With our initiatives, we amplify, celebrate and collaborate with our city and region’s dynamic emerging artists, including the youth.
The Feels’ annual showcase was established to bring diverse artists, creatives and communities together for an inclusive and immersive experience. Our highly anticipated flagship event now regularly attracts 700+ art lovers.
Fostering the creativity of our city’s youth is of the utmost importance to The Feels. Our popular summer youth arts program, led by Black and Brown teaching artists, recently expanded to an after school pilot program at Aki Kurose Middle School.
Starting 2022, in an effort to expand the ways in which we nurture our region’s artist community, we launched our small grant fund. This curatorial project provides support, for anything from art supplies to event production costs, for emerging artists.
Our monthly online series features live, one-on-one discussions with Black and Brown creatives exploring the relationship between culture, perceptions of their work and the communities they represent.
In collaboration with the brilliant minds of Seattle University’s College of Science & Engineering students, we’re developing a vibrant online market for our community of artists and small business owners to sell their goods.
Creating space and economic opportunities are always top Feels Foundation priorities. With these goals in mind, our 3-day vendor market is the perfect event to tap in with and support our local creatives.
Program Budget Allocation
This work is made possible through sponsorships and generous donations from our supporters. Take a look at how our fundraising is allocated.