The Cultivators of Black Brilliance
Originally from Providence, RI, Tim Lennon has been working in Seattle’s cultural scenes since moving here in 2001. In that time he has held leadership and programming positions at several Seattle non-profit and public sector organizations, including; The Vera Project, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Center Foundation, and One Reel. His current board service includes The Washington Bus and the Seattle Music Commission for which he chairs the advocacy and economic development committee. Tim is an alumnus of the Leadership Tomorrow program and currently serves on its curriculum committee. In 2017 he was selected for Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program and is a current participant in National Arts Strategies/HBS’s Chief Executive program.
Tim played a key role early on in supporting the community-led transition process for the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, which resulted in the creation of LANGSTON. He has also been an advocate for and planning advisor to the Historic Central Area Arts and Cultural District. Tim lives in Beacon Hill with his wife and son and aspires to be half as awesome as they are.
Sadiqua Iman is a director, producer, and costume designer. She co-founded Nile’s Edge Healing Arts, an African-centered healing arts center, and Earth Pearl Collective, a queer black arts nonprofit dedicated to healing communities through creative collaborations. Through EPC, she created and produced Tail Feather, a burlesque ballet, Sovereign queer black woman festival, C.L.I.T. (consciously learning intimacy together) podcast, and an all-women of color cast of A Streetcar Named Desire. Sadiqua produces events with Black & Tan Hall like the Greenbook Tour Launch Event which activated key stops on the self-guided app, and the Block Parties in Hillman City this past summer. In 2020 Sadiqua directed August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at the Chattanooga Theatre Center and completed her MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. Her latest performance project is “Momentum of the Muse,” a multi-part dance film exploring and engaging with black art in Seattle, Washington, which was last featured at the Wa Na Wari Walk the Block and Arte Noire grand opening event in the Central District.
Bio coming soon 🙂
Film Programs Manager
Isabella Price is a local artist and activist who has made Seattle her home since 2015. She has made her lifelong love of film her career as a speaker on media at conventions around the country, as a programmer for organizations like the Northwest Film Forum, as an educator for SIFF and Blanket Fort Films, and served multiple years on the board for Women in Film Seattle. She hopes to continue spreading her passion and enthusiasm for movies as the Film Programs Manager at Langston.