Spokane Arts creates and promotes arts and culture in our region through grantmaking, arts programming, advocacy, and professional development. We work to amplify Spokane as the cultural hub of the Inland Northwest. Spokane Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is overseen by a governing board (formerly known as the Spokane Arts Fund board) as well as advised by the Spokane Arts Commission, a volunteer board of artists and arts advocates. Find more information at www.spokanearts.org.

Thank you for your interest in Music Video Jams! This form is specifically for filmmakers. If you are a musician or band, you can find your submissions portal on the main page at www.spokanearts.submittable.com

Music Video Jams is a new Spokane event, pairing emerging filmmakers with emerging musicians to create a brand-new music video that is conceived, shot, produced, and distributed locally. Through their collaboration, each team (both filmmakers and musicians) will have the chance to learn from other artists, showcase their own talent, find a bigger platform to share their work, meet new artists in the community, and much more. 

Filmmakers are asked to submit 2 samples of a short project (1-6 minutes long, maximum). Filmmaker teams and musician teams will be paired by the organizers; they will not be self-selected. Teams will be announced on August 1 at the kickoff event, to be held at the CMT studios (104 W. 3rd, Suite B) and broadcast live by KYRS. 

Each team of filmmakers will create a music video of the musician/band's work. In addition to producing a music video to be publicly screened on September 9, the filmmaker team will agree to provide film & b-roll footage to the organizers. The winning filmmaker/band team will be eligible for a cash prize. 

Timeline: 

 July 5- July 27: Submissions open for filmmakers. Deadline is Friday, July 27 at 11:30 p.m.

July 30: Announce selected filmmakers

August 1: Kickoff at Community Minded Television (CMT)

Filming: August 11-24

September 9: Screening/Awards at The Bartlett

Preference will be given to emerging filmmakers who would benefit from this experience versus more established filmmakers with significant portfolios. Questions? Contact Juan Mas (dogma8@aol.com) for clarification.

Music Video Jams is brought to you by The Bartlett and Purple Crayon Pictures, with support from partners Community Minded Television, KYRS, and Spokane Arts. 

Thank you for your interest in Music Video Jams! This form is specifically for musicians. If you are a filmmaker, you can find your submissions portal on the main page at www.spokanearts.submittable.com

Music Video Jams is a new Spokane event, pairing emerging filmmakers with emerging musicians to create a brand-new music video that is conceived, shot, produced, and distributed locally. Through their collaboration, each team (both filmmakers and musicians) will have the chance to learn from other artists, showcase their own talent, find a bigger platform to share their work, meet new artists in the community, and much more. 

Musicians are asked to submit at least 1 (max of 2) samples of produced music. Musicians and filmmaker teams will be paired by the organizers; they will not be self-selected. Teams will be announced on August 1 at the kickoff event, to be held at the CMT studios (104 W. 3rd, Suite B) and broadcast live by KYRS. 

Each selected band or musician will walk away from the collaboration with a produced music video they can use to promote their work and further their artistic career. The winning filmmaker/band team will be eligible for a cash prize. 

Timeline: 

July 5- July 27: Submissions open for filmmakers. Deadline is Friday, July 27 at 11:30 p.m.

July 30: Announce selected filmmakers

August 1: Kickoff at Community Minded Television (CMT)

Filming: August 11-24

September 9: Screening/Awards at The Bartlett


Preference will be given to emerging musicians who would benefit from this experience versus more established bands with significant platforms. Questions? Contact Karli Ingersoll (karliingersoll (at) gmail.com) for clarification.

Music Video Jams is brought to you by The Bartlett and Purple Crayon Pictures, with support from partners Community Minded Television, KYRS, and Spokane Arts. 

October is a month-long celebration of arts and culture!
Use this form to submit your Arts Month events and activities.
Arts Tour is October 5, 6, and 7.
Multiple events must be submitted separately.
Deadline for submitting information: August 31, 2018.

In celebration of national arts and humanities month, Spokane Arts is coordinating the 5th annual Arts Month, to be held in October 2018.
 

Artists, arts organizations, arts businesses, and creatives of all types are encouraged to submit their October events or activities through spokanearts.submittable.com. Using the information submitted, Spokane Arts will promote those events and programs to the community, encouraging people to attend and support them.
Spokane Arts will promote the events and activities in one or many of the following ways: inclusion in an online Arts Month calendar, where people can browse for events and build a personalized schedule; on the Spokane Arts social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more); in the Spokane Arts e-newsletter; and more. Spokane Arts will place print and digital advertising to promote Arts Month, which will link to the calendar and may feature certain submitted events. (Spokane Arts cannot promise that every single submission will be featured in our print advertising campaign, but all relevant submissions will be promoted via the online resources listed above.) Spokane Arts will also seek earned media coverage to promote October’s arts and cultural offerings.    

CREATE SPOKANE ARTS AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2018

Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts.   The four awards categories reflect the values of Spokane Arts:   Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion.  

In any of these categories, you may nominate an artist, volunteer, neighborhood, educator, organization, community leader, donor, business or any other entity which you feel deserves recognition.  Emerging or established, young or old, on the edge or in the center – we welcome any nomination that celebrates the wealth of participation in Spokane’s arts ecosystem. 

Here’s the list of the award categories: 

Leadership – positive and consistent advocacy, a role model for others in the arts, a venture culturalist, excellent stewardship of resources

Collaboration – creating and supporting partnerships, sharing resources, finding shared solutions, brings new meaning to the phrase “democratic participation” 

Inclusion – enacting just and diverse community, building bridges across divides,  proactive approach to accessibility and inclusion 

Imagination – an energizing and inspiring presence, jaw-dropping creativity, sky’s-the-limit approach, excellent execution of innovative ideas

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