Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – August

Artwork detail: Amjad Faur, 2017 Fellowship recipient 

 

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

 

Opportunities

 

2021 Residencies at Gettysburg National Military Park
National Parks Foundation

The Gettysburg National Military Park Artist-in-Residence program (AiR) is designed for all artists to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape and history of Gettysburg National Military Park.

Deadline: August 7

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

The Studio Residencies
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Selected artists-in-residence receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, housing across the street from the museum in newly renovated apartments, free access to the museum’s galleries and partner institutions, shared use of printmaking and weaving equipment, optional financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and a daily group meal among a twelve-artist cohort of international peers.

Deadline: August 8

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

MAC Artist Fellowship
The Robert B. McMillen Foundation

The MAC Fellowship Program is designed to recognize and empower highly-motivated emerging and mid-career artists looking to transition from undiscovered to established, self-sustaining professionals.

Deadline: August 12

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Spokane Sportsplex Public Art
Spokane Arts

The Spokane Public Facilities District has undertaken a project to build the Spokane Sportsplex at 599 W. Caltaldo Avenue, Spokane, WA. As a part of this project, two public art projects will be created: one in the interior of the Sportsplex which will be a hanging overhead work of art in the south lobby and a second which will be an outdoor interactive work on the north side of the facility.

Deadline: August 14

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Portable Artworks Call
City of Bellevue

The MAC Fellowship Program is designed to recognize and empower highly-motivated emerging and mid-career artists looking to transition from undiscovered to established, self-sustaining professionals.

Deadline: August 17

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Public Art Intensive Eastside
City of Redmond

The MAC Fellowship Program is designed to recognize and empower highly-motivated emerging and mid-career artists looking to transition from undiscovered to established, self-sustaining professionals.

Deadline: August 17

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

The Illumination Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artist
Queer | Art

This new annual $10,000 grant, awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work.

Deadline: August 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Firehouse Art Center Exhibition
Firehouse Art Center

Our beautiful National Historic Landmark building features two exhibitions spaces and over 1,000 square feet of space. In 2019 we exhibited 56 artists in 15 unique exhibitions. New exhibitions are installed almost every month.

Deadline: August 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship Program
First Peoples Fund

In this one-year, self-directed program, artists get the technical support, professional training, and working capital they seek to start or grow a thriving arts business.

Deadline: August 31

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Cultural Capital Fellowship Program
First Peoples Fund

Through First Peoples Fund’s Cultural Capital Fellowship Program, culture bearers in tribal communities receive financial and technical support to further their important work.

Deadline: August 31

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: Ongoing

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Scholastic Lab Residencies
Scholastic Lab

Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Resources

 

Cycle V
Artist Relief

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

Deadline: August 20

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 Reopening Guide
Shunpike

Inside this folder are guidelines and plans from organizations and industries that could be applicable to any operational planning you’re doing in preparation for reopening.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Artists Centering Access
Creative Capital

In this conversation, a group of artists, event programmers, and designers will talk about what it means to center access in creative encounters both in-person and online. The panel will explore how disability intersects with user experience and design, and the larger role that access plays in movements towards social justice.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Coping with COVID-19 Free Online Workshops
Creative Capital

The challenges posed by quarantines and a stalled economy are daunting, especially for artists. We launched a series of free online workshops, Coping with COVID, designed to help artists mitigate the effects of the pandemic and economic situation, and above all to show that none of us are alone in this struggle.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Mindfulness Meditation
Frye Art Museum

Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work of art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. In this uncertain time, the practice of mindfulness meditation can offer a sense of calm amidst our to-do lists and more fully appreciate the gift of each day.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Job Opportunities

 

Major Gift Officer
Seattle Rep

The Major Gift Officer is a critical member of the Individual Giving team, working closely with the entire team to ensure proper cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of donors to meet the financial goals in support of annual and long-term organizational needs and plans.

Deadline: August 13

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

City of Auburn Poet Laureate
City of Auburn

The Auburn Poet Laureate is encouraged to promote the appreciation of poetry and literary life in Auburn through events and opportunities that invite the public to engage with poetry and literature. The Poet Laureate is also invited to participate in various City of Auburn public openings and events throughout the three year term.

Deadline: August 14

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Operations Assistant
Rainier Valley Corps

RVC is looking for an Operations Associate who wants an opportunity to learn and grow at a self-managing organization. The Operations Associate will play a vital role in the team, supporting various aspects of RVC’s internal operations. RVC intends to invest deeply in the professional development of this position so that they can grow and develop as the organization grows, gaining increasing levels of responsibility and opportunity over time.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Museum Guide Manager
Henry Art Gallery

Henry Art Gallery has an outstanding job opportunity for Temporary Part Time Museum Guide Program Manager; whose primary roles include Co-Developing curriculum for and teaching the museum guide pilot program based upon core ideas related to exhibitions, programs, and visitor experience.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Communications & Digital Media Manager
On the Boards

On the Boards, Seattle’s home for contemporary dance, theater and multidisciplinary performance, seeks a strong  communicator and authentic storyteller, well-versed in social and digital media data and analytics, to become our Communications & Digital Media Manager.

Deadline: Open until filled

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. If you have questions about our Artist Trust COVID-19 Relief Fund, please read our FAQ page.