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Suquamish, WA

Photo by Bettina Hansen

Tonya Lockyer, widely praised as “a key cultural changemaker” (Seattle Times), is an award-winning artist and cultural strategist. Her work as a groundbreaking artist, arts leader, and curator has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts International, Princeton University, NPR, The Banff Center, Canada Council, TEDx, and the City of Seattle. As an artist and curator, Lockyer has collaborated with some of the most innovative artistic experimentalists of our time. Lockyer was founding co-director of the collective VIA, the transformative director of Seattle’s Velocity Dance Center (2011-2018), and inaugural chair of Seattle’s first arts district. She is an adjunct professor in Arts Leadership (MFA/BA) at Seattle University.

NCCMedia: Artists on Creative Administration (2024)

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