“The Yelm Prairie Arts Association is a non-profit organization serving to enrich the lives of people in Yelm and the surrounding communities through supporting visual and performing arts
We support groups who dance, make music, create live theater and enhance arts in education in Yelm Community Schools.
We spread the word about our area performing arts and visual arts groups, sponsor events and participate in activities that the public attends.
We organize fund raising events and provide funding to visual arts groups & performing arts groups via an annual granting process. We operate with the intent to provide an even balance of annually granted funds to both performing arts groups and to visual arts groups.
Make Art a Part of Your Life!
This is an excellent time to be a YPAA member! In the last few years, we have seen significant change and growth in our communities. In 2002 and 2003 as part of our evolving community, the Nisqually Regional Arts Council and Yelm Partners for Performing Arts, now known as The Yelm Prairie Arts Association. gained strength by merging into a single organization under one board to support arts in our community. This includes activities, education and funding for performing and visual arts.
The following are samples of a few of the events and groups our fund raising efforts have helped to support:
Ruddigore, a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta project at the Drew Harvey Theater
The Annual Christmas program, A Salute to Christmas, by Women in Harmony received funding for the 2002 performance.
ACT 2, ACT 3, ACT 4 and ACT 5 of the Yelm Community Consortia through the Yelm Community Schools. Matching funds to support a renewable grant from the Washington State Arts Commission to provide artists in residence and visual art experiences in Yelm schools and community for the 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, and currently, 2005-2006 school years.
Yelm Middle School – Artist in Residence Matching Funds
Arts are the heart and soul of a civilization. Our hope for the Nisqually region is that our visual and performing arts will bring beauty, warmth and color to the fabric that weaves our community together. We’ve made significant steps in the past 10 years, yet there is much more we dream about for Yelm and our surrounding communities.
Please join us to help create the hometown and region we all wish for our children, our neighbors and ourselves. If you would like to find a way to contribute and make a difference in our community, click here. Please feel free to contact us by email, or, send regular mail to:
PO BOX 2168
Yelm, WA 98597
Thank you for your caring and support. Your help will enrich the heart of our community.
PS. We are looking for interested people to become members of the YPAA. Please contact a board member for more information.
The Yelm Prairie Arts Association operate as a non-profit organization under the governance of one common board of directors. The common abbreviated name is YPAA.”
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