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2012 smART Ventures Partners

Azeotrope
A production of "Jesus Hopped the A Train" featuring actors of color sharing the story of the incarcerated and how the laws governing the judicial system affect marginalized and disenfranchised people, with post-play discussions.
$1,000
Iris Crystal Viveros Avendaño
A visiting artist from Mexico, along with members of the Seattle Fandango Project, will offer free workshops on zapateado and fandango at different Consejo Counseling locations and programs to integrate movement-based arts in the process of healing and recovery for women who have experienced violence or trauma.
$1,000
Balagan Theatre
The production of "Death/Sex Election Year" features a series of one-act plays created by local emerging to award-winning artists and targeted towards younger patrons including many who identify as GLBTQ, low-income and as artists.
$500
Bent Arts
A two night performance at Town Hall for writers from the Bent community to perform their original work including teachers, students, and a featured poet.
$1,000
The Bushwick Book Club Seattle
To support classroom sessions for students at Aki Kurose Middle School, performing and creating original music inspired by books from school curriculum.
$500
C Art Gallery
Photography exhibit "Haiti a Proud and Faithful People" featuring images of life in Haiti.
$800
Circle of Friends for Mental Health
A weekly photography class for mental health patients to engage in art for social contact and personal expression.
$890
City Arts Fest 2012
The Fifth Wall is a component of 2012 City Arts Festival that focuses on the significance of four historical LGBTQ sites on Capitol Hill through interpretive performances by 12 artists.
$500
Custom Made Play
A full production of "Ballard House Duet," a new work by local playwright, collaboratively developed by the playwright and actors.
$1,000
Deaf Spotlight
To support the Seattle Deaf Film Festival showcasing feature and short length films produced by, about and for the Deaf Community.
$1,000
Duwamish River Festival
A festival at Duwamish Waterway Park, featuring a mix of arts, culture, and entertainment celebrating the Duwamish Valley's diverse communities and Clean-up of the river.
$850
Faerie Film Fest
The Radical Faerie Film Fest featuring short films that embody the radical queer sensibilities in the lives and experience of people who self-identify as "Radical Faeries."
$900
Filipino American Student Association at the University of Washington
The 17th Annual Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference to promote Filipino Americans and other Asian Americans understanding of history, identity, current issues, cultural arts and media.
$900
Christy Fisher
This exhibit collaboration with Cancer Lifeline healthcare facilities/galleries will create a multimedia installation on the theme of "Keepsake" honoring a person or an important event.
$800
The Furnace Reading Series
A radio broadcast reading of "The Last Night at Manuela's" by Buffy Aakash, read by the author and actors in front of a live audience. Chapbooks of the play will be published and the broadcast will be available as a free podcast following the reading.
$800
Friends of Asian Art Association
An event combining a traditional tea ceremony accompanied by a performance of traditional and modern Koto music at Horizon House Retirement Center.
$500
Hokubei Hochi Foundation
A kimono program presented by Kimono Master Ugawa Yu to introduce and educate guests on the uses of kimono and yukata using presentation, video, displays and live demos with models.
$850
Hong Kong Student Association
2012 SingCon, as part of an Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, to empower Asian students and increase cultural awareness through music.
$1,000
Israel James Hunter
A reading of The Girl and The Fandango, including a music making program to encourage intergenerational learning.
$500
IDEA Odyssey Gallery
A new exhibit, "ID x ID: New Identities" seeks to find and promote works by diverse emerging artists.
$1,000
Intiman Theatre
A 5-day intensive new play development process with 6 playwrights, 6 emerging theatre companies and actors.
$1,000
Jackson Place Community Council
Jackson Street Jam in the Park, celebrating diverse black music and culture with public art installations, youth education, music and dance performances, crafts, activities and more.
$800
Mirror Stage
Full theatrical production of Odin's Horse by Robert Koon, exploring themes of Nordic mythology and environmentally responsible forestry.
$1,000
Mary Margaret Moore
Performances of "String," a show of dance and object theatre for young children ages 2-6 at the Beacon Hill Garden House.
$850
Mourning Market
A day-long market for emerging gothic artists in partnership with El Corazón targeting college students, at-risk youth and general public.
$750
The Muezz Infuezzion Poetry Show
A showcase for artists of color with artist development workshops and writing circles preceding each show and followed by open mic, live band, and a featured poet.
