Arts Orgs Have Big Social Impact In Metro Seattle, Finds Study

The ArtsFund study of King County, Wash.,”finds that ‘arts are a viable and proven — yet often underutilized and unacknowledged — strategy to positively transform and benefit our communities.’ Translation: A robust arts scene with well-funded arts organizations isn’t just ‘nice to have.’ … This study proves the arts can help solve serious problems facing this region in particular, including homelessness, inequitable and inadequate education, and general divisiveness. The only problem? Well, there’s a couple problems.”