Wa Na Wari

Sited in a 5th-generation Black-owned home in Seattle’s historically Black Central District, Wa Na Wari creates space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection. Known as the “house that fights displacement with art,” and often referred to as a “container for Black joy,” Wa Na Wari centers Black creativity through free art exhibits, film screenings, music and dance performances, readings, and workshops; builds collective power for arts-based solutions to displacement and economic vulnerability; prioritizes experiences of Black joy and Black belonging; and puts money back into the Black creative economy.

Grantee Information

Website(s): https://www.wanawari.org/
Year(s) Awarded: 2021