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
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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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 three-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.
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.

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

2014 smART Ventures Partners

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

2013 smART Ventures Partners

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

2012 smART Ventures Partners

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

2011 smART Ventures Partners

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

2010 smART Ventures Partners

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

2009 smART Ventures Partners

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

2008 smART Ventures Partners

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

2007 smART Ventures Partners

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

2006 smART Ventures Partners

Washington Composers Forum (WCF) / Donald J. Stewart
Support for musicians' fees for a Composer Spotlight event featuring recent works by Northwest composer Donald J. Stewart. Project will allow Washington Composers Forum and Stewart to expand the scope of the Composer Spotlight format with an ensemble of 12 musicians.
$1,000
International Examiner
The International Examiner's production Arts, Etc., a showcase of Asian-American artists, including a fashion show, musicians, visual artists and performers. A targeted effort to reach new immigrants will be made.
$1,000
Emilia Muller-Ginorio
To present Home, Where We Came From, Where We're Going, a photography exhibit documenting the visual story of Hurricane Katrina survivors who re-settled in Seattle and their return trip to New Orleans accompanied by local students.
$1,000
Mirror Stage Company
A reading of White Buffalo by Don Zolidis as part of Mirror Stage Company's Feed Your Mind series. The series challenges assumptions, bias and prejudice by presenting readings of diverse scripts.
$1,000
Northwest SHARE
Northwest SHARE presents the Festival of India featuring an Indian Doll Festival, traditional arts and crafts, live entertainment, and many interactive cultural exhibits and traditional gifts.
$1,000
First Place School
One-hundred homeless and/or at-risk students will attend shows by Seattle Children's Theatre, supported by study guides and pre- and post-performance workshops provides by the theater.
$1,000
New Horizons Ministries
Street Vision - six-month photojournalism training for homeless youth. Youth will be trained in basic photography skills and create work to be submitted to Real Change newspaper as well as local galleries.
$1,000
Powerful Schools
Gonzo: Hawthorne Elementary (a newspaper for kids by kids), is a nine-week after-school project to produce a student newspaper by 15 students in grades 3-5. Designed to empower children with voice and action.
$800
Sapristi Guild
Symphony Seattle - a concert exploring the history, culture and lifestyle of Seattle via music, including special guests: Seattle's tribal community, Pike Place Market fishmongers, Starbucks baristas, SeaFair Pirates, and more.
$1,000
Unexpected Productions
The North Arcade - musical comedy workshop production celebrating the Pike Place Market.
$1,000
Hillel at the UW
Jewish Arts & Culture Festival. To present an evening showcase of work by local, young emerging artists in all disciplines as part of an annual festival celebrating the Jewish culture.
$600
Barbara Mackoff
Darfur Stories. In collaboration with Save Darfur Washington and Book-It Repertory Theatre, the presentation of a staged reading of first-person accounts that dramatize the crisis in Darfur.
$800
Anything Is Possible All Ages Theatre Co.
It's Raining Pigs and Noodles - a new children's musical adapted from Jack Prelutsky's book. Production will involve Orca, Whitworth, Kimball, and Beacon Hill Elementary Schools to provide opportunities for youth to participate in all aspects of theater.
$800
Duwamish Tribal Services
Presentation of CityPlay - an original collaborative play, blending the written and oral records of Puget Sound native peoples and settlers. CityPlay will commemorate and educate the public about the friendship shown by the Duwamish to Seattle's first
$1,000
Thione Diop Productions
Completion of a 15-track recording, Jammu Aduna Peace for the Earth, and an evening of West African percussion to celebrate the CD release, featuring Thione Diop and several generations of Senegalese master drummers.
$1,000
Seattle Shores Chorus
Support for expansion and skills improvement of a multi-generational women's community chorus that has been singing barbershop harmonies since 1953. Project includes a series of performances in senior centers and senior residential facilities.
$800
Rainier Valley Historical Society
Hillman City Centennial Time Capsule. A collection of community photographs, artifacts, documents and stories will be exhibited and later preserved for future generations in a time capsule, to reside at a new housing facility in the neighborhood.
$1,000
6th Day Dance
Love is in the Air - two dance performances of six new works featuring guest company Seven Dance celebrating Valentine's Day at Capitol Hill Mainspace Theatre.
$1,000
Mercedes Nicole Roberson
Souvenir d'Amour, an original cabaret in the French tradition, featuring multi-ethnic performers and addressed to both an American audience and audience's from throughout the French-speaking communities.
$1,000
Chinese Arts & Music Association
Solstice Solace, A Chinese Holiday Celebration. The 30-member Gu-zheng Orchestra will present live classical Chinese music to the public in a non-concert venue in the International District.
$1,000
Longhouse Media
Muckelshoot Native Lens Premiere - a film-making workshop and screening for native youth.
$800
7 X 13 = 28 Productions/Ruben Barron
Bold Bazooka Bonanza - an interactive comedy-variety show based on classic Burlesque comedy routines. Cultivates new appreciation for these rarely-seen routines, but also updates and adapts them to each live audience through improv.
$500
Contemporary QuiltArt Association
Coming of Age exhibition, special framing of 48 art quilts for the 20th Anniversary exhibit of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association at the Seattle Convention and Visitors' Bureau.
$1,000
Cornish College of the Arts
Tempo of Recollection, a multi-media staged performance of Erwin Schulhoff's 2nd String Quartet using an ensemble of 10 musicians, actors and dancers, integrated with media projections. Aimed both to explore the work and attract young and new audience.
$800
Indian Student Association at the University of Washington
Bhangra Bash 2007 promotes contemporary South Asian culture and community through a showcase and dance competition featuring the East Indian popular dance form called 'bhangra.'
$500
Northwest Asian American Film Festival
2007 Northwest Asian American Film Festival, a curated festival presenting feature-length and short film/media programs showcasing Asian-American filmmakers from North America and the Northwest.
$1,000
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More Opportunities
Abrams Chiro Clinic
Artists are invited to apply to the 2018 schedule with a busy Chiropractic Clinic in Greenwood - a PhinnyWood Art Walk participant.

Organization

Abrams Chiro Clinic

Website

http://www.abramschiropractic.com

More Info

Rachel Crick

crick.rachel@gmail.com

303 257 2000

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

• Artists are invited to apply to show their work at a busy Chiropractic Clinic in the Greenwood neighborhood. The clinic is part of the PhinnyWood Art Walk.
• Artists must have enough work to fill the large clinic. There are multiple exams rooms, a large lobby, a large treatment room, and a lengthy hall. Artists must be available to hang their work on Saturday afternoons. Art hangs for one month.
• Artists are encouraged to view the space before applying. If you feel you can’t fill the space with your own work – and have knowledge of another artist who may be willing to share the space – please apply with the requested information for both artists.
• The clinic is part of the PhinnyWood Art Walk, artists are expected to be on site for the art walk – which is the second Friday of the month. The clinic will not facilitate sales, but will provide contact information for potential buyers, we do not take commission.

How to Apply

Please e-mail the following application materials to crick.rachel@gmail.com
• Five digital images that show the type of work you do.
• A resume and/or personal statement.
• Contact information including your website.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/20/2017

Abrams Chiropractic Clinic
Artists between the ages of 13 and 21 are encouraged to submit art work to be considered for a May 2018 group show.

Organization

Abrams Chiropractic Clinic

Website

http://www.abramschiropractic.com

More Info

Rachel Crick

crick.rachel@gmail.com

303 257 2000

Deadline to Apply

2/1/2018

Description

Young Artist Group Show.
Artists between the ages of 13 and 21 are encouraged to submit art work to be considered for a May 2018 group show.
Exhibition Date: May 2018
Opening Reception: May 11th and May 12th – during The Big One – PhinnyWood’s large arts event that features art in 70-80 businesses in the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhood.
Submission Deadline: Entries must be received no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018


• Chosen artists may be invited to hang up to four pieces, depending on the number of applicants. There are multiple exams rooms, a large lobby, a large treatment room, and a lengthy hall. Artists must be available to hang their work on a Saturday afternoon. Art hangs for one month.
• The clinic will not facilitate sales, but will provide contact information for potential buyers, we do not take commission.
• Artists must be available to be on location for the opening reception on May 11th and 12th, and should plan on inviting friends and family to the event.
• Content must be G-Rated and suitable for the general public.
• Each artist is responsible for hanging their own work. You will need your own hanging hardware, tools, and any other materials that may be needed.


How to Apply

Please e-mail the following application materials to crick.rachel@gmail.com
• Five digital images that show the type of work you do.
• A resume and/or personal statement.
• Contact information including your website (if applicable).

Link to Opportunity

http://www.abramschiropractic.com

Posted

11/20/2017

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Corporate Relations Manager

Organization

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Website

www.pnb.org

More Info

Pacific Northwest Ballet

apply@pnb.org

2064419411

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

SUMMARY

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Corporate Relations Manager is responsible for raising in excess of $900K in funds from corporate sponsors and ArtsFund, including all aspects of development and management of corporate relations strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. This full-time, salaried position reports to the Director of Development and collaborates frequently with key board of trustees members.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Sponsorships and Solicitations
• Secure renewed annual and event sponsorships from current roster of 30-40 cash and in-kind sponsors through corporate foundation grant applications and corporate sponsorship proposals
• Design and create sponsorship proposals in cooperation with Marketing that integrate business building and promotional opportunities.
• Coordinate major sponsorship requests with members of PNB's Board of Trustees.
• Solicit major in-kind gifts such as yearly hotel rooms, airline vouchers, wine, chocolate, etc.
• Build corporate sponsor roster by pursuing prospects identified by trustees and through research, approaching at minimum 40 new prospects annually.
• Coordinate with Seattle Center and Seattle Opera on corporate giving programs and sponsorship requests for McCaw Hall.
• Staff liaison for ArtsFund, including grant writing, benefits administration, and event coordination.

Benefits Administration
• Oversee benefits administration, including all sponsor recognition in PNB publications and onsite (marketing collateral, website, McCaw Hall signage, etc.), complimentary ticket requests, special event invitations, signage, etc. for corporate sponsors.
• Troubleshooting ticket, event invitation, and other special requests as needed.
• Maintain Encore corporate donor recognition list.
• Prepare corporate donor mailing lists for donor events; communicate benefits to corporate funders (i.e. corporate ticket discounts to share with employees).



Research and Relationship Building
• Research corporate sponsors and donors online and through business publications as well as in cooperation with PNB Trustees.
• Develop and maintain corporate prospect lists.
• Develop and maintain personal relationships with corporate donors through personal relations.
• Cold-call corporate prospects to present and forge new corporate giving opportunities.
• Produce acknowledgement letters and final reports for all corporate funders.

Reporting
• Code corporate gifts and pledges for data entry, process acknowledgement letters, and maintain electronic and hard copy files with all relevant cultivation, solicitation, and reporting materials.
• Reconcile contributed revenue and expense reports for campaign with Accounting.
• Manage monthly corporate campaign reports for the Board of Trustees and weekly reports for Executive Director and Development Director.
• Maintain corporate solicitation reports to track pending requests, renewals and new prospects as well as promotional partners and in-kind requests.
• Maintain and update corporate information including tracking and recording of solicitations and contacts with corporate donors and prospects; research notes, financial information; and all relevant grant awards and reporting information.

