That’s why we’re producing a podcast dedicated to these places as part of Black Arts Legacies, the major multimedia project produced by Crosscut and featuring profiles, original photography and video about black arts and artists in Seattle.
Subscribe to the Black Arts Legacies podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Play.
Hosted by Brooklyn Jamerson-Flowers, each episode of the podcast will explore the history and ongoing impact of a black art space in Seattle. The stories of each space will be built around the voices of the artists who claim these places as essential to their development and the experts who understand their deep history.
“These are the places that have helped the community come together when no one else could,” said CD Forum Executive Director Sharon Nyree Williams, “places that have allowed marginalized groups to come together and to break down the walls of not being authentic yourself. ”
So which places? You’ll hear about the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, the James and Janie Washington Foundation, the Northwest African American Museum, and Black Arts West.
The podcast will launch with the rest of the project on June 1, with a new release every week in June. Subscribe now.