The festival will feature films from 24 countries, local independent films, special events, filmmakers forums and more. Other events on our calendar include a Poet Laureate reading in Seattle, Traveling Exhibit events in Clarkston and Speakers Bureau presentations throughout the state.
Speakers Bureau’s Christina Fusch will lead the conversation Why Culture Matters: An Anthropological Approach to Our Lives on Wednesday (Jan. 23) at the Lower Columbia College. Other talks around the state tackle issues from technology to modern-day slavery.
Spark Grants fund programs throughout the state that promote conversation and critical thinking. Fall 2012 recipients received more than $77,000 for innovative programs aimed at sparking community dialogue. Letters of interest for the Spring 2013 round are due Jan. 25.
The Asotin County Library celebrates the opening of Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression the evening of Jan. 18. Meanwhile, Speakers Bureau’s presenters offer conversations throughout the west side of the state.
The Frye Art Museum’s program for individuals with dementia and their care partners uses hands-on arts programs in the gallery and studio to build their relationships and self-confidence.
Three grant rounds in 2013 look to support programs that promote conversation and critical thinking.
The website go2tacoma.org features reviews written by high-school students about their hometown of Tacoma, allowing them to explore their community and see their work in a real-world setting.
The recent event on Bainbridge Island invited local filmmakers to speak on the challenges and rewards of filming in remote locations. The filmmakers forum was supported by a Humanities Washington grant.
Northwest authors premiere original works Friday (Oct. 12) at Humanities Washington’s annual fundraising gala. Also this week: Grant-funded events in Spokane connect community members and an Arts Crush presentation on Native Americans in film.
Revamped grants program to encourage partnerships, critical thinking and discussion among communities throughout the state.