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Abrace
A concert blending Middle Eastern, Balkan and Afro-Brazilian music, rhythm, vocals and dance by groups Abrace and the MB Orchestra.
$1,000
Against the Grain/Men in Dance
A showcase of local male contemporary, ballet and tap dancers featuring new work by 16 local choreographers.
$500
Alloy Dance Project
A collaborative festival of six new solo and group works by emerging choreographers for more than 15 local and established dancers in the Dark Horse Dance Festival.
$1,000
ANAR: Helene Eriksen's Traditional Dance Theatre
An evening-length solo and group dance performances based on Middle Eastern roots.
$750
Art in the Park
Art in the Park, an event celebrating art by offering children in the Central District the opportunity to create art with community volunteers.
$600
Art Lending Library
Art Lending Library lends original artwork to the general public for free. Funds support materials, management and delivery costs for the quarterly public art lending event.
$1,000
Elizabeth Buschmann
A contemporary dance performance of an original work integrating electronics, including LED lights, heart monitors and microprocessors, responding to the dancers' movements.
$800
Bushwick Book Club
The Bushwick Book Club, a monthly show for local singer/songwriters to create and share new music based on the book read for that month.
$500
Catherine Cabeen and Company
Form and Fluidity, an interdisciplinary (music, movement, fashion design and video) collaboration with seven local artists, choreographed by Catherine Cabeen.
$750
Guo Cheen, The Compassion Network
A video documentary of interviews with female spiritual luminaries created and shared with Seattle's ethnic and immigrant women.
$750
Patti Christie, Coe Elementary
A workshop for 480 kindergarten through 5th graders on the culture, history and art of Japanese raku.
$1,000
Circus Syzygy
Circus Syzygy presents seven professional circus artists in a residency resulting in the original circus production Just Add Water.
$1,000
Seattle Oaxaca Connection
A 1.5-month-long exhibition at Cornish College of the Arts showing 43 contemporary prints by both Oaxacan master artists and Cornish alumni artists. The exhibition fosters cross-cultural ties and strengthens a Seattle/Oaxaca international creative alliance.
$500
Emily Conbere
A day-long festival demonstrating the value of drama and storytelling as a healing mode for persons grieving a loss from suicide, homicide or tragic accidents.
$1,000
DAIPANButoh Collective
A four-day open community workshop with Butoh master Katsura Kan and a performance by Kan and DAIPAN members.
$900
Dina Blade Productions
A concert for seniors of period music from WWII with a singer, live band and narrator.
$800
Donkeysaddle Projects
There is a Field, Jen Marlowe's first theatrical venture using local talent to illuminate underrepresented Israeli/Palestinian issues. The play explores the real story of 17-year-old Palestinian-Israeli Aseel Asleh, who was killed by Israeli police.
$800
Emotion Literacy Advocates
The Ducks & Us Song Book Movie, about the delicate nature of human involvement with wildlife using music, lyrical story-telling, 2-D illustration, animation and video. The piece is presented as a movie trailer for a month at Central Cinemas and other film
$1,000
South Park Organized to Survive
A line-up of diverse local musicians at the South Park Bridge Closure Commemorative Event, which marks the historic nature of the closure and shares resources and information to help the community deal with the impact.
$500
eSe Teatro
Volver, Volver, Volver, a one-act play by New Mexican playwright Leonard Madrid for el Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead).
$800
Filipino Community of Seattle FilSTAR
Pipeline to Success, a showcase for students in a peer mentorship program that focuses on middle and high-school youth in South Seattle.
$1,000
Jacob Foran
An exhibition of seven ceramic diving helmets, large enough to crawl inside of, with glass portholes and brightly colored surfaces.
$700
Gerald Ford, Jr.
El Ultimo Coconut is a new solo theater work by Gerald Ford, Jr. about a geeky Latino teen's ambition to attend MIT despite his parents' lack of confidence.
$1,000
Ellen Forney
Love Notes, an interactive installation for the 2010 Seattle Erotic Festival consisting of an oversized bed with uniquely-decorated pillows and two authoring stations where attendees can write, give and receive a random love note.
$750
Gay City Health Project
Premiere of The Infection Monologues, a performance piece created by and for gay men in order to expand the narratives of the HIV-positive gay male experience.
$800
Alex Gonzalez
Ravens on His Shoes, a short film based on a homeless Native American man, takes on racial and cultural stereotypes.
$800
Gin Hammond
Returning the Bones, a one-woman play based on the true story of African-American doctor Caroline Beatrice Montier, which incorporates 26 characters, multiple dialects and two languages.
$1,000
Andrew Keisuke Hida
16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks shares the obscure stories of the hidden communities and little-known individuals in Seattle's Chinatown-International District. Sixteen multimedia profiles will be showcased online as well as in storefronts.
