Learn more at a upcoming FS 101 Workshop.
Expo & Symposium
Shunpike empowers artists through equitable access to vital expertise, opportunities, and business services.
Shunpike envisions a community where independent artists and arts groups thrive, creatively and economically, and where their work is widely valued as fundamental to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of Washington State.
ARTS BUSINESS SUPPORT
Access workshops & advice from seasoned arts business pros in our Arts Business Clinics (ABCs).
Whether you have questions about the benefit of different organizational structures, or want to learn more about fundraising, marketing, board development, managing money or events we are a reliable resource.
Arts Business Dates (ABDs) give you the opportunity to consult 1:1 with a Shunpike Arts Adisor. Our advisors bring a variety of valuable experience that is sure to get you on the path to success.
Qualify for charitable donations for your arts group or project through our Fiscal Sponsorship program.
At its core, fiscal sponsorship allows independent arts groups the abaility to raise funds for their artistic projects using Shupnike’s tax-exempt status as a 501(c)3 organization.
Under Shunpike, arts groups can offer tax-deductible receipts to donors and may be eligible to a wider range of government and education grant programs.
Shunpike offers various levels of fiscal sponsorship to meet your needs.
Engage with the arts community through our programs for artists and enthusiasts alike.
Storefronts – Exhibtion opportunities and space for visual artists
Amazon Artists in Residence – 10-week residency for visual artists in a 450 sq. ft. art studio at Amazon’s SLU headwuarters.
Skanska’s Studio at 2+U – A new 1100 sq. ft. workshop and rehearsal space in downtown Seattle. More info to come!
Artists of Color Expo & Symposium (ACES) – A POC-centered and led art conference focused on gathering with intentionality to connect and share resources.
Shunpike has given us the ability to take burlesque to the next level by operating under more traditional arts fundraising structures, giving us the flexibility to create fully scripted, choreographed theatrical adaptations of literature without losing our shirts. (Except when we’re supposed to!)
Shunpike has changed our fiscal trajectory through our fundraisers and donors allowing us to produce bigger shows and attracting more festival participants.
Shunpike has enabled our company to grow and thrive. It has given us tools and knowledge that would have taken much more time and energy for us to discover on our own.
Shunpike has enabled us to pay our artists and cultural laborers easily and efficiently. Shunpike also provides invaluable support with filing our taxes annually.
Shunpike gives our organization the power to receive and manage vital funding dollars that keep our dance festival alive and thriving. 12 years and counting! Thank you, Shunpike!
Shunpike depends on our family of supporters to provide artists with equitable access to expertise, opportunities, and business services. With your help we can ensure that both emerging and established arts groups receive fiscal sponsorship benefits at a rate they can afford.
There are many ways to get involved and we simply could not exist without the important support from individuals like you.