Our weekly round-up of arts and culture news in the greater Seattle area.
Xavier Lopez Jr., June 26, 2013
A new two-part information series for Latina/o artists launches this July featuring information, resources and contacts to help artists better access funding opportunities. The series, called ARTISTS UP, will take place on Monday, July 8 and Monday, July 15 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (located at 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The sessions are designed to demystify funding programs and processes, share best-practices through peer learning and build connections between artists and funders in order to better serve all artists throughout Seattle, King County and Washington State. Interpreters and translated materials will be available along with light refreshments. The program is a collaborative effort between Artist Trust, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture.
Seattle author Timothy Egan wins Carnegie Medal
Mary Ann Gwinn, July 1, 2013
Seattle author Timothy Egan has racked up another major award. Sunday night in Chicago, Egan picked up the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, given by the American Library Association for “the best of the best in fiction and nonfiction for adult readers published in the U.S.”
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Gage Academy hires new director
Melissa Davis, June 28, 2013
Sheila Hughes is the new executive director of Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, effective Aug. 12. She’ll take over for Pamela Belyea, who co-founded the Capitol Hill institution in 1990 with her husband, Gary Faigin. Hughes comes with a full arts resume: Until 2010, she was chief operating officer of One Reel, the organization behind Bumbershoot, Teatro ZinZanni and other local signature events, and she’s worked with Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth as well as run her own consulting firm.