Nominations for the 2020 Arts Awards are open now! Recognize the amazing accomplishments of creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts by submitting your nominations for each of the four awards categories: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. Submit your nominations here and save the date the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday, September 26!

Grantee: FEM+FEST Spokane Feminist Art Festival

Project Title: New Artist Opportunities at the Second Annual FEM+FEST
Year awarded: 2019, Round 1

Spokane Feminist Art Festival FEM+FEST 2019 is presented by Spokane NOW (National Organization for Women) in partnership with the Downtown Spokane Public Library. The Festival will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 6-9pm and will include visual arts displays along with a full stage lineup of music (featuring local punk band, Itchy Kitty), spoken word poetry, and performances. Earlier the same day at the Library, the Washington State NOW conference will provide an additional opportunity for FEM+FEST to present poetry workshops and mount exhibitions for statewide advocates attending the day’s conference. SAGA funding will provide the resources necessary to add high-quality artistic experiences to this year’s Festival program by supplying funds for local artist’s fees, display materials, and the production of a 2019 exhibition catalogue.

Experience FemFest!