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For Immediate Release:
DATE: May 1, 2013
CONTACT: Lisa Richmond, Executive Director
Design in Public receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
to Support its 2013-14 Programming
Grant one of 817 NEA Art Works grants totaling $26.3 million in funding nationwide
Seattle— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Design in Public is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Design in Public is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support our 2013-14 programming.
Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these exciting and diverse arts projects that will take place throughout the United States. Whether it is through a focus on education, engagement, or innovation, these projects all contribute to vibrant communities and memorable opportunities for the public to engage with the arts.”
In August 2012, the NEA received 1,547 eligible applications for Art Works grants requesting more than $80 million in funding. Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. The 817 recommended NEA grants total $26.3 million and span 13 artistic disciplines and fields. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.
For Immediate Release: Seattle – February 14, 2013 – Design in Public, a non-profit strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, welcomes Katherine Wimble as its new Associate Director. Katherine will be working to further Design in Public’s mission of advancing Seattle’s livability through design. Her work over the next year will focus on a theme of Design in Health, through programs including a Design in Health Summit, a design competition, and the annual Seattle Design Festival.
Katherine brings a background of landscape urbanism, fine art, graphic design, and environmental sciences to a passion for sensitive design for people in public space. Prior to joining Design in Public, Katherine worked on a wide variety of urban design projects as a Landscape and Communications Designer at Hapa Collaborative in Vancouver, BC. Her Master’s degree education in Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington included a four-month internship with world-renowned urban quality consultants Gehl Architects in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to earning an MLA, she worked as a Visual Communications Manager and Executive Assistant at Peace X Peace, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization connecting women peace-builders around the world.
Katherine also holds a Post Baccalaureate Graduate Degree in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.Sc. in Forestry and Wildlife Resources from Virginia Tech. She has served as a Peace Corps volunteer working with environmental NGOs in Krakow, Poland and as an Animal Behavior Enrichment volunteer at the Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. Katherine also creates site-specific, public art installations as a founding member of The Unearth Collective.
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