Sarah Edwards and Ava Barany of The Botanical Alchemists will be creating a three-part, seasonal, free-to-the-public, Community Nature Art Workshop Series seeking to engage a broad spectrum of participants in the Spokane community.
The Spokane Arts Grant Awards (SAGA) funds multiple proposals through a competitive process from a pool of qualifying applications. Grant winners carry out arts projects and programs that take place in Spokane during the twelve months following their award date. A total of nearly $100,000 is granted annually for projects in storytelling, dance, installation, music composition, theater, writing, visual arts, language, and many other disciplines. Below we provide information about each of our awardees.
View the current year’s winners here.
Richmond Art Collective (RAC) is receiving SAGA support for operational and infrastructure development costs related to an unexpected relocation.
Finding Your Light: An Evening of One Act Plays is a three-night theater event featuring 10-15 minute plays written by mentored teen playwrights.
SAGA will be providing support for Spectrum’s Community Choir, the creation of a choral composition, and the production of multiple choral performances focused on diversity (once performances can be safely held again).
After staging a performance of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” on January 11, 2020 at the Bing Crosby Theater, SYB will create an educational curriculum that uses “Peter and the Wolf” to teach elements of dance to local school children.
SAGA supports the expansion of The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture’s “Monday Movies.”
Native filmmakers Misty and Hope Shipman-Ellingburg receive SAGA support to create a short film exploring the topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Willow Springs Books Chinese Zodiac chapbook series supported by Spokane Arts Grant Awards (SAGA).
With SAGA support, CMTV will fund an internship program to offer aspiring filmmakers real-world experience on the set of filming a 30-minute documentary highlighting local basketball legend, Bobby Jack.
Brian Deemy works comfortably in the tintype process and would like to bring his expertise, access to the process, and its results back to Spokane.
Tribal elder and Sanpoil/Spokane artist Diane Covington will hold ten workshops throughout 2020 integrating art making and artistic practice, seasonal stories and lessons.
Taking up residence in the Steam Plant (in the former Pop Up Shop space), Roin Morigeau and Cody Schroeder are stepping into a ten-year plan to create an accessible and sustainable variety of arts activities.