Committees and Staff Liaison
• Advise Special Events Chairs on corporate giving processes and opportunities.
• Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees and other committees as requested.
• Work development events, including donor lounges and receptions, to cultivate prospects and steward donor relationships.
• Perform other duties as assigned and needed to achieve development department goals.

Qualifications
• BA in public relations, business management, marketing, or closely related field.
• Four (4) years related experience in area of corporate sponsorships
• Significant experience and success in developing major sponsorships, with an entrepreneurial approach, integrity, and energetic drive for success.
• Consummate networker and strategist regarding people.
• Exceptional speaking, persuading, selling and visioning skills; Ability to speak and write in a compelling way about PNB’s funding and programmatic goals.
• Professional and resourceful, with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and manage multiple deadline-driven tasks and projects simultaneously.

How to Apply

Go to https://www.pnb.org/aboutpnb/employment/ for full job description. Submit cover letter and resume to apply@pnb.org.

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/20/2017

The Vera Project
The Marketing & Communications Coordinator facilitates Vera marketing, community relations, social media and communications efforts.

Organization

The Vera Project

Website

theveraproject.org

More Info

Jessica Schollmeyer

hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org​

206-956-8372

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator facilitates Vera marketing, community relations, social
media and communications efforts. The position reports to the Executive Director, and works with the
Talent Buyer and Development Coordinator to plan and execute all marketing, promotions, and
communication for the organization. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented,
energetic, and highly organized, have an interest in media and communications, especially where they
intersect with the music and arts nonprofit industries. We seek someone who is ready to fiercely
embody the meaning of VERA, which stands for ‘Veri Et Recti Amici,’ meaning ‘True and Sincere Friends.’

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org​.
Position is open until filled. Applications received on or before November​ ​27th​ will be given priority
consideration.

Link to Opportunity

https://theveraproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Marketing-Communications-Coordinator-Job-Description-2017.docx.pdf

Posted

11/17/2017

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Temporary/Part-Time position

Organization

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Website

www.pnb.org

More Info

Human Resources

apply@pnb.org

206-441-9411

Deadline to Apply

1/9/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

SUMMARY
The Company Operations Assistant is a temporary, part-time, project based position responsible for assisting the Director of Company Operations in assigned administrative and logistical tasks involving PNB operations, company dancers, guest artists, and touring. The position runs January 8, 2017 through July 20, 2017. Hourly rate = $16-$18 /hour DOE. Schedule: 20 hours/week (flexible to individual’s schedule).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Organize WA State L&I Time Loss files and calculate dancer work hours on a monthly basis.
• Compile and prepare select contracts for distribution.
• Coordinate materials for work visas in a timely manner.
• Support office’s effort to maintain filing system and other data projects.
• Participate in logistical planning and execution of Company’s June/July 2018 tour to Paris.
• Maintain office presence and support in Seattle while Company is in Paris.
• Provide guest artist support as assigned.
• Provide ongoing administrative support to the Director of Company Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 2 years of office support or event management experience required.
• Students pursuing BA in Business, Arts Administration, Liberal Arts or related field are welcome to apply.
• Superb attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
• Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write and speak clearly.
• Positive, “can-do” attitude, with a high degree of initiative.
• Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

How to Apply

Go to https://www.pnb.org/aboutpnb/employment/ for full job description. Send cover letter and resume to apply@pnb.org

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/17/2017

Recology CleanScapes
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology CleanScapes is a unique opportunity for King County artists. The five-month residency includes access to discarded materials at Recology's recycling facility in South Seattle, a monthly stipend, and access to a studio space.

Organization

Recology CleanScapes

Website

https://www.recology.com/artist-in-residence/

More Info

Danielle Gambogi

dgambogi@recology.com

206-519-9630

Fee to Apply

NA

Deadline to Apply

1/15/2018

Description

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at Recology CleanScapes is a unique art and education program that provides King County artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a studio space at the Recology CleanScapes recycling facility. Modeled after the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco, Recology CleanScapes hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment, by supporting artists who work with recycled materials.

During their residencies, artists have scavenging privileges and access to the company’s art studio. Artists speak to school classes and adult tour groups about the experience of working with recycled materials. At the conclusion of their residency, Recology CleanScapes hosts a public exhibition and reception for the artists featuring the artwork made during their residency. When the residency ends, artists contribute artwork to the program’s permanent collection and these pieces continue to be shown in off-site exhibitions that promote recycling and reuse.

How to Apply

Visit https://www.recology.com/artist-in-residence/ to find out more and access our online application.

Direct link to application: https://recologycleanscapes.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/39835

Link to Opportunity

https://www.recology.com/artist-in-residence/

Posted

11/17/2017

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Apply today to become one of the 70+ artists that make up the beating heart of the 2018 Shoreline Arts Festival!

Organization

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Website

http://www.shorelinearts.net/

More Info

Kevin Sheen

publicity@shorelinearts.net

12064174645

Fee to Apply

20

Deadline to Apply

2/28/2018

Description

Apply today to become one of the 70+ artists that make up the beating heart of the 2018 Shoreline Arts Festival!

Submit your application between November 1st – December 31st and qualify for the 50% off application fee early bird special! Special offer code: EARLYBIRD

This free community event will gather 10,000+ art lovers at Shoreline Center on June 23 & 24 and the vibrant Artist Marketplace is situated on its most prominent street front, with booths occupying the large space between the Shoreline Center building and 1st Ave NE.

5 Reasons why you should apply to the Shoreline Arts Festival Artist Marketplace:
• Over 10,000 art lovers come to this keystone community event each year.
• Celebrating its 28th year, the Shoreline Arts Festival has a lot to brag about and is planning for improved event flow and expanded advertising in 2018.
• Location! Show & Sell your work in the art-loving neighborhoods of North King County from the Festival’s most prominent street front.
• With over 70 artists participating in the Artist Marketplace, the festival is a vibrant event with an incredible community of artists.
• Water, snacks, booth sitters, & artist/member lounge are available for selling artists to make sure you have the best weekend possible!

How to apply
Submit your application and $20 application fee online via Call for Entry by 10:59pm on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

Remember to apply the coupon code when you are ready to check out.

Eligibility
• All work must be handmade. No commercially produced work, kits, or imported goods
• All work must be original and created by or under direction of the artists(s).
• Artist(s) must attend the entire Festival (June 23, 10am – 6pm and June 24, 10am – 5pm).
• Items must match type & quality submitted for jurying. No work by non-juried artists.


Booth Specifications
Two types of outdoor booth spaces are available:
• 10’ x 10’ uncovered, on asphalt: $175
• 10′ x 20′ uncovered, on asphalt: $350

All booths must withstand Northwest weather conditions, with canopies weighted against wind. Tables & chairs are available for rental. Overnight security is provided. In addition to booth fee, a Shoreline business licenses may be needed.

Jurying
The jury panel includes working artists, gallery managers, and/or Festival directors, who determine the balance of categories and select the artists. Category sizes are based in part on average sales from previous years, and the organizers strive for a well-balanced mix of art types and price points, with emphasis on quality of craftsmanship and vision. Jury decisions are confidential.

How to Apply

Apply on CallForEntry.org

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4831

Posted

11/14/2017

Artist Trust
The Graphic Design Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities and is an important role in the organization. The Graphic Design Intern works closely with the Communications Manager, as well as with the Program & Development teams, on conceptualizing and delivering creative graphics and design elements to promote Artist Trust’s programs, events, fundraising campaigns, etc.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Graphic Design Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities and is an important role in the organization. The Graphic Design Intern works closely with the Communications Manager, as well as with the Program & Development teams, on conceptualizing and delivering creative graphics and design elements to promote Artist Trust’s programs, events, fundraising campaigns, etc.

Compensation:
The Graphic Design Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/20/2017. Learn more and apply.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

Artist Trust
The Communications & Outreach Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach initiatives. Major projects include improving methods of engaging with Washington State’s artists, assisting with promoting Artist Trust’s membership and volunteer programs, and staffing outreach activities to increase Artist Trust’s presence among Washington’s diverse communities.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Communications & Outreach Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach initiatives. Major projects include improving methods of engaging with Washington State’s artists, assisting with promoting Artist Trust’s membership and volunteer programs, and staffing outreach activities to increase Artist Trust’s presence among Washington’s diverse communities.

Compensation:
The Communications & Outreach Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/20/2017.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

Compensation:
The Program Administration Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/20/2017.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

Artist Trust
The Artist Grantmaking Intern provides support on Artist Trust’s 7 grant programs for Washington State artists. The intern will assist with grant selection panels, provide administrative support on the funding programs, and help maintain applicant data.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Artist Grantmaking Intern provides support on Artist Trust’s 7 grant programs for Washington State artists. The intern will assist with grant selection panels, provide administrative support on the funding programs, and help maintain applicant data.

Compensation:
The Artist Grantmaking Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/20/2017.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

Artist Trust
The Development Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s fundraising activities and will play an essential role in gift processing and guest registration for our 2018 Benefit Art Auction. Major areas of responsibility include gift and membership processing, registration for Artist Trust’s annual auction in February 2018, and coordination of fundraising projects. The intern also provides additional administrative support for annual giving, major gift efforts, donor events, sponsorship, prospect research, and grantwriting. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all aspects of development, particularly for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

Position Description:
The Development Intern assists with all aspects of Artist Trust’s fundraising activities and will play an essential role in gift processing and guest registration for our 2018 Benefit Art Auction. Major areas of responsibility include gift and membership processing, registration for Artist Trust’s annual auction in February 2018, and coordination of fundraising projects. The intern also provides additional administrative support for annual giving, major gift efforts, donor events, sponsorship, prospect research, and grantwriting. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all aspects of development, particularly for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience.

Compensation:
The Development Intern will receive a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship.

Time Commitment : 20 hours/week

How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Preference given to applications received by 11/15/2017. Learn more and apply.

Link to Opportunity

http://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/jobs#development_intern

Posted

11/13/2017

SIFF
This position focuses specifically on digital communications -- to build awareness about SIFF within the community, and to increase film screening attendance and ticket sales.

Organization

SIFF

Website

www.siff.net

More Info

interns@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

The Social Media & Digital Marketing Intern reports to the Digital Marketing Manager, and is responsible for assisting them in implementing SIFF’s overall communications and marketing plan. This position focuses specifically on digital communications -- to build awareness about SIFF within the community, and to increase film screening attendance and ticket sales.

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to interns@siff.net indicating Social Media & Digital Marketing Intern in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/Documents/HR/2017/Digital%20Marketing%20Intern.pdf

Posted

11/9/2017

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing provides a unique experience to engage the artistic side of 3D printing and advanced art-making technologies. Displaying artworks by multidisciplinary creatives, this exhibit offers 3D printed art as a voice among Fine Art. Submission Deadline: 1/28/18

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

1/29/2018

Description

The 2018 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is proud to present The Special Exhibit - ‘Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing’, an exhibition merging art, technology and science.

In this exhibition, curators Briana Thornton and Ben Dye are working with The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts to create a public space displaying artworks by multidisciplinary creatives, designers, artists and engineers. The artists featured create works of art using 3D printing as a means of product or reference. The goal of the curators is to facilitate a space where 3D printed art can have a voice among Fine Art.

Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printing creates a free and unique experience where audiences can engage with the artistic side of 3D printing and advanced art-making technologies. Artists are inherently curious and the introduction of consumer 3D technology has allowed creatives to explore the uncharted medium of 3D printing. Curators Ben and Briana believe that this medium deserves a place in the world of fine art. They are calling on artists to submit work created by means of 3D printers and/or 3D programs. This can include: sculptures, jewelry, fashion/wearable objects, moving images and animations, and unique objects/installations.

The challenge and goal of the curators is as follows: Art inherently has soul. An artist who creates through analogue means creates work that is a reflection of oneself, society, or at times is an abstract concept that becomes tangible through their creation. Technology and computers are inherently ‘soulless’ or lack depth further than determinable algorithms and mathematics. The goal of this exhibition is to show, argue and conclude that art created via technology can still have depth and meaning that originates from the deliberate intention of the artists.

ELIGIBILITY
Submissions are encouraged from artists working with 3D printers. All work must be original and created within the last three years.

Works Eligible
● Unique fine art objects (object(s) must be original or a series of up to 5 limited editions).
● Artworks must be original designs developed by the applying artist.
● Solo artists or group makers may apply.
● All submitted pieces must be for sale and available for sale during the Festival.
● Any material that can be printed with a 3D Printer is acceptable.
● Artwork must be ready to be displayed on a pedestal. If artwork is to be adhered to wall or hung, it must come ready to hang or install and with all necessary installation materials.
o NOTE: Artwork will be displayed on shelves or pedestals.

Entries
● A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist.
● Entries must be received no later than the date listed on the calendar below. The Special Exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

Calendar
● Artist application available online: 11/1/2017
● Application deadline: 1/28/2018, 11:59pm
● Jury results emailed to artists: 2/28/2018
● Festival hours:
○ Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23, 2018, 10:00am – 9:00pm
○ Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm
● Pick up unsold art:
o Sunday, June 24, 6:00-6:30pm
o Monday, June 25, 11:00am – 1:00pm

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Special-Exhibit-call-for-entry-2018

Your application must include:
● Detailed information about each submitted artwork, including medium and dimensions.
● Images:
o Artists may submit 1 static image per art object or 1 video/recording per digital artwork installation, up to 3 artworks in total.
o Static image sizing requirements: Images must be in JPEG or JPG format, maximum of 4000x4000 pixels, minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
▪ Note: Need assistance in formatting your images to the correct size? Visit Larry Berman’s Jury Images. When formatting your images, select 1920x1920 ZAPPtm on the order form under Action. ZAPPtm-formatted images are accepted by our application software. There is no charge for this service. However, donations are gladly accepted to keep this free service available.
o Video/sound requirements: a single link to a video/recording can be shared in place of a static uploaded image. This recording MUST represent the piece as you intend it to be seen in the exhibit, including installation requirements which the artist must provide with the piece.

Payment for Application
To ensure that the jury sees your entry, your non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 must be paid online at the time of submitting your application. This fee covers up to three artworks. Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion into the Special Exhibit may apply the fee to the Open Show.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Special-Exhibit-call-for-entry-2018

Posted

11/9/2017

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Guided by the incredible beauty and rich history of the Pacific Northwest, this exhibit promotes and showcases the work of regionally and nationally recognized makers in a broadly inclusive venue. This year it explores an exciting and rigorously contemporary approach to the arts and crafts movement. Submission Deadline: 2/23/18

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

2/24/2018

Description

Applications for the 2018 Art in the Park juried show are now available. Our summer exhibition is guided by the incredible beauty and rich history of the Pacific Northwest. We promote and showcase the work of regionally and nationally recognized makers in a broadly inclusive venue. This year we are exploring an exciting and rigorously contemporary approach to the Arts and Crafts Movement aesthetic.

Art in the Park, located in George Rogers Park, is an outdoor booth show open to artists of all persuasions who produce original, hand-made, fine art and craftsmanship, and we welcome in particular contemporary makers who embody the best of the Arts and Crafts movement aesthetic.

Categories
Artists may apply in these categories:
● New Media: New media art is usually defined as a genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, video games, computer robotics, 3D printing, and art as biotechnology. Artists and makers working under this category are highly encouraged to submit electronic editions of new media work to exhibit and sell to the public in a boutique-style booth display.
● Emerging Artist: We welcome those artists who show significant potential, but have yet to be significantly recognized in their professions. Typically, this applies to a young artist just out of school, but we also welcome people of all ages who are in the very beginning of their careers as artists.
● 3D Mixed Media: Work that combines multiple materials to form an object intended as a work of art. This category includes the use of found objects, use of recycled materials, and assemblage to create new forms.
● Ceramics: Original functional or non-functional works created by the artist from clay, porcelain, stoneware, and/or earthenware. We welcome ceramics artists whose work may challenge the assertion of a functional and non-functional relationship. Not permitted: machine-made or mass-produced work.
● Digital 2D Art: Original work for which the image, or the manipulation of other source material, was created by the artist using a computer. All work must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival-quality materials. Not permitted: Traditional photography. Even if taken through the digital process, it must be entered under Photography.
● Drawing: Original compositions hand-drawn by the artist using pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, wax, crayon, etc.
● Fiber-Decorative: Decorative works handcrafted by the artist from natural and synthetic fiber. Fiber includes basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, papermaking, leather, straw, and fabric. Plastic fiber is also permitted under this category. Not permitted: mass or factory-produced work.
● Fiber-Wearable: Clothing and fashion designers are highly encouraged to apply. Wearables intended as objects of utility, beauty, and art. Not permitted: mass or factory-produced work.
● Glass: Original functional or decorative works that have been handcrafted by the artist by glass blowing, fusing, molding, casting, or kiln forming. Works may be etched or engraved and be of any size. Not permitted: any form of mass-produced work.
● Jewelry: All jewelry must be designed and handcrafted by the artist. This may include jewelry that is made primarily from metals, gems, stones, precious metal clay (PMC), flame-worked beads, clay, wood, fiber, etc. that is made by the artist. All jewelry displayed at the show must have been juried in the Jewelry category. A maximum of 15% of a piece may consist of commercial findings. Jewelers must label their PMC jewelry as such. Not permitted: commercial components (e.g., beads, glass, gems, pearls, metal, or other elements not made by the artist) that are strung or assembled and/or twisted on wire, with no substantial work done by the artist. Commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work is not permitted.
● Functional Metalwork: Functional, non-sculptural work handcrafted from metals with the purpose of being used as a tool. This category includes tools of all persuasions such as knives, saws, shovels, and pitchforks. All sculptural metalwork should be submitted in the Sculpture category. Not permitted: production studio work.
● Painting: Original compositions that are created by the artist in oil, water-based media, and encaustic media. Painters whose work challenges those material assertions are also welcome to submit under this category.
● Photography: Original compositions created by photographic processes that begin with a camera lens. Prints must be made from the artist’s original negative or digital image and be processed by the artist or under his or her direct supervision. The photographic process (including digital alteration, hand-painting, or over-painting, etc.) must be displayed with the photograph. Prints must be signed, numbered, and dated in a limited edition. Prints must meet “archival quality” standards.
● Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stone, blocks, composite reliefs, or screens and which have been signed and numbered in a limited edition. Not permitted: photocopies, giclées, offset reproductions, and machine-produced images are not considered print originals. They are reproductions of the original print and must be labeled as such.
● Sculpture: Three-dimensional, stand-alone works incorporating materials that are carved, modeled, constructed, or cast. Media examples include metal, stone, ceramic, hand-built clay, blown glass, and wood. Sculpture that has a utilitarian purpose, like a fountain, are welcome to apply under this category. If recycled materials are used, they must be modified or used in a way that is different from their original function.
● Woodworking: Original functional or non-functional work that is hand-tooled, machine worked, turned, or carved primarily from wood by the artist. Painted and/or wood assemblages, which are primary pieces not created by the artist, should be entered in 3D Mixed Media.
● 2D Mixed Media: Work that combines more than one medium such as paint, collage, and ink to create original works of art with a one-sided orientation. In order for mixed media to accepted as such, the work should clearly be the product of different surface materials.
BUY/SELL, IMPORTED, OR PRODUCTION WORK IS NOT PERMITTED.

Calendar
Artist applications available online November 1, 2017
Applications due February 23, 2018, by 11:59pm.
Jury results emailed to artists March 16, 2018
Early bird booth fee discount deadline March 30, 2018 by 5:00pm
Deadline for regular booth fee April 20, 2018 by 5:00pm
Cancellation date for 50% refund April 27, 2018 by 5:00pm (No refunds after this date.)
Booth assignment & info packet May 2018
Load in Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm (Setup times are staggered & assigned by booth location.)
Show hours for Art in the Park
Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23, 2018, 10:00am – 8:00pm*
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm

* The Festival remains open until 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday. This allows Art in the Park artists to visit other Festival exhibits after closing at 8:00pm.

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Art-in-the-Park-2018-Call-for-Entry

● Artists must register with an accurate email that will be working throughout the application process until show date. This email address will be used to notify you of your status. Notification of accepted/waitlist/declined status will be emailed to the email address you entered to register for EntryThingy. Please check your application email inbox for all correspondence. NOTE: Festival notifications will come from “alerts@entrythingy.com”. Place this address in your address book to be sure you receive notifications.
● Artists may enter in multiple categories by submitting a separate entry for each category and paying the application fee for each entry.
● Up to two artists may collaborate on single artworks in one category and enter using one entry form. Both artist names are required on the application.
● No brokers, galleries, or artist representatives are eligible to apply.

Special Instructions
Provide a completed application submitted through EntryThingy on the Lakewood Center for the Arts website. Your application must include:
● Description of Work: Briefly describe the materials, process, and inspiration used in the design and execution of your artwork.
● Images: Five (5) digital images: four (4) of your artwork and one (1) of your overall booth. See image formatting requirements on EntryThingy.
● NOTE: The booth shot is very important. Please, NO photos of you, your name, your customers, your website, the name of your business or town.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Art-in-the-Park-2018-Call-for-Entry

Posted

11/9/2017

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Artifacts of a Journey is an exhibit of completed artworks documenting the process an artwork takes on the road to creation. The exhibit explores the changes we make to our original ideas while creating the physical object, and the byways and cul-de-sacs our minds take while getting there. Submission Deadline: 2/18/18

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

2/18/2018

Description

Artifacts of a Journey is an exhibit of completed artworks documenting the process a work of art takes on the road to creation. The exhibit explores the changes we make to our original ideas while creating the physical object, and the byways and cul-de-sacs our minds take while getting there.

In response to the Festival’s Special Exhibit whose media is 3D printing, Artist’s Vision is asking our applicants to compare the process of information transfer that takes place in digital making with the process of thought and action that takes place in physical making. Art is a process, and in this exhibit that process is both the topic and the end result. Artists are invited to submit both traditional and non-traditional artworks that answer this question: what is your process of making and how does your art reflect this journey? Be creative, be playful, and dig into the rich inspiration that is your individual process.

