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Apr 15, 2020

Message from Board Leadership: Announcing ArtsFund’s New President & CEO

Board Chair Anthony Miles and Chair-Elect Sung Yang announce that Michael Greer has been selected as ArtsFund’s new President & CEO.

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Apr 15, 2020

ArtsFund Appoints Michael Greer New President & CEO

ArtsFund announced that Michael Greer has been selected as ArtsFund’s new President and CEO following an extensive national search. Mr. Greer has been Executive Director of Oregon Ballet Theatre since 2017. As a former professional dancer and experienced executive, Greer’s leadership experience spans both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He will assume his position on June 8, 2020.

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Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund Surpasses $2.4M

ArtsFund announces the funds raised to date for the COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund total $2,450,947.

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Mar 25, 2020

COVID-19 Arts Sector Impacts

COVID-19 Arts Sector Impacts Download this report as a PDF here. ArtsFund surveyed arts, cultural, and scientific nonprofits in the […]

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Mar 24, 2020

 ArtsFund Releases Data on COVID-19 Impacts of Arts & Cultural Nonprofits

ArtsFund releases new data from a recent survey assessing the early impacts of COVID-19 on arts and cultural nonprofits in the Central Puget Sound Region. ArtsFund’s findings highlight the impacts to three key operational areas–finance, programming, and workforce–and offer data on both immediate and anticipated impacts. 

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Mar 20, 2020

Emergency Relief Funds Announced for Local Arts

A coalition of arts organizations, led by ArtsFund, is working to launch the COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund. To date, the group has raised $1.5 million and is currently working to raise additional funds to stabilize the sector with immediate relief grants for arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19 and its corresponding economic effects.

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COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund
Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund

ArtsFund created the COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund to help stabilize the sector with immediate relief grants for arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. Arts organizations are bracing for worst case scenarios which could include closure, bankruptcy and insolvency. The goal of ArtsFund’s COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund is to enable arts and cultural organizations to maintain essential functions and retain core staff throughout the current public health crisis so that they are positioned to reopen when possible.

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Mar 12, 2020

An Unprecedented Time: COVID-19 & the Arts

There is a role for everyone in in responding to and recovering from this public health emergency. Here’s what you can do to help right now.

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Mar 9, 2020

Supporting Artists and Arts Organizations during COVID-19

Here’s how you can help our regional arts organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mar 5, 2020

Message from the CEO: ArtsFund’s March 20 Luncheon Postponed

In light of current developments with COVID-19 in King County, we have made the tough decision to postpone ArtsFund’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon scheduled for March 20, 2020.

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Feb 20, 2020

ArtsFund 2019 Annual Report and Brochure Now Available

The 2019 ArtsFund Annual Report and brochure are now available as downloadable PDFs.

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Feb 10, 2020

ArtsFund Day in King County to be Proclaimed at ArtsFund’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon, 03.20.20

ArtsFund announces its program lineup of special guests for ArtsFund’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon to be held Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Westin Seattle. King County Executive Dow Constantine will launch the event by declaring March 20, 2020 to be ArtsFund Day in King County.

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Jan 16, 2020

Directions to ArtsFund’s New Location

As of January 2020, ArtsFund is in a new location!

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Oct 15, 2019

Artsfund Launches Celebration of 50 Years of Impact With “Artsfund Day”

ArtsFund announces the launch of its 50th anniversary year with a proclamation from Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle, who has declared October 15, 2019 to be “ArtsFund Day”. Stating, “Whereas, the City of Seattle recognizes the work ArtsFund has been undertaking for the past 50 years and wishes them continued success”, the honor officially kicks off ArtsFund’s milestone year.

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Aug 21, 2019

Message from the Board Chair: Sharing Leadership News

Board Chair Anthony R. Miles shares leadership updates.

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Jul 1, 2019

ArtsFund Invests $2.2 Million in Grants to Strengthen Community Through the Arts

68 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in King and Pierce counties will receive operating support grants totaling  $2,238,510 thanks to the thousands of contributors to the recently concluded ArtsFund annual fundraising campaign. With this allocation, ArtsFund will have awarded nearly  $84 million in grants since its founding in 1969.

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May 31, 2019

2019-2021 Building for the Arts Capital Grant Program Receives $12 Million

ArtsFund announced today that on January 19, 2018 with the passage of the 2017-2019 biennium state capital budget, the Building for the Arts program was awarded $12 million, a receipt of the full funding requested for 16 capital projects across the state.

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Apr 17, 2019

ArtsFund And Town Hall Seattle To Co-Present One-Night-Only Special Event: “Arts & Action To Better Our Community”

Can arts change our communities like they change our lives? ArtsFund partners with Town Hall Seattle for Arts & Action to Better Our Community, a one-night-only special event on Friday, May 17, 2019.

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