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Artist Trust’s Spring Career Training Workshops for Washington Artists of All Disciplines

For Immediate Release:

Take control of your arts career! Register now for one (or more) of these exciting professional development workshops for artists of all disciplines across Washington State. Many workshops are free, or offer discounts to Artist Trust members. Brought to you by Artist Trust’s Creative Career Center!

Wednesday, January 16, 6-8pm :: Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle
APPLYING FOR THE 2013 FELLOWSHIP
A free workshop presenting all you need to know about applying for arts grants, using the Artist Trust Fellowship application as an example and guide.

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12-1:30pm :: Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle
HOW TO WRITE AN ARTIST STATEMENT
We‘ll present the ins and outs and dos and don’ts of creating a statement for visual artists. We’ll discuss current best practices, as well as insiders’ tips on what curators and gallerists do and don’t look for.
Cost: $10

Saturday & Sunday, February 2-3, 2013, 10am-5pm :: Seattle Pacific University
I AM AN ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Say “I Am An Artist!” and jumpstart or refresh your arts career! This interactive workshop for artists of all disciplines includes:
    • Work Samples That Look Great
    • Writing a Killer Artist Statement, Résumé & Cover Letter
    • Pursuing Funding, Showing & Performing Opportunities
    • Online Promoting & Marketing
    • Learn from Successful Artists: Q&A
    • Feedback from Your Peers
    • Rock Your Elevator Speech
Guest Presenter: Alysha Findley, “Designing Marketing Materials for the Creative Professional”
Artist Panelists: Rick Araluce, visual art; BC Campbell, music; Donna Miscolta, literary arts; Amy O’Neal, dance; Danielle Villegas, video/media arts
Cost: Early Registration (by 1/19/13): $75 Artist Trust members; $90 non-members. Regular Registration (after 1/19/13): $85 Artist Trust members; $100 non-members

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 2-3pm :: Online Webinar
APPLYING FOR THE 2013 FELLOWSHIP
A free one-hour webinar offering information on applying for the 2013 Fellowship, available to Washington State artists working in the disciplines of Folk and Traditional Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Emerging Fields and Cross-disciplinary Arts.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6-7:30pm :: Traver Gallery, Seattle
ELEVATOR SPEECH NETWORKING EVENT
Expand your network of contacts while simultaneously polishing your ever-important elevator speech. Artists of all disciples are invited to this unique and valuable opportunity.
Cost: $8 Artist Trust members; $10 non-members

Monday, March 11, 2013, 2-3pm :: Online Webinar
APPLYING FOR THE 2013 GAP
A free workshop presenting all you need to know about applying for arts grants, using the Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) application as an example and guide.

Wednesday, March 12, 2013, 6-7pm :: Online Webinar
I DO WHAT I TEACH: BEING A TEACHING ARTIST
Have you ever wanted to share your artistic discipline through teaching? Don’t know how? Don’t know where to start? Wish you knew where to find more opportunities for teaching? This webinar is for you!
Cost: $8 Artist Trust members; $10 non-members

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6-8pm :: Olympia City Council Chambers
APPLYING FOR THE 2013 GAP
A free workshop presenting all you need to know about applying for arts grants, using the Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) application as an example and guide.

Monday, March 25, 2013 (DEADLINE TO APPLY)
Seattle: June 21-August 2, 2013 (Saturday sessions)
Port Townsend: August 17-24, 2013 (Residential intensive)
EDGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
The EDGE Program offers artists 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 provides artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills for achieving their personal career goals and to build community by supporting peer support and exchange.
Cost: $500-$795 (no fee to apply)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 6-7pm :: Online Webinar
THE ART OF MAKING BETTER DEALS
Negotiation expert, Nancy James Fox, will teach you how to initiate and manage negotiations, how to price your artwork, and how to find options for mutual gain in negotiations with customers and collaborators (gallerists, arts councils, performing arts venues, etc.).
Cost: $8 Artist Trust members; $10 non-members

Saturday, May 4, 2013 & Sunday, May 5, 2013, 10am-5pm :: Friday Harbor
I AM AN ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Say “I Am An Artist!” and jumpstart or refresh your arts career! This interactive workshop for artists of all disciplines includes:
    • Work Samples That Look Great
    • Writing a Killer Artist Statement, Résumé & Cover Letter
    • Pursuing Funding, Showing & Performing Opportunities
    • Online Promoting & Marketing
    • Learn from Successful Artists: Q&A
    • Feedback from Your Peers
    • Rock Your Elevator Speech
Cost: Early Registration (by 4/20/13): $75 Artist Trust members, $90 non-members. Regular Registration (after 4/20/13): $85 Artist Trust members; $100 non-members. In partnership with the San Juan County Arts Council.

Friday, May 10, 2013, 2-3pm :: Online Webinar
APPLYING FOR THE 2013 ARTS INNOVATOR AWARD
A free workshop presenting all you need to know about applying for arts grants, using Artist Trust’s Arts Innovator Award application as an example and guide. Details TBA.

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.