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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces New LIFT Program Awardees for 2021 | News

PORTLAND, Ore., July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is pleased to announce the first cohort of the LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program awardees. Following a national open call for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artist applicants, over 100 artists’ applications were reviewed by a panel of arts professionals specializing in dance, literature, film, multi-disciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater, traditional arts and visual arts. Twenty artists were selected to receive a $10,000 one-year award designed to support artists in furthering their work and/or to serve as a launching point in their career. NACF is grateful to the Leon Polk Foundation for their support of the LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program.

“Whether these artists are emerging or not, their work is indicative of the boundless promise of Native creativity,” says Reuben Roqueñi, Director of

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Eastside Culture Crawl Society Rebrands to Eastside Arts Society and Announces Plans for ‘Eastside Arts District’

Eastside Culture Crawl Society Rebrands to Eastside Arts Society and Announces Plans for 'Eastside Arts District'

Eastside Culture Crawl Society has announced its rebranding and name change to Eastside Arts Society, in recognition of the organization’s ongoing commitment to build and strengthen capacity for artists and arts organizations within the geographic region of Vancouver’s Eastside. In support of this overarching vision, the Vancouver Foundation has awarded EAS $300,000 over three years-the largest funding gift the society has received in its 25-year history-to develop a strategic plan for the implementation of a designated Eastside Arts District.

Vancouver’s Eastside is home to the highest concentration of artists in any neighbourhood across Canada and the birthplace of the popular annual Eastside Culture Crawl, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in November 2021. The three-year project will offer collaborative solutions for strengthening capacity and dedicated workspaces for artists, it will expand programming initiatives to complement and enhance opportunities for artists across all disciplines, and it will propose policy changes and new

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The American Opera Project Announces Artistic Advisory Council

The American Opera Project Announces Artistic Advisory Council

The American Opera Project announces the creation of the AOP Artistic Advisory Council, composed of artists and innovators from the world of opera and beyond who contribute their time and wise counsel to advance the mission of The American Opera Project. Council members offer their unique ideas and personal insight to the AOP Staff and Board of Directors, mentor creative teams in the development stage, and serve on panels selecting AOP works and artists.

Mila Henry, AOP’s Artistic Director says, “When Matt (AOP’s General Director) and I first talked about what we wanted to bring to AOP, one unanimous decision was to expand AOP’s reach, not only through our audiences, but through our influences as well. How can we learn from our colleagues, both in-and equally important-outside of the operatic world? This illustrious panel of visionary leaders will provide the insight needed to navigate an ever-evolving terrain.”

Council Members include:

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The Olana Partnership announces 2020 Frederic Church Award recipients | Local Announcements

HUDSON — The Olana Partnership announced that its 21st annual Frederic Church Award Gala will honor Eleanor Jones Harvey and David Redden. The Frederic Church Award honors individuals who, through their vision, commitment and grasp of creative trends, make extraordinary contributions to American art and culture. This year’s virtual Frederic Church Award Gala will honor these two extraordinary individuals on Dec. 9.

“The Olana Partnership is thrilled to present the 2020 Frederic Church Award to two extraordinary individuals, who have brought Frederic Church’s legacy in art and environmental thinking forward to new generations and deepened our understanding of Olana as a founding site of American cultural identity,” said Sean Sawyer, Washburn & Susan Oberwager President of The Olana Partnership.

Eleanor Jones Harvey is Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a leading authority on American landscape painting, and champion of American Art at the national level. She is also

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