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In March 2017, ArtsFund hosted internationally renowned arts management expert Michael Kaiser for a series of events that brought together donors, arts nonprofit board members, and arts administrators in dialogue focused on the future of the arts in America.
Did you know that "creativity" was selected as the number one leadership competency of the future by America's top CEOs, and that 92% of college seniors say pursuing a career that allows them to be creative is very important to them? On May 4th, the Celebration of the Arts Luncheon keynote will focus on creativity in education and the workforce in the 21st century, and feature speaker Steven J. Tepper.
Biotech entrepreneur and philanthropist Glenn Kawasaki will be honored the Celebration of the Arts Luncheon for his outstanding contributions to the arts. We recently sat down with Glenn to learn more about his passion and involvement in the Seattle arts community. "For dance and biotech," says Glenn, "creativity is making something novel that did not exist."
On May 31st ArtsFund's 2017 Campaign ends. Funding the arts elevates neighborhoods, communities, the region, and ourselves. This is your opportunity to play a role in keeping the arts vital and sustainable.
King County culture lovers: contact your county council member this week. The nine legislators are reviewing an initiative that would revolutionize our cultural landscape.
Join us in thanking these businesses and their employees for investing in ArtsFund and making our community stronger.
“Velocity’s Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive was a huge success; 17 Seattle Artists, 300+ students from 15 states. ArtsFund and the NEA made it possible.”
Michael Kaiser photos by Robert Wade Photography
Creativity photo design by Dapper + Associates
Access for All photo courtesy of Seattle Opera, Frost Fest community event at Cornish Playhouse
Funding the Arts photo courtesy of Seattle Symphony, Elementary students at Link Up music education concerts, May 2015, Benaroya Hall, photo courtesy Ben Van Houten