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

Advocacy & Legal Assistance

  1. ARTICLE: Mutual Need, Mutual Respect
  2. ARTICLE: Protecting Your Music on the Internet
  3. ARTICLE: Don’t Fear the Contract
  4. ARTICLE: Business Licenses – What Artists Need to Know
  5. Northwest Immigration Rights Project
  6. Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  7. Wayfind
  8. Benjamin Kerr, Attorney at Law
  9. WSBA Moderate Means Program
  10. Graphic Artists Guild
  11. National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)
  12. United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
  13. ONABEN
  14. American Indian Artists, Inc
  15. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  16. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
  17. Springboard for the Arts
  18. US Patent and Trademark Office
  19. Nonprofit Assistance Center
  20. Legal Voice
  21. Washington Mediation Association
  22. SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) Arts
  23. Tenants Union
  24. American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
  25. Artists Rights Society
  26. Washington State Bar Association
  27. Dispute Resolution Center, Seattle
  28. Open Door Legal Space, Seattle
  29. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  30. National Writers Union
  31. Authors Guild
  32. Dramatists Guild of America
  33. American Society of Journalists and Authors
  34. Jazz Foundation of America
  35. Access Washington
  36. Recording Academy
  37. Alliance of People with disAbilities
  38. Washington Assistive Technology Foundation
  39. Independent Feature Project
  40. Washington State Arts Commission
  41. 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. Grace Weston Photography, Seattle
  18. Museum Resource
  19. American Society of Picture Professionals
  20. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  21. Kevin McGowan Photography, Tacoma
  22. GYST
  23. Ken Wagner Photography Art, Seattle
  24. JMC Photography, Seattle
  25. Gloria de los Santos, Orient
  26. The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  27. R & R Custom ColorLab, Inc, Spokane
  28. Michelle Bates, Vashon Island
  29. Breakout Productions, Yakima
  30. Adam Weintraub, Seattle
  31. Duncan Price, Tacoma
  32. Les Sterling, Photographer, Seattle
  33. Lumina Studios, Seattle
  34. KP Studios Art Documentation
  35. Artist Eye Portfolio Studio, Seattle
  36. Artech Fine Art Services
  37. Craters & Freighters, Seattle
  38. Denny Park Fine Arts, Seattle
  39. McQuesten Framing & Fine Art Services, Seattle

Continuing Education

  1. 150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively
  2. Tinkertopia, LLC
  3. Meter Music School
  4. Smudgy Notebook: Below the Fold
  5. One-on-One Coaching for Artists & Writers with Gigi Rosenberg
  6. Methow Arts
  7. National Arts and Disability Center
  8. Painted Sky, Portland
  9. American Indian Community House
  10. American Indian Artists, Inc
  11. Woman Made Gallery
  12. Seattle Metals Guild
  13. Photo Center NW
  14. Bellevue Arts Museum
  15. Art&Education
  16. American Society of Picture Professionals
  17. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  18. American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  19. Richard Hugo House, Seattle
  20. Humanities Washington
  21. Surface Design Association
  22. Theatre Communications Group
  23. Essential Concepts of Landscape Painting
  24. Artis, Leavenworth
  25. Velocity Dance Center, Seattle
  26. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle
  27. Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
  28. Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
  29. Artist Trust
  30. Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood
  31. Centrum
  32. Glass Art Society
  33. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend
  34. Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, NY
  35. Freehold Theatre, Seattle
  36. Seattle Print Arts
  37. Jack Straw Productions (JSP)
  38. The Center for Fine Art Photography
  39. Sammamish Valley Arts Center
  40. Danaca Design
  41. Cornish College of the Arts
  42. Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials / Online Art Instruction Library
  43. Sev Shoon Arts Center
  44. American Composers Forum
  45. ArtsEd Washington
  46. Frye Art Museum
  47. Museo Art Academy and Gallery
  48. Washington State University, Tri-Cities
  49. Seattle Film Institute
  50. Lower Columbia Community College
  51. University of Washington Bothell, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS)
  52. University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education
  53. Studio Steel LLC.
  54. Pratt Fine Arts Center
  55. Business of Crafts
  56. Central Washington Dance Academy, Ellensburg
  57. Field’s End: A Writers’ Community
  58. Karin Stevens Dance
  59. Goddard College
  60. Pottery Northwest
  61. Dance Art Group, Seattle
  62. Gage Academy of Art, Seattle
  63. Sarah Dillon Studio, Seattle
  64. Mystik Dream Dance Company, Spokane
  65. School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
  66. Kirkland Arts Center
  67. Seattle Art Museum
  68. Creative Capital
  69. 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. Essential Guide To Flood Planning & Preparation
  7. National Endowment for the Arts
  8. United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
  9. Museum Resource
  10. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  11. Sante Fe Art Institute
  12. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
  13. Studio Protector
  14. Springboard for the Arts
  15. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  16. National Safety Council
  17. Society of Singers
  18. Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.
  19. Dramatists Guild of America
  20. Screen Actors Guild
  21. Authors League Fund
  22. American Society of Journalists and Authors
  23. Crisis Clinic
  24. Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.
  25. Jazz Foundation of America
  26. PEN American Center
  27. Washington Women in Need
  28. Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  29. Actors’ Fund of America
  30. Sweet Relief
  31. Musicians Foundation, Inc
  32. The Creative Resistance Fund
  33. City of Seattle Emergency Management
  34. Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  35. Access Washington
  36. Federal Emergency Management Agency
  37. Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources
  38. Recording Academy

Employment

  1. The Ultimate Guide to Completing a Job Application Form
  2. MoneyGeek / Careers in Music
  3. Art Deadlines List
  4. Art&Education
  5. PerformersCallboard
  6. Work Source
  7. Theatre Communications Group
  8. Northwest Independent Editors Guild
  9. Idealist.org
  10. Filter
  11. EntertainmentCareers.net
  12. Chronicle of Higher Education
  13. Washington State Careers
  14. Backstage Jobs
  15. Aviso
  16. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
  17. The Stranger
  18. Seattle Weekly
  19. Springboard for the Arts
  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. The Potentials (and pitfalls) of Partnership
  2. 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. Fiscal Sponsor Directory
  2. Filmmakers Collaborative
  3. Seattle Parks Foundation
  4. Foundation for Independent Artists
  5. CounterPulse
  6. Center for Independent Documentary
  7. African Voices
  8. Fractured Atlas
  9. Springboard for the Arts
  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
  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 Options

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

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 Seattle
  12. Art Deadlines List
  13. SeattlePerforms.com
  14. Tacoma Arts Commission
  15. Methow Arts
  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
  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)

Property, Liability & Special Event Insurance

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

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. National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA)
  8. Velocity Dance Center STANCE: Journal of Choreographic Culture
  9. Creative Empowerment Coaching
  10. West Seattle Tool Library
  11. Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences
  12. ArtWalla
  13. Ethical Metalsmiths
  14. Seattle Housing Authority
  15. InterIm Community Development Association
  16. Delridge Neighborhood Development Association
  17. City of Seattle Office of Housing
  18. Central Area Development Association
  19. Allied Arts of Seattle
  20. Washington Small Business Development Center
  21. United Way of King County
  22. Society of North American Goldsmiths
  23. Small Business Administration
  24. Mukilteo Arts Guild
  25. Women Painters of Washington
  26. Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
  27. Bainbridge Performing Arts
  28. Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
  29. SIS Writers Group
  30. Sculptural Pursuit Magazine
  31. Fremont Arts Council
  32. Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA)
  33. Reusable Building Materials Exchange

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)