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Creative Career Center

Artist Trust's Creative Career Center offers artists of all creative disciplines the support to launch and sustain successful careers. Through a comprehensive suite of career-training workshops and resources, artists are provided the relevant and necessary skills to achieve their career goals. Artists learn best practices in the business of being an artist, increasing their confidence and entrepreneurialism. While facilitating peer support and exchange among artists, the Center trains artists to be self-reliant and proactive in developing their arts career. See upcoming Creative Career Center offerings.

The Creative Career Center includes:

EDGE Professional Development Program

The highly-acclaimed, immersive EDGE Program is a 50-hour comprehensive survey of professional arts practices offered through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments.

Get the EDGE
"I Am An Artist" Professional Development Workshops

This two-day, intensive weekend symposium enables artists to jumpstart or refresh their creative career with essential resources, funding opportunities, peer-to-peer evaluation, networking and hands-on feedback.

Say "I Am An Artist"!
Artist Trust At Large

Free one-hour presentations on programs and services for artists, offered across Washington State.

Find ATALs coming to your region
Grant Writing, Resources and Promotion Workshops and Webinars

These one- to two-hour workshops and webinars, offered around the state, provide vital tips on preparing a strong grant application; the essentials of presenting art work; how to get informed about funding and exhibition possibilities; the essentials of creating an effective online presence; and resources for health care, insurance, emergency assistance, legal services and more.

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Creating a Living Legacy (CALL)

This pilot program provides visual artists with information and necessary skills for archiving and documenting their work.

Learn more about CALL
Opportunities

Through this extensive online portal, artists can browse thousands of calls for art, funding, residencies, jobs, work space and housing listings, easily searchable by discipline.

Find opportunities
Professional Development Resources and Articles

Vital information on healthcare, legal issues, emergency assistance programs and much more is updated regularly.

See resources & articles
Networking and Other Events

Networking Events, Panel Discussions and other events bring artists and arts enthusiasts together to discuss hot topics and encourage dialogue and collaboration.

See upcoming events
Resource Room

Located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, the walk-in Resource Room at Artist Trust offers a well-stocked array of resources including samples of successful grant applications, reference materials, professional-development tools, information on statewide arts organizations and galleries, and popular arts journals, as well as free use of a computer and printer.

Visit the Resource Room