ArtsEd Washington creates enduring system-wide change to ensure that the arts play an integral role in the education of every child in every school. Learning the arts keeps students engaged in school, improves their academic success, and ignites the creativity that develops them into leaders in work and in life.

  • Research shows that low-income students gain great academic benefit from learning the arts in school, but they are the least likely to receive arts education. We stand up for all students to make sure that a lack of financial resources never keeps a single child from an education that includes the arts.

  • We educate parents, educators, communities, and policymakers about inequities in arts learning.

  • We act as a statewide watchdog to ensure that arts education is incorporated equitably, sustainably, and holistically into the basic education program of every school district in the state.

  • We guide school districts in creating vibrant, inventive, and engaging arts programs that make schools more effective and exciting places to learn.

ArtsEd Washington helps schools and school districts develop, implement, and sustain great arts education.


We are deeply grateful to our many generous funders


Our dedicated and distinguished board of directors sustains ArtsEd Washington


Staff driven, Volunteer Powered


See our key accomplishments and history of changemaking

In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities… the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.

Paul Allen • Co-Founder Microsoft