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Inspire Washington: Cultural Futures

Wednesday, April 24th
Orcas Center Madrona Room

Learn more: https://inspirewashington.org/events/cultural-futures
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About Cultural Futures:

Cultural Futures is a 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!

With eight new locations (looking at you, Coupeville, Bremerton, Goldendale, Vashon, Longview, Newport, Moses Lake, and Ellensburg!), 30 total to choose from, plus three virtual options— there is a Cultural Futures event for everyone in Washington! These meetings are free and open to the public. We’ve organized them by region, so you’ll be able to connect with other cultural leaders in your area. However, regardless of where you live, pick the meeting that works best within your busy schedule.

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.


About Inspire Washington:

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.


Our Mission:

Inspire Washington nurtures the human spirit and strengthens communities by increasing access to science, heritage, and arts programming through advocacy, resource development, education, and coalition building.

Our Vision:

We envision vibrant communities where:

  • Our unique and shared histories bring people together, lift them up and empower them to succeed;
  • Everyone in our society has the ability to benefit from and be inspired by the cultural experiences available in our state;
  • Our arts, science, and heritage organizations, from the smallest grassroots enterprises to the largest institutions, have sustainable resources to create wide and deep human impact through their work.