Christy NaMee Eriksen

Artist / Organizer
Alaska State Council on the Arts
Juneau, Alaska

Christy NaMee Eriksen is an award-winning artist, organizer, and educator whose work is grounded in social justice and community engagement. NaMee has appeared on stages from the Governor's Awards in Alaska to The Roundhouse in London. As a teaching artist, she leads spoken word workshops to build voice, community, and activism. She owns Kindred Post, a post office that serves as a neighborhood third space to support artists, cultivate connection, and advocate for social justice. One of her current projects is World in Progress - an arts-based racial justice training program, supported by a Social Justice Award from the Alaska Community Foundation. NaMee's recognitions include the 2013 Mayor's Award for Artist of the Year, two Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards, the Loft Immersion Fellowship, the Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship and most recently a 2018 Carla Timpone Award for Activism. She lives in Juneau, Alaska with her son.