Northwest Funders Take Action

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, 4Culture, the Seattle Foundation and the Seattle Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs commissioned Helicon Collaborative to interview leaders of diverse cultural organizations in the Northwest to determine the impacts the economy is having on their institutions. The report was released on March 9, and GIA and Philanthropy Northwest hosted two conference calls with regional and national funders to hear a summary of the report and discuss possible action.

In addition to capturing data on ways the recession is affecting regional arts nonprofits, the report also summarizes suggestions from arts leaders for ways that funders might respond, and provides possible courses of action.

You can download a copy of the full report here.


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