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Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Ensure access to and participation in cultural and recreational opportunities

Strategy: Ensure access to and participation in cultural and recreational opportunities

Agency: 387 - Washington State Arts Commission

A001 - Build Participation in the Arts

The Arts Commission advances and supports arts and culture in Washington State through leadership, knowledge, funding, and resources that build participation in and access to the arts. Washington residents and visitors have expanded opportunities to participate in the arts as a result of the agency's investment in arts activities, artists, and targeted initiatives throughout the state. Funding and services are focused to strengthen local communities and to provide arts opportunities for the public, including geographically remote, economically disadvantaged, disabled, and ethnic communities.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 2.3 2.3 2.3
001 - General Fund
State 528,000 529,000 1,057,000
Federal 180,000 69,000 249,000
Local 13,000 23,000 36,000
001 - General Fund Totals 721,000 621,000 1,342,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 9,000 10,000 19,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 2.3 2.3 2.3
GFS 528,000.0 529,000.0 1,057,000.0
Other 202,000.0 102,000.0 304,000.0
Totals 730,000.0 631,000.0 1,361,000.0

000502 - Number of individuals benefiting

Number of individuals participating in Washington State Arts Commission funded arts organizations activities.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 507,392 1,200,000
2015-17 A3 0 1,200,000
2017-19 A2 0 1,200,000
2017-19 A3 0 1,200,000

002942 - Number of Creative Districts established.

Number of Creative Districts established.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2019-21 A2 0 4
2019-21 A3 0 4

A002 - Local Arts Organizations

The Arts Commission invests in a range of public and nonprofit arts organizations through competitive grant funding to increase access to the arts and strengthen arts organizations across the state. State funding leverages additional public and private funds from local, state, and federal sources, and reduces admission prices. Arts Commission grants require organizations to demonstrate accountability, and to document and evaluate the results of state investments.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 3.0 3.0 3.0
001 - General Fund
State 176,000 181,000 357,000
Federal 667,000 518,000 1,185,000
001 - General Fund Totals 843,000 699,000 1,542,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 6,000 5,000 11,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 3.0 3.0 3.0
GFS 176,000.0 181,000.0 357,000.0
Other 673,000.0 523,000.0 1,196,000.0
Totals 849,000.0 704,000.0 1,553,000.0

001784 - Number of artists participating

Number of artists participating in arts organization programs funded by the Washington State Arts Commission.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0 0
2015-17 A2 0 0
2015-17 A3 0 23,000

A003 - Public Art

Public art enhances state buildings and spaces, and encourages community dialogue and participation. The Arts Commission's Art in Public Places program has a mandated responsibility (RCW 43.46.090) to acquire and place artwork in publicly accessible places throughout Washington State. The State Art Collection includes 4,600 artworks acquired since 1974. Acquisition, stewardship, conservation, and education efforts are focused on preserving the state's investment, minimizing future maintenance needs, and ensuring the quality of the collection for future generations to experience.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 6.8 6.9 6.9
001 - General Fund
State 810,000 840,000 1,650,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 36,000 37,000 73,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 6.8 6.9 6.9
GFS 810,000.0 840,000.0 1,650,000.0
Other 36,000.0 37,000.0 73,000.0
Totals 846,000.0 877,000.0 1,723,000.0

001785 - # of artworks receiving conservation services

Number of artworks in the State Art Collection receiving conservation services.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 14 25
2015-17 Q2 73 25
2015-17 Q3 58 25
2015-17 Q4 15 25
2015-17 Q5 41 25
2015-17 Q6 19 25
2015-17 Q7 9 25
2015-17 Q8 44 25
2017-19 Q1 37 25
2017-19 Q2 19 25
2017-19 Q3 97 25
2017-19 Q4 12 25
2017-19 Q5 10 25
2017-19 Q6 59 25
2017-19 Q7 46 25
2017-19 Q8 72 25
2019-21 Q1 21 25
2019-21 Q2 49 25
2019-21 Q3 58 25
2019-21 Q4 17 25
2019-21 Q5 21 25
2019-21 Q6 31 25
2019-21 Q7 0 25
2019-21 Q8 0 25

001786 - % of artwork acquistions rated good/excellent

Percent of artwork acquistions rated good/excellent by local community representatives.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 100% 100%
2015-17 Q2 100% 100%
2015-17 Q3 100% 100%
2015-17 Q4 100% 100%
2015-17 Q5 0% 100%
2015-17 Q6 100% 100%
2015-17 Q7 100% 100%
2015-17 Q8 100% 100%
2017-19 Q1 100% 100%
2017-19 Q2 100% 100%
2017-19 Q3 100% 100%
2017-19 Q4 100% 100%
2017-19 Q5 100% 100%
2017-19 Q6 100% 100%
2017-19 Q7 100% 100%
2017-19 Q8 0% 100%
2019-21 Q1 100% 100%
2019-21 Q2 100% 100%
2019-21 Q3 0% 100%
2019-21 Q4 0% 100%
2019-21 Q5 0% 100%
2019-21 Q6 0% 100%
2019-21 Q7 0% 100%
2019-21 Q8 0% 100%

