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Welcome to Tacoma Arts Month

Celebrating 21 years!

Arts Events

Arts and culture programming to fill October

Opening Party

Launch Arts Month at STAR Center on Oct. 5!

Studio Tour

Meet 54 artists in their studios on Oct. 15 & 16!

AMOCAT Arts Awards

Honoring vision, dedication, and action in our community

Arts at the Armory

Interactive artist market on Dec. 10 & 11!

Arts Events image: Snippet of 2022 Tacoma Arts Month Events calendar, learn more here: tacomaartsmonth.org/events.
Opening Party image: Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.) dance performance at Kaleidoscope, the Tacoma Arts Month opening party, in 2019.
Studio Tour image: A young community member engages at the studio of Jenifer Davis, South Tacoma Artists Collective, 2019 Tacoma Studio Tour.
AMOCAT Arts Awards image: Left to Right: 2019 past AMOCAT Arts Award winners: Community Outreach by an Individual – Aya Hashiguchi Clark and Randy Clark, Community Outreach by an Organization – Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.), Arts Patron – Tacoma Creates Campaign.
Arts at the Armory image: Attendees at 2021 Arts at the Armory.

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Thank you to all our sponsors for their support!

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2 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Don't miss your chance to be considered for the 2023-2025 Tacoma Poet Laureate position. How would you help advance the literary arts in Tacoma?

❗ Submit your application for the 2023-2025 Tacoma Poet Laureate before January 30, 2023, 11:59 PM.

💻 Apply and learn more at ow.ly/INQH50MhIpG.

✒️ Current and past Tacoma Poets Laureate pictured: Lydia K. Valentine (2021-2023), Abby E. Murray (2019-2021), Kellie Richardson (2017-2019), Thy Nguyễn (2015 - 2017), Lucas Smiraldo (2013-2015), Josie Emmons Turner (2011-2013), Tammy Robacker (2010-2011), Antonio Edwards, Jr. (2009-2010) and William Kupinse (2008-2009).📜
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Dont miss your chance to be considered for the 2023-2025 Tacoma Poet Laureate position. How would you help advance the literary arts in Tacoma?

❗ Submit your application for the 2023-2025 Tacoma Poet Laureate before January 30, 2023, 11:59 PM.

💻 Apply and learn more at http://ow.ly/INQH50MhIpG.

✒️ Current and past Tacoma Poets Laureate pictured: Lydia K. Valentine (2021-2023), Abby E. Murray (2019-2021), Kellie Richardson (2017-2019), Thy Nguyễn (2015 - 2017), Lucas Smiraldo (2013-2015), Josie Emmons Turner (2011-2013), Tammy Robacker (2010-2011), Antonio Edwards, Jr. (2009-2010) and William Kupinse (2008-2009).📜
2 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Applications for the 2023-24 funding cycle are NOW OPEN!

Tacoma Creates is now accepting applications for its fourth year of funding, supporting cultural organizations’ programs and events to be presented between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

Tacoma Creates supports non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to advance and/or preserve #arts, #culture, #heritage, and/or #science through two funding categories: Comprehensive Organizational Support and Impact Funding.
Funding is determined through a competitive application process and is intended to help eligible non-profit organizations expand equitable access to public programs, grow educational options for youth, increase opportunities in neighborhoods throughout Tacoma, and build sustainability for continued services.

🚨 Deadline for the Comprehensive Organizational Support application is Monday, March 13, 2023, 11:59pm.
🚨 Deadline for the Impact Funding application is Monday, March 27, 2023, 11:59pm.

Learn more at tacomacreates.org

Like, comment, and share to help us spread the word about this great funding opportunity!

City of Tacoma Government
#Tacoma #TacomaCreates #NonProfit #Funding
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Applications for the 2023-24 funding cycle are NOW OPEN!

Tacoma Creates is now accepting applications for its fourth year of funding, supporting cultural organizations’ programs and events to be presented between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. 

