Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival is pleased to co-sponsor the August 2009 Seattle Art Museum Remix event!

Celebrate Summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park! Join SAM on Friday, August 7, for a unique late-night mashup of art, music, dancing, spoken word and after-dark tours in a social atmosphere. Highlights will include a sunset performance by poet Roberto Ascalon and musician Paul Rucker, DJ sets by Colby b and DJ Freddy King of Pants, live music performances curated by Decibel, and a comics drawing rally with Friends of the Nib.

Tickets: SAM members $5, nonmembers $10, students $8. Purchase tickets at any of SAM's three sites, over the phone by calling the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121, or at the door the night of the event. This event is open to guests age 18 and over only, and the first 100 guests at the door get in FREE.
Date: 8/7/2009
Time: 8 pm–midnight
Location: Olympic Sculpture Park

The night's activities include:

  • A special collaborative sunset performance by poet Roberto Ascalon and musician Paul Rucker beside Alexander Calder's Eagle at 8:30 pm.
  • A stage of internationally renowned recording artists curated by the Decibel Festival in the PACCAR Pavilion, including Rena Jones (Portland) at 9 pm, Filastine (Barcelona) and DJ Collage (Seattle) at 10 pm, and Lusine (Seattle) at 11 pm. The stage will also feature interactive projections from some of Seattle’s most respected digital video artists.
  • Tours of the park after dark with the Strangers: Bethany Jean Clement, Jen Graves, Charles Mudede, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee and Lindy West.
  • A comics drawing rally with Friends of the Nib in the Alvord Art Lab all night.
  • DJ Freddy King of Pants mashing up mixes and DJ Colby b spinning her stellar set in the park beginning at 8 pm.
  • Innovative street moves by the Breakdancing Ninja Clan on the PACCAR Pavilion's south terrace.

SAM is proud to have Pacific Northwest Ballet Backstage Pass, Canoe Social Club, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, Decibel Festival, EMP|SFM, Girl Power Hour, Great City, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Northwest African American Fine Arts Association, NW NOMA -- National Organization of Minority Architects, Out for Sustainability, Sustainable Belltown, Sustainable Seattle and Three Dollar Bill Cinema as our August SAM Remix cohosts.

Artists - opportunities (Seattle)


Individual Artist Funding:

Seattle's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Accepting applications for 2010 CityArtists Projects
DEADLINE: 11 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

The CityArtists Projects program provides funding for artists to develop and present their work. 2010 Eligible Disciplines include Literary (except play scripts), Media Arts and Visual Arts. Traditional/Ethnic and Multi-disciplinary projects are always welcome, so long as a primary art form is one of the eligible disciplines listed.

Awards ranging up to $10,000 support new works, works-in-progress or finished works, and all projects include a public presentation. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity.

In the last round of funding, CityArtists awarded $225,000 to 39 artists. Thirty of the 39 artist projects funded are first-time recipients, representing 77 percent of the awards. The awards range from $1,500 to $10,000, with an average award of $5,769.


Preserving Arts Jobs Funding:

DEADLINE: 11 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10, 2009

Seattle's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs will distribute to eligible Seattle arts organizations $250,000 in one-time federal funding to preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn.

Seattle-based nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that are current recipients of the Office's 2009-2010 Civic Partners organizational support program are eligible to apply for funds to support staff salaries or fees for contract jobs which have been reduced, eliminated or are currently threatened. 4Culture ( has additional funding for King County organizations outside of Seattle.

Award amounts
Organizations with 2008 budgets less than $150,000 are eligible for $5,000. Organizations with 2008 budgets greater than $150,000 are eligible for $15,000.

A review panel will meet in mid-August, and applicants will be informed of the funding decisions by the end of August. Funding will support salary or contract expenses incurred between Oct. 1, 2009 and Aug. 31. 2010.