Risk Assessment for Creatives Workshop with Fumi Amano – Recording

Published: October 6, 2021

Categories: Featured | Workshops and Classes


During this hour-long workshop, artist Fumi Amano will talk about risk assessment and how to center safety and preparedness as a creative. Topics surrounding, studio safety, working with hazardous materials, protecting your body, and working internationally will be covered. Join us to learn about risk assessment for artists of all disciplines and participate in an open conversation following the presentation.

This program is in partnership with CERF+ the Artist’s Safety Net with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

About Fumi Amano 
Fumi Amano was born in Aichi, Japan and first learned glassmaking as a traditional Japanese craft.  She earned a BFA from Aichi University of Education (2008) and studied glass at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (2010). In 2013, Amano moved to the United States and earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (2017). During graduate school, she faced difficulties as a foreigner and, specifically, as a Japanese woman living in the United States. Amano’s frustration with communication failures and prejudice towards Asian women ignited her passion for art as a method of expressing feelings that cannot be explained in words. Her goal is to make work that conveys her emotions and experience as an Asian woman, and to connect with others beyond, above, and below language’s normal spectrum. Amano has exhibited her artwork in museums and galleries, including the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, WA, the Storefronts program supported by Shunpike, and Antenna Gallery in New Orleans, LA. In 2017, Fumi received 2nd prize in the “Out of the Box” outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, AL. Amano lives and works in Seattle, WA. 

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines 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 artisttrust.org.