Arts & Heritage Day, Olympia, WA
The Bow Weevils, a group of young musicians from Olympia, played a showcase at the Capitol Rotunda for Arts & Heritage Day. Photo courtesy of the Bow Weevils.

Additional Programs

In addition to our main programs, ArtsWA supports the following programs:

The Governor appoints the State Poet Laureate for a two-year term. The Poet Laureate promotes the value of poetry to our culture and heritage.

The CWCT is a collaboration between ArtsWA and Humanities Washington. The Center surveys, studies, and supports folk and traditional arts.

Creative Forces supports arts healing for active military, veterans, and their families. It is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts.

These annual awards honor individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed to Washington’s arts and culture.

ArtsWA tracks the impact of Washington’s creative sector using the Creative Vitality Suite, a tool developed by the Western State Arts Federation.