Access for All will provide increased funding for arts, science and heritage organizations in our communities, expanding access to arts and music in our public schools and to diverse cultural experiences throughout the county. With an increase in cultural access funding, we will invest in programs that change lives and help our communities thrive.
Currently, the King County Council is considering our proposal to put Access for All on the August ballot. If they approve our proposal, voters will be asked to increase cultural access funding by raising the county sales tax .1 percent — which means just one penny for every $10 spent on taxable items, which excludes necessities like food, bottled water and medications. If approved in August, we will increase funding for regional and community arts, science, and heritage institutions by about $70 million, which will be spent on programs like in-school arts education and free and reduced ticket programs for low-income families.
You can learn more about Access for All below. If you support increasing funding for arts and culture, please consider contacting your council member and telling them to support Access for All!