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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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Evergreen City Ballet »The Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) was established as both a ballet academy providing professional quality training, and as a performing company.
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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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Pratt Fine Arts Center »Pratt transforms the lives of individuals of all ages, skill levels, ethnicities and economic means through art by offering creative experiences for newcomers, emerging artists and learning and teaching opportunities for professional artists.
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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.
Nonprofit arts organizations generate $330 million in economic activity in Seattle every year.
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Arts Education in America: What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation
Fewer American children are getting access to arts education, whether at school or elsewhere, according to this analysis of federal data issued by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the drop is apparently most severe for African-Americans and Hispanics.
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.
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.
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.

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