Artist Trust Resources and Opportunities Digest – June 2021

Artwork detail: Chris E. Vargas, 2020 Fellowship recipient 

 

This is the June 2021 digest of resources and opportunities for artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Resources

 

Cycle XIII
Artist Relief

Due to the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we define “dire financial emergencies” as the lack of or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine, caretaking, and food. We are aware that each artist’s needs differ so we ask that you thoroughly and accurately describe your situation. Applicants should demonstrate a pressing and critical need for emergency support to be considered for this grant.

Deadline: June 23

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Digital Security for Filmmakers
Field of Vision and Freedom of the Press

In conjunction with the launch of our Digital Security Guide for Filmmakers, Field of Vision and Freedom of the Press Foundation are hosting a workshop to explore extensive digital security guidance and information. The session is designed for documentary filmmaking as a producer, director, cameraperson, sound recordist, editor, or any role on the team, this public session is for you, especially those needing extra protection, or those working in high-risk situations and for overall best practices.

Deadline: June 30

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Autistic People of Color Fund
Autistic Women & Non-binary Network

The Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment offers one-time micro grants of between $100 and $500 to support autistic people of color. You can use funds for personal, emergency, professional, academic, medical, artistic, or other needs. The fund is open to applicants inside and outside the United States.

Deadline: Rolling 

Read more about this resource here.

 

Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
Foundation for Contemporary Arts

The Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this resource here.

 

COVID-19 Resources
Asian American Arts Alliance (A4)

During this rapidly changing and uncertain moment, we are doing our best to provide you with a list of helpful resources to support you and your work. We understand that many people in our community are facing what feels like overwhelming challenges so we are here to ensure you can also feel safe and supported. We are working hard to sort through the growing amount of information to offer you this list of resources and we will continue to communicate and update helpful information as we receive it. Links goes to financial, community, self-care, organizing and advocacy resources, socially distanced programs and projects, COVID-19 info and ways to give.

Deadline: Not Applicable 

Read more about this resource here.

 

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Directory
POSTB1NARY

This is a growing list of independent artists impacted by COVID-19. Most on this list identify as Black, Indigenous, Non-white, Trans, and or Queer. The list allows you to hire or donate to individual artists, or fill out a form to be added to the directory.

Deadline: Not Applicable 

Read more about this resource here.

 

Organizations that Support Autistic Entrepreneurs
Art of Autism

Organizations that support  artists, musicians, entertainers, computer geeks and entrepreneurs on the autism spectrum. The Art of Autism has a regular of newsletter of opportunities that goes out to our subscribers. If you have an organization you would like to add please email theartofautism@gmail.com.

Deadline: Not Applicable 

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Caring For Yourself While Working as a BIPOC Creative
Foundation for Contemporary Arts

This article is not about how hard it can be, but rather some back-to- basics tips for how we can take care of ourselves as working creatives. If you are a BIPOC creative doing the work you love, you are an inspiration and a gift. I hope my words of guidance remind you that you are deserving of respect, protection and care in all aspects of your life, including your professional life.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Mindfulness Activities
Pratt Institute

Biweekly meditative and contemplative practices hosted by the Pratt Institute.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

COVID-19 Resources
Washington Lawyers for the Arts

As our global community comes together to fight COVID-19, Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) is committed to providing ongoing support of the work of artists and arts organizations, whose efforts enrich the quality of life in Washington State. WLA will continue offering legal services, including legal advice and legal education, to support Washington’s arts community, while doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by offering these services virtually.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

WA Notify
Washington Department of Health

Washington Exposure Notifications (also known as WA Notify) is a new tool that works through smartphones, without sharing any personal information, to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Free COVID-19 Testing Locations
Washington Department of Health

This is an interactive map of COVID-19 testing locations across Washington State.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Arts in Health Online Tutorials
ArtWalla

This is a collection of artists in Walla Walla doing online tutorials on various topics related to health and wellness.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Studio Space
Spaceworks Tacoma

Are you an artist or entrepreneur ready to move to the next level? Artists or artist groups, creative small businesses, and even non-profits can benefit from renting space in one of our coworking spaces. Get a great rate on office or studio space for your own creative venture. You could neighbor and collaborate with musicians, videographers, fashion designers, 2D artists, and others.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Washington State Food Bank Map
Artist Trust

This Washington State food bank map was created by Artist Trust as a resource for finding alternative food sources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Artist Crowdfunding After a Disaster
CERF+

Tips and resources for creating a crowdfunding campaign from CERF+.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