001787 - % of artworks inventoried w/current condition and location

Percent of artworks in State Art Collection inventoried with current condition and location information.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 98% 90%
2015-17 A3 97% 90%
2017-19 A2 100% 90%
2017-19 A3 100% 90%
2019-21 A2 66% 90%
2019-21 A3 0% 90%

002810 - Number of artworks uploaded to My Public Art Portal

Number of artworks uploaded to My Public Art Portal.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 0 0
2015-17 Q2 0 0
2015-17 Q3 3 80
2015-17 Q4 279 185
2015-17 Q5 279 300
2015-17 Q6 311 300
2015-17 Q7 273 300
2015-17 Q8 342 300
2017-19 Q1 286 300
2017-19 Q2 281 300
2017-19 Q3 320 300
2017-19 Q4 311 300
2017-19 Q5 269 300
2017-19 Q6 434 300
2017-19 Q7 402 300
2017-19 Q8 0 300

002811 - Percent of increase in My Public Art Portal users annually.

Percent of increase in My Public Art Portal users annually.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 0% 0%
2015-17 A3 8% 20%
2017-19 A2 0% 20%
2017-19 A3 0% 20%

002943 - Percentage of the Collection needing conservation or restoration

Percentage of the Collection needing conservation or restoration to bring artwork to a maintainable condition.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2019-21 Q1 0% 17%
2019-21 Q2 0% 17%
2019-21 Q3 0% 17%
2019-21 Q4 0% 17%
2019-21 Q5 0% 17%
2019-21 Q6 0% 17%
2019-21 Q7 0% 17%
2019-21 Q8 0% 17%

002944 - The number of exterior artworks repaired or maintained.

The number of exterior artworks repaired or maintained.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2019-21 Q1 0 25
2019-21 Q2 0 25
2019-21 Q3 0 25
2019-21 Q4 0 25
2019-21 Q5 0 25
2019-21 Q6 0 25
2019-21 Q7 0 25
2019-21 Q8 0 25

002945 - The number of framed, two-dimentional artworks repaired or maintained.

The number of framed, two-dimentional artworks repaired or maintained.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2019-21 Q1 0 35
2019-21 Q2 0 35
2019-21 Q3 0 35
2019-21 Q4 0 35
2019-21 Q5 0 35
2019-21 Q6 0 35
2019-21 Q7 0 35
2019-21 Q8 0 35

002946 - The number of interior artworks repaired or maintained.

The number of interior artworks (integrated and small sculpture, paintings, and textiles) repaired or maintained.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2019-21 Q1 0 57
2019-21 Q2 0 57
2019-21 Q3 0 57
2019-21 Q4 0 57
2019-21 Q5 0 57
2019-21 Q6 0 57
2019-21 Q7 0 57
2019-21 Q8 0 57

002947 - Percentage of partner agency requests for artwork assistance completed within 6 months.

Percentage of partner agency requests for artwork assistance completed within 6 months.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2019-21 Q1 0% 100%
2019-21 Q2 0% 100%
2019-21 Q3 0% 100%
2019-21 Q4 0% 100%
2019-21 Q5 0% 100%
2019-21 Q6 0% 100%
2019-21 Q7 0% 100%
2019-21 Q8 0% 100%

A004 - Support the Arts as Basic Education

The agency invests in learning in, through, and about the arts for children, youth, and adults. The Arts Commission supports high quality and effective arts education programs for all K-12 students across the state through community-based arts learning partnerships. The arts improve student achievement and contribute to increased attendance, student leadership, and graduation rates. Arts education helps students develop 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, creative problem solving, collaborative learning, interpersonal communication, and cultural awareness. Through Arts Commission investments, teachers and teaching artists receive training in the Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) in the Arts; they also learn to integrate the arts into other subject areas, and to improve student assessment techniques. The agency also invests in arts learning opportunities for adults including professional development for artists and arts leaders, workshops, convenings, and folk arts apprenticeships.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 3.3 3.3 3.3
001 - General Fund
State 594,000 757,000 1,351,000
Federal 448,000 278,000 726,000
Local 7,000 7,000 14,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,049,000 1,042,000 2,091,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 10,000 9,000 19,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 3.3 3.3 3.3
GFS 594,000.0 757,000.0 1,351,000.0
Other 465,000.0 294,000.0 759,000.0
Totals 1,059,000.0 1,051,000.0 2,110,000.0

000692 - Number of students receiving arts education

Number of students receiving high quality, standards-aligned arts instruction through Washington State Arts Commission arts education grants.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 49,297 35,000
2015-17 A3 0 35,000
2017-19 A2 0 35,000
2017-19 A3 0 35,000

000697 - Number of K-12 teachers trained to teach art concepts

Number of K-12 teachers who learn techniques for teaching arts concepts through Washington State Arts Commission arts education grants.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 1,643 1,000
2015-17 A3 0 1,000
2017-19 A2 0 1,000
2017-19 A3 0 1,000

001788 - Funds leveraged by arts education grants

Funds leveraged by Washington State Arts Commission arts education grants.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 $1,960,798.00 $1,000,000.00
2015-17 A3 $0.00 $1,000,000.00
2017-19 A2 $0.00 $1,000,000.00
2017-19 A3 $0.00 $1,000,000.00