NWTC (Northwest Tap Connection) plans to share the space with fellow arts nonprofit Union Cultural Center, which teaches Afro-diasporic arts like capoeira Angola, bomba, kizomba and West African dance.
"For a community arts nonprofit like UCC — which has been operating in the Chinatown International District for over a decade — to own its “forever home” is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, said program manager and co-founder Leika Suzumura...
That gives us the security [to] really establish ourselves and really embed ourselves in the community in a way that is very different,” Suzumura said. For her and UCC co-founder Silvio Dos Reis, it’s also a homecoming: The couple have lived and raised a family in the neighborhood for 15 years and operated UCC out of the Rainier Valley before it moved to the CID.
Read the Seattle Times article Rainier Beach Residences Create ‘Galvanizing moment for the arts’ here: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/skatepark-art-spaces-coming-to-rainier-beach-create-galvanizing-moment/?fbclid=IwAR0K7b4z3bcsJAI85d_NBWNq_6Em5T5cOCB7TysjzlOOE3SB7bb34VMUcC0