Agency News|Board of Commissioners
ArtsWA Board of Commissioners Statement on Racial Justice and Equity

We, the Board of the Washington State
Arts Commission, share the following statement:

“Violence, bloodshed, and the wasting of
the human spirit in these times seem almost inextricably woven into the fabric
of our society. “

The recent deaths of George Floyd and
many other black men and women in circumstances that involved police
use-of-force adds another sickening stain to an unimaginable chronicle of

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A message from our Agency Director

To Washington State’s Arts + Creative Communities,
The staff and board of ArtsWA stand in solidarity against racism. We acknowledge the historic and persistent legacies of inequity, violence, and community resilience in Washington State. As a staff and an agency, we are saddened and deeply affected.

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