The ArtsFund Social Impact of the Arts Study frames a new way of understanding the public value of the arts in King County. With primary focus on youth development & education, health & wellness, and neighborhood vitality, the study probes the potential for arts to influence more equitable outcomes. This study doesn’t stand alone—it is part of a growing movement of arts leaders partnering with civic and community leaders, exploring the impact arts have on society and articulating their value in addressing social issues. This report begins with The State of our Region, which focuses on what we discovered about King County residents’ perspectives on the arts and social impact, describes the range of programs currently available in the region, and highlights a gap in understanding about the potential of the arts in addressing social needs. Read the full report.
Published: November 09, 2018