Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – November 2021


Published: November 1, 2021

Categories: COVID-19 | Featured | Resources

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

 

Resources

 

 

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

 

 

2022-2023 Poet Laureate
City of Redmond

The Poet Laureate will generate a work plan within the allocated budget each year that includes participation in at least one if not both municipal events annually and community engagement opportunities that could include public poetry readings, reading at city council meetings, workshops, classes, lectures, text based visual art, composing and publishing original works, public art projects or other literary based performance or activity, which could include partnerships with the library, local schools, or other community groups.

Deadline: November 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

2022 Jack Straw Writing Program
Jack Straw Cultural Center

The Writers Program requires participants to be on-site at Jack Straw Cultural Center for a number of small-group activities, such as an introductory orientation, workshops for microphone/voice technique and live performance, in-studio interview session with the program curator, and live readings – pending any necessary adjustments due to COVID-19 or other emergencies. Most of these activities take place between January and June. Additional Writers Program readings will take place around the community throughout the year, including a final reading with all of the writers in November. Work appearing in the Jack Straw Writers Anthology may not be previously published material, and any subsequent publication of this work must acknowledge the Jack Straw Writers Program.

Deadline: November 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

2022 Burien Gallery Program
City of Burien

City of Burien is seeking artists proposals for Maverick Apartments and Merrill Gardens Senior Living.

Deadline: November 4

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Two Visual Artists for Unity Commons
Interfaith Works

Interfaith Works is seeking artists for two separate art installations for Unity Commons, previously referred to as 2828 Martin Way, which is projected to be completed in December 2021. We are so excited for this building to be a home for some of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Deadline: November 5

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Juried Art Event
Combine Art Collective

Artists (18 years or older) living and working in the Pacific Northwest States of ID, Or, WA, all visual art mediums are acceptable, except video, digital art, jewelry, and photography.

Deadline: November 10

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Voting Rights Restoration
Voting Rights Restoration Coalition

This is a huge win for those of us who have been impacted by our criminal legal system! Now we need your help to celebrate and get the word out to the 26,000 of our neighbors who are about to be welcomed back into our democracy. Please submit a piece of artwork or a poem to be featured in our public education efforts online, with a chance to be featured on our print materials.

Deadline: November 10

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Black and Indigenous Residencies at Editions Studio
Seattle Print Arts

Seattle Print Arts in partnership with Editions is offering a year-long residency, which will provide access for Black and Indigenous artists to create artists’ books, broadsides, posters, and other works on paper at Editions in Seattle, WA. This residency aims to assist underrepresented artists and provide participants with the tools, connections, and support to develop and enhance skills needed to further artistic and professional development. Editions and Seattle Print Arts believe in the radical power of print, and selected artists will be equipped with new ways to contribute to their communities, broader artistic and printmaking communities, and the greater cultural vitality of the region.

Deadline: November 14

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

RFP for Artists, Tech Enthusiasts, & Creative Thinkers
Future Arts

AUGMENT Seattle invites creative digital thinkers and technology enthusiasts of all disciplines to unravel, bend and shift realities in the streets of Seattle for a spring showcase and beyond. Immersive Spark AR powered outdoor installations, digital workshops, pop up events and interactive installations for youth will augment our neighborhoods and welcome the community to experience new media arts.

Deadline: November 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Miniatrue Show
Vashon Center for the Arts

Vashon Center for the Arts is a preeminent center on Vashon Island, WA, varied program areas including a large visual art gallery, state of the art performance hall (300 seats), dance program, art education center, and artists in schools program.

Deadline: November 16

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Yellow
Grey Cube Gallery

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first “Yellow” online art contest for the month of November 2021. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit. The theme may include any work with depiction of the color “Yellow” or shades of Yellow (beige, lemon yellow, canary yellow, golden yellow). All winning artists (Merit Award & Honorable Mention) will receive a digital award certificate. The application fee is $16 for the 2 images of artwork. You may enter more than once.

Deadline: November 18

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

“Primary Colors” Online Art Competition
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

The “Primary Colors” theme is one in which one of the primary colors (Red, Blue &/or Yellow) stands out as a primary artistic element in the artwork. Any subject matter and any media are acceptable in this open theme competition, as long as the colors in the artwork are at least one or more of the three primary colors – Red, Blue &/or Yellow.

Deadline: November 26

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Small Group Exhibition Proposals
Well Well Projects

Well Well Projects in Portland, OR is excited to announce an Open Call for Group Exhibition Proposals! We are accepting proposals for 2-5 person group exhibitions. The exhibition for the accepted proposal will run January 8-30 with an opening reception on Saturday, January 8th. Emerging and mid-career artists are eligible to apply, and all mediums will be considered.

Deadline: November 28

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

2022 Art Support Program
Jack Straw Cultural Center

Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the 29th year of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program. Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of free recording and production time with an engineer at Jack Straw Cultural Center; an additional 10-12 artists/teams receive matching awards. The Artist Support Program is open to artists of all disciplines whose project proposals include sound as a major component. Such projects might include recording a music CD, producing radio programs, oral histories, audio literature, sound for a gallery installation or public art project, film, music and sound design for dance and theater, digital media work, etc. Completed projects are publicly presented at a Jack Straw artist event.

Deadline: November 29

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

2022-2023 New Media Gallery Program
Jack Straw Cultural Center

Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting submissions for the 24th year of the Jack Straw New Media Gallery, a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment with audio and other technology and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Up to four artists/teams are selected to receive up to 20 hours of free studio time with an engineer, which they may use to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed. Artists’ new work is presented in our gallery in the following year. Gallery exhibitions include an opening reception, artist talk/workshop, podcast/interview posted on our web site, and other events. Additional youth and family engagement programs may be developed with select installations.

