Vytal Movement Dance will present a dance concert titled, Together We Dance, that celebrates our way back together as community. The work will be performed three times in the Spring of 2022.
Spokane Arts Grant Awards (SAGA) funds multiple programs and projects three times every year through a competitive application process. Grant winners carry out arts related activities in the Spokane area during the twelve months following their award date. Awards can be for any amount up to $10,000.
SAGA defines the term “arts” by observing our community’s creative activity. We live in a region populated by many cultures, talented in varied crafts and trades, and curious about learning and engaging in technique, expression, and artistic community. SAGA has funded blacksmithing and glassblowing, cultural art forms such as canoe making, performance, exhibition, education, therapy, and individual artistic development. We have also funded arts-based businesses and new collaborations.
SAGA stands on the principle that creatives should be paid for the work they do and we educate both the broader community and the artistic sector that creative work has value.
2021 will be SAGA’s fifth year serving the Spokane region. As of April 1, 2021, SAGA has funded 108 proposals providing a total of more than one half-million dollars to local artists, organizations, and businesses. Below we provide a complete list of each of our awardees since our first year of funding in 2017.
View just the most recent year’s winners here.
Brown is receiving support from SAGA to record and produce of a compilation album featuring original songs from four local individual emerging artists.
DeMoville is receiving SAGA support to write two short plays. These plays will eventually join a total of seven or eight new short works by DeMoville in a suite of Theatre for Youth plays entitled, “Bridges.”
Kalin will use both digital and traditional arts as the vehicles for learning and expressing concepts in biodiversity with students at Spokane’s Pratt Academy.
The Spokane Cookbook will share, celebrate, and support the stories and efforts of Spokane’s important culinary industry.
The Opera Truck is INO’s newest program: a 16-foot box truck, which has been converted into a mobile stage to employ artists, expand INO’s audience, and provide educational programs through Covid restrictions.
Latah Books is working to position itself as one of the emerging and independent literary destinations for memoirists, while diversifying the authors they promote.
Impanda is, a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing healing-focused music and arts programs.
Jess Walter has given his permission to adapt his short story, We Live in Water, to film. The story is about toxic masculinity, the culture that allows it and the power it has to destroy generations.
With SAGA support, the circus will provide a performance opportunity for individuals and groups by student aerialists as young as 6 years old.
SAGA is thrilled to be supporting the new Spokane Shakespeare Society (S3) for the first two shows in late summer at Riverfront Park and their fall 2021 activities.