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

CityArtist Projects grant

CityArtist Projects program supports the development and presentation of work created by generative Seattle-based individual artists/curators. Awarded artists will need to offer a public presentation in city limits of Seattle. We support a broad range of artistic and cultural expression reflecting Seattle's diversity. 

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 (2018)

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

NEXT Year (2019)

  • 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.

Open Date
5/2/2018
Close Date
7/11/2018
Eligible
Individual
Application
Irene Gómez
Project Manager
(206) 684-7310
irene.gomez@seattle.gov

Application

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Cycle open to dance, music and theater.

Deadline

July 11, 2018

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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Getting the word out

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

  • International Examiner - Contact
  • Northwest Asian Weekly - Contac
  • Pacific Publishing's papers serve the University District, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Laurelhurst, Sand Point, Wedgewood, Wallingford, Fremont, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Madison Park, Broadmoor, Washington Park, Madrona, Madison Valley, Leschi, Capitol Hill, First Hill, Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, South Hill, International District and Kirkland. Contact
  • Robinson News publishes Ballard News Tribune, West Seattle Herald, White Center News, The Highline Times

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

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call for poems to end death penalty in WA

More Info

Sarah Zale

sarahzpoetry@gmail.com

360-460-8589

Deadline to Apply

12/31/2018

Description

Call for Poems: Death Penalty
The death penalty is not about whether people deserve to die for the crimes they commit. The real question of capital punishment in this country is, do we deserve to kill?
― Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

A total of 110 executions have been carried out in Washington State and its predecessor territories since 1849. Five executions have taken place since the death penalty was re-enacted November 4, 1975. Eight men are currently on death row. They can choose death by lethal injection or hanging.

On February 11, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee instituted a moratorium on capital punishment. He and Attorney General Bob Ferguson introduced legislation to abolish the death penalty in Washington State on January 16, 2017.

Efforts to ban the death penalty fizzled out in the Washington State Legislature during the final week of the 2018 legislative session. Senate bill 6052 marked the most successful attempt in the past five years — and possibly ever — to erase the state’s death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole. But it wasn’t enough in the end.

Status of states regarding the death penalty: with, 31; without, 19; in moratorium, including Washington State, 4.

Readings set in Port Townsend at Northwind Art Center Reading Series and Imprint Books / Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend. More locations wanted.

How to Apply

CALL for POEMS—Repeal of DEATH PENALTY. In support of WA Governor Jay Inslee’s moratorium and a repeal of the death penalty, send poems for a chapbook for readings in WA. Poems for chapbook deadline: July 1, 2018. Deadline for OUT-OF-STATE and more WA poems for an anthology: Dec.31, 2018. In progress: anthology publisher and locations for readings. Contact & submissions--Sarah Zale: sarahzpoetry@gmail.com Send max. 3 poems as attachments with bio.

Link to Opportunity

tps://www.facebook.com/pg/Call-for-WA-poets-206497636615739/posts/?ref=page_internal

Posted

4/23/2018

Artzine
International art prize with €8000 prize pool

Organization

Artzine

Website

https://artzine.com

More Info

Marina Gragera

marina@artzine.com

+34653341689

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

From May 21st, the Artzine Art Prize 2018 will be open to artists from around the globe. With a prize pool of €8000, Artzine is calling talented artists to submit their artworks in the categories of abstract art, figurative art and urban art.

Submissions are open to all members of the international arts community, and prize entry is free of charge. Members of the public are also invited to take part by voting in the People’s Choice award, which will commence on June 11th.

How to Apply

Submissions are to be uploaded via the artzine.com website. Full details are available on the prize page.

Link to Opportunity

https://artzine.com/prize-2018

Posted

5/25/2018

Leschi Business Association
Art Festival celebrating community and diversity.

Organization

Leschi Business Association

Website

LeschiArtWalk.com

More Info

Cara Ross

cararosslmp@comcast.net

2063225118

Fee to Apply

30

Deadline to Apply

8/31/2018

Description

Visual Artists and Craftpersons are invited to show and sell their work at the Leschi Business Association’s 7th Annual Art Walk. Artists living or working in the Central, Madrona and Leschi neighborhoods are strongly encouraged to apply. Our mission is to promote community and the arts in our neighborhood.
We will provide canopies, tables & chairs (one 6’x2 1/2’ table & two chairs for each 10’X10’ booth). You may order more than one booth. Parking will be provided for one vehicle per vendor.
In addition to the artist’s booths there will community organizations represented, a music stage and children’s activities.

How to Apply

Contact Diane Snell at Leschinews@comcast.net

Link to Opportunity

LeschiArtWalk.com

Posted

6/8/2018

Washington State Convention Center
Group Quarterly Exhibits

Organization

Washington State Convention Center

Website

www.wscc.com

More Info

Diana Cross

diana.cross@wscc.com

2066945182

Deadline to Apply

8/24/2018

Description

Rotating exhibits are booked quarterly through this call, following a screening and selection process by an Art Advisory Committee, comprised of Convention Center Board Members and art professionals . More than 179 exhibitions and displays have been featured since the program's inception in 1991. Many of these exhibits feature local artists, although a number of them are juried national or international exhibitions specifically for the Center. The Galleria is a free public space and has established a reputation of being a high quality exhibit site with tremendous daily visibility. The Washington State Convention Center’s Art Program was established with a mission to provide an environment that enriches the experience of all who pass through the facility. These guests include convention delegates, tradeshow and event participants, theater attendees, and local residents who use the facility everyday as a link between downtown Seattle and First Hill.

How to Apply

See Call for Artists on Website

Link to Opportunity

https://www.wscc.com/about/art/rotating-gallery

Posted

6/29/2018

4Culture
Creative Consultancies provides an opportunity for creative thinkers, artists or organizations, to work in residence with a King County city.

Organization

4Culture

Website

4culture.org

More Info

Charlie Rathbun

charlie.rathbun@4Culture.org

(206) 263-1607

Fee to Apply

no fee

Deadline to Apply

8/30/2018

Description

Attention King County artists and creative thinkers! Apply for a Creative Consultancy – an opportunity to work in residence with a local city on seeking and implementing creative solutions to the challenges faced by communities throughout King County. Apply by August 30, 2018

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines and apply on line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.4culture.org/grants/creative-consultancies/

Posted

7/16/2018

Create! Magazine
Create! Magazine is pleased to announce a new call for art for the two year anniversary issue, which will coincide with Miami Art Week. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit work in any medium, and incorporate and subject or theme.

Organization

Create! Magazine

Website

www.createmagazine.com

More Info

Sarah Mills

info@createmagazine.com

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2018

Description

Create! Magazine International Print Issue 12
Miami Edition + Two-Year Anniversary Issue​

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce a new call for art for the two year anniversary issue, which will coincide with Miami Art Week. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit work in any medium, and incorporate and subject or theme.

GUEST CURATOR:

Kaly Scheller-Barrett, Hashimoto Contemporary

Kaly Scheller-Barrett is a visual artist and secret poet hailing originally from Bavaria. Drawing heavily from her extensive training in craft technique, Kaly’s work attempts to blur the boundaries between fine art and craft practices, asking the viewer to un- and re-frame their preconceptions of material. Kaly recently completed an MFA in Sculpture at California College of the Arts where she taught Craft Theory and is currently the Associate Director of Hashimoto Contemporary​.​

About Create! Magazine

We connect our artists to a larger audience by featuring work in an archival limited edition print, our website, and social media platforms. We are passionate about providing opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists.

Create! Magazine is a bimonthly digital and print independent publication for artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs. Our issues have been featured by Art Miami Fairs, Apartment Therapy, Stack Magazines, Study Breaks, Secrets of Green and more.


WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several retail locations in Miami, London, New York, Amsterdam, Wilmington (DE), Philadelphia and more.

FEE: $35

ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit. All themes are welcome.

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.

DEADLINE: September 29, 2018

Have a question? We are here to help! Send us an e-mail to info@create-magazine.com.

How to Apply


https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Link to Opportunity

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Posted

7/16/2018

N/A
Looking for existing 2-D work by black artists in the Seattle Area.

Organization

N/A

Website

www.khadijatarver.com

More Info

Khadija Tarver

khadija.tarver@gmail.com

42534650077

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Open call for current 2-D works by black artists in the greater Seattle metropolitan area.

SIX WALLS AT PRITCHARD PARK is a temporary installation occurring August 23 - August 25 at Pritchard Island Beach Park (a 20 minute walk from the Rainier Beach Light Rail station). It is part of the Arts in the Parks program.

The call for art opens July 18, 2018 at 12PM PST. The first 25 artists to successfully complete the application will be selected. Each participating artist will receive $50. All participating artists will need to work with the organizer to drop off work in Seattle by early August.

Artists of all ages welcome. The guiding purpose of this installation is to provide space for artists to show anything they want.

This project is funded by Seattle Arts and Culture in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Please contact Khadija Tarver (khadija.tarver@gmail.com) with any questions.

How to Apply

To apply, complete the 6-question submission form. The form opens at 12PM PST on July 18. The first 25 successful submissions will be chosen.

Link to Opportunity

https://goo.gl/forms/4Ms2xaOm9HPNvfpX2

Posted

8/13/2018

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

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

8/24/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle

Start Date

08/23/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

08/23/2018

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

$70 member; $95 non-member

Description

Learn the basic skills of recording and editing sound with audio editing software. 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.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

8/26/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle

Start Date

08/25/2018

Start Time

09:00 AM

End Date

08/25/2018

End Time

05:00 PM

Cost

$135 member; $160 non-member; $80 visually impaired

Description

Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment. Useful for radio and TV producers, as well as sound artists and engineers. Students will practice field recording and listen to their work.

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.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Auburn
The City of Auburn seeks applications from artists and arts organizations that are seeking support for art related projects which will directly benefit the City of Auburn residents in 2019.

Organization

City of Auburn

Website

www.cityofauburn.gov/arts

More Info

Allison Hyde

ahyde@auburnwa.gov

253-804-5043

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2018

Description

About the Project Support Grant Program:
Established in 2002, the primary purpose of this program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. The goal of the program is to encourage the growth, innovation, excellence and accessibility of the arts programs, as well as offer opportunities for local artists to create new work and share that work with the community through a free public component.
The City of Auburn Arts Commission allocates funding support it receives from 4Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County) to community arts organizations and special projects through its Arts Sustained Support Program. All funds awarded through this program are dependent entirely on receipt of funds from 4Culture. Funding is typically awarded for $500 - $2,000 and is determined through a competitive application process. Strong applications will have a significant community impact through the arts and will demonstrate innovation and excellence in the field.

How to Apply

To apply or for more information on the funding application guidelines, please visit our website at: http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/arts_entertainment/call_to_artists.htm

Link to Opportunity

http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/arts_entertainment/call_to_artists.htm

Posted

8/13/2018

Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art seeks an experienced registrar to join our team of museum professionals to help us realize our mission to engage visitors, both within and beyond the MoNA community. This position is responsible for assisting with the management of MoNA’s collections and for incoming and outgoing loans of art to the museum. Reporting to the Curator, the Registrar is part of the museum team and responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the care and management of objects owned by or on loan to MoNA, the handling of both collections in accordance with approved policies, and in alignment with museum best practices.

Organization

Museum of Northwest Art

Website

http://www.monamuseum.org/

More Info

Chloe Dye Sherpe

chloed@museumofnwart.org

3604664446

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Key Responsibilities
• Administers an accurate inventory of all MoNA’s collections.
• Maintains records in a sound and secure manner that provides current and accurate information on each object, including its location, catalogue information, status, and condition, and responds to general inquiries about the collections.
• Manages the collections management database system.
• Manages all incoming and outgoing loans to MoNA of art and objects related to its collections, acquisitions, and exhibition program.
• Assists the Consulting Collection Manager with managing the Museum objects in storage or on display in the Art Museum.
• Coordinates photography of the Art Museum collections.
• Responsible for record-keeping systems (electronic and paper), inventory procedures, administration of insurance policy, documentation, storage, care, handling/packing, condition, display and security of objects (in permanent collections and on loan).