Deadline: November 29

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Call for Submissions
South Seattle Emerald

We strongly encourage all those who live, work and frequent the south Seattle area to aid us in adding to our story by contributing to the South Seattle Emerald.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Job Opportunities

 

 

Fellowship Program Coordinator
RVC

The Fellowship Coordinator position is an integral role for the Fellowship team. The biggest project for the first 6 months of this position will be leading the recruitment, outreach, and selection process for the next cohort of fellows, (program to begin in June 2022). This position will lead in managing the application timeline and interview logistics. Once the fellowship program begins, this role will lead in handling the training logistics and overall program coordination. In addition, this role will manage and coordinate the Alumni and Mentorship programs.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

General Operations Manager
RVC

RVC is searching for someone to lead and develop a General Operations team that is committed to re-centering internal operations around the people who make up our community. The ideal person for this role should have knowledge and experience in equitable, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist human resources practices. Can you practice empathy and care around workplace trauma? Do you know how to guide people through conflict resolution and performance coaching in an organization with a strong feedback culture? This work leans heavily on strong emotional intelligence, relationship-building skills, an anti-racist framework, and an ability to create systems and policies.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Operations Support Program Manager
RVC

RVC is searching for a dynamic person to provide program management support to the growing Operations Support Program. This Operations Support Program Manager (PM) will be joining a team that provides Model A fiscal sponsorship services to 14+ BIPOC-led non-profit partners by supporting their administrative, human resources, finance, and legal needs. As a PM, you will manage a small portfolio of partnerships, provide supervision to a portion of the team, and develop program procedures and systems to strengthen program service delivery. A successful candidate for this role will have a lived and deep connection to the Seattle BIPOC community; have experience in nonprofit administration, human resources, and/or finance; be committed to upholding RVC’s values and mission; be interested in working in our self-management model of shared leadership; and have a deep desire to engage in professional development throughout the year.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Education Programs Coordinator
Intiman Theatre

The Education Programs Coordinator reports to the Education Director in assisting with the delivery of high quality programs and day-to-day administrative tasks such as tracking program expenses and coordinating the delivery and evaluation of lessons and other education initiatives at Intiman Theatre.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Operations Assistant
Hugo House

Hugo House is looking for an Operations Assistant to support the day-to-day functioning of our office, operational, and financial processes. This position is a key staff member, serving as a connector between teams and responsible for performing administrative, operations, and bookkeeping duties in the office. The Operations Assistant will also serve at the point-person for our Community Support Team, managing the front desk schedule and regulating processes that allow our team to provide outstanding support both in-person and virtually. This position is not a remote position, but will gain some flexibility over time.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Events Assistant & Community Support Specialist
Hugo House

Hugo House is looking for an Events Assistant & Community Support Specialist to help facilitate high quality literary and arts events, including readings, panels, craft talks, and interviews featuring renowned writers, emerging and emerged writers, and talented new writers. The Events Assistant & Community Support Specialist will also help run Hugo House’s front desk, providing outstanding community support both in-person and virtually. The role will be a mixture of weekdays, evenings, and weekends for a total of 20-25 hours a week. This is an in-person position and cannot be done remotely, though there will be increased flexibility over time.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Youth Programs Assistant & Community Support Specialist
Hugo House

Hugo House is looking for a Youth Programs Assistant & Community Support Specialist to help in planning, coordinating, and ensuring the success of our creative writing programming for youth.  The Youth Programs Assistant & Community Support Specialist will also help run Hugo House’s front desk, providing outstanding community support both in-person and virtually. The role will be a mixture of weekdays, evenings, and weekends for a total of 15-20 hours a week. This is an in-person position and cannot be done remotely, though there will be increased flexibility over time.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Executive Director
ShoreLake Arts

ShoreLake Arts seeks a dynamic and experienced leader with a passion for community arts to serve as Executive Director. Acting with creativity, strategic vision, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a deep commitment to inclusivity, the Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that ShoreLake Arts fulfills its mission of “cultivating creativity and inspiring our community through the arts.” The Executive Director serves as the organization’s chief executive officer, directing and administering all programs, operations, and policies as well as supervising the professional staff. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Entrata Choir Director
Seattle Girls Choir

Part of Seattle Girls Choir’s strength as a program comes from the progression of skill building that occurs as a chorister moves through the organization. However, this can also make it difficult for girls to join SGC past the primary Dolcine years. Entrata is designed to help alleviate that transition into SGC by providing more focused musicianship instruction, so that slightly older girls’ skill levels will more closely match their peers that started younger. Entrata is an entry point for new choristers in grades 4-6 primarily. Entrata choristers learn and perform music, but there is slightly more emphasis on core musicianship and literacy skills. At the end of this year long program Entrata choristers usually move into Vivissimi or Allegra, whichever is most appropriate for their skill level and age.

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.

 

 

Instructor
Photographic Center Northwest

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) offers over 40 courses, classes, and workshops each quarter. We have a diverse student body of BFA candidates, Certificate students, professionals and hobbyists. We are looking for adjunct faculty candidates and instructors to teach classes and workshops in: digital photography, color photography, black and white photography, ideas and practice, and various workshops.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Art Instructor
Arbutus Folk School

Arbutus Folk School is currently accepting applications for the position of Arts Instructor in all disciplines.

Deadline: Ongoing

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
Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center is seeking strong candidates for upcoming quarters. We look for experienced art teachers with an enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students at a range of skill levels and backgrounds. Our ideal candidates are eager to support our efforts to reach new students using their own contacts and augmenting our outreach efforts.

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.

 

 

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