Wednesday May 01, 2024

Black Arts Legacies: From Its Creation to Its Latest Season

Phillips, one of the advocates behind the Cascade PBS project that highlights Black artists in Seattle, discusses its origins — and the new season.

Black Arts Legacies has returned for its third season.  

The project dedicated to documenting the impact and stories of Black artists in Seattle has showcased dozens of people — from dancers and musicians to architects and curators — through written and video profiles, podcast episodes and photography.  

Artists featured this season are being unveiled one at a time each week, with two profiles, on Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence and Tee Dennard, already published.  

In this episode of Northwest Reports, host Maleeha Syed sits down with Vivian Phillips, one of the arts advocates who brought the idea for Black Arts Legacies to Cascade PBS, about the project’s beginnings; what Black Arts Legacies means to her; and this latest season.  

Check out the written and video profiles, photography and podcast episodes for Black Arts Legacies here



Host/Producer: Maleeha Syed and Isaac Kaplan-Woolner

Guest: Vivian Phillips 

Story editor: Ryan Famuliner

Executive producer: Sarah Menzies


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