ArtsWA and Humanities Washington Budget Challenges

In the 2017-2019 biennium, ArtsWA’s budget has been disproportionately cut, impacting the community grants program which provides funding throughout the state, and de-funding the public art portal program. These cuts must be reversed.

We also need to support Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau that provides inspiring speakers across the state, and the Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program that pairs master practitioners, many of whom are elderly and at the end of their careers, with apprentices seeking to learn their craft.

Below are links with information about ArtsWA’s budget and a letter to legislators about these issues:

ArtsWA-Humanities WA Joint 017-19 Operating Budget Request letter

2016 Impact of state general fund budget cuts 12 22 2016 FINAL


Seattle Schools Budget Challenges

Seattle Public Schools face a $74 million budget shortfall in 2017-18. Below are links with information:

Seattle Public Schools Shortfall Summary 2017

Seattle School Budget Shortfall 2017-18