Lunch and Learn: Choosing the Right Work Samples / Workshop

Start Date / Time: April 14, 2022 12:00 pm

End Date / Time: April 14, 2022 1:00 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Price: Sliding Scale


Lunch and Learn: Choosing the Right Work Samples / Workshop
Thursday, April 14 12-1 p.m.

Sliding Scale (registration ends at 10 a.m. on the day of the program)

About This Workshop 
In this one-hour workshop, Program Co-Director Luther Hughes will discuss how to choose the right work sample to make your application stand out. He will cover practical advice on selecting and presenting work samples for grant and residency applications, and other related opportunities. You’ll learn the basics of panel processes, what panels and juries look for, and tips on how to format and tailor your work for success.

About Luther Hughes
Luther Hughes is the author of the debut poetry collection, A Shiver in the Leaves, forthcoming from BOA Editions in September 2022, and the chapbook Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018). He is the founder of Shade Literary Arts, a literary organization for queer writers of color, and co-hosts The Poet Salon podcast with Gabrielle Bates and Dujie Tahat. The recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and the 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize, his writing has been published in various journals and magazines nationwide. As a Program Co-Director at Artist Trust, he oversees and implements the strategic direction of Artist Trust programs as it pertains, but not limited to annual planning, grantmaking, resources, and professional development for artists of all disciplines across Washington State. Luther received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He was born and raised in Seattle, where he currently lives.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $15 million in individual artists through grant programs and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at

Have Questions?
Email Program Manager Grace Nakahara

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