Partnerships & Projects

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Partnerships & Projects

About our Partners

We believe that great things are achieved when we work together. That's why we are proud to collaborate with a diverse range of partner organizations on projects that enrich our community through the arts. Our partnerships are founded on shared values, mutual respect, and a commitment to excellence. We believe that by pooling our talents and resources, we can create innovative and impactful projects that push the boundaries of the arts and build healthier communities. 

Through partnership development, we co-create innovative programs and initiatives that support the arts and promote learning and growth. Collaborations are key to achieving our mission, and we are always looking for new opportunities to work with like-minded organizations and individuals. If you are an arts learning entity seeking space or collaboration for your programming, we invite you to explore the possibilities of partnering with us.

Future Arts

Where Art + Technology create synergetic spaces to collaborate, innovate, and break the systems that bind us. Where our ancestors come to share and our children come to listen. These borderless connections are safe, welcoming of voices that have not been heard in way too long, and reflect who we want to become. Future Arts push technology to the limits of its capacity in order to save the planet, build radical social bridges, create dignified jobs for the arts, and come back home, together, again & again - ·

ARC Dance

ARC supports community dance education programs and professional performances through the professional ARC Dance Company and the School. ARC Dance is committed to high production and artistic values while making dance more accessible to the wider public by presenting a diverse repertoire in intimate venues. ARC fosters dance as an art form through professional performances, educational programs, and the creative work of contemporary dance makers.

Seattle Design Festival

The Seattle Design Festival (SDF), formerly known as Design in Public, was founded in 2011 to celebrate all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle, and to nurture relationships among multidisciplinary designers, civic leaders, business innovators, community organizers, educators, artists, and activists.

Through a broad range of events developed by our community partners, we are able to engage a diverse cross-section of the people that live, work, and play in our city. SDF believes that design is for everyone, and its benefits should be accessible, intersectional, and informed by a diverse public.

Whim W'Him

Whim W'Him is Seattle's premiere contemporary dance company and was founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Olivier Wevers. Featuring seven uniquely artistic individuals, Whim W'Him is a creation-based organization focused solely on the exploration of new works by choreographers/creative directors from all around the world. WW nurtures community with contemporary dance by cultivating space for artists to imagine and explore the human condition.

Seattle Modern Orchestra

Founded in 2010, Seattle Modern Orchestra (SMO) is the only large ensemble in the Pacific Northwest solely dedicated to the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Led by co-artistic directors Julia Tai and Jérémy Jolley, SMO commissions and premieres new works from an international lineup of composers, in addition to presenting important pieces from the contemporary repertoire that are rarely if ever heard by Seattle audiences. 


Bayview is a 62+, non-profit Life Plan Community located in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. As a Life Plan Community, Bayview offers a full spectrum of health services to support changing needs throughout life—all on one convenient campus. Today, Bayview is a Seattle retirement community that is proud to be an independent, not-for-profit organization, managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. It maintains its affiliation with the Methodist Church, while embracing residents from all spiritual traditions.

Rhapsody Project

Rhapsody Project are a multi-generational community that celebrates music and heritage through an anti-racist lens. Some of the ways they do this include providing music instruction, cultural events, virtual classes, and cultural workforce development to establish racial and cultural equity. 

Their programs teach people to root themselves in their layers of heritage, and tap the power of music and culture to confront injustice and enrich their communities.

South Lake Union Block Party

As part of the SLU Block Party performer line-up, Cornish+ will host a Cornish Showcase from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The showcase will feature Cornish Faculty member Ruthie Dornfeld on fiddle along with her band the Tune Tourists. At 3:30, talented student stringband, Sheyenne & Friends will offer continued Americana style tunes sung by Sheyenne Leonard. At 4:00 PM, Afro Dance Artist Kine Camara will take the stage to lead an energetic hip-hop dance workshop.

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center is an inclusive contemporary multi-arts hub in the Delridge Neighborhood of Southwest Seattle that incubates the arts, artists, and organizations from our multicultural, intergenerational communities in order to engage in civic dialogue and meaningful community transformation. Youngstown is included in the National Register of Historic Places, hosting over 45,000 participants annually.