Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – April 2021

Artwork detail: Jean Bradbury, 2018 GAP recipient 

 

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

 

Resources

 

BIPOC Deaf Arts Grant
Deaf Spot Light

The Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Deaf Arts Grant is a new program that provides financial support for emerging and established artists to further advance their careers. The number of grants given out each year is dependent on funding available. In 2021, Deaf Spotlight will award $1,000 each to 4 recipients. At least one recipient will reside in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, or Idaho), and at least one recipient will be a National selection outside of the Pacific Northwest region.

Deadline:  April 9

Read more about this resource here.

 

Get Ready Grants + COVID Career Resilience Grants
CERF+

Since 2017, CERF+’s Get Ready Grants have awarded up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. In response to the continuing changes that artists are making to the careers as a result of COVID-19, this cycle we will also be supporting artists in acquiring career skills and business assets required in the current and post-pandemic creative economy.​Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color and folk and traditional artists.

Deadline: April 21 

Read more about this resource here.

 

Special Enrollment Period for Health Coverage Now Available
Washington Healthplanfinder

Washington Healthplanfinder is now offering a special enrollment period for Washingtonians who are currently uninsured or seeking new coverage. This special enrollment period, in response to the current public health emergency, opened Feb. 15 and runs for 90 days, ending May 15, 2021.

Deadline: May 15

Read more about this resource here.

 

The ACTF COVID-19 Relief Fund
Arts Center Task Force

The Arts Center Task Force has created the ACTF COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund to provide short-term relief in the form of unrestricted grants to Tri-Cities, Washington artists and organizations who have lost income related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this resource here.

 

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.

 

Hero Initiative Grants for Creators in Need
Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit creators with more than $1 million worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this resource here.

 

Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
Foundation for Contemporary Arts

The Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

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 Trust

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.

 

Opportunities

 

 

Interdependence, 2021 Juried Group Show
The Kirkland Arts Center

As we have spent more and more time in isolation we learn in depth about the people, structures, institutions and environments that are vital for our continued growth. This juried exhibition is looking for submissions where artists consider the multitudes that lean into each other and rely on one another.

Deadline: April 7

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Portraiture, Photography
Black Box Gallery

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portraiture. Pose and Gesture, Image and Identity, Documentary and Street, Travel, Constructed Narrative, Self Portrait, Environmental, Vernacular and Snapshot, Family Narrative, Fashion and Nude, all have visual statements to make in the world of portraiture photography. What is the character, attitude and expression of contemporary portrait photography?

Deadline: April 9

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Artist Grant
Artist Grant

Founded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.

Deadline: April 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

ArtSquared Virtual Show and Sale
ArtWalla

ArtWalla’s popular Annual Fundraiser, ArtSquared Show and Sale, is looking for regional artists to participate in the event. The event features works of art by 130 artists who create 8 small works (6″x6″ on wood cradle boards provided by ArtWalla). The event will be virtual this year (second year) and takes place September 24 – October 1, 2021. All works are sold for $36 each to make the work accessible to as many people as possible. The artist is paid $24 per sold work and ArtWalla receives $12. These funds are used to support ArtWalla’s work in the community with an emphasis on providing funding for organization doing arts education and for individual artists enhancing their practice.

Deadline: April 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Traffic Signal Control Box – Art Wrap Program
City of Kent Arts Commission

The City of Kent Arts Commission, in partnership with the Public Works Department, seeks artists to design artwork to cover traffic signal controller cabinets. The selected artists will create artwork for cabinets in various locations throughout Kent.

Deadline: April 16

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2022 City Artist Funding
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Funding application is now open for artists/curators based in Seattle who work in Literary/ Film/Media/Screenwriting and Visual Arts. Multidisciplinary and Ethnic/Traditional Arts are welcome with applicant artist working in one of the primary art forms listed. An artist/curator residing outside of Seattle, can collaborate with a Seattle-based artist/curator as applicant. Award amounts are set at $2,000, $5,000 or $8,000. If awarded, public presentations will be offered in January 2022 – November 2023.

Deadline: April 21

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Kittitas County Open Show & Online Artist Registry
Gallery One

We want to hang your art in the gallery, promote your work, give you an award, sell your art, and show off your studio! We invite all Kittitas County artists to participate in this year’s Open Show. You’re guaranteed to get at least one work accepted to the show. With our sliding scale entry thanks to Kelleher Motors, you can pay what you can afford. So, what’s stopping you? Enter today!

