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Record No: Res 31993    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/22/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION endorsing the creation by the State of Washington of the Rainier Valley Creative District.
Sponsors: Tammy J. Morales
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION endorsing the creation by the State of Washington of the Rainier Valley Creative District.
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WHEREAS, the State of Washington has created a Creative Districts program to help Washington communities thrive, and to support communities turning cultural activities into economic growth; and
WHEREAS, stakeholders from the various cultural communities of Southeast Seattle have been meeting and organizing for five months in order to submit an application to the Creative Districts program; and
WHEREAS, the mission of the Creative District would be to build out an active arts and culture coalition that advocates for Rainier Valley's artistic and cultural community by fostering collaboration, boosting collective visibility, and addressing economic inequity; and
WHEREAS, the short-term goals of the Rainier Valley Creative District are to build deeper arts connections, revive and draw more events into the district, and establish a thriving creative hub; and
WHEREAS, the long-term goals of the Rainier Valley Creative District are to foster economic stabilization for the district, preserve the area's legacy, and inform future policy and development in the region; and
WHEREAS, the Rainer Valley and its many neighborhoods represent some of the greatest racial and economic diversity in Seattle, and face some of the greatest development pressures and displacement risks in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the Rainier Valley is home to a City of Seattle Arts District in the Columbia City and Hillman City neighborhoods, as well as many cultural institutions, including Adefua Cultural Education Workshop, the Columbia City Theater, Ark Lodge Cinema, the Columbia City Gallery, the Rainier Arts Center, Hillman City Collaboratory, Black & Tan Hall, Seattle World Percussion Society, the Northwest Tap Connection, South Seattle Emerald, SEED Arts, Rainier Beach Action Coalition, Urban Impact, Communities Rise, Queen Care, InterAfriKan...

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