$700
Othello Park Alliance
Festival showcasing performing and visual artists highlighting S.E. Seattle diverse styles and cultures.
$800
Erin Pike
A dance/theatre collaboration between creator/performer Erin Pike, choreographer Ellie Sandstrom and visual designer Devin Petersen expressing the feelings of frustration and isolation that accompany obsessive-compulsive disorder.
$700
Push Arts New Media Festival
A free evening festival of experimental media, participatory and contemporary arts at a variety of non-traditional neighborhood venues in the South Lake Union business district.
$500
Queer Social Club
A variety performance showcasing Seattle's transgendered and genderqueer identified art and artists of all disciplines.
$800
Quiet
A performance of the Greek tragedy, "The Trojan Women" that examines the theme of class with modern parallels such as the Occupy Movement and the struggle for LGBTQ rights.
$700
Rainier Beach Merchants Association
An Art walk in the "Beach Square" business district in Rainier Beach featuring arts-n-craft booths and entertainment plus walking tour of permanent public art installations.
$1,000
Revelation Film Project
A series of seven short films marrying theatre, dance and film, exploring the moment of epiphany from the perspective of six actresses.
$800
Rosaleen Rhee
A Community Exhibit: Celebrating African American Heritage in Classical Music at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
$1,000
ROCKiT Community Arts
Beacon Rocks! Summer Concert Series on Beacon Hill at the Roberto Maestras Festival Street featuring, dance, spoken word, martial arts and art-making.
$1,000
Roots! A Community Consortium
An evening of African Music, dance workshops in traditional and contemporary African dance and a free concert showcasing two groups
$1,000
Seattle Indian Health Board
Indigenous Cultures Day featuring modern and traditional cultural performances by indigenous people from around the world.
$700
Seattle Latino Film Festival
Celebrating the art and entertainment of Latin American cinema.
$800
Seattle Modern Orchestra
A one-night event celebrating the centennial of John Cage, including a multimedia presentation, documentary and concert in collaboration with Seattle Percussion Orchestra and featuring pianist and Cage specialist Steven Drury.
$500
Seattle Playwrights' Collective
A short play festival featuring the work of nine local playwrights.
$500
Senior Housing Assistance Group
The 3rd Annual Rainier Court Community Festival, for senior housing communities with a high percentage of African, Hispanic and Asian residents to share their talents.
$1,000
Short Run LLC
Present a three-day small press festival for emerging artists to network and showcase via book fair, exhibit, performances and silkscreening at The VERA Project, SOIL Gallery and Fantagraphics Bookstore.
$1,000
South Park Arts
"South Park Putts Out," local artist teams create mini-golf artworks that combine for a unique, interactive, multi-media putt-putt arts golf course for neighborhood residents to play as part of South Park's Night Out Against Crime.
$700
Sound Theatre Company
A production of "The Illusion" adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner. The play explores the central idea that illusion, through art, is necessary, and that life would be unlivable without it.
$600
Split Six Productions
A performance poetry show blending theatre, poetry, music and movement and featuring seven Queer identified poets including a few who have struggled with disabilities.
$800
Surrender Dance
Free weekly beginner-friendly dance class to teach women of all backgrounds various styles of dance and movement.
$1,000
Taller Mexicano para la Cultura y las Artes
Present free, hour-long workshops and performances by two Mexican dance groups to share, traditions for the Latino/Hispanic community at the annual Day of the Dead Festival at Seattle Center.
$500
Tasveer
"Aaina: South Asian Women's Focus" at Seattle Asian Art Museum, celebrating the artistic work of and about South Asian women including a variety of media—film, performance, visual art, workshops and speakers.
$900
Helen Thorsen
A dance concert and video production to use in community presentations to discuss mental illness and art. Performances express struggles to maintain control in the face of psychosis and the stigma of mental illness.
$600
Washington State Labor Education and Research Center
To construct a larger-than-life inflatable float designed as a loaf of bread & bunch of roses for a street theatre production about worker's rights.
$1,000
Peggy Weiss
Two free ceramic exhibitions showcasing work by Seattle and NW artists during the NCECA conference with exhibition tours for seniors and patients from mental health programs.
$500
Women Who Rock
Free public workshop event on women making music featuring a keynote panel, a participatory community music practice, and a local artist showcase.
$800