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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!

 Cultural Partners Network Virtual Summit: Reimagination For Attendees
Dec 1, 2020

Cultural Partners Network Virtual Summit: Reimagination For Attendees

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ArtsFund’s Digital Celebration of the Arts Event
Aug 13, 2020

ArtsFund’s Digital Celebration of the Arts Event

Join ArtsFund on September 17, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm as we celebrate the resilience of the Puget Sound Region’s cultural community over the past 50 years.

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Supporting Our Arts Community in a Time of Crisis
May 1, 2020

Supporting Our Arts Community in a Time of Crisis

Supporting Our Arts Community in a Time of Crisis  A LIVE Digital News Briefing & Community Conversation Monday, May 4, 2020 […]

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Event Update: ArtsFund’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon Postponed
Feb 5, 2020

Event Update: ArtsFund’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon Postponed

In light of current developments with COVID-19 in King County, ArtsFund has postponed the 50th Anniversary Luncheon previously scheduled for March 20, 2020.

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Event Info: ArtsFund Open House
Jan 17, 2020

Event Info: ArtsFund Open House

ArtsFund has moved…just down the street from our old office! Swing by Wednesday, February 12, anytime between 4:00-6:30 pm, to say hello and check out our brand new space in Lower Queen Anne.

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Recap: Cultural Partners Summit 2019
Sep 26, 2019

Recap: Cultural Partners Summit 2019

On September 17, 2019, ArtsFund hosted its first ever Cultural Partners Summit at Hugo House. The event brought together members of the Cultural Partners Network for connection-building with colleagues in the arts and culture sector and peer learning around creative solutions to common challenges that arts and cultural nonprofits face.

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Recap: Arts & Action To Better Our Community at Town Hall
May 29, 2019

Recap: Arts & Action To Better Our Community at Town Hall

On May 17, 2019, ArtsFund partnered with Town Hall Seattle for a public presentation and panel discussion of the Social Impact of the Arts Study, Arts & Action to Better Our Community. This special panel discussion and civic dialogue brought together arts and community leaders to discuss their perspectives on how the arts can work in tandem with other interventions to tackle the challenges our region faces.

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Event Info: Setting The Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards 2019
May 13, 2019

Event Info: Setting The Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards 2019

Join ArtsFund for an evening focused on expanding racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in civic and cultural board leadership.  Professionals of color interested in arts board service—this event is for you. Community leaders will share personal experiences in a candid discussion of paths to leadership, overcoming barriers to participation, and promoting a board culture of inclusiveness.

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Event Info: ArtsFund & Town Hall Seattle on May 17th
Apr 10, 2019

Event Info: ArtsFund & Town Hall Seattle on May 17th

Can arts change our communities like they change our lives? Town Hall and ArtsFund join together on Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:30PM to share pivotal research from our first-ever Social Impact of the Arts Study in King County, and to present a panel of local leaders who provide perspectives on how we can engage the arts to strengthen our region in fields such as youth development and education, health and wellness, neighborhood vitality, and more.

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Recap: ArtsFund Webinar Strengthens Boards Through Advocacy
Apr 10, 2019

Recap: ArtsFund Webinar Strengthens Boards Through Advocacy

On March 28th, 2019, ArtsFund was pleased to welcome back Rena Henderson Mason, founder of Bold Agenda, a national consulting firm for nonprofits to host a board advocacy webinar, Activate Your Board in Advocacy: How to Bring Your Board Along.

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Recap: 2019 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
Mar 21, 2019

Recap: 2019 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

On March 20, 2019, supporters from the Puget Sound region’s arts, cultural, public, and private sectors filled the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Seattle for ArtsFund’s 31st Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon. Artists, presenters, and supporters came together in celebration of the power of the arts to positively transform our communities and affect positive outcomes for young people.

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Save the Date: 2019 Celebration of The Arts Luncheon
Feb 5, 2019

Save the Date: 2019 Celebration of The Arts Luncheon

This year’s luncheon will explore the positive social impact the arts have on youth, and feature keynote speaker Stanford Thompson.

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Recap: Making the Case for the Social Impact of the Arts
Dec 11, 2018

Recap: Making the Case for the Social Impact of the Arts

On Friday, December 7th, 2018, ArtsFund hosted a convening presenting the findings of the Social Impact of the Arts study to representatives from 47 unique cultural organizations titled, Making the Case for the Social Impact of the Arts. The presentation of the report’s findings was followed by a panel discussion on how to leverage the research at attendees’ organizations to highlight the important work they do in their communities.

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Event Info: HEART BEAT
Aug 23, 2018

Event Info: HEART BEAT

Presented by the ARTSFUND VISIONARIES & benefiting the CREATIVE EQUITY FUND

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Recap: From Survival to Success
Jun 27, 2018

Recap: From Survival to Success

On Tuesday June 19th and Wednesday the 20th, ArtsFund hosted forums on fundraising and development for cultural organizations, titled From Survival to Success: A Management Platform for Fundraising Success, presented by nonprofit advisory firm Altruist Partners. More than 100 staff and board members attended over the two mornings at K&L Gates, with the first session geared toward organizations with budgets under $1 million and the second at those with budgets over $1 million.

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Roundup: 2018 Summer Youth Arts Camps from Artsfund’s Cultural Partners
Jun 21, 2018

Roundup: 2018 Summer Youth Arts Camps from Artsfund’s Cultural Partners

Studies show that early engagement with the arts improves educational outcomes and builds confidence, creativity and discipline in our children, teaching them about empathy, creative problem solving and self-expression. ArtsFund is committed to supporting youth development through the arts experiences with our partner organizations.

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Save the Date: Join us for From Survival to Success on June 19 and 20
May 29, 2018

Save the Date: Join us for From Survival to Success on June 19 and 20

On June 19 and 20, ArtsFund is hosting ArtsFund From Survival to Success: A Management Platform for Fundraising Success, two presentations of a unique management and fundraising strategy developed by Altruist Partners.

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Recap: 2018 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
May 9, 2018

Recap: 2018 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

On May 8, 2018, nearly 1,000 supporters from the Puget Sound region’s arts, cultural, public, and private sectors filled the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Seattle for ArtsFund’s 30th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon. Artists, presenters, and supporters came together in celebration of the power of the arts to strengthen cities and build community.

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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.