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We are so grateful to our Teen Advisory Team for their bravery, their brilliance, their beauty and all they’ve brought to the Eli’s Park Project, our community and our world. Our Teen Advisory Team is more than what you see.

Today, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) shared this video highlighting the amazing changes this powerful group of young women are making together.

Thank you, DON, for continuing to support the Eli’s Park Project with your Neighborhood Matching Fund and for sharing this hopeful story at a time we can all use some extra love and light.

Bethel, Elroe, Kissehanet, Lavancia, Meklit, Natalina and Trenesia – You are courageous and smart. You are advocates and leaders. You are creating changes that will enable our entire community to rise.

You are all so much more than what we can see.

With love,

The Eli's Park Project

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Updated: Dec 18, 2020

We are so excited to share a call for artists to design and fabricate two entryway features as part of the community-led redesign of the Burke Gilman Playground Park in Northeast Seattle. These site-integrated outdoor artworks/elements/structures will help welcome visitors and set the tone for a more accessible, inclusive and nature-based public space. 3-4 applicants will be chosen to develop proposals (stipend provided).

We welcome all artists and artist teams living in Washington State who feel connected to Seattle and the park location. We highly encourage artists representative of our diverse community including Black, Indigenous, artists of color, LGBTQ+, disabled and emerging artists to apply. We are committed to involving artists who have been historically marginalized and excluded from the public art landscape.

Selected creatives will work with Hannah Viano, lead artist on landscape-architect-led design team, to ensure elements meet project goals and Seattle Parks and Recreation requirements. Please visit the Call for Artist on our website to learn more and access the RFQ. We’d love your help sharing with your creative communities!

If you are interested in being considered for this project, please email qualifications to Hannah Viano along with a letter of interest specific to the scope of work by 5 pm Sunday, January 24th, 2021.

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Despite the pandemic, this year has been a blessing in disguise. We are overwhelmed by the amount of love that has been poured into the Eli's Park Project.

We give thanks to YOU for being a part of the Eli's Park Project family, following our accomplishments, and investing in our mission.

We appreciate our partners and community members who work with us to create an inclusive space for everyone to enjoy.

We give recognition to the families and friends of the Pacific Northwest who share their lives and stories, and who dare to be brave with their self-expression and authenticity.

May you be inspired this Giving Tuesday to give your wisdom, wealth, or time to make the world a better and more inclusive place.

With gratitude,

The Eli's Park Project