For Artists / Opportunities

2017 Conductive Garboil Grant



AWARD AMOUNT: $3,000, unrestricted

ELIGIBILITY: open to artists or artist-led teams residing in King County. Individual artists and artist teams in all disciplines may apply, including performing, literary, visual, time-based media, and social practice. Applicants must be King County residents and demonstrate a significant connection to Pioneer Square.

APPLICATION: submission of an online application is required for this opportunity.

DEADLINE: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm PDT
This grant is administered by the estate of Su Job, 4Culture, and Artist Trust.


Conductive (adjective): having the property or capability of conducting
Garboil (noun, archaic): tumult; disturbance; disorder

Seattle artist Su Job envisioned and endowed an annual, non-restricted grant of $3,000 for artists who have demonstrated a profound ability to challenge the limits of creative discourse and its effects on our society, pushing the artistic act beyond accepted limits, definitions, or purposes while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.

Artists or artist teams working in any media or discipline can apply for this grant. Su was interested in acknowledging persons who are committed to an artistic practice that connects with community and society. For example, that could mean the artist(s) is producing cutting-edge political performance and has taken that art experience into the streets and out of the gallery setting. It could also mean that the artist(s) exhibits their work commercially but always opens their studio to young people to share the joy of the creative process. Su also cared deeply for her neighborhood, and all applicants must demonstrate a meaningful connection to Pioneer Square. That connection can be achieved in many ways—for example, keeping a studio and/or living in the neighborhood or having created artwork that connects in a significant way with the area.

Eligible media

All Disciplines, Dance, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Film/Media Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts