Thirty-five artist awardees from 21 Alaska communities were selected from a pool of nearly 300 applicants by a national panel of artists and creative community leaders from outside of Alaska. Many of the awardees had never applied before.
Two remote community grocery stores, a small farm as a youth employment opportunity and shelter upgrades in Bethel are among 23 projects moving forward with support from Rasmuson Foundation to benefit Alaskans.
People experiencing homelessness in Anchorage have long been drawn to the Third Avenue area for the basics of survival — food and shelter. Now this corner of town should become a place for transforming lives.