Community Pass Program
SAM strives to be an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone. Through strategic community partner organizations, we provide free opportunities to experience the museum to those in our community who have historically faced barriers or been excluded from engaging with the museum.
We prioritize organizations that are service-based nonprofit or governmental organizations that support members of marginalized communities including low-income families; communities of color; immigrant and refugee communities; and families or individuals experiencing homelessness.
Must be one of the following:
Non-profit with 501c3 status
Indigenous community organization
Religious organization with a secular community function
Must be a direct service organization that provides free programming and services to at-risk or under-resourced populations
Organizations will need to provide general demographics of the community they serve in order to qualify
Organizations will need to designate a single point of contact as a liaison with SAM for this program
Partner organizations receive a number of free individual tickets to the museum for use by anyone in the organization’s client base and by accompanying staff members.
Admission tickets are distributed at the start of the calendar year and are valid through the end of that same year.
Please note the following usage restrictions:
Tickets should not be used by the partner organizations as rewards, incentives or donation items for fundraising purposes. They do not have a cash value and should never be sold or distributed to employees or non-qualifying individuals for personal use.
Tickets should not be used for groups of 10 or larger without first checking with SAM’s Group Ticketing department by emailing:
If you are interested in requesting Membership or Ticket donations, SAM provides a limited number of these each year with priority placed on nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on the arts and local schools. To make a request for admissions tickets or SAM memberships for an upcoming auction or event, please send your request, including a description of the auction/event, at least ninety (90) days before your deadline to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Attn: Auction Request
Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
We accept applications from qualifying organizations to join this program on an annual basis. Organizations only need to apply to participate in this program once, and if admitted, will be considered ongoing partners but will need to review and renew benefits annually.
Applications are currently closed. The next open enrollment period will be in October 2023. Please email
email@example.com to be notified when open enrollment opens.
Please note: Discounted group rates are available for non-profit and community organizations that fall outside the scope of this program. Find more information about group visits here for Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.