November 1, 2018

Artist Trust has announced the recipients of its 2018 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Award. A total of $92,000 will be directly invested in 61 Washington artists through project-based grants in the amount of $1,500 each.

See the complete list here and congratulate the winners!


November 1, 2017

Artist Trust has announced its 2017 award winners, including Grants for Artist Projects, Arts Innovator Award, Conductive Garboil Grant, Fellowship, and Twining Humber Award. Have a look at the complete list and congratulate your friends!

grant season

July 15, 2016

Artist TrustIf you are an artist or writer and you’re looking for financial support, it may be worth your while to peruse the Grants + Awards + Residencies available through Artist Trust. There are additional listings, including residencies, on the Opportunities page.

get to work

July 8, 2016

Hansen Writing BallWe may be the last to know about this, but the Academy of American Poets has a weekly column called Jobs for Poets. New literary and arts jobs are posted every Wednesday. Here’s the list for this week, July 6, 2016. To find Jobs for Poets, go to the main page and look for the “Stanza” link.

Poets & Writers has a Jobs for Writers section and you can also find listings of calls for art, funding, residencies, jobs, work space and housing at Artist Trust.

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image: Malling-Hansen writing ball, 1865

Artist Trust on Tour

April 8, 2016

Artist Trust on Tour / Bellingham

Applications are being accepted for Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP). The application deadline is Monday, May 23, 2016. If you plan to apply, you might want to attend one or both of the events scheduled in Bellingham.

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, spoken word performance artist Roberto Ascalon (Bellingham), circus artist Esther de Monteflores (Bellingham), poet Allen Braden (Tacoma), and visual artist and muralist Christopher Paul Jordan (Tacoma), will offer performances in their various disciplines. The event, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, is free, but RSVPs are required.

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Owen David, Artist Trust’s Grants to Artists Program Coordinator, will conduct a 3-hour workshop on How to Submit a Competitive Grant Application. There will also be a Q&A panel with Artist Trust grant recipients Pam Kuntz, Roberto Ascalon, and Esther de Monteflores. The fee is $30 for Artist Trust members, $35 for non-members.

Artist Trust on Tour will continue in Tacoma on May 19, Seattle on August 3 and Port Townsend on September 15.

Attention storytellers!

July 21, 2015

Artist TrustAre you a storyteller in Washington state? Artist Trust has just announced the brand new Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award recognizing “an artist who demonstrates excellence in storytelling through their primary artistic discipline.” The 2015 award will focus on the discipline of literature/fiction. Information on The Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award is available from Artist Trust and applications are due through Call for Entry by Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

the literary EDGE

December 15, 2014

Artist TrustThe Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development Program provides artists with a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum. EDGE focuses on supplying artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange.

For the first time ever, Artist Trust is offering its EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists as a week-long residency. EDGE will take place at Centrum, in Port Townsend, April 12-19, 2015. The program is open to emerging or mid-career writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:00pm.

To learn more about applying for the Literary EDGE program, read the program overview and attend the one-hour webinar on Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6:30pm.

Artist Trust at Large

October 3, 2014

Artist TrustWhatever your art, Artist Trust is eager to help. Artist Trust has a mission to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust offers a variety of opportunities, including financial grants, career training and professional resources.

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 3:00pm, artist Michelle Bates will offer a free, one-hour introduction to Artist Trust resources at the Fairhaven Library in Bellingham. See further details on this event, including an RSVP link, have a look at other Artist Trust events, and go find out how Artist Trust can help your art career!

Artist TrustIf you’re working on a project and need a little financial boost to push it to “development, completion or presentation,” this would be an excellent time to explore Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP). Fifty awards of up to $1,500 each are granted to Washington State residents for projects in Literary, Media, Performing and Visual arts. Literary Arts “includes but is not limited to: Creative Non-Fiction, Experimental Works, Fiction, Poetry, Graphic Novels, Cross-Disciplinary, Experimental/Emerging Fields.” The submission deadline is Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:59pm.

Visit Artist Trust online and on Facebook and view/download the complete GAP guidelines.

Poetry and art on the EDGE…

September 6, 2012

Artist TrustArtist Trust provides “Washington State artists of all creative disciplines the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources.”

The EDGE Professional Development Program is just one Artist Trust activity. EDGE is “a 50-hour comprehensive survey of professional arts practices offered through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments.”

The Washington State Convention Center, in Seattle, is currently hosting “A Celebration of Washington Artists,” an exhibit featuring emerging and established literary, media and visual artists from Washington State and beyond who have participated in Artist Trust’s EDGE Professional Development Program. The exhibit opened in July and will continue until October 18.

Exhibit events include tomorrow night’s reception, September 7, 2012, 5:30 – 8:30pm, with a reading by participating writers from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Also scheduled is a series of ekphrastic (inspired by art) workshops of various lengths at various times. The exhibit and all events are free.

Find more Artist Trust events here.

Show your support for arts and artists through Artist Trust.