Congratulations to Our 2022 Arc Artist Fellows!

The 2022 Arc Artist Fellows. Top row from left: Aiyana Reid, Neve Mazique-Bianco, Sondra Segundo. Bottom row from left: Natasha Alphonse, mario lemafa, Gil Adame.

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of our 2022 Arc Artist Fellowship!

The 2022 Fellows are:

Gil Adame, Filmmaker
Natasha Alphonse, Ceramic Artist
mario lemafa, Artist
Neve Mazique-Bianco, Terpsichorean Artist
Aiyana Reid (sƛʼpúlmx), Regalia Maker and Dancer
Sondra Segundo, Multidisciplinary Artist

The Arc Artist Fellowship provides critical—but rare—unrestricted awards of $12,000 to artists residing in King County. This year we received 46 highly competitive applications from King County artists working in dance, music, theatre, media, film, literature, and the visual arts.

From our Executive Director Brian J. Carter: “In this moment of global turbulence, the work of the artist helps us all make better sense of the joys and challenges we’re collectively experiencing. Through the Arc Artist Fellowship Program, 4Culture stands committed to supporting the work of these phenomenal King County artists. Congratulations to all the 2022 Fellows!”

Each year, a new cohort of Arc Fellows are selected, with an eligibility requirement that changes annually. This year, eligible applicants were Indigenous, Aboriginal, or Native artists of diverse international ancestral lands who live in King County, the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. We seek to lift up the expression of cultural sovereignty of Indigenous makers as culture bearers and as contemporary artists.

Arc Fellows will assist in determining the Arc Eligibility Requirement for next year’s Fellowship, as well as participate in a public cohort presentation organized by 4Culture and in planning and community engagement for the 2023 program.

The Arc Artist Fellowship will provide the Fellows with portraits and a page on the 4Culture website featuring images and links to explore their work.

Congratulations to Gil, Natasha, mario, Neve, Aiyana, and Sondra! Stay tuned to learn more about the 2022 Arc Fellows and how you can connect with their work.