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

Application

Deadline

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.

smART Ventures 2017 Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 smART Ventures Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012 smART Ventures Partners

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

2011 smART Ventures Partners

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

2010 smART Ventures Partners

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

2009 smART Ventures Partners

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

2008 smART Ventures Partners

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

2007 smART Ventures Partners

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

2006 smART Ventures Partners

Washington Composers Forum (WCF)
Donald J. Stewart

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

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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

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

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

call for poems to end death penalty in WA

More Info

Sarah Zale

sarahzpoetry@gmail.com

360-460-8589

Deadline to Apply

12/31/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Artzine
International art prize with €8000 prize pool

Organization

Artzine

Website

https://artzine.com

More Info

Marina Gragera

marina@artzine.com

+34653341689

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://artzine.com/prize-2018

Posted

5/25/2018

Leschi Business Association
Art Festival celebrating community and diversity.

Organization

Leschi Business Association

Website

LeschiArtWalk.com

More Info

Cara Ross

cararosslmp@comcast.net

2063225118

Fee to Apply

30

Deadline to Apply

8/31/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

Contact Diane Snell at Leschinews@comcast.net

Link to Opportunity

LeschiArtWalk.com

Posted

6/8/2018

Pat Graney Company
Prison Project Volunteers in Writing, Dance, Visual Arts, ASL

Organization

Pat Graney Company

Website

www.patgraney.org/education

More Info

Cait Wyler

ktf@patgraney.org

2063293705

Deadline to Apply

9/1/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Internships available for KTF/The Prison Project. Internship begins the first week of September and goes through mid-November. KTF/ The Prison Project is an arts-based educational program that is offered at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Belfair, WA, 20 minutes south of Bremerton. The program offers 2.5 hour classes twice weekly for women who reside at the Prison, which culminates in performances for residents of the institution, staff, and invited members of the general public. For further information, please contact Cait Wyler: ktf@patgraney.org. Thank you!

How to Apply

Contact Cait Wyler, Prison Project Coordinator: ktf@patgraney.org for further information and details about the project.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

6/8/2018

Mt. Si Artist Guild
2D Small Works Juried Art. 1 to 2 images per artist. Cash prizes.

Organization

Mt. Si Artist Guild

Website

mtsiartistguild.org

More Info

Leslie Kreher

lesliekreherart@gmail.com

224-622-2345

Fee to Apply

25$ one image, $35 for two images

Deadline to Apply

7/27/2018

Description

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2

Entry Fee (Mt. Si Artist Guild Small Works Show): $25.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00

Online Entry June 8-July 27

Deadline for entry July 27, 6pm PST

Notification of acceptance August 10, by e-mail only

Artwork delivery Sunday, Sept. 9, 10am-2pm

Exhibition Sept 11 through October 6

Artist’s reception Sunday, September 16, 2-5pm

Art pickup Sunday, October 7, 10am-2pm



AWARDS:

First Place: $300

Second Place: $200

Third Place: $100

Honorable Mention: Gift Card $50

People’s Choice: Gift Card $50



ENTRY FEES: One piece $25. Two pieces $35. Limit 2 entries per person. All submitted art must meet size requirements. Entry fees are non-refundable.



RULES OF ENTRY:



All registration for this show is done online. After reviewing the prospectus thoroughly, artists should submit entries to the 2018 Small Works Show at: “Cafe website”. No mail-in registration is available. MSAG must receive all entries no later than July 27 at 6pm PST.

1. Entries juried into the show are based on images submitted with online registration. Artists should ensure that images of artwork are of good quality and are representative of the original. (Tip: If photographing your own work, avoid background clutter, glare, reflections on glass or skewing the proportions of the artwork. Be sure that the piece is in focus and properly lit.)



2. File format: JPEG or JPG only

File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger than 1200 px will be resized to fit the limitations.

File size: under 5 MB

3. Final framed artwork must measure 154 square inches or less, including the framing. Minimum size for framed art is 8” x 10”. Calculate area by measuring the height and width of the finished piece from the outside edges of the frame (or piece, if unframed). Multiply the height by the width; it must equal 154 inches or less. All painting or drawing media are eligible except photography and computer-generated art. No 3D artwork, photography, or computer- generated art will be considered for this show.

4. All works must be 2D originals and must be for sale. The suggested minimum price for artwork is $150. MSAG will retain a 30% commission from all works sold. Artists should price their work accordingly. For work sold during the show, MSAG will pay a 70% commission to the artist. Commission will be sent by mail within 30 days of show close.



5. Only original 2D works created by the artist will be accepted. No work produced in a workshop or class can be accepted. Entries must not be copies, derivatives of, nor be based on the work of another artist or of copyrighted or trademarked material. No photographic or computer generated images can be accepted. Entries must have been created in the past two (2) years, and must not have been previously shown at MSAG or Art Gallery of SnoValley.

6. All artwork must be properly finished.

a. All artwork must be properly wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers, brackets, or exposed glass edges will not be accepted.

b. All artwork must have a label attached with the artist’s name, title of the artwork, medium and price.


c. Unframed gallery-wrapped canvas must have finished sides.

d. No wet artworks will be accepted.

e. No shipped artwork can be accepted for this show.

f. MSAG reserves the right to refuse any entry that does not meet the above specifications or that may be offensive to patrons of the venue.

7. You will be asked to sign the Gallery Release form, claim check and an Artist Inventory listing the piece on intake.

8. A current W-9 form must be on file to pay commission on any sales, which will be processed at the end of the exhibition.

9. Artists’ submitted images may be used to promote the show to the public via print and online publications, social media, postcards and posters. MSAG will use artists’ images for promotional purposes only. Artists retain rights to their work.

Delivery and Pick-Up:

1. MSAG will notify artists by August 10 whether their work is accepted into the show.

2. Accepted work must be delivered to the gallery on Sunday Sept. 9 between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. Unless you have made special arrangements, please do not deliver artworks to the gallery before Sept.9. All artwork must remain in the gallery for the duration of the show. Sold work will hang until after the show closes.

3. With proper receipt/claim check, the artist or artist’s representative must pick up their unsold artworks on Sunday October 7 between 10:00 A.M and 2:00 P.M.

4. If the artwork is not picked up by 2:00 P.M. Oct. 7, and MSAG is not contacted and other arrangements agreed upon, the artwork will be considered abandoned and will become the property of MSAG.

How to Apply

On line at: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5461

Link to Opportunity

www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5461

Posted

6/8/2018

S&R Foundation
2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award Application is now live!

Organization

S&R Foundation

Website

sandr.org

More Info

Molly Turner

m.turner@sandr.org

Deadline to Apply

8/3/2018

Description

The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists working in visual
arts, music, and dance.

This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. The Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000.
Additionally:
• Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of
artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.
• Award winners will be invited to the Washington Award
Ceremony in Washington D.C. in Spring 2019.

Applications close August 3, 2018.

How to Apply

To learn more and apply visit https://bit.ly/2LIrAig

Link to Opportunity

https://bit.ly/2LIrAig

Posted

6/8/2018

Northwest Film Forum
The Executive Director is a collaborative, visionary leader joining Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in an exciting time of programmatic and operational evolution. No longer focused on film as art for art’s sake, NWFF's current model centers equity, collective action, and community coalition-building as instrumental to creating and presenting film and media arts. The Executive Director will leverage collective resources to build and maintain community alliances and equitable operations. Our current growth is marked by vibrant programs overseen by a talented team, increases in membership and public attendance, grassroots community partnerships, and positive fiscal health. The Executive Director will champion the organization and build resources and capacity for NWFF’s mission and programs. As leader of a small but mighty organization, the Executive Director will balance high level roles and responsibilities to oversee NWFF’s artistic vision, strategic and financial direction, charting a dynamic course for the organization’s ongoing evolution and growth.

Organization

Northwest Film Forum

Website

http://nwfilmforum.org

More Info

Hiring Committee

hiring@nwfilmforum.org

206-329-2629

Deadline to Apply

7/20/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Executive Director

Mission, Vision, and Values

Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. Our vision is a world where all people have the power to express themselves and connect with each other through visual storytelling and culture. We acknowledge that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. In recognition of the role of the arts as a vehicle for social change, we are committed to undoing systems of oppression in our work and lives. We share the values of the Capitol Hill Arts District, a coalition of arts advocates galvanized to keep Capitol Hill a thriving art scene invested in the creation of daring work, independent artists, and emerging ideas. These values are: Equity, Advocacy, Solidarity, Creativity, Courage, Self-Determination, Accountability, Risk Taking, and Dignity.

Role Summary

The Executive Director is a collaborative, visionary leader joining Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in an exciting time of programmatic and operational evolution. No longer focused on film as art for art’s sake, NWFF's current model centers equity, collective action, and community coalition-building as instrumental to creating and presenting film and media arts. The Executive Director will leverage collective resources to build and maintain community alliances and equitable operations. Our current growth is marked by vibrant programs overseen by a talented team, increases in membership and public attendance, grassroots community partnerships, and positive fiscal health. The Executive Director will champion the organization and build resources and capacity for NWFF’s mission and programs. As leader of a small but mighty organization, the Executive Director will balance high level roles and responsibilities to oversee NWFF’s artistic vision, strategic and financial direction, charting a dynamic course for the organization’s ongoing evolution and growth.

About Northwest Film Forum
Established in 1995 as a member-based filmmaker collective, today NWFF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with comprehensive programs and services in three major areas: film and media arts exhibition, education, and artist support. Our 8,000 square foot venue in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood includes 2 theaters, a workshop room, edit lab, gear cage, film vault, and offices for NWFF, partner nonprofits, and filmmakers. Each year NWFF serves more than 30,000 local patrons with more than 500 events, including film screenings, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, educational workshops, professional development events, and public discussions. NWFF offers classes and training for film and media creators at all stages of their development, including a growing suite of youth programs. NWFF’s artist services include access to space, gear, fiscal sponsorship, mentorship, and an edit lab.

NWFF enhances its programs through strong partnerships with peer organizations and community groups. Venue subtenants include the Seattle Globalist, Longhouse Media, Tasveer, and Brave Sprout LLC, all of which are regular program partners. NWFF is also committed to building a creative, strong team and maintaining reliable, modern facilities. Recent organizational developments include expanded youth education and community programs, a new website, a renovated lobby, a new awning, and a new CRM system. NWFF operates with a budget of nearly $1 million. The team of 2 full-time and 8 part-time employees have roles in programs and services, marketing and communications, technical production, and finances and operations. Volunteers provide vital support for NWFF’s programs.

Key Responsibilities

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
Represent the organization publicly and engage a diverse group of stakeholders in a wide range of settings.
Build and manage relationships with partners, funders, public officials, community leaders, the Board, donors, and members.
Lead strategic planning (the current strategic plan covers 2017-2019), working with staff and Board to set organizational direction, priorities, and goals.
Build upon Northwest Film Forum’s reputation as a recognized leader in the local, regional, national, and international film and media arts communities.

DEVELOPMENT
Oversee annual development activities and events; drive planning and strategy for increasing and diversifying individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources.
With Managing Director, set standards for high-functioning development operations, systems for managing donor records/relationships, an annual development plan, and grant calendars.
Oversee marketing to produce messaging, campaign strategies, and collateral.
Manage major donor portfolios; collaborate with staff and Board to identify, cultivate, and steward donors.
Manage grants program and contribute to grant-writing with the support of a contract grant writer.
Ensure that appropriate recognition, stewardship, reporting, and relationship maintenance occurs for all donors, grantors, funders, and corporate sponsors.
Guide decision-making, strategy, and planning for any future capital campaign projects.

FINANCE
Financial management conducted in partnership with Managing Director
Work closely with the Board and Managing Director to set the annual operating budget, manage the assets and financial affairs of NWFF, monitor expenses carefully, and maintain an appropriate balance of earned and contributed income sources.
Monitor financial health of NWFF and take action to ensure future financial stability.
Coordinate management of expenditures across departments.
Manage protocols to ensure compliance with appropriate accounting systems; maintain internal controls consistent with current federal, state, and city accounting best practices.
Oversee financial procedures and processes, including the authorization of payments for contracts and expenditures, and the maintenance of a chart of accounts.

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
Oversee marketing strategy and implementation to increase and deepen public engagement with NWFF’s programs and services.
Serve as a chief spokesperson for the organization.
Enhance NWFF’s visibility by establishing comprehensive messaging goals and communications plans.
Cultivate membership through marketing efforts.

PROGRAMS
Provide management oversight of programs, services, and projects that reflect NWFF’s vision, mission, and values.
Support program staff in setting goals and metrics for tracking progress and evaluating program impact.
Provide leadership in strategic planning, program evaluation, and development.

ADMINISTRATION
Serve as the chief executive, overseeing all day-to-day operations and programs.
Recruit, hire, and manage the staff of full-time, part-time, and contract employees.
Maintain a positive work environment where staff are empowered to share ideas, be creative, and develop their professional skills and interests.
Support development and implementation of racial and social justice policies and practices across the organization.
Review current employee review practices and keep the Employee Handbook updated, making necessary changes as needed.
Maintain and build employee benefits packages and professional development offerings.
Provide leadership in strategic planning processes and implementation.

BOARD
Serve as an ex officio non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
Work with the Board President, Treasurer, Secretary, and relevant committee chairs to prepare Board agendas and packets.
Attend Board Meetings, reporting to the board regularly.
Meet with each Board Member at least once a year to discuss programming and the state of the organization.
Work with the Board and relevant staff to devise and employ strategic planning goals.
Support individual Board members in achieving their fundraising responsibilities and strengthening their nonprofit governance skills.
Participate in annual executive performance review by the Board.

Qualities, Qualifications, and Experience
A minimum of five years of supervisory experience, e.g. experience managing, developing, and motivating staff and volunteers.
A minimum of three years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, demonstrating ability to implement innovative strategies for fundraising and organizational development.
Ability to see, value, and adapt to cultural differences. Experience working with people of diverse ages, genders, sexualities, ethnicities, cultures, races, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Passion for and dedication to NWFF’s history, mission, vision, values, and programs. Familiarity with and passion for independent film and arts communities.
Experience with nonprofit organizations with multiple programs serving diverse constituencies in film, arts, and/or media.
A propensity for thinking in creative, non-traditional channels.
Excellent interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence and self-awareness, ability to build meaningful relationships with a variety of stakeholders, community-oriented, outgoing, energetic, and perceptive personality. Demonstrated ability to successfully problem-solve, build consensus, and resolve conflicts.
Commitment to providing NWFF’s resources to community members with limited access to media education and programs.
Lived commitment to and investment in racial and social justice and anti-oppression analysis.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to inspire a range of supporters.
Ability to work flexible hours as necessary.
Strong organizational and time management skills, experience meeting and managing multiple deadlines, and a high level of self-motivation.
Ability to prioritize effectively, flexibility, ability to handle multiple projects at once, agility, and adaptiveness.
Familiarity with G Suite (Google) applications, MailChimp, and CRMs preferred.
Knowledge of regional granting entities and foundations preferred.
Experience with member-based and member-driven organizations preferred.

Employment Information, Compensation, and Benefits

This full-time exempt position reports to Northwest Film Forum’s Board of Directors. The starting annual salary is $65,000-75,000, depending on experience. Benefits include company paid medical, dental, and vision insurance and a subsidized ORCA card. NWFF offers salaried employees a flexible time off program for various kinds of leave including vacation and sick leave, with no specific cap on time off. In addition to free entry to NWFF events and unlimited free popcorn, perks include free entry to most screenings at Grand Illusion Cinema and SIFF Cinemas. Some remote work possible.

How to Apply

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to http://bit.ly/nwffed
Applications will be accepted through July 20, 2018. The target start date for this position is October 1, 2018. Northwest Film Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, gender identity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, immigration status, or any kind of disability. NWFF is committed to working for racial and social equity in the workplace and throughout our organization. Applicants from historically underrepresented and minority communities including people of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ identifying people are highly encouraged to apply.

Link to Opportunity

https://nwfilmforum.org/join-support/opportunities/

Posted

6/8/2018

StoneDance Productions
WHO: Individual artists and dance companies working in contemporary dance and based in the U.S. or Canada WHAT: CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival WHEN: February 16 & 17, 2019 WHERE: Meydenbauer Center Theatre, Bellevue, WA, USA

Organization

StoneDance Productions

Website

www.chopshopdance.org

More Info

Eva Stone, Producer

eva@chopshopdance.org

2067996004

Fee to Apply

None

Deadline to Apply

7/18/2018

Description

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work is seeking U.S. or Canada based individual artists and dance companies with contemporary dance work to be presented at the 2019 festival (February 16 & 17, 2019), alongside master classes and a free community outreach program. Approximately eight individual artists and/or dance companies will be selected and their work will be presented in both festival performances (Saturday evening and Sunday matinee). In addition to participating in the festival performances, artists have the opportunity to offer a master class for intermediate/advanced level dancers, lead free and open to all community dance classes and lectures, participate in a lecture/demonstration on the art of choreography, engage directly with audiences through post-show Q&A sessions, and network with fellow artists.

BACKGROUND
CHOP SHOP was founded in 2008 on the mission to forge deeper connections between artists and audiences, offer insight on contemporary dance and its creative process, and promote and share work that is accessible to both new and experienced dance viewers. Since its founding, CHOP SHOP has shared and championed the work of more than 350 individual artists from 59 dance companies, welcomed 850+ Experience Dance Program participants to free and open to all ages and abilities dance classes, and invited numerous dance students to engage directly with professional artists in 55+ master classes.

ELIGIBILITY & FEE
This call is open to all individual artists and dance companies working in contemporary dance and based in the U.S. or Canada. Works presented at CHOP SHOP must be 10 minutes or less in length. “Works in progress” are accepted and considered, but your video work sample should show at least 75% of the completed work. Works still in conceptual form will not be considered.

A modest performance stipend is paid to participating individual artists and dance companies. Artists offering master classes and/or community outreach classes receive an additional teaching stipend. While we encourage applications from beyond the Pacific Northwest, please be advised that the festival is unable to assist with travel, transportation, and/or accommodation costs.


How to Apply

APPLY
To learn more about CHOP SHOP and access the application form, please visit http://bit.ly/chopshopcall_2019.

Link to Opportunity

http://bit.ly/chopshopcall_2019

Posted

6/29/2018

https://www.facebook.com/publicart.toride/
We are accepting entries for wall painting designs that are practicable and designs that meet prearranged conditions.

