Fifteen high school students will create public artwork from recycled materials at Jimi Hendrix Park next summer, thanks in part to a $3,208 city youth arts grant awarded to the Northwest African American Museum.
A $10,000 award will allow 12 young people with critical health needs to create audio stories at Jack Straw Productions. In addition, a $2,000 grant will help expose 36 young people to Haida tribal traditions, including lessons in carving a canoe at the Center for Wooden Boats.
The grants are part of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ annual Youth Arts program, which awarded $225,000 to 36 youth arts programs that provide arts training outside of school hours for Seattle’s middle and high school students.
An annual funding program, Youth Arts provides up to $10,000 to programs in which experienced teaching artists lead training programs in all arts disciplines, with priority placed on serving youth and communities with limited or no access to the arts.
The funding awards were recommended by a peer-review panel and approved by the Seattle Arts Commission. ♦
For a complete list of organizations and artists, visit www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/youth_arts_partners.asp.