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10 Walla Walla, Dayton nonprofit arts organizations received $154k in grants
Union-Bulletin, December 28, 2023

ArtsFund welcomes five new board members
425 Business, November 27, 2023

$10 million in grants coming to WA’s arts sector
Yakima Herald-Republic, November, 18, 2023

ArtsFund hopes grants will help arts groups bounce back from pandemic woes
KUOW, June 13, 2023

ArtsFund fulfilling mission of helping organizations share creativity
The Seattle Times, May 5, 2023

Artists in Community
The Journal of the San Juan Islands, April 21, 2023

Three arts organizations awarded Community Accelerator Grants
Ellensburg Daily Record, April 15, 2023

Prosser Princess Receives grant to fund diversity training | Business
Sunnyside Sun, April 14, 2023

Prosser’s Princess Theatre will be using its grant for DEI training
YakTri News, April 14, 2023

Clark County arts groups awarded grants
The Columbian, April 13, 2023

Community Accelerator Grants Awarded to 18 Thurston County arts and cultural organizations
The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater, April 7, 2023

Artsfund to give $10 million in grants – New Day NW
King 5, New Day NW, April 7, 2023

Nearly 700 Washington Arts, Culture Organizations Awarded Community Accelerator Grants
425 Business, April 5, 2023

More than 600 artistic organizations receive donation from ArtsFund
MyNorthwest, April 5, 2023

Arts and culture organizations in central, eastern WA awarded grants
NonStop LOCAL, April 4, 2023

Nearly 700 Washington Arts, Culture Organizations Awarded Community Accelerator Grants
South Sound Business, April 4, 2023

Over $10 million awarded to over 600 Washington State arts and culture organizations
Fox28 Spokane, April 4, 2023

Over $10 million awarded to over 600 Washington State arts and culture organizations
KHQ, April 4, 2023

Three Kent art groups receive ArtsFund, Paul Allen foundation grants
The Kent Reporter, April 4, 2023

Arts and culture organizations in central, eastern WA awarded grants
Fox 11 Yakima, April 4, 2023

Arts and culture organizations in central, eastern WA awarded grants
NBC (broadcast), April 4, 2023

Paul Allen Foundation gives $10M to hundreds of Washington state arts and culture orgs
GeekWire, April 4, 2023

Arts and culture organizations in central, eastern WA awarded grants
NBC Right Now, April 4, 2023


ArtsFund Distributes $2.1 Million In Grants And Passes $100 Million Granting Milestone
Broadway World Seattle, June 27, 2022 

Support arts in long road to recovery
The Seattle Times, February 4, 2022

Washington’s arts and culture sector lost nearly $100M when COVID-19 pandemic hit
The Spokesman-Review, January 28, 2022

Struggling Art Sector is Critical to State’s Recovery, Report Shows
South Seattle Emerald, January 25, 2022

ArtSEA: Seattle orgs are learning the art of bouncing back
Crosscut, January 20, 2022

BIPOC-Led Cultural Organizations Got Tons of Funding in 2020—Then We Left Them High and Dry
The Stranger, January 20, 2022

Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound
Seattle Weekly, January 20, 2022

Save the arts & cultural industry to help build a future through pandemic
KNDO/NBC Right Now, January 20, 2022

Here’s how badly the pandemic hurt Washington arts — and some ways the sector can recover
Seattle Times, January 19, 2022

‘Come on home’: Washington arts groups seek community’s help in COVID comeback
King5, January 19, 2022

New audiences, less money. How local arts orgs are doing now
KUOW, January 19, 2022

Local art, performance venues lose nearly $100M due to COVID
KOIN, January 19, 2022

New study highlights devastating effect pandemic has had on Washington arts
MyNorthwest, January 19, 2022

New study shows how COVID-19 changed art and culture in Washington
KXLY, January 19, 2022


Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2021
Seattle Magazine, December 2, 2021

King County to distribute $20 million of COVID aid to theaters, arts organizations
Seattle Times, September 9, 2021

Commerce And ArtsFund Award Nearly $11 Million To Washington Nonprofits; $200k+ Locally
KXRO News Radio, June 24, 2021

Commerce, ArtsFund Partner to Help Nonprofit Community Organizations
425Business, May 13, 2021

