January 1, 2014



Happy New Year! We can't wait to see what new visions all the spectacularly creative artists of our state will bring to life in 2014. And hope to see you this year at a workshop, performance, networking event... and especially at the Auction!

Deadline Extended: EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists
Sonia Dolores Cook, EDGE Grand Finale Presentations, Elliott Bay Book Company, 2013. photo: Jeffrey Cook
New deadline: January 3, 2014
Literary artists! Take your career to the next level at the 2014 EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists, a 50-hour program taking place February 28-April 12, 2014 in Seattle.
EDGE came at just the right time in my development as an artist, offering invaluable information and feedback around how one should present one's work professionally. I learned smart and useful ways to approach sharing my work with others--where to look for opportunities, how to put together quality responses to calls for entry or grant applications... The program filled in the gaps around the "business" of art--a rather mysterious, intimidating area. But with those sorts of tools in hand, I gained a certain confidence lacking before the EDGE experience. EDGE gave me a place to start and the courage to try. [Carrie Larson]

The EDGE Program provides artists with a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. EDGE focuses on supplying artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange. Open to emerging or mid-career writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.
2014 Fellowship Application
Lucy Ostrander, Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol, film still, 2009. Photo: Museum of History and Industry.
Deadline: January 13, 2014
Literary, craft, media and music artists: apply for the 2014 Artist Trust Fellowships! Fellowships award $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. The Fellowship is a merit-based, not a project-based award.
New this year, in addition to 14 Fellowship recipients, one artist each in the Literary and Music disciplines will receive a one-month residency at the Millay Colony in New York and a $1,000 stipend!

In This Issue
Deadline Extended for Literary EDGE
Apply for the 2014 Fellowships
Artist Trust At Large in Leavenworth
"I Am An Artist" Professional Development Workshop
Get Your Tickets to the 2014 Benefit Art Auction
Join Our Team
Welcome, Anil!
Ensuring the Legacy of Artists
Statewide Arts Events
Opportunities for Artists
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Thanks, Peter!
Be In Touch


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Top Image: Marissa Rae Niederhauser, 2010. photo: Tim Summers
Artist Trust At Large in Leavenworth
Lori Aylesworth, Icicle Creek Autumn, soft pastel and charcoal, 18"x24".
January 16, 2014, 5:15-6:15pm :: Icicle Arts Gallery, Leavenworth
Looking to give your arts career a boost? In these free one-hour presentations you'll get the scoop on how Artist Trust can help. You'll learn how Artist Trust serves Washington State Artists of all disciplines and how you can use these programs and resources to advance your arts business.
Look for more ATALs coming up in Bremerton, Bridgeport, Centralia, Eastsound, Everett, Kelso, Kirkland, Long Beach, Pt. Townsend, Renton, Republic, Seattle, Spokane, Twisp and Yakima.
I Am An Artist Professional Development Workshop
Terrell Lozada, Spokanehouse,
watercolor on paper, 20"x28", 2012.
Discounts for Artist Trust members & early registration by 1/10/14!

Last October I took I Am An Artist and have just received a grant from the Helen Creighton Folklore Society in Nova Scotia... Without this class I would not have known where to begin with grant writing. Thank you and Artist Trust for all you do.

Say "I Am An Artist!" and jumpstart or refresh your arts career! This two-day interactive workshop for artists of all disciplines includes:
          • Work Samples That Look Great
          • Writing a Killer Artist Statement, Resume & Cover Letter
          • Finding & Pursing Funding, Showing, & Performing Opportunities
          • Online Promoting & Marketing
          • Learn from Successful Artists: Q&A
          • Feedback from Your Peers
          • Rock Your Elevator Speech at an Elevator Speech Networking Event on February 4.
Guest Presenter: Anne Blackburn, Storefronts Seattle: "Alternative Venues"
Artist Panel: Rick Araluce, visual art; Zoe Scofield, dance; Nadia Tarnawsky, music; Leonel Pena Woolff, film; literary artist TBA.
Get Your Tickets for the 2014 Benefit Art Auction
Preston Singletary, Killer Whale Totem, cast glass, 18"x5.75"x5.75", 2013.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 :: Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion

Buy your tickets now for the most fun, inspiring, art-filled event of 2014!

Tickets always sell out--act fast so you don't miss:
          • Curated artwork created by Washington State artists;
          • Unique and inspiring arts experiences;
          • Curator tour with prominent and knowledgeable gallerists;
          • Performances featuring the talents of Mandy Greer, Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney, and other Artist Trust grant recipients to be announced;
          • Sumptuous seated dinner;
          • Chance to meet contributing artists;
          • Opportunity to support individual artists throughout Washington.

Also not to be missed: Private Benefactor Event, February 12, at the home of Jon Shirley. Limited tickets available so get yours now! 

Join Our Team!
Some of the AT team at the 2014 Awards Party, EMP Museum. photo: Matthew Aimonetti
We're seeking lots of go-getters to work in our office and/or at our Benefit Art Auction. Have what it takes? Application deadlines are coming up quick so apply now!
Welcome to Anil Vora
We are happy to introduce to you our new Grants Program Manager, Anil Vora!
Anil comes to Artist Trust with nearly two decades of program management experience, most recently at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a caricaturist and writer, and has served on the jury for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Lambda Literary Awards. Anil also developed the festival program for 2008 Seattle South Asian Film Festival. 
Glad you're on the team, Anil!
Ensuring the Legacy of Washington State Artists
CALL Legacy Specialist training. photo: Nichole DeMent
Artist Trust is working to expand the knowledge, awareness and discussion about archiving and documenting artwork through the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program. This exciting program, supported with a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, provides visual artists with information and necessary skills for archiving and documenting their work. Artist Trust is one of four organizations nationwide selected to participate in the pilot program. Read all about it!
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Kevin Piepel, Surfacing #10,
encaustic on panel, 24"x18", 2011.
Our massive online calendar lists events across the state for artists and arts lovers; post your own for free! Here's just a sampling:
Opportunities for Artists
Browse hundreds of calls for art of all disciplines, funding, residencies, jobs, work space and housing listings, and post your own. New listings include:
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Stan Raucher, Metro Line 1 near People's Square, archival pigment print, 18"x12", 2009.
Check out:
Thanks, Peter!
Peter winning at his final Lunch Club.
We absolutely could not do what we do without the incredible interns that generously devote their time and energies to our work supporting artists.

Thanks to outgoing Programs Intern Peter Donnelly for all his fantastic help and fabulous attitude.

Meantime, welcome to new interns Robin Adornato, Jennifer Beaty, Daria Binkowski, Stacy Lynn Gilbert, Stephanie Harmon and Susan Rotondo!
Be In Touch
Our Seattle office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. Come use the Resource Room or make an appointment to get guidance on your arts career or latest grant application.
Not in the region? Peruse our extensive website full of resources and opportunities 24/7! Browse tons of professional development resources and articles, with vital information on healthcare, legal issues, emergency assistance programs and more.
Have a new email or snail-mail address? Please let us know! 
Be well, and keep in touch,

Lila Hurwitz
Associate Director
Artist Trust
206/467-8734 x13
866/21-TRUST (toll free)