The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is Washington State’s folklife agency. The mission is to survey, study, and support cultural traditions, tradition bearers, and artistic communities throughout Washington State. Though not a physical center, this innovative program is a statewide, go-to source for learning about Washington’s rich, diverse cultural heritage. The Center is housed at the state’s nonprofit humanities council, Humanities Washington, and presented in partnership with the ArtsWA/the Washington State Arts Commission.

Learn more about the Center’s mission, vision, and history by clicking here.

Learn more about the Center’s staff and advisory board here.

Contact the Center any time at 206-682-1770 ext. 107, or by emailing Center Director Thomas Grant Richardson at thomas@humanities.org.

(photo: Chinese bakery in the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Photo by Kristin Sullivan)