Established by artists in 2001, Shunpike envisions a community where independent artists and arts groups thrive, creatively and economically, and where their work is widely valued as fundamental to the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Washington State. Executive Director Line Sandsmark answers a few questions about the organization.
Wonder what a Shunpike is? Getting your Artist Trust confused with your ArtsWA and your InspireWA. Whipsmart is here to help demystify the different statewide organizations looking to help Washington's creative entrepreneurs.download
ArtsWA is the Washington State Arts Commission, a state agency, formed by the Washington State Legislature in 1961 with a mission is to nurture and support the role of the arts in the lives of all Washingtonians. We talk to Executive Director Karen Hanan how the organization supports the creative community.