Education & Outreach

Arts for Everyone

Launched in 2014, Arts for Everyone is ECA’s $2 ticket program for low-income school groups, families and older adults.

School Groups

Over 2,500 students attended an Education Matinee in 2017/18 through the Arts for Everyone program. Eligibility for these reduced-price tickets is based on a school’s overall percentage of students on Free and Reduced-Price Meal programs.

To participate, teachers are invited to apply on a by-performance basis. Priority will be given to schools with 30% or higher of students on Free and Reduced-Price Meal programs. Allocation of Arts for Everyone tickets is at ECA’s discretion based on both a school’s level of need, and the order in which groups apply. Teachers will be notified of whether they have received Arts for Everyone tickets two months in advance of each performance.

For more information about Arts for Everyone please contact Katie Newbaum, Education & Outreach Coordinator, at katie@ec4arts.org or 425.275.9485.

NEW IN 2019 – AUNT BETTE’S BUS FUND

One of the challenges many schools face in attending an Education Matinee is transportation costs. Thanks to our generous funder, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust, aka “Aunt Bette”, ECA is now able to help schools face that challenge.

ECA will provide transportation funding during the 2019-2020 academic year for applicants on a first-come, first-served basis for schools demonstrating need. Approved applicants will be provided a transportation subsidy of up to $250, subject to availability. Teachers will be notified of their award amount two months prior to the performance, and reimbursed after attendance based on final receipts. Each school is responsible for submitting the necessary paperwork for reimbursement.

To apply, please fill out this application form and send to Education & Outreach Coordinator, Katie Newbaum. The application can be emailed to katie@ec4arts.org, or mailed to:
Edmonds Center for the Arts
Attn: Katie Newbaum
410 Fourth Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020

Families & Older Adults (62+)

ECA offers $2 Arts for Everyone tickets to low-income families and older adults. These patrons :

  • Are invited to attend any (and all!) Saturday Matinees in the 2018/19 season at $2 per ticket.
  • Simply notify the ECA Box Office that they qualify for Arts for Everyone , either in person or over the phone. (No proof of eligibility required.)
  • There are no restrictions on what constitutes a “family” – bring those special people you want to share a live performance with!

Dementia-Inclusive Series

Seniors with limited disposable incomes are eligible for $2 Arts for Everyone tickets at workshops in ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series. Purchase these tickets over the phone through the ECA Box Office (425.275.9595) or in-person at 410 4th Ave N, Edmonds, WA 98020.

Arts for Everyone - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts
Arts for Everyone - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts
Arts for Everyone - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts
Arts for Everyone - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts