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ArtsFund is excited to announce a number of events and partnerships that will serve to heighten the visibility of the arts in our region and provide a platform to showcase the work of our area’s fantastic arts organizations. Please see below for a short description of each event and how you can get involved. We hope that you will join us, and appreciate your help in spreading the word!

Setting the Table for More Diverse Nonprofit Boards
Dec 29, 2016

Setting the Table for More Diverse Nonprofit Boards

Is your voice being heard at the board table? Join ArtsFund for an evening focused on expanding racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in civic and cultural board leadership. Mid-career professionals of color interested in arts board service—this event is for you.

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“What’s Behind The Curtain”—Audience & Donor Research Symposium
Nov 18, 2016

“What’s Behind The Curtain”—Audience & Donor Research Symposium

ArtsFund hosted its second 2016-2017 convening on November 17, 2016, centered around arts audience research, with tips and best practices on effective research techniques, conducting successful focus groups on a budget, and how to create more user-friendly surveys. The event was hosted by the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, with presentations by Don Morgan of GMA Research, Nancy Hardwick of Hardwick Research, and Max Israel of Customerville.

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Maximizing Online Donor Relationships
Oct 13, 2016

Maximizing Online Donor Relationships

On October 12, 2016, ArtsFund partnered with The Ostara Group to host a training session training session on maximizing donor relationships formed, deepened, and reinvigorated through the power2give platform.

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Data Driven Donor Cultivation
Jun 23, 2016

Data Driven Donor Cultivation

On June 22, ArtsFund hosted a convening and webinar for arts organizations on building their donor base titled Data Driven Donor Cultivation.

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Fourth Annual Arts Night at Safeco Field
May 18, 2016

Fourth Annual Arts Night at Safeco Field

ArtsFund is excited to once again partner with the Seattle Mariners for the 4th annual Arts Night at Safeco Field–June 28, 2016!

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2016 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
May 5, 2016

2016 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

On May 4, 2016, nearly 1,000 supporters from all aspects of the Puget Sound region’s arts and cultural sector filled […]

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Turning Data Into Action
Apr 15, 2016

Turning Data Into Action

ArtsFund hosted Turning Data Into Action on April 11, a convening centered on how data drives decision-making in support of the arts by arts organizations, policy makers, civic leaders, funders, and businesses.

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Twenty-Eighth Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
Mar 24, 2016

Twenty-Eighth Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

Save the date for the Twenty-Eighth Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon!

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2016 ArtsFund Associates: Arts Event Series
Feb 3, 2016

2016 ArtsFund Associates: Arts Event Series

The 2016 ArtsFund Associates volunteer corps is excited to visit 4 organizations as a part of ArtsFund’s Campaign 2016.

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power2give/PugetSound 2 Year Anniversary
Oct 13, 2015

power2give/PugetSound 2 Year Anniversary

On October 2, ArtsFund hosted a convening and discussion celebrating the 2 year anniversary of power2give/PugetSound. 30 representatives from 25 partner organizations joined us at Northwest African American Museum for a strategy session surrounding the ways that a power2give campaign can fit within an overall fundraising strategy.

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Beyond Engagement 2.0
Jun 5, 2015

Beyond Engagement 2.0

On June 3rd, ArtsFund hosted the cultural convening Beyond Engagement 2.0: Local Pathways to Equity & Inclusion in the Arts. Nearly 100 participants representing over 60 organizations attended, representing arts and cultural service organizations of all scales and disciplines from throughout the region, as well as civic leaders and funders both public and private.

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ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity at Seafair
Jun 2, 2015

ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity at Seafair

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, ArtsFund partnered with Seafair to present the ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Awards at the Milk Carton Derby. Over 100 milk carton boats of all shapes and designs competed in front of 10,000+ spectators. For the second year, ArtsFund showcased the inspiration and innovation of the Milk Carton Derby entrants.

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Calling All Youth Artists!
May 15, 2015

Calling All Youth Artists!

ArtsFund and Seattle Sounders FC are teaming up for a special arts contest celebrating our region’s youth! As part of Posters by the People, we’re inviting anyone 18 and under to design an original matchday poster for Seattle Sounders FC’s August 1 home match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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Third Annual Arts Night at Safeco Field
Apr 27, 2015

Third Annual Arts Night at Safeco Field

For the third year in a row, ArtsFund is thrilled to be partnering with the Seattle Mariners to present Arts Night at Safeco Field on Friday, June 19. Highlights will include live performances by Jet City Improv, Music Center of the Northwest, and Teatro Zinzanni and an arts tabling zone on the main concourse.

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Arts Health and Healing Week on KING 5
Apr 20, 2015

Arts Health and Healing Week on KING 5

ArtsFund and KING 5 are partnering to highlight the critical links between arts, health and healing. From April 20th-24th segments profiling the programs of ArtsFund grantee organizations will be broadcast daily on New Day Northwest (weekdays at 11 a.m.) and on Evening Magazine (weeknights at 7 p.m.).

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Twenty-Seventh Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
Feb 24, 2015

Twenty-Seventh Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

Save the Date for the 27th annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon!

Monday, May 18
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Seattle Westin

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Beyond Engagement: Pathways to Equity & Inclusion in the Arts
Dec 8, 2014

Beyond Engagement: Pathways to Equity & Inclusion in the Arts

On 12.05.14, ArtsFund hosted the convening Beyond Engagement: Pathways to Equity & Inclusion in the Arts. This was a solutions-focused and practical conversation centered on institutional approaches to creating pathways to equity in the arts, and an exploration of tools and strategies to help build diverse and equitable arts organizations

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Little Big Show #10
Oct 8, 2014

Little Big Show #10

ArtsFund is the featured beneficiary of Little Big Show #10 on November 15, presented in partnership with Starbucks, KEXP and STG. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to ArtsFund, and will be used as matching funds for power2give.org/PugetSound projects that focus on youth engagement and education. Scroll down to learn more about Starbucks Hometown Commitment.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

STARBUCKS HOMETOWN COMMITMENT

Honoring its Seattle roots, Starbucks is proud to support local initiatives that make Seattle a great place to live, work and play through partnerships with like-minded local organizations and the cultural traditions that shape our community. Little Big Show is one of the many ways Starbucks brings the community together in support of arts education programs. Over the last 40 years Starbucks has helped celebrate and support many local arts programs and traditions, including Bumbershoot, the Seattle International Film Festival and Hot Java Cool Jazz at the Paramount.

Starbucks' commitment to Seattle also includes grants to support critical local human services, investment in skills training programs for disadvantaged youth, and ongoing community service by Starbucks partners (employees).  Starbucks partners have been invaluable members of ArtsFund’s Board of Trustees, Allocations Committees, and Associates Programs.  ArtsFund is proud to spotlight Starbucks Hometown Commitment.