Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – September 2021


Published: September 8, 2021

Categories: COVID-19 | Featured | Resources

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

 

Resources

 

 

Mindset & Money Workshop
Creative Capital

Dancer and educator Erika Moore developed this online workshop for artists after recognizing her own pitfalls related to money management. Participants are guided through a holistic approach to money management, starting with uncovering their money blueprint. Mindset & Money is an engaging, high-energy, humorous workshop, filled with diverse perspectives on life, career, and choice. Activities and conversations are held to help participants set the course, get motivated to return to the course, and maneuver the course of “dating” their money.

Deadline: September 14

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

 

 

Mini-Grant
Integrity: Art and Culture Association

It’s easy to apply for an IACA Artist Mini-Grant. Just speak to us from your heart. We are looking for passion and excellence in your craft. Tell us why your work is important to you and how you hope it will impact others.

Deadline: September 10

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

9 for 19 Prospectus 
First Street Gallery

The show will highlight a select group of nine artists, who will have an exhibition area of approximately 12’ x 12’ of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space. Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. Artists will be required to submit a planned layout prior to installation and are strongly encouraged to install their own work.

Deadline: September 14

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

FEMME Champions
Art Impact International

Addressing an important global issue: gender equality on this planet. We are seeking artwork which honors and celebrates women and girls in the fields of Music/Dance, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Science, Social Justice, and Sports. Present art about female champions around the globe, young or old, known and unknown. As long as you consider her a champion, bring it on, whether in the abstract or representational. The exhibit will be open during the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child (October 11, 2021.)

Deadline: September 14

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

26th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft
CraftForms 2021

Wayne Art Center is seeking submissions for the 26th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Work created utilizing CAD/CAM technologies and 3D printing tools also is eligible. Selected works will be on display in the Davenport Gallery of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from December 3, 2021, through January 29, 2022. This year’s juror, Carol Sauvion will present $10,000 in prize awards.

Deadline: September 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Art on Main 2022 Window-Front Art Installations
City of Auburn

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and artist teams from the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) who: Can develop a site-responsive public art display for the Art on Main exhibition space that will be on display for three month periods over the 2022 year; Can successfully and fully activate a window-front space that is visible to the public 24/7; Is an experienced artist seeking a unique location to exhibit artwork, and; Can create innovative artwork to engage the community and activate downtown Auburn.

Deadline: September 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Grants
Innovative Grants

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: September 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Into the Wild
Art Fluent

Animals have fascinated artists for centuries, connecting human cultures across time. While we occupy the same earth we live in entirely different worlds, often colliding. The mystery of the animal kingdom’s instinct, strength, vulnerability, motion, and power will forever continue the keep us in awe. Show us INTO THE WILD through your perspective.

Deadline: September 24

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Storefronts Call for Art
Shunpike

As Shunpike partners with a wide range of properties, available storefronts are quite diverse, and we cannot guarantee any specific property, neighborhood, or timeframe for placement. The Storefronts manager will match proposals with available spaces at Shunpike’s sole discretion, in consultation with the artist.

Deadline: September 30

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Redmond Light Temporary Call for Art
City of Redmond

Artists are invited to submit proposals to provide new or existing temporary illuminated artworks as part of Redmond Lights in Redmond, Washington. Redmond Lights is a celebration of Winter holiday traditions, cultures, and faiths of the diverse Redmond community explored through light and art installations and performances. This celebration is intended to create a sense of a connected culturally-diverse community and provide residents with a unique exposure to diverse art.

Deadline: October 4

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

2022 Call for Proposals
Terrain Gallery

We are looking for an array of proposals including two dimensional, sculptural, installation, video, audio (artist must supply equipment), interactive, or experimental artworks. There will be special consideration for proposals that have built in programming and/or are easily programmable. I.e. community events that can be tied into an exhibit theme, be it a reading, a workshop, or any other kind of community-centered gathering.

Deadline: October 4

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

BrrrZAAR
Terrain Gallery

Like our annual summer Bazaar, Winter BrrrZAAR is a marketplace for local artists, artisans and craftspeople to sell work and build relationships with people who care about where they purchase their goods from…but this time, for the holidays!

Deadline: October 4

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Spokane Print Fest
Terrain Gallery

Terrain, in partnership with Spokane Print & Publishing Center, invites you to apply to a juried gallery show opening in conjunction with the third *SPOKANE PRINT FEST (SPF). SPF is a one-day event showcasing artworks using printmaking techniques, as well as artists’ demos and work for sale from printmakers from all over the United States.

