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ArtFull Tacoma

In July 2016, the Tacoma City Council adopted ArtFull Tacoma, a five-year strategic plan to direct the work of the Arts & Cultural Vitality Division and the Tacoma Arts Commission and ensure alignment with Tacoma 2025, the City of Tacoma's strategic plan.

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Mural Artist Roster

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Interested in hiring an artist to paint a mural for your own project? We maintain a publicly-accessible roster of mural artists who have painted murals for the City of Tacoma's Arts & Cultural Vitality Division. Take a look at their past work samples and contact any of these artists directly if you are interested in working with them. 


Our current roster includes: Curtis Ashby, Mindy Barker, Kate Cendejas Thun, Neeka Cook, Anthony Duenas, Jorge Garcia, Jeremy Gregory, Tiffanny Hammonds, Bob Henry, Christopher Paul Jordan, Maria Jost, Angela Larsen, David Long, Chelsea O'Sullivan, Matamatanonofo Porter, Saiyare Refaei, Chris Sharp, Mary Elizabeth Smith, Kenji Hamai Stoll, Diana Leigh Surma, and Janice Warren.


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Arts and Economic Prosperity Study

Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 study logoFrom May 2022 - July 2023, the City of Tacoma's Arts & Cultural Vitality Division participated in a national study called Arts & Economic Prosperity 6. The study documented the economic and social benefits that nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and their audiences, have both locally and nationally. The findings from this study build upon the findings from similar studies done in 2006, 2011, and 2016.

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Creative Space Survey 

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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. 


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Resources for Creatives

Connect with regional resources offering assistance to local artists and arts organizations.

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Related Sites

Connect with local, regional, and national arts organizations.

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