In July 2016, the Tacoma City Council adopted ArtFull Tacoma, a five-year strategic plan to direct the work of the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality and the Tacoma Arts Commission and ensure alignment with Tacoma 2025, the City of Tacoma's strategic plan.
Read the full ArtFull Tacoma plan
Read the ArtFull Tacoma overview
Creative Space Survey
In 2015, the City of Tacoma and the Greater Tacoma Community
Foundation partnered with Artspace Projects, the nation’s leading non-profit real estate developer for the arts, to conduct a study of the space needs and preferences of artists and creatively engaged individuals living and working in Tacoma and the surrounding region. The aim of the study was to assist the City of Tacoma, local property owners, and developers in advancing projects and providing new and affordable living, working, and other unique spaces for artists and creative individuals of all disciplines in Tacoma.
Read the Survey Results
Arts and Economic Prosperity
In 2011, the City of Tacoma's Arts Commission participated in a national study called Arts and Economic Prosperity IV. The study documented the economic impact that nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and their audiences, have on the economy, both locally and nationally.
Professional Development Resources
Connect with regional resources offering professional development assistance to local artists and arts organizations.
Connect with local, regional, and national arts organizations.