Youth Arts Initiative

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The Youth Arts Initiative aims to increase access, dosage, and quality of arts education for K-12 students in North Central Washington both inside and outside of the classroom.

In 2017, the Icicle Fund conducted a Youth Arts Opportunities Study which identified gaps and opportunities, as well as barriers and supporters for youth arts education inside and outside of schools in the Wenatchee Valley and Okanogan County. The full report and the 2-page summary of this study provide a starting point to come together and address the identified opportunities and gaps.

The Icicle Fund is working with community partners to initiate efforts that reduce gaps and barriers and more deeply integrate youth arts education in our region.


Click here to take a look at this inspiring TedxWenatcheeED talk on arts education by Methow Arts board member, Jonathan Baker