Photo by Chris Bennion from Young Shakespeare Workshop for As You Like It.
Photo by Chris Bennion from Young Shakespeare Workshop for As You Like It.

Youth Arts grant

Youth Arts grants support equitable access to arts and cultural learning opportunities for Seattle's Middle and High School aged youth. Programs occur outside of school hours and are led by experienced teaching artists working in communities to increase arts and cultural opportunities for young people from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds.  

Data shows that the greatest disparities between young people who have access to arts education and those who don't are based on race, socio economics, home language and disabilities. As with all of the Office of Arts & Culture's Creative Youth Programs, Youth Arts prioritizes programs serving young people within these demographics. 

Program Overview Workshops

Winter 2019

Draft Reviews

Winter 2019

Open Date
5/30/2018
Close Date
12/31/2018
Eligible
Organization
Individual
Application
Kristi Woo
Youth Funding Project Manager
(206) 727-8671
kristi.woo@seattle.gov

Eligibility

Individual teaching artists, art and cultural organizations, youth-service agencies, and degree-granting institutions are eligible to apply. Projects must take place between September 2018 - August 2019 and September 2019 - August 2020 and must take place within Seattle.  

Funding Level

Recipients will receive a total of $12,000 distributed over two (2) years of Youth Arts funding support (for programs in 2018-19 and 2019-20).  $6,000 is available each year to support project expenses.  

Funding may be used for

  • Artist fees
  • Youth stipends
  • Marketing and promotional fees
  • Project management and personnel costs
  • Supplies
  • Space
  • Equipment rentals
  • Program-related costs

Funding cannot be used for

  • In school activities
  • Any elements of the proposed project that are completed before funds are awarded
  • Equipment/software purchases
  • Compensation for staff, faculty or students from degree-granting institutions
  • Culminating events only (a program with a culminating event is acceptable)
  • Fundraising,benefit events or religious services

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Getting the word out

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

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

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

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


The Press Release

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

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

The Press Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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


Online calendars

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


Daily and weekly papers

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


Neighborhood newspapers

  • International Examiner - Contact
  • Northwest Asian Weekly - Contac
  • Pacific Publishing's papers serve the University District, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Laurelhurst, Sand Point, Wedgewood, Wallingford, Fremont, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Madison Park, Broadmoor, Washington Park, Madrona, Madison Valley, Leschi, Capitol Hill, First Hill, Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, South Hill, International District and Kirkland. Contact
  • Robinson News publishes Ballard News Tribune, West Seattle Herald, White Center News, The Highline Times

Radio

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


Television

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

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

Youth Arts funds teaching artists and organizations providing out-of-school arts training. In 2017 Youth Arts awarded $157,806 to 26 artists, art/cultural organizations, youth service agencies and higher education institutions serving youth. It's estimated the funded projects will engage more than 8,300 youth in about 2,300 hours of arts training throughout the city. 

2018-19 Youth Arts Awards

Each awardee receives $6,000

Stephanie Guerra           
Stephanie Guerra teaches creative writing classes in King County at the Juvenile Detention Center to a revolving roster of incarcerated teens and helps publish their work in an online magazine.  

Extraordinary Futures  
Extraordinary Futures provides young people with dance classes and open practice sessions. Students will participate in monthly dance competitions as part of a Middle and High School Breakdance League and prepare for the culminating event, Massive Break Challenge.  

Pongo Publishing           
Pongo Publishing offers weekly writing sessions to incarcerated youth. Pongo will conduct a final poetry event inside the detention center and will share their poetry at the NW Folklife Festival.  

Seattle JazzED  
Seattle JazzED works with students at all levels of music ability to learn how to play their instrument, read music, and perform in an ensemble. Youth can participate in year round programming.  

Totem Star
Totem Star allows youth to book weekly after-school studio sessions working with teaching artists for one-on-one vocal and/or instrument lessons, participate in jam sessions, program digital beats, gain assistance with songwriting, compose and record original songs.  

Seattle Repertory Theatre          
The Seattle Repertory Theatre introduces high-school students to the work of the celebrated black playwright, August Wilson through the August Wilson Monologue Competition.  Through workshops, small-group coaching, and a multi-round competition, students prepare a monologue and compete for a spot in the national competition on Broadway.  
Spectrum Dance Theater                                             
Spectrum Dance Theater offers, DanceSPEAK, where students explore contemporary dance, improvisation, and choreograph their own solo and group dances. The collaborative process culminates in an interactive community performance.  
Jack Straw Foundation 
Jack Straw Foundation provides blind and visually impaired youth the opportunity to work with a team of artists in their professional recording studios. Students will tell stories with sound, create music, and share their work with the public, via CD and streaming online.  
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls                                                    
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls introduces Seattle girls to hands-on exploration of rock music through the support of powerful female mentors and role models to discover their own creativity, raise their voices, and join together for positive change. Girls will participate in Rock Camps and "Rockshop" deep dives into music related topics throughout the year.    
206 Zulu                                             
206 Zulu will offer Beats to the Rhyme, an after school program that offers education of the music industry, songwriting and a comprehensive insight in related fields while providing access to music production and technology. Youth collaborate to record an original album, film and release a music video, at a live concert.  
Earthseed Seattle                                           
Earthseed Seattle creates theatre that actively carves out space for parents/guardians and the children for whom they care to have space to engage in conversations about power and oppression. Teaching artist,  Jéhan Òsanyìn will cowrite this play alongside youth.  
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)                                                       
DNDA manages Nature Consortium who work with youth from Southwest Interagency Academy (SWIA) to engage in four EcoArts projects. Youth will learn environmental lessons through the lenses of art, civic responsibility and sustainability.  
South Park Merchants Association (SPMA)         
SPMA in partnership with community organizations offer a mural art training program where teaching artists and youth will collaborate to paint three murals in the South Park business community. This pilot program will lay the groundwork for a long-term partnership between South Park Arts and other local artists, community groups and the businesses that will engage youth in future arts training and create additional public art in the neighborhood.  
Reel Grrls           
Reel Grrls offers young womxn and gender non-conforming youth a Media Club program at Denny International Middle School, teaching a foundation of basic production skills with a focus on emotional development and creative collaboration. Students will produce two to three completed video projects.  
Northwest Folklife                                         
Northwest Folklife provides a Youth residency focused on Mexican American and Chicana/o Roots in the Northwest. Youth will explore their cultural identities using visual arts, film, and spoken word. Participants will present their final projects at four culminating community events.

2017-18 Youth Arts Awards

Each awardee receives $6,000 

Sumayya Diop
Sumayya Diop along with local female guest artists work with girls, learning African culture through dance, song, theater, drumming, Hip Hop, music, spoken word and poetry. The program will culminate in a sharing for family and community.  
Andy Peterson 
Andy Peterson through Seattle Robotic Arts provides art and technology programs for young people who are encouraged to explore their presumptions and associations with technology while developing connections with visual art through learning opportunities and exploratory play.
Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle 
Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle's Youth Dance Group focuses on introducing youth to Eritrean dance, culture, and language. Students learn and rehearse traditional Eritrean dances, practice the Tigrinya language, study various aspects of Eritrean culture, and perform at variety of community events.  
Sondra Segundo              
Sondra Segundo through Haida Roots has implemented a preservation project that connects urban Seattle Haida youth to their critically endangered language through dance, writing, and art.  
The Filipino Community of Seattle
The Filipino Community of Seattle in collaboration with Youth Theater Northwest offers theater sessions to local youth to build theater skills, learn Filipino culture through folktales and gain confidence and experience in the performing arts.  
Young Strings Project Outreach
Young Strings Project Outreach's World Youth Orchestra, provides immigrant and refugee youth the opportunity to be mentored by professional classical musicians in orchestral and stringed instrument (viola, violin, cello) instruction. Students learn basic techniques, ensemble skills, and music theory, culminating in community concerts.  
Urban ArtWorks              
Urban ArtWorks works with King County adjudicated youth to provide subsidized work training and art training. Through the creation of site specific murals youth will connect with community in a positive way.  
Andrea LaVare Malagon              
Andrea LaVare Malagon partners with young people to learn the fundamentals of Mexican Folklorico and Traditional Quinceañera dances and their historical relevance.  
Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW)
PCNW hosts, New Views, an immersion program that teaches photography alongside language and American culture to immigrant and refugee students at Seattle World School (SWS).  
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation (The Wing)
The Wing's offers YouthCAN, an arts and leadership program for Asian Pacific American high school students. Guided by local artists, original artworks are produced by teens and displayed in The Wing's Youth Gallery and appear in community venues.  
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA)
SANCA Social Circus Roda Program introduces young people to blended arts-based learning with work-readiness training in a Social Circus context. Circus skills are used as a transformational metaphor for personal and social development and students participate in a community sharing.  
Charles and Emma Frye Free Public Art Museum (Frye Art Museum)      
Frye Art Museum's Spatial Solutions in partnership with RecTech Lab at Yesler Community Center, and Seattle Youth Violence Prevention work with community youth to develop skills in architectural design and 3D modeling through instruction, local guest speakers and site visits with their work highlighted in an exhibition at the Frye Art Museum.  
El Centro de la Raza       
El Centro de la Raza educates Latino youth about Dia de los Muertos and create elements of a traditional ofrenda (altar) through mentorship of community artists. Student work is showcased at the Dia de los Muertos celebration and ofrenda exhibition at El Centro de la Raza.  
Sawhorse Revolution   
Sawhorse Revolution's All Women's Design-Build program provides female-identified youth the opportunity to work with professional women, in design and craft building fields to design and construct a custom community structure with lasting benefit for a partnering community group.  
Debra Kendrick
Debra Kendrick's No More Bull (NMB) program provides young people the opportunity to be mentored by teaching artists in history, dance, lectures, drama activities, scene building and tech support. The culmination is a stage production for the community.

2017 Youth Arts Awards

Andrea LaVare Malagon (Mexican Folklorico and Traditional Quinceañera Dance Club) $6,000
Students will be taught the fundamentals of Mexican folklorico and traditional Quinceañera dances and their historical relevance. Each session will build on the previous one, maintaining a positive and safe learning environment. Each class will present a life skill concept, discussion, and action plan.   

Coyote Central  $7,306
Engage youth in hands-on media courses by professional filmmakers, photographers, animators and recording artists during fall, winter and spring terms. Screening of work at NW Film Forum.   

Charles and Emma Frye Free Public Art Museum          $6,000
Spatial Solutions is a free of charge annual partnership program between the Frye Art Museum, RecTech Lab at Yesler Community Center, and Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative provides high school teens with limited/no access to arts education to develop skills in architectural design and 3D modeling.  

Creative Justice         $6,000
Creative Justice is an arts-based alternative to detention for court-involved youth of King County. Participants collaborate with mentor artists, building skills in a variety of disciplines, and utilizing art to express their own ideas, visions and creativity to address issues that most impact them.   

El Centro de la Raza  $6,000
Thirty-five at-risk Latino youth will learn about Dia de los Muertos and create elements of a traditional ofrenda (altar) during after-school sessions at El Centro de la Raza. Their work will be showcased at the Dia de los Muertos celebration and three-week ofrenda exhibit.   

Debra Kendrick (No More Bull (NMB))   $6,000
Teaching artist will engage youth in a 12 week fall theater program. Youth will learn basics in putting on a show from start to finish. Lessons will include history, dance, drama activities, scene building, and tech support. The program will culminate with a stage production for the community.   

Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle   $6,000
Eritrean youth will participate in weekly lessons year-round focused on Eritrean dance, culture, and language. Participants will learn and rehearse traditional Eritrean dances, practice the Tigrinya language, study various aspects of Eritrean culture, and perform at variety of community events.   

Gage Academy of Arts  $3,500
Artists will provide visual arts techniques and skill-building mentorships to teens at two sites that will close with an annual, month-long exhibit.   

Girls Rock! Seattle  $9,000
Youth will participate in music and positive aspects of rock culture lessons and coaching by female musician role models that will close with performances of original songs.   

Na'ah Illahee Fund   $3,000
Artists will offer instruction to young women as cultural bearers through basket weaving, carving, storytelling, spoken word and film-making. A community exhibit and screening closes the session.   

Peterson, Andy (Seattle Robotic Arts!)  $6,000
Seattle Robotic Arts! is a free, out-of-school art/technology program for youth in Seattle Public Schools. Youth are encouraged to explore their presumptions and associations with technology while developing connections with visual art through learning opportunities and exploratory play.  

Photographic Center Northwest  $6,000
New Views, formerly Club Photo, is as an after-school program hosted by Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW). This summer immersion program teaches photography alongside language and American culture to immigrant and refugee students at Seattle World School (SWS).  

Reel Grrls   $10,000
Three film-makers will offer afterschool video production workshops including media literacy, creative vision, and storytelling for girls who will produce their own short films.   

Richard Hugo House   $3,500
Teens will produce new work in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction through creative writing sessions given by artists via workshops that will culminate in readings.   

Sawhorse Revolution  $6,000
High school age girls and female-identified youth from Central and South Seattle will work with professional women in design and craft building fields to design and construct a custom community structure with lasting benefit for a partnering community group.   

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts  $6,000
SANCA's Roda Program blends arts-based learning with work-readiness training in a Social Circus context. Emphasizing 21st century skills: creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration, circus skills are used as a transformational metaphor for personal and social development.   

Seattle Jazz Orchestra  $1,400
Provide supplemental band and jazz music instruction to teens at a week-long, summer camp led by local jazz scholars at Chief Sealth High School      

Sondra Segundo (Haida Roots)  $6,000
Haida Roots is a culture preservation project that will connect urban Seattle Haida youth to their critically endangered language through dance, writing, and art.  

Spectrum Dance Theater  $9,000
High school youth will receive in-depth learning experience in music, and cultural history of African dance and its evolution to American Tap dance. Sessions will culminate in a school-community performance.   

Sumayya Diop (Griot Gurlz!) $6,000
Students will take a sojourn of culture from Africa to America through dance, theater, drumming, music and spoken word poetry! Middle school girls will participate in multimedia/multidisciplinary arts classes, and will receive mentoring by Seattle based female artists. Classes include African dance, song, drum, Hip Hop, emceeing and culture, theatre arts, griot/poetry/rhyme, and spoken word, culminating in a share for family, community.   

The Filipino Community of Seattle  $6,000
Bringing Filipino folktales to life through theater. The Filipino Community of Seattle in collaboration with Youth Theater Northwest will offer three 12-week theater workshops for middle and high school students. Youth will build acting skills, learn Filipino culture through folktales and gain confidence and experience in the performing arts.  