This position will be primarily accountable for the thoroughness, accuracy and the proper documentation and filing and storing of all object records (both digital and paper). Accountable for managing orderly records, files, and retrieval systems for MoNA collection (exhibition history, location, provenance). Produces accurate and timely reports (e.g. in conjunction with appraisals, inventories, insurance purposes, exhibitions), for leading inventories, audits, and spot-checks as required. Accountable for working with curators and other museum staff to ensure that forms (e.g. loan forms, deed of gift) are meeting AAM standards and are approved by MoNA.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience or training required. Master's degree in Museum Studies, Art History or related field desired.
• Knowledge of accepted museum registration practices, art handling techniques, US customs and copyright laws, and risk management practices and standards. Experience in records management, art transport arrangements, accessioning and deaccessioning, loan management, exhibition management, database management, and administrative and supervisory experience.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
• Demonstrated experience with PastPerfect is desired. Knowledge of nomenclature, metadata standards and best practices in the field required.
• Confidentiality, discretion, and flexibility are a must.
• Must be capable of working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, conservators, museum professionals, scholars, collectors, lenders and the general public on a daily basis and foster a cooperative work environment.

About the Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art is renowned for the quality and focus of its collection of over 2,400 artworks. MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity. The museum aims to provide a rich experience with thoughtful context and personalized attention for visitors from our diverse community.

The museum's acclaimed education program, MoNA Link, has served nearly 8,000 students and over 140 teachers in the school districts of Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and Stanwood-Camano. MoNA Link provides comprehensive art education for students from pre-K to middle school. The outreach program meets the needs of the underserved, including the homeless, youth in juvenile detention, and assisted living residents.

MoNA offers free admission and is open seven days a week to ensure access to all. The museum has received the Governor's Award for significant contributions to arts and culture, and the facility’s renovations by Henry Klein Partnership Architects received an honor award from the American Institute of Architects.


How to Apply

To Apply Application deadline is ongoing. The position is 30 hours a week with flexible hours. Apply with cover letter and current resume sent to Chloé Dye Sherpe, Curator, chloed@museumofnwart.org. Position will remain open until filled. Find out more about MoNA at www.monamuseum.org. EOE

Link to Opportunity

http://www.monamuseum.org/assistant-registrar

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood Rec Center Art Gallery / 2019 Exhibition / Call for Artists

Organization

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

www.LynnwoodArts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites youth artists (under 18) in Washington State to apply to exhibit in the popular Lynnwood Recreation Center Art Gallery. Each exhibit will be about 2 months long during 2019. Deadline is Sept 30, 2018. Questions, please contact us at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502

How to Apply

Go to website and download application at bottom of page.
http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Link to Opportunity

http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery / 2019 Exhibitions / Call for Artists

Organization

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

www.LynnwoodArts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites Washington State artists to apply to exhibit in the beautiful Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery. Each exhibit will be about 2 months long during 2019. Deadline is Sept 30, 2018. Questions, please contact us at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502

How to Apply

Go to website and download application at bottom of page.
http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Link to Opportunity

http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Posted

8/13/2018

Seattle Arts & Lectures
SAL seeks a Marketing Coordinator to increase the visibility and impact of the organization, our mission, and programs. The ideal candidate for this position has a love of the mission, an eye for detail and design, a passion for data and databases, a flair for writing and storytelling, a talent for relationship building with a diverse span of people, and a commitment to racial equity and social justice. The Marketing Coordinator will join a small but passionate team of book lovers to support and implement marketing, advertising, communications, and engagement efforts for all of our programs but with a focus on our Public Programs which includes the Literary Arts Series, Journalism Series, Poetry Series, Women You Need to Know Series, SAL Presents, Hinge, and Summer Book Bingo.

Organization

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Website

http://www.lectures.org

More Info

Amanda Carrubba

salhr@lectures.org

2066212230 x14

Deadline to Apply

8/31/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Organization Overview:
Since 1987, Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) has championed the literary arts by inspiring and engaging readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region. We provide children and adults with opportunities to meet writers and cultural thinkers; to read and reflect upon novels, poems, and other literary works; to encounter new ideas and artistic creations; to develop their own writing; and to engage in meaningful and open discussions about literature, culture, and society. We believe these activities are essential to the development of a more creative, thoughtful, and democratic society. SAL fulfills its mission through these programs: Literary Arts Series, Poetry Series, Women You Need to Know Series, Journalism Series, Hinge, SAL Presents, Summer Book Bingo, and Writers in the Schools (WITS).

At SAL we value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Position Overview:
The Marketing Coordinator works with the Associate Director to implement marketing, advertising, communications, and engagement efforts to increase the visibility and impact of the organization, our mission, and programs.

The Marketing Coordinator works with the media, coordinates print pieces and emails, contributes to our social media presence, works with partner organizations, and promotes SAL events to engage people of all ages and backgrounds to become or return as ticket-buyers, subscribers, donors, and friends. The Marketing Coordinator reports to the Associate Director and works primarily with the Public Programs team (including the Content Editor and Box Office Manager). The Public Programs team drives the outreach and sales for all ticketed events and the engagement around our free Summer Book Bingo program. While a large part of this position is focused on ticket sales and earned income, we are also seeking to diversify our audiences through creative and grassroots methods. The Marketing Coordinator also supports the Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Development teams.

The ideal candidate for this position has a love of the mission, an eye for detail and design, a passion for data and databases, a flair for writing and storytelling, and a commitment to racial equity and social justice. The ideal candidate is an extroverted book person who enjoys building relationships with a diverse span of people—from media partners and donors to grassroots organizations and individuals at events. The Marketing Coordinator must be able to know when to multi-task and when to dive deep; must be a team-player in a highly collaborative environment; to think both quantitatively and qualitatively; to look simultaneously at the big picture and to listen to the individual story.


Responsibilities:
Marketing & Advertising (30%)
• Coordinate the design, production, and timely delivery of all ads to media.
• Maintain and cultivate existing media sponsorship relationships; procure contracts, in-kind forms, and make sure that contract specifications are fulfilled on both sides.
• Cultivate new media relationships, including sponsorships and paid opportunities.
• Coordinate the design and production of all Public Programs and Development print pieces, including, but not limited to: our annual brochure, two annual postcards, the Annual Report, fundraiser invitations and collateral, our annual subscription campaign, and others. Support Writers in the Schools (WITS) print productions as needed.
• Manage relationships with graphic designers.
• Seek creative and cost-effective opportunities for marketing and advertising.
• Coordinate social media advertising on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Track and analyze trends and insights.
• Manage and update SAL’s TRG Database and respond to list-trade requests from other organizations.
• Attend monthly lunchtime Market the Arts meetings (currently held at Seattle Center) and stay abreast of best practices in marketing and outreach, as well as network with other local marketing practitioners to make connections and engage with the local arts community.

Communications (20%)
• Produce engaging pre- and post-event emails and all one-off emails through MailChimp.
• Generate engaging and fresh content for event programs and coordinate the design and printing of these programs.
• Contribute compelling content to bi-weekly newsletters, the website, and the blog.
• Copyedit all external-facing communications.
• Execute a social media strategy with content crafted for each of our social media brands.
• Track and analyze social media engagement based on trends and organizational focus.
• Help ensure that SAL’s visual and tonal brand is upheld in all external-facing communications.
• Coordinate audience survey tactics, including the distribution and collection of surveys at events and online at the end of the season. Coordinate the entry and analysis of this data.

Community Engagement (20%)
• Represent the organization at the majority of SAL’s Public Programs, WITS, and fundraising events (approximately 35 events a year). Duties may include relationship-building, public relations, supporting media and community partner tables, handling press and partner comps, or other support roles as needed. Evening hours required; typically, 1-2 times/week September – May. See lectures.org for full schedule of events.
• Seek creative opportunities for deepening and expanding community engagement overall.
• Coordinate audience engagement and audience building efforts, focusing on specific subgroups identified by our strategic plan.
• Answer phones, take ticket-orders, and provide excellent front-line customer service and support to all SAL’s stakeholders.

Public Relations (15%)
• Generate and distribute well-written press releases as needed.
• Maintain an up-to-date list of current press contacts.
• Respond to feedback from the public on social media and via email and phone.
• Cultivate relationships with editors and reporters and pitch creative ideas for stories.

Other (15%)
• Track spending, manage actuals-to-budget, and coordinate vendor payments and invoices.
• Attend and contribute to weekly Public Programs planning and marketing meetings and Staff meetings.
• Participate in ongoing equity work and trainings.
• Attend cultivation events, SAL celebrations, and community functions as needed.
• Work with marketing interns.
• Gather reporting data for the Board as requested and occasionally present as needed (typically one time a year).
• Greet and direct office visitors and delivery people and staff the office intercom.
• This is a small team; we all pitch in to help each other out and our work is always evolving. The ideal candidate will be flexible, joyful, and up for the variety of kinds of work that a small non-profit encounters on the day-to-day.

Desired Qualifications:
• Passion for SAL’s mission and a love of stories and storytelling.
• One year of experience and a successful track record in implementing outreach and marketing programs, preferably in an arts/non-profit context.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a dynamic, creative, highly collaborative team in a fast-paced, open-office environment. Must be a self-starter yet able to work under direction.
• Curiosity, a growth mindset, and love of continuous learning.
• Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail, and a love of managing and analyzing data.
• Excellent relationship-building skills, passionate storytelling and persuasive writing skills, and a professional and joyful outlook.
• A commitment to racial equity and social justice.
• Exceptional customer service skills with excellent follow-through and commitment to protecting confidential information.
• Working knowledge of donor/ticketing database programs (PatronManager preferred) and proficiency with any of the following highly desirable: Microsoft Office, Mac platform, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SEO, Google Analytics, and Google Ads.
• Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop, and design experience a plus.
• An awareness of the Seattle non-profit community, literary organizations, local media, and grassroots organizations all a plus.
• Evening/weekend hours required; typically 1-2 times/week September – May. See lectures.org for full schedule of events.
Compensation & Benefits:
This is a 40 hours/week full-time exempt position. Salary is $32,000-36,000 per year (commensurate with experience and qualifications) with a benefits package, including:
• generous paid time off, including 20 vacation days / year starting your 2nd year (15 days in year one) as well as sick, personal, and holidays;
• 100% of medical, vision, and dental insurance covered;
• 403(b) retirement plan pre-tax distribution;
• flex time as appropriate;
• support and budget for professional development and growth.

Hiring Process & Timeline:
• We will begin scheduling phone interviews in late August.
• We will begin in-person one-hour interviews in September.
• Finalists will be invited to a second-round, two-hour interview (comprised of several shorter interviews with different teams), and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
• We would like to have the selected candidate start in mid to late October.

How to Apply

To Apply:
No phone calls, please.

Send a resume and thoughtful, well-written cover letter that addresses how your background and skills relate to the position.

Submit applications electronically to salhr@lectures.org. The email subject line should be Marketing Coordinator, and please include your last name in file names of your attachment(s).

Open until filled. For best consideration, please submit no later than August 27, 2018.

Seattle Arts & Lectures
340 15th Ave E, Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98112

Link to Opportunity

https://lectures.org/opportunities/marketing-coordinator/

Posted

8/13/2018

Sidestreet Arts
A celebration of cups and the western US artists who make them

Organization

Sidestreet Arts

Website

http://www.sidestreetarts.com

More Info

Cathi Newlin

gallery@sidestreetarts.com

503-327-8064

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

The left coast cup show
Give 100 potters each a pound of clay and tell them to make a cup, and you'll end up with 100 different interpretations of what a cup is.
​The Left Coast Cup Show is a celebration of west coast ceramic artists and what the Cup means to them. From practical and utilitarian, to over-the-top whimsy, to utterly impractical, here's your chance to show us your vision of one of clay's most humble yet intimate forms.
Accepted artists may submit up to 5 cups into the show.
​Open to all ceramic artists in Ca, Or, Wa and Ak

How to Apply

Please visit https://www.sidestreetarts.com/call-to-artists.html
for prospectus and application.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.sidestreetarts.com/call-to-artists.html

Posted

8/13/2018

ACT Theatre
The Ticket Systems Associate is a power user of the Tessitura database. This staff member designs the path for how a performance is built, priced, promoted, tracked, sold, and reconciled via all points of purchase through ACT’s primary database platform, Tessitura.

