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The Current, An Artist Award: Crafting Artist Statements
March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Location: Tacoma Art Museum, Cheney Classroom

Having difficulty crafting an artist statement? Writing artist statements can be difficult but they are important tools for artists to communicate their vision and work to a wide range of audience. Join The Current for an hour-long workshop, led by Luther Hughes, to learn the basics of crafting a compelling artist statement that can support applications for grants, fellowships, and residencies or portfolio/website.

Supplies needed: Computer or writing paper for artist statement. If you already have an artist statement that you would like to edit and revise, we invite you to bring that too.

This free workshop is capped at 20 participants and prioritizes the registration of Black artists.

The Current, An Artist Award: Crafting Artist Statements Link to Register


About Luther Hughes

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Writer Luther Hughes

Luther Hughes (they/them) is the author of A Shiver in the Leaves (BOA Editions, 2022), listed as best books of 2022 in The New Yorker, and the chapbook, Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018), recommended by the American Library Association. They are the founder of Shade Literary Arts, an organization for queer writers of color, and cohosts The Poet Salon Podcast with Gabrielle Bates and Dujie Tahat. Recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Rosenberg Fellowship and the 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize, they received their MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Their writing has been published in The Paris Review, Orion, American Poetry Review, and others. They’ve been featured in The Seattle Times, Forbes, Essence, KUOW Public Radio, The Slowdown, and more. Luther lives in Seattle, where they were born and raised.