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
Jenny Crooks

Application

Deadline

Ongoing
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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Calls for Artists

2018 Arts in Parks temporary art call
The Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities. 10/24/2017
Center City Connector Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four (4) streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line. 2/21/2017
Salmon Bay Pump Station
The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a site integrated or site specific artwork that is reflective of Coast Salish historic and cultural connections to the Salmon Bay and Shilshole areas for SPU’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) Pump Station.2/9/2017

Grants/Funding

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

Artist Rosters

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

Professional Development

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

Looking for Space?

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

Grants

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

Artist Rosters

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

Professional Development

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

Grants

Arts in Parks Program
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
Civic Partners grant
Awarding two-year grants to Seattle arts and cultural organizations and investing in the broad cultural community, helping organizations make a rich variety of arts, heritage and culture opportunities accessible to Seattle residents and visitors.1/1/2016
Cultural Facilities Fund
Awarding grants to Seattle arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with facility renovation like ADA access or new facility projects.
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Work Readiness Arts Program grant
This grant in collaboration with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), funded arts, cultural and community organizations providing programming that linked arts learning and work experiences for Seattle youth ages 12 to 18 years old. This program will not have an open application cycle in 2017.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Professional Development

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

Have rental space?

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

Grants

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

Cultural Space

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

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Manage your award

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

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

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

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


The Press Release

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

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

The Press Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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


Online calendars

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


Daily and weekly papers

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


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

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


Television

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

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

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

2015 smART Ventures Partners

14/48 High School
The World's Quickest Student Theater Festival created, produced and performed by 80 high school aged theater artists.
$850
23rd & Union X Art
A group of community members, artists, architects and businesses will work to create a three-dimensional blackboard installation for community members to engage with.
$900
Across the River Arts
Students from University District Youth Center will curate a show featuring high school student work for the Community Corridor of the Seattle Art Museum. There was also a performance by students that was presented at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
$850
ALASEA INC
A program designed to inform and engage youth and adults with Arts in conjunction with their Drug and Alcohol Therapy. The workshops will take place with Therapeutic Health Service and Consejo Conseling 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 perserverance. The performance will take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
$950
La Sala
A series of readings that compare and explore cultural mythological influences on Filipino poetic works and legacies left by other cultures, such as Spanish and American. The reading will take place at Seattle University and Seattle Public Library.
$950
Arlene Martinez-Vazquez
An adaptation of the Greek Classic, set in a nondescript Latin American dictatorship. The play will be performed at 12th Avenue Arts.
$900
Ian McCutcheon
A multi-disciplinary performance arts installation designed to celebrate the romance and magic of winter, taking place at 12th Avenue Arts.
$600
Mel Ponder Photography
An exhibition at Daybreak Star and CORE Gallery of original portraits of Indigenous people which shows the rich diversity of Native people living in Seattle.
$850
Ashleigh Miller
An evening of dance and new media arts performance with works by emerging local choreographers at Velocity Dance Center on Capitol Hill.
$500
Mary Anne Moorman
Hour-long storytelling presentations at Sand Point Housing Community and Meadowbrook Community Center that will share what it was like growing up in the segregated south at the time of the Civil Rights Movement.
$750
Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
An arts exhibit of Franklin High School students that will include a community event and complimentary workshops to take place at Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
$800
North Seattle Family Resource Center
A fun, cultural and informational event designed by and for African immigrants, refugees and their children. The event will feature dance, music, poetry, fashion show, and children's arts and crafts activities and take place at the Lake City Community Ce
$850
North Seattle Chamber of Commerce
This project is done in partnership with Only in Seattle to support music by multicultural groups in Albert Davis Park for selected Thursdays during the Lake City Farmers Market.
$650
NW Black Pioneers
An annual cultural event that invites the community to participate in activities that merge the music, art and tradition of the African diasporas and supports intergenerational exchange with particular celebration for NW African American Heritage to take
$877
Pacific Northwest Cultural Exchange Council
A concert by the China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra will perform at Benaroya Hall.
$700
Shin Yu Pai
A public art installation in Piper's Orchard that will use natural ripening and stenciling technique on apples in the orchard. The installation will also include complimentary website content.
$800
Panels for Progress
Through a youth and community engagement process, mural panels will be created for the construction site fence at 23rd and East Union Street.
$600
Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts
A Cultural Event at the Ethnic Cultural Theater featuring the intertwined multiethnic origins and evolution of Filipino identity through history, politics and social context.
$950
Susan Noyes Platt
An art exhibition and panel discussion around the subject of migration from diverse perspectives, showing at Columbia City Art Gallery.
$800
Pony World Theater
A production of a play about six American actors and the subconscious racial prejudices that emerge as they create a presentation about the genocide of an African tribe by Jackie Sibblies Drury. Featuring a cast of multicultural actors, the production tak
$700
Emily Pothast
A free, annual, locally run, all-ages event at Volunteer Park that features musicians and artists from the Pacific Northwest region. Emphasis is on supporting local artists and businesses while creating a safe space for the community to enjoy emerging mu
$800
Samantha Serrano
Workshops with Tacho Utrera on Arts and Labor of Son Jarocho. Immigrant day-laborers and the general public will have the opportunity to participate in music workshops taking place at Casa Latina and El Centro de la Raza.
$900
Cherie Seymore-SYMI Production Corporation
A workshop for emerging artists in the music industry to provide realistic information, tools, resources and action steps to make stronger decisions as they pursue their career. The workshop will take place at Seattle Repertory Theater.
$800
Silverkite
An intergenerational theatre production which will tour Seattle retirement communities. The show is performed by an all-women cast ages 15-74 and devised based on their life stories and experiences.
$550
Sound Theatre Company
A production of Marcus Gardley's play that is an adaptation of the Greek Myth of Demeter and Persephone set in the Civil War era in collaboration with Brown Box Theatre and performed at the Center House Theatre.
$700
Kathryn Stewart
An interdisciplinary production of Sam Shepard's play adapted for six actors, interweaving choreography and original music into the text. The play will be performed at The Pocket Theater and Velocity Dance Center.
$800
Sundiata African American Cultural Association
A lecture and panel discussion that will feature Dr. Akinyele Umoja as well as performances from young adult poets at Seattle Center as part of the Sundiata Festival.
$350
Anca Szilagyi
In collaboration with Big Fiction, The Furnace will offer a free public performance that merges literature and theater as well as free workshops for youth at Hollow Earth Radio in the Central District.
$800
Tasveer
A 12-day festival of thought-provoking meaningful films and forums on South Asia and its diaspora to take place in various theaters in Seattle.
$850
Monique Tep-Utley
An event at Jaam Rek Studios in the Central District that will educate the community about the Black Panther Movement through art, music, narratives and items from the 1960's and 70's.
$600
Voices Rising
Creates a community space for artists of color of all disciplines to dialogue about the Black Lives Matter movement. The event will take place at 12th Ave. Arts Black Box Theater on Capitol Hill.
$950
Melanie Voytovich
A musical piece by John Luther Adams written for 9 to 99 percussionists will be performed in Seward Park by local multigenerational percussionists.
$600
Nilka Wherrette
An opportunity for poets to share, through their writing, their interpretation of movement across invisible yet very real boundaries, featuring nationally-recognized poet Natalie Diaz and to take place at the Duwamish Longhouse.
$500
The Whitney Project
A group of teaching artists will work with prostitution survivors to create original works of art as a means of healing and to raise awareness around issues facing this group. A presentation of the work will take place in a venue in downtown.
$800
Elizabeth Wu
An exploratory theater conference designed to activate the histories, contemporary artists, and spaces of Seattle's Asian American community that will take place in various locations throughout the Chinatown-International District.
$700
Yesler Interview Project LLC
A public screening of the film Even the Walls that follows the experience of tenants of Yesler Terrace. The film will be shown at Harvard Exit and another community venue.
$850
Maritess Zurbano
A one-woman play that combines theater and illusions to tell the story of becoming a female Las Vegas magician in a male-dominated field. The performances will take place at the Pocket Theater in Greenwood.
$700

2014 smART Ventures Partners

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

2013 smART Ventures Partners

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

2012 smART Ventures Partners

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

2011 smART Ventures Partners

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

2010 smART Ventures Partners

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

2009 smART Ventures Partners

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

2008 smART Ventures Partners

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

2007 smART Ventures Partners

Samuel Pierce
A Visual Journey Through African-American History. Artist will exhibit a four-panel photo collage of the African American experience for two weeks each in two public schools, culminating in a personal presentation and discussion of black history with students.
$600
Amy Rubin
A two-month residency at the Hutch School, an accredited program for cancer patients and families, offering 20 hours of music instruction, rehearsal and performance for eight students (K-12), culminating in a public showcase for families and caregivers.
$1,000
Redd Legg Dance
Spring 2007 evening-length concert featuring six works choreographed by Kristen Legg and involving 10 dancers plus designers. The company is also targeting a lecture/demo with Billing Middle School in Green Lake.
$750
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Rehearse and present three performances of Arauco, a play by Lope de Vega, in Spanish with English supra-titles. Twenty+ professional/community artists of all ages, Latino-Hispanics and non-Spanish speakers, are coming together to explore this classic work.
$1,000
Theatre Off Jackson
SPF1: No Protection. To present the first International Solo Performance Festival featuring six local artists and one international guest artist for a three-week series that includes one full-length piece and one evening of short theatrical works.
$800
Elspeth Macdonald
At Seattle Public Libraries throughout the city, a trio of performers Los Nietos will present a bilingual (Spanish/English) dramatic narrative of a Mexican-American children's story with music, appropriate for children ages 3 - 12.
$750
Esther Ervin
Revise, print, distribute and present an upgraded edition of a 50-page handbook on document/photo preservation and storage with new text, graphics, images and layout.
$500
La-Tonia Denise Willis
Dark Matter. Produce/present an independent film short/demo (30-minute) transferred from Hi8 to digital form based on a gothic horror tale about the life/identity of an agoraphobic woman and a mystery man.
$750
Brianca Delaney/Divine Light Enterprises
Healing My Broken Womb, a 45-minute. film documenting a personal journey of healing from domestic violence, managing the illnesses it creates and renewal through creativity. To be shared through a public screening and copies gifted to 10 shelters.
$1,000
International Rescue Committee Seattle
Second annual Refugee Artvocacy, providing King County refugee artists and performers the opportunity to share their art and gain pride and exposure, while raising awareness of refugee issues in honor of World Refugee Day.
$1,000
Brian S. Chin
Commission and help develop a major new concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble by composer Daniel Bukvich. Through commissioning and production, the project aims to derive a new "classical" trumpet repertoire for the 21st century.
$750
Los Nortenos
Spicy Words & Voices II. To print a chapbook of literary works in all genres by Latino-Hispanic writers of all ages in Spansih, English and Spanglish for second annual public event on June 16.
$1,000
Gender Odyssey
To present Transfigurations, a photography exhibit by Jana Marcus in support of Trans Awareness Week and Gender Odyssey, a three-day conference in August and September.
$1,000
Robert F. Flor / Pagdiriwang, Inc.
Words Express-Pinoy Playfest. To present five staged readings of original plays by Northwest Filipino writers for the Pagdiriwang Festival in June.
$1,000
Brian Enriquez
GONZO (a newspaper for kids by kids) at Gatewood Elementary is an in-school program to produce a student newspaper by 290 students in grades K-5. Designed to give kids the experience of being heard.
$850
The Hansberry Project at ACT Theatre
Expand audience involvement—especially in the African-American community—by people who don't normally attend theater, through a community engagement program tied to the world premiere of Etta Phifer's Testimonial Shoe Kismet, by University of Washington graduate Shontina Ver
$800
Seattle Print Arts
A Common Language: Seattle/Shenzhen Exhibition Exchange. To print a full-color, 60-page bilingual exhibition catalog that records an artist-initiated exchange with Chinese artists and a week of cultural activities for presentation in August.
$1,000
Service Board
To expand social justice programming to 15 diverse youth experiencing a myriad of setbacks with music lessons. Taught by Rock School musicians via their "tsBand All Access" summer program, culminating with a live performance.
$1,000
Sister Communities
Commission Jovino Santos Neto to compose a 15-minute work for an 20-person multi-national drum orchestra to be chosen and presented by Santos Neto at the All Nations Cup event.
$1,000
Wedgewood Art Festival
Festival featuring local arts and crafts, diverse musical entertainment and a children's art contest as a way to use arts to connect neighborhood residents and build community.
$500
Delridge Neighborhood Devlopment 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
Our Current Opportunities
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
Arts in Parks Program
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
Communications and Outreach Intern <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is seeking a junior or senior college student to assist the Communications and Outreach team in all aspects of managing the Office's events and communications, including preparation and dissemination of print and online marketing materials, pre-event planning and logistics, day-of-event onsite work and planning. The internship requires work in both an office environment and outdoors at events with regular interaction with the general public.8/8/2017
2018 Arts in Parks temporary art call
The Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities. 10/24/2017
Seattle is seeking the next Civic Poet
The Civic Poet Program supports an established poet with a two-year City residency as literary ambassador. In addition to annual City events, the Civic Poet will foster community dialogue and engagement between the public and artists, while celebrating the literary arts. The program emerged from the earlier Poet Populist program and invests in the future of literary arts through community connections.5/8/2017
Salmon Bay Pump Station
The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a site integrated or site specific artwork that is reflective of Coast Salish historic and cultural connections to the Salmon Bay and Shilshole areas for SPU’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) Pump Station.2/9/2017
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Center City Connector Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four (4) streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line. 2/21/2017
The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster now open<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Office of Arts & Culture maintains an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for The Creative Advantage. The roster is a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals. The application to the 2017 community arts partner roster is now open. Deadline: April 18, 20174/18/2017
Outreach & Communications Intern <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Seeking an undergraduate student to intern with the Communications and Outreach team. The Communications and Outreach Team is responsible for office communications (including printed materials, website, blog and social media), outreach efforts and events (internal and external), as well as working with the press and partnering with other organizations to activate and sustain Seattle through arts and culture..2/7/2017
Poetry on Buses <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
“Your Body of Water” Poetry on Buses 2016-2017, has expanded to offer community sourced poetry in nine languages on a broad range of bus, rail and station venues. Residents in King County, Washington is eligible to submit one poem up to 50 words in length on the theme of water online starting May 15 through September 30.9/30/2016
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Professional Development
ARTISTS UP <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Supporting artists of color, including those from other countries or new to our region, with resources, services and programs.
Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT)
The Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT) is a flexible and creative professional development program for artists and arts administrators. SALT combines the need for on-going professional development with the creativity of the sector by bringing interesting, challenging and thought provoking workshops, networking and training to the Seattle’s arts ecology.
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Vashon Center for the Arts
Designing and Producing marketing materials

Organization

Vashon Center for the Arts

Website

vashoncenterforthearts.org

More Info

Angela Gist

Angela@vashoncenterforthearts.org

206-259-3010

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/18/2017

Now open studio
NOW Artist Residency 2018

Organization

Now open studio

Website

nowopenstudio.com

More Info

Chay Albright

nowresidency@gmail.com

5415627559

Fee to Apply

28

Deadline to Apply

10/31/2017

Description

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

NOW Artist Residency 2018

Deadline for Application: Oct. 31, 2017

Notification of Selection: Nov. 12-18, 2017

Residency commences: On or around June 25, 2018



Artists are invited to submit complete applications for the NOW ARTIST RESIDENCY program. Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis. One or two artists will be selected as the recipient(s) for 2018 year. Residency consists of the following:

Individuals stay as guests (no lodging cost) in the NOW Open Studio private garden room for a two week residency.

