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ARTISTS UP will offer an evening of resources and networking for Native artists

For Immediate Release:

Seattle, WA —On April 20, ARTISTS UP will host a free session to connect and inform Native artists throughout Seattle, King County and Washington State about key services offered by three arts agency organizations. The evening is designed to share best practices for independent artists through peer learning, build connections between artists and funders and demystify funding programs and processes. ARTISTS UP is a unique, collaborative program between Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, King County’s 4 Culture and Artist Trust, which serves all Washington State artists. Designed to engage under-represented artists, ARTISTS UP has successfully provided Latina/o, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, Asian American, African, African American and Black artists’ face-to-face meetings with peer artists and funders over the last two years.

The event will take place on Monday, April 20 at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center located at 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199. Artists working in dance, literature, media, music, theater, traditional arts, visual and public art are welcome. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with an information and networking exchange from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and families are welcome to attend;  creative activities for school-aged kids (5 years and older) will be available upon registration.

Artists can register online

through April 15. For more information, contact Irene Gómez at irene.gomez@seattle.gov, 206-684-7310 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.). Transportation details: there is limited free parking adjacent to the venue in addition to unmarked spaces alongside road. The center is also accessible via Metro Bus.

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.