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Apply for Artist Trust’s 2016 Fellowship!

For Immediate Release:

Washington State artists working in Craft, Literary, Media, and Music Arts are invited to apply for Artist Trust’s 2016 Fellowships.

These $7,500 awards will recognize 14 practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability, acknowledging an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement, and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline. (Emerging Fields/Cross-Disciplinary, Performing, Traditional/Folk, and Visual Arts will be offered in 2017.)

In addition to these 14 artists, Artist Trust is partnering with the Millay Colony for the Arts in upstate New York to award one artist in the discipline of Craft and one artist in the discipline of Media with one-month residencies and a $1,000 stipend. To learn more about the colony, visit 

Former Fellowship recipients include 2015 Guggenheim Fellow Zoe Scofield (Performance), award-winning musician Lori Goldston (Music), and two-time Washington State Book Award winning poet Christopher Howell (Literary Arts). A full list of past recipients can be found here.

I am deeply honored to receive the Artist Trust Fellowship award and the support of the arts community acknowledging the work I have produced, the commitment to my art practice, and encouragement of future works. The financial aspect of the award allows me to produce new work, explore new directions, and document my work to launch more projects and exhibitions in meaningful ways and further enhance my art career.

- June Sekiguchi, 2015 Fellowship Recipient

The application and guidelines can be found here. The deadline is January 11, 2016. Recipients will be announced in May, 2016.

This grant is made possible by Artist Trust fundraising efforts. A huge thank you goes to the following for their generous financial support: 

Major Supporters: The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, Klorfine Foundation, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Raynier Institute and Foundation, Nancy D. Alvord,, Inc., ArtsFund, ArtsWA, Michael and Cathy Casteel, Kathy Alvord Gerlich, Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Christopher and Alida Latham, Stephanie Ellis-Smith and Doug Smith, 4Culture, Shari and John Behnke, Robert E. Frey, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Eve and Chap Alvord, Joan Alworth and Peter Ackroyd, The Jini Dellaccio Collection , Florence B. Kilworth Foundation, Kevin and Motomi Kudo-King, Leonard Lewicki, Catherine Eaton Skinner and David Skinner, The Boeing Company, The Greater Tacoma Community Fdn, Vulcan Inc., Susan and Kenneth Wagner, Merrill Wagner and Bob Ryman.

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