$1,000
Hollow Earth Radio
An event celebrating the new Central District location of Hollow Earth Radio with a variety of free in-studio and on-air events.
$800
Carla Humrich
A passport stamp book for Seattle Area/Washington State museums that encourages visitors to visit a variety of museums.
$550
Iranian American Community Alliance
Parvaneh Daneshvar (musician) and El Ham Mirimi (dancer) teach traditional Iranian music and dance to Iranian-American children.
$700
John Stanford International School
A contemporary dance residency by Zan Yamashita of Offsite Dance Project for elementary school children.
$1,000
Karin Stevens Dance
A dance performance of five new pieces with live music by Starry Night Chamber Orchestra, including one free rehearsal for three north Seattle schools.
$550
Joanna M. Lepore
Inner City Cornfieldis a patchwork of cornfield installations planted in urban parking strips along bus lines in Capitol Hill and the Central District.
$500
Manifold Motion
Multi-disciplinary installation and performance featuring interactive installation art, new dance by three choreographers, video and new original music by two composers performed live by a DJ.
$750
Nebunele Theatre
Friend's Enemy is an original production exploring tensions and issues of contemporary political life by following a fictional political figure who pursues a well-meaning path into an indefensible action.
$750
DANCE IT!
Social dance lessons provided to students who would not normally have access to this art form at Seattle high schools.
$500
Constantin Pârvulescu
Voronets Blue, a string quartet, performs a five-movement composition, including a vocalist in the third movement, as part of the 3rd Annual Occultural Music Festival.
$500
Playworks
A touring production of Arthur Miller's I Can't Remember Anything is presented by senior artists at senior centers for senior audiences about issues facing seniors.
$1,000
PLOP! Literary Series
Writers and musicians in a house concert on Beacon Hill partner with Garfield and Seattle Girls School by featuring youth writers as peers with the professional roster of artists.
$500
Quiet
Six performances of an original play with original music based on preconceived notions about gender in America.
$1,000
Emily Robertson
Prayer is a traditional African dance and new choreography with African drumming and jazz saxophone performed for all ages at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center.
$850
Seattle Architecture Foundation
Hope: Something to Build On is an architectural model exhibit showcasing the design ideas of students, architecture firms and emerging architects.
$600
Seattle Band Map
An installation of the Seattle Band Map, a new living map continuously documenting the expanding history of the Northwest music scene. The public is invited to draw in their own bands or connections when the map is displayed in community venues.
$1,000
Seattle Bicycle Music Festival
Using a bicycle powered sound system, the Seattle Bicycle Music Festival features live local bands performing at various parks throughout the day.
$1,000
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority
EXPOSED: Little Saigon 2010—A Photo Contest encourages new awareness and interest in Little Saigon by soliciting photos on the themes of culture, the marketplace, spaces, places and food.
$600
Seattle Experimental Animation Team
Animation on a String is a presentation of custom kites with miniature digital video projectors that project images and movies inside the kite.
$1,000
Seattle Jazz Composer's Ensemble
Six Seattle composers/arrangers present contemporary arrangements of film composer Ennio Morricone's music for a 17-piece ensemble of Seattle musicians.
$1,000
Seattle Union Gospel Mission
Art from the Streets is a visual art exhibit by Seattle homeless. Free supplies and instruction are provided. Monthly art shows are on First Thursday art walks in Pioneer Square.
$800
Arun Sharma
100 Flowers Campaign is an exhibition of new photographic works by an emerging artist depicting 100 flowers, each inspired by a specific work of Western art.
$500
Sound Theatre Company
A production of the one-woman play The Belle of Amherst by William Luce, with the addition of a live solo cellist performing new compositions for the play.
$1,000
SPokenword LAB (SPLAB)
Visiting Poet Series is a lecture by noted African American poet Nathaniel Mackey.
$1,000
Theatre Simple
Subsidized registrations for a day-long workshop led by six field experts on financial literacy. The event is co-presented by the Network of Ensemble Theaters as part of a national pilot.
$1,000
TumbleMe Productions
A two-hour theatrical production based on race, sexual identity and class with six diverse poets, two songwriters and a team of filmmakers generating short films that are screened during the live show.
$1,000
Washington State Association of Multicultural Educators
A multi-media presentation around the Chinese expulsion in Washington state during the 1800s. The event features live jazz, as well as educational speakers.
$1,000
Woman Seeking...a theater company
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a theatre production offering significant roles for ten women.
$1,000
Mikala Woodward
In No Place Like Home, Orca K-8 students temporarily reincarnate seven vanished homes that once stood on their school playfield by taping out the floor plans, adding furniture and publishing stories about their occupants, based on historical research.
$1,000
The Wrecking Crew
Six free, full-evening performances of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, with non-verbal vignettes in the amphiteater of the under-utilized Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.
$800