Cultural Congress coming April 2018
The goal of the Cultural Congress is to gather arts, heritage and culture leaders from around the state to develop a statewide agenda, discuss the most important issues facing the region, and network. WSAA will work with a number of partners to program and present the event, currently proposed for the last weekend in April 2018 in Ellensburg. Arts educators are encouraged to participate as well. There are four proposed programming tracks:
- Advocacy training and the development of a statewide legislative agenda for the 2019 budget session
- Arts education, the impact of the McCleary decision, and state and national standards
- Professional development encouraging the development of leadership in the field
- Intrinsic value of the arts
- 21st century skills, STEAM
- Economic value
May is Arts Education Month
May is Arts Education Month and our toolkit can help you get started with your outreach efforts. Access sample speaking points, letters, resolutions, and proclamations that help make it easy to connect with your district and community leaders.
Arts & Heritage Day on Feb. 7, 2018
This is an exciting two-day event that brings together artists, arts, humanities and heritage leaders, and cultural professionals from across Washington state. Arts & Heritage Day is hosted by the Washington State Arts Alliance, Washington Museum Association, ArtsWA, ArtsEd Washington and Artist Trust.
More info at Washington State Arts Alliance’s event page.
WSAA will produce a webinar featuring Kris Tucker, who will train advocates in late January.