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“I’ve seen the magic that takes place—someone who hears for the first time your story matters. That is revolutionary in a young person’s life.”

 This week, we’ve shared the impact an arts education can make. You’ve seen the facts and figures, you’ve met the students, and you’ve heard their stories. Thank you for your continued support of ArtsEd Washington and for helping us to celebrate National Arts in Education Week.

To watch or share any of the videos you’ve seen this week, click the photo below.

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Videos courtesy of Americans for the Arts.

Candidate Survey

Don’t Forget: Ask your Candidates where they stand on Arts Education!

We want to ensure School Boards in Washington know the value of a comprehensive arts education, and it all starts with you! Just click the button below to send a message asking your local candidates to take our survey on the arts. Results will be published October 26.

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Program Spotlight
smARTS For Students

smARTS for Students provides information, tools and resources to support parents, families and caregivers in their efforts to improve their child’s education. The guide is a partnership with Washington State PTA, with funding from ArtsWA. In addition to understanding why the arts are a vital component of a complete education, smARTS helps parents and families open doors and engage in conversation around arts education; work with parents, teachers, and education leaders within their districts; and fuel the next generation of innovators with support from the community at large. The guide is available for free online, distributed widely via email and social media. Learn more about smARTS here.


Meet ArtsEd Washington:


Una Mclinden

Former Executive Director


Amy Whittenburg

Former Deputy Director and Interim Executive Director


Mauriana Zingarelli

Former Communications and Development Assistant

To wrap up National Arts in Education Week, we would like to take a moment to thank three former staff members who made everything we do here at ArtsEd Washington possible.  Without their tireless efforts, outstanding programs they developed, relationships they fostered, and the name they built, ArtsEd Washington would not be the organization it is today. We wish them each the best in their next adventures!

Thank you Una, Amy, and Mauriana! 


Thank you Una, Amy, and Mauriana!