Partners and Friends


  • Alaska Presenter’s Consortium
  • Annex Gallery
  • Arctic Light School on Fort Wainwright
  • Artisan’s Courtyard
  • Blue Loon
  • Dance Theater Fairbanks
  • Delta Junction Library
  • Denali Arts and Humanities Alliance
  • Denali Center
  • Fairbanks Arts Association
  • Fairbanks Arts Culture and Education Committee
  • Fairbanks Funny Fest
  • Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre
  • Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
  • Funny Fest
  • Kids in Motion
  • KUAC
  • Lathrop High School
  • North Star Community Foundation
  • Pioneer Home
  • UA Museum of the North
  • UAF Music Dept.
  • UAF Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity
  • UAF Pub
  • Unitarian Universalist of Fairbanks
  • University Alaska Fairbanks
  • West Valley High School

ArcticFest Partners:


  • Fairbanks Arts Association – Space for exhibits, artist roundtables, literary readings, and educational activities
  • Fairbanks Children’s Museum – Interactive museum for family-friendly educational activities
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center – Meeting, event, and presentation space
  • University of Alaska Museum of the North – Spaces for exhibits, films, tours, educational activities, and receptions. See below for more details on the UA Museum facilities and resources.
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks – Array of facilities for hosting exhibitions, meetings, lectures, and performances associated with the festival.
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Art – Art gallery and reception space
  • Well Street Art Co. – Art gallery and reception space
  • Alaska Craftsman Home Program – Workshops in advanced, energy-efficient, cold-climate building techniques
  • Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program – Logistical support for In a Time of Change (ITOC) arts-humanities-science fellows program, festival field trips, presentations by scientists, and educational activities for children
  • Fairbanks Arts Association – Environmentally focused performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, and arts education presentations and events
  • Fairbanks Children’s Museum – Thematically related interactive exhibits and activities for kids and families created by museum staff and program fellows
  • Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition (FCAC) – Workshops focused on climate issues and avenues for attendees to take civic action towards climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Fairbanks Concert Association – Performing arts events and lectures by renowned national and international artists, scientists, and climate activists
  • Native Movement – Workshops and information on grassroots-led projects that focus on social justice, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and the rights of Mother Earth 
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center – Information booths and activities on environmental conservation and sustainable resource stewardship in Interior and Arctic Alaska
  • Northern Alaska Tour Company – Coach and flight tours of multiple destinations throughout Arctic and Interior Alaska guided by naturalists with expertise in the natural and cultural history of Alaska
  • Pavva Inupiaq Dancers – Alaska Native dance, including contemporary adaptations of traditional dances that incorporate climate change concepts
  • University of Alaska Museum of the North – Museum exhibits focusing on natural and cultural history of Alaska, hands-on educational activities for children, tours of research labs and collections, educational films, potentially special temporary exhibits on thematically related topics
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Art – Visual art exhibits on ARcTic Fest themes
  • Well Street Art Co. – Thematically related visual art exhibits
  • Development Designs (Doug Johnson) – Strategic planning and consulting services
  • Explore Fairbanks (visitor’s bureau) – Advertising and promotion
  • Fairbanks Arts Association – Planning and coordinating festival activities with members from the performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, and arts education fields
  • Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition – Staff and volunteer time to support festival planning, promotion, and execution
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center – Festival planning and promotion
  • Northern Alaska Tour Company – Transportation for festival guest artists and presenters
  • Sophie Station Suites – Lodging for guest artists and presenters
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks – Advertising and promotion via social media, press releases, events calendars, newsletters, etc.
  • University of Alaska Museum of the North – Advertising and promotion via social media and email newsletters

Rural Outreach Partners:

  • Delta Junction Library
  • Fort Greely
  • Delta High School
  • Delta Community Center
  • Denali Arts and Humanities Alliance
  • Kids in Motion
  • Mile 229 Parks Restaurant
  • Tri-Valley School
  • Clear AFS

Social Service Partners:

  • Denali Center
  • Pioneer Home
  • Fairbanks Youth Facility
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Fairbanks Dentention Center

Letters Project:

  • Noel Wien Library
  • the Fairbanks Children’s Museum
  • the Pioneer Home
  • HooDoo Brewing Company
  • College Coffeehouse
  • UAF Writing Center
  • the Rural Student Services
  • Tri-Valley School Library
  • the Delta Junction Community Library
  • Celebration of Writing
  • Fairbanks Detention Center
  • FNSB School District

Trash Bash:

  • the United Way of the Tanana Valley
  • the Midnight Sun Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Alaska’s Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
  • Green Star of Interior Alaska
  • the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.


  • Access Alaska
  • Adult Learning Programs of Alaska
  • Alaska Camerata
  • Alaska Dog Mushers’ Association
  • Alaska Trappers Association
  • Alaska Women’s Lobby
  • Alpha Kappa
  • Armed Services YMCA of Alaska
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Breast Cancer Detection Center
  • Dance Theatre Fairbanks
  • Denali Education Center
  • Eielson Air Force Base Break-Up Beach Party
  • Fairbanks Counseling & Adoption
  • Fairbanks Food Bank
  • Fairbanks Montessori School
  • Fairbanks Native Association
  • Fairbanks Rescue Mission
  • Fairbanks Symphony Association
  • Family Centered Services of Alaska
  • FNSB Parks & Recreation
  • Graf Rheeneerhaan
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hospice of the Tanana Valley
  • Interior Alaska Center for Non-violent Living
  • Lathrop High School
  • Literacy Council of Alaska
  • Monroe Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • National Association of Social Workers, Alaska Chapter
  • North Star Council on Aging
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center
  • Northland Youth Choir
  • Oil & Gas Alliance
  • Presbyterian Hospitality House
  • Randy Smith Middle School
  • Resource Center for Parents and Children
  • Ryan Middle School
  • Santa’s Seniors
  • Tanana Middle School
  • Tri-Valley Community Library
  • UAF New Student Orientation
  • United Way
  • Upward Bound
  • West Valley High School
  • Yukon Quest International


Passing the Hat began in 2008 when FCA participated in the Breast Cancer Detection Center\’s Paint the Town Pink campaign and then solicited for a different social service organization at every concert.

In 2009 FCA formed a consortium of 32 local NPOs who wanted to participate, receiving a matching grant from the North Star Community Foundation, who matched contributions made through the program and giving FCA a donation as well.

In 2010, FCA passed the hat to NSCF and is currently working with them to create a new, highly sophisticated website with plans to launch a big community-wide project when it is completed.

Passing the Hat participants:

  • Access Alaska
  • Alaska Bird Observatory
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters Greater Fairbanks Area
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska and Charitable Corp.
  • Calypso Farm & Ecology Center
  • Carol H. Brice Family CenterDance Theatre Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks Arts Association
  • Fairbanks Community Food Bank
  • Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre
  • Fairbanks Native Association
  • Fairbanks Resource Agency
  • Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre
  • Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
  • Fairbanks Sweet Adelines
  • Fairbanks Symphony Association
  • Farthest North Girl Scout Council
  • Friends of Creamer’s Field
  • Goldstream Valley Lions Club
  • Hospice of Tanana Valley
  • Interior Aids Association
  • NAMI of Fairbanks Alaska
  • North Star Dance Foundation
  • North Star Imagination Library
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center
  • Opera Fairbanks
  • Yukon Quest International

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