Organization

https://www.facebook.com/publicart.toride/

Website

https://www.facebook.com/publicart.toride/

More Info

Nobuhiro Kuzuya

toride.hekiga@gmail.com

+81297742141

Fee to Apply

N/A

Deadline to Apply

7/27/2018

Description

[Eligibility]
• All nationalities, ages, amateurs or professionals, individuals or groups are eligible.
• Works must be the artist’s original.
• Participants may submit as many works as they want.
• Entries can be made in either the artist’s name or group’s name, but the real name of individual or group representative must be written in application form.
[Judgment]
All works that meet the application requirements will be reviewed and selected at the first selection. If there are multiple entries, one suitable piece will be selected. For the second selection, the selected works will be displayed in the city for public election. The second election will be held from August 6th -12st. Election location: Fujishiro government building, Fujishiro station, and around Toride station.
For more information please check the website.
For the final selection, the votes by Toride citizens will be added and the judging committee will judge it.


[N.B.]
- Any type of immoral expression will be excluded for the sake of public health.
- For public safety and because of the wall material, designs that are too complicated and techniques such as gradation and shadings may not be able to be expressed perfectly. If these techniques are frequently used in the design, it might affect the judging process.
- There will be preliminary discussions with the recipient about the execution of the work. However, colors and forms may not be expressed exactly like the winners work.
- Copyright of the winning work will belong to Toride City.
- If the winner requests the return of the original design, please make a phone call to make a reservation and visit the Culture and Art section of the Toride Civic Hall anytime between August 15th to September 30th.
- The original painting cannot be returned in any other ways.
- Several submitted works will be displayed in the city.
- The submitted work and applicant’s name might be used in the public information bulletin or the Toride website.
- The City and the judging committee will not be responsible for the production expense and shipping cost.
- Competitor must send the original drawing and making sure it does not get bent during transportation.
- Toride City and the judging committee will not take any responsibility of any damages during transportation.
- Preliminary inspection must be conducted under traffic regulation. No responsibility will be taken from Toride City and the judging committee if any problems arise.


[Prizes and Awards]
Grand award…1 work.
200,000(JPY) will be awarded for the design.
The winner will be informed by Toride City’s website or the judging committee’s website after the election.


[Application Period]
Jun 15, 2018 – July27, 2018

*Application MUST be sent BEFORE 11:59 p.m. of July 27th 2018 (note: Japan Standard Time)


[Schedule]
First selection: August 1st
Second selection: August 7th – 13th
Result presentation: August 14th (on website)
Awarded work will be painted on the wall in early September
*Please check our website for any changes


[Organization]
Toride City Urban Design With Mural Executive Committee, Toride City

[Address]
toridemural2018@gmail.com
Toride Shi Bunka Geijutsu Ka, International Wall Painting Competition in Toride 2017
5139 Terada Toride City Ibaraki Japan 302-8585


[Inquiry]
toride.hekiga@gmail.com
Toride City Culture and Art Section 
+81-297-74-2141 (weekday 8:30-17:15)
art@city.toride.ibaraki.jp

How to Apply

[How to apply]
Choose one way out of the two ways to apply
*Download the application file from the website or go to the culture art department window.


- Attach data which are created under the terms and fill up the necessary information and save it as PDF format and send it to  toridemural2017@gmail.com
- CMYK
- Resolution about 250dpi
- Within 3 MB
- Resolution: 250dpi
- Size: Downloaded size of the data’s frame border (reference the data)
- Format: JPEG
- The data file name must contain the applicant’s name with an extension “.jpg” ”name+.jpg”
(if applicant is making more than one entry, please number the works after the name. ”name1.jpg”

Link to Opportunity

https://www.facebook.com/publicart.toride/

Posted

6/29/2018

https://www.facebook.com/publicart.toride/
We are accepting entries for wall painting designs that are practicable and designs that meet prearranged conditions.

Organization

https://www.facebook.com/publicart.toride/

Website

https://www.facebook.com/publicart.toride/

More Info

Nobuhiro Kuzuya

toride.hekiga@gmail.com

+81297742141

Fee to Apply

N/A

Deadline to Apply

7/27/2018

Description

[Eligibility]
• All nationalities, ages, amateurs or professionals, individuals or groups are eligible.
• Works must be the artist’s original.
• Participants may submit as many works as they want.
• Entries can be made in either the artist’s name or group’s name, but the real name of individual or group representative must be written in application form.
[Judgment]
All works that meet the application requirements will be reviewed and selected at the first selection. If there are multiple entries, one suitable piece will be selected. For the second selection, the selected works will be displayed in the city for public election. The second election will be held from August 6th -12st. Election location: Fujishiro government building, Fujishiro station, and around Toride station.
For more information please check the website.
For the final selection, the votes by Toride citizens will be added and the judging committee will judge it.


[N.B.]
- Any type of immoral expression will be excluded for the sake of public health.
- For public safety and because of the wall material, designs that are too complicated and techniques such as gradation and shadings may not be able to be expressed perfectly. If these techniques are frequently used in the design, it might affect the judging process.
- There will be preliminary discussions with the recipient about the execution of the work. However, colors and forms may not be expressed exactly like the winners work.
- Copyright of the winning work will belong to Toride City.
- If the winner requests the return of the original design, please make a phone call to make a reservation and visit the Culture and Art section of the Toride Civic Hall anytime between August 15th to September 30th.
- The original painting cannot be returned in any other ways.
- Several submitted works will be displayed in the city.
- The submitted work and applicant’s name might be used in the public information bulletin or the Toride website.
- The City and the judging committee will not be responsible for the production expense and shipping cost.
- Competitor must send the original drawing and making sure it does not get bent during transportation.
- Toride City and the judging committee will not take any responsibility of any damages during transportation.
- Preliminary inspection must be conducted under traffic regulation. No responsibility will be taken from Toride City and the judging committee if any problems arise.


[Prizes and Awards]
Grand award…1 work.
200,000(JPY) will be awarded for the design.
The winner will be informed by Toride City’s website or the judging committee’s website after the election.


[Application Period]
Jun 15, 2018 – July27, 2018

*Application MUST be sent BEFORE 11:59 p.m. of July 27th 2018 (note: Japan Standard Time)


[Schedule]
First selection: August 1st
Second selection: August 7th – 13th
Result presentation: August 14th (on website)
Awarded work will be painted on the wall in early September
*Please check our website for any changes


[Organization]
Toride City Urban Design With Mural Executive Committee, Toride City

[Address]
toridemural2018@gmail.com
Toride Shi Bunka Geijutsu Ka, International Wall Painting Competition in Toride 2017
5139 Terada Toride City Ibaraki Japan 302-8585


[Inquiry]
toride.hekiga@gmail.com
Toride City Culture and Art Section 
+81-297-74-2141 (weekday 8:30-17:15)
art@city.toride.ibaraki.jp

How to Apply

[How to apply]
Choose one way out of the two ways to apply
*Download the application file from the website or go to the culture art department window.


- Attach data which are created under the terms and fill up the necessary information and save it as PDF format and send it to  toridemural2017@gmail.com
- CMYK
- Resolution about 250dpi
- Within 3 MB
- Resolution: 250dpi
- Size: Downloaded size of the data’s frame border (reference the data)
- Format: JPEG
- The data file name must contain the applicant’s name with an extension “.jpg” ”name+.jpg”
(if applicant is making more than one entry, please number the works after the name. ”name1.jpg”

Link to Opportunity

https://www.facebook.com/publicart.toride/

Posted

6/29/2018

Kaikai Kiki
Applicant passionate for art needed as assistant for INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION PRODUCTION/COORDINATION based in Seattle.

Organization

Kaikai Kiki

More Info

Paatela Fraga

paatela@kaikaikikiny.net

7182906837

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Applicant passionate for art needed as assistant for INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION PRODUCTION/COORDINATION based in Seattle.

Necessary skills:
・Must be legally able to work in the US
・Japanese proficiency (written and spoken)
・English proficiency (written and spoken)
・Deep interest in art
・Ability/willingness for year-round international travel

Ideal skills:
・Bachelor's degree
・Experience handling art or working with art
・Experience with PC & Mac (especially Microsoft Excel)
・Ability to organize and coordinate a team
・Leadership and people skills
・Flexibility, willingness to learn a major plus

シアトルでの国際展覧会の制作とコーディネーションのアシスタントを募集しています。

必要なスキル:
・米国での労働許可があること
・日本語と英語の読み書き・会話ができること
・芸術に対する深い興味があること
・随時海外渡航が可能であること

理想的なスキル:
・学士号取得者
・アートのハンドリング経験
・PC&MACスキル(特にMSエクセル)
・チームのコーディネート
・リーダーシップ、フレキシビリティ、学習意欲

How to Apply

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to:
paatela@kaikaikikiny.net

Link to Opportunity

Posted

6/29/2018

57 Biscayne/Good Arts Gallery
Call for artists to create visions of the future, for an exhibit May - August 2019 at the Good Arts Gallery

Organization

57 Biscayne/Good Arts Gallery

Website

goodartsoncherry.com

More Info

Jane Richlovsky

jane@janerichlovsky.com

206-353-6885

Fee to Apply

NO FEE!! This is run by artists for artists.

Deadline to Apply

8/15/2018

Description

Face it, things are bleak. Climate change, police brutality, gun violence, inequality, blatant racism, authoritarian populism threatening our democracy . . . you get the idea. It’s difficult not to feel discouraged and fearful. Outrage and fear are the primary notes struck in the press and amplified in the echo chambers of social media. It’s tempting for artists to just keep riffing on dystopian themes.

