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
|Humanities Washington »Humanities Washington enables individuals to build strong educational foundations and engage in lifelong learning. Evergreen City Ballet »The Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) was established as both a ballet academy providing professional quality training, and as a performing company. ARTS IMPACT, a Program of PSESD »Arts Impact is a sustained and intense 2-year professional development model for Pre-K-8 teachers that partners with schools and arts organizations in Pierce and King Counties to increase arts education in the school setting.
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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.
Teachers Receive Comprehensive Professional Development in the Arts
Arts Impact provides comprehensive professional development in the arts for elementary school teachers. The organization provides two-year, graduate-level training that pairs art with other disciplines. Students learning about symmetry in math, for instance, may approach the concept by learning about symmetry in dance or visual arts. When art, like math, becomes a regular part of the school day, kids get the chance to learn in different ways and develop their creative and critical thinking skills.