Tacoma Arts Live shares its Impact Report encompassing the outcomes of an independent assessment. The Board of Trustee’s Strategic Committee oversaw review, selection and oversight of an independent formal evaluation.
The analysis, conducted by the arts leadership team at KO Projects, recognized Tacoma Arts Live as a national leader in non-profit management, community engagement, and education. “A comparative review of peer performing arts organizations from around the region and from across the western United States clearly shows that Tacoma Arts Live is at the forefront of program development, implementation of best practices and interests of its community,” KO Projects.
As a non-profit organization that stewards historic city-owned facilities and recently went through a major renovation of its flagship venue, Pantages Theater, and a rebranding name change. Now, the Tacoma Arts Live Impact Report provides a thorough overview of work completed over the past 12 years.
The independent assessor conducted an in-depth review based on all Tacoma Arts Live strategic operational business lines: Education, Live Events, Support of the Performing Arts Sector, Stewarding and Preserving Historic Venues, Financial Results and Visitors Served, and Philanthropic Giving.
“Tacoma Arts Live is pleased with our accomplishments, and we are enthusiastic about our growth, and capacity to serve in partnership with the City of Tacoma, offering diverse live events, civic engagement, and historic preservation,” said David Fischer, Executive Director of Tacoma Arts Live. “We are particularly proud of our Education Through the Arts programs assessed as being of national caliber and delivering unique impacts in social-emotional learning, civil rights and conservatory-based arts learning,” said Fischer.
The Impact Report publication encompasses KO Project’s assessment results, as well as share our plans for the future. Overall, KO Project’s findings reveal the organization to be, “exceptionally well-managed, leading the field in community engagement, service to youth, and support of the South Sound arts sector.”
Through community support, both private and public funding, Tacoma Arts Live continues to meet its mission, to energize community through live performance.