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Artist Trust Fellowship applications open

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Artist Trust Fellowships applications open
The 2017 cycle is seeking WA State artists practicing Cross-Disciplinary/Emerging Fields, Performing, Traditional/Folk, and Visual Arts
 
The 2017 Artist Trust Fellowships applications are now open for Washington State artists practicing in Cross-Disciplinary/Emerging Fields, Performing, Traditional/Folk, and Visual Arts. Artist Trust Fellowships are merit-based awards recognizing artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline, and potential for continued creative development, and will be given to 14 artists in 2017. In addition to funding 14 artists, two additional artists will receive a residency at Millay Colony for the Arts (Millay) along with a stipend.
 
Fourteen practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability will receive a 2017 Fellowship award. This award acknowledges an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement, and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline. Artist Trust has been partnering with the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, NY, for three years to provide two artists a one-month long residency at the Colony and $1,000 stipends. Residency recipients will be chosen by the grants panel during the Fellowship review process.
 
Former Fellowship recipients include Jekeva Phillips, a writer, performer, and educator, Byron Au Yong, a composer working to redefine classical music, and King Khazm, an artist, emcee, producer and community organizer. A full list of past recipients can be found here.
 
“I am so happy and grateful to be receiving the Artist Trust Fellowship Award. It helps validate my decision to live as an independent artist and to let go of the stability that comes from a steady pay check. I make an effort to challenge myself as an artist, and having the time to experiment is crucial to the evolution of my process. I would not be able to keep up with my ideas if not for support like this.” - Leah Gerrard, 2016 Fellowship Recipient
 
The application and guidelines can be found here. The deadline is January 17, 2017. Recipients will be announced in May 2017.
 
Support from Artist Trust will be available for applicants in the form of one-on-one support, a webinar, and a reference guide of past applications. Staff members of Artist Trust will offer personal feedback and support at Office Hours in Spokane and Tacoma on November 19. Artist Trust will also host an hour-long webinar on November 30, which will offer advice on components of the application, answer commonly asked questions, and take questions from attendees. To view the reference guide, which includes example Fellowship applications from 2016, visit our website.
 
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 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.