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Artist Trust / EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists / Port Townsend

Start time
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Ft. Worden State Park/Centrum
Port Townsend, WA

Venue info
Event Fee

$750 for members; $795 for non-members (includes membership); includes lodging. Travel stipends and scholarships are available, including a Latino/a Scholarship Fund for Professional Development for Latino/a artists.

Event Information

The 2013 application deadline has passed.

The EDGE Professional Development Program offers artists a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. EDGE Program provides artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange. Since 2003, 512 literary, film and visual artists have successfully completed the EDGE Program.

This one-week residential intensive, August 17–24, 2013, is presented at Centrum, a center for arts and creative education located in historic Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. The program, which consists of 52 hours of training, begins Saturday, August 17 at 12:00pm. Sessions then run 9:00am–6:00pm from Sunday, August 18 through Friday, August 23. Grand finale presentations will be on Saturday, August 24, 1:30–4:30pm. Up to 18 artists will participate.

EDGE curriculum includes:
  • Professional Portfolio
  • Business Concerns for Artists
  • Funding, Exhibition & Other Opportunities
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Grand Finale Public Presentations

Applications for the next cycle of EDGE will be available in January 2014. For more information and/or to put your name on a notification list, please email Nichole DeMent with “Please send me an EDGE application” in the subject line.

Interested disciplines

Craft, Design, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Photography, Visual Arts