- Cultural Heritage Tourism 2020 Q3 Meeting Agenda Tuesday, Aug 18, 3 – 5 p.m.
- Cultural Heritage Tourism 2020 Q2 Minutes May 5
- Cultural Heritage Tourism 2020 Q1 Minutes February 7
- Cultural Stakeholders List 2020
- Toolkit – How to Partner with Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
- Cultural Heritage Tourism Strategic Plan
Full Plan and Appendices
- Cultural Heritage Tourism Strategic Plan Final
- Appendix A – Competitive Analysis
- Appendix B – City of Bellingham Entities
- Appendix C – Stakeholder Project Ideas
- Appendix D – Stakeholder Pledges
- Appendix E – Cultural Heritage Asset Inventory
- Appendix F – Market Segmentation & Trend Report
- Appendix G – Bellingham Survey Results – Raw data
- Appendix H – Final Bellingham Hotel Survey June 2017
- Appendix I – Stakeholder Survey Goals
- Appendix J – Roger Brooks Assessment July 2015
- Appendix – Final Assessment Report May 2017
- Market Ready Standards
- Visitor Ready Criteria
Whatcom Arts Project
As a gift to the community, during Washington State’s Stay Home – Stay Safe Order, Bellingham and Whatcom County artists, musicians, actors, storytellers, dancers, filmmakers, performers and arts supporters have come together to create the Whatcom Arts Project. Free, daily online content is available on Facebook, with a full calendar on this webpage, to uplift, educate, and inspire during these difficult times, while we socially distance to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We heART commUNITY Fundraiser
A new collective fundraiser asks individuals to choose 5 Whatcom County arts organizations and donate $50 to each for a total donation of $250. This plea to support unity and show love to the entire art community is aptly titled We heART commUNITY.
Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis
Coronavirus Economic Response Update: Predictions for the Next Package
Here is a synopsis of the latest developments in Washington D.C., including major tax, small business and financial services developments in the negotiations on Phase Four legislation and regulatory guidance from various federal agencies.
Arts WA’s Proposals for Emergency Relief Funding
Here are the main state and federal issues Inspire Washington is working on for arts advocacy funding: https://inspirewashington.org/votervoice
Washington Festivals & Events Virtual Conference: Finding Relief and Building Resilience
Washington Festivals & Events held an informative virtual conference titled “Finding Relief and Building Resilience to address COVID-19 Impact on Events.” The sessions can be viewed here.
- How Do Events Survive Until 2021?
- Financial Crisis Management
- An Update on Event Public Health and Safety Issues
- Crisis Communications
- Going Viral for Real…How to Make Clear and Thoughtful Decisions Going Forward
- Working With Sponsors in the Wake of COVID-19
- Tabletop Discussion: Practicing a Crisis Emergency Plan
- Question and Answer Session
Resources are at www.wfea.org/covid-19. And the COVID-19 King County Handbook for Creative Industries.
The rescheduled annual educational conference is October 13-15, 2020 at the Red Lion in Bellevue. More info here
- See our Tourism Industry Resources page