Deadline: October 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Call for Submissions
South Seattle Emerald

We strongly encourage all those who live, work and frequent the south Seattle area to aid us in adding to our story by contributing to the South Seattle Emerald.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Job Opportunities

 

 

Education Director
Intiman Theater

Intiman is seeking a full time year round Education Director to join our team! This position reports to the Artistic Director and Managing Director and oversees all aspects of Intiman’s education department and educational programming.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Marketing Coordinator
A Contemporary Theatre

The Marketing Coordinator assists the Marketing team with the development and execution of strategic marketing initiatives for the theatre’s plays and programs, and messaging to tell ACT’s story. The Marketing Coordinator implements subscription and single ticket campaigns to meet revenue goals. This position also manages website content and social media activity and drives engagement by creating informative content for our audience across multiple platforms.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Deputy Director for Art
Seattle Art Museum

The Deputy Director for Art will lead a curatorial team toward accomplishing the Museum’s mission of connecting art to life. The position serves as a key member of the senior management team and must bring strong management experience, a track record of dynamic exhibition projects, and a desire to connect with local communities as well as design a relevant and ambitious curatorial program. The position provides leadership of the Museum’s collections and exhibition program, mentors curators to achieve artistic excellence, and ensures that art departments uphold SAM’s mission, vision and values.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Administrative Assistant
Photographic Center Northwest

PCNW is hiring for an Administrative Associate to serve in front desk administration and as support to other PCNW staff and faculty. We are looking for a highly responsible, detail-oriented, organized individual who is great with people. This individual presents as the “face” of our organization, being the first point of contact with PCNW for many. Responsibilities range from registering students for classes to processing memberships to answering questions and providing information about our exhibitions. We seek someone who is positive, proactive, detail-oriented, outgoing, and is effective working independently and as part of a team. The ideal candidate has customer service experience, is organized, and is comfortable speaking with our community members—from volunteers to major donors. NOTE: In order to keep our staff, faculty, and community healthy and safe we are following CDC guidelines and requiring masks be worn in our facility regardless of vaccination at this point. This may change with changes in Washington State mandates and guidelines.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Social Media Intern
Photographic Center Northwest

PCNW seeks a motivated, creative, and collaborative Social Media Intern to assist and collaborate with the Marketing Manager with the execution of social media campaigns. Interns will receive a $300 monthly stipend and the internship will comply with university standards where undergrad or graduate credit is offered in return. Preference will be given to those who are able to commit 4-5 hours/week and for at least two quarters (6 months) but we welcome longer engagement.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Gallery Attendant
Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Gallery Attendant Flex Rep is responsible for meeting or surpassing the expectations of every Guest by providing a friendly, safe, efficient, and engaging experience while engaging with Guests throughout the exhibition. Duties include maintaining and controlling an even flow of all visitors, advancing Guest’s knowledge and answering questions, and maintaining a clean, safe, positive environment for all Chihuly Garden and Guest Team Members, Guests, and art.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Marketing Director
Hugo House

The Marketing Director is an integral member of the Hugo House staff, responsible for planning, implementing, and measuring the success of Hugo House’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing Director is responsible for: Increasing the visibility of Hugo House and expanding the audience for programs through communication with current and potential stakeholders, including students, event attendees, donors, and youth; Developing and executing a marketing plan with communications timelines, and; Assuring the proper use of Hugo House branding across all communications.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Bookkeeper
Hugo House

The person in this position is a key Hugo House staff member, responsible for the full accounts payable cycle, ensuring payments to vendors and independent contractors are processed in an efficient and timely manner. This position will also maintain records and tracking for contract signatures and W-9s.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Entrata Choir Director
Seattle Girls Choir

Part of Seattle Girls Choir’s strength as a program comes from the progression of skill building that occurs as a chorister moves through the organization. However, this can also make it difficult for girls to join SGC past the primary Dolcine years. Entrata is designed to help alleviate that transition into SGC by providing more focused musicianship instruction, so that slightly older girls’ skill levels will more closely match their peers that started younger. Entrata is an entry point for new choristers in grades 4-6 primarily. Entrata choristers learn and perform music, but there is slightly more emphasis on core musicianship and literacy skills. At the end of this year long program Entrata choristers usually move into Vivissimi or Allegra, whichever is most appropriate for their skill level and age.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Events Crew
Foss Waterway Seaport Museum

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, this position is responsible for assisting with set up and/or clean up of the facility site and supervising rental groups of varying sizes. In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following: perform quality work, interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers, and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with
other employees and organizations.

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.

 

 

Retail Program Manager
From Here

While the Retail Program Manager works to enhance customer, participant and staff satisfaction in relation to the day-to-day activities of the shop, they also understand From Here is a part of a larger organization with a strong mission. The Retail Program Manager works together with Terrain’s Executive Director and Operations Director, to ensure the shop falls in line with the rest of Terrain’s programming and activities.

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
Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center is seeking strong candidates for upcoming quarters. We look for experienced art teachers with an enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students at a range of skill levels and backgrounds. Our ideal candidates are eager to support our efforts to reach new students using their own contacts and augmenting our outreach efforts.

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.

 

 

Teaching Artist
Urban Artworks

We have no current openings but always looking to build upon our diverse roster of Teaching Artists. Our Teaching Artists have a wide variety of visual and public arts experience. We are looking for TAs with experience helping young people use art as a tool for social change. We seek teachers who reflect the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and those who identify as LGBTQ.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Project Artist
Urban Artworks

We constantly update our roster of artists and designers who we contract to complete commissioned projects throughout the city. We work with artists who bring a variety of styles, and we encourage those who also have collaboration and facilitation skills to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

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