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Apply for Artist Trust’s 2014 Arts Innovator Award

For Immediate Release:

Funded by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation

Deadline: June 23, 2014, 10:59 pm

Artist Trust is pleased to announce that the 2014 Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award (AIA) application is now open. The AIA provides two awards for Washington State generative artists who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their field. The awards of $25,000 for each artist are funded by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. 

The application is available to individual artists from all disciplines demonstrating innovation in their art practice; who are 18 years or older; a Washington State resident; and have a minimum of five years of professional art career.

“The importance of the Artist Trust grants is enormous – both in artistic inspiration and practical value – giving me enough time to complete final drafts of books I’d been working on for years.”  –David Shields, Recipient, 2013 Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award

Application and information can be found here. The deadline is June 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm.

The Arts Innovator Award is made possible through a generous gift from The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to inspire and educate the public regarding all forms of art, and to provide support to artists and arts organizations.

“Grants had a pivotal impact on my career in the early years. It is a privilege to be able to provide these grants, and through them, Leslie and I hope to make a significant impact on the careers of innovative artists in Washington State.” –Dale Chihuly

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in individual artists through grant programs, and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at