Infinity Box Theatre presents "Anomie" by Courtney Meaker; Photo: Roy Arauz
Infinity Box Theatre presents "Anomie" by Courtney Meaker; Photo: Roy Arauz

smART ventures grant

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

Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple. It provides support ranging from $500 to $1,000, proving that small investments can have big impacts.

Before applying, you must have your proposal idea reviewed by one of our staff. It is best to start this process at least 2 months in advance of your project. Read the program guidelines, short application and frequently asked questions below. Then email Jenny Crooks or call (206) 684-7084 to let us know of your interest so that we may assign a project manager to work with you.

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Jenny Crooks
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Eligibility

  1. If my organization is more than three years old, may I apply?
    No matter what your organization's age, you may apply if your group is not currently funded by our "Civic Partners," "Youth Arts" or "Neighborhood and Community Arts" funding programs.
  2. If I've received funding from your CityArtist Projects, may I apply?
    If you are currently funded through our CityArtist program or if you've received funding from our CityArtist program within the last four (4) years, then you are NOT eligible to apply for smART ventures.
  3. If I've received funding from smART ventures before, may I apply?
    Yes, but your chances of funding decrease if you have already received an award through the smART ventures program once before. Applicants who have already submitted successful applications through smART ventures are highly encouraged to seek out other funding opportunities available to them through our office and elsewhere. Applicants may only receive a maximum of three awards through the smART ventures program.
  4. I'm under the age of 18. May I apply?
    Yes. We are happy to receive project ideas from young people! But you will need an adult who can sign the contracts and receive the funds on your behalf.
  5. What if my project takes place in Seattle, but I or my group is based outside of Seattle?
    If you are based just outside the city of Seattle but your project or event will take place in Seattle and will benefit Seattle residents, you may still be eligible to apply. Please bring this issue to the attention of staff in your initial conversation.

    If you are out-of-state or not based in the greater Seattle area, you are NOT eligible to apply, even if your project will take place in Seattle.

Project

  1. Are all criteria for funding weighed equally?
    Yes. Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria: audience expansion, innovation, community impact, artistic potential, public access and feasibility. Descriptions of these key criteria can be found in the smART ventures guidelines. Priority consideration will be given to projects that serve or represent underserved communities and / or are not eligible for our other funding programs.
  2. What do you mean by underserved community?
    Any community that might not have as much access to cultural opportunities due to age, geography, ethnicity, physical differences, income or other barriers. The more you can demonstrate why the communities you represent or plan to target are underserved and how your project will benefit those communities, the more competitive your application will be.

Applying

  1. Do I have to have a business license to apply?
    No. But if your project is approved, you will need a city of Seattle business license to receive funding. For information on getting a business license in Seattle, call (206) 684-8484 or go here. You may include this cost in your budget.
  2. Whose contact information should be listed in the grant?
    Please provide contact information for the person who can best represent the project and take responsibility for making sure the project is completed and paperwork is submitted.
  3. Who is considered the "Authorized Representative"?
    The person who is willing to sign all documents and take responsibility for the money if awarded. The Authorized Representative needs to be someone who is legally able to sign for the entity associated with the tax identification or social security number used for the grant funding if awarded.

Funding

  1. What happens if I receive an award amount less than I requested and then can't do my project?
    Discuss this with a project manager. We know you may need to make changes. If the project cannot be completed with a partial amount and no other funding option is available, you may decline the award.
  2. If funded, how soon will I get payment?
    City funding is awarded after your project is completed. Expect payment three to four weeks after all required documents, including your final invoice and report, have been received by our office. Missing documents or incomplete paperwork may delay payment.

Questions or to discuss applying

Contact Jenny Crooks at jenny.crooks@seattle.gov or (206) 684-7084 to get started.

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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 - Contact
  • 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

Projects are creative and diverse, and in 2014, over half of the 65 funded projects involved artists and communities of color or underserved communities such as the differently-abled or LGBTQ. Many served wide-ranging audiences including youth, seniors and the homeless.

smART Ventures 2017 Partners

 A Touch of Light
$850
The Veteran Captive Art exhibition will feature primarily art created by U.S. military combat veterans who have returned from service carrying the burden of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and other unseen wounds and who have become incarcerated because of difficulty overcoming psychological injury.    Ali, Hawo $500 The Somali Artifact Exhibit will feature Somali artifacts including traditional clothing, jewelry, baskets, drums, wood carvings, and dinnerware. An opening event will take place at New Holly Gathering Hall.  

Amato, Lorelei
$825
Community Arts Space is a temporary activation of a store front that will be filled with arts classes for the community on Beacon Hill.  

Arliss, Barrie
$600
An Infertile Graphic Novel is a novel that details the experience of infertility. The book will be accompanied by an art show at a local comic book store, Push/Pull.   

Art Against Trump
$540
Arts Against Trump: Vol 2 + zine release show will feature the artwork of queer and POC artists and their response to the current political state.  

Art of Alzheimers
$850
The curation and creation of murals of artwork created in workshop settings for people living with dementia to be displayed at the Phinney Neighborhood Association Gallery and at the Pacific Science Center.  

Artwerks DBA Fremont Abbey Arts
$500
Abbey Next Stage: Youth Artist Showcase Event is a concert at Fremont Abbey Arts Center that features the works of youth artists who participated in an artist-training program that builds their business and artistic collaboration skills.  

Paige Barnes  
$700
The Pulse Performance Project is a multi-disciplinary residency at the Olympic Sculpture Park that explores dance research and the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine through pulse readings, poetry and individuals.  

Franchesska Berry
$1,000
Cultures Closer Together! Is a series of traditional movement and storytelling classes at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.  

Black Arts Love
$590
Summer Mixer and Marketplace is a free community art fair celebrating African American culture and entrepreneurship at Franklin High School. It will provide a platform for artists to sell their work and engage in their community, network, promote and sell their artwork as well as have performances and activities for the whole family.

Black Arts West Friends & Family Reunion
$850
The Black Arts West Friends & Family Reunion is an event to celebrate the legacy of and artists who contributed to Black Arts West. The event will take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.  

Frank Boyd
$500
Patti & The Kid is a work-in-progress of an original theatre/dance piece that is set in a mythical tent city in the American West and explores poverty, homelessness, addiction, technology, and violence.  The performance will take place at Base in Georgetown.  

Bramble LLC
$1,000
Between Americans is a visual story of a year of conversations between 12 Hillary and 12 Trump voters, initially strangers, which will culminate in a physical and web-based installation.  

Nicholas Bratton
$600
A book that will explore the first-hand experience of the only foreign guide on South Africa's Tugela River. The book will be accompanied by a discussion at Columbia City Library about personal transformation, a nation in transition from a visitor's experience and the effects of the rafting industry on the local economy.  

CascadiaNow!/Vibrant Palette Arts Center
$770
The Digital Animation Collaboration is a video collaboration that explores the life and aspirations of a local artist with a disability.    

Emily Curtiss
$600
Iconic is a collaboration of Visual Art, Dance and Music to celebrate female artists and will feature displays of large-canvas portraits painted by Kathreen Absuelo, live performances of choreographic work by Emily Curtiss and vocal improvisation by Maiah Manser at Fred's Wildlife Refuge and Piranha. 

Dare to Dance
$875
Dare to Dance 7 is an annual professional-quality showcase for original dances created and performed by dance enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels that feature diverse dancers and choreographers.

Degene, Daniel
$800
Untitled Seattle Musicians Project is a feature film, narrative drama made by and about Seattle musicians as both a portrait of the music scene and a deeply personal story rooted in identity, ambition, addiction and mental health.   

Double Nasty
$500
Georgetown resident gardeners will host Cross Pollinate, an opportunity to host plein air painters, artists will create site specific installations in green spaces, and musicians will perform under The Hat in the Hat n' Books Park.  

Emissary Quartet
$825
The project will support performances and interactive workshops at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School as well as scholarships for youth composers and young musicians to attend workshop sessions as part of Flute Day.

Deborah Espinosa
$900
Living with Conviction is a documentary photography project at Impact Hub that is comprised of portraits and profiles of formerly-incarcerated individuals who are trying to survive under fines and fees called "legal financial obligations."

Aisha Farhoud (Odd Babes Productions)
$975
Odd Babes Production presents Janelle James, a comedy show that is hate-free and specifically aimed at celebrating women, queer, POC and ally comics.

Adriana Giordano
$700
Seattle Interprets Jobim is a concert featuring various local musicians honoring Brazilian composer/pianist Tom Jobim at Columbia City Theater.

Glow Girls
$700
At the Glow Girls Creative Sessions, an artist from the community will facilitate a creative project and speak to participants about how they pursue their passion in the arts at Beacon Hill Community Arts.

Grow Through the Arts
$800
A five-week series of two-hour classes using artistic exercises with the goal of creatively building emotional resilience, compassionate communication and an empathetic community with youth from diverse backgrounds.  

Anisa Jackson
$850
Quota is an art show that is centered around the theme of experiences of marginalized communities. The show will feature 2D, 3D and performance-based works by 12 artists of color to examine how Eurocentric narratives may limit and inhibit the types of work that artists of color are expected to make.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
$1,000
The project is a creation of an InterPlay People of Color performance troupe that incorporates movement and personal storytelling to build community.  

Betty Jean Williamson
$600
A pop-up gallery that will support diverse local artists in a warehouse space in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation
$900
Jimi Jams Jazz Concert is a free community event that will feature live music from diverse musicians of all ages and food trucks to Jimi Hendrix Park.

Feven Kahsu Gebrekristos
$700
Bahli Night is a tribute to a memorable Eritrean artist.

Noel Kennon
$500
The New Music at Gallery 1412 will feature a night of newly composed experimental music by local composers and musicians.

Karey Kessler   
$800
Vanishing Places is an installation of storefronts in South Lake Union that will highlight the rapid development in Seattle and the effects of climate change on the planet.

Rachel Kramer
$900
The Intersessions Intro to DJ-ing Workshop provides a safe space for underrepresented individuals and youth to learn DJ-ing skills and network.  

Annie Kuo
$850
The ART of Infertility is an international art and oral history project and is also a traveling exhibition that shares the stories of people experiencing infertility.

Katie Kurkjy
$500
Dozer's Warehouse Book seeks to document the process, artwork, and community experience of Dozer's Warehouse. The project featured 75 regional and national artists to paint 103 murals inside a warehouse on Beacon Hill.

Let the Strings Speak
$975
Let the Strings Speak Unity: The Intimacy of Collaboration is a weeklong project offering educational workshops, culminating in a musical performance. The project aims to build intergenerational bridges while working with professional musicians.

Many Hats Theatre
$720
A world-premiere production of Veronica Tjioe's play about a diverse group of characters camping during an ever-spreading forest fire. The play will examine environmental protection issues and partner with community and environmental organizations.

Marshall Law Band
$600
A Hip Hop Opera by Marshall Massengale is based on the work of Joseph Campbell. The performance will blend Hip Hop with classic literature and themes, and use cutting edge installation art and lighting technology to create a unique experience.

Angela Mele
$850
The community will be invited to participate in the creation of the mural "Homecoming: Bringing Fishers Back to Washington". The mural will be a 22'x11' canvas mural of a fisher's forest habitat and will incorporate locally-made illustrations of the species.

Infinite Milam
$600
The Queens Project encompasses the creation of a photography book as well as public presentations and exhibitions featuring women activists, educators, artists and professionals who give back to their community.

Northwest Film Forum (Franco, Juan)
$800
Two-day performance festival centering artists in Seattle who are challenging social, political and economic structures and identities.

Pacific Northwest Cultural Exchange Council
$700
The Chinese New Year Concert, performed by the Traditional Chinese Orchestra from China, will be presented at Benaroya Hall.

Jekeva Phillips
$800
The Bibliophilia Storytelling Festival is a three-day storytelling festival that feature the voices of diverse artists and combines prose and poetry with improvisational performance.

Amy Piñon
$1,000
The Womxn's Creative Community Meet Up is an interactive resource sharing event that aims to bring current and aspiring media makers together to explore how womxn work toward equity in creative industries through their creative practice.

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool
$750
The Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Fall Festival is an annual festival open to the community with activities for all ages at the Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool's new location on Beacon Hill.

Reboot Theatre Company
$540
A production of the Noel Coward play "Private Lives" that incorporates non-traditional casting to expand the play's exploration of relationship dynamics between two couples to also include gender representation and identity.

Angelo Rondello
$500
The Seattle Music Exchange Project will present the music of Seattle composers and performances to audiences abroad and bring music and musicians of other cultures to Seattle audiences through concerts, residencies and education programs.

Sapience Dance Collective
$500
An annual Seattle contemporary dance festival to support diverse dancers and choreographers at every level of their career.

Marielle Saums
$925
Live, free performances of diverse artists at the University District Food Bank as well as an opportunity for youth from YouthCare to interact with music equipment.

Scarecrow Video
$825
The Around the World with Children's House is a free educational series that encourages children to explore and engage with the world around them in a fun, inclusive environment that includes curated books, films and activities in partnership with the U District branch of Seattle Public Library.

Seattle Escribe
$700
The 2017 Spanish Literary Contest is a contest and opportunity for Washington State writers that will support workshops in partnership with Seattle Public Library as well as a final event.

Seattle Web Fest
$800
A free one-day web series festival that will feature original series from around the globe as well as those produced in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Theatre Works
$700
A unique interdisciplinary festival that brings artists from different artistic genres together to create new work around the theme of Unity.

The Sound Ensemble
$700
A family-friendly concert at the Good Shepherd Center that will include music by local composers and incorporate fixed electronics, accelerometers, and mathematical patterns.

Sneaky Deep Collective
$700
The InterPlay Exploration Drop-In Series is a project that will support six drop-in sessions and one performance for people to use improv and personal storytelling to create healing and community.

Maya Soto
$1,000
The Beautiful Carcass Project is an interdisciplinary project that examines the complexities of living in a female body in America featuring a diverse cast that will host a community discussion and youth workshop.

Southeast Seattle Senior Center
$925
Youth and seniors will work together to create a quilt around the theme of BLACK LIVES MATTER.  The finished quilt will be on display in various locations.

Taiwanese Student Association
$900
The Night Market is an evening event that combines Taiwanese vendors and cuisine, games and performances from student groups and well-known performers at University of Washington.

Talk It Up Foundation
$650
The latest episode of the web series will focus on human trafficking in Seattle and will follow the experience of a single mother and her daughter who was the victim of human trafficking when she was 16.

Tasveer
$900
The Ritual Exile is a photo and VR exhibition by South Asian artist Poulomi Basu about Nepali women and the Hindu tradition of chaupadi as part of the South Asian Film Festival.

Michael Van Horn
$700
An exhibition of artists whose work is related to politics of illegibility in art featuring diverse artists that have not been presented in Seattle before.

Sadie Wechsler
$500
Crystal Serenity is a new body of work that originated in Norway and projects a female-led world drawing on perceptions of the North as magical and idyllic. The pieces are created by layers of photographic prints and reflective surfaces.

The Williams Project
$1,000
A series of performances of James Baldwin's "Blues for Mister Charlie" that will take place in community spaces with the goal of furthering dialogue around race and violence in diverse Seattle communities.

Yang Zhang, Ming
$700
A performance and workshop by contemporary Chinese choreographer and dancer.  Gu Jiani will perform his groundbreaking piece "Right & Left." 

2016 smART Ventures Partners

21 Progress
$440
21 Progress will host a Social Justice Art Gallery with work selected by a community panel that will be available for individuals and organizations to borrow throughout the year without any cost.   The 51 Percent  $700In Context is a pop-up art gallery exhibition during the Seattle Art Fair featuring the work of local female artists utilizing an empty storefront in Pioneer Square.  

Jordan Alam
$660
Our Own reflections: Writing Complex of Characters of Color is a workshop intended to explore with writers of color how they portray characters from a wide variety of races and backgrounds.  The workshop will take place in South Seattle.  

Wais Ali
$700
This project will support one week of art classes for Somali Youth 10-15 years old at Somali Community Service of Seattle and offer them the opportunity to gain inspiration and draw Somali culture and landscapes.  

American Romanian Cultural Society
$600
The third annual Romanian Film Festival in Seattle that will feature a rich selection of films and genres to take place at SIFF Cinema Uptown.  

Amigos de Seattle
$500
Amigos de Seattle will host the Guatemalan and Mexican Card Making Workshop which will offer classes on paper crafts and card-making to Latino underserved youth and families in South Park.  

Art Makes You
$600
The Art Makes You Children Art Camp is a project that supports arts activities for low-income youth and will include a final showcase featuring photography, painting and drama. 

The Art Of Alzheimers
$900
The Artist Within is an art exhibition at City Hall featuring 50 artworks by people, aged 60-101, who live with dementia. The exhibit will also feature several public talks with representatives across sectors of health and policy as well as people living with dementia and their caregivers.  

Colleen Louise Barry
$800
Conversations with Women is a collaboration with experimental feminist fiction writer and birder Caroline Belle Stewart which will produce a deck of cards featuring different birds and their natural history as it relates to cultural history of feminism in the arts and sciences.  Events will also include a Bird Walk through Discovery Park.  

Maria Batayola
$875
Bilingual outreach opportunity for a community screening of "Delano Manongs" that will engage the Filipino and Latino communities to take place at El Centro de la Raza.  

BEGO, Inc
$800
The Cherry Street Festival: Celebrating Little Ethiopia is an all-day event that features live performances of contemporary and traditional music and dance from East Africa to take place in the Central District.  

Andy Behrle
$900
The Luminous Soundscape is new multisensory art installation using digital technologies at Jack Straw Cultural Center where visitors will be able to see soundwaves and listen to patterns of light.  

Mollie Bryan
$600
Lusio is a light and ambient sound event the makes art gracefully, and playfully come to life in an interactive setting in Volunteer Park.  

Central Area Senior Center
$875
Juneteeth Community Celebration is a multigenerational community celebration to share the history of Juneteenth and its significance in the lives of African-American people featuring performances and story-telling to take place and the Central Area Senior Center.   

Civilization
$800
The Design Lecture Series brings world-class designers to Seattle to give free lectures at the Central Library to help stimulate conversations about creativity and innovation in our community. The lectures will feature Emory Douglas and Kenny Hara.  

Collective Sigh Dance
$500
ONE is a dance concert that presents new works by five West coast choreographers. The pieces will explore human relationships, breath and fire and be performed at Velocity Dance Center and accompanied by free workshops to schools and community centers throughout Seattle. Carmen Cortez $950Los Ausentes, a group of artists and activists from Santa Ana California, will support poetry and music workshops for women and domestic workers that will culminate is a community concert at Casa Latina.  

Michelle de la Vega
$950
Succession is a site-specific mixed media social change installation project that addresses personal sense of place through themes of home, homelessness, belonging and heritage.  The project integrates the work of the homeless community with Pioneer Square artists and businesses and will take place at the Gallery 4Culture  

Angelica DeLashmette
$600
Being is a collaborative split-bill production from Seattle dance artists Anglica DeLashmette, Kelsey Diane Hamon and Sarah M.F. Oxford that will premiere at Velocity Dance that examines the ideas around human existence.  

Phil Eidenberg-Noppe
$700
Vigil will be an exhibit of large-scale panoramic documentary photographs to be shown at Art/Not Terminal Gallery at Seattle Center that detail two flower vigils held shortly after 9/11 at Seattle Center and Alki Beach.  

Filipino American National Historical Society of Greater Seattle Chapter
$850
A screening of Delano Manongs, a documentary film revealing the involvement of Filipino Americans during the farm labor movement and Civil Rights efforts. The screening will also include a conversation with the director Marissa Aroy at Hing Hay Coworks.  

First Hill Improvement Association
$1,000
In partnership with Only in Seattle: First Hill, Second to None is a video project featuring residents of First Hill, describing their perfect afternoon-evening in the neighborhood that will feature cultural and artistic opportunities as well as businesses and public spaces.  

Forward Flux Productions
$900
A 21-day residency program called collaborate: create will bring artists together across disciplines to create new works focused on a socially relevant theme. The process will culminate in a public exhibition at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.  

Dakota Gearhart
$500
Fly Traps is an effort to support an artist-in-residence partnership with Recology to develop a sculptural installation from materials collected from King County that will include tours of the recycling plant and studio in SoDo.  

Elliat Graney-Saucke
$800
Boys on the Inside is a feature documentary film project that focuses on 'boy' identity in women's prisons in Washington state and will include a public rough-cut screening of the film for community feedback at Northwest Film Forum.  

Groundswell Arts Collective
$600
En Vogue is a monthly celebration of Ball culture and pride in being Queer at Hillman City Collaboratory.

Shelby Handler
$850
GAY WITCH is a multi-art showcase of intersectional queer magic that aims to be a celebration, remedy, invocation, and altar, to lift up resilience, rage and love to take place at Gay City Arts.  

Sally Hilton White
$500
DRAWTASTIC is a festival committed to the art of pencil illustration for all ages that will include workshops, vendors and a screening of animated films to take place at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.  

Hmong Association of Washington
$600
The Hmong New year is a festival event to celebrate the new year through contemporary and traditional performances including, concert by Hmong-Canadian band Sudden Rush to take place at Seattle Center.    

Jose Iniguez
$600
The Encanto Holiday Concert shares an evening of Opera, Aria, Classical Piano and Mariachi Bolero, featuring a cast of Latino artists to take place at The Moore Theatre.  

Irish Reels Film Festival
$700
The 9th annual celebration of new Irish cinema at SIFF Film Center that will feature a screening of "The Queen of Ireland" and special panel on the one-year anniversary of the Marriage Equality Referendum.

Barry Johnson
$700
Ge*nome50 is a live art performance that highlights ideas and generalizations about race/gender to take place at Westlake Park.  

Satpreet Kahlon
$950
Through a residency at Twilight, the event Stories Told & Forgotten will allow artist to collaborate with women of color living in Seattle to collect personal stories that will be transformed into vessels that will later be installed at METHOD GALLERY in Pioneer Square.  

Keiro Northwest
$900
An opportunity to showcase the art and talent of the seniors living at Nikkei Manor Assisted Living.  

Latino Theatre Projects
$800
A production of the play Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarias at Theatre Off Jackson.  

John Longenbaugh
$200
The Lair of the Red Widow is a new short film that is part of the continuing story of the Brass Family, a clan of Victorian science-geniuses whose story is being told across radio, stage and film.  

Cameo Lethem
$950
The Sundowning is a choreographer movement study on cerebral degradation to be performed at Velocity Dance Center as part of an emerging choreographers showcase.  

Christopher Lin
$700
The Sunnier, Rainer: A String Quartet for Seattle is a project centered on the commission of a new classical string quartet inspired by Seattle's unique climate which is composed of interchangeable movements. The piece will be performed for the public free of charge.  

Paul Manfredi
$700
Ekphrastic Assimilations is a cultural exchange project that will involve poets and visual artists from Washington State and China that will culminate in a public event at Seattle Asian Art Museum.  

meadow starts with p
$500
A Monster is born is an interactive public performance that includes a monster puppet suit to take place at Rainer Valley Heritage Parade and Westlake Park.  

Claire Mitchell
$700
In Broad Daylight is a performance that will address the issues of police brutality, with an emphasis on cultural separation and perspective in the Seattle Area and will incorporate film and dance.  The performance will take place at Ballard Underground.    

Elaine Monroe
$500
Art & Play! WA supports the presentation of Art Cart at community events in various neighborhoods including Ballard, Pinehurst, Greenwood, Rainier Valley, South Lake Union and University District to provide art-making activities for youth and their family.  

Forrest Perrine
$700
Essential Skimming in art illustrates the experience and hyper-condensation of modern life through the work of 20 diverse artists from Seattle, New York, L.A., and Mexico City. The show will be held at Common Area Maintenance in Belltown.  

Coleman Pester
$600
PYLON-Phase 1 is an installation and performance piece to take place at Olympic Sculpture Park that explores the relationship between oppressive structures and oppressed individuals.   

Next Gen Arts & Music
$600
An interdisciplinary dialogue and performance that pairs teen musicians with professional visual artists to take place in Greenwood in celebration of the community coming together after the gas explosion.    

Minh Nguyen
$800
Chat Room is a series that examines the way the internet has changed art. Each event features a mix of presentations by diverse artists, scholars, and other community members that include interaction, games, videos and surprises to be held at Northwest Film Forum.    

Ocheami
$900
Drums Not Guns is an interactive performance that will be "hands-on drumming" village-style community building exercise for youth to take place at Rainier Beach Community Center.

Jon Perry
$775
Summer Art Uprising is a community event showcasing artists, businesses and the community surrounding Mount Baker Lofts that will feature live performances and visual art.  

Sandra Pressley
$600
Please Touch is an exhibition for visually impaired artists will be paired with sighted artists to create tactile pieces of art and will also provide arts workshops for the community at Mount Baker Neighborhood Arts Center.  

The Red Sun Outfit
$825
The Silk Road is a performance of music by the Eurasian Consort, and early music ensemble that reflects the cultural exchanges that took place over 2,000 years via the Silk Road. The performances will take place at John Muir Elementary School and be available online.  

Refugee Women's Alliance
$1,000
A two-part art exhibition called Sanctuary and Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys featuring the work of a team of international photojournalists and musicians offering a glimpse into the lives of refugees around the world. The first part will be a multimedia projection on the building of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at UW and the second part is a photo exhibit focused on resettlement.  

SAD Gallery
$625 
An exhibition space housed in the garage of a Greenwood area cottage featuring a 2-person exhibition format, pairing the work of Seattle-based sculptor Francesca Lohmann, and new paintings by New York City-based artist Katie Gegenheimer.    

Seattle Folklore Society
$600
A free one-day folk festival to celebrate the 50th year of the Seattle Folklore Society to take place at Phinney Neighborhood Center.  

Jennifer Seayoung Yim
$825
Do it for Umma is a production of the play written by Seayoung Yim and directed by Sara Porkalob that is a tragicomic feminist retelling of Hamlet, set in a Korean-owned convenience store to take place at Theater Off Jackson.    

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids
$800
Starry Messenger: The Life and Times of Galileo is a 50-minute performance which brings history to life with the arts of the period, performed by youth 7-18 years old. Performances will take place at Graham Hill Elementary School and Town Hall.  

Sinner Saint Productions
$800
Revolution is a multidisciplinary work that explores the intersection between social justice and sexuality, featuring solo and ensemble performance art pieces from diverse performers to take place at Theater Off Jackson.  

Rafael Soldi
$850
Life Stand Still Here is a solo exhibition at Glassbox Gallery featuring photographic works that challenge traditional notions of the medium as photographic images will take sculptural form through silk banners, floor installations with wood mounts and multi-paneled compositions that also explore gay and Latino identities  

Southwest Seattle Historical Society
$550
An exhibit for Camp Long's 75th anniversary that will highlight Camp Long's history of youth development programming through artworks and mountaineering artifacts.  