Artists’ Charitable Fund
Artist’ Charitable Fund

The fund is a small nonprofit with a narrow focus of assisting painters and sculptors by paying a potion of emergency medical bills directly to the medical providers. The fund is legally not able to pay artists directly. If coronavirus has adversely affected your income, we are very sorry but please do not contact us to ask for financial assistance due to loss of income or doe anything other than assistance with medical bills. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Art Lab
Gallery One

Resources provided include the following: Access to Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, etc.) for resizing images, developing and updating websites, and designing materials for promotion and marketing (artist show cards, artist presentations, etc) five days/week. Access to a professional artist and graphic designer for assistance with the programs and equipment once a month during Open Art Lab sessions. Mini Confab professional development workshops scheduled throughout the year to deep dive into topics relevant to a career as a professional artist. Access to photography equipment such as lights, camera and backdrop in order to develop a professional art portfolio. Access to a conference space to facilitate meetings with artists, clients, etc.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Online Assistance Hub
Artist Up

Artists Up is partnering with the Seattle Office of Film and Music, King County, and Mentorly (an online arts mentorship platform) to provide assistance to members of the Washington State arts sector who have been affected by COVID-19. We are launching a free, online consultation hub to help artists and arts organizations connect with pandemic resources and navigate processes and forms for income assistance, unemployment, emergency services, housing, finance, taxes, healthcare, and more.

Deadline: Not applicable

Read more about this resource here.

 

 

Opportunities

 

 

SAGA Round 2
Spokane Arts

The Spokane Arts Grant Awards, known as SAGA, works to support a thriving arts economy. SAGA accepts requests for up to $10,000 per application. There are three granting rounds per year and multiple grants can be awarded each round. Grant funding financially supports arts and culture projects and programs, as well as individual artists.

Deadline: June 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Temporary Art Exhibit
Lake Sammamish State Park

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a temporary sculpture exhibit at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA. This is an exhibit celebrating art in a natural setting. This exhibit is intended to provide visitors a unique opportunity to engage with art outdoors and to enhance the visitor experience at the park.

Deadline: June 1

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Spruce Street Mini Park Artwork Project
Office of Arts and Culture

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) to commission an artist or an artist team of two, to collaborate with the City, community members, and Project Art Planners, Damon Brown and Hasaan Kirkland, to design and install a mural art project that reflects the diversity of the Central District neighborhood.

Deadline: June 3

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Artist Residency at The Hive
Spokane Public Library

Spokane Public Library is seeking applicants for the first Artists-in-Residency to occupy and invigorate four studio spaces at The Hive™, a new building located in the Sprague Union District opening August 2021. First preference will be for artists in the greater Spokane area.

Deadline: June 4

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Alder Festival Street Asphalt Mural
City of Issaquah

The City of Issaquah invites professional artists/artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to create mural artwork for the City’s asphalt mural project on Alder Street in downtown Issaquah. The public art project budget is $15,000, inclusive of all artist fees, travel, design, insurance, permits, labor and installation. The selected artist/artist team will work with the City of Issaquah to create an asphalt mural that complements and enhances the project.

Deadline: June 4

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

The Vera Project Mural RFP
The Vera Project

The Vera Project is hiring up to five creative, skilled, and fast-acting muralists that can create artwork to rejuvenate our showroom and gallery space. There will be three walls of the showroom with available space, as well as one of our gallery walls that also serves as an upstage area for smaller live shows.

Deadline: June 7

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Nist Park Sculpture
City of Normandy Park

The City of Normandy Park Arts Commission is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for a sculpture for Nist Family Park. This request for proposals is seeking artists who will design and create a sculpture for Nist Park, located at 242 SW Normandy Road, Normandy Park, WA. 98166. Proposed designs should tell a story and reflect the history, culture and environment of Nist Family Park and Normandy Park.

Deadline: June 11

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Audition
Spokane Shakespeare Society

What to do when there are things standing in the way of you and your love? Well run away of course! Four Athenians run away to be together, only to find themselves in an enchanted forest where fairies play. Hilarity ensues as lovers are switched, actors just want a place to rehearse, and the Fairy King and Queen use humans to entertain themselves. Will love win in the end? Come join in the fun and find out.

Deadline: June 12

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2021-2025 Arts Roster
ArtsWA

The Art in Public Places program (AIPP) is working to make the 2021-2025 Public Artist Roster our most inclusive and equitable ever. We seek a diverse range of artists to create artworks for state agencies, colleges, universities, and public schools throughout Washington state.

Deadline: June 21

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

2nd Annual Center for Civil and Human Rights Art Competition
Gonzaga University School of Law

The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) invites Spokane and Coeur d’Alene (CdA)-area artists to submit proposals to the CCHR Art Competition. The purpose of the competition is to build bridges between the Law School and the local community by supporting Spokane and CdA-area artists pursuing social justice themes.

