Four Seasons, a window installation by Tory Franklin
Four Seasons, a window installation by Tory Franklin

CityArtist Projects grant

Individual artists are the core of a creative community. The CityArtist Projects supports individual artists and curators residing in Seattle to develop and present their work. This funding program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years. Priority is given to projects with clear public access as community impact and benefit. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity.

THIS Year

  • Dance/Choreography
  • Music/Composition
  • Theater/Performance/Scriptwriting

NEXT Year

  • Literary (except Playwriting)
  • Media/Film
  • Visual Arts

Traditional or multi-disciplinary projects are welcome, but must include one of the primary disciplines for the application year.

Information
Irene Gómez
Project Manager
Irene Gómez

Application

Applications for the 2019 cycle available in 2018
Cycle open to dance, music and theater.

Materials

Deadline

2018
0 days left to apply

Eligibility

Applications from artists creating or curating work in dance, music and theater will be accepted. Traditional/ethnic and multi-disciplinary projects are always welcome, as long as a primary art form is one of the eligible disciplines listed.

Funding level

Requests/Awards range up to $8,000.

Funding may be used for
  • Direct project expenses
  • Salaries and fees
  • Supplies and materials
  • Equipment or space rentals
  • Insurance, licenses, permits
  • Publicity/marketing
  • Transportation
  • Documentation
This grant will not fund
  • organizations (Lead artist of an organization must distinguish proposed project from organization work.);
  • purchase of equipment, software or food;
  • recipients of the 2017 CityArtist Projects who have not completed any previously-funded CityArtist Projects or other program contracts at the time of application;
  • government-run programs and degree-granting institutions, or religious services, fundraising efforts, benefits, gifts, or organizational administrative costs.

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Calls for Artists

Calls for Artists
The Seattle Office of Arts Culture issues multiple calls for artists throughout the year. View current calls and sign up to receive information about future calls.

Grants/Funding

CityArtist Projects grant
Providing grants for Seattle-based individual artists to develop and present their work. The program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years.
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Artist Rosters

Ethnic Artist Roster
The Ethnic Artist Roster is a diverse list of artists of color who were selected through a panel process for exhibition opportunities in city owned or affiliated galleries.

Professional Development

ARTISTS UP <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.
Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT)
The Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT) is a flexible and creative professional development program for artists and arts administrators. SALT combines the need for on-going professional development with the creativity of the sector by bringing interesting, challenging and thought provoking workshops, networking and training to the Seattle’s arts ecology.

Looking for Space?

Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.

Grants

Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Artist Rosters

Community Arts Partner Roster <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The roster is a vetted list of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations that have been approved to work in Seattle Public Schools through the Creative Advantage. The roster is a community resource, available to schools, and community agencies who seek partners to lead creative learning experiences within their programs.
The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster now open<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Office of Arts & Culture maintains an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for The Creative Advantage. The roster is a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals. The application to the 2017 community arts partner roster is now open. Deadline: April 18, 20174/18/2017

Professional Development

ARTISTS UP <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.
Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT)
The Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT) is a flexible and creative professional development program for artists and arts administrators. SALT combines the need for on-going professional development with the creativity of the sector by bringing interesting, challenging and thought provoking workshops, networking and training to the Seattle’s arts ecology.

Grants

Arts in Parks Program
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
Civic Partners grant
Awarding three-year grants to Seattle arts and cultural organizations and investing in the broad cultural community, helping organizations make a rich variety of arts, heritage and culture opportunities accessible to Seattle residents and visitors.
Cultural Facilities Fund
Awarding grants to Seattle arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with facility renovation like ADA access or new facility projects.
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Work Readiness Arts Program grant
This grant in collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funded arts, cultural and community organizations providing programming that linked arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old. This program will not have an open application cycle in 2017.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Professional Development

Turning Commitment into Action
In conjunction with the Office for Civil Rights we are offering arts and cultural organizations the tools they need to turn their commitments to building racial equity – both within their organizations and through their work in and with community – into actions for tangible change.

Grants

Arts in Parks Program
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
Work Readiness Arts Program grant
This grant in collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funded arts, cultural and community organizations providing programming that linked arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old. This program will not have an open application cycle in 2017.

Cultural Space

Arts & Cultural Districts
A program dedicated to nurturing and protecting the presence of arts and culture in our neighborhoods.
SpaceLab NW
From the largest to the smallest, we are counting every theater, gallery, arts office, rehearsal room, library, music club, museum, and cinema in town.

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Manage your award

Want to get the word out about your arts or cultural event or exhibit? Here are some tips on sending out information to the public and local media.

Step 1. Gather all the details: who, what, where, when and why.

Step 2. Gather graphics for publicity. Gather photos, create a logo if necessary, work with a designer on the look and any printed materials.

Step 3. Write a press release and/or prepare a press kit and send to the media.


The Press Release

Press releases inform the media about your event and can inspire the media to publish a calendar listing or even cover the event. Click here for a description and example of the anatomy of a press release.

  • Try to let the media know what makes your event unique or relevant.
  • Be genuine. Exaggeration or inaccuracy will only hurt your chances of being a reliable media source. The more a press release reads like an actual news article, the better. Many smaller publications love releases they can print verbatim.
  • Press releases should look professional and be easy to read. Type double-spaced.
  • Make sure the organization's name, address, website and contact information is visible.
  • Include the media contact's name, direct phone line and e-mail address near the top of the first page.
  • Include a "pull date" (the last date of the event) near the top of the first page.
  • Include a headline that summarizes the event and invites people to read the details.
  • All the most pertinent information should be included in the first paragraph - the five W's. Who is presenting what, where and when? Why should people attend? Include information on how people can attend or buy tickets, locations of ticket venues or website, e-mail and/or box office phone-line information.
  • Additional paragraphs can provide more descriptive information about the event, artists involved and quotes.
  • Use your mission statement or general description of the organization at the end of the press release.
  • If the press release is longer than one page, write "-More-" at the bottom of each page. At the end of the last page, include "# # #" to indicate the end of the release.

The Press Kit

Press kits provide useful background information for members of the press writing previews or reviews of your arts or cultural event. A press kit should be organized in a folder and generally includes:

1) Organization Information (front to back on the left side of the folder)

  • Mission statement
  • Brief organizational history
  • Organizational brochure
  • Feature articles on the organization or lead staff
  • Board list
  • Business card for media contact

2) Specific Event Information (front to back on the right side of the folder)

  • Press release for the event
  • Photos or artwork related to the event
  • Event postcard or flyer
  • Event program
  • Artists' bios, if not in the program
  • Preview articles about the event

Note: Do not include reviews of the event or previous events in the press packet. Most reviewers do not want to be influenced by the opinions of others.


Online calendars

There are numerous websites with online events calendars to use to publicize your event. Here are few:


Daily and weekly papers

Send your press releases to local newspapers. Here are some of the dailies and weekly papers to begin with.


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

Most radio stations accept a written public service announcement (PSA). Some will take a pre-recorded PSA. Check the website of the radio station you think best matches your audience. Many stations belong to the Puget Sound Broadcasters Association or Washington State Association of Broadcasters . Both organizations list links to their members.


Television

Seattle Channel , the city's municipal television channel, is committed to covering local arts and culture. Art Zone with Nancy Guppy on Seattle channel specifically covers the local art scene.

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

More than $160,000 was awarded to 32 individual artists working in literary (except playwriting), Media/Film and Visual Arts, presented through the CityArtist Projects annual funding program, which assists Seattle artists in developing and presenting their work. The program supports new works, works-in-progress, or works taken to the next stage. This year 50% awards went to first time applicants.

2018 CityArists Projects

Roldy Aguero Ablao, Jr.
$5,250
Curate and create an installation of traditional Pacific Islander functional and decorative woven works for public celebration of the Lunar Year. 

Clayton Aldern
$6,000
Complete a manuscript of creative non-fiction on the relationships between climate change, environmental degradation, neuroscience, and mental health. A public reading with panels on selected essays will be offered.

Joanne Ardinger
$5,200
Finalize and screen a reproductive justice feature documentary about reproductive justice with post-screening panel talk.

John Harry Baluran
$7,600
Produce, direct, act and compose a short film about a day in the life of South Seattle, riders from the #7 bus route and the impact of gentrification. A community screening with performances and exhibit will close project.

Amy Benson
$6,800
Complete a new, hour-long documentary in a series illuminating the complexities of three first generation Nepalese female teens from a poor family as they work to become literate. The film closes with a public screening.

Jean Bradbury
$2,960
Create 50 new, life-size portraits that will become one large patchwork piece. Each of the 50 people interviewed use head coverings as an expression of their identity sometimes adapting with each generation.        

George Brown
$6,400
Edit archival footage of a 1990s public access program featuring episodes of NW Hip-Hop for a public screening.

Wendy Call
$4,084
Hold two workshops in English and Spanish and complete an essay collection about navigating grief, loss, and the cancer-industrial complex.

Alaia D'Alessandro
$5,200
Research, interview, and complete a four-part film capturing four local musicians that cross genres, genders and neighborhoods. The film will be screened with a concert.

Suzanne Edison
$4,500
Produce 10 new poems for a book based on interviews with scientists, medical providers, young/adult patients and caretakers living with/working on a variety of autoimmune diseases. The book will include photos and visual art pieces culminating in two readings with talks.

Amy Jean Enser
$6,400
Complete a feature documentary combining film and live stage performance based on 'Buckaroo,' a male revue that follows the visionaries behind the Moulin Rouge-inspired cabaret club.

Jolyn Gardner
$4,725
Curate and present a monthly virtual exhibit consisting of daylong pop-ups, showcasing work by 12 Seattle-based artists of the African Diaspora via smart device or wall-projections at non-traditional sites. A catalogue will be published.

Elke Hautala
$6,000
Complete feature documentary about the life work of renowned glass artist Preston Singletary, who seeks to preserve and evolve the Salish culture. There will be a public screening and talk.

Claudia Heron
$6,925
Present two, interactive, bilingual staged readings of poems honoring women killed in a wave of femicide in the 1990's in the border town of Juarez, Mexico. The poem highlights the ways in which the female body endures violence and injustices. Each reading will close with a bilingual discussion.              

Sibyl James
$1,200
Final edit and publication of a poetry collection inspired by musical genres. There will be four readings where intentional connection with diverse audiences can be made.

Robert Sparrow Jones
$4,931
Research and create a new series of large-scale paintings depicting the evolution of birds, featuring their plumage coloration, sensory ecology (how they interact with their environment), and habitat loss for a public exhibit. The artist will create a multi-age curriculum for potential school visits.

Eliaichi Kimaro
$4,800
Produce a series of 12 new, encaustic mixed media storyboards that were inspired by a recurring dream featuring the ability to breathe underwater, and explores the interdependence of our shared existence and the natural world. There will be a public screening and talk.

Jody Kuehner
$4,800
Develop and complete an installation and performance in collaboration with John Criscitellos.  The installation will feature a gallery swathed in fabric printed with physical landscape images that explore the de-sexualization of the feminine.  A panel discussion closes opening.

Fulgencio Lazo
$6,300
Create six new, 3D wood sculptures that reflects lives of immigrant workers, their journeys, families, innate beauty, and struggles for a public exhibit for International Workers' Day. Artists talks will accompany the exhibition.

Mita Mahato
$3,000
Create and produce a 40-page cut-paper comic book about ocean life informed by an Arctic Circle Residency in Norway. The manuscript will be accompanied by a series of workshops highlighting conservation art and environmental justice issues.

Natasha Marin
$6,000
Co-curate, assemble and present a story bank by/of mixed generation, multi-lingual Black creatives, which will be collected into soundscape elements for a live gallery experience.

Margaret Mullin
$7,200
Produce a 90-minute documentary film about late artist and champion of dance/AIDS, Ian Horvath including a restaging of two choreographic works.

Clyde Petersen
$6,000
Complete interviews and filming of a documentary about the musical history of Seattle band Earth and founder Dylan Carlson. As Kurt Cobain's best friend, Carlson pioneered the drone metal genre. There will be a public screening.

Leah L. Piepzna-Samarasinha
$6,400
Curate and produce a literary event with 12 queer artists with disabilities exploring the theme of disability resistance.

Myisa Plancq-Graham
$6,800
Film and edit short documentary stories featuring storytellers of the African Diaspora across all artistic fields for community screenings.

Jason Reid
$6,000
Produce a coming-of-age feature documentary following the main character through adulthood as he deals with his mother's disappearance, family dysfunction and healing. There will be an advance cut screening followed by a discussion.

Rafael Soldi
$4,550
Create a new photographic installation and sculptural objects that share the artists story of immigration. There will be a public exhibit/lecture and an international online platform.

Francine Strickwerda
$8,000
Create a 12-minute documentary film segment featuring a 64-year old Iranian American grade school counselor working with trauma-affected East African immigrant/refugee kids via Ultimate Frisbee. A community screening with discussion closes project.

Ann Teplick
$2,054
Research and write first draft of youth novel in poems that explores the impact of suicide on those left behind. Self-care poetry teen workshops and a joint public reading will close project.

Timea Tihanyi
$4,250
Create new work exploring the sculptural potential of 3D printed ceramics, for two public exhibits.

Monica Washington
$3,250
Create and screen two new short films and remount a digital comic to book for a daylong pop-up showcase with three artists examining the relationship between marginalized citizens from three historically oppressed groups.

Koon Woon
$1,800
Complete a full-length book of vignettes, ruminations and poems exploring immigrant life, bi-cultural adaptation, and exploitation in service of solutions.  Three readings will be scheduled with one senior center workshop.

2017 CityArists Projects

Ivan Arteaga
$8,000     
Create and perform new score for acoustic ensemble plus vocals accompanied by live electronics system and three dancers. Arteaga will hold open rehearsals-workshop.

Etienne Cakpo-Gbokou
$4,800
Develop and perform new work exploring innovative concepts set on fusing Western classical composers like Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi with traditional African dance from Benin.

Ana Maria Campoy
$4,500
Rehearse and perform a bilingual staging of the award-winning play Proof to raise awareness of mental illness and genius through a Latino cultural lens. Performances will be offered on three residential porches in three different neighborhoods.

Terry Crane
$4,800     
Create and present a full-evening, immersive performance with 12 artists combining circus, theater and dinner.

Alex Crozier-Jackson
$4,800
Choreograph and present a 10-artist, two-act dance performance influenced by colloquial speech, pop culture, a millennial mindset, appropriations of black culture, gay culture and feminism.

Jade Solomon Curtis
$7,200
Develop and present a mix of five remounted and one new solo work with music, motion-visual art and live mixed media, includes five artists. The work intends to subvert and denounce mass depictions of Blacks.

Hilary Field
$4,200
Compose, commission and perform new music by three musician-composers featuring guest artists from the North, Central and South America for classical guitar concerts integrating elements of classical, jazz, folk and contemporary genres.

Robert Flor
$4,331   
Present a full-evening original production with eight artists involving teen Filipino American girls' rejection of a traditional 'community queen' contest.

Sarah Foster
$5,250        
Create and perform a new hour-long theatrical clown production by three artists, examining friendship and physics as accidentally plummeting off a cliff.

Alice Gosti
$6,000    
Present a live, immersive installation dance performance and communal ritual with 19 artists that grapples with complexity of living in an object-based society.

Stephen Griggs
$4,800
Compose and perform an hour-long piece of narration with improvised music by a quintet exploring police use of force coinciding with anniversary of Native carver John Williams' death.

Kimberly Holloway
$6,000
Rehearse and present a contemporary dance work by nine artists inspired by childhood experiences with abusive control with workshop exploring healing through personal storytelling and concert.

Davida Ingram
$4,550    
Remount an interdisciplinary performance installation into an hour-long production with original music about the lived experiences of Black women focused on meditations of Ingram's paternal grandmother's death.

Leslie Law
$5,200       
Produce, record and broadcast a live radio theater performance episode with scripted story, original live music and sound effects for 30 artists.

Veronica Lee-Baik
$7,200
Conceive, choreograph and present an evening-length, multidisciplinary revamped version of Giselle focused on teen suicide and madness with special lighting design and sound compositions.

Jill Marissa
$4,400     
Create a mobile mini-circus performance hybrid for eight artists featuring a series of acts interwoven with storyline, musical numbers, new media and audience engagement.

Ricki Mason
$5,600          
Mason Re-interpret, script and produce a theatrical performance for 6 artists exploring Bible stories through shame, fear, misogyny, faith from a queer, absurdist, feminist perspective with comedic and poignant affect.

KT Niehoff
$5,200
Interpret and perform immersive dance, music environment for 15 artists-participants honoring and illuminating experiences of six guest contributors with unique-powerful connections to their body: an astronaut, athlete, transgender young adult, professional dancer, cancer survivor and a differently-abled person.

Serene Petersen
$5,200
Produce a live theatrical piece about transgender queer punk coming-of-age for 17 artists integrating stop-motion animation, and live music.

Peggy Piacenza
$4,800      
Direct and produce an evening-length premiere dance performance for five artists with an original score focused on life markers and asking questions about the human experience.

Elspeth Savani
$5,200  
Produce a remounted, full-evening Cuban dance-music retrospective of selected popular genres from 1880's to the present performed by 20 musicians and four dancers.

Che Sehyun
$4,800
Compose new music to fuse with a documentary of community-based, intergenerational, mixed race exchanges and performances with nine artists.

Michael Shantz
$5,600  
Perform a 30-minute, three-part suite for steel drum compositions modeled after three female archetypes from Yoruba (Nigeria) performed by nine female musicians, choreographers and dancers.

Jessie Smith
$5,200
Choreograph, film and complete a new work with stop-motion animation, music and other photo-media techniques for three dancers. Work will be installed at viewing stations across the city and close with a public screening and live, solo performances.

Timothy Smith-Stewart
$6,400
Develop, rehearse and present one part of an evening-length premiere of the multi-media performance for eight artists using movement that using movement to battle disaffection with oppressive systems, suicidal ideation and an overall hopelessness.

Ilvs Strauss
$4,400
Complete a two-act comedy script and perform an hour-long queer sci-fi play for 17 artists addressing lack of homeland for and fluidity of queer community-culture.

John Teske
$2,925     
Develop a series of new compositions that are algorithmically generated where each score and performance is unique while shaped by musical parameters, accessible on-line and premiered by an ensemble of six musicians with strings, winds, percussion and electronics.

Carol Thompson
$7,200
Workshop, edit, rehearse and present an evening-length, site-specific play for 11 artists in a house scheduled for demolition that explores themes of personal progress and citywide progress.

Storme Webber
$5,600
Produce a multidisciplinary performance installation for seven artists with dance, music, visuals and video projections from an historical lens of working class queer life in Seattle from the 1930's before any liberation movements.

Amontaine Aurore Woods
$3,005
Complete and produce a new play with 11 artists on activism that explores loss of dream, the subsequent effect on one's life and lives of future generations from the Black Panther Party to the 1999 World Trade Organization talks to the present.

2016 CityArists Projects

Samar Abulhassan
Lena: Novel-in-Poems: Producing a hybrid novel-in-poems chronicling the life of a daughter of immigrants. Reflecting on memory, longing and the Arabic alphabet ignited while exploring Pike Place Market and Seattle's waterfront. The project closes with a public reading.
$4,900
Christina Antonakos-Wallace
Reimageing Belonging - Northwest Stories: Filming interviews with Seattle residents about migration, racism and belonging through two workshops as part of a larger-scale venture with WINGS and ROOTS. The edited videos will be showcased at a live event where attendees will be invited to share stories.
$8,000
Rick Araluce
The Great Northern: Designing and creating a nearly full-sized train tunnel within MAD Art space in South Lake Union. The sculpture will be a rendering of the Great Northern train tunnel incorporating light and sound to fully immerse the audience.
$7,200
Quenton Baker
Ballast: Finalizing a book-length poem about the only successful American slave revolt in 1841. Using invented forms based on the 19th century secondary slave market, Baker will explore the manifold realities of the men and women present on the brig Creole, where the 1841 revolt took place.
$800
Corrie Befort
A Rendering: Finalizing a 30-minute dance film in two parts generated with sound artist Jason E. Anderson for a premiere at the Northwest Film Forum in fall 2016.
$4,800
Vaughn Bell
Being with the River: Creating a public installation including sound and images collected from contemplative paddling events on the Duwamish River. Visitors are encouraged to create rocks from clean river sediment and clay to be accumulated and used as a marker by the river.
$3,325
Zack Bent
Spires: A project exploring forest fire land as a tableau for photographs and sculptures while considering human relationships to natural disasters and the potential for rebirth.
$4,088
Therese Casper
The Underground Life of Piero Heliczer, a documentary film and multimedia experience: Presenting a work in progress of the documentary film and a display of Piero Heliczer's original works in letterpress printing and poetry. Original photographs including Andy Warhol's Factory and the first film shoot featuring the Velvet Underground will also be displayed.
$5,600
Katy Ellis
Anybody's Animal: Completing a poetry manuscript-in-progress and presenting it at a public reading as part of a writing class for children.
$2,400
Karen Finneyfrock
The Year We Ruined the House: Revising the author's third young adult novel and working with four teenage novelists providing them personal manuscript consultations on their own novels. Everyone's work will be presented at a public reading.
$8,000
Noel Franklin
Girl on a Road: Finalizing a storyboard for a full-length graphic novel and sample chapter of a book exploring female friendship, loss and life on the road. A young adult workshop and a public reading will close the project.
$3,600
Gail Grinnell
We Are a Crowd of Others: is an interactive installation co-designed with artist Sam Wildman that engages a diverse public while challenging the features that differentiate artist from audience. Collaboration and participation will engage the audience prompting questions about the role of family and performance in our lives.
$7,200
Catherine Grisez
Generating a new body of work using copper, mixed media sculptures, interactive installations and one community based piece. The public will be invited to participate in neighborhood events, culminating in an exhibition at Traver Gallery and in South Park.
$6,400
Lauren Grossman
Leviathan' Interactive Installation: Developing and fabricating a new interactive sculpture installed in the water tower of Volunteer Park. The audience is encouraged to engage in dialogue about cultural myths and monsters.
$5,600
Teresa Hulls
Feeding Ghosts: The Life of Sun Yi: Creating a research outline for a non-fiction graphic novel exploring themes of cultural identity, mental illness, generational inheritance, loss of language and mixed-race identity based on the life and legacy of author's grandmother, Sun Yi. A panel will be held to discuss themes from the graphic novel.
$5,600
Wes Hurley
Capitol Hill Season 2: Completing the remaining eight scenes of the second season of a queer web series parodying 1970s and 1980s TV shows based in Capitol Hill. A public screening will premiere the series.
$8,000
Jody Kuehner
Clock that Mug: Live creation of a new painting drawing from vintage feminist ideals and questioning present day queer/drag feminism. Clock that Mug pays homage to feminist performers Janine Antoni and Ana Mendieta who focused on the body as a canvas for social change and rebellion.
$7,200
Ingrid Lahti
Rippling Water, 2016: Create, fabricate, install and uninstall a new kinetic sculpture exploring natural metaphors, focusing viewers on the relationship between visual effects. The sculpture will be on display at the Heaven and Earth outdoor sculpture exhibition at Carkeek Park. The park will be restored to its original condition after the five month long exhibition.
$5,166
Fulgencio Lazo
International Children’s Day exhibit and celebration: will feature 10 new acrylics on canvas with themes based on the joy and fun of childhood to be on display at Casa Latina. The project will also include a one-day celebration for International Children's Day with tours, a bilingual (Spanish/English) artist talk and a hands-on art activity for children and adults.
$4,888
George Lee
City of Faces: Human and Non-Human Community Building in Rainier Valley: Build community and deter youth violence by constructing an outdoor hanging wall of cast human face bird houses. 30 local youths will participate by getting their faces cast and turned into birdhouses.
$2,575
Frances McCue
Demolishing Richard Hugo: Researching and creating first-person narrative for pre-production of a documentary film about the demolition of the current Richard Hugo House building. This will show building as a case study for the ‘erasure’ of old arts and cultural venues. A public screening event will be offered.
$5,600
Jessica Mooney
When I Find You: Completing a draft of a novel in progress exploring different stratas of violence, from domestic to global, from personal experience to ancestral memory. Passages will be presented in a collaborative reading centered around the theme of "Cultural Memory".
$3,500
John Mullen
Naked City: Finishing the first draft of a manuscript of autobiographical short stories about growing up in the closet, highlighting moments including cross-country hitch hiking, crash landing in Seattle and more. There will be a public reading of the manuscript.
$4,410
Frances Nelson
Light Gathers in Folds: Fabrication of a form of light architecture revolving around the movement of reflected and refracted light, a site-specific installation in Chinatown-International District's Nihonmachi Alley.
$5,600
Ellery (ET) Russian
Casting Shadows: is a multi-sensory installation piece comprising of approximately seven video comics portraying stories of people with disability and chronic illness. Each short video will be projected onto various surfaces within the exhibition space, feature pen/ink illustrations with text captions, and a soundscape. The exhibition will take place in a variety of venues.
$5,600
Juniper Shuey
Untitled: Build and dismantle an immersive visual art installation to create an interactive sculpture that hosts three heightened performances. Inspired by memory and the maps our brains create to house thought, the installation will fill an entire gallery for three and a half months.
$8,000
Imani Sims
2155: An Afro futurist Affair: Exploring what it means to envision the future through the eyes of People of Color through performing arts and a reading highlighting local artists' interactions with the idea of the African American aesthetic in the future. The multidisciplinary show will be staged at Gay City Arts.
$4,590
Xin Hui Tan
A Taste of Home: Completing shooting and post-production of a feature length documentary tracing 100 years of Seattle Chinatown ID's immigrant history through five signature heritage dishes, served by five of the oldest Chinese American family food establishments. Public screenings planned.
$5,600
Leah Warshawski
Big Sonia: Finishing a feature documentary about 89 year-old Sonia Warshawski the larger than life seamstress, Polish immigrant, only Holocaust survivor in Kansas City and local celebrity. A public screening will include educational discussions.
$6,400
Koon Woon
Paper-son Poet: Finishing and publish a memoir in a multi-genre format of poetry, short-fiction, creative nonfiction and straight memoir for four generations of a Chinese immigrant family in Seattle's International District where the author has lived for 25 years. Four public readings will take place.
$4,000

