James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award

Application: Closed

Amount Awarded: $50,000

Eligible Disciplines: All Disciplines

Eligible Counties: Adams County | Asotin County | Benton Asotin County | Chelan County | Clallam County | Clark County | Columbia County | Cowlitz County | Douglas County | Ferry County | Franklin County | Garfield County | Grant County | Grays Harbor County | Island County | Jefferson County | King County | Kitsap County | Kittitas County | Klickitat County | Lewis County | Lincoln County | Mason County | Okanogan County | Pacific County | Pen Oreille County | Pierce County | San Juan County | Skagit County | Skamania County | Snohomish County | Spokane County | Stevens County | Thurston County | Wahkiakum County | Walla Walla County | Whatcom County | Whitman County | Yakima County

Deadline: January 27, 2019 at 12:00am

James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award

Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) provide support for artist-generated projects which can include (but are not limited to) the development, completion, or presentation of new work in any discipline. View our reference guide for examples of successful past applications.

Guidelines PDF File:

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Eligible Disciplines:


Who is Eligible:

18 years of age or older by the application deadline; Washington State residents at the time of application and payment (payment may be made up to one year after the application date); practicing artists: those who are dedicated to producing artwork on a regular basis.

Who is NOT Eligible:

GAP or Fellowship recipients in the last five years; recipients of three AT GAPs total in a lifetime; previous recipients of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist or Arts Innovator Awards; recipients of more than one AT grant per calendar year; graduate or undergraduate matriculated students after the deadline date; current AT staff, Board of Trustees, honorary committee, consultants, contractors, current AT GAP panelists or their immediate family.

Panel Information

A panel of artists and arts professionals within and outside Washington State select recipients. Announcement – October 2019.