Artist receives a self guided two week session in Creative Stimulation to redirect their creative thought patterns

Individuals are given peace and privacy to work on their creative health.

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

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

Primary criteria for selection will include:

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

Provide an ideal space for creative inspiration.
Greatly increase the likelihood of future success for the artist.
Offer the opportunity to develop networking opportunites for the artist.
Create a supportive environment
Place the artist in a vital arts community in Portland, OR with a location ideal for meeting and learning from other artists and arts organizations in the city.
Basic conditions for the program:*

The Artist in Residence must remain in good standing, fully using the space and resources provided, for the full duration. Accepting the award constitutes a commitment to the full two week program. NOW believes a two week immersion in the process of NOW plus the culture and energy of Portland, OR is required in order for the program to make its intended positive impact.

NOW open studio reserves the right to document the space and works made during the residency, and to use images in program and organizational promotional material, including websites and publications.

At the conclusion of the residency, the artist must return the space to the same condition in which it was awarded to them (or better).

The NOW RESIDENCY program currently involves no cash award or payment to the artist.

NOW open studio will not conduct the sale of the artist’s work unless it is included in a NOW Exhibition project. The artist may sell their own work (and only their work), from the residency space on their own terms.

* Submission of application indicates agreement to the terms spelled out in this prospectus. A more detailed formal agreement, further clarifying the terms, will be provided upon establishment of the award recipient.

How to Apply

Read more: http://nowopenstudio.com/wp/residency/

Submittable.com https://nowopenstudio.submittable.com/submit

Link to Opportunity

nowopenstudio.com

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Arts Consulting Group

Website

http://artsconsulting.com/

More Info

Nora Reilly

nreilly@artsconsulting.com

8882344236

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

Other key competencies include:

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

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

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

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


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



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

How to Apply

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

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


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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/9/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Start Date

11/09/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/09/2017

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

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

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Operations and Program Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Operations and Program Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

10/16/2017

12th Ave Arts
Calling Artists for Group Winter Show

Organization

12th Ave Arts

Website

http://www.12avearts.org/

More Info

Jewels

gallery@capitolhillhousing.org

Deadline to Apply

10/16/2017

Description

Call to Artists
12 Avenue Arts Gallery is seeking 4 -5 artists to participate in our winter show, “Hygee” scheduled for November 9th 2017.
“Hygge,” a Danish term defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close.

About the Gallery
The 12th Avenue Arts Gallery is located on the second-floor hallway in the 12 Ave Arts.
The Gallery’s Committee selects works and collections for exhibition. We host approximately 4-5 shows annually including local individuals and groups. We have a standing Call to Artists who wish to submit their works for consideration.

Terms
To sell work, artists may put up contact information and pricing. 12 Ave Arts neither coordinates any sales nor takes a portion of the sale proceeds. Artists must sign a CHH Hold Harmless agreement. The Gallery Committee is under no obligation to provide the artist or group with an explanation as to why their submission was accepted or rejected. Please be aware that artists will not be responsible for the installation & de-installation as we have a professional curator to hang your artwork.


12 Ave Arts Gallery Committee

How to Apply


Interested artist should submit your work no later than October 16th and follow the submission guidelines below electronically with a proposal for exhibition to gallery@capitolhillhousing.org including:
(1) Artist’s biography / statement
(2) Samples of work submitted for consideration

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

206-905-2157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

EMBRACING THE VIBRANCY OF THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

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

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

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

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

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

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

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

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



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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Website

https://www.5thavenue.org/

More Info

Ben Leifer

bleifer@5thavenue.org

206-260-2118

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Please email your application to humanresources@5thavenue.org

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/14/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

11/14/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/14/2017

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

Fee: $70 member; $95 non-member

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

11/15/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/17/2017

End Time

09:00 PM

Cost

$200 member; $235 non-member

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

501 Commons
Springboard is a capacity-building planning program for arts, cultural, heritage, and design organizations.

Organization

501 Commons

Website

www.501commons.org

More Info

Catherine Nueva Espana

catherine@501commons.org

207-206-6704 x 113

Deadline to Apply

10/17/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

Please fillout our online application form https://www.501commons.org/services/vol-mgmt-and-cohort-programs/springboard-application

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

KEXP
Friends of KEXP is currently seeking applicants to join the KEXP Development Team! The KEXP Development Team is dedicated to building and nurturing philanthropic relationships with donors to the station, helping music-lovers and artists feel engaged in the KEXP Community, and communicating effectively about the ways KEXP enriches people’s lives by championing music and discovery.

Organization

KEXP

Website

http://www.kexp.org

More Info

Deadline to Apply

10/19/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

The Development Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position responsible for supporting administrative as well as donor and listener support programs and experiences designed to increase awareness of and deepen participants’ relationships with KEXP. Additionally, this position will be responsible for ongoing support of KEXP fundraising drives. The ideal candidate possesses exemplary customer service skills and the ability to organize and perform a series of ongoing, detailed, and repeating administrative tasks, including database support.

KEXP is a Seattle-based non-commercial radio station and dynamic arts organization that provides rich music experiences on the air, online, and on the streets. More than 200,000 listeners from around the world tune in to the station each week over the air and online, and KEXP produces and broadcasts over 500 live performances each year.

KEXP’s programming staff of 40 DJs, who are widely recognized as experts in their field, present emerging artists alongside established bands. Both variety mix and specialty shows spotlight new sounds as well as long-time favorites from the Pacific Northwest, across the country, and around the world.

The compensation is competitive and the benefits are generous. KEXP’s studios and offices are located on the Seattle Center campus in the Lower Queen Anne area of Seattle.

Department: Development

Reports to: Stewardship Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Status: Regular, Full-Time

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Position Summary: The Development Coordinator supports the Development department’s Annual Giving and Major Giving programs and their commitment to excellent donor and listener customer service. This position performs a variety of functions that ensures a positive donor experience and supports the station’s fundraising goals by playing a key role in supporting the stewardship, cultivation and solicitation of KEXP donors. Providing exemplary service, this position frequently anticipates and exceeds donor and listener expectations by providing accurate and attentive database and donor record maintenance, donor communications, administrative functions, fundraising campaign support, and assistance with donor events.


Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

Provides exemplary and timely customer service to donors by phone, email and in person. Answers incoming calls and email to Donor Services during office hours, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Maintains a goal of returning voicemail and unanswered email within 72 hours of receipt and is responsible for distributing donor inquiries to supervisors and other staff, as appropriate.

Supports Development team colleagues by providing administrative support and timely execution of donor communications, donor stewardship, thank you gift mailings, solicitations, gift processing, pledge reminders and campaign efforts spanning multiple channels.

Coordinates and performs regular database maintenance and donor record updates in multiple systems, including outreach for expired credit card numbers, non-deliverable email addresses, returned mail and duplicate accounts. Ensures accurate, up-to-date data about current and prospective donors is available to the Development team at all times; maintains strict confidentiality of all donor information.

Works with colleagues to develop, update, edit and implement Donor Services policies and procedures.

Completes renewal and gift increase processes for KEXP’s sustaining gift program, including annual rollovers of sustaining gifts, completing donor requests for increased gifts, thank you gift entry, and troubleshooting of problem accounts.

Works with Development, Information Services, and Admin colleagues to process gifts, correct gift processing errors, and ensure constituent information is recorded accurately.

Works with partner companies and KEXP donors to ensure timely fulfillment and verification of matching gift requests.

Accurately updates and maintains premium inventory tracking; processes staff merchandise request forms and distributes requests.

Coordinates and manages volunteers for donor services, mailing parties, various fundraising campaigns and other special projects as assigned and pertaining to Development team needs; hires and oversees Development Intern(s).

Provides support and assists with donor stewardship and outreach events, such as VIP concerts, donor parties and drive-related stewardship events as needed.

Provides Development team with research and creation of special data reporting projects as needed.

Supervises phone room, resolves donor inquiries, processes complex gifts, audits data entry and executes post-drive assignments and other related activities as needed during fundraising drives.

Manages projects as assigned and utilizes project management software to manage tasks, assignment and deadlines.

Schedules tours and donor visits for Annual Giving donors; coordinates staff to lead tours.

Supports morale and mood of fundraising drive staff and volunteers in order to create an effective fundraising atmosphere and successful drive.

Processes sweepstakes entries, winner selection and notification, and arranges prize delivery.


General Organizational Responsibilities:

Maintains thorough understanding of KEXP organizational policies, including employee handbook; follows policies and leads by example.

Ensures that all expenditures under the Development Coordinator purview are in line with and reported according to KEXP policies; meets all fiscal reporting deadlines as set forth by organization, including the timely submission of expense reports by self and all direct reports (if applicable).

Manages payroll submission for self and all direct reports (if applicable) in compliance with KEXP policies, including timely submission of payroll for processing and arranging appropriate coverage of payroll obligations while out of office.


Non-essential duties:

Assists with other organizational activities as directed.

Supervision Received: Position reports to the Stewardship Manager

Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises Development Interns and Donor Services volunteers.



Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year of experience in a fundraising or business office; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.



Position Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience at navigating the complexities of donor relationships.
Experience with computerized database software.
High level of typing accuracy and speed
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and shows ability to learn new business software programs.
Must be able to work an irregular schedule, evenings or weekends as needed, and additional hours during peak times, as required.
Skillful in managing calendar according to weekly and monthly responsibilities, with flexibility and attention to deadlines.
Frequently moves supplies and/or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Outstanding attention to detail.
Commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy.
Demonstrated ability to maintain awareness and understanding of the objective(s) during project and task execution.
Strong self-motivation and independence in carrying out responsibilities, organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks, and meeting deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills - both written and verbal - which transcend diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams, as well as provide consistent, high-quality service to a wide variety of internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional demeanor, especially while working in a fast-paced environment of constant demands and frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation, and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution.
Deep knowledge, appreciation for, and understanding of KEXP programming and mission.
Ability to embody the community-oriented spirit of KEXP to both internal and external constituents.


Physical Requirements: Long periods of being in a stationary position; operating a computer and other office equipment; frequently moving to/from various work areas; frequently communicating by phone and email; frequently remaining in a stationary position during meetings, discerning meeting content, expressing oneself, and exchanging accurate information; frequently moving to/from off-site meeting and/or event locations; frequently moves supplies and/or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.



Working Conditions: Primary location in typical business office environment, with frequent meetings and event attendance at a variety of off-site locations.



General sign-off:

The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to such policies.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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Compensation & Benefits: This position offers a pay range of $18-19 per hour (DOE) and a generous benefits package which includes medical/dental/vision coverage, participation in retirement plan options, and much more.

How to Apply

Apply Online: https://kexp.simplicant.com/jobs/25262-development-coordinator/detail

Link to Opportunity

https://kexp.simplicant.com/jobs/25262-development-coordinator/detail

Posted

10/16/2017

KEXP
KEXP is looking for a skilled event planner and multi-tasker to fill the role of Events Producer. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented professional with previous event planning, fundraising, and artist booking experience, as well as a passion for creating music experiences that deepen the connection of listeners to KEXP. The Events Producer will be responsible for planning, execution, and evaluation of assigned events, working closely with both internal and external stakeholders. This is a regular, full-time position.

Organization

KEXP

Website

http://www.kexp.org

More Info

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

KEXP is a Seattle-based non-commercial radio station and dynamic arts organization that provides rich music experiences on the air, online, and on the streets. More than 200,000 listeners from around the world tune in to the station each week over the air and online, and KEXP produces and broadcasts over 500 live performances each year.

KEXP’s programming staff of 40 DJs, who are widely recognized as experts in their field, present emerging artists alongside established bands. Both variety mix and specialty shows spotlight new sounds as well as long-time favorites from the Pacific Northwest, across the country, and around the world.

The compensation is competitive and the benefits are generous. KEXP’s studios and offices are located on the Seattle Center campus in the Lower Queen Anne area of Seattle.

Department: Events

Reports to: Events Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Status: Regular, Full-Time

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Position Summary: The Events Producer works as a member of the Events team to support ongoing event planning, execution, and evaluation of experiences designed to increase awareness of and deepen participants’ relationships with KEXP. Through events, the Events Producer builds and strengthens relationships with listeners, donors, and the general public, ensuring that KEXP’s stakeholders have meaningful experiences with the station.


Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

Works independently and in conjunction with the Events Manager and Events Team to plan and execute KEXP events and successfully activate KEXP public spaces. Programs include, but are not limited to, donor cultivation and stewardship experiences, concerts, public seminars, private events, lectures, rentals, and installations.

Leads events as assigned by Events Manager, providing detailed analysis of event performance through timely post-mortem reports.

Develops an event plan for each assigned event and uses budgeting, planning, and marketing tools to remain organized.

Ensures clear, accurate, professional, and timely communications with Events Manager and all KEXP stakeholders on assigned tasks and events.

Works with labels, artists, and DJs to book talent, create a program, and draft talking points/emcee notes for KEXP events.

Oversees the event budgets and provides post-event budget analysis reporting to ensure accurate budget management and works toward achieving or exceeding event revenue goals.

Coordinates detailed events logistics, including timeline, transportation/parking and security issues, selecting menus and décor, negotiating and retaining caterers and other vendors, and works with artists, managers, and record labels to meet hospitality requirements.

Takes into consideration all possible internal and external stakeholders and works in cooperation to develop various aspects of an event, including overall plan, theme, timeline, invitations, registration, final guest list, special guest requests, hospitality, and other areas as needed.

Recognizes the importance of donor, client partnership, and programing events, the difference between them, and what is required for each to ensure a successful event.

Collaborates and professionally communicates with KEXP partners outside the organization, including sponsors, venues, vendors, music industry representatives, artists and other nonprofits, and works to create, build, and strengthen relationships with those partners on behalf of KEXP.

Experience in working with stakeholders to create promotional pieces such as poster design, on-air copy, web page copy, info one sheet, and promo scheduling.

Communicates clearly, accurately, and professionally about events with KEXP staff, donors, invitees and guests, including invitations, event collateral materials, briefing materials and speaking points.

Prioritizes and attends all KEXP staff and Events Team related meetings as requested by the Events Manager and comes prepared with a positive attitude to fully participate and contribute.

Maintains an accurate inventory of all events equipment and supplies, including but not limited to wine, beer, plates, cutlery, napkins, decor, misc. party supplies and signage, and keeps the team updated on stock.

Supports the Annual Giving Team during fundraising drives and assists in gathering supplies and premiums, as needed.


General organizational responsibilities:

Maintains thorough understanding of KEXP organizational policies, including employee handbook; follows policies and leads by example.

Prioritizes all KEXP work and plans and schedules accordingly.

Ensures that all expenditures under the Events Producer’s purview are in line with and reported according to KEXP policies; meets all fiscal reporting deadlines as set forth by the organization, including the timely submission of expense reports by self and all direct reports (if applicable).

