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Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
The Talented Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that was founded in 2007 with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) as its flagship program.

NFFTY has grown into the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. Each year the festival showcases films by directors 24 and under.

NFFTY supports young filmmakers by offering professional level workshops year-round. In addition NFFTY.org hosts filmmaker resources, tips, news and information.

Within NFFTY lies a creative production company, NFFTY Creative, that connects brands with emerging talent to produce original content.
Community Focus
East Asia
Location
Tacoma, WA
The Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA) is a registered non-profit corporation. Every year, ANCEA participates in various cultural and educational events. Sakura-Con is ANCEA's main event and realization of the ANCEA mission to educate about Asian Culture, with a focus on Japanese Animation, Comics, Gaming and Cultural Arts. Japan.

Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Sakura-Con features cultural exploration and education through traditional and contemporary media, arts and entertainment. Sakura-Con includes: musical performances, Guest of Honor participation, discussion panels, games, contests (costumes and skit performances), theaters, traditional Asian arts and an exhibitors' hall for the sale of Anime related merchandise by third party vendors.

ANCEA is a membership-based all-volunteer organization. The controlling administrative body for ANCEA (and thus Sakura-Con) is an Executive Board that's main function is to put on the main ANCEA event, Sakura-Con, and to generally steward the ANCEA mission.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Amplifier is a design lab that builds art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements. We work with our community of social change partners, in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds, to build symbols, language, and distribution strategies that can change the national narrative. We draw from a deep portfolio of artists to commission new art, then take the work and distribute it in unparalleled numbers through creative space hacks, reaching new audiences and driving real change.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Since 1980, CoCA has served the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, understanding, and development of contemporary art.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
New York, NY
At Race Forward we advance #RacialJustice via research, media & practice. We publish @Colorlines news & present the #FacingRace conference.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Native American/First Nations, African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
, WA
LLL is a new concept in public access TV. As an educational program, we inspire and advance early learning in young Black, Indigenous & POC children.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Santa Ana, CA
LibroMobile is a literary project in collaboration with Red Salmon Arts initiated by local author Sarah Rafael García and established in Santa Ana, California—it integrates literature, visual exhibits and year-round creative workshops and live readings.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE), funds, facilitates and promotes arts and cultural uses of Warren G. Magnuson Park for the public, serving diverse audiences and forging regional collaborations.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
We, the Sundiata African American Cultural Association produce a cultural festival yearly. We have come to know that Festival Sundiata is a breath of fresh air when it comes to racial relations and cultural competency. We are a volunteer group of folks that plan all year and give our best effort to celebrate and introduce the culture of people of African decent to the people in the Northwest. Each one of our festivals are free of charge to attend, you won’t find a better deal anywhere in the Northwest. Make sure to buy a t-shirt or poster to remind you of this great festival.

Community Focus
Caribbean, Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Tatiana Garmendia is an inter-disciplinary artist with a figurative twist. Her work synthesizes formal concerns and a humanist engagement with history and culture. “History is not a subject I just picked up from a dusty schoolbook, but things I’ve actually lived. I remember playing in abandoned missile trenches as a child,” says the artist, who was born in Cuba during the height of the Cold War. Repatriation from the Spanish government took the artist’s family first to Madrid, and later to the U.S.A.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Seattle, WA
Malo e lelei. My name is Toka, an indigenous Pasifika Artist/Illustrator based in the City of Rain.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Teaching kids to code and build robots through an intersection of anti-racist and anti-sexist curriculum.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
Location
Living in a traditional life, in a contemporary culture.
Community Focus
Central Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle Center Festál presents Turkfest in partnership with the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington (TACAWA). The festival boasts a lively marketplace, food, music, dance, and more. October 10-11, 2020

Turkfest is an annual cultural festival in Seattle, whose mission is to foster friendship, to highlight the diversity and richness of Turkish culture and Turkish speaking countries, and cooperate throughout the greater community by organizing educational, entertaining, and engaging cultural programs that celebrate Turkish and Turkic cultures and heritage.

This event is free and open to the public.



Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia
Location
Bellevue, WA
As one of the largest chapters of the nationwide Finlandia Foundation, the Seattle Chapter of Finlandia Foundation actively pursues objectives that have been the core of the chapter since its establishment in 1968 by providing Finnish language classes, presenting Finnish movies, organizing a variety of events throughout the year such as the Finnish Independence Day Dinner and Dance, and more!
Community Focus
Caribbean, Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Cuban-born Juan Alonso-Rodríguez is a self-taught artist whose transition from music to visual arts coincided with his move to Seattle in 1982.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
Location
Suquamish, WA
The Suquamish Museum opened at the Tribal Administration Center on Sandy Hook Road in 1983. First Chartered by the Suquamish Tribe in 1977 as the Suquamish Tribal Cultural Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the reconstruction and preservation of the history of the Suquamish Tribe. Leading up to the opening of the Museum was a successful Oral History project among Suquamish elders, a research project to locate historic photographs and manuscripts for an Archives and increasing gifts of precious artifacts.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, Multicultural
Location
Louis Chinn aka Jyun Jyun, is a multi-disciplinary artist specializing in murals, installation, music production and performance. His work explores the theme of transformation as both an aesthetic quality and experience for the participants and communities involved. Through public art and performance, he is dedicated to the cause of making art an accessible and essential experience, regardless of social position.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations, Global Indigenous
Location
Longhouse Media, a Washington State non-profit organization, was launched in January 2005. Our vision was to start an Indigenous media arts organization that would nurture the expression and development of Native artists, drawing from traditional and modern forms of storytelling, cultural identity, teaching and inquiry, based in the technologies of today.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
Naomi Ishisaka is the Social Justice Columnist for The Seattle Times. She is a journalist and photographer who focuses on racial equity and social justice.