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Statewide Arts Events

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

July 2017

August 2017

  1. Writing a grant can be hard, and we want to help you. Join Artist Trust's artist liaison Katy Hannigan for an info session where you'll learn about funding opportunities, the ins and outs of applying for grants, and tips that will make your next application stand out. This workshop is presented in partnership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County. Please RSVP to reserve your spot in this FREE workshop.

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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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  3. 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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  4. Join Artist Trust, in partner with SPARK Central, to learn about applying for an artist grant. Come with questions about the 2017 LaSalle Storytelling Award.

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  5. Meet Me at the Movies is a quarterly film program designed for people with memory loss and their care partners which can be enjoyed by all adults. For August’s program, clips about children and young adults will be shown, including ‘Babies’ (2010), a fascinating documentary about the life of four babies around the world, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (1968), and other films that celebrate the joys and challenges of growing up.

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September 2017

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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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