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Become a partner to Inspire Washington

Partners are dues paying members of Inspire Washington. Becoming our partner means investing in the power of culture – and the power of your own voice – to build community and enrich lives.

Our partners are at the heart of a powerful coalition, made of up thousands of people and organizations that advocate for Washington’s cultural community. Inspire Washington represents people and organizations from Spokane to Seattle, from Kennewick to Kitsap, from Wenatchee to Whatcom.

Inspire Washington works to increase access to science, heritage, and art activities through advocacy, resource development, education, and coalition building. In concert with our cultural coalition, we champion the importance of cultural activities and experiences that inspire curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, while building connections within and across Washington communities.

 

Why join as our partner?

Washington ranks 45th in the nation for public per capita cultural funding, while our cultural sector drives at least 8.4% of the state GDP – the highest in the nation. This status quo will only change through dedicated advocacy work with government and the public, and that’s where Inspire Washington comes in.

With your membership investment in our advocacy work, we can create a future where the value of culture to our state is recognized and supported through increased public resources. In 2020, Inspire Washington successfully advocated for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to benefit Washington’s cultural sector, orchestrating unanimous support from Washington’s congressional delegation for federal pandemic relief efforts.

In addition to our advocacy efforts, we offer our members access to professional resources, training and convening opportunities, including forums to connect with cross-sector peers, allies in government and local business communities, and citizens who care about the impact of culture in their community.

 

Who are Inspire Washington partners?

Our dues paying members come from every corner of Washington, delivering science, heritage and arts experiences and activities in urban, suburban and rural communities. This diversity links directly to our work to champion the variety and richness of Washington’s cultural sector, and why we advocate for public resourcing and policies that don’t rely on a one-size-fits-all approach.

Our work depends on partnering with a diverse group of organizational and individual partners to ensure our work is powerful, sustainable, representative, and equitable. That’s why our members span everyone from nonprofit organizations to individual cultural workers to allied businesses and associations that see the value of culture to impact lives and communities.

 

Annual Dues

Individuals

  • Ages 25 – 65: $75
  • Age Under 25: $35
  • Age Over 65 and Educators: $50

Dues are not Tax Deductible but Donations Are (Donate to programs that provide professional development, like our Statewide Conference, here).

Organizations

Dues are based on annual budget size:

Budget Size Annual Dues
>$30MM $30,000
$20MM-$29.99MM      $20,000
$10MM-$19.99MM $15,000
$5MM-$9.99MM $7,500
$3MM-$4.99MM $3,000
$1MM-$2.99MM $1,500
$500K-$999K $500
$300K-$499K $250
<$300K $100

 

Organizations outside of King County with budgets more than $1 million: .065% of total annual expenses

 

Other membership categories:

Local Cultural Agencies: $100

Allied Nonprofit Organizations: $150

Businesses: $200

 


*Find a list of current and past partners at the bottom of this page.

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Organizational Invested Partners

(Current and annual dues paying partners as of December 13, 2023)