Urban ArtWorks   $6,000
In this fall after school program Urban ArtWorks will work with King County adjudicated youth to provide subsidized work and art training after school Monday-Thursday. Through the creation of site specific murals youth will connect with their community in a positive way.   

WA Asian Pacific Islander Community Services  $4,000
Four artists will lead music, writing and visual arts sessions incorporating culturally-relevant life skills, music production and business elements to youth.   

Wing Luke Memorial Foundation (YouthCAN at The Wing)  $6,000
YouthCAN is The Wing's free, out-of-school arts and leadership program for Asian Pacific American high school students. Guided by local artists, original artworks produced by teens are displayed in The Wing's Youth Gallery three times a year. YouthCAN works have also appeared in community venues.   

Young Strings Project Outreach/Whidbey Island Waldorf School   $6,000
World Youth Orchestra professional classical musicians will provide sequential orchestral and stringed instrument (viola, violin, cello) instruction, including basic technique, ensemble skills, and music theory, for immigrant, refugee, and mainstream teens and will culminate in three concerts in December, March and June.  

Youth in Focus  $9,000
Seven artists will lead year-long, film-digital photography sessions for teens that will close with an exhibition of images, self-portraits and artist statements.

2015-16 Youth Arts Awards

Arts Corps
The program will provide 200 southeast/west young people with 528 hours of after-school, multi-art and leadership classes by seven artists that will culminate in showcases at each site plus service learning assignments.
$9,000
Associated Recreation Council
The program will provide 10 teens with 28 hours of hands-on graphic design and social media instruction with neighborhood and museum staff to create a campaign that reflects community issues. Classes close with a public showcase at the Frye Art Museum.
$2,700
Center for Wooden Boats
The program will teach 30 hours of Native cedar carving and restoration skills to eight at-risk youth by two artists. The project will close with an event showcasing ceremonial traditions open to the public.
$5,040
Common Language Project, The
The program will offer 40 refugee/immigrant teens an intensive workshop including 48 hours of research, reporting and publishing workshops by three artists as an introduction to create and share their own content for a public showcase. Intensives are pipelines to journalism apprenticeships.
$6,000
Cornish College of the Arts
Ten artists will lead 100 hours of summer, pre-college team intensives with critiques for 50 teen producers-in-progress that culminate in a public performance.
$7,000
Deaf Spotlight
Eight deaf artists plus an ASL translator will lead 112 hours of playwriting-theater summer camp workshops for 15 deaf teens and kids of deaf adults. Camp will end with a performance by youth.
$5,000
Diop, Sumayya
The program will offer 64 hours of fused traditional and contemporary dance-theater-spoken word-hiphop-song where 13 middle school girls will explore cultural bridges and give a community performance.
$4,521
El Centro de la Raza
The program will offer after-school sessions taught by four artists providing 338 hours of hands-on design and production of 'ofrendas' (altars) elements for 60 yount people. It will close with three Day of the Dead celebrations at two schools and one neighborhood site.
$3,400
Extraordinary Futures/Shunpike
Through 180 hours of breakdancing, meditation, yoga and mentoring by a single performing artist, 15 youth will participate in a showcase at community events with city and countywide peers.
$6,000
Guerra, Stephanie
40 at-risk teens will participate in writing, literature circles with reflection and readings taught by a novelist.
$3,600
International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Seven lead and guest artists will teach 15 teen fundamental movements, world music and history including written and spoken reflection that transform aggression and violence into a non-competitive form.
$5,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Audio story-music and visual arts pieces will be generated by 30 youth with disabilities who will engage in 100 hours of radio drama sessions led by 10 artists for an in-studio installation.
$9,000
Korson, Emily
Three artists will lead 30 hours of visual arts and literature for 15 young people to explore destruction and repair. Books with narrative and artworks will be generated and exhibited.
$3,984
Marshall, Lauren
The program will offer 82 hours of scriptwriting and theater by two artists for 16 teens with learning and physical challenges plus homeless teens at two sites. It will close with community performances.
$3,372
Mercer Middle School PTSA
40 hours of Liberation Theater workshops blended with hiphop culture focused on Beacon Hill as home will be lead by three artists for 25 youth and culminate with a community showcase.
$5,000
Na'ah Illahee Foundation
45 Native youth will create a short film, video games and engage in traditional arts through 70 hours of hands-on instruction taught by four artists at different sites. A month-long gallery show with all art works will close sessions.
$6,000
Nagy, Mary
15 teens will be lead through 120 hours of after-school b-boying/b-girling and history of hiphop culture led by one artist and two guest artists. Choreographed and original works will be performed.
$5,146
Peterson, Andy
Through 168 hours of hands-on introductory, intermediate and advanced art design, engineering and electronic projects taught by one artist, 60 southeast middle-school youth will produce and present creations for a community display.
$7,000
Photographic Center Northwest
The program will offer 60 hours of sessions with field trips and instruction in photography linked to core academics for 20 immigrant/refugee teens, taught by two artists. It will culminate in a school showcase and public slideshow.
$6,652
Pongo Publishing
The program will offer 144 hours of poetry-writing a method of healing trauma guided by three artists for 192 young people in King County Juvenile Detention Center (KCJDC). A collection of poems will be published and shared with the general public.
$6,800
Pratt Fine Arts Center
268 Central area teens will engage in 614 hours of hands-on, multi-visual arts classes plus portfolio development led by 10 artists with specialized equipment and materials. The program will close with two showcases.
$3,000
Reel Grrls
Three media artists will guide 48 teen girls through 90 hours of video, animation and performance instruction for program screenings with talk-backs.
$6,000
Sawhorse Revolution
The program will engage 12 young people in 82 hours of design, draw, build and public speaking lessons taught by three artists-architects that produce sustainable mobile structures for homeless clients.
$5,676
Seattle Art Museum
Two artists will teach 170 hours of after-school/Saturday intensive for 30 high school youth to learn field research and fundamentals of architecture that produce models of teen-friendly community space models. Multidimensional pieces will be displayed.
$7,200
Seattle Arts and Lectures, Inc.
Four artists will lead 40 hours of literary arts to 80 middle/high school teens and will pilot a Writing In The Schools summer camp for 80 middle and high school students.
$6,000
Seattle JazzED
Ten acclaimed musicians will guide 150 young people through 420 hours of introductory jazz lessons focused on improvisation and performance that will close with two community concerts.
$5,600
Totem Star Records/Seattle Neighborhood Group
Two musicians will mentor 10 youth through 50 hours of hands-on music production and business workshops featuring guest artists that will close with a live public performance.
$8,000
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
The program will offer 64 teens 238 hours of string instrument and ensemble coaching, rehearsals for beginner and intermediate levels by four musicians. Lessons will culminate in fall and spring concerts.
$3,998
Shantz, Michael
50 teen girls will engage in 72 hours of ensemble steel pans from Trinidad and jazz-hiphop dance taught by two artists for a performance at NW Folklife Festival 2016.
$7,480
Somali Community Services of Seattle
The program will feature a community showcase of traditional Somali art forms generated by 50 young people engaged in 156 hours of multi-arts lessons taught by four artists. Work will be based on Somali films and family interviews.
$4,572
Velocity Dance Center Ten local/international artists will lead 50 teens through 72 hours of dance, choreography, performance and video production. The series will close with self-produced concerts
$2,288
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
20 Asian Pacific-Islander youth will be guided by three mentoring artists on after-school/summer art projects including workshops, field trips and exhibit design studios that will culminate in three exhibitions.
$4,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
The program will offer a sequential 400 hour-long summer series of Shakesperean instruction and rehearsal by two artists for 40 youth that close with 10 city-wide, public performances at different venues.
$5,000
Young Strings Project Outreach/Whidbey Island Waldorf School
Two bilingual classical musician/composers will lead 120 hours of sequential lessons in stringed instruments, their care and ensemble work for 30 immigrant/refugee teens will culminate in recitals and a concert.
$8,982
Youth in Focus
The program will offer 16,200 hours of photography lessons, field trips, gallery visits and service learning to 300 teens led by eight artists. Debriefings will be conducted at close of each session.
$3,000
Youth Theatre Northwest
40 southeast teens will participate in 57 hours of after-school/spring break improvisation residency led by four artists. The residency will close with community performances plus family will receive tickets to YTNW productions.
$1,479

2014-15 Youth Arts Awards

Art with Heart
Two artists will lead 48 sessions of painting, drawing and creative writing for 30 Ryther female teens to assist in processing trauma through creative expression.
$2,500
Arts Corps
Seven artists will lead 780 hours of after-school arts instruction and leadership training to 165 South Seattle teens. Sessions in music, poetry and dance will be offered with select students organizing outreach, performance and event management.
$8,500
Etienne Cakpo
Thirty hours of West African dance and drum rhythms will be taught during spring term by one artist to middle and high school students. Performances will be scheduled at the student's schools, World Rhythm Festival and at Northwest Folklife Festival.
$1,900
Center for Wooden Boats
Through a 30 hour, session on history, traditional re-skinning of an Umiak (boat) and cedar paddle carving led by three cultural specialists, eight youth will learn authentic native methods. A launch of the completed Umiak will close the sessions.
$3,400
Alex Chadsey
A bilingual team of eight Seattle/LA artists will engage 56 youth at the King County Youth Detention Center in 10 hours of songwriting lessons.
$2,500
Coyote Central
Ten middle school adolescents in 20-hour multi-arts courses will engage with 18 artists to learn the skills, techniques and tools via apprenticeship during Fall/Winter terms.
$5,575
Suzanne Edison
Writer will teach a reading-writing series for 10 teens with chronic or ongoing health issues. A collection of work will be published with a group reading at Odessa Brown Clinic.
$3,000
El Centro de la Raza
Two artists will provide 804 hours of after-school traditional art, crafts and altar-building sessions to 139 at-risk Latino youth. Teens will design and build the central on-site ofrenda (altar) or create an ofrenda at schools for a community event.
$6,500
Pat Graney
Fifty-five hours of movement, American Sign Language and visual arts workshops by 3 artists will be offered to 20 Interagency School teen girls that explore personal identity and community. Completed works will be shared with the class.
$4,000
Stephanie Guerra
Forty hours of a year-long literacy-building workshops with approximately 200 youth in the King County Juvenile Detention.
$4,500
International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Five artists will lead 40 hours of after-school capoeira dance/movement, music and reflective journaling sessions for 15 youth for a group community showcase.
$6,500
Jack Straw Foundation
Thirty teens with chronic and critical health needs will participate in 40 hours of hands-on, multi-arts workshops taught by 10 artists and mentors to create audio pieces. Sessions close with public and private presentations.
$8,500
Na'ah Illahee Fund
Twenty Native middle and high school youth embark on 20 hours of out-of-school, multi-disciplinary sessions on Indigenous peoples' traditions. The sessions will include ecological knowledge including the Lushootseed Coast Salish language to create new digital media.
$6,000
Photo Center Northwest
Two artists will lead 55 hours of a year-long, after-school digital-photography program for 30 immigrant and refugee middle and high school youth. Hands-on instruction, field trips, activities and assignments will culminate in a school exhibit.
$5,900
Pongo Publishing
A 144 hour poetry program in King County Juvenile Detention by two artists for 192 distressed teens to use writing as a tool to cope with difficult feelings.
$8,500
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Eleven artists will lead 926 hours of multi-arts of after-school, week-end and summer workshops for 224 middle and high school teens for two summer exhibits.
$5,000
Red Eagle Soaring
Intergenerational workshops for 25 teens led by six artists will include 50 hours of talking circles, dramatic improvisation, traditional and digital storytelling, and music to shape a full production.
$6,000
Reel Grrls
Three media camps led by 3 artists will offer 40 hours of production to fifty girls that produce animated films. Camps serve girls both with and without an incarcerated parent. Screenings for familty and friends presented at closing.
$6,500
Richard Hugo House
Sixty teens will engage with 24 writers in 150 hours of intensive creative writing sessions including critiques, field trips and guest speakers. Series culminates with a published anthology and public readings.
$4,800
Rubicon Foundation
Eight high school teens engage in 63 hours of structural design, woodworking and carpentry to build a mobile strucuture for the homeless led by eight architects and carpenters.
$6,400
Seattle Jazz Orchestra
Four jazz musicians lead 720 hours of instruction, preparation and performance for 170 youth culminating in end-of-year concerts at each school.
$6,500
Seattle JazzED
One hundred and fifty teens from CD and Rainier Valley will participate in 210 year-long, jazz-based sessions lead by seven acclaimed musicians to cover basic to advanced and ensemble performance. An end-of-year concert will be scheduled.
$4,200
Seattle Neighborhood Group / Totem Star Records
Two teaching artists will lead a multi-media production and mentorship in Fall term with eight Southwest Seattle youth that culminates in an open mic, film screeing and exhibit.
$6,800
Seattle University
Eighteen Yesler Terrace youth will participate in 186 hours of civic dialogue, photography and documentary film taught by five artists. A youth-driven showcase of the story of the changing neighborhood will close sessions.
$6,000
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
In partnership with West Seattle Community Orchestras, this year-long program provides string music training, string instrument coaching orchestra membership to 60 youth by four musicians to close with winter and spring concerts.
$2,700
Southwest Youth and Family Services
During a week-long summer series, one artist will lead 24 hours of visual art and poetry workshops focused on Lichtenstein and Pop Art. Nearly 25 youth will generate work prompted by their own lives. Series culminates with a public exhibition and performance.
$2,000
Centerstone / Urban Wilderness Project
Blue Corps will train 12 youth to engage audiences as environmental artists and performers through intensive workshops and sessions to culminate with a video chapbook and public performance at the Olympic Sculpture Park.
$5,000
Shaudi Vahdat
Four artists conduct 64 hours of performance workshops in performance art for 25 homeless and foster youth. Pieces are based on the youth's own stories and experiences, and will culminate in a community showcase.
$1,800
Teen Tix
Two artists will provide 48 hours of critique and culture writing sessions, including guest journalists and editors, to 24 youth,. As portals for young people to engage as art critics, work will be sited on social media.
$3,500
Vietnamese Friendship Association
To explore cultural identities and gain appreciation for diversity, 20 immigrant and refugee students will participate in 84 hours of filmmaking sessions with one artist to produce videos for screening.
$2,000
WAPI Community Services
Serving 40 youth, four artists will lead 354 hours of all-year sessions in DJing, breakdancing, graffiti, recording-mixing and certification-entrepreneural skills for winter and spring events.
$6,500
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Through 242 hours of out of studio, field trips and exhibit design sessions, 32 immigrant Asian Pacific American youth will generate original works to be curated teen leaders in the gallery.
$5,575
Young Shakespeare Workshop
A summer series will provide 40 young people with 400 hours of Shakespearean theater led by two artists and two mentors. To close the series, 10-11 public performances will be offered throughout the city.
$7,500
Youth in Focus
Six artists plus mentors will lead a sequential, year-long, 28-session photography-printing series for over 300 youth at all skill levels. Teens will produce final images, self-portraits and artist statements for quarterly shows in Rainier Valley.
$6,500

