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Making a Difference Together

“The ArtsFund Associates program is the best thing I’ve done since I moved to Seattle.” 2015 Associate

“I loved getting to know the cultural landscape of Seattle and meeting new people who are as passionate about the arts as I am.” 2013 Associate

The ArtsFund Associates program is a corps of passionate volunteers who come together to advocate for Puget Sound arts.  Each year over 100 individuals form teams dedicated to generating support for the arts and cultural organizations that make our community thrive, while developing transferrable skills, expanding their networks across sectors, and of course, having fun!  Last year Associates raised over $450,000 and advocated on our behalf to hundreds of individuals.

As an ArtsFund Associate you will be asked to volunteer 6-9 hours per month and will receive:

Training in fundraising, advocacy and leadership in large and small settings including one on one feedback.

Hands on learning about the wide variety of arts programming in our community.  Associates have the opportunity to sit in on grant allocations interviews in the Spring.

Opportunities to network with hundreds of peers and professionals with a wide variety of knowledge, backgrounds and expertise.

Invitations to exclusive events; including a reception and performance featuring an ArtsFund beneficiary organization.

Access to unique arts opportunities such as open rehearsals, tours and meet and greets with artists.

Leadership Opportunities – Serve on task forces, committees and lead a team of Associates.  Second year Associates are invited to take our bi-annual Board Leadership Training.

Identification and visibility within your company as a community representative.

To learn more about the Associates Program check out the ArtsFund Associates Brochure.

Recruitment takes place from August-October each year.

If you have any questions, please contact Chantilly Chiles at or 206-788-3043