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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

In response to community feedback, the Crosscut Festival is shifting most of this year’s in-person events to a virtual format. All  sessions originally planned to take place at Seattle University on Saturday, May 7th will now be virtual. 

The Headliners Gala at MOHAI on Saturday, April 30 and the Keynote event with Nikole Hannah-Jones at Town Hall on Saturday, May 7th will continue in-person.



  • Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend an in-person Crosscut Festival event? 
    • Yes, all in-person Crosscut Festival events, including the Headliners Gala, require proof of vaccination along with an ID in order to attend. If you are not vaccinated, we welcome you to join us virtually. 
  • When does the festival take place?
    • The Crosscut Festival will take place May 3 - 7, 2022. The Headliners Gala will take place on April 30, 2022. 
  • Is the Crosscut Festival in-person or virtual? Where does it take place?
    • The 2022 Crosscut Festival is mostly virtual with an in-person key note and gala. Virtual events are free with an RSVP and will run Tuesday, May 3, through Saturday May 7 from 9 p.m. - 7 p.m. (PT). In-person events include the Headliners Gala at MOHAI on April 30 and Saturday evening keynotes at Town Hall on May 7. 
  • Are all events ADA accessible?
    • Captioning is available on all virtual sessions. 
    • All in-person Crosscut Festival events are ADA accessible and ALDs are available upon request. 
    • If you would like to discuss accessibility considerations, please contact or call 206-443-4800. It is important to us that everyone who wants to participate is able to do so. 
  • How do I become a member?
  • How do I become a sponsor?
    • If you’re interested in becoming a Crosscut Festival sponsor please email Jonah Fruchter, Director of Corporate Underwriting, at
  • How do I volunteer?



  • How do I buy tickets?
  • What’s included in my tickets?
  • Are there combination tickets available?
    • We do not have combination tickets available this year; we recommend a la carte purchases for the events you would like to attend. 
  • What is the refund policy?
    • Crosscut Festival tickets are fully refundable up to April 26, 2022 (7 days before the start of the festival), after which we will be unable to offer refunds. Headliners Gala tickets are considered a donation and therefore not refundable. 
  • What are the member benefits?
    • Members receive early access to purchase tickets, priority entry lines at the Crosscut Festival and a special members-only lunch on Saturday, May 7. 
  • What is the cost?
  • Are my tickets tax deductible?
    • Headliners Gala tickets are tax-deductible, however Crosscut Festival tickets are not. 
  • Are there any student discounts?
    • As all virtual components of the festival are free, we are not offering student discounts for other ticketed festival events.
  • Can I volunteer to gain access to the festival?
  • Are there opportunities for those who cannot afford a ticket to attend?



  • Who are the speakers/what is the schedule?
  • Can I nominate a speaker or topic?
    • We've incorporated feedback from prior festivals into this year's planning and are not taking additional suggestions at this time. Please fill out a post-event survey after this year's event to share your feedback and speaker/topic suggestions for 2023.



  • How do I watch?
    • Links to all virtual sessions can be found on the "Sessions" page on this website and also sent out via email. 
  • What devices and browsers can I use to watch virtual sessions?
    • Virtual events can be viewed on computers or tablets using Safari, Firefox or Chrome browsers. 
  • Can I watch virtual sessions on my TV?
    • Select Crosscut Festival sessions will be broadcast on KCTS 9, tin the evening during the week following the festival, however, the majority of the sessions will need to be viewed on your computer or tablet. 
  • Will sessions be recorded for later viewing?
    • Yes! All virtual sessions will be recorded and will be available on the event library page within 24 hours of when they originally took place. 
  • How long will the recordings be available online?
    • Recordings will be available on the event library page for the week following the festival, after which you will be able to view them at
  • Is closed captioning available?
    • Yes, closed captioning is available on all virtual sessions. 
  • Who do I contact if I’m having technical issues?
    • Please email or call 206-443-4800 with any questions and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are having issues during a session please ask your question in the chat and a member of our team will assist you in real-time. 



  • Can anyone purchase a ticket to the gala?
    • Yes! Tickets for the Headliners Gala are open to the public and are available on the Gala ticketing page.
  • Are my Gala tickets tax-deductible?
    • Yes, gala tickets are tax-deductible. The fair market value (FMV) of each meal is $125. An official tax receipt for your donation(s) will be sent in January.  Cascade Public Media’s Federal Tax ID number is 91-1221895.
  • What will take place at the gala?
    • The Headliners Gala will consist of dinner, drinks and a live auction along with an on-stage conversation with one of the Crosscut Festival keynote speakers.
  • Can I participate in the gala virtually?
    • We will not have a virtual component to the Headliners Gala, however, if you’d like to make a gift you can do so at

Please email with any additional questions.