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  1. Artist Trust Webinars
  2. Art Spaces
  3. Advocacy & Legal Assistance
  4. Art Archiving, Documentation & Handling
  5. Continuing Education
  6. Emergency Preparedness & Assistance
  7. Employment
  8. Equity
  9. Finances & Accounting
  10. Fiscal Sponsorship
  11. Funding
  12. Housing
  13. Health Services & Info
  14. Legacy & Estate Planning
  15. Promotion & Marketing
  16. Other Professional Resources
  17. Property, Liability & Special Event Insurance
  18. Residencies

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Artist Trust Webinars

  1. Webinar: Fellowship 2017
  2. Webinar: Arts Innovator Award 2016
  3. Webinar: 2016 Artists Up Grant LAB
  4. Webinar: Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award in Fiction 2016
  5. Webinar: James W Ray 2016
  6. Webinar: GAP 2016
  7. Webinar: A Look at Artists’ Legacy & Estate Planning

Art Spaces

  1. Shift Gallery
  2. Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA)
  3. (Music) Practice Space Seattle
  4. Space Finder Seattle
  5. Jigsaw Renaissance - Learning and Making Community
  6. Rendezvous, Seattle
  7. ‘57 Biscayne - Artist Studios
  8. Gallery 1412
  9. Chapel Performance Space
  10. INSCAPE
  11. Confluence Gallery and Art Center
  12. Methow Arts Alliance
  13. National Arts and Disability Center
  14. American Indian Film Institute
  15. Woman Made Gallery
  16. Seattle Metals Guild
  17. Photo Center NW
  18. PNTA Theater and Stage Store
  19. SIS Productions
  20. Richard Hugo House, Seattle
  21. International Association of Residential Arts Centers (ResArtis)
  22. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
  23. Rehearsal Works
  24. Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
  25. Tryptos Studio Collective, Seattle
  26. Town Hall
  27. Stone Soup Theater
  28. Seattle Public Theater
  29. City of Seattle Parks and Recreation
  30. Seattle Center Pavilion
  31. The Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane
  32. Merc Playhouse, Twisp
  33. Artis, Leavenworth
  34. Velocity Dance Center, Seattle
  35. Rainier Valley Cultural Center, Seattle
  36. Open Flight Studio, Seattle
  37. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle
  38. Georgetown Art Center
  39. Bemis Building - Live/Work Housing
  40. ActivSpace
  41. Seattle/Chinatown/International District Preservation & Development Authority
  42. Fremont Studios, Seattle
  43. ArtsBrewery, Seattle
  44. Artspace Projects
  45. The Stranger
  46. Seattle Weekly
  47. Pioneer Square Community Association, Seattle
  48. Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
  49. City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
  50. 4Culture
  51. SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) Arts
  52. City of Olympia Arts Commission
  53. Seattle Theatre Group (STG)
  54. Northwest Folklife
  55. ArtsWest
  56. PUNCH Gallery
  57. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend
  58. ArtWorks, Edmonds
  59. Henry Art Gallery
  60. Art/Not Terminal Gallery
  61. Freehold Theatre, Seattle
  62. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Seattle
  63. ACT - A Contemporary Theatre
  64. Gallery 110
  65. Wall Space Gallery
  66. Danaca Design
  67. Sev Shoon Arts Center
  68. Seattle Symphony
  69. Seattle Art Museum
  70. Craigslist
  71. HOLD Studios, Vashon

Advocacy & Legal Assistance

  1. ARTICLE: Estate Planning for Composers: 10 Things to Do Before You Die
  2. ARTICLE: Mutual Need, Mutual Respect
  3. ARTICLE: Protecting Your Music on the Internet
  4. ARTICLE: Don’t Fear the Contract
  5. ARTICLE: Business Licenses – What Artists Need to Know
  6. Art Law Journal by Orangenius
  7. Springboard for the Arts
  8. Authors Guild
  9. Recording Academy
  10. Northwest Immigration Rights Project
  11. Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  12. Wayfind
  13. Benjamin Kerr, Attorney at Law
  14. WSBA Moderate Means Program
  15. Graphic Artists Guild
  16. National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)
  17. ONABEN
  18. American Indian Artists, Inc
  19. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  20. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
  21. US Patent and Trademark Office
  22. Nonprofit Assistance Center
  23. Legal Voice
  24. Washington Mediation Association
  25. SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) Arts
  26. Tenants Union
  27. American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
  28. Artists Rights Society
  29. Washington State Bar Association
  30. Dispute Resolution Center, Seattle
  31. Open Door Legal Space, Seattle
  32. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  33. National Writers Union
  34. Dramatists Guild of America
  35. American Society of Journalists and Authors
  36. Jazz Foundation of America
  37. Access Washington
  38. Alliance of People with disabilities
  39. Washington Assistive Technology Foundation
  40. Independent Feature Project
  41. Washington State Arts Commission
  42. Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)

