Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line

    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103

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    Current Board of Directors


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    ABBEY ARTS is dedicated to building community 
through arts and culture.

    We create opportunities and places to bring artists and audiences together. We create environments for artists and performers to grow and develop their craft. We help others to do good by providing affordable and accessible event, workshop and performance spaces for Seattle non-profit, arts, and community groups.

    Attendance at our various programs and events typically averages over 31,000 a year!

    WE NEED YOUR HELP. We are currently seeking energetic new people to join our board of directors to help guide the continuation and expansion of this important work.  We aim to help Seattle be a more creative place and would love for you to join us.

    If you are interested, please email our Board Chair & Executive Director via this email: board(at)fremontabbey.org

    Details about Board involvement are below. Thank you for your time and consideration.


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    OUR MISSION is to curate welcoming arts & cultural experiences where people of all ages and incomes can explore and grow.

    Abbey Arts focuses on local music, contemporary dance, interactive visual art, spoken word, and some culinary arts.  Formats include multi-arts collaborative performances like The Round, intimate close-up concerts, new dance performances with live music, community gatherings like The Moth storytelling event, dance classes, plus a variety of workshops and artistic life celebrations.  On average, attendance at our various programs & events reaches 20,000 to 30,000 per year.
    Artwerks DBA Fremont Abbey Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, non-religious, established 2005.

    Home venue: Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, 98103

    Other venues: Ballard Homestead, St Mark’s on Capitol Hill, and more.


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    • Our voting BOARD OF DIRECTORS meets once a quarter for approx 3.5 hour retreats on Saturdays, usually 11am-2:30pm.
    • Executive Committee and other active committees meet monthly and all board members are welcome to attend these meetings.
    • No meeting in December or August.
    • Term is a minimum of 2 years and can be extended upon mutual agreement from the Board.
    • We ask that members commit to attending all quarterly meetings (and any committees they join) and also a timely (within 72 hours) email vote response up to once a month, or as needed in the case of urgent circumstances.
    • We ask for a personally significant donation to the Abbey when joining the board and annually thereafter.
    • We ask that all board members bring at least 3 donors to our primary annual fundraiser and attend themselves if at all possible.


    Our non-voting ADVISORY BOARD meets once or twice a year for 2 hours usually on a weeknight.
    We ask that all Advisory Board members invite at least 2 people to our annual fundraiser and attend if at all possible.
    A timely response to at least one email (approximately every other month) may be expected.
    Term is approximately 2 years, often members stay on the Advisory board longer or move to voting Board.
    A personally significant financial contribution is greatly appreciated when joining the Advisory Board and each year after that.

    If interested, please advise your Abbey board contact that you’d like to be considered for the Board. A 2nd board member will then typically meet with you and take the application to the next step.