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
|Seattle Chamber Music Society »Each year Seattle Chamber Music Society presents world-renowned musicians in fresh, exciting and spontaneous ensemble performances of traditional, contemporary and seldom-heard chamber music repertoire. 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. Seattle Public Theater »Seattle Public Theater (SPT) is a mid-sized professional theater dedicated to building community through the performing arts.
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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.
|Seattle Music Commission
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn officially announced the Seattle Music Commission, formed as part of the Seattle City of Music Initiative.
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.
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.