2013-14 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Three artists guide ten Proyecto Saber teens through essay-memoir, audio and photography ready-made college essays Work will be posted on website with accompanying photo.
$1,537
Kathya Alexander
Two writers offer 100 hours of storytelling with traditional music, dance, costume and history to 30 Afrique Somali Center teens for a community event and recorded by KBCS-FM.
$6,000
Arts Corps
Four artists provide 1,200 hours of hands-on intermediate and advanced multi-arts classes including All Access and Youth Speaks Seattle to 225 youth across the city. Culmination includes public showcases and a slam series..
$6,000
Associated Recreational Council/Yesler Rec-Tech
An archival work aboutYesler Terrace will be produced after 160 hours of digital photography and video sessions taught by 5 artists and scholars to 18 youth for public screening and exhibit.
$8,000
Cinema Seattle
Five hundred teens participate in animated storytelling workshops consisting of 1,200 hours led by two artists at seven south Seattle and downtown sites.
$5,300
Coyote Central
500 teens engage in ten-thousand hours of apprenticeship courses with 18 artists to design and create works of art in multiple art forms at a range of studios and community-based locations.
$6,000
Suzanne Edison
Twenty youth with chronic or ongoing health issues publish and read original works about their life with conditions generated from a 16-hours of creative writing led by a writer.
$4,512
El Centro de la Raza
Forty Latino/a youth design and build a traditional, central ofrenda (altar) for Día de los Muertos with instruction and history provided by two artists for annual community celebration.
$8,000
Frye Art Museum
Three artists will lead 12 youth on history and audio documentary workshops focused on Yesler-First Hill-Central District neighborhoods for podcast and museum presentations.
$5,300
Pat Graney
Four artists lead 50 hours of writing, dance and visual arts for 15 teen girls from Interagency School to produce and screen a thematic performative video and published anthology.
$5,844
Stephanie Guerra
Forty hours of creative writing led by a single artist build self-expression, critique and literacy skills for 40 middle and high school youth from King County Juvenile Detention.
$6,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Thirty youth with chronic and critical health needs engage with ten artists and mentors on 40 hours of audio, writing and movement that close with public presentations of original work.
$8,000
Jazz Night School
Three musicians offer 82 hours of summer introductory to intermediate improvisational and ensemble jazz to 15 teen girls. With Jazz Big Sisters, ensembles present public concert.
$4,012
Tracy Rector
Fifty-five Native youth engage in 72 hours of cross cultural, film making, media literacy and indigenous culture with 35 artists and mentors for a screening at the Seattle Film Festival.
$5,300
Lauren Marshall
Interpersonal skill development for 8 youth with Asperger's-autism-ADHD via scripting, improvisation and theater games led by 1 artist with a closing showcase at end of each term.
$928
Moon Paper Tent
Three artists lead 456 hours of empowerment and multi-arts to an all-girl plus co-ed middle-school groups for a showcase at end of each term.
$3,500
Daniel Pak/Totem Star
Ten Seattle youth including at-risk teens engage in 60 hours of music production and hip hop performance about transformation stories led by two artists. Stories conceptualized at post-dinner sessions with closing public performances.
$5,300
Andrew Peterson
A year-long, after-school program led by one artist offers 186 hours of robotic arts to 60 South Shore and Mercer youth for a community exhibit.
$6,000
Photo Center Northwest
An after-school program offers 30 refugee and immigrant teens basic photography with literacy and language acquisition sessions by two artists for a public exhibit.
$5,700
Pongo Publishing
One-hundred forty-four hours of poetry-writing by teaching artists and mentors to 192 youth in juvenile detention center generate an in-house reading plus booklet for promotion at NW Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot.
$4,505
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Thirteen artists offer 1,017 hours of out-of-school, hands-on visual arts lessons to 217 teens on-site. Summer intensives culminate in a public exhibit.
$8,000
Red Eagle Soaring
A theatrical remaking of the traditional Salish First Salmon Ceremony will be produced via 25 hours of performance workshops by four artists to empower 25 Native youth as advocates for salmon survival.
$10,000
Reel Grrls
Thirty middle school girls from the YMCA Girls First program engage in thirty-six hours of animation production led by three filmmakers for a public screening.
$5,300
Rubicon Foundation
Three artists lead 48 hours of structural design, fine wooodworking and building lessons for 15 teens to create a play space at the Children's Play Garden for children with/without physical or developmental disabilities. After completion, a neighborhood celebration is planned.
$7,951
Michael Schantz
Fifteen teens participate in 75 hours of steel drum history and lessons to form one ensemble. Four musicians lead sessions, rehearsals and culminating performances.
$5,445
Seattle Art Museum
110 hours of workshops led by 36 artists on multi-media art making, leadership and programming for 1,000 high school teens generate numerous youth-driven events showcasing their work at the museum.
$5,300
Seattle JazzED
A 420-hour jazz techniques, composition and ensemble performance program for 150 youth is directed by six local music educators. Public performances close the series.
$4,800
Seattle Scenic Studios
Four artists provide 112 hours of scenic stage design and management instruction related to specific scripts and theaters for 55 teens. Completed work is incorporated into a variety of local theater productions.
$3,472
Spectrum Dance Theater
Two choreographers offer an after-school dance residency to 55 youth in jazz, Hip Hop and contemporary styles to enhance skills for school musical.
$4,320
Vision Loss Connection
Ten blind and low vision youth engage in 45 hours of combined museum tours, theater performances plus textured ceramic sessions with three artists. A library exhibit will be offered.
$4,226
Washington Asian/Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Two artists lead 132 hours of urban graffiti art and music production sessions focused on hip hop culture for 40 youth to produce CD's, clothing accessories and a public performance.
$2,400
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two artists with alumni lead a 400 hour, summer workshop series in Shakespearean theatre for 40 new and returning teens culminating in public recitals and performances throughout the city.
$6,000

2012-13 Youth Arts Awards

Arts Corps
600 youth will participate in 684 sessions of multi-arts classes taught by 22 artists at various locations culminating in a spring showcase performance.
$7,000
Center for Wooden Boats
Ten teens will engage in boat design/build classes and construct models for a public showcase at the center.
$1,500
Mary Coss
Using personal stories, 40 East African youth will engage in a five-month series of intensive workshops with traditional Islamic and African artists. Participants will examine life in contemporary America and Islamic traditions to create artwork for an exhibit and panel discussion.
$4,400
Coyote Central
Eighteen teaching artists will lead 470 teens in project-based apprenticeship courses in multiple art forms at a range of studios and community-based locations.
$7,000
Diverse Harmony
Over 40 LGBTQ teens will participate in weekly vocal, staging and performance training led by two artists throughout the academic year for quarterly public and thematic performances.
$3,600
Freehold Theatre Lab Studio
Two artists will lead 40 hours of theater and spoken word sessions for 14 youth from referred Southeast Youth & Family Services. Participants will produce scripts for two public performances at Youngstown Cultural Center.
$3,000
Gage Academy of Art
Twenty-four artists will offer year-round, weekly, evening art skill-building sessions for 1,288 teens whose body of multi-media work will be showcased at downtown, Southeast and Capitol Hill sites.
$7,000
Girls Rock! Seattle
Two week-long summer camps led by 10 artists offering 120 teen girls instrumental rock, composition, staging, performance skills plus coach newly formed/existing bands that close with performances at professional venues.
$4,750
Maria Gitana
Five artists will teach an after-school, fall series of introductory Flamenco dance classes for 15 teens including a field trip to a youth Flamenco festival and culminating with a community performance.
$3,200
Stephanie Guerra
One artist will lead an after-school, fall series of introductory Flamenco dance classes for 14 teens and culminate with a community performance.
$6,860
Jack Straw Foundation
Led by 10 teaching artists, 30 youth with chronic and critical health needs will use accessible audio technology to create original flash dramas—music/soundscapes with movement—for in-studio presentations.
$10,000
The James and Janie Washington Foundation
One artist will lead a month-long screen printing summer residency—including mentoring and portfolio development—for 18 high school teens who will examine the interplay of arts/politics. The residency will culminate in a teen-curated exhibt at the Northwest African American Museum.
$2,500
Thaddeus Jurczynski
Fifteen homeless teens will participate in a month-long series of hands-on workshops to create batik self-portraits from photos that culminates in a group exhibit in a Pioneer Square gallery.
$2,660
Lauren Marshall
Via acting classes, two teaching artists will lead communication skill development for 10 youth with Asperger's-autism-ADHD culminating in presentation of short original plays.
$1,750
Kathleen McHugh
Two teaching artists from Theater of Possibilitywill lead communication skill development sessions for 10 youth with Asperger's-autism-ADHD culminating in presentation of short original plays.
$1,000
Orion Out Loud
Actors and a dramaturge will lead 26 homeless and at-risk teens in playwriting workshops that will culminate in one-act plays written by the students and read on stage by professional actors.
$7,000
Andrew Peterson
A year-long, sequential, after-school program offering 30 South Shore K-8 youth hands-on instruction in designing and building robots using electronics, engineering, and art in a peer teaching-learning setting culminating in a community exhibit.
$4,600
Photographic Center Northwest
Two teaching artists will focus on literacy and language acquisition through an after-school photography program for 30 refugee and immigrant teens culminating in a public exhibit.
$7,800
Pongo Publishing
Teaching artists and mentors will offer poetry-writing sessions to 196 youth in juvenile detention. The year-long program will culminate in an in-house reading and a literary book will be produced for promotion at Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot.
$8,500
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Thirty-two artists will lead 396 out-of-school, multi-visual arts sessions to 78 mainstream/mixed ability youth at on- and off-site locations culminating in public exhibitions.
$7,000
Red Eagle Soaring
Four artists will lead summer drama workshops based on the play The Remember—examining the legacy of Indian Boarding Schools—for 29 Native American youth culminating in a public performance at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
$6,760
Reel Grrls
Eight media artists will lead public workshops to produce animated films. The workshops will engage 60 immigrant and refugee middle-school girls and culminate in an annual Spring Showcase.
$7,000
Rubicon Foundation
Three artists will work with youth to create a site-specific wood shelter. The course will include design, modeling, building, videography and photography techniques and culminate in a community screening and presentation.
$4,890
Seattle Art Museum
Thirty artists will offer workshops on multi-media art making, leadership and programming for 1,085 high school teens. The year-long program will generate numerous youth-driven events showcasing their work at the museum.
$4,800
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
SYSO teaching artists will engage 65 youth in all levels of string music, ensemble and performance in partnership with West Seattle Community Orchestras, culminating in neighborhood concerts.
$5,000
Spectrum Dance Theater
Thirty Madrona middle school youth will engage in after-school traditional West African and Brazilian dance classes led by two artists with a live percussionist. The dance classes will culminate in one school and one Spectrum studio performance.
$4,000
Abdoulaye Sylla
An African percussion artist will offer weekly drop-in classes on West African drumming for 20 teens at the Orion Center for homeless youth.
$1,400
The Nature Consortium
Three artists will lead quarterly sessions in vocals, graphic design and landscaping/site-specific arts to 80 youth in Southeast and Central neighborhoods culminating in a showcase of work at the annual Arts In Nature Festival.
$5,000
Velocity Dance Center
Four dance/choreographers will provide 25 teens with master dance classes and media technique workshops to create original movement and video dance pieces for public performances and screenings.
$4,400
Washington Asian/Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Three artists will lead urban/graffiti art and music-production sessions focused on hip-hop culture for 40 youth who will produce CD's and clothing accessories. The year-long program will culminate in a public performance.
$3,300
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Four artists will engage 34 youth in studio visits and development of visual arts and curatorial skills. The program will examine relevant social issues and identity. Participants will develop a portfolio of new work for exhibition at the museum.
$7,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two artists, with alumni assistants, will lead a summer Shakespearean theater workshop for 30 new and returning youth culminating in a recital and performances.
$7,000
Youth in Focus
In partnership with one school and one community agency, two artists will engage 45 teens in digital photography classes with a focus on storytelling. The year-long program will culminate in three public showcases.
$5,000