How about, instead, artists make a conscious effort to shape our reality towards “the good life”?

We are looking for artwork in which artists envision a hopeful future. Maybe your new and improved world is one of racial equality, gender equality, or the absence of these categories altogether. Maybe you imagine how we get around without burning fossil-fuels, or imagine new living spaces and configurations of cities and towns that nurture communities.

Pragmatism and fancy, macro and micro, cyberpunk and hippie, are equally welcome in this show. We are looking for work that doesn’t require the viewer to wonder what your vision is, i.e., art that is illustrative and representational rather than abstract.

How to Apply

Submit 3 examples of existing work and a sketch or two of the piece you would create just for this show, along with a brief verbal description of your vision for a more hopeful future and what that would look like.

Based on past work and the sketched outline of your idea, we'll invite artists to create work for the show.

Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2018
Notification: September 1, 2018
Images due for publicity: March 1, 2019
Delivery of work: April 2019

Link to Opportunity

http://goodartsoncherry.com/ourtopia/

Posted

6/29/2018

Bremerton Symphony Association
Music Director of the Bremerton Youth Symphony is a part time, salaried position, which operates under the BSA Board of Directors, reports directly to the BSA Board President, and works closely with the BSA Executive Director, administrative, and artistic staff in fostering a positive, collaborative working environment. The Music Director of the BYS is ultimately responsible for the artistic leadership and program oversight of the Bremerton Youth Symphony Program, in accordance with BSA Board directives.

Organization

Bremerton Symphony Association

Website

http://bremertonsymphony.org

More Info

Anna James Miller, Executive Director

amiller@bremertonsymphony.org

3603731722

Deadline to Apply

8/10/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

POSITION TITLE: Music Director of the Bremerton Youth Symphony (BYS)
COMPENSATION: $1,000 per month, estimated 10+ hours per week
REPORTS TO: Bremerton Symphony Association (BSA) Board of Directors
SUPERVISES: Bremerton Youth Symphony Program artistic staff

POSITION SUMMARY: Music Director of the Bremerton Youth Symphony is a part time, salaried position, which operates under the BSA Board of Directors, reports directly to the BSA Board President, and works closely with the BSA Executive Director, administrative, and artistic staff in fostering a positive, collaborative working environment. The Music Director of the BYS is ultimately responsible for the artistic leadership and program oversight of the Bremerton Youth Symphony
Program, in accordance with BSA Board directives.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Oversees the Bremerton Youth Symphony Program and ensembles, while
ensuring artistic quality of the concerts and staying within the budget set by
the BSA Executive Director and Board of Directors.
2. Collaborates with other Bremerton Symphony artistic staff, including the
Music Director of the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the
Bremerton Symphony Chorale Director, as well as any participating local
partner organizations.
3. Manages the BYS Program artistic staff, including the hiring, evaluation, and
termination thereof.
4. Creates artistic programs for three annual BYS concerts, selecting repertoire
in collaboration with the BSO Music Director and communicating with the
BSA Music Librarian about part preparation in accordance with published
timelines.
5. Works with the BSA Executive Director to coordinate rehearsal and
performance schedules.
6. Recruits for the BYS Program through outreach into public and private school
environments, including homeschool and community organizations, by word
of mouth, personal appearance, e-mail, and any other available forms of
communication.
7. Prepares monthly written reports for the BSA Board of Directors and attends
monthly Board meetings.
8. Provides the BSA Executive Director with timely, accurate information for
marketing, promotion, and production of programs for all BYS concerts,
fundraising, recruitment, auditions, and other events or activities within the
scope of the BYS Program.
9. Works with the Stage Manager to ensure all needs are met prior to each BYS
concert, attends production meetings, and responds to communication from
production staff as needed.
10.Engages and communicates with the parents of BYS students and
collaborates with the BSA Executive Director and BYS Program staff to raise
support for the BYS Program and scholarship funding.
11. Prepares and encourages BYS students to participate in the Bremerton
Symphony Orchestra and communicates with the BSO Music Director about
potential new BSO members coming from the BYS Program.
12. Cooperates with the BSA Executive Director and Board of Directors in
Association-wide events, including but not limited to the BYS Program annual
fundraiser, “Brunch with Bach”.
13. Fosters a mutually supportive, collaborative, creative, and respectful
environment for all students, staff, and artists.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree or higher.
2. Teaching experience in music, with a focus on youth.
3. Strong orchestral conducting and leadership skills.
4. Knowledge of and passion for classical music repertoire.
5. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as needed.
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
7. Computer skills: proficiency with Word, Excel, and e-mail required.
8. Clear Washington State background check.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master’s degree.
2. Knowledge of stage production, arts education, and program evaluation.
3. Connections to the Kitsap music educators’ community.

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS AND GENERAL EMPLOYMENT: A performance review will
be scheduled within the first six months of employment and annually thereafter, or
as needed. Employment will be on an at-will basis in accordance with Washington
State labor law and may be terminated at any time for any reason upon written
notice.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & CONDITIONS: Rehearsal location (currently at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church in Bremerton) may change; location is subject to space the BSA
can secure. Performances take place at Bremerton High School Performing Arts
Center, and other locations to be determined. These venues are non-smoking and
have free parking onsite. Bremerton Symphony Association is an equal opportunity
employer.

BSA MISSION: We unite and enrich West Sound communities by sharing a passion
for live music, preserving artistic tradition, and supporting music education.

BSA VISION: The West Sound will be an inspired community of supported and
connected local arts and artists with opportunities for citizens of all ages to explore
creativity and develop talent, and a dedicated home for music within a thriving local
economy.

BSA VALUES:
We are committed to:
• Community
• Accessible education, creativity, and transformational music experiences
• Respectful, fair, and open communication and interaction
• Stewardship of resources and relationships

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please send an email to amiller@bremertonsymphony.org with the
subject line “BYS Music Director”. Include a cover letter, resume, three references,
and (if available) a YouTube or other video link of your conducting/teaching work.

DEADLINE: No later than August 10, 2018. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

TARGET START DATE: September 1, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

http://bremertonsymphony.org/wp-content/uploads/BYS-MD-JD.pdf

Posted

6/29/2018

Music Center of the Northwest
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will collaborate in setting the vision and lead Music Center in its mission of cultivating exceptional and transformative musical experiences.

Organization

Music Center of the Northwest

Website

www.musiccenternw.org

More Info

Kendal Keyes

kendalkeyes@musiccenternw.org

206-526-8443

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Music Center’s new Executive Director will join an organization poised to be a cornerstone of not only the Aurora Licton-Springs neighborhood, but also the greater Seattle metro area. With the challenges of Seattle’s income inequality, the need for accessible, high quality arts experiences is greater than ever. The new Executive Director, in partnership with the Board and staff, will lead Music Center into its next phase of growth and innovation.

Music Center is governed by a committed Board of Directors who have launched a $2 million capital campaign to purchase and improve the current facility. The campaign has already seen a broad base of community support under the direction of a dedicated Steering Committee and professional fundraising consultants. The new Executive Director will join a campaign with the foundation for success already in place.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will collaborate in setting the vision and lead Music Center in its mission of cultivating exceptional and transformative musical experiences. S/he oversees Music Center’s 30+ teaching artists and an administrative staff of 3 FTE. The Executive Director has the primary responsibility for development, implementation and execution of programs, fundraising, and strategic partnerships.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to search@musiccenternw.org.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.musiccenternw.org/jobs/

Posted

6/29/2018

John Stanford International School
Part-Time Certificated Art Teacher at John Stanford International School

Organization

John Stanford International School

Website

https://stanfordes.seattleschools.org/

More Info

Sarah Jones

sajones1@seattleschools.org

206-252-6080

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Art Teacher - John Stanford International - .5 FTE

Salary: $50,603.72 - $98,982.00 Annually
Location: John Stanford International School, WA
Job Type: Part-Time
Department: John Stanford International School
Job Number: 13572
Closing: Continuous
FTE.5

Description
A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; facilitates the development or revision of curriculum and instructional materials; establishes learning objectives and standards based upon general District guidelines; provides instruction; counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students, and evaluates student performance and progress.

Essential Functions
Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at risk or special needs youth; prepares lesson plans.

Uses necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implements established program or curriculum objectives; attends in-service training and continues to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for instruction.

Establishes and implements, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.

Confers with students, parents or guardians, and other staff, maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement.

Establishes classroom goals and objectives, in conformation with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents or guardians.

Collects and interprets a variety of data; provides reports for administrative purposes.

Directs the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel.

Attends or participates in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional achievement.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:


Serves on staff committees as required.
Participates in a variety of activities to enhance personal and professional skills.
Performs related tasks consistent with the scope and responsibility of the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Subject areas appropriate to assignment; effective behavior management techniques; effective instructional techniques; rules and procedures for student safety.

Skill in: Proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communications; effective communication with parents or guardians in a diverse community; designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement.

