Colleagues, both those currently in Chattanooga & those of us who stayed home,

I’m excited to announce the release of ArtsFund’s Social Impact of the Arts Study.  The report and additional materials are available at   

The report focuses on how the arts advance community priorities in King County, with three primary focus areas: youth development & education; health & wellness; and neighborhood vitality. Intersecting these themes are additional focus areas including business and environment. In each, the report probes the potential for arts to influence more equitable outcomes.

The report combines a county-wide public poll (conducted by GMA Research Corporation); a landscape scan surveying nearly 200 King County arts, cultural, and heritage nonprofits; a lit review of more than 150 national research resources; and in-depth case studies of ten regional arts organizations to identify and examine the unique role that arts play in confronting regional challenges and improving outcomes.   


Report and collateral, case studies, artworks gallery, and a host of process documents available.  Feel free to reach out with feedback or simply for conversation.

All the best,



Sarah Sidman

ArtsFund | Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications

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