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Apply to Artist Trust’s 2013 EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists

For Immediate Release:

Deadline extended! Applications due April 8, 2013.

Visual artists are encouraged to apply to the 2013 EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists. Two different cycles of EDGE are being offered: June 21-August 2, 2013 in Seattle (Saturday sessions) and August 17-24, 2013 in Port Townsend (residential intensive). 

The EDGE Program provides artists with a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. EDGE supplies artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange.

“This was one of the most exceptional programs I have ever experienced and, with over 30 years in various professions, I have been through a few. The days were well organized, our time and input was always treated with respect, the materials provided were outstanding and the speakers were amazing.” —Patty Franklin, 2012 EDGE graduate

“The program was more than I ever expected… I have an arsenal of tools to help me go forward.  Everyone who wants to be a successful artist needs this!” —Jennifer Loomis, 2012 EDGE graduate

EDGE is open to emerging or mid-career visual artists. Applicants must be residents of Washington State, but cannot be students enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program. Applicants must commit to completing the entire 50+ hour program. Tuition is $500-545 (Seattle) and $750-795 (Port Townsend; includes lodging). Travel stipends and scholarships are available, including a Latino/a Scholarship Fund for Professional Development for Latino/a artists.

It’s easy to apply! Applications and guidelines are available at the Artist Trust website.

Completed applications may be:
• Emailed to by 5:00pm on April 8, 2013. 
• Mailed to Artist Trust, 1835 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2437 Attn: EDGE APPLICATION. This is not a postmark deadline. Mailed applications must be at Artist Trust on or before April 8, 2013.
• Hand-delivered to Artist Trust, located on the corner of 12th Avenue and East Denny Way in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, by 5:00pm on April 8, 2013.

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.