Call to Artists

Public Art at The Waypoint

ParkRenderingArts & Humanities Bainbridge, in partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island, seeks to commission an artist to create an exterior two or three dimensional work of art for The Waypoint park. The Waypoint is located near the Bainbridge Island Ferry terminal and offers a first impression for Bainbridge Island visitors and a welcome-home to west Puget Sound residents. Approximately 75,000 people annually stroll through this gateway to the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.

The commission is open to artists of the Pacific Northwest.  Applications will only be accepted through CaFÉ at

Deadline for entries – August 28, 2015.

Call to Filmmakers

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge presents the 17th Annual Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival!
Following the simple guideline that works must have been filmed on Bainbridge or feature a past or present Bainbridge Islander in the cast, crew or production, the goals of the 2-day festival are to bring the Bainbridge community together to learn about and celebrate local filmmakers. This year we are excited to present 2 NEW CATEGORIES:

The Best of Kitsap – as we welcome filmmakers from Kitsap County to participate. If you know a off island great filmmaker please share this information!

Celluloid Late Night – where we welcome submissions including  black comedy, horror, and films with adult language and situations intended for audiences over the age of 18.

Film submission Deadline – September 1st. Click here for Guidelines. 


Arts & Humanities Bainbridge is proud to present two films from Living on One Productions at the 2015 Celluloid Film Festival.

Living on One is a production and social impact studio that creates films and educational videos to raise awareness and inspire action around pressing global issues.

SalamNeighborSalam Neighbor

Two Americans head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 85,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crisis.




RosaRosa- These Storms

Rosa, a young Mayan woman, sits alone. She stares directly into the camera and for the first time has the courage to share her story. From the award-winning creators of Living on One Dollar comes an intensely personal and poignant documentary short following the life of a young woman growing up in a poor family in Guatemala. Now 27, Rosa fights to overcome her past and to follow the dreams she once thought impossible. Her experiences are raw and relatable as she wrestles with shame, forgiveness and the fight to keep her child alive.



We are Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

Vertical LogoChange is here.

The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council has adopted a new name – Arts & Humanities Bainbridge – and created a new logo in collaboration with design students at the Northwest College of Arts & Design (NCAD).

A new name was discussed on and off for several years, but over the last year, the stars aligned, resources arose, and hours of discussion with board, staff and community members led to a conclusion.

Our name was too long for the technology age, BIAHC too guttural, and people constantly confused us with another long-time Bainbridge Island institution.

We chose to go with our essence – Arts & Humanities – which best describes our rich field of endeavor and cannot be lost. Since serving the Bainbridge Island community is at the heart of our mission, “Bainbridge” remains as shorthand for all its people.

Working with Georgia Brown’s class at NCAD, we chose Morgan Louise Michels to create our logo and collateral materials. Morgan is a senior studying for her BFA in visual communication with majors in graphic design and illustration. We send her, Georgia and the 10 other students who worked on this project a giant thank you.

Some things have not changed. We’ll still provide community programs and events, plus services for artists – both professional and aspirational – teachers and cultural organizations.

Our beliefs remain the same.

  • Art transforms lives.
  • Humanities exploration creates knowledge, understanding and compassion.
  • Collaborative relationships among Bainbridge Island’s cultural organizations benefit the entire Bainbridge Island community.
  • The arts and humanities cultivate a high quality of life, provide significant economic impact, and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.

AH Bainbridge!