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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!

Mayoral Forum on Arts and the Environment
Oct 12, 2017

Mayoral Forum on Arts and the Environment

On Monday, October 2, Seattle mayoral candidates took the stage at the KEXP Gathering Space for a unique forum centered around arts and the environment.

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Becoming Indispensable: A Community Engagement Workshop
Sep 20, 2017

Becoming Indispensable: A Community Engagement Workshop

On Friday, September 8, ArtsFund held a workshop led by one of the country’s leading advocates for the arts and community engagement, Doug Borwick.

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Navigating Change: ArtsFund’s Advanced Board Leadership Training
Jul 12, 2017

Navigating Change: ArtsFund’s Advanced Board Leadership Training

Are you an arts or cultural board member looking to lead your organization into the next phase of growth? Join ArtsFund on Saturday, September 9 for a day designed to help you navigate the changing dynamics of board culture and leadership, and steer through some of the greatest challenges faced by arts and cultural nonprofit boards.

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Market Smarter: The Fundamentals of Google Analytics
Jun 28, 2017

Market Smarter: The Fundamentals of Google Analytics

ArtsFund hosted Market Smarter: The Fundamentals of Google Analytics, a free webinar presented by Capacity Interactive, on June 22.

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2017 Summer Youth Arts Camps from ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners
Jun 13, 2017

2017 Summer Youth Arts Camps from ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners

Looking for and engaging and educational arts experience for you kids to take part in this summer? ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners have you covered! From glass blowing to storytelling to musical theatre, opportunities abound for every discipline, age group, and price range.

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2017 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
May 5, 2017

2017 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

On May 4, 2017, nearly 1,000 supporters from the Puget Sound region’s arts, cultural, public, and private sectors filled the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Seattle for ArtsFund’s 29th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon. Artists, presenters, and keynote speaker Steven J. Tepper (Researcher and Cultural Theorist) came together in celebration of arts and creativity.

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Registration Open for the Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
Mar 24, 2017

Registration Open for the Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

Registration is now open for the 29th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon on May 4th! This year’s luncheon will focus on creativity in education and the workforce in the 21st century, and feature keynote speaker Steven J. Tepper, a leading writer and speaker on U.S. cultural policy. Glenn Kawasaki will be awarded for his outstanding contributions to our arts and cultural community. ArtsFund Trustee Emory Thomas (Puget Sound Business Journal) will emcee the event.

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The Future of the Arts in America
Mar 16, 2017

The Future of the Arts in America

On March 16, 2017, ArtsFund hosted internationally renowned arts management expert Michael Kaiser speak on the future of the arts in America. Nearly 100 arts leaders, administrators, and board members gathered at K&L Gates to listen as Mr. Kaiser’s discussed the major challenges facing arts organizations today.

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TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS LUNCHEON
Feb 22, 2017

TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS LUNCHEON

Please join us for the Twenty-Ninth Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon!

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Setting the Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards
Feb 15, 2017

Setting the Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards

On Monday, February 13 ArtsFund hosted “Setting the Table for More Diverse Board Leadership,” an event geared towards exploring ways to expand racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in board leadership, stemming from ArtsFund’s strategic value of promoting equitable and inclusive communities.

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The Future of the Arts in America
Feb 6, 2017

The Future of the Arts in America

ArtsFund is hosting internationally renowned arts management expert Michael Kaiser on March 16th for a convening with ArtsFund Cultural Partners and members of their boards of trustees.

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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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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.