Manages payroll submission for self in compliance with KEXP policies, including timely submission of payroll for processing and arranging appropriate coverage of payroll obligations while out of office.


Supervision Received: Position reports to the Events Manager.



Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises volunteers and interns.



Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least two to three years of fundraising and concert event production experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.



Position Qualifications:

Experience working with music venues, including booking, contracts, and negotiation.

Experience working with and negotiating contracts with artists, artist management, and labels.

Ability to negotiate catering contracts and be able to determine proper quantities of food and beverage while mindful of budget and waste.

Experience working with sponsors and providing recognition.

Experience planning or executing events for nonprofit donors, with appreciation of the varying audiences and formalities involved.

Must be able to work an irregular schedule including additional hours during peak times, evenings, weekends, and occasionally holidays as needed or required.

Valid Washington State Driver's License, as minimal local travel is required, with nights and weekend coverage at events.

Proficiency with desktop publishing software, Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, broadcast email software, and database management.

Outstanding attention to detail.

Commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy.

Ability to take initiative and use independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.

Strong self-motivation and independence in carrying out responsibilities, organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks, and meeting deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal, presentation, relationship-building, and communication skills - both written and verbal - which transcend diverse audiences.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams, as well as provide consistent, high-quality service to a wide variety of internal and external constituents.

Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional and positive demeanor, especially while working in a fast-paced environment of constant demands and frequent interruptions.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation, and positive reaction to change and conflict resolution.

Deep knowledge, appreciation for, and understanding of KEXP programming and mission.

Ability to embody the community-oriented spirit of KEXP to both internal and external constituents.


Physical Requirements: Long periods of being in a stationary position; operating a computer and other office equipment; frequently moving to/from various work areas; occasionally ascending/descending stairs; frequently communicating by phone and email; frequently meeting, discerning content, expressing oneself, and exchanging accurate information; frequently moving to/from off-site meeting and/or event locations; moving supplies and/or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 20 pounds regularly.



Working Conditions: Primary location in typical business office environment, with frequent meetings and event attendance at a variety of off-site locations.



General sign-off:

The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to such policies.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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Compensation & Benefits: Annual salary of $48,000 and a generous benefits package which includes medical/dental/vision coverage, participation in retirement plan options, and much more.

How to Apply

Apply Online: https://kexp.simplicant.com/jobs/25296-events-producer/detail

Link to Opportunity

https://kexp.simplicant.com/jobs/25296-events-producer/detail

Posted

10/16/2017

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

More Info

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Coordinate all live music shows from load in to load out

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

CoCA
Gallery Management Internship at CoCA

Organization

CoCA

Website

www.cocaseattle.org

More Info

Judy Rayl

judy@cocaseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

Modern Enterprises
Are you an artist working with light or partnering with technology? Seattle is going to be home to the first Video Mapping Festival in the nation. In October 2018 the Borealis Festival of Light will debut in Seattle. The festival is about a year out, but we are asking artists to join us and explore the possibilities. There will be an open call for artists, art and technology partnerships, community partnerships, video mapping and art installations.

Organization

Modern Enterprises

Website

www.marycoss.com http://www.modernenterprises.com/#home

More Info

Mary Coss

cossmary@gmail.com

206-769-1151

Deadline to Apply

10/22/2017

Description

Are you an artist working with light or partnering with technology? Seattle is going to be home to the first Video Mapping Festival in the nation. Modern Enterprises is partnering with Maxin10sity of Budapest to establish a new annual Seattle event, Borealis Festival of Light.

The festival is about a year out, but we are asking artists to join us and explore the possibilities. There will be an open call for artists, art and technology partnerships, community partnerships, video mapping and art installations. Join us to learn more about the festival and to find out how you can be involved. The open call will be posted in early 2018.

In October 2018 the Borealis Festival of Light will debut in Seattle. Based at the Museum of History and Industry on Lake Union, a new world of light and color will encompass South Lake Union for five nights October 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, showcasing an international video mapping presentation and light art installations from Northwest and international artists.

How to Apply

Join us and meet the organizing artists

Location: MadArt 325 Westlake Ave N
When: Friday October 20, 2017 4-6pm

The Artist Call will be posted in early 2018

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

WomenCinemakers

Website

http://womencinemakers.com/

More Info

Francis L. Quettier

womencinemakers@berlin.com

6205386106

Fee to Apply

No application fees

Deadline to Apply

2/28/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

DEADLINE February 28th, 2018

Link to Opportunity

http://womencinemakers.com/

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

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

More Info

Maggie O'Rourke

OSPResidency@SeattleArtMuseum.org

(206)748-9282

Deadline to Apply

11/17/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Nordic Heritage Museum

Website

www.nordicmuseum.org

More Info

Michael Ide

michaeli@nordicmuseum.org

1206789570712

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

City of Bellevue

Website

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

More Info

Scott MacDonald

smacdonald@bellevuewa.gov

425-452-4852

Deadline to Apply

11/6/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

Blanton Turner
Looking for Seattle Makers and Artisans

Organization

Blanton Turner

Website

www.blantonturner.com

More Info

Reed Dunn

rdunn@blantonturner.com

2069731983

Fee to Apply

Free to apply, participate

Deadline to Apply

10/27/2017

Description

We are now accepting applications for the second-annual Holiday Pop-Up Market at Broadway Market as part of Shop Small Saturday in the heart of Capitol Hill. The event will feature a curated group of about 20 artisans and crafters selling gifts and merchandise with a focus on holiday gift giving.

The one-day event is advertised in local media and online, drawing an audience of buyers into the common spaces of Broadway Market (home of QFC).

The event is planned for Saturday, November 25, 2017.

How to Apply

Send your contact information, product description(s) and a link to your online store, if applicable, to Reed Dunn at rdunn@blantonturner.com by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, for consideration.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

12th Avenue Arts Gallery
12 Avenue Arts Gallery is seeking 4 -5 artists to participate in our winter show scheduled for November 9th 2017.

Organization

12th Avenue Arts Gallery

More Info

gallery@capitolhillhousing.org

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

10/19/2017

Description

Call to Artists
12 Avenue Arts Gallery is seeking 4 -5 artists to participate in our winter show scheduled for November 9th 2017.
Interested artist should submit your work no later than October 16th and follow the submission guidelines below electronically with a proposal for exhibition to gallery@capitolhillhousing.org including:

(1) Artist’s biography / statement
(2) Samples of work submitted for consideration

About the Gallery
The 12th Avenue Arts Gallery is located on the second-floor hallway in the 12 Ave Arts.
The Gallery’s Committee selects works and collections for exhibition. We host approximately 4-5 shows annually including local individuals and groups. We have a standing Call to Artists who wish to submit their works for consideration.

How to Apply

Terms
To sell work, artists may put up contact information and pricing. 12 Ave Arts neither coordinates any sales nor takes a portion of the sale proceeds. Artists must sign a CHH Hold Harmless agreement. The Gallery Committee is under no obligation to provide the artist or group with an explanation as to why their submission was accepted or rejected. Please be aware that artists will not be responsible for the installation & de-installation as we have a professional curator to hang your artwork.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

apexart
Open call for exhibition proposals

Organization

apexart

Website

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

More Info

Elizabeth Larison

elizabeth.larison@apexart.org

212-431-5270

Fee to Apply

none

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

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

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


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

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


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


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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

Seattle Opera
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Facilities Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position. This position reports to CFO/COO.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Nancy Vive

nancy.vive@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Facilities Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Facilities Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position. This position reports to CFO/COO.

BASIC FUNCTION: The Facilities Manager is responsible for all aspects of facility management. This position is responsible for assessing, addressing, and coordinating building maintenance, upkeep, and general needs with staff and other outside vendors.

Oversees and insures that all Facilities projects are executed in a timely manner and that critical deadlines are met in a consistent and orderly fashion. This oversight over the opera facilities includes the physical building, telephones, supplies, office equipment, building security, safety, janitorial needs, as well as, other needs and concerns identified by the CFO/COO.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

· Work with the external Project Management team to manage construction of the new Seattle Opera headquarter at Seattle Center (Seattle Opera at the Center or SOATC). Primary responsibility for managing the company's move into the SOATC location.
· Supports in planning and strategies for all future Facilities needs.
· Insures compliance with all applicable health, safety and building codes.
· Prioritizes, assigns and oversees daily maintenance projects.
· Managing and negotiating outside vendor contracts in relation to facilities.
· Keeps books on expenses and revenues for all Facility/Operation Department projects. Routes approvals of check requests. Reconciles these books with the Accounting Department's General Ledger, and provides reports to the CFO/COO.
· Distributes and tracks Purchase Orders for all Facility Department purchases. Proofs all P.O.'s that go through the department, and route for approval. Provides information and answer questions on P.O.'s for the CFO/COO.
· Oversees and insures that all Facilities Department records, policies, and programs are kept up to date and applicable to current conditions. This includes all existing schedules, calendars, drawings, permits, notes, memos, and other project documentation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated facility management experience.
• Experience and knowledge of HVAC systems.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also work as a member of the team.
• Ability to work under deadlines and multi tasking.
• Able to demonstrate advanced technical knowledge of the repair and maintenance of commercial buildings, related equipment, and systems including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems, and building materials
• Efficient and effective in project management, time management, organization planning and prioritizing work.
• Familiar with OSHA, WISHA and DOSH regulations
• Proficient computer skills including Microsoft office and Outlook programs.

How to Apply


Contact:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to jobs@seattleopera.org or by mail to Seattle Opera, Attn: Facilities Manager, or mail to 1020 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109.

Link to Opportunity

www.seattleopera.org

Posted

9/29/2017

Pike Place Market
Under the general direction of the Daystall & Arts Program Manager, the Daystall Program Coordinator I has the primary responsibility of helping with management of daily Craft & Farm table rentals, and supporting smooth daily Daystall operations, including tenant support and rules enforcement. This position is an active team member of the Daystall Department/Farm Department team.

Organization

Pike Place Market

Website

pikeplacemarket.org

More Info

Erica Bates

erica@pikeplacemarket.org

206-774-5248

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description


SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):

1.Responsible for the daily table rentals and operations of the Market
daystalls.

2.Work as a member of the Daystall team by performing daily Market Master duties such as farm and crafts table assignments, craft roll call and rules compliance rounds.

3.Maintain close communication with all farmers, craftspeople, and buskers to inform them of relevant Market matters.

4.Provide assistance and support to the Sr. Market Master/Daystall Manager as part of the Daystall team.

5.Help manage and update records for Daystall Department, including annual Craft and Busker permitting.

6.Assist as needed with program activities including annual rule review, studio inspections, craft screenings, vendor recruitment, vendor business education offerings, and special events.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

The ability to work with diverse and independent individuals, balance support and enforcement functions, and multitask effectively in a dynamic workplace.


QUALIFICATIONS:

•B.A. or H.S. Diploma plus college coursework in business, communication, or work/life equivalent.
•Strong group leadership skills or demonstrated potential to grow in that capacity.
•Experience or aptitude in event and program planning and execution.
•Strong working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook & the Internet.
•Experience in dealing with the public and the ability to maintain professional boundaries.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, articulate and tactful, conflict resolution; ability to work effectively both independently and in team settings.
•Background or demonstrated interest in any of the following a plus: arts, crafts, business of selling arts or crafts (including arts, crafts or farmers markets), understanding of various techniques of artistic or craft production.
•Valid driver’s license and experience driving a box van truck recommended.


OPERATING ENVRIONMENT:

•Position requires ability to work both in a structured office setting and in outdoor Market settings in all seasons.
•Requires lifting up to 75 lbs on a regular basis.
•Requires daily walking through the Market a minimum of 3 miles per day.
•Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, weekends, and holidays.

COMPENSATION:
Starting Salary Range: DOE. Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, term life, and LTD insurance for employee, with Section 125 Plan for un-reimbursed medical/dependent care costs. Pension plan offered after one year and deferred comp plan available immediately.

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submit resume, and Cover letter in one of the following manners: Fax to (206) 625-0646, email to erica@pikeplacemarket.org or by mail: Pike Place Market PDA, Attn: Human Resources, 85 Pike Street, Room 500, Seattle, WA 98101, or apply in person. The position will be opened until filled.

Link to Opportunity

http://pikeplacemarket.org/employment-opportunities

Posted

9/29/2017

Teatro ZinZanni
The Lighting Substitute operates the lighting system on a substitute basis, when the lighting supervisor cannot. This person is responsible for the care and maintenance of the lighting equipment as needed, when repairs are necessary for the operation of the show they are running. Lighting Substitute trains with the Lighting Supervisor to be able to successfully run the lighting console for the show. Lighting Substitute may also be asked to create a lighting plot for special events, as needed. Position begins in Sept. 2017.

Organization

Teatro ZinZanni

Website

teatrozinzanni.com

More Info

Debbie Scott

dscott@zinzanni.com

2062817788

Deadline to Apply

10/15/2017

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Lighting Substitute operates the lighting system on a substitute basis, when the lighting supervisor cannot. This person is responsible for the care and maintenance of the lighting equipment as needed, when repairs are necessary for the operation of the show they are running. Lighting Substitute trains with the Lighting Supervisor to be able to successfully run the lighting console for the show. Lighting Substitute may also be asked to create a lighting plot for special events, as needed. Position begins in Sept. 2017.

SHOW SUMMARY
Teatro ZinZanni presents a full evening of entertainment, combining cirque artists, European cabaret, contortionists, jugglers and illusionists with live music and a gourmet multi-course meal. Set in an antique jewel box tent imported from Belgium ""Love, Chaos and Dinner” is located in Marymoor Park.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsibilities:
• Trains with the Lighting Supervisor on the operation of the lighting console for each show, as needed
• Operates the lighting console for specific shows, as decided by the PSM
• Makes adjustments to cue lists and programming, as necessitated by the show
• Program and operate intelligent/conventional lighting console for shows as needed
• Responsible for quality control, some maintenance and repair of lighting equipment
• Maintains the integrity of the lighting design while the Lighting Supervisor is out
• Maintains notes system for the Lighting Supervisor, ensuring they receive any/all notes about changes to the show while they were out
• Ensures that company safety guidelines are followed and implemented on site
• Keeps the lighting booth clean and organized
• Promotes positive team atmosphere onsite
• Attends rehearsal as requested by the PSM or Lighting Designer
• Attends meetings as needed
• Stays current with new and developing trends in the lighting industry



MEASURABLE STANDARDS
• Must perform in a professional manner at all times, maintaining a positive attitude and providing positive “public relations.”
• Accountable. Able to be present and on time for meetings, rehearsal and show calls.
• Able to provide timely completion of duties: meet deadlines. Knows when to issue request for assistance when appropriate.
• Ability to work and communicate well with all types of staff utilizing voice mail, email, computers, fax machines, copiers, and proper use of memos and other office communications.
• Ability to work well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.
• Must be able to maintain confidences.
• Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Respectful of the rights of others.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Essential minimum skills, education, and experience:
• 3 years professional stage lighting experience
• Ability to program and operate various conventional and intelligent lighting consoles
• Proficient in Ion lighting software, moving light consoles, moving light and scroller fixtures, troubleshooting, and repairs
• MIDI a plus
• Knowledge of theatrical dimming systems and electrical system basics
• Patient
• Calm presence
• Works well collaborating with people
• Ability to lead others
• Excellent eye for detail
• Knowledge of technical production
• Ability to articulate and communicate technical problems
• Able and willing to work additional hours
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel computer programs
• Able to lift 60 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT
Works in a performance environment. Position deals directly with the cast, band, and restaurant staff and customers. Primary show schedule is Wednesday through Sunday. Lighting substitute runs shows as needed. Schedule is organized by the PSM, in collaboration with Lighting Supervisor and Lighting Substitute.

