Congratulations to our 2023 Arc Artist Fellows!

2023 Arc Artist Fellows Jo Cosme, Kalei’okalani Matsui, Alicia Mullikin, Tommy Segundo, Che Sehyun, Lex Vaughn, and Timothy White Eagle

4Culture is honored to announce the recipients of the 2023 Arc Artist Fellowship!

The 2023 Fellows are:

Jo Cosme, Multidisciplinary visual artist
Kalei’okalani Matsui, Ha’api’i, dancer, teaching Artist
Alicia Mullikin, Chicana dance artist, beadworker, arts advocate
Tommy Segundo, Native formline artist and educator
Che Sehyun, Future ancient storyteller
Lex Vaughn, News Satirist
Timothy White Eagle, Multidisciplinary visual and performance artist

The Arc Artist Fellowship provides critical – but rare – unrestricted awards of $12,000 to artists residing in King County. This year we received 37 highly competitive applications from King County artists working in dance, music, theatre, media, film, literature, and the visual arts.

“Congratulations to the 2023 Arc Artist Fellows! As we all try to figure out whether this a post-pandemic world, and what exactly that means, I’m so proud this program can serve as an artistic commons. A place where this year’s Fellows can meet, create, collaborate, and perhaps most importantly, be in community together.”

-Brian J. Carter, 4Culture Executive Director

Each year, a new cohort of Arc Fellows are selected, with an eligibility requirement that changes based on feedback from the Fellows. In 2022 and 2023, 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 2024 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 Jo, Kalei’okalani, Alicia, Tommy, Che, Lex, and Timothy! Stay tuned to learn more about the 2023 Arc Fellows and how you can connect with their work.