    • 5th Avenue Theatre
    • ACT Theatre
    • AdvisArts Consulting
    • Allied Arts of Whatcom County
    • Anacortes Arts Festival
    • Arboretum Foundation
    • Arts Impact
    • Artist Trust
    • Arts & Culture Coalition of Pierce County
    • ArtsEd Washington
    • ArtsWest
    • Asia Pacific Cultural Center
    • Bellevue Youth Choirs
    • Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra
    • Black Diamond Historical Society
    • Braided River
    • Burien Actors Theatre
    • Burke Museum Association
    • Cascadia Art Museum
    • Cascadia Methow Music Association
    • Cascadia Poetics Lab
    • Cave Moon Press
    • Center for Design Institute
    • Center for Wooden Boats
    • Centerstage Theatre
    • Centrum
    • Chewelah Arts Guild
    • Children's Dance Theater Foundation
    • Classical KING FM 98.1
    • Coastal Interpretive Center
    • Creative Dance Center
    • EastHub
    • Edmonds Driftwood Players
    • Emerald City Music
    • Emerald City Ringers
    • Enjoy Productions
    • Ferry County Historical Society
    • Franklin County Historical Society
    • Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
    • Friends of the Conservatory at Volunteer Park
    • Friends of Mukai
    • Grays Harbor Historical Seaport
    • Henry Art Gallery
    • Humanities Washington
    • Idaho Central Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center
    • Indian American Community Services
    • Island County Historical Society
    • Jack Straw Cultural Center
    • KEXP
    • KidsQuest Children's Museum
    • Kirkland Performance Center
    • Kittatas County Historical Museum
    • Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra
    • Larson Gallery
    • Magenta Theater
    • Maple Valley Creative Arts Council
    • Mid-Columbia Master Singers
    • Mode Music and Performing Arts
    • Mount Baker Theatre
    • Museum of History and Industry
    • Museum of Pop Culture
    • Music4Life
    • National Nordic Museum
    • North Olympic History Center
    • North Bend Theatre
    • Northwest African American Museum
    • Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! (Northwest Choirs)
    • Northwest Chamber Chorus
    • Northwest Performing Arts Alliance
    • Northwest Railway Museum
    • On The Boards
    • Orquesta Northwest
    • Pacific Northwest Ballet
    • Pacific Science Center
    • Pacific West Performing Arts
    • Performing Arts Center Eastside
    • Pongo Poetry Project
    • Pork Filled Productions
    • Puget Sound Revels
    • RAIN Incubator
    • Redmond Historical Society
    • San Juan Islands Makers Guild
    • Seattle Aquarium
    • Seattle Art Museum
    • Seattle Arts & Lectures
    • Seattle Center Foundation
    • Seattle Chamber Music Society
    • Seattle Children's Theatre
    • Seattle Choruses
    • Seattle Design Festival
    • Seattle Indies
    • Seattle Mongolian Youth Center
    • Seattle Opera
    • Seattle Repertory Theatre
    • Seattle Shakespeare Company
    • Seattle Symphony
    • Seattle Theatre Group
    • ShoreLake Arts
    • Snohomish County Historical Society
    • South King County Cultural Coalition
    • Spokane Arts
    • Stonerose Interpretive Center
    • Studio East Training for the Performing Arts
    • Support for Old Lady Artists
    • Supportive Housing Association
    • Tacoma Arts Live
    • Tacoma Little Theatre
    • Tacoma Refugee Choir Project
    • Taproot Theatre
    • Tasveer
    • Team Soapbox
    • Teen Tix
    • The Confluence: Art in Twisp
    • The Dance School
    • The Williams Project
    • theARTScentered
    • Tieton Arts & Humanities
    • Town Hall Seattle
    • Tri Cities Academy of Ballet
    • Vashon Center for the Arts
    • Village Theatre
    • Washington Ensemble Theatre
    • Washington Museum Association
    • Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
    • Washougal Songcraft Festival
    • Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra
    • Whidbey Island Music Festival
    • Women in Film Seattle
    • Woodland Park Zoo
    • Youth Theatre Northwest

Municipal

    • City of Bellevue
    • Kent Arts Commission
    • Seattle Center - Cultural Programs Office

 

 

Individual Members

    • Andy Jensen
    • Annrené Joseph
    • Benjamin Moore
    • Bennyroyce Royon
    • Brenda Chrystie
    • Christopher Shainin
    • Bruce Ritzen
    • Chandru Chandrassekaran
    • Cheryl Crooks
    • Claudia Bach
    • Colin Walker
    • Courtney Chamberlin
    • Cynthia Huffman
    • David Fischer
    • Dee Simon
    • Derek Edamura
    • Diana Adams
    • Dwight Gee
    • Donna Keyser
    • Doug Johnson
    • Ellen Walker
    • Erik Lidzbarski
    • Fidelma McGinn
    • Gillian Jones
    • Jana Hart
    • Jeanne Burbidge
    • Jenny Rieke
    • Jerald Dougherty
    • Joanne Ort
    • John Purdie
    • Joel Rogo
    • Josh LaBelle
    • Karen Mobley
    • Karen Nestvold
    • Karin Davies
    • Kate Becker
    • Kathleen Thorne
    • Kelly Hart
    • Kimi Kinoshita
    • Lindy Boustedt
    • Lorie Hoffman
    • Manny Cawaling
    • Marlette Buchanan
    • Martina Dalton
    • Mary Pat Byrne
    • Mary Lynn
    • Maureen Frisch
    • Megan Torgerson
    • Megan Kappler
    • Mei Leah Davidson
    • Melissa Huggins
    • Michael Herschensohn
    • Molly Michal
    • Nicole Stellner
    • Nicolas McDonald
    • Nicole Klein
    • Olena Hodges
    • Rachel Ciprotti
    • Rachel Perry
    • Reese Hutchinson
    • Rebecca Kloberdanz
    • Rebecca Gallivan
    • Richard Beckerman
    • Robert Tombari
    • Ron Bermingham
    • Roxanne Nielsen
    • Sam Blum
    • Sara Nelson
    • Shannon Halberstadt
    • Steve Sneed
    • SuJ'n Chon
    • Susan Walde
    • Tenley Decerstrand
    • Theresa Goetz
    • Tom Helleberg
    • Tsatsral Tserendash
    • Vincas Greene
    • Walter Harris