On April 20, ARTISTS UP will host a free session to connect and inform Native artists throughout Seattle, King County and Washington State about key services offered by three arts agency organizations. The evening is designed to share best practices for independent artists through peer learning, build connections between artists and funders and demystify funding programs and processes. ARTISTS UP is a unique, collaborative program between Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, King County’s 4 Culture and Artist Trust, which serves all Washington State artists. Designed to engage under-represented artists, ARTISTS UP has successfully provided Latina/o, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, Asian American, African, African American and Black artists’ face-to-face meetings with peer artists and funders over the last two years.
Artists working in dance, literature, media, music, theater, traditional arts, visual and public art are welcome. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with an information and networking exchange from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and families are welcome to attend; creative activities for school-aged kids (5 years and older) will be available upon registration.