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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(206) 684-7084
jenny.crooks@seattle.gov

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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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Manage your award

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

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

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

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


The Press Release

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

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

The Press Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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


Online calendars

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


Daily and weekly papers

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


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

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


Television

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

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

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.

2015 smART Ventures Partners

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

2014 smART Ventures Partners

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

2013 smART Ventures Partners

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

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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. We're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.

Organization

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Website

http://www.easternstate.org/art

More Info

Annie Anderson

aa@easternstate.org

215-236-5111 x227

Fee to Apply

No fee

Deadline to Apply

6/13/2018

Description

More than eighty artists have created installations for Eastern State Penitentiary’s cellblocks and yards. Some of these installations were among the most successful programming the site has presented, and brought perspectives and approaches that would not have been possible in traditional historic site programming.

We seek installations that will explore Eastern State Penitentiary’s history, and evoke a broad range of emotions. We seek installations that will make connections between the complex history of this building and today’s criminal justice system and corrections policies.

We want to humanize these difficult subjects with personal stories and distinct points of view. We want to hear new voices—voices that might emphasize the political, or humorous, or bluntly personal. We want our visitors to be challenged with provocative questions, and we’re prepared to face some provocative questions ourselves.

In short, we seek memorable, thought-provoking additions to our public programming, combined with true excellence in artistic practice. If our definition of this program seems broad, it’s because we’re open to approaches that we haven’t yet imagined.

Surprise us.

How to Apply

For guidelines and to apply, visit http://www.easternstate.org/art.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.easternstate.org/art

Posted

1/31/2018

The Painting Center
The Painting Center, an artist-run gallery in Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its juried summer exhibition JuxtaPositions. We invite artists of all stripes to submit work that excites by forging new connections, and surprises by discovering unexpected juxtapositions.

Organization

The Painting Center

Website

https://www.thepaintingcenter.org/juried-exhibitions/

More Info

Shazzi Thomas

juried@thepaintingcenter.org

2123431060

Fee to Apply

40

Deadline to Apply

5/10/2018

Description

The Painting Center, an artist-run gallery in Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its juried summer exhibition JuxtaPositions. We invite artists of all stripes to submit work that excites by forging new connections, and surprises by discovering unexpected juxtapositions.

Creativity isn’t only about making entirely new things out of whole cloth. The creative process can involve seeing old things in new contexts; joining things that previously seemed completely unrelated; or turning conventions, tropes and ideas upside down and inside out. Sometimes, these juxtapositions are humorous; sometimes, they are enigmatic, or striking; sometimes, they are shocking. High and low, serious and funny, real and fake, observed and invented, political and personal…these are all choices an artist can make in his or her work…but they aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive.

In a culture that is stuffed full of imagery, icons, argument, products, brands and just plain junk, can we invent something new by mining, reframing, re-contextualizing, and re-conceiving some of the ideas and objects that make up the cultural moment in which we live?

How to Apply

JuxtaPositions is open to all media.

Exhibition Dates: June 19 - July 14, 2018

Deadline for Submission: May 10, 2018

Notification Date: May 18, 2018

Artwork Shipping/Delivery Dates: June 12 - June 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 6 - 8 pm

Application Fee: $40 for 1 to 5 images

Size Limitation: Artwork that exceeds 36" in any dimension will not be considered.

Image Requirements: JPEGs must be 72 dpi. They should be at least 1600 pixels in any direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 5 MB.

Link to Opportunity

https://thepaintingcenter.slideroom.com/#/login/program/41574

Posted

3/2/2018

Sunny Art Centre
A total cash fund of £6,000 is awarded to the art prize winners

Organization

Sunny Art Centre

Website

https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk

More Info

Mario

artprize@sunnyartcentre.co.uk

0044 + (0)2086165990

Fee to Apply

£25

Deadline to Apply

6/20/2018

Description

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures.

We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, ceramics and jewellery.

A total cash fund of £6,000 is awarded to the art prize winners.


First Prize
£3,000, a public solo exhibition at Sunny Art Centre in London, a one month residency, and a show at our partners’ galleries.

Second Prize
£2,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries.

Third Prize
£1,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries.

30 Shortlisted Artists’ works will be exhibited during the summer at Sunny Art Centre, London. Out of these 30, 10 artists will exhibit their artworks at our partners’ galleries.
Accepted Media
Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Photography, Printmaking. Sculpture, Ceramic, Video Art &Moving Image, Installation.

How to Apply

Apply Now: https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk/artprize/online-submission/

Link to Opportunity

https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk/artprize/

Posted

3/2/2018

South Puget Sound Community College
The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM Visit: https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

PRIZES

> SPSCC purchase award (up to $1500)
> Merit Awards ($100/each and inclusion in the Merit Award Group Show during the upcoming exhibition season)
> Viewer’s Choice (winning artwork will be used for publicity the following season)
> All submitting artists will receive an exhibition catalogue.

SUBMISSION RULES

> Submit a completed entry form with images of up to 3 artworks. Images must be in JPEG format and not exceed 1920 pixels at the widest dimension. (Entry materials will not be returned).
> Artwork must have been created within the last 3 years, must not exceed 72” in the longest dimension, and must weigh less than 150lbs.
> Artists must live in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties.
> Artists must be 18 years of age or older to submit.
> Entry fee is $25 per artist.
> Artists have the option of selling their artwork. The Gallery retains a 25% commission on all sales.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 21: Entries due
June 8: Notification of accepted artwork
June 28, 29: Delivery of accepted artwork to The Gallery between noon – 6 p.m.
July 9: Exhibition opens
July 12: Opening reception and awards presentation
August 30: Exhibition closes
August 31 to September 3: Pick up of artwork between noon – 6 p.m.

Juror: Asia Tail
Asia curates special projects and art exhibitions, with an emphasis on empowering Indigenous artists. Some of these projects include creating the Contemporary Native Voices project for Tacoma Art Museum, Protect the Sacred at Spaceworks Gallery in Tacoma, which brought together work from 26 Native American artists and raised funds to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline construction in North Dakota. Her latest project, yəhaw̓, co-curated by Tracy Rector and Satpreet Kahlon, will open in November 2018 at King Street Station in Seattle.
Asia currently works part time as the Arts Program Coordinator for the City of Tacoma's Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, and as a freelance consultant on advisory committees and selection panels for local arts organizations including Seattle Art Museum, Artist Trust, Pratt Fine Arts, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Spaceworks Tacoma, and others.
Asia is from Tacoma, Washington where she is currently based. Asia is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

How to Apply

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
Visit: https://spscc.edu/gallery

Link to Opportunity

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM Visit: https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

3/19/2018

South Puget Sound Community College
The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

PRIZES

> SPSCC purchase award (up to $1500)
> Merit Awards ($100/each and inclusion in the Merit Award Group Show during the upcoming exhibition season)
> Viewer’s Choice (winning artwork will be used for publicity the following season)
> All submitting artists will receive an exhibition catalogue.

SUBMISSION RULES

> Submit a completed entry form with images of up to 3 artworks. Images must be in JPEG format and not exceed 1920 pixels at the widest dimension. (Entry materials will not be returned).
> Artwork must have been created within the last 3 years, must not exceed 72” in the longest dimension, and must weigh less than 150lbs.
> Artists must live in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties.
> Artists must be 18 years of age or older to submit.
> Entry fee is $25 per artist.
> Artists have the option of selling their artwork. The Gallery retains a 25% commission on all sales.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 21: Entries due
June 8: Notification of accepted artwork
June 28, 29: Delivery of accepted artwork to The Gallery between noon – 6 p.m.
July 9: Exhibition opens
July 12: Opening reception and awards presentation
August 30: Exhibition closes
August 31 to September 3: Pick up of artwork between noon – 6 p.m.

Juror: Asia Tail
Asia curates special projects and art exhibitions, with an emphasis on empowering Indigenous artists. Some of these projects include creating the Contemporary Native Voices project for Tacoma Art Museum, Protect the Sacred at Spaceworks Gallery in Tacoma, which brought together work from 26 Native American artists and raised funds to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline construction in North Dakota. Her latest project, yəhaw̓, co-curated by Tracy Rector and Satpreet Kahlon, will open in November 2018 at King Street Station in Seattle.
Asia currently works part time as the Arts Program Coordinator for the City of Tacoma's Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, and as a freelance consultant on advisory committees and selection panels for local arts organizations including Seattle Art Museum, Artist Trust, Pratt Fine Arts, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Spaceworks Tacoma, and others.
Asia is from Tacoma, Washington where she is currently based. Asia is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.


How to Apply

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM AT
https://spscc.edu/gallery

Link to Opportunity

https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

3/19/2018

South Puget Sound Community College
The Gallery Committee is seeking proposals from independent Native curators living in the Pacific Northwest for the annual Native American Art Exhibition to be held in February of 2019. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: For the past ten years, The Gallery has been host to an annual exhibition featuring works by local indigenous artists, including youth. Opening receptions have included cultural performances and the spoken word. Exhibitions are well attended, most recently drawing more than 800 individuals from campus and surrounding communities.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

THE GALLERY at the KENNETH J. MINNAERT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

CALL FOR GUEST CURATOR
The Gallery Committee is seeking proposals from independent Native curators living in the Pacific Northwest for the annual Native American Art Exhibition to be held in February of 2019.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
For the past ten years, The Gallery has been host to an annual exhibition featuring works by local indigenous artists, including youth. Opening receptions have included cultural performances and the spoken word. Exhibitions are well attended, most recently drawing more than 800 individuals from campus and surrounding communities.

ABOUT THE GALLERY:

The Gallery is 1200 square feet. The walls are made of drywall backed with ¾” plywood. There is an 11’ ½” high Unistrut grid system with track lighting throughout, four 4’ x 6’ movable hanging walls, and approximately twenty pedestals of various dimensions.

GUIDELINES:

The guest curator will
• Be involved in all aspects of exhibition planning and execution including contacting artists and selecting work, inviting performers, creation of didactics and labels, artwork handling/installation and take-down.
• Draw upon their scholarship and knowledge of regional Native art to create and present a rigorous, professional, informative, and unique exhibition that is respectful of Native tradition.
• Arrange for complementary performances or events (music, dance, spoken word, etc.). See exhibition support below.
The exhibit will
• Highlight work by Native artists, adult and youth, from local and regional tribes, and/or Native artists from other locations who now live in the area.
• Engage viewers and the community and celebrate the art and culture of Native community members.
• Include artwork created by local Native youth during the annual FIRE Summit.

The curator may not include their own work in the exhibition.

GALLERY EXHIBITION SUPPORT:

- $2500 curatorial honorarium for contacting artists, selecting work, inviting performers, creation of didactics and labels, artwork handling/installation and take-down.
- $1000 budget towards complementary performances or events (music, dance, spoken word, etc.).
-Installation assistance, including space preparation and lighting.
-Design, produce, and mail posters and postcards.
-Provide catering for the opening reception.
-Manage daily operation of gallery space for the duration of the exhibition.

IMPORTANT DATES

Proposals due: September 30, 2018
Curator notification: October 9, 2018
Exhibition installation: February 4 – 7, 2019
Opening reception: February 8, 2019
Closes: March 8, 2019
Take-down: March 9 – 12, 2019

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit a PDF including the following to sbarnes2@spscc.edu:
1) Curatorial CV
2) Exhibition narrative (max. 500 words) describing show concept and rationale for suggested artists/artworks and performers.
3) Representative images and brief bios for at least 3 prospective artists. Please caption each image with title, artist, medium and date of completion.
4) Contact information for two professional references. References may be contacted if your proposal is selected.
5) Technical requirements.

