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Why do we need ArtsEd Washington?

As I’ve been chatting with folks about ArtsEd Washington, I sometimes get a blank stare back when I say that we’re an arts education advocacy organization. I admit it is a mouthful. Let me break it down. ArtsEd Washington works to change policies and systems. That still doesn’t quite project the nuances though. Let me […]
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Art is Messy (and so are Website Redesigns)

ArtsEd Washington has been around since 1983. We’ve had many looks, a couple of names, and changed to reflect the state we serve. Over the next few months, we will be updating many things, the first of which will be the website. Sometimes, the process is meticulous as figure drawing at an atelier. Sometimes, it […]
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Friendraiser October 19th

We’re throwing ourselves a party! Join us on Oct 19 between 6-9PM at Union Coffee in Seattle. This casual, drop-in event is your opportunity to mingle with other arts education advocates in the Seattle area, meet Danielle, our new ED, and bid on some spectacular elementary student art. We’ll also be selling raffle tickets. Are […]
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ArtsEd Seeks New Board Members

ArtsEd Washington is a nonprofit organization that helps public schools support arts education. Founded in 1982 as the Washington Alliance for Arts Education, we have a proud history of communicating the benefits of arts education, increasing educators’ capacity to incorporate arts education into the school day, and helping community members express their support for arts […]
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Seattle Friendraiser for ArtsEd Washington

Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts all deserve a place in every school—ArtsEd Washington strives to make that a reality. Come support that mission on October 19th from 6-9PM at Union Coffee on 2407 E Union St, Suite B, Seattle   Welcome our new Executive Director, Danielle! Meet with other arts advocates in […]
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School Board Candidates Survey on the Arts is Live!

School Boards hold the key to arts education Candidates- Take the Survey Voters- Find Your Candidate With hundreds of Washington school board positions up for election this fall, voters have a critical opportunity to select leaders who are committed to providing the high quality, sequential arts learning that every student deserves to develop vital 21st-century […]
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Public Comments Sought for State Education Plan

OSPI has released the Revised ESSA Consolidated Plan (and a summary document), which is the report our state is required to make to the U.S. Department of Education to define Washington State’s approach to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan has a strong focus on accountability goals and metrics, and how OSPI will […]
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Changes at ArtsEd Washington

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. –Robin Sharma Since 1983, ArtsEd Washington has been a relentless advocate for arts learning and helped schools develop, implement, and sustain great arts education. We believe that art in all of its manifestations helps elevate us and bring us to new […]
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A New Adventure for Executive Director Una McAlinden

SEATTLE –ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden announced her resignation today in order to pursue new opportunities and develop a consulting practice. She will remain at ArtsEd Washington until the end of October to support the organization through this transition. “My ten years at ArtsEd Washington have been extremely fulfilling and always challenging. Building this […]
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2014 Winner Announced for Arts Education Schools of Excellence!

 Statewide Honor Awarded to Olympia School for Outstanding Arts Education Avanti High School recognized as “School of Excellence in Arts Education”  SEATTLE – ArtsEd Washington in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) today announced Avanti High School in Olympia as the winner of the fourth annual Schools of Excellence in Arts Education […]
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