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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!

Designing with Accessibility in Mind Workshop
Jun 23, 2022

Designing with Accessibility in Mind Workshop

Join Cultural Partners Network organizations in a 3-hour workshop to learn about accessibility guidelines for designing more accessible content from experts .

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Recap: An Evening with Barbara Earl Thomas
May 11, 2022

Recap: An Evening with Barbara Earl Thomas

On April 28, 2022, ArtsFund’s friends and supporters were treated to a conversation with artist, Barbara Earl Thomas at the Henry Art Gallery,

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Capital Campaign Readiness: Is it the right time?
Apr 21, 2022

Capital Campaign Readiness: Is it the right time?

Capital Campaign Readiness: Is it the right time? May 10, 2022 2:00 – 3:30pm Free with registration Advance registration required […]

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Reunite with the Arts
Apr 14, 2022

Reunite with the Arts

Join ArtsFund in person at the beautiful Seattle Opera Center to reconnect with artists, cultural workers, patrons, and leaders in support of our region’s arts community.

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Recap: Diving Deeper: How Nonprofits can Leverage the CCIS
Feb 18, 2022

Recap: Diving Deeper: How Nonprofits can Leverage the CCIS

Diving Deeper: How Nonprofits can Leverage the CCIS was an opportunity for the Cultural Partners Network. to convene with colleagues to look closer at findings from the COVID Cultural Impact Study (CCIS) and to join in a discussion about how to use the report as a tool for planning, advocacy, and fundraising.

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Diving Deeper: How Nonprofits can Leverage the COVID Cultural Impact Study
Jan 21, 2022

Diving Deeper: How Nonprofits can Leverage the COVID Cultural Impact Study

Join ArtsFund on February 8th for an in depth look into the COVID Cultural Impact Study, including a targeted presentation for Cultural Partners Network organizations’ staff and board members.

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Release Event: COVID Cultural Impact Study
Dec 21, 2021

Release Event: COVID Cultural Impact Study

On January 20, 2022, ArtsFund hosted a live community conversation to share our top-level findings from the COVID Cultural Impact Study.

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Recap: The Healing Power of Arts
Aug 20, 2021

Recap: The Healing Power of Arts

ArtsFund and Sound hosted The Healing Power of Arts, a free public event centered around the relationship between arts and mental health, moderated by Sound President & CEO, ArtsFund Trustee, and former practicing therapist Patrick Evans. 

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Digital Dilemmas: Q&A with Legal Expert
Aug 4, 2021

Digital Dilemmas: Q&A with Legal Expert

Join ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners Network and legal expert, Mark Wittow (K&L Gates) on August 24, 2021 between 2-3pm to discuss important legal considerations around making cultural programming available online.

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2021 Digital Celebration of the Arts
Apr 3, 2021

2021 Digital Celebration of the Arts

Join ArtsFund on May 6, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm to celebrate and support our amazing arts and cultural community!

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Celebration of the Arts Event Program
Apr 2, 2021

Celebration of the Arts Event Program

Follow along during the 2021 Digital Celebration of the Arts!

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Recap: Arts Data Briefing
Apr 2, 2021

Recap: Arts Data Briefing

On March 30, 2021, ArtsFund hosted this live news event and community conversation. One year after pandemic-related closures began affecting our community, we discussed how COVID-19 has impacted the Puget Sound cultural sector over the past twelve months. ArtsFund leadership provided new data from our latest COVID-19 impact surveys and a panel of arts leaders shared their perspectives on what it means for the future of our community.

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Arts Data Briefing: One Year into the Pandemic
Mar 4, 2021

Arts Data Briefing: One Year into the Pandemic

It’s been one year since pandemic related closures began affecting our community. Join ArtsFund on March 30 at 12pm as we discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the Puget Sound cultural sector over the past twelve months. ArtsFund leadership will provide new data from our latest COVID-19 impact surveys and a panel of arts leaders will share their perspectives on what it means for the future of our community.

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Recap: Navigating Overwhelm
Mar 2, 2021

Recap: Navigating Overwhelm

On February 10, 2021, ArtsFund co-presented Navigating Overwhelm, a free interactive workshop led by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky of the Trauma Stewardship Institute. A coalition of 11 statewide partners brought this convening forward in direct response to learning of the toll on individuals and cultural nonprofits from mounting challenges related to the pandemic. Outreach was extended to all cultural grant recipients of the presenting organizations that included artists, staff, and boards.

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Save the Date: 2021 Digital Celebration of The Arts
Jan 28, 2021

Save the Date: 2021 Digital Celebration of The Arts

Mark your calendar! On May 6, 2021, you are invited to join ArtsFund as we celebrate our arts and cultural community. This year’s Digital Celebration of the Arts event will feature unique performances, special guest speakers, an inspiring honoree, updates from ArtsFund leadership, and more!

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Navigating Overwhelm
Jan 11, 2021

Navigating Overwhelm

How can we, as cultural workers and practitioners, navigate the overwhelming nature of the trauma and struggles we face in […]

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Recap: Cultural Partners Virtual Summit, Reimagination
Dec 21, 2020

Recap: Cultural Partners Virtual Summit, Reimagination

On December 2nd and 3rd, members from ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners Network joined together for our first ever Virtual Summit around the theme of Reimagination. With generous support from Amazon, we sought to bring the network together to look beyond current operations and to collectively reimagine and co-create a vision of arts and culture in post-pandemic communities.

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Your Holiday Season Arts & Culture Guide
Dec 2, 2020

Your Holiday Season Arts & Culture Guide

Though we can’t experience arts and cultural performances in person this holiday season, ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners have got you covered […]

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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.