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Ketchikan area Artists and Creatives have been inspiring the communities of this area since the beginning. Whether it is beautifully engineered and created halibut hooks, or the magnificent totem poles of the area, to the stories, poetry and drawings for the inception of the Alaska Magazine, to the creation and evolution of Wearable Art in Alaska artists continue to make the world we live in meaningful and joyful.

Call to Young Artists: 988 Create!!

Friday, March 1, 2024

Hello Partners in the Arts and Health!

The arts and mental health are undeniably connected. Arts are where we lose ourselves, where we heal, and find ourselves all over again.

Through the month of February, the Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska will be accepting many forms of art for our 988 CREATE campaign based on the theme: Healing & Support.

Young Alaskan artists could win one of ten $150 prizes (gift cards) – and, more importantly, help change lives for the better!

Contest Overview: What to Share with Young Alaskan Artists!

988 CREATE campaign based on the theme: Healing & Support. Your artwork could win you one of ten $150 prizes (gift cards)
These pieces can be new or past creations and submitted if they fit the theme above.

Submit your unique art for the 988 Create! art campaign by March 1, 2024.
Digital art submissions (jpg, jpeg, mp4, and doc under 25MB) can be submitted here or via email at

The winning submissions will be shared on our Instagram page @ak_youth_voice and on the website:

For details, please check out the above website and let young Alaskan artists know we’re excited to hear from them!

Administered by the Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA), with support from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), Alaska Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health, Spirit of Youth, and [your organization name here], along with many of our other statewide suicide prevention partners.

#Alaska988 #youthresilience #988create

In this email you will find the “988 Create” social media graphics and post, and the “988 Create” flyer. Thank you for your help getting this project launched. Please use these to spread the word about our “988 Create” art campaign this month (February 1-March 1). We will be featuring the winning entries on social media, at our Annual Suicide Prevention Conference as well as making them available to schools, and other organizations across the state. Please spread the word!!


Jenny Baker (She/They)
Adolescent Health Project Coordinator
State of Alaska, Department of Health, Division of Public Health
Section of Women's, Children's and Family Health
3601 C Street, Suite 322. Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907.269.4517 | Fax: 907.269.3465 | E-mail:

Dena'inaq ełnen'aq' gheshtnu ch'q'u yeshdu. (Dena'ina)
I live and work on the land of the Dena’ina. (English)
Translation by Joel Isaak and Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart

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