Calie Swedberg
$500 
The Two-Headed Calf is a performance of live music, dance and shadow puppetry. It tells an original story of the birth of a two-headed calf and a woman's acts of kindness, generosity and self-sacrifice. The performance is to take place at the Pocket Theater in Greenwood.  

Sweet Pea Cottage Enterprises
$700
Theater for Young Children will support performances of "The Paper Bag Princess" and "The Hungry Little Caterpillar" for young children to take place in parks in North Seattle.    

The Three Yells Performance Company
$1,000
Her Name is Isaac is a new multidisciplinary dance work to bring awareness around the oppression of women that will draw inspiration from artistic styles and experiences around the world.  The performance will take place at Cornish Playhouse.  

Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington
$800
The International Children's Friendship Festival Art Showcase is an event that is run by children and features performances by children, highlighting their ethnic heritages and includes new visual arts showcase at Seattle Center.  

Volunteer Park Trust
$585
Holiday in the Park is a community-wide, non-denominational celebration of the light for the whole family that includes live performances by multiple choral groups, children's activity booth, and holiday lighting at Volunteer Park.  

Adrienne von Wolffersdorff
$850
Riding Around Seattle is a short documentary about Seattle's burgeoning and controversial ride-share industry that will be submitted to local film festivals.     

Carla Warsow
$825
Becoming US - Through Immigrant Eyes is a multi-media project, created by ethnically diverse adults and youth, who will document the challenges they face through film, music, art and storytelling.  

WordsWest Literary Series
$500 
A literary series in West Seattle that features readings by local and national authors held at C&P Coffee Company.  

Young Writers & Entertainment Association (YWEA)
$700
The Story Slam Project will engage youth through schools, libraries, and community centers to support regional work and performances of youth artists.  

Youth Experimental Theatre Institute YETI
$300
A workshop presentation of Jay Asher's best-selling young-adult novel "Thirteen Reasons Why" adapted and performed by youth participants to take place at The Pocket Theater in Greenwood.

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14/48 High School
The World's Quickest Student Theater Festival created, produced and performed by 80 high school aged theater artists.
$850
23rd & Union X Art
A group of community members, artists, architects and businesses will work to create a three-dimensional blackboard installation for community members to engage with.
$900
Across the River Arts
Students from University District Youth Center will curate a show featuring high school student work for the Community Corridor of the Seattle Art Museum. There was also a performance by students that was presented at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
$850
ALASEA INC
A program designed to inform and engage youth and adults with Arts in conjunction with their Drug and Alcohol Therapy. The workshops will take place with Therapeutic Health Service and Consejo Counseling and Referral Services.
$600
Wais Ali
This project will support art classes for Somali Youth at Somali Community Services of Seattle. The youth will learn how to paint traditional scenes from Somali culture.
$525
Hawo Ali
An exhibit featuring Somali artifacts including traditional clothing, jewelry, baskets, drums, wood carvings, dinnerware, etc. The event will take place at New Holly Neighborhood Campus Gathering Hall.
$700
Rachel Atkins
The world premiere of a new play about the true story of Ardeo Theatre Project. The play incorporates several performance styles and will be performed at West of Lenin in Fremont as well as at the Blaine Center First Church Men's Shelter.
$800
Theodore Benson
A concert by conductor, Paula Olivia Nava Madrigal, guest soloist Jose Iniguez and a multi-generational orchestra celebrating the Latin American tradition of Posada. The concert will take place at Sunset Hill Community Center.
$850
Madeline Berman
An art show to raise awareness about the diverse comedy scene in Seattle with a performance featuring comedians from a variety of backgrounds that will take place at The Pocket Theater in Greenwood.
$600
Jada C. Brazil
A performance of Dael Orlandersmith's one-person show that revolves around the stories of abuse through the perspective of men through homelessness and foster care system. The performance will take place at The Pocket Theatre in Greenwood.
$950
Jessie Chen
An installation at the Wing Luke Museum on the 50th anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965. It will be an interactive print installation.
$900
Clearwater Film LLC
A screening of the film YAKONA shows the journey through the San Marcos River and the lands of tribal people living alongside the headwaters of Spring Lake. The screening at Northwest Film Forum will feature a live musical score with local musicians.
$850
Connie Coffman
Teen parents will participate in music classes with their youth that will promote bonding at South Lake High School.
$600
Mary Coss
A collaboration between visual artists and poets resulting in an art exhibition and culminating public event at METHOD Gallery and Central Library.
$650
Savithri Dani
The project will take place at the Wallingford Senior Center, where the artist will interview members and paint their portraits. The portraits and stories will be shared at the Wallingford Library.
$725
Dare to Dance
An annual professional-quality showcase for original dances created and performed by dance enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to take place at Broadway Performance Hall in Capitol Hill.
$500
Dia De Muertos Committee
To support sugar skull and Linoleum Cut & Print art workshops as part of the Dia de los Muertos Festival at Seattle Center.
$850
Drybones Artist Collective
An original dance performance about the complexities of addiction and the journey toward healing. The project will also feature artwork created by members of the community from the Recovery Café and take place at The Studios, downtown.
$950
Eclectic Theatre
A one-act play festival featuring work from diverse playwrights and theatre artists. The festival will take place at Eclectic Theatre on Capitol Hill.
$800
eSe Teatro
A stage reading in Spanish of the play "Elliot: La Fuga De Un Soldado" by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes at ACT theater.
$1,000
Hilary Field
An album release concert of world premier guitar music featuring Latino American composers and free short public outreach concerts to underserved communities.
$500
Ethan Folk
A live performance, installation, and screening event based on Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" featuring a diverse group of local and international artists, taking place at Northwest Film Forum.
$700
Friends of Mount Baker Town Center
This project will transform the 40 year old pedestrian bridge connecting the historic Mount Baker Neighborhood and Greenways to the recent development near the Light Rail station by installing graphic elements that celebrate the cultural history of the Ra
$800
Admassu Guessese
A fine print workshop and demonstration that will be offered for the community with specific outreach to the Ethiopian Community in the Mount Baker neighborhood.
$600
Amy L Harris
This project provides recreation therapy services for people living with dementia through one-on-one sessions, an open drumming event and a public exhibition of photographs and artwork in locations around Ballard.
$850
Genevieve Hathaway
The exhibit will feature photographs of important, provocative and creative political street art and be displayed at Saint Marks Cathedral gallery on Capitol Hill.
$750
Rudy Horn
A short film documenting the history of the Fir State Golf Club, the second oldest black golf club in the U.S. The short film will be shown at the Northwest African American Museum.
$800
Horse in Motion
A festival of plays by Bertolt Brecht reimagined as interactive storytelling and to reflect modern issues related to gender, race and income inequality. Performances will take place at The Can Can and free events will take place at various neighborhood l
$850
Rochelle House
A workshop for pregnant women which offers techniques around simple vocalization to center herself and manage her labor more calmly. The workshops will take place at the Beacon Hill Library.
$600
Infinity Box Theatre Project
An annual festival of original plays, created by scientist/playwright teams, examining the question of what it means to be human in light of current developments in science and technology. The project supports women artists and artists of color and will
$850
International Rescue Committee
An evening art exhibition of visual and performance art in honor of World Refugee Day taking place at the downtown Renaissance Seattle Hotel.
$900
Daniel Kogita
An interdisciplinary installation, bridging music, visuals and performing arts in an exploration of personal struggle and perseverance. The performance will take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
$950
La Sala
A series of readings that compare and explore cultural mythological influences on Filipino poetic works and legacies left by other cultures, such as Spanish and American. The reading will take place at Seattle University and Seattle Public Library.
$950
Arlene Martinez-Vazquez
An adaptation of the Greek Classic, set in a nondescript Latin American dictatorship. The play will be performed at 12th Avenue Arts.
$900
Ian McCutcheon
A multi-disciplinary performance arts installation designed to celebrate the romance and magic of winter, taking place at 12th Avenue Arts.
$600
Mel Ponder Photography
An exhibition at Daybreak Star and CORE Gallery of original portraits of Indigenous people which shows the rich diversity of Native people living in Seattle.
$850
Ashleigh Miller
An evening of dance and new media arts performance with works by emerging local choreographers at Velocity Dance Center on Capitol Hill.
$500
Mary Anne Moorman
Hour-long storytelling presentations at Sand Point Housing Community and Meadowbrook Community Center that will share what it was like growing up in the segregated south at the time of the Civil Rights Movement.
$750
Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
An arts exhibit of Franklin High School students that will include a community event and complimentary workshops to take place at Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
$800
North Seattle Family Resource Center
A fun, cultural and informational event designed by and for African immigrants, refugees and their children. The event will feature dance, music, poetry, fashion show, and children's arts and crafts activities and take place at the Lake City Community Ce
$850
North Seattle Chamber of Commerce
This project is done in partnership with Only in Seattle to support music by multicultural groups in Albert Davis Park for selected Thursdays during the Lake City Farmers Market.
$650
NW Black Pioneers
An annual cultural event that invites the community to participate in activities that merge the music, art and tradition of the African diasporas and supports intergenerational exchange with particular celebration for NW African American Heritage to take
$877
Pacific Northwest Cultural Exchange Council
A concert by the China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra will perform at Benaroya Hall.
$700
Shin Yu Pai
A public art installation in Piper's Orchard that will use natural ripening and stenciling technique on apples in the orchard. The installation will also include complimentary website content.
$800
Panels for Progress
Through a youth and community engagement process, mural panels will be created for the construction site fence at 23rd and East Union Street.
$600
Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts
A Cultural Event at the Ethnic Cultural Theater featuring the intertwined multiethnic origins and evolution of Filipino identity through history, politics and social context.
$950
Susan Noyes Platt
An art exhibition and panel discussion around the subject of migration from diverse perspectives, showing at Columbia City Art Gallery.
$800
Pony World Theater
A production of a play about six American actors and the subconscious racial prejudices that emerge as they create a presentation about the genocide of an African tribe by Jackie Sibblies Drury. Featuring a cast of multicultural actors, the production tak
$700
Emily Pothast
A free, annual, locally run, all-ages event at Volunteer Park that features musicians and artists from the Pacific Northwest region. Emphasis is on supporting local artists and businesses while creating a safe space for the community to enjoy emerging mu
$800
Samantha Serrano
Workshops with Tacho Utrera on Arts and Labor of Son Jarocho. Immigrant day-laborers and the general public will have the opportunity to participate in music workshops taking place at Casa Latina and El Centro de la Raza.
$900
Cherie Seymore-SYMI Production Corporation
A workshop for emerging artists in the music industry to provide realistic information, tools, resources and action steps to make stronger decisions as they pursue their career. The workshop will take place at Seattle Repertory Theater.
$800
Silverkite
An intergenerational theatre production which will tour Seattle retirement communities. The show is performed by an all-women cast ages 15-74 and devised based on their life stories and experiences.
$550
Sound Theatre Company
A production of Marcus Gardley's play that is an adaptation of the Greek Myth of Demeter and Persephone set in the Civil War era in collaboration with Brown Box Theatre and performed at the Center House Theatre.
$700
Kathryn Stewart
An interdisciplinary production of Sam Shepard's play adapted for six actors, interweaving choreography and original music into the text. The play will be performed at The Pocket Theater and Velocity Dance Center.
$800
Sundiata African American Cultural Association
A lecture and panel discussion that will feature Dr. Akinyele Umoja as well as performances from young adult poets at Seattle Center as part of the Sundiata Festival.
$350
Anca Szilagyi
In collaboration with Big Fiction, The Furnace will offer a free public performance that merges literature and theater as well as free workshops for youth at Hollow Earth Radio in the Central District.
$800
Tasveer
A 12-day festival of thought-provoking meaningful films and forums on South Asia and its diaspora to take place in various theaters in Seattle.
$850
Monique Tep-Utley
An event at Jaam Rek Studios in the Central District that will educate the community about the Black Panther Movement through art, music, narratives and items from the 1960's and 70's.
$600
Voices Rising
Creates a community space for artists of color of all disciplines to dialogue about the Black Lives Matter movement. The event will take place at 12th Ave. Arts Black Box Theater on Capitol Hill.
$950
Melanie Voytovich
A musical piece by John Luther Adams written for 9 to 99 percussionists will be performed in Seward Park by local multigenerational percussionists.
$600
Nilka Wherrette
An opportunity for poets to share, through their writing, their interpretation of movement across invisible yet very real boundaries, featuring nationally-recognized poet Natalie Diaz and to take place at the Duwamish Longhouse.
$500
The Whitney Project
A group of teaching artists will work with prostitution survivors to create original works of art as a means of healing and to raise awareness around issues facing this group. A presentation of the work will take place in a venue in downtown.
$800
Elizabeth Wu
An exploratory theater conference designed to activate the histories, contemporary artists, and spaces of Seattle's Asian American community that will take place in various locations throughout the Chinatown-International District.
$700
Yesler Interview Project LLC
A public screening of the film Even the Walls that follows the experience of tenants of Yesler Terrace. The film will be shown at Harvard Exit and another community venue.
$850
Maritess Zurbano
A one-woman play that combines theater and illusions to tell the story of becoming a female Las Vegas magician in a male-dominated field. The performances will take place at the Pocket Theater in Greenwood.
$700

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The 14/48 Projects
14/48, The World's Quickest Theater Festival features seven writers, seven directors, twenty-six actors, seven designers and seven musicians creating 14 original plays over 48 hours to be performed outdoors at Seattle Center.
$750
American Romanian Cultural Society
The first Romanian Film Festival in the Pacific Northwest will present a selection of Romanian films from several genres including comedy, drama, documentary and shorts.
$800
Amigos de Seattle
A Holiday card-making course will be offered for the first time in the South Park Community. The classes will be offered in Spanish and English.
$500
Anything is Possible Theatre Company
An adaptation of "Robin Hood" that addresses the relevant issues of income inequality that will be performed at Rainier Valley Cultural Center.
$750
Balkan Night Northwest
An evening of live music and dance featuring dozens of local ethnic and revival groups specializing in traditional music from the Balkans.
$600
Jacqui Beck
The project explores and celebrates gender variance through art, poetry, and recorded interviews. There will be a public exhibit, interactive art installation and presentation as part of the Gender Odyssey Conference.
$650
Frank Boyd
A free work-in-progress performance staged as a live jazz radio show that includes a live jazz musical performance at On the Boards.
$800
Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
An annual art show featuring work of artists across the state that reflects the journey through healing, recovery, acceptance, expression and development of identity.
$600
Ana Maria Campoy
Gifts of War is a live, cross-disciplinary, two-act performance exploring the result of what happens to women when they encounter endless cycles of violence.
$900
Cascade Bicycle Club
Artistic cyclists from Germany will perform at assemblies in a number of elementary schools in conjunction with teaching bicycle safety.
$500
Chance Fashion
Chance Fashion 5 Year Anniversary showcase of local, independent fashion designers' work at Neighbors on Capitol Hill.
$750
Classical KING FM 98.1
To support the recording of two concerts at Town Hall to be streamed on a new online platform called "Second Inversion".
$800
Kelli Frances Corrado
A 5-week summer intensive songwriting class to low income and ethnically diverse young women in the Seattle area.
$650
Madeline Crowley
An oral history project covering the artists, activists, homeowners, elders and youth from this dynamic neighborhood. A presentation will take place at Douglass Truth Library.
$575
Dance with MS
A series of demos and classes for people diagnosed with MS as well as family members and caregivers.
$900
DASSdance
Three days of master classes in various forms of contemporary dance for students all around the Puget Sound Region followed by performances featuring both professional and student dancers at Washington Hall.
$900
Anna Mia Davidson
The publishing of a book that will feature photographs of local sustainable farmers by the artist as well as a book event and presentation at the Seattle Public Library.
$650
Carina A. del Rosario
Passport Series is a photo-based project that addresses issues of identity. A temporary "passport office" will be set-up at the Rainier Beach Art Walk and completed "passports" of previous participants will be displayed.
$900
Sumayya Diop
A community and family celebration of Kwanzaa, featuring African and African-American artists which will take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
$650
Dreams Unlimited @ Seattle
An interactive multimedia presentation for immigrant communities in Seattle to share inspiration, hopes and dreams through films, photos, live-music, spoken word performances and traditional oral story-telling presented by local and region artists to take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
$1,000
Earth Pearl Collective
A month of curated visual and performance art that addresses queer black womyn body image, the unique relationships that they have with them, and stigmas and expectations.
$1,000
Ali el-Gasseir
A highly theatrical concert that will be a hybrid of ritualistic performance and a classic outdoor rock concert to take place at Schmitz Park.
$800
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
Duwamish River Festival/ Festival del Rio Duwamish will feature interactive educational booths, kayaking trips, kids art activities, and multicultural dancers, storytellers and musicians performing on a riverfront stage at the Duwamish Waterway Park.
$1,000
Alice Gosti
Yellow Fish // Epic Durational Performance Festival is a month-long durational performance festival at Hedreen Gallery on 12 Avenue in Capitol Hill featuring international and regional artists.
$900
Beth Graczyk
Choreographer and healer Sarah Shelton Mann will come to Seattle for a two-week residency to create three new solo pieces as well as host workshops, classes, discussions and a performance at Velocity Dance Center in Capitol Hill.
$650
Steve Griggs
Panama Hotel Jazz Performance is a program of original music and narration that tells the history of Seattle's 103-year-old Panama Hotel and the building's significance in the Japanese American Community.
$1,000
Admassu Guessese
A group art exhibit that will showcase the works of East African Artists.
$500
The Horse in Motion
A site-specific performance of "Attempts on Her Life" by Martin Crimp that will include audience interaction and participation exploring the themes of identity, community and the ways in which narrative is constructed in our modern world. The performance will take place at the University Heights Building.
$500
Katherine Humphreys
An anti-oppression workshop that will teach tolerance and non-violence. The event will also feature an art installation to transform the venue into a "Safe Space."
$500
Jackson Commons
Jackson Street Jazz Walk, a free multi-venue live music event occurring between 23rd Ave S and 16th Ave S on Jackson Street.
$975
Eileen Jerrett
An event which will screen a documentary about the forms of participatory government that led to the rewriting of Iceland's constitution, followed by a talk-back with the director and Icelandic folk-musician featured in the documentary at the University of Washington.
$650
Lion's Main Art Collective
A show will feature two-dimensional and sculptural art with performances dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of queer and trans artists.
$1,000
John Longenbaugh
"The Statistician," is a short film that attempts to reframe the issue of gun violence in America and will include a discussion guide for community groups and organizations to use.
$500
Lotus Body
"La Fille & Rose" is a contemporary dance piece influenced by the story of "Le Petit Prince" and performed at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
$600
LOVETUNNEL
A queer multi-disciplinary event showcasing local poet Landon Longhill, film, visual art, and dancing at Piranha Shop in SODO.
$650
Victoria McConnell
The project will feature two collaborative evenings of dance, music and visual art at Fremont Abbey and also include an outreach performance and class for youth from the nearby elementary school.
$800
Kelly McMahon
Playlist Seattle is a bi-monthly series of original one-act plays inspired by the songs of Seattle Musicians.
$550
Shane Montgomery
"Under the Influence" will showcase work by emerging artists from Seattle featuring work that concerns itself with the use of recreational drugs and alcohol and will also include a section of historical photos and information about Roy Olmstead, Seattle's most infamous bootlegger from the 1920s.
$800
Lee Mozena
A series of 6 dance classes for mothers and daughters whose religious or cultural norms may prohibit attendance in other types of classes. The classes will take place in the Lake City neighborhood.
$850
Native Kulturz
Welcome to Our Native Land Powwow! to be held at the 2014 NW Folklife Festival at Seattle Center featuring Tipi set-up, dancing and music demonstrations.
$1,000
NDA Entertainment
African Music Summit provides a multicultural connection between African music and Seattle local bands along with a free dance workshop in the Rainier Neighborhood.
$600
Gabrielle Nomura
Performances of a new contemporary ballet piece combining live taiko drumming, theatrical vignettes and fresh choreography to shed light on the topic of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans.
$500
Old Growth Northwest
Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up 2014 is the only LGBTQ romance fiction conference in the Pacific Northwest region and will take place at the Seattle Central Library.
$900
Sean Osborn
A concert of four world premieres by a local composer featuring eight local professional musicians.
$500
Qitek
An evening of World fusion, Indian classical music, and storytelling presented by artists Madhu Murthy and Vishal Nagar in the University District.
$1,000
Queen City Musicians
COFFIN BREAK! Is an original and unique Halloween Performance that celebrates the holiday through multiple musical and literary composers and performed at Q Café.
$650
Megan Rehder
Free recovery-focused arts workshops with adolescents undergoing treatment for substance abuse and chemical dependency at the Renacer Youth Treatment Center in South Park.
$800
Alana Rogers
Michele Miller and Alana O Rogers will present an evening of new and repertory choreographic works that cover a range of themes including family dynamics, memory and dementia, identity and diversity, freedom and restraint, and bullying.
$650
San Gennaro Foundation of Seattle
A festival celebrating the contributions of Italian Americans to the Northwest with entertainment, great food, and community exhibits in Georgetown.
$650
Seattle Latino Film Festival
Mirta Ojito, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist will read excerpts from her book "Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town" and lead a discussion at an event at the Alexis Hotel in Downtown Seattle.
$750
Seattle ReCreative
World Pinhole Day Celebration that transformed Ross Park shelter house into a camera obscura, displayed antique cameras, and lead a portable camera obscura building workshop.
$750
Seattle Turkish Film Festival
The 2nd annual festival featuring a variety of Turkish films to take place at SIFF Cinema.
$800
Short Run Comix and Arts Festival
The festival seeks to give several opportunities throughout the city to engage directly with local and international artists. The festival will host an evening of international comix with readings and discussions about contemporary comics from around the world at various locations around the city.
$1,000
Martha Silano
A curated Poetry reading event at the Beacon Hill Garden House Club centered on the theme of racial/gender inequality that will feature four nationally known and innovative poets: Patricia Smith, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Lee Sharkey, and Martha Collins.
$625
Daniel R Smith
Two contemporary Iranian artists and graphic designers will present Persian history and myth-based work inspired by Iranian storytelling tradition.
$1,125
Soundshack Records
Hip Hop on the Water Festival 2014 provides a platform for new Seattle hip hop talents to showcase their craft to a young and diverse audience.
$750
Karen Stringer
A project that incorporates film and live performances to celebrate key Afro-Latina women who have made an impact on their communities and on the World.
$1,000
Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center
An exhibition of artworks created by people touched by Multiple Sclerosis.
$900
Tashiro Kaplan Tenants Association
In celebration of its 10 year anniversary, over a hundred artist participants from around the city will join TK tenants to create a day-long, indoor-outdoor event in Pioneer Square.
$750
Theatre22
To support a production of THE LISBON TRAVIATA at Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill, as part of a month-long effort to support, encourage and bring to light the history and accomplishments of the LGBTQ community.
$750
The Tribes Project
An original adaptation of many South African and United States historical sources, incorporating music, movement, and performance masks, based on Aeschylus' "The Oresteia." This creative collaboration with African Tree Productions from Soweto will perform at Crown Hill Center.
$750
Uzuri Productions
The 2nd Annual tribute to the renowned African American science-fiction writer Octavia Butler, at Jaam Rek Studios & Pratt Park.
$1,000
Dylan Ward
MELODY NELSON is an intergenerational community dance piece featuring an ensemble of dancers and community groups comprised of GLBTQ individuals and their allies presented at Velocity Dance Center in Capitol Hill.
$1,000
Washington State Labor Council
An exhibit of artwork that is part of a month-long celebration of workers' culture to be held at Community Arts Creates' Collaboratory in Hillman City.
$850
Sarah Watkins
Home Away from Homelessness is an initiative to restore security through the creation of a mural in the garden area of NightWatch.
$500