2011-12 Youth Arts Awards

The 5th Avenue Theater Association
Two hundred youth with a range of experience will participate in a summer musical theater training series including fundamentals, rehearsals and performance led by 32 professional artists.
$3,000
A Contemporary Theatre
Twenty youth will participate in afterschool playwriting clinics to complete an original play incorporating aspects from their own lives and imaginations. Professional actors will read select scripts at a culminating event.
$2,000
Arts Corps
Six hundred middle and high school youth led by 22 artists at schools, community centers and other sites will engage in sessions covering a spectrum of arts lessons that will culminate in a spring showcase.
$4,000
Nicole Appell
Eighteen middle school youth will design mosaic stepping stones with a community theme for a public entry at McClure Middle School. A neighborhood reception and unveiling of the work will close the project.
$2,000
Asian American Performing Arts Theatre
A master artist will lead an afterschool Chinese ethnic dance program mixed with cultural traditions and language for 20 high school teens. The program will close with three public performances.
$2,000
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Twenty middle school youth will participate in a summer photography workshop focusing on personal stories, identity and community. The workshop will conclude with a showcase in the agency's gallery.
$2,000
Toby Campbell
Campbell will collaborate with community partners to offer year-long courses in video production and licensing and music composition for film, television and video games. Culminating showcases will take place at each partner site.
$3,000
Cinema Seattle
Industry professionals will offer free multi-disciplinary film workshops for 40 teens with all skill levels. Participants will gain insight and experience in the various aspects of filmmaking via hands-on opportunities, panel presentations and film critiques.
$3,000
Coyote Central
More than 300 sessions taught by painters, photographers, writers, cartoon animators, filmmakers and more will engage 450 youth during fall, winter and spring terms in studio and professional art venues.
$4,000
DANCE IT
Social dance lessons including cultural roots of swing and salsa will be offered afterschool by two artists at five high schools for 150 youth.
$2,000
Experience Learning Community
One hundred teens will participate in hands-on workshops and camps linked to Experience Music Project exhibits and collections and receive instruction in contemporary, improvisational music and performance.
<$3,000
Filipino Community Center
Three workshops covering oral history, documentary, poetry and cartooning will be offered to 40 immigrant teens who will produce a film, write poetry and create comic books about their lives. Their work will be featured at community festivals.
$3,000
Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center
Two artists will lead an afterschool program for 30 youth in printmaking and recycled sculpture based on themes of personal and cultural identity. The students' work will be showcased at the Georgetown Art Walk.
$2,000
Hollow Earth Radio
Forty-eight youth led by four artists will learn radio theater productions, broadcast group plays and learn circuit bending - the modification of electronic toys to make original instruments. A group showcase and performance will close the two sessions.
$2,000
International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Partnering with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, a 10-week class of capoeira, percussion instruction and Portuguese song will be offered to 14 youth. The class will culminate with a traditional 'roda or song circle.
$4,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Thirty youth with chronic and critical health needs will work with mentors to learn and apply accessible theater, radio, sound/music, dance and video techniques to create new work in a professional studio. Audio pieces will be public via radio, web or podcast.
$5,000
Northwest Film Forum
A two-week, immersive series of media workshops led by six artists will be offered to 24 teens. The summer sessions will cover essential skills in filmmaking and animation with a showcase at the annual Children's Film Festival presented by the Northwest Film Forum.
$3,000
Orion Out Loud
A two-part program led by 14 playwrights and dramaturgs for 20 homeless youth will include a workshop on playwriting, rehearsals and staged reading. Youth will also participate in a longer intensive to complete one-act plays for four public performances by actors at a professional theater.
$5,000
Andrew Peterson
Fourteen youth from South Shore School will learn basic concepts in electronics and engineering and employ artistic approaches to build robots. A public exhibit of their creations will close the class.
$3,000
Serene Petersen
Through a hands-on workshop series aligned with museum exhibits, 14 high school youth will produce stop-motion animated films based on facets of their lives. Guest artists will share their work and a culminating screening will showcase the teens' work.
$3,000
Photographic Center Northwest
An afterschool photography program will train 20 multilingual immigrant and refugee middle and high school youth through classes, field trips and assignments incorporating aspects of family and culture. The students' work will be featured in a culminating exhibit.
$3,500
Pongo Publishing
A year-long poetry program at King County Juvenile Detention featuring workshops and readings will culminate with the publication of chapbooks of the youth poetry distributed at the NW Folklife and Bumbershoot festivals.
$6,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Free visual arts training for more than 400 middle and high school youth will be offered at the Chinese Information & Service Center and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Youth work will be exhibited at Pratt, Douglass-Truth branch of The Seattle Public Library and the Downtown YMCA Triangle Art Gallery.
$4,000
Red Eagle Soaring
Twenty American Indian and Alaska Native youth will participate in a 10-week beginning and advanced drama workshop series. A public performance will take place at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.
$5,000
Reel Grrls
An after-school and weekend media arts production program will engage 140 youth and close with a public screening. Training topics cover animation, video poetry, cinematography and TV documentaries.
$4,000
Richard Hugo House
Twenty writers will lead 630 young writers in open writing circles, peer-to-peer sessions, open mics and on-site literary events. Participants will read, critique and explore voice and language.
$5,000
Seattle Architectural Foundation
Ninety teens will work with four design professionals to explore architectural and neighborhood design via sketching, computer modeling and sculpture. The teens' models will be showcased at an annual downtown exhibit.
$3,000
Seattle Art Museum
A range of year-long opportunities and activities will engage 900 high school students in multi-arts workshops. The program also includes curatorial, tour guide and leadership opportunities for youth to present museum events and programming tailored to their peer interests.
$3,000
Seattle JazzED
Seasoned musician-composers will lead jazz ensemble sessions for 150 middle and high school youth of all skill levels at three sites. Teen performances will take place throughout the school year with a May showcase.
$3,000
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Six jazz scholar artists will introduce afterschool instrumental music and jazz technique lessons plus a summer combo performance program to 31 selected students at Denny Middle School. Lessons will prepare intermediate students for advanced levels and potential entrance into established district jazz programs.
$5,000
Seattle Public Theatre
Curriculum-based training for 60 teens in behind-the-scenes technical theater disciplines taught by eight theater artists will culminate in a final team design project.
$4,000
Seattle Theatre Group
Under the mentorship of five professional musicians and visiting masters, 35 young musicians will engage in a summer songwriting lab with music business instruction. Concert attendance and a final showcase will culminate the series.
$2,500
The Service Board
Fifty youth will engage in multimedia afterschool learning labs and a summer art service program in glass and mosaics led by eight artists. Public showcases will close each program at The Vera Project and Ouch My Eye Gallery.
$3,500
SouthEast Effective Development
Ten teens, each paired with an artist, will create mosaic pieces reflecting cultural heritage, farming and the environment for installation and a public dedication at the Lake Washington Apartment Community Garden.
$4,500
Spectrum Dance Theatre
Two master dancers will lead a year-long afterschool residency featuring traditional Brazilian and African dance and traditions for 40 middle school youth at Madrona K-8 School. A costumed production with traditional foods will close the residency.
$5,000
Abdoulaye Sylla
Abdoulaye Sylla, a traditional master artist, will offer weekly drumming sessions for a year for 50 Orion Center youth. The sessions will feature a variety of Guinean percussion instruments.
$1,000
The Talented Youth
Nine media artists will provide advanced workshops and a summer series for 300 teens focused on Danish film techniques and styles. The students' work will be streamed online and their films showcased at the annual NFFTY event in May.
$2,000
Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Seven filmmakers will lead a week-long basic filmmaking course for 15 LGBTQ youth allowing them to express their identity and voice. The student films will be screened at the 17th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and submitted to festivals around the world.
$5,000
Urban Wilderness Project
Storytelling based on African, Native American and Irish traditions will be the focus of a fall-winter storytelling series for 140 teens culminating in two performances.
$2,000
The Vera Project
Year-round instruction, internship and volunteer opportunities led by 15 artists in music production, recording, engineering, performance and silkscreen printing for more than 1,000 young people. Participating teens will demonstrate skills and art work at ongoing events on site.
$3,000
Washington Pacific Islander
Forty youth will participate in year-long sessions in hip-hop music, break-dancing, zines and graffiti as urban art via open labs, critiques and rehearsals. A closing performance led by youth will showcase all work.
$3,000
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Three actors will lead a month-long, summer-intensive theater course that shares the unique perspective of 300 LGBT teens. Each session will produce one theater piece and one installation reflecting their experiences.
$5,000
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Sixty-two immigrant and refugee Asian Pacific American youth will participate in hands-on, museum-based art sessions interwoven with tradition and heritage to produce artwork, exhibits and programs that address relevant issues. Final work and exhibits will be open to the public.
$4,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two artists and three alumni mentors will lead a summer-long sequential series offering 400 hours of instruction and rehearsal in Shakespearean theatre for 40 new and returning youth. The series will culminate in 10 public performances for all ages at various venues throughout the city.
$5,000
Youth in Focus
Forty teens from five community organizations will develop artistic skills and personal voice via instruction in digital photography led by a professional photographer. Select works will be featured in a public exhibit.
$4,000

2010-11 Youth Arts Awards

Arts Corps
More than 500 middle and high school teens will engage in after-school classes in performing arts, poetry, media and visual arts during fall, winter and spring terms, culminating in a public showcase.
$8,000
Bridges to Understanding
Ten high school youth will research, photograph, write and create digital stories reflecting their spring 2011 service learning experiences in Guatemala.
$3,200
Center for Wooden Boats
Haida Master carver Saaduuts will offer 36 Native-American youth hands-on experience of the art, music and culture of canoe carving. The students create a canoe from a 38-foot cedar log that will be contributed to the United Indians of All Tribes.
$3,824
El Centro de la Raza
A youth committee of ten middle and high school students, guided by professional muralists, will organize community members and 15 other youth to revitalize the neighborhood through a summer mural art project.
$8,000
Filipino Community of Seattle - Kultura Arts
Eighty youth from three southeast high schools will explore their Filipino identity and practice skills and collaboration through winter and summer workshops in photography, poetry and songwriting. The teens will create an exhibit with soundscape.
$7,346
Gage Academy of Art
A year-round, Friday-night drop-in studio offers 800 teens art supplies, skills training and a chance to make art and socialize in a safe place. Teen art work is exhibited at Gage, The Vera Project and The 2100 building.
$8,000
Girls Rock! Seattle
Third annual rock camp providing 80 teen girls lessons in instrumentation, lyric writing, performance and promotion, led by seasoned female rock musicians.
$4,846
Maria Gitana
In a 12-week workshop, 16 teens will study the rhythms and techniques of flamenco, as well as the multi-cultural history and influence of this Spanish dance. Students will present their new skills to younger children in a culminating performance.
$3,200
Hollow Earth Radio
Five artists will facilitate workshops for 15 middle school youth covering all aspects of field recording and simple editing techniques. Each student will make neighborhood field recordings and produce a radio segment to air on Hollow Earth Radio.
$2,500
Intiman Theatre
Fifteen diverse Cleveland and Roosevelt High School students will write and rehearse an original play based on issues of The Scarlet Letter. Teens will also attend shows, visit museums, volunteer, receive skills training, and perform their own show for school and public audiences.
$8,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Twenty teens with chronic and critical health needs will work with actors, radio and sound producers, musicians, dancers and audio engineers to create original audio art using accessible technology.
$8,000
Northwest Film Forum
Through two-week intensive camps and individual workshops, 45 middle and high school students will work in teams with seasoned instructor-artists to learn all aspects of filmmaking and produce media pieces to be showcased at a NWFF festival.
$7,500
Northwest Folklife
A year-long afterschool program offering West African music and dance instruction to 30 immigrant youth at the High Point Community Center, culminating in four public performances.
$8,000
Andrew Peterson
Twenty South Shore Middle School youth will engage in a three-month, afterschool, hands-on robot design program, including basic concepts in electronics, engineering, and art. Finished pieces will be exhibited at the school.
$5,440
Photographic Center Northwest
A fall-spring afterschool program offering 24 immigrant and refugee middle and high school youth fundamentals of photography, with emphasis on developing a creative eye, personal expression, and incorporating aspects of family and culture into photographic work.
$7,600
Pongo Publishing
A year-long program of self-exploration through poetry for 196 youth in detention. Specially-trained artists help youth who are often victims of childhood trauma learn both writing and coping skills and develop self-esteem.
$6,800
Red Eagle Soaring
A 10-week series of beginning, intermediate and advanced drama skills workshops and rehearsals for 20 Seattle urban American-Indian and Alaska Native youth, culminating in a free original performance staged for the public.
$6,035
Reel Grrls
A diverse group of 120 teen girls will participate in afterschool and weekend programs in media arts production. Mentored by women filmmakers, the girls will develop final video projects to be publicly screened through festivals, broadcast and school presentations.
$8,000
Richard Hugo House
Fifteen professional writers will offer 190 youth writing workshops in a wide range of literary forms. Teens will create and refine film scripts, poetry, novels, flash fiction and journalism pieces to be showcased in a series of readings.
$7,500
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts
Seventeen youth will be introduced to or continue training in circus arts through a year-round track of training and rehearsals. As students develop skills, they create and perform original acts at events citywide and produce their own annual show.
$6,000
Seattle Art Museum
Ongoing, free, art-based activities for 650 youth. Participants gain skills and express their ideas through hands-on art workshops with culminating displays, public discussions and public museum events for their peers.
$7,000
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Nineteen diverse youth with limited music experience will participate in a year-long series of afterschool instrumental music and jazz technique lessons and performances by local jazz scholars. The pilot program will close with youth performance opportunities.
$8,000
The Service Board
A six-month program offering 50 diverse teens artist-led afterschool learning labs in music, multi-media production, performance and visual arts. Culminating projects range from music videos to photoblogs to a teen artist showcase, fostering self-discovery, creative expression, skill and community building.
$4,673
Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center
Twenty teens will participate in a one-week spring or summer nature photography camp to learn basic digital camera operation, introductory art and composition and how to critically examine nature photography and offer constructive feedback to their peers. Students will photograph nature subjects in Seward Park and other natural sites.
$5,200
SouthEast Effective Development
Twenty southeast Seattle teens will research and fabricate an 8- to 10-foot ceramic mosaic illustrating the history of the Rainier Vista Neighborhood House on the rings of a tree. The mosaic will be unveiled at a community dedication.
$6,376
Spectrum Dance Theater
Twenty youth will participate in an afterschool dance residency linking Zimbabwean history and dance tradition to current hip-hop choreography and spoken word stories. Students will perform with professional African and hip-hop dancers at the end of the project.
$4,800
The Vera Project
Via year-round, out-of-school art workshops, internships and volunteer opportunities, 1,800 young people will gain skills and experience in music production, live sound engineering and studio recording, plus silkscreen printing and technical staging.
$8,000
Tierra Madre Fund
Fifteen Native-American middle school teens will participate in a pilot program merging traditional Coastal Salish art forms with contemporary Native music and technology skills. Students will design and build a Native version of a popular arcade game where players dance on electronic footpads.
$5,760
WAPI Community Services
Thirty youth will engage in afterschool curricula in either music or urban arts. Sessions such as music recording and emceeing, geometry, written expression, graffiti and media literacy emphasize hands-on learning, developing tangible products and developing positive life and career skills. Two showcases of teen work will culminate the project.
$6,400
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Through hands-on art activities and workshops, mentorships, field trips, discussions and lectures, 61 youth will learn about their heritage and develop skills by planning and producing three museum exhbits with related programs that address issues relevant to young Asian-Pacific Americans.
$8,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
A free, multi-year summer program for 40 new and returning youth offers 400 hours of instruction and rehearsal in the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare, Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inez. Training includes language, expression, acting, voice and fencing. The program culminates in public performances in English and Spanish.
$8,000

