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Cornish Challenged To Meet $35,000 Match For Visiting Artists

Cornish's supporters have been challenged and we need your help to spread the word! Three generous donors are matching up to $35,000 in contributions to the Cornish's new Visiting Artists Fund. Donate online to the program of your choice and help continue a storied tradition that brings amazing guest artists to our students for in-depth and up-close interactions through master classes, residencies, workshops, and presentations.

Alumni and Cornish supporters are spreading the word that a donation to the Visiting Artist Fund given at the May 26 Cornish Encore event or online via Indiegogo will be matched, so a $10 gift means $20 for the Fund; a $500 contribution means $1,000 for students to work with acclaimed professional artists.

Your matched support would help bring choreographers like Kyle Abraham, Danielle Agami, and Sidra Bell to Seattle to make new works on our dancers and to give Seattle audiences more opportunities to see cutting edge dance from around the country. Help art and design students work with international leaders in their fields, such as David Bolinsky, Oliver Herring, Pablo Helguera, and Pae White, among others. Help  us continue to bring artists like Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, Noise-Fold, Kneebody, and DJ Spooky to Seattle to work with our music students and to give Seattle audiences more opportunities to see cutting edge music from around the country.  Enable departments like Performance Production to bring back our acclaimed alumni for master classes and career counseling. Your matched support will allow us to continue bringing in wonderful guest artists such as playwright Octavio Solis, award-winning performers Ben Vereen, Chuck Cooper and Stephanie J. Block, and master clown Bill Irwin to work with our theater students. 

Already scheduled are Film+Media guests such as Stephen Tobolowsky, the actor, author and monologuist of the beloved The Tobolowsky Files, who will come to campus in September; and Christine Vachon, and Christine Vachon, Oscar-nominated film producer ("Carol," "Far From Heaven," "Boys Don't Cry") will arrive on campus in the spring of 2017.

Any individual donation from $10 to $500 given to the Cornish Encore Visiting Artists Fund between now and May 31, 2016 will be matched up to $35,000 total! 100% of any gift will go directly to support the Cornish Encore Visiting Artists Fund. Give to one program or give to all seven: