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2011 smART Ventures Partners

17th of May Festival
A celebration of the 17th of May Festival, Norway's Constitution Day. The day-long festival includes singing, dancing and a parade.
$800
Active Entertainment
AMDEF 2011 is a five-hour event that showcases art, music, dance, and fashion. Works by established and emerging artists are presented.
$750
The Anunnaki Project
A series of dance performances based on stories from ancient mythology and folklore at the Arts in Nature Festival. The pieces are performed by the Cabiri Troupe, a diverse group of acrobatic and aerial artists.
$750
Art Walk Consortium
The Art Walk Consortium is an online resource for various art walks across Seattle.
$1,000
Arts in Motion
Freedom Festival 2011 is a festival that celebrates the meaning of freedom today through cross-cultural community expression in the arts.
$900
Aurora Commons
The Art Experience is a series of free introductory art classes for citizens in transitional housing as well as the homeless population along Aurora.
$1,000
Center on Contemporary Arts
Heaven and Earth III: Cycles of Return is an exhibition of nature-inspired temporary outdoor artworks in a local park over a two-mile trail.
$1,000
Community Alliance for Global Justice
An exhibit at Cornish College of the Arts featuring 43 contemporary prints by both Oaxacan master artists and Cornish alumni artists to foster cross-cultural ties and strengthen a Seattle/Oaxaca international creative alliance.
$500
Coriolis Dance Collective
Co-LAB1 Series is an annual collaborative outlet with a performance of original contemporary dances by independent choreographers and dancers.
$1,000
Webster Crowell
The Flying Cinema Project, in collaboration with the Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT), to create a series of films to be projected on kites. The kites will be installed in a number of places for public viewing.
$1000
DASSdance
All 4 1 a two-day festival of dance in which students and professional dancers collaborate to present two public performances and workshops.
$750
DE CAJoN Project
"Navidad Afroperuana/Afro -Peruvian Christmas Celebration," to celebrate and educate Seattle communities about "Danza de Negritos," a Peruvian performance tradition.
$1000
Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition
The Duwamish River Festival, a family friendly festival featuring a mix of arts, culture, entertainment and activities promoting the work of the diverse and rich cultures of the Duwamish Valley and creating healthy communities.
$1000
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition
The Good Vibe is a community resource fair with live music performance and activities for young people that promotes the positive use of space in public parks.
$750
Essential Arts
Art+Agriculture is an interdisciplinary event that educates the public about urban agriculture through the arts and inspires them to get involved.
$750
Filipino Cultural Heritage Society / Padiriwang
PAGDIRIWANG is the celebration of Filipino culture and heritage through music, dance and art.
$800
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
The Round, an interdisciplinary collaboration event curated and performed entirely by youth features songwriters, slam poets and live painters.
$1000
Fremont Arts Council / Seattle Art Cars
Seattle Art Car Blowout presents more than 50 modified cars from all over the U.S. in a showcase during the Solstice weekend in conjunction with the Fremont solstice parade.
$800
From Within Nucleus
A Bharatanatyam dance drama unraveling the eight personifications of Goddess Lakshmi.
$800
Alice Gosti
An original dance performance in which food is the centerpiece. Spaghetti CO will investigate the relationships and memories that individuals and families have with food.
$800
Kumani Gantt
A staged reading of "The Gift" a new play with music exploring the lingering effect of slavery on African Americans.
$500
Abigail Guay
A youth video art workshop plus artist talk featuring New York and D.C.-based artists Alison Brady and Sarah Knobel teaching basic camera operations and techniques.
$600
Hendrix Music Academy
The Jimi Hendrix Memorial Concert and Art Show celebrating Seattle's culturally diverse legacy of musicians and artists, and emerging artists from the at-risk youth population.
$1000
HERE/NOW
HERE/NOW presents improvised dance and music performances that consist of eight dancers and eight musicians randomly paired via direct audience participation.
$1000
Hollow Earth Radio
A celebration of the new Central District location of Hollow Earth Radio with radio/music workshops and a live concert with music video screenings.
$1,000
Gabrielle Hudson-Abbott
The After School Art Club provides a free and supportive space where students explore different artistic mediums with the support of a teaching artist.
$1,000
Man Alone Productions
Man Alone Productions will produce 12 shows of a full-length, dark and humorous play based on Edvard Munch's "The Scream."
$800
Melody Ivory Inc.
A poetry workshop for women who have survived traumatic experiences. Poetry is used to promote healing and to share stories in a safe, supportive environment.
$1,000
My World Dance and Fitness
A collaborative performance in which poets are paired with dancers that improvise their interpretations of each poem.
$1,000
NEPO House
NEPO 5 DON'T RUN, an inclusive family-friendly art walk through multiple Seattle neighborhoods including Pioneer Square, the International District and North Beacon Hill.
$750
New Horizons Ministries
"Art in Focus," provides homeless and street youth with the opportunity to create art on what it's like to be homeless and culminating in a community showcase.
$1000
Marcus Petitt
"The Show 2011: Catch the Dream," a multidisciplinary performing arts showcase featuring local college-age students.
$750
Rainy Night Productions
Barnstorm is an event that features 20 artists presenting and performing new work inspired by activism, and social issues.
$1,000
Restoration of the Arts "Grace: The Experience," a performance piece featuring dance, song, and spoken word with middle and high school aged youth from the South side of Seattle.
$1000
Almendra Sandoval
The creation of an altar-installation and opening of a multi-disciplinary exhibit and performance in recognition of Dia de los Muertos.
$800
Seattle Fandango Project
Seattle Fandango Project hosts workshops with musician and singer Alfredo Herrera from the Son Jarocho tradition from Mexico.
$1,000
Washington State Association for Multicultural Education
Intersections is a presentation of a cross-cultural musical experience by musicians who are either ethically, racially or culturally diverse and who play ethnic/culturally specific instruments or music compositions.
$1,000