COVID-19 Resources and more
Discover resources, tools and tips
Qualify for charitable donations for your arts group or project with Shunpike.
Learn more at a upcoming FS 101 Workshop.
Fiscal Sponsorship
Join Us for the Next Arts Business Clinic
Dates to be Announced!
ACES: Artists of Color
Expo & Symposium
Learn more about the recent celebration!
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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



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 – Exhibition 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 headquarters.

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.