Call times are: Wednesday-Saturday: 3pm -11pm, Sundays: 2pm to 10pm as the work/show schedule require.

The primary schedule will change due to show calendar revisions/ticket sales. Changeovers and holidays will require additional hours and/or days.

NOTES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

For all shows, must wear “dress blacks” as approved by Costume Designer and Production Stage Manager. Must have a professional appearance.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to production-jobs@zinzanni.com

Link to Opportunity

https://zinzanni.com/seattle/jobs

Posted

9/29/2017

Teatro ZinZanni
WARDROBE SUB over hire position available at TZZ Touring (Teatro ZinZanni). The Wardrobe Substitute is responsible for all wardrobe related needs for performances, including but not limited to costume maintenance & repairs, laundry, dry-cleaning prep, pre-show preparation, performer dressing assistance, quick changes, make up and wig application & maintenance. The Sub fills in when the Wardrobe Lead is not scheduled and attends to performers and waitstaff laundering repairs one day a week on an established regular basis. Training days are pre-planned in advance of every new Show changeover. This position is a part time position. Teatro ZinZanni operates under the IATSE Theatrical Wardrobe Union.

Organization

Teatro ZinZanni

Website

teatrozinzanni.com

More Info

Debbie Scott

dscott@zinzanni.com

2062817788

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY
WARDROBE SUB over hire position available at TZZ Touring (Teatro ZinZanni). The Wardrobe Substitute is responsible for all wardrobe related needs for performances, including but not limited to costume maintenance & repairs, laundry, dry-cleaning prep, pre-show preparation, performer dressing assistance, quick changes, make up and wig application & maintenance. The Sub fills in when the Wardrobe Lead is not scheduled and attends to performers and waitstaff laundering repairs one day a week on an established regular basis. Training days are pre-planned in advance of every new Show changeover. This position is a part time position. Teatro ZinZanni operates under the IATSE Theatrical Wardrobe Union.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities:

• Assist performers with all costume changes, as needed, including corset tying/lacing, wig attachment and quick changes.

• Prepare wardrobe, wigs, facial hair and make up items and dress performers used in offsite appearances or performances.

• Report clear and concise notes to Costume Shop Manager and Wardrobe Lead.

• Responsible for completion of Show Notes, as delegated

• Maintain laundry rotation for cast, crew, staff and band as needed as the sub.

• Clean dressing room counters/mirrors and Green Room, maintaining nightly when needed per shift.

• Maintain order and cleanliness of Wardrobe Room while working.

• Work closely with the Stage Manager and Back Stage Manager as needed on the show to facilitate smooth show operations.

• Perform outlined duties with the highest degree of quality service
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as required



Measurable Standards:
• Provide updates and maintenance of all wardrobe related records and lists during show run and make sure the Wardrobe Lead has those notes
• Excellent communication with Shop Manager and Wardrobe Lead regarding any and all wardrobe related needs or problems
• Motivated, reliable and a team player
• Able to handle stressful situations in a calm, collected manner


QUALIFICATIONS
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Has 2 years past Dressing experience
• Works well independently and with others
• Excellent sewing and costume repair skills
• Excellent eye for detail
• Basic Wig and Make Up skills
• Responsible, organized and maintains acceptable workspace cleanliness
• Responds to challenges and learns quickly
• Good computer knowledge in Word, Excel and Google docs
• Drivers license
• Able to lift and move 30lbs on a daily bases
• Has adequate hand strength for dressing performers


WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT
Works in a theatrical environment.
Primary schedule as show sub-dresser will be one regular day a week (Monday) for general maintenance work including costume repairs and laundering needs.
The show evening schedule is standardly 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm on show nights, to be scheduled when needed by the wardrobe lead.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to production-jobs@zinzanni.com

Link to Opportunity

https://zinzanni.com/seattle/jobs

Posted

9/29/2017

Endolyne Children's Choir
Children’s Choir Director for Debut (K-2) and Encore (3-5) choirs. Less than part-time work, based in West Seattle.

Organization

Endolyne Children's Choir

Website

http://endolynechoir.org/

More Info

Kathleen L.

endolyneboard@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Lead a one-hour rehearsal per week for each of these two ensembles:
Debut Choir (K - 2nd grades; approx. 20-25 members) and Encore Choir
(3rd - 5th grades; approx. 15-20 members.) Both choirs rehearse on
Tuesdays: Debut, from 4:30-5:30; Encore, from 5:45-6:45.
 Manage programming, scheduling and general organization for both
Debut and Encore Choirs. This includes maintaining a music education
and performance program to benefit our members and our organization.
Repertoire to include traditional children’s choral music, classical and folk
songs, and simply-staged musicals.
 Maintain strong relationships with our members, their families, staff, and
the Board of Directors.
 Actively participate with our Board of Directors in promoting and
developing our organization. Attend monthly Board meetings. Network
and nurture relationships within the arts community.
 Follow and adhere to the Choir’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles
(attached.)

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to endolyneboard@gmail.com or via mail to:

Endolyne Children’s Choir
Attn. Board of Directors
3050 California Ave SW
Seattle, Wa 98116

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/29/2017

Seattle Opera
The Tour Coordinator is responsible for supporting a number of programs and projects that are generally designed to engage individuals and groups with opera through performance-related events. .

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Nancy Vive

nancy.vive@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

This position is tasked with supporting all aspects of the Education Department’s touring programs, including the Youth Opera Project, the School Tour Program, Community Previews, Teen Vocal Studio, Artful Aging, and others, and will:
• Work with Seattle Opera staff to maintain maximum effectiveness of programs
• Coordinate Teaching Artist and Performing Artist assignments and participate in planning meetings for program implementation
• Administer registrations
• Act as the Education Department on-site liaison and facilitator for all touring programs, performances, and related events.
• Coordinate with venues to schedule rehearsals, performances, and events
• Prepare learning and support materials for programs
• Identify existing needs and emerging priorities for creative community programs to provide efficient support systems for teaching artists and students, and to ensure effective program development in concordance with Seattle Opera’s Long Range Plan
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with young people
Knowledge of opera and/or performing arts education
Ability to read music
Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of social justice and racial equity
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
Stage Management and/or Project Management experience 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 vehicle to performance venues across Washington state to support touring programs

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

This position is tasked with supporting all aspects of the Education Department’s touring programs, including the Youth Opera Project, the School Tour Program, Community Previews, Teen Vocal Studio, Artful Aging, and others, and will:
• Work with Seattle Opera staff to maintain maximum effectiveness of programs
• Coordinate Teaching Artist and Performing Artist assignments and participate in planning meetings for program implementation
• Administer registrations
• Act as the Education Department on-site liaison and facilitator for all touring programs, performances, and related events.
• Coordinate with venues to schedule rehearsals, performances, and events
• Prepare learning and support materials for programs
• Identify existing needs and emerging priorities for creative community programs to provide efficient support systems for teaching artists and students, and to ensure effective program development in concordance with Seattle Opera’s Long Range Plan
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with young people
Knowledge of opera and/or performing arts education
Ability to read music
Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of social justice and racial equity
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
Stage Management and/or Project Management experience 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 vehicle to performance venues across Washington state to support touring programs

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


How to Apply

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

Seattle Opera is an equal opportunity employer

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

Seattle Opera
The School Programs Manager is responsible for cultivating Seattle Opera’s relationships with PreK-12 educators and educational institutions by developing and supervising the implementation of program content, classroom enrichment, and teacher resources. The School Programs Manager will be responsible for guiding growth for existing programs and spearheading new programs that respond to students’ and teachers’ needs and fulfill elements of Seattle Opera’s mission and strategic plan.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Nancy Vive

jobs@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

SCHOOL PROGRAMS MANAGER
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of School Programs Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position. This position reports to Director of Education & Community Engagement.

DEPARTMENT Education & Community Engagement
SEATTLE OPERA’S MISSION
By drawing our community together and by offering opera’s unique fusion of music can drama, we create life-enhancing experiences that speak deeply to people’s hearts and minds.
Seattle Opera’s department of Education & Community Engagement enhances the company’s mainstage productions, and extends the company’s civic impact by providing a relevant cultural service to communities throughout Washington State. Through these programs and services, Seattle Opera serves communities for whom opera has been largely irrelevant or inaccessible; collaborates with cultural and community service organizations throughout the region; and advances the development of opera, providing a variety of ways for the art form of opera to resonate with people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and interests. These programs are generally designed to engage individuals, families, and groups in discovering and exploring the many facets of opera by reflecting and inspiring creativity, fostering lifelong learning, providing multiple entry points to the world of opera, and facilitating meaningful dialogue.
SCOPE AND PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
The School Programs Manager is responsible for cultivating Seattle Opera’s relationships with PreK-12 educators and educational institutions by developing and supervising the implementation of program content, classroom enrichment, and teacher resources. The School Programs Manager will be responsible for guiding growth for existing programs and spearheading new programs that respond to students’ and teachers’ needs and fulfill elements of Seattle Opera’s mission and strategic plan.
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lead the growth, development, and curriculum/implementation of opera and multi-arts learning programs for students and teachers, including but not limited to:
o Opera Time single visits and residencies
o Experience Opera
o School Opera Tours
o Opera Forum
o Professional Development Workshops for Educators
• Build and foster relationships with educators, school administrators, and parent/teacher organizations
• Spearhead new programs for PreK-12 students and teachers in collaboration with the Director of Education & Community Engagement
• Assist the Director of Education & Community Engagement with commissioning new works for schools
• Create study guides for touring shows and dress rehearsals (Experience Opera)
• Select creative teams and singers for school touring shows
• Engage and train staff, artists, and external partners to deliver programs
• In collaboration with the Education & Community Engagement Team, design and implement Professional Development workshops for teaching artists and educators
• Serve as the department’s primary contact for schools and educators
• Provide instruction for school programs, as needed
• Create and maintain ongoing program assessment tools and strategies
• Manage program budgets and expenses
• Other duties as assigned
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
FLSA STATUS This is a Full-time exempt position.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
• Master’s Degree in K-12 Music Education, Vocal Performance, Choral Conducting, or similar
• Minimum 7 years successful experience teaching classroom general/choral music
• Knowledge of opera, music theatre, and choral repertoire
• Curriculum design & implementation
• Piano proficiency
• Comprehensive knowledge of K-12 choral repertoire
• Collaborative individual with strong inter-personal skills
• Familiarity with various music and multi-arts education methods, e.g. Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze
• Knowledge of Common Core and Interdisciplinary Arts curriculum (Arts Integration)
• Informed and conversant in music education research
• Excellent presentation skills
• Successful experience supervising professional staff, volunteers, and students
• Cultural sensitivity, with a commitment to arts advocacy and providing equitable access to the arts
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work some nights and weekends.
Position requires incumbent to lift 40 pounds or more on and occasional basis — with or without assistance.
Position requires reliable personal transportation beyond the scope of existing public transportation.
COMPENSATION
Salary DOE. Seattle Opera offers a generous benefit package including medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.


How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

SIFF
The Youth Programs Coordinator will expand the bandwidth for SIFF Education to serve more youth through focused coordination at SIFF venues and community outreach, increased grant writing specific to education, and coordination support with school and community events.

Organization

SIFF

Website

www.siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

2064645830

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

SIFF's mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.

OVERVIEW AND IMPACT:
The Youth Programs Coordinator will expand the bandwidth for SIFF Education to serve more youth through focused coordination at SIFF venues and community outreach, increased grant writing specific to education, and coordination support with school and community events.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

EDUCATION
 Oversee and administer SIFF’s Camps (at least seven annually) including:
o Communication with Parents
o Facilitating Student Arrival/Departure
o Technical Support of Camp Instructors
o Food Preparation
 Oversee and administer all Crash Kids and Crash Student programming including:
o Confirming mentors
o Gathering student information
o Determining filmmaking groups
o Hosting the event throughout the day
 Cultivate meaningful outreach with organizations in diverse communities to begin taking programs out across Seattle
 Collaborate on additional education programming ideas
 Maintain the classroom computer lab equipment (cameras, computers, and accessories)
 Assist with the creation of class surveys to gather information and feedback from class participants
 Assist with sponsor acknowledgement and thank-yous at educational programming events
 Assist with ideas and administer onsite SIFF’s Festival Forums programming held during the Seattle International Film Festival
 Other duties as required

DEVELOPMENT / MARKETING SUPPORT
 Write grants, in collaboration with SIFF Development, for SIFF Education with an expectation of at least 3 grants per month based on youth-specific program or general education program funding
 Assist in the creation of education website pages
 Assist with Education Marketing for program outreach through creating videos that showcase upcoming events/programs as well as additional web promotion as requested

SCHOOL ENGAGEMENTS
 Assist with School Visits for visiting and local filmmakers through school outreach in collaboration with Education Manager
 Administer School Screenings through promoting to schools, communicating with teachers, and planning the presentation at a SIFF Cinema or school location
 Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
 Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Experience teaching youth formally and/or informally
 Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
 Extremely organized and self-motivated
 Experience with non-profit grant writing and fundraising for youth programs
 Experience in creating racially equitable programming and developing meaningful communication and programming in collaboration with diverse community partners
 One to two years volunteer management experience
 Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
 Ability to work as part of team, ability to work in high stress situations
 Possess a good sense of humor
 Experience with Bilingual opportunities preferred
 Experience with Filemaker Pro Database Software preferred

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to siffjobs@siff.net indicating Youth Programs Coordinator in the subject line.

SIFF is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to hire candidates that reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from unlawful discrimination as is consistent with our commitment to diversity, respect, and inclusion. Consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, SIFF provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/Documents/2017_HRSIFFJobs_YouthProgramsCoordinator.pdf

Posted

9/29/2017

Henry Art Gallery
is responsible for all aspects of facility management. This position is responsible for assessing, addressing, and coordinating building maintenance, upkeep, and general needs with University of Washington staff and other outside vendors.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@henryart.org

2062215351

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

ABOUT THE HENRY: The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, by Seattle entrepreneur Horace C. Henry, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art. The Henry’s facility is 46,200 sq ft, including the historic founder’s 1927 building designed by Carl F. Gould and the 1997 addition designed by award-winning architect Charles Gwathmey.

The mission of the Henry is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages. Core values include collaboration, diversity and inclusion, risk-taking, transparency, accountability, excellence, and service.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Facilities Manager at the Henry Art Gallery is responsible for all aspects of facility management. This position is responsible for assessing, addressing, and coordinating building maintenance, upkeep, and general needs with University of Washington staff and other outside vendors.

STATUS: Henry Gallery Association Employee

REPORTS TO: Visitor Experience Manager

SCHEDULE: 32 hours per week, with ability to set own schedule. Benefits eligible.

