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Programs and Initiatives

Nothing frees the creativity of an arts organization like having the business side of its house in order. ArtsFund grants support that financial stability. But ArtsFund also provides extensive assistance on business operations, governance and leadership. We have also taken a leadership role on broader initiatives that foster the future of the arts in this community.

Artsfund Associates

Artsfund Associates

ArtsFund’s Associates program equips volunteers with leadership and fundraising skills.

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Board Leadership Training

Board Leadership Training

ArtsFund’s Board Leadership Training program strengthens arts organizations by training current and future board members.

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Convenings

Convenings

ArtsFund provides a platform for sharing resources, practices and perspective to expand capacity of the cultural sector

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Cultural Partners

Cultural Partners

Building out of ArtsFund’s annual grant making and power2give/PugetSound programs, ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners are a network of ArtsFund-affiliated arts and cultural organizations of the Central Puget Sound region.

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2014 Economic Impact Study

2014 Economic Impact Study

ArtsFund’s 2014 Economic Impact Study demonstrates how the region’s nonprofit arts, cultural, and scientific organizations fuel our economy and enrich our communities.

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Building for the Arts

Building for the Arts

ArtsFund works with the State to fund arts capital projects around Washington, and has secured over $81 million for 194 capital projects througout Washington State.

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power2give / PugetSound

power2give / PugetSound

power2give/PugetSound, a regional arts crowd-funding platform presented by ArtsFund, connected 3,665 individuals with 228 cultural projects, generating over $1.22 million in three years.

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Cultural Resource Collective

Cultural Resource Collective

The Cultural Resource Collective enables participating organizations to conduct in-depth research of the Puget Sound audience through a shared community database.

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Organizational Consultation

Organizational Consultation

ArtsFund provides extensive advice on business operations, governance and leadership to arts groups.

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ARTSFUND SUPPORTS EDUCATION

ArtsFund support helps children learn and grow through arts education programs provided by nonprofit arts groups. ArtsFund grant recipients provide more than 200 education and outreach programs, reaching more than 600,000 school-age children and adults. When integrated with a school’s curriculum, the arts can help students learn many other subjects as well as helping them develop their own creativity, problem solving, teamwork, communication skills and self esteem. Often, experiences with the arts reach students when nothing else can.

ArtsFund asks grant applicants for thorough information on their education programs for children and adults. The quantity and quality of each group’s efforts, in consideration with their means, is one of the attributes the Allocations Committee considers when awarding a grant.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

ArtsFund presents power2give/PugetSound, an easy way to connect with and support arts projects you love As the founding matching sponsor and inaugural lead partner of power2give/PugetSound, the Raynier Institute & Foundation is providing $200,000 to be used as matching funds, incentivizing donors by matching their online contributions.   Additional matching funds have been provided by other local companies and individuals.  ArtsFund will continue to raise and release matching funds on an ongoing basis.

               

Start-up and administrative sponsorship is by The Boeing Company, providing funds covering the launch and implementation of power2give/PugetSound. Click here for more information.