For additional questions, contact sbarnes2@spscc.edu



Phone: (360) 596-5527 Website: www.spscc.edu/gallery

How to Apply


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit a PDF including the following to sbarnes2@spscc.edu:
1) Curatorial CV
2) Exhibition narrative (max. 500 words) describing show concept and rationale for suggested artists/artworks and performers.
3) Representative images and brief bios for at least 3 prospective artists. Please caption each image with title, artist, medium and date of completion.
4) Contact information for two professional references. References may be contacted if your proposal is selected.
5) Technical requirements.

For additional questions, contact sbarnes2@spscc.edu

Link to Opportunity

https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

3/19/2018

LIHI
We want to have a block party here with REWA

Organization

LIHI

Website

www.lihi.org

More Info

Jodee Thelen

jodi.thelen@lihi.org

296-639-1902

Deadline to Apply

12/7/2018

Description

Fall Block party with music and different cultural dances for the community to participate in. We would like to apply for a grant to fund the dancers, musicians and food to bring together the local low income housing residents on MLK between Genessee and Rainier streets. We would ask that all who live along this route connected by the sound link, would have music and dancing through out the day event to help connect the greater Seattle neighbors to our neighborhood and different cultures.

How to Apply

We would like to apply for a city grant partnering with our local non profits to bring culture and music to the Sound Link line for one mile up and down the stops.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

3/19/2018

CGTrader
CGTrader’s Digital Art Competition - Awards valued at $60,000

Organization

CGTrader

Website

https://www.cgtrader.com/

More Info

Daumantas

daumantas@cgtrader.com

+37068227190

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

CGTrader, one of the leading 3D model marketplaces in the world with over 1.2 million users, has started the Digital Art Competition, which welcomes all CG artists (both 2D and 3D): https://www.cgtrader.com/digital-art-competition !

Upload up to three works to each of the available six categories: Character Illustration, Character Concept Design, Environment Illustration, Environment Concept Design, Object Design, and Object Concept Design. All submissions will also have the opportunity to achieve the Public Award nomination.

There are no entry fees, and artworks do not have to be created exclusively for the competition, so feel free to show everyone your best and favourite works. For more details, visit the competition page and be sure to check out the Categories & Prizes section!

How to Apply

Submit your best artwork(s) to the corresponding category(-ies). There are a total of six different categories: Character Illustration, Character Concept Design, Environment Illustration, Environment Concept Design, Object Design, and Object Concept Design. You can submit up to 3 different works per category. A single artwork can be submitted only once by assigning it to a relevant category.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.cgtrader.com/digital-art-competition

Posted

3/19/2018

Tieton Arts & Humanities
The 9th annual 10x10x10xTieton call for entry is now open! This international small works exhibition invites artists to submit works 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches or smaller, no media restrictions.

Organization

Tieton Arts & Humanities

Website

www.tietonarts.org

More Info

Megan

megan@tietonarts.org

509-406-9444

Fee to Apply

$30 for first two submissions. $10 for each additional artwork. Minimum two submissions required.

Deadline to Apply

6/15/2018

Description

All accepted works, to be featured in the exhibition at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse beginning August 11, are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalogue made right here at Paper Hammer Studio! Each accepted artist receives one free copy.

JURORS
Sean Elwood, former Director of Programs & Initiatives at the Creative Capital Foundation in New York and Monica Miller, Executive Director of Gallery One Visual Art Center in Ellensburg, WA.

TIMELINE
June 15: Submission Deadline
June 25: Artists Notified
August 11, 12 - 4PM: Opening Reception, find this event on Facebook
August 12 - October 7: Exhibition

ELIGIBILITY
Everyone! No geographic limits. All entries must be of original design and personal execution.

MEDIA
All media welcome. Works must be original and made within the previous three years.

SIZE
No piece may be larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches, including frame or case.

How to Apply

All materials, including entry fees and images, must be submitted at callforentry.org.

Link to Opportunity

http://bit.ly/2Gq8f3n

Posted

3/19/2018

Hugo House
Scholarships available for summer writing camp

Organization

Hugo House

Website

www.hugohouse.org

More Info

Ana Lester

ana@hugohouse.org

2064559713

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Scribes summer writing camps provide an opportunity for middle- and high-school students to engage intensely with creative writing. Programming includes instruction from accomplished writers, field trips, writing activities, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers.

Since its launch in 1998, Scribes has not just been a place where young people receive high-quality arts instruction, but has been the hub where young writers from diverse backgrounds are able to find community and voice.

Scribes camps take place at Hugo House and at partner locations around the city: Henry Art Gallery, and MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry).

How to Apply

Submit a scholarship application at: https://hugohouse.submittable.com/submit/107586/scribes-2018-scholarship-request

Link to Opportunity

https://hugohouse.submittable.com/submit/107586/scribes-2018-scholarship-request

Posted

4/6/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Volunteer VR Zone Docents​ help patrons comfortably and successfully experience a range of VR/360 experiences, under the direction of the VR Zone Venue Manager. This includes assisting with setup running and troubleshooting of VR/360 hardware, headsets, and motion controllers.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

volunteers@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Support the VR Zone Venue Manager in greeting, orienting, and providing tech suppor for guests
● Answer basic questions guests may have regarding the headsets or content
● Support the Festival Venue Manager in facilitating smooth entry, clearing, and cleaning of SIFF VR Zone spaces.
● Extend excellent customer service
● Ensure a positive experience for all SIFF participants and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:
● Prior experience and/or knowledge of VR/360 systems and headsets preferred.
● Comfortable with technology and a willingness to learn.
● English language fluency
● Ability to stand for extended periods of time
● Ability to commit to at least 4 shifts, including:
○ Required VR Volunteer Training – (May 13th, 2 PM - 6 PM)

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
● Be organized
● Possess a service-oriented demeanor; customer service experience a plus
● Have a clear and constructive communication style
● Have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
● Have demonstrated ability to lead a diverse and rotating team of volunteers
● Have the ability to adapt quickly
-Remain calm in the face of chaos

BENEFITS:
● (1) voucher per two hours worked.
● Class credit (if applicable)

DATES OF POSITION:
● VR Volunteer Training – (May 13th, 2 PM - 6 PM)
● Festival Shifts - May 16 - June 10, 2018

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to volunteers@siff.net indicating VR Zone Docent​ in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Volunteer House Coordinator​ supervises and coordinates venue crew volunteers, under the direction of the Festival Venue Manager.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

volunteers@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

PRIMARY SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
● Venue Crew Volunteers

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Serve as the primary on-site contact for venue crew volunteers
○ Greet, orient, and support venue crew volunteers
○ Assign venue volunteer positions for each screening
○ Check with volunteers during their shift to ensure they completing their tasks successfully
○ Ensure volunteer sign-in sheets are completed and vouchers are distributed
● Support the Festival Venue Manager in facilitating smooth seating, clearing, and cleaning of houses
● Provide excellent customer service, and ensure a positive experience for all SIFF participants and volunteers
● Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
● English language fluency, both oral and written
● Ability to use a radio while on shift (Training provided)
● Comfortable working with technology (mobile phones, laptops)
● Ability to stand for extended periods of time
● Ability to work outdoors in all weather
● Ability to lift 20 pounds
● Ability to commit to 80 hours, including:
○ Venue Crew Volunteer Training​ – (May 5th 10 AM to 11:30 AM)
○ House Coordinator Training​ – (May 5th, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
○ SIFF 2018 Opening Night ​– May 17
● Prior Festival Venue Crew experience is helpful. Willing to train the right service-oriented, service-experienced candidate.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
● Be organized
● Possess a service-oriented demeanor; customer service experience a plus
● Have a clear and constructive communication style
● Have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
● Have demonstrated ability to lead a diverse and rotating team of volunteers
● Have the ability to adapt quickly
● Remain calm in the face of chaos

BENEFITS:
● (1) SIFF 2018 Festival Admit 1 Pass
● (1) SIFF Annual Enthusiast Membership
● Class credit (if applicable)

DATES OF POSITION:
● Venue Crew Volunteer Training – (May 5th 10 AM to 11:30 AM)
● House Coordinator Training – (May 5th, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
● Festival Shifts - May 17 - June 10, 2018

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to volunteers@siff.net indicating Festival House Coordinator in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

Green River College Helen S. Smith Gallery
Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently accepting proposals for solo or curated group exhibitions that will take place January 2019 through December 2019.

Organization

Green River College Helen S. Smith Gallery

Website

https://www.greenriver.edu/community/get-involved/art-gallery/

More Info

Sarah Dillon Gilmartin

sdillon@greenriver.edu

2538339111 x4213

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Overview:
The Helen S. Smith Gallery on Green River College’s main campus was named in honor of the college Foundation’s first President. In addition to being one of the college’s founding members, she was known as a strong advocate for the arts in the community. Now 50 years and counting, the gallery continues to carry on her legacy by presenting compelling and innovative exhibitions featuring emerging and established Northwest Artists throughout the year. The gallery also highlights works by Green River student artists twice annually.

What we are looking for: As a gallery on an academic campus, we are interested in hosting solo and group curated exhibitions that contribute to or engage social, cultural or conceptual dialogue. The Visual Arts Program at the college features painting, drawing, ceramics, photography and design. Though we favor exhibitions which highlight media being taught on campus, we are open to proposals that employ wider experimentation.

How to Apply

GUIDELINES
Project Description: In a cover letter, please introduce yourself and your artistic background. Please include a working title for your proposal or the exact title you plan to use for the exhibition. Please include a brief artist’s statement and describe exactly what we should expect from your exhibition. Address themes/content as well as media. Optional: you would like to address the exhibition more specifically in terms of how the space will be used, here is our gallery floorplan. Further, please also indicate if the work samples submitted are new work being created for the exhibition or if they are past work examples of your direction. Name your cover letter Last Name, Cover Letter.pdf.
Work Samples: Please submit up to 15 high quality JPGs (no larger than 2MB). Label files as 01, Last Name, title.jpg, 02, Last Name, title.jpg, etc. If you are proposing a group exhibition, samples of works by all participating artists should be included to provide a compelling overview of the exhibition proposed.
Image List: Upload one Image List as a pdf. (Please label the file: Last Name, Image List.pdf.) Include artist name, title, media, size and year for each image. List the images in order according to the corresponding image file numbers as outlined in the file naming process above.
CV: Please include a CV/resume as a pdf labeled Last Name, CV.pdf.
Submission Process: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, but deadline to apply for next season is July 1st, 2018. To submit your digital files, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/request/iMQh0itxRhssfahsP6rA which is a Dropbox Data Collection site. You will be able to upload your files to this site provided they are under 2MB each. Once uploaded, you will not be able to see or change them.

THE FINE PRINT
The Helen S. Smith Gallery invites artists to present a closing artist talk or panel discussion with each exhibition. We typically provide a stipend for your participation in this event. As a general rule, artists are responsible for shipping and any associated fees with preparing the work for exhibition. The gallery has a limited budget, but we are open to discussing additional programming, which may include a modest contribution toward those expenses, subject to available funding.
The gallery is committed to promoting our exhibitions through press releases, local and regional arts calendars, college PR resources, print and social media.

Installation date-range will be provided to the artist, and the artist is encouraged to hang their own show, though we are willing to work with you individually if assistance is needed. De-installation occurs after the closing reception concludes.

