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Arts and Culture: Girls in Traditional Costume 

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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ABOUT THESE STRATEGIES:
Broaden community participation and engagement
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Preserve and fully utilize arts space
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Support a continuum of arts education for students
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TO SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS:
Maple Valley Creative Arts Council »The all-volunteer members of the Maple Valley Creative Arts share a passion for the promotion of all arts mediums.
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Issaquah History Museums »The Issaquah History Museums provide programs and activities for families and children, tourists, researchers, genealogists, and teachers. We also preserve the community's archives and photographs, holding it in the public trust in perpetuity.
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Pacific Northwest Ballet »Founded in 1972, Pacific Northwest Ballet has since grown from a small regional troupe into a world renowned ballet company.
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Recent Foundation Activities
New Partnership with Photo Center NW and The Seattle Foundation
Photo Center NW and The Seattle Foundation are partnering on Elements of a Healthy Community, a photography project documenting the various ways that The Seattle Foundation has supported organizations and quality of life in King County.
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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.
King County residents agree all kids should have access to a high-quality arts education.
Stay Informed:

Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
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.
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 & 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.

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