Art Archiving, Documentation & Handling

  1. LISTING: Statewide Archives for Washington State Visual Artists
  2. LISTING: National Archives for Washington State Visual Artists
  3. ARTICLE: Archives for Visual Artists: Frequently Asked Questions
  4. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #1: An Introduction to Career Documentation
  5. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #2: Getting Started & Setting Goals
  6. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #3: Getting Assistance
  7. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #4: First Steps with Assistants
  8. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #5: Photographing Your Work
  9. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #6: The Physical Inventory
  10. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #7: Online Conservation Resources
  11. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #8: The Record-Keeping System
  12. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #9: Budgeting
  13. ARTICLE: Creating a Living Legacy #10: Storage & Storage Systems for Artists
  14. ARTICLE: Sound Support: How to Convert 35mm Slides to Digital Images
  15. ARTICLE: Digital Images: The Way of the Future
  16. ARTICLE: Digital Image Tips
  17. Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL Resources
  18. Grace Weston Photography, Seattle
  19. Museum Resource
  20. American Society of Picture Professionals
  21. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  22. Kevin McGowan Photography, Tacoma
  23. GYST-Ink
  24. Ken Wagner Photography Art, Seattle
  25. JMC Photography, Seattle
  26. Gloria de los Santos, Orient
  27. The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  28. R & R Custom ColorLab, Inc, Spokane
  29. Michelle Bates, Vashon Island
  30. Breakout Productions, Yakima
  31. Adam Weintraub, Seattle
  32. Duncan Price, Tacoma
  33. Les Sterling, Photographer, Seattle
  34. Lumina Studios, Seattle
  35. KP Studios Art Documentation
  36. Artist Eye Portfolio Studio, Seattle
  37. Artech Fine Art Services
  38. Craters & Freighters, Seattle
  39. Denny Park Fine Arts, Seattle
  40. McQuesten Framing & Fine Art Services, Seattle

Continuing Education

  1. Community for Accredited Schools Online
  2. 150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively
  3. Tinkertopia, LLC
  4. Meter Music School
  5. Gay City x Smudgy Notebook
  6. One-on-One Coaching for Artists & Writers with Gigi Rosenberg
  7. Methow Arts Alliance
  8. National Arts and Disability Center
  9. Painted Sky, Portland
  10. American Indian Community House
  11. American Indian Artists, Inc
  12. Woman Made Gallery
  13. Seattle Metals Guild
  14. Photo Center NW
  15. Bellevue Arts Museum
  16. Art&Education
  17. American Society of Picture Professionals
  18. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  19. American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  20. Richard Hugo House, Seattle
  21. Humanities Washington
  22. Surface Design Association
  23. Theatre Communications Group
  24. Essential Concepts of Landscape Painting
  25. Artis, Leavenworth
  26. Velocity Dance Center, Seattle
  27. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle
  28. Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
  29. Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
  30. Artist Trust
  31. Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood
  32. Centrum
  33. Glass Art Society
  34. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend
  35. Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, NY
  36. Freehold Theatre, Seattle
  37. Seattle Print Arts
  38. Jack Straw Productions (JSP)
  39. The Center for Fine Art Photography
  40. Sammamish Valley Arts Center
  41. Danaca Design
  42. Cornish College of the Arts
  43. Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials / Online Art Instruction Library
  44. Sev Shoon Arts Center
  45. American Composers Forum
  46. ArtsEd Washington
  47. Frye Art Museum
  48. Museo Art Academy and Gallery
  49. Washington State University, Tri-Cities
  50. Seattle Film Institute
  51. Lower Columbia Community College
  52. University of Washington Bothell, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS)
  53. University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education
  54. Studio Steel LLC.
  55. Pratt Fine Arts Center
  56. Business of Crafts
  57. Central Washington Dance Academy, Ellensburg
  58. Field’s End: A Writers’ Community
  59. Karin Stevens Dance
  60. Goddard College
  61. Pottery Northwest
  62. Dance Art Group, Seattle
  63. Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
  64. Sarah Dillon Studio, Seattle
  65. Mystik Dream Dance Company, Spokane
  66. School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
  67. Kirkland Arts Center
  68. Seattle Art Museum
  69. Creative Capital
  70. Poets & Writers Inc.

Emergency Preparedness & Assistance

  1. GOOGLE DOC: Harm Reduction for DIY Venues
  2. ARTICLE: Safekeeping of Business & Artistic Records
  3. ARTICLE: Environmental Concerns
  4. ARTICLE: Safety Concerns for Studio Artists
  5. ARTICLE: Studio Earthquake Preparedness
  6. United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
  7. Springboard for the Arts
  8. Washington Women in Need
  9. Crisis Clinic
  10. Actors’ Fund of America
  11. Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  12. Recording Academy
  13. Essential Guide To Flood Planning & Preparation
  14. National Endowment for the Arts
  15. Museum Resource
  16. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  17. Sante Fe Art Institute
  18. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
  19. Studio Protector
  20. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  21. National Safety Council
  22. Society of Singers
  23. Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.
  24. Dramatists Guild of America
  25. Screen Actors Guild Emergency Assistance
  26. Authors League Fund
  27. American Society of Journalists and Authors
  28. Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.
  29. Jazz Foundation of America
  30. PEN American Center
  31. Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  32. Sweet Relief
  33. Musicians Foundation, Inc
  34. The Creative Resistance Fund
  35. City of Seattle Emergency Management
  36. Access Washington
  37. Federal Emergency Management Agency
  38. Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources

Employment

  1. Springboard for the Arts
  2. The Ultimate Guide to Completing a Job Application Form
  3. MoneyGeek / Careers in Music
  4. Art Deadlines List
  5. Art&Education
  6. PerformersCallboard
  7. Work Source
  8. Theatre Communications Group
  9. Northwest Independent Editors Guild
  10. Idealist.org
  11. Filter
  12. EntertainmentCareers.net
  13. Chronicle of Higher Education
  14. Washington State Careers
  15. Backstage Jobs
  16. Aviso
  17. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
  18. The Stranger
  19. Seattle Weekly
  20. 4Culture
  21. Alliance of Artist Communities
  22. City of Olympia Arts Commission
  23. ArtDeadline.com
  24. Craigslist
  25. National Writers Union
  26. Media Bistro

Equity

  1. A Guide to Bullying: What You Can Do
  2. Making Waves: A Guide to Cultural Strategy
  3. Speak Up! Handbook: Responding to Everyday Bigotry
  4. ARTICLE: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism
  5. ARTICLE: Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race
  6. ARTICLE: White Terrorism Is as Old as America
  7. ARTICLE: Eyes Wide Open: The Potentials (and pitfalls) of Partnership
  8. Racial Equity Toolkit 2016
  9. White Supremacy Culture
  10. Equity vs. Equality: Understanding the Differences
  11. United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
  12. Racial Equity Tools Glossary
  13. What To Do Instead of Calling the Police: A Guide, A Syllabus, A Conversation, A Process
  14. Equal Justice Initiative
  15. Fostering an Inclusive Community

Finances & Accounting

  1. ARTICLE: Do You Trade or Barter? Don’t Mess with the IRS
  2. ONABEN
  3. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  4. Nonprofit Assistance Center
  5. A & E Tax Service
  6. Jacobson Jarvis & Co, PLLC
  7. Howard Choder
  8. Artist Pension Trust
  9. Creative Capital
  10. Access Washington

Fiscal Sponsorship

  1. Springboard for the Arts
  2. Fiscal Sponsor Directory
  3. Filmmakers Collaborative
  4. Seattle Parks Foundation
  5. Foundation for Independent Artists
  6. CounterPulse
  7. Center for Independent Documentary
  8. African Voices
  9. Fractured Atlas
  10. Nonprofit Assistance Center
  11. Alliance of Artist Communities
  12. Women Make Movies
  13. Northwest Film Center
  14. Shunpike
  15. Independent Feature Project

