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Information: Sarah Sidman | 206-788-3051 |
ArtsFund, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications

For Immediate Release
January 19, 2018


Seattle, WA – ArtsFund announced today that on January 18, 2018, with the passage of the 2017-2019 biennium state capital budget, the Building for the Arts program was awarded $12 million, a receipt of the full funding requested for 16 capital projects across the state.

The Building for the Arts capital grant program was created in 1991 by ArtsFund and The Boeing Company to support Washington State arts and cultural organizations with facility improvements and expansion. Since then, this highly successful program has been awarded over $101 million to support 223 projects across the state.

ArtsFund President and CEO Mari Horita said, “The Building for the Arts capital grant program provides critical funding which fuels our region’s cultural vitality. The commitment of the state legislators that supported this program, as well as the advocacy efforts by all participating arts groups and their constituents, continues to prove the value of arts and cultural organizations in our state’s local economies and quality of life.”

ArtsFund thanks and recognizes the coalition of organizations with Building for the Arts projects, past and present, for their ongoing support of the program, as well the budget writers for their inclusion of full funding in the capital budget.

2017–2019 Building for the Arts Grant Recipients

Admiral Theatre Foundation | $150,000
Chewelah Performing & Cultural Arts | $97,000
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association | $140,000
Fort Worden Foundation | $1,270,000
Northwest Choirs | $75,000
Pacific Northwest Ballet—Francia Russell Center | $1,520,000
Power House Theatre Walla Walla Inc. | $335,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center | $520,000
Richard Hugo House | $1,032,000
Seattle Art Museum | $1,520,000
Seattle Opera | $1,520,000
Seattle Repertory Theatre | $258,000
Sylvia Center for the Arts | $334,000
Tacoma Art Museum | $1,020,000
Town Hall Association | $1,520,000
Washington Center for the Performing Arts | $689,000