Episode 2

Published on:

25th May 2022

Community Development in the Arts

Episode 2: Community Development in the Arts | How can the arts support communities and the economy? We speak with Spokane Valley Summer Theatre Director of Development Marnie Rorholm, ArtsWA Community Development Manager Annette Roth, and Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier. For the final segment, you’ll hear Gabriella Smith, our Vet Corps Navigator for the Wellness, Arts, and the Military Program, speak with author and U.S. Army Veteran Michelle Murray.

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre: Spokane Valley Summer Theatre is a nonprofit theatre in Spokane Valley, Washington, producing musical theatre and an educational summer camp program. Learn more about their work at their website.

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre received a Governor’s Arts & Heritage Award in 2021. Click here to watch the 2021 Governor’s Arts & Heritage presentation.

Annette Roth: Annette is the Community Development Manager for ArtsWA, where she manages the award-winning Creative Districts program. Click here to learn more.

Mayor Wayne Fournier: Wayne Fournier is the Mayor of Tenino, Washington. Tenino became a Certified Creative District in May, 2020. Click here to learn more about Tenino.

Michelle Murray: Michelle is a published author, spoken word poet, and U.S. Army Veteran. Michelle speaks at length about her work with Path With Art. Learn more about Path With Art at pathwithart.org.

Music: Icelandic Arpeggios – DivKid / Beyond – Patrick Patrikios

Listen for free

Show artwork for Creative State

About the Podcast

Creative State
The official podcast of the Washington State Arts Commission
Creative State is the official podcast of ArtsWA, the Washington State Arts Commission. Episodes feature interviews with voices from arts, culture, and heritage from across the state.

About your host

Profile picture for ArtsWA the Washington State Arts Commission

ArtsWA the Washington State Arts Commission

ArtsWA is the Washington State Arts Commission. We are a state agency, formed by the Washington State Legislature in 1961. Our mission is to nurture and support the role of the arts in the lives of all Washingtonians.

ArtsWA values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe in diverse forms of artistic expression. The arts amplify voices across all populations. Access to arts and arts education should be available for everyone. The arts can and should address inequities, model inclusion, and teach empathy.