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“Dance is inspiring.”
“Photography is perspective.”
“Painting is your imagination.”
“Learning music helps me understand my world.”

Click the photo below to learn what arts education means to students living it.

Learn more here!

Video courtesy of Americans for the Arts.


Candidate Survey

Take Action: Ask your Candidates where they stand on Arts Education!

Have you asked your local School Board candidates to take our arts education survey? Help us to ensure School Boards in Washington know the value of a comprehensive arts education. It all starts with you! Just click the button below to send a message asking your local school board candidates to take our survey on the arts! Results will be published October 26 .

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Program Spotlight


This Fall, be on the lookout for our compehensive report on the state of arts education in King County Schools! Using our comprehensive C3 survey as well as in-person interviews, we asked district leaders in each of the 19 school districts in King County what arts education tools, resources, & infrastructure are present and absent in their schools. This Fall, in partnership with 4Culture, ArtsEd Washington will publish a report on these findings for use by educators, funders, civic leaders, advocates, & other community partners, thus beginning a community conversation to identify needs and collectively find solutions. Learn more about C3 here.

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Meet ArtsEd Washington: Natasha

Natasha Ransom is the Program Manager for ArtsEd Washington. She has worked as a theatre administrator and teaching artist for over 10 years with schools and theatres throughout Washington State, including Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Youth Theatre Northwest, and Jet City Improv. Natasha has a BA in Theatre from Santa Clara University, and received her teaching artist training through Seattle Children’s Theatre and Washington State’s Teaching Artist Training Lab. She also performs and teaches improv as a company member of Jet City Improv.