Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – July 2021

Artwork detail: Romson Bustillo, 2021 Arts Innovator Award recipient 

 

This is the July 2021 digest of resources and opportunities for artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Resources

 

 

Autistic People of Color Fund
Autistic Women & Non-binary Network

The Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment offers one-time micro grants of between $100 and $500 to support autistic people of color. You can use funds for personal, emergency, professional, academic, medical, artistic, or other needs. The fund is open to applicants inside and outside the United States.

Deadline: Rolling 

Read more about this resource here.

 

COVID-19 Resources
Asian American Arts Alliance (A4)

During this rapidly changing and uncertain moment, we are doing our best to provide you with a list of helpful resources to support you and your work. We understand that many people in our community are facing what feels like overwhelming challenges so we are here to ensure you can also feel safe and supported. We are working hard to sort through the growing amount of information to offer you this list of resources and we will continue to communicate and update helpful information as we receive it. Links goes to financial, community, self-care, organizing and advocacy resources, socially distanced programs and projects, COVID-19 info and ways to give.

Deadline: Not Applicable 

Read more about this resource here.

 

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Directory
POSTB1NARY

This is a growing list of independent artists impacted by COVID-19. Most on this list identify as Black, Indigenous, Non-white, Trans, and or Queer. The list allows you to hire or donate to individual artists, or fill out a form to be added to the directory.

Deadline: Not Applicable 

Read more about this resource here.

 

Organizations that Support Autistic Entrepreneurs
Art of Autism

Organizations that support  artists, musicians, entertainers, computer geeks and entrepreneurs on the autism spectrum. The Art of Autism has a regular of newsletter of opportunities that goes out to our subscribers. If you have an organization you would like to add please email theartofautism@gmail.com.

Deadline: Not Applicable 

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Caring For Yourself While Working as a BIPOC Creative
Foundation for Contemporary Arts

This article is not about how hard it can be, but rather some back-to- basics tips for how we can take care of ourselves as working creatives. If you are a BIPOC creative doing the work you love, you are an inspiration and a gift. I hope my words of guidance remind you that you are deserving of respect, protection and care in all aspects of your life, including your professional life.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Mindfulness Activities
Pratt Institute

Biweekly meditative and contemplative practices hosted by the Pratt Institute.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

COVID-19 Resources
Washington Lawyers for the Arts

As our global community comes together to fight COVID-19, Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) is committed to providing ongoing support of the work of artists and arts organizations, whose efforts enrich the quality of life in Washington State. WLA will continue offering legal services, including legal advice and legal education, to support Washington’s arts community, while doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by offering these services virtually.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

WA Notify
Washington Department of Health

Washington Exposure Notifications (also known as WA Notify) is a new tool that works through smartphones, without sharing any personal information, to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Free COVID-19 Testing Locations
Washington Department of Health

This is an interactive map of COVID-19 testing locations across Washington State.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Arts in Health Online Tutorials
ArtWalla

This is a collection of artists in Walla Walla doing online tutorials on various topics related to health and wellness.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Studio Space
Spaceworks Tacoma

Are you an artist or entrepreneur ready to move to the next level? Artists or artist groups, creative small businesses, and even non-profits can benefit from renting space in one of our coworking spaces. Get a great rate on office or studio space for your own creative venture. You could neighbor and collaborate with musicians, videographers, fashion designers, 2D artists, and others.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Washington State Food Bank Map
Artist Trust

This Washington State food bank map was created by Artist Trust as a resource for finding alternative food sources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Artist Crowdfunding After a Disaster
CERF+

Tips and resources for creating a crowdfunding campaign from CERF+.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Artists’ Charitable Fund
Artist’ Charitable Fund

The fund is a small nonprofit with a narrow focus of assisting painters and sculptors by paying a potion of emergency medical bills directly to the medical providers. The fund is legally not able to pay artists directly. If coronavirus has adversely affected your income, we are very sorry but please do not contact us to ask for financial assistance due to loss of income or doe anything other than assistance with medical bills. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Art Lab
Gallery One