2015 CityArists Projects

Daniel Barry
Compose, perform new music for jazz orchestra that incorporates elements of classical, jazz and Brazilian traditions including an educational component.
$3,560
William Satake Blauvelt
Create and present new music/sound score incorporating the almost lost art of katsudo benshi (live film narration) for the classic Japanese silent film "A Story of Floating Weeds."
$3,200
Paul Budraitis
Rehearse and stage the play "Fireface" in a domestic residence or a neglected industrial or commercial space with bused-in audiences with actors and audience in close proximity.
$4,500
Codjo Etienne Cakpo-Gbokou
Develop and present new body of solo and group choreographic work exhibiting styles from both East (Zimbabwe/So Africa) and West (Togo/Benin) Africa for two public performances.
$5,200
Desdemona Chiang
Produce new bilingual ASL/English play about the intersection of hearing and Deaf culture and the controversy over cochlear implants featuring a mixed ensemble of Deaf and hearing actors.
$5,200
Anna-Lizette Conner
Create and produce a multidisciplinary work including performance and sound design and exploring death via the transitional world and the living world.
$3,600
Terry Crane
Complete and present an evening length contemporary circus show with director KT Niehoff inspired by The Library of Babel, by Jorge Luis Borges.
$3,200
August Denhard
Five performers present demonstrations and concerts exploring music along the Silk Road with cultural and historical context for the music including presentations or workshops to public school students and the general public.
$3,600
Nat Evans
Collaborate with eight West Coast composers and compose new pieces with field recordings while on a walking trek of the Pacific Coast Trail. The work will culminate with performances and school workshops.
$2,600
Christian French
Generate songs for a new Rock Opera with local composer and perform selections at a Duwamish River festival.
$3,600
Alice Gosti
Develop a five hour-long live performance that questions identity, community and where art belongs, and challenges the canonic boundaries of dance and that brings politics and history into the foreground.
$5,200
Steve Griggs
Commission a 45-minute program of narration with composed and improvised jazz music to be performed at the site of one sculpture by James Washington.
$3,300
Alex Guy
Compose, record and mix a musical score for "With Wings and Roots," a feature length documentary about immigration and belonging, with a screening event of the finished film.
$4,000
Dayna Hanson
Create and present a new solo-group quartet dance work based loosely on a discarded sheet of calculus problems as a visual blueprint for intricately patterned movement for premiere performances.
$6,000
Robin Holcomb
Compose new music for piano, voice and cello for two public performances and a studio recording.
$3,250
Wayne Horvitz
Complete a new 15-minute piece in three movements for full orchestra with an improvising soloist to be performed by the Seattle Symphony based on three poems by Richard Hugo.
$6,000
Kristianne Huntsberger
Develop and record stories of challenging experiences of 10 women of different ages and backgrounds. Closes with a draft script and recording.
$2,300
Christopher Icasiano
Compose, produce and present a new recording and create new student ensemble focusing on free-improvisation.
$3,250
Jessica Kenney
Complete recording of a voice-on-voice performance of classical and contemporary Persian poetry, lecture, and song-melody from mystical literature with four artists.
$3,600
Paul Kikuchi
Development and design of an online interactive experience of a multi-faceted website combining original music, photos, writings, and historic recordings with a 'Meet the Artist' event to discuss the work.
$6,400
Jody Kuehner
Pushing past performance category traditions, development and performance comes second in a triptych of gender-bending modern dance/drag solos exploring existential crisis. A journey to find peace in the unknown.
$3,600
Paul Kuniholm Pauper
Present a nine-artist participatory Garden Party Theatre parading wearable art with large public feast where gowns are given to young women for proms.
$2,400
Kyle Loven
Complete, rehearse, and present an evening-length performance incorporating multiple performers, objects, live video and original music. Work is inspired by conspiracy theories and explores how we as viewers and as humans process information.
$4,800
Donald McGreevy
The Temporal Nature of Stability is a minimalist symphony depicting the Chernobyl Disaster. Using modified electric guitars, acoustic instruments and organs, the music will illustrate the inclination toward patchwork solutions often applied to problems created by technological advancements.
$4,000
David Nixon
Record a soundtrack for an animated musical documentary film, the true story of a charismatic LSD-loving leader of a controversial Buddhist sect centered in Seattle in the 1970's, closing with a public screening.
$6,000
Angelique Poteat
Compose and present new music for orchestra with girls’ choir addressing pressures girls face from popular culture and society today from their own perspectives.
$6,000
Monica Rojas-Stewart
Produce a bilingual Peruvian holiday of De Inga y Mandinga exploring mixed ethnic-cultural heritage from an Afro-Peruvian perspective. Remount version invites a new partner, the Sound of the Northwest with Negro Spirituals, for a public performance.
$3,600
Michael Sauder
Create a 3-show performance series exploring original and experimental musical composition in a visceral environment with visual art works.
$3,400
Zoe Scofield
Create and present a new, evening-length choreographic work with an original Sacred Harp score in Southern Baptist a capella traditon. It will take place in an environment immersing audience in cacophony of song and dance.
$5,200
Mary Scott
Develop and present 8 new, solos for an evening-length dance works designed for experimentation. Work will be taken apart, transposed from stage to site-specific locations and reassembled in new orders.
$4,800
Tikka Sears
Collaborate and create a cross-cultural performance with Indonesian director Rachman Sabur of the Black Umbrella Theater exploring birth, re-birth, trauma and near death experiences through physical theater, storytelling and puppetry.
$7,200
Greg Sinibaldi
Create, record and premiere new music for a small jazz group and electronics based on the poetry of Sylvia Plath's book Ariel with lecture and demonstrations.
$6,000
Paul Taub
Commission and perform five new works for flute and up to five other instruments.
$6,000
Stokley Towles
Present a solo performance piece exploring the social and physical landscape of the Metro bus based on interview excerpts with transit drivers and observations of daily life on the bus.
$3,600
Rosa Vissers
Develop and perform a 20-minute choreographic-dance performance examining the effect of accidents on people, communities and their futures with 11 artists via interviews and research of past incidents with common themes.
$3,200
Hope Wechkin
Create a site-specific, cross-sector and multidisciplinary performance including imaging studies of brain activity that explores the experience of being 'in synch' with another, or 'withing.'
$3,200
Mirta Wymerszberg
Recreate and perform a children's theatrical work, the practice of 'el contador de cuentos', the storyteller of ancient Latin American children stories and songs, by two actors in Spanish. Rehearsals will close with two public performances.
$3,900

2014 CityArists Projects

Roberto Ascalon
Research and production of a manuscript of new and edited poems that generates an illustrated chapbook. A high school reading of selected pieces will be accompanied by musicians at the Massive Monkee headquarters.
$6,800
Mike Attie
Complete feature-length documentary film about a Vietnam War reenactment. Searching for solace from the ghosts of their own wars, a platoon of veterans head into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to recreate some of the darkest days of American history. A public screening will be offered.
$5,200
Erin Brindley
Complete first two chapters of the Cafe Nordo Cookbook, an interactive multi-media cookbook and compendium of the science, history, and philosophy of food based on previous shows. Chapters will be accessible via free download, and presented at farmers markets.
$5,200
Webster Crowell
Complete a partial feature-length adventure in episodic format for both big screen and download. The film will include live action as well as animated effects and title sequences.
$6,800
Karen Finneyfrock
Complete writing a young adult novel: a fictionalized account of the author's senior year in high school while facing repercussions of a friend's lies. Culminating with a reading and lecture at Nathan Hale High School.
$7,040
Eroyn Franklin
Complete first three chapters of of a graphic novel-memoir exploring a year spent living in European squats that culminates with a comic workshop plus public reading.
$3,960
Tory Franklin
Create daily fairy-tale narratives based on worldwide stories in a public window theater that explores working with removable materials at a storefront and workshop at The Vera Project.
$2,621
Sean Gallagher
Curate and document an intergenerational, multi-disciplinary and traditional event for Native American-Alaskan cultures in and alongside a newly created Umiak that illustrates the importance of community sharing with an exhibit, film, dance and gift-giving.
$5,200
Chad Goller-Sojourner
Write and self-publish a collection of narrative essays surrounding what happens when a black, transracial adopted boy, raised by white parents, ages out of honorary white and suburban privilege and into a world where folklore, statistics, and conjecture deem him dangerous until proven otherwise.
$3,229
Wynne Greenwood
Create a video archive of 17 separate video recordings of band performances in Northwest houses and punk clubs widely embraced by national and international queer, feminist and artistic communities. Excerpts from archive will be screened for youth and college-age audiences.
$3,801
Stephanie Guerra
Complete a young adult novel set in present day Las Vegas, where a seventeen-year-old protagonist is trying to support himself, find love, face dyslexia, and struggle to find an authentic identity in a world revolving around money. Closing includes readings and workshops.
$5,950
Salise Hughes
Produce a new, short film by manipulating layers of footage of rogue cop, horror, and film noir genres frame-by-frame with an original score for a public screening.
$3,250
Robert Hutchison
Complete a book manuscript including transcription and editing of interviews with Japanese architects and artists, personal essays, and photography executed by the author while in Japan for public lectures.
$3,250
Rachel Kessler
Complete and give a reading with slide show from a book-length manuscript about working as a hack in all aspects of life: writer, parent, partner and child. Employing poems and stories this tale of post-partum depression, broken noses, spilled milk, and sins of the generations unfolds.
$2,600
Yuri Kinoshita
Create an illuminated, floating teahouse that floats on water for open-air, traditional Japanese tea ceremonies in public places.
$3,200
Margot Quan Knight
Generate and exhibit a new body of photo-based work on the theme of conversation that explores photography's struggle to document the unseen. A public exhibit and an elementary school workshop will be presented.
$7,040
Natasha Marin
Complete original poem per Red Lineage adapted to allow others to contribute their own personal histories that echo, overlap and foster a sense of community despite real and/or perceived barriers. Produce interactive, multimedia archive, public workshop, and a screening and performance event.
$4,400
Jen Marlowe
Complete BAHRAIN: THE UNCOVERED UPRISING, a feature-length documentary film providing an in-depth look at the pro-democracy uprising in the Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain. Once complete, the film will be screened at multiple Seattle venues, and include discussions about the situation in Bahrain.
$5,720
Brian McGuigan
Complete the first draft of a book-length memoir entitled THE ANATOMY OF A GUN OWNER about my personal history with guns and violence and the fear and paranoia that led me to become a reluctant gun owner. Present two readings in South Seattle near the sites of shootings covered in the book.
$5,200
Larissa Min
Complete a manuscript exploring the intersections of development, conservation, social justice and global climate change in two of the world's last wild places, Antarctica and the Amazon, from a developing world's perspective with a public presentation.
$5,800
Sierra Nelson
Create new poems to complete a book manuscript with an interactive poetic structure inspired by the ancient Chinese divination method Book of Changes (I Ching). A series of audience-interactive group-divination performances of the new poems will be held.
$5,100
Kay Ray
Complete final re-edit of a documentary film based on interviews of American women instrumentalists in jazz from the 1920's to 1970's with public screenings.
$7,040
Paul Rucker
Create an installation comprised of lynching postcards brought to life through animation and original music, and wooden sculptures marking historic deaths related to the civil rights movement as part of a series demonstrating parallels between slavery and the prison industrial complex.
$7,040
Adam Sekuler
Complete early research and development phase of a dance film piece about abandonment derived from a multi-year residency experiment with choreographer Shannon Stewart and company of 15 set in an abandoned site in King County. Year-end work will have a public screening.
$4,125
Ward Serrill
Produce a short documentary following Seattle inventor, Peter Scott, as he creates the world's most fuel-efficient cook stove that saves forests and lives. Public screening planned.
$6,800
Rodrigo Valenzuela
Maria TV interweaves video of Latina domestic workers with reenactments of their jobs based on how they are portrayed in the media to highlight experiences of local under-privileged people. Work creates a connection and sensibility for an important and tangible political and cultural issue. A public screening will be offered.
$8,000
Danielle Villegas
Complete interviews, shoot and post-production of a 30 minute documentary focused on an indigenous North American concept of 'Two Spirit' for a public screening. 'Two Spirit' references a person who fulfills one of many traditional mixed-gender roles among Native American and Canadian First Nation communities.
$6,800
David Williams
Finish manuscript for a book exploring how and why Seattle shaped its physical landscape, including Denny Hill, the Duwamish Tide Flats, the historic shoreline, and Lake Washington Ship Canal. Free public presentations at community centers and museums will be scheduled.
$3,900
Allyce Wood
Produce new site-specific installation at a storefront comprised of video projection throughout the space, shimmering upon three-dimensional cut paper elements suspended.
$2,282
Carolyne Wright
Complete poems based on a sequence of intercultural encounters with girls and women that form a section of a book confronting family and national history, and the intersection of the personal and public arena.
$2,000
Ben Zamora
Create and exhibit an immersive, site-specific sculptural light installation representing Phase II MALA, a multi-year project based on Buddhist prayer beads creating a meditation mantra. MALA is built with 108 individual sections.
$4,400

2013 CityArists Projects

Kathya Alexander
Revise and complete a script Old Testament about homosexuality in the Black church and gang violence in the Black community, based on gang violence in The Old Testament. Material from community forums will be integrated into the production.
$3,000
Amontaine Aurore Woods
Expand conceptual aspects of a full-length, one-woman play (including multimedia) about a Black teen exploring revolutionary mindsets in 1970s suburban Seattle.
$3,000
Samantha Boshnack
Develop eight new jazz pieces that push parameters. These works will be performed by a new group of musicians covering a span of ages and experiences in disparate venues around Seattle including an elementary school. Final live concerts will be recorded.Develop eight new jazz pieces that push parameters. These works will be performed by a new group of musicians covering a span of ages and experiences in disparate venues around Seattle including an elementary school. Final live concerts will be recorded.
$4,500
Paul Budraitis
Completion of a playscript for non-verbal, image-based theatrical performances that follows the protagonist of the classic play "Death of a Salesman" into the afterlife highlighting his modern resonance.
$4,500
Catherine Cabeen
Development and presentation of a dance-theater performance blending historic scholarship and choreogrpahy based on Niki de Saint Phalle. A major theme of the work is criticism of female artists on accomplishment versus beauty. Events will engage UW students and participants from Reel Grrls.
$6,000
Rose Cano
Complete script development and staged presentations of a bilingual play based on Don Quixote and Sancho Panza as homeless characters. Performances will take place through a series of readings at local shelters and for homeless and advocacy organizations.
$8,000
Alex Chadsey
Further collaboration with multidisciplinary artists from Mexico, Los Angeles and Seattle plus immigrant youth in the development of new compositions culminating in two concerts/fandangos and video.
$8,000
Steven Cherena
Record, rehearse and perform traditional Afro-Cuban compositions descended from Yoruba folklore with sacred bata drums and vocals for a public concert.
$6,000
Kevin Connor
Create, record and present original compositions for Cuban tres and guitar showcasing similarities between Cuban tres and Gypsy Jazz guitar. New work will be performed at a community concert.
$4,500
Emily Doolittle
Present and record a concert of music based on sounds from nature performed by the Seattle Chamber Players with pre-concert talks and recording. Performances will be made available to middle school students and senior citizens.
$4,500
Dayna Hanson
Present a new, evening length dance theater piece blending details of 2012 school board shooting with studies of Chekhov's suicides and the Death Wish crime films.
$8,000
Wayne Horvitz
Create and record a set of instrumental songs for string trio with electronics and for piano with electronics that will be performed as a suite. The songs incorporate repurposed compositions, acoustic material and real instruments.
$4,500
Jessika Kenney
Compose, record and perform new work exploring secular court music, vocal traditions and fragments of classical literature from Iran and Java including innovative and open-ended translation processes.
$8,000
Paul Kikuchi
Compose, rehearse and perform a song cycle in five movements for six artists based on the artist's great grandfather's memoir. Culminating events will be two public performances, one of which will include a composer question/answer period.
$4,000
Jody Kuehner
Present new ensemble drag dance comedy of excess work inspired by small town fame to replicate and commodify our personas no matter how unflattering the results.
$6,000
Joan Laage
Research, create and produce a new retrospective, multi-disciplinary butoh piece focusing on gender and its relationship with to costuming, make-up, movement and themes for public performances and talks.
$2,000
Leslie Law
Rehearse, present and record live theater for radio show with poets and playwrights, composers and performers highlighting the Puget Sound region. Thematic episodes are all scored with original music and sound effects available online as podcast.
$6,000
Malika Lee
Debut the production of a full length stage play about an African American woman's journey with breast cancer. The project encompasses development, rehearsals, and production which will be in the Fall 2013.
$6,000
Hengda Li
Create and develop new collaborative dance drama with the Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe from Beijing based on a young boy's struggle to pursue his dream of becoming the best acrobat in the world.
$6,000
Etta Mamin-Lilienthal
Produce an environmental site-specific light installation based on Buddhist prayer beads and meditation mantra that will have a number of live performances over a two-week period in multiple spaces. The installation will be fully documented.
$6,000
Paul Mullin
Develop through research and collaboration with theatre artists a stage play that dramatizes current scientific and philosophical explorations of human consciousness. The process will culminate in a fully staged workshop production in 2013.
$4,500
Jason Parker
Select, arrange and record original jazz compositions by Seattle-based musicians for two public performances with four high school workshops-concerts.
$6,000
Terry Podgorski
Complete final script of Don Nordo, a new full-evening theatrical work about food culture issues with free readings and post-reading talks including performers, producers and supporters.
$3,000
Tamara Power-Drutis
Create, record, and present six derivative Northwest Americana works from mid-19th century through early 20th Century exploring the settlement era, railroads, mining communities, travel to the west and their influence on our local culture. Pieces will be accompanied by historical context and photos for school and public performances.
$4,500
Sarah Rudinoff
Create, rehearse and perform an original rock n' roll play, These Streets, with exhibit and oral histories inspired by the lives of women musicians from the 1990's Seattle grunge scene.
$8,000
Anna Telcs
Present a dramatic live show exploring the ritual of dressing, ceremony of fashion and exclusivity within the fashion industry based in part on textile archives research. Performances will be concurrent with fashion week 2013 and performed three times on single day with exhibit.
$6,000
Ann Teplick
Complete the first draft of a full-length play about homophobia among teens. There will be a community and school staged reading with post-play discussions led by director and representatives from King County Sexual Assault Resource Center.
$3,000
John Teske
Complete and perform two 60-minute performances of new concert music for a 26-piece ensemble of strings and woodwinds, exploring the subtleties of human consciousness, awareness and experience at two venues.
$3,000
Jenna Bean Veatch
Present a two-woman show via a collage of monologues, ballads, old photos, modern dance, and '60s pop songs that weave a sad story of a Ukrainian-American family's war-torn past. Work paints an unexpectedly whimsical picture of loss.
$4,500

2012 CityArists Projects

Juan Alonso
To further develop a new body of photographic work of a recent trip to Cuba giving some insight into what life is like for the average person living on this Caribbean island where the average U.S. citizen cannot visit and the Cuban citizens are not allowed to leave.
$2,000
Amy Benson
To complete and screen a full-length documentary exploring poverty and suicide among young girls in Nepal. Two showcases with post-screening panel discussions will be offered to communities with large Nepalese populations and teens.
$4,000
Zack Bent
Create an addition to a pop-up camper van as an installation-venue featuring six composer/musicians at five local festivals, inviting pedestrians and general public to engage.
$4,000
Cody Blomberg
In partnership with Safe Schools Coalition, complete a 12-piece series of paintings illuminating aspects of bullying GLBTG youth and potential interventions. After a month-long gallery exhibit, work will be shown at Washington Middle School with a panel discussion.
$4,000
Jean Bradbury
Continue exploration of small sustainable farms of Snoqualmie Valley via plein air studies and large studio paintings to be shown in venues where organic food is sold or its production is referenced. Public exhibits will take place at three farmers markets and at a Seattle Tilth event.
$4,000
Cris Bruch
Develop a performative, portable sculpture on a bicycle trailer to encourage interaction about food rituals and family recipes at six P-Patch sites in diverse, socio-economic neighborhoods.
$4,000
Wendy Call
Write and publish a chapbook of lyrical essays exploring patriotism, imperialism and environmentalism characterizing our national parks closing with writing workshops and one joint reading at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park Museum.
$4,000
Suzanne Edison
Create and publish new poems plus broadsides based on interviews and conversations with families raising chronically ill kids of ethnically diverse backgrounds with public readings at Seattle Children's Hospital, Odessa Brown Clinic and UW Schools of Social Work and Nursing.
$4,000
Michael Falcone
Complete final editing of a short documentary featuring the Fremont Troll as a community public art venture to premiere at the Fremont Outdoor Movies and UW School of Architecture.
$2,000
Karen Finneyfrock
Research and write four chapters of a young adult novel about a girl raised on a commune in the Pacific Northwest for one public reading and one combination reading-lecture at a north end high school.
$4,000
Elizabeth Gahan
Create a wall-mounted art installation at the South Park Community Center made of 3-D hexagonal patterns activated by vibrantly colored vinyl and lights with an interactive component inspiring neighborhood dialogue.
$4,000
Tatiana Garmendia
Transform a 2-D series into an installation of large-scale, silk paper burqas (traditional outer garments worn by some Islamic women) with burned calligraphic markings and sound recording accounts of violence from war survivors for a public exhibit at Seattle Central Community College.
$4,000
Chad Goller-Sojourner
Complete final draft of a manuscript focused recounting an eating disorder suffered by a fat, black, gay, bulimic adopted by white parents struggling with the diagnosis of a girl's disease. Public readings will be offered in partnership with LGBT agencies, the National Eating Disorder Association and the CD Forum.
$4,000
Mandy Greer
Develop a multi-platform project of performative photos and giant wearable works exploring weight, physical burden and labor. Interactive workshops, a blog and a residency in Ireland will culminate in a public exhibit.
$4,000
Serge Gregory
Complete a short film as composite myth told through native story fragments, visual allusion and complex sound design to be screened in partnership with Conservation Northwest and UW Department of American Indian Studies.
$4,000
Gail Grinnell
Create a 3-D, site-specific installation of complex layered drawings through which the public can move with tours and talks aimed at Pike Market Senior Center and a Montessori school.
$4,000
Victoria Haven
Complete walking tours, a published trail guide and an exhibition of physical, autobiographical artwork mapping a personal trajectory of studio space over time and reflecting current displacement of local artist live/work space. Historylink and Storefronts Seattle will partner on show and tours.
$4,000
Jill Hodges
Complete a short documentary exploring connections and complexities between adoptive and birth families of children in Guatemala. Adoption service agencies will partner on screening outreach and lead a panel discussion.
$2,000
Howard Hsu
A photographic series documenting the changing character of Seattle's industrial Sodo neighborhood exhibited at four galleries with presentations at four high school photography classes.
$2,000
Luke Johnson
Complete a draft manuscript of revised/new lyrical poems exploring isolation via Northwest urban/rural landscapes for a public reading and north Seattle high school visits.
$2,000
Marya Sea Kaminski
Draft a collection of 20 short stories inspired by brother's struggle with autism and other family dysfunctions. Two public readings will be held with extended outreach to local organizations serving persons with autism plus talks at high schools.
$2,000
Sarah Kavage
Create a large-scale, site-specific braided grass sculpture/venue for seven musical performances at Discovery Park, including the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, to provoke new park experience and viewer responses.
$4,000
Rachel Kessler
Compose, print and produce public health service messages/poems as laminated placards and books for display in public restrooms at sites including art venues, college campuses, high schools and small neighborhood businesses.
$4,000
Bharti Kirchner
Complete final draft of novel chronicling the life of a village girl employed by the East Indian Company in medieval India. Two public reading will target South Asian cultural organizations and UW students.
$4,000
Robert Kunz
Present a temporary sonic porthole via a large-scale, sound installation at Union Station featuring 15 layered broadcasts from train stations from around the world. Performances will target youth and senior populations from the International District.
$4,000
Fulgencio Lazo
With an all-ages team from Casa Latina, create a large-scale sand painting and mechanized carved sculpture reflecting immigrant themes of separation, hard work, nostalgia and struggle to adapt for installation at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park in recognition of Day of the Dead.
$4,000
Margie Livingston
Create a new series of 3-D artworks made entirely of acrylic paint, bridging the space between painting and sculpture for a gallery exhibit of "paint objects" and a public talk at a local high school.
$4,000
Amanda Manitach
To print a series of four, limited edition, hand-bound issues of Folio, a local arts journal containing writing and artwork by regional artists for public distribution and readings, performances and presentations at Seattle Art Museum.
$4,000
Tess Martin
A stop-frame animated film series comprised of vignettes based on 12 taped interviews exploring human-animal connections with pets for a public park screening. Media programs serving young girls and Native American teens will be invited.
$4,000
Brian McGuigan
The completion of a lecture-slide show presentation chronicling struggles with weight loss and a workshop-performance targeting the health and fitness field with a focus on groups addressing childhood obesity.
$2,000
Donna Miscolta
Revise and create chapters of a current novel on race, identity and belonging. A flash fiction workshop with Latino students on the theme of growing up brown will close with a joint reading of work.
$4,000
Peter Mountford
Complete draft of a novel about a middle-aged widower who scandalously quits a well-established career with the World Bank. One reading and discussion will be offered in Spanish and one will be targeted to inmates in the correctional system.
$4,000
Serene Petersen
Final production of a short animated film exploring the struggles and transformative changes of transgender experience and encouraging dialogue on the subjects of visibility, safety and support. Screenings will be geared to the queer community and youth.
$4,000
Nancy Rawles
Produce an audio-book of a self-published novel about an urban school in disarray and the veteran public school teacher as champion. Free interactive readings will target populations struggling with literacy.
$4,000
Tivon Rice
Complete a sound and light installation incorporating urban sounds recorded in Seoul, Korea, and amplified through a kinetic sculpture for public presentation at Union Station.
$2,000
Adam Sekuler
Develop a series of videos for public screening that draw on stories, sounds and images and capture the essence of a neighborhood and serve as a record of the community.
$2,000
Nicki Sucec
Create a multi-media exhibit featuring a sculpture made of helicopter rotor blades symbolizing ascension along with audio-visual portraits of individuals recovering from adversity. A public exhibit will aim to combat stigma and inspire hope.
$4,000
Polly Sutton
Create a new body of sculptural cedar bark basketry incorporating invasive plant species in Seattle and using experimental gathering and preparation techniques for a public exhibition at a park's environmental center.
$4,000
Kevin Tomlinson
To produce a documentary featuring the professional and personal journey of reinvention of local and internationally recognized photographer Phil Borges for a public exhibit.
$4,000
Glenn Tramantano
Create a multi-media installation for public exhibit, including drawings, sculpture and video, that re-imagines the world of Oz based on research of gay history within the military.
$2,000
Hannah Viano
Design and produce a set of alphabet images using paper cut technique and silkscreen and relying on distinct Pacific Northwest flora and fauna for exhibit at libraries and community centers.
$2,000
Kary Wayson
Complete a book-length lyric poem divided into short sections that study the route of a daily Queen Anne neighborhood walk for a public reading that reaches local youth arts programs.
$2,000
Kevin Wildermuth
Identify two neighborhoods with a high volume of young adult pedestrian traffic to use QR codes and smart phones for viewing Oaxacan images paired with the specific location of QR code.
$4,000
Ben Zamora
Create a large-scale, site-specific light installation that transforms the Intiman Theatre courtyard and creates a space for performance and reflection for Seattle Center audiences.
$4,000

