Grants

Since 1986, Artist Trust has awarded more than $10 million in funding to artists in Washington State. Our grantmaking programs recognize artists of all disciplines across Washington State ranging from small grants to develop artist projects to large grants that give artists the time and space to focus on their work.

All Grants

Arts Innovator Award

Deadline: 12/09/2019

Amount Awarded: $25,000

Number of Awards: 2

Application Open: 11/04/2019

The Arts Innovator Award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. These unrestricted awards of $25,000 are given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields.

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Fellowship Awards

Deadline: 03/09/2020

Amount Awarded: $10,000

Number of Awards: 8+

Application Open: 02/10/2020

Artist Trust Fellowship Awards are merit-based awards of $10,000 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and ability residing in Washington State. These unrestricted awards are open to artists of all disciplines and are given annually to up to 8+ artists of in recognition of artistic excellence and dedication to their practice.

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Twining Humber Award

Deadline: 03/23/2020

Amount Awarded: $10,000

Number of Awards: 1

Application Open: 02/24/2020

The Twining Humber Award is an unrestricted award of $10,000 given annually to a Washington State female-identified visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. The award is made possible by a generous gift from the painter Yvonne Twining Humber (1907-2004), who established the Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Fund for Artistic Excellence to support the grant through Artist Trust in recognition of female-identified artists who oftentimes must interrupt or postpone art-making in order to answer the demands of family life. The award recognizes artistic excellence, professional accomplishment, and longstanding dedication to the visual arts.

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SOLA Awards

Deadline: 03/23/2020

Amount Awarded: $3,000

Number of Awards: 3

Application Open: 02/24/2020

The SOLA (Support Old Lady Artists) Awards are three unrestricted awards of $3,000 given annually to Washington State female-identified visual artists, age 60 or over, who have dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. The awards were created by artist Ginny Ruffner.

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Grants for Artist Projects

Deadline: 06/29/2020

Amount Awarded: $1,500

Number of Awards: 50+

Application Open: 05/26/2020

Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Awards are project-based grants of $1,500 open to Washington State artists of any discipline. GAP Awards provide support for artist projects, including the development, completion, or presentation of new work. Funding may be used for artist fees, materials, equipment, space rental, travel for research, documentation, professional development opportunities, marketing & promotion, and many other needs related to your project.

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LaSalle Storyteller Award

Deadline: 09/14/2020

Amount Awarded: $10,000

Number of Awards: 1

Application Open: 08/03/2020

The LaSalle Storyteller Award is an unrestricted grant of $10,000 given to a Washington State artist engaged in storytelling through their artistic discipline. The 2019 Award will recognize an outstanding literary artist working in fiction.

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Recent Grants Recipients

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2019 Grants for Artist Projects
Tamiko Nimura
Pierce County
Literary
Amount Awarded: $1,500
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2019 Grants for Artist Projects
Ryan Abrahamson
Spokane County
Media
Amount Awarded: $1,500
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2019 Grants for Artist Projects
Etienne Cakpo
King County
Performing
Amount Awarded: $1,500
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2019 Grants for Artist Projects
Troy Osaki
King County
Literary
Amount Awarded: $1,500
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2019 Grants for Artist Projects
Pamela Awana Lee
Whitman County
Visual
Amount Awarded: $1,500
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2019 Grants for Artist Projects
Gina Williams
Whatcom County
Performing
Amount Awarded: $1,500

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