Deadline: June 25

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Open 4Culture
4Culture

Through this grant—which has no deadline—we award amounts up to $1,500 to cultural doers. Artists and arts groups operating outside of Seattle and those working in Heritage and Preservation anywhere in King County may apply.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

LHPAI Facility Grant
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

The LHPAI Facility Grant provides in-kind support for public projects, opportunities or events presented by individuals, groups, organizations or communities. The grant takes the form of up to 40 hours of staffed building use for a public arts or cultural event at LHPAI. The LHPAI Facility Grant consists solely of facility use and staff time.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

smART Ventures Grant
Office of Arts and Culture

As a small awards program, smART ventures encourages innovation and widens cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other funding programs.

Deadline: Rolling

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Board Member
Artist Trust

Board members are volunteers who are responsible for governing the organization, establishing and upholding the organization’s mission and vision, and preparing for the organization’s successful future. Board members bring vital expertise and thought partnership to Artist Trust. They also work to broaden our network, introducing new community members, artists, and potential supporters of all levels to our organization.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

Artist Roster
Spokane Arts

Are you an artist, maker, or creative based in the Inland Northwest region? Submit your information to join the roster of local creative talent so community members and fellow artists can find you and explore your work.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this opportunity here.

 

 

Job Opportunities

 

 

Finance and Operations Director
Hugo House

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Finance Director is a key member of the leadership team, providing active direction for all aspects of Hugo House’s finance and operations. This position develops and manages a team that supports Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Facilities, Concessions/Merch, and Information Technology.

Deadline: June 6

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Museum Registrar/Program Coordinator
Jundt Museum

At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Deadline: June 30

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Director of Development
Spokane Symphony

The Spokane Symphony and Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and enthusiastic development professional to join its management team and oversee the department during an exciting period of transition. Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Artistic Director and Board of Trustees, the Director of Development will be responsible for raising $1.5M in annual support as well as work to further the progression of a $6M endowment campaign and funding for special initiatives as they arise.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Executive Director
Kirkland Arts Center

Guided by the mission, vision, and values of the organization, and working in partnership with the Board of Directors and Staff, the Executive Director provides strategic and operational leadership for KAC. The Executive Director has responsibility for management and oversight of all aspects of the organization, including but not limited to educational programming, fundraising, finances, operations, personnel management and human resources, facilities, and community relations.

Deadline: Open until filled

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Facilitator
Spectrum Center

Spectrum’s workshop facilitators are responsible for leading workshops, activities, and professional development focused on identity, inclusion, and bias reduction specifically around LGBTQ+ identities. While LGBTQ+ and gender focused, Spectrum recognizes that all forms of oppression are interlocking and expects facilitators to be prepared to address and discuss these complicated systems in the nuanced ways necessary.

Deadline: Open until filled.

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Teaching Artist
Coyote Central

Coyote is actively looking for professional teaching artists in the following mediums: Glass Flameworking, Metal Working (Welding/Forging), Wood Working, Animation, Acting, Culinary Arts, Jewelry Making, Filmmaking, Poetry, Printmaking, Podcasting, Fashion, Ceramics, Robotics, Comics, Music Production, Graffiti Art, Singing, Fine Art, and Dance.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Teaching Artist
Northwind Art

Our classes and workshops are taught by a diverse and skilled group of 50+ instructors annually. We invite online and in person lecture, class, and workshop proposals on a rolling basis. We seek to create a schedule that is balanced by medium, content, level, timing, and prospective audience. Northwind Art provides Zoom Pro hosting for our online classes. We have an online studio assistant who can be present during your class to change camera views and provide light technical help for you and your students. We provide administrative support and transaction processing for online classes, so our teaching artists need only focus on their teaching. This includes all student inquiries and communications ahead of the class.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

Teaching Artist
Urban Artworks

We have no current openings but always looking to build upon our diverse roster of Teaching Artists. Our Teaching Artists have a wide variety of visual and public arts experience. We are looking for TAs with experience helping young people use art as a tool for social change. We seek teachers who reflect the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and those who identify as LGBTQ.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

Project Artist
Urban Artworks

We constantly update our roster of artists and designers who we contract to complete commissioned projects throughout the city. We work with artists who bring a variety of styles, and we encourage those who also have collaboration and facilitation skills to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

Read more about this job opportunity here.

 

 

To learn more about Artist Trust’s COVID-19 relief efforts, click here. For more COVID-19-related opportunities, please visit our Opportunities page.