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AMDEF
The showcase brings together talents from the Art, Music, Dance, Entertainment, and Fashion communities to produce of 6 hours of Artist collaborations.
$500
Fernando Argosino
Artist Fernando Argosino will engage members of the Filipino community to create a large geographically correct cartoon map of Seattle that will commemorate relevant historical, contemporary, social and personal Filipino-American sites.
$1,000
Nilki Benitez
A community-based art project workshop that brings together local performing artists and community members representing diverse experiences in countries of origin, ethnicities and sexual orientation to write performance pieces based on their experience of movement, migration and identity.
$850
Romson Bustillo
To support a mural project as part of World Water Week at Chief Sealth High School International led by the artist.
$500
Anna Conner
The premier of "Luna" a multi-media dance performance by emerging choreographer as part of the Boost Dance Festival at the Balagan Theater.
$500
Copper Canyon Press
The event features Roger Reeves and other local poetry advocates sharing their favorite poems and bringing forward voices that might not otherwise be heard. Participants will receive a free book of poetry.
$500
Deaf Spotlight
Broken Spokes, written by a well-known Deaf playwright Willy Conley, is a drama about two brothers - one deaf and one hard of hearing - and explores relationships, memories, and power issues, using ASL storytelling.
$1,000
Dia de Muertos Festival
Two Latino artists will present different aspects of the indigenous roots of the Dia de Muertos celebration through a performance, arts workshop, and talk at the Dia de Muertos Festival at Seattle Center.
$1,000
DIAPANbutoh Collective
To support the Kick-Off event for the Seattle Summer Butoh Festival that will feature Butoh Dancers dancing in various locations around Pioneer Square.
$600
Rosalynn De Roos
A Festival of Choro music with showcase, workshops, and community jam session. Events will take place at the Royal Room in Columbia City, Dusty Strings Music School in Fremont, and the International Capoeira Angola Foundation in the International District.
$700
Cynthia Marie Dillard
A community folk concert at ROCKit space in Beacon Hill to welcome new refugee families to the arts & music community.
$750
Michelle Dinh
An event that features performers and produced by individuals all under 21 years old. Three songwriters, two slam poets and two live painters will share the stage in this artistic collaboration at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
$1,000
Entré Hermanos
A picnic with musical performances celebrating Gay Pride at the Duwamish Waterway Park for the South Park and Latino communities.
$800
Melissa Fenwick
An ensemble piece that examines the roots of women's anger and violence against women through movement, poetry, historical facts and true life stories.
$700
Noah Gallo-Brown
To support the creation of new work by the artist that will be shown at community engagement events with Garfield High School art students and The Healing Center as well as a formal public presentation of the finished work at the Virginia Inn in Belltown.
$900
Maggie MK Hess
The first in a literary event series that features performers reading famous, beloved works of literature. The evening will feature performances of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself".
$500
Ezra Homison
An original work performed in the style of Commedia dell'arte to be performed at Theatre on 19th.
$500
InterIm Community Development Association
Painting twenty-four King Street columns under the I-5 freeway in a classical Asian wave design with the help of local youth.
$500
Interstitial Theatre
A six-month long event bringing contemporary video art to eight different neighborhoods across Seattle and featuring the work of 11 individual video artists.
$1,000
Benjamin Maestas
A performance installation that attempts to bridge the gap between dance, installation art and architecture by exploring the relationships between these fields and searching for ways that each field can share information to inform the other.
$750
Maiwut South Sudanese Refugee Services
A festival on Capitol Hill to showcase the traditional cultural dances and art-forms of select East African groups that include the rituals and customs that describe the cycle of life from birth to death.
$800
The Makery
A free community event in Columbia City featuring a live mural project, and three art-making stations for youth and adults.
$900
Media Educators for Excellence Team
An annual festival to give public recognition to the excellent work media students are doing and provide a networking opportunity for young filmmakers and film teachers in the Puget Sound region.
$700
Minor Arcana Press
The fifth volume in a series of vibrant, multidisciplinary collections comprised of fiction, comics, poetry, photography and art, featuring the work of well-known, local and emerging artists.
$800
Musical Connections
To support concerts featuring Russian folk and Gypsy Rock music with Juliana & PAVA, and the Flying Balalaika Brothers.
$800
Paul Nelson
To support the visit of El Habib Louai to perform readings and lead discussion about the Beat Generation writers in Morocco.
$700
The New Animals
An evening-length performance that incorporates dance, theater, hip hop, in homage to an original member of The New Animals.
$800
Mercedes Nicole
A concert at Town Hall that will highlight the music of Nina Simone through song, dance and post-show discussion about how to reduce the incidences of violence and racism in our communities.
$900
Of One Body
A spoken word event accompanied by workshop and discussion featuring nationally known and local spoken word artists performing around themes of life challenges and social justice.
$800
Oh Snapz! Productions
A one-night performance event featuring artists from people of color and queer communities including poets, performance artists, burlesque performers, musicians and story tellers to be held at Washington Hall.
$850
Pacific Ballroom Dance
Highland Park Elementary in West Seattle, in partnership with Pacific Ballroom Dance will participate in Dancing Classrooms, the standards based social development program for 10 weeks of in-school classes taught by certified teaching artist.
$800
Pacific Northwest Cultural Exchange Council
Concert presenting the work of local Chinese American composer, Austin Huang, an immigrant from China.
$750
Poetry + Motion
Presenting a performance collaboration to celebrate Women's History Month between local African American poets reading their own work and dancers performing their interpretation.
$1,000
Rain City Slam
A series of low cost, spoken word classes/workshops to be held once a month and facilitated by teaching artists in the Seattle Slam community.
$500
Seattle SeaChordsmen
Traditional annual holiday show featuring performances from Seattle SeaChordsmen, Seattle Shores, and young peoples groups form Ballard High School and Kamiak High School.
$600
Seattle Asian American Film Festival
The festival will showcase films and videos created by Asian American artist from across North America, with a special emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest.
$1,000
Seattle Collaborative Orchestra
A concert featuring Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin," Barber's "Knoxville, Summer of 1915," Poulenc's "Sinfonietta", and the World Premier composition of "Spring Grove" by local composer Angelique Poteat. The multi-aged, semi-professional community orchestra is based in collaboration and will perform at Roosevelt High School Theatre.
$750
Seattle Women in Jazz Festival
A three-day musical event featuring jazz musicians from Seattle and beyond that are led by, and comprised of women, taking place in various venues throughout Seattle.
$850
Howard Snyder
An exhibit featuring photographs of the outdoors and the landscape of the Pacific Northwest and National Parks.
$500
Social Justice Film Festival
The festival program will include features and short films on broad issues of social justice such as the environment, food safety, LGBT rights, women's issues, racial equality, student debt, and economic justice.
$1,000
St. James Cathedral ESL Program
A free, cross-cultural exchange, including traditional food, music, dance, displayed art work and sharing of personal stories and native traditions as well as an illustrated cookbook on traditional Russian and Ukranian food.
$900
SuperSones
A Cuban music and dance residency with Justin Maggart and members of La Familia Valera Miranda in Chief Sealth High School's Spanish classes.
$1,000
Aaron Swartzman
A series of ten contemporary dance-based performance events based on the theme of memory.
$900
Swimming Ophelia Ensemble
A production of "The Cradle Will Rock", Marc Blizstein's 1937 musical about social activism, providing tickets and educational outreach to foster children through Boundless Arts Performance Collective.
$600
Le Théâ tre Franç ais de Seattle
A performance of 3 French one-act plays performed in French.
$500
T(OUR) Magazine
To publish the second issue of T(OUR) Magazine, featuring writing and artwork about life in the LGBTQ community, as well as a reading party with selected contributing authors at Richard Hugo House.
$1,000
Jonah Von Spreecken
Performances of "Number 2 Quebecois Robot Detective Agency", an all-ages play for student-audiences at Washington Ensemble Theatre.
$600
World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council will host a reception, photo exhibit and panel discussion with individuals who have lost family members in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
$500

2012 smART Ventures Partners

Azeotrope
A production of "Jesus Hopped the A Train" featuring actors of color sharing the story of the incarcerated and how the laws governing the judicial system affect marginalized and disenfranchised people, with post-play discussions.
$1,000
Iris Crystal Viveros Avendaño
A visiting artist from Mexico, along with members of the Seattle Fandango Project, will offer free workshops on zapateado and fandango at different Consejo Counseling locations and programs to integrate movement-based arts in the process of healing and recovery for women who have experienced violence or trauma.
$1,000
Balagan Theatre
The production of "Death/Sex Election Year" features a series of one-act plays created by local emerging to award-winning artists and targeted towards younger patrons including many who identify as GLBTQ, low-income and as artists.
$500
Bent Arts
A two night performance at Town Hall for writers from the Bent community to perform their original work including teachers, students, and a featured poet.
$1,000
The Bushwick Book Club Seattle
To support classroom sessions for students at Aki Kurose Middle School, performing and creating original music inspired by books from school curriculum.
$500
C Art Gallery
Photography exhibit "Haiti a Proud and Faithful People" featuring images of life in Haiti.
$800
Circle of Friends for Mental Health
A weekly photography class for mental health patients to engage in art for social contact and personal expression.
$890
City Arts Fest 2012
The Fifth Wall is a component of 2012 City Arts Festival that focuses on the significance of four historical LGBTQ sites on Capitol Hill through interpretive performances by 12 artists.
$500
Custom Made Play
A full production of "Ballard House Duet," a new work by local playwright, collaboratively developed by the playwright and actors.
$1,000
Deaf Spotlight
To support the Seattle Deaf Film Festival showcasing feature and short length films produced by, about and for the Deaf Community.
$1,000
Duwamish River Festival
A festival at Duwamish Waterway Park, featuring a mix of arts, culture, and entertainment celebrating the Duwamish Valley's diverse communities and Clean-up of the river.
$850
Faerie Film Fest
The Radical Faerie Film Fest featuring short films that embody the radical queer sensibilities in the lives and experience of people who self-identify as "Radical Faeries."
$900
Filipino American Student Association at the University of Washington
The 17th Annual Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference to promote Filipino Americans and other Asian Americans understanding of history, identity, current issues, cultural arts and media.
$900
Christy Fisher
This exhibit collaboration with Cancer Lifeline healthcare facilities/galleries will create a multimedia installation on the theme of "Keepsake" honoring a person or an important event.
$800
The Furnace Reading Series
A radio broadcast reading of "The Last Night at Manuela's" by Buffy Aakash, read by the author and actors in front of a live audience. Chapbooks of the play will be published and the broadcast will be available as a free podcast following the reading.
$800
Friends of Asian Art Association
An event combining a traditional tea ceremony accompanied by a performance of traditional and modern Koto music at Horizon House Retirement Center.
$500
Hokubei Hochi Foundation
A kimono program presented by Kimono Master Ugawa Yu to introduce and educate guests on the uses of kimono and yukata using presentation, video, displays and live demos with models.
$850
Hong Kong Student Association
2012 SingCon, as part of an Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, to empower Asian students and increase cultural awareness through music.
$1,000
Israel James Hunter
A reading of The Girl and The Fandango, including a music making program to encourage intergenerational learning.
$500
IDEA Odyssey Gallery
A new exhibit, "ID x ID: New Identities" seeks to find and promote works by diverse emerging artists.
$1,000
Intiman Theatre
A 5-day intensive new play development process with 6 playwrights, 6 emerging theatre companies and actors.
$1,000
Jackson Place Community Council
Jackson Street Jam in the Park, celebrating diverse black music and culture with public art installations, youth education, music and dance performances, crafts, activities and more.
$800
Mirror Stage
Full theatrical production of Odin's Horse by Robert Koon, exploring themes of Nordic mythology and environmentally responsible forestry.
$1,000
Mary Margaret Moore
Performances of "String," a show of dance and object theatre for young children ages 2-6 at the Beacon Hill Garden House.
$850
Mourning Market
A day-long market for emerging gothic artists in partnership with El Corazón targeting college students, at-risk youth and general public.
$750
The Muezz Infuezzion Poetry Show
A showcase for artists of color with artist development workshops and writing circles preceding each show and followed by open mic, live band, and a featured poet.
$700
Othello Park Alliance
Festival showcasing performing and visual artists highlighting S.E. Seattle diverse styles and cultures.
$800
Erin Pike
A dance/theatre collaboration between creator/performer Erin Pike, choreographer Ellie Sandstrom and visual designer Devin Petersen expressing the feelings of frustration and isolation that accompany obsessive-compulsive disorder.
$700
Push Arts New Media Festival
A free evening festival of experimental media, participatory and contemporary arts at a variety of non-traditional neighborhood venues in the South Lake Union business district.
$500
Queer Social Club
A variety performance showcasing Seattle's transgendered and genderqueer identified art and artists of all disciplines.
$800
Quiet
A performance of the Greek tragedy, "The Trojan Women" that examines the theme of class with modern parallels such as the Occupy Movement and the struggle for LGBTQ rights.
$700
Rainier Beach Merchants Association
An Art walk in the "Beach Square" business district in Rainier Beach featuring arts-n-craft booths and entertainment plus walking tour of permanent public art installations.
$1,000
Revelation Film Project
A series of seven short films marrying theatre, dance and film, exploring the moment of epiphany from the perspective of six actresses.
$800
Rosaleen Rhee
A Community Exhibit: Celebrating African American Heritage in Classical Music at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
$1,000
ROCKiT Community Arts
Beacon Rocks! Summer Concert Series on Beacon Hill at the Roberto Maestras Festival Street featuring, dance, spoken word, martial arts and art-making.
$1,000
Roots! A Community Consortium
An evening of African Music, dance workshops in traditional and contemporary African dance and a free concert showcasing two groups
$1,000
Seattle Indian Health Board
Indigenous Cultures Day featuring modern and traditional cultural performances by indigenous people from around the world.
$700
Seattle Latino Film Festival
Celebrating the art and entertainment of Latin American cinema.
$800
Seattle Modern Orchestra
A one-night event celebrating the centennial of John Cage, including a multimedia presentation, documentary and concert in collaboration with Seattle Percussion Orchestra and featuring pianist and Cage specialist Steven Drury.
$500
Seattle Playwrights' Collective
A short play festival featuring the work of nine local playwrights.
$500
Senior Housing Assistance Group
The 3rd Annual Rainier Court Community Festival, for senior housing communities with a high percentage of African, Hispanic and Asian residents to share their talents.
$1,000
Short Run LLC
Present a three-day small press festival for emerging artists to network and showcase via book fair, exhibit, performances and silkscreening at The VERA Project, SOIL Gallery and Fantagraphics Bookstore.
$1,000
South Park Arts
"South Park Putts Out," local artist teams create mini-golf artworks that combine for a unique, interactive, multi-media putt-putt arts golf course for neighborhood residents to play as part of South Park's Night Out Against Crime.
$700
Sound Theatre Company
A production of "The Illusion" adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner. The play explores the central idea that illusion, through art, is necessary, and that life would be unlivable without it.
$600
Split Six Productions
A performance poetry show blending theatre, poetry, music and movement and featuring seven Queer identified poets including a few who have struggled with disabilities.
$800
Surrender Dance
Free weekly beginner-friendly dance class to teach women of all backgrounds various styles of dance and movement.
$1,000
Taller Mexicano para la Cultura y las Artes
Present free, hour-long workshops and performances by two Mexican dance groups to share, traditions for the Latino/Hispanic community at the annual Day of the Dead Festival at Seattle Center.
$500
Tasveer
"Aaina: South Asian Women's Focus" at Seattle Asian Art Museum, celebrating the artistic work of and about South Asian women including a variety of media—film, performance, visual art, workshops and speakers.
$900
Helen Thorsen
A dance concert and video production to use in community presentations to discuss mental illness and art. Performances express struggles to maintain control in the face of psychosis and the stigma of mental illness.
$600
Washington State Labor Education and Research Center
To construct a larger-than-life inflatable float designed as a loaf of bread & bunch of roses for a street theatre production about worker's rights.
$1,000
Peggy Weiss
Two free ceramic exhibitions showcasing work by Seattle and NW artists during the NCECA conference with exhibition tours for seniors and patients from mental health programs.
$500
Women Who Rock
Free public workshop event on women making music featuring a keynote panel, a participatory community music practice, and a local artist showcase.
$800

2011 smART Ventures Partners

17th of May Festival
A celebration of the 17th of May Festival, Norway's Constitution Day. The day-long festival includes singing, dancing and a parade.
$800
Active Entertainment
AMDEF 2011 is a five-hour event that showcases art, music, dance, and fashion. Works by established and emerging artists are presented.
$750
The Anunnaki Project
A series of dance performances based on stories from ancient mythology and folklore at the Arts in Nature Festival. The pieces are performed by the Cabiri Troupe, a diverse group of acrobatic and aerial artists.
$750
Art Walk Consortium
The Art Walk Consortium is an online resource for various art walks across Seattle.
$1,000
Arts in Motion
Freedom Festival 2011 is a festival that celebrates the meaning of freedom today through cross-cultural community expression in the arts.
$900
Aurora Commons
The Art Experience is a series of free introductory art classes for citizens in transitional housing as well as the homeless population along Aurora.
$1,000
Center on Contemporary Arts
Heaven and Earth III: Cycles of Return is an exhibition of nature-inspired temporary outdoor artworks in a local park over a two-mile trail.
$1,000
Community Alliance for Global Justice
An exhibit at Cornish College of the Arts featuring 43 contemporary prints by both Oaxacan master artists and Cornish alumni artists to foster cross-cultural ties and strengthen a Seattle/Oaxaca international creative alliance.
$500
Coriolis Dance Collective
Co-LAB1 Series is an annual collaborative outlet with a performance of original contemporary dances by independent choreographers and dancers.
$1,000
Webster Crowell
The Flying Cinema Project, in collaboration with the Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT), to create a series of films to be projected on kites. The kites will be installed in a number of places for public viewing.
$1000
DASSdance
All 4 1 a two-day festival of dance in which students and professional dancers collaborate to present two public performances and workshops.
$750
DE CAJoN Project
"Navidad Afroperuana/Afro -Peruvian Christmas Celebration," to celebrate and educate Seattle communities about "Danza de Negritos," a Peruvian performance tradition.
$1000
Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition
The Duwamish River Festival, a family friendly festival featuring a mix of arts, culture, entertainment and activities promoting the work of the diverse and rich cultures of the Duwamish Valley and creating healthy communities.
$1000
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition
The Good Vibe is a community resource fair with live music performance and activities for young people that promotes the positive use of space in public parks.
$750
Essential Arts
Art+Agriculture is an interdisciplinary event that educates the public about urban agriculture through the arts and inspires them to get involved.
$750
Filipino Cultural Heritage Society / Padiriwang
PAGDIRIWANG is the celebration of Filipino culture and heritage through music, dance and art.
$800
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
The Round, an interdisciplinary collaboration event curated and performed entirely by youth features songwriters, slam poets and live painters.
$1000
Fremont Arts Council / Seattle Art Cars
Seattle Art Car Blowout presents more than 50 modified cars from all over the U.S. in a showcase during the Solstice weekend in conjunction with the Fremont solstice parade.
$800
From Within Nucleus
A Bharatanatyam dance drama unraveling the eight personifications of Goddess Lakshmi.
$800
Alice Gosti
An original dance performance in which food is the centerpiece. Spaghetti CO will investigate the relationships and memories that individuals and families have with food.
$800
Kumani Gantt
A staged reading of "The Gift" a new play with music exploring the lingering effect of slavery on African Americans.
$500
Abigail Guay
A youth video art workshop plus artist talk featuring New York and D.C.-based artists Alison Brady and Sarah Knobel teaching basic camera operations and techniques.
$600
Hendrix Music Academy
The Jimi Hendrix Memorial Concert and Art Show celebrating Seattle's culturally diverse legacy of musicians and artists, and emerging artists from the at-risk youth population.
$1000
HERE/NOW
HERE/NOW presents improvised dance and music performances that consist of eight dancers and eight musicians randomly paired via direct audience participation.
$1000
Hollow Earth Radio
A celebration of the new Central District location of Hollow Earth Radio with radio/music workshops and a live concert with music video screenings.
$1,000
Gabrielle Hudson-Abbott
The After School Art Club provides a free and supportive space where students explore different artistic mediums with the support of a teaching artist.
$1,000
Man Alone Productions
Man Alone Productions will produce 12 shows of a full-length, dark and humorous play based on Edvard Munch's "The Scream."
$800
Melody Ivory Inc.
A poetry workshop for women who have survived traumatic experiences. Poetry is used to promote healing and to share stories in a safe, supportive environment.
$1,000
My World Dance and Fitness
A collaborative performance in which poets are paired with dancers that improvise their interpretations of each poem.
$1,000
NEPO House
NEPO 5 DON'T RUN, an inclusive family-friendly art walk through multiple Seattle neighborhoods including Pioneer Square, the International District and North Beacon Hill.
$750
New Horizons Ministries
"Art in Focus," provides homeless and street youth with the opportunity to create art on what it's like to be homeless and culminating in a community showcase.
$1000
Marcus Petitt
"The Show 2011: Catch the Dream," a multidisciplinary performing arts showcase featuring local college-age students.
$750
Rainy Night Productions
Barnstorm is an event that features 20 artists presenting and performing new work inspired by activism, and social issues.
$1,000
Restoration of the Arts "Grace: The Experience," a performance piece featuring dance, song, and spoken word with middle and high school aged youth from the South side of Seattle.
$1000
Almendra Sandoval
The creation of an altar-installation and opening of a multi-disciplinary exhibit and performance in recognition of Dia de los Muertos.
$800
Seattle Fandango Project
Seattle Fandango Project hosts workshops with musician and singer Alfredo Herrera from the Son Jarocho tradition from Mexico.
$1,000
Washington State Association for Multicultural Education
Intersections is a presentation of a cross-cultural musical experience by musicians who are either ethically, racially or culturally diverse and who play ethnic/culturally specific instruments or music compositions.
$1,000

2010 smART Ventures Partners

Abrace
A concert blending Middle Eastern, Balkan and Afro-Brazilian music, rhythm, vocals and dance by groups Abrace and the MB Orchestra.
$1,000
Against the Grain/Men in Dance
A showcase of local male contemporary, ballet and tap dancers featuring new work by 16 local choreographers.
$500
Alloy Dance Project
A collaborative festival of six new solo and group works by emerging choreographers for more than 15 local and established dancers in the Dark Horse Dance Festival.
$1,000
ANAR: Helene Eriksen's Traditional Dance Theatre
An evening-length solo and group dance performances based on Middle Eastern roots.
$750
Art in the Park
Art in the Park, an event celebrating art by offering children in the Central District the opportunity to create art with community volunteers.
$600
Art Lending Library
Art Lending Library lends original artwork to the general public for free. Funds support materials, management and delivery costs for the quarterly public art lending event.
$1,000
Elizabeth Buschmann
A contemporary dance performance of an original work integrating electronics, including LED lights, heart monitors and microprocessors, responding to the dancers' movements.
$800
Bushwick Book Club
The Bushwick Book Club, a monthly show for local singer/songwriters to create and share new music based on the book read for that month.
$500
Catherine Cabeen and Company
Form and Fluidity, an interdisciplinary (music, movement, fashion design and video) collaboration with seven local artists, choreographed by Catherine Cabeen.
$750
Guo Cheen, The Compassion Network
A video documentary of interviews with female spiritual luminaries created and shared with Seattle's ethnic and immigrant women.
$750
Patti Christie, Coe Elementary
A workshop for 480 kindergarten through 5th graders on the culture, history and art of Japanese raku.
$1,000
Circus Syzygy
Circus Syzygy presents seven professional circus artists in a residency resulting in the original circus production Just Add Water.
$1,000
Seattle Oaxaca Connection
A 1.5-month-long exhibition at Cornish College of the Arts showing 43 contemporary prints by both Oaxacan master artists and Cornish alumni artists. The exhibition fosters cross-cultural ties and strengthens a Seattle/Oaxaca international creative alliance.
$500
Emily Conbere
A day-long festival demonstrating the value of drama and storytelling as a healing mode for persons grieving a loss from suicide, homicide or tragic accidents.
$1,000
DAIPANButoh Collective
A four-day open community workshop with Butoh master Katsura Kan and a performance by Kan and DAIPAN members.
$900
Dina Blade Productions
A concert for seniors of period music from WWII with a singer, live band and narrator.
$800
Donkeysaddle Projects
There is a Field, Jen Marlowe's first theatrical venture using local talent to illuminate underrepresented Israeli/Palestinian issues. The play explores the real story of 17-year-old Palestinian-Israeli Aseel Asleh, who was killed by Israeli police.
$800
Emotion Literacy Advocates
The Ducks & Us Song Book Movie, about the delicate nature of human involvement with wildlife using music, lyrical story-telling, 2-D illustration, animation and video. The piece is presented as a movie trailer for a month at Central Cinemas and other film
$1,000
South Park Organized to Survive
A line-up of diverse local musicians at the South Park Bridge Closure Commemorative Event, which marks the historic nature of the closure and shares resources and information to help the community deal with the impact.
$500
eSe Teatro
Volver, Volver, Volver, a one-act play by New Mexican playwright Leonard Madrid for el Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead).
$800
Filipino Community of Seattle FilSTAR
Pipeline to Success, a showcase for students in a peer mentorship program that focuses on middle and high-school youth in South Seattle.
$1,000
Jacob Foran
An exhibition of seven ceramic diving helmets, large enough to crawl inside of, with glass portholes and brightly colored surfaces.
$700
Gerald Ford, Jr.
El Ultimo Coconut is a new solo theater work by Gerald Ford, Jr. about a geeky Latino teen's ambition to attend MIT despite his parents' lack of confidence.
$1,000
Ellen Forney
Love Notes, an interactive installation for the 2010 Seattle Erotic Festival consisting of an oversized bed with uniquely-decorated pillows and two authoring stations where attendees can write, give and receive a random love note.
$750
Gay City Health Project
Premiere of The Infection Monologues, a performance piece created by and for gay men in order to expand the narratives of the HIV-positive gay male experience.
$800
Alex Gonzalez
Ravens on His Shoes, a short film based on a homeless Native American man, takes on racial and cultural stereotypes.
$800
Gin Hammond
Returning the Bones, a one-woman play based on the true story of African-American doctor Caroline Beatrice Montier, which incorporates 26 characters, multiple dialects and two languages.
$1,000
Andrew Keisuke Hida
16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks shares the obscure stories of the hidden communities and little-known individuals in Seattle's Chinatown-International District. Sixteen multimedia profiles will be showcased online as well as in storefronts.
$1,000
Hollow Earth Radio
An event celebrating the new Central District location of Hollow Earth Radio with a variety of free in-studio and on-air events.
$800
Carla Humrich
A passport stamp book for Seattle Area/Washington State museums that encourages visitors to visit a variety of museums.
$550
Iranian American Community Alliance
Parvaneh Daneshvar (musician) and El Ham Mirimi (dancer) teach traditional Iranian music and dance to Iranian-American children.
$700
John Stanford International School
A contemporary dance residency by Zan Yamashita of Offsite Dance Project for elementary school children.
$1,000
Karin Stevens Dance
A dance performance of five new pieces with live music by Starry Night Chamber Orchestra, including one free rehearsal for three north Seattle schools.
$550
Joanna M. Lepore
Inner City Cornfieldis a patchwork of cornfield installations planted in urban parking strips along bus lines in Capitol Hill and the Central District.
$500
Manifold Motion
Multi-disciplinary installation and performance featuring interactive installation art, new dance by three choreographers, video and new original music by two composers performed live by a DJ.
$750
Nebunele Theatre
Friend's Enemy is an original production exploring tensions and issues of contemporary political life by following a fictional political figure who pursues a well-meaning path into an indefensible action.
$750
DANCE IT!
Social dance lessons provided to students who would not normally have access to this art form at Seattle high schools.
$500
Constantin Pârvulescu
Voronets Blue, a string quartet, performs a five-movement composition, including a vocalist in the third movement, as part of the 3rd Annual Occultural Music Festival.
$500
Playworks
A touring production of Arthur Miller's I Can't Remember Anything is presented by senior artists at senior centers for senior audiences about issues facing seniors.
$1,000
PLOP! Literary Series
Writers and musicians in a house concert on Beacon Hill partner with Garfield and Seattle Girls School by featuring youth writers as peers with the professional roster of artists.
$500
Quiet
Six performances of an original play with original music based on preconceived notions about gender in America.
$1,000
Emily Robertson
Prayer is a traditional African dance and new choreography with African drumming and jazz saxophone performed for all ages at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center.
$850
Seattle Architecture Foundation
Hope: Something to Build On is an architectural model exhibit showcasing the design ideas of students, architecture firms and emerging architects.
$600
Seattle Band Map
An installation of the Seattle Band Map, a new living map continuously documenting the expanding history of the Northwest music scene. The public is invited to draw in their own bands or connections when the map is displayed in community venues.
$1,000
Seattle Bicycle Music Festival
Using a bicycle powered sound system, the Seattle Bicycle Music Festival features live local bands performing at various parks throughout the day.
$1,000
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority
EXPOSED: Little Saigon 2010—A Photo Contest encourages new awareness and interest in Little Saigon by soliciting photos on the themes of culture, the marketplace, spaces, places and food.
$600
Seattle Experimental Animation Team
Animation on a String is a presentation of custom kites with miniature digital video projectors that project images and movies inside the kite.
$1,000
Seattle Jazz Composer's Ensemble
Six Seattle composers/arrangers present contemporary arrangements of film composer Ennio Morricone's music for a 17-piece ensemble of Seattle musicians.
$1,000
Seattle Union Gospel Mission
Art from the Streets is a visual art exhibit by Seattle homeless. Free supplies and instruction are provided. Monthly art shows are on First Thursday art walks in Pioneer Square.
$800
Arun Sharma
100 Flowers Campaign is an exhibition of new photographic works by an emerging artist depicting 100 flowers, each inspired by a specific work of Western art.
$500
Sound Theatre Company
A production of the one-woman play The Belle of Amherst by William Luce, with the addition of a live solo cellist performing new compositions for the play.
$1,000
SPokenword LAB (SPLAB)
Visiting Poet Series is a lecture by noted African American poet Nathaniel Mackey.
$1,000
Theatre Simple
Subsidized registrations for a day-long workshop led by six field experts on financial literacy. The event is co-presented by the Network of Ensemble Theaters as part of a national pilot.
$1,000
TumbleMe Productions
A two-hour theatrical production based on race, sexual identity and class with six diverse poets, two songwriters and a team of filmmakers generating short films that are screened during the live show.
$1,000
Washington State Association of Multicultural Educators
A multi-media presentation around the Chinese expulsion in Washington state during the 1800s. The event features live jazz, as well as educational speakers.
$1,000
Woman Seeking...a theater company
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a theatre production offering significant roles for ten women.
$1,000
Mikala Woodward
In No Place Like Home, Orca K-8 students temporarily reincarnate seven vanished homes that once stood on their school playfield by taping out the floor plans, adding furniture and publishing stories about their occupants, based on historical research.
$1,000
The Wrecking Crew
Six free, full-evening performances of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, with non-verbal vignettes in the amphiteater of the under-utilized Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.
$800