Ability to: Deal with students in a positive and confident manner; be fair and consistent when working with a culturally, racially, and economically diverse student population; adapt to change and remain flexible; organize activities; manage student behavior; use good judgment to maintain a safe learning environment; provide instruction and demonstrate techniques; use necessary equipment, computers, machinery, tools, or software; direct assistants; in some positions, administer first aid and CPR; establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships with students, parents or guardians, staff and administrators.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Required to deal with a wide range of student achievement and behavior; required to remain flexible to meet students immediate needs; required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize; may experience frequent interruptions; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult students; potentially exposed to ordinary infectious diseases carried by students; in some positions the necessary and appropriate instructional methods may require specific positions and movements, and sufficient stamina and exertions, to demonstrate techniques properly for student safety, or to conduct or direct students; in some positions precautions may need to be taken to prevent or lessen exposure of self and/or students to various materials, fumes, equipment, cutting edges or hot surfaces; may teach in a classroom without telephone communication.


Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree; academic preparation for or experience in teaching a culturally, racially and economically diverse student population in an urban school system. Specific programs may require additional academic preparation or professional experience, including; working with bilingual students and assisting them in the transition to regular classrooms; implementing programs designed to prevent the dropout of "at risk" students; and, teaching multi-level, open-concept, and main streamed classes.

Certificates & Licenses:

Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate; some positions may require valid first aid and CPR certification; some positions may require a valid Washington State driver's license and/or a Class II driver's license.

Clearances:

Criminal Justice fingerprint and background check.




Agency
Seattle Public Schools
Address
2445 3rd Ave South

Seattle, Washington, 98124-1165
Phone
206-252-0215
Website
http://www.seattleschools.org/careers

How to Apply

Go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattleschools/jobs/2020954/art-teacher-john-stanford-international-5-fte

to apply

Link to Opportunity

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattleschools/jobs/2020954/art-teacher-john-stanford-international-5-fte

Posted

6/29/2018

Washington State Convention Center
Group Quarterly Exhibits

Organization

Washington State Convention Center

Website

www.wscc.com

More Info

Diana Cross

diana.cross@wscc.com

2066945182

Deadline to Apply

8/24/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

See Call for Artists on Website

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

6/29/2018

Pacific Science Center
The Exhibit Developer works within a collaborative team to conceptualize, develop, design, prototype and install innovative, engaging and impactful experiences for Science Center guests using a variety of platforms. This includes handling all aspects of assigned projects from sourcing appropriate hardware and software solutions, building and testing prototypes, to the creation of training and maintenance documents.

Organization

Pacific Science Center

Website

https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/careers/

More Info

Sam Freier

sfreier@pacsci.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Participate within a collaborative, cross-disciplinary development team to formulate the optimal experience strategy for each exhibit project, including evaluating content direction and execution.
Create high-quality interactive experiences via an iterative prototyping process. Responsible for conception, development, design, fabrication and/or coding and installation of the final product. Program or customize software to implement different digital platforms for content delivery and/or work with outside producers to ensure final production meets design standards. Ensures the best guest experience by building and testing prototypes or models and actively participating in the evaluation process.
Responsible for researching and assimilating a wide variety of science-based topics and then facilitating the translation of this information for a general audience.
Foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders to generate and evaluate hands-on (or interactive) opportunities for guest experiences. Prepare exhibit descriptions and fact sheets for internal and external communication, and interface with all departments, project teams, subcontractors, and partners to ensure all aspects of the exhibit process are completed on time and within budget and agreed upon guidelines.
Articulate ideas for interactive components via drawings, storyboards, schematics and/or written descriptions. Create source lists, gather and/or generate estimates for fabrication time and cost. Responsible for creating final documentation for completed interactives which includes, but is not limited to, source code, screen shots, digital assets, photos and video, operating and maintenance instructions, trouble-shooting information and final parts/vendors information.
As needed, support Exhibit Operations team in troubleshooting and maintaining existing exhibits.
Assist project management by participating in future proposal development; providing bid information and developing timelines and costs; researching and recommending hardware and software solutions based on durability, maintenance and user interface; keeping accurate records for all financial transactions and processing all financial paperwork in a timely and organized manner. Maintain an organized, professional and secure workspace. Keeps inventory for and oversees maintenance of equipment, and tracks and updates software used in experience development.

How to Apply

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PACSCI&cws=1&rid=842

Link to Opportunity

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PACSCI&cws=1&rid=842

Posted

6/29/2018

Seattle Art Museum
This annual award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exception and compelling work.

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

www.seattleartmuseum.org

More Info

Steffi Morrison

stephaniem@seattleartmuseum.org

510-915-6794

Fee to Apply

10

Deadline to Apply

8/1/2018

Description

This award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. This is a juried award and the winner receives an unrestricted prize of $15,000 to further their career. A selection of works by the winner will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum.

For more information about the application process and to see a list of previous winners visit:
visitsam.org/betty-bowen or email bettybowen@seattleartmuseum.org.

How to Apply

The application is available at www.callforentry.org. All entries must be submitted online.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5497

Posted

6/29/2018

Northwest Chorale
All parts welcome to join NWC for the upcoming season!

Organization

Northwest Chorale

Website

/www.nwchorale.org

More Info

Janice

nwchoraleinfo@gmail.com

2069928397

Fee to Apply

The suggested dues are $75/fall season, $75/spring season

Deadline to Apply

9/25/2018

Description

Come and Sing with Northwest Chorale! Join us for the 2018-2019 Season! All vocal parts welcome: Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses

If you are looking for a place to sing that will challenge and satisfy you at the same time, NW Chorale may be just the place for you. The Chorale currently consists of approximately 60 singers from the greater Seattle area. Members come from all walks of life, but have one thing in common – a love of music.

Rehearsals begin on September 10th, 2018 and take place Monday nights 7:00-9:30 PM at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave. NE, Seattle.

Even if you haven’t sung since your high school or college choral days, never fear; we are a friendly, inclusive, and active organization. So ... come and sing with us!

For more information, please visit us at www.nwchorale.org or email us at
nwchoraleinfo@gmail.com

How to Apply

Rehearsals begin on September 10th, 2018 and take place Monday nights 7:00-9:30 PM at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave. NE, Seattle.

Sing with your section: Auditions are held informally by section and take place during the first several weeks of rehearsals (which being on Monday September 10th at 7pm at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave. NE, Seattle). We request that members be able to read music, blend with your section, and keep up with rehearsals.

The suggested dues are $75/fall season, $75/spring season, plus a small amount for purchasing scores when necessary.

For more information, please visit us at www.nwchorale.org or email us at
nwchoraleinfo@gmail.com

Link to Opportunity

www.nwchorale.org

Posted

6/29/2018

Path with Art
The Operations Manager will be responsible for general office operations including but not limited to managing contracts, records archival, daily bookkeeping, financial reporting, HR Support and basic administrative tasks.

Organization

Path with Art

Website

pathwithart.org

More Info

Cally Shine

Cally@pathwithart.org

2064840083

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Operations Manager
Employment Status: 32 hours
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: DOE

Position Summary
The Operations Manager will be responsible for general office operations including but not limited to managing contracts, records archival, daily bookkeeping, financial reporting, HR Support and basic administrative tasks.

A strong candidate will have proficiency in all facets of MS Office suite, Quickbooks, and basic accounting principals. The ideal candidate will be a team-player, clear communicator, detail orientated, flexible in nature, extremely organized, and have the ability to manage multiple priorities with a positive disposition.

Primary Responsibilities

• Manage purchase orders and office needs
• Vendor relations
• IT support management
• HR support
• Compliance issues
• Contract support
• Conduct weekly bookkeeping, process payroll, and produce financial reports
• Assist in the development and implementation of systems and procedures for all staff to maximize efficiency in administration
• Telephone, general email, and mail processing
• Management of filing and records maintenance
• Other duties and responsibilities as needed


Qualifications

A strong candidate will:

• Believe in Path with Art’s mission
• Be self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills with the ability to manage priorities and workflow
• Demonstrate a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
• Understand basic financial management practices
• Have proficiency with Quickbooks, MS Office Suite, especially Excel
• Familiarity with Mailchimp, Salesforce, Cloud Storage platforms, social media management platforms, and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, but not mandatory
• Possess a Bachelor’s degree or have demonstrated related experience; three to five years or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

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

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

Please, no phone calls about this position. To apply please submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@pathwithart.org, attn: Sheeka Arbuthnot

How to Apply

Please, no phone calls about this position. To apply please submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@pathwithart.org, attn: Sheeka Arbuthnot

Link to Opportunity

Posted

6/29/2018

Renegade Craft
We’re seeking Makers + Designers, Experiential + Installation artists, and Purveyors of Food + Drink on the forefront of their craft. Curating emerging artists and established voices, we’re on the lookout for inspired and original products that are made with exceptional quality, innovation, and care.

Organization

Renegade Craft

Website

https://www.renegadecraft.com/

More Info

Mady Renn

mady@renegadecraft.com

6263530993

Fee to Apply

50

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

We’re returning to Seattle for our 4th year with a celebration of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design.

We’re seeking Makers + Designers, Experiential + Installation artists, and Purveyors of Food + Drink on the forefront of their craft. Curating emerging artists and established voices, we’re on the lookout for inspired and original products that are made with exceptional quality, innovation, and care.

How to Apply

https://www.renegadecraft.com/participate

Link to Opportunity

Posted

6/29/2018

Seattle JazzED
This position is the lead for handling program logistics, included but not limited to student registration, student form collection, program attendance, and family and student communication as it pertains to program schedule and tuition. This position will often be the staff contact for families and teachers during program hours, which will include some evening and weekend hours.