Organization

ACT Theatre

Website

acttheatre.org

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Amy Gentry

amy.gentry@acttheatre.org

2062927660

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Key Responsibilities

Build ticketing campaigns for Subscriptions, ACTPass Memberships, Single Tickets and all events with a ticket or reservation on the ACT Theatre calendar
Work closely with ACT’s Digital Marketing and Database Manager to ensure proper function of the campaigns and purchase paths online using the TNEW application withing Tessitura
With the ticket office manager and assistant ticket office manager, implement dynamic pricing and zone mapping for all campaigns
Run automated payment programs
Supervise annual subscriber ticket printing project
Assure proper financial postings for ticket office transactions
Manage American with Disabilities Act (ADA) seating inventory and sales practice according to current Washington State & Federal Laws
Assist the Marketing Department with reporting, analysis, proofing, projections
Provide support for other departments as needed and perform other duties as assigned
Abilities Required

Excellent organization skills, able to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
Read and interpret documents such as instructions and procedure manuals
Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations at one time
Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of database software; internet software; order processing systems; spreadsheet software and word processing software, i.e., MS Word and Excel, and ticketing software (preferably Tessitura).
Knowledge and Education

Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred
Previous experience in a constituent business arena (subscriber, membership, development, event management, etc.) a plus, especially in arts or Tessitura environment
Training could be provided in particular areas such as advanced Tessitura, HTML, T-stats
Compensation & Benefits

Beginning annual salary: $40,000
A-rated health insurance plan
Complimentary ACTPass

How to Apply

To Apply

Position open until filled, with a desired start date in early September, 2018.
Please send a current resumé and cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, and goals are a match for this position to: Amy Gentry, Director of Sales & Marketing, amy.gentry@acttheatre.org
Subject Line: Last Name, Ticket Operations Associate Applicant
No phone calls, drop-ins, or physical mailings please.

ACT is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link to Opportunity

https://acttheatre.org/about/work-with-us/

Posted

8/13/2018

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

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

11/2/2018

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/06bf4544-8d1d-4158-9a40-8225f809ab42/jack-straw-artist-support-program

Posted

8/24/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Up to four artists/teams are selected to receive studio time with an engineer to develop the sound component of an installation, which is presented in the Jack Straw New Media Gallery in the following year.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

11/2/2018

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/4b4c6aea-78ce-40ab-a033-3de1e79abc97/jack-straw-new-media-gallery-program

Posted

8/24/2018

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.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

11/2/2018

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 2019 Writers Program Curator is Kathleen Flenniken.

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/4d8f3fbb-4ffa-4dcc-81d3-7d4408d36535/jack-straw-writers-program

Posted

8/24/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
A panel of Jack Straw staff and resident artists will share work produced through Jack Straw's residency programs, talk about the application process, and answer questions.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

10/7/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE

Start Date

10/06/2018

Start Time

02:00 PM

End Date

10/06/2018

End Time

04:00 PM

Description

A panel of Jack Straw staff and resident artists will share work produced through Jack Straw's residency programs, talk about the application process, and answer questions. With Kathleen Flenniken (2019 Writers Program Curator), Leilani Lewis, and Nic Masangkay.

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs - Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery Program, and Writers Program - offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs. Applications for 2019 are due November 1st, 2018.

How to Apply

This event is free and open to the public

Link to Opportunity

http://www.jackstraw.org/programs/asp/2019_apps.shtml

Posted

8/24/2018

Vashon Center for the Arts
Artist Call for 2019 gallery exhibitions

Organization

Vashon Center for the Arts

Website

vashoncenterforthearts.org

More Info

Devin Grimm

deving@vashoncenterforthearts.org

2062593002

Deadline to Apply

10/15/2018

Description

Call to Artists

Vashon Center for the Arts invites proposals from Northwest artists for art work for 2019 Gallery exhibitions. We are seeking works in painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, photography, pottery/clay, installation, glass, wood and fiber for display in our two galleries. Details and online submissions are found at VashonCenterfortheArts.org Submission Due Date: October 15, 2016

How to Apply

Please Visit http://vashoncenterforthearts.org/the-koch-gallery/artist-calls/

to apply for our gallery in 2019

Link to Opportunity

http://vashoncenterforthearts.org/the-koch-gallery/artist-calls/

Posted

8/24/2018

CURRENTS New Media Festival
Call to artists for an INTERNATIONAL NEW MEDIA ART FESTIVAL 2019 SANTA FE. This is a curated art exhibition.

Organization

CURRENTS New Media Festival

Website

https://currentsnewmedia.org/

More Info

Mariannah Aster

connect@currentsnewmedia.org

5056998841

Fee to Apply

$20 for a single entry and $15 each for multiple entries

Deadline to Apply

11/5/2018

Description

Over the past decade, CURRENTS NEW MEDIA has become known as the leading new media arts festival in the American Southwest. CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging artists from around the world for three weeks of exhibitions, multimedia performances, workshops, panel discussions, and educational programs that reach out to local schools and the distinct communities of Northern New Mexico. As we approach our 10th year, we invite artists across all media of electronic art to apply for CURRENTS 2019.

Travel expenses and housing provided for selected installation artists.

Festival Dates: June 7 – 23, 2019

This Year’s Categories include:

Interactive Environments
CURRENTS Entrance Design
Installations (Interactive and Non-Interactive)
Outdoor Installations and Projections
Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments
Robotics
Multimedia Performance
Digitally Generated Objects (i.e. 3D Printing)
Interactive Installations for Children
Single Channel Video and Animation
Experimental Documentary

How to Apply

To apply, please read our submission guidelines on our website: https://currentsnewmedia.org/guidelines-2019/

Link to Opportunity

https://currentsnewmedia.org/guidelines-2019/

Posted

8/24/2018

Seattle Foundation
Grants to dance and theatre organizations in the Greater Seattle/Western Washington region.

Organization

Seattle Foundation

Website

http://themorganfund.com/

More Info

Lauren Domino

l.domino@seattlefoundation.org

12063881652

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

The Morgan Fund, a Family Foundation at Seattle Foundation, is proud to announce the 2018 request for proposals to support performing arts organizations located in the Seattle/Western Washington and Washington, DC regions with a focus on dance and theatre. Proposals for Investment Grants ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 will be considered across a wide range of needs, such as equipment purchases and strategic business development, to help advance and deepen artistic quality. Applicant organizations must be a tax¬ exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization. The Morgan Fund intends to distribute $250,000 in funding this cycle. Decisions will be announced and funding distributed in January 2019.

How to Apply

Please visit www.themorganfund.com to view full details or to complete the online application form. The deadline is September 30, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

http://themorganfund.com/

Posted

8/24/2018

South Puget Sound Community College
The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts seeks proposals that bring the impossible to life, are culturally diverse, and multifaceted. For exhibition during the 2019-20 academic year.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

1/10/2019

Description

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Deadline: January 10, 2019

Solo exhibitions - Please include the following in one PDF document. Video files must be submitted in a separate email or included as a separate file on a thumb-drive if mailed:
1. Letter of interest describing the proposed exhibition.
2. Resume including bio, exhibition record, and contact information.
3. Artist statement.
4. Ten images of recent work that give an accurate indication of the quality and theme of work to be exhibited.
5. Image inventory including title, media, dimensions, and date completed for each work.

For group exhibitions – Please include the following in one PDF document. Video files must be submitted in a separate email or included as a separate file on a thumb-drive if mailed:
1. Letter of interest describing the proposed exhibition.
2. Resume including bio, exhibition record, and contact information for each artist.
3. Three images of work by each artist in the group. Images should give an accurate indication of the quality and theme of work to be exhibited. Groups must submit work in the same format all in one PDF document.
4. Image inventory including the artist’s name, title, media, dimensions, and date completed for each work.

How to Apply

Proposals may be sent on thumb-drive via post
or email with the subject line: “Artist Proposal _ YOUR NAME”
to:

c/o Sean Barnes
The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292

Email: sbarnes2@spscc.edu Phone: 360-596-5527

For more information visit our web site: http://www.spscc.edu/gallery




Link to Opportunity

https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

8/24/2018

Henry Art Gallery
Reporting to the Deputy Director, External Relations, the Membership and Special Events Manager is responsible for developing donor engagement strategies for the Henry Art Gallery through special events, creative stewardship, and annual giving and membership campaigns. The Membership and Special Events Manager will have significant direct contact with the museum’s diverse internal and external audiences including members, patrons, board, staff, volunteers, and University partners. The position will work closely with the Henry’s Deputy Director, External Relations to create and implement a successful membership program that builds an engaged community of Henry members. The position will work collaboratively to design and evaluate annual membership solicitation and renewals, both in print and online. A successful program will deliver value to Henry members by offering members meaningful and unique opportunities to connect with the museum through its exhibits, programs, collections, and events.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@henryart.org

2062215351

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Member Acquisition and Stewardship
• Lead strategic membership efforts to ensure achievement of annual growth with an equal emphasis on acquisition, retention, generation of revenue, and acknowledgement of the diversity of Henry audiences.
• Develop a year-round membership acquisition plan that incorporates promotions, renewals, and discounts for all segments of the membership audience and partner with Communications and Museum Services departments to implement.
• Oversee membership data, gift processing, and acknowledgement. Supervise part-time Donor and Data Services Assistant. Monitor, report, and interpret membership sales and attendance on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis, and communicate to appropriate staff; Serve as database expert, and pursue process improvement initiatives when necessary.
• Execute stewardship activities including, but not limited to: weekly gift acknowledgement letters, tailored thank-you and acknowledgment vehicles for major donors (i.e. letters from leadership and people impacted by their gift), stewardship gatherings, and website acknowledgements as appropriate.
• Work in collaboration with the Grants and Sponsorships manager to develop and implement corporate partnerships and promotions that extend membership presence and visibility in the community.
• Work in collaboration with Associate Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations to identify partnership and cross-promotional opportunities with area museums and non-profit organizations and define member messsaging in Henry e-newsletters and renewal mailings.
• Work with Graphic Designer to create all marketing materials related to member acquisition, renewal, and stewardship.
• Manage membership budget.
• Take Henry membership out into the broader community. Represent the Henry at community events and in professional networking events with local peers.
Event Management
• Provide professional and strategic production management of all events related to museum members and prospects, with an emphasis on higher-level donors. This includes:
o Special opening weekend events for members, including patron previews for exhibitions (approximately 5 per year)
o High-touch dinners with patrons and artists (approximately three to four per year)
• Collaborate with curatorial staff to identify opportunities for donors to engage with museum programs and exhibiting artists
• Make personal invitations to members when appropriate to deepen their engagement at the museum.
• Arrange major gift donor visits/receptions in support of major gift stewardship as needed.
• Supervise event volunteers.
• Supervise a contract event producer to create the annual Henry Gala. This involves:
o Active participation with Board-led Gala Committee
o Management of invitations and registration system
o Oversight of pledge fulfillments and gift acknowledgments
o Clear communication across multiple internal and external constituents
o Identification and implementation of best practices for continued follow up with gala sponsors and guests that will maintain and increase museum engagement

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience), preferably in marketing, communications, or related field, with demonstrated experience (typically 2 years) working with membership sales or in marketing or fundraising for an organization with similar membership goals and objectives.
• Proven project management and special event experience, with an accurate and thorough approach to detail. Proven experience in working successfully with and supporting Board members and other volunteers
• Excellent interpersonal skills; poised manner; ability to exercise discretionary judgment and professionally handle sensitive situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Superior organizational and time management skills; ability to oversee multiple projects and quickly discern priorities among competing interests; flexibility and adaptability to changing needs; proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of team
• Willingness and ability to learn how to use the Raiser’s Edge database system and other proprietary software products
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner.
• Experience in training and supervising volunteers.
• Affinity for working in a museum environment

Key Competencies
Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Professional Credibility: Pro-actively takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.
Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.

The Henry is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a positive working environment for employees, students, volunteers, and artists.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: The Henry is committed to diversity and inclusion. Individuals who bring a broad range of perspectives to the workplace are encouraged to apply.
Reports to:
Deputy Director of External Relations
Details:
This is a .9 full time equivalent (i.e., 90% of full time) that requires semi-regular evening and weekend work. Competitive pay and benefits.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

9/28/2018

The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Organization

The Hopper Prize

Website

https://hopperprize.org/

More Info

Pat

info@hopperprize.org

Fee to Apply

40

Deadline to Apply

11/14/2018

Description

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Program Highlights
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
+ 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
+ Early applications will be considered for Instagram artist features @hopperprize (https://www.instagram.com/hopperprize/)

Curators
The Hopper Prize Fall 2018 grant winners will be selected by:

+ Patricia Restrepo, Assistant Curator
— Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

+ Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator
— DePaul Art Museum Chicago

Eligibility
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media.