2009 smART Ventures Partners

The Anunnaki Project
Daedalus Rising, a free, family-friendly nouveau circus performance presented outdoors in partnership with the Seattle Parks Department.
$900
ArtsFund/Market the Arts Task Force
A pilot week-long Take Part in Art Festival to increase arts access and encourage wider, more venturesome participation, presented by The Market the Arts Task Force, a volunteer association of area nonprofit arts marketing professionals.
$1,000
Reggie Bardach
The Teahouse Concert Series—three intimate concerts in a neighborhood setting showcasing jazz by established local musicians and a performance by tango dancers.
$1,000
Paige Barnes
New choreography and original songs by duo Paige Barnes (choreographer) and Christopher Hydinger (composer).
$750
Jherek Bischoff
Thirteen original compositions by composer Jherek Bischoff for a 40-piece orchestra, including amplified ukulele, gitaron and banjo, along with a composer talk at NOVA High School.
$1,000
Can Can Presents
Well-known cabaret artists from around the world presented by the Seattle International Cabaret Festival at historically significant Seattle vaudeville/cabaret locations such as the Moore, Triple Door and Can Can.
$1,000
Central Area Chamber of Commerce
Support for the week-long Juneteenth Festival, celebrating and sharing the significance of African-American historical culture and triumph over injustice through music, art and education.
$900
Central Area Senior Center
Production and screening of Farther Along, a 30-minute documentary about the Senior Strummers, a guitar class for senior adults reinforcing lifelong learning and the oral histories of the participants. The event will include a performance by dance group, the Senior Sliders.
$1,000
Concord Elementary PTA
Two eight-week, after-school art classes for a predominantly Spanish-speaking student body led by Cuban artist Tomas Oliva Jr. to create sculptures exploring students' ethnic heritage for a school crest pole based on Native American totems.
$1,000
Ellen Cooper/ Anything Is Possible Theatre
Production of children's musical Something Big Has Been Here, based on the poems of Jack Prelutsky, presented by Anything is Possible Theatre and performed in segments at elementary schools and libraries.
$800
Coriolis Dance Collective
Co-LAB1 Series: an hour-long performance of original contemporary dances by independent choreographers and 12 emerging freelance artists in all disciplines with an original score, arrangement and vocals.
$660
Crawl Space
Stranger Circumstances, a curated interactive exhibition of works and performances by seven artists experimenting in various media and styles to make connections with people they would never otherwise encounter.
$1,000
Creature
Artists Shawn Diaz, Jeff Jacobson and Sam Wallis create a mural for the Capitol Hill Wall Project on the back wall of a building located on 10th Avenue between Pike and Pine streets.
$800
Jessica Davis
In Between the Raindrops, a full-length documentary project with interviews and concert footage that highlights the rich history of Seattle jazz, including footage of prominent local jazz musicians filmed as part of the documentary.
$1,000
Decibel Festival
Sixth Annual Decibel Festival showcase entitled OPTICAL 2: Beauty in Binary, featuring multinational female artists redefining new media performance.
$750
Thione Diop
Spirit of West Africa Festival, a day-long showcase of music, dance, exhibits and educational opportunities featuring local and regional natives of West Africa.
$800
East African Arts and Cultural Association
Production of an event that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of East African youth via drama, art, music, language, multimedia and a fashion show to inspire cultural pride.
$800
Evoke Productions
Full Tilt, a series of dance auditions, workshops, rehearsals and two performances for original contemporary pieces led by three established choreographers to create peer networking and opportunities for local emerging dancers.
$1,000
Noah Gallo-Brown
Presentation of photographer Noah Gallo- Brown's, 19, first art show featuring 30 photographs taken during six months of travel through Central America.
$750
Jill Hardy
Off the Map, presentation of a lecture by a scholar and two artists complementing Hardy's exhibit on how new geo-spatial mapping technology inspires art creation.
$1,000
Sean Hopps and Diana Garcia-Snyder
Un Pueblo De Colores, a bilingual/multicultural dance concert featuring guitarist/composer Sean Hopps and Mexican dancer Diana Garcia-Snyder, followed by a community discussion on themes of multiculturalism led by South Park organizer Annie Farber.
$1,000
International Examiner
A digital archiving project to make past issues of the International Examiner news journal and photos available in an online format to serve as a historical resource for the broad community and for educational purposes.
$1,000
Todd Jannausch
The first solo show of a photographic documentary portraying the characteristics and goals of families trying to achieve energy independence by living off the electrical grid.
$725
Kore Ion Music
Reggae band Kore Ionz, made up of seven members of diverse ages and backgrounds, present the Second Annual Cultural Awareness Concert for youth at the King County Detention Center.
$700
Michael Korolenko
Work-in-progress screening of Long Time Gone, a film depicting the effects of our time of war, environmental disaster and unrest on social values and human relationships.
$1,000
La Sala
Sustainability/Sostenibilidad, exhibit and special events showcasing 17 local established and emerging Latino/Hispanic photographers and writers.
$800
Latino Cultural Magazine
The publication by Latino Cultural Magazine of 13 images by students participating in the South Park PhotoVoice program, which teaches photography and writing techniques as a means to empower students to express themselves through art and media.
$1,000
Leschi Community Council
To support the participation of three musical groups playing vintage music as part of an all-ages Centennial Celebration of Seattle's Leschi Park.
$900
Tiffany Lin
Piano Racket, the creation and performance of new, unconventional music compositions for the piano and toy piano.
$1,000
Los Nietos
The creation and performance of an original Spanish/English interactive multimedia children's show involving acting, live music and shadow puppetry, serving Latino, bilingual/bicultural families and audiences.
$1,000
MadArt
A MadArt presentation of work by emerging artists in the windows of Madison Park neighborhood businesses in effort to build community and encourage the public to discover art and local artists in unexpected ways.
$1,000
Magnusen Community Center Advisory Council/Lifelong Recreation 50+ Readers Theatre
Grins, Giggles and Guffaws focuses on the humorous side of aging and the funny reflections of 11 senior actors performing their own written material. The company provides an opportunity for seniors to perform and inspire other seniors.
$1,000
Manifold Motion
Woolgatherer, a multidisciplinary performance created by two fiber artists, three choreographers (including an aerial dancer), a composer, a video artist and an installation artist.
$800
Anthony Mates/"Dare to Be Square"
Dare to Be Square, a three-day dance and music workshop centered on square dancing and traditional fiddle music, including regional and historic traditions, and caller techniques. Culminates in a public square dance with live music.
$700
McClure Middle School PTSA
Drama production of When in Rome by 50 students at ethnically diverse McClure Middle School, including performances for the community and three other schools.
$1,000
Megan Mertaugh/ BASE Movement
Installation, as part of the Moore's building-wide centennial celebration event, featuring projected 16mm film and 300 watermelons flooding the backstage bathrooms of the Moore Theatre.
$700
Andrew Morrison
Partnership with Labateyah Youth Home to create two large scale murals by the artist, whose work reflects his Native American heritage.
$780
Northwest African-American Fine Art Exhibit
Fifth annual Northwest African American Fine Arts Exhibit, showcasing the region's African American artists working in both two- and three-dimensional media.
$900
Northwest SPokenword LAB (SPLAB!)
To present Cuban elder poet José Kozer in a writing workshop and two-hour bilingual readings at Richard Hugo House and Seattle University, serving the Latino and Jewish arts communities plus area schools.
$1,000
Sean Osborn
Lyric Pieces Concert offering new compositions bridging classical and rock music in a laid-back format featuring artists Cristina Valdez, Steve Cresswell and Brad Hawkins.
$800
Shin Yu Pai
Chinese Americana: The History of Chop Suey in the Greater Seattle Area. To collect, transcribe and give a reading of three oral histories from International District restaurant workers going back to the 1930s and '40s.
$1,000
Path with Art
To support Access Art: Path with Art in the Community, providing access to cultural events for people in recovery from addiction and homelessness.
$650
Pioneer Square Community Association
To support commission of artist Jeff Jacobsen to create a temporary mural with historic relevance to the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
$750
P-Patch Trust/Unpaving Paradise
A design contest inviting artists and the public to use their creativity and sense of fun to convert parking spaces into tiny public parks as part of the international Park(ing) Day event.
$750
Rainier Community Center
Community Spirit Summer Picnic 2009 celebrating the Link Light Rail opening with free multicultural music, with a special focus on serving seniors and showcasing the many cultures that make up the neighborhood.
$1,000
George Rodriguez
Support for the first professional exhibit opportunity for the artist, whose work highlights the joy of belonging to both the Mexican and American cultures.
$900
Rosita Romero
One-day Washington Cultural Congress registration for four Seattle arts administrators of color to collect anecdotal data among attendees about equity in arts management to inform a panel at the Congress, as well as a follow-up discussion in Seattle.
$700
Kamran Sadeghi
To hold a public performance and create a CD of the artist's original compositions, which combine music, sound, and technology.
$1,000
Satori Group
A presentation of Will Eno's TRAGEDY: a tragedy, designed to engage artists and audiences looking to go beyond merely attending a play.
$500
Seattle Green Festival
Using non-recyclable/non-compostable materials collected at the 2009 Green Festival, artist Kuros Zahedi will work collaboratively with festival participants to create an original artwork to be showcased at the 2010 festival.
$1,000
Sevdah North America
Saudades and Sevdah, a Brazilian Bosnian Jam and Concert bringing artists from Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina together for a day of exploring the theme of "longing" from their musical and cultural traditions and culminating in a public concert, dialogue and social hour with artists and audiences.
$1,000
Seth Sexton
Sponsored by the Recovery Café, the Glass House Project offers recovering people traumatized by homelessness and addiction the chance to learn about and participate in glass art via excursions to area glass arts centers and workshop sessions, culminating in an exhibit of their own work.
$800
Daniel Smith
Production of a full color, dual language (English-Farsi) catalog documenting the Seattle-Tehran Poster Show, featuring city-to-city poster art pairings.
$1,000
Kate Smith
The development and presentation of a new 40-minute solo piece for hospitalized children and their families based on the artist's experience working in a hospital and with the arts of clowning (humor, exaggeration, physicality, self parody).
$900
Dale Speicher/ Seattle Percussion Collective
Seattle Percussion Collective's presentation of an open rehearsal and concert of experimental music for percussion instruments and chamber ensemble, featuring works by Milton Babitt, James Romig and Christian Wolf.
$1,000
Shawn Telford
Screening of Safe Passage, a 10-minute film about how being at fault for a drunk-driving accident that kills your best friend is hell on earth, for teens in the White Center Teen Program. DVDs will be available for MADD, SADD and others.
$1,000
University of Washington Indian Student Association
Bhangra Bash 2009: A competitive dance performance plus post-show dance celebration featuring the East Indian popular dance form bhangra.
$1,000
Koon Woon/ Chrysanthemum Literary Society
An evening of bilingual poetry readings (Chinese/English) featuring two writers and providing a forum on Chinese poetry, ancient and modern.
$1,000

2008 smART Ventures Partners

Longhouse Media
Native Lens Program. To offer premiere public screenings of original films created by Native youth film students focused on raising awareness of issues relevant to them as a community.
$800
Eleanor Reynolds
Presented by Jewish and Islamic Bosniak groups, A Bridge to Bosnia: A Musical Journey will use a concert by Jewish, Bosnian Muslim and African-American performers as a bonding force for unity, diversity and inspiration for future mutual interaction.
$1000
Desiree Smith
To offer an arts-integrated project to English Language Learner students (grades 3-5) that empowers them to express and share their cultural pride through printmaking and stories of animals from Africa, Mexico, Central America and Asia.
$1000
Delbert Richardson
Storyteller Delbert Richardson will create storyboards for his presentation to be featured at Festival Sundiata. The story of the history and journey of African American people to the Americas is enhanced by authentic relics and multi media.
$1000
Laura DeLuca
To commission, perform, and record a clarinet concerto from 21-year-old Russian/British composer, Alissa Firsova. The work will be premiered with the Northwest Sinfonietta at Town Hall.
$1000
WAGFEST
1st Annual Northwest WAGFEST Conference, providing an opportunity for diverse, self-published authors to come together and discuss, process, and network. The three-day conference includes seminars and workshops.
$1000
World Kulturz
Northwest Climate Change Summit: an indigenous Native American gathering using stories, music, and environmental presentations to offer climate change teachings and solutions. Summit participants include the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Longhouse Media Native Lens, Haida Heritage and 206 Singers.
$1000
Seattle SCORES
Six community open house events for the Power of Show & Tell, a literacy program for at-risk elementary students in South Seattle who explore, interpret and share their personal and family experiences using photography, writing and verbal storytelling.
$1000
Viva la Musica Club
To present a full-length evening concert featuring two Latino-Hispanic composer/performers, Jovino Santos Neto and Alfredo Muro, in partnership with Benaroya Hall.
$1000
JP Patches/Urban and Sparks
JP Patches & Gertrude Late for the Interurban statue will honor Seattle's own and America's longest-running kids show hosts. Kevin Pettelle's bronze sculpture commemorates 23 years of Patches Pals and plays homage to the nearby Waiting for the Interurban artwork.
$1000
Kolobok Arts' Inspiration, Assn.
Two concerts of verse by famous Russian poets of the 18th-20th centuries set to music by the artist Leonard Manevich. One concert will be in English and held at a senior residence and the second will be in Russian and held at a public library.
$1000
John Osebold
Nighttime Forest Fire. An original music-based performance piece by John Osebold created and performed for On the Boards' 25th annual Northwest New Works Festival in May 2008.
$1000
Friends of Washington Music
Gypsy Jazz. A concert highlighting the talents of middle-school string musicians by pairing them with professional musicians. Washington Middle School Orchestra will perform April 18th, 2008 at Town Hall with Joe Craven, and Darol Anger.
$1000
Rainbow Bookfest
Rainbow Bookfest focuses on bringing together and showcasing writers of color and their works. During the day there will be panels, workshops, and youth activities. The festival will take place April 5 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
$1000
Assemblage
Way Stations is an audio-guided walking tour to deepen people's awareness of life in Seattle's Uptown neighborhood. The creative team will compile stories, images and sounds of the neighborhood and its people, then make a free downloadable audio tour.
$1000
Simple Measures
Simple Measures Chamber music ensemble will present the world premiere performance of a new work composed by Don Krishnaswami, Inward Morning, written for baritone, flute, clarinet and cello.
$700
Central House
Restoration of a historic mural on a brick retaining wall located on the corner of 20th and Spruce. The mural marks the former location of the Black Panther Community Center and depicts Malcolm X, Angela Davis and the Black Panther Party.
$1000
Anna Koosmann / Tilt
Tilt Design Build Challenge is an annual design and construction competition that focuses on innovative housing ideas for marginalized communities, particularly the homeless, that are currently facing issues of displacement due to rapid urban development.
$800
Eduardo Mendonça
Artist residencies (3 periods each) at two Seattle public schools with diverse student bodies. Teachers will receive a newly created study guide and some 150 students will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about Brazilian instrumentation through the workshops.
$1000
6th Day Dance
BURDEN. A dance concert presenting several new works, plus the Seattle-area premiere of Burden by guest choreographer Susan Bienczycka. The project will include a concert in which individuals with developmental and physical disabilities participate.
$700
Seattle Metals Guild
Statewide High School Jewelry & Metal Arts Competition and Exhibition will provide high school students in Seattle and across the state with public and professional recognition for their creative vision and technical skills. The project includes an exhibition at SAM, documentation of the students' work and an award ceremony.
$800
theater simple
A re-imagining of theater simple's award-winning original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. This site-specific performance in the Botanical Gardens at the Ballard Locks allows audiences to "happen upon" and journey through the park with Gerda, experiencing her point of view.
$1000
Magenta Marie Spinningwind
Visions from our Ancestors is a one day arts festival showcasing visual art, music, crafts, and storytelling from Native American culture.
$1000
Ruby Dee Philippa
Presentation of a two-hour workshop by working artists which shares basic business information needed for touring musical groups. The workshop will cover outreach, budgeting, booking, and promotion.
$1000
Wooden O Theatre
Support to help offset the costs of merging Wooden O Theatre and Seattle Shakespeare Company. Includes funding for promotional materials to notify the organizations' audiences, media contacts, and the broader community.
$500
Denise Louie Education Center
To present the third annual Beacon Hill Children and Families Festival to recognize and celebrate neighborhood diversity and link residents to community service providers. The festival, which is hosted by the Denise Louis Education Center, includes entertainment and activities that are representative of the diversity in the surrounding neighborhood.
$500
Friends of Old Hay School
To present the seventh annual traditional dance, music and vocal performances by the Bilingual Orientation Center's immigrant and refugee students at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Students representing 30 countries will don authentic costume for public and school performances.
$750
Andrew Boscardin
Brass and Nickel - a first full professional concert produced by the artist, featuring a series of his compositions for low brass and electric guitar, composed and jazz improv styles. A septet of emerging and seasoned players will include the artist.
$500
Dues X machine Theater- DXM
The Unregistered: A 2008 Election Cabaret will be created by DXM Theater in collaboration with First Hill's 12th Avenue and Seattle University communities. The process will stimulate community dialogue around voting and civic participation.
$1000
Monktail Creative Music Concern
Sounds Outside is a festival of creative music presented in Capitol Hill's Cal Anderson Park. Featured artists include Chong Vu, Bill Horist, Wally Shoup, and Paul Harding.
$1000
Ballard Advisory Council
Two jazz concerts featuring musicians from the greater Seattle area. The unique aspect of these concerts is the recruitment, selection, and participation of musicians of diverse ages, ethnicities, and genders.
$1000
Vania C. Bynum
Excerpts from The Soul of a Woman - a multimedia, multicultural performance piece celebrating women through dance, music, poetry and video. The diverse artists will present full-length public performances. An abridged version will be performed at women's shelters.
$1000
Chad Goller-Sojourner
Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy -- six performances of an original, one-man, spoken word/theater piece that chronicles a journey to identity growing up "fat, dark-skinned, gay and adopted by white folks."
$1000
Shaina M. Foley
Artoleptic is an urban arts and music festival featuring aerosol muralists creating visual artwork on-site; hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, rock & roll and funk bands; art vendor booths; and artist loft open houses at 619 Western Building.
$1000
Reptet- Samantha Boshnack
Jazz Ensemble Reptet will partner with Seattle Music Partners to perform two concerts for 150 students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary. The multi-instrumentalists in Reptet will also present an hour-long workshop with 25-30 elementary school students.
$1000
Shaun Scott
A Persistent Problem. A 20-minute film to be developed for the King County Social Justice Initiative that documents how local legacies of race and class inequity lead to health care disparities among Seattleites.
$1000
Melissa Young
To present Good Food, a film documentary about farmers, ranchers and businesses bringing good food to Seattle. Stories involve farm workers, owners, food justice and reaching low-income people in all neighborhoods. The two screenings will be held in South Park and Columbia City.
$1000
Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound
To design and build a mosaic art panel created by 50 young and 50 older children of incarcerated parents. Children will work with a teaching artist to paint and lay mosaic materials for a front wall at a Big Brothers Big Sisters facility.
$1000
Rachael Ferguson
The Oh, My God It's So True Story of (Halle Berry) Halybere. An original short comedic piece combining different styles of theatre such as puppetry, Vaudeville and ancient Greek to be presented at Bumbershoot.
$1000
Kimberly Trowbridge
Painting Now! will take the artist to the next level in her career - her first solo exhibition, documentation of her work and enhancement of her Web site as well as targeted outreach to youth to create greater appreciation for the relevancy of oil painting.
$1000
La'Chris Jordan
Piney Ridge is a fictional play based on the historical events of a race riot. The artist will expand a 10-minute script to a one-act play with a full production. Post-play discussions will explore deeper social justice issues that are relevant to contemporary audiences.
$1000

2007 smART Ventures Partners

Samuel Pierce
A Visual Journey Through African-American History. Artist will exhibit a four-panel photo collage of the African American experience for two weeks each in two public schools, culminating in a personal presentation and discussion of black history with students.
$600
Amy Rubin
A two-month residency at the Hutch School, an accredited program for cancer patients and families, offering 20 hours of music instruction, rehearsal and performance for eight students (K-12), culminating in a public showcase for families and caregivers.
$1,000
Redd Legg Dance
Spring 2007 evening-length concert featuring six works choreographed by Kristen Legg and involving 10 dancers plus designers. The company is also targeting a lecture/demo with Billing Middle School in Green Lake.
$750
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Rehearse and present three performances of Arauco, a play by Lope de Vega, in Spanish with English supra-titles. Twenty+ professional/community artists of all ages, Latino-Hispanics and non-Spanish speakers, are coming together to explore this classic work.
$1,000
Theatre Off Jackson
SPF1: No Protection. To present the first International Solo Performance Festival featuring six local artists and one international guest artist for a three-week series that includes one full-length piece and one evening of short theatrical works.
$800
Elspeth Macdonald
At Seattle Public Libraries throughout the city, a trio of performers Los Nietos will present a bilingual (Spanish/English) dramatic narrative of a Mexican-American children's story with music, appropriate for children ages 3 - 12.
$750
Esther Ervin
Revise, print, distribute and present an upgraded edition of a 50-page handbook on document/photo preservation and storage with new text, graphics, images and layout.
$500
La-Tonia Denise Willis
Dark Matter. Produce/present an independent film short/demo (30-minute) transferred from Hi8 to digital form based on a gothic horror tale about the life/identity of an agoraphobic woman and a mystery man.
$750
Brianca Delaney/Divine Light Enterprises
Healing My Broken Womb, a 45-minute. film documenting a personal journey of healing from domestic violence, managing the illnesses it creates and renewal through creativity. To be shared through a public screening and copies gifted to 10 shelters.
$1,000
International Rescue Committee Seattle
Second annual Refugee Artvocacy, providing King County refugee artists and performers the opportunity to share their art and gain pride and exposure, while raising awareness of refugee issues in honor of World Refugee Day.
$1,000
Brian S. Chin
Commission and help develop a major new concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble by composer Daniel Bukvich. Through commissioning and production, the project aims to derive a new "classical" trumpet repertoire for the 21st century.
$750
Los Nortenos
Spicy Words & Voices II. To print a chapbook of literary works in all genres by Latino-Hispanic writers of all ages in Spansih, English and Spanglish for second annual public event on June 16.
$1,000
Gender Odyssey
To present Transfigurations, a photography exhibit by Jana Marcus in support of Trans Awareness Week and Gender Odyssey, a three-day conference in August and September.
$1,000
Robert F. Flor / Pagdiriwang, Inc.
Words Express-Pinoy Playfest. To present five staged readings of original plays by Northwest Filipino writers for the Pagdiriwang Festival in June.
$1,000
Brian Enriquez
GONZO (a newspaper for kids by kids) at Gatewood Elementary is an in-school program to produce a student newspaper by 290 students in grades K-5. Designed to give kids the experience of being heard.
$850
The Hansberry Project at ACT Theatre
Expand audience involvement—especially in the African-American community—by people who don't normally attend theater, through a community engagement program tied to the world premiere of Etta Phifer's Testimonial Shoe Kismet, by University of Washington graduate Shontina Ver
$800
Seattle Print Arts
A Common Language: Seattle/Shenzhen Exhibition Exchange. To print a full-color, 60-page bilingual exhibition catalog that records an artist-initiated exchange with Chinese artists and a week of cultural activities for presentation in August.
$1,000
Service Board
To expand social justice programming to 15 diverse youth experiencing a myriad of setbacks with music lessons. Taught by Rock School musicians via their "tsBand All Access" summer program, culminating with a live performance.
$1,000
Sister Communities
Commission Jovino Santos Neto to compose a 15-minute work for an 20-person multi-national drum orchestra to be chosen and presented by Santos Neto at the All Nations Cup event.
$1,000
Wedgewood Art Festival
Festival featuring local arts and crafts, diverse musical entertainment and a children's art contest as a way to use arts to connect neighborhood residents and build community.
$500
Delridge Neighborhood Development Assoc. (DNDA)
Show Offs! gives voice to Delridge/Southwest Seattle youth, many of whom are low-income or youth of color, in an extended-format, open mic performance showcase, instilling confidence, cross-cultural understanding and positive self-image in the performers.
$1,000
Jessie Smith
Left and Leaving. A multi-disciplinary collaboration to produce a 20-minute video, with original dance and music. A month-long installation in a Seattle gallery will include large still photographs and live performance elements at the opening.
$700
Ying Zhou
The artist's first gallery show—at Richard Hugo House—explores the new internet culture of making and sharing with selections from her Dance Diary, an online blog in Chinese and English which uses writing and video to record a dance artist's reactions.
$700
Arab Center of Washington
To help bring noted singer May Nasr from her native Lebanon to the 2007 Arab Festival. She will be the first-ever guest artist from the Middle East, the first female headliner, and may perform in an additional community location.
$900

