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
|White River Valley Museum »The mission of the White River Valley Museum is to preserve and share the history of the area known by pioneers as the White River Valley (Auburn, Kent, Algona and Pacific.) Frye Art Museum »Since 1952, the Frye Art Museum has been a living legacy of the patronage of Charles and Emma Frye, providing visitors a wide array of historical and contemporary exhibitions free of charge. Seattle Children's Theatre »Established in 1975, Seattle Childrens Theatre has become the second largest resident theatre for children and families in North America and serves over 220,000 patrons annually.
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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.
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.
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.
Reinvesting in Arts Education
This report is a product of the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities, which conducted an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education in the U.S. Based on what was learned about needs and opportunities, the PCAH makes five recommendations for actions to be undertaken by different stakeholders to advance arts education.