GiveBIG 2016 Was a Big Success!

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG 2016 campaign was a two-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make the Seattle region a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

This year’s gifts to ArtsEd Washington will help us continue our mission to create enduring system-wide change to ensure that the arts play an integral role in the education of every student in every school in Washington State. Here’s a sample of what we’re busy with right now:

  • Last year, ArtsEd Washington partnered with 4Culture on Cornerstones of Creative Capacity (C3), a survey of district leaders in each of 19 school districts in King County. The survey identifies the arts education tools, resources, and infrastructure present in and/or absent from each district, and establishes baseline data to support arts education in King County. A report on the findings for use by educators, funders, civic leaders, advocates, and other community partners, thus beginning a community conversation to identify needs and find solutions collectively, will be posted on the ArtsEd WA website shortly.
  • As part of Arts Education Month in May, ArtsEd Washington is partnering with elementary schools to hold Arts Education Inspiration & Information Afternoon Open Houses. Invited principals, superintendents, school board members and others from surrounding school districts will tour the school’s classrooms to see arts-infused curriculum in action. ArtsEd Washington will then share highlights from Six Key Features for Equity in Arts Education, the culminating publication presenting findings from the C3 project.
  • This fall, ArtsEd Washington will launch a pilot project with The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction that integrates Art Lessons in the Classroom, ArtsEd WA’s arts-based lesson plans and instruction, within Title 1 schools across Washington.


Thank you so much for your support!