Arts builds culture and economies, fueling individual and community transformation. A recent creative vitality study shows incredible creative activity in Spokane County. Like any sector, the arts need big picture leadership and industry support to be successful, and to be central to our region’s prosperity. Spokane Arts embraces this arts sector leadership mission, supporting and advocating for the arts. Spokane Arts is guided by a strategic plan. Spokane Arts has major support from City of Spokane, Spokane Public Facilities District, Downtown Spokane, VisitSpokane, and many private contributors and volunteers. Thank you for encouraging the arts to thrive.
Spokane Arts Team
Public Art Consultant
Spokane Arts is guided by a board of directors who provide fiscal oversight and governance in support of the organization’s mission. The board of directors is comprised of community volunteers who join with representatives sent by each of Spokane Arts’ founding partners: the City of Spokane, the Spokane Public Facilities District, Visit Spokane, and the Downtown Spokane Partnership.
Spokane Arts Board Chair Whitworth University
City of Spokane staff liaison
Spokane City Council
Spokane Public Facilities District
Downtown Spokane Partnership
The Spokane Arts Commission is a 16-member, all-volunteer board that promotes and enhances the quality, accessibility and presence of arts and culture. The Arts Commission serves a dual role as an advisory board to Spokane Arts (which is a 501c3 nonprofit) while also advising the city of Spokane on arts policy. The activities of art commissioners vary widely, but include serving on public art juries alongside community members, planning the annual Arts Awards, developing new events or programs to engage the wider community in the arts, advocating for the arts at the city or state level, and much, much more.
Are you interested in becoming a Spokane Arts commissioner, volunteering for the organization, or serving on juries for public art? Email us to find out more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURE
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
BERNARDO | WILLS ARCHITECTS
KATIE PATTERSON LARSON
SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO
EMPIRE HEALTH FOUNDATION
DERRICK OLIVER "D.O"
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARY