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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!

Save the Date: 2018 CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS LUNCHEON
Mar 27, 2018

Save the Date: 2018 CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS LUNCHEON

Please join us for ArtsFund’s 30th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon, Tuesday, May 8, at the Seattle Westin.

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Event Info: ArtsFund Board-Building Webinar Series with Bold Agenda
Mar 26, 2018

Event Info: ArtsFund Board-Building Webinar Series with Bold Agenda

ArtsFund is hosting a free three-part webinar series focused on building stronger boards with Rena Henderson Mason, founder of Bold Agenda, a national consulting firm for nonprofits.

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Recap: Setting the Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards 2018
Mar 2, 2018

Recap: Setting the Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards 2018

On Tuesday, February 27 ArtsFund hosted its second annual Setting the Table for More Diverse Nonprofit Boards event, an evening focused on ways to expand racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in board leadership. Attendees came to Impact Hub Seattle to listen to community leaders in a panel discussion on paths to leadership, overcoming barriers to participation, and promoting a culture of inclusiveness on boards.

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Save the Date: Thirtieth Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
Feb 7, 2018

Save the Date: Thirtieth Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

Please join us for the Thirtieth Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon, Tuesday, May, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Seattle Westin.

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Setting The Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards 2018
Jan 18, 2018

Setting The Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards 2018

Is your voice being heard at the board table? Join ArtsFund for an evening focused on expanding racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in civic and cultural board leadership. Mid-career professionals of color interested in arts board service—this event is for you.

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2017 Holiday Arts Events
Nov 16, 2017

2017 Holiday Arts Events

If you’re looking for a festive arts experience to light up your winter ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners have got you covered! Check out this diverse array of offering–including many family friendly events–across the Puget Sound region!

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Mayoral Forum on Arts and the Environment
Oct 12, 2017

Mayoral Forum on Arts and the Environment

On Monday, October 2, Seattle mayoral candidates took the stage at the KEXP Gathering Space for a unique forum centered around arts and the environment.

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Becoming Indispensable: A Community Engagement Workshop
Sep 20, 2017

Becoming Indispensable: A Community Engagement Workshop

On Friday, September 8, ArtsFund held a workshop led by one of the country’s leading advocates for the arts and community engagement, Doug Borwick.

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Navigating Change: ArtsFund’s Advanced Board Leadership Training
Jul 12, 2017

Navigating Change: ArtsFund’s Advanced Board Leadership Training

Are you an arts or cultural board member looking to lead your organization into the next phase of growth? Join ArtsFund on Saturday, September 9 for a day designed to help you navigate the changing dynamics of board culture and leadership, and steer through some of the greatest challenges faced by arts and cultural nonprofit boards.

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Market Smarter: The Fundamentals of Google Analytics
Jun 28, 2017

Market Smarter: The Fundamentals of Google Analytics

ArtsFund hosted Market Smarter: The Fundamentals of Google Analytics, a free webinar presented by Capacity Interactive, on June 22.

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2017 Summer Youth Arts Camps from ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners
Jun 13, 2017

2017 Summer Youth Arts Camps from ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners

Looking for and engaging and educational arts experience for you kids to take part in this summer? ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners have you covered! From glass blowing to storytelling to musical theatre, opportunities abound for every discipline, age group, and price range.

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2017 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
May 5, 2017

2017 Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

On May 4, 2017, 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 29th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon. Artists, presenters, and keynote speaker Steven J. Tepper (Researcher and Cultural Theorist) came together in celebration of arts and creativity.

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Registration Open for the Celebration of the Arts Luncheon
Mar 24, 2017

Registration Open for the Celebration of the Arts Luncheon

Registration is now open for the 29th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon on May 4th! This year’s luncheon will focus on creativity in education and the workforce in the 21st century, and feature keynote speaker Steven J. Tepper, a leading writer and speaker on U.S. cultural policy. Glenn Kawasaki will be awarded for his outstanding contributions to our arts and cultural community. ArtsFund Trustee Emory Thomas (Puget Sound Business Journal) will emcee the event.

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The Future of the Arts in America
Mar 16, 2017

The Future of the Arts in America

On March 16, 2017, ArtsFund hosted internationally renowned arts management expert Michael Kaiser speak on the future of the arts in America. Nearly 100 arts leaders, administrators, and board members gathered at K&L Gates to listen as Mr. Kaiser’s discussed the major challenges facing arts organizations today.

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TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS LUNCHEON
Feb 22, 2017

TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS LUNCHEON

Please join us for the Twenty-Ninth Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon!

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Setting the Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards
Feb 15, 2017

Setting the Table For More Diverse Nonprofit Boards

On Monday, February 13 ArtsFund hosted “Setting the Table for More Diverse Board Leadership,” an event geared towards exploring ways to expand racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in board leadership, stemming from ArtsFund’s strategic value of promoting equitable and inclusive communities.

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The Future of the Arts in America
Feb 6, 2017

The Future of the Arts in America

ArtsFund is hosting internationally renowned arts management expert Michael Kaiser on March 16th for a convening with ArtsFund Cultural Partners and members of their boards of trustees.

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Setting the Table for More Diverse Nonprofit Boards
Dec 29, 2016

Setting the Table for More Diverse Nonprofit Boards

Is your voice being heard at the board table? Join ArtsFund for an evening focused on expanding racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in civic and cultural board leadership. Mid-career professionals of color interested in arts board service—this event is for you.

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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.