Evergreen receives $100,000 NEA grant

Staff writerJuly 16, 2014 

As for audience volunteers a teacher or "Kumu" instructs them on the subtleties of Polynesian dance at The Evergreen State College Longhouse on April 8, 2013, during a noon performance by the Napili Kai Foundation. Based on the island of Maui the non-profit organization's focus is to preserve Hawaiian music, art and culture through teaching and mentoring their youth. The Longhouse has received $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help support its programs about indigenous arts and performances.

STEVE BLOOM — Staff photographer Buy Photo

The Evergreen State College in Olympia has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The NEA is giving out more than $5 million in 2014 to support “Our Town” programs across the country.

Evergreen’s grant will help support indigenous artists residencies, curate exhibitions, host performances, produce art and support other programs at the Evergreen State College’s Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The project, called “Reawakening Ancestral Arts and Inspiring Indigenous Innovation in the South Salish region in Washington State” is a partnership with the Squaxin Island Tribe, according to a NEA news release.

Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433 lpemberton@theolympian.com @Lisa_Pemberton

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