Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – November

Artwork detail: Susan Bennerstrom, 2020 SOLA recipient

 

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

 

Resources

 

Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants
Seattle COVID Fund

The Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants is $7,940,000 of funding for direct cash assistance to Seattle’s most vulnerable low-income immigrant residents and their households. This program prioritizes applicants who were ineligible for federal CARES Act Economic Impact Payments (also known as a “coronavirus stimulus check”) and state unemployment insurance based on their immigration status.

Deadline: November 5

Read more about this resource here.

 

Cycle VIII
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: November 18

Read more about this resource here.

 

Collective Power Fund
Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) has partnered with the Warhol Foundation Regional Re-granting Program as its King County grantmaker to administer emergency relief and short-term financial assistance for independent artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the Northwest Film Forum’s Collective Power Fund. The Collective Power Fund will distribute $500 unrestricted, one-time grants to 140 artists, awarding a total of $70,000 in funding.

Deadline: November 30

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.

 

Teletherapy for Addiction and Mental Health
The Recovery Village

Register for The Recovery’s teletherapy, telepsychiatry and other online addiction treatment programs below and we’ll match you with a licensed professional who will meet with you regularly and guide you on the path to recovery.

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.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources
Artist Trust

Mental Health and Wellness Mondays is a bi-weekly program from October 2020-December 2020 consisting of artist stories, resource sharing, workshops, and webinars that center self-care and encourage rest and resilience. Our goal is to provide a platform for Washington State artists to share the tools and resources they use to better their mental health and wellness, including how self-care might be incorporated as part of their artistic practice so that we all benefit.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Opportunities

 

Set in Motion
Henry Art Gallery

The Henry Art Gallery invites all artists living and working in the Pacific Northwest to propose inspiring images to be installed as public art on bus boards through the exhibition, Set in Motion. Selected artworks will be exhibited throughout the Seattle area from December 2020 through February 2021.

Deadline: November 2

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists. This merit-based award offers five artists unrestricted prizes of $1,000, as well as a platform for increased visibility.

Deadline: November 17

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2021 CVG Show
Collective Visions Gallery

Collective Visions Gallery announces the Fourteenth Annual CVG Show, a juried art competition for Photo/Digital, Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional art. All Washington State artists over the age of 18 are invited to submit work. Over $9,000 in cash and purchase prizes will be awarded to winners in the several categories.

Deadline: November 29

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Public Art Roster
Office of Arts & Culture

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is creating an artist roster of approximately 200-300 artists, that will include both artists who are emerging into the field and experienced public artists, who will be pre-qualified for future public art projects in 2021-2023 within city utility facilities, parks, street right-of-way, and other locations.

Deadline: November 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Scholastic Labs Residencies
Scholastic Labs

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.

 

Rhizome Microgrant Proposal
Rhizome

We’re currently seeking proposals for net art or relate to our fall theme, Info-Wars, which considers political radicalization and the internet. We’re especially interested in Info-Wars related proposals by artists who are 18-22 years old. We’ll begin considering proposals September 20, 2019.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

The Artist Residency Program
Sou’wester

The Sou’wester offers the perfect setting for a supportive and distraction-free week. The program suits all kinds of artists from writers, musicians, visual artists, craftsmen, cooks, engineers, and more.

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Job Opportunities

 

Development Director
FEEST Seattle

FEEST is searching for a skilled, driven and creative Development Director to join the FEEST team and take the lead of FEEST’s grassroots fundraising program and grants management. This person should have experience working in the non-profit development field and be passionate about racial justice, youth leadership, and food.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Education and Engagement Assistant
5th Avenue Theatre

The Education and Engagement Assistant helps to ensure that The Theatre’s educational programs are making the greatest impact possible. Functions include phone coverage, scheduling and planning, drafting and organizing correspondence, organizing and editing media files, and performing general office duties as needed. In addition, the incumbent will assist with arranging theater classes, in-school residencies, audience engagement events, and with the coordination of activities with partnering community organizations. Through these responsibilities, the Education and Engagement Assistant helps create connections between The Theatre and the communities we serve, which also helps to promote access to musical theater experiences among underserved groups and communities.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

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.

 

Associate Digital Producer
On the Boards

On the Boards seeks a strong creative producer with digital fluency and excellent communication skills to become our Associate Digital Producer. This person is detail-oriented, creative, and has fresh ideas that will advance On the Boards’ ability to work with artists in the digital and live-streaming realms. This is a full-time, salaried position.

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.

 

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 of messaging across platforms.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Studio Technician
Pottery Northwest

The Studio Tech reports directly to the Programs Director and is the staff member primarily responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the studio used by students, resident artists, and guests. The Studio Tech is often the first line of customer service and ensures the best possible experience for our community. This position is a 20 hour a week, part-time, non-exempt position, with weekend and evening hours required.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Member Recruitment Consultants
Henry Art Gallery

In collaboration with the Membership Committee, review and update the current membership program, and create a plan to cultivate new members. Research other membership programs and utilize best practices. Utilize the CRM software, Insightly, to input current and potential member organizations. Ensure proper and timely member recognition, including creating and sending member thank you letters. Finalize membership messaging, content and other materials. Research potential members and contact via phone, email, and online platforms. Attend meetings and events to promote Inspire Washington and present membership materials. Manage membership renewals for community based organizations. Support the Executive Director and Board President with larger regional organization renewals. Build positive relationships with arts, heritage, and science organizations and other stakeholders across the state. Generate a monthly membership report to track progress. Handle highly sensitive and confidential information in an exceptionally discreet manner.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

On-call Art Handlers
Henry Art Gallery

Required skills for on-call art handlers are: demonstrated experience (typically a minimum of 2 years) handling and installing art, must be able to work collaboratively within a team, must be able to work independently when given a task, and must be flexible, detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills.

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