About Cultural Futures:

During this time of rebuild, cultural organizations are in dire need of funding for financial recovery and to restart programming. You are invited to join your local partners for in-person Cultural Futures! At the Cultural Futures, we aim to provide you with news you can use. From funding sources to advocacy opportunities, Inspire Washington staff will share all the information you need to know right now.

Together we will work on messaging the importance of our cultural work at this crucial crossroads for our state and communities. We will use our combined voices to communicate these messages to our local and state representatives for the recovery, re-establishment, and growth of science, heritage, and the arts for all of our communities.

These meetings are free and open to the community. We've organized them by county, 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:

  • Debrief of cultural success in the state's legislative session, including new resources for cultural programs and organizations
  • New legislation and funding opportunities, the federal government has provided cultural programming with tremendous support over the last 18 months. What's on the horizon and how do you become an advocate?
  • Listening. What do you need and what should we ask for? And, how do you get involved? It will take a broad coalition to secure future funding.
  • More information about our coalition. Do you want to be more involved in policy development and advocacy or learn about membership? We'll plug you into future activities so that your community is represented. 

2023 Tour Schedule (click the city to register)






Eastern WA Chewelah Tuesday, May 2 6:00p - 7:30p Chewelah Performing Arts and Cultural Center
Eastern WA Spokane Wednesday, May 3 5:00p - 6:30p Spokane Central Library
Eastern WA Pullman Thursday, May 4 7:00p - 8:30p Regional Theatre of the Palouse
North Central WA Wenatchee Tuesday, May 9 6:00p - 7:30p Numerica Performing Arts Center
North Central WA Winthrop Thursday, May 11 7:00p - 8:30p      Winthrop Library
Northwest WA Orcas Island Tuesday, May 16 7:00p - 8:30p Orcas Center
Northwest WA San Juan Island Wednesday, May 17 7:00p - 8:30p San Juan Community Theatre
Northwest WA Bellingham Thursday, May 18 7:00p - 8:30p Mount Baker Theatre
North Puget Sound      North King County Monday, May 22 7:00p - 8:30p Taproot Theatre, Seattle
North Puget Sound West King County Tuesday, May 23      6:30p - 8:00p Vashon Center for the Arts
North Puget Sound South King County Wednesday, May 24 4:00p - 5:30p Museum of Flight
North Puget Sound Snohomish County TBA TBA TBA
North Puget Sound Central King County      TBA TBA TBA
North Puget Sound East King County TBA TBA TBA
South Central WA Yakima Tuesday, June 6 7:00p - 8:30p Yakima Valley Museum
South Central WA Richland Wednesday, June 7 6:30p - 8:00p REACH Museum
South Central WA Walla Walla Thursday, June 8 TBA Gesa Power House Theatre
South Puget Sound Tacoma Monday, June 12 5:30p - 7:00p Tacoma Little Theatre
Southwest WA Vancouver Tuesday, June 13 5:30p - 7:00p Magenta Theatre
South Puget Sound Olympia Wednesday, June 14      7:00p - 8:30p  Olympia Family Theatre
Peninsula Port Townsend Wednesday, June 21 7:00p - 8:30p Hosted by Centrum at Fort Wordon Park
Peninsula Port Angeles TBA TBA TBA
Peninsula Aberdeen TBA TBA TBA
Statewide Virtual One Wednesday, June 28 12:00p - 1:30p Zoom
Statewide Virtual Two Wednesday, June 28 7:00p - 8:30p Zoom
Statewide Virtual Three Thursday, June 29 9:00a - 10:30a Zoom
Statewide Virtual Four Friday, June 30 12:00p - 1:30p Zoom





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