Future of Arts and Culture Project: Phase 1 Segment Assessment
Snohomish County, Washington
In May 2022 post pandemic, the Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Cultural Arts Network signed a contract with Better City to conduct the first phase of the Future of Arts and Culture Project. This project entailed grass-roots programs of outreach, education and advocacy. These programs support cultural workers, leaders, volunteers, for and non-for-profit businesses during recovery.
The objectives of Phase One encompassed the identification of opportunities within the Arts and Culture Industry. Furthermore, strategies for the industry to effectively prioritize and navigate post-pandemic recovery activities were determined. This phase aimed to characterize and quantify the roles and impacts of these industries on the County economies. Additionally, the exploration led to the identification of opportunities aimed at enhancing the quality of life for local Snohomish residents.
The desired goals and outcomes were to provide the Arts Commissions the economic data and metrics to monitor industry growth and decline, and to be equipped to plan accordingly.