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Cultural Faces: Funding, Policy, & Advocacy for Cultural Nonprofits & Businesses

Cultural Futures is our FREE funding, policy, and advocacy workshop for cultural businesses and supporters!

 

This spring, we invite you to join your local partners for Cultural Futures! Cultural Futures is Inspire Washington’s annual post-State Legislative Session tour when we visit communities to share what happened during the 2024 Legislative Session. It’s our job to alert you to new funding and policy opportunities.

 

Why is this work important?

The 2025 Legislative Session is ramping up to be a BIG one! We anticipate many new objectives for each of our sectors—science, heritage, and the arts. Without new advocates and active engagement across the state, these large funding requests will be very challenging to secure. If you have thought about getting involved in the past but haven’t yet participated, now is the time! With Inspire Washington, cultural advocacy is easy, fun, collaborative, and inspiring!

 

NEXT WEEK:

 

Winthrop: May 21 at 6pm, Winthrop Public Library

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Wenatchee: May 22 at 12pm, Historic Wells House

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Moses Lake: May 22 at 7pm, Moses Lake Museum & Art Center

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Ellensburg: May 23 at 11am, Gallery One

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On the agenda:

·    New Funding & Policies – We will break down the wins and successes of the Legislative Session and the opportunities for your work.

·    Overview of Washington’s Cultural Access Program and next steps for your community.

·    Coalition Building – The 2025 Legislative Session is going to be huge for our sector and we will need to double our coalition of advocates to secure our big requests for science, heritage, and arts programs.

·    Grant opportunities – ArtsWA, Humanities WA, USDA, community projects, Capital Funding, Federal Opportunities, and much more!

·    Listening – What do you need and what should we advocates for? How do you get involved? It will take a broad coalition to secure future funding.

·    About Our Coalition – Do you want to be more involved in policy development and advocacy or learn about partnership? We’ll plug you into future activities so that your community is represented.

Virtual Tour Schedule

 

Can’t make the in-person event ? Not quite ready for in-person events? Your comfort and safety are important to us. We’ve got you covered with our three virtual sessions!

 

Virtual 1 May 30 @ 9am Zoom
Virtual 2 May 30 @ 7pm Zoom
Virtual 3 May 31 @ 12:30pm Zoom

 

Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Website:
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Venue

The Wells House
801 Nelson Ave #817
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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