nights from August 8th to August 12th throughout the South Sound area. Alternatively, every Thursday night in August at 6:30 p.m. Franke Toby Jones will be hosting free concerts featuring multiple musical groups.  All concerts are FREE, all ages are welcome. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic, and enjoy!

Tacoma Concert Band Summer Concert Series:
August 8, 7:00 pm

Sylvester Park – Legion Way SE & Capitol Way S., Olympia

August 9, 6:30 pm
Franke Tobey Jones lawn – 5340 N. Bristol, Tacoma

August 10, 6:30 pm
Fircrest Park – Electron Way & Spring Street, Fircrest  

August 11, 6:00 pm
Johnson Farm – 9306 Otso Point Road, Anderson Island 

August 12, 6:30 pm
Northwest Landing Clock Tower, 1495 Wilmington Drive, DuPont

 

Franke Toby Jones Summer Concerts on the Lawn:
All concerts at Franke Tobey Jones lawn – 5340 N. Bristol, Tacoma

 August 9, 6:30 pm
Tacoma Concert Band –
Comprised of 60 players, the Tacoma Concert Band performs a wide range of music including works of J. S. Bach, Alfred Reed, Richard Wagner, Gustav Holst & John Philip Sousa.

August 16, 6:30 pm
Voetberg Family – The Voetberg family band plays bluegrass, gospel, country, folk and jazz. Ranging in age from 9 to 22, they have garnered 10 WA State fiddle championships, 8 WA State Music Teachers Association awards for keyboard and vocal performance, 20 regional fiddle championships, 12 Top Five placements at the National Fiddle Competition and the title of 2007 National Young Adult Fiddle Champion. 

August 23, 6:30 pm
Hook Me Up – Hook Me Up is a popular and dynamic quartet performing a wide variety of contemporary and standard jazz, Latin, funk, swing, rock ‘n roll, original tunes and a few things you wouldn’t expect to hear from just 4 instruments.

  

August 30, 6:30 pm
 A Touch of Class  – This 20 piece swing dance band plays fabulous and well-known standards and loved ballroom music from the 1930s and 1940s. A Touch of Class has been together for 20 years and has performed far and wide in the Puget Sound area including at the Elks Lodge, Puyallup Fair, Puyallup Meeker Days, Fort Lewis, Kiwanis auction dinners, senior communities, charity functions and more.

Symphonic Blockbuster April 28th

20 Apr

The Tacoma Concert Band proudly presents “Symphonic Blockbusters,” a dazzling season finale featuring renowned flute virtuoso Jim Walker, on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Pantages Theater.

Jim Walker

Jim Walker is one of the most sought-after flutists in the world, for both concert and studio performance. He is equally at home with a symphony orchestra, a jazz ensemble, or a concert band, as principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic or a member of his acclaimed jazz quartet Free Flight. The late Jean Pierre Rampal’s “favorite jazz flute player,” Mr. Walker has also distinguished himself as a composer and as the teacher of many of the finest young flute players performing today.

Mr. Walker has performed on well over 600 motion picture soundracks during his career covering everything from A.I. to Zoolander and movies like Last of the Mohicans, Legal Eagles, and Lethal Weapon in between.

In addition to several solos with Mr. Walker, the Tacoma Concert Band will perform rousing music by such composers as Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Copland. The concert will be conducted by TCB music director Robert Musser, together with guest conductors John Falskow and Lawrence Bradley.

Strike up the Tacoma Concert Band.

The all-volunteer Tacoma Concert Band is in its 31st season as the Northwest’s premier symphonic band. Comprised of 60 of the region’s finest wind and percussion players, the TCB has won several local and international awards and has made two successful tours of Europe.

Tickets for the April 28 concert begin at $16, with substantial discounts for seniors, students, and military personnel.  They can be purchased from the Broadway Center Box Office or by calling 253-591-5894 or 1-800-291-7593.

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