From florid opera performances to neighborhood ethnic festivals, the arts are essential for feeding the soul and defining the cultural identity of a community. MORE
|Taproot Theatre Company »Founded in 1976, Taproot Theatre Company is a professional, non‐profit theatre company with a multi‐faceted production program, serving audiences across the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Shakespeare Company »Seattle Shakespeare Company is Washington State’s ambassador for William Shakespeare, operating with fiscal responsibility, exquisite artistic quality and broad outreach, bringing classical theatre to people of every age and economic level. ArtsWest »ArtsWest is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization located in West Seattle with programs in theater, visual art and education.
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Recent Foundation Activities
Norman Rice addresses Cultural Congress
President/CEO Norman Rice gave the opening keynote address at the 2010 Cultural Congress, a two-day meeting of arts leaders and cultural professionals from across Washington and Oregon.
Teachers Receive Comprehensive Professional Development in the Arts
Arts Impact provides comprehensive professional development in the arts for elementary school teachers. The organization provides two-year, graduate-level training that pairs art with other disciplines. Students learning about symmetry in math, for instance, may approach the concept by learning about symmetry in dance or visual arts. When art, like math, becomes a regular part of the school day, kids get the chance to learn in different ways and develop their creative and critical thinking skills.