Organization

Seattle JazzED

Website

www.seattlejazzed.org

More Info

Britt Madsen

britt@seattlejazzed.org

206-324-5299

Deadline to Apply

8/15/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Position Description
This position is the lead for handling program logistics, included but not limited to student registration, student form collection, program attendance, and family and student communication as it pertains to program schedule and tuition. This position will often be the staff contact for families and teachers during program hours, which will include some evening and weekend hours.

The Program Manager is an integral part of the 5-person JazzED administrative team. Because we are a relatively small enterprise, we have an “all hands on deck” philosophy. For big events like concerts, community events and the annual gala fundraiser in March, all staff pitch in even though event tasks may fall outside the scope of one’s normal job.

Commitment to Equity
Seattle JazzED believes that achievement of our core mission - to empower ALL students with exceptional music
education - requires an organization-wide commitment to dismantle systemic racism, sexism, and economic
inequality by keeping these issues centered in our work. We will strive to understand, support and reflect the
communities that we serve.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Ownership of Program Registrar functions and resources
-Development and implementation of registration and tuition collection systems
-Oversight and tracking of program enrollment, tuition collection, scholarship coding, family communication
and stewardship
-Coordinate (most) day-to-day program logistics communication with families
-CRM management: Maintain database of students and families
-Manage relationships with online vendors for registration related products
-Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will have:
-2-plus years of work experience in youth development or program management or other relevant fields.
-Passion for youth development, music education
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-Professional, friendly and timely email and phone communication skills
-Able to work independently when needed
-Experience using email programs like MailChimp or Constant Contact, database systems, and Microsoft
Office
Other qualifications
-A commitment to dismantling systemic racism, sexism and economic inequality by keeping these issues centered in your work.
-Having or pursuing a college degree is preferred but not required.
-You must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Compensation
$40,000/year. Position is full-time non-exempt (40 hours/week); some regular evening and weekend hours required. Benefits package includes fully paid medical & dental insurance. Generous vacation, sick leave and holidays.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Britt Madsen
britt@seattlejazzed.org

Link to Opportunity

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56ec36287c65e44921a975cb/t/5b351b06352f53d22dbd3042/1530206983034/Seattle+JazzED+Program+Manager+Position+Description.pdf

Posted

6/29/2018

Coyote Central
We are looking for a unique combination of data management and bookkeeping skills with a deep commitment to our mission and a constant sense of creativity and joy.

Organization

Coyote Central

Website

www.coyotecentral.org

More Info

Claudia Stelle

cstelle@coyotecentral.org

206.323.7276

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Coyote Central’s mission is to challenge young adolescents of every race and socio-economic background to build skills, creative thinking, self-awareness, and social awareness through hands-on projects with professionals in creative fields. Over 1,600 young people ages 10 to 16 come to Coyote every year for hands-on workshops with professional artists, chefs, furniture makers, fashion designers, metal artists, animators, dancers, filmmakers, and many other creative people. Our campus in Seattle's Central District brings together kids from all different races, economic backgrounds, cultures and neighborhoods, and all our courses are pay-what-you-can. Young people at Coyote learn sophisticated artistic skills but also people skills, cultural competence, and social awareness.

Coyote Central’s culture is grounded in equity, ingenuity, fun, and collaboration. Any new member of the team will be welcomed warmly but also challenged to perform at a high level. Every member of the staff has an equal voice in collaborative decision making, and every member shares an investment in and commitment to the organization and its mission. We serve a lot of kids with a very small staff because each of us is both efficient and committed to Coyote and its community. The right candidate can grow this position to full-time status.

The position includes data, finance, and personnel duties as follows:

Data
 Track enrollment demographics and statistics and prepare reports
 Compile all student and parent survey results and prepare reports for E.D.
 Record all gifts and maintain donor database (Salesforce for Non-Profits)
 Assist in compiling and preparing data for grant reporting
 Manage auction donations, registrations, and sales data

Finance
 Manage accounts payable and receivable, banking, and payroll
 Maintain spreadsheets for paying teaching artists
 Perform monthly reconciliations of bank, Paypal and GoPayment accounts
 Update financial dashboard and prepare reports as requested by ED
 Prepare and file all city, state, and federal reports




Personnel
 On-board all teaching artists and volunteers, including background checks and all paperwork
 Prepare and execute teaching artist contracts
 Maintain personnel files for all employees
 Ensure compliance with L&I and other employer postings


REQUIREMENTS
 The kind of mind that thrives on order and organization
 Minimum of two or more years of experience with data and/or accounting
 Experience with a relational database, preferably Salesforce
 Experience in QuickBooks or another similar financial system
 Innate attention to detail with consistent follow-through
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Ability to balance multiple priorities and handle chaos with humor and equanimity
 Initiative, independence, flexibility, and self-confidence
 Great teamwork skills, humor, and joy

How to Apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter to coyotecentral@gmail.com describing your relevant experience and addressing why you would want to be a part of the Coyote Central team. And throw in one oddball fact about you that might give us a window on your life outside of the working world.

Link to Opportunity

http://media.virbcdn.com/files/2a/473f2bb19885535d-DataFinanceManager2018.pdf

Posted

6/29/2018

Encore Media Group
The Assistant Production Manager duties primarily include working closely with the Design and Production Director to manage work flow, manage projects, provide job cost estimating and job cost analysis, and preparing budgets. The position includes production work such as page layout, design, prepress for publications and custom publishing projects; and creating advertising materials as needed. This position works with external clients, internal staff and reports to the Design & Production Director.

Organization

Encore Media Group

Website

www.encoremediagroup.com

More Info

Genay Genereux

genayg@encoremediagroup.com

206-443-0445 x 104

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty proficiently and in a highly satisfactorily manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Responsibilities:
- Understand and support Encore Media Group values, mission, vision, policies, and procedures
- Understand and adhere to performance standards and reporting structures
- Attend and participate in company and departmental meetings, as required
- Maintain positive working relationships with all team members, clients, and external stakeholders
- Provide active and constructive input with Encore Media Group team members to assist in meeting their respective goals and objectives
- Provide substantial contributions to each project worked on
- Complete projects to specifications and deliver on time

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and/or be assigned as needed.
Supervisory
- Collaborate closely with Design & Production Director to help manage workflow, project/publication assignments, provide analytics, project tracking, timelines and budgeting
- Act as supervisor backup for the associate level production staff
- Assist the Design & Production Director in the management of print vendors, by obtaining estimates, quotes, schedules, shipping coordination and creating & sending purchase orders.
- Manage external arts & custom publishing client expectations with the ability to recognize critical issues and resolve them strategically and diplomatically
- Assist the Design & Production Director in the management of arts venue data & publishing services billing information in EMG’s Publishing Software (MagHub)
- Manage and lead the digital flatplanning initiative (MagBuilder) within the MagHub system
- Create mailing lists & reports and maintain the Seattle Art Dealers Association’s proprietary database
- Ensures all deliverables on assigned projects (internal, partners) are accurate, on time and routed through the appropriate departments for approval
Production
- Manage the publication/custom publishing process from start to finish; specifically, project timing and expectations for all deliverables and conduct quality assurance
- Provide layout, design and production for various Encore Arts Programs & Custom Publishing Projects as assigned
- Create publication proofs; known as draft, proof and blueline and upload files on completion
- Create, pre-flight and troubleshoot advertising for placement into publications

Education and/or Experience: 4+ years of publication/magazine production & design experience, knowledge of printing process, prepress, paper stocks and proofing methods. 2+ years of supervisory and/or lead experience. Experience working with web & sheet fed printers. Up to date with new production techniques and trends through research and continuous education.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@encoremediagroup.com.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

6/29/2018

Administrative Director
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will collaborate in setting the vision and lead Music Center in its mission of cultivating exceptional and transformative musical experiences.

Organization

Administrative Director

Website

www.musiccenternw.org

More Info

Kendal Keyes

kendalkeyes@musiccenternw.org

2065268443

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Music Center’s new Executive Director will join an organization poised to be a cornerstone of not only the Aurora Licton-Springs neighborhood, but also the greater Seattle metro area. With the challenges of Seattle’s income inequality, the need for accessible, high quality arts experiences is greater than ever. The new Executive Director, in partnership with the Board and staff, will lead Music Center into its next phase of growth and innovation.



Music Center is governed by a committed Board of Directors who have launched a $2 million capital campaign to purchase and improve the current facility. The campaign has already seen a broad base of community support under the direction of a dedicated Steering Committee and professional fundraising consultants. The new Executive Director will join a campaign with the foundation for success already in place.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will collaborate in setting the vision and lead Music Center in its mission of cultivating exceptional and transformative musical experiences. S/he oversees Music Center’s 30+ teaching artists and an administrative staff of 3 FTE. The Executive Director has the primary responsibility for development, implementation and execution of programs, fundraising, and strategic partnerships.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to search@musiccenternw.org.

Link to Opportunity

www.musiccenternw.org/jobs

Posted

7/16/2018

On the Boards
On the Boards (OtB) announces a call for artists to present solo choreographic work as part of a new festival in the 18/19 Season. Solo: A Festival of Dance (October 4-7, 2018) will explore the significance of this fundamental form and feature artists from around the country in a series of short live performances, video works, and discussions. Applications are due Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:59pm PST.