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

Facilities Management:
• Conducting Regular walk through of facility and grounds to ensure safety of visitors, staff, and art.
• Serving as liaison with UW Facility Services, UW Physical Plant, and private contractors for repair and maintenance of museum facilities.
• Overseeing and coordinating capital repairs and special projects that require UW and/or subcontractor work.
• Coordinating the maintenance of non-exhibition related spaces such as the café, sculpture court, and loading dock.
• Managing and negotiating outside vendor contracts (e.g., café and equipment rentals) in relation to facilities; in conjunction with UW Leasing office when applicable.
• Developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and procedures for building use.
• Being familiar with the schedule of appointments, programs and events (Henry Day Page) to ensure facilities are used responsibly and reasonably.
• Managing UW Tower storage space allocation for non-art materials.
• Managing archival transfers, records retention, and shredding with the University of Washington.
• Ensuring UW staff follows Henry safety rules (facility, custodian, plant maintenance).
• Coordinating with Henry staff to prepare and set up facilities usage for events.

Administration and Management
• Developing and managing budgets for the Facilities Department in coordination with Deputy Director of Finance and Operations.
• Overseeing maintenance of stored inventory for exhibition catalogues and other exhibition collateral materials.
• In collaboration with other museum departments and staff: planning, coordinating, and executing special events for the museum, as well as for the UW, as needed.
• Managing the café lease if renting to outside service provider.
• Serving as point of contact for UW Custodial Services.
• Overseeing and coordinating facility needs for all museum programs, in coordination with program lead.

Emergency Management
• Serving as liaison with UW Environmental Health and Safety program to ensure the Henry complies with their regulations and recommendations.
• Facilitating and participating in regular review and planning of exhibition facility needs and impacts with the Manager of Exhibitions and Senior Curator.
• Managing emergency and disaster response.
• Maintaining, communicating, and distributing the Emergency and Disaster handbook.
• Acting as Incident Commander in the event of an emergency situation.
• Serving as primary contact for UW Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) offices.
• Maintaining workplace safety standards as set by UW and government laws and regulations.
• Reporting accidents to UW Online Accident Reporting System (OARS.)
• Serving as primary after hours responder for facilities related emergencies; serves as an after-hours responder to the museum alarm system in rotation with other members of Museum Services team.
• Oversee closure of building during emergency circumstances (inclement weather, power outage, etc.).

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Demonstrated facility management experience.
• Experience with and knowledge of HVAC systems.
• General knowledge or experience with sensitive environments.
• Ability to effectively communicate with people in stressful situations and gather relevant information in the event of related incidents.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also work as a member of a team.
• Ability to be flexible in adjusting to changing priorities and workload activities.
• Ability to work under deadline and multi-tasking pressure in a busy environment with frequent interruptions.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

DESIRED SKILLS
• Demonstrated experience in independent management within a non-profit organization; preferably museums, galleries, or similar institutions.
• Skill in interacting diplomatically with the public; ability to maintain composure in the face of resistance, indifference, or hostility; ability to provide excellent customer service.
• Familiarity with construction terms.
• Familiarity with museum environmental standards.
• Experience with art safety and storage.
• Able to analyze, develop, and implement changing and complex systems and procedures.

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

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please. Applications received by October 6, 2017 will be given priority consideration.

Link to Opportunity

https://henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

9/29/2017

Northwest Chorale
Come and Sing with Northwest Chorale!

Organization

Northwest Chorale

Website

www.nwchorale.org

More Info

Janice

nwchoraleinfo@gmail.com

2069928397

Fee to Apply

$55 Fall Season/$55 Spring Season

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2017

Description

All vocal parts: 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 over 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 for Handel's Messiah will begin on Monday, October 9th, 2017 and take place Monday nights 7:00-9:30 PM at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave NE, Seattle. (Please note part of the 10/9 rehearsal will include focused time for those slated to perform in the Seattle Sings Festival on 10/14)

This exciting season includes Handel’s ‘Messiah’ for the winter concerts, and Mendelssohn's ‘Elijah’ for the spring!

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

Just show up! Northwest Chorale is both demanding and easygoing at the same time. Auditions are held informally by section and take place during the first several weeks of rehearsals. Singers are expected to keep up during rehearsal and to be able to sing the complexity of music we perform. Singers are also expected to regularly attend rehearsals with no more than three absences.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.nwchorale.org/

Posted

9/29/2017

Cornish College of the Arts
Custodian Duties for College Campus

Organization

Cornish College of the Arts

Website

http://www.cornish.edu/jobs/

More Info

Audra Vasquez

avasquez@cornish.edu

206-726-5082

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Job Responsibilities
In conjunction with Custodial Manager prioritizes daily tasks and follow instructions regarding the safe use of chemicals, supplies and equipment.
Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of bathrooms, floors, offices, classrooms, and common areas:
- disinfecting rooms, fixtures and equipment

- refilling dispensers

- safely disposing of hazardous materials

- vacuuming carpeted areas

- dust mopping and mopping non-carpeted areas

- stripping, cleaning, buffing and applying finish to floors

- cleaning chalkboards and white boards

- staging rooms for student use

Completes other duties such as:
- locking and unlocking secured offices upon entry and exit to perform cleaning duties

- reporting need for repair and/or maintenance

- washing interior or easily accessible exterior windows

- sweeping and cleaning sidewalks, stairs and alleys

- occasionally operating high-pressure washer

- keeping dumpster areas clean

- moving trash containers into and back out of alleys for pick up

- assisting in clean-up in emergency situations

Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
​High School diploma plus minimum one year applicable experience or equivalent education and experience
Certified in CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogens (training provided)
Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication
Proven ability to work compatibly with a diverse student body, faculty, staff and colleagues.
Ability to stand, walk and bend for an entire shift
Ability to life between 25-50 pounds
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
Ability to use College specified chemicals, cleaning products and equipment properly
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
Ability to work a flexible schedule during the year and also daily as scheduled work can get interrupted
Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment
Ability to be mindful of secured areas
Attention to detail
Must pass background check
Preferred Qualifications
Two years of custodial service
Experience in a not-for-profit, higher education or arts environment

How to Apply

Application Procedures
For consideration please email the following to careers@cornish.edu:

CV/Resume
Letter of Interest
Cornish Application

Link to Opportunity

http://www.cornish.edu/jobs/positions/custodian/

Posted

9/29/2017

Seattle Music Partners
Mentor youth through music!

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Meaghan Leferink

meaghan@seattlemusicpartners.org

2063492350

Deadline to Apply

10/18/2017

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

Local Seattle music nonprofit, Seattle Music Partners, is looking for volunteer musicians to serve as music instructors and mentors for young musicians in the Central District!

SMP cultivates a diverse and vibrant music-making community by providing youth with free music instruction and one-on-one mentoring to eliminate racial and economic barriers to quality music education.
We do this by recruiting, training, and supporting high school, college aged, and older community musicians to be volunteer music tutors and mentors who lead one-on-one music lessons each week for our students. With over 100 students interested in our program, our need for volunteers is great.

SMP seeks skilled musicians who are available to volunteer once a week for its after school and evening programming. We particularly seek college-aged and older volunteers to serve as part of our evening program, the Middle School Music Project, which takes place at the Garfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

How to Apply

Learn more about at www.seattlemusicpartners.org/volunteer.

Questions? Contact Director of Community Engagement, Meaghan Leferink, at meaghan@seattlemusicpartners.org

Link to Opportunity

https://goo.gl/forms/akx3vSvuOeVMzwhz1

Posted

9/29/2017

Pratt Fine Arts Center
Plan and execute community, arts events

Organization

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Website

www.pratt.org

More Info

Karina San Juan

ksanjuan@pratt.org

2063282200

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Events Coordinator will be tasked with planning and executing Pratt events year round, including Pratt’s signature events, community events, corporate events and Art Parties, as well as any other events as determined by the Marketing or Executive Director. Additionally, the Events Coordinator will assist heavily in planning the Instructor / Donor Appreciation parties.

How to Apply

To apply: send a resume and cover letter to Karina San Juan, Director of Marketing and Communications, via email at ksanjuan@pratt.org. No drop-ins, please.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.pratt.org/ckeditor/userfiles/files/Events%20coordinator%20job%20description.pdf

Posted

9/25/2017

We.APP
Public Speaking Course @ Summit Sierra Charter School

Organization

We.APP

Website

http://www.theweappstudio.com/job-opportunities.html

More Info

Toyia Taylor

info@theweappstudio.com

206.659.9720

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

Speak With Purpose teaches young scholars, grades 9 - 11th to use public speaking to discover, develop, and openly present their opinion and truth! Speak With Purpose provides a safe space for youth to express themselves through writing, acting, and presenting in order to develop original powerful presentations that impact youth, schools, and communities.

How to Apply

Please apply by Friday, October 13th, 5pm at http://www.theweappstudio.com/job-opportunities.html.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.theweappstudio.com/job-opportunities.html

Posted

9/25/2017

WE.APP
We.App is looking for exceptional and hard working interns to chair our Annual Rising Voices Oratory Competition

Organization

WE.APP

Website

http://www.theweappstudio.com/index.html

More Info

Toyia Taylor

Info@theweappstudio.com

206.659.9720

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

We.APP is looking for exceptional interns for the Annual Rising Voices Oratory Competition taking place in Spring 2018. We are recruiting highly qualified undergraduate and graduate level students, as well as recent graduates.

College credit may be available based on your school's policies; apply today!

What you’ll be doing:
-Event Planning
-Recruiting and organizing committee
-Securing donations, sponsorships, judges, and trophies/awards
-Researching, developing, and maintaining a list of volunteers
-Branding and marketing

What you’ll gain:
-Learn the process of event management, execution, and follow-up
-Hands-on volunteer coordination experience (Recruitment & Retention)
-Be part of the robust local movement!
-Branding/Marketing
-Connections to the nonprofit sector and corporations throughout the region
-Invaluable experience in the areas of management, team building strategy planning, and forecasting

What you’ll need:
-Effective communication skills
-Passion, drive, and the ability to be resourceful
-Outgoing personality
-Strong organizational skills
-Self-motivator
-Volunteer coordination/management experience preferred, but not required
-Time management skills

Total hours: TBD
Hours & Compensation: Interns will work approximately 10 hours per week during fall and winter (may vary based on student’s internship requirements).

Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, interns will receive a letter of recommendation and course credit, if applicable.


How to Apply

Complete application by Friday, October 13th at: https://dwpm.wufoo.com/forms/mu0ay3m0rpamt3/

Link to Opportunity

https://dwpm.wufoo.com/forms/mu0ay3m0rpamt3/

Posted

9/25/2017

The Peace Project
Share your view of peace and help make peace!

Organization

The Peace Project

Website

www.thewhole9.com

More Info

Lisa Shultz

createchange@thewhole9.com

(310)836-4600

Fee to Apply

20

Deadline to Apply

10/12/2017

Description

Since 2010, nearly 4,000 artists have come together from 60+ countries around the world to share their art and help power the life-changing work of The Peace Project, which includes changing over 10,000 lives on several continents.

Understanding that unity is needed now more than ever, this year’s theme is “Unite for Peace”. We invite you to share your art and unite with us on this journey that includes an online and traveling exhibit.

There are over $1800 in cash and art supply prizes!

How to Apply

Visit www.thewhole9.com/thepeaceproject for in order to apply!

Link to Opportunity

http://www.thewhole9.com/thepeaceproject-info.php

Posted

9/21/2017

Path with Art
The Choir Accompanist will provide piano accompaniment while working with the Path with Art Singers and Choir Director during all rehearsals and performances.

Organization

Path with Art

Website

www.pathwithart.org

More Info

Aparna Hariprasad

aparna@pathwithart.org

206-601-7112

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Primary Responsibilities:

• Accompany Path with Art Singers at rehearsals and performances on piano
o Classes are Mondays, weekly from September 11th-December 18th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
o There will be a few sporadic performances throughout this term that require accompaniment as well
• Offer a supportive role to the Choir and the Choir Director as needed

Desired Qualifications:

• Previous piano accompaniment, performance, and/or directing experience
• Some jazz and/or rock improvisational skills or experience
• A deep knowledge of rock, jazz, soul, and/or pop music with the ability to come up with thematic songs on the spot from these backgrounds is helpful
• The ability to invent chord progressions for another’s melody as well as being able to play melodies on the piano by ear is helpful
• Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Patience and generosity of spirit with individuals of all abilities/in all life situations.
• A belief system aligned with Path with Art’s values, vision, and mission

How to Apply

To apply, please send a letter for interest and your resume to Kate@pathwithart.org.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/21/2017

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
Storefronts UN[contained] is a new artist in residence program that supports artists of color and aims to create a platform for community dialogue around critical social issues

Organization

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)

Website

http://cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/storefronts-uncontained

More Info

Andrea Lim

andrea@cocaseattle.org

Fee to Apply

None

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Description

The Storefronts UN[contained] residency program is designed to support 12 socially engaged artists of color from a variety of disciplines that celebrate cultural diversity to explore themes of racial equity and social justice among others. As an organization that presents contemporary artists, CoCA’s aim is to create a platform that will spark community dialogue around critical social issues of today.

This is an expanded version of their CoCA Lab Artist in Residence Program which directly supports underserved artists with 1-2 month residencies in an 8’x20’ shipping container, as well as financial support. A partnership with Shunpike and 225 Roy LLC, Storefronts UN[contained], will begin in late August and run through December, 2017.

How to Apply

Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/Ez4iAfiN5gBRKCqa2

Dateline: 10/13/2017 at 11pm

Link to Opportunity

https://goo.gl/forms/Ez4iAfiN5gBRKCqa2

Posted

9/18/2017

ArtsWest
ArtsWest seeks artists of ALL AGES to exhibit their artwork in our C-shaped Gallery that is also the lobby of our Playhouse. We are seeking artwork that enhances our 2017-2018 season narrative of Identity - titled I AM.

Organization

ArtsWest

Website

www.artswest.org

More Info

Laura Lee

laural@artswest.org

2069380963

Fee to Apply

10

Deadline to Apply

10/12/2017

Description

ArtsWest is exploring the theme of IDENTITY for our 2017-2018 I AM Season. We recognize that who we are is precious to us – we use it as the ground on which to build meaning for ourselves as we make choices and move through our lives. Along the way, we learn to articulate the things that define us – things like gender, age, race, religion, sexuality, politics, and class. Our theater season is full of characters and playwrights who are unafraid to say “I AM” – and who refuse to allow their identity to be defined by others. Inspired by the poet Mary Oliver’s “Tell me – what will you do with your one wild and precious life?” we are encouraging artists to submit work that speaks to the boldness of IDENTITY. We are able to accommodate all wall-mounted visual art, small space for ceramics, no video installations.

How to Apply

Please read all information posted on our website.
Email submissions to Laura Lee, Managing Director at laural@artswest.org by OCTOBER 12, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.artswest.org/gallery/call-to-artists/

Posted

9/18/2017

Northwest Folklife
The Development Director will have a senior management leadership role and will oversee and manage the fund development program of Northwest Folklife. This position is responsible for planning and achieving the organization's fundraising goals, directing activities and events related to securing the organization’s contributed income, and managing an ongoing donor cultivation program.

