Board of Commissioners meeting at the Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland
Sharing a light moment during a board meeting at Kirkland Art Center. Photo by ArtsWA.

Board Meetings & Minutes

Our Board of Commissioners meet four times a year. Meetings take place at locations across the state. Occasionally we hold meetings by teleconference or online webinars. Our summer meetings are usually held for two days. Board meetings are open to the public.

For information about upcoming meetings call the ArtsWA main desk, at 360-753-3860 or email us.

2019 Board Meeting Schedule

February 5, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Longhouse at The Evergreen State College
2800 Dogtooth Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98505 / (360) 867-6700

May 7, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thurston County Fire District 12 Station House
187 Hodgden St. S.
Tenino, WA 98589

August 7 & 8, 2019

August 7: Yakima, WA
Public presentations by the National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, and ArtsWA.
Location: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, 200 University Parkway, Yakima, WA 98901. The Patricia Wade Temple Auditorium, BHH #302, is located in Butler-Haney Hall.

  • 3:30 pm National Endowment for the Arts Grant Info Session (45-50 minutes).
    Join local and regional arts organizations and community members, and learn about funding opportunities offered by the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • 4:30 pm Panel: An Arts Conversation from the National, Regional, State and Local Perspectives (75-90 minutes).
    Participants include: Tom Simplot, Senior Advisor to the Acting Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); Christian Gaines, Executive Director, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF); Karen Hanan, Executive Director, Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA); Miguel Guillen, Grants Manager, ArtsWA; and Sharon Miracle, Executive Director, Yakima Community Foundation. Moderated by Noel Moxley, Chair, Yakima Arts Commission.
  • 6 to 7 pm Sip and Chat at Provisions Restaurant, 2710 Terrace Heights Dr., Yakima, WA 98901.
    Conversation with constituents, artists, and arts organizations.

August 8: Tieton, WA
ArtsWA Board Meeting from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton, WA 98947.

See the Agenda for the August 2019 ArtsWA Board Meeting.

November 7, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Laird Norton Family Foundation
801 Second Avenue, Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98104

Board Minutes

ArtsWA staff transcribe and proof the minutes for all Board meetings. The reviewed drafts are submitted to the Board at the next meeting for ratification. After Board approval, the minutes are posted to the ArtsWA website.

Archive of Board Minutes

2018 Board meeting minutes

2017 Board meeting minutes

2016 Board meeting minutes