*If your piece is of digital format (projection, film, time lapse, etc.) and requires electricity, please be specific in your submission of the power sources you will need.

ELIGIBILITY
Works Eligible
● Two dimensional work in any medium is acceptable as long as it is smaller than 6ʼ x 8ʼ and can be displayed on the wall using picture hanging rods.
● Three dimensional pieces are eligible as long as they are smaller than 6ʼ (height) x 4ʼ (width) x 2ʼ (depth) and the artist can provide the appropriate sculpture stand for their presentation.
● Wall-hung work can be hung framed or unframed and must include proper picture hanging hardware (no zigzag hardware). Please note: curators will not construct any hanging devices. Work must be delivered ready to hang on a wall.
● Digital works (Film, projections, time-lapse, etc) are accepted but the artist must explain the type of power source needed for their submission. All cords, connectors, etc., must be provided by the artist. All TV’s, monitors, projectors must be provided by the artist. Tables and stands for monitors or to support digital work must be stated by the artist when turning in their artist acceptance form. Because all artworks in the Festival must be for sale, all accepted digital artworks must clearly state what the sale of the artwork will include.

Entries
A maximum of 3 works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received no later than the date listed on the Calendar below. The Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.

Calendar 2018
● Artist applications available online – November 1, 2017
● Application Deadline – February 18, 2018
● Jury results emailed to artists – March 4, 2018
● Delivery of accepted art: June 17, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00pm
● Festival hours:
○ Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23 of 2018, 10:00am – 9:00pm
○ Sunday, June 24 of 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm
● Pick up unsold art:
○ Sunday, June 24, 6:00-6:30pm
○ Monday, June 25, 11:00am – 1:00pm

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Artists-Vision-call-for-entry-2018

Your application must include:
● Detailed information about each submitted artwork, including medium and dimensions.
● Images:
o Artists may submit 1 static image per art object or 1 video/recording per digital artwork installation, up to 3 artworks in total.
o Static image sizing requirements: Images must be in JPEG or JPG format, maximum of 4000x4000 pixels, minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
▪ Note: Need assistance in formatting your images to the correct size? Visit Larry Berman’s Jury Images. When formatting your images, select 1920x1920 ZAPPtm on the order form under Action. ZAPPtm-formatted images are accepted by our application software. There is no charge for this service. However, donations are gladly accepted to keep this free service available.
o Video/sound requirements: a single link to a video/recording can be shared in place of a static uploaded image. This recording MUST represent the piece as you intend it to be seen in the exhibit, including installation requirements which the artist must provide with the piece.

Payment for Application
To ensure that the jury sees your entry, your non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 must be paid online at the time of submitting your application. This fee covers up to three artworks. Artists whose work is not accepted for inclusion in Artist’s Vision may apply the fee to the Open Show.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/Artists-Vision-call-for-entry-2018

Posted

11/9/2017

Northwest Folklife
The Programs Coordinator is one of the public faces of Northwest Folklife and works closely with many cultural communities and performers who support and participate in the work of the organization. The Programs Coordinator assists in all duties related to year round programming such as scheduling, coordinating, curating and producing performances, including the annual Northwest Folklife Festival held every Memorial Day weekend at the Seattle Center. In cooperation with other programming department staff, the coordinator will work closely with representatives from various communities to organize music and dance performances, panel discussions and workshops.

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Hiring Manager

hiring@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7300

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Responsibilities and General Duties:

Maintain relationships and community outreach with current community coordinators as well as develop new relationships with communities of the Northwest
Assist in the general programming for all Northwest Folklife programs, including the Northwest Folklife Festival and the Seattle Children’s Festival, including the scheduling, coordination and production advancing of performances
Prepare written materials for Marketing department, including blog posts, event copy, and reports
Make focused outreach efforts to new communities of the Northwest, especially those not yet represented at Northwest Folklife programs
Researches and updates current cultural and heritage program resources and interests within the community
Assist with advancing programmatic elements of performances, in collaboration with the Production Department
Work with other Folklife departments to provide programmatic related materials
Liaise with community coordinators to organize logistics around community performances
Liaise with external agencies such as funding bodies, professional associations, other heritage organizations and regional development agencies, for joint-venture programs
Troubleshoot stage and programmatic issues during events

Successful candidates for this position must demonstrate the following core competencies:

Ability to build productive relationships in a high-performing, collaborative and multicultural environment
Knowledge of and/or training in music, cultural anthropology, folklore, performance studies, dance, cultural studies, gender studies, race or ethnic studies, area studies, or other fields in the humanities and social sciences
Experience in outreach work with ethnic, occupational, regional and other community groups
Ability to work under tight deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience writing blog posts and marketing copy
General working hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A flexible schedule is required for off-site events that may occur during evenings and weekends.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience, interest and education in a wide variety of cultural performance traditions, such as music, dance, and storytelling.
Level of experience comparable to the duties explained above (ideally 2+ years working in a cultural programming field and event production)
Familiar with stage and sound technicalities
Ability to work independently, while communicating progress to team
Good communication and public relations skills
Excellent attention to detail coupled with sensitivity to timelines and deadlines
Excellent general office skills
Experience with Microsoft Office
Familiarity with database navigation
Sensitivity to working with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds
Most work is performed in an office environment and access to the office is up three flights of stairs. There is no elevator to access the office building.
Some field work is involved. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Must be available to work during the eight days of the Festival (load-in, Festival, load-out) as well as the two days of the Seattle Children’s Festival. During the Festival, work will be performed in several Seattle Center facilities, which requires moving outdoors between buildings and indoors between multiple floors in various buildings.
This position will be required to lift, pull, and/or carry objects up to 25 lbs.

Hours: 32 hours per week. *
* It is understood that March – May are peak months for Northwest Folklife Festival and additional hours may be worked during this period of time. Scheduling will be negotiated with your supervisor.

Compensation: $30,000-$31,000 a year

This position includes health and retirement benefits.

Reports To: Executive Artistic Director

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by email as attachments to hiring@nwfolklife.org with Programs Coordinator and your name in the subject line or by postal mail to Northwest Folklife attn: Programs Coordinator Search, 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109-4623. Applications open until position is filled. *Priority is given to applications received by 5PM on November 17, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.nwfolklife.org/jobs-internships/

Posted

11/9/2017

Art Workshop Inc
Part Time after school enrichment

Organization

Art Workshop Inc

More Info

Christine Awad Schmalz

theartworkshop7@aol.com

972-898-6767

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Part time Art instructor needed for after school program in North Seattle area, Everett and Bothell starting in January 2018. Classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Must have fine art background and like working with kids. Must have reliable vehicle. $50.00 per class (three days a week) plus travel reimbursement. We will provide training, class projects and supplies. Please send resume.

How to Apply

Send CV and 3 imagines of your artwork to theartworkshop7@aol.com

Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/9/2017

The Vera Project
We are searching for a motivational and empowering Executive Director to lead The Vera Project into the next stage of its legacy through dynamic, high-visibility, collaborative leadership

Organization

The Vera Project

Website

theveraproject.org

More Info

Jessica Schollmeyer

hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org

206.956.8372

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

We are searching for a motivational and empowering Executive Director to lead The Vera Project into the next stage of its legacy through dynamic, high-visibility, collaborative leadership. The Executive Director will build on the organization’s mission and history to sustain the unique DIY culture and programs while actively establishing strong new partnerships and funding sources to ensure VERA’s continued success and relevance in the community. They will foster a place for youth voice and leadership at all levels of the organization, including in the greater Seattle community, and support the production of events and learning opportunities based in the local music and arts scene. The ED fosters a culture of collaborative accountability and transparency across the organization. We seek someone who is ready to fiercely embody the meaning of VERA, which stands for ‘Veri Et Recti Amici,’ meaning ‘True and Sincere Friends.’

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org. Position is open until filled. Applications received on or before November 27th will be given priority consideration.

Link to Opportunity

https://theveraproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/VERA-Executive-Director-Job-Description.pdf

Posted

11/9/2017

Photographic Center Northwest
We are seeking a motivated, articulate, and collaborative marketing and communications staff member with knowledge of and passion for the photographic arts to join our team. The Marketing Manager is one of a team of 12 full and part-time staff, and is a key player in the overall growth of PCNW. This position is directly responsible for overall visibility and promotion of the institution and its programs, fostering awareness, and increasing audience.

Organization

Photographic Center Northwest

Website

www.pcnw.org

More Info

Terry Novak

tnovak@pcnw.org

206-720-7222 ext. 19

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

The Organization:
Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is a nonprofit education institution dedicated to facilitating creation, conversation, and experiences of significant photography. Through our 53-credit Certificate Program, classes and workshops; exhibitions; robust public programming; and publicly accessible darkrooms we foster dialogue in the region through the global language of today. After nearly 30 years PCNW still maintains a start-up spirit with a dynamic and fast-paced workplace environment.

The Position:
We are seeking a motivated, articulate, and collaborative marketing and communications staff member with knowledge of and passion for the photographic arts to join our team. Applicants able to share their own definition of "significant photography" will be given priority. The Marketing Manager is one of a team of 12 full and part-time staff, and is a key player in the overall growth of PCNW. This position is directly responsible for overall visibility and promotion of the institution and its programs, fostering awareness, and increasing audience.

Core Responsibilities:

Oversees all messaging including but not limited to: website, social media and print communications including brochures, event invitations, posters, postcards, e-blasts, and press releases

Management of e- and print mailing lists

Website maintenance

Production of exhibition visuals and documentation

Press archive, media requests and cultivating new contacts.

This role also involves writing and editing, image procurement, and production / project management.

Desired Skills:

Strong verbal and writing skills

Comfort with public speaking and networking

Knowledge of Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Formstack, and Salesforce

Strong preference will be made for candidates with proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, and Wordpress

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing or marketing samples to opportunities@pcnw.org with subject line “PCNW Marketing Manager Application” no later than Sunday, November 12. No phone calls, please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Link to Opportunity

http://pcnw.org/support/opportunities/

Posted

11/9/2017

Grade Studios
You will be working on Murmur, a large-scale, kinetic, wood and steel sculpture. Full and part time internships available starting now.

Organization

Grade Studios

Website

JohnGrade.com

More Info

Sarah Fetterman

sarah@gradestudio.org

Deadline to Apply

12/21/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

You will be working on Murmur, a large-scale, kinetic, wood and steel sculpture. Murmur is based on Grade’s exploration of the Arctic landforms called Pingos. Arctic botanist A. E. Porsild borrowed the word to describe a particular formation of earth-covered ice mounds that dot the Arctic and sub-Arctic landscapes. Working in collaboration with Reilly Donovan, we will introduce an immersive mixed reality component to the sculpture using untethered headsets. We will incorporate spatial mapping, imagery, and sound collected from the source of inspiration along Alaska's northern arctic coast. “I don’t think I have ever been so profoundly moved by a landscape before,” said Grade. Murmur will be exhibited at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut in January 2018 and at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska in May 2018.

