ArtsWA news

June 2023


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Apply by July 6: Tribal Cultural Affairs Program Manager position now accepting applications

📣 ArtsWA is seeking a Program Manager for the new Tribal Cultural Affairs Program (TCAP)!

What you will be doing:

You will manage ArtsWA’s new Tribal Cultural Affairs Program (TCAP). You will develop and implement a statewide grants program for Native artists, culture-bearers, and arts and creative organizations. You will conduct outreach and ensure access to technical assistance and professional development. You will act as ArtsWA’s liaison to Indigenous populations and the agencies and organizations that serve them.

Who we are looking for:

You will understand Native arts, culture, and community relationships. You will be able to engage with diverse groups of constituents, partners, and contributors statewide. In addition, you will demonstrate excellent program management skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to manage a small staff and multiple overlapping projects and deadlines.

💵 $75,000 – $85,000 annually

🌎 Flexible/Hybrid

Apply by July 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Learn more and apply

More opportunities

📣 ArtsWA is seeking youth artists ages 16-19 to join the 2023-2024 Washington Youth Arts Leadership (WAYAL) cohort. Young artists in the program explore arts and arts administration careers with mentors in the field. Youth can self-nominate. Mentors, teachers, and community members can nominate a youth artist from their communities.

Apply by July 16.

📣 ArtsWA’s Wellness, Arts, and the Military (WAM) program is seeking a Vet Corps Navigator for the next service year. The Vet Corps program helps veterans and their family members navigate their journey as they transition from military to civilian/collegiate life.

🎧 Listen to an interview with outgoing Vet Corps Navigator Gabriella Smith.

Apply by August 1.

News and updates

Several past Master and Apprentice artists engaged kids and adults to learn the Indian artform of Mahbubani painting.

Several past Master and Apprentice artists engaged kids and adults to learn the Indian artform of Mahbubani painting.

Heritage arts, ukuleles, and more at Northwest Folklife

The Center For Washington Cultural Traditions (CWCT) took part in the Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center over Memorial Day Weekend. The CWCT booth hosted a different traditional artist from the Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program each day. They also provided ukuleles to play one of three Washington State classic songs.

Learn more about the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions
Wellness, Arts, and the Military (WAM) Program Manager Bryan Bales at the 2023 WAM Covening

Wellness, Arts, and the Military (WAM) Program Manager Bryan Bales at the 2023 WAM Convening.

Values and vision at Wellness, Arts, and the Military Convening

ArtsWA's Wellness, Arts, and the Military (WAM) Program held its quarterly Convening on Monday, July 12, at the Lacey Veterans Service Hub. Members from the cohort joined in-person and online to discuss the cohort's mission, vision, values, and purpose.

Learn more about Wellness, Arts, and the Military
Rayna Mathis (Earshot Jazz) and Jessi Wasson (Inspire Washington) collaborate at the 2023 Arts for All (A4A) Coalition retreat.

Rayna Mathis (Creative Advantage) and Jessi Wasson (Inspire Washington) team up for a brainstorming activity at the 2023 Arts for All (A4A) Coalition retreat.

Ideas brew at Arts for All (A4A) retreat in Port Townsend

Arts for All (A4A) is a statewide coalition working to ensure a high-quality arts education for all PreK-12 students. Its members include ArtsWA, OSPI, Arts Ed Washington, Inspire Washington, and The Creative Advantage. On June 21, the A4A coalition met at Fort Worden in Port Townsend to talk data, strategy, and the future of arts education in Washington State.

Learn more about the A4A Coalition

In case you missed it

📺 Watch: Indigenous Voices poetry event

The video from the January 17 Indigenous Voices poetry event is now available to watch free online! The event featured former Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest (Lummi), Laura Da’ (Eastern Shanwee), Cedar Sigo (Suquamish), and current Washington State Poet Laureate Arianne True (Choctaw and Chickasaw). Watch the event.

🌈 Celebrate: Pride Month 

Focusing on queer joy, self-image, and a dash of humor, this web exhibition celebrates the LGBTQ+ lives of Washington State. These artworks were selected on the emotion of each artwork and how it relates to the queer experience.

Curated by Jonah Barnett, a non-binary author and film director based in Tenino, Thurston County, Western Washington.

Explore on My Public Art Portal.

Body Language #2 - Leather is a figurative painting by artist Mary Cornish-Hicks.

Body Language #2 – Leather by Mary Cornish-Hicks, located at Connell High School, Connell, Central Washington.

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