November 3, 2015

We've had a lot to celebrate over the past few weeks, and November is shaping up to be quite an exciting month!

Thanks to the money raised by the inaugural Seattle Art Fair back in July, we were able to almost completely fund our Grants for Artist Projects this year! Catch up on the announcement and check out the 2015 recipients here

We've got a deadline for the Arts Innovator Awards coming up, and applications for our Fellowships open on November 18! We're also still looking for art and art experiences for our 2016 Benefit Art Auction (Deadline 11/9) and have some sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well.

Hot jobs alert! We're seeking a Spokane Program Coordinator and a Development Assistant, as well as interns for our auction and our office! 

Read on below to find out more, and have a great week! 
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Submit Art

Juan Alonso-Rodriguez, Linked/Horned, 30" x 23.5', each
Acrylic on panel (diptych) 2000. A 2015 Benefit Art Auction best-seller generously donated by Tatiana Garmendia. 
Artist Trust commemorates 30 years of fueling individual artists at the 2016 Benefit Art Auction, and we are accepting submissions!  In addition to quality visual art, jewelry and craft, we encourage proposals for Art Experiences such as trips to art destinations, creative classes, exclusive performances, screenings, or readings, and behind the scenes tours. November 9, 2015 is the submission deadline.

Click here to find more information about donating to the 2016 Benefit Art Auction. 

2016 Benefit Art Auction: Sponsorships

Louise HankesSurf DanceAcrylic,
36" x 36" x 1.5"
Are you are you a business owner who loves art and is passionate about supporting your local community? Do you know any local businesses that could benefit from marketing to hundreds of artists, art collectors and community leaders? 

Artist Trust's 2016 Benefit Art Auction is a great opportunity to get your name out there - all while funding grants and career training programs that help artists create!
There are various levels of sponsorship that can work with your budget, providing fantastic perks and benefits, along with recognition at the event, on collateral, and through our marketing and outreach channels. Or you can take out an ad in the auction catalog, bringing your business or organization to a wide audience of artists and supporters.
For a full list of sponsorship levels and benefits, and catalog ad options, contact Cristina Friday.

In This Issue
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Submit Art
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Sponsorships
2015 Grants for Artist Projects Supported by the Seattle Art Fair
Arts Innovator Award Applications Now Open
Fellowship Applications Open 11/18
Welcome, Katy!
Welcome, Owen!
Artist Trust At Large in Redmond & Ellensburg
ArtsWA Survey
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
Be in Touch


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About Artist Trust


Creative Career Center


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2015 Grants for Artist Projects Supported by the Seattle Art Fair
Roldy Aguero Ablao, Light. Photograph, 2012. photo: Julz Ignacio.
Artist Trust is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Grant for Artist Projects, a program largely supported by the inaugural Seattle Art Fair. 

The Seattle Art Fair, co-produced by Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions, raised over $86,000 from ticket sales for the opening Preview event on July 30, 2015. Nearly 600 Patron VIP tickets were purchased for the fair's opening night, with proceeds supporting Artist Trust's grant program. From Spokane to Port Townsend, 60 artists statewide will earn $1,500 GAP awards, which provide support for artist-generated projects, including (but not limited to) the development, completion or presentation of new work in any discipline. In addition to the 60 GAP recipients, one artist receives a one-month residency with a $500 stipend.

To read all about our 2015 GAP recipients and their projects, click here .

Arts Innovator Award Applications Now Open
Clyde Petersen, Boating with Clyde Installation, cardboard, wooden boat, cellophane, 60' x 60 ', 2014.
Applications for the 2015 Arts Innovator Award (AIA) are now open! The AIA provides two $25,000 awards to Washington State generative artists who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their field.

Past recipients include visual artist Rodrigo Valenzuela and filmmaker Clyde Petersen (2014), sculptor John Grade (2013), and installation artist Mandy Greer (2012). For a complete list of Arts Innovator Award recipients click here .

Application and information can be found here. The deadline is November 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm.
The Arts Innovator Awards are made possible through a generous gift from The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. 

