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 wellbeing of Washington state.
Equity : We embrace all artforms, as well as racial, cultural and social diversity.
Relevance : We actively maintain an awareness of emerging trends in arts practice so we can offer real-world arts business solutions and services.
Accessibility: Our programs and services are affordable, convenient, and artist-centered.
Groundbreaking Ideas are Forged at a Grassroots Level
ART MAKES LIFE INTERESTING
It reframes the dialog about contemporary society by asking big questions, inspiring new approaches and challenging the status quo.
THE ARTS ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM SOCIETY BUT CENTRAL TO IT
Inclusive, forward-thinking places recognize this and embrace the arts as essential to community wellbeing. Shunpike works with the communities and the artists that call them home to foster a robust infrastructure for sustainable artistic production.
GROUNDBREAKING IDEAS ARE FORGED AT A GRASSROOTS LEVEL
The work of independent artists and arts groups animates our cities and neighborhoods in new and surprising ways, making them dynamic places to live and work.
THE CONTEXT IN WHICH ARTISTS CREATE WORK IS FLUID
We work with artists to help navigate this flux and build resilience and agility in the face of change.
OUR SUPPORT IS EMBEDDED IN THE EVERYDAY
We provide relevant and accessible services and programs that encourage and enable sustainable models of operation.
WE ARE RESPONSIVE TO ARTISTS’ NEEDS
Artists need administrative support and a way to raise money; they need opportunities to show their work and spaces in which to work; they need environments where they can come together, share their experiences and gain practical skills.
Shunpike is located in the Inscape Arts building
815 Seattle Boulevard S, Suite 215
Seattle, WA 98134
Drop in hours | 2pm-6pm Mon-Fri
Office hours – 10am-6pm Mon-Fri (Available by phone and email)
Line Sandsmark, Executive Director, ext 105
Jamie Walsh, Marketing & Development Coordinator, ext 103
Meka West, Financial Administrator
Rebecca Davis, Client Manager, Artist Programs and Services, ext 102
Christian Quinto, Client Manager, Artist Programs and Services, ext 104
Suzanne Walker, Client Manager, Artist Programs and Services, ext 101
Martin Tran, Program Coordinator, ACES
Hanako O’Leary, Program Coordinator, Storefronts