Resources provided include the following: Access to Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, etc.) for resizing images, developing and updating websites, and designing materials for promotion and marketing (artist show cards, artist presentations, etc) five days/week. Access to a professional artist and graphic designer for assistance with the programs and equipment once a month during Open Art Lab sessions. Mini Confab professional development workshops scheduled throughout the year to deep dive into topics relevant to a career as a professional artist. Access to photography equipment such as lights, camera and backdrop in order to develop a professional art portfolio. Access to a conference space to facilitate meetings with artists, clients, etc.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Online Assistance Hub
Artist Up

Artists Up is partnering with the Seattle Office of Film and Music, King County, and Mentorly (an online arts mentorship platform) to provide assistance to members of the Washington State arts sector who have been affected by COVID-19. We are launching a free, online consultation hub to help artists and arts organizations connect with pandemic resources and navigate processes and forms for income assistance, unemployment, emergency services, housing, finance, taxes, healthcare, and more.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Opportunities

 

 

Something New in the Wild
Confluence Gallery

Let’s honor our air element and the winds that circulate around us. We imagine a show of transition, alteration, things moved by the wind – trees, leaves, and clouds; fire and smoke; kites and hot-air balloons; even rain and snow, migrating and soaring birds, and wind-blown people. We envision depictions of the unseen air, the very breath we breathe – the elemental qualities that make their power known through their effects on other things.

Deadline: July 2

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Call for Submissions
Edmonds Art Festival

Seeking artists in all mediums – painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber, photography, ceramics, etc. for the Juried Art Show. The Edmonds Arts Festival is August 27-29, 2021 this year and features juried art, artist booths, performances and food.

Deadline: July 2

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Skies
Art Room Online Gallery

Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 3rd “Skies” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2021. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. All entries must include the sky as the primary focus. In that representation the gallery seeks artworks with any perspective of the sky, including clouds, night and day sky, dusk and dawn, storms, stars, moon and planets. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art.

Deadline: July 8

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Resilient and Creative
Port Townsend Fine Art Center

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center invites artists to apply for a national juried art exhibition that celebrates innovative artistic responses in the face of unexpected obstacles.
Any experienced artist can attest that creative practice is a source of real challenge and frustration at times – and that’s not always a bad thing! Whether we’re scrambling to balance art-making with other responsibilities, striving to translate an imagined idea into a physical reality, or struggling with a new technique that isn’t working as anticipated, unforeseen difficulties can function as a creative catalyst, pushing artists to try new things and take risks that we might not have considered before.

Deadline: July 9

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Call for Public Art Proposal
The Five High Neighborhood Council

This is an opportunity for an artist or artist team to create public art in the Five Mile Community that will define the Five Mile Prairie by embracing the diversity and heritage of the area. Artists are invited to submit proposals for artwork appropriate to the location that will be sited with the existing columnar basalt and landscaping. Proposals may include either the creation of new work OR the sale of an existing sculpture if it fit the project goals and site requirements.

Deadline: July 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

CONNECTION
Art Fluent

The human experience carries an authentic universality that connects us all. These connections seem to arise from a collective subconscious that we all share, no matter our culture, generation, or gender. This exploration is what we recognize as human emotion, and our connections are at the core of it all.

Deadline: July 16

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Public Integrated Art Design
Redmond Senior & Community Center

Opsis Architecture is seeking an artist or artist team to join the design team to develop a public arts master plan for integrated art throughout the Redmond Senior & Community Center which is located next to Redmond City Hall and along the Sammamish River Trail in Redmond, Washington. The artist/design team’s role is to reflect the design principles for the project, as well as enhance the patron experience so that the Senior & Community Center connects with Redmond’s increasingly diverse community through innovation and creative energy.

Deadline: July 16

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Call for Submissions
Subjectiv Journal

We are currently accepting submissions of visual art, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We are especially interested in sharing unusual, innovative work with our readers. This opportunity is open to established and emerging artists and writers who are residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or British Columbia.