The Helen S. Smith Gallery does not take a commission on works sold. All inquiries regarding sales will be forwarded directly to the artist.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.greenriver.edu/community/get-involved/art-gallery/call-for-artists/

Posted

4/6/2018

Tateuchi Center
This position delivers a range of support activities across all aspects of a busy, fast-paced arts non-profit office. The office assistant is an essential part of a small team — that includes highly engaged volunteers — driving relentlessly toward the goal of raising the money to build, open, and operate Tateuchi Center, a performing arts center planned for the Eastside. Flexibility, willingness to collaborate, and a positive attitude are essential.

Organization

Tateuchi Center

Website

tateuchicenter.org

More Info

Sofia Babaeva

sofiab@tateuchicenter.org

4264620108

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Reports to: Assistant Campaign Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, part-time position, preferably 10 to 16 hours/week
Creation Date: November 15, 2017
Revision Date: March 26, 2018
Hours: Flexible TBD
Salary Range: $12-$15 per hour


POSITION PURPOSE
This position delivers a range of support activities across all aspects of a busy, fast-paced arts non-profit office. The office assistant is an essential part of a small team — that includes highly engaged volunteers — driving relentlessly toward the goal of raising the money to build, open, and operate Tateuchi Center, a performing arts center planned for the Eastside. Flexibility, willingness to collaborate, and a positive attitude are essential.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES include but are not limited to the following:
• Accurately file all types of documents in digital and analog formats.
• Assist with different types of mailings and packet preparation: monthly accounts payable, fundraising mailings, Board Committee meeting materials, etc.
• Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, voice mail systems and computers.
• Compute, record, and proofread data and other information, such as records or reports.
• Responsible for maintaining office supplies inventory, ordering materials as necessary and requested.
• Responsible for maintaining cleanliness and supplies in Preview Center, emptying trash and printing, assembling and delivering marketing materials, brochures, etc. as necessary.
• Complete projects as requested with particular attention to accuracy and deadlines. Examples include Internet research and data entry of prospective donors into SalesForce as well as record updates
• Assist with pre-event planning, including mailing invitations, preparing nametags and other printed collateral, and assisting team with other miscellaneous pre-event necessities.
• Assist with meeting prep and set-up as needed– make RSVP/Confirmation phone calls, set up refreshments, prepare meeting materials, set up ability for attendees to participate via conference call.
• Run errands as necessary.
• Upon request, provide meeting options or arrange appointments.
• Upon request, complete documents such as expense reports.
• Coordinate troubleshooting involving computer hardware or software with outside vendors.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
A strong interest in non-profit organizations and/or the arts.
Strong organization and time & project management ability.
Office and event management experience, preferably within a nonprofit.
Demonstrable computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and the use of standard office equipment.
Ability to balance working in a team environment with self-directed projects.
Dependable, flexible, and self-starting is essential.
Problem-solving and decision-making are essential in our fast-paced environment.
A cheerful disposition, willingness to do whatever it takes, “can do” attitude, collegiality, professional appearance, and excellent references will be required. And a sense of humor always helps.

TEAM TATEUCHI AGREEMENTS
Tateuchi Center strives to set an example as a collaborative community-builder. Everyone associated with Tateuchi Center is dedicated to realizing and living the following vision, mission, and commitments:

Our mission is to transform lives and enrich the community by presenting artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the highest quality to all within our reach.

Our vision: Tateuchi Center will continuously enhance the quality of life in our region, using the transcendent power of the Arts to open hearts, engage minds, and create understanding and appreciation among the diverse communities we serve.

Our commitment: Tateuchi Center is committed to the power of the Arts in human lives. We will present artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the highest quality—great performances that reflect the diverse interests and honor the cultures and customs of our neighbors. We will expand arts education opportunities, provide a performance home for select regional arts organizations, promote the interests of working artists; engage and develop new audiences, encourage participation in the arts, contribute to the economic vitality of the region, and serve as a cultural center for Eastside residents. We will do these things with a level of integrity, care, and professionalism that will earn Tateuchi Center widespread acclaim for the excellence of its programs and services.

Achieving these aspirations depends on employees’ observance of the following guideposts:
• Positively promoting the mission, vision, and inevitability of Tateuchi Center.
• Consistently demonstrating our culture of inclusiveness, actively facilitating everyone working together.
• Treating every person encountered with respect, courtesy, thoughtfulness, and appreciation.
• Strictly adhering to the ethical and confidentiality standards of the organization.
• Safeguarding the confidentiality of donor information and internal operations at all times.
• Reporting real or perceived conflicts of interest to the Executive Committee.
• Ensuring, within the scope of their job responsibilities, that the resources granted to Tateuchi Center as a non-profit corporation and a public trust are used carefully, prudently, and always with the purpose of advancing the mission. This ideal encompasses effective time usage and maximized productivity.




Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit formed to fund, design, build, and operate a regional performing arts center in Bellevue, WA, described as “the downtown of the Eastside.” PACE is currently engaged in a $195MM capital campaign to realize the vision for what will be known as Tateuchi Center (our DBA) in recognition of a $25MM gift from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation. Opening in the fall of 2020, Tateuchi Center will present a range of performances woven from many strands: from classical music and ballet, from bluegrass and jazz, from Nashville and from around the world, our programming will mirror our diverse community and include renowned authors and speakers, emerging artists, and legendary performers. Regional treasures and major touring companies will delight our audiences in the 2,000-seat Arakawa Concert Hall and the 230-seat Studio Theatre & Arts Education Pavilion. Tateuchi Center will serve as a confluence for arts, education, and entertainment, strengthening the Eastside community by turning strangers into neighbors and friends through shared experiences. Visit www.tateuchicenter.org for more information.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Sofia Babaeva by email: sofiab@tateuchicenter.org

Please submit your letter and resume no later than April 25, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.tateuchicenter.org/office-assistant-final-updated-3-26-18/

Posted

4/6/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival MARCOM Photography Intern position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the photography, marketing, and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Marketing Manager and Festival photographers to take photographs of the people, places, and happenings at various venues and events throughout the Festival for use by the Marketing and Communications team. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the capturing of images in support of our marketing and public relations strategy to increase attendance and engagement with the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. Internship will provide the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of event photographs.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

interns@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Assist with photography coverage for SIFF red carpets, forums, parties, and other Festival events
-Help the Marketing Manager to fine-tune best practices and desired results


QUALIFICATIONS
-Must be at least 21 years of age
-Currently enrolled (or recently graduated) in college, graduate school or a professional training program, ideally in the liberal arts, photography. Equivalent work experience acceptable if this internship furthers the candidate’s professional training.
-Must be available to be scheduled days or evenings, 20 hours a week throughout the entirety of Festival (May 17 through June 10, 2018)
-Ability to show good judgment, strong attention to detail, and manage projects
-Flexibility and initiative to spot and maximize photo opportunities at events
-Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
-Conscientious punctuality for events and to meet deadlines
-Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
-Ability to communicate professionally over the phone and email
-Responsible for transportation to assignments
-Provide and use own DSLR equipment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
-Please provide relevant photograph samples along with resumé, or link to online portfolio
-Agree to the following terms and conditions, if hired:
-Provide all hi-resolution photos within 12-24 hours by email, download link, thumb drive.
-Grant SIFF permission to use, reproduce, and alter any portion of the images provided for SIFF promotional and internal use which includes, but is not limited to, SIFF’s website, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, printed materials, and presentations.

BENEFITS
-Résumé and portfolio building experience photography, marketing and communications, and the film festival industry
-Hands-on learning from established photography and marketing professionals in film festival event photography for use by a marketing and communications team
-Great opportunity to learn about what happens behind the scenes of an international film festival
-Class credit (if applicable)
-Access to Festival programming with a SIFF 2018 Staff Pass throughout the duration of the internship

REFERENCES
Please provide at least three references that should speak to the applicant’s sense of camaraderie, integrity, professionalism, responsibility, and flexibility.

INTERNSHIP DATES
-Part-time (20 hours/week) April 23 - June 12, 2018

How to Apply

Email your resume, letter of interest, and three references to interns@siff.net. Please indicate Festival MARCOM Photography Intern in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

Columbia City Gallery
The exhibit dates are August 15 - September 23, 2018. Artists in all media (2D, 3D and video) are encouraged to submit artwork completed within the past three years that reflects the theme: ROAR! Your Voice. Your Story. Our Truth. $1,000 will be awarded for First Place.

Organization

Columbia City Gallery

Website

www.columbiacitygallery.com

More Info

Betsy Fetherston

betsyf@columbiacitygallery.com

2067609843

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

6/24/2018

Description

The Columbia City Gallery is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for its 13th Annual Juried Exhibit. Jurors for the exhibit are Dwana Holloway (Studio e), Naomi Ishisaka (photographer and journalist) and Elisheba Johnson (Public Art Project Manager, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture).

The exhibit dates are August 15 - September 23, 2018.
Artists in all media (2D, 3D and video) are encouraged to submit artwork completed within the past three years that reflects the theme: ROAR! Your Voice. Your Story. Our Truth. $1,000 will be awarded for First Place.

For a $25 entry fee, you may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for consideration. Entries must be submitted via Café (callforentry.org). You may upload 3 images of all 2D/3D artworks and up to 2 videos per entry. The entry fee can be paid online through PayPal or by mailing a check or money order payable to the Columbia City Gallery. Your entry is not complete until payment is received.

How to Apply

For a $25 entry fee, you may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for consideration. Entries must be submitted via Café (callforentry.org). You may upload 3 images of all 2D/3D artworks and up to 2 videos per entry. The entry fee can be paid online through PayPal or by mailing a check or money order payable to the Columbia City Gallery. Your entry is not complete until payment is received. Visit our website at http://www.columbiacitygallery.com for prospectus and to apply.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5315

Posted

4/11/2018

Sounds Unlimited
Looking for outgoing personalities for Once-In-A-Lifetime Events

Organization

Sounds Unlimited

Website

www.asoundsunlimited.com

More Info

Erin Oriani

party@northwestdj.com

2063644000

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

What is a Party/Event DJ?
A Party DJ takes people on a journey throughout the night's festivities using music. They are fun and outgoing while keeping a professional edge.

No Experience Required.

You don't need equipment, music, or experience. We will provide it all -- we train free of charge and will get you out earning money fast!

Tons of shows in the first two weeks of June!

Want to work every night for two weeks? We've got the bookings to keep you busy. After that you can work the summer or the next 5 years if you want. It's your choice and we've got the clients to keep you busy!

Job Requirements:

Must be available for regular Saturday night work
Must have a great, upbeat attitude coupled with a professional appearance and demeanor
Must have a passion for music
Must have your own reliable transportation & insurance, (a friend's ride won't cut it!)

Auditions and interviews scheduled for the next two weeks!

How to Apply

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TalentDJ

Link to Opportunity

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SkilledMC

Posted

4/11/2018

Crybaby Studios
1 band or musician will be awarded 3 months access to a private studio with a recording rig, microphones, 5 pc. drum kit, and PA to create and rehearse 24 hours a day. This grant is intended for artists in need of a space to make noise but cannot currently afford a rehearsal studio or recording time.

Organization

Crybaby Studios

Website

http://crybabystudios.com/

More Info

crybabystudios@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

5/1/2018

Description

1 band or musician will be awarded 3 months access to a private studio with a recording rig, microphones, 5 pc. drum kit, and PA to create and rehearse 24 hours a day. This grant is intended for artists in need of a space to make noise but cannot currently afford a rehearsal studio or recording time.

How to Apply

Please fill out the form in the link to apply for the 6/1/18 to 8/31/18 grant cycle. ALL applications must be in no later than midnight on 5/1/18. *required info

Link to Opportunity

http://crybabystudios.com/applyforgrant/

Posted

4/11/2018

Inscape Arts
Exhibition: The residency will culminate in a solo show in the residency/gallery space during our open house in late November or early December 2018.

