Artist Trust

A nonprofit organization

Artist Trust is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports working artists of all disciplines in Washington State. We fuel our funding and other programs for artists through fundraising, partnership, and community engagement. Recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development for working artists, we have invested over $15 million in individual artists since our founding in 1986. We view our mission through a lens of racial and geographic equity and are actively working to become an anti-racist organization and build a leaderful workplace.


Artist Trust supports the livelihoods of artists working in all disciplines to create a more vibrant and equitable Washington State.


In 2023, Artist Trust granted $440,500 to 134 artists statewide to be used where artists need it most! As a fundraising organization, we partner with our community to make our grants and other professional development programs happen. Your donation today will help provide funding, career-building opportunities, free and sliding-scale programming, and resources to individual artists across Washington State.

For more information, visit or follow us on social media @artisttrust.


Thanks to you, our GiveBIG donors, for your continued support of Washington State artists. We are always grateful for your generosity on these days of giving, and we are glad to have you as part of our Artist Trust community, on GiveBIG and beyond.

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Artist Trust

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Arts & Culture


1835 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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