November 16, 2015

Winter is on the way! The nights are getting longer, the air is getting colder, but we've got plenty of great opportunities and events to keep you busy over the next few weeks.

The deadline to apply for the Arts Innovator Awards is soon: November 23, so get to it! And our 2016 Fellowships open on November 18 in the categories of Craft, Literary, Media, and Music Arts.

Today is the last day to apply for our Development Assistant position, and we're also seeking a Spokane Program Coordinator to help us with outreach efforts in the Spokane region.

Read on below to find out more, and have a great week! 
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.
Artist Trust Happy Hour at Capitol Hill Art Walk

Come get happy with Artist Trust at Capitol Hill Art Walk on December 10! We will be at Artist Trust headquarters at 12th and Denny from 4:30-6pm, so come on by, meet the staff, and learn more about our grants and services before heading off and taking in some art.

Hope to see you there!

In This Issue
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Sponsorships
Happy Hour at Capitol Hill Art Walk!
Arts Innovator Award Applications Now Open
Fellowship Applications Open 11/18
Artist Trust At Large in Redmond & Ellensburg
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
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Arts Innovator Award Applications: Deadline 11/23!
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, and the deadline to apply is coming up soon! 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. The 2016 disciplines are: Craft, Literary, Media and Music Arts. 
In addition to 14 Fellowship recipients, two artists each in the craft and media categories 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.  
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.
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Daniel Barry, Performing at Tula's, 2004.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  •  2014 GAP recipient Joanne Clarkson is the first prize winner in the poetry division of Northern Colorado Writers 2015 contests.  Clarkson's winning poem is titled, "Klotho the Fibre Goddess Describes Fate."  
  • 2014 Fellowship recipient and musician Daniel Barry will feature new compositions written during his Fellowship at Seattle's First Baptist Church as part of the Jazz Vespers series on December 6. Free!
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 23: Gage Academy of Art, Seattle / Holiday Small Works Sale: This affordable art sale is a great opportunity for everyone to own an original piece of art, or to purchase as a gift for a friend or family member! The Holiday Small Works Sale coincides with the annual Gage Drawing Jam.
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
Our Seattle office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. 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! 
Take care, and keep in touch!
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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