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Washington Support Organizations

4Culture (Formerly Cultural Development Authority (CDA) of King County)

Charlie Rathbun, Arts Program

101 Prefontaine Place South

Seattle, WA  98104




Individual & organizational grants; Programs for Arts, Heritage, Public Art and Education. Directory of artists & space study on artists' needs.


Access Arts Line

1211 E John Street, Apt A

Seattle, WA 98102


Access Arts Line is a project of Arts & Visually Impaired Audiences; support from United Blind of Seattle King County chapter of the Washington Council for the Blind. Audio-Description Service is sponsored by the Allied Arts Foundation and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences. Audio-Description Service receives grants from: King County Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, City of Seattle.


Allied Arts Foundation

Allied Arts Foundation

3518 Fremont Ave N #521

Seattle, WA  98103-8814



Non-profit Grants - individual artists and organizations.

Gives money for the Arts, Architecture, Historical Preservation, and Urban Environment efforts in the Greater Seattle area

Grants & event planning. Allied Arts spearheaded the effort to create the Seattle Arts Commission and the country's first "One Percent for Art" program, which requires that a percentage of all government construction project budgets be devoted to arts purchases. 1952 -- . Offer umbrella sponship to arts organizations.


Art Access


Publisher:  Cultural Guide

Founded 1982 published ten times annually. Distributed free to hotels, galleries, theatres, restaurants, museums, bookstores, etc. from Portland to Seattle.

Deadlines 10th of the month.


Art/Not Terminal Gallery

2045 Westlake Ave

Seattle, WA 98121


Art gallery with performance space.

Co-op schedules small rehearsal and performance stage with resilient floor in back of gallery.


Artist Trust

Margit Rankin, Executive Director

1835 12th Ave

Seattle, WA 98122




Arts Agency

Provides grants to individuals: Fellowships ($5,000 awards to artists) GAPs - Grants for Artist Projects (up to $1,000 for projects generated by artists). GAP provides support to develop new ideas and directions or to complete projects which have partial or no funding. May also include travel and research.  Awards are made by an inter-disciplinary selection committee. Access to Affordable Health Care.


Arts Northwest

Karen Hanan, Executive Director

P.O. Box 1354

Port Angeles, WA 98362


FAX (360)457-9294


Arts Northwest is a membership organization of performing artists, performing arts managers, presenters of the performing arts and local arts councils in the Northwestern United States and Western Canada.

Holds annual booking conference, Arts Northwest.

Mission: Maintain a communications network among presenters of performing arts events throughout the Northwest region of the United States and Canada.


ArtsEd Washington

158 Thomas Street, Suite 16

Seattle, WA 98109


fax: 206-441-3042


ArtsEd Washington works to ensure that all students in Washington state have access to a complete education that includes the arts. We believe that the only equitable way to reach every child is to teach the arts at school, during school hours.



Mari Horita, President and CEO

10 Harrison Street, Suite 200

PO Box 19780

Seattle, WA 98109-6780




Network - Business funding for the arts

Founded:   1969; former name:  Corporate Council for the Arts: CCA.  Distributes grants to individuals and theatre companies, which have been in existence longer than three years.  Assists businesses by working as the middle-man between the businesses and the arts community. ArtsFund interviews & screens grants. Provides a means for individuals to support non-profit arts organizations in the Puget Sound region. Gifts can be made independently or through a workplace giving drive.



Over 300 listings featuring artists in all performing arts disciplines; comprehensive listing of artists available for touring. artists such as tour availability, fees, shows offered (community, school, corporate etc), photos. Artists are interested in touring in BC, Alberta, Yukon, Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Oregon.


Audio-Description Service

Incorporated in 1999 as a project of Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences, and is made possible in part by the SAC, KCAC, WSAC, NEA and the Jack Straw Foundation.


AVIA: Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences

Jesse Minkert, Executive Director

400 Harvard Ave. E. #202

Seattle, Washington 98102-4951

telephone (voice):  206-323-7190

Access Arts Line

(voicemail messages): 206-528-2085


Non-profit organization

Access Arts Line is a recorded voicemail service providing information on access for blind and visually impaired people to the arts in the Seattle area. The Access Arts Line is a project of Arts & Visually Impaired Audiences; The Access Arts Line is supported by the King County Arts Commission and Sound Telecom. The Audio-Description Service provides live descriptions of scheduled performances of plays in Seattle theaters. Audio description is a project of Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences. Audio-Description Service receives grants from:  King County Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, City of Seattle, the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Blind Youth Audio Project

Seattle, WA

Non-profit organization

AVIA collaborates with Jack Straw Productions so visually impaired teenagers work with producers and audio engineers at Jack Straw's audio production facility.


