Washington State artists practicing in Music, Media, Literary and Craft Arts are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Artist Trust Fellowships. These $7,500 awards will recognize 14 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.
In addition, and new this year, Artist Trust will partner with the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, NY, to provide one artist each in the Literary and Music disciplines a one-month long residency at the Colony and a $1,000 stipend. Residency recipients will be chosen by the grants panel during the Fellowship review process.
As an integral component of the Fellowship program, recipients present a Meet the Artist event outside of their geographic area of residence or to a community that would not ordinarily have access to their work, within Washington State. Meet the Artist events have included public readings, lectures, workshops and performances, increasing artists’ visibility and providing Washington State residents increased awareness about artists in our community.
Applicants must apply online at www.artisttrust.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by the 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 the application deadline. Fellowships to artists working in Emerging Fields & Cross Disciplinary, Performing, Visual and Traditional & Folk Arts are awarded in odd-numbered years. A complete guide to the Fellowship application can be found at www.artisttrust.org.
A free one-hour webinar, providing information on specific components of the application such as work sample and résumé, and the online application process, will be offered December 10, 6-7pm. Artists are also encouraged to attend grant-writing and professional development workshops and webinars offered by Artist Trust to artists around the state. Visit www.artisttrust.org for more information.
The application deadline is January 13, 2014. Artists can download guidelines at www.artisttrust.org or by mailing a business-sized, self-addressed stamped envelope to: 2014 Fellowship Application, Artist Trust, 1835 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.
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.