Deadline: July 18

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Incubator Residency
Cornish School of Arts

The intention of Arts Incubator is not to create a final, polished product. Instead, the program seeks to give artists time and space to incubate and begin to develop an idea, concept, or exploration. Four groups will be selected to participate in a two-week residency. They will receive free rental space at the Alhadeff Studio Theater to incubate new and exciting ideas.

Deadline: July 23

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Public Art Intensive Eastside
City of Redmond

The Public Art Intensive Eastside is a free, three-day basic training overview to visual artists who wish to learn how to develop their work for the public realm but may or may not have previous public art experience. Topics covered in the workshops include, contracting, fabrication, maintenance, design concepts, and social practice. Participants will have an opportunity to apply for up to four temporary public art projects for the City of Redmond ranging from $1,250 – $2,500. The workshops are online and will take place on Saturdays, Sept 18, 25 and October 2, 9am-2pm.

Deadline: July 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Art Purchase Award
Working Artist Grant

We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, i.e., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, installation, digital/new media, photography and film/video.

Deadline: July 31

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Fresh Talent Exhibition 
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts is a nonprofit gallery that brings free art education and outreach to communities across Kitsap County. We are one of the region’s largest nonprofit galleries, supporting the livelihood of more than 200 Northwest artists while serving close to 10,000 youth, adults, and seniors each year through more than 100 free programs—inside and outside of the gallery space. We present more than a dozen special exhibitions each year, showcasing brand-new or recent works by Washington and Oregon artists. Some exhibitions center around broad themes such as a specific medium or conceptual idea.

Deadline: August 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Betty Bowen Award
Seattle Art Museum

The annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. The winner is awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000, and a selection of their work will be shown at the Seattle Art Museum in the spring of 2022. In addition, up to two Special Recognition Awards in the amount of $2,500 are often granted at the discretion of the Betty Bowen Committee. Due to the financial hardships many creatives continue to face due to COVID-19, this year the Committee is extending the awards for the second time to include three more opportunities at $1,250 each.

Deadline: August 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Native Artist-in-Residence
Seattle Rep

The Native Artist-in-Residence Program is a season-long program in which one Native artist of any discipline is paid a stipend to create art, gain professional development, and build a relationship with Seattle Rep. The entire program is informed by the Artist-in-Residence—they will decide what kind of art they want to make, what kind of professional development they will benefit from, and what they would like their interaction and relationship to the Seattle Rep to look like. The only fixed requirement of the program is that it culminates in a public or invited event featuring either a finished product or work in progress around which staff and guests can engage in dialogue. The subject of this dialogue and the focus of the event will be entirely up to the choice and interest of the artist.

Deadline: August 2

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Open 4Culture
4Culture

Through this grant—which has no deadline—we award amounts up to $1,500 to cultural doers. Artists and arts groups operating outside of Seattle and those working in Heritage and Preservation anywhere in King County may apply.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

LHPAI Facility Grant
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

The LHPAI Facility Grant provides in-kind support for public projects, opportunities or events presented by individuals, groups, organizations or communities. The grant takes the form of up to 40 hours of staffed building use for a public arts or cultural event at LHPAI. The LHPAI Facility Grant consists solely of facility use and staff time.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

smART Ventures Grant
Office of Arts and Culture

As a small awards program, smART ventures encourages innovation and widens cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other funding programs.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Board Member
Artist Trust

Board members are volunteers who are responsible for governing the organization, establishing and upholding the organization’s mission and vision, and preparing for the organization’s successful future. Board members bring vital expertise and thought partnership to Artist Trust. They also work to broaden our network, introducing new community members, artists, and potential supporters of all levels to our organization.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Artist Roster
Spokane Arts

Are you an artist, maker, or creative based in the Inland Northwest region? Submit your information to join the roster of local creative talent so community members and fellow artists can find you and explore your work.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Job Opportunities

 

 

Temporary Finance and Data Specialist
Coyote Central

Coyote Central is looking for a stellar human with experience in data management and bookkeeping to cover for our Operations Manager while she is on parental leave. This person will work out of our Central office and, while on site, will be a point of contact for other personnel, families, events, and partner programs.

