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28 Community Art Projects Funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission
The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $156,000 in Community Arts Projects funding to 28 Tacoma organizations, groups, and businesses in support of 2024 public outreach projects in the fields of culture, dance, literary, music, theatre, visual, and cross-disciplinary arts.
"We're heartened to fund arts and culture projects that highlight the arts as sites for vulnerability, nourishment, and rejuvenation," said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Kenya Shakoor. "As we increase our investment in art made by and for historically underfunded communities, we invite you to experience new truths, histories, and ways of being that humanize us all."
Funded projects include the production of eight cultural and arts festivals, one artist market with performing arts programming, three music festivals and concerts, two series of dance performances and workshops, one theatre production, one series of literary and performing arts events, one cross-disciplinary cultural education event, three cross-disciplinary programs exploring arts and healing/self-care, three series of hands-on visual art workshops, one visual art exhibit with programming, one public art installation, one mural, one community engagement project, and one youth education program.
Funding was awarded as follows:
The Community Arts Projects funding program financially supports organizations and groups producing arts-focused community projects that are inclusive, accessible, and/or address equity issues. Community Arts Projects is one of two funding programs administered by the Tacoma Arts Commission. For a complete list of funding programs and information about the Tacoma Arts Commission, visit cityoftacoma.org/fundinghttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=1660.
NAOMI STROM-AVILA (she/her)
Funding & Cultural Programs Manager
Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality
Office of Arts & Cultural Vitalityhttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/arts | Tacoma Createshttp://www.tacomacreates.org/