Organization

Inscape Arts

Website

http://inscapearts.org

More Info

susanna.inscape@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

5/8/2018

Description

The AIR space is a studio space (approximately 17 x 22 feet, white drywall walls, concrete floor, no windows) on the first floor of Inscape that also doubles as our small gallery. During the residency you’ll use it as your work space and during the Open Studios in Fall it will be the site of your show. This is a studio-only residency – not live/work.

Residency Requirements

Artists are required to work onsite for a minimum of 10 hours a week for the duration of the residency period.

Artists are responsible for their own materials.

Artists are expected to exhibit artwork at the end of their residency period, which can include finished work or work in progress.

Artists must be over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled in a degree program.
Selection Process

Residencies will be awarded to artists who submit thoughtful, compelling and relevant applications that consist of high quality work. Inscape is a large community of diverse artists and we’ll also be looking to see how applicants and their goals fit into the overall community.
Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the residency?
Residency time varies, but it is approximately 2 – 5 months and is posted along with the call to artists.

What is the studio like?
The studio is 400 square feet with concrete floors, 11 foot tall ceilings and white walls. There is no natural light, and lighting is provided by overhead fluorescents. There are two 120v outlets in the room.

What access will I have to the studio & building?
Artist-in-Residents will be given a key card and have 24/7 access to the studio and building.

Is there parking? Loading?
Yes, there is limited parking for the building and you will be given a parking spot for the duration of the residency. (Inscape is only a few minutes walk from the International District public transit station; biking and public transportation are encouraged!). There is a loading bay in the back of the building that you have access to via a freight elevator.

What type of media is accepted?
All visual art media is accepted. Please note that there is limited ventilation in the studio, so strong solvents are not allowed. There is a spray booth in the basement for use of solvents or fixatives.

What facilities does the building have?
There are general use bathrooms on the floor and a utility sink that is always available. In addition there is a spray booth and freight elevator.

Is the studio handicap accessible?
Yes.

Other questions about the residency program?
Contact Susanna Bluhm, Inscape Communications and Community Coordinator at susanna.inscape@gmail.com.

How to Apply

http://inscapearts.org/residency-program/artist-in-residence-application/

Link to Opportunity

http://inscapearts.org/residency-program/

Posted

4/11/2018

Green River College
Call for Exhibition Proposals Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently accepting proposals for solo or curated group exhibitions that will take place January 2019 through December 2019

Organization

Green River College

Website

https://www.greenriver.edu/

More Info

Susan Dillon Gilmartin

sdillon@greenriver.edu

Deadline to Apply

7/1/2018

Description

Overview:
The Helen S. Smith Gallery on Green River College’s main campus was named in honor of the college Foundation’s first President. In addition to being one of the college’s founding members, she was known as a strong advocate for the arts in the community. Now 50 years and counting, the gallery continues to carry on her legacy by presenting compelling and innovative exhibitions featuring emerging and established Northwest Artists throughout the year. The gallery also highlights works by Green River student artists twice annually.
What we are looking for: As a gallery on an academic campus, we are interested in hosting solo and group curated exhibitions that contribute to or engage social, cultural or conceptual dialogue. The Visual Arts Program at the college features painting, drawing, ceramics, photography and design. Though we favor exhibitions which highlight media being taught on campus, we are open to proposals that employ wider experimentation.
GUIDELINES
Project Description: In a cover letter, please introduce yourself and your artistic background. Please include a working title for your proposal or the exact title you plan to use for the exhibition. Please include a brief artist’s statement and describe exactly what we should expect from your exhibition. Address themes/content as well as media. Optional: you would like to address the exhibition more specifically in terms of how the space will be used, here is our gallery floorplan. Further, please also indicate if the work samples submitted are new work being created for the exhibition or if they are past work examples of your direction. Name your cover letter Last Name, Cover Letter.pdf.
Work Samples: Please submit up to 15 high quality JPGs (no larger than 2MB). Label files as 01, Last Name, title.jpg, 02, Last Name, title.jpg, etc. If you are proposing a group exhibition, samples of works by all participating artists should be included to provide a compelling overview of the exhibition proposed.
Image List: Upload one Image List as a pdf. (Please label the file: Last Name, Image List.pdf.) Include artist name, title, media, size and year for each image. List the images in order according to the corresponding image file numbers as outlined in the file naming process above.
CV: Please include a CV/resume as a pdf labeled Last Name, CV.pdf.
Submission Process: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, but deadline to apply for next season is July 1st, 2018. To submit your digital files, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/request/iMQh0itxRhssfahsP6rA which is a Dropbox Data Collection site. You will be able to upload your files to this site provided they are under 2MB each. Once uploaded, you will not be able to see or change them.

THE FINE PRINT
The Helen S. Smith Gallery invites artists to present a closing artist talk or panel discussion with each exhibition. We typically provide a stipend for your participation in this event. As a general rule, artists are responsible for shipping and any associated fees with preparing the work for exhibition. The gallery has a limited budget, but we are open to discussing additional programming, which may include a modest contribution toward those expenses, subject to available funding.
The gallery is committed to promoting our exhibitions through press releases, local and regional arts calendars, college PR resources, print and social media.
Installation date-range will be provided to the artist, and the artist is encouraged to hang their own show, though we are willing to work with you individually if assistance is needed. De-installation occurs after the closing reception concludes.
The Helen S. Smith Gallery does not take a commission on works sold. All inquiries regarding sales will be forwarded directly to the artist.

How to Apply

Project Description: In a cover letter, please introduce yourself and your artistic background. Please include a working title for your proposal or the exact title you plan to use for the exhibition. Please include a brief artist’s statement and describe exactly what we should expect from your exhibition. Address themes/content as well as media. Optional: you would like to address the exhibition more specifically in terms of how the space will be used, here is our gallery floorplan. Further, please also indicate if the work samples submitted are new work being created for the exhibition or if they are past work examples of your direction. Name your cover letter Last Name, Cover Letter.pdf.

Work Samples: Please submit up to 15 high quality JPGs (no larger than 2MB). Label files as 01, Last Name, title.jpg, 02, Last Name, title.jpg, etc. If you are proposing a group exhibition, samples of works by all participating artists should be included to provide a compelling overview of the exhibition proposed.

Image List: Upload one Image List as a pdf. (Please label the file: Last Name, Image List.pdf.) Include artist name, title, media, size and year for each image. List the images in order according to the corresponding image file numbers as outlined in the file naming process above.

CV: Please include a CV/resume as a pdf labeled Last Name, CV.pdf.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.greenriver.edu/community/get-involved/art-gallery/call-for-artists/

Posted

4/11/2018

URBAN PARKS ART Public Description The Downtown Seattle Association sees art as serving a unique and important role within the partnership between DSA and Seattle Parks and Recreation to manage both Occidental Square and Westlake Park. Our public spaces are reflections of our city and we at the DSA feel strongly that these two critical public arenas should serve to bring greater opportunities to the artist community here in Seattle, as well as showcasing world-class art within our downtown core.

More Info

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

Eligibility and Requirements
Funded organizations or individuals can allocate funding as they see fit toward: artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, equipment rentals or other production-related costs, required permits (see DSA parks permit)
and no more than 10% for food-related costs. Funds may not be used for fundraising, gifts, organizational administrative costs not directly related to the project or the purchase of
equipment. There is no partial funding for this program. Applicants can apply for the following levels of funding. Only groups with a demonstrated history of producing public artwork can apply for funding at $3,000 level and above.

Funding Levels for Rotating Temporary Art Installations and Productions:
• $1,500 (Requires no track record for public production.)
• $3,000
• $5,000

This grant will not fund
• fundraising efforts;
• gifts;
• organizations administrative costs not directly related to the project;
• purchase of equipment or software;
• Food related costs above the allowable 10%.

Additional funding opportunities available at an ad hoc basis please see our announcement section for RFQs and RFPs.

Evaluation Criteria
The goals of Urban Parks Art are to support and increase the presence of art in downtown public spaces, bring a greater number of users into our public spaces, increase engagement of historically underserved communities, support and increase the number of positive, family-friendly interactive activities downtown, celebrate diversity and promote artistic expression.

Proposals submitted to the program will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Quality of Project: Clear, well-conceived, authentic relationship to the community, promotes arts participation and community relations.
• Community Impact: Project plan describes meaningful efforts to create community participation and reach diverse and underserved audiences. Organizations and individual artists representing underserved communities including low-income, immigrant and
refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.

• Feasibility: The organization/individual has a proven track record of producing this and/or other installations, or if applying for the $1,500 amount has a clear plan for how the installation will address concerns of the site. Has evidence of community involvement and support; and clear realistic budget for the event. Artists should demonstrate a proven ability to collaborate on design teams, with design professionals, and with community stakeholders.

Project Timeline
There are two annual open call periods a year for artists to choose from depending on when they hope to have their art displayed. Artists should specify park preference within their application.
• FIRST OPEN CALL PERIOD
Artist call open Aug. 1 through Sept. 30.
Applications due Oct. 1. Selected artist notified by Oct. 31.
Installations installed mid-January through mid-March.
• SECOND OPEN CALL PERIOD
Artist call opens April 1 through May 31.
Applications due June 1. Selected artist notified made by June 30.
Installations installed mid-September through mid-November.

Application Materials
All applications must be submitted digitally by emailing: callsforartists@downtownseattle.org.
Applications must include:
• Letter of interest (not to exceed 2,000 characters). Please provide a statement describing your interest in this project, addressing how you are qualified, as well as your interest in improving the public realm, urban design, and community engagement.
• Résumé.
• Three references.
• Up to 16 images of past works. Where possible, submit examples of projects completed in the public realm.
• Image identification list (not to exceed 500 characters for each image).
• Four visuals of design concept including vignettes, plans, drawings etc.
• Park preference (Occidental Square or Westlake Park).

Selection Process
The selection process will be completed by a panel of arts and design professionals, DSA staff and City staff members who will review the applicants’ images, qualifications, and other materials. Depending on the scope of the project, applicants may be requested to take part in
an interview process.

How to Apply

Application Materials

All applications must be submitted digitally by emailing: callsforartists@downtownseattle.org.
Applications must include:
• Letter of interest (not to exceed 2,000 characters). Please provide a statement describing your interest in this project, addressing how you are qualified, as well as your interest in improving the public realm, urban design, and community engagement.
• Résumé.
• Three references.
• Up to 16 images of past works. Where possible, submit examples of projects completed in the public realm.
• Image identification list (not to exceed 500 characters for each image).
• Four visuals of design concept including vignettes, plans, drawings etc.
• Park preference (Occidental Square or Westlake Park).

Selection Process
The selection process will be completed by a panel of arts and design professionals, DSA staff and City staff members who will review the applicants’ images, qualifications, and other materials. Depending on the scope of the project, applicants may be requested to take part in
an interview process.

Link to Opportunity

https://downtownseattle.org/programs-and-services/parks-and-public-spaces/public-spaces/

Posted

4/11/2018

A Special Evening of Inspiration, Imagery and Inclusion.

More Info

Mark Santistevan

Santistevan4@gmail.com

2069405921

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Are you a photographer, painter, sculptor, jewery artist or textile designer? If so, here is your chance to showcase your talent and original creations at the inaugural Art Walk hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe School in West Seattle. We are currently seeking submissions for our September 29 event. Please submit your proposed creations by Saturday, April 30 for entry. Booths are limited.

How to Apply

Contact : Veronica Foster
vkwebbfoster@gmail.com

Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/23/2018

(206) Q
(206) Q is pleased to announce our Pride 2018 Open Call! Local queer artists are invited to submit their work for consideration. Our next show will be a one night only event at the end of June in conjunction with Seattle Pride. All submissions will also be considered for future events.

