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Arts are an economic engine – confirmed yet again

“Art and culture is a significant part of the U.S. economy. Not just its contributions of ideas and creativity to the innovation economy, but also as an important part of the labor force and our country’s GDP,” said NEA Senior … Continue reading

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Buy local

BAT has insurance.  Not such a big deal.  BAT always buys insurance.  This year, however, BAT was able to find a local agent who could place theater insurance.  That is a very good thing.  BAT supports local business and the … Continue reading

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The arts economy

Looking at a recent study about how much income arts brings to a community.  Two findings stood out. “When governments reduce their support for the arts, they are not cutting frills. Rather, they are undercutting an industry that is a … Continue reading

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A way to count

BLT brings customers and dollars to Burien.  William Harding crunches numbers.  He is crunching some of BLT’s numbers and BLT is learning more about you and just how much BLT is helping the economy in Burien.  Check out his most … Continue reading

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10 reasons to give

The following is from Americans for the Arts.  It comes at a great time.  BLT is gearing up for its 2012-13 season.  Right now BLT is working on 4 plays and the Bill and Peggy Playwritghts festival.  BLT is busy.  … Continue reading

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William Harding speaks out

After spending three years as a market researcher in the greater Seattle area, I am amazed to see the difference in living standards between the Ballard area and Burien.  Both have similar access to beautiful landscapes and waterfronts.  Both areas … Continue reading

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A National View of Arts Funding

From Huffington Post: Art In The Recession: In Tough Economy, Artists Act Anew

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