Organization

On the Boards

Website

https://www.ontheboards.org/

More Info

Jayme Yen

jayme@ontheboards.org

206-217-9886

Deadline to Apply

7/24/2018

Description

On the Boards (OtB) announces a call for artists to present solo choreographic work as part of a new festival in the 18/19 Season. Solo: A Festival of Dance (October 4-7, 2018) will explore the significance of this fundamental form and feature artists from around the country in a series of short live performances, video works, and discussions. Applications are due Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:59pm PST.

Solo: A Festival of Dance:
The solo is a choreographic technique that is consistently taught to dancers. There is an art to composing a dance, a specificity to the arrangement of movement, a technique of representing various movements, and a notation system. This fundamental building block of making a dance is particularly critical at this moment when so much of dance and contemporary performance is being called into question. It is important to refocus on the core of how we define dance as a medium and discipline.

A festival allows viewers, audiences, and artists to have access to a number of different performance works simultaneously. By creating a situation of watching multiple solos in a festival context we begin to open up the space for conversation about how this discipline and medium of dance and contemporary performance is being defined and explored with curatorial and institutional practices.

How to Apply

Eligibility
• Proposed performance must be approximately 20 minutes in length.
• Artist must be available for one day of tech between September 29–October 3, 2018
• Artist must be available for performance October 4–7, 2018
• International artists are encouraged to apply, but note that visa processing fees and assistance is limited.

Selected artists will receive an honorarium, use of existing light and sound equipment, staff support, and a travel stipend (if applicable).  


Submission Guidelines
Applications must be submitted by Monday, July 23, 11:59 pm (PST) via Submittable: http://bit.ly/Solo2018OpenCall

Application requirements
• A short description of the proposed solo performance (150 words max)
• A resume or short artist narrative (150 words max)
• A work sample of up to 5 minutes. A single sample can include multiple clips. Work samples can also include the proposed solo performance.

Selection Process
This festival is curated by Rachel Cook, Artistic Director; Clare Hatlo, Associate Producer; and Charles Smith, Director of Program Management. Selection is based on the clarity of themes and concepts, the depth of the movement vocabulary, use of space and time, and the overall composition of the piece.  

Notification of Results
All applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than August 31, 2018.

Questions?
Questions about the application process can be directed to curatorial@ontheboards.org

Link to Opportunity

https://www.ontheboards.org/solo-a-festival-of-dance

Posted

7/16/2018

Outskirt Press
Short Fiction/Poetry/Art Submissions

Organization

Outskirt Press

Website

outskirt-press.com

More Info

Meg Gray

outskirtpress@gmail.com

4148610032

Fee to Apply

free

Deadline to Apply

9/1/2018

Description

Outskirt Review is a bi-annual print journal publishing the works of women and non-binary creators with a focus on Seattle-based talent. The goal of Outskirt Review is to showcase talent and give voices to creators often overlooked in mainstream media. Contributors may publish up to 3 pieces of short fiction, poetry, or visual art. See outskirt-press.com for additional information.

How to Apply

Submit work to outskirtpress@gmail.com along with a short bio describing yourself as a creator. Please send submissions as individual documents or attachments.

Link to Opportunity

outskirt-press.com

Posted

7/16/2018

Borealis Festival of Light
In October 2018 the Borealis Festival of Light will debut in Seattle. Featured light installations will take place in the plazas, parks, and waterfront of the South Lake Union neighborhood. We are looking for all forms of Light Installations that address the theme of Transformation.

Organization

Borealis Festival of Light

Website

https://borealisfestivaloflight.com/call-for-artists/

More Info

Terry Morgan

terry@borealisfestivaloflight.com

(206) 417-0777‬

Deadline to Apply

7/25/2018

Description

New Call for Art!
Light Installations
Curatorial Theme: Transformation

Featured light installations will take place in the plazas, parks, and waterfront of the South Lake Union neighborhood. We are looking for all forms of Light Installations that address the theme of Transformation. Based in South Lake Union, the area has undergone enormous change over the recent past physically, commercially, and socially. We live in a time of transformation. Our technological world is transforming culture, the city, and our individual lives. Explored in diverse ways, this theme has a narrative thread with a wide birth for creative license.

There are 6 sites which will be filled through this call. In particular, we are looking for lit sculptural forms, virtual reality, and alternative light forms that offer an interactive experience. We are looking for a variety of artwork, art that sits at the intersection of art and technology, art that speaks to new possibilities, and also art that humanizes the district. We are looking for inclusive experiences that invite social engagement.
There is an honorarium and mini grants for rentals/supplies.

How to Apply


Application Form on website https://borealisfestivaloflight.com/call-for-artists/
Email attachments:
A scale drawing of the work including site dimensions
Sketch, photoshop image, or photo of the proposed Artwork
One paragraph Bio
A portfolio example of 5-10 images with work sample sheet
A simple Budget Form

Link to Opportunity

https://borealisfestivaloflight.com/call-for-artists/

Posted

7/16/2018

Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Flameworking Demonstrator supports Center Art’s organization mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, accountability and ownership. This is a part-time temporary position. This position will create safe and educational glass demonstrations at our mobile Flameworking studio.

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.chihulygardenandglass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

206-905-2157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description


GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY :



The Flameworking Demonstrator supports Center Art’s organization mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, accountability and ownership. This is a part-time temporary position.

This position will create safe and educational glass demonstrations at our mobile Flameworking studio.



DEMONSTRATOR:

Work independently to demonstrate the basic properties of glass
Produces well-crafted glass objects to demonstrate traditional and contemporary techniques for all audiences
Responsible for pace and quality of the show
Support other demonstrators and work as a team
Responsible for set/up and teardown of equipment and materials


EDUCATOR:

Clearly articulates an accurate and engaging narration of the glass making process to all audiences
Modifies narration to address requirements for specific groups as needed
Interacts with audience; answers questions
Create a welcoming environment in the galleries
Promote a positive, courteous, and professional attitude and appearance to all Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition Team Members and visitors


GENERAL:

Provide information about the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit, other attractions, Seattle and the surrounding area
Sets up work area, tools and equipment as needed
Ensures that Flameworking equipment is in good operating order
Performs routine housekeeping during and after each performance to maintain orderly appearance of work area and stage
Monitors glass and supplies required for demonstrations
Complies with all CGG safety procedures, practices and rules, including wearing safety equipment, close-toed shoes, etc
Daily reporting




OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES :

Sensitivity to visitor’s learning styles and interpretation of the art
Provide information about all areas of the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition.
Maintain working knowledge of all Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition policies and procedures
Know Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition emergency and fire/life/safety procedures.
Reassure the guests in times of emergency and participate as needed in emergency procedures
Other duties as assigned


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED :


2 years of Flameworking experience
1 year experience as an educator or presenter
Working knowledge of Flameworking equipment and safety
Ability to create excellent quality and wide variety of glass objects quickly to required standards
Proficient in using computers, knowledge of MS office a plus but not required
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; professional presentation and demeanor
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work and speak in front of large groups of people
Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures
Professional appearance and attitude
Ability to effectively communicate using the English language
Knowledge of Seattle and surrounding area preferred
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 – Ambulatory, ability to lift up to 50 lbs, ability to climb a ladder, ability to stand for long periods of time, must be able to work outdoors

How to Apply

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1779

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1779

Posted

7/16/2018

Chihuly Garden & Glass
Serve as the guest’s liaison to all Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Space Needle and the surrounding area has to offer. Specifically, engage with guests at the entrance to Chihuly Garden and Glass or at the entrance of Collections Café to answer questions, help in way finding and to promote and sell tickets to Chihuly Garden and Glass, Space Needle and participating partner partners. Promote the value-added services at Chihuly Garden and Glass such as free digital professional photography, gallery and garden tours, and other special programming. Promote locally-curated ticket bundles and excursions. Support Marketing, Partner Promotions, and Collections Café conversion goals. Assist the guest- regardless of whether inquiries concern on-premises or off-premises attractions, facilities, services, or activities. Knows how to provide concise and accurate directions. Assist guests with questions regarding Chihuly Garden and Glass, Space Needle, and general Seattle tourism questions. Promote Collections Café and the ArtPlaza and be able to make reservations for guests wanting to dine.

Organization

Chihuly Garden & Glass

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

2069052157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Essential Functions:

Serve as the guest’s liaison to all Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Space Needle and the surrounding area has to offer.
Specifically, engage with guests at the entrance to Chihuly Garden and Glass or at the entrance of Collections Café to answer questions, help in way finding and to promote and sell tickets to Chihuly Garden and Glass, Space Needle and participating partner partners.
Promote the value-added services at Chihuly Garden and Glass such as free digital professional photography, gallery and garden tours, and other special programming.
Promote locally-curated ticket bundles and excursions.
Support Marketing, Partner Promotions, and Collections Café conversion goals.
Assist the guest- regardless of whether inquiries concern on-premises or off-premises attractions, facilities, services, or activities. Knows how to provide concise and accurate directions.
Assist guests with questions regarding Chihuly Garden and Glass, Space Needle, and general Seattle tourism questions.
Promote Collections Café and the ArtPlaza and be able to make reservations for guests wanting to dine.


Experience & Skills Required: Qualified candidates will have the skills needed to provide excellent guest service and the ability to interact with guests face to face in a professional manner. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to anticipate customer needs. The ideal fit for the position is a motivated self-starter with organizational skills and the ability to feel comfortable initiating a conversation.



