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Art Business Night School: Applying for Grants, Residencies, & Other Opportunities / Seattle

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Event info
https://www.facebook.com/events/248312662788714/
Venue

Wednesdays
Mt. Baker Lofts
2915 Rainier Avenue S.
Seattle, WA, 98144

Venue info
http://www.artspace.org/our-places/artspace-mt-baker-lofts
Event Fee

$150/$120 AT members
Need-based, Latinx, and Filipinx scholarships available by request.

Event Information

NOTE: This night school series runs every Wednesday night between April 24 - May 29.

ABOUT ARTIST TRUST’S MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
The Artist Trust membership program is an easy way for artists to stay connected with Artist Trust and support our ongoing work with artists. Membership strengthens Artist Trusts ability to serve Washington State arts communities while providing members with discounts and early access to programs and events, an exclusive monthly membership e-newsletter, and retail discounts.

Email Zach Frimmel for any member codes, scholarship inquiries, or general workshop questions.

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
In this practical, straightforward workshop, Program Director Brian McGuigan covers what you need to apply for Artist Trust’s GAP Award as well as other grants, residencies, and calls. In-class exercises and in-depth discussions will help you better understand application guidelines and processes, prepare written materials, and find the right opportunities for your work. At the end of class, you’ll have an artist statement, project proposal, resume, biography, and other parts of a successful application, and be ready to pursue support for your work. If you haven’t had any luck applying for opportunities or don’t even know where to begin, this workshop is for you.

*Ideal for artists of all disciplines applying for Artist Trust’s GAP Awards or other grants, residencies, and opportunities and for artists who would like to improve their artist statements and artist resumes, application skills, or portfolio components

TOPICS COVERED
- Essential elements of an application
- How to apply for grants, residencies, & other opportunities
- Writing an artist statement, project description, impact statement, and biography
- Budgets
- Asking for letters of recommendation and references
- Grant application strategies
- Coping with rejection

TAKEAWAYS
- Understanding what makes a successful application
- Individualized feedback on your application materials from the instructor and class participants
- A finished artist statement, resume, biography, impact statement, budget, and project description
- Examples of successful grant applications
- Resume and budget templates
- A draft of a GAP Award application or an application to a grant, residency, or other opportunity of your choice

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Brian McGuigan is the Program Director at Artist Trust overseeing the funding and artist support programs for artists of all disciplines across Washington State. Before coming to Artist Trust, Brian worked at Hugo House for a decade where he co-founded and curated the popular reading series, Cheap Wine & Poetry and Cheap Beer & Prose. He’s also moonlighted as the director of Lit Crawl Seattle, an ambassador at On the Boards, and an event organizer for a slew of arts organizations in Seattle. For his work in the arts, The Stranger shortlisted Brian for their Genius Award in Literature in 2010, and in 2011, City Arts named him one of Seattle’s Power 50 Culture Makers. When he’s not working for artists, Brian’s a writer himself. His essays have appeared in Gawker, Salon, The Stranger, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and he has received support from 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. He’s currently at work on a memoir.

REFUND POLICY
Artist Trust reserves the right to cancel any program. If cancelled, a full refund will be applied. If a participant needs to cancel for a paid program, the following policy will apply:
- A full refund can be issued through Brown Paper Tickets if notified 5 days prior to the program date.
- Artist Trust cannot provide refunds for missed classes. Please contact the coordinator if you have any questions regarding specific content of the workshop.

These refund policies are in place because workshops have limited space and this is intended to ensure we are able to offer the space to another attendee if notice is provided far enough in advance.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Artist Trust reserves the right to cancel any program. If cancelled, a full refund will be applied. A full refund can also be received if requested 7 days before the event. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions regarding specific content of the workshop.

HAVE QUESTIONS?
Email Program Coordinator Zach Frimmel for questions about member codes, scholarship inquiries, accessibility, or workshop details.

Brian McGuigan

Brian McGuigan is the Program Director at Artist Trust overseeing the funding and artist support programs for artists of all disciplines across Washington State. Before coming to Artist Trust, Brian worked at Hugo House for a decade where he co-founded and curated the popular reading series, Cheap Wine & Poetry and Cheap Beer & Prose. He’s also moonlighted as the director of Lit Crawl Seattle, an ambassador at On the Boards, and an event organizer for a slew of arts organizations in Seattle. For his work in the arts, The Stranger shortlisted Brian for their Genius Award in Literature in 2010, and in 2011, City Arts named him one of Seattle’s Power 50 Culture Makers. When he’s not working for artists, Brian’s a writer himself. His essays have appeared in Gawker, Salon, The Stranger, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and he has received support from 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. He’s currently at work on a memoir.

Interested disciplines

All Disciplines, Artists with Disabilities, Arts-Related, Craft, Dance, Design, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Film/Media Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Art, Theater, Visual Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.