Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – February 2021

Artwork detail: Fulgencio Lazo, 2018 Conductive Garboil Grant recipient

 

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

 

Resources

 

Keep Music Live Relief Grant 
Keep Music Live

Keep Music Live grants are designed to assist small, independently-owned live music venues in Washington State experiencing catastrophic revenue loss due to government-mandated closures, and who have been unable to generate meaningful revenue to replace the cancellation of events, performances, and other related work. This is not a competitive grant, all qualifying venues that apply will receive grant funding.

Deadline: February 2

Read more about this resource here.

 

Artist COVID Relief Grant
Terrain

This particular funder prioritizes underrepresented communities i.e. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, including undocumented individuals, as well as the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, although any artist who can demonstrate need is welcome to apply. Eligible for residents of Spokane County, Whitman County and Stevens County.

Deadline: February 2

Read more about this resource here.

 

CERF+ Relief Fund
CERF+

CERF+ — the Artists Safety Net is launching a third round of COVID-19 Relief Grants. The $1,000 grants are for artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

Deadline: February 3

Read more about this resource here.

 

Instagram for Makers/Artists in Olympia
Enterprise for Equity

Learn how to use Instagram for boost your connection with customers and sales of your products! Open to creatives and makers who live or do business in the City of Olympia. This workshop is FREE.

Deadline: February 17

Read more about this resource here.

 

The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

In response to the unprecedented economic circumstances of the year 2020, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has delayed the application schedule for its annual Individual Support Grant program. The deadline for filing applications for this year will be February 26, 2021. Applications will be available online beginning in mid-October 2020.

Deadline: February 26

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

FLOW 2021
Office of Arts & Culture

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, is seeking emerging artists to develop new temporary public artworks for FLOW 2021-2022, an exhibition project to enliven construction walls and fences for infrastructure projects that are part of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project. The artworks will be installed on construction walls and fences at four locations in Ballard, Fremont and Wallingford on a rotating basis starting in mid-2021. The walls and fences will be a mixture of 8’-12’ tall wood sound walls and 6’-8’ tall chain link fences, and artists are invited to use a variety of materials including but not limited to paint, photography, murals, sculptural attachments, rope or ribbon woven into fences, plastic puck attachments, or innovative approaches.

Deadline: February 2

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Indigo
DrewBoy Collective

DrewBoy Creative extends a call for art to artists and dreamers to propose their own artistic interpretations of the color Indigo. All mediums will be accepted for consideration. This is a juried show with an award given to the artist who best captures the color Indigo in their work. We will also hand out the People’s Choice Award.

Deadline: February 2

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call for Art
Ellensburg Art Commission

The Ellensburg Arts Commission seeks designs in response to the year 2020 for glass panels to be placed on a bus shelter on 3rd Ave in front of the Ellensburg Public Library. One artist will be selected to design glass panels. Stipend: Artist(s) will receive a $500 stipend if their work is selected and subject to mutually agreeable contract terms.

Deadline: February 8

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

In the Neighborhood Poetry Project
Spokane Arts

In the Neighborhood is an open poetry project created by Spokane Poet Laureate Chris Cook and Spokane Arts to collect and share poetry paying tribute to Spokane’s neighborhoods from Spokane area residents past and present! Original poems will be collected and shared online and some entries may be included in a printed anthology at a later date.

Deadline: February 12

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call for Submissions
Shoreline Short Short Film Festival

The Shoreline Short Short Film Festival aims to support emerging and developing filmmakers in Washington State and encourage appreciation for the art of filmmaking in our community.

Deadline: February 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

American Craft: We the People
Confluence Gallery

We invite you to contribute to our exhibit AMERICAN CRAFT: We The People at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA. The show will open on May 8th and will run thru June 19, 2021. The core of artwork speaks of its origin through the inherent expression of its maker. Working with traditional materials of wood, paper, glass, metal, textiles, ceramics, and items of a decorative nature, the act of crafting tends to serve a functional purpose, yet, reaches beyond mere utilitarian needs into the soul-satisfying realm of beauty.

Deadline: February 15

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call for Poet Laureate 
City of Olympia

Every two years the City of Olympia selects a Poet Laureate to engage our entire community in the literary arts. Olympia’s take on the position of Poet Laureate is less an honorary title and more about service over status. Duties include: promoting poetry as an art form, expanding access to the literary arts, and encouraging poetry as a community voice that contributes to a sense of place.

Deadline: February 17

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call for Artists
ACES

Artists of Color Expo & Symposium (ACES) is a two-day, BIPOC-led program with performances, exhibits, presentations, workshops, and open forums. Our vision is to establish a space for us to celebrate and center ourselves, especially in communities of color where crisis breeds innovation. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and to see each other as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

Deadline: February 21

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call for Sculpture
City of Olympia

The City of Olympia is seeking up to 16 loaned sculptures from Washington and Oregon state artists for temporary display of up to one (1) year on Percival Landing in Olympia, WA. Selected artists are eligible for consideration for the Peoples’ Prize purchase award. An award selected by public vote of one sculpture to be purchased and added to the City’s public art collection.