At Grade Studios, we create large-scale site-specific sculptures inspired by changing geological and biological forms and systems in the natural world. The studio’s sculptures are exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, and outdoors in urban public spaces, sculpture parks, and nature. Current and upcoming exhibition venues include the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Seattle Art Museum; the Anchorage Museum; the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; and the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Trento, Italy.

If you are proficient in woodworking and/or CAD, please apply for an internship. This opportunity is available starting now and continuing through the end of December. We are looking for people who are interested in joining us very soon, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

How to Apply

Intern Questionnaire: Grade Studio Murmur

Our team of 18 people encompasses a wide range of backgrounds with a diversity of skills and interests. Internships are unpaid and can range from two to five days per week for one to three months.* Our goal is to employ and integrate your existing skills as well as to introduce you to skills you would like to learn or develop further.

Submit completed application to sarah@gradestudio.org


BACKGROUND:

Please briefly describe your background. Add a link to your artist website if applicable:


What are your strengths and skills? (Highlight below and supplement with details)

Woodworking (carving/carpentry/boat-building)
Metalworking (welding experience)
Metal casting (steel/aluminum/bronze/other)
Plaster/wax/paper casting
Plastics casting/fabrication
Fabrics/sewing
Electronics/lighting design
Kinetics/mechanical
Engineering
CAD 3-D modeling/Rhino
Photography/Photoshop
Drawing/painting
Video/editing
Sound recording/composition
VR/AR coding
Social media/press relations
Research (area of expertise/interest)
Other


What are your goals/expectations for this internship?


Are you seeking academic credit for the internship?
If so, what specifically is required of the studio for this?


We are seeking to build a diverse community that is inclusive of all races, national or ethnic origins, ages, religions, sexual orientations, gender identity and expressions, and veteran status. We will also work to accommodate people with special needs/disabilities.

*This is an unpaid internship but partial need-based scholarships may be available.

http://www.johngrade.com/#/projectwithdescription/MURMUR/true
https://polarlab.anchoragemuseum.org/projects/john-grade

Link to Opportunity

johngrade.com

Posted

11/9/2017

NOW open studio
Artist Residency

Organization

NOW open studio

Website

nowopenstudio.com

More Info

chay Albright

nowresidency@gmail.com

5415627559

Fee to Apply

28

Deadline to Apply

11/30/2017

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: NOV. 30, 2017 Notification of Selection: DEC. 11-15, 2017 Residency commences: On or around June 25, 2018

READ MORE: NOWOPENSTUDIO.COM

How to Apply

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.

TO APPLY: NOWOPENSTUDIO.COM

Link to Opportunity

http://nowopenstudio.com

Posted

11/9/2017

Henry Art Gallery
The Senior Curator works with the Henry curatorial staff and Director to articulate the museum’s artistic vision. The Senior Curator works with Henry staff, artists, lenders, institutions, and other partners on researching, planning, organizing, and implementing Henry-generated exhibitions, traveling shows, and artist commissions. This position works with the Director and curatorial staff on collection growth and management, and supports museum development efforts to advance the mission and vision of the Henry. The Henry’s curatorial team is highly collaborative and works in a non-hierarchal style. The Senior Curator is a key team member who works across the department and across the institution, engaging with visitor services, and institutional advancement. The Senior Curator also works with the senior management team to develop strategies to meet artistic, strategic, and financial goals of the Henry. The Senior Curator is a liaison to the artistic community in Seattle and an ambassador to the national and international art community. The Senior Curator must be a collaborative team player, an innovative and strategic thinker, and a highly effective manager committed to developing and mentoring staff. This position supervises the Associate Curator; Associate Curator of Collections; and Department Coordinator.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Human Resources

jobs@henryart.org

206.543.2280

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full 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 for its research and presentation of contemporary art.
The mission of the Henry is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. Our vision is to expand thinking through transformative experiences with contemporary art. To that end, Henry curators originate exhibitions and develop youth and public programs to serve as a resource and catalyst for discovery by audiences of all ages. From its earliest days, the Henry has been known for being first in the region to showcase world-renowned contemporary artists, and first in the field to champion emerging talent. The Henry’s facility is 46,200 sq. ft., including 14,500 sq. ft. of exhibition space. We champion a wide variety of artistic practices and are artist-centered and community engaged.
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 Senior Curator works with the Henry curatorial staff and Director to articulate the museum’s artistic vision. The Senior Curator works with Henry staff, artists, lenders, institutions, and other partners on researching, planning, organizing, and implementing Henry-generated exhibitions, traveling shows, and artist commissions. This position works with the Director and curatorial staff on collection growth and management, and supports museum development efforts to advance the mission and vision of the Henry.
The Henry’s curatorial team is highly collaborative and works in a non-hierarchal style. The Senior Curator is a key team member who works across the department and across the institution, engaging with visitor services, and institutional advancement. The Senior Curator also works with the senior management team to develop strategies to meet artistic, strategic, and financial goals of the Henry. The Senior Curator is a liaison to the artistic community in Seattle and an ambassador to the national and international art community.
The Senior Curator must be a collaborative team player, an innovative and strategic thinker, and a highly effective manager committed to developing and mentoring staff. This position supervises the Associate Curator; Associate Curator of Collections; and Department Coordinator.

STATUS: University of Washington Exempt Employee

REPORTS TO: Director

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

Curatorial:
• Works closely with the Director and curatorial team on setting framework for exhibitions and collection development.
• Conceives of and researches ideas for ongoing and new exhibition projects that support the Henry’s mission, and manages them through completion.
• Authors written materials and summaries, such as checklists, wall texts for exhibitions, preview copy, and online content. Produces brochures and catalogues as projects call for, and authors original content.
• As a member of the curatorial team, contributes to the growth and development of the collection, including acquisitions by gift, recommendation for purchases, and presentations to the Collections Committee.
• The Senior Curator and Associate Curator work closely with the Public and Youth programs team to identify key concepts, artists, and audience engagement strategies related to exhibitions.
• Makes informal and formal presentations on exhibitions and related museum programming to a range of stakeholders, including the public, colleagues, and Henry Board.
• Supports the Associate Curator of Collections in providing collection access online and in the Reed Collection Study Center.
• Cultivates and supports the work of all members of the curatorial team.
• Coordinates the exhibition schedule and budgets with the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration.
• Assures that exhibitions ideas and themes are presented professionally, in a timely and efficient manner, in support of the Henry’s mission, and within budget parameters.
• Meets deadlines and is accountable for meeting exhibition budgets and institutional budgets as they relation to curatorial department.

External Relations
• Contributes to the production of marketing and external communications materials about exhibitions and department activities.
• Generates content to support external relations staff in developing grant proposals.
• Works in conjunction with peers across the department to foster communications with Visitor Experience Representatives and security/frontline staff about upcoming exhibitions.
• Engages with academic and youth outreach by participating in select Henry Teen Art Collective sessions and academic group visits.
• With the curatorial staff, develops and reviews content related to exhibitions, collections, and programs used on the website, and other social media platforms.

Stewardship and Management
• Works collegially across the museum to support the mission, vision, and values of the Henry.
• Serves as an effective and articulate spokesperson for the Henry, maintaining a high degree of professionalism with staff, board, colleagues, museum stakeholders, and the public.
• Maintains a visible presence in the community and the UW. Represents the Henry at external events and functions.
• Stewards donor relations, in communication with External Relations team.
• Serves as curatorial representative to the senior management team, which includes the Director, and department heads for Finance, External Relations, Museum Services, and Human Resources.
• Hires, trains, and promotes the professional growth of those reporting to the Senior Curator, and fosters education of emerging museum professionals.

Other
• Remains current on curatorial and scholarly topics—regionally, nationally, and internationally—related to the mission and goals of the Henry.
• Travels for general or specific research related to the curatorial program and supporting the mission of the Henry.
• Other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Advanced degree in art history with an emphasis on contemporary art and culture, or equivalent level of education and experience required. Minimum of 8 years experience as a contemporary art curator and 3-5 years experience working in a collecting institution.
• Evidence of scholarship, original research, and article and book publication.
• Knowledge of the latest developments in contemporary art and criticism. Knowledge of and ability to adhere to best professional practices, and to ensure that those policies and practices are understood and followed by curatorial staff.
• Experience with public engagement related to exhibitions, programs, and collections for a range of audiences.
• Commitment to teamwork; to leading and sharing leadership; and working for the greater good of the organization.
• Demonstrated management and supervisory skills, including providing constructive performance feedback.
• Excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills. Ability to assess priorities and be poised under pressure.
• Proven ability to adhere to museum policies, support executive and Board decisions, and maintain confidentiality.
• Commitment to representing the museum with a high degree of integrity and professionalism, maintaining productive and respectful dialogue with staff and stakeholders.
• Proven success with patron development and with attracting funding from grants and foundations.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Proficiency using a wide range of MS Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel, as well as other software applications.

DESIRED SKILLS:
• Experience working on issues of racial equity and social justice as it relates to organizational structures and curatorial work.
• A global perspective and appreciation for the regional art community.


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






How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

https://henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

11/2/2017

Henry Art Gallery
The Associate Curator of Collections is responsible for collections care, management, and access. The position has an educational function and works collaboratively with the curatorial staff to develop and implement programs that support the museum’s mission. Collections care and management are principal responsibilities of the position, including database management, online content management, copyright requests, and coordinating of works of art for exhibition. The Associate Curator of Collections supports the museum’s effort to build its collection, and oversees collections access, including visits to the Reed Collections Study Center, and may originate exhibitions from the collection. The Associate Curator of Collections reports to the Senior Curator and supervises collections interns, volunteers, and work study students.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Human Resources

jobs@henryart.org

206.543.2280

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full 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 for its research and presentation of contemporary art.
The mission of the Henry Art Gallery is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects and the Reed Collection Study Center (RCSC), 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.
The Henry’s permanent collection contains photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles. The Reed Collection Study Center — the only facility of its kind in the region—is a resource for students and researchers, and for anyone seeking to learn from original works of art. Digital access to the permanent collection is available through our website henryart.org.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Associate Curator of Collections is responsible for collections care, management, and access. The position has an educational function and works collaboratively with the curatorial staff to develop and implement programs that support the museum’s mission. Collections care and management are principal responsibilities of the position, including database management, online content management, copyright requests, and coordinating of works of art for exhibition. The Associate Curator of Collections supports the museum’s effort to build its collection, and oversees collections access, including visits to the Reed Collections Study Center, and may originate exhibitions from the collection. The Associate Curator of Collections reports to the Senior Curator and supervises collections interns, volunteers, and work study students.

