Fiscal Sponsorship
Qualify for charitable donations for your arts group or project with Shunpike.
Learn more at a upcoming FS 101 Workshop.
Fiscal Sponsorship Application
ACES: Artist Proposals
Artists of Color Expo & Symposium
Join us in solidarity, in community and in celebration!
Join Us for the Next Arts Business Clinic
Dates to be Announced!
Join Us for the Next SLU Artwalk
Dates to be Announced!
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Our Mission

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.

Our Services


Get access to workshops and advice from seasoned arts professionals.


Qualify for charitable donations for your arts group or project through our Fiscal Sponsorship program.


Engage with the arts community through these programs created for artists and arts enthusiasts alike.

Storefronts Program
Shunpike Coordinates year-round street level exhibitions by visual artists in partnership with Amazon in South Lake Union and the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Artists of Color Expo & Symposium (ACES)
ACES is a POC-centered and led art conference that fosters community, showcases talent, facilitates professional development, and provides resources, while promoting the vast community of artists of color that exist in Washington State.
Amazon Artist Residency
Shunpike coordinates Amazon’s Artist-in-Residence program, placing four artists annually for 10 week residencies at Amazon’s South Lake Union headquarters.
The Studio at 2+U
Shunpike activates a 1,100 sq.ft. workshop, rehearsal, and presentation space in The Studio, and programs outdoor art installations in The Square, both at 2+U.

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!)

Sailor St. Claire, Noveltease Theatre

Shunpike has changed our fiscal trajectory through our fundraisers and donors allowing us to produce bigger shows and attracting more festival participants.

Arnaldo! Drag Chanteause, Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association

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.

Beth Terwilleger, The Gray

Shunpike has enabled us to pay our artists and cultural laborers easily and efficiently. Shunpike also provides invaluable support with filing our taxes annually.

Carl Lawrence, festival:festival

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!

Eva Stone, StoneDance Productions

Get Involved

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.

Support the arts and join us in the community!

Join Shunpike’s team of volunteers or intern with us as a Practicum Student!

Donate to Shunpike today!