March 15, 2014



Being an artist takes courage, perseverance, talent, gumption--and, in no small part, knowledge of how to run a successful business. We all know (or are ourselves) super-talented artists who could use help with the business aspects of an artistic career. Take charge and take advantage of our career training workshops. Lots coming up... read on and take action!

Last Call to Apply for EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists
2012 EDGE participants working hard amidst Centrum's inspiring environment. photo: Libby Gerber

The 2014 EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists offers 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 provides artists with relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals as well as to develop peer support and exchange. Since 2003, 593 artists have successfully completed the EDGE Program.

"Never a day passes in my profession as an artist that I don't refer back to the tools I learned. The connection with fellow attendees bonded us in our mutual goals and you can feel the combined power when we get together. This will change your approach to your art business." [EDGE graduate Barbara Noonan]

The 52-hour EDGE Program includes: Professional Portfolio; The Business of Art; Supporting Your Artwork; Communication, Marketing and Outreach.
Two cycles to choose from:
  • Seattle, June 20-August 1, 2014: This cycle starts Friday, June 20, 5-9:30pm, and will meet the following day and then the next five Saturdays, June 21-July 26, 9am-6pm at Seattle Pacific University. The final session, including Grand Finale Presentations, is Friday, August 1, 4-9:30 pm.
  • Port Townsend, August 16-23, 2014: A one-week residential intensive presented at Centrum, a center for arts and creative education located in historic Fort Worden State Park. This EDGE begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, August 16; sessions then run 9am-6pm from Sunday, August 17 through Friday, August 22. The final session, including Grand Finale Presentations, is Saturday, August 23, 10am-4:30pm.
Scholarships available for Latino/a artists!
In This Issue
Last Call to Apply for EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists
2014 Grants for Artist Projects
Meet the Artist: Jeremy Mangan
Artist Trust At Large: Eastsound, Long Beach, Centralia
Be an Artist Trust At Large Speaker
"I Am An Artist" in Spokane
Artist Happy Hour in Spokane
Anna Czoski: Artifact III: Materialized
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Thanks, Greta
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Top image: Margie Livingston, Study for wafer board, trimmed (detail), acrylic, 8"x8"x.75", 2010. photo: Richard Nicol
2014 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP)
Larissa Min, Postcard Project, original newspaper photo by Dilson Bettes for "O Estado do Parana," digitally edited and processed, 2010.

Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) are available to Washington State artists of any discipline. GAPs provide support for individual artist projects, including (but are not limited to) the development, completion or presentation of new work; publication; travel for artistic research or to present or complete work; documentation of work; and advanced workshops for professional development.
Get going on your application, and please spread the word!
Meet the Artist: Jeremy Mangan
Jeremy Mangan, Visitation, oil and acrylic on panel, 16"x12", 2012.

Join grant recipient Jeremy Mangan for a free live ice carving demonstration and Q&A.

Artist Trust's Meet the Artist program is an integral component of the annual Artist Trust Fellowships. Every Fellowship recipient presents an event outside of their geographic area of residence or to a community that would not ordinarily have access to their work. Meet the Artist bridges our artistic community with the diverse communities in Washington State, increasing awareness about the vital roles the arts and artists play in our culture.
Artist Trust At Large: Eastsound, Long Beach & Centralia
Jean Behnke, Propeller Series-Pond scum (detail), block print on arches paper, 30"x20", 2012.
March 23, 2014, 1-2pm: Orcas Island Public Library, Eastsound

Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this free one-hour presentation, Artist Trust At Large speakers and artists giveyou 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.
Artist Trust At Large: Be a Speaker
KC Madsen presents an
ATAL, Vancouver Organization for Contemporary Art, December 2013.

Deadline: April 1, 2014


We're seeking a new slew of Artist Trust At Large speakers! Could that be you?

Artist Trust At Large, one of our newest and most successful programs, is a free one-hour presentation on our programs and services for artists. ATALs happen throughout the state, throughout the year. 

ATAL speakers receive public speaking training and compensation for each presentation completed. Plus, it's a great way to get connected with tons of artists and arts lovers all over the state.

"I Am An Artist" in Spokane
Suzanne Ostersmith,
Icelandic Gibberish. photo: Summer Berry, Gonzaga University costume designer.
Early registration discount deadline: March 28, 2014
Latino/a artist scholarships available!

Say "I Am An Artist!" and jumpstart or refresh your arts career! The two-day interactive I Am An Artist Professional Development 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
I'm just halfway through this workshop but I've already stuffed my brain (both sides) with valuable information about grant writing and portfolio presentation and galleries and resumes. Lots of good tips. All that, and sharing notes with fellow artists from various backgrounds and experiences. I highly recommend I Am An Artist. [Bob Rini, IAAA Participant]  

Guest Presenters & Artists: 

  • Shannon Halberstadt, Spokane Arts
  • Zan Agzigian, literary artist
  • Ric Gendron, visual artist
  • Juan Mas, film artist
  • Suzanne Ostersmith, dance artist
Artist Happy Hour
AHH Seattle, February 2014.

What's the most important thing you can do to advance your arts career? Expand your network! Come talk shop, meet fellow artists, and get happy. With wine and cheese, of course.

If you're already registered for the I Am An Artist Professional Development Workshop in Spokane there is no additional fee for this event.
Anna Czoski: Artifact III: Materialized
Anna Czoski, Untitled, 3D render with Maya/Mental Ray, 2012.

2013 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipient Anna Czoski presents Artifact III: Materialized as part of Kinetic Thirds, a collaborative exhibition that "aims to smudge, erase, and ultimately investigate boundaries of performance and video art. Creating systems of capturing time, movement and space, each artist explores a formula in identifying memory. Through the documentation of past performances, live performance, installation, and sculpture Kinetic Thirds becomes a collection of reminisce, a history of the materials that are left behind."

Artifact III: Materialized is made possible in part by Artist Trust's Grants for Artist Projects (GAP)! The 2014 GAP applications are due April 14; don't miss your chance!
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Congratulations to:
And check out:
Thanks, Greta
Greta and intern Peter Donnelly being fabulous at this year's Auction.
For the past year, Greta Schreurs has been absolutely invaluable in helping us run our grants programs, first as an intern and then as Program Associate. With style and grace (and a lot of patience and flexibility), Greta took on a huge amount of tasks and responsibilities. We could not have done it without you, Greta!

Please join us in sending out a loud THANK YOU to Greta. Cannot wait to see what the future holds for you!
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.
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Be well, and keep in touch,

Lila Hurwitz
Associate Director
Artist Trust
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