Organization

(206) Q

Website

https://www.facebook.com/206QueerArts/

More Info

Rafi Lazerson

206qsubmissions@gmail.com

3057616611

Deadline to Apply

5/6/2018

Description

(206) Q is pleased to announce our Pride 2018 Open Call! Local queer artists are invited to submit their work for consideration. Our next show will be a one night only event at the end of June in conjunction with Seattle Pride. All submissions will also be considered for future events.

(206) Q is a celebration and a recognition of the exceptional creative queer talent in the seattle area. In a climate of attempts to quiet queer presence it is a platform for local lgbtqia+ artists to tell their stories and share their art.

Eligibility
Local queer artists working in any media are welcome to apply
All works must be ready to hang or install on day of show
Both existing works as well as proposals for not yet realized work to be completed for the exhibition are welcome for consideration.

How to Apply

Artists seeking participation in (206) Q should email submissions to 206QSubmissions@gmail.com by May 5th 2018.

Please provide the following information in your application:

• Name and preferred pronouns
• Email
• Why do you want to show your work at (206) Q? (100 words or less)
• Describe the existing work or the proposed work you intend to create for the exhibition
• Attach up to 5 titled images
• Describe how the images relate to your proposal and if they are examples of proposed work or if they are the exact work that will be shown.
• Artist statement
• CV
• A link to your website (optional)
• Instagram handle (optional)

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to view your submission. We are excited to see your work.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/23/2018

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Customer Service, Educator

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.chihulygardeandglass.com

More Info

Hilary Lee

hilaryl@chihulygardenandglass.com

2067534936

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

The Exhibition Host is responsible for providing initial visitor contact with all visitors while advancing their knowledge through museum tours and other educational programs. They will answer guest questions in an efficient manner while promoting a positive and professional attitude. Maintain and control an even flow of all Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition visitors.

Experience & Skills Required:

-Proven great guest service skills.
-Professional appearance and attitude.
-Ability to effectively communicate using the English language.
-Knowledge of Seattle and surrounding area preferred.
-Team player attitude.
-Ability to react quickly and correctly in a fast paced environment.
-Comfortable working with a diverse population and varied points of views.
-Excitement for learning and teaching.
-Attention to detail and accuracy.
-High school diploma or equivalent.

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

How to Apply

Please apply on Chihuly Garden and Glass Website under "careers"

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1738

Posted

4/23/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Digital Content Associate is responsible for coordinating and executing the production of SIFF 2018 digital video and photography content for SIFF’s digital and social platforms. This position focuses on building awareness of, and excitement for, SIFF and the Seattle International Film Festival within the online community and increasing festival screening attendance and ticket sales.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 With Digital Marketing Manager, develops on-location digital video and photography content strategy and plans to support Festival films and programs.
 Brings new approaches and thinking to content ideation, including thinking around content adaptations for digital and social channels.
 Provide digital video and photography coverage, producing content as planned at SIFF 2018 locations. This includes interviewing subjects (Festival guests, staff, volunteers, etc.) planned or spontaneous as opportunities arise.
 As needed, edits video content produced, as well as create and apply graphic assets, color correction, music, etc.
 Oversees distribution of video content across all social platforms
 Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong storytelling skills
 Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and how each
can be deployed
 As a voice of the organization in a media-driven environment, ability to exercise good judgment and discretion at all times is required
 Experience interviewing subjects for print or video content, along with strong interpersonal skills.
 Experience using content management systems and basic knowledge of html
 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
 Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, be detail and deadline-oriented, and
 take initiative
 Ability to collaborate with all areas of the organization, and to provide exceptional service both internally and externally

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:
 April 30 - June 15, 2018

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to siffjobs@siff.net indicating Festival Digital Content Associate in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Artist Trust
The Communications & Outreach Intern assists with projects related to Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit 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.

Internship Summary: The Communications & Outreach Intern assists with projects related to Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities
• Work closely under supervision of the Communications Manager;
• Draft content for Artist Trust blog, monthly e-newsletters, social media, and more;
• Generate creative ways to present the stories of current and past grant recipients, donors, corporate partners;
• Support special projects as it suits one’s learning goals.

Benefits
• Statewide networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Become part of a knowledgeable and ambitious team of nonprofit and arts professionals;
• Gain experience with MailChimp, Submittable, and Adobe Creative Suite;
• Develop communications strategic planning and management skills;
• Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, and events;
• A letter of recommendation/reference upon successful completion of the internship.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and highly organized;
• Ability to adapt to change, able to see the “big picture,” and has a sense of humor;
• Prior experience with database entry and conducting research;
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram;
• Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;
• A passion for the arts and interest in arts administration or non-profit administration;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, willing to ask for direction when needed;
• Dedication to and enthusiasm for Artist Trust’s mission and experience with social justice and/or racial equity work preferred;
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship at 12 hours each week.
• Note: This internship is suited for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position is closely supervised by the Communications Manager and works collaboratively with the Artist Trust Programs and Development teams.

Compensation
The Communications & Outreach Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Communications & Outreach Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Two writing samples (press releases, published article, blog posts are acceptable);
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
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, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit https://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Artist Trust
The Graphic Design Intern assists with design projects related to Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit 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.

Internship Summary: The Graphic Design Intern assists with design projects related to Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities.

Responsibilities
• Work closely under supervision of the Communications Manager;
• Produce attractive and informative print and digital collateral in accordance with Artist Trust brand guidelines;
• Generate creative ways to present the stories of current and past grant recipients, donors, corporate partners;
• Support special projects as it suits one’s learning goals.

Benefits
• Statewide networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Be part of a knowledgeable and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;
• Gain experience with MailChimp, Submittable, and Adobe Creative Suite;
• Develop work samples for your design portfolio;
• Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, special events;
• A letter of recommendation/reference upon successful completion of the internship.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and highly organized;
• Ability to adapt to change, able to see the “big picture,” and has a sense of humor;
• Excellent visual communication skills, strong attention to detail, and highly organized;
• Experience working with content management systems and databases, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), photo editing, social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram;
• Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;
• A passion for the arts and interest in arts administration or non-profit administration;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, willing to ask for direction when needed;
• Dedication to and enthusiasm for Artist Trust’s mission and experience with social justice and/or racial equity work preferred;
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship at 12 hours each week.
• Note: This internship is suited for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position is closely supervised by the Communications Manager and works collaboratively with the Artist Trust Programs and Development teams.

Compensation
The Graphic Design Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Three examples of past design work (print and digital are acceptable);
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
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, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Artist Trust
The Development & Events Intern works with programming staff to support fundraising efforts, including the Artist Trust membership program, corporate sponsorship, grant prospecting, annual fund appeals, major gift efforts, and early-stage prep for the Artist Trust 2019 Benefit Art Auction. The Development & Events Intern will gain a broad range of exposure to all of the major functions of a non-profit development team, and valuable experience in key areas of interest identified by the intern.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12-20 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit 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.

Internship Summary: The Development & Events Intern works with programming staff to support fundraising efforts, including the Artist Trust membership program, corporate sponsorship, grant prospecting, annual fund appeals, major gift efforts, and early-stage prep for the Artist Trust 2019 Benefit Art Auction. The Development & Events Intern will gain a broad range of exposure to all of the major functions of a non-profit development team, and valuable experience in key areas of interest identified by the intern. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities
• Brainstorm fundraising ideas for expanding Artist Trust’s base of support, especially concerning events and monthly giving;
• Assist with lead-up planning and event production for salons, our October event for grant recipients and donors, and the March 30, 2019 fundraising auction, especially sponsorship acquisition (cash and in-kind) and logistics for early-stage art procurement;
• Assist with corporate sponsorship procurement
• Update donor database;
• Assist with research and data compilation for grant applications and reports;
• Provide input on and support for new and ongoing projects per intern’s learning goals;
• Other special projects as assigned.

Benefits
• Build skills and knowledge of arts administration and nonprofit development;
• Broad exposure to diverse development skill set and responsibilities;
• Gain working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and event management systems;
• Experience in planning and execution of special events;
• Networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Observation of board and/or committee meetings, according to interest and availability;
• Work with a knowledge and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;
• A one-year Artist Trust membership;
• Free access to Artist trust programs, workshops, and events
• Professional mentorship from staff;
• A letter of recommendation/reference upon successful completion of the internship, by request.
Required Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship with an average of 12-20 hours per week, with occasional evening availability;
• An interest in nonprofit development, a passion for Artist Trust’s mission, and commitment to racial equity work;
• Strong attention to detail and professional discretion;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
• Proficiency with database input and output, or willingness to learn;
• Experience with social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogs;
• Proficiency in conducting online research;
• Positive and focused attitude, willingness to learn and ask questions, and good humor.
• Note: This internship is suited for aspiring nonprofit and/or development professionals seeking entry-level experience. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position is supervised by the Annual Fund & Events Manager and works closely with the entire Development team, with occasional collaboration with the Communications team.

Compensation
The Development & Events Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Development & Events Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
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, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit 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.

Internship Summary: The Artist Grantmaking Intern provides support on Artist Trust’s seven grant programs for Washington State artists. The intern will assist with grant selection panels, provide administrative support on the funding programs, and help maintain applicant data. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities
• Assist with grant selection panel preparation and day-of coordination (see required dates below);
• Ensure that grant applicant’s eligibility and work samples comply with grant guidelines;
• Maintain updated grant applicant and recipient data in Raiser’s Edge;
• Process submissions to the Artist Trust Opportunities and Events web pages;
• Create visuals for recipient presentations to the AT board of directors;
• Assist with pre-application and post-panel feedback to artists;
• Collaborate on direct promotion to artists about grant opportunities;
• Research, evaluate, and expand web-based, grant resources for artists for publication on the AT website;
• Provide support for events;
• Other special projects as assigned.

Benefits
• Build skills and knowledge of arts administration;
• Learn what makes a successful grant application and observe the full cycle of grantmaking;
• Networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Gain experience with Raiser’s Edge; Expression Engine; Submittable; and Adobe Creative Suite programs;
• Identify and learn professional development skills through intern mentorship program;
• Learn how to gather stories from recipients to use for social media and annual reporting;
• Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, and events;
• Work with a knowledgeable and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;
• A letter of recommendation / reference upon successful completion of the internship.
• Opportunities to act as an on-site AT liaison at Seattle-based artist programs (please note: this requires some evening and weekend availability, the schedule for which is set at least six weeks in advance).

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Availability from 9am-5pm on 9/ 9, 9/10, 9/16, 9/17, 10/25, 10/26, and 11/2 is required;
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship with an average of 12 hours a week as grant panel weeks will require additional hours.
• Dedication to and enthusiasm for Artist Trust’s mission;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong attention to detail;
• Comfort working with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and Powerpoint;
• Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;
• A passion for the arts or an interest in arts administration;
• Commitment to promoting racial equity in the arts;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• A sense of humor;
• Note: This internship is a particularly suited for a working artist who wants to learn more about the grantmaking process. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position reports to the Program Director and works closely with the entire Artist Trust Programs team.

Compensation
The Artist Grantmaking Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Artist Grantmaking Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
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, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit our website.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit 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.

