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January 2022

Mark your calendar: new grants to start 2022
As communities navigate the ongoing social impact of the pandemic, many have looked for relief through arts & cultural events. In early 2022, ArtsWA will launch two new grants that support arts & culture events and organizations in Washington. 

Learn more about the grants below, and watch our website for more information.
ReVive Washington grant

In these challenging times, even great ideas face an uphill climb. ArtsWA created the ReVive Washington grant to inspire and support arts projects across the state. Your organization does not need to be arts-focused to apply.

Opening date: February 10, 2022
Closing date: March 24, 2022
ReNew Washington grant

As the pandemic continues, communities affected by historic and structural inequity have been among the most impacted. Arts and culture give much-need relief at times like these.

Many communities, especially those hardest hit by these inequities, often lack equitable representation in the arts & culture landscape.
The ReNew Washington grant is designed to support new or recently created organizations that serve Washingtonians whose culture or art form isn't fully or authentically represented in their region.

Opening date: March 1, 2022
Closing date: April 14, 2022
A beautiful (re)introduction to a classic work
On January 25, ArtsWA joined Yelm Community Schools and leaders from the Nisqually Tribal Council to celebrate the restoration of Marvin Oliver’s 1979 artwork Big Bird. The artwork, which is a part of the State Art Collection, was recently restored and installed in Yelm High School’s Commons Area.

The carved cedar artwork was commissioned for an exterior location when Yelm High School was first built in 1979, but it has been moved to an interior location to ensure its visibility and longevity. Members of the Nisqually Tribal Council honored and blessed the artwork in its new home, setting the foundation for this artwork’s future inspiring Yelm students and community members.
Nisqually Tribal Council Chairman Willie Frank III (second from left) welcomes attendees to the re-dedication of Marvin Oliver’s artwork Big Bird (1979), pictured above. The artwork was restored and installed in a new location in 2021.
ArtsWA is hiring!
Fiscal Analyst

The Fiscal Analyst will provide fiscal, budget, financial business and administrative support to the agency.

Deadline: January 30
Program Coordinator: Art in Public Places

The Program Coordinator will give coordination and administrative support to the Art in Public Places team to commission, purchase, and manage public art.

Deadline: February 6
In case you missed it: the 2021 Governor's Arts & Heritage Luminary Awards
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2021 Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA) Luminary Awards on January 13.

Click here to watch the ceremony and learn about the powerful work of the honorees.
Happening at ArtsWA: New roles, new additions
Deputy Director: Deane Shellman

Deane Shellman is ArtsWA's new Deputy Director. Deane's previous role was Program Coordinator for ArtsWA's Art in Public Places program before stepping into her new role earlier this month. As the agency's longest-serving staff member, Deane brings a keen strategic eye and a wealth of knowledge about agency operations.
Communications Manager: Michael Wallenfels

Michael Wallenfels is ArtsWA's new Communications Manager. Michael previously served ArtsWA as the Community Relations Program Assistant and was promoted to his new role at the start of this year. Following a lifelong career in Washington nonprofit arts, Michael brings extensive experience in communications, marketing, event management, and design.
Welcome to ArtsWA: Anna Fulford

Anna Fulford joined the ArtsWA team in January as the Community Investments Special Programs Coordinator. Before joining ArtsWA, she was the College Bound Regional Officer (CBRO), implementing state-funded policies and initiatives. Her position managed regional & statewide events, communications projects, and more. Welcome, Anna!
Mark your calendar: Building for the Arts webinar
We will host a webinar about the Building for the Arts program on March 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Click here to register. Questions? Send us an email!
In Remembrance: the artists we lost in 2021
We created an online exhibition to honor the artists in Washington's State Art Collection who passed in 2021. 

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