With SAGA support, SPPC will be able to purchase the equipment needed to carry out the in-house publishing of their annual work compendium, and pursue gatherings and classes as appropriate.
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 was SAGA’s fifth year serving the Spokane region. At the end of its fifth year, SAGA had funded 129 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.
SAGA is excited to support Hannah Charlton in her research, documentation and display for The Forgotten Book of Women. Her project will begin with seven 9” x 12” pieces in gouache and gold on vegan parchment.
SAGA will be supporting Jill Smith’s project, which helps our region’s women veterans to heal and connect through working with clay.
Based on a survey of need in Spokane’s digital content community, SFP has put together a series of educational panels and workshops.
Live-stream concerts and new compositional works by local musicians, and a video educational program for local students and schools.
Black Lens News created a 12-page, full-color insert filled with the photographs of 16 African Americans in Spokane and their stories.
SAGA will support Northwest BachFest in producing and distributing musical “Postcards from Spokane.”
SAGA is providing support for Spark Central’s “West Central Publishing Union” (WCPU) in order to continue their mission of decreasing the artistic opportunity gap even as their mode of delivery changes.
KYRS was granted general operational funding from SAGA to continue to promote and support the arts.
SAGA is providing Terrain with operational support due to the financial fallout from Covid.
The Avenue West Gallery has received operational support from SAGA to help with issues arising from the COVID-19, and to help raise awareness of the gallery with a mural by artist, Aaron Smith.
Artist Katie Creyts is pursuing a new medium in her artistic practice and with the help of the SAGA.