2011 CityArists Projects

Mimi Allin, interdisciplinary, The Lamplighter. To create a lamppost, inspired by the lamplighter in The Little Prince, to be illuminated and extinguished 1,440 times at neighborhood art walks and a gallery.
$2,000
Holly Arsenault, theater, Undo. To complete and present a public staged reading of a new full-length play exploring religion, commitment and family through the story of a familiar yet foreign ceremony.
$2,271
Byron Au Yong, opera/musical theater, Stuck Elevator. To complete a revised script with a performance, and to produce a CD, of a comic opera prompted by the true story of a Chinese deliveryman who was trapped in an elevator for three days.
$4,662
Scott Augustson, theater, Where the River Styx Meets Route 66. To complete development of a theatrical adaptation of the Odyssey and create puppets for a large scale silhouette puppet production.
$4,995
Tom Baker, music, Invisible Cities: String Quartet No. 1. To create the first of nine string quartet compositions based on the book Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.
$3,996
Eric Banks, music/interdisciplinary, Approaching Ecstasy. To compose and develop a concert-length ballet for mixed double-chorus, string quartet, and eight dancers, inspired by the poetry of Constantine Cavafy.
$3,330
Jherek Bischoff, music, Ambient Orchestra. To create, present and record a performance of ten new compositions for forty-five-person orchestra, three conductors working simultaneously, and two sound operators manipulating live sound to create a wash of sound, melody and mood.
$6,660
Samantha Boshnack, music, The B'shnorkestra. To develop and perform nine original compositions for a 19-piece ensemble exploring multiple musical genres and unique instrumentation for school showcases, a lecture and two public concerts.
$4,009
Catherine Cabeen, dance/interdisciplinary, Crystallizing Space ("CS"). To complete research, early choreography, and a lecture-performance on the way to developing a new full-length work inspired by post-World War II painter Yves Klein.
$3,330
Etienne Cakpo, dance, Mikwaabo Benin. To create and present two performances of a new choreographic work juxtaposing traditional dance and music from Benin, Africa, with contemporary elements, including video projections from the region.
$3,996
Toby Campbell, music, Anomie Belle String Quartet. To compose and present a new piece for string quartet with accompanying electronic elements, using cross-genre sound and instrumentation.
$4,005
Alexander Chadsey, music, Sones Marineros. To develop new and in-progress musical works in son jarocho, salsa and jazz with a collaborative ensemble of musicians from Seattle, Los Angeles and Mexico.
$5,661
Carol Clay, theatre, little world. To develop and perform a puppet theater piece inspired by the grieving process. The work will utilize a reverse theatre-making process in which puppets and set design are created first, followed by character and script development.
$6,660
Terence Crane, theatre, Circus Syzygy. To create and present an original full-length circus show through residencies and rehearsals with local and international artists, culminating in a month-long series of performances.
$6,660
Christopher DeLaurenti, music, Thrill: A Jazz Madrigal. To compose a work, melding the voices of three Seattle-area jazz, blues, and gospel singers, that re-imagines the classic song "You're My Thrill" as a haunting Elizabethan madrigal.
$4,662
Lori Dillon, multidisciplinary, Interview Me. To research, rehearse and present four interactive multimedia performances that explore the roles of interviewer and interviewee through pre-recorded and real-time playback sound, film projection, and live theater.
$4,995
Ruthie Dornfeld, multidisciplinary, Music of Bards: From Modern Africa to Medieval Europe. To create a multi-disciplinary performance linking the traditions of African kora players and medieval European musicians and poets through music and recitation.
$2,000
Beth Fleenor, music, Mother May I. To develop a sound art and craft installation inspired by sound wave patterns that the artist will translate into unique cross-stitch panels.
$3,330
Levi Fuller, music, Songs About Books. To develop, perform, and record 25 all-new songs by five separate musicians, all inspired by books of the artist's choosing.
$6,573
Lori Goldston, music/multidisciplinary, Charismatic Megafauna. To create and perform a multimedia piece featuring solo amplified cello and a commissioned 16mm film that explores concepts of wilderness, the human condition, and the natural world.
$3,046
Bernard Hazens, multidisciplinary, Rola-Juggler. To refine and perform a solo circus act involving acrobatics, juggling and rola bola. The circus will be performed on a car retrofitted to serve as a movable stage.
$3,330
Fred Hoadley, music, Afro-Cuban Jazz Tribute to Charles Mingus. To arrange pieces of music by Charles Mingus for Latin Jazz ensemble; compose an original piece as a tribute to him; and rehearse, record and perform new Latin jazz works with an expanded version of ensemble.
$5,328
Robin Holcomb, music, New Music for Jazz Orchestra. To create, rehearse and produce an archival recording of a new work by the Washington Composer's Orchestra that interweaves composition and improvisation.
$4,995
Wayne Horvitz, music, Smokestack Arias. To research, create and perform a song cycle for voice, piano and pre-recorded electronic score based on the emotional impact of the Everett Massacre.
$4,995
Etsuko Ichikawa, visual arts/multidisciplinary, Firebird - Between the Eternal and the Ephemeral. To develop a new body of glass pyrographic work integrating a dance performance to Stravinsky with videotaping in a glass studio.
$1,500
Marya Sea Kaminski, theatre, The Bonnie Papers. To research and draft a play exploring Americans' cultural fascination with images of women with guns. Play research and writing will be done in collaboration with a dramaturg and script consultant, and will culminate in public readings.
$5,581
Paul Kikuchi, music, Paul Kikuchi - Union Station Concert. To develop and present new and existing music in the historic Great Hall at Union Station, taking advantage of the space's unique acoustics.
$4,728
Jody Kuehner, dance, Summer Squat. To complete, rehearse and perform an evening-length, site-responsive dance exploring the LGBTQ experience in Seattle for a performance at Gay Camp.
$5,214
Susie Lee, dance/visual arts, Thresholds. To develop, rehearse and present an improvisational and interactive new work in which a group of disparate performers, digital artists and computer scientists act out dream-influenced vignettes in unusual performance spaces.
$2,997
Kyle Loven, theatre, Blink. To complete, rehearse and present a one-man show incorporating intricate puppets, masks and original music inspired by the mystery of the night.
$3,996
Elspeth MacDonald, music, Snow Language. To perform and produce a multi-lingual full-length CD of original music and arrangements that fuse Latin American, jazz and pop elements.
$3,996
Etta Mamin-Lilienthal, multidisciplinary, Still. To produce an evening-length improvisational piece in which four artists explore the nature of the life cycle and the process of artistic collaboration.
$6,460
Natasha Marin O'Brien, multidisciplinary, Miki Kuro's Midnight Tea (MKMT). To present an interactive and participatory theatre piece, inspired by the Japanese Tea Ceremony and 1960s art "happenings," that involves performance artists, dancers, and live and electronic music.
$4,995
Rachel Matthews, music, New Orchestral Work. To create a new composition for orchestra in two movements and a recording of the premier performance by Philharmonia Northwest.
$5,328
Marissa Niederhauser, dance, the only sunshine. To develop and perform a new choreographic work that integrates projected images in an intimate setting, with a focus on personal investigation of a public performance.
$1,860
KT Niehoff, dance, Untitled. To create a year-long series of dance performances, videos, writing, events and sightings culminating in a full-length production that incorporates all previous elements, creating a sense of audience ownership and belonging.
$5,328
Haruko Nishimura, multidisciplinary, Collaboration in Three Mediums. To create a site-specific contemporary work that re-imagines fairy tales through comical and horrific butoh dance, artistic installation, and sculpture.
$6,660
Amy O'Neal, dance, All Adds Up. To create and perform a new evening-length dance piece that gradually accumulates dancers and musicians on-stage, from one performer to twenty over the course of thirty minutes, raising questions of overpopulation, information overload, and cultural crossover.
$5,328
Monica Rojas, multidisciplinary, Echoes Afroperuanos. To create, rehearse and perform a two-hour show blending theatre, music, and dance to explore the cultural contributions of African descendants to Peruvian culture.
$6,660
Ellie Sandstrom, dance, The Decline. To present a new group piece inspired by the field recordings of Alan Lomax. The work will balance technical precision with unique movement and sound to explore the cracks within human existence.
$3,596
Jovino Santos Neto, music, Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto - New Recording. To perform and record a CD of new original music, adding additional percussion, melodica, and flute to recently completed musical tracks.
$3,330
Hugo Solis, music, Sound Installation of the Washington Sea Coast. To produce a traveling sound installation inside a cargo container that explores the history, sights, and sounds of the Washington coast.
$5,328
Paul Taub, music, From Riga to Tblisi: Recording and Performance of Flute Music Written for Paul Taub. To produce a high quality CD of premiere pieces by prominent and emerging Baltic and Caucasian composers.
$6,660
Curtis Taylor, theatre, A White White Day. To workshop, design and stage an evening-length original play exploring the nature and high cost of loneliness as it occurs across liminal modern spaces.
$4,663

2010 CityArists Projects

Gala Bent, visual, Drawing a Parallel. To complete a new body of work consisting of large-scale drawings with graphite and gouache.
$3,000
Zack Bent, visual, Scout's Honor. To create a new series of photographs and sculptures representing the solitude and individualism of dying.
$6,000
Carrie Bodle, media, Sewing Sonifications. A sewing and sound art performance of data stemming from University of Washington oceanographic research in Puget Sound.
$5,000
Wendy Call, literature, Grief's Hidden Gifts. To write 10 essays plus offer writing workshops on grief and loss, based on cancer, end-of-life issues, hospice care and grieving.
$2,605
James Coupe, media, Surveillance Suite. To develop a cinema project consisting of seven gallery-scale video installations and sculptures from a network of cameras used in surveillance.
$4,000
Claire Cowie, visual, Tancredi et Clorinda. To create scenery and projected animated costumes for the staging of Monteverdi's short opera Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda.
$5,000
Chris Engman, visual, Time and Space. To create the final five of 15 pieces of photographic and video work for a solo exhibit in fall 2010.
$4,000
Garrett Fisher, visual, Psyche, a Web Opera. To curate and create a virtual evolution of the artist's live original opera Psyche, via a 10-part series of Internet films developed by several different artists.
$8,500
Claudia Fitch, visual, Floating Mechanism. To construct and install a 25-foot diameter sculptural tableau floating within Suyama Space.
$7,500
Felicia Gonzalez, literature, Swimming in Mercury. To complete a collection of short stories or flash fiction on three generations of a family's life.
$3,900
John Grade, visual, Circuit. To make a large-scale sculpture of thin stoneware in eight parts designed to change in direct response to an alpine location.
$10,000
Allison Green, literature, Trout Frying in America. To complete a memoir about growing up in the Northwest as a lesbian and writer-to-be influenced by the Tacoma-born writer Richard Brautigan, author of Trout Fishing in America.
$3,000
Mandy Greer, visual, Honey and Lightning. To develop a body of fabric installations and narrative photographs for a solo show revolving around the mercurial nature of human desire.
$10,000
Himanee Gupta-Carlson, media, Throwing Like a Girl and Proud of It: Feminism and Activism in Hip-Hop. To complete a book manuscript on Seattle's non-commercial hip-hop community with a focus on the women who participate and the artistic, cultural and civic engagement components.
$4,000
Annie Han, visual, Future Perfect. To explore multiple aspects of "uncertainty" as it relates to building construction through a 30-minute performance staged in a fragment of a building-like structure within a real excavated construction site.
$5,000
Victoria Haven, visual, 3D Translation of Linear Structures. To create a series of three-dimensional metal and resin linear structures that explore abstract ideas of built space.
$5,000
Jenny Heishman, visual, Ghosts in the Closet: Examining Contemporary Haute Couture as an Armature for a New Collection of Sculptures. To research and develop four sculptures that explore the deeper meanings of fashion in the relation of surface and the body beneath.
$3,000
Kevin Heutink, media, Out On A Limb. To produce a documentary film about Seattle's "Squirrelman," who became the face of homelessness when city officials evicted him from his elaborate tree house on Eastlake.
$10,000
Salise Hughes, media, New Work for Recycled Visions. To create, screen and tour a new hour-long work of experimental shorts using recycled film footage.
$10,000
Britta Johnson, media, Unearth. To make several large-scale outdoor video installations in different regional sites that illustrate natural processes in a landscape in an un-natural way.
$7,800
Tomiko Jones, visual, Passage. To create a multimedia installation mining the artist's own photos, family pictures and recorded oral history for a meditation on the migratory passage of humans across borders of geography, generations and identity.
$1,500
Margot Kahn, literature, Untitled. To research and complete a manuscript draft of three essays exploring shifting ideas of "territory" within landscape, family, politics and culture in eastern Washington, Montana and Wyoming.
$5,000
Jourdan Keith, literature, Coyote Autumn. To complete a creative non-fiction collection weaving tales of three women's lives as they journey through the landscapes of divorce, civil rights and Yellowstone.
$3,500
Sarah Jane Lapp, media, The Mistakes I Made. To produce a 90-minute edit of a partially animated/partially live-action 16mm documentary examining the artist's mistakes in life and filmmaking.
$5,000
Robert Lawson, media, Christiania: Our Heart is in Your Hands. To complete a 60-minute documentary about Christiana, a 38-year-old squatter community in Copenhagen, Denmark, for public television broadcast and a free outdoor preview screening.
$5,000
Isaac Layman, visual, Four Seasons. To develop a solo show of six large photo-constructions focused on the four defining spaces in the artist's home - kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom.
$5,000
Jack Mackie, visual, CEDAR@CEDAR. To create a marker of urban history, neighborhood and place by making and installing a bench made from a salvaged cedar tree formerly planted at 1st Avenue and Cedar Street.
$3,600
Cienna Madrid, visual, Mountain Home. To research and complete a novel based on farming and ranching communities set in the semi-fictional town of Mountain Home, Idaho.
$3,000
Narayan Mahon, visual, A Labor of Love. To create photographic portraits, documentary images and audio interviews of 10 Washington state craftsmen and women.
$3,000
Tess Martin, media, Plain Face. To complete a 20-minute stop-frame animated short inspired by a trip to Ghana and the issues of identity and alienation caused by being an outsider.
$3,300
Anne Mathern, visual, Atelier Method. To collaborate with a painter to produce a paired drawing and video using their distinct media to observe one another sharing a simple activity.
$1,500
Kelly McLain, visual, Perception. To create a series of seven small sculptural marionettes fancifully combining plant, human and animal forms for an exhibit at Harborview Medical Center.
$3,000
Gene Gentry McMahon, visual, Water Watching: Puget Sound and the Duwamish River. To create a series of paintings/visual dramas at specific sites on the Duwamish River and Puget Sound. The series will be for an exhibit and a workshop for teenagers to explore issues with these waters.
$3,000
Donna Miscolta, literature, Strong Girls and Other Family Stories. To revise a collection of 15 short stories looking at three generations of a family.
$2,605
Peter Mountford, literature, Kamikaze, a Novel. To complete a rough draft of a novel set in Bolivia in 2005 that investigates the fragility of identity with the narrative including sections in Spanish.
$4,000
Fiona Otway, media, Local Economies Documentary. To complete and screen a 90-minute documentary exploring how economic issues play out across varying cultures, age groups and class groups.
$5,000
Chauney Peck, visual, Bang, Universe, Everything. To create six large and 12 smaller pieces on paper in which numbers and data about nature may transform into patterns and surprising images.
$2,000
Holly Pendergast, visual, Facing War. To create and exhibit a group of stylized painted portraits of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, beginning with photo portraits and interviews. The goal of the final portraits is to look through the eyes of soldiers, rather than make a pro- or anti-war statement.
$3,000
Peter Pereira, literature, Poem Series: 15 Poems Exploring the History of Medicine. To write 15 poems about medical breakthroughs that also changed the way we see the body, illness, health, and recovery in ethical and social terms.
$4,000
Susan Rich, literature, Fire Poems. To complete a collection of poems inspired by a terrifying brush with wildfires in Spain that explore all aspects of fire—literal and metaphorical.
$2,500
Ward Serrill, media, TreeStory. To raise awareness of the meaning of trees to our communities through six radio documentaries in which Seattleites will share their connections to individual trees that have profoundly influenced their lives.
$5,000
Lynn Shelton, media, My Dinner With Shermdre. To create a feature-length film unfolding over the course of an hours-long fictionalized conversation between writer Sherman Alexie and musician Sean Nelson.
$8,000
Ghida Sinno, literature, Short Story Collection. A collection of eight narratives from various perspectives, thematically linked by the terrorist attacks of 2001.
$2,690
Francine Strickwerda, media, Oil & Water. To create an initial 10-minute segment of a full-length documentary that follows the lives of two young men connected by the far-reaching effects of rainforest contamination by oil exploitation.
$6,500
Whiting Tennis, visual, Matador. To create an outdoor sculpture of a reconstructed 1970 AMC Matador sedan made from salvaged wood which will then be allowed to decompose in place.
$7,000
Ann Teplick, literature, The Beauty of a Beet: Poems from the Bedside. To write 15 new autobiographical poems that explore struggle and beauty at the bedside of loved ones who are dying.
$4,000
Eugenia Toledo, literature, Photographic Letters. Three artists will write and publish a bilingual book with poetry, narratives and and photos that pays tribute to Latino women and men in Washington state.
$3,000
Emily White, literature, Whatever Happened to John West. To complete a novel about an alienated boy and his passage into young adulthood in 1980.
$3,000
Inye Wokoma, visual, The Geography of Community. To create a series of short documentary-style videos and town hall events focused on the Central District intersection of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street.
$8,500
Shawn Wong, literature, The Ancient and Occupied Heart of Greg Li. To complete the first draft of a novel about an Asian American in Europe thrust into new global worlds of language, business, fashion and communication.
$3,000
Laura Wright, media, Untitled. To create an installation that uses light, sound and sculpture to simulate the sensation of an Ohio summer night and that also functions as a small cinema for screening Super 8 films.
$5,000

2009 CityArists Projects

Zaki Abdelhamid, theatre, Sixteen Wounded. To produce and perform a play by Eliam Kraiem addressing the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Focus will be on the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rather than the political: a story of identity, love and the struggle to overcome the dark past in favor of a bright future.
$4,000
Mimi Allin, theatre, Adopt-A-Poet. To create and perform in a project about a poet seeking employment for a poet residency at a corporation in Seattle. Providing poetry in uncharted territory creates dialogue about what it means to offer actual payment to an artist whose work typically only garners complimentary copies of small poetry publications. The poet gains insight and a space to work and the corporation gains access to the creative impulse through offering a workshop, reading and new chapbook of poems.
$5,800
Eric Lane Barnes, theatre, My Evil Twin. To produce a five-person show composed of a collection of songs, scenes, dances and dreams. The five intertwining storylines revolve around the dark corners we all hold in our minds, and the great (and often hilarious) lengths we go to in avoiding/denying them.
$4,000
William Satake Blauvelt, theatre, Minashigo (Orphan). To create and perform a 90-minute performance work based on the true story of Iva Toguri, a young Nisei (2nd generation Japanese American) woman, who was unjustly convicted of treason by the United States government for being the mythical World War II Japanese radio propagandist Tokyo Rose.
$8,000
Andrew Boscardin, music, New Jazz Music for Large Wind Ensemble. To support and present the creation of new music for large jazz ensemble with an emphasis on woodwinds premiere and recording. The music will use unique instrumentation that inverts the balance of the jazz orchestra sound by moving the dominance from the brasses to the woodwinds, and by adding timbres less often found in jazz in the form of multiple clarinets, oboe and bassoon.
$4,000
Brianca Delaney, theatre, Giving Birth To Death. To create and perform a project that combines short monologues, poetry and dance to express one woman's life experience of giving birth to endings. The piece honors the process of death to poverty, suffering, enslavement and nightmares that can strangle second chances. It inspires the courage and personal discovery that propels the character through the journey of overcoming deeply-rooted personal and societal challenges.
$1,500
Amy Denio, music, Musical Bench at Seattle Center. To compose and create an all-weather musical bench containing a large hand-crafted music box. A hand crank will turn either way, playing the melody either backwards or forward. In keeping with ecological concerns, it will be a relatively "green" installation - one that requires no electricity. It will provide an enchanting soundtrack for those who choose to sit upon this bench.
$6,600
Mary Ewald, theatre, COMING OF AGE. To perform a theater work dealing with the issue of ageism: the segregation, stereotyping and stigmatizing of people on the basis of age. It will delve into the metamorphosis of youth becoming adults and adults becoming elders. The work will have a collage structure incorporating scenes, monologues based on interviews, video and poetry.
$7,000
Amber Flame, theatre, Hands Above the Covers: Hairy Palms and Other Nightmares of a Church Kid. To create and produce a multidisciplinary full-length evening performance incorporating new, original music and stories about the experiences of being raised in a fundamentalist religion from a young age.
$3,000
Chad Goller-Sojourner, theatre, The Bus Stop: Destination Anywhere But Here. To write, develop and stage read a full-length play based on the characters, themes and storylines contained in "In God's Way." The play chronicles the lives of two very different women, and the friendship that develops during a chance meeting at a bus stop.
$4,800
Ben Gonio, theatre, "America Is In The Heart" (a work in progress workshop presentation). To perform a solo show workshop performance that will partially stage a work-in-progress multimedia format about the prolific Filipino American writer, poet and social activist Carlos Bulosan.
$2,000
Stefan Gruber, theatre, Psychic Portraiture. To create and perform a show in which the artist paints portraits of audience members with animated light on a stage arranged with a large-sized canvas. Symbols from the life of the model also materialize to decorate the portrait. In a banter with the model and audience, psychic details are intuited.
$5,000
David Hahn, music, What Is The Word: New Choir Music. To compose, perform and record a new musical work for nine-voice choir. The piece will be settings of four to five poems by Samuel Beckett, creating a new and satisfying piece of choral music. One goal of the new piece is to make sure, from a practical point of view, that the piece is "singable" and viable to be performed by a professional choir.
$4,000
Mark Haim, dance, Morphing Landscapes. To develop an evening-length performance piece based on a continually metamorphosing repetitive process. This process could best be described as a gradual, perpetual unfolding of movement images, embodied ideas and dramatic situations.
$5,000
Dayna Hanson, theater, Great Great Great Great Grandchildren of the Revolution. To create and perform a dance-driven rock musical bringing the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's legendary ride and other iconic moments of the Revolutionary War to life. The work blends dance, theater, music, design elements and testimonials to link revolutionary ideas to modern-day hopes and failures.
$8,000
Keri Healey, theatre, Torso. To research, write and workshop a new play based on a recent real-life murder case in Minnesota, to which the playwright has a personal connection. "Torso" (working title) will explore new and darker territory for the writer: violence, revenge and broken family relations in America.
$5,000
Robin Holcomb, music, String Quartet #2. To compose and present a new work for string quartet, which also includes a new composition for piano solo, culminating in three performances and a recording. Copies of the score will be made available to string quartets internationally and the recording will be included on an upcoming CD by the composer.
$6,000
Marya Sea Kaminski, theatre, Condomillennium: A Play About Fantasy and Real Estate. To develop and perform a full-length monologue play that investigates the inner-workings of people who have been affected by a major condominium project in their neighborhood. The play will combine real human stories with absurd fantasies to build a theatrical picture of the evolution of our urban landscape and our instinctual need for space and home.
$6,000
Elizabeth Kenny, theatre, When I Was Sick. To create a play that explores a patient's journey inside the most advanced healthcare system in the world - a journey that almost killed her - and how treatment by well-meaning, sophisticated practitioners for a common gynecological issue leads her on a two-year downward spiral of misdiagnosis through the complex medical and mental health establishments.
$5,000
Brian Kooser, theatre, Bloody Henry. To create a new puppet show wildly based on the life and times of King Henry VIII of England. It strives to bring artistic excellence to the puppet stage while creating a rich tapestry of riveting storytelling.
$8,000
Joan Laage, dance, Operation Theater: "body under the knife". To create and perform a multi-disciplinary theatrical production that creates a kaleidoscope of images, movement and sound revealing and commenting on surgical procedures and on the specialized world of the operating theater. The project views operation (surgery) as theater on the edge of life and death with the surgical knife embodying that edge, both physically and metaphorically.
$1,950
Tiffany Li Chin Lin, music, This Old Piano. To create, develop and exhibit two new instruments. These two instruments will be reconstructions, each from an upright piano that has been relinquished by its owner and no longer can function as a piano in its original form.
$5,000
Lois Mackey, theatre, Bullied by the Beast. To complete and present a full-length multimedia stage play about a character's sub-prime loan dilemma, a second mortgage and graduate school tuition. On the verge of losing her house, she places an ad on Craigslist searching for roomers in a last-ditch effort to save her home. Her new roomers, a white gay couple, are met with hostility from the black community as the State is preparing to vote on gay marriage.
$3,000
Derrick Mitchell, theatre, Flinch Not and Give Not Back. To create active dramaturgical environments geared towards the idea of third-person narrative dialogue that addresses the non-narrative subtext of the often striking images performance group Implied Violence is known for.
$8,000
KT Niehoff, dance, What I Really Want. To perform a dance spectacle/social evening that plays with physical and emotional proximity between artists and audiences. Five artists entwine with an intimate audience inside an enigma-tic cabaret space. The dancers cajole and flatter, nudging the spec-tators to enter farther into the world of the work and gamble with yielding to their emotional fissures.
$8,000
Haruko Nishimura, theatre, Dance Art Collaboration. To develop a multimedia performance using butoh dance and physical theater. Inspired by the Topsy-Turvey Doll toy - Little Red Riding Hood on one side, flip the dress over and the grandmother is on the other side. Flip over grandmother's bonnet and the wolf's face is on the other side of her head. Through manipulation of the costume and media, the three characters transform the audience's perception.
$10,000
Amy O'Neal, dance, too. To create a dance/video performance following the fragmented and dreamlike events of two dancers who encounter 50 other people duet style, but manage to miss each other while environ-ments and people constantly change. The duo meets people under varying circumstances and their inter-action with these strangers, friends and acquaintances creates a cut- and-paste dance of physical extremes.
$8,000
John Osebold, music, THE WEST. To create a stage performance deconstructing, debunking and celebrating the myths of the Westward Expansion and American imperialism. This multidisciplinary show will explore Lewis and Clark's discovery of the Pacific Northwest, subsequent growth of regional industry, and social impacts on the modern and future world.
$7,500
Serene Petersen, music, The Unspeakable. To create an audio-collage of stories from individuals and music groups in the Northwest, addressing issues of gender and queer identity, music and the intersections along the way. Topics include personal relationships with the physical body, hormones and transitions, visibility and safety, art, sexuality, mental health and family issues.
$5,000
Jessica Raymond, music, Jes Raymond. To arrange and produce a concert of songs, for a band of 12 musicians. The cycle of 12 songs use elements of old-time music, gospel, bluegrass and swing. All have themes of human cultural connection with the natural world, and many address finding that natural connection in an urban environment.
$4,550
Amelia Reeber, dance, this is a forgery. To perform an evening-length solo dance incorporating the visual element of video. There will be a soundscore that consists of previously recorded songs and a thematic armature of original music by composer/musician Sam Mickens.
$5,000
Max Reichlin, theatre, Her Mother Was Imagination. To perform the story of a girl whose mother was "Imagination," told through five exhibits in multiple media over a year and culminating in a theatre production. The project focuses on creating environmentally responsible art and encourages audience involvement. All electricity for the final play will be provided by two pedal-powered generators.
$6,000
Greg Ruby, music, Greg Ruby Quartet Recording and Performances. To create 10 new compositions, followed by a recording of those songs and followed up by live performances. The project will capture conversations between the artist and the genre often referred to as "Gypsy jazz."
$5,000
Murl Allen Sanders, music, She Blows Hot and Cold: A Piece for Chorus and Orchestra. To write a new piece for mixed chorus and symphony to be performed by Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers in their 2009/2010 regular season. The inspiration for this piece is to honor the memory of the artist's mother who died January 2, 2008.
$3,800
Elspeth Savani, music, Viva Cuba. To create a performance of Cuban music and dance with selected folkloric and popular styles represented, spanning from the late 1800s to the present. The show will be an evening-long performance involving 16 musicians and two dancers.
$8,000
Tikka Sears, theatre, Below U.S. To perform a multimedia storytelling, physical theater, music and satire work inspired by oral interviews with Latinos that span different classes, generations and nationalities. This original theater work explores the invisible walls and borders that divide communities.
$8,500
Stokley Towles, theatre, Seattle Waste. To develop a performance exploring local perceptions and behaviors around waste, recycling and conservation. The artist will explore the many facets of the waste stream and reveal the different environmental, social and logistical factors involved in how this city manages waste.
$7,000
Cuong Vu, music, Cuong Vu Trio Recording "Live in Seattle." To perform and record engagements in Seattle from which a CD will be made and released. The performances will include original compositions by the artist, as well as new approaches and treatments to literature from the traditional, standard jazz repertoire.
$8,000
Jennifer Zeyl, theatre, Sonic Tales. To design and coordinate the execution of the scenic environment for the work, a series of contemporary fairy tales told through intricately woven dance theater and live music, set in Joseph Cornell-inspired and video-powered landscape. This project will put the idea of heroism under a magnifying glass - exploring the tiny, everyday variety - exploding them into a new mythology.
$10,000

