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Join KUOW for 'Why Does Art Matter?'

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What role does art play in society and how does it shape us? 

Join Councilmember Lisa Herbold, KUOW and the Office of Arts & Culture as we explore art in today’s world. 

A panel moderated by KUOW’s Marcie Sillman will discuss the role of public investments in the arts and the health of our community, and the current landscape of dedicated arts funding.

Confirmed panelists include Vivian Phillips, Seattle Arts Commission; and Simon Woods, Seattle Symphony. Break-out sessions after the panel will focus on diving more deeply into specific issues and action steps.

Now more than ever, the arts play an important role in defining our identity and leading the way for racial equity. The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are vital for our community’s well-being.

The president’s proposed budget would eliminate federal funding for these agencies, and brings up questions about how to continue this important work, as well as the larger question of what the elimination of government-sponsored cultural agencies communicates to Americans and the rest of the world.

Details
April 12, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
RSVP here