2006 smART Ventures Partners

Washington Composers Forum (WCF)
Donald J. Stewart

Support for musicians' fees for a Composer Spotlight event featuring recent works by Northwest composer Donald J. Stewart. Project will allow Washington Composers Forum and Stewart to expand the scope of the Composer Spotlight format with an ensemble of 12 musicians.
$1,000
International Examiner
The International Examiner's production Arts, Etc., a showcase of Asian-American artists, including a fashion show, musicians, visual artists and performers. A targeted effort to reach new immigrants will be made.
$1,000
Emilia Muller-Ginorio
To present Home, Where We Came From, Where We're Going, a photography exhibit documenting the visual story of Hurricane Katrina survivors who re-settled in Seattle and their return trip to New Orleans accompanied by local students.
$1,000
Mirror Stage Company
A reading of White Buffalo by Don Zolidis as part of Mirror Stage Company's Feed Your Mind series. The series challenges assumptions, bias and prejudice by presenting readings of diverse scripts.
$1,000
Northwest SHARE
Northwest SHARE presents the Festival of India featuring an Indian Doll Festival, traditional arts and crafts, live entertainment, and many interactive cultural exhibits and traditional gifts.
$1,000
First Place School
One-hundred homeless and/or at-risk students will attend shows by Seattle Children's Theatre, supported by study guides and pre- and post-performance workshops provides by the theater.
$1,000
New Horizons Ministries
Street Vision - six-month photojournalism training for homeless youth. Youth will be trained in basic photography skills and create work to be submitted to Real Change newspaper as well as local galleries.
$1,000
Powerful Schools
Gonzo: Hawthorne Elementary (a newspaper for kids by kids), is a nine-week after-school project to produce a student newspaper by 15 students in grades 3-5. Designed to empower children with voice and action.
$800
Sapristi Guild
Symphony Seattle - a concert exploring the history, culture and lifestyle of Seattle via music, including special guests: Seattle's tribal community, Pike Place Market fishmongers, Starbucks baristas, SeaFair Pirates, and more.
$1,000
Unexpected Productions
The North Arcade - musical comedy workshop production celebrating the Pike Place Market.
$1,000
Hillel at the UW
Jewish Arts & Culture Festival. To present an evening showcase of work by local, young emerging artists in all disciplines as part of an annual festival celebrating the Jewish culture.
$600
Barbara Mackoff
Darfur Stories. In collaboration with Save Darfur Washington and Book-It Repertory Theatre, the presentation of a staged reading of first-person accounts that dramatize the crisis in Darfur.
$800
Anything Is Possible All Ages Theatre Co.
It's Raining Pigs and Noodles - a new children's musical adapted from Jack Prelutsky's book. Production will involve Orca, Whitworth, Kimball, and Beacon Hill Elementary Schools to provide opportunities for youth to participate in all aspects of theater.
$800
Duwamish Tribal Services
Presentation of CityPlay - an original collaborative play, blending the written and oral records of Puget Sound native peoples and settlers. CityPlay will commemorate and educate the public about the friendship shown by the Duwamish to Seattle's first
$1,000
Thione Diop Productions
Completion of a 15-track recording, Jammu Aduna Peace for the Earth, and an evening of West African percussion to celebrate the CD release, featuring Thione Diop and several generations of Senegalese master drummers.
$1,000
Seattle Shores Chorus
Support for expansion and skills improvement of a multi-generational women's community chorus that has been singing barbershop harmonies since 1953. Project includes a series of performances in senior centers and senior residential facilities.
$800
Rainier Valley Historical Society
Hillman City Centennial Time Capsule. A collection of community photographs, artifacts, documents and stories will be exhibited and later preserved for future generations in a time capsule, to reside at a new housing facility in the neighborhood.
$1,000
6th Day Dance
Love is in the Air - two dance performances of six new works featuring guest company Seven Dance celebrating Valentine's Day at Capitol Hill Mainspace Theatre.
$1,000
Mercedes Nicole Roberson
Souvenir d'Amour, an original cabaret in the French tradition, featuring multi-ethnic performers and addressed to both an American audience and audience's from throughout the French-speaking communities.
$1,000
Chinese Arts & Music Association
Solstice Solace, A Chinese Holiday Celebration. The 30-member Gu-zheng Orchestra will present live classical Chinese music to the public in a non-concert venue in the International District.
$1,000
Longhouse Media
Muckelshoot Native Lens Premiere - a film-making workshop and screening for native youth.
$800
7 X 13 = 28 Productions/Ruben Barron
Bold Bazooka Bonanza - an interactive comedy-variety show based on classic Burlesque comedy routines. Cultivates new appreciation for these rarely-seen routines, but also updates and adapts them to each live audience through improv.
$500
Contemporary QuiltArt Association
Coming of Age exhibition, special framing of 48 art quilts for the 20th Anniversary exhibit of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association at the Seattle Convention and Visitors' Bureau.
$1,000
Cornish College of the Arts
Tempo of Recollection, a multi-media staged performance of Erwin Schulhoff's 2nd String Quartet using an ensemble of 10 musicians, actors and dancers, integrated with media projections. Aimed both to explore the work and attract young and new audience.
$800
Indian Student Association at the University of Washington
Bhangra Bash 2007 promotes contemporary South Asian culture and community through a showcase and dance competition featuring the East Indian popular dance form called 'bhangra.'
$500
Northwest Asian American Film Festival
2007 Northwest Asian American Film Festival, a curated festival presenting feature-length and short film/media programs showcasing Asian-American filmmakers from North America and the Northwest.
$1,000

Grants/Funding

Calls for Artists

Professional Development

More Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

More Info

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arts Council of Lake Oswego
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite emerging, mid-career, and established artists to submit proposals for Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2019. While on exhibit, sculptures must be available for purchase. Artists should have some experience with public art and be interested in expanding their practice into the public realm, but do not need an exhibition history with public art in order to apply. In its nineteenth year, the gallery’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors to the community by presenting works from regional, national, and internationals artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds. We seek artists working in a variety of media and encourage proposals that engage, educate, and inspire the community. Up to fifteen artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to provide a work of art for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego. In recognition, the Arts Council will provide each selected artist with an honorarium of $850.

Organization

Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Website

http://artscouncillo.org

More Info

Stephanie Johnson

sgjohnson@lakeoswego.city

5036752531

Deadline to Apply

11/9/2018

Description

Call to Artists
Program & Location: Gallery Without Walls, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Budget: $850.00 honorarium and an opportunity to be nominated for an up to $15,000 People’s Choice Purchase Award
Eligibility: Open to all local, regional, national and international artists
Application Deadline: November 9, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Program Description: The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite emerging, mid-career, and established artists to submit proposals for Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2019. While on exhibit, sculptures must be available for purchase. Artists should have some experience with public art and be interested in expanding their practice into the public realm, but do not need an exhibition history with public art in order to apply. In its nineteenth year, the gallery’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors to the community by presenting works from regional, national, and internationals artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds. We seek artists working in a variety of media and encourage proposals that engage, educate, and inspire the community. Up to fifteen artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to provide a work of art for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego. In recognition, the Arts Council will provide each selected artist with an honorarium of $850.
2019-2021 Exhibition
 The work of art must be of suitable scale for outdoor public art and of high artistic quality.
 The artwork must require minimum maintenance and be able to withstand the effects of weather, be as resistant as possible to vandalism, able to with stand pedestrian contact, and not impede pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic. ADA guidelines are considered in placement of each sculpture.
 Sculpture will be on loan to the City for two years and must be available for sale to the public.
 In the event of a sale, there will be a 30% gallery fee paid to the Arts Council for any sculpture sold while on exhibit in the Gallery Without Walls. Sold sculpture shall remain on exhibit for the entire two year period, unless the artist and ACLO mutually agree otherwise.
 Concrete pads are provided by the Arts Council for the display of each sculpture. Anchoring method will be as described by ACLO’s structural engineer and may be either bolts (as described below) or weld only depending on the assigned site location. The engineer typically requires 1/2"" Titen HD bolts that screw through a baseplate. Bolts are provided by the Arts Council. If accepted into the program, each artist will be required to submit detailed information related to the anchoring method before and, if necessary, after the engineer’s report. Unless otherwise specified by ACLO's engineer, baseplate holes must be drilled to 3/4"" to accommodate bolts. Concrete pads range in size from 2 x 2' - 7 x 7' (4 – 49 square ft.). Weld only pads require weld-able tabs on the sculpture/sculpture base.
 During the exhibit period, the City will maintain liability insurance to cover any damages incurred.
 It is the artist’s responsibility to deliver and install the sculpture at the specified site in the summer of 2019, and then remove the work from the site at the end of the exhibition period in the summer of 2021. Artwork cannot be shipped as there is no available storage space or staff available for this purpose.
 The Arts Council reserves the right to reject work that, when completed, differs from the original proposal, or does not meet standards of durability, safety and quality.
 Artists invited to exhibit with GWW will enter into a contract with the City of Lake Oswego for a two-year exhibition period.
 Artists in the current 2018-20 GWW exhibition are ineligible to apply. Please apply next year.
Benefits:

 $850.00 honorarium per artist
 All works are for sale and promoted as such.
 Marketing and PR: 10,000 brochures published annually and distributed throughout the region, iPhone app with link to artist’s website, docent-led tours of exhibition, ACLO media and promotion (includes social media platforms, as well as mailings and website promotion).
 Inclusion in the Gallery Without Walls celebration event in September 2019.
 Up to a $15,000 Purchase Award: A People’s Choice vote may be launched to purchase one of the sculptures in the exhibit for the City’s permanent art collection. A selection committee nominates five of the sculptures to be placed on a ballot that is made available to all citizens of Lake Oswego.


Timeline:

 November 9, 2018, 5:00 PM PST- Artist proposals must be received by the Arts Council. This is not a postmark date. Electronic submissions preferred.
 January 31, 2019 - Artists will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision regarding proposal.
 July/August 2019 - All sculptures must be installed in Lake Oswego.
 September 2019— Be our VIP at the annual event welcoming new sculpture into the community! This free public celebration is an opportunity to be recognized for your work. All invited Gallery Without Walls 2019-21 artists are encouraged to attend.
 July 2021 – De-installation of sculpture by the artist.
 Docent-led walking tours are offered throughout the year to any interested individuals or groups.

Selection Process:

The Selection Committee will jury on two levels; first for general quality of the artist’s body of work, and then on the piece(s) submitted with the application materials. The objective of the Selection Committee is to create an exhibition of quality works of art that reflect the greatest potential for diversity in accordance with the City of Lake Oswego's Public Art Guidelines.
To view the current exhibit, visit the Arts Council website at www.artscouncillo.org or take a Gallery Without Walls tour with your phone.
Free download at App Store - L.O. Art Tour or www.artscouncillo.org/gallery-without-walls/tour on your smartphone.

Proposal Must Include:
 Cover Page: A cover page listing artist’s full name, mailing address, phone number, email, website
 Artist’s Statement: A statement (300 words maximum) that describes your work (inspiration, personal statement) particular to each entry and suitable for publication
 Please include information that details your experience with public art
 Resume: A current resume, not to exceed 3 pages. Artists submitting in teams may submit a resume for each artist. Please include website and/or social media info, if applicable
 Proposed works. May submit up to 3 works, recently completed (within the last 36 months) per proposal. Only include artwork available for exhibition and sale. Detailed, in-concept proposals are also acceptable (see below).
 Include images of proposed works: Up to 2 digital images per sculpture; JPEG (jpg) minimum 300 dpi / 2400 x 3000 pixels in dimension. Include images of front and back of sculpture. If possible, show scale. Maximum of 2 images per proposed artwork = 6 images total per proposal.
 Annotated Image List: Title, date, medium, height, width, depth, weight, and base size. Please include information on where this sculpture has been exhibited before, if relevant. A brief description of artwork should be included
 Proposals for work not yet fabricated: If you propose work that is not yet fabricated, please submit a detailed illustration for each entry. Indicate size (height, width and depth), medium, color and anticipated weight
 Artist’s name should appear on all pages of proposal
 Please send as a single PDF if applying electronically; if applying by mail, please submit images on a CD or jump drive

Application Deadline: All materials listed above must be received by November 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST. Receipt of completed applications will be confirmed via email by November 16th if not sooner. Please, no calls or emails between November 6th and 16th while materials are sorted. Thank you.
_________________________________________________________________________________

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego strongly believes that we all benefit from diversity. ACLO does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Applications can be e-mailed to: sgjohnson@lakeoswego.city

Applications can be mailed to:
Arts Council of Lake Oswego
Attn: Stephanie Johnson
PO Box 369
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Applications can be hand delivered to:
Arts Council of Lake Oswego
Attn: Stephanie Johnson
520 1st Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Please note: Proposals mailed to the street address rather than the PO Box will not be delivered by USPS.
Call Stephanie at 503.675.2531 for more information

Link to Opportunity

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57a7a704b8a79b2fec2d397d/t/5bb29f3f0d92979a53c0bcf1/1538432832702/GWW+2019+Call+to+Artists.pdf

Posted

10/26/2018

Seattle Opera
Coordinates all technical aspects of the staging process to a level of stage preparedness, keeping the Director of Production informed in all areas. Works within technical department budgets. Assists the Director of Production as is necessary. Monitor and assign supervision for the personnel associated with the construction, load-ins, load outs, all technical rehearsals, performances, performances strike backs and restores for both the mainstage and outreach programs. Supervises all warehouse and rehearsal hall activities as well as gear maintenance and set construction. Works closely with the production stage manager to ensure successful coordination of technical elements in pre-planning through the end of the performance run. Organizes for file all information needed for re-mounting of production. 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.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

https://seattleopera.org/globalassets/downloads/job-descriptions/technical-director.pdf

More Info

Technical Director

jobs@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

• Provides support to guest Directors, Designers and Director of Production which includes correspondence, drawings, inventories, updates, mailings, etc.
• Develop, to Director of Production specifications, all necessary documents used in mounting of productions including technical drawings and permits.
• Generates and reviews the technical calendar and crew call schedules with the Director of Production.
• Articulates the goals and objective of the daily work calls to the department heads.
• Perform and analyze risk assessments and review with the Director of Production to achieve workable and safe productions at all levels, to assist the Director of Production in making decisions regarding safety.
• Cad drafting.
• Coordinates the scheduling of local and long distance trucking and any other means to transportation of scenery, props and technical equipment.
• Responsible for assigned research and development and procurement of technical equipment.
• Coordinate Opera schedules with the other McCaw Hall user groups.
• Writes Purchase Orders (P.O.’s) for stage equipment purchases and supplies. Proofs P.O.'s and route for approvals. Provides information and answer questions on P.O.'s for Director of Production. Assist the Lighting Designer as requested. 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.

SUPERVISION
RECEIVED: This position reports to the Director of Production
Receives requests from guest Scenic Designers and Stage Directors with approval from Director of Production. Works to department objectives and budget requiring initiative, accuracy, and reliability.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises stage crews.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s Degree in Technical theatre or equivalent experience preferred. Excellent communication skills. Proven computer skills on Macintosh and IBM-compatible applications systems. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop. Proven drafting skills, VectorWorks and Auto-Cad preferred.

SKILLS: Initiative. Reliability. Accuracy. Effective communication skills - both written and verbal - and strong organization skills. Excellent personal skills. Work independently. Ability to multi-task. Must be able to exercise good judgment and discretion in directing work activities in others.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required for Production 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 with “Technical Director” in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://seattleopera.org/globalassets/downloads/job-descriptions/technical-director.pdf

Posted

10/26/2018

On the Boards
On the Boards seeks an experienced Bookkeeper.

Organization

On the Boards

Website

www.ontheboards.org

More Info

Sara Ann Davidson

jobs@ontheboards.org

2062179886

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

On the Boards, Seattle’s home for contemporary dance, theater and
multidisciplinary performance, seeks an experienced Bookkeeper.
This person is detail-oriented, and has proven success in a
collaborative, fast-paced environment.

Organization Description:
On the Boards is a 39-year-old arts organization located in Seattle, Washington. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2018 – and the 2018/2019 season will feature community and fundraising events, as well as a comprehensive fundraising campaign. The organization owns and operates the Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance located
in Seattle's Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. The facility includes multiple art and performances spaces, including the 300-seat Merrill Wright Theater, and a flexible Studio Theater.
OtB has repeatedly been the first art center in our region to introduce audiences to the world’s most forward-thinking artists like Spalding Gray, Bebe Miller, Phillipe Quesne, The Wooster Group, Reggie Watts, Gisele Vienne, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Pat Graney, Crystal Pite,
Zoe|Juniper, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Dayna Hanson, and Dani Tirrell. This extraordinary roster of artists, among many others have played a vital role in On the Boards’ history, and its reputation in the field as one of the best places in the country to develop, perform, and view
contemporary performance. Our next performance is Andrew Schneider’s YOUARENOWHERE from October 18-21, 2018.

On the Boards operates with a $1.58 million budget and a staff of 15. Our programming includes regional and international commissions and performance presentations, in addition to new initiatives that center a diversity of artists and their creative ideas, which increases a greater
understanding of racial and social equity within our community. We also run OntheBoards.tv, a publishing platform that functions as a streaming subscription service and an archive for groundbreaking artistic projects and contemporary performances and is used in all 50 states, 157
countries, and by thousands of students at over 125 universities worldwide. On the Boards has a well-earned reputation for hitting above its weight.

Organization Mission and Values:
On the Boards invests in leading contemporary performing artists near and far, and connects them to a diverse range of communities interested in forward-thinking art and ideas. We believe if we are successful in our work that we can grow our field, enrich people's lives, and contribute to civic and global dialogues.

Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance
STREET 100 West Roy Street
Seattle, Washington 98119
MAILING PO Box 19515
Seattle, Washington 98109‐1515

Bookkeeper Job Description
Reports to: Finance Manager
Collaborates with: Development
Director, Director of Audience Services,
Patron Relations Specialist

We value:
● artistic risks while being fiscally responsible;
● leadership in our field and the multiple communities we serve to strategically advance
the role contemporary artists play in society;
● racial and social equity, and accountability;
● provocative art as a vehicle to connect people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives;
● our regional creative community as we engage with international artists and peers;
● professional and transparent management.
A Note About On the Boards Workplace Culture:
On the Boards honors collaboration, respect, humor, and the humanity of its employees, Board members, and volunteers. We regularly acknowledge that life happens, friends and family are
important, and that working in a small non-profit is much better with likable, hard-working colleagues. On the Boards is made up, at every level, of individuals who will change the light
bulbs, empty a trash can when needed, or step up to represent the organization in a professional and energetic way.
The organization is prioritizing racial equity in the workplace. An equity task force, made up of staff and board members, has implemented regular trainings and workshops and has developed an equity toolkit for decision-making. Our work is ongoing, and we are looking for a new
member of our team whose experience and qualifications can help us make our workplace and practices more racially equitable.

Key Responsibilities:
 Develop and oversee the accurate processing, tracking, and recording of all
financial transactions according to On the Boards’ standard procedures: 1)
accounts payable on a consistent schedule, with payments allocated to the
correct budget category in the chart of accounts; 2) accounts receivable following
On the Boards’ invoicing procedures.
 Maintain up-to-date and accurate payroll, timecard, tax status, health benefit and
other personnel records, and submit payroll and taxes on a semi-monthly basis.
 Reconcile all transactions in the general ledger in accordance with GAAP on a
monthly basis.
 Reconcile all earned and contributed income with PatronManager.
 Reconcile reports and create payments to OntheBoards.tv featured artists and
partners.
 Invoice OntheBoards.tv academic subscribers and process payments to activate
subscriptions.
 Pay taxes and fees and prepare accompanying returns for city, county, state, and
federal agencies.
 Prepare and make bank deposits.
 Maintain an up-to-date, organized, and easily accessible filing system of past
financial records.
 Maintain inventory records and reconciliations.
 Issue regular financial reports for review and use by management and finance
committee.
 Assist in assembling information for external auditors for the annual audit.
 Provide administrative support to management as requested.
Qualifications:
 Minimum two years of non-profit bookkeeping experience, including payroll.
 Working knowledge of the QuickBooks accounting software packages.
 Intermediate or above skills working in Excel.
 Familiarity with Salesforce/PatronManager a plus.
 Proven organizational and time management skills.
 Highly accurate with attention to detail, ability to work independently.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills

General Information:
Status: Part-time non-exempt (average of 18 hours a week, schedule may fluctuate due to accounting cycle deadlines)
Reports to: Finance Manager
Compensation: $18-22 per hour, DOE
Benefits: Subsidized ORCA e-purse or parking pass; pro-rated sick and
vacation leave; complimentary tickets to OtB performances.

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to jobs@ontheboards.org (subject line: Bookkeeper Search). Position open until filled, with interviews to begin the week of October 22. Final candidates will be subject to a background check.
On the Boards is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, accessible workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Our building and offices are ADA accessible and we strive to make any additional accommodations. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and
LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Must have, or be willing to acquire, legal authorization to work in the United States.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.ontheboards.org/sites/default/files/otb_bookkeeper_20181005_final_0.pdf

Posted

10/26/2018

Murze
24 days of art competition

Organization

Murze

Website

murze.org

More Info

Pierre

murzemag@outlook.com

7387074544

Fee to Apply

15

Deadline to Apply

11/30/2018

Description

Art for Advent is an opportunity for artists to experiment across practice and disciplines, artists involved will be challenged with creating an artwork a day during the 24 day advent period. Artists can work in any medium and are encouraged to adapt their everyday practice to fit the limitations of creating a piece of work consistently for 24 days.

All artists involved will be featured on our website in an online publication, showing the process and progression of the artist work over the 24 day period.

How to Apply


Applications must be submitted by the 30th November 2018
Fee of £15 to be payed in application
Artwork to be submitted daily from the 1st December to the 24th December
500 word artist statement submitted via email no later than 28th December 2018
​​
Artworks must be submitted in jpeg format daily via email. Each artist will be required to submit a 500 word statement on the process and production of their work, this will accompany their images in the online publication.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.murze.org/artforadvent

Posted

10/26/2018

Arts Council of Lake Oswego
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites immigrant artists based in the U.S. to submit works around the theme of the immigrant experience. Works will be curated as an exhibition in our ARTspace gallery. The exhibition will take place from February 15, 2019 to April 5, 2019 and include a variety of concurrent programming including a First Friday Reception and an Artist Talk/Lunch Time Lecture. The Lunch Time Lecture will take place in partnership with the Lake Oswego Public Library as part of their L.O. Reads program. This year’s Lake Oswego Reads book is, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez and includes themes of immigration.

Organization

Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Website

http://artscouncillo.org

More Info

Stephanie Johnson

sgjohnson@lakeoswego.city

5036752531

Deadline to Apply

12/1/2018

Description

Call for Art!

HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites immigrant artists based in the U.S. to submit works around the theme of the immigrant experience. Works will be curated as an exhibition in our ARTspace gallery.
HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience is a planned exhibition that will bring together works by artists from a wide range of backgrounds to explore American immigration through personal experience. Works may encompass a variety of media and styles, engaging the deeper meanings of transcultural migration to the United States.
The exhibition will take place from February 15, 2019 to April 5, 2019 and include a variety of concurrent programming including a First Friday Reception and an Artist Talk/Lunch Time Lecture. The Lunch Time Lecture will take place in partnership with the Lake Oswego Public Library as part of their L.O. Reads program. This year’s Lake Oswego Reads book is, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez and includes themes of immigration.
In this novel, the word “unknown” takes on different meanings. These characters are unknown within the country they have worked so hard to be able to call home—but they are also, in large part, unknown to themselves and to each other. Their futures, too, are unknown, and the longer they stay in America the more unknown they become to the people from their pasts. As Henríquez’s characters struggle with unknowns, identity, they come to embrace the reality of the American dream— the feeling of being unseen and unknown. In spite of all of that the characters persevere toward success and happiness.
As the only dedicated visual arts gallery in the city of Lake Oswego, the Arts Council and its ARTspace have a unique opportunity to inspire thought and conversation through art. The Arts Council of Lake Owego’s mission is to ensure that arts are accessible and an integral part of life in our community.

How to Apply

Eligibility
This exhibition is open to all artists working in the theme of US immigration from contemporary personal experience. All media will be considered.
• Works may not exceed 32 inches in width and 6.5 feet in height (must fit through gallery door)
• All work must be ready for exhibition upon arrival – Framed with wire for hanging
• Any special hardware should be provided
• In the event a work must be assembled, include clear instructions

• If entries from out of area are accepted, no reimbursement for shipping or delivery will be provided
• Works will be assessed for exhibition based on quality, subject matter, and overall aesthetic
• Accepted artists are required to become a Friend and purchase a membership ($50 fee) to help offset costs in producing the exhibition, promotion and associated programming
Applications should include:
• No more than three pieces per artist will be considered
• Photos in JPEG, PNG or PDF format
• A brief description of each work including title, date, medium and dimensions
• Artist statement
• Contact info for artist including website and/or social media
Email applications as a single PDF to artscouncillo@gmail.com with the subject line “Call for Art; HERE Now”. While emailed applications are preferred, applications by mail should include a CD or jump drive with digital photos and can be sent to: Arts Council of Lake Oswego, PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Deadline: December 1, 2018

Artists will be notified of their acceptance status by January 1, 2019. Accepted artwork shall be delivered to the Arts Council no later than February 4, 2019.
It is free to submit entries for this exhibition.
Artist Benefits
Accepted work will be exhibited in our ARTspace gallery from February 15 to April 5, 2019. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, 11am to 4pm. Artists are asked to offer their works for sale, with the understanding that the Arts Council takes a 30% commission. Numerous and varying programs are planned during the exhibition to add dimension and provide more opportunities for visitors to see and engage with the art work.
About the Arts Council of Lake Oswego
Our Mission:
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure that arts are an integral part of life in our community, now and into the future.
Vision:
Our collective actions and commitment will result in:
• Enlivening our built and natural environments, while adding value to Lake Oswego’s economy;
• Effective collaborative partnerships that strengthen our community;
• Increased visual art appreciation and understanding by all of our residents and visitors;
• Increased arts tourism and visitors as economic drivers for the city and our organization.
For more information, please visit www.ArtsCouncilLO.org

Link to Opportunity

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57a7a704b8a79b2fec2d397d/t/5bb7f3a871c10bf7204ca618/1538782121640/Call+to+Artists-+Immigrant+Art+Show.pdf

Posted

10/26/2018

Southwest Seattle Historical Society
Opening and closing of museum and light administrative duties

Organization

Southwest Seattle Historical Society

Website

www.loghousemuseum.org

More Info

Nancy Sorsensen

nancy@sorensenlawoffice

2064398282

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

OFFICE COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
REPORTS TO: Directly to the Executive Director
STATUS: Part Time; Hourly
$18-$20 per hour; 20 hours per week. Thursday – Sunday 11:30am to 4:30pm plus additional hours may exceed 20 hours from time to time as authorized.
JOB SUMMARY
This position supports and reports to the executive director in the processing and follow through of administrative functions. Museum attendance to meet 4000 annual visitors, including walk in patrons, tour groups, and onsite museum programs that are open to the public. Weekly, monthly, and annual facilities maintenance to preserve landmarked log museum building. Oversee the museum Store, daily and weekly operations tasks.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
Education & Experience:
• At least 2 years of administrative experience required.
• Must be proficient in Windows, spreadsheets and word processing.
• Experience with Little Green Light and QuickBooks software is a plus.
• Must have valid driver's license for Washington State.
• Reliable transportation.
• General facilities experience preferred.

