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Become a partner to Inspire Washington

Partners are dues paying members of Inspire Washington. Becoming our partner means investing in the power of culture – and the power of your own voice – to build community and enrich lives.

Our partners are at the heart of a powerful coalition, made of up thousands of people and organizations that advocate for Washington’s cultural community. Inspire Washington represents people and organizations from Spokane to Seattle, from Kennewick to Kitsap, from Wenatchee to Whatcom.

Inspire Washington works to increase access to science, heritage, and art activities through advocacy, resource development, education, and coalition building. In concert with our cultural coalition, we champion the importance of cultural activities and experiences that inspire curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, while building connections within and across Washington communities.


Why join as our partner?

Washington ranks 45th in the nation for public per capita cultural funding, while our cultural sector drives at least 8.4% of the state GDP – the highest in the nation. This status quo will only change through dedicated advocacy work with government and the public, and that’s where Inspire Washington comes in.

With your membership investment in our advocacy work, we can create a future where the value of culture to our state is recognized and supported through increased public resources. In 2020, Inspire Washington successfully advocated for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to benefit Washington’s cultural sector, orchestrating unanimous support from Washington’s congressional delegation for federal pandemic relief efforts.

In addition to our advocacy efforts, we offer our members access to professional resources, training and convening opportunities, including forums to connect with cross-sector peers, allies in government and local business communities, and citizens who care about the impact of culture in their community.


Who are Inspire Washington partners?

Our dues paying members come from every corner of Washington, delivering science, heritage and arts experiences and activities in urban, suburban and rural communities. This diversity links directly to our work to champion the variety and richness of Washington’s cultural sector, and why we advocate for public resourcing and policies that don’t rely on a one-size-fits-all approach.

Our work depends on partnering with a diverse group of organizational and individual partners to ensure our work is powerful, sustainable, representative, and equitable. That’s why our members span everyone from nonprofit organizations to individual cultural workers to allied businesses and associations that see the value of culture to impact lives and communities.


Annual Dues


  • Ages 25 – 65: $75
  • Age Under 25: $35
  • Age Over 65 and Educators: $50

Dues are not Tax Deductible but Donations Are (Donate to programs that provide professional development, like our Statewide Conference, here).


Dues are based on annual budget size:

Budget Size Annual Dues
>$30MM $30,000
$20MM-$29.99MM      $20,000
$10MM-$19.99MM $15,000
$5MM-$9.99MM $7,500
$3MM-$4.99MM $3,000
$1MM-$2.99MM $1,500
$500K-$999K $500
$300K-$499K $250
<$300K $100


Organizations outside of King County with budgets more than $1 million: .065% of total annual expenses


Other membership categories:

Local Cultural Agencies: $100

Allied Nonprofit Organizations: $150

Businesses: $200


*Find a list of current and past partners at the bottom of this page.


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Organizational Invested Partners

5th Avenue Theatre             On the Boards
Asia Pacific Cultural Center   Orquesta Northwest
ACT Theatre   Pacific Northwest Ballet
Allied Arts of Whatcom County   Pacific Science Center
Artist Trust   Pacific West Performing Arts
Arts & Culture Coalition of Pierce County   Path with Art
Arts Center Task Force   Performing Arts Center Eastside
Center for Wooden Boats   Pista sa Nayon
Bellingham Theatre Guild    

Black Diamond Historical Society

  Pork Filled Productions
Bridges Stage Company   Puget Sound Revels
Burien Actor's Theatre   RAIN Incubator
Burke Museum Association   San Juan Makers Guild
Cascadia Art Museum   Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE)
Cascadia Music   Seattle Aquarium
CASCADIA International Women's Film Festival   Seattle Art Museum
Central Washington Agricultural Museum   Seattle Arts and Lectures
Children's Dance Theatre Foundation   Seattle Center - Cultural Programs Office
Classical KING FM 98.1   Seattle Chamber Music Society
Creative Dance Center & Kaleidoscope Dance Company   Seattle Children's Chorus
Coastal Interpretive Center   Seattle Children's Museum
Earshot Jazz   Seattle Children's Theatre
EastHub   Seattle Men's Chorus | Seattle Women's Chorus
Edmonds Center for the Arts   Seattle Mongolian Youth Center
Emerald City Ringers   Seattle Opera
League of Education Voters   Seattle Repertory Theatre 
Franklin County Historical Society   Seattle Shakespeare Company
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery   Seattle Symphony
Friends of the Conservatory at Volunteer Park   Seattle Theatre Group
Friends of KEXP   ShoreLake Arts
Frye Art Museum   Snohomish County Historical Society
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport   SoCoCulture
Henry Art Gallery   Spokane Arts
Idaho Central Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center    Spokane Youth Ballet
Island County Historical Society Museum   Steamer Virginia V Foundation
Jack Straw Cultural Center   Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site
Kids Quest Museum   Supportive Housing Association
Kirkland Performance Center   Tacoma Arts Live
Kittitas County Historical Museum   Tacoma Little Theatre
Larson Gallery   Tacoma Opera
League of Education Voters   Tacoma Refugee Choir Project
Magenta Theater   Taproot Theatre
Maple Valley Creative Arts Council   Team Soapbox
Mid-Columbia Mastersingers   TeenTix
Mobius Spokane   The Arboretum Foundation
Mode Music and Performing Arts    The Dance School
MOHAI   The Williams Project
MoPOP Museum   Tieton Arts & Humanities
Mount Baker Theatre   Town Hall
Museum of Flight   Vashon Center for the Arts
National Nordic Heritage Museum   Village Theatre
North Olympic History Center   Vytal Movement Dance
Northwest African American Museum   Whidbey Island Music Festival
NW Museum of Arts and Culture   Women in Film - Seattle
Northwest Performing Arts Alliance   Woodland Park Zoo
Olympia Symphony   WRE Leah LLC
    Youth Theatre NW







Individual Members

  • Andy Jensen
  • Annrené Joseph
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Bennyroyce Royon
  • Brenda Chrystie
  • Christopher Shainin
  • Bruce Ritzen
  • Cheryl Crooks
  • Claudia Bach
  • Colin Walker
  • Courtney Chamberlin
  • Cynthia Huffman
  • David Fischer
  • David Lynx
  • Dwight Gee
  • Donna Keyser
  • Doug Johnson
  • Ellen Walker
  • Erik Lidzbarski
  • Fidelma McGinn
  • Gillian Jones
  • Jana Hart
  • Jeanne Burbidge
  • Jenny Rieke
  • Jerald Dougherty
  • Joanne Ort
  • John Purdie
  • Joel Rogo
  • Josh LaBelle
  • Karen Mobley
  • Karen Nestvold
  • Karin Davies
  • Kate Becker
  • Kathleen Thorne
  • Kelly Hart
  • Kimi Kinoshita
  • Lorie Hoffman
  • Manny Cawaling
  • Marlette Buchanan
  • Martina Dalton
  • Mary Pat Byrne
  • Mary Lynn
  • Maureen Frisch
  • Megan Torgerson
  • Megan Kappler
  • Mei Leah Davidson
  • Melissa Huggins
  • Michael Herschensohn
  • Molly Michal
  • Nicole Stellner
  • Nicolas McDonald
  • Nicole Klein
  • Olena Hodges
  • Rachel Ciprotti
  • Rebecca Kloberdanz
  • Rebecca Gallivan
  • Richard Beckerman
  • Robert Tombari
  • Ron Bermingham
  • Roxanne Nielsen
  • Sam Blum
  • Sara Nelson
  • Shannon Halberstadt
  • Steve Sneed
  • SuJ'n Chon
  • Susan Walde
  • Tenley Decerstrand
  • Theresa Goetz
  • Tsatsral Tserendash
  • Vincas Greene
  • Walter Harris