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Supporting Arts Space 

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Every artist and arts organization needs space—areas in which to present, create and live. And yet while artists contribute greatly to the character of our region, the appeal they create often pushes them out of the spaces where they work.

 

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tactics for giving to support arts space
  • Support organizations that offer space for artists to live, work and present
  • Support efforts to utilize public spaces such as schools, libraries and community centers
  • Preserve and expand arts space by contributing to capital projects designed to serve many artists at once
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
Over 14,000 people are employed by arts and cultural organizations in King County.
Success Story
Youth Music and Arts Center Fosters a Participatory Creative Culture
The Vera Project (Vera) is a music and arts center run by and for youth. It engages participants in all levels of music production and community organizing to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages. Vera recently completed a $1.8 million capital campaign and moved into a new space at Seattle Center. With a capacity for 400 people, the space includes a performance space, art gallery, recording studio and screen printing studio.
Stay Informed:

Building Community: Making Space for Art
This Urban Institute report examines the role of the arts in communities; artists working in community development, education, health, or environmental fields; and contemporary art spaces in community planning and revitalization strategies.
Gifts of the Muse
This 2004 study addresses the widely perceived need to articulate the private and public benefits of involvement in the arts.
Puget Sound Arts Economic Impact Study
This ArtsFund study reports on the economic impacts of 357 nonprofit arts, cultural, and scientific organizations located in the Central Puget Sound region.
Arts Space Incentives
This study examines the South Lake Union neighborhood and its potential for redevelopment, capacity to accommodate arts spaces now and in the future.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
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