Covers of ARCADE from Issue 36-1

ARCADE covers from our 35th anniversary retrospective issue (Spring 2018); photo by Michael Stearns.

After three months of assessment and evaluation, ARCADE is pleased to announce that we are moving forward as an organization with some big, strategic changes. As we continue to reimagine our important role in the PNW and in the design community, we are ready to tackle some major challenges including:

• Expanding our content to reach a broader audience and creating increased opportunities for writers and designers alike
• Strategically creating sustainability and accountability at every level of the organization
• Increasing our community programming to ensure that dialogues about design are a central component to how we think about our ever-changing world
• Centralizing equity and justice as a part of our practices as an organization and a voice in the wider community

We believe that you are uniquely qualified to create a more vibrant ARCADE, so we want to open up these opportunities to you first. This moment is especially notable because it allows you to create a lasting impact that will be widely felt. There are many ways that you can contribute to ARCADE including joining the Board of Trustees or a Task Force. As a board member, you help to ensure that the organization remains relevant, lively, and engaged in the community. You set the strategic plan and make certain that we succeed. While task force members require less commitment than board members do, they have a direct impact on the structure and function of the organization as they help us clear immediate hurdles and needs.

Email [email protected] for more information or to set up a time to chat over coffee.

We look forward to working together. 


A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ARCADE’s has as it mission to reinforce the principle that thoughtful design at every scale of human endeavor improves our quality of life. Support ARCADE today.

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