April 1, 2015


Spring is in the air! And we've been busy as bees with some great upcoming projects and programs.


The application window for Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) will open in just a couple of days; we've got a survey and a campaign to develop our Resource Room to help us better serve artists. 


Artist Trust programs and workshops are headed to Walla Walla, Port Townsend, and Whidbey Island, and we're very excited for the Lit EDGE grand finale presentations in Port Townsend later this month!

Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Opens 4/3!
2014 GAP recipient Alice Gosti, 
I will follow you - deep sea baby, 2013. performance still: Ethan Folk.

The Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) applications will be available starting April 3rd! The application deadline is May 18, 2015.


The Grants for Artist Projects provide financial support -- up to $1,500 per project -- for individual artist projects. GAPs support a wide range of artist projects including (but 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. 

Individual artists of all disciplines who reside in Washington State are encouraged to apply to the 2015 Grants for Artist Projects. 

In addition to the 61 GAP recipients, one artist will receive a one-month residency at Centrum located in Port Townsend and a $500 stipend.

For more information and an application, click here

Please Donate to Help Artist Trust Rebuild our Resource Room for Artists!

Cherdonna needs a new chair! Video by Sonja Roach.

Help Artist Trust outfit its newly designed Resource Room - a space for Washington-based artists to gather and access

funding opportunities, sample grant applications and more! 


Our Resource Room, located in the Capitol Hill Arts District of

Seattle, is FREE to use and chock-full of books, grant application samples, and flyers for arts events around the state. However, the Room's technology is nearly obsolete and the aesthetic is downright uninspiring-as you can see from this hilarious video

featuring local performer Cherdonna and Artist Trust staff!


We are working toward a new vision: a beautiful drop-in common space for meeting, socializing, researching, working, learning and engaging, with tangible, up-to-date resources that artists can use to create portfolios, work on projects and grant applications, and more


We've teamed up with Power2Give/Puget Sound-a regional arts crowdfunding platform presented by ArtsFund, to bring the Resource Room-your Resource Room-to the next level. 

We have 30 days to make it happen, and guess what: every gift, no matter the size, is DOUBLED by ArtsFund! 


Please donate today and thanks for your support!  


In This Issue
Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Opens 4/3!
Help Us Develop Our Resource Room
Take Our Survey!
"I Am An Artist" in Walla Walla
Artist Happy Hour in Walla Walla
Artist Trust At Large in Port Townsend & Whidbey Island
EDGE for Literary Artists Grand Finale Presentations
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
Be in Touch


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What Artists Need: Take Our Survey

Washington State artists, now is your time to be heard! We're conducting this statewide survey to understand the critical issues facing individual artists, of all disciplines and diversities, throughout their career. 

Click here to take the survey!

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts - and please share this survey with other WA state artists!


Submit your survey by April 20, 2015 and be entered to win $200 towards an art supply store of your choice!

I Am An Artist in Walla Walla
Michelle Acuff, A Topology of Thinking, installation, Pendelton Center for the Arts, Pendelton, OR, 2009.

April 25th (10:30am-5:30pm) & 26th, (9-4pm):

Whitman College, Walla Walla

Discounts available for Artist Trust members, Latino/a artists, and those with financial need!  Contact us for details.


Say "I Am An Artist!" and jumpstart or refresh your arts career! Are you ready to take you art career to the next level? Not sure how to do it? 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
  * Learning from Successful Artists in Seattle: Q&A with Artists of All Disciplines
  * Rocking Your Elevator Speech


Workshop Instructor: Barbara Noonan

Artist Happy Hour in Walla Walla!

April 25, 2015, 6-7:30pm:

Studio Two Zero Two, Walla Walla
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.

Want to help out?  We're looking for volunteers to make this a fun party.

Artist Trust At Large in Port Townsend & Whidbey Island
Dayton Knipher, Cultivated Field, digital photograph, 2013.

April 11, 2015, 5:30-6:30pm: Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend

April 15, 2015, 6-7pm: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley


Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this free presentation, Artist


Trust At Large will give you the scoop on how we 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 & Speaker (Port Townsend)Dayton Knipher

Artist & Speaker (Whidbey Island): Michelle Bates


EDGE for Literary Artists Grand Finale Presentations
Dennis Bensie at 2014 Lit EDGE. Photo: Joe Iano.

April 19, 2015, 9am-12pmWheeler Theater, Port Townsend 


Graduates of Artist Trust's 2015 EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists will read their poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Featuring: Nancy Anderson, Allison Augustyn, Anne Bean, Susan Brown, Peter Donahue, Grace Ellis, Christine Fadden, Marlene Farrell, Emily Lawsin, Anne McDuffie, Karen Mobley, Steve Quinn, Owen Rowe, Joannie Strangeland.


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 for Literary Artists is generously funded in part by Amazon.com.

Artist Trust Featured Artists
Julie Alpert, Folding Screen, mixed media installation, 13.5 ft x 2.4 ft x 6 ft, 2012. Photo: Steven Miller.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads.
Are you an Artist Trust grant recipient or EDGE grad? Send us your news! 
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Our massivonline calendar lists events across the state for artists and arts lovers; post your own for free and it might get highlighted here! Here's just a sampling:

Opportunities for Artists
Browse our Opportunities webpage for hundreds of calls for art of all disciplines, funding, residencies, jobs, work space and housing listings, and post your own. New listings include:

Join Our Team


We're seeking two new interns to work in our office. Have what it takes? Application deadlines are coming up quick so apply now!
  • Programs InternsWe're looking for 2 detail-oriented, highly organized interns to help out with our Programs Department. Internships run four to six months, 12-20 hours per week. Paid stipend. 

Be in Touch
Our Seattle office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. Feel free to drop in to visit the Resource Room. 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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Take care, and keep in touch!
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
866/21-TRUST (toll free)