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Artist Trust Names New Associate Director

For Immediate Release:

Artist Trust is pleased to announce that Lila Hurwitz has been promoted to Associate Director, a newly-created position. Ms. Hurwitz will be responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the non-profit organization, as well as public relations and outreach.

“Over the past decade, Lila has contributed to and helped to shape several departments at Artist Trust. In this new role, she will be able to demonstrate even greater leadership. I know we can rely on her excellent communications and organizational skills to enhance the smooth running of our operations and outreach.” —Margit Rankin, Executive Director

Ms. Hurwitz first joined the Artist Trust staff in 2003 as a part-time Development Associate. She became Artist Trust’s first Communications Manager in 2006 and was promoted to Communications Director in 2011.

Ms. Hurwitz has worked in non-profit arts administration since 1987. She is a founding Board member of Dance Art Group, an internationally-recognized non-profit arts organization, as well a professional dancer, graphic designer and Feldenkrais® Practitioner.

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