Funding

  1. ARTICLE: Inside the Grant Review Process
  2. ARTICLE: Cover Letter Essentials
  3. ARTICLE: Digital Images: The Way of the Future
  4. ARTICLE: Digital Image Tips
  5. ARTICLE: Literature & Theater Manuscript Tips
  6. ARTICLE: Artist Statement Essentials
  7. Filmmakers Collaborative
  8. Doolittle+Bird
  9. National Endowment for the Arts
  10. Hatchfund
  11. The MAP Fund
  12. Art Deadlines List
  13. Cultural Facilities Fund, Seattle
  14. National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)
  15. Tacoma Arts Commission
  16. Methow Arts Alliance
  17. City of Redmond Arts Program
  18. City of Spokane Arts Commission
  19. Potlatch Fund
  20. Native American Public Telecommunications
  21. American Indian Artists, Inc
  22. Seattle Metals Guild
  23. Seattle Area Filmmakers
  24. IndieGoGo
  25. Humanities Washington
  26. Kickstarter
  27. Theatre Communications Group
  28. First Peoples Fund
  29. Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
  30. City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
  31. Artist Trust
  32. 4Culture
  33. WomenArts
  34. Art in General
  35. Centrum
  36. Puffin Foundation
  37. Seattle Print Arts
  38. Poets & Writers Inc.
  39. International Documentary Association
  40. Northwest Film Center
  41. Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  42. Washington State Arts Commission

Housing

  1. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center- Cooper Artist Housing- Live/Work Housing
  2. Good Shepard Center- Live/Work Housing
  3. Artspace Everett Lofts- Live/Work Housing
  4. Old Rainier Brewery
  5. McKinley Artist Lofts- Live/Work Housing
  6. Artspace Hiawatha Lofts- Live/Work Housing
  7. Mt. Baker Lofts- Live/Work Housing
  8. Tashiro Kaplan Lofts - Live/Work Housing
  9. Tenants Union of Washington State
  10. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  11. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
  12. Capitol Hill Housing
  13. ArtHome - Mortgage Strategies Handbook
  14. How to Get a Mortgage As A Self-Employed Artist
  15. Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
  16. Seattle.gov Renter Info
  17. Bemis Building - Live/Work Housing

Health Services & Info

  1. ARTICLE: Finding Health Care
  2. Indian Health Services
  3. Springboard for the Arts
  4. Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers
  5. Artist Health Insurance Resource Center
  6. Smash Seattle
  7. American Association of Retired Persons
  8. Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington
  9. Community Health Plan of Washington
  10. DentalPlans.com
  11. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
  12. MusicPro Insurance Agency
  13. Regence BlueShield
  14. Group Health Cooperative
  15. Dental Health Services
  16. Neighborcare Health Centers
  17. Lifewise Health Plan of Washington
  18. Social Security Administration
  19. Country Doctor Community Clinic
  20. Insurance Information Institute
  21. Costco Health Insurance
  22. Gay City Health Insurance
  23. Dove House Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
  24. Washington Women in Need
  25. Crisis Clinic
  26. Actors’ Fund of America
  27. Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  28. Recording Academy
  29. Washington State Health Care Authority
  30. Seattle Indian Health Board
  31. Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA)
  32. University of Washington School of Dentistry Student Clinics
  33. Lifelong AIDS Alliance
  34. EHealthinsurance.com
  35. Seattle Indian Health Board
  36. National Eating Disorders Association

Legacy & Estate Planning

  1. PODCAST: What Happens When An Author Dies: Estate Planning With Kathryn Goldman
  2. ARTICLE: Estate Planning for Composers: 10 Things to Do Before You Die
  3. Art Law Journal by Orangenius
  4. The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
  5. Senior Artists Initiative
  6. The Art Legacy
  7. Estate Planning Workbook
  8. Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL Resources
  9. Webinar: A Look at Artists’ Legacy & Estate Planning
  10. Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Promotion & Marketing

