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Review for Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Since it’s inception in 1989, Gage Academy has trained students of all ages and walks of life, in the creation and appreciation of Art. Through it’s programming for children and teens, and full curriculum adult programs, Gage embraces the broadest possible public spectrum. Through grants, scholarships and work-study programs, Gage puts great effort into making education a possibility to all who are interested in self-betterment, regardless of their means. Gage draws from and supports an internationally acclaimed roster of instructors and professionals in the art field (including media and literary critics, historians, gallery owners, museum Directors and specialist in the field of artist tools and materials) and provides an environment where these educators can promote sound, broad, academic training in a well-equipped, professional environment. Gage fosters a community both within and outside of the school boundaries, with its many public events, including guest speakers, multiple concurrently running lecture series, and it’s monthly Artist’s Took Kit and Art Talk Series, both free to students and public alike. Gage also leads national and international art tours, fostering a world-encompassing, multi-cultural acceptance, and a belief that Art is both a legacy and pursuit shared by all people. As an instructor at Gage and in my tenth year of association, I have always found Gage to be nothing short of a remarkable educational resource. The board, administration, staff, and instructors have continually displayed inspired, inventive, and tireless work, coupled with a passionate and heart-felt commitment to nurture, embrace and encourage arts education and community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Gage and it's mission exists and operates for all of the right reasons.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Competent, professional, generous and encouraging.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand in ways positive and practical ways I could not imagine, which I have, again and again, witness in it's past growth.

Ways to make it better...

there was a larger, permanent facility and a strongly endowed scholarship and grant program.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Former student and current instructor.