The arts play an integral role in helping create a culture of innovation that characterizes all sectors of our community. In the Northwest, arts funders are increasingly taking on the challenge of racial equity in their work to advance equity through the arts and cultural sectors. Energy, creativity and industry, along with generous philanthropic and public support, have propelled this region’s thriving arts and culture sector. The well-educated, diverse workforce driving our region’s economic success is here, in large part, because the region offers such an extraordinary combination of economic opportunity, environmental quality and cultural assets. As the arts and culture sector more fully engages in cross-sector work to assure a vibrant and sustainable regional economy, the arts will play a transformative role in helping to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of communities. We hope the resources shared in this learning center can further advance this work.