Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – December

Artwork detail: Carol Gouthro, 2020 SOLA recipient

 

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

 

Resources

 

ARC Artist Fellowship 
4Culture

The Arc Artist Fellowship provides $12,000 awards and modest promotional support to artists residing in King County. We envision artists using Arc Artist Fellowship funds to offset expenses related to things like rent or mortgage payments, childcare, health care, transportation, food, space rental, legal support, equipment, materials, workshop fees, residencies, and more.

Deadline: December 2

Read more about this resource here.

 

Washington COVID-19 Immigration Relief Fund

Apply for the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund and receive a $1,000 one-time direct payment (up to $3,000 per household).

Deadline: December 16

Read more about this resource here.

 

Cycle IX
Artist Relief

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

Deadline: December 10

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.

 

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.

 

Musicians Foundation CV19 Emergency Relief Aid
Musicians Foundation

Modest, one-time grants up to $200 will be available to professional performers, educators and composers.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this resource here.

 

Writers’ Emergency Fund
PEN America

We recognize that there are writers who no longer have access to any of the ways in which they have supported themselves, and that this has happened very suddenly and will last for a period none of us can predict. In response, PEN America will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this resource here.

 

COVID-19 Resources
Artist Trust

This is an ever-growing list of COVID-19 resources related to emergency funding, housing, unemployment, food, and more.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Mental Health and Wellness Resources
Artist Trust

This is an ever-growing list of mental health and wellness resources including resources specifically for BIPOC and queer artists.

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.

 

 

Opportunities

 

Forest & Meadows Art Contest
Grey Cube Gallery

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first Forests & Meadows online art contest for the month of December 2020. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit. The gallery invites artists and photographers to share their artistic vision using any work with interpretation of natural environment (forests, meadows, farmlands, savannas). All visual art mediums (except video and sound) are allowed. The Best of Show winning artwork will be displayed as the poster of the show. All wining 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: December 3

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Washington State Poet Laureate 
ArtsWA

Interested in becoming the primary spokesperson, supporter, and promoter of poetry in Washington State? Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission are accepting applications for Washington State’s next Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate builds awareness and appreciation of poetry, including Washington’s legacy of poetry, through public readings, workshops, and presentations in communities throughout the state. The new laureate will serve from April 15, 2021, to April 14, 2023.

Deadline: December 4

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Councilmember Position #2
City of Olympia

The Olympia City Council is accepting applications for Councilmember Position #2. The term for Position #2 ends December 31, 2023. The appointee will serve, until the November 2021 General Election results are certified.

Deadline: December 11

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Winter Juried Exhibition
Play + Inspire Art Gallery

The online exhibit aims to be an internationally accessible 24/7, curated, professional, virtual presentation of exciting contemporary work from around the world. The show is presented here at exhibit.teachingartistpodcast.com and is promoted via social media, email list, and additional network contacts. Each artist is highlighted individually on social media @teachingartistpodcast and @curatedforkids.

Deadline: December 13

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Art-IDENTITY
Art Fluent

IDENTITY-We all have a certain idea of who we are through our identity. But to get there, we need to probe beneath the surface. To get a sense of ourselves, we need to explore who we are, how we are viewed by the world, and the characteristics that define us. Our beliefs, qualities, expressions, and personalities each collectively form our identity. We seek artwork that goes beneath the surface to reveal aspects of the subject that usually remain hidden. Show us what identity means to you through your perspective.

Deadline: December 18

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

COVID Art Sale
Gallery.CEL

Gallery.CEL will feature the artwork of artists who are struggling to make ends meet. The art will be posted for sale, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the artist (or the artist and their associated gallery). Advertising on several platforms will be made at the gallery’s expense in order to attract as much traffic as possible, but you should also reach out to any and all social media contacts to promote the upcoming sales.

Deadline: December 31

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
Eyebeam

The funds distributed to artists will assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced. And, in an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists will be able to apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.

Deadline: Rolling

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.

 

Racial Equity Consultant
Artist Trust

Artist Trust is seeking a racial equity audit to be conducted over 3 to 4 months beginning in March 2021 with the option to extend. The racial equity audit would include but is not limited to an evaluation of our programs (professional development programs, resources, and grantmaking policies, procedures, and delivery), development (fundraising practices and stewardship), communications (Artist Trust’s website and overall brand and tone), and operations (financial policies, human resource policies and procedures, and board bylaws and recruitment).

Deadline: January 8, 2021

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Job Opportunities

 

Executive Director
Hedgebrook

In collaboration with the Board, staff, and Advisory Council, the ED will ensure the integrity of Hedgebrook’s mission, imagine, build, and support robust and vibrant programming, and maintain the financial and operational health of the organization. The new Executive Director will be a proven organizational leader, a natural team and community builder, an inspired and inspiring communicator, and a passionate advocate for amplifying women’s voices.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Development and Administrative Assistant
Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Center

Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Center, located in Seattle, Washington, is seeking a 35-hour per week Development and Administrative Associate. The position supports the fundraising, administrative, and program functions of the non-profit. Salary range: $36,400-45,500 depending on qualifications.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Faith Leader Engagement
Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Center

Lambert House is hiring a part-time staffer to educate interested faith leaders of any religious tradition in how to help parents reconcile their faith with their love for their LGBTQ child. The position is funded for 20 hours weekly for 18–22 months. There are no benefits. At present, this work is being done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Volunteer Coordinator
Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Center

The person in this position collaborates closely with other staffers. Much of the  work occurs in predictable cycles throughout the year and has been accomplished  in 20 hours per week for many years. Not all of the responsibilities in this position  occur simultaneously throughout the year.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Director of Communications
Burke Museum at University of Washington

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Communications is responsible for acting as the Burke Museum communications strategist and visionary for the brand and public perception of the Burke. The Director of Communications will develop communications strategies for major initiatives, institutional change, media relations, and sensitive issues and is responsible for ensuring consistency