Organizations

 

 
  • 4Culture: 4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, WA is committed to making the region stronger by supporting citizens and groups who preserve their shared heritage, and create arts and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors. As a tax-exempt public development authority (PDA), with a fifteen member Board of Directors, all nominated by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council, 4Culture provides public services with the agility and flexibility of the private sector. They can provide services more efficiently than an agency of government and administer federal and state funds. Visit Site.
 
  • Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS): ARTS oversees the city's public art program, cultural partnerships grant programs, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, and The Creative Advantage initiative in the effort to foster a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. All work of the office is approached through a social justice lens and is informed by the city's Race and Social Justice Initiative, an effort to realize the vision of racial equity. The Office is supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council. Visit Site. 
 
  • Artist Trust: Artist Trust provides Washington State artists of all creative disciplines the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources. Visit Site.
 
  • The New Foundation Seattle: The New Foundation Seattle is a private foundation established in 2012 by philanthropist and art collector Shari D. Behnke. Running as a nonprofit organization, they are committed to supporting contemporary artists by encouraging the production of contemporary visual art through dynamic initiatives that stimulate artistic development, research, and presentation. Visit Site.
 
  • Seattle Arts Dealers Association (SADA):  The city of Seattle has SADA to thank for its current vibrant gallery scenes. After 24 years, the organization has upheld its ethical standards among its membership and has promoted cultural and educational activities along the way. The driving force behind SADA, and what gives the organization its appeal, is its diverse collection of visual arts exhibitions that rotate constantly, leaving viewers with an eclectic variety. Currently composed of 16 galleries, 6 of which were of the original 13 members from 1990, share a common goal of showcasing one-person exhibitions that follow a common theme, school, or discipline. SADA is driven to develop and promote programs directed toward expanding the art world of Greater Seattle and to increase the public confidence in responsible fine art dealers. Other purposes are to disperse information about issues of concern to the organization, and to seek out services for members, and their artists. Visit Site.
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  • Artsy: Artsy features the world's leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 300,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 40,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art. Visit Site.