Physical requirements:
• Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Mental requirements:
• Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
• Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
• Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary.
• Must have the ability to assimilate complex information, data, etc. from disparate sources and consider, adjust, or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.
• Must be effective at listening to, understanding, clarifying and resolving the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and visitors.
• Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and basic arithmetic functions.
• Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.




DUTIES & FUNCTIONS
• Must open and close the museum during open hours which are from 12p-4pm, Thursday-Sunday.
• Act as docent during open hours when there is no volunteer available.
• Approach all encounters with visitors and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
• Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Southwest Seattle Historical Society standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the museum.
• Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include compliance with Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s dress code and wearing a nametag when working
• Comply and ensure adherence to Southwest Seattle Historical Society standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient museum operations.
• Completely secures museum premises by checking doors, lights and grounds area.
• Assisting and coordinating with museum staff and volunteers as necessary through calendar postings and e-mails to assure that museum operations proceed in the authorized manner.
• Arranging and scheduling of housekeeping, gardening and any site repair issues.
• Monitoring and ordering office supplies. Checking voice mail and responding or directing to the appropriate person.
• Process incoming mail following proper procedure as directed. Process and track licenses, taxes and other agency requests for the director or bookkeeper as appropriate to ensure they are filed and paid when due.
• Data entry including member database updates, time cards, bill payments, etc.
• Maintain a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with staff, volunteers, visitors and the board.
• Occasionally running errands for the museum
• Perform any other duties as required.

How to Apply

Email - Nancy@sorensenlawoffice.com

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/26/2018

Meany Center for the Performing Arts
Reporting to the Executive & Artistic Director of Meany Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA), the Senior Director of Planning & Operations provides key leadership engaging and executing MCPA’s mission and is responsible for the day-to-day operational and administrative aspects of the organization; this includes facility/venue management and operations, technical production, front-of-house services, ticketing services, IT, budget monitoring, and strategic organizational and artistic initiatives. Meany Center for the Performing Arts is recognized as a visionary performing arts center for the 21st century, and the Sr. Dir. of Planning & Operations will share a deep personal enthusiasm and professional commitment to building on the excellence, innovation, connection and inspiration that it is known for.

Organization

Meany Center for the Performing Arts

Website

http://meanycenter.org

More Info

Michelle Witt

mwitt@uw.edu

206-685-7935

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Position: Senior Director of Planning & Operations, Meany Center for the Performing Arts

About Meany Center:

Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington, Seattle, is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenting organizations and, together with its university and community partners, Meany Center fosters innovative performances that advance public engagement, cultural exchange, creative research and learning through the arts. Meany Center provides opportunities for diverse artists, community, students and faculty to connect in the discovery and exploration of the boundless power of the arts to create positive change in the world. Meany Center strives to model equity and inclusion throughout its organization and programs, fostering a dynamic environment of open collaboration and creative exchange. Located in the heart of the UW Campus, Meany Hall serves as the primary performance space for the University’s academic programs in Dance, Music, Digital Arts and Experimental Media, Drama and for the Meany Center Visiting Artist Program.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive & Artistic Director of Meany Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA), the Senior Director of Planning & Operations provides key leadership engaging and executing MCPA’s mission and is responsible for the day-to-day operational and administrative aspects of the organization; this includes facility/venue management and operations, technical production, front-of-house services, ticketing services, IT, budget monitoring, and strategic organizational and artistic initiatives. Meany Center for the Performing Arts is recognized as a visionary performing arts center for the 21st century, and the Sr. Dir. of Planning & Operations will share a deep personal enthusiasm and professional commitment to building on the excellence, innovation, connection and inspiration that it is known for.

The Senior Director supervises all operational staff including: Technical Director, Director of Patron Services, Audience Services Manager, and IT services (includes IT and Tessitura administrators); and maintains a dotted-line reporting relationship from the Director of Finance & Administration. The Senior Director oversees and supports the development and implementation of clear processes, systems, and communication across the entire organization and its programs, including the visiting artist series, with the goal of optimizing work flow, balancing organizational priorities, managing resourcing, and meeting deadlines across all functional areas. The Senior Director also coordinates and monitors strategic organizational initiatives, oversees all capital projects and serves as the spokesperson and liaison for these and other campus and system-wide issues with external and internal constituents.

The Senior Director supports the Meany Center Visiting Artist Series in advancing its mission, also ensures that Meany Center activities support its mission of integrating the arts into the academic life of the University; and acts as the primary point person in responding to the operational needs and requests of the academic arts departments. The Senior Director cultivates and maintains strong relationships with departmental chairs to stay abreast of, support, and communicate academic projects and programs to Meany staff and to other key stakeholders. The Senior Director acts as Meany’s lead representative to the Meany Academic Usage Committee, which is Chaired by the Divisional Dean of the Arts.

The Senior Director also manages Meany Center’s event rental business; working with limited calendar dates, monitoring revenue and expenses and ensuring client needs are met; and manages the strategic development of the performance calendar, balancing available resources, with its principal users (Meany Center Visiting Artists, Schools of Music, Drama, and the Dept. of Dance) as well as the community rentals program.


Position Details
Administrative Management:
• Provides strong internal management to increase the productivity of the organization and to foster continued growth toward the fulfillment of all areas of Meany Center’s mission.
• Facilitates consistent and effective communication to guarantee all levels of staff are well-informed, enabling productive and timely decision making.
• Supervises daily operations management ensuring that the administrative systems and day-to-day activities of the organization are maintained effectively and professionally.
• Supervises HR recruitment and review processes as well as any grievance and disciplinary procedures.
Performance and Event Management:
• Oversees all operational aspects of event planning and production, including technical production, front-of house services, concession services, ticketing services and IT services; interfacing directly with artists in supporting creative development residencies and productions.
• Manages the event rental business; working with limited calendar dates, developing, implementing and monitoring revenue that includes cultivating and maintaining departmental and community rental clients and ensuring client needs are met.
• Strives to implement and/or maintain state-of -the-art customer service and technical capacities.
Facility Management:
• Manages the operation and maintenance of Meany Hall’s facilities day-to-day operation, planning and implementing maintenance, upgrades and capital projects for the Hall’s physical plant and production needs.
• Responsible for ensuring a strong safety program to protect audience members, artists, faculty and staff. Maximizes net income from venue rentals in a manner consistent with the mission for the rentals program and in balance with the Meany Center Academic and Visiting Artist priorities.
• Working with the Campus Art Administrator, the Senior Director is also responsible for the Meany Hall art collection and ongoing exhibitions within the lobby spaces.
Financial Planning and Control:
• Monitors the development of organizational annual and multi-year operating and capital budgets, identifies new earned-income opportunities and cost savings, supervises cash flow and budget projections, supervises appropriate budget to actuals reporting, and other key operational metrics, and recommends proactive adjustments as needed.
• Monitors timely execution and follow through of all artist agreements and payments.
Information Technology:
• Responsible for information technology management and systems administration including Tessitura ticketing software, financial reporting software, event management software, and internally developed databases.
• Seeks out new and emerging technology to incorporate into the departments’ systems, facilities and performances in order to improve staff, artist and audience experiences.
• Manages the website operations and online ticket purchase system, Tessitura implementation and upgrades, ensuring compliance with UW business practices and financial regulations and strong interfaces between the Meany Center, Arts UW and Departmental websites.
Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Qualifications and Experience:

Ten years or greater of progressively responsible experience managing operations of a performing arts presenting program. Experience with a university presenting program preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of multiple business components and have considerable experience supervising performing arts events’ planning and production, overseeing facilities management, as well as strong direct experience with cross-departmental project management, planning, budget planning and management, and personnel administration. Experience managing IT staff and systems preferred. Prior experience supervising major facilities and strategic projects a plus. Excellent organizational and communication skills a must, and an interest in working collaboratively across multiple arts units within a dynamic academic and community setting in which the exchange of creative ideas is highly valued.

How to Apply

Submit resumes to the following UW link:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=160536

Link to Opportunity

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=160536

Posted

10/26/2018

murze
Murze is looking for minimal artwork and artists

Organization

murze

Website

murze.org

More Info

Pierre

murzemag@outlook.com

7387074544

Fee to Apply

6

Deadline to Apply

11/12/2018

Description

International artist submission

‘Minimalist’ is looking for minimal artwork and artists to be featured in Murze three.

We are interested in minimalist artwork from current and emerging artists, works that evoke a delicate ascetic with a purposeful conceptual construct. We are looking for artists that make use of a limited pallet of both tools and material to create their artwork.

Artwork selected will be featured in Murze three, a further selection of work and artists will be featured across our website and social medial.

£6 non refundable submission fee for up to 3 artworks
Accompanying text with the artworks
2D and 3D work will be accepted
The deadline to submit work is the 20th November 2018

How to Apply

To apply head to our website murze.org/minimalist

Link to Opportunity

murze.org/minimalist

Posted

10/26/2018

Chop Suey
Social Media Coordinator for Chop Suey

Organization

Chop Suey

Website

https://www.chopsuey.com/

More Info

nathan chambers

nathan@chopsuey.com

2066196244

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Chop Suey is looking for a talented social media coordinator to create and maintain a strong online presence for our company. Your role is to implement online marketing strategies through social media accounts.

If you are a tech-savvy professional with an interest in communicating with music lovers through online channels, we would like to meet you.

How to Apply

Email info@chopsuey.com with Resume and a brief description of your previous experience.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/26/2018

Path with Art
This is a position created to develop and implement our Student Pathways Initiative in order to help Path with Art participants (students) and potential participants obtain early success and build off their accomplishments. The Student Community Manager will be the primary point of contact for daily work with students and with our social service partner organizations. The position will work on the creation, refinement, execution, and evaluation of Student Pathways Initiatives including Open Studio, partner-specific workshops, beginning and advanced classes, PathTix, and Student Leadership Opportunities. In this position you will also be leading an effort to document student art, experiences, materials and stories, manage program evaluation and impact through analyzing student participation data, lead student community meetings, and help facilitate trainings and Program Advisory Board related activities. This position reports directly to Path with Art’s Program Director.

Organization

Path with Art

Website

www.pathwithart.org

More Info

Kate Brookhyser

kate@pathwithart.org

2066017112

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Student Community Manager
Employment Status: Full time

Reports to: Program Director

Compensation:

Salary: $40,000 to $55,000 /year commensurate with experience

Benefits: 100% healthcare coverage including dental and vision

Vacation: Generous paid vacation prorated for employment status

Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives


POSITION SUMMARY
This is a position created to develop and implement our Student Pathways Initiative in order to help Path with Art participants (students) and potential participants obtain early success and build off their accomplishments. The Student Community Manager will be the primary point of contact for daily work with students and with our social service partner organizations.

The position will work on the creation, refinement, execution, and evaluation of Student Pathways Initiatives including Open Studio, partner-specific workshops, beginning and advanced classes, PathTix, and Student Leadership Opportunities. In this position you will also be leading an effort to document student art, experiences, materials and stories, manage program evaluation and impact through analyzing student participation data, lead student community meetings, and help facilitate trainings and Program Advisory Board related activities. This position reports directly to Path with Art’s Program Director.

OUR MISSION
Path with Art transforms the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Cultivating social service partner engagement in Student Pathways Initiatives inclusive of: outreach to existing and potential partners to maintain and deepen partnerships, regular visits/presentations to partners to increase awareness of programming, distribution of promotional materials to partner locations, active participation in partner events, regular communications with partner staff, and maintenance of internal records of relevant partner locations and services.

• Cultivating participant engagement in Student Pathways Initiatives inclusive of: electronic, in-person, and phone communications with participants, coordination of 2 annual student community meetings, maintenance of regular open-to-all Office Hours, and direct outreach to participants.

• Coordinating the smooth operation of Student Pathways Initiative programs inclusive of: Open Studio, Partner Specific Classes, Certificate Program, and Student Speakers Bureau, and Student ID cards.

• Managing Student Pathways Initiative-relevant databases and calendars inclusive of creating and overseeing registration processes.

• Documenting and archiving Student Pathways Initiative images and written materials.

• Working with Program Evaluation Consultant to refine program evaluation processes and deliverables. Provide quarterly progress reports to the Program Director.

• Preparing Student Pathways Initiative informational materials for public distribution on Path with Art’s website, newsletter, and in print.

• Actively recruiting, interviewing, training, placing, and managing volunteers to support Student Pathways Initiative, organizing and hosting 2 volunteer appreciation events per year, and cultivating a general atmosphere of volunteer appreciation.

• Coordinating Program Advisory Board meetings inclusive of monthly participation/note-taking and relevant communications.

• Additional tasks as necessary inclusive of: participating in all-staff and program-staff meetings, collaborating on day-of tasks for Student Pathways Initiative-related events, maintaining/organizing Student Pathways Initiative supplies, cultivating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for participants, and supervising programmatic intern(s).

• Attend and assist with fundraising efforts as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS
A strong candidate will:

• Believe in Path with Art’s mission

• Be self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively

• Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills with the ability to manage priorities and workflow

• Demonstrate a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues

• Possess a Bachelor’s degree or have demonstrated related experience; three to five years or equivalent combination of education and experience.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, accurately read written information, and work with computers.



WORK ENVIRONMENT
Generally, work is in an office setting but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of typical office environment.

Path with Art is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds, races, sexual orientation, and gender identities to apply.

How to Apply

Please, no phone calls about this position.

To apply please submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@pathwithart.org, attn: Kate Brookhyser

Link to Opportunity

https://www.pathwithart.org/student-community-manager

Posted

10/26/2018

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission
Looking for 30 creative people or teams to create large “art eggs”

Organization

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

www.LynnwoodArts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

12/16/2018

Description

We’re looking for 30 creative people or teams to create large “art eggs”. We will place 30 art eggs throughout the city, for the 2nd Annual “EGGS-plore Lynnwood” Egg Hunt. Creative people of all ages in WA State. Find out more at www.LynnwoodArts.org

How to Apply

Get application from our website, www.LynnwoodArts.org

Link to Opportunity

www.LynnwoodArts.org

Posted

10/26/2018

Website

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

More Info

Create! Magazine

info@createmagazine.com

Fee to Apply

30

Deadline to Apply

11/30/2018

Description

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the Winter 2019 International Print Issue.

About Our Guest Curator

Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum

Margaret Winslow currently lives and works in Wilmington, Delaware where she is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum. Margaret has curated for the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Delaware Contemporary and assisted with exhibits for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her recent exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum include Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990, Retro-Active: Performance Art from 1964–1987, Anne Truitt: Luminosities, and Once Upon a Time in Delaware: In Quest of the Perfect Book, the most recent installment of Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project. In 2010, she attended Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive in New York and in 2015, she served as juror for Art of the State: Pennsylvania at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Margaret holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Mary Washington and an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism from SUNY Purchase College.

About Create! Magazine

Helping fellow artists is our passion. Our goal is to create a welcoming community through our print issues and online galleries. Aside from releasing our bimonthly editions, we promote artists on our website, social media and connect them to opportunities and gallery exhibitions.

Each beautifully crafted edition features inspiring interviews, perspectives, and advice from the top creative professionals. We dedicate a significant portion of the publication to an array of artists selected by guest curators through our calls for art and contests.

We are passionate about providing opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it.

Create! Magazine has been featured by The Jealous Curator, Art Miami Fairs, Apartment Therapy and more.

Available in select bookstores internationally.

How to Apply


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

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.

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: November 30, 2018

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Link to Opportunity

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Posted

10/26/2018

Judd Creek Ranch Gallery
January/February group or solo show related to architecture, building, functional art, Japanese Arts

Organization

Judd Creek Ranch Gallery

Website

juddcreekranch.com

More Info

Connie Conroy

connie@juddcreekranch.com

2067130997

Deadline to Apply

11/13/2018

Description

JUDD CREEK RANCH GALLERY
CALL FOR ARTISTS

Location: 22237 103rd Av SW, Vashon, WA 98070
Website: juddcreekranch.com
Please direct inquiries and submissions to gallery@juddcreekranch.com
Interested Artists and/or Curators are invited to submit the following for consideration for January/February showing of Art related to Architecture, Engineering, Design, or Built Environment. Examples: Fashion, Bookmaking, 3-D Modeling, Architectural Rendering, Model-Building, Basketry, Product Design, Any type of Functional Art and Craft, etc.
If you design or make things that people use…we’d like to hear from you!
We especially welcome the work of emerging artists. If you have never shown in a gallery before we would still like to see your work!
We are particularly interested in Teaching Artists…those who would like to offer a workshop in their area of expertise.
Your submission should include:
1) Artist Statement
2) Indication of whether you seek to participate in a solo or a group show
3) Images of between 3 and 7 examples of work representing work substantially consistent with that which would be in this show. High resolution jpeg or tiff.
4) Indication of number of pieces you could contribute to a show
5) Your resume, including a list of other exhibits and dates in which you have participated (if any)
6) What you would like to teach, if anything
7) The best way to reach you
Potential Curators please send your concept in whatever format you prefer.
Please submit on-line at: gallery@juddcreekranch.com
OR
By mail to: Gallery at Judd Creek Ranch, 22237 103rd Av. SW, Vashon, WA
Deadline for Submitting: Thursday, November 12th, 2018
Work will be juried by an internal committee of 3 Artists
Artists and/or Curators will be invited for further discussion to later than Thursday, November 16th

How to Apply

See Full Description above

Link to Opportunity

juddcreekranch.com

Posted

10/26/2018

Art Center Nabi
Warm greetings to you. It is with our great pleasure to let you know that ISEA2019 will take place at the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, the Republic of Korea, from 22 - 28 June 2019.

Organization

Art Center Nabi

Website

www.nabi.or.kr

More Info

Soyoung Lim

syl9425@nabi.or.kr

82221210907

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

11/30/2018

Description

Dear All,

Warm greetings to you. It is with our great pleasure to let you know that ISEA2019 will take place at the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, the Republic of Korea, from 22 - 28 June 2019.

ISEA is one of the world’s most prominent international arts and technology events, bringing together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in art, interactivity, and electronic and digital media. For ISEA2019, under the theme Lux Aeterna, a topic inspired by a literal meaning of the host city Gwangju, “City of Light”, it is planned to include subcategories embracing complex themes that allow open interpretations inculture,science, and history.

How to Apply

25th International Symposium on Electronic Art

ISEA2019 Gwangju, South Korea

June 22-28 2019

Asia Culture Center(38 Munhwajeondang-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61485, Republic of Korea)


Main Theme: Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light)

Aeternitas: Eternity of the Mortal

Symphonia: Harmony of Noise

Illuminatio: Enlightenment of A.I (Artificial Intelligence) & A.E (Artificial Emotion)

Penumbra: In-between

Important Dates

Proposal Deadlines

ISEA2019 Residency Submission Deadline: 31 October 2018

Paper/Panel/Poster/Artwork/Workshop Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018

Artist Talk/Institutional Presentation Submission Deadline: 28 February 2019

In relation to the theme of ISEA2019, we are excited to announce the Open call for Full and Short Papers, Panel Discussions, Posters, Workshops/Tutorials, Institutional Presentations, Artworks for the Juried Exhibition, Artist Talks, and Residency Program in partnership with the Asia Culture Center. We are committed to hosting an open platform in which multifarious ideas could be shared and discussed. Thus, we cordially welcome you to ISEA2019 and hope ISEA2019 reach many academics, artists, and professionals in the related field with interest.

Here are the general guideline and the submission kit for the open calls. Details could be accessed at our website: http://isea2019.isea-international.org /


We look forward to welcoming you at ISEA2019 and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Link to Opportunity

http://isea2019.isea-international.org /

Posted

10/26/2018

Stone Soup Theatre
Seeking costumer for youth performance!

Organization

Stone Soup Theatre

Website

stonesouptheatre.org

More Info

Maureen Miko

maureen@stonesouptheatre.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Freelance/Consultant

Description

Stone Soup Theatre is seeking a costumer looking to build their resume for the Youth Conservatory performance program. Tech week will be December 9th-12th with shows the 13th-15th.

Please be prepared to share past show designs. Send resumes to Maureen@stonesouptheatre.org.

How to Apply

Send resumes to Maureen@stonesouptheatre.org.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/26/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Institutional Partnerships Coordinator is responsible for supporting the partnerships/ development department in all aspects of sponsorship tracking and fulfillment. Not only does the Institutional Partnerships Coordinator work closely with all members of the Partnerships team, they will also engage with all departments within SIFF to ensure timely and accurate fulfillment of sponsor/donor deliverables. The Institutional Partnerships Coordinator reports to the Director of Partnerships.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Sponsorship team
 Assist account managers in drafting contracts, acquiring signatures, maintaining organization, recording/updating information in the database and invoicing for collections
 Oversee information in development database and ensure that it is entered consistently and accurately for tracking
 Provide reports for tracking contract execution, department income, receivable materials, deliverable fulfillment, ticketing and cash collections, and account reconciliations
 Maintain organization of department files on shared drive
 Maintain and/or create content on all sponsor-related webpages of the SIFF website
 Process all sponsor ticketing and prepare fulfillment packages
 Create on-screen materials as needed and oversee activation
 Manage all aspects of sponsor branding (i.e. ad and logo placements) in SIFF publications and marketing materials
 Manage scheduling, content and tracking for sponsor social media placements
 Manage department calendar and work with team to meet appropriate deadlines
 Serve as recorder at department meetings
 Serve as interdepartmental liaison for relaying sponsorship information to other departments

Team Support
 Enter sponsorship account information and history into database
 Generate acknowledgement letters, tax letters, and thank you notes
 Track all invoices and follow up on payment issues
 Provide fundraising campaign support as needed
 Provide event support as needed

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Attention to detail and strong time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; able to set priorities, meet deadlines and work independently
 Ability to collaborate internally and externally, and cultivate strong relationships with a diversity of community partners, donors, and colleagues
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 A positive and professional attitude with strong diplomacy skills and professionalism; this includes the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times
 Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams in a shared office environment

Preferred Skills:
 Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
 Experience using Google Apps, specifically Drive, Docs, and Spreadsheets
 Familiarity with a comprehensive database (FileMaker) and point of sale interface (Luminate). Training provided as needed
 Experience with non-profit arts institutions, interest in film desirable


COMPENSATION:
 Hourly non-exempt, 40 hours/week with O/T, benefits and vacation package. Salary available upon request.

How to Apply

Email a letter of interest and resume to siffjobs@siff.net indicating Institutional Partnerships Coordinator in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/about-siff/work-at-siff

Posted

10/26/2018

Town Hall Seattle
The Technical Lead supports the work of the Production Department in producing professional, high-quality events. As Town Hall prepares to reopen to the public, the Technical Lead will be instrumental in launching our new, state-of-the-art theatrical systems, and will train and support others in their use.

Organization

Town Hall Seattle

Website

www,townhallseattle.org

More Info

Dana Feder

jobs@townhallseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Town Hall Seattle is a nonprofit community cultural center, offering a broad program of music, humanities, civic discourse, and world culture events. Formed collaboratively in 1998 as a shared venue, Town Hall Seattle is both an arts organization and a community resource, with a season collectively programmed by the community itself. Town Hall serves as a venue and a producer, a responsive host, and a catalytic cultural force, serving more than 100,000 artists and audience members in 400+ events annually. We are in the final stages of renovating our 100-year-old building, and will be moving back into our newly-updated historic home in early 2019.
Reporting to the Production Director, the Technical Lead supports the work of the Production Department in producing professional, high-quality events. As Town Hall prepares to reopen to the public, the Technical Lead will be instrumental in launching our new, state-of-the-art theatrical systems, and will train and support others in their use. Proper and safe setup, operation, and teardown of audio, projection, lighting, and staging equipment is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

Equipment Operation - 70%
● Ensure flawlessly executed events through accurate and timely setup, operation, and breakdown of audio, lighting, and projection equipment.
● Perform event-related responsibilities that may include stage management, lighting, audio, projection, or other required areas of support.
● Troubleshoot technical issues and resolve problems quickly as they arise.
● Ensure equipment is secure from theft and/or damage when in use or storage.
● Assume crowd control and/or evacuation responsibility during emergencies in consultation with House Manager and building staff.
Technical Consultation - 15%
● Collaborate with internal team on event solutions pre-event to ensure the best possible customer satisfaction and audience experience.
● Perform advance work with operations team members. Oversee the technical needs (planning and implementation) of complex Town Hall-produced and rental events.

Training & Scheduling - 10%
● Build work schedule for part-time technical staff, ensuring all events receive sufficient support.
● Supervise and direct other technicians on an as-needed basis.
● Ensure safety of artists, running crew and additional staff involved with individual productions.
● Assist in recruiting and training additional temporary technical staff.
● Provide mentorship and consultation to technical, sales and operations team members to develop technical knowledge and skills as needed.
● Contribute to an atmosphere that fosters the development of technical and leadership skills in other employees.

Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance - 5%
● Maintain technical equipment and facilities. Assist team and advise as to proper security, storage, and maintenance of equipment.
● Perform inventory and forecasting of equipment needs.


The above listed duties are not all-inclusive. This position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.
QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
● Intermediate experience in three of the following four disciplines: audio, video, computers (presentation software), and lighting. Advanced experience in one discipline. A minimum of three years of professional audio-visual experience required.
● General knowledge and experience operating light boards, video switching/projection, digital mixing consoles, and presentation software such as PowerPoint/Keynote/Playback Pro/QLab.
● Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse workforce and customer base.
● Provide excellent customer service and strive to exceed the expectations and needs of internal stakeholders and rental clients.
● Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously.
● Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
● The ability to remain calm under pressure.
● A minimum of two years of customer service or hospitality experience is preferred.

COMPENSATION AND STRUCTURE

● Position is full-time non-exempt hourly (40 hours/week).
● $27.88/hr-$30.00/hr DOE ($58,000-$62,400/year).
● Benefits package includes fully-paid medical & dental insurance, fully-subsidized bus pass, and matched 403(b) plan. Generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
● Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings, and occasional holidays.

How to Apply

Submit résumé and cover letter outlining specific qualifications and your interest in Town Hall, along with three professional references, to jobs@townhallseattle.org, with Technical Lead in the subject line.
Resumes are requested by November 25, 2018, but position will remain open until filled.

For more information about Town Hall Seattle or to access this job description online, please visit our Web site at: www.townhallseattle.org.

Reflecting the creativity and concerns of our region, Town Hall’s program aspires to host the broadest possible range of voices and interests. Diversity within the organization’s staff advances our mission and work. Consequently, Town Hall supports the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as essential to its institutional values, and to a democratic and pluralistic society.

