Spokane Arts Awards SAGA Grant to FEM+FEST Festival


Spokane Feminist Art Festival one of seven SAGA grant winners from the first round of the 2019 grant cycle.


April 3, 2019, SPOKANE, WA - Spokane NOW and the Downtown Spokane Public Library are proud to present diverse, empowering feminist arts and entertainment during the second annual FEM+FEST Spokane Feminist Art Festival with the support of a SAGA grant from Spokane Arts.

Spokane Arts announced this week that FEM+FEST is one of seven SAGA grant recipients from this latest round. In the first round of its third year, SAGA has funded seven proposals through a competitive process from a pool of 42 qualifying applications. Grant winners will carry out arts projects and programs that will take place in Spokane over the next twelve months. The seven successful applicants received a total of $33,000 for projects in interactive film, music, public arts programs, theater, and education.

"During our first festival at The Bartlett in April 2018, Spokane's art community and audience came out in such large numbers that we immediately filled the small venue to capacity," Annette Farrell, FEM+FEST director and Spokane NOW board member, said. "With this added financial support from the SAGA grant, this year’s FEM+FEST is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever now that we can provide artist fees to the musicians and performers on our stage.”

The Festival takes place on April 27th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Downtown Spokane Public Library.

The second annual FEM+FEST will have access to twice as much wall space for the display of local feminist art, along with a 3 hour lineup of poetry and music performances on the Library’s third floor Community Lens Stage.

"The overarching goal of FEM+FEST is to present positive, diverse representations of intersectional feminism and to highlight the exceptional feminist artists, performers and activists of the Inland Empire. Feminist artists of all skill levels and mediums are encouraged to participate."

About Spokane NOW

The Spokane Chapter of the National Organization for Women was first established in the 1960's and now continues to hold bi-monthly meetings for members and supporters. We are a grassroots, volunteer organized and member driven organization that strives to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace and all other sectors of society. We are working to maintain reproductive rights for all women, eliminate economic inequities, eradicate racial disparities, extinguish injustices against the LGBT+ community and to promote equality and justice for all.

Contact:

Annette Farrell

(707) 992-5207

femfest@spokanenow.org

For more information, visit spokanenow.org/femfest and fb.com/femfestspokane.

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