Deadline: April 22

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) & Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants. The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in the past six months

Deadline: April 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Grants for Visual Artists
The Harpo Foundation

The Harpo Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field.

Deadline: April 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

“Something New” Public Art 
Arts and Humanities Bainbridge

A dynamic public art experience as well as an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work. The exhibit places sculptures in five outdoor locations in downtown Winslow on beautiful Bainbridge Island. The five locations include the pedestal in front of T & C on Winslow Way and Erickson, the pedestal at the south end of Madison Ave, S. (in the Doc’s plaza), the pedestal at the entry door of Bainbridge Island City Hall building, one is Waterfront Park, and one west of the Senior Center near Waterfront Park. Selected works remain on display for 11 months after which they are removed to make room for the next collection, offering Bainbridge Islanders and visitors “something new” every year.

Deadline: April 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Visual Artist Exhibition in Pioneer Square
Gary Manuel Salon

The Gary Manuel Salon in Pioneer Square hosts monthly artist exhibitions. Scheduling for the upcoming 2021 Season. An excellent opportunity for artists to expand their recognition and share their creativity in Pioneer Square at a great venue next to the Smith Tower.

Deadline: April 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

The Working Artist Grant / Art Purchase Award
City of Burien

The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award is a one-time art award of $1000 intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process. The award is available to all artists worldwide, working in almost all traditional and new visual art mediums.

Deadline: April 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2021 NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists
Crestwood Studio LLC

The NOT REAL ART Grant encourages artists to explore, experiment, question and disrupt the status quo of today’s art world. While the Grant annually awards 6 artists $2000 with no strings attached, it also provides a platform to help them tell their story and promote their work to a wider audience. All grant recipients are featured on the NOT REAL ART Podcast and Blog and showcased in an annual Gallery Exhibition.

Deadline: May 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Allied Arts Annual Juried Show
Allied Arts Association

Every year Allied Arts Association hosts a juried show starting in July and ending in mid-August in Gallery at the Park, Richland, WA. 2021 entrants should be prepared for a digital, physical or both types of show. Open to all US artists over the age of 18. Entries may include any traditional media. $12 per entry for members; $15 per entry for nonmembers. No more than four works/sets may be submitted.

Deadline: May 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

RapidRide Expansion Limited Edition Orca Cards
4Culture

Three artists will be commissioned to create three artworks, each unique to one of the new RapidRide Expansion lines and featured on a series of limited-edition ORCA cards to be released at the inauguration of each new line.

Deadline: May 5

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

8X8 – Call for Photographers
ShoreLake Arts

Photography exhibition and fundraiser, 8X8Photo features hundreds of 8×8-inch photographs online from talent locally, and all over the country, all available to purchase for $36 each.

Deadline: May 5

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2021 Southwest Regional Juried Exhibition
The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery at SPSCC

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

Deadline: May 7

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.

 

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

 

 

On-Call Preparator / Art Handler
Henry Art Gallery

The On-Call Preparator / Art Handler is responsible for assisting in the safe and efficient internal movement, housing, and installation of collections and loan objects. The On-Call Preparator / Art Handler is a temporary, part-time position. The position is most active during installation and de-installation of museum exhibitions. This position works as part of a team in Exhibitions, as well as closely with staff from other departments and outside contractors.

Deadline: Rolling 

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Executive Director
Confluence Gallery

Are you community minded, do you love the arts, and are you excited about making the Methow Valley a destination for arts and culture? Then we want to hear from you! Confluence Gallery in Twisp is currently looking for our next Executive Director, responsible for strategic planning, overall management and operations. Please send a cover letter and resume to info@confluencegallery.com.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Program Manager
Spark Central

We are seeking a dynamic Program Manager to work on our Creative Team, led by the Executive Director. The Program Manager will plan, develop, coordinate, publicize, and teach a robust calendar of structured programs for youth (90%) and all ages or adults (10%) both at Spark Central and at key school and partner locations with support from volunteers and guest instructors.

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.

 

Manager, Tours & Public Programs
Frye Art Museum

The Frye Art Museum is seeking a flexible and detail-oriented team player to join the Education team. As a key member of the Education team, the Manager, Tours & Public Programs develops, oversees and implements a wide range of public programs that use the Frye’s collection and exhibitions as a springboard for exploring the issues of our time, facilitating conversation, and engaging our community in relevant social dialogues.

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.

 

 

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