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Artist Trust 2015 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Opens Today!

For Immediate Release:

Artist Trust is pleased to announce that Washington State artists can now apply for the Artist Trust 2015 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) through May 18, 2015. A total of $90,000 will be awarded to 61 recipients across Washington State in all artistic disciplines. Each recipient will receive $1,500 for a project they are starting or needing to complete. Funds can be used for a wide range of needs, from art supplies and studio space to installations and research travel.  Details can be found in the guidelines here.  This year, applicants can submit early by May 10th to have their application reviewed for completeness before the deadline.  Those who submit early will also have a chance to receive a free Artist Trust membership through a raffle. 

Thanks to a partnership with Centrum, one recipient will receive a one-month residency at their Fort Worden State Park facility in Port Townsend, WA and a $500 stipend. 

Since 1988, GAP has been offered annually by Artist Trust to help emerging and established artists continue their career in the arts and flourish. 

“This year, the GAP helped me focus on a project close to my heart, and expand it for a wider audience,” says Deborah Lawrence, a 2014 GAP recipient.

This year, the grant is made possible by generous contributions at $1,500 and above by:

Anonymous, Christine and Itamar Abrass, Edie Adams, Eve and Chap Alvord, Joan Alworth and Peter Ackroyd, Harry and Merrily Applewhite, Shari and John Behnke, Susan and Scot Bradley, Michael and Cathy Casteel, Dr. David and Mrs. Jane Davis, Jini Dellaccio Estate*, Stephanie Ellis-Smith and Doug Smith, Ellen Ferguson, Robert E. Frey, Bruce Funkhouser and Michelle Friars, Helen Gamble, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, Mark Haley and Michaela Clancy, Mattie Iverson and Mark Vadon, Kyle Johnson and Judith Kindler, Kevin and Motomi Kudo-King, Diane Lasko and Clint Diener, Christopher and Alida Latham, Leonard Lewicki, Claire Molesworth, Nancy Nordhoff and Lynn Hays, Linden Rhoads, Rosita and Oscar Romero, Cathy Sarkowsky, Pablo Schugurensky and Renata Tatman, Paula Stokes and John Sullivan, Sarah Traver and Charlie Rush, Robert and Betty Tull, Lorraine W. Vagner, Susan & Kenneth Wagner,Merrill Wagner and Bob Ryman, and Patti Warashina**.

Artist Trust also salutes our funding partners:

4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, The Boeing Company, The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation, Cornish College of the Arts, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Florence B. Kilworth Foundation, Holyoke Fine Homes, The Klorfine Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, National Endowment for the Arts, Paper Hammer, Raynier Institute and Foundation, SAFECO Insurance, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, The Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Traver Gallery, Tulalip Tribes of Washington, and Vulcan Incorporated.

*  Carl & Jini Dellaccio Grants for Artist Projects Fund. The late Jini Dellaccio captured the Northwest rock ‘n’ roll scene with her distinctive photography. Tribute gifts and the Jini Dellaccio Collection generously support one GAP recipient annually.

** The gift supports one extra 2015 GAP award to an emerging artist.

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