Capitol Hill Arts Stabilization Fund
Capitol Hill has long been a center for cutting edge and LGBTQ arts. Largely occupying old Auto Row warehouse buildings in Pike Pine, many arts organizations have survived even as a wave of development has come to Capitol Hill. Yet these presenting arts organizations require large, high ceilinged spaces that have become rare and expensive, threatening the organizations’ survival due to the loss of space.
A stable and growing arts culture is part of meeting the needs of a rapidly growing region. In Seattle, real estate opportunities can emerge suddenly and the community needs to be poised to respond quickly. The Capitol Hill Arts Stabilization Fund will provide seed funding for Community Roots Housing to purchase arts space, keeping rents affordable and ensuring that the presenting arts organizations remain on Capitol Hill for decades to come.