Deadline: February 22

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Art Proposal to Honor the Black Lives Matter Movement
City of Burien

The City of Burien and Burien Arts Commission is seeking a Black artist or artist group who will work with the Burien community to create a visual art piece that honors the Black Lives Matter movement.

Deadline: February 26

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2021 Grants
Sustainable Art Foundation

This year, we will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers with children. Additionally, we will name twenty finalists. Our awards offer unrestricted cash, and recipients can use the funds as they see fit. Our program is an award program that rewards excellence in a creative field (note that this is different from a grant program, in which the application is focused on a proposal for new work).

Deadline: February 26

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

FEMME Prospectus
Art Fluent

The enduring feminine spirit is diverse, ever-changing, a mystery, and beautiful all wrapped up into one. As far as art can remember, we have been drawn to the female archetype in all her complexities and contradictions. Her strength and vulnerabilities, her value, her abilities, and all of her possibilities. We seek artwork that celebrates women, their allure, and their place in humanity. Show us what FEMME means to you through your perspective. ​

Deadline: February 26

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Call to Art
Ellensburg Art Commission

The Ellensburg Arts Commission is accepting artist/ artist teams/organization submissions for temporary artwork to be installed in the Rotary Pavilion in downtown historic Ellensburg, WA. Selected projects must be centered around the theme of racial equity. Submittals will be required to adhere to this theme and convey the City’s message of commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity in our community through this artwork.

Deadline: February 26

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2021-2022 Artist Roster
ShoreLake Arts

Apply today to be considered for 2021-22 Artist Roster! The call is open to professional and semi-professional artists residing in Western Washington. ShoreLake Arts is passionately committed to antiracism. Artists who self-identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: February 28

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

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.

 

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

 

Executive Director
Cascadia Art Museum

The Executive Director has responsibility for managing operations, administration, financial affairs (including development activities, such as donor cultivation and grant writing), business development/marketing programs, long term strategic planning and oversight of all Board-directed initiatives and staff leadership.

Deadline: February 5

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Donor Relationship Manager
New Beginnings

Represent the values and mission of New Beginnings to the community with compassion and integrity. Commitment to contribute to agency efforts to promote equity and social justice. Contribute to the establishment and fulfillment of the agency’s development goals. Expand and sustain a robust individual major gifts program, developing strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward select donors and prospects. Support the Development Director, Executive Director and Board Members in managing their donor portfolios. Provide audience development support for events.

Deadline: February 5

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Director of Equity and Inclusion
Treehouse

As a member of the Treehouse People & Equity (P&E) team, the Director of Equity & Inclusion leads the strategy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs and initiatives for Treehouse. The incumbent will work with the Executive Team, People and Equity team, Directors Group, Management & Culture, Affinity Groups, Immigrant and Refugee Council, and Equity & Inclusion Board to support our evolving DEI Work and strategic goals. The incumbent will partner with staff across the organization to operationalize our work towards becoming an anti-racist multicultural organization.

Deadline: February 5

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Program Assistant, Grantmaking
Group Health Foundation

This role performs a variety of administrative, research, relationship management, and team-wide coordination activities. The program associate ensures that the Foundation grants team functions efficiently and effectively as we support community-based, equity-focused organizations throughout Washington. This position is based in the Tri-Cities, where we plan to open an office in Pasco in 2021.

Deadline: February 8

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

President & CEO
Kitsap Community Foundation

The President & CEO will play a high profile role throughout the Foundation’s service area recognizing the Foundation’s position as a major funder of nonprofits in the region. Reporting to the 16-member Board of Directors, the President & CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Foundation’s community presence, donor relations, collaborations and relations with other nonprofits, and mission achievement. It is expected that the CEO will actively participate in community activities and organizations.

Deadline: February 12

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Donor Engagement Coordinator
Washington Policy Center

The Donor Engagement Coordinator position offers a great opportunity to engage Washington Policy Center supporters through access, education and events. The person in this position will gain valuable donor stewardship experience in a non-profit environment. It is ideal for someone with 2-5 years of experience in fundraising and wants to work on a high-functioning, fast-moving and result-oriented team.

Deadline: February 15

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Director/Senior Director, People and Operations
Philanthropy Northwest

We are looking for a skillful people and operations leader to oversee our people-centered culture and operations. This pivotal role will ensure everyone on our team is engaged and high performing through strategic human resources and streamlined and efficient operations, including organizational development, talent acquisition and onboarding, employee learning and development, performance management, employee policies, IT infrastructure, facilities, and workplace norms and accommodations to optimize the work of employees. This role will work to continually develop a culture that reflects our commitment to racial equity and social justice, strong employee performance, and learning so employees feel a sense of belonging and can do their best work. This position will work closely with the management team and report to the CEO.

Deadline: February 17

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.