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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!

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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power2give/PugetSound One Year Anniversary Convening
Oct 8, 2014

power2give/PugetSound One Year Anniversary Convening

power2give.org/PugetSound celebrated its one year anniversary with a convening & reception on Tuesday, September 30. Representatives from 35 arts groups gathered for a recap of our inaugural year, a celebration of the 1 year milestones (100 projects, 1650 donors, $420K raised), and a look towards continued growth in year 2.

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Arts Night at Safeco Field
Jun 27, 2014

Arts Night at Safeco Field

Over 950 arts lovers, makers and supporters joined ArtsFund and the Mariners for Arts Night, on Friday, June 27. The evening was a celebration of the vibrant arts community in our region and included appearances by Lane Czaplinski, Artistic Director of On the Boards, international opera singer (and Tacoma native) Robert McPherson, and Centerpiece Jazz Band (Music Center of the Northwest).

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ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity with Seafair
Jul 12, 2014

ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity with Seafair

On Saturday, July 12, ArtsFund partnered with Seafair celebrating creativity in the community at the annual Milk Carton Derby at Greenlake. Over 100 milk carton boats of all shapes and designs competed in front of 10,000 spectators, and this year, ArtsFund added “arts” into the mix by offering a new showboat category – the “ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Award.”

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New Day Northwest
May 13, 2014

New Day Northwest

KING 5’s mid-morning program partnered with ArtsFund to present an entire hour of arts and cultural programming, including performances by Seattle JazzEd, Spectrum Dance Theatre, and Tacoma Musical Playhouse, and segments featuring Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Wing Luke Museum, and On the Boards.

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ArtsFund’s Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
May 28, 2014

ArtsFund’s Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

ArtsFund’s annual Celebration of the Arts luncheon was held at The Westin on May 28th. More than 1000 supporters from all aspects of the region’s arts and cultural sector filled the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Seattle on May 28th, 2014 for ArtsFund’s 26th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon, featuring a keynote address by Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts.

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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.