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Application open for $10,000 Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award in Fiction

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Application open for $10,000 Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award in Fiction

Artist Trust announces the second annual Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award in Fiction, and is currently accepting applications from exceptional fiction writers based in Washington State. The award winner will receive an unrestricted $10,000 award. The panel-selected award is looking for an applicant who is an outstanding writer, and demonstrates excellence in their craft of literary arts. The application will close at midnight on September 12, 2016. Full application and requirements can be found here: https://artisttrust.submittable.com/submit.

“Washington State seems to attract writers; local literary artists are constantly gracing us with a wealth of stories. Artist Trust is enthusiastic to partner with Gar LaSalle in support of storytellers and the literary traditions in the state.” – Artist Trust Executive Director Shannon Halberstadt

Support from Artist Trust will be available for applicants, in the form of one-on-one support, and a webinar. Staff members of Artist Trust will offer personal feedback and support at Office Hours, personal support in Seattle, Bellingham, and Spokane in July and August. On August 9, Artist Trust will host an hour-long webinar, which will offer advice on components of the application, answer commonly asked questions, introduce our new grant application system, and take questions from attendees. Interested applicants can RSVP here.

2015 was the inaugural year of the Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award, with 85 people applying. The 2015 award was given to writer Anca L. Szilagyi in assisting in research for her third novel.

“The encouragement that comes with this honor is priceless—encouragement to persevere and trust myself to continue to take risks and to have the courage to tell stories.” - 2015 Storyteller Award recipient Anca L. Szilágyi

This award is funded completely by a generous donation from Gar LaSalle. A physician, sculptor, award-winning filmmaker and author, LaSalle has been honored widely in both the medical and fine arts communities for his leadership and creativity. He has earned acclaim for his historical fiction, including Widow Walk, and its sequel, Isthmus.

About Artist Trust
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. 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. Find out more at www.artisttrust.org.
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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 www.artisttrust.org.

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.