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Apply for Artist Trust’s 2013 Fellowships

For Immediate Release:

Washington State artists practicing in Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Traditional/Folk Arts are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Artist Trust Fellowship. This award recognizes practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability, acknowledging an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline.

The total award amount is $7,500; $7,000 is unrestricted and $500 is payable to artists upon completion of a Meet the Artist event. Meet the Artist events are offered by Fellowship recipients to a community that has little or no access to the artist and their work. Past Fellows have conducted events at schools, libraries and community centers around the state, enriching community life throughout Washington.

Applicants must apply online by visiting www.artisttrust.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by application deadline date; be a generative artist; and be a resident of Washington State at the time of application and when the award is granted. Applicants may NOT be a graduate or undergraduate matriculated student enrolled in any degree program by June 30, 2013. A complete guide to the Fellowship application can be found at www.artisttrust.org.

Artists are encouraged to attend grant-writing and professional development workshops offered by Artist Trust to artists around the state. Visit www.artisttrust.org for more information.

The Artist Trust Fellowship Program gives annual awards to artists working in eight disciplines. In 2013, 16 artists who work in Emerging Fields & Cross Disciplinary, Performing, Visual and Traditional & Folk Arts will receive Fellowships. (Fellowships to artists working in Music, Media, Literary and Craft Arts are awarded in even-numbered years.)

The application deadline is February 18, 2013. Artists can download guidelines at www.artisttrust.org or by mailing a business-sized, self-addressed stamped envelope to: 2013 Fellowship Application, Artist Trust, 1835 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Artist Trust has invested over $9 million in Washington State artists since its founding. In 2012, Artist Trust awarded over $280,000 to 102 artists through five grant programs and direct support. Artist Trust also provides a comprehensive suite of career training, professional development resources and counseling to help artists achieve their career goals.

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, professional development resources and counseling 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.