2015 Cultural Congress
Tuesday, April 28 - Wednesday, April 29
Seattle Center, Armory Building

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2014 Cultural Congress


The 2014 Cultural Congress was held on April 28 – 29, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The statewide arts conference offered opportunities to gain relevant training and resources, share ideas and challenges with a diverse group of statewide cultural peers, and explore the impact and trends of our social and political landscape as it relates to the field.

This year, 150 cultural professionals and volunteer community leaders came from cities throughout King County and nearly every corner of the state including: Bellingham, Newport, Port Townsend, Spokane, Twisp, Vancouver, and Walla Walla attended. Representatives from 90 different organizations participated in the sessions.

Panels on Monday and Tuesday provided an opportunity to learn from a group of cultural leaders who have recently joined us here in Washington and a group with over 114 years of combined time as cultural leaders in Washington State. A continued partnership with the Arts & Social Change organization brought together a youth symposium during the Congress and provided a great evening of young performers displaying their talents during our evening reception. Workshops touched on many topics important to our field including: community relationships; social change; maximizing resources; gamification; rural communities; critical thinking; nonprofit management; and current cultural policy issues that impact all of us.

Here are a few of the positives comments from participants about their experiences:


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Support for the 2014 Cultural Congress comes from:

Our members
The Boeing Company
The Washington State Arts Commission
The 4Culture
Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs