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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: ARTISTS UP will offer an evening of resources and networking for Asian, Asian American and Asian-Pacific Islander artists
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/30/2014  9:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Calandra Childers  (206) 684-7306


ARTISTS UP will offer an evening of resources and networking for
Asian, Asian American and Asian-Pacific Islander artists

June 9, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Asian Counseling and Referrals Services


SEATTLE (April 28, 2014) — To build on the successful launch of the ARTISTS UP pilot in 2013 and continue to reach communities new to our agencies, ARTISTS UP will host a free session to connect and inform Asian, Asian American and Asian-Pacific Islander artists throughout Seattle, King County and Washington. The mixer is designed to share best practices through peer learning, build connections between artists and funders and demystify funding programs and processes. Last year the program successfully provided Latina/o artists their first face-to-face meeting with funders and an opportunity to connect with peer artists.

The event will take place on Monday, June 9 at Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) located at 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle. Artists creating in dance, literature, media, music, theater, visual and public art are welcome. The program will begin at 5:30 pm with an art tour of ACRS (optional) to be followed with an information and networking exchange from 6 to 8:30 pm. Creative activities for school-aged kids and language interpreters are offered upon registration. Light refreshments will be served. Transportation details: ACRS is accessible via Metro Bus #8 stops on MLK and S. Walden. Bus #7 stops 2 blocks away at Rainier and S. Walden. The closest light rail station is the Mt. Baker Station, about 0.5 miles north of ACRS, and offers free parking on site.

Register online by June 1. For more information, contact Marcia Iwasaki at marcia.iwasaki@seattle.gov, (206) 233-3949 (M-Th, 9 am - 5 pm).

ARTISTS UP is a unique collaborative pilot between two government agencies and a non-profit organization that share an interest in extending outreach to under-represented artists in order to better serve the communities of Seattle, King County and Washington State.

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