A Message from Inspire Washington:
We are now less than three months from the state’s legislative session. This will be a challenging year for cultural advocacy due to decreased tax revenues, shrinking federal support, and a potential economic recession. We know that science, heritage, and arts organizations are still struggling to recover from the pandemic and many are facing a financial cliff due to decreased audiences. We also know that your programs are vital to economic recovery, addressing the mental health crisis, and bringing connection and vibrancy back to community life. We have big goals for this legislative session and to succeed, we will need EVERY person in EVERY district to make their voice heard.
We are excited to share an important date with you. Join us for a Virtual Advocate Rally on Tuesday, Nov 8th at 12pm. At this time, we will share all of the cultural requests the Legislature will consider next year.
We are also excited to share two funding opportunities for Washington cultural businesses from ArtsWA and ArtsFund! Scroll down to learn more about about these programs and how to apply.
We have worked tirelessly to represent your cultural programs and secure financial support but there’s still so much left to do. Inspire Washington must remain visionary, ambitious, collaborative, and aggressive for the cultural sector. Please consider investing in our advocacy objectives by joining as an invested cultural partner. We exist because of the growing list of partners that pledge dues every year. Like you, it’s been a hard year for us so we ask you to seriously consider joining our circle. Click here to learn more.