Velocity transitions out of Capitol Hill space
We have transitioned out of our space at 1621 12th Ave due to financial hardship brought on by the pandemic and government-mandated closures. The board and leadership made this decision to prioritize sustaining the people and programs that are central to Velocity’s mission. We will continue artistic and educational programming online and in partnership with other spaces and organizations in 2021, while we lay the foundation for the future of Velocity.
You can read the full announcement here.
Think Tank 1.0
The first iteration of the Velocity Artist Think Tank happened this October as a part of the Fall 2020 initiative to plan for Velocity’s future. For over 20 years we have grown our community and built on the legacy of all the artists who have made this place. This Think Tank continues that practice by centering artists’ ideas, valuing them as thought leaders and advocating for dance as an essential component of our city’s cultural vitality and as an exciting aspect of liberation. This Think Tank 1.0 and future Artist Think Tank conversations engaging with an expanding network of artists will inform how Velocity responds to the community’s needs as well as inform the organization’s plans for the future as we continue implementing our mission to provide a platform that values liberation, connection, curiosity and collaboration. Starting with incorporating their ideas into updating our vision, mission and values, these artists’ input will be central to future planning as we address the needs of our artists, in particular to BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists, in our programming, leadership, space use and distribution of our financial and other resources.
Velocity Think Tank Artists
Angel ‘Moonyeka’ Langley
Naomi Macalalad Bragin
Neve Kamilah Mazique-Ricardi
Erin Johnson, Fox Whitney and Kim Powe
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s Cultural Facilities Fund