Tacoma Creates supports non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to advance and/or preserve #arts, #culture, #heritage, and/or #science through two funding categories: Comprehensive Organizational Support and Impact Funding.
Funding is determined through a competitive application process and is intended to help eligible non-profit organizations expand equitable access to public programs, grow educational options for youth, increase opportunities in neighborhoods throughout Tacoma, and build sustainability for continued services.

🚨 Deadline for the Comprehensive Organizational Support application is Monday, March 13, 2023, 11:59pm.
🚨 Deadline for the Impact Funding application is Monday, March 27, 2023, 11:59pm.

Learn more at tacomacreates.org

Like, comment, and share to help us spread the word about this great funding opportunity!

City of Tacoma Government 
#Tacoma #TacomaCreates #NonProfit #Funding
4 days ago
Tacoma Arts

🌱Help plant trees at Madison Elementary School next Saturday, February 4, from 10 AM - 3 PM.

💻Register at tinyurl.com/treesformadison

📸 Image courtesy of Tacoma Tree Foundation
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🌱Help plant trees at Madison Elementary School next Saturday, February 4, from 10 AM - 3 PM.

💻Register at tinyurl.com/treesformadison

📸 Image courtesy of Tacoma Tree Foundation
4 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Check out next month's New Year Celebration presented by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center featuring Samoa. This all-ages event offers live performances, cultural arts, games, activities, martial arts demonstrations, crafts, and food booths.

Date/Time: February 25, 2023, from 11 AM – 6 PM
Location: Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, 2727 E D Street
🆓 FREE admission
For more information, visit fb.me/e/4oubXokag

Image credit: Asia Pacific Cultural Center
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Check out next months New Year Celebration presented by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center featuring Samoa. This all-ages event offers live performances, cultural arts, games, activities, martial arts demonstrations, crafts, and food booths.

Date/Time: February 25, 2023, from 11 AM – 6 PM
Location: Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, 2727 E D Street
🆓 FREE admission
For more information, visit https://fb.me/e/4oubXokag

Image credit: Asia Pacific Cultural Center
6 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Check out the 2023 Grants Calendar from Artist Trust to see when applications open. Each grant has its own slate of support programs designed for you to ask questions, get better insight into the process, gain feedback, and engage in peer-to-peer learning.

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Check out the 2023 Grants Calendar from Artist Trust to see when applications open. Each grant has its own slate of support programs designed for you to ask questions, get better insight into the process, gain feedback, and engage in peer-to-peer learning.

http://ow.ly/X8Up50MiKbA

Image credit: Artist Trust
6 days ago
Tacoma Arts

CPA Valerie Moseley is here to help you navigate your 2022 tax return! Join Artist Trust for a virtual workshop on February 15, 5 - 6:15 pm. They'll go over tax basics, with a Q&A at the end.

Artist Trust's workshop is made possible in partnership with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

Register today: artisttrust.org/events/taxes-for-artists-workshop
Facebook event: fb.me/e/3kScf8eV3

Have Questions? Email Program Manager Grace Nakahara at grace@artisttrust.org.

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CPA Valerie Moseley is here to help you navigate your 2022 tax return! Join Artist Trust for a virtual workshop on February 15, 5 - 6:15 pm. Theyll go over tax basics, with a Q&A at the end.

Artist Trusts workshop is made possible in partnership with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

Register today: artisttrust.org/events/taxes-for-artists-workshop
Facebook event: fb.me/e/3kScf8eV3

Have Questions? Email Program Manager Grace Nakahara at grace@artisttrust.org.

Image courtesy of Artist Trust
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ʔuk’ʷədiitəb ʔuhigʷətəb čəɫ txʷəl tiiɫ ʔa čəɫ ʔal tə swatxʷixʷtxʷəd ʔə tiiɫ puyaləpabš dxʷəsɫaɫlils gʷəl ʔutxʷəlšucidəbs həlgʷəʔ.
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