In 2016, thanks to the support of friends like you, Artist Trust:
- Awarded over $300,000 to 85 artists, and reached another 2,500 artists with expanding programming and resources.
- Took Artist Trust on Tour to Port Townsend, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Spokane, and brought programming and increased collaboration to eleven other locations throughout Washington State.
- Hosted a sold out exhibition with performances by Artist Trust grant recipients from across Washington State in celebration of our 30th anniversary.
- Released a Racial Equity Statement and Strategic Plan, and announced the Campaign for a Creative Future.
- Grew our Spokane satellite office with the hiring of a Spokane Program Coordinator, leading to increased funding and support for artists in the Spokane region.
Your donation now will continue to make this work possible, in 2017 and beyond. If you have already made a year-end gift, thank you! Most cultural philanthropy goes to institutions that present artists’ work; Artist Trust is one of the few 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that supports artists directly. By supporting Artist Trust, you will help ensure that Washington artists at all stages of their careers not only survive, but thrive.
Image: Grandmother winter mask by MissTANGQ. Paper mache, acrylic, textiles, dried moss, and lichen, 16” x 14” x 4”, 2015. This mask is part of an archetypal mask series interpreting characters from Chinese folklore. MissTANGQ is a Chinese-American multi-media artist and and an Artist Trust 2016 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipient. She uses animation, installation, and performance art to create cross-sensory and interdisciplinary work.