Friends and Artists,
This month is Women’s History Month and we want to celebrate the incredible women in every sector, industry, and community who are making the world a better place for women and girls. Today’s newsletter features two inspiring resources to celebrate and commemorate this month. The Minneapolis Institute of Art presents Art by Women, a celebration of the exceptional historical, creative, and cultural contributions made by women artists with exhibitions, virtual events, stories, videos, and podcast episodes. Finally, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American History.
Together we can set the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving for everyone. This journey is only made possible with support from readers like you! For more information about our mission, visit our website, or contact us at email@example.com. Let’s make some history!
The CFA Team
And now for this week’s top picks…
ARTS | First Friday Art Walk
Join us in downtown Vancouver this evening for this month’s First Friday Art Walk! Explore the Vancouver Downtown Association’s interactive map that acts as a guide as you navigate downtown. Click on gallery names to view current exhibitions for this First Friday.
PERFORMANCE | Open Mic: Un-Muted!
Calling all poets, musicians, comedians, and performers of all kinds! Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries presents Un-Muted!, FVRL’s first virtual open-mic night. Welcoming performers ages 13+, amateur or professional, this is a chance to showcase your talent for your community! Register to perform by March 6, or sign up to be an audience member by March 13.
THEATRE | Spring Theater Classes
Registration at Journey Theater is now open! Journey’s selection of in-person and online classes are a great way to introduce young people to different aspects of the theater arts, and help students gain confidence and develop performance skills. Foundation of Drama and Advanced Musical Theater are just a few of the classes Journey Theater has to offer. Sign up today!
DANCE | First Glimpse Fundraiser
Columbia Dance invites you to mark your calendars for its first ever live streamed fundraiser on March 20th, 4pm PST. Performances showcase the polished finished product of hours of labor, heart, and devotion. This 2021 fundraiser will offer you a look inside the incredible process that leads up to that final performance, a glimpse into the daily dedication that shapes our young dancers.
LITERARY ARTS | Virtual Open Mic Night
Ghost Town Poetry invites you to come and enjoy a virtual Open Mic Night featuring artist and performer Morgan Paige. Tune in on Zoom Thursday, March 11 at 7pm to experience live poetry from home! Guests are invited to read one poem for three minutes or less. Be sure to RSVP by no later than 3pm to get in the lineup and access the invitation link. $5 suggested donation. vvv
BIPOC OPPORTUNITIES | Grant Programs
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation has released its open call for two new grant programs designed to support artist and community-driven projects responding to contemporary issues through a Native lens. For more information about the SHIFT and LIFT grant programs, visit the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation website. The application deadline for both programs is Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 5:00pm (PST).
ARTIST TRUST | Arts Innovator Award
Artist Trust’s 2021 Arts Innovator Award grant cycle is in full swing! If you’re a Washington State artist demonstrating innovation in your art practice, don’t miss the opportunity to apply for this significant award. This grant is open to Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields. Due March 8 at 11:59pm (PST).
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