2023 One Sheets

2023 Leg Session Broad Cultural Summary of Requests (One Sheet that includes all the requests below)


Cultural Sector:


Arts Requests:


Heritage & Humanities Requests:

  • Museums Connect: $200,000 (WAMA)
  • Capital Grant programs: $6,791,000 (Dept of Archaeology & Historic Preservation)
  • Requesting New Staff: $627,000 total (WA State Historical Society)
  • Heritage Capital projects: $10,000,000 (WA State Historical Soceity)
  • New Native History gallery at WSHM: $3,900,000 (WA State Historical Society)
  • Heritage Capital Projects: $10,000,000 (WA State Historical Society)
  • Minor Works: $973,000 (WA State Historical Society)
  • Technology Upgrades: $437,000 (WA State Historical Society)
  • 120 Civic Conversations Speakers Bureau Programs Statewide: $276,000 for (Humanities WA)
  • Prime Time Family Reading Program: $500,000 (Humanities WA)


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Sign up to be an advocate at Arts, Heritage, and Science Week!

We are already gearing up for the 2023 legislative session. As some of you may already know, Inspire Washington hosts Arts, Heritage, and Science (AHS) Week during every state legislative session. This is when cultural advocates speak to their lawmakers about the issues facing our sector. Arts, Heritage, and Science Week will be February 6-10, 2023. This year's event will be a hybrid format so you can join virtually at any point in the week, or in-person in Olympia on February 8th. 

Why you’ll love being an advocate: 

  • You’ll get to meet your local lawmakers and build relationships with them! 
  • You’ll get a hands-on look at how the legislative process works. 
  • You’ll meet other people in your cultural community.
  • When we secure our big legislative wins, you will be an integral part of the reason why we won! 

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Sign up to be a DISTRICT Leader

Looking to take your advocacy a step farther? Our advocates are split into teams for each of the 49 legislative districts in the state, and each team needs a District Leader. District Leaders attend Arts, Heritage, and Science Week (in-person or virtually), schedule lawmaker meetings, track meeting data, and energize their team of advocates. 

Due to the current state budget forecasts, funding for the cultural sector is in jeopardy. Without robust advocacy from all 49 legislative districts in Washington, we can’t win. We need you. 

Why you’ll love being a District Leader: 

  • You’ll be a leader in your cultural community. 
  • Your lawmakers will look to you for guidance as they engage in cultural conversations with your district.
  • You’ll ensure that your district has a prominent voice in conversations about cultural funding. 
  • You’ll inspire other people in your community to advocate alongside you! 

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Tools & Tips:


2022 Documents:

Arts Fund Covid Cultural Impact Study

About ESSB 5878: Arts Education in Schools