Support the arts in a year of challenges and inspiration
Seattle Times, April 19, 2021

Report: Layoffs are decreasing as arts institutions prepare to reopen
Puget Sound Business Journal, April 14, 2021

Lost income, empty galleries, a pivot to permanent collections: How Seattle-area museums are weathering the pandemic
Seattle Times, April 9, 2021

We’ll Never Look at Art the Same Way Again
The Stranger, April 5, 2021

How hard have Seattle-area arts and culture groups been hit by pandemic closures? New data provides snapshot
Seattle Times, March 30, 2021

Delicate Dance for the Pacific Northwest Ballet
Seattle Magazine, March 24, 2021

Creative Conundrum: ArtsFund CEO Michael Greer
Seattle Business, February 12, 2021


Can Seattle arts groups survive the pandemic?
KUOW, November 13, 2020

ArtsFund Releases Data Updates On COVID-19 Impacts On Cultural Sector
Broadway World, October 29, 2020

Arts groups use skill and imagination during the pandemic
Seattle Magazine, October 28, 2020

Thousands of Seattle-area cultural workers wonder if they’ll ever return to work as pandemic drags on
KUOW, October 1, 2020

ArtsFund Awards $100K In Special Grants to Regional Arts Nonprofits
Broadway World, September 30, 2020

The arts need a New Deal to survive the pandemic
Crosscut, July 20, 2020

ArtsFund Awards Over Half a Million Dollars in Additional Relief to a Hurting Cultural Sector
Broadway World, July 1, 2020

Creating Black arts spaces: ‘We need honest conversations about Blackness’
KUOW, June 17, 2020

Opera alfresco: How a Seattle singer shares his gift during COVID-19
Christian Science Monitor, May 25, 2020

COVID-19 steals the stage from local performers
Q13 Fox, May 21, 2020

Could the coronavirus reset society? Questions we should be asking about post-pandemic life
Seattle Times, May 21, 2020

Support ArtsFund to help restore Seattle’s vibrancy
Seattle Times, May 10, 2020

New Numbers On Arts Losses, New Seattle Leadership at the Local and National Levels
Post Alley, May 9, 2020

Profound Disruptions in the Arts: The Hits Just Keep on Coming
Nonprofit Quarterly, May 7, 2020

Seattle artists impacted by COVID-19 find hope in relief efforts
King5, May 7, 2020

Seattle-Area ArtsFund to Grant Nearly $5 Million in Pandemic Relief
American Theatre, May 5, 2020

As COVID-19 impacts local arts groups, some financial relief from ArtsFund
KNKX, May 5, 2020

A New Survey Projects Up to $135 Million in Cultural Organization Losses
Seattle Met, May 5, 2020

Seattle-area cultural organizations projected to lose up to $135 million in revenue because of coronavirus
Seattle Times, May 4, 2020

ArtsFund Invests $4.8M In Grants And Releases New Data On COVID-19 Impact On Cultural Nonprofits
Broadway World, May 4, 2020

Coronavirus has ravaged the arts. Financial relief is available, but is it enough?
Crosscut, April 6, 2020

The Fight to Fund Seattle’s Arts
Seattle Met, April 4, 2020

Seattle artists offer hope and inspiration during COVID-19, even as they struggle themselves
South Seattle Emerald, March 30, 2020

A New Survey Shows Coronavirus’s ‘Staggering and Immediate Impact on the Arts’
Seattle Met, March 23, 2020

Two new relief funds target Seattle area’s battered cultural community
KUOW, March 20, 2020

ArtsFund launches emergency relief fund for arts sector in King County
Puget Sound Business Journal, March 20, 2020

Emergency relief funds launching for Seattle-area arts organizations and artists
Seattle Times, March 20, 2020

Seattle Announces Rent Assistance for Some Arts Organizations
The Stranger, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus fears hit arts groups hard, even before ban on gatherings
Seattle Times, March 12, 2020

How ban on gatherings, to slow coronavirus spread, is affecting Seattle-area arts and music groups
Seattle Times, March 11, 2020

Seattle Arts Institutions Prepare to Lose Millions After Event Ban, Encourage Supporters to “Send Gifts”
The Stranger, March 11, 2020