2008 CityArists Projects

Elizabeth Austen, literary, Incidental Graces. To write a series of 15 poems exploring the ramifications of choosing not to have children, articulating the ambivalent graces associated with finding small ways to mother the world.
$4,000
Heather Ayres, film, My Time with Betty. To complete post production, promotion and community outreach for a 12-minute film exploring mental illness.
$3,000
Wanda Benvenutti, visual, Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the American West. To create and exhibit 20 black-and-white photos of modern Puerto Rican culture and community as seen throughout 11 Western states. 
$8,000
Emily Beyer, literary, Sightseeing. To complete a book of poems based on the four-line Sapphic stanza poem adapted from the ancient Greek poet. The poems will explore the growth and deterioration of imagination, people and scenery.
$6,200
Jennifer Borges Foster, literary, Uneasy Heavens Await Those Fleeing. To complete a poetry manuscript examining spirituality and identity from the perspective of a Portuguese-American Jew.  Includes stanzas from an epic poem Seraph and other poems.
$9,000
Drew Daly, visual, Visual Fiction. To create and exhibit a group of artworks that explore and exploit the separation that occurs between an object and the image of an object's forced perspective in sculpture, photos and videos.
$3,700
Suzanne Edison, literary, Healing Art of Poetry. To complete and publish a chapbook of poems dealing with the experiences of having a child with a chronic illness.
$5,800
Eric Eley, visual, Tunguska sculpture. To create and exhibit a sculpture inspired by a meteoric explosion in the air above Siberia at the turn of the 20th century. Fabricated in aluminum and powder coated, the work explores hidden structures in landscape and atmosphere.
$4,200
John Grade, visual, Meridian. To create a sculptural installation choreographed to collapse and evolve while sited within two contrasting landscapes.  The artist will capture the collapse of the sculpture on video.
$10,000
John Helde, film, Corn & Soybeans. To film and screen a documentary about a 21st century family farm, reaching back through 100 years of owners and tenant farmers, exemplifying those deeply tied to food growing life and those who know nothing about it.
$9,800
Andrew Hida, film, Slow Healing. To continue work on a multimedia documentary and formal portraits of returning war vets from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering traumatic brain injuries. 
$8,500
Salise Hughes, film, Recycled Visions. To create and screen a short film about change and regeneration. The artist manipulates recycled film footage, tearing it apart and rebuilding it, resulting in a handmade painterly effect and exposing another film underneath.
$3,700
Britta Johnson, film, 21 Landings. To complete production and present a screening of a stop-motion animated looped video depicting 21 attempted landings of a bird-like creature onto an icy, futuristic surface.
$2,200
Robert Lawson, film, Christiania: Our Heart is in Your Hands. To continue work on a feature-length documentary about a squatter community occupying an abandoned military base in Copenhagen, Denmark, where hundreds of young people declared the 84 acres a "free state."  
$8,000
Susie Lee, media, For these Unclosings. To choreograph and present performances of an event merging dance with media. The dancers' movements will be tracked in real time — the projected image supported by a complex network of artificial intelligence including robotics.
$7,500
Perri Lynch, media, Towards Mamori. To complete and present a series of multidisciplinary installations using recording equipment to collect field recordings and photographs of the rainforest and abundant wildlife in Amazon, Brazil.
$5,000
Jen Marlowe, film, Rebuilding Hope. To continue work on and screen a documentary film about three young boys who fled to the United States from South Sudan due to civil war.  Now in their twenties, they travel back to Sudan where stories shed light on their homeland and a precarious peace plagued by war.
$9,000
Gabriel Miller, film, Creative Currents. To create and screen a short film featuring three interconnected artists examining the connections between each other, an institution, and the impact of community and environment on their individual creativity. 
$9,000
Larissa Min, literary, Breaking English. To complete and present two readings of a book about displacement and remembering. The autobiographical work blends fiction and nonfiction, weaving fragments of a family's migration from Korea and Brazil into a larger context and collective history. 
$3,000
Mike Min, visual, Motel 3. To create a third and final site-specific visual and performance piece on the theme "transience in its most youthful state." Twelve artists will present an illuminated art regatta, while the audience observes via boat rides.
$10,000
Chad Morris, film, The Way of the Bboy. To complete, edit and screen a 75-minute documentary about local breakdancers.  The film documents a crossroads, focusing on breakdancing beginnings in the early '70s and its continuing cycle that is shaping the next generation of dancers.
$7,000
Heather Oaksen, media, A House Divided. Research and development for a documentary film chronicling the 15-year journey into manhood of five former juvenile offenders.  The artist will film short 'catalyst' videos to be distributed on portable media devices and a web site. 
$4,800
Joanne Petrina, visual, Duwamish Tribe - Portrait Narrative Series. To capture a contemporary perspective of the Duwamish people through photographs and interviews of selected members. A permanent exhibitition and several showings of the portraits with edited narratives will raise the visibility of tribal issues, identity and stories.
$8,000
Belle Randall, literary, The Collected Letters of Thom Gunn & Belle Randall. To edit correspondence between a mentor and student over 46 years, recording a cultural exchange between San Francisco and Seattle. 
$4,000
Bob Redmond, literary, Haiku Year. To complete and give a reading from a manuscript using Haiku and Haibun (prose form) following an artist's daily journey, including the Belltown neighborhood, the homeless, a P-Patch, the 2006 Capitol Hill massacre, immigrant grandfolks, birds, rats, and more.
$4,000
Jason Reid, film, Beijing to Shanghai Bicycle Documentary. To complete post production of a documentary in China filmed while bicycling 1,000 miles to explore the country's economics, sociology, technology, and environment, including views of Chinese people and a spotlight on the Olympics. 
$5,000
nko, visual, Monique Lofts Mural. To create a 4,900-square-foot mural on the Monique Lofts building with cascading geometric structures and an abstract architectural waterfall reacting to the surrounding architecture.
$5,000
Susan Robb, visual, Project Sea-Ice Life Boat. To underscore global warming by creating and exhibiting an environmental, relational artwork that equips Alaskan polar bears with large raft sculptures made of recycled oil drums to resemble a floating sea ice.
$5,000
Alex Schweder, visual, Stability. To create "performance architecture" with two 4-foot by 6-foot dwelling units on either end of a 24-foot balance beam. Each unit will be occupied for one week by an artist. Separated by kitchen and bath, each unit will move in relation to other to keep the building level.
$7,000
Shaun Scott, film, Notes from the Seat of Empire - Seattle 1909-2009. To create and screen a documentary film about the centennial of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expedition and what it means to Seattle's minority populations by relating themes of immigration and imperialism. 
$3,000
Adam Sekuler, film, Interpretive Site: Pacific Northwest. To create a seven-minute dance inspired by and performed in Kosmos, Wash., and captured in a single shot on 35 mm. film. Kosmos, which flooded and remained underwater since 1968,  recently resurfaced. 
$4,500
Lynn Shelton, film, Humpday. Working in an experimental and collaborative style, the artist will create a comical and poignant feature-length film exploring interpersonal male dynamics and the round-about machinations men sometimes go through.
$8,000
John Sutton, visual, Mini-Mart City Park. To create a "sculptural intervention" using green building and art to turn a former gas station into an indoor city park and conservatory, commenting on contemporary society's civic roles/responsibility. 
$10,000
Lara Swimmer, visual, The Palouse Project. To create and exhibit a series of large-scale mappings of wheat growing regions in Southeast Washington and Northern Idaho, through photo montage, topography, structures, roadways and multiple layers of information systems superimposed.
$2,000
Curtis Taylor, film, Church Weather. To create a 15-minute film about a waking dream where perceptions are unstable, using technical tricks to combine old with new photography and a choir soundtrack. 
$3,500
Dan Webb, visual, Stone Carving. To create and exhibit a new body of work carving stone, marble, granite or alabaster for exhibition, exploring new ideas and themes for the artist. 
$5,000
Storme Webber, literary, Renegade Roots/Insurgent Souls. To create and perform a series of multimedia poems and performance pieces celebrating multi-ethnic family history and commonality of hybridity. Themes explore history, family, journeys, spirituality and transformation. 
$2,600
Mark Zirpel, media, Universal Theory. To create a mixed-media kinetic installation portraying the universe as observed phenomena. The exhibit will be designed by a series of orreries (apparatus displaying orbiting planets) powered by light analogous to the sun, with optical devices enhancing observations.
$7,000

2007 CityArists Projects

Tom Baker, music, Hunger: The Death of Tamsen Donner
To compose and produce an hour-long chamber opera based on historical text by Ruth Whitman of the pioneer spirit of the Donner Party and American West.
$5,500
Eric Banks, music, The Seven Creations
To compose a new work and present ancient melodies in a cappella oratorio for antiphonal chorus The Esoterics.
$8,000
Lori Dillon, multidisciplinary/dance, Performance Memoirs
To create an interactive dance/theatre multidisciplinary-media experience to be performed in a hotel room including a live Web stream and complimentary gallery installation.
$5,000
Thione Diop, traditional ethnic music, The Spirit of West Africa
To present a five-hour West African dance and music concert and workshops.
$3,500
Wayne Horvitz, music, The Heartsong of Charging Elk
To create and present new work for a music composition oratorio about a historic show predicament.
$9,000
Raymond Houle, dance, Against the Grain/Men in Dance
To create and perform male dance in contemporary society and throughout history.
$1,500
Jessica Jobaris, dance, Stuck in Ugly
To develop and present touching and comedic music-dance stories.
$5,500
Brian Kooser, theater, Dracula: A Case Study
To create and present a new puppet show based on Brian Stoker's Dracula, written and directed by Kooser with live music featuring Bunraku, traditiional Japanese puppetry.
$10,000
Matthew Kwatinetz, multidisciplinary/theater, War of the Roses
To complete one work-in-progress and present a Shakespearean adaptation of theatrical music performances with episodes streamed on the Web.
$8,500
Gregg Loughridge, multidisciplinary/theater, Mary's Secret
To create and present new work using actors mixing classic black-and-white film imagery with the multidisciplinary media of the 19th century.
$6,000
Elspeth Savani Macdonald, traditional ethnic music, Elspeth Savani and Friends
To develop music and present a concert of original boleros, sambas and folkloric vocal music from Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.
$2,600
Ryan Mitchell, multidisciplinary/dance, Our Summary In Sequence
To create and present a multi-disciplinary piece focused on two Pillar Pieces and interconnected over three months through symphonic/dance work.
$6,000
Todd Jefferson Moore, theater, Everybody's Mainstream
To create a theatrical script from 300 hours of interviews detailing the struggle over survival of the Skagit River.
$7,000
Paul Mullin, theater, The Ten Thousand Things
To develop and stage read a play intended to evolve for 10,000 years, illuminating ideas embodied by the Clock of the Long Now.
$6,500
Lucia Neare, multidisciplinary/theater, Lullaby Carriage
To remount and present an outdoor, interdisciplinary "dream theater" piece with expanded ensembles and moving sets.
$10,000
Michael Nicolella, music, M3
To compose and present one large-scale original composition and one large-scale arrangement for classical guitar trio.
$6,000
Haruko Nishimura, dance
To create and present partnerships with a dance, theater and music artists culminating in four complete works.
$9,500
Hossein Omoumi, music
To create a recording of a pieces of classical Persian music, including original compositions based on multilingual poetry in Farsi and English.
$7,500
John Osebold, multidisciplinary/theater, Magic Mouth/BacklogAnalogue
To present a full-length work blending deconstructed/re-arranged compositions and absurdist theater.
$5,000
D.K Pan, multidisciplinary/dance, Tengu and the White Rabbit
To develop and present an original story about love and relationships integrating dance-theater, music and video performance.
$7,500
Mary Sheldon Scott, multidisciplinary/dance, Geography
To create and present a new dance-music performance about how we map and navigate changing and compromised worlds.
$5,000
Tikka Sears, multidisciplinary/theater Work Created Under Compulsion
To complete and present a multidisciplinary-media musical theater production inspired by individuals worldwide forced to create to stay alive.
$8,000
Wally Shoup, music, New Wally Shoup Trio Project
To create, present and record a new set of jazz compositions for an avant-guard trio with alto sax, percussion and piano.
$5,400
Greg Sinibaldi, music, Greg Sinibaldi Recording
To develop and present new music and produce a CD incorporating electronic and acousitical elements.
$7,200
Cheryl Slean, theater, SITE (Seattle Indie Theatre Experiment) SPECIFIC
To commission and present a series of short, new "Padua-esque" plays staged outdoors in site-specific locations.
$5,000
William Smith, music, Jazzopera
To compose, record and present a lecture performance combining classical music with elements of various jazz styles.
$8,500
Julie Tobiason, dance, Seattle Dance Project 1
To create and present an original dance work exploring music, timing and personal styles by exchanging video and visit from NYC choreographer Pat Catterson.
$9,000
Annette Toutonghi, multidisciplinary/dance, Pants
To create and present a one-act work including theatrer, film, dance and live music offering a glimpse into personal isolation, anxieties, vulnerability and aspirations.
$6,000
Jason Williams, multidisciplinary/theater, Automata
Create and present a new theatrical re-creation of the silent movie experience combining acrobatic performance, music, videography and stage magic.
$4,800
Stuart Williams, traditional/ethnic music, Evergreen Fiddler
To record and produce a CD and tunebook of "old time" unique styles and techniques for tunes collected over 30 years from fiddlers in Washington and Oregon.
$6,000
Jennifer Zeyl, theater, Hedda: Blah, Blah, Bang
To direct a reconstruction of Hedda Gabler, a classic Henrik Ibsen play.
$5,000
Current Grants/Funding for Artists
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Calls for Artists
Calls for Artists
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Professional Development
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Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.
Looking for a Space?
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Built in 1915, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute is an historic landmark and the perfect venue for your special event. Designed by B. Marcus Priteca, and formerly the Jewish Synagogue of Chevra Biku Cholim, the building became a community center and part of the City of Seattle’s facilities in 1972. It underwent extensive renovations in 2011 to preserve its architectural character and update the facilities.
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The Vera Project
The Marketing & Communications Coordinator facilitates Vera marketing, community relations, social media and communications efforts.

Organization

The Vera Project

Website

theveraproject.org

More Info

Jessica Schollmeyer

hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org​

206-956-8372

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator facilitates Vera marketing, community relations, social
media and communications efforts. The position reports to the Executive Director, and works with the
Talent Buyer and Development Coordinator to plan and execute all marketing, promotions, and
communication for the organization. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented,
energetic, and highly organized, have an interest in media and communications, especially where they
intersect with the music and arts nonprofit industries. We seek someone who is ready to fiercely
embody the meaning of VERA, which stands for ‘Veri Et Recti Amici,’ meaning ‘True and Sincere Friends.’

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org​.
Position is open until filled. Applications received on or before November​ ​27th​ will be given priority
consideration.

Link to Opportunity

https://theveraproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Marketing-Communications-Coordinator-Job-Description-2017.docx.pdf

Posted

11/17/2017

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Temporary/Part-Time position

Organization

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Website

www.pnb.org

More Info

Human Resources

apply@pnb.org

206-441-9411

Deadline to Apply

1/9/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

SUMMARY
The Company Operations Assistant is a temporary, part-time, project based position responsible for assisting the Director of Company Operations in assigned administrative and logistical tasks involving PNB operations, company dancers, guest artists, and touring. The position runs January 8, 2017 through July 20, 2017. Hourly rate = $16-$18 /hour DOE. Schedule: 20 hours/week (flexible to individual’s schedule).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Organize WA State L&I Time Loss files and calculate dancer work hours on a monthly basis.
• Compile and prepare select contracts for distribution.
• Coordinate materials for work visas in a timely manner.
• Support office’s effort to maintain filing system and other data projects.
• Participate in logistical planning and execution of Company’s June/July 2018 tour to Paris.
• Maintain office presence and support in Seattle while Company is in Paris.
• Provide guest artist support as assigned.
• Provide ongoing administrative support to the Director of Company Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 2 years of office support or event management experience required.
• Students pursuing BA in Business, Arts Administration, Liberal Arts or related field are welcome to apply.
• Superb attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
• Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write and speak clearly.
• Positive, “can-do” attitude, with a high degree of initiative.
• Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

How to Apply

Go to https://www.pnb.org/aboutpnb/employment/ for full job description. Send cover letter and resume to apply@pnb.org

PNB values diverse perspectives, and life experiences; people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/17/2017

Recology CleanScapes
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology CleanScapes is a unique opportunity for King County artists. The five-month residency includes access to discarded materials at Recology's recycling facility in South Seattle, a monthly stipend, and access to a studio space.

Organization

Recology CleanScapes

Website

https://www.recology.com/artist-in-residence/

More Info

Danielle Gambogi

dgambogi@recology.com

206-519-9630

Fee to Apply

NA

Deadline to Apply

1/15/2018

Description

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at Recology CleanScapes is a unique art and education program that provides King County artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a studio space at the Recology CleanScapes recycling facility. Modeled after the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco, Recology CleanScapes hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment, by supporting artists who work with recycled materials.

During their residencies, artists have scavenging privileges and access to the company’s art studio. Artists speak to school classes and adult tour groups about the experience of working with recycled materials. At the conclusion of their residency, Recology CleanScapes hosts a public exhibition and reception for the artists featuring the artwork made during their residency. When the residency ends, artists contribute artwork to the program’s permanent collection and these pieces continue to be shown in off-site exhibitions that promote recycling and reuse.

How to Apply

Visit https://www.recology.com/artist-in-residence/ to find out more and access our online application.

Direct link to application: https://recologycleanscapes.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/39835

Link to Opportunity

https://www.recology.com/artist-in-residence/

Posted

11/17/2017

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Apply today to become one of the 70+ artists that make up the beating heart of the 2018 Shoreline Arts Festival!

Organization

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Website

http://www.shorelinearts.net/

More Info

Kevin Sheen

publicity@shorelinearts.net

12064174645

Fee to Apply

20

Deadline to Apply

2/28/2018

Description

Apply today to become one of the 70+ artists that make up the beating heart of the 2018 Shoreline Arts Festival!

Submit your application between November 1st – December 31st and qualify for the 50% off application fee early bird special! Special offer code: EARLYBIRD

This free community event will gather 10,000+ art lovers at Shoreline Center on June 23 & 24 and the vibrant Artist Marketplace is situated on its most prominent street front, with booths occupying the large space between the Shoreline Center building and 1st Ave NE.

5 Reasons why you should apply to the Shoreline Arts Festival Artist Marketplace:
• Over 10,000 art lovers come to this keystone community event each year.
• Celebrating its 28th year, the Shoreline Arts Festival has a lot to brag about and is planning for improved event flow and expanded advertising in 2018.
• Location! Show & Sell your work in the art-loving neighborhoods of North King County from the Festival’s most prominent street front.
• With over 70 artists participating in the Artist Marketplace, the festival is a vibrant event with an incredible community of artists.
• Water, snacks, booth sitters, & artist/member lounge are available for selling artists to make sure you have the best weekend possible!

How to apply
Submit your application and $20 application fee online via Call for Entry by 10:59pm on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

Remember to apply the coupon code when you are ready to check out.

Eligibility
• All work must be handmade. No commercially produced work, kits, or imported goods
• All work must be original and created by or under direction of the artists(s).
• Artist(s) must attend the entire Festival (June 23, 10am – 6pm and June 24, 10am – 5pm).
• Items must match type & quality submitted for jurying. No work by non-juried artists.


Booth Specifications
Two types of outdoor booth spaces are available:
• 10’ x 10’ uncovered, on asphalt: $175
• 10′ x 20′ uncovered, on asphalt: $350

All booths must withstand Northwest weather conditions, with canopies weighted against wind. Tables & chairs are available for rental. Overnight security is provided. In addition to booth fee, a Shoreline business licenses may be needed.

Jurying
The jury panel includes working artists, gallery managers, and/or Festival directors, who determine the balance of categories and select the artists. Category sizes are based in part on average sales from previous years, and the organizers strive for a well-balanced mix of art types and price points, with emphasis on quality of craftsmanship and vision. Jury decisions are confidential.

How to Apply

Apply on CallForEntry.org

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4831

Posted

11/14/2017

Artist Trust
The Graphic Design Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities and is an important role in the organization. The Graphic Design Intern works closely with the Communications Manager, as well as with the Program & Development teams, on conceptualizing and delivering creative graphics and design elements to promote Artist Trust’s programs, events, fundraising campaigns, etc.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Graphic Design Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities and is an important role in the organization. The Graphic Design Intern works closely with the Communications Manager, as well as with the Program & Development teams, on conceptualizing and delivering creative graphics and design elements to promote Artist Trust’s programs, events, fundraising campaigns, etc.

Compensation:
The Graphic Design Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/20/2017. Learn more and apply.

Link to Opportunity

http://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/jobs#graphic_design_intern

Posted

11/13/2017

Artist Trust
The Communications & Outreach Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach initiatives. Major projects include improving methods of engaging with Washington State’s artists, assisting with promoting Artist Trust’s membership and volunteer programs, and staffing outreach activities to increase Artist Trust’s presence among Washington’s diverse communities.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Communications & Outreach Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach initiatives. Major projects include improving methods of engaging with Washington State’s artists, assisting with promoting Artist Trust’s membership and volunteer programs, and staffing outreach activities to increase Artist Trust’s presence among Washington’s diverse communities.

Compensation:
The Communications & Outreach Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/20/2017.

Link to Opportunity

http://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/jobs#communications_outreach_intern

Posted

11/13/2017

Artist Trust
The Program Administration Intern works with programming staff to deliver workshops and other programs to Washington State artists. Through work at the Artist Trust office and in the community, the Artist Programs Intern will gain valuable experience working on the programming team of an artist support organization.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Program Administration Intern works with programming staff to deliver workshops and other programs to Washington State artists. Through work at the Artist Trust office and in the community, the Artist Programs Intern will gain valuable experience working on the programming team of an artist support organization.

Compensation:
The Program Administration Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/20/2017.

Link to Opportunity

http://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/jobs#program_administration_intern

Posted

11/13/2017

Artist Trust
The Artist Grantmaking Intern provides support on Artist Trust’s 7 grant programs for Washington State artists. The intern will assist with grant selection panels, provide administrative support on the funding programs, and help maintain applicant data.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Artist Grantmaking Intern provides support on Artist Trust’s 7 grant programs for Washington State artists. The intern will assist with grant selection panels, provide administrative support on the funding programs, and help maintain applicant data.

Compensation:
The Artist Grantmaking Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/20/2017.

Link to Opportunity

http://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/jobs#artist_grantmaking_intern

Posted

11/13/2017

Artist Trust
The Development Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s fundraising activities and will play an essential role in gift processing and guest registration for our 2018 Benefit Art Auction. Major areas of responsibility include gift and membership processing, registration for Artist Trust’s annual auction in February 2018, and coordination of fundraising projects. The intern also provides additional administrative support for annual giving, major gift efforts, donor events, sponsorship, prospect research, and grantwriting. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all aspects of development, particularly for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Development Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s fundraising activities and will play an essential role in gift processing and guest registration for our 2018 Benefit Art Auction. Major areas of responsibility include gift and membership processing, registration for Artist Trust’s annual auction in February 2018, and coordination of fundraising projects. The intern also provides additional administrative support for annual giving, major gift efforts, donor events, sponsorship, prospect research, and grantwriting. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all aspects of development, particularly for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience.

Compensation:
The Development Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 20 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/15/2017. Learn more and apply.

Link to Opportunity

http://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/jobs#development_intern

Posted

11/13/2017

SIFF
This position focuses specifically on digital communications -- to build awareness about SIFF within the community, and to increase film screening attendance and ticket sales.

Organization

SIFF

Website

www.siff.net

More Info

interns@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

The Social Media & Digital Marketing Intern reports to the Digital Marketing Manager, and is responsible for assisting them in implementing SIFF’s overall communications and marketing plan. This position focuses specifically on digital communications -- to build awareness about SIFF within the community, and to increase film screening attendance and ticket sales.

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to interns@siff.net indicating Social Media & Digital Marketing Intern in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/Documents/HR/2017/Digital%20Marketing%20Intern.pdf

Posted

11/9/2017

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing provides a unique experience to engage the artistic side of 3D printing and advanced art-making technologies. Displaying artworks by multidisciplinary creatives, this exhibit offers 3D printed art as a voice among Fine Art. Submission Deadline: 1/28/18

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

1/29/2018

Description

The 2018 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is proud to present The Special Exhibit - ‘Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing’, an exhibition merging art, technology and science.

In this exhibition, curators Briana Thornton and Ben Dye are working with The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts to create a public space displaying artworks by multidisciplinary creatives, designers, artists and engineers. The artists featured create works of art using 3D printing as a means of product or reference. The goal of the curators is to facilitate a space where 3D printed art can have a voice among Fine Art.

Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing creates a free and unique experience where audiences can engage with the artistic side of 3D printing and advanced art-making technologies. Artists are inherently curious and the introduction of consumer 3D technology has allowed creatives to explore the uncharted medium of 3D printing. Curators Ben and Briana believe that this medium deserves a place in the world of fine art. They are calling on artists to submit work created by means of 3D printers and/or 3D programs. This can include: sculptures, jewelry, fashion/wearable objects, moving images and animations, and unique objects/installations.

The challenge and goal of the curators is as follows: Art inherently has soul. An artist who creates through analogue means creates work that is a reflection of oneself, society, or at times is an abstract concept that becomes tangible through their creation. Technology and computers are inherently ‘soulless’ or lack depth further than determinable algorithms and mathematics. The goal of this exhibition is to show, argue and conclude that art created via technology can still have depth and meaning that originates from the deliberate intention of the artists.

ELIGIBILITY
Submissions are encouraged from artists working with 3D printers. All work must be original and created within the last three years.

Works Eligible
● Unique fine art objects (object(s) must be original or a series of up to 5 limited editions).
● Artworks must be original designs developed by the applying artist.
● Solo artists or group makers may apply.
● All submitted pieces must be for sale and available for sale during the Festival.
● Any material that can be printed with a 3D Printer is acceptable.
● Artwork must be ready to be displayed on a pedestal. If artwork is to be adhered to wall or hung, it must come ready to hang or install and with all necessary installation materials.
o NOTE: Artwork will be displayed on shelves or pedestals.

Entries
● A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist.
● Entries must be received no later than the date listed on the calendar below. The Special Exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

Calendar
● Artist application available online: 11/1/2017
● Application deadline: 1/28/2018, 11:59pm
● Jury results emailed to artists: 2/28/2018
● Festival hours:
○ Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23, 2018, 10:00am – 9:00pm
○ Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm
● Pick up unsold art:
o Sunday, June 24, 6:00-6:30pm
o Monday, June 25, 11:00am – 1:00pm

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Special-Exhibit-call-for-entry-2018

Your application must include:
● Detailed information about each submitted artwork, including medium and dimensions.
● Images:
o Artists may submit 1 static image per art object or 1 video/recording per digital artwork installation, up to 3 artworks in total.
o Static image sizing requirements: Images must be in JPEG or JPG format, maximum of 4000x4000 pixels, minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
▪ Note: Need assistance in formatting your images to the correct size? Visit Larry Berman’s Jury Images. When formatting your images, select 1920x1920 ZAPPtm on the order form under Action. ZAPPtm-formatted images are accepted by our application software. There is no charge for this service. However, donations are gladly accepted to keep this free service available.
o Video/sound requirements: a single link to a video/recording can be shared in place of a static uploaded image. This recording MUST represent the piece as you intend it to be seen in the exhibit, including installation requirements which the artist must provide with the piece.

Payment for Application
To ensure that the jury sees your entry, your non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 must be paid online at the time of submitting your application. This fee covers up to three artworks. Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion into the Special Exhibit may apply the fee to the Open Show.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Special-Exhibit-call-for-entry-2018

Posted

11/9/2017

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Guided by the incredible beauty and rich history of the Pacific Northwest, this exhibit promotes and showcases the work of regionally and nationally recognized makers in a broadly inclusive venue. This year it explores an exciting and rigorously contemporary approach to the arts and crafts movement. Submission Deadline: 2/23/18

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

2/24/2018

Description

Applications for the 2018 Art in the Park juried show are now available. Our summer exhibition is guided by the incredible beauty and rich history of the Pacific Northwest. We promote and showcase the work of regionally and nationally recognized makers in a broadly inclusive venue. This year we are exploring an exciting and rigorously contemporary approach to the Arts and Crafts Movement aesthetic.

Art in the Park, located in George Rogers Park, is an outdoor booth show open to artists of all persuasions who produce original, hand-made, fine art and craftsmanship, and we welcome in particular contemporary makers who embody the best of the Arts and Crafts movement aesthetic.

