Partners and ALLIANCES

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Poets & Writers

The 7th Cascadia Poetry Festival, EcoPoetics talk with Brenda Hillman, and The Cantos of Ezra Pound Workshop events are supported in part by Poets & Writers.

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. For more information, visit this link to Poets & Writers.

2024 Grantee Community Accelerator Grant Arts Fund

ARTSFUND Community Accelerator Grant

We are proud to announce that we are a recipient of a Community Accelerator Grant funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and awarded by ArtsFund!

This gift will accelerate our organization’s efforts efforts as a literary arts and cultural organization in Seattle, King County, and Cascadia.

For more information, visit ArtsFund.

About the 2024 Grant

The Community Accelerator Grant, funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and administered by ArtsFund, provides unrestricted grants for cultural nonprofit organizations across Washington state. The $10M initiative was created to provide essential capital to Washington’s cultural organizations to boost their ability to invest in their missions and essential roles serving communities across the state. To learn more visit 

About ArtsFund

ArtsFund supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grantmaking in order to build a healthy, equitable, and creative Washington. ArtsFund was originally founded to bring corporate and civic leaders together to help establish and sustain our region’s arts and cultural institutions. Over its grantmaking history, ArtsFund has granted more than $115MM to over 1,000 organizations in 37 out of 39 Washington state counties. Additionally, leadership and advocacy programs such as Board Leadership Training, the Cultural Partners Network, and Arts Impact Reports support the health and wellbeing of our communities. Learn more 

About Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Founded in 1988 by philanthropists Jody Allen and the late Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, the foundation invests in communities across the Pacific Northwest to enhance the human experience of arts & culture, center under-served populations, and mobilize young people to make impact. In addition, the foundation supports a global portfolio of nonprofit partners working across science and technology solutions to protect wildlife, preserve ocean health, and create lasting change. The foundation also funds the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, which works to advance cutting-edge research in all areas of bioscience. Learn more at

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Empty Bowl

Empty Bowl, an independent press founded in 1976 in the Pacific Northwest as a cooperative letterpress publisher, has produced periodicals, literary anthologies, collections of poetry, books of Chinese translations, essays, and fiction. For more information, click this link.

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Office of Arts & Culture Seattle

For more information about the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, click here.

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National Endowment for the Arts

For more information about NEA, click here.

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Humanities Washington and its partners create spaces for people to come together to explore and consider what it means to be human, and to reflect on our shared past, present, and future.

We hold events and programs led by cultural experts, scholars, and storytellers, who discuss everything from Washington State history to philosophy to current social issues. We also support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals across the state.




An arts organization, and so much more

WESTAF weaves technology, diverse thought leadership, and innovation to energize, network, and fund public sector arts agencies and communities.

 Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) is a regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West.

WESTAF assists state arts agencies, arts organizations, and artists in their quest to serve diverse audiences, enrich the lives of local communities, and provide access to the arts and arts education for all. Through innovative programming, advocacy, research, technology, and grantmaking, WESTAF encourages the creative advancement and preservation of the arts regionally and through a national network of customers and alliances.

Founded in 1974, WESTAF is governed by a 22-member board of trustees composed of arts leaders in the West and serves the largest constituent territory of the six U.S. regional arts organizations and includes Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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4 Culture

As the cultural funding agency for King County, Washington, 4Culture works to make our region vibrant. Look for all the ways we are at work in your community.

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Creating Opportunity for Latino/x/a Artists
Por Amor de Cultura


La Sala is a Seattle-area organization that creates and catalyzes opportunities for Latino/a/x artists and arts organizations. Our work provides artists with access to professional education, art spaces, institutional connections, expanded audiences, and commissioned creative opportunities. Our goal is to facilitate and promote the creative and artistic production of the Latinx community in the greater Seattle area.

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Subud Greater Seattle/Spring Street Center

The Seattle Subud House (Spring Street Center) is graciously hosting the 2023 Cascadia Poetry Festival, October 6-8, 2023.

Subud Greater Seattle is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Subud members with a place to do Latihan Kejiwaan. Subud is an international, spiritual association of people who share a unique experience known as the latihan. It is an association of men and women of all nationalities, all beliefs and faiths, and all cultures, with a common aim: to improve ourselves as human beings through our worship of God. Subud is not a new religion and requires no study or teacher.



SICA-USA is the cultural wing of Subud USA. Their mission: “SICA USA fosters true human culture for and from all of mankind in all manner of human endeavor, focusing on local culture in a global community.” A proud sponsor of the annual Poetry Postcard Fest.

Steinbrueck Native Gallery

Steinbrueck Native Gallery

Since 1989, Elizabeth Steinbrueck has been working with native artists from the Pacific Northwest. Twelve years ago, she was inspired to open a gallery dedicated to the distinct cultural art of the region.

Nathan Germain joined her in 2012, bringing with him two decades of gallery experience and passion for First Nations and Inuit art.

The gallery is committed to respectfully sharing artwork made exclusively by Native peoples. Since it’s inception, it’s become the leading venue for both traditional and contemporary artists of the Northwest Coast, Alaska and the Arctic.

Steinbrueck Native Gallery, located near Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, features Fine Art of the Northwest Coast from emerging and established artists. We pride ourselves on representing indigenous artists who create sculpture, masks, boxes, prints, jewelry and more. We are dedicated to enhancing and cultivating the appreciation and awareness of the cultural art and traditions of the region.

The gallery respectfully recognizes its location in the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people.

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Mission: The Arts Commission is a catalyst for the arts, advancing the role of the arts in the lives of individuals and communities throughout the state.

Vision: The arts thrive and are celebrated throughout Washington State, and are woven into the fabric of vital and vibrant communities.



White River Valley Museum

White River Valley Museum & Mary Olson Farm

Is working with Cascadia Poetics LAB, cataloging the SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) archives.

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