STATUS: University of Washington Exempt Employee

REPORTS TO: Senior Curator

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

Collection Care
• Conduct safe art handling of collection objects
• Develop and implement museum collections policies with the curatorial team
• Ensure proper housing and storage of collection objects
• Serve as liaison to Mellon Paper and Photographs Conservator

Collection Management
• Conduct and supervise collections research and documentation
• Maintain and update Collection Management System (MIMSY), and train staff and volunteers as needed
• Create, maintain, and distribute documentation photographs of collection works
• Supervise fulfillment of loan and reproduction requests, including rights and reproduction
• Work with website team to maintain collection presence online (MOBIUS)

Collection Access
• Coordinate public and University access to Henry collections in the Eleanor Henry Reed Collections Study Center
• Train and supervise a team of work-study students to locate, pull, and display objects in the Reed Collections Study Center
• Teach, co-teach, or host class visits
• Work with Senior Curator to maintain and update Collections Management Policies
• Oversee and maintain the Henry’s reference library

Collection Building
• Work with the Director and curatorial team to build collections
• Facilitate quarterly Collection Committee Meetings; conduct research on proposed gifts to be presented
• Catalogue incoming acquisitions

Exhibition Support
• Work with the curatorial team to develop the role of collections within exhibitions, and periodically curates small exhibitions
• Oversee review and preparation of works of art for exhibitions, working with curators, registrars, and prep staff

Other:
• Oversee collections-related budgets
• Hire, train, and supervise collection interns, work study students, and volunteers
• Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Masters Degree in Museum Studies, Art History, a related field, or relevant combination of education and experience.
• A minimum of three years of museum collections experience or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
• Demonstrated expertise in an area of focus of Henry collections.
• Demonstrated knowledge of professional practices in collection management.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude that supports department and museum goals. Poised, professional manner in all forms of communication; verbal and written, one-on-one and in groups. Committed to teamwork and service to the organization. Ability to support team and management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and oversee work-study students, and interns.
• Self-directed with high ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed; ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and be a team player in an active museum environment.
• High attention to detail and excellent time-management and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key donors, colleagues, peers, and the public.
• Working knowledge of collection management databases.
• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software applications.

DESIRED SKILLS:
• Working knowledge of Collection Management Database, MIMSY, a plus.

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



How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

11/2/2017

Koya Partners
RACC is seeking an Executive Director to work with the Board, staff and community to build and achieve an exciting new vision for the Arts in a modern, progressive region.

Organization

Koya Partners

More Info

Michelle R.S. Bonoan

mbonoan@koyapartners.com

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Position Summary:
In serving as RACC’s chief advocate, strategist and visionary, the Executive Director will be a leading figure in the arts and cultural community in Portland, the tri-county area, and nationally. As the chief executive of the Portland area’s largest public arts funding council, the Executive Director plays a central role in creating an ecosystem where arts and culture thrive and advance social justice. Working closely with an experienced and passionate staff, with civic leaders, arts organizations and other stakeholders, the Executive Director contributes their vision to the dynamic role played by arts and culture in the region.
This leader will have a keen understanding of how RACC’s programming, grantmaking and advocacy directly affect the greater community’s arts and cultural organizations, artists, art lovers, and the historically underserved communities of color, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQIA and people with disabilities. The issues of equity and inclusion in the Arts have become a major focus for RACC, alongside rising awareness of Oregon’s history of systemic racism and inequity regarding resource allocation.
The Executive Director will provide thoughtful, committed and experienced leadership for RACC’s strategies for promoting equity, inclusion and access.

Core Competencies:
The Executive Director will be a passionate and accomplished executive with knowledge of the role of the arts in public and community life. Ideal candidates will have experience in arts administration, and relevant knowledge and expertise regarding the Arts in the Pacific Northwest and Portland, including a fluency with the region’s governance and politics, knowledge of major cultural institutions and arts organizations, and the ability to build meaningful relationships with arts and community leaders.
This leader will demonstrate visionary, executive-level leadership and management abilities, demonstrated expertise in change management, a passion for and commitment to the Arts, and fluency with work around equity, diversity, inclusion and access. The Executive Director will possess a high degree of emotional intelligence and a natural ability to connect with people at all levels. A model for managing stress and navigating challenging circumstance, the Executive Director will be a grounding force at RACC, able to build consensus, create buy-in, and provide focus for the organization’s programming.
Highly competitive candidates will demonstrate the following core competencies:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Executive Leadership / Management
Change Management
Exceptional and Persuasive Communication
Advocacy
Fundraising and Development
Grantmaking and Program Management

Compensation:
The annual salary range for this role will be $150,000 -$170,000, depending on qualifications and experience. RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.

How to Apply

Online at: https://koyapartners.com/search/racc-executive-director-21/

Link to Opportunity

https://koyapartners.com/search/racc-executive-director-21/

Posted

11/2/2017

Shunpike
This call is for proposed installations with Shunpike's partner properties for our nationally-recognized Storefronts program

Organization

Shunpike

Website

www.shunpike.org

More Info

Dan Hudson

info@shunpike.org

2069051026

Fee to Apply

Free through November 27th

Deadline to Apply

12/4/2017

Description

CALL SUMMARY

Storefronts provides temporary, no-cost, street-facing display space in Seattle for installation of 2-D or 3-D artwork. The art work is presented in a locked storefront or display vitrine and is viewed, through windows, for a period of up to four months.

Program Requirements:

Works shall be existing or new works created for temporary installation.
All visual media are accepted.
Content must be G-Rated and suitable for the general public
All materials and consumables required for installations are the responsibility of the artist. This includes hanging hardware, temporary walls, tools, ladders, and any other materials that are required to safely and completely install the artwork.
Artists are responsible for producing and maintaining high-quality work for the duration of the installation, and will be asked to provide repair on request.
One application per artist or arts group
The selection panel is seeking high quality, flexible, and dynamic installations that utilize display windows to their fullest potential and engage with the general public both day and night. In support of Shunpike's commitment to achieving greater Racial Equity across the independent arts sector, submissions from artists of color are particularly encouraged.

Stipend: $500, with no allocation for travel or materials expenses.
Eligibility: Washington State residents over 18 years of age, creating original works, who have not shown in a Storefronts window before.
Deadline: December 4, 2017. Please note that there is no fee for Early-Bird applications submitted by November 27th. From November 28 - December 4 there will be a $25 fee for submissions.

ABOUT THE PROPERTIES

As Shunpike partners with a wide range of properties, available storefronts are quite diverse; and we cannot guarantee any specific property, neighborhood, or timeframe for placement. The Storefronts Manager will match proposals with available spaces at Shunpike’s sole discretion, in consultation with the artist.

All projects will be subtenants of Shunpike, and all subleases will be subject to the terms and conditions of Shunpike’s master lease with the applicable property owner.

The following is a summary of current spaces. At this time, 100% of our spaces are shallow display vitrines.

Neighborhood: South Lake Union

Property Owner: Amazon
Number of Vitrines: 8
Vitrines range from 15″- 30″ in depth, and from 3′ – over 20′ in width, and 5′ – 10′ in height.
Vitrines are not climate controlled and contain ambient humidity and, in some cases, strong sunlight/heat.
Not all vitrines have power, although most do
Lighting is timer-controlled track lighting provided by Amazon. Any additional electrical components must be UL certified, meet fire code, and be approved by Amazon engineers.
Access to Amazon vitrines may require security access and badges arranged 48 hours in advance.
Neighborhood: Bellevue

Property Owner: Meydenbauer Center
Number of Vitrines: 2
Vitrines are 29″ in depth, and vary from 6.5′ – 8′ in width and 8′ – 10′ in height
Vitrines have somewhat challenging access – some through 34″ square hatches and a ladder down into the space
Not all vitrines have solid back walls for wall-mounted or 2-D work, so suspended work is often preferred in these spaces
Lighting is timer-controlled LED lighting.
Vitrines do not have power on site, though there is power nearby

How to Apply

SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS ARE:

Compelling– artistically strong in concept and execution, compelling to a diverse audience, and actively seeking to engage the public.

Viable– agile, adaptive, innovative, and achievable with the time, funds, and spaces available. We love a grand idea, but make sure you can deliver exceptional work with 1month’s notice. Existing work is often a better choice due to these concerns.

Relevant– responsive to, and engaging with, diverse audiences, themes, neighborhoods, and landscapes. Public engagement is a central consideration for all proposals, so please make sure to demonstrate how your project engages a diverse audience.

Examples of successful projects:

Storefronts South Lake Union series, June 2014
Barbara De Pirro (Installation) – Metamorphosis 2015
Karrie Hovey (Installation) – Endangered 2014
Philip LaDeau and Serrah Russel, February 2015
PANEL REVIEW

All applications to the Storefronts program are reviewed by an independent panel based on relevance, viability, community engagement, and creative merit.

Storefronts panelists include professional artists and arts administrators, local business owners, real estate professionals, and community advocates.

Materials required for submission include:

$25 application fee (unless within Early Bird window)
Artist Bio, 400 words or less
Artist Statement, 400 words or less
4-6 representative work samples with related work list
Project Proposal, including:
Brief conceptual statement, 400 words or less
Detailed technical and space requirements
Budget and source of funding (proposals may be self-funded)
Timeline required to prepare your project from date of notification– 2 months or less is preferred
Mock-up, sketch, or detailed written description of the project in a hypothetical space
TIPS and TROUBLESHOOTING

Successful roster projects can adapt to a variety of spaces and communities dependent upon what is available. Be clear about proposal requirements, and understand if they are too restrictive this reduces the chances of being placed.

Shunpike will offer placement to artists with the best match of available resources in the 12-month duration of the roster, at Shunpike’s sole discretion, often with no more than 8 weeks of notice.

It is highly recommended that the proposal be concise, written in direct language, and specifically detail what will be experienced in the storefront space by the general public. Highly conceptual art jargon and overlong descriptions are best avoided.

It is highly recommended to compose your application in a Word document, check the word count, and copy/paste your responses into the application form.

Shunpike is not able to offer technical support for the online application system.

INCOMPLETE AND LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

QUESTIONS?

Contact: info@shunpike.org

Link to Opportunity

https://shunpike.submittable.com/submit/94589/storefronts-2018-call-for-artists

Posted

11/2/2017

SEEDArts
SEEDArts seeks an artist, muralist, or team to develop a site-specific permanent artwork on the southern wall of the Safeway at Othello in Seattle. The mural will be on the wall parallel to S. Othello Street. This opportunity is open to emerging and professional artists. The award amount is $7,500. The application deadline is November 27, 2017.

Organization

SEEDArts

Website

www.seedseattle.org

More Info

Kathy Fowells

kfowells@seedseattle.org

2067604286

Deadline to Apply

11/27/2017

Description

Overview
SEEDArts seeks an artist, muralist, or team to develop a site-specific permanent artwork on the southern wall of the Safeway at Othello in Seattle. The mural will be on the wall parallel to S. Othello Street. This opportunity is open to emerging and professional artists. The award amount is $7,500. The application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The Project
This project will add a signature artwork to the Safeway building and the neighborhood’s visual landmarks, create excitement and beauty for the community, and enhance the pedestrian & bicycle experience. The artwork must fit into the Othello Neighborhood Plan, which has prioritized becoming “a vibrant multicultural commercial district” as its top goal. The finished mural will contribute to a lively town center.

Project Site
Safeway is located at 3900 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118, at the NW intersection of S Othello and MLK Way S; the southern wall runs parallel to S Othello Street. The wall is 129’ long x 18’ high; approximately 90’ of the wall may be used. Artists may use the entire wall or a portion in their design. Artists will have the option to cover the mural space either with one large image or a series of images. Pictures of the site and elevation drawings are included on page 3.

