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Apply For Artist Trust’s 2015 Arts Innovator Awards

For Immediate Release:

Artist Trust is pleased to announce that applications for the 2015 Arts Innovator Award (AIA) will open this Friday, October 2! The AIA provides two $25,000 awards to Washington State generative artists who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their field.

The application is available to individual artists from all disciplines who demonstrate innovation in their art practice; are 18 years or older; a Washington State resident; and have a minimum of five years in their professional art career. Past recipients include visual artist Rodrigo Valenzuela and filmmaker Clyde Petersen (2014), sculptor John Grade (2013), and installation artist Mandy Greer (2012).

For a complete list of Arts Innovator Award recipients click here.

Application and information can be found here. The deadline is November 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm.

The Arts Innovator Awards are 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

About Artist Trust

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.