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Mark Crawford

mark@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7300

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Northwest Folklife
Development Director
Responsibilities and General Duties:
- Strengthen and evolve a culture of philanthropy throughout the Northwest Folklife organization
- Design, plan, and activate fund development strategies to attract a broad base of financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations and public sector. Current annual giving initiatives include: major gifts; events; foundation; individual; and corporate giving
- Execute all grant-writing activities including research, writing, compliance reporting and if available, oversee contract grant writing staff
- Design, plan and activate fund development strategies to solicit support from the 220,000 individual attendees of Northwest Folklife’s “access for all” programming. Work with festival and event leadership to retain staff and select volunteers engaged with fundraising activities at the annual Northwest Folklife Festival and throughout the year, and provide them leadership, training, and support
- Manage all annual giving initiatives including the Friends of Folklife Annual Donor Program, major individual gifts, fundraising events, foundation and corporate grants and support
- Oversees donor cultivation, engagement, recognition and stewardship practices
- Manage all public sector funding initiatives
- Work with partner communities to develop financial support for Northwest Folklife
- Maintain a development focus social media presence
- Collaborate with and support all departments to develop and implement fundraising strategies
- Ensure development messaging is distributed throughout the organization and in alignment with other external messages
- Provide primary staff support for and guide the board’s Development Committee and support the board of trustees in fulfilling their role as resource development officers
- Collaborate and support sponsorship procurement staff in identifying corporate underwriting (sponsorships) for events and programs including the annual Northwest Folklife Festival and other year-round opportunities
- Guide the organization’s development committee and work with the board of trustees on their participation in development
- Direct strategic vision for Folklife’s fund development in alignment with a new 5 year vision of success and corresponding annual plans.
- Manage staff support (Development Coordinator)
- Work toward the organization’s ability to strengthen its development and sponsorship presence
- Engage as a member of the senior management team, support other departmental needs, and provide support to the executive leadership in strategic planning and implementation


Desired Qualifications:
- At least four years of nonprofit development work, management level preferred, arts fund development experience preferred
- Knowledge of and familiarity with Seattle’s philanthropic community or demonstrated experience with entering a new community and getting aware and connected quickly and effectively.
- Understands that we are a community centric organization, can demonstrate a high level of cultural competence, and understands how to engage with stakeholders to fulfill the promise of community centric model.
- Demonstrated grant research, grant writing and grant management skills
- Competence to work with board of trustees to cultivate donor relationships
- Ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently and to meet deadlines
- Experience as a creative, collaborative team member
- Demonstrated management skills, including staff supervision
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
- Excellent planning, presentation, and communication skills
- Familiarity with donor database management (Folklife uses GiftWorks) and online donor technology
- Ability to work under pressure with a positive attitude
- Manage member recruitment and retention campaigns
- Fluency in working with social media platforms
- Interpret membership recruitment and retention statistics, review member research and make recommendations
- An appreciation for Northwest Folklife's mission

Reports To: Managing Director

Staff Managed: Development Coordinator(s)

Time Commitment: Full Time

Compensation: $65,000 to $70,000 with medical benefits, PTO and retirement contributions when eligible.

How to Apply

To apply, please attach a cover letter of interest and resume by email to mark@nwfolklife.org with Development Director and your name in the subject line. Applications received by September 30, 2017 by 5:00 PM will be given priority. Position open until filled.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.nwfolklife.org/jobs-internships/#development

Posted

9/18/2017

Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Glassblower and 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 - full time temporary position.

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

206-905-2157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Center Art LLC, managed by the Space Needle LLC, is partnering with Chihuly Studio to operate the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition on the Seattle Center grounds next to the Space Needle.



GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:



The Glassblower and 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 -
full time temporary position.



DEMONSTRATOR:

Produces well-crafted glass objects to demonstrate traditional and contemporary techniques for all audiences.
Responsible for pace and quality of the show.
Support other Glassblowing demonstrators during demonstrations and work as a team
Responsible for set/up and teardown of any needed equipment and/or materials.


EDUCATOR:

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

How to Apply

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1666

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1666

Posted

9/14/2017

Ardor Creative Media
Kid Friendly Horror or Spooky Films

Organization

Ardor Creative Media

Website

www.ardorcreativemedia.com

More Info

Amanda Drewniak

amanda@ardorcreativemedia.com

7863750800

Fee to Apply

Free, as always

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2017

Description

THIS IS OPEN TO WASHINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY

This month we are specifically screening HORROR OR SPOOKY FILMS GEARED TOWARDS KIDS.

We have teamed up with Seattle ReCreative to screen local PG films for Kids! This is event occurs every Second Friday during the Phinney-Wood Art Walk and is absolutely free to the public. Submit to us your 15 minute or under PG Film. To watch films follow us on Facebook to get up to date info on what is screening!

How to Apply

Submit your film via Film Freeway

Link to Opportunity

shorelinearts.net/opportunities/

Posted

9/13/2017

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

Organization

Arts West

Website

http://www.artswest.org/

More Info

(206) 938-0963

Deadline to Apply

1/31/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

Multiple Apprentice Positions Available.

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/13/2017

Studio Current
Studio Current seeks artists of all disciplines for Atomic Season III Artist Residency (Oct 2017 through July 2018)

Organization

Studio Current

Website

http://studiocurrent.weebly.com/

More Info

studio.current@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Studio Current seeks artists of all disciplines for Atomic Season III Artist Residency (Oct 2017 through July 2018).

Artist receive independent rehearsal space, Open Interplay Laboratory time with fellow residents, space and support to present marketed events like Art Walk, The Loop feedback sessions, and opportunities to offer programming like classes, workshops, performance events, gallery shows, discussions, open rehearsals, etc...

Studio Current works to enliven creative practice for everyone.
We are a community of artists committed to creating culture and connectivity through art.

Artistic Director - kt Shores
Managing Artist Directors -Elby Brosch, Markeith Wiley, Laura Aschoff, Angelina Baldoz, and Kristi Krein.

Visit our application for details:
https://studiocurrent.typeform.com/to/XOkMWO

How to Apply

Visit our application for details:
https://studiocurrent.typeform.com/to/XOkMWO

Link to Opportunity

https://studiocurrent.typeform.com/to/XOkMWO

Posted

9/11/2017

MoPOP
MoPOP seeks qualified applicants for contract Teaching Artists with experience in music education, theater, creative writing, language arts and STEAM integration.

Organization

MoPOP

Website

www.mopop.org

More Info

Jason Porter

jasonp@mopop.org

206-262-3424

Deadline to Apply

10/27/2017

Description

The Contract Teaching Artist (TA) provides in-museum classroom instruction primarily to K-12 educational groups. Hours vary from 5-30 contact hours per semester. Our Curriculum Connections’ hands-on, student-centered workshops link WA State core learning objectives and 21st century skills with MoPOP’s dynamic, engaging, and interactive museum content. Workshops are 50-60 minutes long, serve groups of up to 30 students per class, and are scheduled Mondays-Fridays, as requested, with the majority occurring before noon. Workshop requests are ongoing and scheduled usually two weeks to a month in advance. Teaching artists are contracted for an entire calendar year. Depending on availability, interest and skill level, teaching artists may also be engaged for additional hours for related programs as Homeschool Days, Outreach Residencies in our partner schools, and Educator Professional Development classes. A full list of current museum workshops is available here: https://www.mopop.org/programs/for-educators/classes-plus-workshops/workshops-at-mopop/ MoPOP is in immediate need of a Science of Sound teaching artist. The ideal Science of Sound TA is a musician with demonstrated knowledge of the science of acoustics who is comfortable leading hands-on, interactive experiences for elementary school students.
Science of Sound class description: Students will discover how sound vibrations are generated, transmitted, received, and interpreted through music—and what happens when we add electricity! (Grades 3–5) Additional teaching artists are sought for theater, media arts, music, and writing-based workshops. Ideally, these teaching artists will have a strong interest in popular music, science fiction and fantasy and demonstrated success teaching middle-high school students.

How to Apply

Interested applicants please email resume, contact for two recent professional references, and a sample Lesson Plan to Bonnie Showers, Curator of Education and Interpretive Services, MoPOP
BonnieS@mopop.org

Link to Opportunity

https://www.mopop.org/about/join-the-team/

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9/11/2017

MadArt Studio
MadArt Studio invites artists whose focus is on large-scale, site-specific installation to apply for a flexible 3-month project-based residency to take place between May and August 2018.

Organization

MadArt Studio

Website

www.madartseattle.com

More Info

Emily Kelly

emily@madartseattle.com

2066231180

Fee to Apply

NA

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2017

Description

ABOUT MADART
Located in Seattle, MadArt Studio is a contemporary art space with a mission to support artists, bring art into people's lives in unexpected ways, and create community involvement in the arts. Before securing a physical exhibition space, MadArt’s programming was nomadic and took place in a variety of non-traditional spaces, including houses slated for demolition, business storefronts, and public parks. In 2014, MadArt moved into an architecturally distinct building in the South Lake Union neighborhood and began commissioning large-scale, site-specific artworks that require extended periods of installation. This fostered a project-based, artist-in-residence program that culminates with an exhibition at MadArt Studio.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
MadArt Studio invites artists whose focus is on large-scale, site-specific installation to apply for a flexible 3-month project-based residency to take place between May and August 2018. The intention of MadArt’s artist-in-residence program is to create a platform for artists to investigate and develop their contemporary artistic practice by providing the necessary workspace, resources, support staff, and tools to create an exhibition. Unique to MadArt’s residency program, participating artists are asked to hold regular studio hours during project installation. This provides public audiences with an opportunity to engage with resident artists to learn more about the process, practice, and concepts behind the work. The residency will culminate with an opening reception and exhibition at MadArt Studio.

MadArt offers a 3,500-square-foot studio space with access to a genie lift, basic tools, loading dock, internet, and parking for one vehicle. Please see included floor plans for more detailed information on significant architectural features, including large floor-to-ceiling street-facing windows, varying ceiling heights, and dome skylights. The Studio Manager and Director provide ongoing assistance in various areas throughout the residency.

FUNDING
This is a project-based residency and funding will be determined based on each proposal. Please include a budget, factoring in material costs and labor. In addition to project costs, an honorarium of $5,000 will be provided to the selected artist.

If the selected artist is not local to Seattle, on-site housing will be provided during the residency.

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS
Resident artists are expected to hold regular studio hours, Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm. During this time, artists must be available and open to engage with MadArt Studio visitors and larger touring groups. As part of their residency, artists are required to provide a one-time supplementary program. This can take any form the artist chooses, such as an artist talk or a performance, but rough details should be provided in the submitted proposal. Artists are also asked to leave behind an agreed-upon piece of work that relates to their residency.


How to Apply

We require all of the following to consider your application complete. Primary criteria for selection are based on quality and potential of the artist’s work and proposed project.

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

● Artist Statement and Current Bio
● Current CV
● Project Proposal
● Image Samples

For more information and to apply, please follow the link and submit an application before the deadline of 5:00 pm PST on MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017.

https://madartstudio.submittable.com/submit


Link to Opportunity

https://madartstudio.submittable.com/submit

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9/11/2017

Office of Arts & Culture
The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is expanding the Ethnic Artist Roster, a pre-qualified list of artists. The Ethnic Artist Roster supports the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by fostering dialogue about race, culture, gender and equity through diverse exhibitions by regional artists. Artists selected for the roster will also be featured in an online database of Northwest artists of color.
Youth in Focus
Our volunteer mentors help us to serve over 300 youth every year. Without them, we wouldn't be able to make positive impacts in the lives of youth, like we do.

Organization

Youth in Focus

Website

www.youthinfocus.org

More Info

Ashley Mouldon

ashleym@youthinfocus.org

2067131479

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

Our volunteer mentors help us to serve over 300 youth every year. Without them, we wouldn't be able to make positive impacts in the lives of youth, like we do.

Direct Attention We intentionally keep our classes small to facilitate maximum student-adult interaction and relationship building. Youth in Focus creates a healthy, positive place where diverse students feel they belong. Each class is limited to 10 - 13 students with one teaching artist and two to three adult, volunteer mentors.

We place two to three adult, volunteer mentors in each of our classes to assist teaching artists and to build positive relationships with youth. Mentors commit between 45 and 60 hours of their time each quarter, participating in all classes, as well as our quarterly Kick-off event, and End of Quarter Show.

We are seeking mentors with experience working with at-risk youth and experience in a field of photography, as well as being willing to learn and implement our youth development strategies for building a positive community. Each class meets twice weekly from 4:30-7:00pm for a total of 5.5 hours, over 8 weeks. The summer schedule varies each year.

Once we receive your completed mentor application, you will be contacted to schedule an interview to learn more about our youth development mission, program and mentor needs.

As an equal opportunity employer, Youth in Focus is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Youth in Focus does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

How to Apply

To apply, fill out the application online: http://www.youthinfocus.org/mentor/

Link to Opportunity

http://www.youthinfocus.org/mentor/

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9/7/2017

Youth in Focus
We offer both Black and White Darkroom and Digital Photography Classes to youth ages 13-19 throughout the year in eight-week quarters. Additionally we offer a variety of photography Partner Programs and workshop opportunities based on interest and teaching artist expertise.

Organization

Youth in Focus

Website

www.youthinfocus.org

More Info

Ashley Mouldon

ashleym@youthinfocus.org

206-723-1479

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Our mission at Youth in Focus is to empower urban youth, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and to make positive choices for their lives. We put cameras in the hands of youth and place them in a challenging environment surrounded by high quality talented teachers, nurturing adult mentors, and create a strong community of support. Through photography our students find their voice, identity, creativity, and gain new confidence in their worth and abilities.

We offer both Black and White Darkroom and Digital Photography Classes to youth ages 13-19 throughout the year in eight-week quarters. Additionally we offer a variety of photography Partner Programs and workshop opportunities based on interest and teaching artist expertise.

Hours for our quarterly classes and Partner Programs vary throughout the year. We seek professional teaching artists with ample experience teaching photography to at-risk youth, professionally practicing photography, and writing/implementing a syllabus or lesson plans.

As an equal opportunity employer, Youth in Focus is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Youth in Focus does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming a Youth in Focus Teaching Artist, please send your Resume/CV, a cover letter, and a completed background check form to jobs (at) youthinfocus (dot) org. Additionally, please complete the application here: http://www.youthinfocus.org/teaching-artist/

Link to Opportunity

http://www.youthinfocus.org/teaching-artist/

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9/7/2017

SIFF
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Cinema Programs Manager will conceptualize and supervise cinema programs for all SIFF year-round venues, contribute to SIFF’s overall strategic planning, and collaborate with other staff for approaches to cinema promotions, theatre improvements, community programs and partnerships, and other year-round fundamentals.

Organization

SIFF

Website

www.siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

2064645830

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

SIFF's mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.

