Alexis Sarah is joining ArtsWA this month as the Arts and Early Learning Project Manager. She brings a blend of public, private and nonprofit knowledge to the agency. She has over 15 years of experience in arts administration and early learning programs. Through her work with Mariah Art School and Olympia Family Theater, she has been shaping education programs that connect young learners with the arts. She strongly believes that equal access to foundational art education should be a right and not a privilege. Alexis holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College.
Congress has passed the third COVID-19 response relief package, which the president has signed into law. The package includes a $75 million allocation to the National Endowment for the Arts. Of this, 40% will be distributed to the United States’ 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies, which includes the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA).