Ways to Give

COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund

Washington State artists are facing severe career disruption and loss from the crisis surrounding COVID-19. To respond, Artist Trust is raising funds for the COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund, an emergency grant program that will put cash grants directly into the hands of Washington State artists. We know that as we move through this crisis, artists will be the ones we look to for inspiration, leadership, and healing. But now it is time for us to rally with artists.

The outbreak also has significant financial implications for Artist Trust. Your extra support now will help sustain our work during this critical time.

Annual Support

When you give today, monthly, or during one of our two seasonal fund drives, you support Artist Trust’s Annual Fund, and provide critical unrestricted support for our signature grants, Grants for Artist Projects and Fellowship, as well as professional training and resources for artists throughout the year.

You can also make a gift today by:

  • Sending a check payable to Artist Trust, 1835 12th, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Donate by stock or securities by using the transfer information below for Lakeside Advisors, Inc./KMS Financial Services, Inc. Please also contact Kristina Goetz at goetz@ArtistTrust.org and give us notice of your gift so we can be sure to recognize your gift.

Electronic Delivery Instructions:

Pershing, LLC
VIA DTC # 0443
FBO: Artist Trust
AC # RDV250307

Leave A Legacy

Whether you support the Campaign for a Creative Future, donate to our endowment, or make a deferred gift by including Artist Trust in your estate plans, your generosity keeps our communities vibrant by creating a lasting legacy for artist support in Washington State. Some donors may choose to give at a level that includes naming rights to one of our core grants for artists, therefore recognizing their name, family, or a loved one, in perpetuity.

If you have already made a Legacy Gift to Artist Trust, please consider sharing this good news with us by completing a confidential statement of intent. We would be honored to recognize you as a member of our Creative Legacy Society. Members of the Creative Legacy Society, receiving invitations to special events and programs, and recognition in our Annual Report, if desired. If you prefer your gift to remain anonymous, please be assured your wishes will be respected. Contact Kristina Goetz at goetz@artisttrust.org for more information.

Types of Common Legacy Gifts:

Planned giving allows you to plan your legacy now. It can also provide income, avoid or minimize capital gains, and ensure the programs important to you are supported beyond your lifetime.

 Wills and Bequests

The most common way to make a planned gift is through a will or bequest. By naming Artist Trust in your will and making a bequest, you can significantly reduce the tax burden of your estate.

Sample language to use:

Specific sum of money:
“I give to Artist Trust, currently located at 1835 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, or its successor organization, the sum of (insert here the exact dollar amount).”

Specific property such as real estate, securities, works of art, or other items:
“I give to Artist Trust, currently located at 1835 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, or its successor organization, the sum (insert here a description of the particular property).”

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts allow financial and estate-planning flexibility. They are similar to other types of trusts, except that Artist Trust receives the remainder interest. You entrust the property, specifying how trust income and the remainder interest will be distributed. A trust created during life takes advantage of income, capital gains, and estate-tax savings. A trust effective at the end of the donor’s life is especially useful for accepting retirement-fund assets.

Retirement Plans

Retirement plans are often subject to both income and estate taxes upon the death of a participant. By naming Artist Trust as a beneficiary of the balance of qualified retirement plans, your estate can achieve substantial tax savings.

Life Insurance

By naming Artist Trust as a primary or secondary beneficiary of a life insurance policy, your estate will be allowed an estate-tax charitable deduction.

Questions? Contact Kristina Goetz, Director of Development at goetz@artisttrust.org

Annual Benefit Art Auction

The Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction, held in March, is our annual fundraising gala, gathering over 450 donors, artists, and community members to celebrate and support individual artists across Washington State. Learn more about the event and support the auction as a volunteer, art donor, or guest by visiting our auction website, or contact Annual Fund & Events Manager Justine Deacon with questions at justine@artisttrust.org.

Campaign for a Creative Future

A $3.5 Million Campaign to secure Artist Trust’s work as a supporter, connector, and advocate for Washington State artists of all disciplines.  

With an eye toward improving sustainability, we are looking to the Campaign for a Creative Future to ensure a more stable future with a Grants Fund to support our grantmaking efforts and a Venture Fund to allow us to be bold and responsive to new opportunities that align with our mission of supporting individual artists.

The $3,500,000 Campaign for a Creative Future will fulfill the promise to sustain, fuel, and support artists of all disciplines in Washington State, now and forever. Your donation will help us ensure that our grant programs and professional development are a resource for Washington State artists for generations to come.

Questions? Contact Kristina at goetz@artisttrust.org.

Corporate Partnerships

Joining Artist Trust as a corporate partner is an exceptional opportunity to deepen your business’ commitment to a thriving creative community, publicize your support of Washington artists, and take advantage of a wide array of benefits for you and your employees.

Year-round Partnership

Whether it’s underwriting an Artist Trust grant or supporting a professional development workshop, Artist Trust offers many different ways to support our year-round programming, all with benefits ranging from promotional opportunities to complimentary tickets to our annual Benefit Art Auction. Click here to see what Artist Trust can do for your business through year-round partnership! 

Sponsorship packages can be customized to meet your business’s community support goals and marketing needs. Contact Development Director Kristina Goetz at Goetz@ArtistTrust.org to discuss exclusive opportunities.

Annual Benefit Art Auction

The annual Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction is our largest event of the year. With over 37,000 impressions online and in print, direct access to more than 450 affluent art collectors, patrons, and arts professionals, and exciting event benefits, the auction is a golden opportunity to put your business front and center at Washington State’s premiere event supporting individual artists while enjoying our biggest party of the year!

Learn more about auction sponsorship here.

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Matching Gifts

Many Washington State employers offer matching gift programs where cash gifts or gifts of volunteer time are matched, sometimes more than dollar-for-dollar, with company or corporate foundation funds. Participating in your employer’s matching gift program is a great way to amplify your support of artists at no cost to you! Contact your Human Resources representative to ask if your gift to Artist Trust can be matched. Contact Justine Deacon, Annual Funds & Events Manager, with questions regarding your matching gift at justine@artisttrust.org.

Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Artist Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization, tax ID 91-1353974.

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