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2019 3Arts Awards Highlights

2019 3Arts Awards Highlights


[rhythmic drumming] [cheering from the audience] [cheering from the audience] when teachers strike
[voiceover by Esther Grimm, 3Arts executive director] artists are there when fires level forests and homes artists are there when pipelines invade sacred land artists are there when walls are built to divide nations artists are there [violin plays a slow melody] the funding and career support 3Arts
provided me was a huge help but I feel the award also showed me that I was
worthy as an artist amongst so many brilliant and talented
artists in this city who aren’t given the opportunities they deserve so I want to thank you 3Arts
for helping me believe in myself as an artist and a catalyst for change in the world and I want to remind us that as artists,
the things we create can also heal the land and heal our communities [flute playing] on behalf of 3Arts I would like to
extend a heartfelt thank you to our honorary co-chairs with a special
shout-out to Dr. Carrie Sandahl her critical scholarship and activism in
disability culture and aesthetics and for being such an amazing ally to our
organization throughout the years [amplified vocal sounds] what if you, as an artist, could pick
another artist in the city who you admire and give them
an award on behalf of 3Arts? it is my honor to introduce the
2019 “Make a Wave” grantees there they are! [cheers and applause from the audience] [rhythmic drumming and cheering] [cheers from the audience] get on up here, 2019 3Arts awardees [applause and cheers] Richard Costes, Laksha Dantran Ivelisse Diaz, Stephanie Diaz Damon Locks, Jumaane Taylor,
Norman Teague Bethany Thomas, Sam Trump, and Santiago X [loud cheers from the audience] ah, I can’t believe I’m here as we accept our awards tonight this is
not only about one individual or ten it’s about the beauty of us working as a
community and feeding pipelines that are serving us as one and continue
to break barriers 3Arts has changed the game now, Kwesi yes do you know what time it is? I know what time it is it’s time to party [cheers] everybody’s heading to the party and to show some love for 3Arts [♫ dance music ♫] [♫ ♫]

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