2009-10 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Thirty youth will participate in a series of artist-led workshops, where they will draw and write about themselves in comic book form.
$3,207
American Asian Performing Arts Theatre
Thirty-two immigrant youth will participate in Chinese traditional, contemporary and ballet dance lessons, including cultural traditions, language, costume and music.
$5,000
Arts Corps
After-school art classes in all art forms, including performing, visual, literary and media arts, will engage 500 youth at schools and community centers across Seattle.
$7,500
Associated Recreation Council
The South Park Community Center's late night teen program will offer training in Super 8 filmmaking, stop-motion animation and music production to 45 youth.
$8,120
Bridges to Understanding
Digital technology and storytelling instruction will help 45 youth broach cultural topics via an interactive Web site with their peers in Peru, Guatemala, South Africa, Cambodia and India. The projecet will culminate in a film fest.
$4,000
Toby Campbell
Fifty teen girls will attend a week-long, summer rock-music camp, where they will form bands; take music lessons; and learn music production, audio engineering and programming.
$2,500
Center for Wooden Boats
Master carver Saaduuts will lead 36 youth in carving a 38-foot cedar log into a canoe for the United Indians of All Tribes. Participants will also learn traditional Haida drumming and singing.
$2,000
Cinema Seattle
More than 50 youth, most of Native American heritage, will participate in a two-day filmmaking intensive resulting in several short films that will be featured at the Seattle International Film Festival.
$10,000
Coyote Central
More than 400 youth will participate in interactive workshops across multiple artistic disciplines. The sessions, led by experienced teaching artists in professional studios, will culminate in showcases of the students' work.
$10,000
El Centro de la Raza
Thirty Latino youth will present a Fandango dance celebration following a series of lessons in traditional Son Jarocho dance and song with African, Spanish and Mexican roots. Mexican artists will offer hands-on instruction in the art form's unique instruments, lyrics and costumes.
$7,000
Gage Academy of Art
A year-round, Friday-night drop-in studio offers 700 teens art supplies, lessons and a chance to socialize in a safe place. Participants will showcase their work at a public exhibit.
$10,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Twelve youth with critical health needs will work with a team of artists, radio producers and audio engineers to write, interview, create and present audio stories.
$10,000
Music Northwest
A week-long chamber music camp will engage 50 student musicians in ensemble performance techniques, movement and rhythm and master classes. The camp will culminate in one in-house recital and two public recitals.
$1,875
Northwest African American Museum
Fifteen teens from Garfield, Franklin and Rainier Beach high schools will create a semi-permanent public artwork from recycled materials at Jimi Hendrix Park. The summer session will include field trips, guest speakers, and lessons in planning, fabrication and installation.
$3,208
Northwest Dance Network
More than 40 high school students will participate in after-school swing dance lessons culminating in a showcase at the 2010 NW Folklife Festival to live music by the Garfield Jazz Ensemble.
$5,000
Northwest Film Forum
A series of workshops will offer 300 hours of hands-on instruction in basic and intermediate film production and animation for 100 youth who will write scripts and tell stories through digital film and traditional animation. Their work will be screened at a youth film festival.
$7,500
Northwest Folklife
Two master African artists will lead after-school sessions in West African polyrhythmic drumming, culture, costume, dance and singing for 25 immigrant youth from Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. culminates in four community performances.
$4,500
Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools
Twenty middle school students study blues music and its history, with instruction in guitar, drums, bass, harmonica and percussion. Lessons will incorporate the poetry and lyrics of Langston Hughes, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles and Ernestine Anderson, and culminate in a community concert of the students' work.
$1,882
Photographic Center Northwest
Twenty immigrant/refugee youth will engage in 470 hours of after-school photography training encouraging them to capture their family life and culture through photography. The course will culminate in a group exhibit.
$7,000
Pongo Publishing
Nearly 200 teens in King County Juvenile Detention will participate in poetry and creative writing sessions to encourage self expression and offer a positive outlet for difficult experiences and emotions. A publication will feature pieces by the participants.
$7,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Nearly 500 teens from the Central and International districts will participate in a series of after-school and Saturday classes in glass art, painting/drawing, bookbinding and printmaking at Pratt. The program will result in multiple community exhibits at schools, libraries and youth service agencies.
$10,000
Reel Grrls
Animation documentary techniques, camera operation and scriptwriting are the subject of a year-long program for 115 teen girls. Participants will work in small groups led by teaching artists. The program will culminate in a screening of the students' work.
$10,000
Richard Hugo House
A team of professional writers will offer writing workshops for 300 teens in a wide range of literary genres, including scriptwriting, poetry, songwriting, fiction and journalism. The students' work will be featured at readings and in publication.
$7,500
Rubicon Foundation
A summer series will introduce 15 high school youth to printmaking and its artistic and practical applications. Students will learn to garden, cook and can, as well as study design, linoleum-woodblock, silkscreen, and letterpress. They will incorporate what they learn to produce jar labels, posters and T-shirts for two summer exhibits.
$7,500
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts
Fourteen youth will participate in a year-long series of theatrical workshops and coaching to create, rehearse and perform original acts, including acrobatics, juggling, human pyramids, stilt walking and aerial performances. The young circus artists will perform at public events and festivals.
$3,550
Seattle Art Museum
The museum will offer drop-in art activities and workshops for 1,350 youth on weekends and during the summer and school breaks. The programs range from creating art to an advisory teen group that develops youth programs that culminate in showcases.
$8,000
Seattle Chamber Players
Members of the Seattle Chamber Players and composer Janice Giteck will lead a series of composition workshops for 15 student musicians who attend South End high schools. The students will write quartets, and the Seattle Chamber Players will perform the students' original scores at school performance.
$3,208
Seattle Theatre Group
Forty youth from the national Black Achievers Program (BAP) will receive music, theater and dance training by local professional artists, culminating in a workshop performance.
$10,000
Southeast Effective Development
Fifteen Rainier Valley youth will participate in an after-school project combining public art and business training. The students will design 25 vinyl street banners that will later be turned into 50 recycled tote bags they will market and sell.
$4,500
The 5th Avenue Theatre Association
Nearly 700 Seattle high school students with an interest in musical theater will get the chance to meet with leading theater professionals involved in the 5th Avenue Theatre's season productions. Nine sessions will cover topics such as voice/vocals, choreography, and stage presence, and will include a dinner and post-show talk back with each cast.
$2,950
The Service Board
Eighty youth from Southeast and Southwest Seattle will participate in introductory art classes and three art leadership labs on music and multimedia production, performing, and visual arts. Student artworks will be part of a community art show.
$5,000
The Vera Project
Via an annual, comprehensive series of sessions, internships and experiential learning opportunities, 980 youth will learn skills including silkscreening, podcasting, live sound engineering and studio recording, while working on shows and the underage music venue.
$7,500
Washington Asian/Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Three artists will offer a year-long training intensive for 20 youth who have completed or are in drug treatment. The program will include 180 hours of instruction in writing lyrics or stories, recording and editing, graphic design and social media. Participants will produce portfolios and a group performance of their original works.
$7,500
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two actors with three alumni mentors will lead a summer session for 40 youth offering 400 hours of instruction in works by plawrights William Shakespeare, Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inez. Students will receive instruction in acting, voice and fencing. The summer workshop culminates in public performances in English and Spanish.
$7,500
Youth Media Institute
Youth will examine the changing and diverse High Point neighborhood in West Seattle via a multi-media presentation. A sereis of after-school small-group trainings for 130 youth will cover audio/video production, print media, digital photography and media literacy. The students will host a community screening, and SCAN TV will broadcast their finished piece.
$3,000
Youth Speaks Seattle
Spoken-word artists will offer weekly workshops for 360 youth in performance poetry, creative writing, storytelling, and playwriting. Writing-circle sessions will take place at the Central Library and a Southwest rehab center. The writing exercises will culminate in a publication and/or community performances.
$10,000

2008-09 Youth Arts Awards

911 Media Arts Center
A third-year program will offer a series of multimedia intensives led by four artists for 12 at-risk youth in the South Park Late Night Teen Program. The students will design, produce and showcase animation, Super 8 film, circuit bending and game design.
$9,236
American Asian Performing Arts Theater
A year-long traditional arts program led by two master dancer/choreographers will offer dance lessons from different regions of China and adjacent countries for 30 new and continuing immigrant teens. The lessons culminate in three public performances.
$7,500
Arts Corps
A winter-quarter series of multi-disciplinary arts classes serving 250 youth, in collaboration with schools, service agencies and community centers, targeting underserved neighborhoods. The series culminates in a public showcase.
$7,500
ArtWorks
An eight-week, after-school series in mural design, painting and installation for eight adjudicated/at-risk youth. Students will study the American quilt tradition, then each create their own design to incorporate into a large "quilt" mural that they will paint and install in the Urban Arts Corridor in Sodo.
$4,035
Coyote Central
A year-long, continuing program offers 440 youth sessions in multi-arts study to master skills and techniques of each art form. The sessions are held in professional artists studios or work spaces.
$7,000
El Centro de la Raza
A summer program offers filmmaking sessions incorporating the social-justice mission of El Centro de la Raza into an original work by 10 Latino-Hispanic youth. The program culminates in a television screening on "HipHop 101."
$8,000
Intiman Theatre
Fourteen youth will create an original production based on All the King's Men as part of an after-school, cross-city school exchange between Roosevelt and Cleveland high schools. The students will explore socio-economic differences through performances and post-play discussions.
$10,000
Jack Straw Productions
Eight blind or visually-impaired high school youth will work with a team of artists and producers to create audio art using accessible technology. Students will participate in a summer intensive followed by individualized mentorships, workshops and projects, including recording an interview with blind musician/engineer and role model Todd Houghton. Work will be showcased on radio, Web and podcast.
$10,000
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
Professional artists will lead 85 diverse youth through the development of a musical production during an intensive, summer musical theater training series. The production will reflect cultural content and relate to the everyday lives of young people.
$7,500
Live Girls! Theater
A collaboration with the organization Powerful Voices, this eight-month workshop encourages 15 teen girls to seek out positive female role models and learn to express themselves effectively. The workshop focuses on research, scriptwriting and presentation of an original script in a public reading and audience discussion.
$2,500
Jessica Lurie
A two-week summer workshop will introduce visual and musical techniques to 20 international and at-risk youth with limited arts experience. The students will work in pairs to transform an idea into a musical composition and a poster. All participants will receive a booklet and CD containing a collection of their original work.
$7,500
Music Northwest
Top professional musicians will engage 45 youth in three-tiered levels of chamber music instruction in a week-long music camp. Working in groups of three to five, students will develop music and ensemble skills as well as performance technique. The camp will culminate in a free public recital.
$2,500
Nature Consortium
A program of free culturally and environmentally themed instruction in piano, guitar, drums and music recording for 80 youth from lower income neighborhoods and subsidized public housing communities. The program culminates with a group performance.
$7,500
Northwest Folklife
A year-long, after-school instructional series on the history, dance, music and song from West Africa for 25 youth in a transitional Seattle school district program for immigrant/refugee students. The program culminates in four public performances.
$8,930
Pat Graney Company
Thirty Washington Middle School youth with no artistic experience will engage with professional artists in a four-week workshop series to produce dance/movement, sound and visual installation pieces focused on memory. Student work will be included in the November premiere of Pat Graney's new production, House of Mind.
$5,000
Photographic Center Northwest
"Club Photo" offers two 10-week after-school workshops in fall 2008 and spring 2009 in which professional photographers provide hands-on lessons and field trips. The workshops cover the fundamentals of photography for 20 immigrant middle and high school youth with limited English skills, culminating in a school/community exhibit.
$9,740
Power of Hope
Three six-week series of sequential workshops build skills in writing music, hip-hop lyrics and spoken word; rapping/DJ; and recording, mixing and producing. The series targets 60 at-risk youth from Central/Rainier neighborhoods and culminates in performances of original songs at community events.
$10,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center
A year-long, quarterly series of seven courses offers a range of visual arts, from glassblowing and fusing, to printmaking and metalsmithing, for 485 youth from the Central and International Districts. The program culminates in numerous teen exhibitions.
$10,000
Richard Hugo House
A year-long, quarterly series of Saturday writing classes in multiple genres are held on-site for 180 youth from citywide neighborhoods. The series culminates in publications and numerous readings.
$9,000
Seattle Center Academy
Artists from leading Northwest arts organizations teach a two-week summer arts program for 300 diverse middle school youth, including students with disabilities. The students explore art-making in all disciplines, and the program culminates in a performance and exhibition.
$10,000
Seattle International Film Festival
In an annual three-day filmmaking/screening intensive, professional artists pair with 50 mostly Native American youth to create short media pieces breaking down the negative stereotypes of Native peoples. The projects are screened at Seattle International Film Festival.
$8,000
Seattle Public Theater
A two-week, summer playwriting and production program focuses on effects of climate change on our immediate environment. Twenty youth from citywide locations will learn the basic tenets of theater and develop five 10-minute plays to be performed at the end of the program.
$3,000
Seattle Repertory Theatre
In a 10-week, after-school theater residency at Meany Middle School, an ensemble of 12 youth will create a short, original play exploring the challenges of transitioning into middle school. The group will perform the play for 5th grade students and their parents at T.T. Minor Elementary School.
$5,600
Seattle Theatre Group
A year-long performing arts residency reinforcing African-American traditions offers 20 youth from the YMCA's Black Achievers Program training, mentoring and interaction with mainstage artists from season productions.
$6,224
SouthEast Effective Development
A six-month public art workshop series offers 15 teen residents at Rainier Vista an opportunity to design, fabricate and install a glass tile mosaic for a seating wall in the entrance of the newly constructed Boys & Girls Club.
$7,500
The Bend-It Extravaganza
A year-long series of multi-arts workshops led by local LGBTQ artists and speakers for 80 queer youth and their allies of mixed backgrounds. The original work will be showcased at the annual Bend-It Extravaganza festival.
$4,700
The Right Brain Center for the Arts
Twenty at-risk youth at two partner youth centers will explore the issue of teen truancy through a five-month digital photography and writing series. The series will teach hands-on skills in equipment, composition and Adobe Photoshop. Students will develop a portfolio of work and mount exhibitions at each youth center.
$5,850
The Service Board
A six-month, multi-arts, after-school mentoring program enhances The Service Board's core job/life-skills/diversity curriculum with artist residencies and cultural field trips. The program is for 50 diverse and at-risk urban teens and culminates in a student showcase.
$5,850
Urban Wilderness Project
Poet/playwright Jourdan Keith leads an 11-week, after-school writing/storytelling workshop for 15 youth in Southeast Seattle. The workshop integrates cultural identity, writing and performance. Storytelling will be shared with younger children and families in agencies such as First Place. Youth may earn required high school service learning credit.
$7,335
Young Shakespeare Workshop
A sequential summer program offers 400 hours of training and performance in Shakespearean theater for 40 new and returning youth, especially low-income and immigrant students. Professional artists and youth alumni mentors lead the program, which includes a bilingual group of students performing works in Spanish by playwrights Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inez. The program culminates in 10 public performances.
$10,000
Youth in Focus
Seventeen at-risk youth from Rainier Valley and South Park will participate in a two-part, artist-led photography/creative writing workshop. High-school teens from the first phase will mentor middle school youth in the second. Participants will explore and document stories of seniors in their families or community, and each phase will close with an exhibit.
$7,500

