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Apply for Artist Trust’s 2014 Arts Innovator Award

For Immediate Release:

Funded by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation

Deadline: June 23, 2014, 10:59 pm

Artist Trust is pleased to announce that the 2014 Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award (AIA) application is now open. The AIA provides two awards for Washington State generative artists who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their field. The awards of $25,000 for each artist are funded by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. 

The application is available to individual artists from all disciplines demonstrating innovation in their art practice; who are 18 years or older; a Washington State resident; and have a minimum of five years of professional art career.

“The importance of the Artist Trust grants is enormous – both in artistic inspiration and practical value – giving me enough time to complete final drafts of books I’d been working on for years.”  –David Shields, Recipient, 2013 Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award

Application and information can be found here. The deadline is June 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm.

The Arts Innovator Award is made possible through a generous gift from The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to inspire and educate the public regarding all forms of art, and to provide support to artists and arts organizations.

“Grants had a pivotal impact on my career in the early years. It is a privilege to be able to provide these grants, and through them, Leslie and I hope to make a significant impact on the careers of innovative artists in Washington State.” –Dale Chihuly

Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in Washington State artists since its founding in 1986, through grant programs and direct support. Artist Trust also provides a comprehensive suite of career training and professional development resources to help artists achieve their career goals.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Find out more at

Major supporters of Artist Trust include many individual donors along with: 4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, The Klorfine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Raynier Institute & Foundation, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and Vulcan Inc.