We’re proud to be a lead partner in the Ethnic Arts Connection – a FREE one-day gathering introducing Northwest performing and visual artists working in culturally specific traditions to presenters from around the region. Mark your calendar for a day of performances and networking, Wednesday, March 10 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion.
There’s still time for performing artists to apply for juried, 15-minute performance showcases. Visual artists can also apply to display their artwork. The showcase deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 3. Download an application here.
Artists can prep for the event at three, free pre-event workshops for artists in February. Topics include tips on touring, funding and marketing. Slots fill fast, so you must register in advance.
The Ethnic Arts Connection is a biennial conference. This will mark the third such gathering of artists and presenters. In March 2008, the one-day event brought together 225 artists with 75 performing arts presenters and featured 27 showcase performances.
The registration deadline for presenters and artists not applying to showcase is Friday, Feb. 26. Download registration forms here.
The Ethnic Arts Connection is a collaborative project of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle Center, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission , Ethnic Heritage Council, Festál and Arts Northwest.
Image: Sohoyini West African Dance Group performing at the 2008 Ethnic Arts Connection. Photo by Robert Wade.