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Corporate Giving​​​

Corporate Giving

As a corporate supporter of SAM​, your commitment to excellence has a powerful impact in bringing alive the delight and wonder of art for thousands of​ people. Your support makes SAM’s dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs possible.​

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For general questions about SAM corporate partners, please call 206.654.3184 or email us.​


Bronze circle
$1,000 – $2,499

  • Ten annual membership cards, transferable among employees, granting free admission for a full year to all SAM locations: the Seattle Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum, and the Olympic Sculpture Park

  • Ten complimentary guest passes, for clients or guests

  • Invitations to members-only special exhibition previews and events

  • 20% discount on new SAM memberships for employees (ranging from Individual at $60 to Fellow at $600)

  • 10% discount at all SAM Shop locations, with membership card

  • 10% discount at TASTE Café with membership card

  • Discounted rates for hosting private company events at any of the three museum locations (upon availability)

  • Recognition on the SAM website

  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 35 museums nationwide

$2,500 – $4,999

All Bronze Circle benefits, plus:

  • One complimentary private use of a designated event or meeting space at the Asian Art Museum for corporate entertaining (upon availability), with standard group admission fees waived; host pays catering and staffing costs

  • Ten additional complimentary guest passes (total of 20)

$5,000 – $9,999

All Silver Circle benefits, plus:

  • One complimentary private use of a designated event or meeting space at one of SAM’s three locations for corporate entertaining (upon availability​​), with standard group admission fees waived; host pays catering and staffing costs. In lieu of complimentary use of the Asian Art Museum at the Silver Circle level.

  • One-year complimentary Patron-level individual membership for one executive, including invitations to premier members-only receptions (valued at $250)

  • Free group tour (up to 20 people) of the Seattle Art Museum collections and special exhibitions; please allow four weeks' notice

  • Ten additional complimentary guest passes (total of 30)

Platinum circle
$10,000 – $24,999

All Gold Circle benefits, plus:

  • Recognition as a sponsor of a museum exhibition, special event or program, to be selected in consultation with SAM Development staff

  • One-year complimentary Ambassador-level individual membership (valued at $1,500) for one executive. Includes invitations to upper-level member special events. In lieu of Patron-level membership at Gold Circle level.

  • Free admission for all employees during Corporate Member Appreciation Days (occur approximately four times a year)

  • Link from SAM’s website to corporate member’s website

  • Ten additional complimentary guest passes (total of 40)


Corporate sponsors of SAM include regional, national, and international corporations that understand the value of supporting the arts in a community. By contributing to SAM’s exceptional art exhibitions and programming, you are helping to foster the creativity and innovation that make Seattle a cultural global leader. A partnership with SAM highlights your company as a philanthropic community supporter while offering exclusive benefits for your clients and customers, executives, and employees.

SAM is committed to identifying unique, compelling, and mutually beneficial sponsorships for our corporate partners. Opportunities for partnership include major exhibitions with broad marketing appeal, as well as focused educational programs and special events geared toward specific audiences. From blockbusters to quarterly Remix art parties and engaging experiences for families, SAM sponsorships produce meaningful alignments for our corporate partners.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $10,000. You can ​reach our Corporate Relations team at 206.654.3252 or email us to learn more about how you can partner with SAM. ​​​

In-Kind Giving

In-kind gifts help the museum by providing the important services and products necessary to present high-caliber exhibitions, engaging programming, and fun-filled events. For more information about how your company can support the museum through in-kind giving, please call 206.654.3184 or email us.

Corporate Partners

The Seattle Art Museum thanks our current corporate partners for their support.

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Corporate Pass Request

Employees of SAM corporate member companies can visit any exhibition for free by coming to the Ticketing Desk with a SAM corporate membership card and proof of employment. Tickets can be reserved in advance with our corporate pass request form.​​

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