Deadline
November 13, 2018

Past Winners
Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
Erik Parra, San Francisco, California

How to Apply

Apply Online
Show us your work at https://hopperprize.org

Link to Opportunity

https://hopperprize.org

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Music Partners
SMP seeks a versatile professional with knowledge of the arts and cultural environment of Seattle to join our team.

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Marlette

Buchanan

2064088588

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ABOUT SEATTLE MUSIC PARTNERS

Seattle Music Partners cultivates a diverse and vibrant music-making community by providing youth with free music instruction and one-on-one mentoring to eliminate racial and economic barriers to quality music education. Our program matches skilled volunteer tutors, one-on-one, with students who wish to learn to play music, and further engages students through ensemble experience.

Founded in 2000, SMP began as a grass-roots project at Seattle’s Leschi Elementary School to increase access for underserved students to the many music-making experiences available in Seattle, especially at Washington Middle School and Garfield High School. Over the years, we have expanded to serve over 100 children each year at four elementary schools, along with additional lessons and ensemble opportunities for middle school students all at no cost to participants. SMP is an established and respected community organization, with 4 full-time staff, 10 part-time teaching artists, more than 100 volunteer tutors, and an annual budget of over $400,000. For more information about SMP, please visit our website: www.seattlemusicpartners.org

ABOUT THE JOB

The Community Engagement Director is responsible for:

After-School Program Direct Service/Internal Partnerships (50%):
-Daily on-site at schools, supervising activities of students and volunteers alongside fellow staff and teaching artists.
-Help organize recitals and concerts.
-Chaperone field trips to performances.
-Participate in the recruitment and support of volunteers.

Community Partnerships (40%):
-Assist in the planning and execution of annual fundraising events in collaboration with the Executive Director and board of directors.
-Write and manage external communication with all program constituents and partner organizations.
-Serve as community liaison at public events.


General (10%):
-Participate in organizational decision-making with the Program Director, Education Director, Program Coordinator, and Executive Director.
-Assist with marketing and communications as needed.
-Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
-Excellent written & verbal communication skills
-Effective presentation skills & the ability to facilitate small group discussions
-Knowledge of the Seattle arts and cultural environment, especially music performance and education organizations.
-Experience working with children.
-Demonstrated ability to create new partnerships
-Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice
-Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks at one time

Desired Qualifications:
-Experience teaching group music lessons.
-Musical knowledge. Ability to play a band or orchestral instrument preferred.
-Photography skills
-Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Education, Marketing, or other arts related discipline

Physical Requirements:
-Manual dexterity
-Ability to move around public school buildings and monitor students in multiple classrooms.
-Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

Locations:
The SMP office is located at 200 Broadway, Suite 100 in Seattle, WA. The Community Engagement Director will travel to school sites in the Central District daily and may travel around the Seattle area to meet with community partners.

Compensation:
This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends. The expected salary range is $30,000-$45,000 depending upon experience and skills.

Benefits:
SMP offers generous vacations aligned with the Seattle Public Schools academic calendar.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter that describes your specific interest in working with our organization and why your background makes for a compelling candidacy to jobs@seattlemusicpartners.org.

SMP is an inclusive organization, fostering and drawing on leadership from communities of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrant communities, and emerging leaders. We strongly encourage applicants from these communities to apply. SMP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment and program policies of SMP are nondiscriminatory with regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

Application deadline:
Open until filled.

Link to Opportunity

www.seattlemusicpartners.org/employment

Posted

9/28/2018

Ms.
Coordinator for drama after school outreach and youth conservatory

Organization

Ms.

Website

www.stonesouptheatre.org

More Info

Maureen Miko

maureen@stonesouptheatre.org

12062458458

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Stone Soup Theatre Seeks Education Coordinator

Reports to: Education Director and Artistic Director

Responsibilities:
 Coordinating all after-school programs
 Handle contracts, invoices and payments for both schools and teachers
 Attend monthly staff-meetings
 Coordinate school performances of Youth Conservatory productions
 Handles all publicity for classes and programs
 Attends school fairs


The ideal candidate will:
 Have at least three years of teaching experience (across all age-ranges preferred)
 Strong computer skills
 Be a good communicator
 Have good phone skills
 Be organized and self-motivated
 Have his own transport
 Have a degree in Theatre and professional experience
 Be able to work under pressure
 Have problem-solving skills

Term of employment: 2 years contract, 15 hours a week
Pay: Hourly, depending on experience

Benefits:
 Flexible hours
 Opportunity for growth
 Opportunity to make your own contribution into both the Education Department and the Theatre.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Maureen@stonesouptheatre.org This position will be open until filled.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.stonesouptheatre.org/

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Music Partners
Mentor youth through music instruction.

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Mandy Goldberg

mandy@seattlemusicpartners.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

Seattle Music Partners cultivates a diverse and vibrant music-making community by providing youth with free music instruction and one-on-one mentoring to eliminate racial and economic barriers to quality music education.

Seattle Music Partners' volunteer applications for the 2018-2019 school year are live! If you are interested in mentoring a young person through music check out our opportunities for high school aged elementary after-school program volunteers, and our evening middle school program opportunities for folks over the age of 18.

How to Apply

Elementary after-school program: https://goo.gl/forms/kQT8wcDjUBReM3U13

Middle School evening program: https://goo.gl/forms/5yOsOWP9RK2chB7b2

Link to Opportunity

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

Posted

9/28/2018

Inscape Arts
Makers Market at Inscape Arts on December 8, 2018!

Organization

Inscape Arts

Website

http://inscapearts.org/makers-market/

More Info

InscapeArts MakersMarket

inscapemakersmarket@gmail.com

206-229-3608

Fee to Apply

10

Deadline to Apply

10/5/2018

Description

This holiday season, the semiannual Inscape Open Studios expands to include a juried Makers Market. Over 30 makers will join in-house artists to celebrate handmade festive giving on five floors of studio spaces

How to Apply

All crafty artists and homemade goods are welcome to apply!

$10 application fee
$25 vending fee due upon acceptance

Link to Opportunity

http://inscapearts.org/makers-market/

Posted

9/28/2018

Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) seeks a part-time (30 hours/week) Education Associate to provide critical assistance to the Education Director in maintaining and growing programs that are central to the Museum’s mission.

Organization

Museum of Northwest Art

Website

www.monamuseum.org

More Info

Ellie Cross

elliec@museumofnwart.org

(360) 466-4446 x 101

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description


This position offers the opportunity to work in a highly creative environment while honing the administrative and communication skills that are key in the fields of museum education and arts administration. The Education Associate reports to the Education Director.

Key Responsibilities:
Education
• Lead studio art lessons for MoNA Link tours and other tour groups as needed
• Lead tours using the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) for MoNA Link classes and other groups as needed
• Assist in MoNA Link teacher trainings and tour leader trainings
• Assist with MoNA’s Outreach programs, leading hands-on art activities at community events and other offsite venues
Administration
• Maintain schedule of museum visits for all groups; schedule volunteers to lead tours; manage tour-related paperwork and communications, including bus reimbursements and invoices
• Manage registration, communications and paperwork for workshops
• Update and maintain education pages on museum website
• Manage Northwest Educational Service District clock hours records
• Assist with program surveys, data collection and grant applications
• Maintain inventory of art and craft supplies and assist with upkeep of art studio
• Create promotional material for education programs
• Work with staff on other Museum programs and activities as required/feasible
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ideal candidate has a passion for arts education and a desire to collaborate and work with diverse audiences/communities. Excellent writing and oral communication skills and interpersonal and organizational skills are imperative. The position requires the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, display initiative, and exercise discretion and mature judgment.
Requirements Include:
• BA or BFA in visual art, art education or a related field
• Minimum two years of experience teaching art in the schools or to youth groups
• Ability to write for varied contexts. Strong copy editing and proofing skills desirable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
• Ability to work independently and organize effectively
• Experience using the Visual Thinking Strategies, or willingness to learn
• Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work
• Ability to work flexible and variable hours
• Current Washington State Driver’s License. Reliable transportation is required
• Must be able to pass state criminal history background check
• Ability to lift 20lbs

Other Qualifications:

A passion for Northwest art and arts education
Strong team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced and complicated environment
Knowledge of non-profit organizations and experience with writing grants
Ability to work independently and organize effectively
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, please email your cover letter, resume & three professional references to MoNA's Education Director, Ellie Cross at elliec@museumofnwart.org

Position open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by Sept 30th, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.monamuseum.org/education-associate

Posted

9/28/2018

Japan Media Arts Festival Office
Now accepting entries for the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga.

Organization

Japan Media Arts Festival Office

Website

http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/

More Info

Atsushi Wakimoto

jmaf@cgarts.or.jp

81335353501

Fee to Apply

Free

Deadline to Apply

10/5/2018

Description

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga.
Eligible works are completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (October 6, 2017 – October 5, 2018).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New Face Awards. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2019. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in June 2019.

Entries must be submitted online at http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/entry-guidelines/
All entries must be received by 18:00 on Friday, October 5 (JST).
Submission of entries is free of charge.
For additional information, visit the website: http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/

How to Apply

It is too easy.
Please visit the "How to Enter" page.
http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/how-to-enter/

Link to Opportunity

http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/entry-guidelines/

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre
The Institutional Partnerships Director is a critical member of the Development Department, and drives corporate, foundation, and government funding with assistance from one full-time Grants Associate and from Department-wide support staff. This position works closely with Rep staff across all departments to understand the organization’s needs and priorities, craft a compelling case for support, and meet frequent deadlines while actively pursuing new opportunities to grow the Rep’s institutional funding portfolio.

Organization

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Website

www.seattlerep.org

More Info

Melissa Husby

melissa.husby@seattlerep.org

206-443-2210 x1014

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Seattle Repertory Theatre is committed to producing the highest quality programming and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

We are part of a growing movement in theatre to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and women, ensuring they are at the decision making table, reflected in our programming, and represented on our staff.

Position Title: Institutional Partnerships Director
Department: Development
Supervisor: Associate Director of Development
Classification: Annual Exempt – Full-time
Compensation: Anticipated hiring range $57,000 - $62,000 annualized

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1) Lead strategy and implementation for annualized institutional giving
• With support from the Grants Associate, monitor and oversee calendar of corporate, foundation, and government annual funding requests and reports, including ongoing funders and new prospects
• Work closely with department heads, executive leadership, and other senior staff to strategize around upcoming grant opportunities and determine proposal deliverables
• Gather and synthesize information from across departments to write detailed grant and sponsorship proposals in support of productions, education and community engagement programs, and other ongoing annual activities
• With support from the Grants Associate and Development Communications Specialist, maintain and update the Rep’s library of boilerplate institutional language and standard proposal attachments pertaining to our core program areas
• Work with Finance and program staff to draft project budgets
• Develop and maintain strong cross-departmental relationships to ensure maximum effectiveness
• Provide high-level support to the Associate Director of Development for complex, project-based institutional funding requests that fall outside of the annual giving cycle
• In collaboration with the Associate Director of Development, guide long-term organizational strategies as they relate to institutional funding

2) Steward institutional funders
• Maintain a portfolio of up to 75 institutional funders and prospects
• Develop and maintain strong relationships in the funding community
• With support from the Grants Associate and Donor Stewardship Associate, ensure accurate delivery on all recognition and entertainment benefits for institutional funders
• Lead site visits, institutional funder receptions, and other on-site cultivation/solicitation events for institutional prospects and donors
• Participate in grantee engagement events held by funders

3) Identify and pursue new funding opportunities, particularly corporate support
• Research and identify new corporate, foundation, and government prospects for general support and special projects underwriting
• Network and invest time in developing new relationships in the corporate community
• Grow the Rep’s portfolio of institutional funders both by pursuing standard RFPs and by thinking creatively about new opportunities around sponsorship and in-kind partnerships
• Stay up-to-date on changing philanthropic priorities for current funders to identify forward-looking areas of alignment and get ahead of potential challenges to continued support

4) Manage and mentor the Grants Associate
• Determine assignments and workflow for proposals and reports
• Edit materials produced by the Grants Associate and provide ongoing constructive feedback to strengthen their writing, encourage a strategic mindset, and support their professional development

5) Support department- and company-wide development efforts
• Add constructively to the collaborative and collegial health of the organization
• Maintain accurate and complete internal records for all activities
• Participate in Board Committees as necessary
• Support Development events as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience in corporate, foundation, and government solicitation and grant administration, preferably in a theatre, arts, or other not-for-profit organization
• Familiarity with the philanthropic landscape, as well as local, regional and national arts funders
• Existing network of contacts in the corporate funding community highly desirable
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage a wide range of audiences through proposals, letters, reports, and other written materials
• Experience in developing project budgets and competence in communicating financial information to general audiences
• Strong project management skills and keen attention to detail
• Thorough knowledge of Windows-based computer software, Microsoft Office, and relationship-management database systems (Tessitura preferred)
• A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
• A demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines under pressure with grace
• An ability to work flexible hours to meet the demands of a deadline-driven position, as well as to support special events on evenings or weekends as necessary (with advance notice)
• Diplomacy, discretion, and sense of humor

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to the e-mail or postal address below. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Email: humanresources@seattlerep.org
Write in the email subject line: “Institutional Partnerships Director”

You may also mail application materials to:

Seattle Repertory Theatre
Attention: Human Resources
155 Mercer Street
Post Office Box 900923
Seattle, WA 98109

Application Deadline: open until filled
Start Date: as soon after as practical

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattlerep.org/About/Employment/

Posted

9/28/2018

Brewery art show in Tacoma to support local Washington artists, as well as to raise funds for Seattle's Art With Heart Program.

