Annual Report > 2016 - 2017 Season
In art we find the moments of pleasure, solace, and unity that are necessary for surviving tumultuous times.
Now, with our region growing at a rate surpassing much of the nation, STG is keeping pace with the goal of preserving our region’s rich cultural heritage while investing in the future of arts and culture. Working with long standing partnerships, we have recently expanded our offerings by bringing national programs like Dance for Parkinson’s, Disney Musicals in Schools and AileyCamp to Seattle.
Recognizing the importance of race, equity, and social justice, STG has put forth a concerted effort to focus on these issues throughout our business. Art acts as a catalyst for change in society, and it is our place to provide a stage for those changes to be evident—whether through the ongoing cross-cultural exchanges that happen with programs like DANCE This, opening our doors for artists and audiences alike with our free Nights at the Neptune series, or providing a space for visual artists to express themselves with our Re:definition art gallery.
In art we find the moments of pleasure, solace, and unity that are necessary for surviving tumultuous times; while, we also find a critical way to document, unpack, and critique present-day struggles. STG finds value in turning to art with the intention of seeking both. Today, STG stewards three historic theatres presenting an average of 500 performances each year from pop culture to fine art, and provides free access to the arts for tens of thousands of students and often marginalized populations.
We are on strong footing to continue our mission into the future, and your partnership, along with our board, staff, and volunteers, make it possible for STG to enrich, inspire and challenge our world thru the arts. Thank you!
Over 55,000 people experienced the arts through STG Education and Community Programs
Over 1,200 programs are presented for community benefit, in our venues and throughout the community
Over 3,000 tickets are donated to community-based organizations
Over 11,000 individuals participate in free residencies and workshops welcome annually
Over 600 people employed annually, not including contract event staff
Over 700,000 patrons visit local bars, restaurants, parking lots and shops generating and estimated $72 million in economic impact. **
* based on 2016-2017 budget cycle
** based on the American Theatre League’s economic impact calculations
STG Education and Community Programs
The following represent a glimpse of some of the programs we offer to enrich the Greater Puget Sound area. Click here for a full listing of programs or more information on how you can become involved.
STG AileyCamp – In partnership with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, STG AileyCamp is a free six-week personal development program, to positively alter the lives of middle school youth.
Dance for Parkinson’s – Using dance, live music and community, participants develop grace and address such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and gait.
DANCE This Intensive – Students are exposed to a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere during this fully immersive one-and-a-half-week program.
DANCE This Camp at Centrum – Young dancers at all levels study a variety of dance styles and genres with professional educators for one week in Port Townsend, WA.
Disney Musicals in Schools – This 17-week program partners educators in selected Title I elementary schools with DMIS teaching artists to create sustainable theatre programs.
Nights at The Neptune – A series of free summer performances that focuses on showcasing local artists’ work as it relates to race and social justice.
Songwriters Lab – Young musicians, under the mentorship of professional musicians, explore song composition and lyric writing, along with strategies for navigating the music business.
Theatre Access Program – STG is committed to creating access to our performances, particularly for non-profit organizations whose clients cannot afford to purchase tickets.