Hello Cultural Sector of Thurston County!
My name is Jessi Wasson and I am the Programs and Operations Manager for Inspire Washington, your state-wide advocacy organization for the cultural sector including science, heritage, and the arts. We aim to lift up your vital programs in science, heritage, and the arts and champion more financial resources as you tackle the tremendous challenge of reopening and sustaining your work during these turbulent times. We just had a historic State Legislative Session in virtual Olympia, securing $50 million dollars for cultural businesses and passing critical legislation to support cultural work. We are so excited to spread the word and ensure you know how to claim your funding. Every organization will be able to apply for up to $75,000.
We are hitting the road and heading to communities across the state with our Cultural Futures share and listening tour! We will break down the wins from Legislative Session and ensure you know how to claim funding for your cultural organization, business, or program. At Cultural Futures, we aim to provide you with news you can use. From funding sources and new program opportunities to advocacy opportunities, Inspire WA will share all the information you need to know right now. We are also preparing for next year’s Legislative Session and we want to hear from you! What do you need? How can we help? And how can you be more involved?
We will be coming to your community at Hands on Children's Museum in Olympia on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30pm. We envision this to be a wonderful event where the cultural sector of Thurston County can gather together and rally around new and life-changing funding. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please share this invite with anyone you believe would benefit.
Thank you for all that you do for your community and I hope to see you at Hands On Children's Museum!