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Looking for the latest news? Tacoma Creates provides a variety of local stories and news articles of our own. We’ll share from other news organizations, too. Together, we’ll celebrate our vibrant community and help us explore the value of arts, culture, science and heritage in building stronger neighborhoods.

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Arts tax: Preventive medicine against homelessness

October 31st, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, Media, Tacoma Creates, Youth|Tags: , , |

By Sara Kendall The News Tribune | Opinion | Wednesday, October 31 Re: “Is the timing right for a new tax for the arts?” (Matt Driscoll column, 10/14). In the medical world, doctors have learned that if we treat chronic conditions we can prevent some acute conditions from occurring [...]

Vote yes on Prop 1 to support art access for all

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, Economic Development, History, Media, Neighborhoods, Science, Tacoma Creates, Youth|Tags: , , |

By Bill Baarsma, Priscilla Lisicich, Harold Moss Tacoma Weekly | Opinion | Monday, October 29 As Tacoma grows, how do we maintain – and grow – the sense of community that makes our city special? We do it by building on what’s been working: investments in learning opportunities, support [...]

Tacoma Creates Newsletter: Economic Impact

October 24th, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, History, Science, Tacoma Creates, Youth|Tags: , , |

Tacoma Creates began because of economic impact It’s undisputable. Arts programming—particularly the performing arts and interactive arts—has a positive impact on a community’s economic prosperity. A study of 91 communities measured the effect arts programming had on household incomes. They looked at employment, local spending, non-local spending, and local [...]

Learning about the ocean from the seats of their kayaks

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Access, Media, Science, Youth|Tags: , , |

By the time the first bell rings at Jason Lee Middle School every morning, seventh grader Lamin Jatta has already spent an hour in class — one that requires him to wear a life vest and hold a paddle. Lamin, 12, is part of the school’s first ecokayaking class, [...]

Support Tacoma by supporting the arts: Say “Yes” to Prop. One

October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, Media, Tacoma Creates, Youth|Tags: , , , |

By Dale and Leslie Chihuly The News Tribune | Opinion | Sunday, October 21 This November, Tacoma residents have an opportunity to pass Proposition One, Tacoma Creates, a ballot measure to raise nearly $5 million a year for cultural outreach, increased tourism and job creation. We support Proposition One [...]

Tacoma Creates Newsletter: Success

October 18th, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, History, Science, Tacoma Creates, Youth|Tags: , , |

Need a compelling reason to support Tacoma Creates? How about the success of students from your own neighborhood? Research shows that students engaged in arts learning have higher GPAs, higher standardized test scores, and lower drop-out rates—regardless of their socio-economic status. Our youth need opportunities to boost their success [...]