Blue Scooter Productions

Marketing Communications/ Storytelling in Multiple Media

Bill Murray, Writer-Director-Producer




Broadway Across America

2033 6th Ave

Suite 995

Seattle, WA 98121



Road shows

Allows searching by city and show title of shows touring as part of the SFX Theatrical Group, Inc. the largest network of venues in the country - Seattle includes Paramount and Moore.   Short list of cities with job openings


CAFN: Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest

P.O. Box 291

Poulsbo, WA 98370



Volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to furthering arts in Kitsap County.

Publishes Arts Journal, which includes information on Classes & Workshops. Quarerly Reference Guide listing special events and opportunities for contests, exhibitions, and jobs.


Center for Movement Arts and Therapy

Stace Goodrich & Margaret Sutro, Directors

418 N35th St

Seattle, WA 98103-8607


Business - Health

Psychotherapists dealing with Physician or self-referral.


The Center School

Judy Peterson, Principal

Seattle Center

Seattle, WA

6-12 arts, science and media emphasis. Collaborate with: Pacific Science Center, Intiman, PNB, Experience Music Project & KCTS


Creative Talent Development

Barbara Rey

PO Box 482

Bellevue, WA 98009-0482




Workshops, Agent, publishes talent resource guide


Cultural Ecologies

Contact: Nancy Lynn Newman

PO Box 3097

Port Angeles, Wa 98362



Board development, strategic planning, leadership, community outreach


Dan Morris

Seattle, WA

(206)328-9384 (FAT-YETI)

Photographer of headshots and posters


Dramatists & Actors Meeting Now: DAMN

505 Belmont Ave

Seattle, WA 98102-




EARS, Inc. (Educational Arts Resource Services), Inc.

1100 Dexter Ave N

Suite 100

Seattle, WA 98109


Business - Publisher and Workshops

Promote and support art groups, teachers, and students of art by providing a variety of services and products that connect these groups with artists and their skills and knowledge.



605 Woodland Sq. Loop SE

Olympia, WA 98507-9046



America's Job Bank is a partnership between the US Department of Labor and the state operated public Employment Service. The America's Job Bank computerized network links state Employment Service offices to provide job seekers with the largest pool of active job opportunities available anywhere and nationwide exposure for their resumes. For employers it provides rapid, national exposure for job



Whidbey Island

PO Box 1231

Freeland, WA 98249-9911

telephone:   360-321-4786


216 1st Ave S. Suite 251

Seattle, WA 98104

telephone:   206-325-6773

Writers' retreat stay from one week to two months.  Founded by Nancy Skinner Nordquist.  Writers invited. 2.5 : 1 ration staff to writers. Six individual cabins and shared dining.


I.A.T.S.E. District One International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Pictures Technicians, Artists, & Allied Crafts; Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest

Local 15

2800 First Avenue, Suite 231

Seattle, WA, 98121

telephone:  206-441-1515

fax:  206-448-5325

Local 488

2800 1st Ave, Rm 228

Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-448-0668

Serves Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Western Montana -- movies and commercials. Benefits: safe working conditions, health coverage and retirement to members.


J9 Casting

Janine Grant

Seattle, WA




Jack Straw Productions Audio

Joan Rabinowitz, Executive Director

4261 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105-6999





Founded in 1962. Audio production and training center dedicated to the creation, production, and presentation of all forms of audio art. Commissions independent artists in all disciplines to create sound and audio productions; provides education programs for youth and adults.  Sponsors annual artist residencies.  16-track facility with full range of studio recording services for artists of all types.


MEDIA INC's Media Index Publishing Inc.

1201 1st Avenue S. #309

PO Box 24365

Seattle, WA 98124-0365





Publishes Northwest Production Index, Media Inc. Magazine, and other indexes

Network and organizer for Northwest Film Industry.  Publishes a variety of directories including: Media/Northwest Film, Video and Audio Production Index.


Northwest Screenwriters Guild

4616 25th Ave. NE - PMB #439

Seattle, WA 98105 Kim Cunningham, President


The Northwest Screenwriters Guild is a non-profit screenwriting organization

dedicated to helping screenwriters in the Northwest further their craft and careers.  Maintains Resources for Screenwriters


Washington State Arts Alliance

1204 Minor Ave

Seattle, WA  98101


Mark Gerth, Executive Director


The members of the Washington State Arts Alliance are artists, arts organizations, business people, arts educators, policy makers, parents, and people from all walks of life who are committed to keeping the arts strong and at the center of community life across Washington State.