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Engagement in the Arts
The arts flourish best when they connect to their communities—whether in small neighborhood theatres, summertime cultural festivals or the larger organizations of the downtown core.
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Contribute to programs that build diverse audiences and encourage participation in the arts
Fund grassroots initiatives operating outside of the traditional nonprofit structure
Fund organizations that provide support for artists and smaller arts groups
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Outreach to Diverse Communities by Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) reaches out to diverse communities by inviting a wide variety of musicians and DJs to perform at After Hours on select Thursday and Friday nights. SAM also hosts salons, classes and gallery talks for diverse groups at all three museum locations.
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 & Economic Prosperity IV: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences
This report documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry in strengthening our nation’s economy.
Creating Public Value in State Arts Organizations
This 2005 book is a presentation of a general analytic framework that has proven useful to managers in many public agencies in helping them develop their own ideas (in consultation with others) of what constitutes a forward-looking, value-creating strategy to guide the operations of their organizations.
Creative Vitality in Washington State
Across Washington State, creative economy is in evidence in a variety of cities and neighborhoods, and is a factor in the job growth, retail sales, recreational choices, and community aesthetics.
Bright Spots Leadership in the Pacific Northwest
This report commissioned by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation describes the five characteristics shared by cultural organizations that are successfully adapting to today's changing conditions.
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