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Statewide Arts Events

Events across the state for artists and arts enthusiasts. Click here for upcoming Artist Trust events.

August 2017

  1. This webinar, led by fundraising expert and performance producing consultant Ariel Glassman, covers the most critical factors in crowdfunding success for artists. We'll explore how to choose the best crowdfunding platform for your campaign and the strategies and tactics to put you on the path to beating your fundraising goals.

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  2. Led by artist Leilani Lewis, this workshop will cover essential skills you'll need to find and develop audiences for your work, including elevator speeches, networking, and effective communications strategies for interacting with other artists, curators, and other art-world gatekeepers. Topics covered: - Dos and don'ts of professional relationships - Elevator speeches

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September 2017

  1. In this workshop, photographer and career-planning instructor Ira Gardner provides an overview of business models to help you achieve your career goals as an artist. You'll learn what business model works for your practice, how to read and understand financial statements, and how to set and reach income goals.

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  2. Artist statements are hard to write, but they're an important tool for artists working in any discipline. In this workshop, led by author Nicole Hardy, you'll look at examples of successful artist statements and create your own. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a solid statement to use for grant, residency, or fellowship applications, on your website, and/or in your portfolio.

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  3. Artists usually want their work to speak for itself, but how you present your work on paper is often what separates artists who win awards and receive shows from the ones who don't. In this workshop, artist Greg Pierce will discuss how to successfully present your work, including artist statements, artist resumes, cover letters, and how to use them to apply for regional, national, and international grants and residencies.

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  4. Led by Ira Gardner, photographer and career-planning instructor, this workshop will help you develop an effective communications strategy for yourself and your work. Students will explore the basics of branding, including brand archetypes, logos, and typefaces, and how to use your online presence to build a platform and successfully promote yourself and your work.

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  5. Sometimes the art world can seem impenetrable. How can you as an artist break into it? And once you've broken into it, how do you make it? This informal mentorship and networking event gives artists of all disciplines a chance to sit down with artists and arts leaders in small groups for casual conversations about opportunities, issues, and challenges in the arts world.

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  6. In this workshop, Artist Trust Program Director Brian McGuigan discusses what makes a strong work sample and what doesn't. The session covers practical advice on selecting and presenting work samples for grant and residency applications and other opportunities. You'll learn how the selection process works, insider information on what juries and panelists are looking for in work samples, and tips on how to format and tailor your work for success. Takeaways: An overview of how selection processes work General tips on work samples How to format your work Writing quality work sample descriptions Insider info on what happens in the panel room

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  7. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is an international bestseller on the subject of creativity. Whether you see yourself as an artist or not, this book and class can be an incredibly useful resource to tap into your creative side which can benefit many parts of your lives. The 2 hour a week 12 week long class will take students through the 12 chapters with an emphasis on the accompanying chapter exercises and additional creativity exercises and strategies (i.e. meditation tools). This material can work with anyone, no matter how dormant or energized their creative life may be. Students report that as a result of going through our Artist's Way class they more fully and genuinely know themselves, they discover or re-discover their gifts and talents and have more fun and joy in their lives. To quote Julia, "In order to retrieve your creativity, you need to find it." The basic tools and the additional creativity exercises that we incorporate into the 12 week course can help you do just that. No prerequisites required for this class.

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  8. The Fremont Arts Council celebrates the autumnal equinox on Thursday September 21st with the sweet & illuminating ‘Luminata’ lantern parade around Green Lake Park in Seattle. All are invited to participate. We meet at 7pm at the Boat House on the South shores of Green Lake Park. Hand made lanterns are for sale. The lantern procession proceeds clockwise around the lake from the boat house/bleachers on the SW corner, heading North to the Bathhouse. (This is the short way to the Bathhouse). Near the Bathhouse, join us for the Secret Banquet, where there is more art, live music, and hot cider.

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  9. Imagine walking into an art show and seeing nearly 1000 6X6 inch works of art, each attractively priced at $36. ArtWalla’s fifth annual ArtSquared, scheduled for September 29 - October 1, 2017 will bring artists and art lovers together for a fun and exciting visual art event in Walla Walla.

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October 2017

  1. Making it in the art world is often about connections. But if you dont know many people, where do you begin? In this workshop led by creative strategist Robin Held, you'll take the first steps towards cultivating professional relationships with gatekeepers, stakeholders, influencers, funders, supporters and collaborators. Whether youre new to town, still finding your way, or more focused on making work than making connections, youll leave this workshop knowing how to effectively make contact with people you have identified as important to your success.

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November 2017

  1. Led by activist and sculptor Humaira Abid, this workshop will help you find audiences and markets for your work. You'll learn strategies for effective communications and how to develop goals, objectives, and an action plan. The workshop will also include discussion of press releases, websites, elevator speeches, and networking to help you build your audience online and in person.

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