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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
The Talented Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that was founded in 2007 with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) as its flagship program.

NFFTY has grown into the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. Each year the festival showcases films by directors 24 and under.

NFFTY supports young filmmakers by offering professional level workshops year-round. In addition NFFTY.org hosts filmmaker resources, tips, news and information.

Within NFFTY lies a creative production company, NFFTY Creative, that connects brands with emerging talent to produce original content.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Anacortes, WA
THE BIRTH OF THE FESTIVAL

The Anacortes Arts and Crafts Festival got its start in 1962 as the brain-child of Dr. Jack Papritz and a group of dedicated community arts patrons. The idea came from Dr. Papritz’s European travels, specifically the Parisienne Montmartre – a French open-air cafe.

With the support of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, and $300 in seed money, the first festival in July of 1962 was billed as “the longest art display in the world.” In the 50 years since that simple beginning, the Festival has grown into one of the largest and most respected Festivals in the northwest.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Federal Way, WA
Ke`ala `O Kamailelauli`ili`i Foundation's purpose is "To perpetuate and preserve the teachings of Hawaiian Culture, Hawaiian Traditions and beliefs through language, songs, chants and dance; thereby bringing people together through cultural edification."
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Vancouver, WA
Building community and sharing have always resided in the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander culture. Ke Kukui Foundation continues this tradition through community events, education, music and the art of hula in Pacific Northwest communities throughout Washington and Oregon for future generations.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Pasco, WA
Downtown Pasco is a fun, family-friendly business district and the heart of Pasco, Washington.
We are Vibrant. Innovative. Cultural. Local. Fun.
Community Focus
Southeast Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle Center Festál presents Diwali: Lights of India in partnership with Northwest Share. The festival features flower mandala arrangement, henna, saree booth, food, music, and more.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Formed in 1984, Earshot Jazz supports the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Spirit of Africa is a celebration of the music, dance, and culture of Africa.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
We, the Sundiata African American Cultural Association produce a cultural festival yearly. We have come to know that Festival Sundiata is a breath of fresh air when it comes to racial relations and cultural competency. We are a volunteer group of folks that plan all year and give our best effort to celebrate and introduce the culture of people of African decent to the people in the Northwest. Each one of our festivals are free of charge to attend, you won’t find a better deal anywhere in the Northwest. Make sure to buy a t-shirt or poster to remind you of this great festival.

Community Focus
Southeast Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
Tết In Seattle (T-I-S.) organizes the annual Tết Festival, a free celebration event held at the Seattle Center as part of Seattle Center's Festal world cultural program. The Tết Festival celebrates the cultural roots of Vietnamese-Americans through the celebration of Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, by presenting, promoting, and providing hands-on experience in the arts, musics, performances, and foods that are unique to Vietnam.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
The Northwest Accordion Society brings together people "for the love of the accordion". We publish a quarterly magazine, award scholarships and produce accordion events including Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration and Day of the Accordion.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Teaching kids to code and build robots through an intersection of anti-racist and anti-sexist curriculum.
Community Focus
Central Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle Center Festál presents Turkfest in partnership with the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington (TACAWA). The festival boasts a lively marketplace, food, music, dance, and more. October 10-11, 2020

Turkfest is an annual cultural festival in Seattle, whose mission is to foster friendship, to highlight the diversity and richness of Turkish culture and Turkish speaking countries, and cooperate throughout the greater community by organizing educational, entertaining, and engaging cultural programs that celebrate Turkish and Turkic cultures and heritage.

This event is free and open to the public.



Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia
Location
Bellevue, WA
As one of the largest chapters of the nationwide Finlandia Foundation, the Seattle Chapter of Finlandia Foundation actively pursues objectives that have been the core of the chapter since its establishment in 1968 by providing Finnish language classes, presenting Finnish movies, organizing a variety of events throughout the year such as the Finnish Independence Day Dinner and Dance, and more!
Community Focus
Central Asia, East Asia
Location
Seattle, WA
The Tibetan Association of Washington is a non-profit organization of Tibetans in the State of Washington. It strives to preserve and promote the unique Tibetan Cultural tradition within the Tibetan Community and further the just cause of Tibet.

Aims & Objectives:

We seek to strengthen the unity and get connected with different Tibetan communities of North America, Raise awareness about the Chinese occupation of Tibet and the plights of the Tibetan people, Preserve and promote the Tibetan people’s distinct religious and cultural heritage, Educate the younger generation of Tibetan-Americans about their history, religion and culture, Promote His Holiness Dalai Lama’s message of love, compassion and kindness.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
Location
Spokane, WA
The Inland Northwest is home to a rich community of Native American artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians. One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival celebrates their collective contributions to the cultural life of the region with a two-day festival at the Bing Crosby Theatre and the newly renovated Unfinished Space in downtown Spokane.
Community Focus
Jewish
Location
Bellevue, WA
The Eastside Torah Center – Chabad of Bellevue (ETC) is your source for everything Jewish on the Eastside.

The ETC is a small and diverse community composed of Jews of all religious and cultural backgrounds located right in suburban Bellevue. We are open 365 days of the year, ready to facilitate your educational, social, and spiritual needs. Browse the website to learn more about the broad spectrum of programs and services we offer our. Welcome to the ETC!
Community Focus
Middle East, Northern Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle Arab Festival is nonprofit cultural organization working to foster a deeper understanding of the Arab world, and to cultivate an appreciation for the richness and vibrancy of Arab culture, through educational programs and community outreach events.
Community Focus
South Asia
Location
Redmond, WA
We envision an informed and just society where honest stories of lived experiences are heard loud and clear. And through this we strive to empower, transform, inspire, heal, and entertain the community. Our mission is to always go one step further to inspire social change in the changing times.
Community Focus
Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, North America
Location
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) showcases feature-length and short format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest.