Arts news in the WESTAF region

The WESTAF region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Stay up-to-date on our programs, convenings, research, reports, technology, funding opportunities, and partnerships by subscribing to our bimonthly newsletter here.

September 30, 2020

“The second in WESTAF’s series of data-driven lists that profile and celebrate the arts, culture, and creativity of America’s most vital and vibrant places and spaces, the Top 10 Music Cities You Need to Know About showcases the thriving local music scenes of smaller cities across the country.”

September 14, 2020

“The Arts + the Rural West convening brought together funding and policy organizations with practitioners to consider future directions for rural arts as a policy priority and practice of the field.”

July 29, 2020

“As one of the Kennedy Center’s Social Impact initiatives, the Center will launch Arts Across America on July 27, a program to uplift artists and showcase art from communities and regions across the country in this extraordinary time of uncertainty.”

July 15, 2020

“WESTAF is now accepting nominations for its Regional Arts Resilience Fund for arts organizations in the western region. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time. Complete program details are available here.”

July 8, 2020

“WESTAF awards the 2020-2021 TourWest grants. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations within the WESTAF region for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists.”

July 1, 2020

“WESTAF is pleased to announce the recipients of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Relief Fund for Organizations grants. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this competitive grant program was established to provide general operating support to arts and cultural organizations in the West that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

June 23, 2020

“The National Endowment for the Arts just announced the 2020 recipients of its National Heritage Fellowships. We are excited to announce that three out of nine awardees are from the WESTAF region.”

June 16, 2020

“WESTAF announced today that it is partnering with its five sister United States Regional Arts Organizations and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to distribute grants from a $10 million emergency investment to support arts and culture organizations.”

June 10, 2020

“The National Endowment for the Arts announces over $84 million for 1,144 new awards to organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each of the five U.S. territories. 294 awards totaling $19,766,308 will go to organizations in the WESTAF region.”

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