  1. ARTICLE: Cover Letter Essentials
  2. ARTICLE: How Do I Write a Résumé?
  3. ARTICLE: Do Artists Need to Network?
  4. ARTICLE: Social Networking for Artists
  5. ARTICLE: Building Your Own Website
  6. How to Get Radio Play on KEXP
  7. CODAworx
  8. Doolittle+Bird
  9. National Arts Marketing Project
  10. One-on-One Coaching for Artists & Writers with Gigi Rosenberg
  11. INSCAPE
  12. Art Deadlines List
  13. SeattlePerforms.com
  14. Tacoma Arts Commission
  15. Methow Arts Alliance
  16. Mercer Island Arts Council
  17. City of Redmond Arts Program
  18. City of Spokane Arts Commission
  19. National Arts and Disability Center
  20. Native American Public Telecommunications
  21. Longhouse Education & Cultural Center/Database
  22. American Indian Artists, Inc
  23. Woman Made Gallery
  24. Seattle Metals Guild
  25. Furniture Society
  26. American Society of Picture Professionals
  27. American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  28. Seattle Area Filmmakers
  29. Washington Blues Society
  30. Art Access
  31. GYST-Ink
  32. Surface Design Association
  33. Artisan Tile NW, Seattle
  34. Works Consulting
  35. AdvisArts Consulting
  36. Victory Music
  37. Glass Art Society
  38. Sasquatch Books
  39. Corvidae Press
  40. The Center for Fine Art Photography
  41. Sammamish Valley Arts Center
  42. American Composers Forum
  43. LUX Media/501
  44. Seattle Art Dealers Association
  45. 33 Image Design
  46. Art Guide Northwest
  47. Pacific Northwest Artists
  48. Arts Northwest
  49. Olympia Art League
  50. Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council
  51. Artist Eye Portfolio Studio, Seattle
  52. Songwriters Guild of America
  53. Washington State Arts Commission
  54. Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)

Other Professional Resources

  1. ARTICLE: Sound Support: How to Convert 35mm Slides to Digital Images
  2. ARTICLE: Your Business
  3. ARTICLE: Mutual Need, Mutual Respect
  4. ARTICLE: Do Artists Need to Network?
  5. ARTICLE: Social Networking for Artists
  6. ARTICLE: Protecting Your Music on the Internet
  7. Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA)
  8. Glass Elevator Arts
  9. National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA)
  10. Velocity Dance Center STANCE: Journal of Choreographic Culture
  11. Creative Empowerment Coaching
  12. West Seattle Tool Library
  13. ArtWalla
  14. Ethical Metalsmiths
  15. Seattle Housing Authority
  16. InterIm Community Development Association
  17. Delridge Neighborhood Development Association
  18. City of Seattle Office of Housing
  19. Central Area Development Association
  20. Allied Arts of Seattle
  21. Washington Small Business Development Center
  22. United Way of King County
  23. Society of North American Goldsmiths
  24. Small Business Administration
  25. Mukilteo Arts Guild
  26. Women Painters of Washington
  27. Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
  28. Bainbridge Performing Arts
  29. Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
  30. SIS Writers Group
  31. Sculptural Pursuit Magazine
  32. Fremont Arts Council
  33. Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA)
  34. Reusable Building Materials Exchange

Property, Liability & Special Event Insurance

  1. ARTICLE: Liability Insurance Basics
  2. Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington
  3. MusicPro Insurance Agency
  4. Insurance Information Institute
  5. Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  6. CSI Special Event Insurance
  7. ACT Insurance
  8. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
  9. NW Insurance Council
  10. Sprague Israel Giles Inc.
  11. Safeco
  12. RLI Insurance Company
  13. Arts & Entertainment Insurance
  14. Jewelers Mutual Insurance
  15. Soundview Insurance Agency, Inc
  16. John Buttine Insurance
  17. Access Washington

Residencies

  1. ARTICLE: Artists’ Residencies: A Time for Art
  2. National Park Arts Foundation Artist in Residence Programs
  3. Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Residency Program
  4. Art Farm Artist Residency Program, NE
  5. Weir Farm Art Center Residency, CT
  6. The Bogliasco Foundation Residency, Italy
  7. The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency, NY
  8. Emmanuel College Artist Residency, MA
  9. NARS International Artist Residency Program, NY
  10. Crosshatch Hill House Artist Residency Program, MI
  11. The League Residency at Vyt, NY
  12. The Arctic Circle
  13. Kala Art Institute, CA
  14. Anderson Center, MN
  15. I-Park Foundation, CT
  16. McColl Center for Art + Innovation, NC
  17. The MacDowell Colony, NH
  18. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, CA
  19. 18th Street Arts Center, CA
  20. Artist Residency Program at the Sou’wester Lodge
  21. Centrum Artist Residency Program, Port Townsend
  22. Sculpture Space
  23. Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, NC
  24. Sustainable Arts Society, GA
  25. Elsewhere Studios Residency, CO
  26. International Association of Residential Arts Centers (ResArtis)
  27. Jack Straw Productions (JSP)