Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – March 2021

Artwork detail: Sheila Klein, 2017 Arts Innovator Award recipient 

 

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

 

Resources

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Opportunities

 

Creative Capital Award
Creative Capital

Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding plus additional career development services.

Deadline: March 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Utility Box Wraps
City of Bellevue

The City of Bellevue is launching a new project that will wrap utility boxes around Bellevue in artworks printed in vinyl. The Arts Program will release calls for art for each phase of the project, so stay tuned throughout the coming years as this project unfolds.

Deadline: March 3

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Laboratory Remote Residency
Laboratory Spokane

We are looking for proposals to create remote works for interactive pieces — Sound art, new media/video performances, gestural and ephemeral displays, and other iterations considered. Suggested topics include: survival, pedagogy, futurity, surveillance, decolonization, augmentation, resistance, collective care, craft, joy kinship, transformation, death of capital, etc. All self-identifying queer, trans, and non-binary artists encouraged to apply. Priority given to Black and Queer, trans people of color.

Deadline: March 4

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Creative Enterprise
Terrain

The 12-week program includes weekly classes, one-on-one coaching, peer-to-peer learning, and a proven curriculum that equips participants with the skills to transition their creative endeavors into living-wage small businesses.

Deadline: March 7

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Arts Innovator Award
Artist Trust

The Arts Innovator Award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. These unrestricted awards of $25,000 are given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields.

Deadline: March 8

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

She/Her/They/Them
IncuArts Gallery

IncuArts invites women identifying and gender non-conforming artists to submit work for SHE/HER/THEY/THEM- an exhibition exploring ideas related to gender and celebrating women and gender-nonconforming artists.

Deadline: March 8

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call for Artists to Honor Black Lives Matter Movement
City of Burien

The City of Burien and Burien Arts Commission is seeking an artist or artist group who will work with the Burien community to create a visual art piece that honors the Black Lives Matter movement. Artists or artist groups are invited to apply for up to $10,000 in project funding

Deadline: March 12

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call to Artists: Signal Wrap Art
City of Lakewood

The City of Lakewood is seeking artists to propose an original design for reproduction and installation on signal cabinets in Lakewood. The wraps will deter graffiti and add visual interest and beauty to our shared streetscapes. Artwork can be submitted in any medium as long as it can be translated and digitally reproduced on a two- dimensional vinyl wrap. Each approved final design will be compensated at the rate of $700 for an original design, and include all necessary licensing rights.

Deadline: March 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Foyer Call for Video: Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic at The Othello Square
Eunice Wayman Art Services

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic is seeking three artists/artist teams to create a video artwork for the foyer of The Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic new clinic at The Othello Square.

Deadline: March 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Waiting Area Call for Art: Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic at The Othello Square
Eunice Wayman Art Services

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic is seeking an artist/artist team to create an artwork design for the waiting area of The Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic’s new clinic at The Othello Square.

Deadline: March 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

SHIFT
Native Arts & Culture Foundation

The SHIFT program consists of a two-year suite of support services that includes financial resources, professional development, artist/stakeholder convening, cross-sector collaboration, evaluation, exhibiting and presenting.

Deadline: March 16

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Innovative Grant
Innovative Grant

Innovate Grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were always sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals and getting letters of recommendation. ​

Deadline: March 18

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Portable Works Call for Art
Spokane Arts

Spokane Arts seeks to purchase original, unframed two-dimensional artworks (including photographs, drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, etc.), for the Spokane Public Library. Portable works will be installed in Spokane Public Library branches which serve an all-ages audience.

Deadline: March 24

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partners Roster
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

In collaboration with Seattle Public Schools, we maintain an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for The Creative Advantage, Seattle’s citywide arts education initiative. The roster is a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals.

Deadline: March 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Liberty Lake Together Community Statue Installation
Liberty Lake Park and Arts Commission

The Liberty Lake Parks and Arts Commission is accepting submissions for the installation of a statue of the artist’s interpretation of ‘person’ in the Liberty Lake Together logo, to be installed in Liberty Lake.

Deadline: March 31

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour
Little Spokane Studios

The 2021 tour will feature a wide variety of artwork – ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts and mixed media – from the expanded selection of favorite, familiar and intriguing new artists in unique outdoor and garden settings.

Deadline: April 1

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

 

Poet Laureate
City of Olympia

Olympia’s next Poet Laureate will be called specifically to utilize the power of poetry and language to contribute insight, foster understanding and support healing around issues of equity and inclusion in our community.

Deadline: March 4

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Program Manager
Urban Artworks

Our youth and community programs are growing, and we are looking for a creative and passionate Program Manager who thrives on wearing multiple hats to join our small but mighty team! This is a new full-time position, and an opportunity to directly and deeply impact the growth of the organization. The Program Manager is the primary point of contact for daily work with Teaching Artists, youth apprentices, community participants, schools, and program partner organizations. This person will work on the development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of our youth and community-based programs. The Program Manager will be committed to youth development and the belief that all people should be valued for their unique life experience.

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.

 

Digital Programs Assistant
Frye Art Museum

The Frye Art Museum is seeking a flexible and detail-oriented team player to join the Education team. Working closely with the Education team, the Digital Programs Assistant supports the management of digital education content and helps to produce virtual education programs for a wide range of audiences. The primary functions of the position include managing A/V needs for virtual education programs, helping to produce and edit engaging content for digital platforms, managing ticketing and registration for virtual programs, and other tasks as assigned.

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.