Categories
Artists may apply in these categories:
● New Media: New media art is usually defined as a genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, video games, computer robotics, 3D printing, and art as biotechnology. Artists and makers working under this category are highly encouraged to submit electronic editions of new media work to exhibit and sell to the public in a boutique-style booth display.
● Emerging Artist: We welcome those artists who show significant potential, but have yet to be significantly recognized in their professions. Typically, this applies to a young artist just out of school, but we also welcome people of all ages who are in the very beginning of their careers as artists.
● 3D Mixed Media: Work that combines multiple materials to form an object intended as a work of art. This category includes the use of found objects, use of recycled materials, and assemblage to create new forms.
● Ceramics: Original functional or non-functional works created by the artist from clay, porcelain, stoneware, and/or earthenware. We welcome ceramics artists whose work may challenge the assertion of a functional and non-functional relationship. Not permitted: machine-made or mass-produced work.
● Digital 2D Art: Original work for which the image, or the manipulation of other source material, was created by the artist using a computer. All work must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival-quality materials. Not permitted: Traditional photography. Even if taken through the digital process, it must be entered under Photography.
● Drawing: Original compositions hand-drawn by the artist using pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, wax, crayon, etc.
● Fiber-Decorative: Decorative works handcrafted by the artist from natural and synthetic fiber. Fiber includes basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, papermaking, leather, straw, and fabric. Plastic fiber is also permitted under this category. Not permitted: mass or factory-produced work.
● Fiber-Wearable: Clothing and fashion designers are highly encouraged to apply. Wearables intended as objects of utility, beauty, and art. Not permitted: mass or factory-produced work.
● Glass: Original functional or decorative works that have been handcrafted by the artist by glass blowing, fusing, molding, casting, or kiln forming. Works may be etched or engraved and be of any size. Not permitted: any form of mass-produced work.
● Jewelry: All jewelry must be designed and handcrafted by the artist. This may include jewelry that is made primarily from metals, gems, stones, precious metal clay (PMC), flame-worked beads, clay, wood, fiber, etc. that is made by the artist. All jewelry displayed at the show must have been juried in the Jewelry category. A maximum of 15% of a piece may consist of commercial findings. Jewelers must label their PMC jewelry as such. Not permitted: commercial components (e.g., beads, glass, gems, pearls, metal, or other elements not made by the artist) that are strung or assembled and/or twisted on wire, with no substantial work done by the artist. Commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work is not permitted.
● Functional Metalwork: Functional, non-sculptural work handcrafted from metals with the purpose of being used as a tool. This category includes tools of all persuasions such as knives, saws, shovels, and pitchforks. All sculptural metalwork should be submitted in the Sculpture category. Not permitted: production studio work.
● Painting: Original compositions that are created by the artist in oil, water-based media, and encaustic media. Painters whose work challenges those material assertions are also welcome to submit under this category.
● Photography: Original compositions created by photographic processes that begin with a camera lens. Prints must be made from the artist’s original negative or digital image and be processed by the artist or under his or her direct supervision. The photographic process (including digital alteration, hand-painting, or over-painting, etc.) must be displayed with the photograph. Prints must be signed, numbered, and dated in a limited edition. Prints must meet “archival quality” standards.
● Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stone, blocks, composite reliefs, or screens and which have been signed and numbered in a limited edition. Not permitted: photocopies, giclées, offset reproductions, and machine-produced images are not considered print originals. They are reproductions of the original print and must be labeled as such.
● Sculpture: Three-dimensional, stand-alone works incorporating materials that are carved, modeled, constructed, or cast. Media examples include metal, stone, ceramic, hand-built clay, blown glass, and wood. Sculpture that has a utilitarian purpose, like a fountain, are welcome to apply under this category. If recycled materials are used, they must be modified or used in a way that is different from their original function.
● Woodworking: Original functional or non-functional work that is hand-tooled, machine worked, turned, or carved primarily from wood by the artist. Painted and/or wood assemblages, which are primary pieces not created by the artist, should be entered in 3D Mixed Media.
● 2D Mixed Media: Work that combines more than one medium such as paint, collage, and ink to create original works of art with a one-sided orientation. In order for mixed media to accepted as such, the work should clearly be the product of different surface materials.
BUY/SELL, IMPORTED, OR PRODUCTION WORK IS NOT PERMITTED.

Calendar
Artist applications available online November 1, 2017
Applications due February 23, 2018, by 11:59pm.
Jury results emailed to artists March 16, 2018
Early bird booth fee discount deadline March 30, 2018 by 5:00pm
Deadline for regular booth fee April 20, 2018 by 5:00pm
Cancellation date for 50% refund April 27, 2018 by 5:00pm (No refunds after this date.)
Booth assignment & info packet May 2018
Load in Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm (Setup times are staggered & assigned by booth location.)
Show hours for Art in the Park
Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23, 2018, 10:00am – 8:00pm*
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm

* The Festival remains open until 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday. This allows Art in the Park artists to visit other Festival exhibits after closing at 8:00pm.

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Art-in-the-Park-2018-Call-for-Entry

● Artists must register with an accurate email that will be working throughout the application process until show date. This email address will be used to notify you of your status. Notification of accepted/waitlist/declined status will be emailed to the email address you entered to register for EntryThingy. Please check your application email inbox for all correspondence. NOTE: Festival notifications will come from “alerts@entrythingy.com”. Place this address in your address book to be sure you receive notifications.
● Artists may enter in multiple categories by submitting a separate entry for each category and paying the application fee for each entry.
● Up to two artists may collaborate on single artworks in one category and enter using one entry form. Both artist names are required on the application.
● No brokers, galleries, or artist representatives are eligible to apply.

Special Instructions
Provide a completed application submitted through EntryThingy on the Lakewood Center for the Arts website. Your application must include:
● Description of Work: Briefly describe the materials, process, and inspiration used in the design and execution of your artwork.
● Images: Five (5) digital images: four (4) of your artwork and one (1) of your overall booth. See image formatting requirements on EntryThingy.
● NOTE: The booth shot is very important. Please, NO photos of you, your name, your customers, your website, the name of your business or town.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Art-in-the-Park-2018-Call-for-Entry

Posted

11/9/2017

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Artifacts of a Journey is an exhibit of completed artworks documenting the process an artwork takes on the road to creation. The exhibit explores the changes we make to our original ideas while creating the physical object, and the byways and cul-de-sacs our minds take while getting there. Submission Deadline: 2/18/18

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

2/18/2018

Description

Artifacts of a Journey is an exhibit of completed artworks documenting the process a work of art takes on the road to creation. The exhibit explores the changes we make to our original ideas while creating the physical object, and the byways and cul-de-sacs our minds take while getting there.

In response to the Festival’s Special Exhibit whose media is 3D printing, Artist’s Vision is asking our applicants to compare the process of information transfer that takes place in digital making with the process of thought and action that takes place in physical making. Art is a process, and in this exhibit that process is both the topic and the end result. Artists are invited to submit both traditional and non-traditional artworks that answer this question: what is your process of making and how does your art reflect this journey? Be creative, be playful, and dig into the rich inspiration that is your individual process.

*If your piece is of digital format (projection, film, time lapse, etc.) and requires electricity, please be specific in your submission of the power sources you will need.

ELIGIBILITY
Works Eligible
● Two dimensional work in any medium is acceptable as long as it is smaller than 6ʼ x 8ʼ and can be displayed on the wall using picture hanging rods.
● Three dimensional pieces are eligible as long as they are smaller than 6ʼ (height) x 4ʼ (width) x 2ʼ (depth) and the artist can provide the appropriate sculpture stand for their presentation.
● Wall-hung work can be hung framed or unframed and must include proper picture hanging hardware (no zigzag hardware). Please note: curators will not construct any hanging devices. Work must be delivered ready to hang on a wall.
● Digital works (Film, projections, time-lapse, etc) are accepted but the artist must explain the type of power source needed for their submission. All cords, connectors, etc., must be provided by the artist. All TV’s, monitors, projectors must be provided by the artist. Tables and stands for monitors or to support digital work must be stated by the artist when turning in their artist acceptance form. Because all artworks in the Festival must be for sale, all accepted digital artworks must clearly state what the sale of the artwork will include.

Entries
A maximum of 3 works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received no later than the date listed on the Calendar below. The Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

Calendar 2018
● Artist applications available online – November 1, 2017
● Application Deadline – February 18, 2018
● Jury results emailed to artists – March 4, 2018
● Delivery of accepted art: June 17, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00pm
● Festival hours:
○ Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23 of 2018, 10:00am – 9:00pm
○ Sunday, June 24 of 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm
● Pick up unsold art:
○ Sunday, June 24, 6:00-6:30pm
○ Monday, June 25, 11:00am – 1:00pm

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Artists-Vision-call-for-entry-2018

Your application must include:
● Detailed information about each submitted artwork, including medium and dimensions.
● Images:
o Artists may submit 1 static image per art object or 1 video/recording per digital artwork installation, up to 3 artworks in total.
o Static image sizing requirements: Images must be in JPEG or JPG format, maximum of 4000x4000 pixels, minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
▪ Note: Need assistance in formatting your images to the correct size? Visit Larry Berman’s Jury Images. When formatting your images, select 1920x1920 ZAPPtm on the order form under Action. ZAPPtm-formatted images are accepted by our application software. There is no charge for this service. However, donations are gladly accepted to keep this free service available.
o Video/sound requirements: a single link to a video/recording can be shared in place of a static uploaded image. This recording MUST represent the piece as you intend it to be seen in the exhibit, including installation requirements which the artist must provide with the piece.

Payment for Application
To ensure that the jury sees your entry, your non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 must be paid online at the time of submitting your application. This fee covers up to three artworks. Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion in Artist’s Vision may apply the fee to the Open Show.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Artists-Vision-call-for-entry-2018

Posted

11/9/2017

Northwest Folklife
The Programs Coordinator is one of the public faces of Northwest Folklife and works closely with many cultural communities and performers who support and participate in the work of the organization. The Programs Coordinator assists in all duties related to year round programming such as scheduling, coordinating, curating and producing performances, including the annual Northwest Folklife Festival held every Memorial Day weekend at the Seattle Center. In cooperation with other programming department staff, the coordinator will work closely with representatives from various communities to organize music and dance performances, panel discussions and workshops.

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Hiring Manager

hiring@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7300

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Responsibilities and General Duties:

Maintain relationships and community outreach with current community coordinators as well as develop new relationships with communities of the Northwest
Assist in the general programming for all Northwest Folklife programs, including the Northwest Folklife Festival and the Seattle Children’s Festival, including the scheduling, coordination and production advancing of performances
Prepare written materials for Marketing department, including blog posts, event copy, and reports
Make focused outreach efforts to new communities of the Northwest, especially those not yet represented at Northwest Folklife programs
Researches and updates current cultural and heritage program resources and interests within the community
Assist with advancing programmatic elements of performances, in collaboration with the Production Department
Work with other Folklife departments to provide programmatic related materials
Liaise with community coordinators to organize logistics around community performances
Liaise with external agencies such as funding bodies, professional associations, other heritage organizations and regional development agencies, for joint-venture programs
Troubleshoot stage and programmatic issues during events

Successful candidates for this position must demonstrate the following core competencies:

Ability to build productive relationships in a high-performing, collaborative and multicultural environment
Knowledge of and/or training in music, cultural anthropology, folklore, performance studies, dance, cultural studies, gender studies, race or ethnic studies, area studies, or other fields in the humanities and social sciences
Experience in outreach work with ethnic, occupational, regional and other community groups
Ability to work under tight deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience writing blog posts and marketing copy
General working hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A flexible schedule is required for off-site events that may occur during evenings and weekends.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience, interest and education in a wide variety of cultural performance traditions, such as music, dance, and storytelling.
Level of experience comparable to the duties explained above (ideally 2+ years working in a cultural programming field and event production)
Familiar with stage and sound technicalities
Ability to work independently, while communicating progress to team
Good communication and public relations skills
Excellent attention to detail coupled with sensitivity to timelines and deadlines
Excellent general office skills
Experience with Microsoft Office
Familiarity with database navigation
Sensitivity to working with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds
Most work is performed in an office environment and access to the office is up three flights of stairs. There is no elevator to access the office building.
Some field work is involved. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Must be available to work during the eight days of the Festival (load-in, Festival, load-out) as well as the two days of the Seattle Children’s Festival. During the Festival, work will be performed in several Seattle Center facilities, which requires moving outdoors between buildings and indoors between multiple floors in various buildings.
This position will be required to lift, pull, and/or carry objects up to 25 lbs.

Hours: 32 hours per week. *
* It is understood that March – May are peak months for Northwest Folklife Festival and additional hours may be worked during this period of time. Scheduling will be negotiated with your supervisor.

Compensation: $30,000-$31,000 a year

This position includes health and retirement benefits.

Reports To: Executive Artistic Director

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by email as attachments to hiring@nwfolklife.org with Programs Coordinator and your name in the subject line or by postal mail to Northwest Folklife attn: Programs Coordinator Search, 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109-4623. Applications open until position is filled. *Priority is given to applications received by 5PM on November 17, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.nwfolklife.org/jobs-internships/

Posted

11/9/2017

Art Workshop Inc
Part Time after school enrichment

Organization

Art Workshop Inc

More Info

Christine Awad Schmalz

theartworkshop7@aol.com

972-898-6767

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Part time Art instructor needed for after school program in North Seattle area, Everett and Bothell starting in January 2018. Classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Must have fine art background and like working with kids. Must have reliable vehicle. $50.00 per class (three days a week) plus travel reimbursement. We will provide training, class projects and supplies. Please send resume.

How to Apply

Send CV and 3 imagines of your artwork to theartworkshop7@aol.com

Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/9/2017

The Vera Project
We are searching for a motivational and empowering Executive Director to lead The Vera Project into the next stage of its legacy through dynamic, high-visibility, collaborative leadership

Organization

The Vera Project

Website

theveraproject.org

More Info

Jessica Schollmeyer

hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org

206.956.8372

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

We are searching for a motivational and empowering Executive Director to lead The Vera Project into the next stage of its legacy through dynamic, high-visibility, collaborative leadership. The Executive Director will build on the organization’s mission and history to sustain the unique DIY culture and programs while actively establishing strong new partnerships and funding sources to ensure VERA’s continued success and relevance in the community. They will foster a place for youth voice and leadership at all levels of the organization, including in the greater Seattle community, and support the production of events and learning opportunities based in the local music and arts scene. The ED fosters a culture of collaborative accountability and transparency across the organization. We seek someone who is ready to fiercely embody the meaning of VERA, which stands for ‘Veri Et Recti Amici,’ meaning ‘True and Sincere Friends.’

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org. Position is open until filled. Applications received on or before November 27th will be given priority consideration.

Link to Opportunity

https://theveraproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/VERA-Executive-Director-Job-Description.pdf

Posted

11/9/2017

Photographic Center Northwest
We are seeking a motivated, articulate, and collaborative marketing and communications staff member with knowledge of and passion for the photographic arts to join our team. The Marketing Manager is one of a team of 12 full and part-time staff, and is a key player in the overall growth of PCNW. This position is directly responsible for overall visibility and promotion of the institution and its programs, fostering awareness, and increasing audience.

Organization

Photographic Center Northwest

Website

www.pcnw.org

More Info

Terry Novak

tnovak@pcnw.org

206-720-7222 ext. 19

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

The Organization:
Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is a nonprofit education institution dedicated to facilitating creation, conversation, and experiences of significant photography. Through our 53-credit Certificate Program, classes and workshops; exhibitions; robust public programming; and publicly accessible darkrooms we foster dialogue in the region through the global language of today. After nearly 30 years PCNW still maintains a start-up spirit with a dynamic and fast-paced workplace environment.

The Position:
We are seeking a motivated, articulate, and collaborative marketing and communications staff member with knowledge of and passion for the photographic arts to join our team. Applicants able to share their own definition of "significant photography" will be given priority. The Marketing Manager is one of a team of 12 full and part-time staff, and is a key player in the overall growth of PCNW. This position is directly responsible for overall visibility and promotion of the institution and its programs, fostering awareness, and increasing audience.

Core Responsibilities:

Oversees all messaging including but not limited to: website, social media and print communications including brochures, event invitations, posters, postcards, e-blasts, and press releases

Management of e- and print mailing lists

Website maintenance

Production of exhibition visuals and documentation

Press archive, media requests and cultivating new contacts.

This role also involves writing and editing, image procurement, and production / project management.

Desired Skills:

Strong verbal and writing skills

Comfort with public speaking and networking

Knowledge of Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Formstack, and Salesforce

Strong preference will be made for candidates with proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, and Wordpress

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing or marketing samples to opportunities@pcnw.org with subject line “PCNW Marketing Manager Application” no later than Sunday, November 12. No phone calls, please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Link to Opportunity

http://pcnw.org/support/opportunities/

Posted

11/9/2017

Grade Studios
You will be working on Murmur, a large-scale, kinetic, wood and steel sculpture. Full and part time internships available starting now.

Organization

Grade Studios

Website

JohnGrade.com

More Info

Sarah Fetterman

sarah@gradestudio.org

Deadline to Apply

12/21/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

You will be working on Murmur, a large-scale, kinetic, wood and steel sculpture. Murmur is based on Grade’s exploration of the Arctic landforms called Pingos. Arctic botanist A. E. Porsild borrowed the word to describe a particular formation of earth-covered ice mounds that dot the Arctic and sub-Arctic landscapes. Working in collaboration with Reilly Donovan, we will introduce an immersive mixed reality component to the sculpture using untethered headsets. We will incorporate spatial mapping, imagery, and sound collected from the source of inspiration along Alaska's northern arctic coast. “I don’t think I have ever been so profoundly moved by a landscape before,” said Grade. Murmur will be exhibited at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut in January 2018 and at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska in May 2018.

At Grade Studios, we create large-scale site-specific sculptures inspired by changing geological and biological forms and systems in the natural world. The studio’s sculptures are exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, and outdoors in urban public spaces, sculpture parks, and nature. Current and upcoming exhibition venues include the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Seattle Art Museum; the Anchorage Museum; the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; and the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Trento, Italy.

If you are proficient in woodworking and/or CAD, please apply for an internship. This opportunity is available starting now and continuing through the end of December. We are looking for people who are interested in joining us very soon, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

How to Apply

Intern Questionnaire: Grade Studio Murmur

Our team of 18 people encompasses a wide range of backgrounds with a diversity of skills and interests. Internships are unpaid and can range from two to five days per week for one to three months.* Our goal is to employ and integrate your existing skills as well as to introduce you to skills you would like to learn or develop further.

Submit completed application to sarah@gradestudio.org


BACKGROUND:

Please briefly describe your background. Add a link to your artist website if applicable:


What are your strengths and skills? (Highlight below and supplement with details)

Woodworking (carving/carpentry/boat-building)
Metalworking (welding experience)
Metal casting (steel/aluminum/bronze/other)
Plaster/wax/paper casting
Plastics casting/fabrication
Fabrics/sewing
Electronics/lighting design
Kinetics/mechanical
Engineering
CAD 3-D modeling/Rhino
Photography/Photoshop
Drawing/painting
Video/editing
Sound recording/composition
VR/AR coding
Social media/press relations
Research (area of expertise/interest)
Other


What are your goals/expectations for this internship?


Are you seeking academic credit for the internship?
If so, what specifically is required of the studio for this?


We are seeking to build a diverse community that is inclusive of all races, national or ethnic origins, ages, religions, sexual orientations, gender identity and expressions, and veteran status. We will also work to accommodate people with special needs/disabilities.

*This is an unpaid internship but partial need-based scholarships may be available.

http://www.johngrade.com/#/projectwithdescription/MURMUR/true
https://polarlab.anchoragemuseum.org/projects/john-grade

Link to Opportunity

johngrade.com

Posted

11/9/2017

NOW open studio
Artist Residency

Organization

NOW open studio

Website

nowopenstudio.com

More Info

chay Albright

nowresidency@gmail.com

5415627559

Fee to Apply

28

Deadline to Apply

11/30/2017

Description

The goal of the NOW Open Studio Residency program is to provide a private oasis that fosters creative health and enables inspiration to flourish. After acceptance into the program individuals stay as guests in the NOW Open Studio private garden room relieving them of costly accommodation expenses. This two-week intensive stay in the vintage Sellwood borough of Portland will enable artists to disconnect while reconnecting to their inner muse. Between the Zen of NOW and Portland’s vibrant urban core, artists are able to find their creative balance. NOW’s change of pace and space will inspire artists to be present …in the NOW.

NOW Artist Residency 2018
Deadline for Application: NOV. 30, 2017 Notification of Selection: DEC. 11-15, 2017 Residency commences: On or around June 25, 2018

READ MORE: NOWOPENSTUDIO.COM

How to Apply

NOW Artist Residency is open for application by serious emerging or established artist, including recent BFA/MFA graduates. International (non-U.S. resident) artists will be responsible for securing their own travel authorization, Visa documents, etc. NOW cannot secure authorization, but will provide basic documentation explaining the nature of the residency. The ideal candidate for the residency program may be working in any media or genera.

The resident artist(s) will be selected by a committee comprised of the NOW Team, and regional academic/professional advisors from the art community.

Primary criteria for selection will include:

Quality, consistency, and vision of work submitted.
Motivation and potential for achievement of goals during program.
The degree to which the individual will benefit from the program.

TO APPLY: NOWOPENSTUDIO.COM

Link to Opportunity

http://nowopenstudio.com

Posted

11/9/2017

Henry Art Gallery
The Senior Curator works with the Henry curatorial staff and Director to articulate the museum’s artistic vision. The Senior Curator works with Henry staff, artists, lenders, institutions, and other partners on researching, planning, organizing, and implementing Henry-generated exhibitions, traveling shows, and artist commissions. This position works with the Director and curatorial staff on collection growth and management, and supports museum development efforts to advance the mission and vision of the Henry. The Henry’s curatorial team is highly collaborative and works in a non-hierarchal style. The Senior Curator is a key team member who works across the department and across the institution, engaging with visitor services, and institutional advancement. The Senior Curator also works with the senior management team to develop strategies to meet artistic, strategic, and financial goals of the Henry. The Senior Curator is a liaison to the artistic community in Seattle and an ambassador to the national and international art community. The Senior Curator must be a collaborative team player, an innovative and strategic thinker, and a highly effective manager committed to developing and mentoring staff. This position supervises the Associate Curator; Associate Curator of Collections; and Department Coordinator.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Human Resources

jobs@henryart.org

206.543.2280

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ABOUT THE HENRY: The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, by Seattle entrepreneur Horace C. Henry, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized for its research and presentation of contemporary art.
The mission of the Henry is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. Our vision is to expand thinking through transformative experiences with contemporary art. To that end, Henry curators originate exhibitions and develop youth and public programs to serve as a resource and catalyst for discovery by audiences of all ages. From its earliest days, the Henry has been known for being first in the region to showcase world-renowned contemporary artists, and first in the field to champion emerging talent. The Henry’s facility is 46,200 sq. ft., including 14,500 sq. ft. of exhibition space. We champion a wide variety of artistic practices and are artist-centered and community engaged.
With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages. Core values include collaboration, diversity and inclusion, risk-taking, transparency, accountability, excellence, and service.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Senior Curator works with the Henry curatorial staff and Director to articulate the museum’s artistic vision. The Senior Curator works with Henry staff, artists, lenders, institutions, and other partners on researching, planning, organizing, and implementing Henry-generated exhibitions, traveling shows, and artist commissions. This position works with the Director and curatorial staff on collection growth and management, and supports museum development efforts to advance the mission and vision of the Henry.
The Henry’s curatorial team is highly collaborative and works in a non-hierarchal style. The Senior Curator is a key team member who works across the department and across the institution, engaging with visitor services, and institutional advancement. The Senior Curator also works with the senior management team to develop strategies to meet artistic, strategic, and financial goals of the Henry. The Senior Curator is a liaison to the artistic community in Seattle and an ambassador to the national and international art community.
The Senior Curator must be a collaborative team player, an innovative and strategic thinker, and a highly effective manager committed to developing and mentoring staff. This position supervises the Associate Curator; Associate Curator of Collections; and Department Coordinator.

STATUS: University of Washington Exempt Employee

REPORTS TO: Director

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Curatorial:
• Works closely with the Director and curatorial team on setting framework for exhibitions and collection development.
• Conceives of and researches ideas for ongoing and new exhibition projects that support the Henry’s mission, and manages them through completion.
• Authors written materials and summaries, such as checklists, wall texts for exhibitions, preview copy, and online content. Produces brochures and catalogues as projects call for, and authors original content.
• As a member of the curatorial team, contributes to the growth and development of the collection, including acquisitions by gift, recommendation for purchases, and presentations to the Collections Committee.
• The Senior Curator and Associate Curator work closely with the Public and Youth programs team to identify key concepts, artists, and audience engagement strategies related to exhibitions.
• Makes informal and formal presentations on exhibitions and related museum programming to a range of stakeholders, including the public, colleagues, and Henry Board.
• Supports the Associate Curator of Collections in providing collection access online and in the Reed Collection Study Center.
• Cultivates and supports the work of all members of the curatorial team.
• Coordinates the exhibition schedule and budgets with the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration.
• Assures that exhibitions ideas and themes are presented professionally, in a timely and efficient manner, in support of the Henry’s mission, and within budget parameters.
• Meets deadlines and is accountable for meeting exhibition budgets and institutional budgets as they relation to curatorial department.

External Relations
• Contributes to the production of marketing and external communications materials about exhibitions and department activities.
• Generates content to support external relations staff in developing grant proposals.
• Works in conjunction with peers across the department to foster communications with Visitor Experience Representatives and security/frontline staff about upcoming exhibitions.
• Engages with academic and youth outreach by participating in select Henry Teen Art Collective sessions and academic group visits.
• With the curatorial staff, develops and reviews content related to exhibitions, collections, and programs used on the website, and other social media platforms.

Stewardship and Management
• Works collegially across the museum to support the mission, vision, and values of the Henry.
• Serves as an effective and articulate spokesperson for the Henry, maintaining a high degree of professionalism with staff, board, colleagues, museum stakeholders, and the public.
• Maintains a visible presence in the community and the UW. Represents the Henry at external events and functions.
• Stewards donor relations, in communication with External Relations team.
• Serves as curatorial representative to the senior management team, which includes the Director, and department heads for Finance, External Relations, Museum Services, and Human Resources.
• Hires, trains, and promotes the professional growth of those reporting to the Senior Curator, and fosters education of emerging museum professionals.

Other
• Remains current on curatorial and scholarly topics—regionally, nationally, and internationally—related to the mission and goals of the Henry.
• Travels for general or specific research related to the curatorial program and supporting the mission of the Henry.
• Other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Advanced degree in art history with an emphasis on contemporary art and culture, or equivalent level of education and experience required. Minimum of 8 years experience as a contemporary art curator and 3-5 years experience working in a collecting institution.
• Evidence of scholarship, original research, and article and book publication.
• Knowledge of the latest developments in contemporary art and criticism. Knowledge of and ability to adhere to best professional practices, and to ensure that those policies and practices are understood and followed by curatorial staff.
• Experience with public engagement related to exhibitions, programs, and collections for a range of audiences.
• Commitment to teamwork; to leading and sharing leadership; and working for the greater good of the organization.
• Demonstrated management and supervisory skills, including providing constructive performance feedback.
• Excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills. Ability to assess priorities and be poised under pressure.
• Proven ability to adhere to museum policies, support executive and Board decisions, and maintain confidentiality.
• Commitment to representing the museum with a high degree of integrity and professionalism, maintaining productive and respectful dialogue with staff and stakeholders.
• Proven success with patron development and with attracting funding from grants and foundations.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Proficiency using a wide range of MS Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel, as well as other software applications.

DESIRED SKILLS:
• Experience working on issues of racial equity and social justice as it relates to organizational structures and curatorial work.
• A global perspective and appreciation for the regional art community.


EQUITY AND INCLUSION: The Henry is committed to racial equity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are encouraged to apply.






How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

https://henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

11/2/2017

Henry Art Gallery
The Associate Curator of Collections is responsible for collections care, management, and access. The position has an educational function and works collaboratively with the curatorial staff to develop and implement programs that support the museum’s mission. Collections care and management are principal responsibilities of the position, including database management, online content management, copyright requests, and coordinating of works of art for exhibition. The Associate Curator of Collections supports the museum’s effort to build its collection, and oversees collections access, including visits to the Reed Collections Study Center, and may originate exhibitions from the collection. The Associate Curator of Collections reports to the Senior Curator and supervises collections interns, volunteers, and work study students.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Human Resources

jobs@henryart.org

206.543.2280

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ABOUT THE HENRY: The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, by Seattle entrepreneur Horace C. Henry, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized for its research and presentation of contemporary art.
The mission of the Henry Art Gallery is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects and the Reed Collection Study Center (RCSC), the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages. Core values include collaboration, diversity and inclusion, risk-taking, transparency, accountability, excellence, and service.
The Henry’s permanent collection contains photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles. The Reed Collection Study Center — the only facility of its kind in the region—is a resource for students and researchers, and for anyone seeking to learn from original works of art. Digital access to the permanent collection is available through our website henryart.org.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Associate Curator of Collections is responsible for collections care, management, and access. The position has an educational function and works collaboratively with the curatorial staff to develop and implement programs that support the museum’s mission. Collections care and management are principal responsibilities of the position, including database management, online content management, copyright requests, and coordinating of works of art for exhibition. The Associate Curator of Collections supports the museum’s effort to build its collection, and oversees collections access, including visits to the Reed Collections Study Center, and may originate exhibitions from the collection. The Associate Curator of Collections reports to the Senior Curator and supervises collections interns, volunteers, and work study students.

