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Pre-Application Survey Available

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, History, Tacoma Creates|Tags: , , |

Tacoma-based arts, culture, heritage, and science organizations that provide public programming in Tacoma are invited to complete the Tacoma Creates Pre-Application Survey. This survey is intended to help the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality understand the field of organizations who may be eligible to apply [...]

Tacoma Is Passing the State’s First Cultural Access Program

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, Media, Tacoma Creates|Tags: , , |

By Rich Smith Here's one more reason to seriously consider a move to Tacoma. With over 65 percent support for Proposition 1, a.k.a "Tacoma Creates," it looks like Tacoma will have the first cultural access program in the state of Washington. Thanks to the wisdom of voters, the city [...]

Tacomans just voted to tax themselves for arts funding

November 9th, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, Media, Tacoma Creates|Tags: , , |

KUOW - Marcie Sillman Tacoma has done what King County couldn’t: Residents have passed a sales tax to fund arts and cultural projects in the city. More than 60 percent of Tacoma voters said yes to the tax, a penny per every $10 purchase. Advocates for the new tax, [...]

Voters should look out for children’s best interests.

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, Media, Neighborhoods, Tacoma Creates, Youth|Tags: , , |

Voters should look out for children’s best interests. What grade did they earn Tuesday? We’d say a solid “C” By The News Tribune Editorial Board Have you started thinking about what to get your kids for Christmas yet? South Sound parents had a great opportunity this week for an [...]

Will adults step up for kids like me?

November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Access, Cultural Arts, Media, Tacoma Creates, Youth|Tags: , , |

Arts Tax: Will adults step up for kids like me? By Jessica Zou The News Tribune | November 02, 2018 When I was 13, I battled missing my father, depression and eating disorders. Art therapy gave me a platform that would not judge or criticize my emotions. The safety [...]

Campaign Party

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Tacoma Creates|Tags: , , |

Join us to celebrate Tacoma Creates! Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7 PM – 11 PM The Swiss Restaurant & Pub 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma We’ll honor the years of hard work that have gone into Washington State’s cultural access funding legislation and focus on the Tacoma Creates initiative. [...]