Link to Opportunity

https://townhallseattle.org/job/technical-lead/

Posted

10/26/2018

Town Hall Seattle
The Rental Event Manager coordinates logistics for external rental clients producing events at Town Hall Seattle. This role supports all rental activity with various levels of complexity. It is a high-volume environment where work productivity, process efficiency and effective communication skills are essential for success.

Organization

Town Hall Seattle

Website

www,townhallseattle.org

More Info

Dana Feder

jobs@townhallseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Town Hall Seattle is a nonprofit community cultural center, offering a broad program of music, humanities, civic discourse, and world culture events. Formed collaboratively in 1998 as a shared venue, Town Hall Seattle is both an arts organization and a community resource, with a season collectively programmed by the community itself. Town Hall serves as a venue and a producer, a responsive host, and a catalytic cultural force, serving more than 100,000 artists and audience members with 400+ events annually. We are in the final stages of renovating our 100-year-old building, and will be moving back into our newly-updated historic home in early 2019.
Reporting to the Production Director, the Rental Event Manager coordinates logistics for external rental clients producing events at Town Hall Seattle. This role supports all rental activity with various levels of complexity. It is a high-volume environment where work productivity, process efficiency and effective communication skills are essential for success.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES
Event Management:
● Ensure successful event execution through the supervision of all activities relevant to event planning and production.
● Participate in site visits and ongoing communication with client to develop a plan that most closely meets the needs of the contracted event.
● Maintain and develop high-quality service and execution standards when working with rental clients and the general public.
● Coordinate with peers, other departments and clients to prioritize questions, concerns and/or resolve operations issues.
● Determine the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events in advance of production dates.
● Collaborate with Rental and Booking Director to ensure that all event files have an executed contract, payment of deposit and proof of insurance prior to event date. Maintain a seamless relationship between sales and service.
● Control and monitor the customer contact aspect of event production, planning facility operations, outside contractor services and related responsibilities as required.
● Produce detailed event notes and floorplans for day-of-show house staff.
● Monitor events in progress to ensure compliance with regulations, contracts, timely event services, staffing levels, building security, guest safety and client satisfaction.
● Maintain complete and accurate rental client user files.
● Other duties as assigned.

House Management:
● Provide team leadership to manage large events with highly coordinated project delegation.
● Open building and ensure presentable condition of event spaces, lobbies, restrooms, waste receptacles, café, and building exterior. Supervise cleaning and maintenance as necessary to keep facility in continuously event-ready state.
● Act as the primary liaison between Town Hall and presenters, performers and rental clients and set a professional and positive tone for all interactions.
● Take initiative and proactively coordinate event set up, execution, and break down.
● Expertly manage large capacity and high complexity events.
● Further develop production standards and audience services to ensure consistent, high-quality events for presenters and patrons alike.
● Assist members of the public with a variety of special needs (including early and reserved seating for injured or disabled persons).
● Respond to emergency situations by determining and implementing appropriate response with the support of Town Hall’s Front of House staff.
● Submit post-event report in a timely manner, providing comprehensive details about each important aspect of the event.

Staff Leadership:
● Support production department with planning and execution of Town Hall building move-in: learn new systems, anticipate rental client needs, orient production staff and volunteers, co-lead training for new staff and volunteers.
● Develop and implement systems and tools as necessary to facilitate accurate and clear two-way communication between full-time and part-time production staff.
● Revise and develop written tools, procedure manuals and documentation necessary for accurate communication and training purposes within the production department.
● Attend regular production meetings with the house management team to ensure follow-up on any issues encountered at events. Take meeting minutes as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS
● 3+ years of experience in event planning, coordination and/or production, preferably in the arts, entertainment, or hospitality fields
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
● Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
● Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
● Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook or Gmail, Word, Excel; prior use of Adobe Illustrator and Salesforce a plus.
● Proven ability to provide effective customer service for external client groups.
● Must be detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills, in order to manage a continuous workflow in a high volume, multi-tasking environment.
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment with a dynamic range of people, including clients, vendors, and the general public.
● Ability to handle stress and stay organized, focused, even-tempered and congenial when faced with multiple deadlines.
● Ability to lift and move 25 lbs.

COMPENSATION AND STRUCTURE
● Position is full-time non-exempt hourly (40 hours/week).
● $20.50-$22/hour DOE (42,640-$45,760/year).
● Benefits package includes fully-paid medical & dental insurance, fully-subsidized bus pass, and matched 403(b) plan. Generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
● Must be willing to work flexible hours, but most often afternoon into evening, including weekends and occasional holidays.

How to Apply

Submit résumé and cover letter outlining specific qualifications and your interest in Town Hall, along with three professional references, to jobs@townhallseattle.org, with Rental Event Manager in the subject line.
Resumes are requested by November 25, 2018, but position will remain open until filled.

Reflecting the creativity and concerns of our region, Town Hall’s program aspires to host the broadest possible range of voices and interests. Diversity within the organization’s staff advances our mission and work. Consequently, Town Hall supports the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as essential to its institutional values, and to a democratic and pluralistic society.

Link to Opportunity

https://townhallseattle.org/job/rental-event-manager/

Posted

10/26/2018

Artist Trust
The Administrative Assistant works collaboratively with the staff and Board of Trustees to support Artist Trust’s mission and represent its values when interacting with the community. This position will focus on supporting the organization by acting as the main point-of-contact for the administrative functioning of the office and ensuring daily operations are running smoothly and efficiently. This includes assisting the Chief Executive Officer and Finance and Operations Manager through a variety of administrative duties, such as meeting planning, preparing and filing documents, data entry and IT assistance, and corresponding with staff and board.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Gems

hiring@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/26/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists, and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986. Artist Trust actively seeks to be equitable, accessible and inclusive in its service to individual artist of all disciplines, ethnicities and geographies in Washington State.

The Administrative Assistant works collaboratively with the staff and Board of Trustees to support Artist Trust’s mission and represent its values when interacting with the community. This position will focus on supporting the organization by acting as the main point-of-contact for the administrative functioning of the office and ensuring daily operations are running smoothly and efficiently. This includes assisting the Chief Executive Officer and Finance and Operations Manager through a variety of administrative duties, such as meeting planning, preparing and filing documents, data entry and IT assistance, and corresponding with staff and board.

Reports to: Finance and Operations Manager

This is a full-time exempt position at 32 hours/week, with an annual salary range of $25,600-$29,600 DOE.

Time Commitment: FULL TIME (EXEMPT) @ 32 HOURS/WEEK

Responsibilities:

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE
• Greet visitors, manage incoming phone calls, and assist staff with daily needs.
• Maintain inventory of and purchase office supplies and technology.
• Troubleshoot basic issues with technology, office equipment, and facilities, and coordinate with external vendors if necessary.
• Complete data entry tasks, organize and implement file storage systems, and facilitate database improvement projects.
• Provide HR support to Finance and Operations Manager, including office orientations and paperwork for new hires and interns.
• Provide clerical and bookkeeping assistance to Finance and Operations Manager.
• Maintain organization calendar, schedule appointments, and coordinate internal meetings and events as necessary.
• Act as a liaison to the Board of Trustees, including meeting scheduling, correspondence, preparation and distribution of materials, Board website maintenance, and information tracking.
• Attend and assist in organization of 3 Board Meetings and 1 Board Retreat which occur annually outside of the regular Monday – Friday work week (usually on Saturdays; Board Retreat on Saturday and Sunday), including IT setup, and coordination of location and catering.
• Attend and take minutes at Board, Executive Committee, and Finance Committee meetings.
• Assist Chief Executive Officer with scheduling and administrative tasks.
• Participate in weekly staff meetings and periodic planning retreats.
• Other duties as may be required.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
• Passion for and commitment to Artist Trust’s core mission and goals.
• Highly organized and detail-oriented.
• Adaptability, ambition, creativity, and innovativeness.
• Proven teamwork and collaboration with humor and an unstoppable penchant for success.
• Excellent communication skills; a readiness to share information; an approach that seeks, values, and incorporates advice.
• Emotional intelligence and cultural competence.
• Passion for and commitment to racial equity in the arts.
• Decisiveness and resourcefulness with the ability to adapt to rapid change, to anticipate and act quickly on opportunities.
• Availability for occasional evening/weekend meetings and events.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Some experience in an office setting providing support and/or administrative assistance, preferably in a not-for-profit setting.
• Resourceful problem-solver with can-do attitude.
• Friendly and able to work with a variety of people.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, & Outlook); Salesforce or similar CRM/database; and digital communications, and a willingness to learn new technology.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Benefits:

Generous paid vacation and sick leave. Eligible for group medical, long-term disability, life insurance, and employer-matched retirement plan.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Hiring@ArtistTrust.org with the subject ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Preference given to candidates applying by 9am on November 26, 2018. No phone calls or contacts through social media.

Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link to Opportunity

https://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/jobs#administrative_assistant

Posted

11/2/2018

ITS LIQUID GROUP
ITSLIQUID International Art Show, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art

Organization

ITS LIQUID GROUP

Website

http://www.itsliquid.com

More Info

luca curci

info@itsliquid.com

Deadline to Apply

11/10/2018

Description

ITSLIQUID International Art Show | December 05 2018 – January 11 2019
Deadline: November 09, 2018

ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS and Venice Events, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition:

CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018 – ITSLIQUID International Art Show, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from December 05, 2018 to January 11, 2019 at Misericordia Archives, from December 06, 2018 to January 11, 2019 and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings.

CONTEMPORARY VENICE will be focused on the theme of IDENTITIES and on the relationship between man, society and contemporary cities. The exhibition will explore the lifestyles and the ways of being that run on a parallel level of our ordinary life. Everyday behaviours are the actual reflection of cities and societies we have created and that have developed a personal identity. This new city character becomes the new order that modifies our everyday life. All artists are invited to reflect on the theme and present works related to it. 
Deadline for applications is November 09, 2018 (11.59 PM of your local time)

How to Apply

Artists, photographers, video makers, architects and performers are invited to submit their works. To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures via e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com or fill the form at the webpage: http://www.itsliquid.com/call-for-artists-contemporary-venice-2018.html

Link to Opportunity

http://www.itsliquid.com/call-for-artists-contemporary-venice-2018.html

Posted

11/2/2018

First Hill Improvement Association
The First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA) seeks an artist to create public art for First Hill Park, a Seattle Parks Department neighborhood park.

Organization

First Hill Improvement Association

Website

www.firsthill.org

More Info

Anne McCullough

info@firsthill.org

3143040932

Deadline to Apply

11/16/2018

Description

The First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA) seeks an artist to create public art for First Hill Park, a Seattle Parks Department neighborhood park. The Park is undergoing improvements in response to a public process conducted by FHIA in conjunction with Departments of Neighborhoods and Parks. The selected artist or team will collaborate with the park design team led by the landscape architecture firm Site Workshop and the project will be reviewed by the Seattle Department of Parks for long-term maintenance. Reflecting comments heard in public process, the design team is interested in artwork that responds to the unique 1910 story of two bear cubs which were raised as pets at the Stimson Green Mansion next door. For more about this story, see “Wild Life in First Hill” link is included below. The successful art element should be playful, engaging, and have cross-generational appeal. First Hill park is approximately 122' x 72'.

How to Apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS:

PROFILE — Artist contact information.

RESUME —Two-page (maximum) current professional résumé. Artist teams should include two-page resumes for all members as one document. PDF format only.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST — 500 words (or less) that explain your interest in this project, how your approach and past work is relevant to the above noted selection criteria.

WORK SAMPLES — Submit up to 10 total work samples. Samples in excess of 10 will not be reviewed. Please submit samples in PDF format, not to exceed 10 MB.

You are encouraged to submit samples of past work that best illustrate your qualifications for this project. The title of the artwork/project name, completion date, medium and dimensions are required fields. Please provide a brief description (75 words or less) for each work sample. Completion of optional fields for project location, commissioning agency, budget, project partners, photo credit, and copyright owner are encouraged.

PLEASE SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS NO LATER THAN 5PM ON NOVEMBER 16TH VIA EMAIL TO INFO@FIRSTHILL.ORG

QUESTIONS:

Questions may be directed to FHIA Executive Director Anne McCullough at info@firsthill.org

DEADLINE:

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on November 16, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.firsthill.org/request-for-qualifications/

Posted

11/2/2018

City of Redmond
Cultural Arts Administrator

Organization

City of Redmond

Website

http://redmond.gov/jobs

More Info

Hailey McCracken

hmccracken@redmond.gov

4255562120

Deadline to Apply

11/12/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

More than anything, our people make us great. City of Redmond employees view each day as an adventure and a new opportunity to shine.

Redmond is leading with Arts and Culture to create a vibrant city where cultural diversity is celebrated, community members are drawn together, and innovation and creativity are nurtured.

The Cultural Arts Administrator plans, directs, and coordinates the work plan for the Arts & Culture Program and ensures that the program is in alignment with City and Department's policies, goals and strategic plan. As a member of the Park Planning & Cultural Arts Division of the Parks and Recreation Department, the Cultural Arts Administrator has direct access to planning, construction management and other staff to oversee the development of integrated art projects.

In addition, the incumbent collaborates with the Departmental Engagement and Events Administrator to incorporate public art into large scale community events as well as to plan, produce, and promote arts programs through marketing and sponsorships. The Cultural Arts Administrator is the staff liaison to the Arts & Culture Commission.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://redmond.gov/jobs.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit http://redmond.gov/jobs.

Link to Opportunity

http://redmond.gov/jobs

Posted

11/2/2018

Peripheral ARTeries
Peripheral ARTeries is inviting entries for the competition to find the most interesting emerging worldwide artists in various fine arts disciplines.

Organization

Peripheral ARTeries

Website

https://peripheralarteries.yolasite.com/

More Info

Katherine Williams

peripheral.arteries@europe.com

Fee to Apply

No application fee

Deadline to Apply

1/30/2019

Description

Peripheral ARTeries is inviting entries for the competition to find the most interesting emerging worldwide artists in various fine arts disciplines.

The contest, on its 10th edition, comes under the sign of collaborative networking and will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art.

All we aim to is to encouraging artists to innovate and create: we cultivate a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach. Accordingly, worldwide artists at any career-stage can submit their works. Each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique:

Painting
Video Art & Experimental Cinema
Fine Art Photography
Experimental Media
Mixed Media
Installation
Public Art
Performance

We are open to all proposed forms of art and media and we focus to works which causes people to reflect on the larger community and a kind of art capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. This competition aims to give the impetus and opportunity to artists to work between the boundaries of Contemporary Art.

How to Apply

Please fill the following entry form:

https://form.jotform.com/artcall/peripheralarteries2019

Link to Opportunity

https://peripheralarteries.yolasite.com/

Posted

11/2/2018

ITS LIQUID GROUP
Artists, architects, designers and fashion designers have the chance to win 100,000.00 euros in prizes

Organization

ITS LIQUID GROUP

Website

http://www.itsliquid.com

More Info

luca curci

info@itsliquid.com

Fee to Apply

related to the number of submitted artworks

Deadline to Apply

12/9/2018

Description

JURY: ITSLIQUID Contest is developed in partnership with a professional jury, composed by renowned curators, gallerists, architects, fashion designers, high level experts and important professionals of the Art, Architecture, Design and Fashion Worlds and with our media partner Project Baikal

10 CATEGORIES: painting, photography, video-art, sculpture and installation, performing art, architecture, product design, fashion design, computer graphic, illustration and drawing

PRIZES & AWARDS: THE FIRST PRIZE of 3 AWARDS of 1 YEAR professional renowned Art Gallery representation in Venice, Bogotá, Buenos Aires
1 AWARD of 1 YEAR participation in International Art Exhibitions in Venice, New York City, Bogotá, Buenos Aires
16 Contemporary Art Exhibitions in Venice, New York City, Bogotà, Buenos Aires and in other prestigious venues and art galleries all over the world scheduled by ITSLIQUID GROUP events' program
31 featured articles on the ITSLIQUID Platform and prestigious art magazines.

DEADLINE for registration is December 09, 2018

How to Apply

Download the official Contest rules and choose your Submission plan according to the number of works you want to submit

Link to Opportunity

http://www.itsliquid.com/contest/

Posted

11/2/2018

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Process ticket sales quickly and accurately, in a welcoming manner, while providing miscellaneous information about Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition amenities, other tourist attractions, and the Seattle area. A strong focus on up-selling and a solid grasp of detailed information regarding various ticket packages and other Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition offers.

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

Essential Functions:
Process ticket sales quickly and accurately, in a welcoming manner, while providing miscellaneous information about Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition amenities, other tourist attractions, and the Seattle area. A strong focus on up-selling and a solid grasp of detailed information regarding various ticket packages and other Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition offers.

Experience & Skills Required:

Proven cash handling experience in a high volume operation, basic computer and internet knowledge. Established strategies and tactics that effectively increase sales by recognizing opportunities to match particular products with diverse cliental. Possesses strong initiative and decision making ability along with competency in general principles of mathematics is essential. Presents excellent guest service skills. Communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse range of guests and team members. Has the ability to maintain a friendly and courteous demeanor in a fast paced work environment. Maintain a professional attitude and poised appearance at all times. Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Multitasking skills are a must.
Other Ideal Qualifications: Working knowledge of the Seattle area. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Is a self starter who stays productive with little supervision. An interest in Art.

Physical Demands: Ability to work in a confined space; stand, speak and perform repetitive manual dexterity for the entire shift, and lift 50 pounds on a daily basis. Typical shift is approximately 8 hours.



This permanent, year round position requires full weekend availability. Most be available during operating hours.

We offer
Art Education
Transportation Subsidy
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
Vacation time, Sick time
So much more!

How to Apply

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1819

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1819

Posted

11/2/2018

Photographic Center NW
Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce the opening of our call for entries for the 22nd PCNW Juried Photography Exhibition, and our esteemed jurors, Lara Behnert, Senior Manager of Starbucks Creative Studio and Conor Risch, Senior Editor of Photo District News (PDN) and PDNOnline.com. Emerging and experienced photographers are invited to submit to this opportunity—selections are made by the jurors, Lara Behnert and Conor Risch, and will result in a three month long exhibition at PCNW from January 17 - March 14, 2019.

Organization

Photographic Center NW

Website

www.pcnw.org

More Info

Erin Spencer

espencer@pcnw.org

206-720-7222 ex 13

Fee to Apply

$50 for 5 images, $5 for each additional image up to 5 (10 total)

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2018

Description

Entry Deadline: 11/9/18

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee (PCNWs 22nd Juried Exhibition Entry Fee): $50.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce the opening of our call for entries for the 22nd PCNW Juried Photography Exhibition, and our esteemed jurors, Lara Behnert, Senior Manager of Starbucks Creative Studio and Conor Risch, Senior Editor of Photo District News (PDN) and PDNOnline.com. Emerging and experienced photographers are invited to submit to this opportunity—selections are made by the jurors, Lara Behnert and Conor Risch, and will result in a three month long exhibition at PCNW from January 17 - March 14, 2019.

In an effort to continue to provide meaningful professional opportunities to photographic artists, PCNW has shifted to a biennial schedule for its juried exhibition, alternating annually with its Foto Revu portfolio and networking event which will next take place in spring 2020.

JURORS:

We are honored that both Lara Behnert and Conor Risch have agreed to jury this year's juried exhibition.

Lara Behnert is the senior manager of Starbucks Creative Studio where she leads the global art program for Starbucks, helping to evolve store design and develop the company's brand expression. Her background is in creative directions and design for magazines, brands, and worthy causes. Lara is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, has spent many years in New York City, and currently lives in Seattle.
Conor Risch is Senior Editor of Photo District News (PDN) and PDNOnline.com, the award-winning monthly magazine and website for professional photographers, and he has worked with professional photographers for more than 15 years. He is editor of PDN’s monthly “Exposures” column, which features photographers’ new books, exhibitions and personal projects, and he is also co-editor of the annual PDN’s 30 special issue and website focused on emerging photographers


THEME: OPEN

DEADLINE: Friday, November 9th, 2018 10:59pm

All entries must be submitted via www.callforentry.org by 10:59pm November 9th, 2018 (Pacific Time)

ENTRY FEE:

The entry fee is $50 for 5 jpgs (minimum) and we encourage an artist’s statement. You may add additional jpgs for $5 each, up to 10 total. Payment must be in U.S. Dollars. Entry fees are non-refundable.

NOTIFICATION:

A list of accepted artists will be posted on this page in early December. Selected artists will be notified by email and telephone. The framed work will need to arrive to PCNW in Seattle, WA by Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. Artists will be responsible for shipping their framed work to and from the gallery.

COMMISSION:

Work selected by the judge for the juried show will be exhibited at the Photographic Center Northwest. All sales of work in the juried show will be conducted by PCNW and PCNW will retain a 50% commission on all work sold. The artist can determine if they wish to sell their work.

How to Apply

Registration is now open on the CAFE website (click here). You can prep your materials in advance by following these specs below.

File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 5 MB maximum

Link to Opportunity

http://pcnw.org/connect/submissions/call-for-entries-pcnw-22/

Posted

11/2/2018

Pilchuck Glass School
Pilchuck Glass School is seeking a creative leader to shape and implement the next phase of the institution’s programming. The Artistic Director will plan and oversee the educational and artistic programming of Pilchuck while building the necessary partnerships to ensure that program goals are met. She/he will set and lead the organization’s programmatic vision, represent the organization to its past, present and prospective constituents, and manage interactions with an array of creative professionals on and off campus.

Organization

Pilchuck Glass School

Website

www.pilchuck.com

More Info

Michael Oaks

moaks@pilchuck.com

2062541967

Deadline to Apply

12/21/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Pilchuck Glass School is seeking a creative leader to shape and implement the next phase of the institution’s programming. The Artistic Director will plan and oversee the educational and artistic programming of Pilchuck while building the necessary partnerships to ensure that program goals are met. She/he will set and lead the organization’s programmatic vision, represent the organization to its past, present and prospective constituents, and manage interactions with an array of creative professionals on and off campus.

Reporting Relationships
The Artistic Director will build and maintain a strong partnership with and report to the Executive Director. S/he will work collaboratively with senior staff, board members, and program partners to successfully implement the school’s strategic goals.

Primary Responsibilities
Plan programs including the summer educational programs, annual cycle of residencies, and educational partnerships. Develop new programs that will generate new earned and contributed revenue. The Artistic Director will oversee the school’s archives, collections, exhibition spaces, and educational resources to benefit our mission and deepen partnerships within the local, national, and international glass community.

Work collaboratively with senior staff including the Deputy Director (program operations and budgets); Development Director (gift cultivation and solicitation, participation in fundraising events, provide narrative for grants) and Marketing and Communications Manager (build the program visibility to meet enrollment goals). Must also work collaboratively with the education and campus staff to insure effective program delivery and highest level of customer service.

Liaison to the Board of Trustees including artistic and strategic committees. Chief among these are the Program and Operations Committees, Artistic Advisory Committee, and Strategic Plan Committee.

Travel nationally/internationally to visit artists, participate in conferences, meet leaders of affiliated colleges, schools, guilds, etc., connect with current and prospective faculty and students, etc. and serve as an ambassador and advocate for the school.

The Artistic Director will possess and expand a network to bring high-level artists to the Artist in Residence (AiR) program, continue to attract world-class instructors, build community partnerships, and advance Pilchuck’s goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Experience and Skills Required
The Artistic Director will be a visionary leader with strong artistic, educational, people management, strategic, and communication skills. This individual should possess a passion for: the mission of Pilchuck; a deep appreciation for, and understanding of, the artistic process and working with artists with an emphasis on glass art and arts education; and possess a broad understanding of contemporary art, its practices and directions.

The successful candidate will have firm understanding of and a documented track record of successful program development. S/he must work collaboratively with administrative and development staff and focus on forging new and deepening existing relationships with multiple and diverse constituents. S/he will be a flexible team player with the ability to engage with various audiences and have exceptional written and oral communication skills. S/he will be an active listener, possess unquestionable integrity and demonstrate a commitment to professional excellence. It is generally assumed that the candidate will have an advanced degree in studio arts, administration, or education.

The Artistic Director is a year-round position with a workload that varies throughout the year. Pilchuck’s summer programming, which typically runs May – September, forms the core of the mission and the most intense time of year. However, the organization has begun implementing spring and fall partnerships, conducts an annual fundraising auction in the fall, and is exploring year-round programming. The Artistic Director must possess the temperament to gracefully manage the ebbs and flows of an uneven annual schedule.

Physical Requirements:
The Pilchuck Glass School campus is situated in a rustic camp-like setting. Candidates must have the ability to move safely over uneven terrain and unpaved pathways. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This full-time position includes medical, dental, vision, and long term disability insurance, a 401K retirement plan, and sick and vacation benefits.

How to Apply

Applications are due by December 21 and should include the following:
• A one-page cover letter outlining your interests in, and qualifications for the position
• Resume or CV
• Set of images (10-20) of past and current artistic work OR similar documentation of relevant arts educational projects (at least 3 examples with narrative)
• Artist or educational philosophy statement (one-page)
• List of five references, with a brief explanation about your professional connection and contact information for each
Please submit all suggestions, nominations, and applications in confidence to jobsearch@pilchuck.com, subject: ""Artistic Director Position, Your Name"". Please make sure to label all files with your name. The Artistic Director is an exempt position. No phone calls please.

Upon receipt of your emailed packet, you will receive a reply that your materials have been received and a general schedule for the search process.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/2/2018

The Mineral School
Are you looking for a way to make a difference and use your marketing, fundraising, finance, or events management skills? The Mineral School is looking for enthusiastic board members to join our all volunteer run organization. Meetings and fundraising occurs in Seattle.

Organization

The Mineral School

Website

http://mineral-school.org/about-mineral-school/

More Info

Renate Raymond

renatewray@gmail.com

2069928744

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description


Are you looking for a way to make a difference and use your marketing, fundraising, finance, programs, or events management skills? The Mineral School an artist in residence program located near Mt Rainier is is looking for enthusiastic board members to join our all volunteer run organization. Meetings and fundraising occurs in Seattle.
MESSAGE ME directly for more information renatewray@gmail.com

How to Apply

Are you looking for a way to make a difference and use your marketing, fundraising, finance, or events management skills? The Mineral School an overnight artist in residence program located near Mt Rainier is is looking for enthusiastic board members to join our all volunteer run organization. Meetings and fundraising occurs in Seattle.
MESSAGE ME directly for more information renatewray@gmail.com

Link to Opportunity

http://mineral-school.org/about-mineral-school/

Posted

11/2/2018

The Vestibule
we invite work represents sleep, evokes sleep, investigates sleep. Guests will be invited to spend the night with the show.

Organization

The Vestibule

Website

http://thevestibule.org/

More Info

Kascha Snavely

home@thevestibule.org

6462837386

Deadline to Apply

12/15/2018

Description

What kind of beings are we that we need sleep? What kind of life do we have when we sleep? How can art met in waking life shape dream life? How can art dreams shape waking life?