STATUS: University of Washington Exempt Employee

REPORTS TO: Senior Curator

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Collection Care
• Conduct safe art handling of collection objects
• Develop and implement museum collections policies with the curatorial team
• Ensure proper housing and storage of collection objects
• Serve as liaison to Mellon Paper and Photographs Conservator

Collection Management
• Conduct and supervise collections research and documentation
• Maintain and update Collection Management System (MIMSY), and train staff and volunteers as needed
• Create, maintain, and distribute documentation photographs of collection works
• Supervise fulfillment of loan and reproduction requests, including rights and reproduction
• Work with website team to maintain collection presence online (MOBIUS)

Collection Access
• Coordinate public and University access to Henry collections in the Eleanor Henry Reed Collections Study Center
• Train and supervise a team of work-study students to locate, pull, and display objects in the Reed Collections Study Center
• Teach, co-teach, or host class visits
• Work with Senior Curator to maintain and update Collections Management Policies
• Oversee and maintain the Henry’s reference library

Collection Building
• Work with the Director and curatorial team to build collections
• Facilitate quarterly Collection Committee Meetings; conduct research on proposed gifts to be presented
• Catalogue incoming acquisitions

Exhibition Support
• Work with the curatorial team to develop the role of collections within exhibitions, and periodically curates small exhibitions
• Oversee review and preparation of works of art for exhibitions, working with curators, registrars, and prep staff

Other:
• Oversee collections-related budgets
• Hire, train, and supervise collection interns, work study students, and volunteers
• Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Masters Degree in Museum Studies, Art History, a related field, or relevant combination of education and experience.
• A minimum of three years of museum collections experience or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
• Demonstrated expertise in an area of focus of Henry collections.
• Demonstrated knowledge of professional practices in collection management.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude that supports department and museum goals. Poised, professional manner in all forms of communication; verbal and written, one-on-one and in groups. Committed to teamwork and service to the organization. Ability to support team and management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and oversee work-study students, and interns.
• Self-directed with high ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed; ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and be a team player in an active museum environment.
• High attention to detail and excellent time-management and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key donors, colleagues, peers, and the public.
• Working knowledge of collection management databases.
• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software applications.

DESIRED SKILLS:
• Working knowledge of Collection Management Database, MIMSY, a plus.

EQUITY AND INCLUSION: The Henry is committed to racial equity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are encouraged to apply.



How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

11/2/2017

Koya Partners
RACC is seeking an Executive Director to work with the Board, staff and community to build and achieve an exciting new vision for the Arts in a modern, progressive region.

Organization

Koya Partners

More Info

Michelle R.S. Bonoan

mbonoan@koyapartners.com

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Position Summary:
In serving as RACC’s chief advocate, strategist and visionary, the Executive Director will be a leading figure in the arts and cultural community in Portland, the tri-county area, and nationally. As the chief executive of the Portland area’s largest public arts funding council, the Executive Director plays a central role in creating an ecosystem where arts and culture thrive and advance social justice. Working closely with an experienced and passionate staff, with civic leaders, arts organizations and other stakeholders, the Executive Director contributes their vision to the dynamic role played by arts and culture in the region.
This leader will have a keen understanding of how RACC’s programming, grantmaking and advocacy directly affect the greater community’s arts and cultural organizations, artists, art lovers, and the historically underserved communities of color, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQIA and people with disabilities. The issues of equity and inclusion in the Arts have become a major focus for RACC, alongside rising awareness of Oregon’s history of systemic racism and inequity regarding resource allocation.
The Executive Director will provide thoughtful, committed and experienced leadership for RACC’s strategies for promoting equity, inclusion and access.

Core Competencies:
The Executive Director will be a passionate and accomplished executive with knowledge of the role of the arts in public and community life. Ideal candidates will have experience in arts administration, and relevant knowledge and expertise regarding the Arts in the Pacific Northwest and Portland, including a fluency with the region’s governance and politics, knowledge of major cultural institutions and arts organizations, and the ability to build meaningful relationships with arts and community leaders.
This leader will demonstrate visionary, executive-level leadership and management abilities, demonstrated expertise in change management, a passion for and commitment to the Arts, and fluency with work around equity, diversity, inclusion and access. The Executive Director will possess a high degree of emotional intelligence and a natural ability to connect with people at all levels. A model for managing stress and navigating challenging circumstance, the Executive Director will be a grounding force at RACC, able to build consensus, create buy-in, and provide focus for the organization’s programming.
Highly competitive candidates will demonstrate the following core competencies:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Executive Leadership / Management
Change Management
Exceptional and Persuasive Communication
Advocacy
Fundraising and Development
Grantmaking and Program Management

Compensation:
The annual salary range for this role will be $150,000 -$170,000, depending on qualifications and experience. RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.

How to Apply

Online at: https://koyapartners.com/search/racc-executive-director-21/

Link to Opportunity

https://koyapartners.com/search/racc-executive-director-21/

Posted

11/2/2017

Shunpike
This call is for proposed installations with Shunpike's partner properties for our nationally-recognized Storefronts program

Organization

Shunpike

Website

www.shunpike.org

More Info

Dan Hudson

info@shunpike.org

2069051026

Fee to Apply

Free through November 27th

Deadline to Apply

12/4/2017

Description

CALL SUMMARY

Storefronts provides temporary, no-cost, street-facing display space in Seattle for installation of 2-D or 3-D artwork. The art work is presented in a locked storefront or display vitrine and is viewed, through windows, for a period of up to four months.

Program Requirements:

Works shall be existing or new works created for temporary installation.
All visual media are accepted.
Content must be G-Rated and suitable for the general public
All materials and consumables required for installations are the responsibility of the artist. This includes hanging hardware, temporary walls, tools, ladders, and any other materials that are required to safely and completely install the artwork.
Artists are responsible for producing and maintaining high-quality work for the duration of the installation, and will be asked to provide repair on request.
One application per artist or arts group
The selection panel is seeking high quality, flexible, and dynamic installations that utilize display windows to their fullest potential and engage with the general public both day and night. In support of Shunpike's commitment to achieving greater Racial Equity across the independent arts sector, submissions from artists of color are particularly encouraged.

Stipend: $500, with no allocation for travel or materials expenses.
Eligibility: Washington State residents over 18 years of age, creating original works, who have not shown in a Storefronts window before.
Deadline: December 4, 2017. Please note that there is no fee for Early-Bird applications submitted by November 27th. From November 28 - December 4 there will be a $25 fee for submissions.

ABOUT THE PROPERTIES

As Shunpike partners with a wide range of properties, available storefronts are quite diverse; and we cannot guarantee any specific property, neighborhood, or timeframe for placement. The Storefronts Manager will match proposals with available spaces at Shunpike’s sole discretion, in consultation with the artist.

All projects will be subtenants of Shunpike, and all subleases will be subject to the terms and conditions of Shunpike’s master lease with the applicable property owner.

The following is a summary of current spaces. At this time, 100% of our spaces are shallow display vitrines.

Neighborhood: South Lake Union

Property Owner: Amazon
Number of Vitrines: 8
Vitrines range from 15″- 30″ in depth, and from 3′ – over 20′ in width, and 5′ – 10′ in height.
Vitrines are not climate controlled and contain ambient humidity and, in some cases, strong sunlight/heat.
Not all vitrines have power, although most do
Lighting is timer-controlled track lighting provided by Amazon. Any additional electrical components must be UL certified, meet fire code, and be approved by Amazon engineers.
Access to Amazon vitrines may require security access and badges arranged 48 hours in advance.
Neighborhood: Bellevue

Property Owner: Meydenbauer Center
Number of Vitrines: 2
Vitrines are 29″ in depth, and vary from 6.5′ – 8′ in width and 8′ – 10′ in height
Vitrines have somewhat challenging access – some through 34″ square hatches and a ladder down into the space
Not all vitrines have solid back walls for wall-mounted or 2-D work, so suspended work is often preferred in these spaces
Lighting is timer-controlled LED lighting.
Vitrines do not have power on site, though there is power nearby

How to Apply

SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS ARE:

Compelling– artistically strong in concept and execution, compelling to a diverse audience, and actively seeking to engage the public.

Viable– agile, adaptive, innovative, and achievable with the time, funds, and spaces available. We love a grand idea, but make sure you can deliver exceptional work with 1month’s notice. Existing work is often a better choice due to these concerns.

Relevant– responsive to, and engaging with, diverse audiences, themes, neighborhoods, and landscapes. Public engagement is a central consideration for all proposals, so please make sure to demonstrate how your project engages a diverse audience.

Examples of successful projects:

Storefronts South Lake Union series, June 2014
Barbara De Pirro (Installation) – Metamorphosis 2015
Karrie Hovey (Installation) – Endangered 2014
Philip LaDeau and Serrah Russel, February 2015
PANEL REVIEW

All applications to the Storefronts program are reviewed by an independent panel based on relevance, viability, community engagement, and creative merit.

Storefronts panelists include professional artists and arts administrators, local business owners, real estate professionals, and community advocates.

Materials required for submission include:

$25 application fee (unless within Early Bird window)
Artist Bio, 400 words or less
Artist Statement, 400 words or less
4-6 representative work samples with related work list
Project Proposal, including:
Brief conceptual statement, 400 words or less
Detailed technical and space requirements
Budget and source of funding (proposals may be self-funded)
Timeline required to prepare your project from date of notification– 2 months or less is preferred
Mock-up, sketch, or detailed written description of the project in a hypothetical space
TIPS and TROUBLESHOOTING

Successful roster projects can adapt to a variety of spaces and communities dependent upon what is available. Be clear about proposal requirements, and understand if they are too restrictive this reduces the chances of being placed.

Shunpike will offer placement to artists with the best match of available resources in the 12-month duration of the roster, at Shunpike’s sole discretion, often with no more than 8 weeks of notice.

It is highly recommended that the proposal be concise, written in direct language, and specifically detail what will be experienced in the storefront space by the general public. Highly conceptual art jargon and overlong descriptions are best avoided.

It is highly recommended to compose your application in a Word document, check the word count, and copy/paste your responses into the application form.

Shunpike is not able to offer technical support for the online application system.

INCOMPLETE AND LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

QUESTIONS?

Contact: info@shunpike.org

Link to Opportunity

https://shunpike.submittable.com/submit/94589/storefronts-2018-call-for-artists

Posted

11/2/2017

SEEDArts
SEEDArts seeks an artist, muralist, or team to develop a site-specific permanent artwork on the southern wall of the Safeway at Othello in Seattle. The mural will be on the wall parallel to S. Othello Street. This opportunity is open to emerging and professional artists. The award amount is $7,500. The application deadline is November 27, 2017.

Organization

SEEDArts

Website

www.seedseattle.org

More Info

Kathy Fowells

kfowells@seedseattle.org

2067604286

Deadline to Apply

11/27/2017

Description

Overview
SEEDArts seeks an artist, muralist, or team to develop a site-specific permanent artwork on the southern wall of the Safeway at Othello in Seattle. The mural will be on the wall parallel to S. Othello Street. This opportunity is open to emerging and professional artists. The award amount is $7,500. The application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The Project
This project will add a signature artwork to the Safeway building and the neighborhood’s visual landmarks, create excitement and beauty for the community, and enhance the pedestrian & bicycle experience. The artwork must fit into the Othello Neighborhood Plan, which has prioritized becoming “a vibrant multicultural commercial district” as its top goal. The finished mural will contribute to a lively town center.

Project Site
Safeway is located at 3900 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118, at the NW intersection of S Othello and MLK Way S; the southern wall runs parallel to S Othello Street. The wall is 129’ long x 18’ high; approximately 90’ of the wall may be used. Artists may use the entire wall or a portion in their design. Artists will have the option to cover the mural space either with one large image or a series of images. Pictures of the site and elevation drawings are included on page 3.

The high-traffic location provides an expansive new venue for public art, visible to car traffic, pedestrians, and light rail passengers. The artist will have the option of using the wall’s surface as the mural canvas, having the mural applied via digital transfer, or on panels completed off-site that will be anchored to the wall.

Budget
The project budget is $7,500. This includes artist’s design fees and compensation; all material and fabrication costs; and any applicable taxes.

Selection Criteria & Process
A selection panel comprised of artists, community representatives, and individuals from the Safeway Foundation and SEEDArts will select an artist using the following criteria: quality and strength of past work as demonstrated in the submitted materials; demonstrated knowledge in creating murals; demonstrated ability to create a unique and engaging artwork appropriate in concept, materials and scale for this project; availability to work and complete work by April 1, 2018.

Timeline
November 27, 2017: Deadline for submissions
December 12, 2017: Notification of selected artist(s)
January 15, 2018: Design Review
April 1, 2018: Completion of Mural
(final installation may be weather dependent)

How to Apply

How to apply
Your submission must be contained in a single PDF document with page numbers and include the following items in the order listed below:
• A letter of interest (up to 2 pages) which should explain how your work is appropriate for this project and describe your approach to and vision for this particular site. Please include a rough budget, indicating the amount used for artist fees vs. materials and supplies.
• A current professional resume (2 pages maximum). If submitting as a team, please include resume for each individual.
• Up to 10 images of relevant work samples must be included in the PDF document. The images should be numbered and labeled with the title of the piece, the medium, the date, and the dimensions of the artwork. Artists are encouraged to include a brief description (2-3 sentences) of each image. One image & its description per page.
• Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

All applications must be received by November 27 at 5pm. You may mail or deliver your application to SEEDArts, 5117 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 or email them to kfowells@seedseattle.org.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seedseattle.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RFQ_Safeway-Mural.pdf

Posted

11/2/2017

501 Commons
501 Commons’ Springboard for the Arts cohort program is now open for applications! Deadline to apply is Friday, November 17, 2017. Cohort is limited to 10 organizations.

Organization

501 Commons

Website

www.501commons.org

More Info

Catherine Nueva Espana

catherine@501commons.org

206-682-6704 x 113

Deadline to Apply

11/24/2017

Description

Springboard is a capacity-building planning program for arts, cultural, heritage, and design organizations. Participants set priorities, identify goals, and take action to improve capacity issues such as IT systems, volunteer management practices, fundraising, audience development, and board governance. Each organization will assess its organizational capacity, prioritize key issues that limit ability to fulfill its mission, and develop a 12-18 month capacity building plan, all the while collaborating with peers in an active learning environment.

To be eligible, you must be an organization in King County that has at least one full-time employee and an annual budget of at least $150,000.

How to Apply

Contact Catherine Nueva España at catherine@501commons.org if you have any questions.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.501commons.org/services/vol-mgmt-and-cohort-programs/springboard

Posted

11/2/2017

Play Your Part
Play Your Part is seeking an Executive Director who will assist in the founding of an emerging theatre company in Seattle, WA. This person will help establish a Board of Directors, manage and mount the inaugural season, oversee daily operations, and roadmap the growth of the organization.

Organization

Play Your Part

More Info

Michael Raimondi

michael@michaelraimondi.com

646.872.1288

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Play Your Part is seeking an Executive Director who will assist in the founding of an emerging theatre company in Seattle, WA. This person will help establish a Board of Directors, manage and mount the inaugural season, oversee daily operations, and roadmap the growth of the organization.

Play Your Part is dedicated to producing captivating theatre while providing a venue for new and classic voices that move our audiences to action, in support of causes that align with our core beliefs. To initiate this engagement, Play Your Part is committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from each production to support organizations and charities that champion the following causes:

The protection and preservation of local parks and wildlife.
The empowerment of the LGBTQ community.
The rescue and welfare of animals.
The provision of health and wellness services for under-served or underrepresented communities.

Play Your Part will make a profound, local impact for these causes, produce work with uncompromising standards of production and performance, and provide artists in the company sustainable wages to dedicate their lives to their craft.

This will be a collaborative partnership from inception with the Artist Director, Michael Raimondi. Michael recently relocated to Seattle from New York City where he completed his MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School in Acting immediately following his BFA from Chapman University in Directing. Michael has since worked as a director and actor, held the position of Executive Director for Homunculus Mask Theatre, and managed a small business, among many other professional accomplishments. He is deeply passionate about creating theatre with purpose that is immediate, urgent, and alive; including the cultivation of rich, believable performances from actors and conjuring the playwright’s intent from the text through innovative and transformative staging and designs. He is insistent on the work being compelling, executed with unwavering integrity and professionalism.

In addition to sharing a deep passion for the organization’s mission and standards, Executive Director candidates should have the following qualifications and/or experience:

Managing and/or establishing of a non-profit including the recruitment and cultivation of a Board of Directors and the definition and development of their roles
Running of and/or participation in meetings of the Board following Robert’s Rules of Order
Familiarity with the Seattle theatrical community including means of recruiting and hiring talent, as well as paid and volunteer staff with a high level of retention; options for traditional and non-traditional rehearsal and performance space including their technical abilities/needs, and associated costs
Leveraging deep-rooted, local relationships and connections with diverse populations who hold a wide variety of valuable skill sets needed to establish and support a theatre non-profit
A proven track record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals in the tens to hundreds of thousands through a multi-pronged approach, including the planning and executing of successful fundraising campaigns and events, awards from grant writing, and original strategies
Consistently modeling and articulating best practices when collaborating on or managing projects, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Holding regular evaluations of standards for Board members and administrators, with a focus on transcendent leadership
Implementing or overseeing strategies used to cultivate and engage a vast social media following specifically through Instagram and Facebook
Managing and maintaining a non-profit budget with transparency and vision for the future; ensuring the compiling and filing of tax documents as appropriate to ensure the organization follows state and federal laws in collaboration with a CPA
Standing up for the organization’s mission with consistency and passion

The Executive Director of Play Your Part will initially act as the Board Chair and sit on the Board of Directors alongside the Artistic Director until the Board elects a new chair. Both the Executive Director and Artistic Director will continue to serve on the board, but may do so as non-voting members to avoid a conflict of interest.

Compensation for the Executive Director role will be determined once the Board of Directors is established and a proposed budget is approved. Play Your Part values paying artists and staff sustainable wages, and will prioritize market rates when building our budget.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume or CV to michael@michaelraimondi.com no later than 11/30/17.
Play Your Part is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Play-Your-Part/jobs/Executive-Director-485b1438a4698432?sjdu=Zzi_VW2ygsY1fzh3Ma9ZsE4zIT1NTXCwgFBhdjeTC3Ozvo8vSuC8HGlqy2pXEgD8oZayDUs2BGmMI7psgzf8fA

Posted

11/2/2017

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is seeking an innovative Gallery and Program Director to curate gallery shows and a five acre park

Organization

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center

Website

www.pafac.org

More Info

Jean Fleischfresser

jeanfleisch@gmail.com

3604529164

Deadline to Apply

1/2/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description



Port Angeles Fine Arts Center PAFAC

Job Announcement
Gallery and Program Director

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is currently seeking an innovative Gallery and Program Director to curate gallery shows and a five-acre art park, providing high quality art experiences and exhibits for travelling visitors and local community members alike. The Center is less than a mile from the Olympic National Park Visitor’s Center and approximately 18 miles away from Hurricane Ridge. The grounds are perched atop a wooded hill overlooking the City of Port Angeles, the Port of Port Angeles, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Vancouver Island, BC can be seen across the Strait, and Victoria, BC is just a ferry ride away.

The Center operates one indoor gallery with several exhibits annually. The surrounding art park in Webster’s Woods houses hundreds of outdoor sculptures in a wooded setting accessible to the public via a series of self-guided trails. The works of art installed can blend in with the forested surroundings, surprising viewers upon discovery, and sometimes provide stark contrasts to the natural setting. As they are exposed to the elements, the works are also in a constant state of change.

The Gallery and Program Director’s primary tasks will be generating engaging exhibitions and curating both the gallery and the art park. This person will reach out to the local community and connect with regional, national, and/or international artists and jurors. The PAFAC is run by a small staff, which includes an Executive Director, an Administrative Coordinator, volunteers and docents. The Gallery and Program Director oversees the exhibits and curation and will report directly to the Executive Director. The Executive Director works with the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, the City, and other community organizations on a variety of administrative and organizational aspects of the Center’s operations, including business development, budgeting and human resources. Both Directors collaborate on event programming, marketing, and cultivating educational opportunities through both the exhibits and the art park. Consider this unparalleled curatorial opportunity at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, on the Olympic Peninsula, where the mountains meet the sea. Visit our website http://www.pafac.org/gallery-and-program-director.html for job description and application detail


Gallery and Program Director: Job Description


Nature of Work:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Gallery and Program Director plans and manages the exhibitions and events of the Fine Arts Center. The Director will develop and present a yearly program calendar for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

The Gallery & Program Director coordinates all gallery and some event related activities of the Center working with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and volunteer committees. The Director assists the Executive Director in achieving program and exhibition goals and objectives outlined in the Center budget and strategic plan. The Director also oversees operations of the gallery, outdoor art park and the docent program.

The position requires working a flexible schedule including most weekends and some evenings.

Essential Job Functions:
Essential job functions are those functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.) The following duties are not inclusive of all duties and the incumbent performs other related duties as required.

• Curate gallery and outdoor art park exhibitions.
• Develop and build docent program. Recruit and supervise docents and volunteers.
• Draft budgets for exhibits and events. Submit and review with Executive Director.
• Assist with grant writing that is specific to art related proposals.
• Develop long-range plans for programs and activities.
• Curate and design visual art exhibitions or arrange for the showing of traveling exhibitions.
• Arrange loans of artwork and schedule with artists and lenders; negotiate gifts of artwork with artists and donors.
• Transport or arrange transport of artworks for exhibition.
• Develop supplementary programming in support of the exhibitions, including lectures, performances, readings, workshops and tours.
• Compose, design, and arrange publication of interpretive and promotional materials.
• Marketing, communications, social media and graphic design for the Center’s exhibits and events.
• Recruit art education program support (contract work or volunteers).
• Create strategies to increase number of attendees (and the diversity of attendees) to gallery and art park events.
• Remain current in the field of art and exhibition design.
• Create and/or contribute to the Center’s quarterly art publication.
• Gallery maintenance
• Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Work is performed in an office environment and requires sitting and utilizing a keyboard and PC work station for extended periods of time. Physical labor includes installing and de-installing exhibits which requires bending, stooping and lifting-up to 50 pounds. It also includes regular outdoor walks on art park trails and property.

Qualifications:
Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Studio Art and/or Art Education, or a combination of training and equivalent professional work experience will be considered.
• Master’s degree is desirable.
• Must possess strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising skills and experience engaging a wide range of stakeholders and diverse populations.

Experience:
• Must have proficient computer skills with graphics and desktop publishing software as well as office programs, fluency with design and publishing in both printed and electronic formats.

Other Requirements:
• Good driving record and possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Washington driver’s license within thirty (30) days of employment. Must have own vehicle.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Thorough professional grounding in the visual arts and their presentations
• Strong knowledge of various types of styles of contemporary art work and art making methods as well as modern methods and practices of preparing gallery exhibitions and displays of works of art.
• Knowledge of and ability to develop and conduct effective educational programs.
• A broad range of contacts in the regional art world
• Strong verbal and written and verbal communication skills. Public speaking skills and ability to communicate with volunteer board members, the public and artists.
• Good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.
• Creative problem solving skills.
• Ability to prioritize, schedule work and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently, be self-directed and work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and organizations.

Salary: $42,000 a year, plus $400 per month towards health care costs.

Application Materials:

• Resume (including exhibition history)
• Marketing portfolio
• Two writing samples

Application deadline: January 2nd

How to Apply

Please visit our website http://www.pafac.org/gallery-and-program-director.html for job description and application details.

Application deadline: Jan. 2nd
no phone calls please

Link to Opportunity

http://www.pafac.org/gallery-and-program-director.htlm

Posted

11/2/2017

501 Commons
501 Commons’ Springboard for the Arts cohort program is now open for applications! Deadline to apply is Friday, November 17, 2017. Cohort is limited to 10 organizations.

Organization

501 Commons

Website

www.501commons.org

More Info

Catherine Nueva Espana

catherine@501commons.org

206-682-6704 x 113

Deadline to Apply

11/17/2017

Description

501 Commons’ Springboard for the Arts cohort program is now open for applications! Deadline to apply is Friday, November 17, 2017. Cohort is limited to 10 organizations.

Springboard is a capacity-building planning program for arts, cultural, heritage, and design organizations. Participants set priorities, identify goals, and take action to improve capacity issues such as IT systems, volunteer management practices, fundraising, audience development, and board governance. Each organization will assess its organizational capacity, prioritize key issues that limit ability to fulfill its mission, and develop a 12-18 month capacity building plan, all the while collaborating with peers in an active learning environment.

To be eligible, you must be an organization in King County that has at least one full-time employee and an annual budget of at least $150,000.

Contact Catherine Nueva España at catherine@501commons.org if you have any questions.

Visit: https://www.501commons.org/services/vol-mgmt-and-cohort-programs/springboard

How to Apply

Contact Catherine Nueva España at catherine@501commons.org if you have any questions.

Visit: https://www.501commons.org/services/vol-mgmt-and-cohort-programs/springboard

Link to Opportunity

https://www.501commons.org/services/vol-mgmt-and-cohort-programs/springboard

Posted

10/27/2017

city of lynnwood
looking for 30 creative people or teams to create large “art eggs”.

Organization

city of lynnwood

Website

www.lynnwoodarts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

12/16/2017

Description

The City of Lynnwood, WA is looking for 30 creative people or teams to create large “art eggs”. We will place 30 art eggs throughout the city, for the “Eggs-plore Lynnwood” Egg Hunt.

$200 for each artist
Apply by December 15, 2017

Questions, please contact us at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502

How to Apply

Go to www.LynnwoodArts.org
Download, complete, and email application.

Link to Opportunity

www.LynnwoodArts.org

Posted

10/27/2017

4Culture
The Arc Artist Fellowship provides $12,000 awards and promotional support through the 4Culture website. Each year, a new cohort of Arc Fellows will be selected, and will continue to help shape the program after their fellowship year.

Organization

4Culture

Website

www.4culture.org

More Info

Heather Dwyer

heather.dwyer@4culture.org

206.263.1597

Deadline to Apply

11/29/2017

Description

4Culture is proud to announce the Arc Artist Fellowship, a new program to provide operational support for King County artists. Unrestricted awards of $12,000 may be used to offset daily expenses for Fellows as they pursue their creative work. The Fellowship includes modest promotional support through the 4Culture website.

An unrestricted grant allows artists to apply funds when and where it is most needed as they develop their artistic practice. Fellowship funds can be used to offset costs related to rent, childcare, health care, transportation, space rental, legal support, equipment, materials, workshop fees, residencies, and more.

The Arc Artist Fellowship is open to artists, 18 years of age or older, who reside in King County (WA). Additionally, artists must meet an eligibility requirement that will change annually.

For 2018, eligible applicants must be artists with physical, developmental, cognitive, intellectual, and/or emotional disabilities. Arc Fellows will assist in determining the Arc Eligibility Requirement for next year’s fellowship as well as participate in a public cohort presentation organized by 4Culture and in planning and community engagement for the 2019 program.

The Arc Artist Fellowship will also provide each Fellow with a page on the 4Culture website to use for promotional purposes, featuring a description of their work, biography and images.

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm PDT

How to Apply

Review guidelines and videos about how to start your 4Culture account and a step-by-step guide through the application.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.4culture.org/arc-fellowship/

Posted

10/27/2017

Abbey Arts
Legal Advice for Artists with Attorney Ashley Long

Organization

Abbey Arts

Website

http://www.fremontabbey.org/

More Info

Matt Gano

matt@fremontabbey.org

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2017

Location

Fremont Abbey Arts Center

Start Date

11/14/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/14/2017

End Time

08:00 PM

Cost

Free

Description

Learn the basics of contract language, licensing, copyright laws and other important guidelines for knowing your rights and maintaining ownership of your work as it becomes public.

Ashley Long is an attorney in the startup group at Carney Badley Spellman in downtown Seattle. She assists emerging companies and individuals with their corporate and intellectual property legal needs. Ashley’s services include intellectual property portfolio development and maintenance, tech transactions, commercial contracts, entrepreneurial financing, and corporate governance.

How to Apply

Free and Open to the public

Link to Opportunity

https://11-14-17-nextstagelegaladvice.eventbrite.com/

Posted

10/27/2017

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe
Ada’s Technical Books and The Lab at Ada’s is looking to hire a full-time Event and Program Manager. Ada’s is a multi-passionate, independent bookstore/cafe and we are looking for the right person to take our new events program (and The Lab… our new events space!) to the next level.

