About Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

WHY WE’RE HERE

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB) is Bainbridge Island’s cultural hub. AHB bridges the arts and business communities by leading the Bainbridge Creative District (BCD), and promotes Bainbridge’s vibrant arts and culture through our online media platform, BainbridgeCurrents.com.  The BCD and Currents highlight the island as a cultural destination, attract visitors, and deepen appreciation for our cultural offerings and heritage. The arts and humanities enhance our quality of life and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit. AHB also administers: Public Art; Community Arts Education; Poet Laureate; Creative Circles; Artist Grants; Panel & Speaker Presentations.

MISSION

We connect you to the abundance of creativity in our community, to empower and inspire.

BELIEFS

  • Art transforms lives.
  • Nurturing the artist within reveals and expands creative potential.
  • Exploration through the humanities creates knowledge, understanding and compassion.
  • Collaborative relationships among the Island’s cultural organizations benefit the entire Bainbridge Island Community.
  • An organization’s openness to listening and learning ensures a relevant, effective response.
  • 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.

VALUES

WELCOMING – TRUSTWORTHY – INQUISITIVE – VIBRANT

CULTURAL SERVICES

We provide opportunities for artists to prosper, our youth to learn through art, our community to enjoy art in public spaces, and engage in collaborative events. We convene a Poet Laureate, Directors’ Forum and Cultural Reps of more than twenty local non-profit cultural organizations, to nurture connections, collaboration and active communication.  We also provide fiscal sponsorship to fledgling nonprofit organizations and grants to individual artists.

Year-round advocacy for cultural funding at the local, state and federal level, and publicity for cultural organizations to help sustain the creative economy of Bainbridge Island.