A Report to the Community

ArtsFund remains committed to supporting arts and culture organizations as they continue to create a better quality of life for all in our community.

Following two years of strong leadership under Sung Yang, Erin Hobson now assumes the role of Board Chair as we embark on a path of change that mirrors the movement in our communities. Over the past two years, ArtsFund has distributed more than $15 million to over 600 arts and cultural organizations across the state of Washington. As we move into 2023, we intend to distribute another $13 million in this fiscal year alone. Combined with our leadership programming and advocacy efforts, ArtsFund continues to be a foundation for arts and culture in our region.

Now in our 53rd year of impact, having seen over half a century of change in our community, ArtsFund has provided support throughout it all. The arts have always been a way for society to process change. Such is the change we see today happening around us; and as our communities continue to redefine themselves, the arts will continue to be there to support that change. At the same time, ArtsFund itself continues to evolve. We strive to reflect the diversity of our community in our leadership and in our programming, and we understand that the arts are a tool for creating a better quality of life for all people.

We do this because the arts matter.

ArtsFund continues to thrive in our work because of the support of everyone we represent. We cannot do this alone. It is the support of our stakeholders, like you, that makes this possible. Thank you for joining us in creating a healthy, inclusive, and creative Washington, not only for today, but for generations to come.