Internship Summary: The Program Administration Intern works with programming staff to deliver workshops and other programs to Washington State artists. Through skill-building at the Artist Trust office and in the community, the Artist Programs Intern will gain valuable experience working on the programming team of an artist-supporting organization. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities
• Process submissions to the Artist Trust Opportunities and Events web pages;
• Act as an on-site AT liaison at Seattle-based artist programs (please note: this requires some evening and weekend availability, the schedule for which is set at least six weeks in advance);
• Collect and analyze participant data for programming metrics and outreach efforts
• Research, evaluate, and expand web-based resources for artists for publication on the AT website;
• Prepare materials for artist programs;
• Assist with direct communication to artists about scheduling programs;
• Help coordinate artists during Office Hours;
• Opportunity to gather stories from participants to use for social media and annual reporting;
• Maintain program participant tracking and evaluation records;
• Provide support for events and outreach opportunities;
• Other special projects as assigned.

Benefits
• Gain experience and knowledge of arts administration and programming strategies;
• Exposure to the ins and outs of running statewide arts programs;
• Learn key factors of a competitive grant application;
• Networking opportunities with industry professionals in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Gain experience with Raiser’s Edge; Expression Engine; Submittable; and Adobe Creative Suite programs;
• Develop racial equity, event preparation, management, and evaluation skills;
• Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, and events;
• Work with a knowledgeable, fun, and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;
• Identify and learn professional development skills through intern mentorship program;
• A letter of recommendation / reference upon successful completion of the internship.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Dedication to and enthusiasm for Artist Trust’s mission;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong attention to detail;
• Comfort working with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and Powerpoint;
• Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;
• A passion for the arts or an interest in arts administration;
• Commitment to promoting racial equity in the arts;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• A sense of humor;
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship averaging 12 hours a week.
• Note: This internship is particularly suited for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position reports to the Program Manager and works closely with the entire Artist Trust Programs team.

Compensation
The Program Administration Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Program Administration Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
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, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

City of Redmond
Artists are cordially invited to submit proposals for art installation(s) inspired by the Art Nouveau movement.

Organization

City of Redmond

Website

www.redmond.gov/arts

More Info

Janet Lee

jlee@redmond.gov

425-556-2316

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

Artists are cordially invited to submit proposals to provide new or existing temporary artworks as part of So Bazaar Night Market in Redmond, Washington. The festival is sponsored by the City of Redmond:

“So Bazaar” is a pop-up night market held for three evenings in August. For the past three years, the So Bazaar Night Market has drawn a crowd of over 2,000 every night who come to the Thursday night market to experience an evening of music, food, and art in other-worldly settings created by artists. This year, the event will explore creative culinary experiences through evenings inspired by the Art Nouveau movement.

Installations should help create a unique dining experience that draws inspiration from theme. Artists are encouraged to be playful and take creative liberty in their interpretation of theme and materials.

How to Apply

1. Download Request for Proposal from City of Redmond website.

2. Attend optional site-walk through on Friday, April 27, 2018

3. Complete Application by Monday, May 12, 2018

3. Submit Application to: Janet Lee, Arts Coordinator at jlee@redmond.gov

Link to Opportunity

http://redmond.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=201458

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Oragenius Inc
Art Competition

Organization

Oragenius Inc

Website

https://connect.orangenius.com/art-elevated/

More Info

Kate Flanagan

kate@orangenius.com

9196192327

Fee to Apply

15

Deadline to Apply

6/30/2018

Description

Talented artists from around the world are invited to submit images of their works to be considered for Art Elevated, a public art initiative launched by the Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius, a technology platform for the arts community. Art Elevated’s panel of esteemed arts jurors will select 90 artists’ works to be replicated on banners hung on lampposts throughout the world-famous Garment District in the heart of midtown Manhattan, creating a fantastic aerial art gallery that will remain on view from September 3 to October 30, 2018. Art Elevated is an opportunity to have your work fly high and be seen by tens of thousands of people a day. In addition, a First, Second, and Third prize selections will be awarded $1500, $1000, and $500! The two-month exhibition is expected to be viewed 21 million times, as New Yorkers and people from around the world are drawn to the Garment District as a destination for dining, shopping, and fun.

How to Apply

https://connect.orangenius.com/art-elevated/

Link to Opportunity

https://connect.orangenius.com/art-elevated/

Posted

4/23/2018

Delaware Art Museum
Through a dynamic partnership with the Chris White Community Development Corporation, a teaching artist/curator will engage with the Delaware Art Museum and Chris White Gallery for a one-year residency from September through August.

Organization

Delaware Art Museum

Website

www.delart.org

More Info

Eliza Jarvis

ejarvis@delart.org

302-351-8522

Deadline to Apply

5/1/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

This unique program affords a teaching artist/curator an opportunity to gain on-site experience working within the various communities the Delaware Art Museum and Chris White Gallery serve. Valuable skills in setting curricula, developing partnerships, engaging with artists, and exhibition planning and execution will be supported and gained through an extensive mentorship program with Chris White Gallery Committee Members and staff in the Delaware Art Museum’s Curatorial and Learning & Engagement departments.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in the dual roles this residency supports, extensive interest in and knowledge of community-based creative practices, strong communication and interpersonal skills, respect for diverse communities, a desire for collaboration and continuous learning, and an understanding of the potential for arts and culture to impact social change. Experience in teaching and planning youth art classes and supporting exhibition projects is preferred. The unique abilities the teaching artist/curator brings to this residency will in turn impact the Shipley Artist Lofts residents, the Delaware Art Museum staff, the Chris White Gallery Committee, and the constituents the two organizations support.

How to Apply

Direct all materials to Eliza Jarvis at ejarvis@delart.org. The deadline to submit is May 1, 2018. Selection will be made by May 31, 2018.
The selected teaching artist/curator will be required to complete the Shipley Artist Lofts Rental Application.

Complete proposals include:
• Cover letter
• Resume with contact information for two professional references
• Curatorial statement (200 words maximum)
• Teaching philosophy (200 words maximum)
• Lesson plan
• 3 examples of past work with students (photographs and/or work samples)
• 3 Examples of own work (photographs and/or video)
• Installation images of past curatorial projects (if applicable)

Link to Opportunity

https://www.delart.org/about/opportunities/#chriswhite

Posted

4/23/2018

Seattle Music Partners
Be part of an inspiring after-school music program for youth in low-income schools! Seattle Music Partners seeks an AmeriCorps Member to serve as our Program Coordinator.

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Mandy Goldberg

mandy@seattlemusicpartners.org

2064549441

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Our Program:

SMP is a non-profit that provides an innovative combination of weekly group music instruction and one-on-one mentoring, working with elementary students who attend low-income schools in Seattle’s Central District. We offer individual music lessons and ensemble experience to over 100 students, twice weekly. We believe that music is a powerful tool for inspiring and empowering young people, and that music-learning opportunities should be available to all children on an equitable basis.

Seattle Music Partners cultivates a diverse and vibrant music-making community by providing youth with free music instruction and one-on-one mentoring to eliminate racial and economic barriers to quality music education. We do this by offering free after-school and evening program opportunities that use music and mentorship to impact the lives of young people. Our unique program matches skilled volunteers from the community, one-on-one, with students who wish to learn how to play an instrument. SMP students also attend weekly group lessons, led by our trained teaching artists, to gain ensemble experience. Instruments, music books, music stands, and even transportation are provided free of charge.

Students showcase their new skills by performing in several recitals each year. In addition, SMP also partners with school staff to bring music enrichment programs into the schools, including hosting professional touring musicians and arranging for field trips to music performances. SMP also offers a free summer camp, as well as an evening ensemble program for our middle school-aged ‘grads.’

Duties:

Since SMP has a very small staff, the Program Coordinator will have a significant impact, playing a role in most SMP activities. The Program Coordinator will collaborate closely with existing staff and directly with students, volunteers, families and school personnel.

Responsibilities will include the following:

Daily on-site at schools, coordinating and supervising activities of students and volunteers.
Coordinate and support volunteer recruitment, training and retention efforts for after school and evening programs.
Help organize recitals and community programs.
Help lead communication efforts with families, including family meetings, phone calls, etc.
Arrange student transportation by coordinating directly with Seattle Public Schools Transportation Department.
Manage food / snack procurement and distribution in partnership with school district.
Chaperone field trips to performances.
Coordinate with the Program Director to ensure ongoing communication with volunteers, potential volunteers, students, etc.
Work with staff re: curriculum materials and participant needs and challenges.
Record tutor and student attendance at each site, as well as assist with documentation of teaching materials.
Act as lead in the capture, compilation, and analysis of data to support AmeriCorps, WSC, and SMP performance measures.

Required Qualifications:

Americorps Requirements: minimum age - 18 years old. Full-time 40 hours / week. Begin September 1, 2018 - End July 15, 2019
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice
Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
Demonstrated self-starter
Able to fulfill responsibilities with minimal supervision
Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Effective presentation skills & the ability to facilitate small group discussions
Ability to use Microsoft Office and Google Docs programs at an intermediate or advanced level
Prepared to work some evenings and weekends

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Band or orchestral instrument experience
Some teaching or tutoring experience (formal or informal)
Enjoys and has experience working with children and young adults
Interested in music, education, youth development and/or the business of non-profits
Familiarity with PhotoShop or other image editing and layout software
Car recommended
Some college or college degree preferred

SMP seeks candidates whose stories and experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to social justice and equity in music education. If you hear some part of your story reflected in the description of our programming, you are especially encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Individuals interested in the position need to prepare the AmeriCorps National Service Application and submit to www.americorps.gov.

In addition, candidates should submit a detailed cover letter to info@seattlemusicpartners.org that describes their specific interest in working with our program and why the candidate’s background makes for a compelling candidacy. Please put "Program Coordinator Inquiry" in the subject line. Please also send a current resume.

Note that this opportunity is contingent on funding.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.idealist.org/admin/fc6420484f3b4a799e8d708c36079248/jobs/1698818ffa2f4593b0f7ba6668c8c819

Posted

4/25/2018

Frye Art Museum
Guarding the Museum exhibition galleries to maintain the safety of patrons, staff, and artwork Patrolling the Museum exterior

Organization

Frye Art Museum

Website

www.fryemuseum.org

More Info

Renate Raymond

rraymond@fryemuseum.org

2064328217

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Security Services Officer
THE ORGANIZATION
The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.

THE POSITION
DEPARTMENT: Security
REPORTS TO: Manager, Security Services
SUPERVISES: N/A
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
STATUS: Part-time
BENEFITS: Vacation/sick time accrual

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Guarding the Museum exhibition galleries to maintain the safety of patrons, staff, and artwork
Patrolling the Museum exterior
Reporting changes or physical interactions to artwork, ensuring that logs are properly maintained
Reporting on building conditions in cooperation with the Facilities department
Assisting patrons by providing Museum and exhibition information in cooperation with other departments
Controlling and monitoring access to secure areas of the Museum
Overseeing loading dock activity, deliveries, and shipments
Responding to emergency and non-emergency situations by assisting patrons and staff and contributing to the coordination of a quick and effective solution
Providing security back-up during Museum special events, receptions, and previews as needed
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must sufficiently pass a background check
Demonstrated ability to clearly and professionally communicate, both verbally and written
Must be able to respectfully engage with the public and staff while enforcing Museum policies
Must be attentive and professional in appearance and in all interactions
Ability to multitask, operate as part of a team, and calmly respond to stressful situations
Adaptable to a flexible weekly work schedule, including weekends
SCHEDULE
This part-time position offers approximately 18-24 hours per with opportunities to pick up additional shifts covering for colleagues that are on vacation or ill.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work areas are inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Work is occasionally performed at other indoor and outdoor event sites. Shift times may vary to meet the Museum's requirement to staff the facilities at all hours. Work may require long periods of sustained standing during Museum events.

The Frye Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Human Resources Department ( jobs@fryemuseum.org) for additional information.



This job summary is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.

