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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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Broaden community participation and engagement
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Northwest Film Forum »Northwest Film Forum curates dynamic film series and film art programs throughout the year highlighting the most influential voices in world cinema.
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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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Three Dollar Bill Cinema »Three Dollar Bill Cinema provides access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families, and a forum for LGBT filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences.
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Recent Foundation Activities
PONCHO to become a fund of The Seattle Foundation
After 50 years of fundraising for the arts, PONCHO announced it will be winding down its operations and will become a fund within The Seattle Foundation.
Success Story
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.
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Arts Space Incentives
This study examines the South Lake Union neighborhood and its potential for redevelopment, capacity to accommodate arts spaces now and in the future.
A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts
Arts organizations across the country are actively expanding their efforts to increase public participation in their programs. This 2001 report presents the findings of a RAND study of these efforts.
Ready to Innovate: Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce?
Innovation is crucial to competition, and creativity is integral to innovation. U.S. employers rate creativity/innovation among the top five skills that will increase in importance over the next five years, and stimulating innovation/creativity and enabling entrepreneurship is among the top 10 challenges of U.S. CEOs. But how to foster creativity in new entrants to the U.S. workforce?
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.
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.

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