Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – May 2021

Artwork detail: Clarissa Callesen, 2019 GAP recipient 

 

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

 

Resources

 

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
Shade Literary Arts

This fund is for queer writers of color who are in critical need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first iteration of this fund started in March 2020, disbursing nearly $45,500 to 175 writers across the world. With thanks to the Philadelphia Assembly and the Money in the Streets initiative, we’ll be able to provide 40 queer writers of color with $250 each. This fund will prioritize trans women writers of color.

Deadline: May 13

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.

 

 

UPLIFT: A COVID APA Creative Relief Fund
Wing Luke Museum

The UPLIFT: A COVID APA Creative Relief Fund is an unrestricted cash grant for WORKING INDEPENDENT artists in PUGET SOUND AREA experiencing financial distress. Applicants can use the three examples below to help categorize their financial situation. Priority considerations will be for communities & disciplines that are impacted disproportionately due to COVID-19, including: BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, gender non-conforming, non-binary, femme, women, immunocompromised, d/Deaf and/or disabled.

Deadline: May 31

Read more about this resource here.

 

Cycle XII
Artist Relief

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. The fund will operate through June 2021 and will fund at least 100 artists per month.

Deadline: May 31

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.

 

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’ 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

 

 

RapidRide Expansion Limited Edition Orca Cards
4Culture

4Culture, in partnership with King County Metro Transit, seeks three emerging artists to create original artwork to be featured on limited-edition ORCA cards that will celebrate and inaugurate each new line in the RapidRide Expansion program.

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.

 

ConTEXT
Art Fluent

Art Fluent supports artists worldwide through juried exhibitions and funding opportunities throughout the year. As steadfast supporters of the arts, our aim is to connect art lovers directly with artists and vice versa. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees are donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists. Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, ConTEXT.

Deadline: May 7

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

8X8PHOTO Exhibitions
Shorelake Arts

Photography exhibition and fundraiser, 8X8Photo features hundreds of 8×8-inch photographs from talent locally, and all over the country, all available to purchase for $36 each. Free pickup or add a $9 shipping fee per order.

Deadline: May 9

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Bike Corral Mini Murals
Spokane Arts

Spokane Arts is seeking individual artists or artist teams to submit proposals for small street murals located inside of new bike/scooter corrals to be installed throughout Spokane. These murals will be installed to designate bike and scooter parking areas and bring new artwork throughout the city. Exact sizes will vary, but will be approximately 100 sq ft. Applicants should submit mural proposals for a 8′ x 12′ space, but be prepared to adjust their design to fit specific size and location if selected for this project. Up to six artists or artist teams will be selected to install their mural at one of six locations.

Deadline: May 10

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Africatown Call for Art
Africatown

Various calls for art for different parts of Africatown. The calls are as followed: Plaza (Integrated) Artwork, Africatown Collection, Africatown Mixtape, Neighborhood Mural, Main Lobby Feature Art, Fabric of Africatown, Africatown AR/VR Collection, Africatown Office Mural, Community Tile Mural, Column Patterning, and Community Garden Art.

Deadline: May 14

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2021 Utility Art Wraps
Spokane Arts

Spokane Arts is seeking designs created by area artists to cover traffic signal and utility boxes throughout the city of Spokane. Selected artist designs will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around the boxes by a third party design fabricator. The intent of the project is to beautify the utility boxes, bringing art to otherwise utilitarian surfaces and giving artists an opportunity to develop public art experience. Up to 15 artists will be chosen for this round of art wraps.

Deadline: May 17

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program
Center for Washington Cultural Arts

The Heritage Arts Apprenticeships Program (HAAP) supports individuals seeking to preserve traditional practices important to their community, heritage, and identity. These may include music, dance, visual arts, language practices, verbal arts, traditional skills, food ways, occupational arts, storytelling and much more, and are learned within communities that share family, ethnic, tribal, regional, occupational, or religious identity. The program provides a supportive mentoring environment, networking opportunities, as well as important professional and leadership skills.

Deadline: May 17

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
The Andy Warhol Foundation

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

Deadline: May 19

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Virtual Juried Art Show
Shoreline Arts Festival

The Juried Art Exhibit will once again be virtual this year. Supporting local artists is our key mission; and through this COVID-19 pandemic, we plan on doing just that – continue to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.

Deadline: May 23

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Printmaker’s Hand V
Corvidae Press

THE PRINTMAKER’S HAND V is a biennial juried show of fine, hand-pulled prints by contemporary printmakers, sponsored by Corvidae Press. Showcasing both traditional and new approaches to techniques including intaglio, relief, lithography, serigraphy, and mixed media hand-pulled prints, this show will be juried by Marit Berg, Art Professor and Printmaker, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA.

Deadline: May 26

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call for Artists
ArtWalk Magazine

ArtWalk Magazine is now accepting artist/artwork submissions for ArtWalk Magazine. The international call is open to anyone 18 years or older. Provide up to 5 images of your work. There are no material, aesthetic, or conceptual restrictions.

Deadline: May 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call & Response
The Museum of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) has launched a new artist opportunity with Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism, a nationwide juried exhibition and artist marketplace. Working alongside the Museum of Craft and Design’s Executive Director, JoAnn Edwards and Curator, Ariel Zaccheo, Call & Response will be juried by Glenn Adamson, Curator, Writer, and Historian; Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Ceramicist, Sculptor, and Designer; and Nate Watson, Visual Artist, Educator, and Executive Director of Public Glass. The winning piece will receive a grand prize of $1,000, the runner-up will receive $500, and the third place will receive $250.

Deadline: May 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: 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.

 

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

 

 

Executive Director
Kirkland Arts Center

Guided by the mission, vision, and values of the organization, and working in partnership with the Board of Directors and Staff, the Executive Director provides strategic and operational leadership for KAC. The Executive Director has responsibility for management and oversight of all aspects of the organization, including but not limited to educational programming, fundraising, finances, operations, personnel management and human resources, facilities, and community relations.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Endowment and Planned Giving Director
Seattle Rep

The Endowment and Planned Giving Director is a key senior position on the Development team and works in collaboration with Development colleagues and across departments to grow contributed revenue while building and maintaining strong relationships with donors, patrons, and community members alike. This experienced professional will drive the strategic growth and operational effectiveness of planned and endowment giving on an annual basis and will be key to achieving success in two long-term campaigns intended to build Seattle Rep’s financial capacity and position in the community.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Graphic Designer
MoPOP

MoPOP is seeking a Graphic Designer to create innovative print and digital assets that push creative boundaries in support of all aspects of the museum including marketing and advertising campaigns, print collateral, website and social media, the MoPOP app, and in-museum assets.

Deadline: Open until filled

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.

 

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.

 

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
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.

 

 

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