How to Apply

TO APPLY
Candidates should send cover letter and resume with "Security Services Officer" in the subject line to jobs@fryemuseum.org. No phone calls please.

Link to Opportunity

http://fryemuseum.org/employment/security-services-officer

Posted

4/25/2018

Seattle Art Post
A Pop Up Group Exhibition featuring local Seattle emerging artists

Organization

Seattle Art Post

Website

seattleartpost@gmail.com

More Info

Jessica Ghyvoronsky

seattleartpost@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

6/16/2018

Description

Seattle Art Post is proud to announce that we will be hosting our first Seattle Emerging Artists (Pop Up) Fair this July 28 at Canvas in SoDo, Seattle! This will be a pop up group exhibition the weekend before the Seattle Art Fair where local artists will exhibit their work. Gallerists, collectors, and art enthusiasts are all invited to gather for a night in support of Seattle arts!

It's going to be a great event featuring:

- Local Seattle emerging artists

- Panel discussion featuring select artists on the topic of "Cultivating a Creative Lifestyle" followed by Q&A

- Live DJ

Stay tuned for more information on the event, and spread the word!

How to Apply

Local Emerging Artists who are not already represented by an art gallery are welcome to apply by emailing seattleartpost@gmail.com with 1-3 examples of art that best represents them that they would like to exhibit in the show. Submissions are free, and are due no later than June 15. We will notify artists by July 1 if they've been selected for the show.


Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/25/2018

Future of Storytelling
Future of Storytelling (FoST) seeks several friendly and enthusiastic Microsoft Summit Docents to facilitate interactions between conference attendees, Microsoft employees, and the digital activities featured at Microsoft Storytelling Summit.

Organization

Future of Storytelling

Website

https://futureofstorytelling.org/about

More Info

Nadia Tahoun

nadia@futureofstorytelling.org

305-733-6652

Deadline to Apply

5/4/2018

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

Description: Future of Storytelling (FoST) seeks several friendly and enthusiastic Microsoft Summit Docents to facilitate interactions between conference attendees, Microsoft employees, and the digital activities featured at Microsoft Storytelling Summit. The Microsoft Storytelling Summit is a (4)- day interactive exhibit showcasing the latest stories on cutting-edge immersive technologies like virtual and augmented reality.

Exhibit dates: May 22nd through May 25th, 2018.

For more information about FoST go to:
https://futureofstorytelling.org

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Participate in training for the proper use of equipment.
• Assist, where needed, in helping patrons properly put on, adjust, and remove equipment, as well as sanitizing certain components in between patron use.
• Provide patrons with instruction for how to properly use digital equipment or media.
• Maintain and restock activity materials.
• Maintain a waitlist if necessary.
• Assist FoST staff in maintaining a safe environment in and around installations.
• Supervise space and equipment to avoid theft, loss, and avoidable damage.
• Relay technical or patron-related issues to FoST staff.

Position Requirements:

• An interest in immersive experiences including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Interactive Film, etc.
• Strong interpersonal, communications, and customer service skills.
• Ability to work independently and in a small team environment.
• Ability to handle high-stress situations and problem solve.
• Willingness to wear a staff shirt.

Awesome if you’ve worked with a Vive, Oculus Gear VR, Google Daydream, or SubPac. Ideal if you can work the entire week with us!

Days/ Hours*:

May 21: (2.5hr docent training session / MUST attend training.)

May 22-24: 8:30AM- 5PM (minimum of 1hr break each day.)

May 25: 8:30AM-3PM

*Detailed schedule to follow upon booking confirmation.


Compensation: $200 per day stipend, lunch/beverages/snacks provided.

Location: Microsoft Headquarters - 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052


How to Apply

If interested, please contact nadia@futureofstorytelling.org with your resume by May 4th.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/25/2018

Henry Art Gallery
The Public and Youth Programs (PYP) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the audio/visual and administrative components of a range of public and youth programs at the Henry. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs (PYP), and working in close collaboration with all museum departments, the PYP Coordinator provides technical expertise in producing lectures, performances, workshops, and gallery events. This position facilitates the administrative aspects of program registration, schedule coordination, financial tracking, marketing, and assessment of programs. The PYP Coordinator is part of a team of curators and educators who collectively conceive of programming that seeks to expand thinking and promote learning and creativity. They work closely with artists, lecturers, and staff to identify solutions for presenting multi-media programs and support the Public and Youth Program’s commitment to creating welcoming and meaningful experiences for the public.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@henryart.org

2062215351

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ABOUT THE HENRY: The mission of the Henry Art Gallery is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects, the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–12 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages. Core values include collaboration, diversity and inclusion, risk-taking, transparency, accountability, excellence, and service.
POSITION PURPOSE:
The Public and Youth Programs (PYP) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the audio/visual and administrative components of a range of public and youth programs at the Henry. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs (PYP), and working in close collaboration with all museum departments, the PYP Coordinator provides technical expertise in producing lectures, performances, workshops, and gallery events. This position facilitates the administrative aspects of program registration, schedule coordination, financial tracking, marketing, and assessment of programs. The PYP Coordinator is part of a team of curators and educators who collectively conceive of programming that seeks to expand thinking and promote learning and creativity. They work closely with artists, lecturers, and staff to identify solutions for presenting multi-media programs and support the Public and Youth Program’s commitment to creating welcoming and meaningful experiences for the public.

STATUS: Henry Gallery Association regular, full time (36 hours/week), benefits eligible

REPORTS TO: Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs

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

• Acts as audio/visual technician and point of contact for a roster of program-related artists, scholars, and guests.
• Supports Associate Curator of PYP in managing the schedule of programs and timelines for projects.
• Tracks program-specific budgets and administers contracts, check requests, and related paper-work for programs.
• Oversees registration and statistical reporting for all programs.
• Works closely with the External Relations team to coordinate marketing and outreach support for programs.
• Works with Associate Curator of PYP and museum stakeholders to develop and implement evaluation strategies across programs.
• Advises and plans strategically for documentation of programs and supports efforts to grow online presence of programs.
• Works with Museum Services team to coordinate check-in, set-up, and break down procedures as needed for various programs.
• Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Must have working knowledge and technical experience, including but not limited to audio/visual presentation formats, front-of-house management, and hospitality practices.
• Experience with Excel, inputting data into content management systems, and managing online registration processes.
• Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills and positive attitude that supports department’s goals.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate professionally with diverse constituencies such as artists and guest lecturers.
• Ability to manage and respond effectively to multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Team-oriented with the ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.
• Must be able to work weekends and evenings as required per the programs calendar.
• Must be able to lift 40 lbs and provide set up and tear down for events.

PREFERRED:
• Experience working with artists or creative production projects such as music, dance, theater, etc.
• Knowledge of and/or interest in local and international contemporary art.
• Knowledge of and/or interest in public engagement and learning.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Henry is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a positive working environment for employees, students, volunteers, and artists.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: The Henry is committed to diversity and inclusion. Individuals who bring a broad range of perspectives to the workplace are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

4/25/2018

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

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

5/17/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

05/17/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

05/17/2018

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. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

5/22/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

05/22/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

05/22/2018

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

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

Description

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

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

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

workshops@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

6/10/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

06/10/2018

Start Time

09:00 AM

End Date

06/10/2018

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. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
For those with a basic working knowledge of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation, this is a hands-on workshop to expand your creative skills in digital audio production.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

6/14/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

06/14/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

06/15/2018

End Time

09:00 PM

Cost

$140 member; $175 non-member

Description

For those with a basic working knowledge of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation, this is a hands-on workshop to expand your creative skills in digital audio production. Topics will include mixing techniques, the use of signal processing plug-ins, signal routing, use of MIDI, and audio for video. We'll begin by analyzing existing sessions created at JSP, and then you'll work on a project of your own.

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. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Volunteer VR Zone Docents​ help patrons comfortably and successfully experience a range of VR/360 experiences, under the direction of the VR Zone Venue Manager. This includes assisting with setup running and troubleshooting of VR/360 hardware, headsets, and motion controllers.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

volunteers@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Support the VR Zone Venue Manager in greeting, orienting, and providing tech support for guests
● Answer basic questions guests may have regarding the headsets or content
● Support the Festival Venue Manager in facilitating smooth entry, clearing, and cleaning of SIFF VR Zone spaces.
● Extend excellent customer service
● Ensure a positive experience for all SIFF participants and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:
● Prior experience and/or knowledge of VR/360 systems and headsets preferred.
● Comfortable with technology and a willingness to learn.
● English language fluency
● Ability to stand for extended periods of time
● Ability to commit to at least 4 shifts, including:
○ Required VR Volunteer Training – (May 13th, 2 PM - 6 PM)

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
● Be organized
● Possess a service-oriented demeanor; customer service experience a plus
● Have a clear and constructive communication style
● Have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
● Have demonstrated ability to lead a diverse and rotating team of volunteers
● Have the ability to adapt quickly Remain calm in the face of chaos

BENEFITS:
● (1) voucher per two hours worked.
● Class credit (if applicable)

DATES OF POSITION:
● VR Volunteer Training – (May 13th, 2 PM - 6 PM)
● Festival Shifts - May 16 - June 10, 2018

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to volunteers@siff.net indicating VR Zone Docent​ in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/Documents/HR/2018/HR_VolunteerVRDocent_2018.pdf

Posted

5/4/2018

Seattle Art Museum
Incumbent supports the Office of the Registrar, which is responsible for maintaining records on all works of art owned by or entrusted to the care of the Seattle Art Museum; and for the location, safety, movement, and transport of these works of art, thus minimizing risks to the works of art and to SAM. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the collection and dispersal of temporary exhibitions.

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

http://visitsam.org/careers

More Info

Kathleen Maki

kathleenm@seattleartmuseum.org

2066543259

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Executes loan agreements for loans to exhibitions and loans to the collection, contacts lenders and is responsible for arranging the necessary logistics of wall-to-wall movement from and to each lender’s premises for the objects borrowed.

2. Personal and extensive contacts outside the museum are made with shippers and contractors in arranging for the movement of works of art; customs officials in clearing foreign shipments; individual lenders regarding specific arrangements for shipment of their object, and officials of other museums regarding requirements for the loan of their holdings.

3. Prepares all incoming and outgoing documentation for each object including receipts to lenders, shipping and packing lists, CITES certificates and U.S. Customs documents for foreign shipments.

4. Coordinates the work of art handlers and preparators in the unpacking, packing, installation, and movement of each loan object. Supervises unpacking of loans, checks and records their condition, and annotates packing methods. Develops work schedules to meet deadlines. Works closely with Conservation and Design and Installation.

5. Develops exhibition budgets for future exhibitions. Analyzes historic cost data to assist with these cost projections. Reviews and ensures that exhibition budgets are met and/or justified. Monitors budgets for all expenditures in conjunction with exhibitions, including courier per diem and travel. Processes invoices and codes them appropriately.

6. Prepares applications for U.S. Government Indemnity for assigned exhibitions as required.

7. Reviews exhibition contracts, and ensures that various contract stipulations dealing with packing and shipping are met.

8. Provides technical specifications for outside contractors for the construction of shipping crates and other outside services and assures that all work has been performed to standards and coordinates all work necessary to prepare objects for shipment.

9. Ensures accurate records for art collections in particular collection management system (TMS) location records.
10. Acts as representative of SAM in accompanying objects to and from the museum and other sites.

11. Assists the Chief Registrar with the annual inventory of SAM collections and objects on long-term loan.

12. Maintains a general knowledge of all procedures utilized by the Office of the Registrar’ and responds to questions from the general public or refers queries to the appropriate departments.

