May 1, 2015



Artist Trust was all over the state this past month! We had a blast meeting local artists in Walla Walla at our Happy Hour and I Am An Artist workshop, we headed to Spokane for a successful board retreat, wrapped up our EDGE Professional Development for Literary Artists Program week with amazing readings from our participants, and held an Artist Trust At Large event on Whidbey Island. 

And there's so much more good stuff in the works!

GAP applications are already streaming in (submit early by May 10 to get your application reviewed!), GiveBIG is right around the corner, and applications for our Visual Edge Professional Development program for artists are now open!

Have a great weekend, and please consider supporting us for GiveBIG next Tuesday, May 5!
Mark Your Calendars, May 5 is GiveBIG! 



We're very excited to participate in The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG 'Day of Champions' on Tuesday, May 5!


Get ready to make your online donations in  support Artist Trust on May 5! Not only will every donation made on that day be 'stretched' by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors, but two of our generous donors have agreed to match $7,500 - dollar for dollar!  Drop by our Capitol Hill office on May 5 for an all-day open

house. Join the fun with Artist Trust champions -staff, board and artists including Jessika Kenney and Juan Alonso. We'll even have a laptop available so you can conveniently make your online donation. 

And don't forget to share this link with your friends so they can GiveBIG as well!
In This Issue
GiveBIG is May 5!
Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Early Bird
Artist Trust At Large Seeking Speakers
Visual EDGE Applications Now Open
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
Be in Touch


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Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Early Bird Deadline is May 10th
2014 GAP recipient Kate Vrijmoet, And the Vacuum Cleaner Swallows Its Bag,
oil on canvas, 72"x84", 2010. photo: Ken Wagner.

The Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) applications are now open!  

Early birds who submit by May 10 will get the chance to have their application reviewed for clarity and completeness. They'll also be entered in a raffle to win an Artist Trust membership


The Grants for Artist Projects provide financial support -- $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.

The final deadline for the application is May 18. For more information and an application, click here
Artist Trust At Large Seeking Speakers
Dayton K. Knipher, In The Beginning: Aquatic Blast, photograph, 2010.

Artist Trust is selecting a small group of people throughout Washington State to be Artist Trust At Large (ATAL) Speakers in the following regions: 
ATAL is a free, one-hour presentation offered statewide on how Artist Trust helps artists of all disciplines boost their careers through our programs and services. The goal of ATAL is to effectively reach out to communities across the state through a cohort of trained Artist Trust At Large Speakers.
Visual EDGE Applications Now Open!
Peter Carlson, Visitor, oil on canvas, 18"x28", 2008.

Artist Trust invites visual artists in Washington State to apply to the EDGE Professional Development Program. The EDGE Program offers artists 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.

The EDGE Program provides artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals as well as to develop peer support and exchange. 

This year, EDGE will take place in Port Townsend from October 24 -31. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2015. 

Scholarships are available by request through the Artist Trust Need-Based Scholarship Fund and The Latino/a & Filipino/a Scholarship Funds for Professional Development for Latino/a & Filipino/a artists. Click here for more information.
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Mari Ichimasu, Kuromatsu Miso, stop motion animation, 2012.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads.
  • 2014 Artist Trust Fellow Mari Ichimasu will be holding a free stop-motion animation workshop at Le Voyeur Cafe & Lounge in Olympia on May 10.
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:

  • May 1, 2015Downtown Bellingham / 15th Annual Children's Art WalkFeaturing activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. 
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? The application deadline is 5/15 so apply now! 


  • Programs Interns: We'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 
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