Website

https://www.facebook.com/onenightartcall/

More Info

Ashley Morgan

ashleymorgan307@gmail.com

6197152296

Fee to Apply

Free!

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2018

Description

December 14th, 2018, Narrows Brewing will be holding an art show for local artists!
This event is to show our support to our local art community, as well as to raise funds for 'Art With Heart', a program based in Seattle which serves kids and teens who've suffered from traumatic life experiences by facilitating trauma-informed, creative expression programs and training practitioners all over the country to lead their programs and maximize their impact on as many children as possible. Each artist chosen for the event will be required to donate a one-of-a-kind original piece of art for the night's raffle. All the proceeds made from the raffle will go directly to the Art With Heart program, to support the children in our community. More information on the program will be provided at the event.
The theme of the Night? Creatures of the Deep.
Each artist is required to follow the theme: Creatures of the Deep; there are many ways to be creative with this theme, and we look forward to seeing everyone's take on it!
As the event is being held at a Brewery, each applicant must be at least 21 years of age. Space is limited to six artists; each artist will have a 7x6 space, and is required to bring their own display materials to properly showcase their work. There will be no wall availability to hang work, as this is a one night event. Each artist is allowed to fill their space however they see fit, though we are requiring a minimum of 5 pieces to display. All artists are allowed to put out and sell printed copies of their displayed originals, including copies of their donated piece. For the donated piece, canvases may not exceed 30 inches in width, or 40 inches in length. Artists that are selling their work are required to have a visible price tag for each piece; it is not required to have a title-tag, but is encouraged. All artists are required to stay for the entire duration of the show, 5:00 p.m to 9 p.m. Artists must arrive with all materials a minimum of 45 minutes early to set up, though and are allowed to come earlier if need be.

How to Apply

Submitting an Application
E-mail the events coordinator, Ashley Morgan, at ashleymorgan307@gmail.com with the following information and attachments:
The Deadline to submit is midnight, November 15th.
Brief Bio: Name, age, who are you, what inspires your work, what mediums do you work in?
Contact info: e-mail, and phone number.
Examples of your work; each must reflect the theme of the show as well as your signature style.
Each artist must submit a minimum of 4 pieces, and they must be in the medium they will be working with for the show.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the show, please contact the events coordinator.
Facebook: @onenightartcall

Link to Opportunity

https://www.facebook.com/onenightartcall/

Posted

9/28/2018

City of Tacoma - Office of Art and Cultural Vitality
seeking an artist or artist team to participate in the streetscape improvements along Tacoma’s East 64th Street

Organization

City of Tacoma - Office of Art and Cultural Vitality

Website

cityoftacoma.org/artsopps

More Info

Asia Tail

atail@cityoftacoma.org

2535915564

Deadline to Apply

10/11/2018

Description

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality is seeking an artist or artist team to participate in the streetscape improvements along Tacoma’s East 64th Street, between Pacific Avenue and McKinley Avenue by creating permanent public artwork(s) along the streetscape to enliven this multi-modal transportation corridor running through this residential neighborhood. In addition, the artist will work with the design team to affect the aesthetic design of the streetscape and identify opportunities for discrete or integrated artworks to be incorporated into the streetscape design in future phases. The project should be informed by a meaningful community engagement process in order to reflect the needs of the community, create identity, and communicate an authentic sense of place. The selected artist will have experience working with diverse cultural communities and demonstrated success creating aesthetically strong artwork that results from community engagement.

How to Apply

https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit

Link to Opportunity

cityoftacoma.org/artsopps

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre
The Institutional Partnerships Director is a critical member of the Development Department, and drives corporate, foundation, and government funding with assistance from one full-time Grants Associate and from Department-wide support staff.

Organization

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Website

http://www.seattlerep.org

More Info

Stu Jennings

HR@seattlerep.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE JOB OPPORTUNITY

Seattle Repertory Theatre is committed to producing the highest quality programming and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

We are part of a growing movement in theatre to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and women, ensuring they are at the decision making table, reflected in our programming, and represented on our staff.

Position Title: Institutional Partnerships Director
Department: Development
Supervisor: Associate Director of Development
Classification: Annual Exempt – Full-time
Compensation: Anticipated hiring range $57,000 - $62,000 annualized


POSITION PURPOSE
The Development Department is dedicated to relationship-building and growing contributed revenue in support of the Theatre. The Institutional Partnerships Director is a critical member of the Development Department, and drives corporate, foundation, and government funding with assistance from one full-time Grants Associate and from Department-wide support staff. This position works closely with Rep staff across all departments to understand the organization’s needs and priorities, craft a compelling case for support, and meet frequent deadlines while actively pursuing new opportunities to grow the Rep’s institutional funding portfolio.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Lead strategy and implementation for annualized institutional giving
• With support from the Grants Associate, monitor and oversee calendar of corporate, foundation, and government annual funding requests and reports, including ongoing funders and new prospects
• Work closely with department heads, executive leadership, and other senior staff to strategize around upcoming grant opportunities and determine proposal deliverables
• Gather and synthesize information from across departments to write detailed grant and sponsorship proposals in support of productions, education and community engagement programs, and other ongoing annual activities
• With support from the Grants Associate and Development Communications Specialist, maintain and update the Rep’s library of boilerplate institutional language and standard proposal attachments pertaining to our core program areas
• Work with Finance and program staff to draft project budgets
• Develop and maintain strong cross-departmental relationships to ensure maximum effectiveness
• Provide high-level support to the Associate Director of Development for complex, project-based institutional funding requests that fall outside of the annual giving cycle
• In collaboration with the Associate Director of Development, guide long-term organizational strategies as they relate to institutional funding

Steward institutional funders
• Maintain a portfolio of up to 75 institutional funders and prospects
• Develop and maintain strong relationships in the funding community
• With support from the Grants Associate and Donor Stewardship Associate, ensure accurate delivery on all recognition and entertainment benefits for institutional funders
• Lead site visits, institutional funder receptions, and other on-site cultivation/solicitation events for institutional prospects and donors
• Participate in grantee engagement events held by funders

Identify and pursue new funding opportunities, particularly corporate support
• Research and identify new corporate, foundation, and government prospects for general support and special projects underwriting
• Network and invest time in developing new relationships in the corporate community
• Grow the Rep’s portfolio of institutional funders both by pursuing standard RFPs and by thinking creatively about new opportunities around sponsorship and in-kind partnerships
• Stay up-to-date on changing philanthropic priorities for current funders to identify forward-looking areas of alignment and get ahead of potential challenges to continued support

Manage and mentor the Grants Associate
• Determine assignments and workflow for proposals and reports
• Edit materials produced by the Grants Associate and provide ongoing constructive feedback to strengthen their writing, encourage a strategic mindset, and support their professional development

Support department-wide Development efforts
• Add constructively to the collaborative and collegial health of the organization
• Maintain accurate and complete internal records for all activities
• Participate in Board Committees as necessary
• Support Development events as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience in corporate, foundation, and government solicitation and grant administration, preferably in a theatre, arts, or other not-for-profit organization
• Familiarity with the philanthropic landscape, as well as local, regional and national arts funders
• Existing network of contacts in the corporate funding community highly desirable
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage a wide range of audiences through proposals, letters, reports, and other written materials
• Experience in developing project budgets and competence in communicating financial information to general audiences
• Strong project management skills and keen attention to detail
• Thorough knowledge of Windows-based computer software, Microsoft Office, and relationship-management database systems (Tessitura preferred)
• A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
• A demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines under pressure with grace
• An ability to work flexible hours to meet the demands of a deadline-driven position, as well as to support special events on evenings or weekends as necessary (with advance notice)
• Diplomacy, discretion, and sense of humor

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to the e-mail or postal address below. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Email: humanresources@seattlerep.org
Write in the email subject line: “Institutional Partnerships Director”

You may also mail application materials to:
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Attention: Human Resources
155 Mercer Street
Post Office Box 900923
Seattle, WA 98109

Position Posted: September 7, 2018
Application Deadline: open until filled
Start Date: as soon after as practical

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattlerep.org/About/Employment/JobDescriptions/Institutional_Partnerships_Director.pdf

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Opera
Youth & Family Programs Manager is responsible for cultivating Seattle Opera’s community relationships through developing and supervising program content that extends out-of-school arts experiences and instruction for young people, 18 months-22 years, and their families. The Youth & Family Programs Manager will be responsible for guiding growth for existing programs and spearheading new programs with a focus on geographic, ethnic, racial, gender, and socio-economic diversity. These programs that respond to the community’s needs and fulfill elements of Seattle Opera’s Long Range Plan.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Nancy Vive

nancy.vive@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lead the growth and development of opera learning programs, including but not limited to:
o Youth Opera Chorus
o Opera Camps and Workshops
o Teen Vocal Studio
o Seattle Opera Academy
o Family Day and Family Matinée
o Bravo! Family events
• In collaboration with the Director of Programs and Partnerships and other Seattle Opera staff, create, develop, and execute additional programs for youth and families
• Increase the prominence and visibility of youth and family programs
• Build and foster relationships with individuals, community partners, and academic organizations serving youth & families
• Create earned revenue streams within programs, while maintaining equity and access
• Select and engage staff, artists, and external partners to deliver programs, in conjunction with Director of Programs and Partnerships
• In collaboration with the Programs and Partnerships Team, design and implement Professional Development workshops for teaching artists
• Serve as the department’s liaison between collaborative partners and stakeholders regarding youth and family projects and initiatives
• Hire and train instructors for youth and family programs
• Provide instruction for youth and adult programs, as needed
• Create and maintain ongoing program assessment tools and strategies
• Create and manage budgets for programs
• Other duties as assigned
SUPERVISION RECEIVED This position reports to Director of Programs and Partnerships.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
• Bachelor’s degree in music performance, music or childhood education, choral conducting, or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of opera and classical and contemporary vocal music
• Successful experience teaching classroom or private study preferred
• Piano proficiency a plus
• Collaborative individual with strong inter-personal skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Experience supervising professional staff and artists, volunteers, and students
• A commitment to arts advocacy and providing equitable access to the arts
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Position requires incumbent to lift 40 pounds or more on and occasional basis — with or without assistance.

How to Apply

CONTACT
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume. Attn: Youth & Family Programs Manager, 1020 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109 or e-mail to jobs@seattleopera.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

https://seattleopera.org/globalassets/downloads/job-descriptions/youth-family-programs-manager.pdf

Posted

9/28/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
A hands-on art-making workshop in conjunction with the Jack Straw New Media Gallery installation Silicone Love - Her Garden, by Chun Chao

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org/

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

10/14/2018

Description

Saturday, October 13, 1-4pm

Join us in the studios at Jack Straw Cultural Center for a hands-on art-making workshop in conjunction with the Jack Straw New Media Gallery installation Silicone Love - Her Garden, open to students of all ages. This installation incorporates fiber arts, projection, and multi-channel audio to present a sculptural fiction about an Internet-generated ghost. Students will learn about the artistic elements of the installation and create their own art inspired by it.