The high-traffic location provides an expansive new venue for public art, visible to car traffic, pedestrians, and light rail passengers. The artist will have the option of using the wall’s surface as the mural canvas, having the mural applied via digital transfer, or on panels completed off-site that will be anchored to the wall.

Budget
The project budget is $7,500. This includes artist’s design fees and compensation; all material and fabrication costs; and any applicable taxes.

Selection Criteria & Process
A selection panel comprised of artists, community representatives, and individuals from the Safeway Foundation and SEEDArts will select an artist using the following criteria: quality and strength of past work as demonstrated in the submitted materials; demonstrated knowledge in creating murals; demonstrated ability to create a unique and engaging artwork appropriate in concept, materials and scale for this project; availability to work and complete work by April 1, 2018.

Timeline
November 27, 2017: Deadline for submissions
December 12, 2017: Notification of selected artist(s)
January 15, 2018: Design Review
April 1, 2018: Completion of Mural
(final installation may be weather dependent)

How to Apply

How to apply
Your submission must be contained in a single PDF document with page numbers and include the following items in the order listed below:
• A letter of interest (up to 2 pages) which should explain how your work is appropriate for this project and describe your approach to and vision for this particular site. Please include a rough budget, indicating the amount used for artist fees vs. materials and supplies.
• A current professional resume (2 pages maximum). If submitting as a team, please include resume for each individual.
• Up to 10 images of relevant work samples must be included in the PDF document. The images should be numbered and labeled with the title of the piece, the medium, the date, and the dimensions of the artwork. Artists are encouraged to include a brief description (2-3 sentences) of each image. One image & its description per page.
• Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

All applications must be received by November 27 at 5pm. You may mail or deliver your application to SEEDArts, 5117 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 or email them to kfowells@seedseattle.org.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seedseattle.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RFQ_Safeway-Mural.pdf

Posted

11/2/2017

501 Commons
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.

Organization

501 Commons

Website

www.501commons.org

More Info

Catherine Nueva Espana

catherine@501commons.org

206-682-6704 x 113

Deadline to Apply

11/24/2017

Description

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.

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/2/2017

Play Your Part
Play Your Part is seeking an Executive Director who will assist in the founding of an emerging theatre company in Seattle, WA. This person will help establish a Board of Directors, manage and mount the inaugural season, oversee daily operations, and roadmap the growth of the organization.

Organization

Play Your Part

More Info

Michael Raimondi

michael@michaelraimondi.com

646.872.1288

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Play Your Part is seeking an Executive Director who will assist in the founding of an emerging theatre company in Seattle, WA. This person will help establish a Board of Directors, manage and mount the inaugural season, oversee daily operations, and roadmap the growth of the organization.

Play Your Part is dedicated to producing captivating theatre while providing a venue for new and classic voices that move our audiences to action, in support of causes that align with our core beliefs. To initiate this engagement, Play Your Part is committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from each production to support organizations and charities that champion the following causes:

The protection and preservation of local parks and wildlife.
The empowerment of the LGBTQ community.
The rescue and welfare of animals.
The provision of health and wellness services for under-served or underrepresented communities.

Play Your Part will make a profound, local impact for these causes, produce work with uncompromising standards of production and performance, and provide artists in the company sustainable wages to dedicate their lives to their craft.

This will be a collaborative partnership from inception with the Artist Director, Michael Raimondi. Michael recently relocated to Seattle from New York City where he completed his MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School in Acting immediately following his BFA from Chapman University in Directing. Michael has since worked as a director and actor, held the position of Executive Director for Homunculus Mask Theatre, and managed a small business, among many other professional accomplishments. He is deeply passionate about creating theatre with purpose that is immediate, urgent, and alive; including the cultivation of rich, believable performances from actors and conjuring the playwright’s intent from the text through innovative and transformative staging and designs. He is insistent on the work being compelling, executed with unwavering integrity and professionalism.

In addition to sharing a deep passion for the organization’s mission and standards, Executive Director candidates should have the following qualifications and/or experience:

Managing and/or establishing of a non-profit including the recruitment and cultivation of a Board of Directors and the definition and development of their roles
Running of and/or participation in meetings of the Board following Robert’s Rules of Order
Familiarity with the Seattle theatrical community including means of recruiting and hiring talent, as well as paid and volunteer staff with a high level of retention; options for traditional and non-traditional rehearsal and performance space including their technical abilities/needs, and associated costs
Leveraging deep-rooted, local relationships and connections with diverse populations who hold a wide variety of valuable skill sets needed to establish and support a theatre non-profit
A proven track record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals in the tens to hundreds of thousands through a multi-pronged approach, including the planning and executing of successful fundraising campaigns and events, awards from grant writing, and original strategies
Consistently modeling and articulating best practices when collaborating on or managing projects, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Holding regular evaluations of standards for Board members and administrators, with a focus on transcendent leadership
Implementing or overseeing strategies used to cultivate and engage a vast social media following specifically through Instagram and Facebook
Managing and maintaining a non-profit budget with transparency and vision for the future; ensuring the compiling and filing of tax documents as appropriate to ensure the organization follows state and federal laws in collaboration with a CPA
Standing up for the organization’s mission with consistency and passion

The Executive Director of Play Your Part will initially act as the Board Chair and sit on the Board of Directors alongside the Artistic Director until the Board elects a new chair. Both the Executive Director and Artistic Director will continue to serve on the board, but may do so as non-voting members to avoid a conflict of interest.

Compensation for the Executive Director role will be determined once the Board of Directors is established and a proposed budget is approved. Play Your Part values paying artists and staff sustainable wages, and will prioritize market rates when building our budget.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume or CV to michael@michaelraimondi.com no later than 11/30/17.
Play Your Part is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Play-Your-Part/jobs/Executive-Director-485b1438a4698432?sjdu=Zzi_VW2ygsY1fzh3Ma9ZsE4zIT1NTXCwgFBhdjeTC3Ozvo8vSuC8HGlqy2pXEgD8oZayDUs2BGmMI7psgzf8fA

Posted

11/2/2017

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is seeking an innovative Gallery and Program Director to curate gallery shows and a five acre park

Organization

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center

Website

www.pafac.org

More Info

Jean Fleischfresser

jeanfleisch@gmail.com

3604529164

Deadline to Apply

1/2/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description



Port Angeles Fine Arts Center PAFAC

Job Announcement
Gallery and Program Director

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is currently seeking an innovative Gallery and Program Director to curate gallery shows and a five-acre art park, providing high quality art experiences and exhibits for travelling visitors and local community members alike. The Center is less than a mile from the Olympic National Park Visitor’s Center and approximately 18 miles away from Hurricane Ridge. The grounds are perched atop a wooded hill overlooking the City of Port Angeles, the Port of Port Angeles, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Vancouver Island, BC can be seen across the Strait, and Victoria, BC is just a ferry ride away.

The Center operates one indoor gallery with several exhibits annually. The surrounding art park in Webster’s Woods houses hundreds of outdoor sculptures in a wooded setting accessible to the public via a series of self-guided trails. The works of art installed can blend in with the forested surroundings, surprising viewers upon discovery, and sometimes provide stark contrasts to the natural setting. As they are exposed to the elements, the works are also in a constant state of change.

The Gallery and Program Director’s primary tasks will be generating engaging exhibitions and curating both the gallery and the art park. This person will reach out to the local community and connect with regional, national, and/or international artists and jurors. The PAFAC is run by a small staff, which includes an Executive Director, an Administrative Coordinator, volunteers and docents. The Gallery and Program Director oversees the exhibits and curation and will report directly to the Executive Director. The Executive Director works with the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, the City, and other community organizations on a variety of administrative and organizational aspects of the Center’s operations, including business development, budgeting and human resources. Both Directors collaborate on event programming, marketing, and cultivating educational opportunities through both the exhibits and the art park. Consider this unparalleled curatorial opportunity at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, on the Olympic Peninsula, where the mountains meet the sea. Visit our website http://www.pafac.org/gallery-and-program-director.html for job description and application detail


Gallery and Program Director: Job Description


Nature of Work:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Gallery and Program Director plans and manages the exhibitions and events of the Fine Arts Center. The Director will develop and present a yearly program calendar for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

The Gallery & Program Director coordinates all gallery and some event related activities of the Center working with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and volunteer committees. The Director assists the Executive Director in achieving program and exhibition goals and objectives outlined in the Center budget and strategic plan. The Director also oversees operations of the gallery, outdoor art park and the docent program.

The position requires working a flexible schedule including most weekends and some evenings.

Essential Job Functions:
Essential job functions are those functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.) The following duties are not inclusive of all duties and the incumbent performs other related duties as required.

• Curate gallery and outdoor art park exhibitions.
• Develop and build docent program. Recruit and supervise docents and volunteers.
• Draft budgets for exhibits and events. Submit and review with Executive Director.
• Assist with grant writing that is specific to art related proposals.
• Develop long-range plans for programs and activities.
• Curate and design visual art exhibitions or arrange for the showing of traveling exhibitions.
• Arrange loans of artwork and schedule with artists and lenders; negotiate gifts of artwork with artists and donors.
• Transport or arrange transport of artworks for exhibition.
• Develop supplementary programming in support of the exhibitions, including lectures, performances, readings, workshops and tours.
• Compose, design, and arrange publication of interpretive and promotional materials.
• Marketing, communications, social media and graphic design for the Center’s exhibits and events.
• Recruit art education program support (contract work or volunteers).
• Create strategies to increase number of attendees (and the diversity of attendees) to gallery and art park events.
• Remain current in the field of art and exhibition design.
• Create and/or contribute to the Center’s quarterly art publication.
• Gallery maintenance
• Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Work is performed in an office environment and requires sitting and utilizing a keyboard and PC work station for extended periods of time. Physical labor includes installing and de-installing exhibits which requires bending, stooping and lifting-up to 50 pounds. It also includes regular outdoor walks on art park trails and property.

Qualifications:
Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Studio Art and/or Art Education, or a combination of training and equivalent professional work experience will be considered.
• Master’s degree is desirable.
• Must possess strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising skills and experience engaging a wide range of stakeholders and diverse populations.

Experience:
• Must have proficient computer skills with graphics and desktop publishing software as well as office programs, fluency with design and publishing in both printed and electronic formats.

Other Requirements:
• Good driving record and possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Washington driver’s license within thirty (30) days of employment. Must have own vehicle.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Thorough professional grounding in the visual arts and their presentations
• Strong knowledge of various types of styles of contemporary art work and art making methods as well as modern methods and practices of preparing gallery exhibitions and displays of works of art.
• Knowledge of and ability to develop and conduct effective educational programs.
• A broad range of contacts in the regional art world
• Strong verbal and written and verbal communication skills. Public speaking skills and ability to communicate with volunteer board members, the public and artists.
• Good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.
• Creative problem solving skills.
• Ability to prioritize, schedule work and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently, be self-directed and work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and organizations.

Salary: $42,000 a year, plus $400 per month towards health care costs.

Application Materials:

• Resume (including exhibition history)
• Marketing portfolio
• Two writing samples

Application deadline: January 2nd

How to Apply

Please visit our website http://www.pafac.org/gallery-and-program-director.html for job description and application details.

