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Artist Support Programs

Artist Trust offers business practices programming, networking opportunities, and resources for artists of all disciplines to establish and maintain successful careers. Our artist support programs include: See upcoming Artist Support Programs

Artist Support Programs includes:

Annual Artist Survey

Artist Trust listens to what artists need and advocates with them locally and nationally. Our annual artist survey helps us discover current issues impacting the livelihood of working artists and develop programs in response to those needs.

Read the Survey Results
Art Business Night School

Based on Artist Trust’s long-running EDGE Professional Development Program, Art Business Night School is a program for artists of all disciplines that provides a comprehensive survey of business practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum. Topics covered include: Business Fundamentals, Career in Focus, Polish and Prep for Opportunities, and Promotion Fundamentals.

View Art Business Night School Courses
Happy Hours, Salons, & Parties

These networking events celebrate artists and arts communities around the state and help artists connect with each other and with stakeholders, supporters, and our board and staff.

See Upcoming Networking Events
Mentorship

This informal mentorship and networking event gives artists of all disciplines a chance to sit down with artists and arts leaders in small groups for casual conversations about opportunities, issues, and challenges in the arts world.

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Office Hours

Office Hours is a free grantwriting support program for artists of all disciplines looking for advice on how to apply for funding from Artist Trust. In these one-on-one meetings, our staff explains the application process, provides feedback on grants, and answers questions about funding programs.

Sign Up for Office Hours
Opportunities

Through our website, artists can browse hundreds of calls for art, funding, residencies, jobs, and work space and housing listings from all over Washington State, easily searchable by discipline.

Browse Opportunities for Artists
Resources

Find articles and information on employment, healthcare, housing, and legal issues, among other vital needs.

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Town Halls

These panels feature working artists and arts leaders discussing issues, policies, connections, and resources to create a better environment for artists to thrive.

Webinars

Webinars are online presentations led by artists, arts professionals, and Artist Trust staff on grantwriting, artist contracts, crowdfunding, and other business practices topics.

Workshops

Low-cost or free workshops are offered around the state and provide practical instruction through presentations and exercises on business skills essential to building and maintaining a career as an artist. Workshop topics include: marketing, social media, writing your artist statement and resume, and many more.

Learn More About Town Halls, Webinars, and Workshops