How to Apply

FREE. Limited space available. E-mail education@jackstraw.org or
call (206) 634-0919 to register.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/28/2018

Museum of Pop Culture
MoPOP’s Grants Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of the organization’s grant funding portfolio, from new funder research to final reporting. The Grants Manager will establish and implement the strategy for grant funding for the organization, including identifying opportunities and working with various department leadership to seek funding for appropriate museum initiatives. This position also leads the post-award process, collaborating across departments to ensure grantor requirements are fulfilled. Additionally, the Grants Manager serves as an institutional point person for donor-facing communications and as a hub of high-level organization-wide output and impact data.

Organization

Museum of Pop Culture

Website

www.mopop.org

More Info

Angie Pechal

angiep@mopop.org

2062623560

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Essential Functions (other duties as assigned):
• Write, co-write and copy-edit grant applications, corporate sponsorship proposals, annual giving appeals, reports, and donor communications.
• Research, identify, and develop new grant funding opportunities; research and write funding letters of inquiry.
• Develop relationships with all current and prospective funding entities and serve as main point person for these relationships on behalf of the institution. Attend meetings with representatives from grant funding organizations as appropriate.
• Maintain grants tracking for the advancement department, tracking prospects, proposals, awards and visits necessary in support of grant funding efforts.
• Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all Museum departments to ensure comprehensive and accurate representation of programs, services, accomplishments, participation, etc., both in crafting proposals and in submitting any required reporting on grant-funded activities
• Maintain a library of reference documentation, including such information as grantor requirements and forms, MoPOP team profiles and resumes, records of organization’s outstanding achievements, awards, and contributions, reference literature, collateral and other pertinent material.
• Review all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements. Ensure timely submission of grant proposals, applications, and reports.
• Lead post-award grant administration to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, activity tracking, reporting and any other grantor requirements are being followed.
• Maintain and apply working knowledge of funding trends, best practices in grant writing and grants management, and changes in the funding landscape that affect MoPOP
• Work across departments to solicit, collect, and maintain internal qualitative and quantitative data, including stories of impact, testimonials, and impact data; serve as a resource to others by serving up this information as needed.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Education/Experience/Certifications):
• 3 - 5 yrs experience managing grant process and writing grants.
• Demonstrated success writing and managing grants of $10,000 to $1,000,000 from foundation, corporate, and government grant funding sources at local, regional, and national levels.
• Thorough knowledge of grant application policies, procedures and processes, including: working knowledge of best practices, grant funding research tools and ability to create grant budgets.
• Experience with arts and education grants strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated skill in successfully generating significant grant funding resources and maintaining adequate program and financial oversight.
• Proven ability to work effectively across departments in developing, organizing and managing grant proposals and awards.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to adapt writing for various audiences, from institutional funders to members and individual donors, and manage effective fundraising communications across multiple channels.
• Strong grammar and spelling skills with the ability to independently compose and/or edit materials; experience proofing and editing under tight deadlines.
• Strong time management, organizational, and follow-through skills.
• Superior attention to detail.
• Proficient w/ MS office tools, database tools, and internet research.
• Proven skills in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, grant project budgets, statements and/or projections; knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures.
• Ability to handle stress and stay, focused, even-tempered and congenial when faced with multiple deadlines.

Please submit two writing samples with your application. A success grant proposal or LOI preferred.

How to Apply

https://www.mopop.org/grantsmanager

Link to Opportunity

https://www.mopop.org/grantsmanager

Posted

9/28/2018

Museum of Pop Culture
MoPOP seeks a part-time Museum Educator to engage visitors through tours, drop-in interactions, and school programs. Reporting to the Director of Education + Programs, the Museum Educator is expected to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team of committed, passionate educators. will facilitate outreach programs and work within our galleries facilitating activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Museum Educator serves as an integral member of our front-line staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups. This position is three to four days a week with additional on-call availability, roughly 15-26 hours per week, and includes weekend, evening, and holiday hours.

Organization

Museum of Pop Culture

Website

www.mopop.org

More Info

Angie Pechal

angiep@mopop.org

2062623560

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

MoPOP seeks a part-time Museum Educator to engage visitors through tours, drop-in interactions, and school programs. Reporting to the Director of Education + Programs, the Museum Educator is expected to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team of committed, passionate educators. will facilitate outreach programs and work within our galleries facilitating activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Museum Educator serves as an integral member of our front-line staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups.

This position is three to four days a week with additional on-call availability, roughly 15-26 hours per week, and includes weekend, evening, and holiday hours.


The ideal candidate is:

Engaging….loves to interact with the public, with learners of all ages; open to experimenting with various strategies to get conversations and interactions going between and among visitors.
Collaborative…works effectively with other museum staff, volunteers, and community members to create engaging tours, gallery encounters, and educational experiences.
Dynamic…. works with vigor to create experiences for adult, family, and school visitors that expand beyond the tried and true, imbued with creativity and experimentation.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED)
Facilitates school programs for multiple grade levels via in-museum tours and workshops and as part of the MoPOP mobile outreach program.
Implements a variety of activities and visitor interactions including gallery tours, activity carts, storytelling, facilitated dialogues, art-making activities, etc.
Creates and implements new curriculum associated with museum content.
Welcomes visitors to MoPOP in a friendly and hospitable manner.

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS)
College Degree preferred; 3+ years of experience in Informal or formal education with students of various ages is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Background in performing arts is a plus.
Possess excellent customer interaction skills and public speaking abilities.
Work well with a diverse group of colleagues,
Exhibit Flexibility for the changing needs of each day, and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment.
Weekends and holidays required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Passion for a variety of popular culture genres (music, sci‐fi, film, comic books, etc.)
WORK ENVIRONMENT + PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb ladders. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

How to Apply

https://www.mopop.org/museumeducator

Link to Opportunity

https://www.mopop.org/museumeducator

Posted

9/28/2018

Cornish College of the Arts
Manage Front-of-House operations for internal and external Cornish events at the Cornish Playhouse. Starting salary is $20/hr

Organization

Cornish College of the Arts

Website

www.cornish.edu

More Info

Jason Sharp

jsharp@cornish.edu

2067265074

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

The primary purpose of the Front-of-House Manager is to ensure the safety and comfort of patrons, maintain a smooth functioning, professional, customer service-oriented Front of House for Cornish Playhouse productions and external rental events, act as a liaison between Stage Management, Box Office and the Front of House and oversee volunteer usher program on the day of event.

Detailed Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage front of house operations.
Supervise volunteer ushers and work study employees
Provide detailed House Manager reports following each performance
Assist with managing front-of-house equipment inventory
Monitor and maintain cleanliness of public areas, including the theatre house, all areas of the lobby and courtyard
Coordinate with the Stage Manager and Box Office to ensure smooth operation of the Front of House during performances and events.
Oversee the seating of late patrons and provide assistance to patrons with concerns regarding access and ADA compliance.
Resolve patron concerns and/or, if necessary, escalate problems to the Playhouse Director, External Rentals Manager, Cornish Security or HR
Assist with setting up and breaking down for events
Maintain and distribute Assisted Listening Devices to patrons, reporting problems to Technical Supervisor as needed
Maintain security of the building before, during and after the show
Promptly inform Cornish Playhouse Director of needed facility repairs
Confidently respond to emergency situations involving patrons and/or the facility.
Monitor and recycle used marketing collateral such as posters and programs.
Assist with projects as assigned

Expectations:

Weeknight/Weekend availability
Open and honest communication
Proactively identify and communicate issues/concerns before they become problems
Positive attitude
Participate as a member of a team, supporting others to accomplish organizational goals

How to Apply

Send your resume and a letter of interest to jsharp@cornish.edu

Starting salary is $20/hr

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/28/2018

Stone Soup Theatre
Teaching artists and directors needed for youth in after school and summer programs in 2019

Organization

Stone Soup Theatre

Website

stonesouptheatre.org

More Info

Jeremy Ehrlich

education@stonesouptheatre.org

(206) 388-9212

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Freelance/Consultant

Description

Stone Soup Theatre has one of the largest outreach programs in the Seattle area. Our teaching artists represent our theatre and our work in over 25 schools every year.

Stone Soup Theatre's educational programs focus on giving each young actor the tools they need to succeed on stage. All our student productions are actor-centered, our students are the true stars of our shows! We take focus away from the technical aspects of theatre and put it back in our young actor’s imaginations. We use suggestive costuming, sets and props to allow the students’ bodies, focus, reactions and facial expressions be what shows our audience the world and environment of the play.

Requirements:
- Degree in theatre
- Ability to work with students in elementary through high school
- Specialties in one (or more) of the following: Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Mask Work and puppetry, circus skills
- Ability to direct performances with students
- Ability to achieve greatness with limited resources
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Willingness to travel (travel pay included)


Benefits
- Competitive pay
- Becoming part of a growing theater with increasing opportunities for its staff
- Professional development opportunities

How to Apply

Send your CV, headshot (or any other picture) and cover letter stating your availability to Jeremy Ehrlich at education@stonesouptheatre.org

Application Deadline: Open

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/28/2018

Encore Media Group
Ambitious, Passionate Advertising Sales Executive needed to add to the Encore Media Group team!

Organization

Encore Media Group

Website

www.encoremediagroup.com

More Info

Genay Genereux

genayg@encoremediagroup.com

206-443-0445 x104

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ENCORE MEDIA GROUP has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, highly skilled, experienced sales representative who is ready to seamlessly transition into a key sales role within our organization and to swiftly assume the duties associated with a well–established account base. We are looking for a proven top performer with an outstanding track-record for exceeding expectations in new business development, sales performance and client management. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-driven professional who is interested in a career with high earning potential with the West Coast’s leading arts-focused media company.

ABOUT YOU
You are a consummate professional and a team player with publishing, integrated media, and/or advertising sales experience that demonstrates your ability to organize, present and sell multi-platform advertising and sponsorship solutions to marketing decision-makers such as: agency media buyers, senior level management and independent businesses. You come to the table with existing relationships with key clients and agency contacts - and creative ideas and opportunities for new businesses that you are eager to develop.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE IS:

AMBITIOUS. A go-getter who thrives in the highly competitive and dynamically changing media environment. You take your job seriously, but you know how to have fun, too.

ACCOUNTABLE. Meets and exceeds short and long-term revenue goals with a commitment to sustainable revenue growth. Contributes fully to objectives of the team. Invests in what it takes to succeed.

ORGANIZED. Able to manage a full list of accounts that require calculated organization to ensure that you remain in constant contact, provide timely deliverables and create an excellent customer service for each client.

ARTICULATE. A compelling communicator with highly developed presentation, negotiation and closing skills. Proficiently develops and presents effective proposals to senior level corporate executives and agencies.

PASSIONATE. Knowledgeable and actively interested in the performing arts, creative and cultural communities we serve.

ENTREPRENEURIAL. Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and leadership qualities—has the potential to rise to new challenges. Is resourceful, positive, proactive, and self- motivated with the keen ability to identify new revenue opportunities and measure product potential.


………………………………
ABOUT ENCORE MEDIA GROUP
For almost 50 years Encore Media Group (www.encoremediagroup.com) has been publishing high-quality arts programs for prestigious arts organizations and clients on the west coast.

• Encore Arts Programs serve over twenty-three arts groups in the Seattle and Bay Area, and reaches over 3 million patrons of the arts annually.

• City Arts Magazine publishes monthly, provides new online and digital content daily, produces ongoing events including Band Crush, Future List and Artwalk Awards, and is an active sponsor of numerous community events.

• Our custom publishing capabilities provide services for long-standing clients such as the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Seattle Art Dealers Association, Seattle Pride and other arts and culture organizations.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Type: Full-time
Experience: 5+ years
Functions: Advertising, Sales
Industries: Publishing, Advertising, Digital Media and Marketing
Compensation: Base salary plus commission + Full Benefits

How to Apply

Send the following to jobs@encoremediagroup.com

 Resume
 Cover Letter
 Invitation to LinkedIn Profile

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/28/2018

Pratt Fine Arts Center
The Director of Programs will work closely with the Executive Director and a team of Studio Managers to drive the mission and vision of Pratt while pursuing excellence in all programs. The Director is responsible for the leadership and performance of all educational programs and artist services.

