We believe that the arts play an essential role in our communities, and that access to arts education and performance opportunities is critical for the growth and vitality of our society. We are committed to supporting arts education and performance nonprofits in the greater Seattle area in ways that strengthen their communities and the creative arts ecosystem.
(Banner Photo Above): Future Arts works with Dancer for public art mixed reality project, M(Other) Earth
Photo Credit: Winnifred Westergard
(Photo Right: Courtesy of The Rhapsody Project)
The Cornish Arts Incubator Residency is an annual program run by Cornish’s Creative Services and Production Department to support essential behind-the-scenes interdisciplinary exploration in the arts for future performance or exhibitions.
The Neddy Artist Award is one of the most generous and longest-running awards for visual artists in the State of Washington, providing two annual gifts of $25,000, and six awards of $2,000, to artists living and working in the Puget Sound region. The program began in 1996 and is funded by the Behnke Foundation as a tribute to the life and work of Seattle painter and teacher Robert E. [Ned] Behnke (1948-1989).
Cornish College of the Arts supports local nonprofits through low-cost rates for our event venues in South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, and Seattle Center. Cornish has a variety of spaces from theaters and rehearsal studios to galleries and lecture halls, all maintained by professional studio technicians and stagehands.
Cornish also offers a range of catering options through Cafe Bon Apetit. Our resourceful rentals team can assist you with all stages of planning, including audio-visual needs, room and equipment set-up, event flow logistics and more.