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ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. ACES features performances, presentations, workshops, artist talks, films, discussions, and opportunities to meet local arts organizations.  All programming will be offered online, with an in-person Gallery available to visit at ARTS at King Street Station.

How to attend and navigate ACES 2021

Please update your Zoom software so when you sign in, you can self-select different breakout rooms to enter. 

Zoom Link to join ACES: https://zoom.us/j/94369338718 

The rooms are named The Mainstage, The Lab, Artist Talk Space, and Opportunity Room.

The Mainstage - Keynote address by Shontina Vernon, keynote address by Elisheba Johnson & Inye Wokoma, performances, and several workshops.

The Lab - Workshops, presentations, and discussions.

Artist Talk Space - Hear from the visual artists exhibited in the ACES Gallery at Arts at King Street Station.

Opportunity Room - Learn about opportunities for grants, mentorship, paid gigs, and more from local arts organizations.

How to visit the ACES Gallery

The Gallery is located at ARTS at King Street Station, and is open to visitors by reservation only.

Address: 303 South Jackson Street Top floor, Seattle, WA 98104

Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Tuesday - Thursday, May 4 - 21

Reservations: To make a reservation, go to the ACES Program Schedule and reserve a timeslot. You will also need to submit a COVID-19 Assessment the day before your visit.

Virtual Tour

If you are unable to visit the ACES Gallery in person, please experience the exhibit via the ACES Gallery Virtual Tour.

Community Agreements

ACES is intended to be a safe and celebratory space, for those who are not often seen and heard to bear witness to one another’s artistry, brilliance, and value. Any language or behavior that an ACES moderator deems racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or violent will not be tolerated, and will result in the offender being banned from the event.

In a time of social distancing, let’s connect with each other through our art and our joy.

ACES is co-presented by 4Culture,  Arts CorpsLangston SeattleNorthwest Film ForumPratt Fine Arts CenterSeattle Art MuseumSeattle Office of Arts & Culture, and The Vera Project 

Funding for this event provided by the National Endowment for the ArtsSeattle FoundationSeattle Office of Arts & Culture, and 4Culture.

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Saturday, May 15 • 1:40pm - 2:10pm
THE STAR THAT YOU ARE

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THE STAR THAT YOU ARE

Nic Masangkay coaching you through transformation

Based on my original song “Star”

LESSONS
Self-empowerment, agency, and autonomy
Healing and self-love
Transformation and change

“ONE-ON-ONES” W/ME SUPPORTING...
one person
A group or situation
A collective or organization

MY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, & VALUES INTUITIVELY APPLIED
music, poetry, multimedia
Filipinx
survivor
fibromyalgia & CPTSD
non-binary femme
solo polyam, grey ace
advocacy & consulting
healing justice
death positivity
transformative justice

SPECIALIZED STRATEGIES PER CONNECTION

MUST BE 21 OR OLDER

ONGOING UNTIL WE HAVE REACHED THE INTENDED GOALS

COMPENSATION: EXCHANGE WHAT WE CAN AS WE GO

Visit www.nicmasangkay.com for a full description
Contact Nic Masangkay at ngmasang@gmail.com for inquiries

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Nic Masangkay

When you struggle with the ending, think of me. I’m Nic Masangkay —a cultural worker in music, poetry, multimedia, and transformation. Following years in a personal state of survival, I re-emerge in 2021 thriving. I am loved and ready to love. I know my power and where that can... Read More →



Saturday May 15, 2021 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
The Lab