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ARC logoThe Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, serves Seattle by offering a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes and activities.
ARC, incorporated in 1975 as an independent nonprofit organization, supports this work through the ARC Board of Directors and a system of 36 advisory councils. Citizen volunteers on the board and advisory councils help to enhance the mission and vision of Parks by providing a connection to the community and advocating for the success of citywide recreation services.

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ARC is committed to remaining sensitive and responsive to the communities we serve. This is reflected in the way we design our programs and hire and train our staff. We have established an Equity Team to foster organization-wide awareness for race and social justice values through effective communication, idea sharing, consensus building and collective action.

Taproot Theatre Company logoTaproot Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by six friends, five of them graduates from Seattle Pacific University. From its humble beginnings as a touring group, the company is now Seattle’s largest mid-size theatre company. Today Taproot Theatre serves over 150,000 people annually throughout the Pacific Northwest with its Jewell Mainstage season, Isaac Studio Theatre season, Touring programs and Acting Studio.
Mission Statement
Taproot Theatre Company creates theatre experiences to brighten the spirit, engage the mind and deepen the understanding of the world around us while inspiring imagination, conversation and hope.

    Value Statements

  • We value faith.
  • We respect people.
  • We celebrate theatre.

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Edmonds Center for the Arts LogoEdmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Puget Sound region. The 700 seat, Art Deco theatre was beautifully restored and re-opened in 2006. ECA presents an array of outstanding performing artists from around the world, provides space, production management, and technical expertise for a variety of community partners and rental clients, and serves nearly 75,000 patrons annually. The Center also connects students, educators and artists through a wide variety of Education and Outreach programs. ECA celebrates the performing arts!

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Early Music Seattle LogoEarly Music Seattle is the area’s largest presenter of early music and related educational programs. Its mainstage events include Seattle Baroque Orchestra at Nordstrom Recital Hall and internationally-renowned touring artists at other venues including Seattle First Baptist Church, St. James Cathedral, and Bastyr University Chapel.

Formed in 1977 as Early Music Guild, Early Music Seattle is now the area’s largest presenter of early music, including the International Series and Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and related educational programs serving 2,400 students in Seattle Public Schools annually and more than 100 amateur musicians.
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To present outstanding early music, use early music to enrich cultural heritage via education and outreach, and engage new audiences through inclusivity and openness.

Early Music Seattle leads in enriching cultural life in the Pacific Northwest.

Artistic Excellence
Compelling, historically informed performances by great artists.

Greater awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of early music.

Community Outreach
Inclusivity and equity for audiences and performers.