Application deadline: Jan. 2nd
no phone calls please

Link to Opportunity

http://www.pafac.org/gallery-and-program-director.htlm

Posted

11/2/2017

501 Commons
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.

Organization

501 Commons

Website

www.501commons.org

More Info

Catherine Nueva Espana

catherine@501commons.org

206-682-6704 x 113

Deadline to Apply

11/17/2017

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/27/2017

city of lynnwood
looking for 30 creative people or teams to create large “art eggs”.

Organization

city of lynnwood

Website

www.lynnwoodarts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

12/16/2017

Description

The City of Lynnwood, WA is looking for 30 creative people or teams to create large “art eggs”. We will place 30 art eggs throughout the city, for the “Eggs-plore Lynnwood” Egg Hunt.

$200 for each artist
Apply by December 15, 2017

Questions, please contact us at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502

How to Apply

Go to www.LynnwoodArts.org
Download, complete, and email application.

Link to Opportunity

www.LynnwoodArts.org

Posted

10/27/2017

4Culture
The Arc Artist Fellowship provides $12,000 awards and promotional support through the 4Culture website. Each year, a new cohort of Arc Fellows will be selected, and will continue to help shape the program after their fellowship year.

Organization

4Culture

Website

www.4culture.org

More Info

Heather Dwyer

heather.dwyer@4culture.org

206.263.1597

Deadline to Apply

11/29/2017

Description

4Culture is proud to announce the Arc Artist Fellowship, a new program to provide operational support for King County artists. Unrestricted awards of $12,000 may be used to offset daily expenses for Fellows as they pursue their creative work. The Fellowship includes modest promotional support through the 4Culture website.

An unrestricted grant allows artists to apply funds when and where it is most needed as they develop their artistic practice. Fellowship funds can be used to offset costs related to rent, childcare, health care, transportation, space rental, legal support, equipment, materials, workshop fees, residencies, and more.

The Arc Artist Fellowship is open to artists, 18 years of age or older, who reside in King County (WA). Additionally, artists must meet an eligibility requirement that will change annually.

For 2018, eligible applicants must be artists with physical, developmental, cognitive, intellectual, and/or emotional disabilities. Arc Fellows will assist in determining the Arc Eligibility Requirement for next year’s fellowship as well as participate in a public cohort presentation organized by 4Culture and in planning and community engagement for the 2019 program.

The Arc Artist Fellowship will also provide each Fellow with a page on the 4Culture website to use for promotional purposes, featuring a description of their work, biography and images.

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm PDT

How to Apply

Review guidelines and videos about how to start your 4Culture account and a step-by-step guide through the application.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.4culture.org/arc-fellowship/

Posted

10/27/2017

Abbey Arts
Legal Advice for Artists with Attorney Ashley Long

Organization

Abbey Arts

Website

http://www.fremontabbey.org/

More Info

Matt Gano

matt@fremontabbey.org

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2017

Location

Fremont Abbey Arts Center

Start Date

11/14/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/14/2017

End Time

08:00 PM

Cost

Free

Description

Learn the basics of contract language, licensing, copyright laws and other important guidelines for knowing your rights and maintaining ownership of your work as it becomes public.

Ashley Long is an attorney in the startup group at Carney Badley Spellman in downtown Seattle. She assists emerging companies and individuals with their corporate and intellectual property legal needs. Ashley’s services include intellectual property portfolio development and maintenance, tech transactions, commercial contracts, entrepreneurial financing, and corporate governance.

How to Apply

Free and Open to the public

Link to Opportunity

https://11-14-17-nextstagelegaladvice.eventbrite.com/

Posted

10/27/2017

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe
Ada’s Technical Books and The Lab at Ada’s is looking to hire a full-time Event and Program Manager. Ada’s is a multi-passionate, independent bookstore/cafe and we are looking for the right person to take our new events program (and The Lab… our new events space!) to the next level.

Organization

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

Website

www.adasbooks.com

More Info

Danielle Hulton

danielle@adasbooks.com

206.322.1058 x.700

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description


Ada’s Technical Books and The Lab at Ada’s is looking to hire a full-time Event and Program Manager. Ada’s is a multi-passionate, independent bookstore/cafe and we are looking for the right person to take our new events program (and The Lab… our new events space!) to the next level. We are into providing a unique experience for our guests, mixed with a scientific mindset. If you’re into innovation, being an expert in your field, and serving people, then we are a great fit!
RESPONSIBILITIES
Secure all author and featured events for both in store and The Lab
Create, Develop, schedule, and promote all events both in store and in The Lab
Field, respond to, schedule, coordinate, and support room reservations and private events
Coordinate and organize all monthly meeting groups and events including but not book clubs, meetups, children’s story times, Independent Bookstore Day, and Small Business Saturday. Includes updating web listings, in store listings, ordering books, communicating with group leaders, and doing post meeting/meeting interim promotion (emails, listings, fb groups, etc.)
Supervise our event hosting team, maintaining hosting standards and constantly looking for ways to improve presenter and attendee experience.
Serve as an ambassador for Ada's, answering questions about the space when asked on-site or via email
Host at minimum 1 event per week in-store or in The Lab.
Organize off-site events including book ordering, product procurement, advertising (when necessary), web listings, and informing/educating staff
Procure and manage event titles to support successful sales at all events and manage efficient timely returns.
Create or collaborate on creation of social media content for promoting featured events and regular meetings
Track and analyze monetary success, logistics, and processes of events. Maintain an organized program with standardized procedures, event evaluation processes and strive to improve event production.
Troubleshoot AV and IT equipment for featured events and reservations -- escalate to GM when necessary
Create, develop, and maintain instructional, procedural, and protocol manuals to be used by event staff
Building relationships with publicists, sales reps and other publishing representatives to raise the profile of Ada’s events.
Creating and maintaining partnership opportunities with local community organization and high profile local authors for coordinating events.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
-2-4 years of event planning with book or food industry experience preferred.
-The ability to enthusiastically represent the Ada’s voice and brand at store and industry events.
-Creative problem solver with a strong belief that there is always a solution.
-Well-organized and capable of juggling multiple projects at one time.
-Personable & confident, public speaking required.
-Strong communication skills (verbal and written), copy writing skills a plus.
-Experience managing a team.
-Time management skills and ability to prioritize a large volume of tasks.
-Pursues change and innovation and challenges established norms where appropriate to ensure growth & improvement of the events program.
-Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build relationships within and outside of an organization.
-A love of science,technology, coffee, food and books is a must.
-Computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, InDesign. Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
40 hours/week with varying hours & days based on events schedule.
Salary DOE
Medical, Dental and Vision
Bus Passes
Store and Cafe Discount
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
Job Type: Full-time

How to Apply

email jobs@adasbooks.com with a resume and cover letter.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com/lab-ada%E2%80%99sada%E2%80%99s-technical-books-cafe-event-and-program-manager

Posted

10/20/2017

City of Burien
Burien Exhibit Opportunity

Organization

City of Burien

Website

www.burienwa.gov

More Info

Gina Kallman

ginak@burienwa.gov

206-391-6605

Deadline to Apply

11/18/2017

Description

Artists working in 2D media are invited to apply to the 2018 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center.

How to Apply

Please go to website for application information.

Link to Opportunity

www.burienwa.gov/CallToArtists

Posted

10/20/2017

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe
Ada’s Technical Books and The Lab at Ada’s is looking to hire a full-time Event and Program Manager. Ada’s is a multi-passionate, independent bookstore/cafe and we are looking for the right person to take our new events program (and The Lab… our new events space!) to the next level.

Organization

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

Website

www.adasbooks.com

More Info

Danielle Hulton

danielle@adasbooks.com

206.322.1058 x.700

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description


Ada’s Technical Books and The Lab at Ada’s is looking to hire a full-time Event and Program Manager. Ada’s is a multi-passionate, independent bookstore/cafe and we are looking for the right person to take our new events program (and The Lab… our new events space!) to the next level. We are into providing a unique experience for our guests, mixed with a scientific mindset. If you’re into innovation, being an expert in your field, and serving people, then we are a great fit!
RESPONSIBILITIES
Secure all author and featured events for both in store and The Lab
Create, Develop, schedule, and promote all events both in store and in The Lab
Field, respond to, schedule, coordinate, and support room reservations and private events
Coordinate and organize all monthly meeting groups and events including but not book clubs, meetups, children’s story times, Independent Bookstore Day, and Small Business Saturday. Includes updating web listings, in store listings, ordering books, communicating with group leaders, and doing post meeting/meeting interim promotion (emails, listings, fb groups, etc.)
Supervise our event hosting team, maintaining hosting standards and constantly looking for ways to improve presenter and attendee experience.
Serve as an ambassador for Ada's, answering questions about the space when asked on-site or via email
Host at minimum 1 event per week in-store or in The Lab.
Organize off-site events including book ordering, product procurement, advertising (when necessary), web listings, and informing/educating staff
Procure and manage event titles to support successful sales at all events and manage efficient timely returns.
Create or collaborate on creation of social media content for promoting featured events and regular meetings
Track and analyze monetary success, logistics, and processes of events. Maintain an organized program with standardized procedures, event evaluation processes and strive to improve event production.
Troubleshoot AV and IT equipment for featured events and reservations -- escalate to GM when necessary
Create, develop, and maintain instructional, procedural, and protocol manuals to be used by event staff
Building relationships with publicists, sales reps and other publishing representatives to raise the profile of Ada’s events.
Creating and maintaining partnership opportunities with local community organization and high profile local authors for coordinating events.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
-2-4 years of event planning with book or food industry experience preferred.
-The ability to enthusiastically represent the Ada’s voice and brand at store and industry events.
-Creative problem solver with a strong belief that there is always a solution.
-Well-organized and capable of juggling multiple projects at one time.
-Personable & confident, public speaking required.
-Strong communication skills (verbal and written), copy writing skills a plus.
-Experience managing a team.
-Time management skills and ability to prioritize a large volume of tasks.
-Pursues change and innovation and challenges established norms where appropriate to ensure growth & improvement of the events program.
-Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build relationships within and outside of an organization.
-A love of science,technology, coffee, food and books is a must.
-Computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, InDesign. Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
40 hours/week with varying hours & days based on events schedule.
Salary DOE
Medical, Dental and Vision
Bus Passes
Store and Cafe Discount
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
Job Type: Full-time

How to Apply

email jobs@adasbooks.com with a resume and cover letter.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com/lab-ada%E2%80%99sada%E2%80%99s-technical-books-cafe-event-and-program-manager

Posted

10/20/2017

City of Burien
Burien Exhibit Opportunity

Organization

City of Burien

Website

www.burienwa.gov

More Info

Gina Kallman

ginak@burienwa.gov

206-391-6605

Deadline to Apply

11/18/2017

Description

Artists working in 2D media are invited to apply to the 2018 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center.

How to Apply

Please go to website for application information.

Link to Opportunity

www.burienwa.gov/CallToArtists

Posted

10/20/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted

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

Posted

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

Posted

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

Posted

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

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

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.

Get updates about grants