Funders


Art Works

 

The Folk and Traditional Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts has provided $40,000 in grant support for our 2015 tour of the national exhibit Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and the Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle.  They have also provided us with $25,000 of funding for a 2014-15 NEA Partnership grant that helps with ongoing salary support for our Executive Director. Past NEA support has included grants to fund our Building New Audiences for Traditional Arts in Washington’s Underserved Communities project our Native Stories of Washington project, and Cascade Loop cultural heritage audio tours.


Humanities Washington

 

Humanities Washington provided a grant in the amount of $7,000 to support humanities programs in 2015 that will take place at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and the Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle in connection with our WA tour of the national exhibit Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts.  In 2010-11 Humanities WA also funded our project, Voices of the First People: Creating Website Access for Presentation of Audio & Video Recordings from the Vi Hilbert Collection.


4 Culture

 

4Culture has supported our Building New Audiences for Traditional Arts in King County’s Rural and Underserved Communities with grant funding in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  They also provide Northwest Heritage Resources with Heritage Sustained support through grants received in 2013 and 2015.  An earlier grant from 4Culture supported our educational project, Teaching King County Cultural Geography, Communities & Their Traditions Using the Internet


WSAC

 

ArtsWA (formerly the Washington State Arts Commission) has provided $2000 in funding to support traditional artist performances and workshops in 2015 that will take place at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in connection with our WA tour of the national exhibit Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts.  Previous ArtsWA funding has supported 2 years of NW Heritage Resources’ Building New Audiences for Traditional Arts in Washington’s Rural and Underserved Communities programs, a Latino music and composers documentation project, cultural heritage tour guide marketing, and critical organizational support for Northwest Heritage Resources. ArtsWA is also our WA state partner for our ongoing NEA Partnership grants.

 


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The Icicle Fund has supported NW Heritage Resources' 2012 concert series in Entiat with a grant of $5000. This is part of NWHR's ongoing Building New Audiences for Traditional Arts in Washington's Underserved Communities project. The concert series is hosted by Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center in their outdoor ampitheatre.


Humanities Washington

 

We are pleased to report that the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation supported an artist residency in western Washington with talented Korean traditional musician Young Sub Lee for March – July 2011.  This is the second Korean artist residency NW Heritage Resources has hosted in partnership with the Ethnomusicology Department at the University of Washington.  In 2009 the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism sponsored a western Washington residency with Korean gayageum player Bora Ju.    


Funder

 

Northwest Heritage Resources was very fortunate to receive funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that was awarded as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This funding has helped to support traditional artists who perform for Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission’s Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program, and to maintain the position of Executive Director at Northwest Heritage Resources for 2009-2010.


Washington Women's History Consortium

 

Northwest Heritage Resources received grant funding from the Washington Women's History Consortium to support our 2008-09 project, Native American Women Elders and Storytellers of Washington. For this project we are recording the oral histories of Native American women elders from tribes located throughout Washington state. The Washington Suffrage Centennial is officially organized by the Washington Women’s History Consortium.


Inland Northwest Community Foundation

 

The Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture of Inland Northwest Community Foundation provided grant funding to support the Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2007 at Riverside State Park in Spokane, WA. The event was presented by Northwest Heritage Resources in partnership with the Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks program for the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission and the Hispanic Business Professional Association of Spokane.

 

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