About Cultural Access Washington (CAWA)

A cultural access program is a publicly funded program established to expand access to cultural organizations, such as arts, heritage, and scientific organizations. Passed and signed into law in 2015, our state’s Cultural Access Program authorizes any county in Washington State to put before the voters a measure to provide sustainable funding to increase access to cultural, science and heritage organizations in that county through a .1% increase in sales tax or a similarly sized property tax increase.

Key Benefits: Some of the benefits include expanded arts and cultural experiences at schools or on-site, leverage for in-school education through curriculum-aligned cultural, scientific, and heritage activities, and funds for transportation for every public school student to attend or participate in cultural and scientific educational activities, every year.

Learn more about Cultural Access Washington here.

 

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