April 1, 2016


It's GAPplication time! Applications for our 2016 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) award are officially open! Check out the guidelines here.        
We want to help you make the best application possible, so we're hosting Office Hours, a free grantwriting support program for artists of all disciplines looking for advice on how to apply for funding from Artist Trust. Office Hours will occur throughout the state in Spokane, Seattle, Walla Walla, and Bellingham in April.

On April 19, Artist Trust representatives are hosting free "watching parties" around the state in Seattle, Bellingham, Richland, Vancouver, and Yakima featuring a live-broadcast webinar that will provide tips and best practices for applicants.

Artist Trust is headed to Bellingham in April and we have some excellent events for you: Office Hours, a photography and grantwriting workshop, and the second stop of our year-long Artist Trust on Tour! We hope you can join us! 
Have a great weekend! 
Grants for Artist Projects Applications Are Open!
Veronica Lee-Baik, To Restrain The Pillow, 2002. photo: Tim Summers.
Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) applications are now being accepted! The application deadline is May 23, 2016. Check out the guidelines to start your application!
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. 

For more information and guidelines, click here
Artist Trust At Large / Pullman / April 18
Eric-Alain Parker, "Russian Olive," Latex on Hardboard, 5" x 5", 2010.
Fine Art Center
Wilson Road
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this free one-hour presentation, Artist Trust Spokane Program Coordinator and artist Anne-Claire Mitchell gives 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. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
In This Issue
GAP Applications are Open
Artist Trust At Large / Pullman / April 18
Artist Trust / Office Hours
Artist Trust, Walla Walla / From the Studio to the Gallery / April 16
Artist Trust / Webinar Watching Parties / April 19
Artist Trust on Tour / Bellingham / April 28
Artist Trust, Bellingham / Photographing Your Work Samples: The Specs + Tech / April 30
Artist Trust, Bellingham / How to Submit a Competitive Grant Application / April 30
Mark your Calendars: GiveBIG is May 3!
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
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Artist Trust /  Office Hours

Artist Trust
1835 12th Ave
Seattle, WA
Book a time to talk about grants on April 11! Register here and come to Artist Trust's office (12th and Denny in Seattle) for a one-on-one appointment with an Artist Trust staffer to talk about GAP, go through your application materials, and ask any questions you have about the grants process in general.

Space is limited, so register now!

Spokane Public Library
906 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA

Calling all Spokanites! Join Artist Trust's Spokane Program Coordinator Anne-Claire Mitchell to talk about grants and work on your application for the 2016 Grants for Artist Projects. She'll be at the Spokane Downtown Public Library between 12 and 3pm to review your application and answer any and all questions about grants. No need to pre-register!

Walla Walla Public Library
238 E Alder St
Walla Walla, WA
Are you a Walla Walla-area artist planning on applying for GAP this year? Come get your questions answered by Artist Liaison Katy Hannigan! She'll be at the Walla Walla Library from 12-3pm with binders of example GAP applications and all of the information you need to put together a competitive application. No need to pre-register!

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way
Seattle, WA

On April 25 from 4-7pm, Artist Trust staff will be at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center to answer your questions about grants and help you put together a competitive GAP application! We'll be on hand for one-on-one consultations and materials reviews, as well as available to answer questions about the granting  process.

If you're new to applying for grants, this is the perfect opportunity to learn about the process, walk through the application, and start preparing materials that will help you succeed! Register for a one-on-one consultation here or show up for more informal advising and general support

306 Flora St

Artist Trust will be hosting Office Hours in Bellingham as a part of our visit up north for Artist Trust on Tour! We'll be at Make.Shift from 12-3pm with binders full of example successful applications, this year's GAP guidelines, and other materials that will help make your 2016 GAP application stand out. Drop-in to sit down and ask questions about grants and review your application materials. No pre-registration required! 
Artist Trust, Walla Walla /  From the Studio to the Gallery / April 16
Implications, detail: Inkjet on Japanese paper, 2014. Text by Devon Wootten.
April 16, 2016 / 9:30am - 12:30pm

Studio Articolore 
226 E Main St
Walla Walla, WA

In this workshop, led by artist Greg Tate and gallerist Ann-Marie Cunningham, you'll learn how to approach a gallery for a show. Topics include preparing an artist statement, artist bio, and portfolio, goal-setting, and how to show in different venues.

Following the presentation will be a Q&A panel with gallerists Jay Anderson (Foundry Vineyards) and Brandon Kubrock (Studio TWOZEROTWO) who will share their expectations and artists Keiko Hara & Juventino Aranda who will share their experiences.

Register here!