OVERVIEW AND IMPACT:
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Cinema Programs Manager will conceptualize and supervise cinema programs for all SIFF year-round venues, contribute to SIFF’s overall strategic planning, and collaborate with other staff for approaches to cinema promotions, theatre improvements, community programs and partnerships, and other year-round fundamentals.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cinema Program Management
 Creating programming strategies for calendar screens, a combination of new independent film releases, repertory programs, interactive events, and collaborations with outside organizations and artists.
 Researching and implementing new programs by communicating with distributors, other ground-breaking exhibitors, and potential collaborators.
 Maintaining database of all cinema programs, working directly with distributors to negotiate costs and manage all in-house aspects of cinema bookings.
 Maintaining knowledge about upcoming first-run film releases and work directly with SIFF’s contract booker to suggest the best films for our cinemas and implement engagements when they are booked.
 Collaborate with the marketing department on strategies for cinema programs, including approaches to in-cinema marketing, advertising, printed materials, and social media.
 Copy-writing of all content for printed materials (such as monthly flyers, calendar, ad copy), as well as website and digital copy.
 Be an active physical presence at cinema screenings, events, programs, and in the film community, including introducing programs, working with guests for screenings, and providing a resource for audience interaction.
 Working with Festival Programming Manager on the planning of ""mini-festival"" programs.
 Participate in programming for the Seattle International Film Festival (May/June).
 Collaborate with programming on year-round offsite community partnerships, screenings, and events, including SIFF Supports and one-off screenings at partner venues and organizations.
 Work with the Rentals Manager to maintain a balance of first run, calendar, SIFF Supports, and rental events in the cinemas.

Strategic Planning
 Building program budgets, evaluating and re-calibrating programs as needed by assessing costs and benefits.
 Finding creative ways to increase the profile of first run bookings and ""eventizing"" new releases.
 Work with programming team on new programming opportunities and brainstorm ways to interweave programs with development, marketing, education, and other departments.
 Increase audience retention and enthusiasm by finding opportunities to combine cinema programming with membership benefits, value added promotions, and other loyalty programs.
 Working with Operations team on ways to continually improve the patron experience and general year round operations.
 Actively seek, through diverse and unique programming, to bring in new audiences, develop community in traditionally underserved populations, and work to create a place for community and film art of all forms.

Administrative
 Working with the Box Office Manager on setting weekly show times and confirming and sharing information across the organization, as well as to film listing services.
 Coordinating weekly trailer packages and slideshows with operations.
 Layout and send weekly marquee sheet.
 Research program and promotion partners.
 Help coordinate and order materials for interactive programs, including finding hosts and partners.
 Work with Programming Coordinator and Marketing team to ensure delivery of promotional materials.
 Work with Rentals Manager to approve dates and timing for cinema rentals.
 Manage cinema program intern.


QUALIFICATIONS:
 Extensive knowledge of film exhibition practice gained through experience programming at a cinema, museum, festival, or film archive.
 Knowledge of commercial film distribution, including familiarity with specialty distributors, studios and archival collections.
 Intellectual curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm for bringing distinctive film and video programs to a broad public in accessible ways. 

 Strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills; able to set priorities and meet deadlines as well as work independently and with minimal supervision.
 Proven project management skills with the ability to take a project from conception through completion.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.
 Ability to collaborate internally and externally, and cultivate strong relationships with community partners, donors, and colleagues. 

 A positive and professional attitude with strong diplomacy skills and professionalism; this includes the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
 Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams in a shared office environment. 

 Knowledge of Mac OS and MS Office; Filemaker; Google mail, calendar, and Drive; Adobe Acrobat. Able to learn new programs for website interface and ticketing systems. 

 Experience with non-profit arts institutions desirable

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to siffjobs@siff.net indicating Cinema Programs Manager in the subject line.

SIFF is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to hire candidates that reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from unlawful discrimination as is consistent with our commitment to diversity, respect, and inclusion. Consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, SIFF provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship.

Link to Opportunity

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Intersections Festival

Website

www.intersectionsfestival.com

More Info

Natasha Ransom

intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/4/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

www.intersectionsfestival.com

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9/6/2017

Ballard Civic Orchestra
Medium and advanced muscisians

Organization

Ballard Civic Orchestra

Website

http://www.ballardcivicorchestra.org/

More Info

Teo Benson

violinteo@gmail.com

2067559591

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

We are looking for musicians to be part of Ballard Civic Orchestra. We welcome retired and working professional musicians as well as talented amateur musicians of all ages! Admission to the BCO community orchestra is free.
Strings, woods and brass players.

How to Apply

Call to Teo Benson to make an appointment for an audition 206 755 9591 violinteo@gmail.com

Paula Madrigal (Español) paulaonavamadrigal@hotmail.com 206 735 5200

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ballardcivicorchestra.org/

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

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9/6/2017

The Seattle Globalist
We're looking for a builder, someone who is committed to race & social justice, and centering diverse voices in media/art, motivates others and has an executive skill set (or emerging one).

Organization

The Seattle Globalist

Website

www.seattleglobalist.com

More Info

Christina Twu

christina@seattleglobalist.com

2065951783

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

About The Seattle Globalist
The Seattle Globalist is a nonprofit media and education organization that elevates diverse voices through media. Our daily online publication covers race, social justice, immigration, and the connections between local and global issues in the Pacific Northwest.

People of color and women are sorely underrepresented in U.S. newsrooms, particularly in leadership positions. The Seattle Globalist works to change that by breaking down institutional barriers that have long kept many voices out of the media. Launched in 2012, The Globalist has worked with more than 600 media makers who are 67% people of color, 73% female, and 45% immigrants or first generation Americans.

We are a young, dynamic organization that has grown fast in the context of an ever-shifting media landscape. Our vision is a vibrant media environment that truly represents the world we live in, and supports an informed, engaged community.

We work toward this vision by:

Cultivating new voices by providing non-professional paid contributors and editorial mentorship. The Seattle Globalist offers journalism training and publishing opportunities for youth through the Apprenticeship Program and Globalist Youth Workshops. We support international journalism projects by community media makers.
Acting as a bridge between professional and non-professional journalists, and between Seattle’s ethnic press and mainstream media.
Facilitating public conversations about politics, immigration, racism, diversity, social justice, education and more, where all perspectives are welcomed and fostered.
The Opportunity
The Seattle Globalist is at a powerful moment in its history. Our profile is at an all-time high and fundraising is growing exponentially, reflecting increased public support for quality media created by diverse voices. The organization is also at a moment of transition as it becomes fully independent from the University of Washington’s Department of Communication, which subsidized operations for its first five years.

The next generation of Globalist leadership will have the opportunity to build the organization from a solid and motivated foundation of strong financial support from individual and institutional supporters.

The Position
The Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility for The Seattle Globalist’s staff, programs, and execution of mission.

Key Responsibilities
Leadership & Vision
Engage staff and board to develop and articulate strategic vision to achieve the mission.
Actively engage and energize key stakeholders including board members, partner organizations, and funders. Actively develop new partnerships and opportunities.
Model and support ethical and community-oriented practices.
Fundraising
Cultivate, maintain, and leverage revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
Supervise nascent major gifts and sustaining member programs.
Cultivate new and existing foundation funding relationships.
Develop and support new and existing earned revenue streams.
Communications
Serve as chief spokesperson for The Seattle Globalist and persuasively communicate the mission.
Deepen and refine all aspects of online and offline marketing and external communications.
Financial Management & Fiscal oversight
Design and oversee annual budget and operate within budgetary constraints.
Provide monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors.
Liaise with monthly bookkeeper and Board Treasurer on financial matters.
Operations Oversight
Ensure quality in all areas of operations: programs, financial management, administration, fundraising, communications, and systems.
Oversee donor database, WordPress website, internal Google accounts, and office administration.
Staff Management
Hire, lead, coach, develop, and retain Seattle Globalist staff.
Board Engagement
Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors.
Track Board terms and renewals.
Maintain Board of Directors Handbook and supporting materials.
Ideal Candidate
The ED must possess an unwavering commitment to The Seattle Globalist’s mission, and be ready to take on leadership of an organization at a moment of foundation building and transformation.

Ideal Experience, Skills, and Qualities
Excellence in organizational management with demonstrated ability to coach staff, lead and develop high-performance teams, and set and achieve strategic objectives.
Fiscal management skills, and demonstrated ability to manage a significant organizational or project budget.
Proven marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures. Experience raising a significant organizational or project budget.
Multidisciplinary project management skills with an understanding of the administrative systems needed to successfully operate a small nonprofit.
Impeccable written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
Unwavering commitment to undoing systems of oppression in media, and a willingness to engage in personal and organizational reflection, critical dialogue, and growth around issues of race and other oppressions.
Demonstrated success collaborating with diverse constituents from a variety of income levels, language skills, immigration statuses, ages, and cultures.
Experience in both nonprofit and media environments.
Action-oriented, collaborative, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative. Ability to be flexible while addressing challenges in a growing, changing organization.
Integrity: Sets and exemplifies high ethical standards and holds self and others accountable for conduct.
Passion for storytelling, community engagement, and ethical journalism.
Comfort operating within the digital media space.
Idealistic, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, or leadership studies, or equivalent educational, work, and volunteer experience.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full‐time exempt position that reports to the Board of Directors. It requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends. Competitive benefits package, 11 paid holidays plus 3 weeks paid time off, generous family leave policy, and annual professional development stipend.

Expected Salary: $60,000

How to Apply

To Apply
Please submit a single Word or .pdf document containing a cover letter and resume. Please include your full name in the file name. Email all materials to hiring@seattleglobalist.com with the subject “Executive Director Application.” To ensure consideration, please apply by Saturday, September 2. All applications will be given serious consideration upon receipt. No phone calls please.

We believe diversity is critical to achieving our mission, and seek to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Seattle Globalist is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Seattle Globalist actively and enthusiastically supports applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and members of other groups historically underrepresented in the media.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattleglobalist.com/about-the-globalist/who-we-are/work-at-the-globalist/executivedirector

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Network of Ensemble Theaters

Website

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/

More Info

netten@ensembletheaters.net

323-638-4870

Deadline to Apply

4/11/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/grants

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9/6/2017

Office of Arts & Culture
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
Office of Arts & Culture
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
Seattle International Film Festival
SIFF is now accepting film submissions for the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

https://www.siff.net/

More Info

entries@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

11/3/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

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9/6/2017

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
Disjecta Curator-in-Residence Program Accepting Applicants

Organization

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Website

www.disjecta.org

More Info

Jessica Latham

info@disjecta.org

Deadline to Apply

10/6/2017

Description

Portland, Oregon-based Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is accepting proposals for a Curator-in-Residence for its 2018-2019 exhibition season.
Disjecta houses an expansive exhibition space for the presentation of visual arts at the regional, national and international level that speaks to the region’s diverse interests, talents and identities.
The Curator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for emerging curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice through a one-year residency. Rotated on an annual cycle, the program seeks to provide a nationally recognized curatorial opportunity in the underserved state of Oregon, to stimulate significant contemporary discourse that is able to cross disciplines, to engage new artists and patrons, and to raise the visibility of Portland’s art scene. Curators engage with a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space.
Throughout the season (fall 2018 through spring 2019) the Curator-in-Residence will organize three exhibitions. The nature of Disjecta’s exhibition space and mission facilitate contemporary work that is large scale, installation-based, specific to the site, or project-based—though these should not be considered limitations. Disjecta encourages artists and guest curators to challenge themselves and viewers, to take intelligent risks, and to expand definitions of disciplines.
Disjecta Curators-in-Residence include: Julia Greenway (current), Michele Fiedler (2016-17), Chiara Giovando (2015-16), Rachel Adams (2014-15), Summer Guthery (2013-14), Josephine Zarkovich (2012-13), and Jenene Nagy (2011-12).

ABOUT DISJECTA
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center builds ambitious programs that promote artists and engage communities by providing a catalytic platform for forward-thinking work by visual and performing artists. Dynamic programs showcase new ideas and engage new audiences while fueling collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers to impact and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue. Disjecta exacts equal rigor from local and national artists, while recognizing and supporting the talent of the region.
In 2010 Disjecta became a non-profit 501(c)3 art organization, after years of hosting art and events at spaces throughout Portland. We began the two major mission programs – the Portland Biennial and our annual season of exhibitions by Curators-in-Residence.
The Curator-in-Residence program is the first of its kind in the region. Curators have used the CiR and Portland Biennial programs to further their careers, going on to work in galleries and museums such as:
·Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
·The Studio Museum in Harlem
·Anderson Ranch Arts Center
·University at Buffalo Art Galleries
·Linfield Gallery at Linfield College
·as well as founding their own organizations
2016 saw the most expansive Portland Biennial yet, curated by Michelle Grabner (co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial in NYC).

How to Apply

JOB DESCRIPTION

Scope of Work
● Solicit and select artists for three exhibitions from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 (one or more exhibitions must emphasize regional Pacific Northwest artists).
● In collaboration with Disjecta staff, oversee exhibition planning, manage and stay within budgets for each exhibition (budgets include honorariums and exhibition production costs), and coordinate artists schedules for installation and events.
● Write and speak about the artists’ work for a variety of audiences including those knowledgable in contemporary art and those new to it. Be able to convey key messages about artists’ work and exhibitions to Disjecta staff for media materials, and varied group events and tours.
● Assist in planning and attend opening receptions, group tours/curator talks, artist talks, performances, and workshops with exhibiting artists. Each exhibition should have three or more events or programs for the public.
● Communicate the mission and goals of Disjecta while bringing a unique curatorial vision to the program.
● Prepare exhibition models and sketches as required.
● Participate in fundraising duties as needed or assigned.
Qualifications
● Minimum three years curatorial experience. Graduate-level education in curatorial studies or a related field is preferred but not required.
● Awareness of contemporary arts issues, practices and artists. A clear and distinct curatorial vision that is consistent with Disjecta’s mission.
● Knowledge of or willingness to become familiar with regional contemporary art.
● Ability to work both independently and as part of a team within a larger arts organization.
● Ability to organize and communicate messages effectively through writing and public presentation to different audiences.
● Ability to manage large exhibitions, stay within budgets, and meet deadlines.


Financial Considerations
Curatorial stipend is $6,000. Please note, it is not a requirement that the curator reside in Portland for the duration of the program; however travel will be a necessity and candidates must be able to demonstrate flexibility of schedule.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Proposals are due to Disjecta by Friday, October 6, 2017 Midnight PST. All applications must be sent via email to Jessica Breedlove Latham at info@disjecta.org. The subject line must read: Curator-in Residence 2018-19 Application. Qualified candidates will be contacted in December 2017. No phone calls please. Please include the following:
1. Curatorial statement and vision for the Disjecta Curator-in-Residence Program.
2. Professional resume.
3. Examples of past curatorial work, including images and critical reviews.
4. Two writing samples for different audiences (ex. academic/art groups, a broader audience new to art).
5. Three professional references.

Link to Opportunity

www.disjecta.org

Posted

9/6/2017

Washington Lawyers for the Arts
Washington Lawyers for the Arts seeks part-time Administrative Director.

Organization

Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Website

www.thewla.org

More Info

Julia Rome

julia@thewla.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Washington Lawyers for the Arts, a non-profit statewide organization providing pro bono services to artists and arts organizations, seeks a part time Administrative Director to manage daily office operations and assist the Board of Directors as requested. The Administrative Director is the main point of contact for the organization’s members, donors, volunteers, and clients.