Organization

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

Website

www.adasbooks.com

More Info

Danielle Hulton

danielle@adasbooks.com

206.322.1058 x.700

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description


Ada’s Technical Books and The Lab at Ada’s is looking to hire a full-time Event and Program Manager. Ada’s is a multi-passionate, independent bookstore/cafe and we are looking for the right person to take our new events program (and The Lab… our new events space!) to the next level. We are into providing a unique experience for our guests, mixed with a scientific mindset. If you’re into innovation, being an expert in your field, and serving people, then we are a great fit!
RESPONSIBILITIES
Secure all author and featured events for both in store and The Lab
Create, Develop, schedule, and promote all events both in store and in The Lab
Field, respond to, schedule, coordinate, and support room reservations and private events
Coordinate and organize all monthly meeting groups and events including but not book clubs, meetups, children’s story times, Independent Bookstore Day, and Small Business Saturday. Includes updating web listings, in store listings, ordering books, communicating with group leaders, and doing post meeting/meeting interim promotion (emails, listings, fb groups, etc.)
Supervise our event hosting team, maintaining hosting standards and constantly looking for ways to improve presenter and attendee experience.
Serve as an ambassador for Ada's, answering questions about the space when asked on-site or via email
Host at minimum 1 event per week in-store or in The Lab.
Organize off-site events including book ordering, product procurement, advertising (when necessary), web listings, and informing/educating staff
Procure and manage event titles to support successful sales at all events and manage efficient timely returns.
Create or collaborate on creation of social media content for promoting featured events and regular meetings
Track and analyze monetary success, logistics, and processes of events. Maintain an organized program with standardized procedures, event evaluation processes and strive to improve event production.
Troubleshoot AV and IT equipment for featured events and reservations -- escalate to GM when necessary
Create, develop, and maintain instructional, procedural, and protocol manuals to be used by event staff
Building relationships with publicists, sales reps and other publishing representatives to raise the profile of Ada’s events.
Creating and maintaining partnership opportunities with local community organization and high profile local authors for coordinating events.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
-2-4 years of event planning with book or food industry experience preferred.
-The ability to enthusiastically represent the Ada’s voice and brand at store and industry events.
-Creative problem solver with a strong belief that there is always a solution.
-Well-organized and capable of juggling multiple projects at one time.
-Personable & confident, public speaking required.
-Strong communication skills (verbal and written), copy writing skills a plus.
-Experience managing a team.
-Time management skills and ability to prioritize a large volume of tasks.
-Pursues change and innovation and challenges established norms where appropriate to ensure growth & improvement of the events program.
-Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build relationships within and outside of an organization.
-A love of science,technology, coffee, food and books is a must.
-Computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, InDesign. Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
40 hours/week with varying hours & days based on events schedule.
Salary DOE
Medical, Dental and Vision
Bus Passes
Store and Cafe Discount
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
Job Type: Full-time

How to Apply

email jobs@adasbooks.com with a resume and cover letter.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com/lab-ada%E2%80%99sada%E2%80%99s-technical-books-cafe-event-and-program-manager

Posted

10/20/2017

City of Burien
Burien Exhibit Opportunity

Organization

City of Burien

Website

www.burienwa.gov

More Info

Gina Kallman

ginak@burienwa.gov

206-391-6605

Deadline to Apply

11/18/2017

Description

Artists working in 2D media are invited to apply to the 2018 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center.

How to Apply

Please go to website for application information.

Link to Opportunity

www.burienwa.gov/CallToArtists

Posted

10/20/2017

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe
Ada’s Technical Books and The Lab at Ada’s is looking to hire a full-time Event and Program Manager. Ada’s is a multi-passionate, independent bookstore/cafe and we are looking for the right person to take our new events program (and The Lab… our new events space!) to the next level.

Organization

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

Website

www.adasbooks.com

More Info

Danielle Hulton

danielle@adasbooks.com

206.322.1058 x.700

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description


Ada’s Technical Books and The Lab at Ada’s is looking to hire a full-time Event and Program Manager. Ada’s is a multi-passionate, independent bookstore/cafe and we are looking for the right person to take our new events program (and The Lab… our new events space!) to the next level. We are into providing a unique experience for our guests, mixed with a scientific mindset. If you’re into innovation, being an expert in your field, and serving people, then we are a great fit!
RESPONSIBILITIES
Secure all author and featured events for both in store and The Lab
Create, Develop, schedule, and promote all events both in store and in The Lab
Field, respond to, schedule, coordinate, and support room reservations and private events
Coordinate and organize all monthly meeting groups and events including but not book clubs, meetups, children’s story times, Independent Bookstore Day, and Small Business Saturday. Includes updating web listings, in store listings, ordering books, communicating with group leaders, and doing post meeting/meeting interim promotion (emails, listings, fb groups, etc.)
Supervise our event hosting team, maintaining hosting standards and constantly looking for ways to improve presenter and attendee experience.
Serve as an ambassador for Ada's, answering questions about the space when asked on-site or via email
Host at minimum 1 event per week in-store or in The Lab.
Organize off-site events including book ordering, product procurement, advertising (when necessary), web listings, and informing/educating staff
Procure and manage event titles to support successful sales at all events and manage efficient timely returns.
Create or collaborate on creation of social media content for promoting featured events and regular meetings
Track and analyze monetary success, logistics, and processes of events. Maintain an organized program with standardized procedures, event evaluation processes and strive to improve event production.
Troubleshoot AV and IT equipment for featured events and reservations -- escalate to GM when necessary
Create, develop, and maintain instructional, procedural, and protocol manuals to be used by event staff
Building relationships with publicists, sales reps and other publishing representatives to raise the profile of Ada’s events.
Creating and maintaining partnership opportunities with local community organization and high profile local authors for coordinating events.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
-2-4 years of event planning with book or food industry experience preferred.
-The ability to enthusiastically represent the Ada’s voice and brand at store and industry events.
-Creative problem solver with a strong belief that there is always a solution.
-Well-organized and capable of juggling multiple projects at one time.
-Personable & confident, public speaking required.
-Strong communication skills (verbal and written), copy writing skills a plus.
-Experience managing a team.
-Time management skills and ability to prioritize a large volume of tasks.
-Pursues change and innovation and challenges established norms where appropriate to ensure growth & improvement of the events program.
-Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build relationships within and outside of an organization.
-A love of science,technology, coffee, food and books is a must.
-Computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, InDesign. Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
40 hours/week with varying hours & days based on events schedule.
Salary DOE
Medical, Dental and Vision
Bus Passes
Store and Cafe Discount
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
Job Type: Full-time

How to Apply

email jobs@adasbooks.com with a resume and cover letter.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com/lab-ada%E2%80%99sada%E2%80%99s-technical-books-cafe-event-and-program-manager

Posted

10/20/2017

City of Burien
Burien Exhibit Opportunity

Organization

City of Burien

Website

www.burienwa.gov

More Info

Gina Kallman

ginak@burienwa.gov

206-391-6605

Deadline to Apply

11/18/2017

Description

Artists working in 2D media are invited to apply to the 2018 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center.

How to Apply

Please go to website for application information.

Link to Opportunity

www.burienwa.gov/CallToArtists

Posted

10/20/2017

Vashon Center for the Arts
Designing and Producing marketing materials

Organization

Vashon Center for the Arts

Website

vashoncenterforthearts.org

More Info

Angela Gist

Angela@vashoncenterforthearts.org

206-259-3010

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA): VCA is a multi-disciplinary arts center located on beautiful Vashon Island, WA. Vashon is a short ferry ride from either Seattle or Tacoma and boasts a large population of artists along with an award-winning school district. Our year round programming includes a performing arts venue, arts classes for children and adults, a pre-professional sequential dance program, Vashon Artists in Schools, a visual arts gallery and an arts and crafts consignment store. VCA has completed a new 20,000 sq. ft. arts center which opened in April 2016. Visit our website for more information: www.VashonCenterfortheArts.org
Multi Media Specialist Job Description:
The Multi Media Specialist is responsible for the design, production and creation of visual materials in a variety of mediums promoting the activities of VCA including but not limited to: performing arts at the Katherine L. White Hall, Koch Gallery exhibitions, Heron’s Nest retail store activities, Dance, Arts Education and Artist in the Schools programming. In addition, this position will assist in the regulation of the visual identity and branding of VCA, ensuring materials maintain the VCA brand and personality. This position includes producing magazines/newsletters, brochures, posters/flyers and material for electronic mediums including web design, electronic presentations, and multimedia products. A high degree of familiarity with image manipulation, file preparation, information layout, print prodcution and physical assembly is needed. This position coordinates with 5 Arts Mangers and multi-tasking and strong communication skills are essential components of the position. In addition the Multi Media Specialist works closely with major fundraising events at VCA including the annual Garden Gala/ Tour and Art Auction.
VCA is looking for an organized self-starter that is highly productive, has a strong work ethic, is detail-oriented, and has quality design instincts. The Multi Media Specialist is a member of the Marketing team reporting to the Director of Communications.
Qualifications:
This position requires a four year degree in graphic design, fine arts, illustration or related field or equivalent experience. At least two years’ experience in a service-oriented high-volume setting, manipulating and optimizing images, product design and production is desirable. Candidates should possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. The Multi Media Specialist must be able to work under tight deadlines, work on multiple projects at one time, and be able to self-manage workloads. Flexibility is a requirement as the field evolves towards newer technologies.
In addition the position requires:
• The use and application of a wide variety of design software programs including expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and Microsoft Office
• High proficiency in Web management/design including, editing, image formats; image optimization and image manipulation are essential
• Proficiency with video production and editing
• Excellent time management skills
• Creativity and a sense of humor
• Ability to communicate clearly and articulately
• Ability to take direction from art managers and other stakeholders
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change.

Compensation: Salary DOE. This is a full-time position. There will be a set schedule, plus occasional evening and weekend work during annual fundraising events. VCA provides paid time off and holiday pay. This position is eligible to participate in the group health and dental plan.
Start Date: November 2017
To Apply: Submit (1) a cover letter describing your relevant work and life experience and interest in working at Vashon Center for the Arts and (2) a current resume highlighting relevant work experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and should be e-mailed to: Angela@vashoncenterforthearts.org. No phone calls please.

How to Apply

To Apply: Submit (1) a cover letter describing your relevant work and life experience and interest in working at Vashon Center for the Arts and (2) a current resume highlighting relevant work experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and should be e-mailed to: Angela@vashoncenterforthearts.org. No phone calls please.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.vashoncenterforthearts.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Posted

10/18/2017

Arts Consulting Group
The Executive Director (ED) of Pilchuck will serve as the chief executive officer, responsible for supervising all aspects of the organization’s programs, operations, fundraising, public visibility, and financial and business planning.

Organization

Arts Consulting Group

Website

http://artsconsulting.com/

More Info

Nora Reilly

nreilly@artsconsulting.com

8882344236

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

For more than 45 years, the Pilchuck Glass School (Pilchuck) has been a primary force in the evolution of glass as a means of artistic expression. Today, Pilchuck (which means “red river” in the Native American language of the region) is the largest, most comprehensive educational institution of its kind in the world, recognized as the preeminent learning center for artists working and experimenting in glass. Founded in 1971 by visionary glass artist Dale Chihuly and philanthropists Anne Gould Hauberg and John H. Hauberg, Pilchuck serves as an incubator of creativity and technological advances and is at the epicenter of the international glass community.

Pilchuck’s artistic and educational programs provide an educational opportunity that focuses on artists surrounded by artists, sharing knowledge, and creative practice, with hands on experience. From April to November each year, Pilchuck offers an immersive experience and intense learning environment through a series of courses and residencies for artists in all media. The legacy of the Artist in Residence Program dates to the beginning of the school. Over the years, hundreds of notable artists from a wide range of artistic disciplines have come to Pilchuck to explore how glass can factor into their practice and visual vocabulary. Residence sessions taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual expression. In 2017, these programs served 292 students, ages 18 to 76, from 25 countries. In addition, several artist residency programs serve an international population of distinguished, mid-career, and emerging artists.

The 54-acre Pilchuck school campus is located 50 miles north of Seattle in Stanwood, Washington. The studio and shops are equipped for glassblowing, hot casting, kiln casting, coldworking, flameworking, neon, fusing, glass painting, stained glass, and printmaking. The campus also includes a wood and metal shop and the innovative BotLab studio that houses 3D printers and 3D scanners. Seattle architect Tom Bosworth won an award from the American Institute of Architects for the shake-and-timber design of Pilchuck’s lodge. Built in 1977, the lodge houses the campus dining room, kitchen, and library. Artist and student housing is rustic, with everyone eating, working, and sleeping on campus for courses and residencies. Pilchuck’s administrative offices and exhibition space are located in Pioneer Square, the original downtown of Seattle.

Pilchuck’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan uses Artistic Director Tina Aufiero’s vision to establish programming goals, which include staying at the forefront of glass and design education; capitalizing on the unique properties of glass and its interdisciplinary possibilities; and incorporating bold innovations and technology. Pilchuck is developing new opportunities for educational and artistic programs as well as outreach initiatives for diverse populations, while still maintaining its core courses and residencies for emerging and established glass artists.

Governed by a 41-member Board of Trustees led by President Kent Carlson, Pilchuck has a staff of 19 year-round and 140 seasonal employees. Pilchuck is also supported by its Artistic Advisory Committee and its International Council, which promotes knowledge and visibility of the school. James Baker is the retiring Executive Director. The 2017 budget is approximately $2.7 million and the organization has an endowment of just under $3 million.


Communities
Named by Kiplinger as one of the ""10 Best Cities for the Next Decade"" and dubbed “Brain City,” Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Surrounded by extraordinary natural beauty, including Mount Rainier and Puget Sound, the city is home to innumerable globally-recognized organizations, including the ubiquitous Starbucks Coffee Company, REI, Amazon, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Median household income in the metropolitan area is more than $78,500, which is the fourth highest among major metropolitan areas in the country.

With a reputation as a great arts city, Seattle is the epicenter of American glass art. In addition to Pilchuck, the metropolitan area boasts Chihuly Garden and Glass, Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and many practicing glass artists. The University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design offers a ceramics + glass + sculpture MFA. Beyond glass, Seattle is home to some of the most prestigious arts organizations in the country, including Seattle Arts Museum, Seattle Theatre Group, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Seattle also has a multitude of professional sports teams and plenty of outdoor recreation options.

While Pilchuck’s administration offices and exhibition space is in Seattle’s bustling historic arts district, its school campus is 50 miles north of the city in Stanwood (population 5,000). Known as Seattle’s Backcountry, the surrounding Snohomish County is equal parts urban and rural, manufacturing and research, and maritime and alpine. Snohomish County has excellent K-12 schools, two highly regarded community colleges, an extensive library system, and beautiful scenery, from saltwater wetlands to Cascade Mountain peaks. Median household income is just under $72,000. In addition to Pilchuck, cultural attractions in the area include the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, the Museum of Northwest Art, and the public art of the Lynnwood Civic Center Campus, among others.

Sources: seattlechamber.com; washington.edu; visitseattle.org; Kiplinger.com; seattlemag.com; snohomish.org; economicalliancesc.org


Position
The Executive Director (ED) of Pilchuck will serve as the chief executive officer, responsible for supervising all aspects of the organization’s programs, operations, fundraising, public visibility, and financial and business planning. Reporting to the Board of Trustees and working in partnership with the Artistic Director, the ED will be charged with strategic leadership of the organization, with a clear vision of artistic and educational excellence, service to artists and students, community engagement, and financial stability as a guide. Embracing creativity, diversity, and cross-cultural understanding, the ED will promote an environment of sensitivity and creativity with the students, artists, donors, Board, staff, and community partners.


Roles and Responsibilities
Vision, Strategy, and Leadership
* Guide strategic plan development with the Board and Artistic Director. Build consensus around key organizational decisions that focus the institution’s energies, prioritize artistic and educational excellence, and articulate the unique impact Pilchuck will have over the next decade.
* Ensure that programs, culture, facilities, systems, staffing, and operations are effective, impactful, and are in alignment with strategic plan development and decision-making.
* Partner with the Artistic Director in the development and oversight of artistic and educational programs that maximize educational effectiveness and support the organization’s vision and strategy.
* Demonstrate a collaborative leadership style with a true connection to Pilchuck’s artists, students, staff, Board, and community.
* Serve as a visible, passionate, credible, and articulate ambassador and advocate for Pilchuck in a wide range of local, national, and international communities and settings, including artists, students, collectors, donors, community leaders, partners, and alumni.

Revenue Enhancement
* Guide the Board and staff in identifying stakeholders, developing strategies, defining key messages, and building relationships with individuals and institutions to ensure that contributed and earned revenues meet organizational goals.
* Lead giving efforts with the Director of Development and strategize the organization’s development programs, including its annual fund, Leadership Circle, Legacy Society, gala, fundraising events, and sponsorships.
* Serve as the chief fundraiser for Pilchuck, directly participating in major gift cultivation and solicitation.
* Strategize a diversification of contributed revenue for Pilchuck.
* Explore opportunities to maximize earned revenue through increased programming and tuition, partnerships, leveraging of the Pilchuck brand, and other methods.
* Prepare and lead future campaign initiatives.

Organizational Management
* Lead the day-to-day operations of Pilchuck to ensure that students, artists, instructors, donors, and other stakeholders have an exceptional experience any time they interact with the organization.
* Supervise and integrate all aspects of Pilchuck, including operations at both locations, educational programs, development, staff, and volunteers.
* Confirm that organizational policies, systems controls, and procedures are in place, adhered to, and regularly reviewed for effectiveness.
* Oversee Pilchuck’s real estate, facilities, and equipment, including maintenance, safety, and functionality of both locations, and strategic needs for future program development, maintenance, and capacity utilization.
* Ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed with outstanding employees.
* Interview, hire, train, and mentor staff, providing performance appraisals on a regular basis.
* Maintain an organization with the highest standards, in which all stakeholder obligations, both legal and ethical, are fully met.

Governance and Financial Stewardship
* Guide, direct, and support the Board and its committees in their duties of fundraising, governance, and community ambassadorship for Pilchuck and its activities.
* Identify, cultivate, and assist in the recruitment of Board and advisory council members whose skills, experience, financial connections, diversity, and capacity meet the organization’s needs.
* Collaborate with the Board to refine and implement the institutional strategic plan to meet annual goals and priorities.
* Oversee all internal corporate matters, including legal issues and lease negotiations.
* Ensure the financial health of the organization by providing sound business models, budgeting, and financial management, including leadership of a thorough review of Pilchuck’s business model.
* Provide concise, relevant, and timely information to the Board so it can effectively fulfill its policy, fiduciary, and decision-making responsibilities.


Traits and Characteristics
The next Executive Director will be a dynamic and inspiring leader who builds compelling relationships and values frequent communication and engagement with Pilchuck’s many diverse stakeholders. Able to honor the past and chart the course for the future, this individual will be versatile and competitive, with a will to succeed and a passion to lead an organization with an unparalleled history in the glass art movement. Valuing creativity and self-expression, the successful candidate will be an optimistic and decisive leader, with an appreciation for practical accomplishments and the ability to balance the external- and internal-facing requirements of the position.

Other key competencies include:

* Self-Management and Personal Accountability – Prioritize and complete tasks necessary to meet or exceed the mutually agreed upon expectations of the role while being accountable for personal and professional actions.

* Teamwork – Work effectively and productively with others, recognizing the importance of building a team mission and connection between Pilchuck’s Seattle and Stanwood locations.

* Stakeholder Focus – Commit to donor, Board, artist, staff, and student satisfaction, with a high value on multiple stakeholder needs, anticipate challenges, and develop appropriate solutions.

* Planning and Organizing – Work within established timeframes and ascertain top priorities for optimum productivity with procedures, processes, and systems that result in order, accuracy, and efficiency.


Qualifications
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, plus a minimum of 10 years of increasing responsibility in a senior management role at an arts organization, arts education organization, craft school, college, university, or similar organization. Candidates must also demonstrate quantifiable success in fundraising, with a proven track record in donor stewardship and the successful solicitation of major gifts, including success with a national donor base. They should also possess strong strategic planning, staff development, communication, and financial management skills. Candidates should know how to work effectively with an artistic director, Board members, staff, artists, and students. The Executive Director must be willing to divide their time between Pilchuck’s two locations and travel nationally to build strong relationships with Pilchuck stakeholders and to advance the organization’s mission and vision.



Compensation and Benefits
Pilchuck provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, vacation and sick pay, and the quality of life that the Pacific Northwest offers.

How to Apply

Applications and Inquiries
Please submit a letter and resume (electronic submissions preferred) with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to:

Mr. Martin Bragg
Senior Vice President, Arts Consulting Group
818 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 236
Portland, OR 97204-2405
Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 205
Email pilchuck@ArtsConsulting.com


Pilchuck does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin in employment or in artistic or educational programs.

Link to Opportunity

http://artsconsulting.com/employment/pilchuck-glass-school-executive-director/

Posted

10/16/2017

Jack Straw Cultural Center
A detailed look at microphone types, pickup patterns, placement and use, both for live and studio applications.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/9/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Start Date

11/09/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/09/2017

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

$70 member; $95 non-member; $50 visually impaired

Description

A detailed look at microphone types, pickup patterns, placement and use, both for live and studio applications. Students participate in extensive listening and recording exercises with live music. All experience levels are welcome; we'll cover some basics of theory and history but mostly be engaged in interactive mic use and comparison.

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. Students may also get a brochure form, and mail in a check for the deposit or class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.jackstraw.org/programs/ed/adult/workshops_current.html

Posted

10/16/2017

Glass Art Society
Administrative support role for small non-profit organization.

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit membership organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. The Society strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, art critics, manufacturers, and all others interested in and involved with the production, technology and aesthetics of glass. We are dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the glass arts.

Job Responsibilities:

• Provide general administrative support to the GAS staff and Board, such as:
• Meeting planning
• Preparing documents
• Composing correspondence, including Board election communications
• Coordinating general activities
• Collecting and compiling data, preparing standard and custom reports
• Assisting Board members with requests and needs
• Taking minutes for Board calls/meetings
• Updating Board meeting archive book; maintaining archive, including storage and inventory
• Updating Board-only pages on website (e.g., meeting minutes, Board packets, new Board members, etc.)
• Maintaining master Board nominee list, setting up nomination surveys, create reports, as requested by the Executive Director and/or Operations and Program Manager
• Supporting Operations and Program Manager with the chart assignment grid for Board conference roles
• Acting as “first responder” to incoming phone calls and emails; checking GAS voicemails and handling or forwarding, as appropriate; following up on requests and responding to basic inquiries
• Checking fax machine daily
• Updating outgoing voicemail message, e.g., for holidays and conference
• Ordering office supplies as needed
• Opening and distributing mail; monitoring postage meter and adding postage as needed; expediting all outgoing shipments; stuffing and mailing correspondence
• Assisting with journal orders, mailing lists, and other priority projects, as requested
• Sending mass emails for assigned projects, as needed
• Provide additional administrative support for membership data entry and renewals, including running duplication reports
• Organize and maintain general office files
• Provide administrative support for designated activities, such as:
 Emerging Artist presentations
 Online student exhibition and juried selection catalogue
 Student scholarship applications
• Provide administrative support to Operations and Program Manager in maintaining the chart/grid for Board conference assignments
• Provide support for conference activities, such as:
• Assisting with sponsorship benefit tracking
• Ensuring all sponsors receive ribbons and passes, as needed
• Supporting work exchange, tech display, and Goblet Grab activities
• Assisting in managing and reconciling money at/from the conference
• Providing post-conference support, e.g., filing registration forms, archiving, compiling online conference evaluation results/comments, etc.
• Helping to track service agreements and provide follow up, as needed
• Coordinate travel arrangements for Board and staff (e.g., for conference attendance)
• Other duties as assigned from time to time

Reports to:

Operations and Program Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

• Be collaborative in working with staff, Board, and partners
• Be flexible in responding to and working with shifting priorities of cyclical projects
• Be committed to an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to GAS’s work, especially during conference season (this includes but is not limited to helping answer phone calls, assisting inquiries about navigating and using the website, helping with conference registration, and possibly traveling to/participating in the management of the conference)
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, non-profit environment
• Experience with visual arts, especially glass, is desired
• Associate’s degree, or equivalent education and/or experience
• Strong planning skills; attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, electronic
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and other on-line applications
• Experience working with data bases
• Some graphic design proficiencies desired

Glass Art Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging and supporting diversity of glass art, artists, and employees.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@glassart.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

10/16/2017

Glass Art Society
Drive the communications and social media strategies and tactics for a small, no-profit organization.

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit membership organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. The Society strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, art critics, manufacturers, and all others interested in and involved with the production, technology and aesthetics of glass. We are dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the glass arts.

Job Responsibilities:

• Research and develop content for publications; coordinate, schedule, manage, edit, and oversee production of identified publications, including quarterly newsletter, pre-conference brochure, program book, journal, collateral materials, auction catalogue, digital catalogues (e.g., emerging artists, international student online exhibition); other publications as assigned; ensure all publications meet established standards as to appearance and content
• Provide general graphic design support for all GAS publications
• Obtain cost estimates, collaborate in the selection of, and oversee graphic design contractor
• Manage GAS’s branding and story-telling
• Create communications programs to describe and promote the organization and its services, including graphics, brochures, fact sheets, logos, etc.
• Manage and execute GAS’s social media strategy
• Evaluate, manage, and contribute to a variety of social media channels to achieve organizational objectives while ensuring a consistent marketing message and strengthening the organization’s image
• Develop and nurture a vibrant and compelling on-line presence for GAS
• Coordinate GAS sponsored webinars
• Coordinate and drive the organization’s general and conference publicity, e.g., press releases, press kits, advertising, general promotional materials, etc.
• Coordinate ad sales
• Create conference signage, in coordination with contract event planner
• Provide conference and post-conference support and wrap up, as directed
• Act as organization’s webmaster; update website information and troubleshoot/resolve issues; provide direction to IT contractor and staff Administrative Assistant to support website maintenance
• Serve as staff representative on Board Digital, Print, and History Committees; maintain minutes of committee meetings; coordinate committee projects
• Other duties as assigned from time to time

Reports to:

Operations and Program Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

• Be collaborative in working with staff, Board, and partners
• Be flexible in responding to and working with shifting priorities of cyclical projects
• Be committed to an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to GAS’s work, especially during conference season (this includes but is not limited to helping answer phone calls, assisting inquiries about navigating and using the website, helping with conference registration, and possibly traveling to/participating in the management of the conference)
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, non-profit environment
• Experience with visual arts, especially glass, is desired
• Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent education/experience
• Demonstrated experience in using social media as an effective promotional and communication tool
• Demonstrated experience in graphic design, creating publications, driving a public persona for an entity (e.g., branding, story-telling)
• Strong planning skills; attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, electronic
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and other on-line applications

Glass Art Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging and supporting diversity of glass art, artists, and employees.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@glassart.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

10/16/2017

Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Bookstore Manager is responsible for attaining store sales goals, customer service, policy and procedure standards, merchandise presentation, human resources management, expense management, loss prevention, sourcing fine art leads for onsite and referring leads to Chihuly Studio for unique object.

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

206-905-2157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

EMBRACING THE VIBRANCY OF THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Center Art LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Space Needle LLC has partnered with Chihuly Studio to operate Chihuly Garden and Glass on the grounds of Seattle Center next to the Space Needle.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Bookstore Manager is responsible for attaining store sales goals, customer service, policy and procedure standards, merchandise presentation, human resources management, expense management, loss prevention, sourcing fine art leads for onsite and referring leads to Chihuly Studio for unique object.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

*Responsible for the sales production and profit through effective sales generation/forecasting, customer service, expense control, cash management, inventory/loss prevention, long range planning, and merchandise presentation.
*Analyze daily the controllable business matrix and pivot on results, if needed.
*Maintain and minimize costs when possible, and keep labor within budget at all times.
*Knowledge of visual presentation techniques, ability to interpret and achieve visual objectives.
*Oversee and drive the success of the fine art program. Working with the fine art sales team, ensure Team Members are always up to date on training and knowledge with the *Editions and Prints. Create a culture of non-competitive, yet sense of urgency drive throughout all Bookstore Team Members.
*Through networking and connections within the fine art and community and beyond, attract fine art audience and/or unique object referrals. Fosters an environment to create long-term and repeat purchase base of guests.
*Recruit talent, focusing on guest service skills and the ability to sell fine art.
*Work closely with the buying team and the visual merchandiser to utilize the available space and merchandise to attain the best sell-through.
*Maintain a well-organized, visually appealing, well-stocked retail environment within The Bookstore standards.
*Assure compliance with all store procedures through adherence to store non-negotiable standards, critical controls and operations standards.
*Provide consistency in training, coaching and reviewing. Holding each team member accountable, and ensuring that Supervisors and Leads are exhibiting the ‘lead by example’ philosophy at all times.
*Teaming with the Warehouse Manager/Supervisor, oversee all aspects of The Bookstore physical inventory.
*Organize, schedule, map, pre-count and verify that all Art work is accounted for and logged correctly.
*Through physical inventory and loss prevention measures, maintain shrink levels designated by VP.
*Make recommendations concerning store operations, opening and closing procedures, staffing, cash procedures, credit card and cash sales, discounts, promotions, inventory, and other store concerns.
*Respectfully voice any ideas and concerns to the retail director and VP of retail in a timely and thorough manner.
*Accountable for the successful completion and follow-up on the Retail Training program.
*Knowing your team, and ensuring that they have consistently been given the tools and attention to be set up for success.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Network to recruit, hire, training, and retain qualified team members - partner with the HR department for store requirements, specifics and timelines.
*Assist team members to take ownership and accountability for fulfilling the Mission, Vision, and Values of Chihuly Garden and Glass.
*Other special projects and duties as assigned by director or VP.
*Position may require working nights, weekends and holidays – including NYE

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

*Ideal candidate will have experience with high end art sales and high volume gift, apparel, and jewelry items.
*Strong verbal and organizational skills.
*Exceptional interpersonal skills.
*Strong management skills, including ability to train, coach and motivate team members to meet sales and customer satisfaction goals.
*Excellent organizational skills.
*The ability to prioritize, delegate and follow-up on all store related issues including customer service, team member motivation, safety, policies and procedures.

