The Washington State Arts Commission
ORGANIZATION NAME: The Washington State Arts Commission
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 711 Capitol Way S. Suite 600, Olympia, WA 98504
Phone Number: 360-753-3860 Fax Number: 360-586-5351
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Established in 1961, the Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) collaborates with artists and arts organizations to conserve and develop critical artistic resources. WSAC strives to further policies that promote statewide arts awareness, develop sustainable arts resources for future generations, and deepen investments in Washington's dynamic cultural legacy. WSAC is led by Executive Director Kris Tucker, run by 17 staff members, and governed by four legislators and 19 governor-appointed citizen commissioners.
The Washington State Arts Commission provides information, guidance to resources, possible ways of addressing a specific or general issue, networking to others who have experienced similar things, provision of data and information, best practices, and other help for managing the arts. Topics for consultation can include such areas as forming and managing a nonprofit arts organization, organizing and presenting art events, or finding, earning, and raising money to support the arts.
Most of the assistance is provided through a phone call or email conversation with the program manager. On-site meetings are possible with your staff, board, volunteers or other groups for a minimal fee. While the organization does not claim to take the place of professional consultants, and generally will not provide long-term or repeat services to the same organization, they serve as an affordable resource for artists in Washington.