2022 Arts Grantees

Name Project Total Amount Allocated
Cheryl Smith Mosaic Progress Flag Mosaic $3,000
The Grantee submitted an application for grant funds to:  
Create a permanent mosaic that is 2 feet by 3 feet on Sammamish property.
Scope of Work (Brief)  
Plan to engage the public in a recycled glass mosaic project to increase respect and awareness of LGBTQ, BIPOC and people of all races and genders.  The Progress Flag mosaic project will give the Sammamish community a space and opportunity to create a piece of recycled glass mosaic art that will express who they are - a beautifully diverse and inclusive community of people.
     
Name Project Total Amount Allocated
Mead Elementary PTSA Mead Kiln Program $1,000
The Grantee submitted an application for grant funds to:  
Hire an artist-teacher to teach and guide classes in one pottery project from start to finish from the proper use of clay to its transformation into pottery. 
Scope of Work (Brief)  
Host an Art Night to display 3D pottery projects that all students have made to the Mead community and beyond.  Long-term goal: Create a cadre of mentor teachers who are knowledgeable in the use of the building's kiln and who can support teachers and students in their art projects in future years.
     
Name Project Total Amount Allocated
Coco Allred Drawing Herd project $2,500
The Grantee submitted an application for grant funds to:  
A site-specific summer series of free, all-ages drawing classes across Sammamish.
Scope of Work (Brief)  
The workshops will take place at a portable installation, designed after a drawing horse, a kind of seated easel and arranged to encourage social engagement. Classes combine observational
drawing with expert content ranging from atmospheric science to choreography to offer new ways of seeing.                                                     
This project aims to enrich how community members commune with a place by providing them new knowledge and observational tools to expand what they notice. Creating a space for co-learning, I invite a context expert for each site to teach part of a lesson and facilitate a discussion. The installation component of this project, the portable site of these workshops, is inspired by the form of a drawing horse.  Arranged to recreate the social and spatial experience of a life drawing class, participants explore the site from new perspectives, both in space and through other participants’ eyes.
     
Name Project Total Amount Allocated
Discovery Elementary Harmony Park Instrument Installation $2,500
The Grantee submitted an application for grant funds to:  
Freenotes Harmony Park provides outdoor musical instruments that are, “authentic handcrafted, perfectly tuned sound sculptures that provide scalable fun, aesthetic elegance, and multi-generational sensory experiences”
Scope of Work (Brief)  
The instruments, “are durable, sustainable, always perfectly tuned and accessible to everyone regardless of age or musical experience”. 
An installation of the instruments at the Discovery Elementary playground would provide a fun and motivating experience for students and the surrounding community.  
     
Name Project Total Amount Allocated
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra Performance $900
The Grantee submitted an application for grant funds to:  
Provide program of a free concert premiering a converging excursion by James Lee III
Scope of Work (Brief)  
Provide free concert premiering a converging excursion by James Lee III. Concert will take place at Skyline High School and during the concert season on 2022-2023.
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