JeffCo resident awarded $1,500 artist grant

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Posted 1/5/22

The Artist Trust, a non-profit organization that supports artists in Washington state, announced 65 artists around the state who will receive unrestricted grant awards of $1,500 each for the BIPOC …

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JeffCo resident awarded $1,500 artist grant

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The Artist Trust, a non-profit organization that supports artists in Washington state, announced 65 artists around the state who will receive unrestricted grant awards of $1,500 each for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.

One of the recipients was Iván Espinosa, a Jefferson County resident and Latino choreographer of live performance art.

The grants total $97,500, making them the largest investment in individual artists ever awarded through the Artist Trust’s grant program in its 32-year history. It also marks the first time that all recipients are part of the BIPOC community.

“As a low-income POC without access to generational wealth, the Grants for Artists’ Progress award will have an enormously beneficial impact on forwarding my artwork,” Espinosa said.

“Living in rural Jefferson County, the opportunities to receive substantial funding are scarce,” he added.

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