Other Ideal Qualifications: Background in customer service, concierge, sales, hospitality, promotional team or tourism industry is preferable. Continued education is a plus.



Physical Demands: Ability to stand and speak for the entire shift with standard breaks. Typical shift is approximately 8 hours. Ability to lift 30 lbs


This position is expected to last through mid-September

How to Apply

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1726

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1726

Posted

7/16/2018

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

Organization

4Culture

Website

4culture.org

More Info

Charlie Rathbun

charlie.rathbun@4Culture.org

(206) 263-1607

Fee to Apply

no fee

Deadline to Apply

8/30/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines and apply on line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

7/16/2018

Jet City Improv
Jet City Improv is seeking an entrepreneurial and visionary Marketing Manager.

Organization

Jet City Improv

Website

www.jetcityimprov.org

More Info

Keith Dahlgren

keith@jetcityimprov.org

206 351-8291x1

Deadline to Apply

7/30/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Jet City Improv (JCI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 as Wing-It Productions, is seeking an entrepreneurial and visionary Marketing Manager to work with the Artistic Director,Managing Director and staff to market to and develop the audience for Jet City Improv. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter addressing why you are interested in a professional management position with an arts organization and how your skills and experience will benefit Jet City Improv to keith@jetcityimprov.org by July 27, 2018. Please, no phone calls.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.jetcityimprov.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Marketing-Position-Announcement-2018.pdf

Posted

7/16/2018

Curator PR for The Shops at The Bravern
The Shops at the Bravern are set to host their very first Fashion Week and art competition. Seattle artists and designers are encouraged to create an entry piece for the art competition. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their design featured on the official Fashion Week tote.

Organization

Curator PR for The Shops at The Bravern

More Info

Solana Tanabe

solana.tanabe@curatorpr.com

(916) 799-3193

Deadline to Apply

7/23/2018

Description

The Shops at The Bravern announced the opening of its first-ever design competition, in which art, fashion and design students and independent designers are encouraged to submit their one-of-a-kind designs for the chance to win $1,000, as well as VIP access to the luxury center’s Fashion Week events, including the opening party on Friday, Sept. 14, and panel discussion, runway show and Neiman Marcus after party on Saturday, Sept. 15. Even more exciting, the winning design will be featured on The Shops at The Bravern’s exclusive Fashion Week tote bag, which will be produced by eco-friendly manufacturer Supreme Creations.

The competition challenges entrants to create a digital design related to art, fashion and The Shops at The Bravern. One winning design will be selected at the end of July by a panel of guest judges, including Matthew Klutznick, General Manager of The Shops at The Bravern and Richard Samuelson, Vice President/General Manager of Neiman Marcus in Bellevue.

How to Apply

• Create an “Extravaganza” themed design to be featured on The Bravern Fashion Week exclusive tote bag
• Preferred dimensions: 11''W x 13''H (38cm x 43cm) visible area plus a 1''(2.5cm) bleed on all sides
• Accepted formats: high resolution JPEG, PDF, PNG, AI or EPS vector file
• Fill out and upload the design in digital form online at https://www.bravernfashionweek.com/art-competition/ by July 22
• Provide a brief explanation for the inspiration of the design

Those interested in learning more about the Bravern’s art competition, as well as to submit their design can do so by visiting: www.bravernfashionweek.com. All submissions are due by midnight on July 22, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

www.bravernfashionweek.com

Posted

7/16/2018

Seattle Opera
Seattle Opera Programs and Partnerships Department is in search of an Education Stage Manager for our upcoming Youth Opera – Odyssey by Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Britney Schroeder

britney.schroeder@seattleopera.org

206.676.5557

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

We anticipate approximately 80 young performers for this year’s production, ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old. The show is approximately 50 minutes in length and performs at Cornish Playhouse. We rehearse on Thursday evenings (4pm-9pm) and Saturdays (10am-3pm). Rehearsals will be held at TPS until we move into our new building later this year (around November).
Additional information:
- Rehearsals begin October 4th, 2018. The SM team will start their prep the week before (24Sep) and will be expected to attend the Parent/Student Orientation Mtg on September 29th.
- We do not rehearse the week of Thanksgiving (November 18th-24th) and or during Winter Break for the schools (December 16th-29th).
- We move to Cornish Playhouse for tech week (23Feb2019-28Feb2019).
- Performances are 01Mar2019 (7PM), 02Mar2019 (2PM and 7PM), and 03Mar2019 (2PM).
- We anticipate the SM team working approximately 11-13 hours/week, with the exception of tech week, which may average closer to 30-35 hours.


How to Apply

If you’re interested in this Education Stage Management opportunity and would like more information, please email Britney Schroeder (Production Manager, Community Projects) at Britney.schroeder@seattleopera.org

Link to Opportunity

https://seattleopera.org/globalassets/downloads/job-descriptions/education-stage-manager.pdf

Posted

7/16/2018

Seattle Opera
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for a School Programs Stage Manager, this is a short term, hourly non-exempt position working between 20-40 hours depending on School Tour activities. We expect work to be available starting in September and running through May 2019.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

School Programs Stage Manager

jobs@seatleopera.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

SCOPE & PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
The School Programs Stage Manager is responsible for supporting the School Tour program during the school year. This program is designed to engage individuals and groups in the component parts of opera.
The ideal individual will possess initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple programs and projects of varying natures simultaneously. Success in this role requires someone who is imaginative, highly motivated, and who can work in a self-directed manner. This role necessitates someone who reflects and inspires creativity, fosters lifelong learning, seeks to provide multiple entry points to the world of opera, and facilitates meaningful exchanges, building capacity for opera throughout our community. This full-time, non-exempt position reports to the School Programs Manager, Programs and Partnerships.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This hourly position is tasked with supporting all aspects of the Programs & Partnerships Department’s School Tour program and will typically work 40 hours per week. The School Tour is a 45-minute opera geared toward young audiences with two casts of five singers each, plus one pianist. This touring production visits approximately 50 elementary schools in Washington State during the 3 month touring season.

The Tour Coordinator must be able to:
• Run all School Tour;
• Successfully run technical rehearsals and call a show;
• Write, distribute, and file Rehearsal and Performance Reports;
• Work closely with the Production Manager and School Programs Manager to ensure shows stay within scope and on schedule;
• Load/unload the touring van for each School Tour performance (with help from the performers) and set up all necessary sound equipment, scenic pieces, costume racks, and props;
• Create an availability calendar for all School Tour performers;
• Attend all School Tour Production Meetings;
• Work with the School Programs Manager as well as teachers and principals to schedule all School Tour performances according to singer availability;
• Communicate effectively with both internal and external parties;
• Act as the Programs & Partnerships Department on-site liaison and facilitator for all
School Tour performances, including leading the post-show question and answer session with student audiences;
• Perform additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Stage Management experience
Knowledge of opera and arts education
Ability to read music
Experience working with young people
Touring experience a plus
Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, issues of social justice and racial equity
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
Experience with body mics and sound equipment a plus
Administrative experience is a plus

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


COMPENSATION
Salary DOE.

How to Apply


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

Link to Opportunity

https://seattleopera.org/globalassets/downloads/job-descriptions/school-tours-stage-manager.pdf

Posted

7/16/2018

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

Organization

Create! Magazine

Website

www.createmagazine.com

More Info

Sarah Mills

info@createmagazine.com

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2018

Description

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

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

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

GUEST CURATOR:

Kaly Scheller-Barrett, Hashimoto Contemporary

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

About Create! Magazine

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

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


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

FEE: $35

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

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

DEADLINE: September 29, 2018

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

How to Apply


https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Link to Opportunity

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Posted

7/16/2018

Museum of National Taipei University of Education
Montue

Organization

Museum of National Taipei University of Education

Website

http://montue.ntue.edu.tw/

More Info

Ms. Chen

montue.artist@gmail.com

at+886-227360316

Deadline to Apply

7/31/2018

Description

MoNTUE has launched the 2019 Dreamin’ MoNTUE Project and open to artist in every artistic discipline from all around the world.

【Aim】
1. To inspire more experimental and multidisciplinary art creations, exploring the potentiality of the museum’s future.

2. To intensify the connections between the museum, campus, community and city,
realizing the true value of art education through exhibitions and educational activities.

3. To encourage both local and foreign emerging artists and curators to participate in this project, establishing a platform for the international exchange of arts and culture.

*Application deadline:2018/07/31
* There is no limit on mediums or forms.

How to Apply

1.The application deadline for the open call is July 31, 2018(23:59:59 CCT). Kindly mail the application via registered mail, express delivery, or drop the application by person to MoNTUE北師美術館 front reception at No.134, Sec. 2, Heping E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.). Postal submissions must be postmarked by June 30,2018; please clearly note “2019 Dreamin’ MoNTUE Open Call” on the envelope, (the deadline is subject to the postmark of the mail). Submissions by e-mail are not accepted.

2.Short of item, hand in overtime or not in accordance with specification will not be accepted.

3.Unaccepted applicant will need to collect their portfolio by registered time be for December, 2018, otherwise the museum will deal with the application files.

4.For any further questions, please contact us by email at montue.artist@gmail.com or contact us during working hours at+886-227360316.

【Download】
Application|https://goo.gl/deE5W5
Floor Plan|https://goo.gl/SyUQca

Link to Opportunity

http://montue.ntue.edu.tw/news/show/174

Posted

7/16/2018

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