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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



 

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Northwest Railway Museum »The organization teaches, preserves and perpetuates Northwest railway history and operates a living museum where visitors experience historically-accurate recreations.
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Burke Museum Association »The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is responsible for Washington State collections of natural and cultural heritage and sharing the knowledge that makes them meaningful.
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Spectrum Dance Theater »Founded in 1982, the core mission of Spectrum Dance Theater has remained unchanged for over 25 years: to make dance accessible, without limitations, to the community.
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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.
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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.
Nonprofit arts organizations generate $330 million in economic activity in Seattle every year.
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K-12 Arts Education: Every Student, Every School, Every Year
This report examines the quality of public education in Washington state and the educational preparation of the next generation of Washington citizens.
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.
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.
Arts Education Partnership State Policy Database
The Arts Education State Policy Database is a searchable database tracking the latest information on state policies that support learning and teaching in the arts.
Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-10
This report provides national data about arts education for public elementary and secondary schools, with comparisons with data from a 1999–2000 arts education study.

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