2007-08 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Picturing Change, two artists will offer a nine-week comic book workshop series providing 30 hours of training for 45 youth culminating in a published anthology and reading.
$8,200
911 Media Arts Center
Reel Eyes, a 15-week, after-school series offering 60 hours of digital filmmaking/media literacy workshops led by four artists for 12 youth who will produce short films focused on personal and community experience culminating with a public screening.
$8,487
Arts Corps
Winter After-School Program, offering free, eight-week, community-based arts classes led by 15 artists in sites all over the city, who will provide 340 hours of multi-arts training for 250 diverse and at-risk youth culminating in a community showcase.
$6,000
Arts in Motion
2nd Line Drum Corps, a seven-month after-school program in which an artist will offer 15 South Seattle youth 180 hours of jazz drumming classes and field trips culminating in three community performances.
$8,910
Coyote Central
Coyote Reach, a series of fall/winter, after-school and weekend, mixed-media workshops at multiple sites, totaling 8,000 hours led by 18 artists for 400 youth culminating in two showcases at the end of each session.
$10,000
Gage Academy of Art
Teen Art Studio, a year-long, free, weekly drop-in series serving 400 youth with a safe, creative art studio environment and 150 hours of mixed-media instruction by 12 artists, culminating in at least one public exhibit of the teens' work.
$10,000
Isaac Hernandez Ruiz
Polvos de Colores, the artist will teach three two-month sessions offering 48 hours of instruction in traditional Mexican sand painting (tapete de arena) for 90 youth culminating with showcases at three school and community sites.
$9,800
Jack Straw Productions
Blind Youth Audio, a summer series offering eight visually-impaired youth specially accessible audio technology and 35 hours of sequential, hands-on audio creation and production training led by eight artists. Students will create their own audio art presented at a public event, and on radio, Web and a podcast.
$10,000
Music Northwest
Chamber Music Camp, a week-long summer training offering 210 hours of individual and group music instruction by six artists for 45 youth at all levels culminating in a free recital and awards ceremony.
$2,000
Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools
Five artists will offer a five-week after-school workshop for 30 Beacon Hill and Georgetown youth, culminating in a community concert. Forty-eight hours of training in singing, playing and writing are integrated with the blues, Langston Hughes' poetry, African American history and culture.
$10,000
Phffft! Dance Theatre Company
Dance Empowerment, a four-month series offering 50 hours of dance and choreography with tech production and marketing instruction led by four artists for 10 youth culminating in a public performance inspired by participants' life experiences.
$8,435
Pongo Publishing
Pongo Teen Writing, three artists will offer 156 hours of creative writing/poetry instruction over three months for 318 youth in detention or foster care, with two culminating events. Pongo will also publish the teens' work and present at one or more literary festivals.
$8,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Youth Art Works, a four-quarter, after-school/weekend series offering 4,080 hours of hands-on, multi-arts instruction led by six artists for 246 youth culminating in community exhibits after each term.
$10,000
Rainier Vista Cambodian Youth Program
Photography Project, a three-month weekend series offering 26 hours of digital photography training led by one artist for 12 youth and culminating in two public exhibits highlighting the essence of the Cambodian community.
$5,177
Reel Grrls
Reel Grrls, a three-part, winter/spring/fall series led by eight artists and mentors offering 95 hours of media literacy/filmmaking training for 85 diverse young women, and culminating in three public screenings of their work.
$10,000
Richard Hugo House
Scribes, a three-part, year-long series offering 400 hours of written/spoken word training. Led by 12 artists for 1,000 youth, the workshops focus on playwriting, poetry, zines and short fiction for publication and readings.
$6,000
Seattle Center for Book Arts
Book Arts Workshop, a year-long session led by three artists offering 1,160 youth over 100 hours of bookmaking and bookbinding techniques and formats and culminating in numerous exhibits at branch libraries citywide.
$7,869
Seattle Chamber Players
SCP Meets the Boombox, a six-week after-school residency workshop for 20 diverse students with no formal experience with music who, with the guidance of six artists, will develop their own compositions to be performed by the Chamber Players in an informal concert.
$10,000
SIFF
Superfly Filmmaking, a two-day intensive workshop, in which 20 artists will offer 60 hours of digital filmmaking training and hands-on mentoring to 50 youth grouped in teams. The teams will produce and screen four short films, all based on the same script.
$6,500
Seattle Scenic Studios
Technical Internship, six theater artists will lead a nine-week session offering eight youth 90 hours of scenic and prop design instruction and mentoring using state-of-the-art tools and showcasing sets at local theater productions.
$5,820
SouthEast Effective Development
Public Art Workshop, a year-long after-school program with three artists offering 45 at-risk youth 100 hours of multi-media design and fabrication art training culminating in the creation, installation and unveiling of a site-specific work.
$8,412
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Queer Teen Ensemble, 15 artists will lead a two-month after-school series offering 100 hours of scriptwriting and ensemble theater workshops exploring identity and building community for 20 youth and culminating in four public performances.
$6,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Summer Program, two artists will lead a summer-long sequential series offering 400 hours of instruction and rehearsals in Shakespearean theater for 40 youth culminating in ten public performances for all ages.
$10,000
Youth in Focus
Time (k)NOW, a two-phased after-school series offering 228 hours of skill-building classes in digital photography and written/oral texts led by four artists/peer mentors for 17 youth culminating in two public exhibitions.
$10,000
Youth Speaks Seattle
Spoken Word Residency, a five-month after-school residency offering 35 hours of poetry/spoken word workshops and rehearsals exploring self-identity led by three artists/peer mentors for 25 youth culminating in four preliminary slams and one final slam.
$5,390

2006-07 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Drawing Your Family Comic Book, a six-week graphic novel workshop for 18 youth culminating in a book reading and signing.
$3,900
Arts Corps
A two-month spring program offering 260 hours of multi-arts training culminating in a public showcase.
$10,000
Cambodian Traditional Music
A seven-month weekend series of Cambodian music instruction for 12 youth culminating in showcases.
$6,000
Coyote Central
Coyote REACH will provide two 10-week sessions of multi-media arts classes taught by 18 artists to 40 youth.
$7,000
Eleventh Hour Productions
Emerging Voices, a four-month series offering 30 hours of poetry/spoken word lessons for 150 youth culminating in a poetry slam.
$8,000
Goodwill Development Association
Lullabies by Teen Mothers, a six-month series offering 90 hours of lullaby lyrics/vocal instruction for eight homeless teen mothers culminating in a community performance with local choirs.
$6,000
Intiman Theatre
Rough Eagles, a three-month series offering theater classes that explore equity and race issues culminating in a performance with post discussion.
$6,500
Jack Straw Productions
Blind Youth Audio Project, a three-month series offering audio production and radio theater training for eight blind youth culminating a public showcase.
$10,000
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center Advisory Council
Youth Theater Project, a nine-week summer program offering musical theater training for 85 youth culminating in a public performance.
$10,000
Northwest Film Forum
Youth Voices, four programs offering film, animation and music/video training to 60 youth with showcases at the end of each program.
$3,500
Northwest Folklife, Rhythm & Moves
Five-month series offering Sengalese West African drumming and dance instruction for 30 youth culminating in two public performances.
$4,000
Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools
Blues in the Schools at St. George Parish, a six-week series offering lessons in blues music, voice and history for 25 youth culminating in a community concert.
$8,500
Phffft! Company, Inc.
Empowering Youth at Risk in Dance, an eight-week Saturday series offering dance, choreography, production and management lessons for 12 youth culminating in a public performance.
$9,000
Photographic Center Northwest
Club Photo, provide two 10-week sessions offering photography, darkroom and exhibit instruction for 20 youth culminating in a public show.
$4,420
Pongo Publishing
Pongo Teen Writing Project, two 13-week sessions of poetry workshops for incarcerated and foster care youth culminating in showcases.
$8,000
Pottery Northwest, Inc.
Seattle Youth Sculpture Collaboration, a two-week summer session focused on the design and creation of a site-specific sculpture for 12 selected youth culminating in a public unveiling of the art work.
$4,000
Power of Hope
Hip Hop Hope in the City, three six-week series offering spoken word/hip hop and recording workshops for 60 youth culminating in numerous performances.
$8,500
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Four, eight-week sequential visual arts classes and field trips for 300 youth culminating in public showcases.
$8,500
Red Eagle Soaring Native American Theater Group
Seattle Indian Youth Arts & Performance, a two-week session featuring a drama intensive workshop for 18 youth culminating in two community performances based on teen life experiences.
$5,000
REEL GRRLS
Girls in the Directors' Chair, a five-month series offering filmmaking workshops for 60 youth culminating in a public screening of the work.
$5,000
Seattle Center Academy
A two-week summer program featuring multi-arts classes serving 300 youth and culminating in a public showcase.
$5,160
Seattle Children's Theatre
Two-Roads After-School Program, two 11-week series of interactive drama classes for 30 youth culminating in two performances.
$4,500
South Park PhotoVoice
A nine-week series offering 60 hours of photography and graphics training for eight youth culminating in an exhibit.
$6,000
SouthEast Effective Development - Public Art Workshop
Public Art Workshop, a yearlong after-school series offering 1,000 hours of site-specific public art training for 36 youth culminating in three public showcases.
$9,000
Spectrum Dance Theater
Experiencing African Dance & Culture, a three-month series of African dance for 40 youth culminating in one school and one public performance.
$8,000
Washington Asian Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Katalyst Project, a yearlong weekly series offering music and music business workshops for 15 youth culminating in a public performance.
$8,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
A sequential summer series offering Shakespearean theater lessons in English and divish for 40 youth culminating in five community performances.
$9,000
Youth Speaks Seattle
A three-month series offering 60 hours of poetry/performance workshops for 30 youth concluding with a poetry slam.
$4,500

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call for poems to end death penalty in WA

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Sarah Zale

sarahzpoetry@gmail.com

360-460-8589

Deadline to Apply

12/31/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Artzine
International art prize with €8000 prize pool

Organization

Artzine

Website

https://artzine.com

More Info

Marina Gragera

marina@artzine.com

+34653341689

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://artzine.com/prize-2018

Posted

5/25/2018

Leschi Business Association
Art Festival celebrating community and diversity.

Organization

Leschi Business Association

Website

LeschiArtWalk.com

More Info

Cara Ross

cararosslmp@comcast.net

2063225118

Fee to Apply

30

Deadline to Apply

8/31/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

Contact Diane Snell at Leschinews@comcast.net

Link to Opportunity

LeschiArtWalk.com

Posted

6/8/2018

Washington State Convention Center
Group Quarterly Exhibits

Organization

Washington State Convention Center

Website

www.wscc.com

More Info

Diana Cross

diana.cross@wscc.com

2066945182

Deadline to Apply

8/24/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

See Call for Artists on Website

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

6/29/2018

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

Organization

4Culture

Website

4culture.org

More Info

Charlie Rathbun

charlie.rathbun@4Culture.org

(206) 263-1607

Fee to Apply

no fee

Deadline to Apply

8/30/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines and apply on line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

7/16/2018

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

Organization

Create! Magazine

Website

www.createmagazine.com

More Info

Sarah Mills

info@createmagazine.com

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2018

Description

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

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

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

GUEST CURATOR:

Kaly Scheller-Barrett, Hashimoto Contemporary

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

About Create! Magazine

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

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


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

FEE: $35

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

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

DEADLINE: September 29, 2018

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

How to Apply


https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Link to Opportunity

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Posted

7/16/2018

N/A
Looking for existing 2-D work by black artists in the Seattle Area.

Organization

N/A

Website

www.khadijatarver.com

More Info

Khadija Tarver

khadija.tarver@gmail.com

42534650077

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Open call for current 2-D works by black artists in the greater Seattle metropolitan area.

SIX WALLS AT PRITCHARD PARK is a temporary installation occurring August 23 - August 25 at Pritchard Island Beach Park (a 20 minute walk from the Rainier Beach Light Rail station). It is part of the Arts in the Parks program.

The call for art opens July 18, 2018 at 12PM PST. The first 25 artists to successfully complete the application will be selected. Each participating artist will receive $50. All participating artists will need to work with the organizer to drop off work in Seattle by early August.

Artists of all ages welcome. The guiding purpose of this installation is to provide space for artists to show anything they want.

This project is funded by Seattle Arts and Culture in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Please contact Khadija Tarver (khadija.tarver@gmail.com) with any questions.

How to Apply

To apply, complete the 6-question submission form. The form opens at 12PM PST on July 18. The first 25 successful submissions will be chosen.

Link to Opportunity

https://goo.gl/forms/4Ms2xaOm9HPNvfpX2

Posted

8/13/2018

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

8/24/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle

Start Date

08/23/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

08/23/2018

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

$70 member; $95 non-member

Description

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

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

8/26/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle

Start Date

08/25/2018

Start Time

09:00 AM

End Date

08/25/2018

End Time

05:00 PM

Cost

$135 member; $160 non-member; $80 visually impaired

Description

Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment. Useful for radio and TV producers, as well as sound artists and engineers. Students will practice field recording and listen to their work.

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Auburn
The City of Auburn seeks applications from artists and arts organizations that are seeking support for art related projects which will directly benefit the City of Auburn residents in 2019.

Organization

City of Auburn

Website

www.cityofauburn.gov/arts

More Info

Allison Hyde

ahyde@auburnwa.gov

253-804-5043

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2018

Description

About the Project Support Grant Program:
Established in 2002, the primary purpose of this program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. The goal of the program is to encourage the growth, innovation, excellence and accessibility of the arts programs, as well as offer opportunities for local artists to create new work and share that work with the community through a free public component.
The City of Auburn Arts Commission allocates funding support it receives from 4Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County) to community arts organizations and special projects through its Arts Sustained Support Program. All funds awarded through this program are dependent entirely on receipt of funds from 4Culture. Funding is typically awarded for $500 - $2,000 and is determined through a competitive application process. Strong applications will have a significant community impact through the arts and will demonstrate innovation and excellence in the field.

