ARCADE fulfills its mission in three key ways:
- Our award-winning ARCADE magazine, which was first published in 1982.
- Community events, including educational lectures, panel discussions, tours, and salons, where the community comes together to exchange ideas in real time.
- Through our web presence, including our website, online community calendar, and social media community.
Last December we published the first issue of the 31st volume/year of ARCADE. With the launch of each of our quarterly issues we hold a public event where interested parties come together to celebrate and exchange ideas—our most recent event was held at the Bullitt Center on March 8th to celebrate the launch of our spring issue STEAM: Putting Art and Design at the Center of STEM. Subsequent events will be held in June, September and December.
As we did last year, this year we will hold several public educational events, the first of which was held in partnership with the Seattle Art Museum on February 14th: Patterns and Identities: Data Visualization as Interface. We also co-presented a film series with the Northwest Film Forum this May. And we will once again participate in the Seattle Design Festival with a lecture on September 19th.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
2012 was a great year for ARCADE—we were busy!
As part of our programming we published four magazines that were chock-full of thought provoking content; hosted four launch parties for the community at unique venues—Zaaz, Makers, BelRoy and Q Night Club; we hosted two salons where we invited select members of our community to gather, eat, drink and share ideas among friends; we hosted six lectures on topics ranging from digital rendering, to what makes Herman Miller tick, to architecture in film, to how to better achieve carbon efficiency in cities; we co-sponsored six events with like-minded organizations; we were the recipient of a major grant from the esteemed Graham Foundation; and we launched the second phase of our website, which includes a carefully curated interdisciplinary calendar of events.
In order to continue to elevate and refine our programs we need operating capital to support staff time, graphic design and web development fees, printing costs, and strategic planning and resource development initiatives.