The Administrative Director works with the Board Chair and the Executive Committee to help run the organization. The Administrative Director reports to the Chair, or other Directors, as determined by the Chair, and is accountable to the Board. Responsibilities include:

Communications
● Publicize the activities of the organization.
● Execute email and social media campaigns.
● Maintain fruitful working relationships with arts organizations and the legal community.

Program and Services Management
● Manage WLA’s legal clinic program, including coordination and scheduling.
● Schedule and facilitate the organization’s speaker’s bureau, workshops, and other programming, as necessary.
● Assist the Board and committees as requested to implement educational workshops, materials, and website services.
● Coordinate volunteers to assist in WLA operations.
● Manage and assess WLA’s attorney referral program.

Fundraising & Membership
● Implement fundraising efforts as instructed by the Fundraising Committee and develop additional fundraising sources as directed (i.e., writing and submitting grants).
● Maintain the electronic database of donors, members, and related information.
● Coordinate fundraising events.

Financial and Administrative Management
● Ensure WLA operates within budget guidelines.
● General office administration, including oversight of insurance coverage, accounts receivable and payable, coordinating with bookkeeper, and maintaining banking relationship.
● Manage all incoming emails, phone calls, and correspondence with timely responses.
● Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Board Support
● Assist the Executive Committee in planning and delivery of Board meetings, including circulating agendas and necessary materials prior to meetings.
● Participate in WLA committee meetings upon request.
● Report developments, progress, and issues to the board, as necessary.

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to julia@thewla.org.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

On the Boards
On the Boards is seeking a House Manager for our 17/18 season

Organization

On the Boards

Website

www.ontheboards.org

More Info

Sara Ann Davidson

jobs@ontheboards.org

206-217-9886

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

On the Boards is a non-profit center for the development and presentation of contemporary theater, dance and music. Founded in 1978 by a group of independent artists, the organization has grown to become one of the nation's most respected institutions for the creation of innovative, multidisciplinary performances. On the Boards presents performances from around the world and provides vital production and education opportunities for artists in the Pacific Northwest. On the Boards operates in its home, the Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance.

The House Manager is responsible for opening and closing the theater and for the safety of the public during all On the Boards events. The House Manager oversees all front-of-house activities, including the upkeep of On the Boards public spaces and the operations of the FUBAR. This role is responsible for providing excellent customer service for our patrons and artists. The position reports to the Director of Finance and Operations.

Primary House Manager Responsibilities Include:
 Open and close theaters for performances or other events and secure the building at end of night.
 Ensure that the interior and exterior of the building is neat and orderly, and assist in the maintenance of these spaces, as needed. This may include vacuuming, sweeping, emptying trash cans, restocking bathroom supplies etc.
 Act as the primary liaison between On the Boards and patrons during public events.
 Provide excellent customer service to all patrons
 Act as primary point person for all front-of-house volunteers (ushers and concessionaires). Ensure that they are trained in their respective duties and in matters of audience safety and emergency evacuation.
 Answer all questions and address all concerns from the public courteously, promptly and efficiently.
 Assist members of the public with a variety of special needs (including early seating for injured or disabled persons).
 Ensure tickets are scanned and counted for each performance.
 Communicate with the Technical Director and other production staff for show timing and other show-specific needs as they relate to the audience.
 Provide lobby security during performances and seat latecomers during performances, as permitted.
 Manage emergency situations involving audience members.
 Give short welcome speeches at the beginning of events, as needed.
 Set up and restock artist hospitality as needed.
 Manage the inventory of FUBAR supplies and collaborate with the Operations Manager to place orders, as needed.
 Manage staffing of bartenders and operations for the FUBAR concessions for shows, including set-up, tracking revenue, and end of night concession reports.
 Complete House Report at the end of each shift
 Cross train with Audience Services staff to provide box office support at shows, as needed.
 Attend weekly staff meetings as frequently as possible.

Hours and Compensation: Hourly, Seasonal Position: September 27th, 2017 –June 30, 2018. $15-17 per/hour, estimated at approximately 25-30 hours each 2-week pay period. Performances occur on average 2-3 weeks a month, primarily Thurs-Sat 8:00 pm curtain and Sun 5:00 pm curtain. On the Boards hosts approximately 25-30 different performances each year. Events often require working hours past 11:00 pm.

Qualifications: Strong organizational, communication, supervisory and customer service skills. The ability to work quickly and independently, to think under pressure, and to maintain a calm and friendly demeanor when dealing with the public. Ability to handle cash, reconcile, organize receipts and information, computer skills and ability to organize and train others. Proven track-record working with volunteers and experience with customer service desired. A valid MAST permit is required and the cost of obtaining the permit will be covered by On the Boards.

A Note about On the Boards Workplace Culture:
On the Boards honors collaboration, respect, humor, and the humanity of its employees, Board members, and volunteers. We regularly acknowledge that life happens, friends and family are important, and that working in a small non-profit is much better with likable, hard-working colleagues. On the Boards is made up, at every level, of individuals who will change the light bulbs, empty a trash can when needed, or step up to represent the organization in a professional and energetic way.

The organization is prioritizing racial equity in the workplace. An equity task force, made up of staff and board members, has implemented regular trainings and workshops and has developed an equity toolkit for decision-making. Our work is ongoing, and we are looking for a new member of our team whose experience and qualifications are aligned with our commitment as we strive toward a more racially and culturally equitable workplace and organization.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@ontheboards.org. Position will remain open until filled.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ontheboards.org/employment-internships

Posted

9/6/2017

Glass Art Society
Fund raising and membership development

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

• Work closely with the Executive Director to identify and secure sources of funding for GAS programs and activities, including corporate, foundation, and individual support
• Support and partner with GAS staff, the Board of Directors, key volunteers, and stakeholders to participate in the fundraising process
• Provide support to the Executive Director for outreach efforts, and developing partnerships to promote growth
• Work with Executive Director to set, prioritize, track, and meet fundraising goals for institutional projects
• Research and set up individual and corporate giving sources in preparation for Executive Director’s direct contact
• Create development plan; manage the GAS grant and development calendar
• Research, write, and submit grant applications and reports with guidance from the Executive Director
• Develop, track, and implement sponsorship plans and proposals for the annual GAS conference
• Manage the organization’s annual appeal campaign
• Run monthly donor report; ensure timely and accurate processing and acknowledgement of all donations and gifts; generally assist GAS staff and volunteers with donation acknowledgments and gift solicitations; run other donor/membership reports, as needed
• Oversee proper functioning of donor database and membership directory, including consistency and accuracy of membership records, up to date information, etc.
• Follow up with members who have submitted incorrect or declined payment
• Coordinate and run membership events
• Process all incoming memberships and renewals; compile new member and renewal reports and mail packets/notices monthly
• Update GAS development web pages, including sponsor recognition, fund descriptions, giving, etc.
• Serve as staff representative on Board Development and Membership committees; maintain minutes of committee meetings; coordinate committee projects
• Provide conference and post-conference support and wrap up, as directed by the Executive Director
• Maintain advanced understanding of non-profit development techniques and best practices
• Other duties as assigned from time to time

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

Glass Art Society
Manages the day to day business operations of GAS, including staff supervision, scheduling, and delegation of duties, as directed by the Executive Director • Supports Executive Director with general day to day human resources and operational matters

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

• Manages the day to day business operations of GAS, including staff supervision, scheduling, and delegation of duties, as directed by the Executive Director
• Supports Executive Director with general day to day human resources and operational matters
• Ensures Executive Director receives regular financial reports, as directed by the ED
• Ensures office security, including the maintenance of passwords
• Coordinates space and office organization; purchases and manages/maintains supplies and equipment
• Serves as staff representative to specified Board committees, including Education, Green, Diversity, and Underserved Youth committees; maintain minutes of committee meetings; coordinate committee projects
• Prepares and presents the Board committee report (summarizing the work of all Board committees)
• Coordinates and manages conference presenters
• Manage and maintain the chart assignment grid for Board conference roles, with support from Administrative Assistant
• Coordinates and drives new employee on-boarding process and orientation (e.g., new hire paperwork, orientation activities, new hire training, etc.)
• Provides conference and post-conference support and wrap up, including Board follow up reporting; “thank you” letters, Goblet Grab oversight and ensure follow up
• Manages the work exchange and volunteer programs:
• Serve as primary staff contact
• Recruit volunteers and work exchange participants; identify team leaders for venue areas and coordinate schedules and roles; coordinate and supervise conference work exchange and volunteers (approximately 60 to 100 individuals)
• Assess, in partnership with GAS staff and the local conference committee, to determine positions needed, schedules, etc.; manage master schedule of shifts available; assign roles and shifts; gather and track timesheets
• Create registration for work exchange and volunteers in GAS module and on GAS website; update forms, website, etc., with information about jobs, registration process, calendar, etc.
• Liaise with local volunteer committee (if applicable)
• Provide name tags for conference work exchange and volunteers
• Send thank you letters to all participants
• Invoice individuals without timesheets/required number of hours for work exchange
• Other conference duties as needed
• Other duties as assigned from time to time

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

9/6/2017

Glass Art Society
Fund raising and membership development

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

• Work closely with the Executive Director to identify and secure sources of funding for GAS programs and activities, including corporate, foundation, and individual support
• Support and partner with GAS staff, the Board of Directors, key volunteers, and stakeholders to participate in the fundraising process
• Provide support to the Executive Director for outreach efforts, and developing partnerships to promote growth
• Work with Executive Director to set, prioritize, track, and meet fundraising goals for institutional projects
• Research and set up individual and corporate giving sources in preparation for Executive Director’s direct contact
• Create development plan; manage the GAS grant and development calendar
• Research, write, and submit grant applications and reports with guidance from the Executive Director
• Develop, track, and implement sponsorship plans and proposals for the annual GAS conference
• Manage the organization’s annual appeal campaign
• Run monthly donor report; ensure timely and accurate processing and acknowledgement of all donations and gifts; generally assist GAS staff and volunteers with donation acknowledgments and gift solicitations; run other donor/membership reports, as needed
• Oversee proper functioning of donor database and membership directory, including consistency and accuracy of membership records, up to date information, etc.
• Follow up with members who have submitted incorrect or declined payment
• Coordinate and run membership events
• Process all incoming memberships and renewals; compile new member and renewal reports and mail packets/notices monthly
• Update GAS development web pages, including sponsor recognition, fund descriptions, giving, etc.
• Serve as staff representative on Board Development and Membership committees; maintain minutes of committee meetings; coordinate committee projects
• Provide conference and post-conference support and wrap up, as directed by the Executive Director
• Maintain advanced understanding of non-profit development techniques and best practices
• Other duties as assigned from time to time

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

Glass Art Society
Manages the day to day business operations of GAS, including staff supervision, scheduling, and delegation of duties, as directed by the Executive Director • Supports Executive Director with general day to day human resources and operational matters

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

• Manages the day to day business operations of GAS, including staff supervision, scheduling, and delegation of duties, as directed by the Executive Director
• Supports Executive Director with general day to day human resources and operational matters
• Ensures Executive Director receives regular financial reports, as directed by the ED
• Ensures office security, including the maintenance of passwords
• Coordinates space and office organization; purchases and manages/maintains supplies and equipment
• Serves as staff representative to specified Board committees, including Education, Green, Diversity, and Underserved Youth committees; maintain minutes of committee meetings; coordinate committee projects
• Prepares and presents the Board committee report (summarizing the work of all Board committees)
• Coordinates and manages conference presenters
• Manage and maintain the chart assignment grid for Board conference roles, with support from Administrative Assistant
• Coordinates and drives new employee on-boarding process and orientation (e.g., new hire paperwork, orientation activities, new hire training, etc.)
• Provides conference and post-conference support and wrap up, including Board follow up reporting; “thank you” letters, Goblet Grab oversight and ensure follow up
• Manages the work exchange and volunteer programs:
• Serve as primary staff contact
• Recruit volunteers and work exchange participants; identify team leaders for venue areas and coordinate schedules and roles; coordinate and supervise conference work exchange and volunteers (approximately 60 to 100 individuals)
• Assess, in partnership with GAS staff and the local conference committee, to determine positions needed, schedules, etc.; manage master schedule of shifts available; assign roles and shifts; gather and track timesheets
• Create registration for work exchange and volunteers in GAS module and on GAS website; update forms, website, etc., with information about jobs, registration process, calendar, etc.
• Liaise with local volunteer committee (if applicable)
• Provide name tags for conference work exchange and volunteers
• Send thank you letters to all participants
• Invoice individuals without timesheets/required number of hours for work exchange
• Other conference duties as needed
• Other duties as assigned from time to time

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery

Website

http://www.aunaturelart.com/

More Info

Kristin Shauck

kshauck@clatsopcc.edu

503-338-2472

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/7/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

Antioch University MFA Program
At Lunch Ticket, we publish excellent work from new, emerging, and established writers and artists, in balance with conversations about social justice and community activism. We seek to give a platform to underrepresented voices that reflect diverse experiences. We are currently accepting submissions for our Winter/Spring 2018 issue, and are currently open in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult (13+), Flash Prose, Translation, and in August for Visual Art. Additionally, during the month of August we are accepting submissions for two literary awards: the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation and Multilingual Texts. The winner of each of these awards will receive a cash prize and publication in the Winter/Spring 2018 issue alongside the finalists. The general submissions in Creative Nonfiction and Literary Translation will be open September 1st through October 31st.

Organization

Antioch University MFA Program

Website

http://lunchticket.org/

More Info

Ari Rosenschein

arosenschein@antioch.edu

(323) 317-2981

Deadline to Apply

10/31/2017

Description

Lunch Ticket is the online literary and visual art journal published twice-yearly by the MFA community of Antioch University Los Angeles, a graduate program devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social, economic, and environmental justice.

At Lunch Ticket, we publish excellent work from new, emerging, and established writers and artists, in balance with conversations about social justice and community activism. We seek to give a platform to underrepresented voices that reflect diverse experiences.

We are currently accepting submissions for our Winter/Spring 2018 issue, and are currently open in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult (13+), Flash Prose, Translation, and in August for Visual Art. Additionally, during the month of August we are accepting submissions for two literary awards: the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation and Multilingual Texts. The winner of each of these awards will receive a cash prize and publication in the Winter/Spring 2018 issue alongside the finalists. The general submissions in Creative Nonfiction and Literary Translation will be open September 1st through October 31st.

We currently accept submissions online through Submittable: https://lunchticket.submittable.com/submit

How to Apply

https://lunchticket.submittable.com/submit

Link to Opportunity

http://lunchticket.org/

Posted

9/6/2017

The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.

More Info

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Description

Are you a 15-18 year old visual, literary, design or performing artist?
Apply to YoungArts' national arts competition.

For the past 36 years, YoungArts has been committed to identifying and supporting the next generation of artists, ages 15 - 18 (or grades 10 – 12). Selected artists will:
Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards
Take master classes with accomplished artists
​Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support
Achieve national recognition


How to Apply

YoungArts applications are open to all 15-18 year olds across the country. Apply online at their website: http://www.youngarts.org/apply

Applications are open until October 13, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.youngarts.org/apply

Posted

9/6/2017

Office of Arts & Culture
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Office of Arts & Culture
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.

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