Jun 29, 2015

ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity at Seafair’s Milk Carton Derby

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

May 19, 2015

ArtsFund’s 27th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

Nearly 1000 supporters from all aspects of the Puget Sound region’s arts and cultural sector filled the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Seattle on May 18th, 2015 for ArtsFund’s 27th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon.

Beyond Engagement 2.0
Apr 28, 2015

Beyond Engagement 2.0

ArtsFund invites you to Beyond Engagement 2.0: A Look at Local Pathways to Equity and Inclusion in the Arts on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:30 PM at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Beyond Engagement 2.0 is designed to encourage greater discussion around specific models, barriers, tools, strategies and next steps for creating wider pathways to equity and inclusion in the arts. Please join the discussion, followed by a reception for networking and further conversation.

Feb 24, 2015

Twenty-Seventh Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon Announced

ArtsFund will host its 27th annual Celebration of the Arts luncheon on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Westin Seattle. The keynote address by Vijay Gupta (Founder of Street Symphony, TED Senior Fellow, and Mental Health Advocate) will focus on the Redemptive and Regenerative Power of Music. ArtsFund will honor Ann Ramsay-Jenkins with the Lifetime Dedication to the Arts award, and renowned actor, director and Pacific Northwest resident Tom Skerritt with the Outstanding Achievement in the Arts award.

Jan 20, 2015

ArtsFund Launches 2014-2015 Economic Impact Study

The ArtsFund Economic Impact Study measures and documents the significant direct and indirect economic impact made by cultural nonprofits in the Central Puget Sound region. It is a comprehensive analysis of the aggregate expenditures of arts and cultural organizations and their patrons in the local and Washington State economies.

Jan 9, 2015

ArtsFund 2014 Annual Report and Fact Sheet Now Available

The 2014 ArtsFund Annual Report and Fact sheet are now available as downloadable PDFs.

Dec 5, 2014

$500,000 Milestone for #p2g

ArtsFund is thrilled to announce that has passed the $500,000 mark in funds raised for regional arts groups. As of 12/1/2014, the 14 month anniversary of the site’s launch, $526,089 has been generated for project-based support for arts and cultural organizations in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

Nov 14, 2014

How coffee, crowd-funding, community radio and a cool arts presenter connect to make a difference for Seattle youth

You probably already know that Starbucks sells coffee*. And even if you don’t know us, you can probably guess that ArtsFund has something to do with funding the arts. But what you might not know is how coffee, crowd-funding, community radio and a cool arts presenter are connecting to empower music lovers and make a difference for Seattle youth. It’s a pretty good story, and it’s not over yet!

Oct 2, 2014

Cultural Access WA Announces New Executive Director, Joy Langley

Cultural Access Washington announced the appointment of Joy Langley as Executive Director. Langley will join the organization this September to lead the legislative effort forward to provide unprecedented access to science, heritage and arts experiences across the state. She brings nearly 20 years of professional political campaign experience to Cultural Access Washington, and she is well-positioned to help lead the Coalition forward.

Oct 1, 2014

ArtsFund’s Celebrates One Year Milestones

On the one-year anniversary of, ArtsFund’s regional arts crowdfunding platform, ArtsFund announces the initiative’s twelve month milestones:
• $420,662 raised for arts and cultural projects
• Site visits from 16,500 unique viewers
• Contributions from 1650 donors

Sep 8, 2014

ArtsFund Announced as 2014 AMOCAT Arts Award Winner

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced ArtsFund as the 2014 AMOCAT Arts Award winner in the category of Arts Patron. The AMOCAT Arts Awards recognize those in the greater Tacoma community who provide distinctive contributions to the arts. The honorees work hard to support and build the community by innovating in artistic excellence.

Jul 7, 2014

ArtsFund Announces 2014 Awards Over $2.5 Million

ArtsFund announced today that it has concluded its 2014 annual fundraising campaign and has distributed $2,549,244 in grants to 55 nonprofit arts groups in King and Pierce Counties. With this allocation of the 2014 grants, the combined total of ArtsFund’s grant making since inception in 1969, inclusive of power2give/PugetSound funds distributed, surpassed $71 Million.

Jul 1, 2014

A Home Run for Arts Night

We are thrilled to report that over 950 arts lovers, makers and supporters joined ArtsFund and the Mariners for Arts Night, on Friday, June 27 – an increase of more than 10% from last year’s inaugural event!

Jul 1, 2014

ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity at the Milk Carton Derby

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, ArtsFund is partnering with Seafair for the Annual Milk Carton Derby. Over 100 milk carton boats of all shapes and designs compete in front of 10,000 spectators, and this year, ArtsFund is adding “arts” into the mix.

Jun 11, 2014

Seattle Times Posts Editorial on ArtsFund

On June 9th, the Seattle Times published an editorial on ArtsFund’s activities and their impact in Puget Sound’s cultural community. To read the article please click below.

Jun 6, 2014

ArtsFund Announces Arts Night at Safeco Field

Seattle, WA – ArtsFund and the Seattle Mariners are teaming up for ArtsNight at Safeco Field on June 27, 2014. For the second year in a row, ArtsFund is partnering with the Mariners to celebrate community while increasing the visibility of the diverse arts and cultural groups in our region.

Jun 3, 2014

ArtsFund supporters honored at PSBJ Corporate Citizenship Awards

The Puget Sound Business Journal honored 75 of the region’s top corporate philanthropists for their contributions to charitable organizations around the globe at the 2014 Puget Sound Business Journal Corporate Citizenship Awards Luncheon in May. ArtsFund congratulates all of these companies for their tremendous impact in the community, and celebrates the those of whom are ArtsFund supporters and contributors for their stewardship of the arts.

May 29, 2014


Seattle, WA – More than 1000 supporters from all aspects of the Puget Sound 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. The luncheon was sponsored by Presenting Sponsor The Boeing Company, as well as by Supporting Sponsor Safeco Insurance.