Seattle Arts Fellowship announces recipients of year-long placements in administrations of Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Posted on: July 23, 2021

“As part of a bold new joint initiative to support emerging arts administrators and leaders of color, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Symphony have announced the first recipients of the Seattle Arts Fellowship,” writes Clive Paget in Tuesday’s (7/20) Musical America (subscription required). “The 2021/22 fellows … are Dalanie Harris (Seattle Symphony), Kierra Nguyen (Seattle Opera), and Gabriela ‘Gabi’ Páez Shutt (Pacific Northwest Ballet). Each recipient earns a placement at one of the presenting organizations for a year [July 2021-June 2022]…. The Seattle Arts Fellowship … is available to any individual who identifies as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) or as ALAANA (African/African American (diaspora), Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American/Indigenous, and Asian Pacific Islander)…. The fulltime, $24/hour plus benefits fellowships offer not just hands-on work experience in administration but also opportunities for mentorship and networking…. Harris, a bassist and podcaster from Los Angeles, co-founded Classically Black Podcast designed to bring listeners into the world of classical music through the eyes and ears of Black classical musicians. As such, she hopes to make more than just a positive impact on Seattle Symphony…. ‘I’d like to be challenging the ways we as individuals interpret and analyze music,’ she said.”