Cultural Access Washington and the Washington State Arts Alliance have joined forces. With an energized vision and new name, Inspire Washington aims to build a broad and powerful statewide coalition to champion advocacy and resource development for Washington's cultural sector. Our powerful union of science, heritage, and the arts, creates extensive reach, profound impact and innovative opportunities.
We want to hear what you envision for our cultural future, so please join us at this year's Cultural Congress; October 21-23, in Toppenish, Washington. This year, we promise another fun and meaningful conference while engaging you in powerful and inspiring work. This year, we've chosen a potent conference theme:
Forging our Cultural Future.
Washington is booming with new residents and businesses. Though much of this growth and abundance has been fueled by the vitality of our cultural sector, many of us feel that our community has been left behind. Public and corporate support is shrinking, and many Washingtonians don’t understand the value, nor the opportunity, of cultural work. It’s time for us to rally, strategize and be bold. A unified coalition and a strategic agenda focused on securing new resources, recruiting political champions, communicating our value, and forming vital alliances can transform our current state of scarcity into sustainable cultural prosperity.
With the critical mass of our cultural state, we will launch conversations about statewide planning. What do we want our cultural sector to be in the future? How will our impact transform our communities? What are we capable of accomplishing together?