Fellowship Applications Open 11/18
Jan HopkinsOh Eleanor.  Grapefruit peel, cantaloupe peel, ginkgo leaves, ostrich shell beads, cedar bark and waxed linen. 30 1/2" x 28" x 12," 2012. photo: Ken Rowe.
Applications for Artist Trust Fellowships open November 18! 

Fellowships provide $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and ability. The Fellowship is a merit-based award. Recipients present a Meet the Artist event to a community in Washington State that has little or no access to art or the artist's work. 

In addition to 14 Fellowship recipients, one artist each in the Craft, Literary, Media and Music Arts (for 2016) will receive a one-month residency at The Millay Colony of the Arts in upstate New York and a $1,000 stipend.

For more information and an application (which opens 11/18) click here.

And read all about our 2015 Fellowship recipients  here.  

Welcome, Katy!
We're excited to announce that Katy Hannigan is our new Artist Liaison!
Katy is the primary point of contact for artists seeking support and information from Artist Trust: she answers questions, assists in research, and cultivates relationships with artists and communities across the state.

Prior to Artist Trust, Katy has worked at Shunpike, where she was the point of contact for 85 fiscally sponsored arts organizations. Before moving to Seattle, she was the Program Associate at MASSCreative, a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for the arts and cultural communities across Massachusetts.

Welcome, Owen!
Owen David is our new Grants Program Coordinator! 

Owen is a dancer and choreographer with arts management experience spanning government, higher education, and social sector organizations. He administers Grants for Artists programs at Artist Trust, and is thrilled to be advocating for artists while working to make arts funding more transparent, accessible, and equitable.  

Owen comes to this role after a brief stint in fundraising, bringing along high-level grant management experience from a past life as a Budget Analyst overseeing capital funding for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. He moved to Seattle in 2014 after completing graduate studies at Ohio State, where he received an M.F.A. in Dance & New Media, and holds an undergraduate degree in Political Economy from Brown.

Artist Trust At Large in Redmond & Ellensburg
Lisa Myers Bulmash, Exposure. Collage, 36"  x 48"  x 9.5," 2014.
December 4, 2015
VALA Art Center

December 9, 2015
Gallery One

Presentation + Artist Mixer

Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this one-hour presentation, Artist Trust At Large speakers Lisa Myers Bulmash and Doug Johnson give you 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.

ArtsWA Strategic Planning Survey
Please help our friend and funder ArtsWA determine how best to serve their community! 

The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is beginning the work on their new strategic plan. Part of that work is to gather information from the public through a 2015 Strategic Planning Survey. Please help them out by filling out this survey on participation in the arts - it only takes a few minutes! 

Click here to take the survey.

Artist Trust Featured Artists
Antonia Price, Duet. Performance still, 2013. photo: Michelle Smith-Lewis.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  • 2015 Fellowship recipient Antonia Price will be giving a tea-time artist talk for her Meet The Artist event at Blue School Arts on Whidbey Island on November 8. She'll talk about her work as a fiber artist and her experience working on "Vernae." 
  • Artist Trust work-study intern and visual artist Miha Sarani will be presenting new work at the pop-up A Gallery on November 5 for Pioneer Square Art Walk.
  • Artist Trust At Large speaker Davin Diaz will be premiering his short documentary, Faceless Fields of Colour, about the the creative process of artist Cameron T. Mills at the Uptown Theatre in Richland on November 7.
  • Multidisciplinary artist and 2014 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipient Dakota Gearhart is raising money for a new film film exploring economics, new media, and the marine biology of a coral reef.
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:

  • November 14-15Clark County / 3D annual Clark County Open Studios Tour: Clark County Open Studios is a free self-guided tour where local artists share how, why and where their art is created. This is a unique opportunity to visit artists and artisans, get inspired and shop local.
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! 
Artist Trust is pleased to announce that we are seeking a contract Spokane Program Coordinator. This is a new position, and a key role that will coordinate Artist Trust outreach, artist services, and program delivery in the Spokane region. We're also seeking a Development Assistant for our Seattle office.

We're also still looking for a variety of interns to work in our office and at our 2016 Annual Benefit Art Auction. Internships at Artist Trust are more than making coffee or copies; we view our interns as the next generation of leaders in arts management and do our best to offer substantive opportunities for professional development and growth.

Interested? Apply today! 
Be in Touch
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Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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