*3-5 years in Retail management in high volume retail setting.
*Customer retention experience highly desired.
*Computer savvy with MS Office.
*Proven leadership skills with the ability to manage as effectively down as up.
*Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with customers, associates, and management team.
*Ability to organize and prioritize a multiple of tasks.
*Proficient in expense management and financial analysis.
*Prefer art background and/or education.
*Completion of college or university degree preferred.
*Prefer experience with varied point of sale operational and reporting systems.



The Bookstore Manager supports Center Art’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors, standards and accountabilities:

EXCELLENCE- Strive continually to improve and exemplify the brand in every aspect of the business.
PERSONALIZATION- Cultivate the team’s personal strengths to create stronger ‘we’ mentality. Nurture the ‘personality’ of the retail business with a focus on the relationships built with guests.
TRANSFORMING MOMENTS - Ensure a world class, guest first experience, while taking a proactive approach to guest relations i.e. time spent on the selling floor building relationships and interacting with guests, relating product information and delivering prompt efficient service.
COMPETENCE- Ability to self-motivate, delegate, be detail oriented and proficient in all operational standards. Use of good judgement with an acute ability to discern the needs of the business.
COLLABERATION - Consistently communicate and professionally partner with all internal and external associations. Utilize the tools, and resources available within the organization to assist in professional growth.
Innovation- Introduce new and improved ideas and procedures to continue the growth and efficiency of The Bookstore. A think out of the box mindset with a sense of heightened business acumen and awareness of the market and field.
RESPECT - ALL fellow employees, team members and guests at all times.
COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY - Assist to build the business and Bookstore with a positive relationship to the society in which we operate.
LEADING OTHERS - Always lead by example. You are an ambassador of the Chihuly brand. Develop, support and encourage each team member to embody company philosophies. Mentoring each individual equitably and professionally.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND OWNERSHIP - Foster an environment that is built on trust. Hold the team accountable with consistently and parity. Celebrate the successes, and coach the shortfalls. Empower the team and give them the autonomy to grow within the team and their position.

How to Apply

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1669

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1669

Posted

10/16/2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre
The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Sales & Guest Services. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. This position is responsible for the oversight of The Theatre’s box office, front of house, and both in-bound and direct sales call rooms. The incumbent is chief in carrying out The 5th Avenue Theatre’s vision of guest services, leading staff in providing a memorable guest experience to all who visit The Theatre. Effective leadership in this position includes driving strategy, services, sales and management practices. If you are sales and customer centric, an enthusiastic leader who communicates well with a large staff, energized by the position description below, meet or exceed the requirements listed and would enjoy working with others in the world of musical theater, this is the job for you!

Organization

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Website

https://www.5thavenue.org/

More Info

Ben Leifer

bleifer@5thavenue.org

206-260-2118

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

The Director of Sales & Guest Services will exercise leadership in refining, planning and implementing activities to help reach sales goals while enhancing and ensuring that each moment where guests interact with the theatre is delivered in a lively, professional, and warm manner at the very highest level. The Director interacts with all aspects of the experience, including all audience activities, from the decision to buy a ticket until the curtain goes down and they exit the house. This means over-sight of box office operations, telefunding and telemarketing team, front of house operations and amenities, group sales, customer service policies and training, personnel management, as well as collaborating on all guest communications, audience outreach and engagement.

How to Apply

To apply, please email the following three items:
• A cover letter that explains how you meet or exceed the requirements for the position,
• Salary expectations, and
• Chronological resume.

Please email your application to humanresources@5thavenue.org

You may also mail your application materials to:
The 5th Avenue Theatre
HR Department
1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735
Seattle, WA 98101

This job will remain open until filled. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.5thavenue.org/about/jobs/current-openings#director-of-sales-and-guest-services

Posted

10/16/2017

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Learn the basic skills of recording and editing sound with audio editing software.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/14/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

11/14/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/14/2017

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

Fee: $70 member; $95 non-member

Description

We'll learn two different programs, both free or affordable, and see the advantages and disadvantages of each. Audacity is open-source free-download software used for audio and video production; GarageBand is a very affordable recording and music production program from Apple. Learn to record, edit, and process sounds in each environment, for interview, story, video, and music applications. Followup intensive instruction available also.

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. Students may also get a brochure form, and mail in a check for the deposit or class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.jackstraw.org/programs/ed/adult/workshops_current.html

Posted

10/16/2017

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Hands-on instruction in the industry's most popular digital audio production system.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

11/15/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/17/2017

End Time

09:00 PM

Cost

$200 member; $235 non-member

Description

Students will learn basic commands and procedures for recording, editing, and outputting with Pro Tools, and will work on a project of their own as a class exercise. Knowledge of Macintosh computers is recommended.

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. Students may also get a brochure form, and mail in a check for the deposit or class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.jackstraw.org/programs/ed/adult/workshops_current.html

Posted

10/16/2017

The Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe' is offering this position : Live Music Coordinator. High-volume restaurant in front of Pike Place Market, with multiple bars, large dining, and fun private events is looking for a ROCKSTAR like you! If you love music, create authentic if not memorable experiences, you may want to come and give this gig a shot!

More Info

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Coordinate all live music shows from load in to load out

RESPONSIBILITIES
Greet bands upon load in
Responsible for bands hospitality rider
Reconcile pre sold tickets with bands
Work door during shows
Responsible for cash box
Sell tickets
Handle Will Call List
Provide a recap of the show

QUALIFICATIONS
Passion for music
Knowledge of the Seattle music scene
Strong attention to detail
Team player with positive attitude
Strong verbal and communication skills

How to Apply

Online: https://www.barefootstudent.com/seattle/jobs/part_time/live_music_coordinator_1920306062

Link to Opportunity

https://www.barefootstudent.com/seattle/jobs/part_time/live_music_coordinator_1920306062

Posted

10/16/2017

CoCA
Gallery Management Internship at CoCA

Organization

CoCA

Website

www.cocaseattle.org

More Info

Judy Rayl

judy@cocaseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

CoCA, The Center on Contemporary Art, has proudly served the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for contemporary art for 36 years. Our nonprofit gallery is in Pioneer Square in the vibrant and historic Tashiro Kaplan building. We are seeking an Intern for an exciting new role in support of our gallery operations.

Our Gallery Intern will learn the art of gallery management working alongside our Executive Director and our Volunteer Lead/ Board of Directors member. Internship length is 6-12 months. Time commitment is 12 hours per week.

CoCA’s Gallery Intern will learn new skills in a supportive, dynamic, and diverse environment. We will teach you hands-on gallery management, docent work, volunteer coordination, interviewing, and admin/computer skills. Our Gallery Intern will meet amazing local artists, curators, and art lovers.

The ideal CoCA Gallery Intern is accountable, inclusive, passionate about the art world, and invested in learning great communication. Although this is an uncompensated role, school credit is available. Email judy@cocaseattle.org for further information; please include your resume.

How to Apply

Email judy@cocaseattle.org for further information; please include your resume.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

WomenCinemakers
WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors and producers for its biennial edition. WomenCinemakers opens up a new space for women directors to share their powerful films and ideas, encouraging mutual exchange where the filmmakers and critics can converge to discuss the becoming of the film industry. Browsing through WomenCinemakers, you’ll find interviews and essays about emerging and established women filmmakers, reports from international film festival such as Cannes and Berlin, with a special look at female artists and professionals embracing leading roles in front of and behind the camera.

Organization

WomenCinemakers

Website

http://womencinemakers.com/

More Info

Francis L. Quettier

womencinemakers@berlin.com

6205386106

Fee to Apply

No application fees

Deadline to Apply

2/28/2018

Description

We are looking for shorts, documentaries and features written, directed or produced by women.
There are four categories that can be entered:

• Independent Cinema
• Documentary
• Dance Video
• Performance
• Experimental cinema

How to Apply

In order to submit your work to the WomenCinemakers Biennale please fill the following

application form: http://womencinemakers.com/submit.php

before February 28th. You can fill out our submission form or email us [womencinemakers@berlin.com] your proposal including a link to your video and a short description of your film.

DEADLINE February 28th, 2018

Link to Opportunity

http://womencinemakers.com/

Posted

10/16/2017

Seattle Art Museum
Calling all artists! SAM presents the second year of an experimental residency at the Olympic Sculpture Park in January and February 2018.

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/programs-and-learning/public-programs#win

More Info

Maggie O'Rourke

OSPResidency@SeattleArtMuseum.org

(206)748-9282

Deadline to Apply

11/17/2017

Description

The Seattle Art Museum presents the second year of an experimental residency at the Olympic Sculpture Park in January and February 2018. This residency is an exciting opportunity to activate the Olympic Sculpture Park during the winter season through innovative public programs. SAM is thrilled to collaborate with an artist on new creative ideas for engaging new audiences. The residency invites the selected artist to use the PACCAR Pavilion’s Art Lab space to rehearse, workshop, and realize projects associated with practices of performance, social sculpture, and collective participation. Projects must be related to the themes of art and environment, central to Olympic Sculpture Park programming. The two-month residency will result in two free public programs called Art Encounters on the evenings of January 26 and February 23 for an audience of approximately 200 people, for which the selected artist must be present and participate.

Collaboration is an essential component of this residency, especially between disciplines (artistic or otherwise). Each Art Encounter will feature the resident’s work using the Olympic Sculpture Park, and/or the art on view, as source material and will allow the audience to participate in the resident’s creative process. Residency projects may be entirely new or continuations of current or past projects. Applicants of diverse backgrounds and with socially engaged and community-based practices are encouraged to apply. Applicants may apply as an individual or as a collective. Please note all members of collective in the application.

The Seattle Art Museum will offer the resident an honorarium of $4000 that includes an artist fee and supplies. The resident is responsible for distributing payment to other cooperating artists, all of whom must be compensated for their participation. The Seattle Art Museum will provide access to the space during agreed times, public Wi-Fi, and electrical power. For each Art Encounter program, SAM will provide promotional, staff, and limited A/V support. The residency will be subject to a separate written agreement.

How to Apply

Visit the Seattle Art Museum website to review and fill out the Application, Guidelines, and Consent Form document. Applicants must provide the application, along with a resume or CV, and a way to observe their work. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017. Applications received after this time will be disqualified.

Applications will be reviewed by an advisory panel of SAM representatives and local community partners and artists. Finalists will be invited to present their residency proposals to the panel in early December. A resident will be selected no later than December 15.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/programs-and-learning/public-programs#win

Posted

10/16/2017

Nordic Heritage Museum
The Annual Giving Coordinator is responsible for administering fund development initiatives for the Museum’s Annual and Endowment Campaigns and managing general membership, President’s Club membership, and the Nordic Legacy Circle planned giving programs.

Organization

Nordic Heritage Museum

Website

www.nordicmuseum.org

More Info

Michael Ide

michaeli@nordicmuseum.org

1206789570712

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Essential Job Functions
• Work with senior staff and committee members to develop annual, and endowment campaign strategies.
• Manage the Museum’s annual and endowment fund appeals; craft solicitations, identify recipients, produce mail merges, and oversee delivery; work with the marketing team as appropriate.
• Support initiatives to grow the Museum’s planned giving program.
• Conduct prospect research from external and internal sources; develop donor and prospect profiles.
• Administer matching gifts and workplace giving for annual and endowment funds; manage portals, maintain matching/soft credit records in Raiser’s Edge, draft acknowledgments, and provide status reports as needed.
• Utilizing the Museum’s information management and donor stewardship software (The Raiser’s Edge) manage all membership and gifts to the annual and endowment campaigns; process donations and commitments received, track pledge schedules, prepare gift acknowledgements, and maintain accurate records.
• Update Raiser’s Edge records on a consistent basis, including, but not limited to, address changes, relationships, document uploading, etc.
• Oversee reporting for all membership and annual and endowment campaigns, run queries and produce reports/lists as required.
• Develop and implement strategies to increase general and President’s Club membership, and secure retention goals.
• Prepare and distribute new member materials, membership renewals, track fulfillment of benefits, and respond to membership inquiries.
• Maintain and update general and President’s Club membership procedures, and advise on policies.
• Manage general and President’s Club membership events, and support the implementation of other fund development events (i.e. member openings, new member receptions) as assigned.
• Under the direction of the Deputy of External Affairs, provide leadership to the Membership Committee; schedule meetings, prepare and distribute meeting materials.
• On a monthly basis, perform reconciliations with Finance dept.
• Process, code and deposit incoming membership, annual fund and endowment gifts.
• Prepare briefing documents, agendas, meeting minutes, reports and other materials as necessary.
• Assist in the development of the Museum’s annual budget; track revenues and expenses for the Annual Fund, Endowment and membership.
• As a member of the Development team, represent the Museum at community events and meetings; build and maintain strong relationships with staff, trustees, donors, prospects, volunteers, and others.
• Assist team efforts to obtain sponsorship for major events, exhibitions, and programs.
• Support other development initiatives and special events as assigned.
Other Skills/Abilities
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with high energy and strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.
• Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions; interpret and present information effectively.
• Excellent communication, effective listening and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to anticipate challenges, take initiative and provide solutions to achieve department and organization objectives.
• Must be able to quickly and accurately assess priorities.
• Proactive in meeting important deadlines.
• Highly organized and detail oriented.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of extremely sensitive data, records, conversations.
• Excellent verbal, writing and editing skills: English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
• Adaptable to changing business situations and environments.
Requirements
• BA or equivalent and 3+ years' relevant development experience. Membership experience preferred.
• Occasional weekend and evening work.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, Access and PowerPoint. Raiser’s Edge or comparable fund development software.
• Proficient in PC platform
• Valid driver’s license
• Ability to lift 20lbs
• Ability to be seated/standing for extended periods

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

How to Apply

To apply: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirement via email to hr@nordicmuseum.org
Incomplete applications will be not be considered.
Application Close Date: Open until filled. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

City of Bellevue
The City of Bellevue seeks an artist, or artist team, to work with stakeholders, city staff and a transportation design team to create a series of integrated public artworks that utilize creative placemaking principles as part of the 130th Avenue NE Shopping Street streetscape (currently in design) in the BelRed Arts District.

Organization

City of Bellevue

Website

https://planning.bellevuewa.gov/community-development/arts-and-culture/public-art/

More Info

Scott MacDonald

smacdonald@bellevuewa.gov

425-452-4852

Deadline to Apply

11/6/2017

Description

The City of Bellevue seeks an artist, or artist team, to work with stakeholders, city staff and a transportation design team to create a series of integrated public artworks that utilize creative placemaking principles as part of the 130th Avenue NE Shopping Street streetscape (currently in design) in BelRed. BelRed is Bellevue’s designated Arts District with a majority of the artists, arts organizations and creative businesses within BelRed working within a few blocks. Sited at the entrance to the Shopping Street will be Sound Transit’s East Link Light Rail line with a station located from 130th to 132nd on Spring Boulevard. With disciplines ranging from dance to music to fabrication, along with an increasing presence of creative technology firms, the artist/artist team is expected to create a series of artworks that are innovative and representative of what this area is planned to be – a vibrant mixed-use district with art in public spaces and art being practiced and created. Design of the artwork will consider the design of the street corridor and work to create a unique and engaging streetscape. Through the themes within the artwork, integration of their artwork(s), the artist/artist team will be encouraged to utilize creative placemaking and to advocate, with the support of the Project Manager, for a streetscape design that incorporates these concepts.

SELECTION CRITERIA
The artist/artist team will be selected based on the following qualifications/criteria:
• Quality and strength of past work in application materials;
• Demonstrable experience with integrating artworks into infrastructure in broader civic projects;
• A command of creative placemaking, with a preference for experience with projects that address corridors and/or walkability, and an ability to respond to public spaces and to work with communities/stakeholders; and
• Availability to begin work in January 2018, attend Design Team meetings, and community meetings as needed.

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00 P.M. PST ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017. Materials must be sent to the attention of SCOTT MACDONALD, either:

• Via Dropbox or other file sharing service to
Scott MacDonald (smacdonald@bellevuewa.gov); or
• By hand at Bellevue City Hall Service First Desk (450 110th
Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004). Only thumb drives will
be accepted. If you would like your drive returned, include
a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

DO NOT SUBMIT A PROPOSAL AS PART OF THE APPLICATION. PROPOSALS, FOR THIS PROJECT OR OTHERS, WILL NOT BE SHOWN TO THE SELECTION PANEL.

Please submit the following items:
STATEMENT OF INTEREST
This should be a summary of your interest in the project and artistic focus and professional career, especially as your background relates to this project. Please discuss your availability and capacity during the project time frame. If you are a team, please include a brief statement that identifies the team lead, member responsibilities, and provide the official name under which the team will be conducting business. One (1) page limit (PDF preferred).

RESUME
Not to exceed three (3) pages of relevant professional experience for an individual application. If you are applying as a team, please include your team/studio resume. If that is not available, please combine the individual resumes (one right after the other) of each team member into one document not to exceed four (4) pages (PDF preferred).

DIGITAL WORK SAMPLES
Submit up to ten images of built past work samples (no proposals or composites) per application (teams submit ten images total) that best illustrate your qualifications for this project. Images will be projected one at a time in a PowerPoint presentation for the selection panel to review. JPEG files only; images must be 1920 pixels on the longest side, at least 72 dpi, and less than 2MB in size. Submitted images are very important and should accurately represent the quality and character of your work. If submitting video in the place of a digital image, the video clip should not be more than one minute long.

WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTIONS
For each digital work sample submitted, provide a description with the title of the artwork or project, completion date, medium, dimensions, project location, commissioning agency, and budget. Also include a brief description (75 words or less) of each sample work. If a work sample is from a civic project, please briefly describe how you worked with the design team and how the artwork responds to the broader project’s goals (PDF preferred).

REFERENCES
Submit three professional references. References will only be contacted if an artist/artist team is selected as a finalist. References will be asked about the artist’s/artist team’s ability to meet deadlines, manage budgets, materials use, and how they worked with a design team within a broader civic project, if applicable. At least one reference is required from a past project where the artist/artist team worked with a design team within a broader civic project (PDF preferred).

Link to Opportunity

https://planning.bellevuewa.gov/community-development/arts-and-culture/public-art/

Posted

10/16/2017

apexart
Open call for exhibition proposals

Organization

apexart

Website

https://apexart.org/opencalls.php?utm_source=seattlearts&utm_medium=comp&utm_campaign=nyc18

More Info

Elizabeth Larison

elizabeth.larison@apexart.org

212-431-5270

Fee to Apply

none

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

apexart will accept exhibition proposals from October 1 - 31, 2017. Three top rated proposals will become exhibitions presented at apexart in New York City as part of its 2018-2019 program season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, art world involvement, and location, are invited to submit ideas online. There are no fees associated.

• The Submission Process: Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibitions. They cannot exceed 500 words and must be written in English.* No biographical information, CVs, links, or images accepted - just describe the exhibition you want to create using 500 words or less as effectively as possible. Projects are judged by the strength of the exhibition idea and the organizer's ability to communicate it.


• The Selection Process: apexart exhibitions attempt to expand the selection process by making it as democratic and meritocratic as possible. A diverse and changing jury of 200 people from around the world participate in a crowdsourced voting process. Each juror receives a dedicated login to read and register votes online for 50 or more proposals. Proposals are anonymous, reordered, and all receive equal consideration by the jury.

• The Results: The organizers of the three top rated proposals are notified that their exhibitions will be part of apexart’s upcoming season. The organizers/curators are allotted a $10,000 budget to produce an apexart exhibition and accompanying public programming. The organizer/curator receives a $2,000 honorarium for coordinating the exhibition and public programs, and writing the exhibition brochure essay at the conclusion of the exhibition. The guest organizers/curators work closely with the apexart team to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions and retain the original concept.


To submit an exhibition proposal to the open call, visit apexart.org/opencalls.php.


*Juror guidelines state that consideration must be made for submissions by non-native English speakers regarding issues of spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.

How to Apply

Visit our site, and submit an exhibition proposal of 500 words or less.

Link to Opportunity

https://apexart.org/opencalls.php?utm_source=seattlearts&utm_medium=comp&utm_campaign=nyc18

Posted

9/29/2017

Arts West
Are you looking to get your start in theater? ArtsWest offers comprehensive, full-time and part-time apprentice programs for high school, undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates from around Seattle and the country. ArtsWest is dedicated to creating apprenticeship opportunities that maximize your specific skill set and develop future professionals in your chosen field.

Organization

Arts West

Website

http://www.artswest.org/

More Info

(206) 938-0963

Deadline to Apply

1/31/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

Multiple Apprentice Positions Available.

ArtsWest apprentices will:
Receive relevant training and be given specific responsibilities and projects under the guidance of experienced theater professionals
Be encouraged to seek out creative solutions for every challenge
Participate in group sessions with key staff and management to gain a rich understanding of how a midsize and nimble non-profit arts organization functions
Learn internal industry knowledge
Receive school credit (if approved by school)

Other benefits include:
Access to ArtsWest facilities and resources
Admission to productions and special events

Hours:
Hours are part-time and flexible, with a minimum of 15 hours a week for administrative, marketing and development positions (hours may vary depending on area of internship).

The standard apprenticeship is 10-week, but 16-week and 24-week internships are also available.


How to Apply

Apply Online: http://www.artswest.org/education/apprenticeships/

DUE DATES: We field applications in all areas throughout the season for productions creative/administrative projects. Applicants interested in multiple projects need only apply once. You will be contacted if an interview is required.

Fall Deadline: September 30 // Project Time: September-December
Winter Deadline: October 31 // Project Time: December-March
Spring Deadline: January 31 // Project Time: March-June

Link to Opportunity

http://www.artswest.org/education/apprenticeships/

Posted

9/13/2017

Intersections Festival
Intersections is a comedy festival focused on equity, inclusion, and representation. We're planning this festival for Spring of 2018!

Organization

Intersections Festival

Website

www.intersectionsfestival.com

More Info

Natasha Ransom

intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Fee to Apply

$5 (If this is at all cost-prohibitive, please contact us at intersectionsfestival@gmail.com and we will make it work!)

Deadline to Apply

11/4/2017

Description

Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance is a comedy festival focused on equity, inclusion, and representation. We're planning this festival for Spring of 2018!

- We are seeking performers in improv, sketch, stand-up, burlesque, drag, aerial arts, clowning, circus, spoken word, film, music, theatre, dance - anything you consider comedy - to be showcased in a 3-day festival.

- We are focusing on inclusion in terms of race, gender, disability, and LGBTQ+

How to Apply

To apply to perform, visit our website, click on "Apply", and fill out the form!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Link to Opportunity

www.intersectionsfestival.com

Posted

9/6/2017

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Twelve writers, selected by an invited curator, create new work during the residency to be presented through live readings, recorded interviews, a published anthology, and as podcasts on our web site.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

Twelve writers, selected by an invited curator, create new work during the residency to be presented through live readings, recorded interviews, a published anthology, and as podcasts on our web site. Participants also receive professional training in voice and microphone technique, performance and delivery, and interviews. The 2018 Writers Program Curator is Deamond Arrindell.

How to Apply

All residency program applications are now online, via Submittable. Please contact us at arts@jackstraw.org or 206-634-0919 if this application format is not accessible to you for any reason.

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

Jack Straw Cultural Center
The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment with audio and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Up to four artists/teams are selected to receive up to 20 hours of free studio time with an engineer, which they may use to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed. Artists' new work is presented in our gallery in the following year. Gallery exhibitions include an opening reception, artist talk/workshop, podcast/interview posted on our web site, and other events. Additional family engagement programs may be developed with select installations.

How to Apply

All residency program applications are now online, via Submittable. Please contact us at arts@jackstraw.org or 206-634-0919 if this application format is not accessible to you for any reason.

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of free recording and production time with an engineer at Jack Straw Cultural Center; an additional 10-12 artists/teams receive matching awards.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of free recording and production time with an engineer at Jack Straw Cultural Center; an additional 10-12 artists/teams receive matching awards. The Artist Support Program is open to artists of all disciplines whose project proposals include sound as a major component. Such projects might include recording a music CD, producing radio programs, oral histories, audio literature, sound for a gallery installation or public art project, film, music and sound design for dance and theater, digital media work, etc. Completed projects are publicly presented at a Jack Straw artist event.

How to Apply

All residency program applications are now online, via Submittable. Please contact us at arts@jackstraw.org or 206-634-0919 if this application format is not accessible to you for any reason.

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

Network of Ensemble Theaters
NET/TEN grants encourage open-ended explorations without the pressure of finished products or projects; they are designed to be flexible and to support a wide range of activities.

Organization

Network of Ensemble Theaters

Website

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/

More Info

netten@ensembletheaters.net

323-638-4870

Deadline to Apply

4/11/2018

Description

Over the past five years, NET has awarded $650K to 141 projects to support relationship building and knowledge sharing among NET members, ensembles, and independent artists, as well as cross-sector and cross-discipline partners. NET/TEN grants encourage open-ended explorations without the pressure of finished products or projects; they are designed to be flexible and to support a wide range of activities.

Multiple grants available, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx0xYMfkoNYpMzVjaUVUQTN2S0U/view
to for specific details pertaining to each grant.

How to Apply

Download guidelines at:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx0xYMfkoNYpMzVjaUVUQTN2S0U/view

and apply at:
http://www.ensembletheaters.net/grants

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/grants

Posted

9/6/2017

Seattle International Film Festival
SIFF is now accepting film submissions for the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

https://www.siff.net/

More Info

entries@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

11/3/2017

Description

The 44th annual Seattle International Film Festival will be held May 17 - June 10, 2018.

Submission Deadlines:
October 6, 2017 - EarlyBird
November 3, 2017 - Regular
January 5, 2018 - Late
February 2, 2018 - Extended (Withoutabox submissions only!)

Futurewave Deadline:
March 2, 2018 - FutureWave Shorts (age 18 and under filmmakers)

How to Apply

On SIFF website at: https://www.siff.net/festival/submissions

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/festival/submissions

Posted

9/6/2017

Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery
Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is an international juried competition hosted annually by the Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery in Astoria, Oregon, with a focus on the time-honored tradition of the nude human figure, an art form that continues to inspire and challenge many artists today as one of the most potentially rewarding subjects to explore.

Organization

Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery

Website

http://www.aunaturelart.com/

More Info

Kristin Shauck

kshauck@clatsopcc.edu

503-338-2472

Fee to Apply

$40 for up to three images and $5 for each additional image.

Deadline to Apply

11/7/2017

Description

Clatsop Community College announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, January 25 - March 15, 2018 at Royal Nebeker Art Gallery in Astoria, OR. $1,000 in cash prizes, up to $2,000 in purchase awards, solo show award, and a select number of visiting artist workshop awards. Juror: Arvie Smith. Open to all artists working in any two-dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter and in which the hand-made mark is employed as the primary means of image-making.

How to Apply

Applications are being handled online through CaFÉ™
(Call for Entry): http://www.callforentry.org/
Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, November 7th, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4540

Posted

9/6/2017

Office of Arts & Culture
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.

Office of Arts & Culture
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.

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