Organization

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Website

www.pratt.org

More Info

Steve Galatro

sgalatro@pratt.org

Deadline to Apply

10/14/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Department: Programs
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time, Salaried

Pratt Fine Arts Center is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for a director level position in programming. The Director of Programs will work closely with the Executive Director and a team of Studio Managers to drive the mission and vision of Pratt while pursuing excellence in all programs. The Director is responsible for the leadership and performance of all educational programs and artist services. The Director will oversee a team of Studio Managers to develop, budget, organize and implement a dynamic and engaging array of programs for public offering throughout the year. This requires ongoing direction of core programs, including a diverse assortment of year-round educational offerings and a lively studio access program. The position also requires leadership in supplementary programs including partnerships, public demonstrations, exhibitions, residencies, scholarships, and the master artist program.

The Director of Programs will join a team of staff and board in a highly collaborative and cooperative work environment. Ideal candidates will have deep roots in visual art study or practice, a proven aptitude for successful leadership in administration, and a demonstrated ability to balance day-to-day tasks with high-level strategic thinking. The Director of Programs will also be expected to share in and apply Pratt’s organizational commitment to racial equity.

Programming Direction & Oversight
• Work with the Executive Director to develop a compelling vision for artistic programming with clear and measurable goals, to include:
o a diverse and enticing collection of class offerings, maximizing accessibility for students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels
o a vibrant studio access program that meets the needs of practicing artists
o a dynamic series of supplementary activities including study abroad, master artist workshops, residencies, and scholarship programs
• Direct, collaborate with, supervise and support a team of Studio Managers in their efforts to implement the programmatic vision; foster cohesion and inter-studio alignment; evaluate individual performance
• Plan and conduct productive team meetings as well as one-on-one meetings to provide studio-specific support and direction
• Participate in program implementation as needed, often hands-on at ground level, in the spirit of a team-based environment
• Provide support, communications, and indirect oversight for 100+ instructors annually; serve as the authority in related hiring and policy issues
• Assist in addressing student/user feedback and resolving complex or delicate situations

Strategic Analysis & Assessment
• Evaluate program effectiveness to ensure excellence
• Track and analyze participation data; identify trends and adjust programming in response to maximize performance
• Oversee the financial management of all programming, accountable for meeting or exceeding departmental goals
• Assess and prioritize major equipment and facility needs; contribute to expansion planning efforts as needed; serve on the staff Facilities Committee

Community Leadership
• Be an active ambassador for Pratt in the community, seeking out and managing partnership opportunities in programming, public exhibitions, and other collaborations
• Maintain positive and engaging relationships with board and advisory board members; represent Programs at full board meetings
• Manage and mobilize the Education Committee, a group of Board members and volunteers who commit time and energy to support and advance Pratt programs
• Celebrate programmatic successes and share widely; contribute to positive overall morale
• Participate in racial equity trainings; apply an equity lens to all decision-making; contribute to equity projects and initiatives

Interdepartmental Coordination
• Serve as the primary collaborator with the Marketing department; provide streamlined communication and timely, complete information
• Promote and model a culture of collegiality, transparency, and cooperation with colleagues; foster interdepartmental efficiencies and opportunities
• Collaborate and coordinate with other Directors; contribute to organizational projects and initiatives
• Oversee the implementation of the Tuition Assistance and Scholarship programs

Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Steve Galatro, Executive Director, at sgalatro@pratt.org. No calls or drop-ins, please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
October 14, 2018

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree in art, management or a related field, or equivalent experience
• Demonstrated aptitude for leadership
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to interpret, utilize and respond to management information tools, statistical data and financial reports
• Demonstrated experience in supervising, supporting, and motivating employees
• Experience with evaluation processes
DESIRED QUALITIES
• 3+ years of experience in non-profit arts or arts education
• Passion for arts education and cultivation of artists
• Experience in art-making, personal or professional
• Demonstrated commitment to racial equity
• Ability to build and mobilize social capital in support of creative communities
• Natural inclination toward cooperation, collaboration, and partnership
• Ability to be effective independently and as a member of a team
• High tolerance for ambiguity; willingness to navigate a complex work environment and build efficient systems and procedures
• Positive, can-do attitude and a sense of humor

COMPENSATION
$55-65k annual salary range DOE + medical, dental, long-term disability, and paid vacation. Employee-paid short-term disability and retirement programs are provided, but optional. Also includes generous in-kind benefits in the form of class registrations and studio access.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.pratt.org/join-our-team

Posted

9/28/2018

Teatro Zinzanni
Come and join the circus in Woodinville!!

Organization

Teatro Zinzanni

Website

www.zinzanni.com

More Info

Dan Roberts

production-jobs@zinzanni.com

206-281-7788

Deadline to Apply

10/15/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Primary responsibilities include supporting the installation of Woodinville Teatro Zinzanni and the Chicago Teatro Zinzanni. This includes ordering supplies, finding and scheduling labor, ordering and coordinating logistics of equipment delivery, supplies, tracking the production calendar, tracking costs for budget input and interacting with vendors.
SHOW SUMMARY:
Teatro ZinZanni Woodinville presents a full evening of entertainment, combining cirque artists, European cabaret, contortionists, jugglers and illusionists with live music and a gourmet multi-course meal. Set in an antique jewel box tent imported from Belgium, our newest show “Hollywood and Vine” will be performed at our new location in Woodinville.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsibilities and Duties:

● Managing the needs of the installation of tent, facility and show operations.
● Tracks needs for the installation of events for Site Developer, Tech Director and other tech staff as needed.
● Manages details of building and show technical installation
● Tracks expense and account codes for budget
● Organizes transportation schedules and trucking for all equipment for installation and strike of events.
● Orders and tracks all labor needed.
● All other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Essential minimum skills, education, and experience:

● 3+ years production management experience managing special events or theatrical venue
● High level of Excel computer skills and experience with spreadsheets
● Strong production competencies
● Is comfortable with numbers and can understand basic budgets
● Can understand basic site plan drawings
● Very strong listening and communication skills
● Comfortable communicating with all varieties of production staff from carpenters to technicians
● Well-developed project management skills and work ethic
● Eye for detail and maniacal attention to delivering high quality work
● Anticipates project needs and proactively delivers
● Builds solid and reciprocal relationships with vendors and others
● Fosters trust and open/honest communication with the internal team and others
● Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
● Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills.
● Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.
● Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.
● Positive attitude in the face of challenges
● Ability to take direction without follow up.

OTHER
● Ability to work collaboratively with others for whom you have no direct supervisory authority.
● Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
● Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
● Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, as necessary.

WORKING SCHEDULE/ENVIRONMENT

Works in a theatrical environment. Must be able to lift & move in excess of 50lbs as is necessary in the normal flow of the day-to-day workload unassisted, and lift and move 100lbs with assistance.
Hours are general office hours 9-5PM, other hours as required.

TZ WOODINVILLE LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER DEDICATED TO A POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT (INCLUDING APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT) ON ANY BASIS INCLUDING RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP, SEX, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PREGNANCY, VETERAN OR MILITARY STATUS, OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAW.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES MAY BE ENTITLED TO REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE TERMS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND CERTAIN STATE OR LOCAL LAWS. A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IS A CHANGE IN THE WAY THINGS ARE NORMALLY DONE WHICH WILL ENSURE AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT IMPOSING UNDUE HARDSHIP ON TZ WOODINVILLE LLC. PLEASE CONTACT TZ WOODINVILLE LLC IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION OR TO OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Feel free to visit our website to learn more about us or other job opportunities! www.zinzanni.com

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume in .pdf format to: production-jobs@zinzanni.com

Link to Opportunity

https://zinzanni.com/seattle/jobs/

Posted

9/28/2018

Third Place Commons
This position provides operational support across a variety of areas including fundraising, communications, community events, the LFP Farmers Market, and general administrative functions.

Organization

Third Place Commons

Website

http://ThirdPlaceCommons.org

More Info

Amy Whittenburg

director@thirdplacecommons.org

206-366-3302

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Third Place Commons is a community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space by hosting over 900 free events each year and presenting the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market from May to October. It is a community gathering space, a presenting organization for weekly music programming and other cultural events, and a host venue for community performances and civic programs.

Third Place Commons seeks a Development & Programs Assistant to provide operational support across a variety of areas including fundraising, communications, community events and performances, the LFP Farmers Market, and general administrative functions.

Position assists with the planning and execution of several annual public community events and fundraising events, and also serves as back-up staffing for occasional community performances. This position is also the primary point-person for gift processing and donor acknowledgements, coordinating the farmers market day sponsorship program, and tracking and reporting farmers market currency use.

Ideal candidate will be someone with development, administrative, and/or event experience who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and a great communicator! Farmers market or e-communications experience a definite plus!

This part-time position (8-12 hours/week) will be perfect for someone who wants a flexible, fun, and challenging complement to their other activities.



How to Apply

Full position description and application instructions available at http://ThirdPlaceCommons.org. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 10, 2018.


No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

https://bit.ly/2PTUpcK

Posted

9/28/2018

Cornish College of the Arts
to facilitate the risk taking of the allied arts

Organization

Cornish College of the Arts

Website

https://www.cornish.edu/playhouse/arts_incubator/

More Info

Pinky Estell

pestell@cornish.edu

2063155776

Fee to Apply

None

Deadline to Apply

11/19/2018

Description

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator residency aims to facilitate the risk taking of the allied arts. The goal for this program is to support artists in the creation of work that is outside the boundaries of their genre, discipline, or comfort zone. The intention of Arts Incubator is not to create a final, polished product. Instead, the program seeks to give artists time and space to incubate and begin to develop an idea, concept, or exploration. Four groups will be selected to participate in a two week residency. They will receive free rental space at the Alhadeff Studio Theater to incubate new and exciting ideas. The program is part of Cornish Playhouse’s public benefit to the Seattle community.

How to Apply

Apply through our website. Open to Washington residents only.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.cornish.edu/playhouse/arts_incubator/

Posted

9/28/2018

Henry Art Gallery
The Museum Services Department ensures a welcoming museum experience for visitors and staff alike. The Museum Services Supervisor is responsible for overseeing daily visitor experience and security operations. This includes the supervision of Museum Services Leads, Visitor Experience Representatives, and Security Guards. This position also provides administrative support to the department, and assists with leading the team to achieve departmental goals.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Human Resources

jobs@henryart.org

2062215351

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

Supervisory
• Provide daily delegation of tasks, motivation, guidance, and feedback to Visitor Experience Representatives, Security Guards, and Museum Services Leads
• Manage the scheduling of Visitor Experience Representatives, Security Guards, and Museum Services Leads for daily shifts and special events and programs
• Supervise the on-boarding of new Visitor Experience and Security hires
• Administer ongoing training to new and established Visitor Experience and Security staff to ensure adherence to all established policies and procedures
• Form agenda for weekly team meetings alongside Museum Services Senior Manager; lead weekly team meetings and send out minutes promptly
• Provide coverage for Visitor Experience Representatives and Security Guards when necessary
• Determine when it is necessary to communicate to team members about performance-impacting behavior, and help lead solutions in coordination with Senior Manager
• Conduct annual performance appraisals for Visitor Experience Representatives and Security Guards; conduct annual PA for Museum Services Leads with the Senior Manager

Administrative Support
• Coordinate interviews for new Visitor Experience and Security staff
• Manage the admissions desk point of sale software, keeping items up to date
• Manage Group Visit requests by responding to Group Visit inquiries, communicating visit policies, and confirming and scheduling visit times and dates
• Fulfill online orders of museum catalogs
• Monitor and maintain Museum Services office supply levels, especially at the Admissions Desk, Coat Room, and Security Booth
• Manage Group Visit requests by responding to Group Visit inquiries, communicating visit policies, and confirming and scheduling visit times and dates
• Administer building access badges, keys, and security system codes to authorized museum staff; monitor usage of access badges, keys, and codes
• Monitor museum security systems and report issues to the Senior Manager; coordinate repair and administration of security systems as needed
• Act as the first responder to all after-hours security alarms and concerns, in coordination with the Senior Manager and Facilities Coordinator
• Assist or lead Museum Services projects as assigned by the Museum Services Senior Manager
• Identify areas for improvement in efficiency and daily operations and report them to the Museum Services Senior Manager; under the direction of the Senior Manager, assist in the creation of and implementation of new protocols

Event Support
• Ensure the Visitor Experience and Security teams are kept up to date and informed of event flow plans before and during events
• With Event Managers: determine volunteer needs for events, coordinate the acquirement of volunteers, and communicate necessary information to volunteers before events.
• Work several museum events during the year that fall outside of regular administrative hours (typically Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings)
• Assist with front and back of house set up, visitor flow, and breakdown for events and programs