How to Apply

To apply or for more information on the funding application guidelines, please visit our website at: http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/arts_entertainment/call_to_artists.htm

Link to Opportunity

http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/arts_entertainment/call_to_artists.htm

Posted

8/13/2018

Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art seeks an experienced registrar to join our team of museum professionals to help us realize our mission to engage visitors, both within and beyond the MoNA community. This position is responsible for assisting with the management of MoNA’s collections and for incoming and outgoing loans of art to the museum. Reporting to the Curator, the Registrar is part of the museum team and responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the care and management of objects owned by or on loan to MoNA, the handling of both collections in accordance with approved policies, and in alignment with museum best practices.

Organization

Museum of Northwest Art

Website

http://www.monamuseum.org/

More Info

Chloe Dye Sherpe

chloed@museumofnwart.org

3604664446

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Key Responsibilities
• Administers an accurate inventory of all MoNA’s collections.
• Maintains records in a sound and secure manner that provides current and accurate information on each object, including its location, catalogue information, status, and condition, and responds to general inquiries about the collections.
• Manages the collections management database system.
• Manages all incoming and outgoing loans to MoNA of art and objects related to its collections, acquisitions, and exhibition program.
• Assists the Consulting Collection Manager with managing the Museum objects in storage or on display in the Art Museum.
• Coordinates photography of the Art Museum collections.
• Responsible for record-keeping systems (electronic and paper), inventory procedures, administration of insurance policy, documentation, storage, care, handling/packing, condition, display and security of objects (in permanent collections and on loan).

This position will be primarily accountable for the thoroughness, accuracy and the proper documentation and filing and storing of all object records (both digital and paper). Accountable for managing orderly records, files, and retrieval systems for MoNA collection (exhibition history, location, provenance). Produces accurate and timely reports (e.g. in conjunction with appraisals, inventories, insurance purposes, exhibitions), for leading inventories, audits, and spot-checks as required. Accountable for working with curators and other museum staff to ensure that forms (e.g. loan forms, deed of gift) are meeting AAM standards and are approved by MoNA.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience or training required. Master's degree in Museum Studies, Art History or related field desired.
• Knowledge of accepted museum registration practices, art handling techniques, US customs and copyright laws, and risk management practices and standards. Experience in records management, art transport arrangements, accessioning and deaccessioning, loan management, exhibition management, database management, and administrative and supervisory experience.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
• Demonstrated experience with PastPerfect is desired. Knowledge of nomenclature, metadata standards and best practices in the field required.
• Confidentiality, discretion, and flexibility are a must.
• Must be capable of working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, conservators, museum professionals, scholars, collectors, lenders and the general public on a daily basis and foster a cooperative work environment.

About the Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art is renowned for the quality and focus of its collection of over 2,400 artworks. MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity. The museum aims to provide a rich experience with thoughtful context and personalized attention for visitors from our diverse community.

The museum's acclaimed education program, MoNA Link, has served nearly 8,000 students and over 140 teachers in the school districts of Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and Stanwood-Camano. MoNA Link provides comprehensive art education for students from pre-K to middle school. The outreach program meets the needs of the underserved, including the homeless, youth in juvenile detention, and assisted living residents.

MoNA offers free admission and is open seven days a week to ensure access to all. The museum has received the Governor's Award for significant contributions to arts and culture, and the facility’s renovations by Henry Klein Partnership Architects received an honor award from the American Institute of Architects.


How to Apply

To Apply Application deadline is ongoing. The position is 30 hours a week with flexible hours. Apply with cover letter and current resume sent to Chloé Dye Sherpe, Curator, chloed@museumofnwart.org. Position will remain open until filled. Find out more about MoNA at www.monamuseum.org. EOE

Link to Opportunity

http://www.monamuseum.org/assistant-registrar

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood Rec Center Art Gallery / 2019 Exhibition / Call for Artists

Organization

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

www.LynnwoodArts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites youth artists (under 18) in Washington State to apply to exhibit in the popular Lynnwood Recreation Center Art Gallery. Each exhibit will be about 2 months long during 2019. Deadline is Sept 30, 2018. Questions, please contact us at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502

How to Apply

Go to website and download application at bottom of page.
http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Link to Opportunity

http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery / 2019 Exhibitions / Call for Artists

Organization

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

www.LynnwoodArts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites Washington State artists to apply to exhibit in the beautiful Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery. Each exhibit will be about 2 months long during 2019. Deadline is Sept 30, 2018. Questions, please contact us at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502

How to Apply

Go to website and download application at bottom of page.
http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Link to Opportunity

http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Posted

8/13/2018

Seattle Arts & Lectures
SAL seeks a Marketing Coordinator to increase the visibility and impact of the organization, our mission, and programs. The ideal candidate for this position has a love of the mission, an eye for detail and design, a passion for data and databases, a flair for writing and storytelling, a talent for relationship building with a diverse span of people, and a commitment to racial equity and social justice. The Marketing Coordinator will join a small but passionate team of book lovers to support and implement marketing, advertising, communications, and engagement efforts for all of our programs but with a focus on our Public Programs which includes the Literary Arts Series, Journalism Series, Poetry Series, Women You Need to Know Series, SAL Presents, Hinge, and Summer Book Bingo.

Organization

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Website

http://www.lectures.org

More Info

Amanda Carrubba

salhr@lectures.org

2066212230 x14

Deadline to Apply

8/31/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Organization Overview:
Since 1987, Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) has championed the literary arts by inspiring and engaging readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region. We provide children and adults with opportunities to meet writers and cultural thinkers; to read and reflect upon novels, poems, and other literary works; to encounter new ideas and artistic creations; to develop their own writing; and to engage in meaningful and open discussions about literature, culture, and society. We believe these activities are essential to the development of a more creative, thoughtful, and democratic society. SAL fulfills its mission through these programs: Literary Arts Series, Poetry Series, Women You Need to Know Series, Journalism Series, Hinge, SAL Presents, Summer Book Bingo, and Writers in the Schools (WITS).

At SAL we value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Position Overview:
The Marketing Coordinator works with the Associate Director to implement marketing, advertising, communications, and engagement efforts to increase the visibility and impact of the organization, our mission, and programs.

The Marketing Coordinator works with the media, coordinates print pieces and emails, contributes to our social media presence, works with partner organizations, and promotes SAL events to engage people of all ages and backgrounds to become or return as ticket-buyers, subscribers, donors, and friends. The Marketing Coordinator reports to the Associate Director and works primarily with the Public Programs team (including the Content Editor and Box Office Manager). The Public Programs team drives the outreach and sales for all ticketed events and the engagement around our free Summer Book Bingo program. While a large part of this position is focused on ticket sales and earned income, we are also seeking to diversify our audiences through creative and grassroots methods. The Marketing Coordinator also supports the Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Development teams.

The ideal candidate for this position has a love of the mission, an eye for detail and design, a passion for data and databases, a flair for writing and storytelling, and a commitment to racial equity and social justice. The ideal candidate is an extroverted book person who enjoys building relationships with a diverse span of people—from media partners and donors to grassroots organizations and individuals at events. The Marketing Coordinator must be able to know when to multi-task and when to dive deep; must be a team-player in a highly collaborative environment; to think both quantitatively and qualitatively; to look simultaneously at the big picture and to listen to the individual story.


Responsibilities:
Marketing & Advertising (30%)
• Coordinate the design, production, and timely delivery of all ads to media.
• Maintain and cultivate existing media sponsorship relationships; procure contracts, in-kind forms, and make sure that contract specifications are fulfilled on both sides.
• Cultivate new media relationships, including sponsorships and paid opportunities.
• Coordinate the design and production of all Public Programs and Development print pieces, including, but not limited to: our annual brochure, two annual postcards, the Annual Report, fundraiser invitations and collateral, our annual subscription campaign, and others. Support Writers in the Schools (WITS) print productions as needed.
• Manage relationships with graphic designers.
• Seek creative and cost-effective opportunities for marketing and advertising.
• Coordinate social media advertising on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Track and analyze trends and insights.
• Manage and update SAL’s TRG Database and respond to list-trade requests from other organizations.
• Attend monthly lunchtime Market the Arts meetings (currently held at Seattle Center) and stay abreast of best practices in marketing and outreach, as well as network with other local marketing practitioners to make connections and engage with the local arts community.

Communications (20%)
• Produce engaging pre- and post-event emails and all one-off emails through MailChimp.
• Generate engaging and fresh content for event programs and coordinate the design and printing of these programs.
• Contribute compelling content to bi-weekly newsletters, the website, and the blog.
• Copyedit all external-facing communications.
• Execute a social media strategy with content crafted for each of our social media brands.
• Track and analyze social media engagement based on trends and organizational focus.
• Help ensure that SAL’s visual and tonal brand is upheld in all external-facing communications.
• Coordinate audience survey tactics, including the distribution and collection of surveys at events and online at the end of the season. Coordinate the entry and analysis of this data.

Community Engagement (20%)
• Represent the organization at the majority of SAL’s Public Programs, WITS, and fundraising events (approximately 35 events a year). Duties may include relationship-building, public relations, supporting media and community partner tables, handling press and partner comps, or other support roles as needed. Evening hours required; typically, 1-2 times/week September – May. See lectures.org for full schedule of events.
• Seek creative opportunities for deepening and expanding community engagement overall.
• Coordinate audience engagement and audience building efforts, focusing on specific subgroups identified by our strategic plan.
• Answer phones, take ticket-orders, and provide excellent front-line customer service and support to all SAL’s stakeholders.

Public Relations (15%)
• Generate and distribute well-written press releases as needed.
• Maintain an up-to-date list of current press contacts.
• Respond to feedback from the public on social media and via email and phone.
• Cultivate relationships with editors and reporters and pitch creative ideas for stories.

Other (15%)
• Track spending, manage actuals-to-budget, and coordinate vendor payments and invoices.
• Attend and contribute to weekly Public Programs planning and marketing meetings and Staff meetings.
• Participate in ongoing equity work and trainings.
• Attend cultivation events, SAL celebrations, and community functions as needed.
• Work with marketing interns.
• Gather reporting data for the Board as requested and occasionally present as needed (typically one time a year).
• Greet and direct office visitors and delivery people and staff the office intercom.
• This is a small team; we all pitch in to help each other out and our work is always evolving. The ideal candidate will be flexible, joyful, and up for the variety of kinds of work that a small non-profit encounters on the day-to-day.

Desired Qualifications:
• Passion for SAL’s mission and a love of stories and storytelling.
• One year of experience and a successful track record in implementing outreach and marketing programs, preferably in an arts/non-profit context.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a dynamic, creative, highly collaborative team in a fast-paced, open-office environment. Must be a self-starter yet able to work under direction.
• Curiosity, a growth mindset, and love of continuous learning.
• Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail, and a love of managing and analyzing data.
• Excellent relationship-building skills, passionate storytelling and persuasive writing skills, and a professional and joyful outlook.
• A commitment to racial equity and social justice.
• Exceptional customer service skills with excellent follow-through and commitment to protecting confidential information.
• Working knowledge of donor/ticketing database programs (PatronManager preferred) and proficiency with any of the following highly desirable: Microsoft Office, Mac platform, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SEO, Google Analytics, and Google Ads.
• Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop, and design experience a plus.
• An awareness of the Seattle non-profit community, literary organizations, local media, and grassroots organizations all a plus.
• Evening/weekend hours required; typically 1-2 times/week September – May. See lectures.org for full schedule of events.
Compensation & Benefits:
This is a 40 hours/week full-time exempt position. Salary is $32,000-36,000 per year (commensurate with experience and qualifications) with a benefits package, including:
• generous paid time off, including 20 vacation days / year starting your 2nd year (15 days in year one) as well as sick, personal, and holidays;
• 100% of medical, vision, and dental insurance covered;
• 403(b) retirement plan pre-tax distribution;
• flex time as appropriate;
• support and budget for professional development and growth.

Hiring Process & Timeline:
• We will begin scheduling phone interviews in late August.
• We will begin in-person one-hour interviews in September.
• Finalists will be invited to a second-round, two-hour interview (comprised of several shorter interviews with different teams), and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
• We would like to have the selected candidate start in mid to late October.

How to Apply

To Apply:
No phone calls, please.

Send a resume and thoughtful, well-written cover letter that addresses how your background and skills relate to the position.

Submit applications electronically to salhr@lectures.org. The email subject line should be Marketing Coordinator, and please include your last name in file names of your attachment(s).

Open until filled. For best consideration, please submit no later than August 27, 2018.

Seattle Arts & Lectures
340 15th Ave E, Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98112

Link to Opportunity

https://lectures.org/opportunities/marketing-coordinator/

Posted

8/13/2018

Sidestreet Arts
A celebration of cups and the western US artists who make them

Organization

Sidestreet Arts

Website

http://www.sidestreetarts.com

More Info

Cathi Newlin

gallery@sidestreetarts.com

503-327-8064

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

The left coast cup show
Give 100 potters each a pound of clay and tell them to make a cup, and you'll end up with 100 different interpretations of what a cup is.
​The Left Coast Cup Show is a celebration of west coast ceramic artists and what the Cup means to them. From practical and utilitarian, to over-the-top whimsy, to utterly impractical, here's your chance to show us your vision of one of clay's most humble yet intimate forms.
Accepted artists may submit up to 5 cups into the show.
​Open to all ceramic artists in Ca, Or, Wa and Ak

How to Apply

Please visit https://www.sidestreetarts.com/call-to-artists.html
for prospectus and application.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.sidestreetarts.com/call-to-artists.html

Posted

8/13/2018

ACT Theatre
The Ticket Systems Associate is a power user of the Tessitura database. This staff member designs the path for how a performance is built, priced, promoted, tracked, sold, and reconciled via all points of purchase through ACT’s primary database platform, Tessitura.

