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5 Lansing art and culture organizations receive total of $42,500 in grants

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Five local art and cultural organizations received grants totaling $42,500 as part of the second round of 2021 Lansing Arts Project grants, Mayor Andy Schor today announced.

These grants are funded through the City of Lansing and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. 

“Arts and culture played a significant role in keeping the energy and vitality of our city high during a very difficult year for us all,” said Mayor Andy Schor in a press release.

“We

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The creative space in downtown Seattle that celebrates art, music, and culture

Martyr Sauce in the heart of the historic arts district of Pioneer Square.

SEATTLE — Founded in 2012 by artist and curator Tariqa Waters, Martyr Sauce is an underground art gallery and cultural institution. This gallery is popular for creating projects base on pop culture with a big message.

“I take things that often marginalize me as a black woman and I reshape those things. The point is to not qualify my art as Black art, it’s American art,” said Waters.

She crosses boundaries between pop culture art forms and projects which feature visual art highlighting issues of equity.

Martyr

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Cancel culture should not mean art by offensive people is ‘burned’, says Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville as Roald Dahl

Hugh Bonneville as Roald Dahl

Cancel culture should not mean that work by offensive people is ‘burned’, Hugh Bonneville has said ahead of his performance as Roald Dahl.

The Downton Abbey actor urged caution over the trend of publicly denouncing celebrities as he believes there is a way of ‘balancing’ how we regard their work without condoning their offensive views or actions.

Bonneville also expressed his confusion over how imaginative people can be while producing films and art without offending people, asking ‘what dark corners are we allowed to explore and not explore?’

The 57 year old stars as Roald

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Three Global Leaders In Travel, Arts And Culture Share Their Future Predictions

Jessica Christopherson heads up the Fort Worth Film Commission, which was established in 2015. Christopherson and the Film Commission team have led hundreds of projects and driven $47 million in economic impact and helped support the creation of over 4,000 jobs. As Director of Public Art for Scottsdale Arts, Kim Boganey runs Arizona’s nationally recognized public art programme. A leader in defining art in the public realm through creative place-making, signature events, exhibitions, and installations, Boganey’s work contributes to the community’s creative, cultural, and economic vitality. As the Managing Director, Europe, Middle East

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