REQUIRED SKILLS:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Customer service or hospitality experience
• Strong and demonstrated supervisory experience in a customer service setting (typically at least 2 years)
• Proven experience in providing constructive performance feedback
• Proven history of providing positive leadership and guidance
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to interact diplomatically with the public and staff; ability to maintain composure in the face of conflict or other stressful situations; ability to provide excellent customer service
• Ability to effectively communicate with people in stressful situations and gather relevant information in the event of security or safety related incidents
• Ability to work collaboratively on a team, including interdepartmentally, also able to work independently and without direction at times
• Experience with enforcing security protocols
• Efficient multi-tasking and attention to detail
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel

DESIRED SKILLS:
• Background and/or interest in contemporary and modern art
• Experience working in an arts or cultural organization
• Experience with managing point of sale systems
• Familiar with event logistics and operations
• Knowledge of security systems (alarm panels, cameras, access software)


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include: ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision and close vision.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

Refer to: https://henryart.org/about/opportunities

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Opera
Serves primarily as the Stage Manager for school tours, and provides support for other Seattle Opera events in Programs & Partnerships at Seattle Opera

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

https://seattleopera.org/about/careers/

More Info

Tour & Events Coordinator (Stage Manager)

jobs@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

SCHOOL OPERA TOUR AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of School Opera Tour and Events Coordinator. This full-time non-exempt position reports to the School Programs Manager.
SEATTLE OPERA’S MISSION
By drawing our community together and by offering opera’s unique fusion of music and drama, Seattle Opera creates life-enhancing experiences that speak deeply to people’s hearts and minds.
SEATTLE OPERA’S PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS DEPARTMENT enhances the company’s mainstage productions, and extends the company’s civic impact by providing a relevant cultural service to communities throughout Washington State through education and community engagement programs. Through these programs and services, Seattle Opera serves communities for whom opera has been largely irrelevant or inaccessible; collaborates with cultural and community service organizations throughout the region; and advances the development of opera, providing a variety of ways for the art form of opera to resonate with people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and interests. These programs are generally designed to engage individuals, families, and groups in discovering and exploring the many facets of opera by reflecting and inspiring creativity, fostering lifelong learning, providing multiple entry points to the world of opera, and facilitating meaningful dialogue.

SCOPE & PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
The School Opera Tour and Events Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the School Opera Tour program and various Programs and Partnerships events. School Opera Tour is a 45-minute opera geared toward young audiences (grades K – 6) with two casts of five singers each, plus one pianist. This touring production visits approximately 50 elementary schools in Washington State during the 3-month touring season.
Additional events through Programs and Partnerships engage with various communities through talks, performances, and other programming.
The ideal individual will possess initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple programs and projects of varying natures simultaneously. Success in this role requires someone who is highly motivated, and who can work in a self-directed manner. This role necessitates someone who seeks to provide multiple entry points to the world of opera, and facilitates meaningful exchanges, building capacity for opera throughout our community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as School Opera Tours Stage Manager, which includes the following duties:
o Successfully run technical rehearsals and call a show;
o Write, distribute, and file Rehearsal and Performance Reports;
o Work closely with the Production Manager and School Programs Manager to ensure shows stay within scope and on schedule;
o Load/unload the touring van for each School Tour performance (with help from the performers) and set up all necessary sound equipment, scenic pieces, costume racks, and props;
o Create an availability calendar for all School Tour performers;
o Attend all School Tour Production Meetings;
o In collaboration with the School Programs Manager, communicate effectively with teachers and principals to schedule all School Tour performances;
o Serve as the on-site liaison and facilitator for all School Tour performances, including leading the post-show question and answer session with student audiences;
• In collaboration with the Community Engagement Manager, schedule and coordinate all Seattle Opera Guild Preview events:
o Coordinate dates with Guild leadership
o Contact and hire artists
o Coordinate performance content with Seattle Opera staff
• Serve as primary staff member to set-up and break-down all pre-performance and post-show talk, including submitting information for any technical needs.
• Perform additional duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
At least 2 years of administrative work, stage management, event planning, or equivalent experience
Knowledge of opera and arts education if preferred
Ability to read music
Experience working with young people
Touring experience a plus
Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, issues of social justice and racial equity
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
Experience with body mics and sound equipment a plus

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to work nights and weekends
Position requires incumbent to lift 40 pounds or more with or without assistance
Valid driver license and a clean driving record
Able and willing to drive a rental truck or van to performance venues across Washington state

COMPENSATION
Salary DOE. Seattle Opera offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

How to Apply


CONTACT
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@seattleopera.org with “Tour and Event Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Seattle Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Seattle Opera is an equal opportunity employer

Link to Opportunity

https://seattleopera.org/globalassets/downloads/job-descriptions/tour-events-coordinator.pdf

Posted

9/28/2018

City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
An opportunity to have a custom-designed and hand-built tiny cultural space created for your organization, either on your property or on City-owned land.

Organization

City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Website

seattle.gov/arts

More Info

matthew richter

matthew.richter@seattle.gov

206-733-9955

Fee to Apply

n/a

Deadline to Apply

10/14/2018

Description

The Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Sawhorse Revolution, is excited to launch this Request for Proposals for cultural organizations and community groups.

Are you a Seattle-based cultural organization or a community group that is interested in owning a tiny cultural space, custom-designed and hand-built for your needs? Imagine a small but permanent outdoor stage. Or a puppet theater. Or a space for a tea ceremony, or a coffee ceremony. Would you like to launch Seattle’s tiniest art gallery? Or its smallest writers’ residency? Is there an ecological social justice and history-based mini-museum you’ve been hoping to open?

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture invites local cultural and community organizations to submit proposals for a new (tiny) cultural structure. Whether you have your own site on which to build or are interested in building on a city-owned surplus property, the structure itself will belong to the community group or cultural organization outright.

The selected project will be designed and built by the award-winning nonprofit design/build studio Sawhorse Revolution, an organization that teaches teens carpentry and architecture through inspiring community projects. The Tiny Cultural Space will be a project of Sawhorse Revolution’s all-womxn design / build program, a process that will involve the organization chosen through this Request for Proposals and high school youth. Design mentors from Olson Kundig and LMN Architects will facilitate the process of a youth-designed tiny cultural space with the selected organization, which will be built by youth under the tutelage of professional carpenters.

How to Apply

Please reach out to Cultural Space Liaison Matthew Richter at matthew.richter@seattle.gov to be sent the full application guidelines. The application itself is a simple 3-page letter you will write in response to a series of prompts in the guidelines.

DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 14.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattle.gov/arts/programs/cultural-space

Posted

9/28/2018

apexart
apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2018.

Organization

apexart

Website

apexart.org

More Info

Lisa Vagnoni

info@apexart.org

(212) 431-5270

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2018

Description

apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2018. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart's NYC space as part of its 2019-20 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online.

The submission process
Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images will be accepted. Submissions cannot exceed 500 words and must be submitted in English. Jurors rate proposals based on their content and the organizer’s ability to communicate, rather than by familiar names or past accomplishments.
The selection process
Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowd-sourced voting system allows many jurors to individually review a subset of proposals. An international jury composed of 300+ individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds will rate the proposals. Proposals are made anonymous and randomized to make sure each receives the same consideration. apexart does not influence the results of the jury.

The results
The submitters of the three highest-ranked proposals each receive an exhibition budget of up to $10,000 and work closely with the apexart team to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions. Exhibition organizers are expected and challenged to work within the funding provided to transform their winning proposals into compact, focused, noteworthy exhibitions. It is interesting to note how prescient our jurors have been, showing an extreme ability to forecast relevant exhibition themes and topics.

How to Apply

To submit an exhibition proposal, visit apexart.org/opencalls.php between October 1-31, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

apexart.org/opencalls.php

Posted

9/28/2018

Contemporary Craft
Emerging Craft Artist- LEAP Award

Organization

Contemporary Craft

Website

https://contemporarycraft.org

More Info

Susan Hillman

storemanager@contemporarycraft.org

4122317100

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

1/1/2019

Description

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Contemporary Craft Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1,000 prize, and 4 finalists.

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

How to Apply

website link will be active October 1,2018

https://contemporarycraft.org

Link to Opportunity

https://contemporarycraft.org

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Opera
Coordinates all technical aspects of the staging process to a level of stage preparedness, keeping the Technical Director informed in all areas. Works within technical department budgets. Monitors and supervises the load-ins, performances strike backs and restores. Organizes for file all information needed for re-mounting of production. Work encompasses expense and revenue budget management, payroll oversight for all sub departments. Executes all assignments in a timely manner to ensure that critical deadlines are met, and that planning and producing of each production proceeds in a consistent and orderly manner. The position requires implementation of tasks affecting Stage Crews, Technical Staff, Production Staff, Warehousing, Shipping and Receiving, Trucking and Transportation as well as the performing artists and guest artistic staff. Support of Technical Director includes drafting of ground plans, sections, and elevations, developing schedules, hang charts, and all additional necessary information, equipment procurement, plus development, distribution and tracking of information requiring interaction with staff in all producing departments, as well as contracted design staff and staff of other opera companies.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

https://seattleopera.org/about/careers/

More Info

Assistant Production Manager

jobs@seattleopera.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Assistant Production Manager
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Production Manager. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Technical Director and Assistant Production Director.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Provides support to guest Directors, Designers and Technical Director which includes correspondence, drawings, inventories, updates, mailings, etc.
• Develop, to Technical Directors specifications, all necessary documents used in mounting of productions.
• Cad drafting.
• Responsible for assigned technical equipment procurement.
• Coordinate Opera schedules with the other Opera House user groups.
• Assist the Lighting Designer as requested.
• Serves as a supervisor during load ins and out, technical rehearsals and all performances.
• Writes Purchase Orders for stage equipment purchases and supplies. Proofs P.O.'s and route for approvals. Provides information and answer questions on P.O.'s for Technical Director.
• Generates the expense budget of each show and reconciles the expenses with the ESR prior to receipt of the final statement.
• Generates the payroll process for all sub departments.
• Works closely with the Controller & Finance Department to ensure systems are mutually functional and compliant with approved policies and procedures.
• Keeps organized the assigned files of information relating to technical department projects, or production being produced to serve as a resource for the Technical Group and related departments. This includes all existing schedules, calendars, notes and drawings relating to technical department projects, all contact sheets, lists, etc.
• Supervises stage crews.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s Degree in Technical theatre preferred or equivalent work experience.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Proven computer skills on Macintosh and IBM-compatible applications systems. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and video media servers. Proven drafting skills, VectorWorks and Auto-Cad preferred.
• Detail-oriented. Excellent phone skills. Excellent personal skills.
Special Requirements:
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required for Technical Department projects. Access to transportation.

COMPENSATION
Salary DOE. Seattle Opera offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance paid vacation, sick and holiday leave.


How to Apply

CONTACT
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email to jobs@seattleopera.org with “Assistant Production Manager” in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://seattleopera.org/about/careers/

Posted

9/28/2018

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Acknowledge and greet each guest in a friendly, hospitable and timely manner. Assist guests with merchandise selection, product information and purchases in the gift shop. Meet and exceed posted sales goals. Provide an experience that will surpass the expectations of every guest. Fold, straighten, dust, and stock merchandise as directed by management. Have the ability to deliver world class service to our guest while maintaining a professional environment.

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

Retail Sales Associate – Lead – The BookStore

Essential Functions:

Acknowledge and greet each guest in a friendly, hospitable and timely manner. Assist guests with merchandise selection, product information and purchases in the gift shop. Meet and exceed posted sales goals. Provide an experience that will surpass the expectations of every guest. Fold, straighten, dust, and stock merchandise as directed by management. Have the ability to deliver world class service to our guest while maintaining a professional environment.

Experience & Skills Required:

A guest first attitude that includes greeting, helping our guests select a product or products, closing out sales. Have knowledge of the steps of selling, which would include up-selling and add-on sales. Have the ability to deliver world class service to our guests.

Other Ideal Qualifications:

Experience in cash handling and credit card processing. General knowledge of Seattle and surrounding areas is desirable. Previous work experience is highly recommended.

Physical Demands:

Ability to walk, stand, reach and lift entire shift. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Typical shift is approximately 8 hours.

How to Apply

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1808

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1808

Posted

9/28/2018

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