Whim W’Him is humming behind the scenes.
The spring’s most publicly visible innovation is the launch of this new website. Artistic director Olivier Wevers, and web designer Mariano Lozano put in untold hours (Mariano’s all volunteer) getting the everything from the overall concept to the pickiest little details right. Board member Ritsu Itoi also contributed “a huge amount, as a kind of the manager of the entire project, helping to coordinate all the communications and testing” in Olivier’s words.
A massive and ongoing undertaking, the new website’s principle aims are clean, simple design to reflect the company aesthetic; ease of use by readers; and flexibility—that is, a capacity for ready adaptability to rapidly evolving artistic needs and technological possibilities.
On the money front, there’s also been good news. Our first Spring Fling fundraiser held at The Escala on April 12 brought in more than twice its goal. And just after that, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Whim W’Him a $10,000 grant for the first time: “To support the creation and presentation of the