Arts and Literature

History and Presence: Retracing the lineage of Black artists in Oregon

From Oregon Humanities (by Intisar Abioto) – An excerpt from Intisar Abioto’s “Black Mark, Black Legend”, a piece that led to her curation of “Black Artists of Oregon”, exhibiting at the Portland Art Museum through March 2024.

Culturally-specific campaign, ‘Cambodian Rock Band,’ a first for local theaters and Khmer community

From the International Examiner (by Bunthay Cheam) – ‘Cambodian Rock Band’, the musical by Lauren Yee, marks a new level of recognition and representation for the Khmer community. Playing through November 5th at ACT Theatre!

Third Annual Native American Writer Accelerator Grant Announces Recipients

From The Native American Media Alliance – 12 Native American writers received grants to support their careers and future projects. Learn more about them and their work!

Bailadores de Bronce Celebrate Their Golden Year

From South Seattle Emerald (by Agueda Pacheco Flores) – This month, Bailadores de Bronce will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their first-ever performance at Moore Theatre.

Made There: Yakama artist Bessie Bill weaves traditional wa’paas

From Crosscut (by Sarah Hall) – In the Yakima Valley, master weaver Bessie Bill weaves wa’paas to build community and preserve a tribal tradition.

Seattle’s First-Ever BLASTFEST Celebrates Afrobeats Music and African Cultures

From South Seattle Emerald (by Patheresa Wells) – Seattle’s first-ever Afrobeats music festival will be held Saturday, July 29 at Seattle Center!

Visions of Indigenous Futures

From Yes! Magazine (by Breanna Draxler) – The project began with a number: 562. It was the number of federally recognized tribes in the United States when photographer Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) quit her job, packed her camera, and...

She Said the Land Called Her Home

From Underscore (by Jarrette Werk) – As a kid, Katherine Paul loved traveling with her mother, who spoke at anthropological lectures around the world. This year, the Swinomish tribal citizen is hitting the road once more — to launch her...

The Rhapsody Project tunes into cultural heritage and social justice

From KNKX Radio (by Robin Lloyd) – Conventional music education often lacks the cultural references that can help students connect to their roots.