In this exhibition, we invite work that investigates these questions.  Show us work that represents sleep, evokes sleep, investigates sleep. Send work you’d like to sleep with: Guests will be invited to spend the night with the show.  Consider how sleep secures memories and learning. For example, trauma victims are encouraged not to sleep directly after an experience. The brain, rather than inactive, activates itself in a new way. A lack of sleep has been tied to numerous psychological and physiological illnesses, yet the average American today sleeps two hours less than a century ago. Sleeping together can be time of intimacy, and yet we each sleep alone.
 
Work in any medium welcome. We invite proposals for site-specific installations for the sleeping loft of the gallery. Details for submission below.

NB: We are a small space... only a few of the wonderful submissions will fit. We thank you ahead of time for sharing your work. 
 
Important Dates
Dec 1                  Submissions due
Dec 20                 Acceptances
Jan 21-24              Installation and drop off
Jan 26                 Opening
Jan 26-Feb 10          Exhibition
Feb 10-12              Deinstall and pick up

How to Apply

Submissions
For all submissions send
• 2-3 sentences (max) about the relevance of the work to the show.
• Link to online presence with bio and portfolio (or enclose similar)
For drawing, collage, photography, painting or mixed media, send
• 2 images of the work (one close up and one overall)
For site-specific installations, send
• detailed drawings or image of the proposal. The loft is accessed by a 10 foot ladder. The loft holds a queen bed

Ready to Submit? 
email home@thevestibule.org

Link to Opportunity

http://thevestibule.org/call-for-work-sleep/

Posted

11/2/2018

HMC
Open Call for Artists: Hungarian Multicultural Center AIR-HMC residency program in Budapest, Hungary.

Organization

HMC

More Info

Beata Szechy

bszechy@yahoo.com

Fee to Apply

$25 entry fee

Deadline to Apply

11/25/2018

Description

Deadline: November 25, 2018
Subject: “Environmental Project & BookArt2”

Session 1: Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Session 2: Tuesday, June 11 - Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Session 3: Tuesday, July 9 - Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Session 4: Tuesday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Session 5: Thursday, December 26 - Friday, January 10, 2020

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary - provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary. 

How to Apply

For more info and application form write to: Beata Szechy
bszechy@yahoo.com

Link to Opportunity

http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com/

Posted

11/2/2018

A Northwest curator is issuing a Request for Qualifications from artists to design and paint a mural on an exterior wall in the Bellevue area.

More Info

Terese Clark

coptercrazy@icloud.com

Deadline to Apply

11/16/2018

Description

GOAL
“The piece will be original and created outdoors. We are looking for an interactive, playful design that features people and children.”

LOCATION
The exterior wall measures approximately 9’ high and 127’ long, and is a cement surface. Artists will be asked to design an image that covers the entire identified space. A Northwest curator is issuing a Request for Qualifications from artists to design and paint a mural on an exterior wall in the Bellevue area.

BUDGET
The project budget of $7000 is for all expenses associated with the mural. This includes, but is not limited to, the artist’s compensation for design and completion of project, materials, and travel.

PROJECT TIMELINE
-RFQ response deadline: November 16
-Selection and Notification of finalists: November 17
-Project completion: January 10

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants should provide evidence of experience and qualifications for designing and completing the work of art they propose. They must be willing to work collaboratively with the curator. An application from a group of artists must include the qualifications of all the group’s members.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY
Interested artists may email Jpegs images, and a single PDF that includes the following to coptercrazy@icloud.com. Please included your images and PDF as attachments in a single email.
-Contact information
-Resume/Bio (2 page max)
-Submission of up to 8 JPEG images of your artwork. Include the title, medium, date, size, and description of each piece. All mediums are welcome, but examples demonstrating abilities with large-scale public works should be included. Images should be a maximum of 2000 pixels on the largest side.
-Use last name when saving file e.g. Jones_1.jpg
-Submissions must be received by November 16th

If you have questions about the application process, email coptercrazy@icloud.com.


SELECTION CRITERIA
-Initial proposal that reflects intent.
-A body of work reflecting artistic excellence.
-Experience working in public settings.
-Experience installing permanent artwork suitable for outdoors with knowledge of future conservation.
-Design: Ability to integrate the work with the location.
-References.

Thank you for your application. We are excited about this project and look forward to hearing from you. 


Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/2/2018

HMC
Open Call for Artists: Hungarian Multicultural Center AIR-HMC residencies in Budapest, Hungary

Organization

HMC

Website

http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com/

More Info

Beata Szechy

bszechy@yahoo.com

Fee to Apply

$25 entry fee

Deadline to Apply

11/25/2018

Description

Deadline: November 25, 2018
Subject: “Environmental Project & BookArt2”
Session 1: Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Session 2: Tuesday, June 11 - Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Session 3: Tuesday, July 9 - Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Session 4: Tuesday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Session 5: Thursday, December 26 - Friday, January 10, 2020

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary - provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary. 

How to Apply

For more info and application form write to: Beata Szechy
bszechy@yahoo.com

Link to Opportunity

http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com/

Posted

11/9/2018

ITSLIQUID Group
International Art Show

Organization

ITSLIQUID Group

Website

http://www.itsliquid.com

More Info

Luca Curci

lucacurci@lucacurci,com

3387574098

Deadline to Apply

11/9/2018

Description

CALL FOR ARTISTS: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018
ITSLIQUID International Art Show | December 05 2018 – January 11 2019
Deadline: November 09, 2018

ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS and Venice Events, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition:

CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018 – ITSLIQUID International Art Show, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from December 05, 2018 to January 11, 2019 at Misericordia Archives, from December 06, 2018 to January 11, 2019 and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings.

The participation includes the following services:
– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation for artist
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibition
– exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
– a one day dedicated presentation, talk or workshop focusing on the artist’s career
– a dedicated interview published on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests

How to Apply

To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/performances and pictures via e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com or fill the form: http://www.itsliquid.com/call-for-artists-contemporary-venice-2018.html

Link to Opportunity

http://www.itsliquid.com/call-for-artists-contemporary-venice-2018.html

Posted

11/9/2018

Northwest Folklife
Join the Northwest Folklife team, learn the ropes of the volunteer department, and earn community service hours.

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Xaviera Vandermay

volunteers@nwfolklife.org

2066847300

Deadline to Apply

12/5/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description


Our Big Neighborhood Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship

Northwest Folklife Internship Program:

Interning at Northwest Folklife can be the experience you need to gain a career in event planning, festival production, the music industry, nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising and a whole host of other fields. Interns at Northwest Folklife take on a significant role in executing the largest free community arts festival in the nation and learn how to increase visibility and strengthen the sustainability of a nonprofit organization.

Before you apply:
• Housing and transportation are not provided.
• Start and end dates, hours per week, and days of the week are all negotiable based on the intern’s availability.
• All applicants must be able to commit to working February 15-17 + April 5-7 in a lead capacity.
• Internship is unpaid.
• Academic credit for internships must be arranged by the intern with their sponsoring institution. Academic credit is up to the discretion of the intern’s college or university.
• Computer resources are limited; prospective interns with laptops are encouraged to apply
Title: Our Big Neighborhood Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Intern
Internship Length: January 7, 2019 – April 16, 2019 (dates flexible)
Hours per week: 4-10 hours per week (increased hours over Seattle School’s Mid-Winter Break and Spring Break),
Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

The Our Big Neighborhood Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship requires collaborating with almost every department and aspect of Northwest Folklife and therefore is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to learn more about the event planning world. The primary focus of this internship will be to assist with scheduling and Volunteer Registration at our Movin’ Around the World Winter and Spring week long events.

Responsibilities
• Assist with the scheduling of volunteers and outreach efforts
• Help with Volunteer Appreciation Thank You Card and Certificate of Appreciation mailing after both Movin’ Around the World events
• Help run volunteer registration during Movin’ Around the World (February 15-23 + April 5-13)
o Help with data entry and other Volunteer Registration procedures
o Assist with the Volunteer Check-In process and Training
• Assist the Production Team with load-in and break down of the events

Identified Learning Outcomes:
• Strengthen customer service skills as part of an Event Management Team by communicating with staff, donors, and members of the community, volunteers, performers and business associates.
• Develop an understanding of event coordination by working with development teams, production teams, volunteer coordinators, and sponsorship associates.
• Enhance communication skills through interactions with community representatives, artists, performers, sponsors, and production teams.
• Gain experience with non-profit arts administration and coordination.

Requirements
• Strong work-ethic and communication skills.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and data entry.
• A love of music, arts, and culture.





How to Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter via email to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@nwfolklife.org with your name and Volunteer Coordinator Internship in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-internship/679dcf05df5f4510b6af5b27cb6ecbb9-our-big-neighborhood-assistant-volunteer-coordinator-internship-northwest-folklife-seattle

Posted

11/9/2018

SIFF Cinema
The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for increasing attendance at and engagement with all SIFF programs, including The Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, SIFF Educational programs, and special campaigns and events by planning, creating, executing, tracking, and reporting on the digital and communications strategy of the organization (including email marketing, social media, digital content creation, live event coverage, and digital and social media advertising). This position also oversees the SIFF website, including the maintenance, monitoring, and training of SIFF staff and interns on how to use it. The Digital Marketing Manager also manages (hires, trains, supervises) digital marketing interns and Festival digital associates, and works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to assign and oversee digital marketing and website projects for the Marketing Coordinator.

Organization

SIFF Cinema

Website

siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
DIGITAL MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
● Design the annual measurable digital marketing plan and strategies to drive brand awareness, audience engagement, and ticket sales. Works together with the Marketing Manager to ensure it aligns with the SIFF marketing plan.
● Create and disseminate original and editorial content (video, copy, audio, photography, etc.) through SIFF platforms
● Create plan for, and direct, video coverage of events and share and archive resulting material
● Curate and steward all SIFF social media communities, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Spotify, etc.
● Provide or manage all live SIFF event coverage across SIFF social media platforms
● Strategize and manage all digital and social media advertising campaigns, including creation of ad images and copy, budget allocation, and ROI tracking. Traffic, or delegate the traffic, of all digital and social media advertising.
● Strategize and manage Pay-Per-Click advertising via Google Grant and paid Adword accounts
● Working closely with the Marketing Manager, strategize, manage and grow SIFF email marketing. Administer the email marketing platform (Mailchimp) ensuring lists are maintained correctly, campaigns are logically filled, and images are deleted or organized as necessary. Grow and cultivate email sign-ups. Train SIFF departments and new staff and interns on email marketing best practices. Make recommendations and changes to email marketing platform as necessary.
● Create and send weekly (Cinema) and daily (Festival) e-newsletters to SIFF subscribers and track traffic and conversions resulting from these campaigns. Work side-by-side year-round and Festival marketing team on alignment and priority of content.
● Regularly track, analyze, and report on web, social media, and email metrics; monitor trends in the digital space and continually explore and evaluate new online opportunities; keep the organization at the forefront of developments in digital marketing.

WEBSITE
● Analyze web traffic and conversion data and make recommendations for improvements based upon findings
● Ensure website design remains up to date with organization’s needs. Lead process for any site improvements or redesigns, working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, and including internal staff and external website partners as needed
● Maintain the SIFF website daily ensuring all content is correct and up to date as well as creating new pages and content as needed
● Work closely with internal programming and box office teams on the transfer of Festival data from our database to website and ticketing system

STAFFING SUPPORT
● Hire, supervise, and manage workflow of interns and Festival digital associates
● Oversee videography partners on video projects
● Working with the Director of Marketing and Communications, assign and oversee projects and tasks for Marketing Coordinator, which may include social media content curation, post creation, and email marketing; assist with the daily maintenance of the SIFF website; and, assist with writing, proofing, and updating web marketing copy as needed

QUALIFICATIONS
● A bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts, communications, journalism, or the equivalent work experience
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, editing and proofreading skills, photography skills, and project management skills
● Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, social media platforms, email marketing applications, online practices and protocols
● Working knowledge of SEO and keyword research
● Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
● Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate well within Marcom and all other areas of the organization, and to provide exceptional service both internally and externally
● Demonstrate winning social/customer service technique, creativity, and documented immersion in social media
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, be detail and deadline-oriented, organized, and take initiative
● As a voice of the organization in a media-driven environment, ability to exercise good judgment and discretion always is required
● Working knowledge and love of cinema as an art form

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT
● Full time, year-round beginning November or December 2018

How to Apply

Email your resume, letter of interest and three references to siffjobs@siff.net. Please indicate Digital Marketing Manager in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/Documents/2018_DigitalMarketingManager_JobDescription.pdf

Posted

11/9/2018

Intersections Festival
Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance is a comedy festival focused on equity, inclusion, and representation.

Organization

Intersections Festival

Website

www.intersectionsfestival.com

More Info

Natasha Ransom

intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Fee to Apply

$0-5

Deadline to Apply

12/25/2018

Description

Applications are now open for Intersections 2019!

Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance is a comedy festival focused on equity, inclusion, and representation. Our next festival will run in March 21-24, 2019 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. We showcase performers in improv, sketch, stand-up, spoken word, music, theatre, dance, burlesque, drag, storytelling, and more! Intersections focuses on inclusion in terms of race, gender, disability, and LGBTQIA+. We hope these performances bring new voices to the forefront, and spark conversation and action for social justice and representation in our community.

We celebrate incredible performers who enrich our community through their unique identities. We actively fight white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, ageism, and ableism. We strive to cultivate an environment of critical analysis, holding our community and ourselves accountable for the inequities that currently exist. We work to create and sustain systems that forge a new path in the direction of true equity.

How to Apply

Visit https://www.intersectionsfestival.com/apply/ , fill out the form, and submit the $5 application fee. If the fee is at all prohibitive, we're happy to waive it! Just email us at intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Link to Opportunity

https://www.intersectionsfestival.com/apply/

Posted

11/9/2018

Pacific Northwest Ballet
The Costume Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of PNB’s Costume Shop and Wardrobe operation. This includes staff and workflow management as well as supply management, planning, development, budgeting and control of all costume and wardrobe work areas.

Organization

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Website

www.pnb.org

More Info

Terrie Flaming

apply@pnb.org

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Management Related Responsibilities
• Create and manage budgets for Costume and Wardrobe department, including new works, refurbishment of existing works, specialty hair/makeup, specialty shoe requirements and theater running costs.
• Responsible for hiring and scheduling staff, including seasonal, over-hire and union staff for all costume/wardrobe related productions and projects.
• Monitor that all costume work areas are equipped, maintained and properly supplied.
• Maintain positive working relationships with all other departments of Pacific Northwest Ballet.
• Maintain positive working relationships with other ballet company and theater costume shops, rental clients and vendors – locally as well as nationally and internationally.
• Responsible for negotiating costume designer contracts, costume rental contracts and job-out services.
• Oversee and advise on all costume, wardrobe and hair/makeup related expenditures.
• Oversee costume packing and storage in Seattle and on tour.

Artistic Responsibilities
• Consult with Artistic staff to ensure artistic standards are being met.
• Set standards for the costume shop techniques and procedures.
• Understand, support and serve as visual eye to designers in order to be able to make informed decisions in their absence.
• Ensure production of all costumes in a timely fashion.
• Arrange and ensure thorough and appropriate record-keeping including archive files, costume inventories and photographic records.
• Attend all technical and dress rehearsals.
• Act as liaison for fittings, rehearsal costumes and production notes (attend fittings as necessary).
• Attend all production and senior management meetings.






TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
• Organization, initiative, innovation, efficiency, accuracy. Ability to organize and prioritize a wide variety of projects and meet all established deadlines. Ability to perform well under pressure. Flexibility to function within the context of changing priorities and schedules.
• Demonstrate sound project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects in a busy environment, while maintaining a cohesive department.
• Effectively demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of costume construction including fabric selection, pattern drafting, cutting, stitching, fitting and finishing as well as knowledge of the characteristics of various fabrics, as impacted by theatrical lighting effects, color effects and movement.
• Demonstrate knowledge of historical costume as it pertains to ballet as well as modern concepts and practices of costuming dance.
• Organize and clearly communicate with artistic and practical concepts.
• Demonstrate exemplary work ethics. Effectively motivate and inspire employees.
• Demonstrate ability to budget and work effectively with spreadsheets.
• Effectively utilize computer technology to perform duties in an efficient manner
• Familiarity with sewing machines (industrial and domestic; single and multi-needle), overlock machines, drafting tools, cutting tools, hand finishing tools, clothing washers and dryers, dye vats, steamers and irons.
• Working knowledge of safety standards and the implementation of same

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 5 years supervising costume construction
• Knowledge of and experience in all areas of ballet costuming
• Knowledge of and experience in accounting procedures and budgeting
• Demonstrated experience in time management, budgeting and work flow analysis
• Excellent creative and organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy and communication skills
• Computer literate with experience in MSOffice
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

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

How to Apply

Go to https://www.pnb.org/aboutpnb/employment/ for full job description and directions to apply

Link to Opportunity

https://www.pnb.org/aboutpnb/employment/

Posted

11/9/2018

Gage Academy of Art
Identify, cultivate, and secure major individual gifts ($1,000+)

Organization

Gage Academy of Art

Website

www.gageacademy.org

More Info

Nick

nick@gageacademy.org

2063234243

Deadline to Apply

12/31/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Gage Academy of Art is a respected non-profit organization in Seattle which for over 25 years, has quietly committed itself to advancing the study of art, championing and showcasing artists, and serving as a vibrant cultural heartbeat for artists of every age, ability and economic means. Led by a hardworking board of 16 and a talented staff of 10 full-time and 10 part-time non-profit professionals, and a faculty of more than fifty outstanding Northwest artist instructors, Gage is a $2.8m organization with a record of financial stability and a lean, program-focused budget. Recently the organization has made a deep investment in its infrastructure and staff talent – this position is part of that initiative to re-invent Gage for more relevance and resonance in the community. Gage’s mission is based on the belief that artists are made, not born: we exist to bring more art and artists into the world through a rich, diverse program for all ages, abilities, backgrounds and economic means. Gage complements its studio art program, free teen workshops and 4-year Atelier program with a year-round roster of free exhibits, festivals, artist “toolkits,” workshops, lectures, films, and a variety of special events.

Gage seeks an experienced non-profit professional for the position of Major Gift Officer (MGO). Working closely with the Development Director (DD), this position plays a key role in ensuring the success of Gage’s current programs and future expansion. The ideal candidate must be a team player who also works well independently with leadership abilities and an entrepreneurial spirit, who possesses initiative, has unparalleled attention to detail, and excels in being creative, dependable, flexible, and resourceful. The MGO will design, develop and implement Gage Academy of Art’s annual major gift plan (individual contributions of $1,000+). The MGO will be responsible for managing relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying and cultivating new prospects. An ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate our organization’s mission is key. The MGO will be expected to energize team members, persuade prospects and meet annual fundraising objectives. This position works closely with program managers and the DD and Executive Director (ED) to align major gifts efforts with the Gage strategic plan and mission.

Position Description

Responsibilities in Prioritized Order:
• Working closely with the DD, ED, Artistic Director (AD) and Gage Trustees, the MGO will:
• Assist donors in accomplishing their philanthropic goals through a relationship with Gage Academy of Art
• Successfully manage an annual major gift plan of $350,000+
• Coordinate and document annual trustee giving
• Identify, cultivate, and secure major gifts ($1,000+)
• Identify current donors (<$1,000) with the capacity to give majors gifts. Work with Development Coordinator (DC) and DD to execute consistent prospect research on donors giving $500+.
• Manage existing portfolio of donors and prospects (1,000+)
• Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including Gage’s donor database and wealth screening tools
• Work with the development department to align efforts and set goals
• Create and implement moves management plans
• Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the board and other staff with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)
• Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition
• Track and report progress using specific metrics
• Under the guidance of the DD, work with the ED to identify major donors who would be excellent candidates for the Board of Trustees

Annual Auction & Gala and Donor Cultivation Events
• Work with Director of Development and Executive Director in planning the individual donor strategy for Gage’s annual Gala (every year in April/May)
• The MGO will work with the DD, gala committee members, and community partners to procure experience auction items for Gage’s annual art auction and gala.
• Assist in planning, coordinating and regularly attending donor cultivation events including but not limited to, private home tours, Gage Masterpiece Dinner series, exhibition openings, Drawing Jam, Best of Gage, Donor Breakfast, and other special events

Scholarships and Planned Giving
• Work with DD and Gage Trustees to develop legacy gift and endowment solicitations
• Identify, cultivate and solicit funding for scholarship awards

Professional Experience
• 5-years, minimum, demonstrated experience in non-profit fundraising
• The perfect candidate has shown an ability to secure individual major gifts of $10,000+
• Experience with the philanthropic and cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest
• Successful track-record of personally identifying, cultivating and soliciting new acquisitions
• Record of measurable results in organizing and implementing development events and related activities
• Comfortable using a donor database, prospect research and other wealth screening tools to aid in the moves management process
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Bachelor’s Degree

Personal Qualities
• You’re a self-starter and are driven by results
• Strategist adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking and following through
• Diplomatic
• Committed and enthusiastic about art and the Seattle artistic community
• Willing and capable to work hands-on developing and executing fundraising events

How to Apply

To apply please send resume and cover letter to countess@gageacademy.org. Preference will be given to candidates who apply before December 1st.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.gageacademy.org/

Posted

11/9/2018

Glass Art Society
Development Manager

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

http://www.glassart.org

More Info

Brandi Clark

jobs@glassart.org

206-382-1305

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Development Manager
Job Description


SUMMARY

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work closely with the Executive Director to identify and secure sources of funding for GAS programs and activities, including corporate, foundation, and individual support
• Support and partner with GAS staff, the Board of Directors, key volunteers, and stakeholders in outreach and fundraising efforts
• Work with Executive Director to set, prioritize, track, and meet fundraising goals
• Research and set up individual and corporate giving sources in preparation for Executive Director's direct contact
• Create development plan; manage the GAS grant and development calendar
• Research, write, and submit grant applications and reports with guidance from the Executive Director
• Develop, track, and implement sponsorship plans and proposals for the annual GAS conference
• Manage the organization's annual appeal campaign
• Work with the Administrative Assistant to ensure timely and accurate processing and acknowledgement of all donations and gifts
• Run donor reports as needed
• Oversee proper functioning of donor database including consistency and accuracy of records
• Update GAS development web pages, including sponsor recognition, fund descriptions, giving, etc.
• Serve as staff representative on the Development and Auction committees; maintain minutes of committee meetings; coordinate committee projects
• Maintain advanced understanding of non-profit development techniques and best practices
• Other duties as assigned from time to time

CONFERENCE:

• Prepare sponsorship proposal and follow up on sponsorship asks
• Manage additional fundraising activities/events that are part of the conference
• Provide conference and post-conference support and wrap up, as directed by the Executive Director
• Act as main point of contact for conference sponsors including benefit tracking and fulfillment

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

The successful candidate will:

• Be collaborative in working with staff, Board, and partners
• Be flexible in responding to and working with shifting priorities of cyclical projects
• Be committed to an ""all-hands-on-deck"" approach to GAS's work, especially during conference season (this includes but is not limited to helping answer phone calls, assisting inquiries about navigating and using the website, helping with conference registration, and traveling to/participating in the management of the conference)
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, non-profit environment
• Experience with visual arts, especially glass, is desired
• Bachelor's degree, or equivalent education/experience
• Demonstrated fundraising and grant writing experience
• Demonstrated success in securing and developing funding, donors and stakeholders
• Demonstrated experience in developing individual and corporate giving strategies
• Demonstrated research and planning skills; attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, electronic
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and other on-line applications

The Glass Art Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging and supporting diversity of glass art, artists, and employees. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. No phone calls, please.

How to Apply

We are currently looking for a Development Manager. If you are interested, please read the job description and send your information to jobs@glassart.org

Link to Opportunity

https://www.glassart.org/_Library/JobDescriptions/Development_Manager_JD.pdf

Posted

11/9/2018

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Entries will be judged by an esteemed jury of local filmmakers and advocates, including Tony Doupe, SAG/AFTRA Actor and Shoreline Community College Film Department Professor, Denise Walz, Co-President of PRR Biz, Vivian Hua, Executive Director at the Northwest Film Forum, & Award-winning producer and founder of Indie Movie Mastery, Jenna Edwards. Accepted films will be screened during the single night festival on Saturday, February 9th in the state-of-the-art Shoreline Community College Theater and the best of the best will take home some prizes and awards!

Organization

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Website

http://www.shorelinearts.net/

More Info

Kevin Sheen

publicity@shorelinearts.net

12064174645

Fee to Apply

15

Deadline to Apply

12/21/2108

Description

Deadline to submit your film is December 21, 2018!

We have added a $15 entry fee to help cover many of the rising costs for this single night event at the Shoreline Community College. And we still have cash awards for the top films in these categories: Best Picture, Viewer’s Choice, Best Comedy, Best Music Video, Best Animation, and Best Student Film! Prize amounts TBD.

Entries will be judged by an esteemed jury of local filmmakers and advocates, including Tony Doupe, SAG/AFTRA Actor and Shoreline Community College Film Department Professor, Denise Walz, Co-President of PRR Biz, Vivian Hua, Executive Director at the Northwest Film Forum, & Award-winning producer and founder of Indie Movie Mastery, Jenna Edwards. Accepted films will be screened during the single night festival on Saturday, February 9th in the state-of-the-art Shoreline Community College Theater and the best of the best will take home some prizes and awards!

2019 Categories Include:
•General Submission
•Comedy Submission
•Music Video Submission
•Animated Submission
•Student Submission

Rules & Terms
Film Specifications
*FILMS MUST BE MADE BY FILMMAKERS WORKING IN WASHINGTON STATE*
•Films must be 3-10 minutes in length, including credits
•Filmmakers must have the proper license to all copyrighted music, video, and images included in the duration of their submission(s)
•Films must have been completed after January 1, 2017
•All non-English films must have English subtitles
•Submissions must be made online. DVDs and Blu-Rays will not be accepted

Submission & Acceptance
•There is a $15 entry fee this year | $5 for Student Films
•Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by January 9th, 2019
•Filmmakers may submit only one film
•Preference is given to filmmakers working in the Greater Seattle Area
•Still shots and/or excerpts from selected films may be used by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council for publicity purposes
•All entries are final and may not be withdrawn from the festival once submitted

By submitting an entry to the Shoreline Short Short Film Festival, you attest that all information provided is accurate and complete, that you have the authority to submit said entry for consideration, and that you have read, understand, and agree to all terms of entry.

How to Apply

Apply at: https://filmfreeway.com/ShorelineShortShortFilmFestival

Link to Opportunity

https://filmfreeway.com/ShorelineShortShortFilmFestival

Posted

11/9/2018

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