MATERIALIZE is a new program that supports artists in expanding their practices to create on a larger scale than previously explored, offering project funding, educational courses, and the guidance professional guidance throughout the exhibition process. Priority in artist selection will be given to those from communities that have historically been underrepresented in the arts, including Black, Indigenous, artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

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The Mural Project

Prioritizing historically underrepresented artists, The Mural Project expands the breadth of MadArt’s programming by activating the studio’s facade with newly commissioned murals while creating an accessible art experience during pandemic limitations.

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"Rae, 2020" by barry johnson


MadArt has teamed up with Seattle nonprofit Urban Artwork to bring their Base Crew young artists into MadArt Studio to design, propose, and execute a set of canvas murals which will be temporarily exhibited on our studio facade. Participants also engage in workshops focused on arts professionalism and youth development.

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Photo courtesy of Urban Artworks

Artist Relief Program

COVID-19 challenged us to get creative in finding ways to continue MadArt’s mission of supporting artists, while safely producing new and engaging virtual content for our community. The Artist Relief Program emerged amidst these unique limitations, providing a virtual platform for artists to share their current studio practices with audiences from afar.


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Mural painting by Leo Shallat

Ways to Engage

MadArt seeks to create community involvement in the arts by providing opportunities for meaningful engagement between artists and public audiences. Explore our interactive & educational programming below. 

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Jennifer Angus speaking with a group amidst her exhibition "Super Natural"