Semilla Flamenca in Redmond was one of several groups to receive a Redmond Art Season Grant for this year. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Semilla Flamenca in Redmond was one of several groups to receive a Redmond Art Season Grant for this year. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Redmond awards grants for 2020 art season

This year’s recipients include Centro Cultural Mexicano, APex, SecondStory Repertory among others.

  • Friday, January 31, 2020 8:30am
  • Life

The city of Redmond recently announced the 2020 Redmond Art Season Grant recipients.

Afrose Ahmed, Centro Cultural Mexicano, Redmond High School’s Latinos Unidos Club, APex, Redmond Association of Spokenword, SecondStory Repertory, Semilla Flamenca, Tasveer, Tifa Tomb, Vedic Cultural Center and Wolfberry Studio are this year’s recipients.

The Redmond Art Season Grant, established in 2012, was created to support quality arts and culture programming that is accessible to Redmond residents and visitors throughout the year. This year’s recipients will help sustain the thriving art scene, promote inclusivity, and showcase the city of Redmond’s vibrant communities, according to a press release.

“I look forward to the artwork, events and unique perspectives that will come from this year’s Redmond Art Season Grant recipients,” Mayor Angela Birney said in the release. “Art provides an opportunity to share our stories and celebrate the diversity that makes Redmond such a wonderful place to live.”

According to the release, the grant aligns with the city’s commitment toward a culturally inclusive community. The city is partnering with local artists and organizations in bringing residents programs from all arts disciplines. The program includes works from all art disciplines that celebrate the variety of cultures, abilities and interests that make up the community including theater, poetry, dance, independent film, art gallery showcases and cultural celebrations.

For more information on each project, go to www.redmond.gov/Arts.

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