Apply to the Board of Directors – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)

    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  |  About Abbey Arts



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

    • We create opportunities and spaces
      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 hosted events averages over 41,000 a year!


    We are currently seeking energetic new people to join our volunteer board of directors and
    advisory board to help guide the continuation and expansion of this important work.

    We’re working hard to help Seattle (and beyond) be a place of creativity & community.  Our current venue focus is Fremont, Ballard, UDistrict, and North Capitol Hill. We are also in the early stages of supporting groups in South Park (South Seattle) and other locations under development.

    We would love for you to join us.


    If interested, please email our Board Chair & Executive Director via:
    board (at)    (no spaces)


    Details about Board involvement levels are below.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.






    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, UHeights and more.


    Specific areas of expertise needed for Abbey Board & Advisory include:

    • Meeting Facilitation, Leadership
    • Organizing Documents, Emails, Scheduling (Secretary)
    • Fundraising / Sponsorships
    • New Partnerships / Networking
    • Finance (Treasurer)
    • Tech / IT / Web (Advisory Board & Volunteers)
    • Buildings & Facilities

    Board experience is not required but very helpful.  There are a variety of Board trainings around Seattle that may interest you as well.

    Abbey Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply to jobs & volunteer positions here.



    Sample of Past events:





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    • Our voting Board meets at least once a quarter in Fremont or Ballard
    • Our Executive Committee and other active committees meet monthly (usually Tuesdays evenings) and all board members are welcome to attend these meetings.
    • Typically we do not meet 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 timely email vote responses
    • We ask for a personally significant donation to the Abbey when joining the board and annually thereafter in the 4th Quarter.
    • While not required, per calendar year we encourage $1,000-$10,000 in financial or in-kind support via donation, inviting donors to fundraiser events, gaining a new sponsor, and/or serving on a committee.
    • 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 2-3 hours usually on a weeknight in Fremont.
    • 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 requested.
    • 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 either contact us directly or advise your Abbey board contact that you’d like to be considered for the Board.
    A 2nd board member and/or Executive Director will then typically meet with you and take the application to the next step.  Feel free to followup if you haven’t seen a response within 3 weeks.


    990 Forms are available via Pro-publica or Guidestar – search Artwerks or Fremont Abbey


    Board Agreement form & Conflict of Interest Policy


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