Youngstown Cultural Arts Center seeking more ‘Civic Partnerships’

(2012 WSB photo of Youngtown Cultural Arts Center)
There’s a new opportunity for more arts/cultural organizations to get involved with West Seattle’s Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, without having to commit to something longterm: Youngstown is starting a new push to get the word out about its Civic Partnerships Program, in which it’s an “incubating hub” for start-up arts programs. The push was announced earlier this week at an event celebrating the success of performance-art group Saint Genet, whose director Ryan Mitchell is at left in our photo below with Youngstown director David Bestock:

At a Monday night reception at Youngstown, they talked about the Civic Partnerships Program, which offers the use of Youngstown space and “some gear or equipment” for “dance, theater, visual art, music production, culinary arts, or any creative endeavor that offers a good fit,” on a quarterly agreement, instead of requiring tenancy. Saint Genet used Youngstown space for choreography in one of its recent works, “Paradisiacal Rites.” If you’re interested in applying for a Civic Partnership at Youngstown, you can contact Bestock at

3 Replies to "Youngstown Cultural Arts Center seeking more 'Civic Partnerships'"

  • Yardvark June 26, 2013 (3:38 pm)

    It’s really nice to see Youngstown regaining its footing! Can’t wait to see the results from this program.

  • Red Cup Espresso June 26, 2013 (3:50 pm)

    What a smart and inclusive way to share the Youngstown space! Keeping kids and our community on track always.

    My husband and I held our wedding reception in the Thelma Dewitty Theatre 2 years ago. We love what you guys continue to do for the community.

    Red Cup Espresso would love to show Youngstown Kids art in our shop in the future. Just putting that out there :)

    Thank you for not only providing the environment for kids and community, but the opportunity for others to get involved as well. Great work!

    -Breanna Baillie

  • BrassyMomma June 26, 2013 (3:53 pm)

    Hey there!

    The Youngstown hyperlink in the article isn’t going to the correct address. It’s ending up pointing to:

    It should be pointing to:

    Sorry – hate to be nit-picky! It’s my inner editor ;)

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