SWOJO with Mimi Fox photo by Jim Levitt
4Culture Project Grants
The deadlines to apply for a 4Culture Project grant in Arts, Heritage, and Preservation have been set. Grants are available to artists and art groups, residing in King County, who are creating and presenting work in dance, theater, music, media, literature and the visual arts. The Arts Projects deadline for individuals and groups is March 1. More at 4culture.org.
CMA New Jazz Works Grant
Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program supports the creation of new works by professional US-based jazz artists (with CMA Organization-level membership). The grants ask US jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works. Funding is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Deadline is March 5. More at chamber-music.org.
5th Annual Jazz Contest for Women Composers
Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) is now seeking submissions for its fifth annual composition contest, this year a drum feature. The winning compositions will be performed and recorded live by SWOJO with special guest Sherrie Maricle of DIVA. Submission deadline is June 18.
The contest was created to encourage the composition and performance of the highest quality jazz ensemble literature playable by high school, college, and professional bands alike. This project is supported in part by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and the Seattle Foundation.
Visit swojo.org for contest details and online application.
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Youth Arts Projects
Youth Arts is an annual funding program for arts education, beyond the regular school day, for Seattle middle and high school youth. Funds and technical assistance from this program help experienced teaching artists lead training programs and projects in all arts disciplines – from visual arts and theater to dance and film. Youth Arts prioritizes youth or communities with limited or no access to the arts. Funding awards range up to $10,000. Learn more at seattle.gov/arts.
On the Horizon
Summer on the Seine
Deluxe small group tour with Mary Kay Seales. Spend a week in Paris, including a day at the Paris Jazz Festival. Only a few spaces available for this exclusive, all-inclusive deluxe summer in Paris package! More info at marykayseales.com/paris-2017.
Write Earshot Jazz
The Earshot Jazz magazine reflects and shares the many ways that jazz intersects with lives in the Northwest. Earshot Jazz is seeking submissions from writers: Please email story pitches, comments, news and announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help the Jazz Around the Sound Calendar
Please email news and announcements about jazz gigs, concerts and community events to email@example.com.