13. Represents the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism, and adheres to Museum policies and supports management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

14. Undertakes special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1. Understanding of and familiarity with the various means of accomplishing local, national, and international transportation, including an understanding of how different modes of shipping will affect various objects and materials.

2. Knowledge of U. S. Customs regulations and international shipping regulations; including export licenses, bonding, and security.

3. Thorough and current knowledge of museum registration techniques and practices, including basic knowledge of art history to verify and identify objects received, packing materials and methods, conservation, and fine arts insurance. Familiarity with conservation issues, terminology, and condition reports.

4. The incumbent must possess good organizational, strong verbal and written communication skills. The incumbent must be organized and able to prioritize job duties; skilled at trouble shooting and problem solving; and be flexible and able to deal with multiple, last-minute deadlines. Ability to work with close attention to detail.

5. Familiarity with basic accounting principles and budgeting procedures.

6. Proficiency in the use of computers for collection management, scheduling and communication purposes is required. Knowledge of TMS preferred.

7. Familiarity with foreign languages (French, German, Italian or Spanish) to interpret international correspondence, invoices and documents pertaining to shipments and to assist couriers is useful.

8. Ability to work with donors, the public and co-workers collaboratively, professionally and tactfully.

9. Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Art History or Museum Studies, or equivalent related experience.

10. Five (5) years of experience in museum registration, including supervisory experience.
11. Ability to adhere to Museum policies and to support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

The Seattle Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Human Resources Department for additional information.

Seattle Art Museum is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.



How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please visit http://visitsam.org/careers for specific instructions on how to submit SAM employment application, cover letter and resume.

Deadline: May 25, 2018

Link to Opportunity

http://visitsam.org/careers

Posted

5/4/2018

Shunpike
The Marketing & Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing Shunpike’s marketing and development efforts, as well as supporting the smooth administrative functioning of Shunpike (the organization) and the Shunpike office.

Organization

Shunpike

Website

www.shunpike.org

More Info

Line Sandsmark

info@shunpike.org

206-905-1026

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

About Shunpike: 
Shunpike’s mission is to provide independent arts groups with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. We provide groups with back-office services that strengthen their day-to-day operations, while also offering strategic guidance that leads them toward their long-term goals.

About the Role: the Marketing & Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing Shunpike’s marketing and development efforts, as well as supporting the smooth administrative functioning of Shunpike (the organization) and the Shunpike office.

Reports To: Executive Director

Position Responsibilities: the Marketing & Development Coordinator is responsible for -

Marketing and Communications (40%)

• Create and implement social media strategy; maintain primary and satellite websites;
prepare mailings, flyers and online campaigns to support programs and donor relations
• Coordinate e-newsletters, maintain Shunpike and Storefronts websites and social media
platforms, send out semi-regular communications to fiscally sponsored groups through
MailChimp, and coordinate advertising (when utilized).
• Designs digital and print assets for a variety of messaging, branding, marketing, and
advertising needs, including: social media, email, website, invitations, sponsorship packets
• Prepare and maintain printed materials such as business cards, program flyers, organizational
brochures, etc.

Development Support (30%)

• Accurately record and receipt all donations received, generating reports from Salesforce,
sending out donor receipts and thank you letters
• Maintaining a grants calendar and assisting ED with general grants management,
• Generating regular donor reports for fiscally sponsored arts groups and uploading these to
client portal, setting up Shunpike’s annual online fundraising campaigns, annual end-of-year 
campaign, and assist with the planning and delivery of Shunpike’s annual fundraising 
gala (GOLDEN).
• Database Management – maintaining accurate and complete records across Shunpike’s CRM
database system including, but not limited to, events, donors, vendors, and customers.

Program Support (10%)

● Assisting with the planning and delivery of Shunpike events including, but not limited to,
coordinating invitations, managing RSVP’s, applications and registrations as required, booking
venues, arranging travel or catering.

Office & General Administrative Coordination (20%)

● Maintaining Board and Board Committee contact lists, maintaining Board member files
including recording and maintaining Board contracts, pledges and dues, maintaining Board
manual, attending Board meetings and recording minutes, ensuring the timely distribution of
all Board and Committee papers including agendas, minutes, reports, and any other
documentation as required, and supporting Board and Committee members in the delivery of
their duties as requested.
● Receiving and distributing mail, maintaining office supplies and equipment (including IT
infrastructure), coordinating mail-outs, filing, overseeing the maintenance and renewal of
organizational insurance, licenses, permits, leases and service contracts, researching new
administrative products, equipment, consultants and/or service providers as required,
collating and sending checks and managing Shunpike’s interns and volunteers.

About You:
● You have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent and at least 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in an arts context.
● You want to make use of all your communications and people skills and enjoy working with a variety of projects and events.
● You are personable and patient, have a cheerful disposition, a great sense of humor, and you’re able to operate and respond in a rapid-fire environment while still remaining cool, calm, and collected. You are an active listener who enjoys helping both emerging and established artists and arts administrators achieve their goals.
● You are an organized, multi-tasking, time-management whiz. Though a natural collaborator and loyal team player, you can manage responsibilities independently and are self-motivated to use your creativity, tenacity and savvy to solve problems as they arise.
● You have an eye for detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a high degree of discretion and professionalism. You have a knack for using and improving systems and consider technology your friend and ally.
● You have experience with communities of color and grassroots organizations and are committed to Shunpike’s vision of a more equitable and inclusive Washington State for all artists and their communities.
Preferred Skills & Experience: Working in a Mac environment, practical knowledge of Adobe
InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Salesforce, WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics.
Specific skills: Graphic design; experience with mobile-optimized web and email design. Videography
and/or video editing a plus.

Employment Status: Full-time 40 hrs/week. Some weekend and evening hours required.

Salary: $34,000 - $38,000 per annum. 4 weeks PTO + 8 paid holidays offered annually + ORCA card + Health/Dental/Vision Benefits.


How to Apply

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, up to 3 writing/visual presentation samples, and 3 references attn: Line
Sandsmark to info@shunpike.org, with “Marketing & Development Coordinator” in the subject line.
Deadline: Position open until filled. Priority given to applications received by May 10, 2018.

OUR HIRING PROCESS & TIMELINE:

♣ We will read your cover letter first; it’s important for us to understand whether this is the right fit for you. In your cover letter, please be sure to tell us why you are interested in this job, what you like about Shunpike, and share examples of past work you’ve done that makes you a strong candidate. Feel free to share examples of work done in school or as a volunteer if that makes more sense.
♣ We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
♣ We will begin scheduling interviews in mid-May.
♣ Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour interview, and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
♣ We would like to have the selected candidate start in early June.

Shunpike is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment policies and programs are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. People of color, LGBTQ individuals and women are encouraged to apply.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.shunpike.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MarketingandDevelopmentCoordinatorJob-Description.pdf

Posted

5/4/2018

Northwest Folklife
May 21-May 30, We Need YOU!

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Xaviera Vandermay

volunteers@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7326

Deadline to Apply

5/16/2018

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

Volunteer Call // The Northwest Folklife Festival

Volunteers are an essential part of the Northwest Folklife Festival! Every year, nearly 700 volunteers staff our entrances, information booths, registration and more to make sure we have the most welcoming community arts Festival in the city. Northwest Folklife depends on volunteers to make the Festival happen. Interested in joining in on the fun?

How to Apply

Apply today at https://marcatoapp.com/forms/nwfolklife/volunteer

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Xaviera Vandermay at volunteers@nwfolklife.org.

Link to Opportunity

https://marcatoapp.com/forms/nwfolklife/volunteer

Posted

5/4/2018

Northwest Folklife
Paid Internship at Northwest Folklife

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Xaviera Vandermay

volunteers@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7326

Deadline to Apply

5/7/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

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 Memorial Day weekend, (May 25th – 28th, 2018) as well as Thursday May 24th and Tuesday May 29th. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Internship is unpaid but this individual will be paid a stipend for the festival weekend.
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: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Intern

Internship Length: April 30th 2018 – June 8th 2018 (dates flexible)

Hours per week: 8-15 hours per week (will increase as we get closer to the Festival)

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

The 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 the weekend of the festival in addition to supporting the Volunteer Appreciation Program.

Responsibilities

Assist with the scheduling of volunteers and outreach efforts
Help organize donations for Volunteer Appreciation Program and procurement
Help run volunteer registration during the Festival (May 25th -28th, must be available all four days)
Help with data entry and other Volunteer Registration procedures
Assist with the Volunteer Check-In process and Training
Organization of the Staff Lunch
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.nwfolklife.org/jobs-internships/#office

Posted

5/4/2018

The Vera Project
The Vera Project seeks a skilled and well-organized professional to support its ongoing communitybuilding, storytelling, and fundraising efforts. The Fundraising & Development Manager will work with VERA staff to organize & host fundraising events, write & assemble grant proposals, research funding prospects, maintain positive donor relations, and work with The Vera Project board, staff, and membership to maintain the organization’s sustainability, visibility, and community relevance.

Organization

The Vera Project

Website

theveraproject.org

More Info

Jessica Schollmeyer

hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org

2069568372

Deadline to Apply

5/17/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

Position Overview: The Fundraising & Development Manager supports the Executive Director in
the fundraising efforts of The Vera Project. This position focuses on writing & administering
foundation, government, and corporate grant proposals, running online fundraising campaigns,
tracking & acknowledging individual giving, and leading our event-based fundraising efforts.
Key responsibilities:
- Lead planning, production, and innovation of VERA fundraising events including our annual Viva
Vera Gala & Auction, Fall Fund Drive year-end campaign, Rent Party, and A Drink for VERA, as
well as serving as staff contact for fundraising event committees and 3rd party benefit organizers
- Write foundation, government, and corporate grants applications & related reports, compile
necessary financial & budgetary documents, and meet all relevant deadlines
- Work with Executive Director to shop for, choose, develop, and populate new donor database
- Manage production of fundraising collateral w/ Marketing & Communications Coordinator
- Assist with prepping financial reports for quarterly member meetings & monthly board meetings
- Work with bookkeeper to ensure accurate accounting of contributed income; ensure clear
communication of funding requirements/restrictions to bookkeeper & ED
- In addition to being a general representative & advocate for The Vera Project in the larger
community, act as our point of contact for fundraising- & creative earned income-related inquiries
from major donors, occasional supporters, and the general public
- Manages Fundraising and Gala interns
Highly preferred qualifications:
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree (equivalent work experience may be substituted for education)
- 2+ years of development experience, including grant writing and individual giving
- Has board experience—either as a board member, advisory council member, a non-board
member of a board committee, a staff liaison, or as a member of a worker-cooperative.
- Knowledge of local & national youth, music, and arts education funding models & proven ability
to attract, develop, and sustain strong relationships with philanthropic and corporate communities
- Strong written & verbal communication, and detail-oriented research & organizational skills
- Ability to collaborate and communicate professionally with individuals of diverse ages, ethnicities,
cultures, races, gender identities, and socio-economic backgrounds
- Has a strong anti-oppression lens with a lived commitment to racial & social justice
- Holds an understanding and respect for VERA’s history and accomplishments while bringing new
energy & vision to co-create and help sustain the next chapter
- Ability to maintain confidentiality when appropriate/required
- Available for evening and weekend work as needed
Reports to: Executive Director
FTE: .7 (28 hours per week)
Salary: $17 per hour

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two (2) references by midnight
PST on Thursday, May 17, 2018 to hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org with “Fundraising &
Development Manager, YOUR FIRST/LAST NAME” in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://theveraproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Fundraising-Development-Manager_2018.pdf

Posted

5/4/2018

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