Whatcom Arts Project

We heART commUNITY – 2021 combined fund drive

What and When
Whatcom County arts and culture organizations are teaming up to inspire giving to the arts to help recovery from the COVID closure. We heART commUNITY….get it?

Now through the end of 2021, we are asking you to make a $50 donation to at least five organizations, totaling $250 in giving to the arts. Thank you so much for joining in to the movement to keep arts alive and thriving in Whatcom County!

Arts organizations are all suffering from physical closure, lost earned income, and lack of resources to continue paying staff and facilities costs.

With your help we are widening our collective pool of supporters, encouraging you to branch out in support of the diverse groups who make up the thriving Whatcom County arts ecosystem. The arts are vital, we are interconnected, and everyone will benefit from a thriving arts and culture sector in our community.

Who, Why, and How
Help a group of local arts organizations with one donation – go here to learn more and choose who you’ll support!


What is the Whatcom Arts Project?

Bellingham and Whatcom County deeply value togetherness. We believe in staying connected during this time of being apart. To achieve that goal, in March 2020, more than 30 performing and visual arts organizations (BAAY included) collaborated to form the Whatcom Arts Project – a network of of arts and culture organizations working to inform, entertain, educate, inspire, collaborate, support, promote, and uplift each other daily and remain socially close while physically distanced.

Despite our closed doors and canceled events, we quickly shifted to a shared digital venue, and continued to inspire you with offerings from our member organizations:

  • Dancing
  • Symphonies
  • Theatre productions
  • Music
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Class offerings
  • Films
  • And more!

We are all connected and inspired through the arts, and you are vital in keeping the arts alive. Your support helps ensure arts and culture will continue to thrive in our local community for years to come.

Learn more about the Whatcom Arts Project here (external website).