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2013 - 2014 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Three artists guide ten Proyecto Saber teens through essay-memoir, audio and photography ready-made college essays Work will be posted on website with accompanying photo.
$1,537
Kathya Alexander
Two writers offer 100 hours of storytelling with traditional music, dance, costume and history to 30 Afrique Somali Center teens for a community event and recorded by KBCS-FM.
$6,000
Arts Corps
Four artists provide 1,200 hours of hands-on intermediate and advanced multi-arts classes including All Access and Youth Speaks Seattle to 225 youth across the city. Culmination includes public showcases and a slam series..
$6,000
Associated Recreational Council/Yesler Rec-Tech
An archival work aboutYesler Terrace will be produced after 160 hours of digital photography and video sessions taught by 5 artists and scholars to 18 youth for public screening and exhibit.
$8,000
Cinema Seattle
Five hundred teens participate in animated storytelling workshops consisting of 1,200 hours led by two artists at seven south Seattle and downtown sites.
$5,300
Coyote Central
500 teens engage in ten-thousand hours of apprenticeship courses with 18 artists to design and create works of art in multiple art forms at a range of studios and community-based locations.
$6,000
Suzanne Edison
Twenty youth with chronic or ongoing health issues publish and read original works about their life with conditions generated from a 16-hours of creative writing led by a writer.
$4,512
El Centro de la Raza
Forty Latino/a youth design and build a traditional, central ofrenda (altar) for Día de los Muertos with instruction and history provided by two artists for annual communtiy celebration.
$8,000
Frye Art Museum
Three artists will lead 12 youth on history and audio documentary workshops focused on Yesler-First Hill-Central District neighborhoods for podcast and museum presentations.
$5,300
Pat Graney
Four artists lead 50 hours of writing, dance and visual arts for 15 teen girls from Interagency School to produce and screen a thematic performative video and published anthology.
$5,844
Stephanie Guerra
Forty hours of creative writing led by a single artist build self-expression, critique and literacy skills for 40 middle and high school youth from King County Juvenile Detention.
$6,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Thirty youth with chronic and critical health needs engage with ten artists and mentors on 40 hours of audio, writing and movement that close with public presentations of original work.
$8,000
Jazz Night School
Three musicians offer 82 hours of summer introductory to intermediate improvisational and ensemble jazz to 15 teen girls. With Jazz Big Sisters, ensembles present public concert.
$4,012
Tracy Rector
Fifty-five Native youth engage in 72 hours of cross cultural, film making, media literacy and indigenous culture with 35 artists and mentors for a screening at the Seattle Film Festival.
$5,300
Lauren Marshall
Interpersonal skill development for 8 youth with Asperger's-autism-ADHD via scripting, improvisation and theater games led by 1 artist with a closing showcase at end of each term.
$928
Moon Paper Tent
Three artists lead 456 hours of empowerment and multi-arts to an all-girl plus co-ed middle-school groups for a showcase at end of each term.
$3,500
Daniel Pak/Totem Star
Ten Seattle youth including at-risk teens engage in 60 hours of music production and hip hop performance about transformation stories led by two artists. Stories conceptualized at post-dinner sessions with closing public performances.
$5,300
Andrew Peterson
A year-long, after-school program led by one artist offers 186 hours of robotic arts to 60 South Shore and Mercer youth for a community exhibit.
$6,000
Photo Center Northwest
An after-school program offers 30 refugee and immigrant teens basic photography with literacy and language acquisition sessions by two artists for a public exhibit.
$5,700
Pongo Publishing
One-hundred forty-four hours of poetry-writing by teaching artists and mentors to 192 youth in juvenile detention center generate an in-house reading plus booklet for promotion at NW Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot.
$4,505
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Thirteen artists offer 1,017 hours of out-of-school, hands-on visual arts lessons to 217 teens on-site. Summer intensives culminate in a public exhibit.
$8,000
Red Eagle Soaring
A theatrical remaking of the traditional Salish First Salmon Ceremony will be produced via 25 hours of performance workshops by four artists to empower 25 Native youth as advocates for salmon survival.
$10,000
Reel Grrls
Thirty middle school girls from the YMCA Girls First program engage in thirty-six hours of animation production led by three filmmakers for a public screening.
$5,300
Rubicon Foundation
Three artists lead 48 hours of structural design, fine wooodworking and building lessons for 15 teens to create a play space at the Children's Play Garden for children with/without physcial or developmental disabilities. After completion, a neighborhood celebration is planned.
$7,951
Michael Schantz
Fifteen teens participate in 75 hours of steel drum history and lessons to form one ensemble. Four musicians lead sessions, rehearsals and culminating performances.
$5,445
Seattle Art Museum
110 hours of workshops led by 36 artists on multi-media art making, leadership and programming for 1,000 high school teens generate numerous youth-driven events showcasing their work at the museum.
$5,300
Seattle JazzED
A 420-hour jazz techniques, composition and ensemble performance program for 150 youth is directed by six local music educators. Public performances close the series.
$4,800
Seattle Scenic Studios
Four artists provide 112 hours of scenic stage design and management instruction related to specific scripts and theaters for 55 teens. Completed work is incorporated into a variety of local theater productions.
$3,472
Spectrum Dance Theater
Two choreographers offer an after-school dance residency to 55 youth in jazz, Hip Hop and contemporary styles to enhance skills for school musical.
$4,320
Vision Loss Connection
Ten blind and low vision youth engage in 45 hours of combined museum tours, theater performances plus textured ceramic sessions with three artists. A library exhibit will be offered.
$4,226
Washington Asian/Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Two artists lead 132 hours of urban graffiti art and music production sessions focused on hip hop culture for 40 youth to produce CD's, clothing accessories and a public performance.
$2,400
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two artists with alumni lead a 400 hour, summer workshop series in Shakespearean theatre for 40 new and returning teens culminating in public recitals and performances throughout the city.
$6,000