Artist Trust  / Webinar Watching Parties / April 19

April 16, 2016 / 6:30-8:00pm

Artist Trust's Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) applications are open and we want to help you submit a competitive application. In this live-broadcast webinar, Owen David, AT's Grants to Artists Program Coordinator, will explain the components of the GAP application and provide tips & best practices for applicants. A Q&A will follow the presentation where you can ask specific questions about the application process.

Artist Trust representatives are hosting "watching parties" around the state in Seattle, Richland, Vancouver, and Yakima where you can get together with artists in your community, watch the webinar, and mingle afterwards.  


Here are the locations:


Columbia City Gallery
4864 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA


Confluent Space Tri Cities
285 Williams Blvd
Richland, WA


Fairhaven Library
1117 12th St
Bellingham, WA 


North Bank Artist's Gallery
1005 Main St
Vancouver, WA


Yakima Valley Community College
South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd
Yakima, WA
Artist Trust on Tour / Bellingham / April 28

April 28, 2016 / 6:00-9:00pm

Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA

Artist Trust is excited to host the second night of the Artist Trust on Tour series in Bellingham!

4 award-winning artists from Bellingham and Tacoma will come together at Firehouse Performing Arts Center on April 28 to perform their various disciplines on an unforgettable night, hosted by Artist Trust's own Brian McGuigan.

Come at 6pm for a happy hour, where beer will be provided by Aslan Brewery, our beverage sponsor for the night. Performances will begin at 7pm.

It's free, but don't forget to RSVP!


Roberto Ascalon (Performance Artist, Bellingham)
Esther de Monteflores (Circus Artist, Bellingham)
Allen Braden (Poet, Tacoma)
Christopher Paul Jordan (Visual Artist and Muralist, Tacoma)

Artist Trust on Tour is presented in partnership with Seattle Art Fair & City Arts Magazine
Artist Trust, Bellingham /  Photographing Your Work Samples: The Specs + Tech / April 30
Michelle Bates, Helter Skelter, silver gelatin print made with Holga camera, 15x16 framed, 1991.
306 Flora St
Bellingham, WA
This workshop, with 20-plus-year professional photographer Michelle Bates, is a comprehensive introduction to what it takes to photograph your artwork and work samples to get the results you want. Topics covered during the demo shooting section are: appropriate cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, and backgrounds. We'll also discuss digital file types, when to use film, digital competition submissions, ways to print your images for sale, and how to sell them online.

Instructor: Michelle Bates
Artist Trust, Bellingham / How to Submit a Competitive Grant Application  / April 30
April 30, 2016 / 9:00am-12:00pm

306 Flora St
Bellingham, WA

Are you interested in applying for Artist Trusts $1500 GAP award? Do you have questions about how to submit effective work samples, a strong budget, or a compelling project description? Want to know about the panel process, or something else entirely? Join Owen David, Artist Trust's Grants to Artists Program Coordinator, for a 3-hour workshop about this year's GAP cycle.

Plus, participate in a Q&A panel with Artist Trust grant recipients: Pam Kuntz, Roberto Ascalon, and Esther de Monteflores, to discuss how they put their best foot forward.

Mark your Calendars: GiveBIG is May 3!

We're very excited to participate in Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG on May 3!  

GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations in the region. Mark your calendars to support Artist Trust on May 3, since every donation made on that day will be 'stretched' by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors!  
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Terra Holcomb, The Fog, photography, 12"x18", 2012.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  • 2012 EDGE grad Terra Holcomb installation, Terra Spiritus will be on display at METHOD Gallery, April 15 through May 21, with an artist talk on Friday, April 22.
  • 2015 Fellowship recipient June Sekiguchi has an installation up in Gallery One in Ellensburg. The opening reception is April 1, and the exhibit continues until April 30.
  • 2012 Grants for Artist Projects recipient Celeste Cooning will present the third installment of an Artist Workshop Series, Over the River in Pioneer Square, on April 5 at E. Smith Mercantile.
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:

  • April 1: Fircrest Chapel, Shoreline / Native American Storytelling Performance by Roger Fernandes: The event will feature well-known Native American storyteller Roger Fernandes, who is an enrolled member of the Lower Elwha Band of S'Klallam Indians, a Washington state tribe from the Olympic Peninsula. He shares the myths and legends of Coast Salish tribes across the region, looks at the "teachings" within those stories and examines their relevance to the modern life of indigenous people.
  • April 16: River House, Index / Songs of Labor History by Rebel Voices: The concert will feature the talented duo, Rebel Voices. For over twenty years, Susan Lewis and Janet Stecher have created incredible harmony as members of The Belles of Hoboken, Shays' Rebellion, and since 1989, Rebel Voices.
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:

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