Deadline: July 7

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Event & Corporate Giving Manager
Seattle Arts and Lectures

This person will plan and execute all SAL fundraising events, in-person and virtual, designed to support the cultivation, engagement, and retention of SAL donors, partners and volunteers, including SAL’s annual spring gala and auction, a fall WITS fundraiser, the annual Friends of SAL celebration, SAL’s annual Season Reveal, SAL author receptions & dinners, and other donor cultivation and stewardship events throughout the year. They are also responsible for the cultivation, stewardship, and growth of corporate giving to support SAL’s mission, programs, and goals.

Deadline: July 12

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Communications Mangaer
Artist Trust

We are looking for a creative storyteller committed to supporting artists to join our team! Currently reporting to the Acting Executive Director while collaborating across departments, the Communications Manager works intentionally with artists, staff, and community to share stories highlighting the impact of our work and the role individual artists play in creating a vibrant, resilient, and equitable Washington State. Using a variety of communications platforms and tools – including but not limited to social media, the Artist Trust website, media, and print – the Communications Manager promotes our programs, fundraising, and organizational initiatives, creates our annual communications plans, and builds our visual identity and brand.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Events Crew
Foss Waterway Seaport Museum

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, this position is responsible for assisting with set up and/or clean up of the facility site and supervising rental groups of varying sizes. In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following: perform quality work, interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers, and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with
other employees and organizations.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Director of Development
Spokane Symphony

The Spokane Symphony and Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and enthusiastic development professional to join its management team and oversee the department during an exciting period of transition. Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Artistic Director and Board of Trustees, the Director of Development will be responsible for raising $1.5M in annual support as well as work to further the progression of a $6M endowment campaign and funding for special initiatives as they arise.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Facilitator
Spectrum Center

Spectrum’s workshop facilitators are responsible for leading workshops, activities, and professional development focused on identity, inclusion, and bias reduction specifically around LGBTQ+ identities. While LGBTQ+ and gender focused, Spectrum recognizes that all forms of oppression are interlocking and expects facilitators to be prepared to address and discuss these complicated systems in the nuanced ways necessary.

Deadline: Open until filled.

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Teaching Artist
Coyote Central

Coyote is actively looking for professional teaching artists in the following mediums: Glass Flameworking, Metal Working (Welding/Forging), Wood Working, Animation, Acting, Culinary Arts, Jewelry Making, Filmmaking, Poetry, Printmaking, Podcasting, Fashion, Ceramics, Robotics, Comics, Music Production, Graffiti Art, Singing, Fine Art, and Dance.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Teaching Artist
Northwind Art

Our classes and workshops are taught by a diverse and skilled group of 50+ instructors annually. We invite online and in person lecture, class, and workshop proposals on a rolling basis. We seek to create a schedule that is balanced by medium, content, level, timing, and prospective audience. Northwind Art provides Zoom Pro hosting for our online classes. We have an online studio assistant who can be present during your class to change camera views and provide light technical help for you and your students. We provide administrative support and transaction processing for online classes, so our teaching artists need only focus on their teaching. This includes all student inquiries and communications ahead of the class.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Teaching Artist
Urban Artworks

We have no current openings but always looking to build upon our diverse roster of Teaching Artists. Our Teaching Artists have a wide variety of visual and public arts experience. We are looking for TAs with experience helping young people use art as a tool for social change. We seek teachers who reflect the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and those who identify as LGBTQ.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Project Artist
Urban Artworks

We constantly update our roster of artists and designers who we contract to complete commissioned projects throughout the city. We work with artists who bring a variety of styles, and we encourage those who also have collaboration and facilitation skills to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

To learn more about Artist Trust’s COVID-19 relief efforts, click here. For more COVID-19-related opportunities, please visit our Opportunities page.