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Arts@360 is a new public television and radio series that focuses on arts, music and culture. The series is produced and broadcast statewide by 360 North, and locally by the KTOO radio stations. Individual programs are recoded live @360 in Juneau, Alaska. Contact us at arts@ktoo.org.
Writers’ Showcase: Local celebrities and actors read a variety of short fiction and creative non-fiction pieces written by Alaskans. Producers are looking for fresh, diverse prose that is related to a seasonally selected theme. The average reading time for a piece is about 10 minutes.
Alaska Originals: Alaska Originals is an Arts@360 concert series. Alaskan musicians play original compositions in front of a live studio audience with conversation.
The Artist: A series where we focus on the work of the individual artist. We’ll explore the artist’s history, influences, inspiration, and process along with demonstrations, examples of work, and more.
Like the collective experience of watching a play, or a movie at the theater, part of what makes Arts@360 special is our live audience. Some shows will be ticketed, others free or “pay as you can.” All programs will be recorded for broadcast on 360 North Statewide TV and/or the KTOO radio stations, and may be webstreamed. @360 can seat approximately 80 people.
The Writers’ Showcase is looking for short stories and essays by Alaskans on the theme of “endurance.” If you have a piece, know of a piece, or want to compose a short story or essay that is 5-12 minutes long when read aloud, please send it to arts@ktoo.org by May 2nd. If applicable, please include information on publication history or rights. Stories will be read aloud before a live studio audience on June 5th, and will later broadcast on 360 North statewide TV and public radio stations in Alaska. For this program we are especially interested in short fiction.

This spring edition of Arts@360′s Writers’ Showcase is themed “awakening.” Writers are Rich Chiappone, Sherry Simpson, Tim Lash, and Greg Capito. Actors are Brandon Demery, Christina Apathy, Corin Hughes-Skandijs, and Roblin Gray Davis. Go here to learn more about the authors and actors.

Recording Schedule

  • Alaska Originals: April 12, Todd Grebe and Cold Country
  • The Artist: May 1, David Woodie – Painter.
  • Alaska Originals: May 15, Sammy Burrous
  • Writers’ Showcase: June 12, Endurance
  • The Artist: October 23, Jeremy Kane – Ceramics.
  • Writers’ Showcase: November 20, Winter and Holidays
The Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities is an annual event that honors a select few citizens and organizations exemplifying great art and devotion to the humanities. A collaboration between the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Alaska State Council on the Arts, this year’s awards took place at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. In addition to the awards presentations, watch performances from a variety of artists including the main act Pamyua.

This Writers’ Showcase is holiday themed. Watch Alaskan actors and celebrities read Alaskan writers’ work about new holiday traditions in the 49th state. Writers and actors include: Christina Apathy, Heather Lende, Joan Pardes, Shona Strauser, Clint Farr, Geoff Kirsch, Rockwell Kent, Ryan Conarro, Susi Gregg Fowler, Katie Bausler, Paul Auster, and Enrique Bravo.
Go here to listen to audio of the individual stories from the Holidays episode of Writers’ Showcase, and to read the writers and readers’ biographies.
For more Arts@360 and other 360 North videos, visit our YouTube page.