The fund rewards “work that’s nontraditional, anti-institutional, and also underrepresented.”
by Amanda Ong
On June 21, the Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s Collective Power Fund announced its 14 newest grant recipients. The fund, currently in its fourth installment, is created in partnership with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and presented as a part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program. The spring 2023 grants gave a total of $60,000 to support individual, visual-based artists in King County in increments of $10,000 for Artist Team or Arts Collective, $5,000 for New Work/Projects, and $2,000 for Research & Development.
A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!
curated by Vee Hua 華婷婷
🖋️ Letter From the Editor 🖋️
In national news, we offer updates on the murder cases of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, over two years after the racial justice uprisings of 2020.
Locally, Nurturing Roots invites you to get your hands dirty in the farm and take home some “Zoo Doo” — exotic compost from Woodland Park Zoo. Grant opportunities for small businesses and arts organizations are available through Scandiuzzi Krebs as well as the Washington State Department of Commerce and ArtsWA.
—Vee Hua 華婷婷, interim managing editor for the South Seattle Emerald
The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.
We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.
Morning Update Show — Wednesday, May 11
LIVE — Director Dwane Chappelle of DEEL | LIVE — Mike Davis of South Seattle Emerald | Brian Callanan of Seattle News, Views, and Brews | $1.5M in Grant Funding for Cultural Education | The Importance of Investment in Early Education