Organization

ACT Theatre

Website

acttheatre.org

More Info

Amy Gentry

amy.gentry@acttheatre.org

2062927660

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Key Responsibilities

Build ticketing campaigns for Subscriptions, ACTPass Memberships, Single Tickets and all events with a ticket or reservation on the ACT Theatre calendar
Work closely with ACT’s Digital Marketing and Database Manager to ensure proper function of the campaigns and purchase paths online using the TNEW application withing Tessitura
With the ticket office manager and assistant ticket office manager, implement dynamic pricing and zone mapping for all campaigns
Run automated payment programs
Supervise annual subscriber ticket printing project
Assure proper financial postings for ticket office transactions
Manage American with Disabilities Act (ADA) seating inventory and sales practice according to current Washington State & Federal Laws
Assist the Marketing Department with reporting, analysis, proofing, projections
Provide support for other departments as needed and perform other duties as assigned
Abilities Required

Excellent organization skills, able to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
Read and interpret documents such as instructions and procedure manuals
Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations at one time
Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of database software; internet software; order processing systems; spreadsheet software and word processing software, i.e., MS Word and Excel, and ticketing software (preferably Tessitura).
Knowledge and Education

Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred
Previous experience in a constituent business arena (subscriber, membership, development, event management, etc.) a plus, especially in arts or Tessitura environment
Training could be provided in particular areas such as advanced Tessitura, HTML, T-stats
Compensation & Benefits

Beginning annual salary: $40,000
A-rated health insurance plan
Complimentary ACTPass

How to Apply

To Apply

Position open until filled, with a desired start date in early September, 2018.
Please send a current resumé and cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, and goals are a match for this position to: Amy Gentry, Director of Sales & Marketing, amy.gentry@acttheatre.org
Subject Line: Last Name, Ticket Operations Associate Applicant
No phone calls, drop-ins, or physical mailings please.

ACT is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link to Opportunity

https://acttheatre.org/about/work-with-us/

Posted

8/13/2018

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

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

11/2/2018

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/06bf4544-8d1d-4158-9a40-8225f809ab42/jack-straw-artist-support-program

Posted

8/24/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Up to four artists/teams are selected to receive studio time with an engineer to develop the sound component of an installation, which is presented in the Jack Straw New Media Gallery in the following year.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

11/2/2018

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/4b4c6aea-78ce-40ab-a033-3de1e79abc97/jack-straw-new-media-gallery-program

Posted

8/24/2018

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.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

11/2/2018

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 2019 Writers Program Curator is Kathleen Flenniken.

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/4d8f3fbb-4ffa-4dcc-81d3-7d4408d36535/jack-straw-writers-program

Posted

8/24/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
A panel of Jack Straw staff and resident artists will share work produced through Jack Straw's residency programs, talk about the application process, and answer questions.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

10/7/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE

Start Date

10/06/2018

Start Time

02:00 PM

End Date

10/06/2018

End Time

04:00 PM

Description

A panel of Jack Straw staff and resident artists will share work produced through Jack Straw's residency programs, talk about the application process, and answer questions. With Kathleen Flenniken (2019 Writers Program Curator), Leilani Lewis, and Nic Masangkay.

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs - Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery Program, and Writers Program - offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs. Applications for 2019 are due November 1st, 2018.

How to Apply

This event is free and open to the public

Link to Opportunity

http://www.jackstraw.org/programs/asp/2019_apps.shtml

Posted

8/24/2018

Vashon Center for the Arts
Artist Call for 2019 gallery exhibitions

Organization

Vashon Center for the Arts

Website

vashoncenterforthearts.org

More Info

Devin Grimm

deving@vashoncenterforthearts.org

2062593002

Deadline to Apply

10/15/2018

Description

Call to Artists

Vashon Center for the Arts invites proposals from Northwest artists for art work for 2019 Gallery exhibitions. We are seeking works in painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, photography, pottery/clay, installation, glass, wood and fiber for display in our two galleries. Details and online submissions are found at VashonCenterfortheArts.org Submission Due Date: October 15, 2016

How to Apply

Please Visit http://vashoncenterforthearts.org/the-koch-gallery/artist-calls/

to apply for our gallery in 2019

Link to Opportunity

http://vashoncenterforthearts.org/the-koch-gallery/artist-calls/

Posted

8/24/2018

CURRENTS New Media Festival
Call to artists for an INTERNATIONAL NEW MEDIA ART FESTIVAL 2019 SANTA FE. This is a curated art exhibition.

Organization

CURRENTS New Media Festival

Website

https://currentsnewmedia.org/

More Info

Mariannah Aster

connect@currentsnewmedia.org

5056998841

Fee to Apply

$20 for a single entry and $15 each for multiple entries

Deadline to Apply

11/5/2018

Description

Over the past decade, CURRENTS NEW MEDIA has become known as the leading new media arts festival in the American Southwest. CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging artists from around the world for three weeks of exhibitions, multimedia performances, workshops, panel discussions, and educational programs that reach out to local schools and the distinct communities of Northern New Mexico. As we approach our 10th year, we invite artists across all media of electronic art to apply for CURRENTS 2019.

Travel expenses and housing provided for selected installation artists.

Festival Dates: June 7 – 23, 2019

This Year’s Categories include:

Interactive Environments
CURRENTS Entrance Design
Installations (Interactive and Non-Interactive)
Outdoor Installations and Projections
Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments
Robotics
Multimedia Performance
Digitally Generated Objects (i.e. 3D Printing)
Interactive Installations for Children
Single Channel Video and Animation
Experimental Documentary

How to Apply

To apply, please read our submission guidelines on our website: https://currentsnewmedia.org/guidelines-2019/

Link to Opportunity

https://currentsnewmedia.org/guidelines-2019/

Posted

8/24/2018

Seattle Foundation
Grants to dance and theatre organizations in the Greater Seattle/Western Washington region.

Organization

Seattle Foundation

Website

http://themorganfund.com/

More Info

Lauren Domino

l.domino@seattlefoundation.org

12063881652

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

The Morgan Fund, a Family Foundation at Seattle Foundation, is proud to announce the 2018 request for proposals to support performing arts organizations located in the Seattle/Western Washington and Washington, DC regions with a focus on dance and theatre. Proposals for Investment Grants ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 will be considered across a wide range of needs, such as equipment purchases and strategic business development, to help advance and deepen artistic quality. Applicant organizations must be a tax¬ exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization. The Morgan Fund intends to distribute $250,000 in funding this cycle. Decisions will be announced and funding distributed in January 2019.

How to Apply

Please visit www.themorganfund.com to view full details or to complete the online application form. The deadline is September 30, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

http://themorganfund.com/

Posted

8/24/2018

South Puget Sound Community College
The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts seeks proposals that bring the impossible to life, are culturally diverse, and multifaceted. For exhibition during the 2019-20 academic year.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

1/10/2019

Description

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Deadline: January 10, 2019

Solo exhibitions - Please include the following in one PDF document. Video files must be submitted in a separate email or included as a separate file on a thumb-drive if mailed:
1. Letter of interest describing the proposed exhibition.
2. Resume including bio, exhibition record, and contact information.
3. Artist statement.
4. Ten images of recent work that give an accurate indication of the quality and theme of work to be exhibited.
5. Image inventory including title, media, dimensions, and date completed for each work.

For group exhibitions – Please include the following in one PDF document. Video files must be submitted in a separate email or included as a separate file on a thumb-drive if mailed:
1. Letter of interest describing the proposed exhibition.
2. Resume including bio, exhibition record, and contact information for each artist.
3. Three images of work by each artist in the group. Images should give an accurate indication of the quality and theme of work to be exhibited. Groups must submit work in the same format all in one PDF document.
4. Image inventory including the artist’s name, title, media, dimensions, and date completed for each work.

How to Apply

Proposals may be sent on thumb-drive via post
or email with the subject line: “Artist Proposal _ YOUR NAME”
to:

c/o Sean Barnes
The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292

Email: sbarnes2@spscc.edu Phone: 360-596-5527

For more information visit our web site: http://www.spscc.edu/gallery




Link to Opportunity

https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

8/24/2018

Henry Art Gallery
Reporting to the Deputy Director, External Relations, the Membership and Special Events Manager is responsible for developing donor engagement strategies for the Henry Art Gallery through special events, creative stewardship, and annual giving and membership campaigns. The Membership and Special Events Manager will have significant direct contact with the museum’s diverse internal and external audiences including members, patrons, board, staff, volunteers, and University partners. The position will work closely with the Henry’s Deputy Director, External Relations to create and implement a successful membership program that builds an engaged community of Henry members. The position will work collaboratively to design and evaluate annual membership solicitation and renewals, both in print and online. A successful program will deliver value to Henry members by offering members meaningful and unique opportunities to connect with the museum through its exhibits, programs, collections, and events.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@henryart.org

2062215351

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Member Acquisition and Stewardship
• Lead strategic membership efforts to ensure achievement of annual growth with an equal emphasis on acquisition, retention, generation of revenue, and acknowledgement of the diversity of Henry audiences.
• Develop a year-round membership acquisition plan that incorporates promotions, renewals, and discounts for all segments of the membership audience and partner with Communications and Museum Services departments to implement.
• Oversee membership data, gift processing, and acknowledgement. Supervise part-time Donor and Data Services Assistant. Monitor, report, and interpret membership sales and attendance on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis, and communicate to appropriate staff; Serve as database expert, and pursue process improvement initiatives when necessary.
• Execute stewardship activities including, but not limited to: weekly gift acknowledgement letters, tailored thank-you and acknowledgment vehicles for major donors (i.e. letters from leadership and people impacted by their gift), stewardship gatherings, and website acknowledgements as appropriate.
• Work in collaboration with the Grants and Sponsorships manager to develop and implement corporate partnerships and promotions that extend membership presence and visibility in the community.
• Work in collaboration with Associate Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations to identify partnership and cross-promotional opportunities with area museums and non-profit organizations and define member messsaging in Henry e-newsletters and renewal mailings.
• Work with Graphic Designer to create all marketing materials related to member acquisition, renewal, and stewardship.
• Manage membership budget.
• Take Henry membership out into the broader community. Represent the Henry at community events and in professional networking events with local peers.
Event Management
• Provide professional and strategic production management of all events related to museum members and prospects, with an emphasis on higher-level donors. This includes:
o Special opening weekend events for members, including patron previews for exhibitions (approximately 5 per year)
o High-touch dinners with patrons and artists (approximately three to four per year)
• Collaborate with curatorial staff to identify opportunities for donors to engage with museum programs and exhibiting artists
• Make personal invitations to members when appropriate to deepen their engagement at the museum.
• Arrange major gift donor visits/receptions in support of major gift stewardship as needed.
• Supervise event volunteers.
• Supervise a contract event producer to create the annual Henry Gala. This involves:
o Active participation with Board-led Gala Committee
o Management of invitations and registration system
o Oversight of pledge fulfillments and gift acknowledgments
o Clear communication across multiple internal and external constituents
o Identification and implementation of best practices for continued follow up with gala sponsors and guests that will maintain and increase museum engagement

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience), preferably in marketing, communications, or related field, with demonstrated experience (typically 2 years) working with membership sales or in marketing or fundraising for an organization with similar membership goals and objectives.
• Proven project management and special event experience, with an accurate and thorough approach to detail. Proven experience in working successfully with and supporting Board members and other volunteers
• Excellent interpersonal skills; poised manner; ability to exercise discretionary judgment and professionally handle sensitive situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Superior organizational and time management skills; ability to oversee multiple projects and quickly discern priorities among competing interests; flexibility and adaptability to changing needs; proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of team
• Willingness and ability to learn how to use the Raiser’s Edge database system and other proprietary software products
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner.
• Experience in training and supervising volunteers.
• Affinity for working in a museum environment

Key Competencies
Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Professional Credibility: Pro-actively takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.
Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.

The Henry is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a positive working environment for employees, students, volunteers, and artists.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: The Henry is committed to diversity and inclusion. Individuals who bring a broad range of perspectives to the workplace are encouraged to apply.
Reports to:
Deputy Director of External Relations
Details:
This is a .9 full time equivalent (i.e., 90% of full time) that requires semi-regular evening and weekend work. Competitive pay and benefits.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

9/28/2018

The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Organization

The Hopper Prize

Website

https://hopperprize.org/

More Info

Pat

info@hopperprize.org

Fee to Apply

40

Deadline to Apply

11/14/2018

Description

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Program Highlights
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
+ 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
+ Early applications will be considered for Instagram artist features @hopperprize (https://www.instagram.com/hopperprize/)

Curators
The Hopper Prize Fall 2018 grant winners will be selected by:

+ Patricia Restrepo, Assistant Curator
— Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

+ Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator
— DePaul Art Museum Chicago

Eligibility
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media.

Deadline
November 13, 2018

Past Winners
Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
Erik Parra, San Francisco, California

How to Apply

Apply Online
Show us your work at https://hopperprize.org

Link to Opportunity

https://hopperprize.org

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Music Partners
SMP seeks a versatile professional with knowledge of the arts and cultural environment of Seattle to join our team.

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Marlette

Buchanan

2064088588

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ABOUT SEATTLE MUSIC PARTNERS

Seattle Music Partners cultivates a diverse and vibrant music-making community by providing youth with free music instruction and one-on-one mentoring to eliminate racial and economic barriers to quality music education. Our program matches skilled volunteer tutors, one-on-one, with students who wish to learn to play music, and further engages students through ensemble experience.

Founded in 2000, SMP began as a grass-roots project at Seattle’s Leschi Elementary School to increase access for underserved students to the many music-making experiences available in Seattle, especially at Washington Middle School and Garfield High School. Over the years, we have expanded to serve over 100 children each year at four elementary schools, along with additional lessons and ensemble opportunities for middle school students all at no cost to participants. SMP is an established and respected community organization, with 4 full-time staff, 10 part-time teaching artists, more than 100 volunteer tutors, and an annual budget of over $400,000. For more information about SMP, please visit our website: www.seattlemusicpartners.org

ABOUT THE JOB

The Community Engagement Director is responsible for:

After-School Program Direct Service/Internal Partnerships (50%):
-Daily on-site at schools, supervising activities of students and volunteers alongside fellow staff and teaching artists.
-Help organize recitals and concerts.
-Chaperone field trips to performances.
-Participate in the recruitment and support of volunteers.

Community Partnerships (40%):
-Assist in the planning and execution of annual fundraising events in collaboration with the Executive Director and board of directors.
-Write and manage external communication with all program constituents and partner organizations.
-Serve as community liaison at public events.


General (10%):
-Participate in organizational decision-making with the Program Director, Education Director, Program Coordinator, and Executive Director.
-Assist with marketing and communications as needed.
-Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
-Excellent written & verbal communication skills
-Effective presentation skills & the ability to facilitate small group discussions
-Knowledge of the Seattle arts and cultural environment, especially music performance and education organizations.
-Experience working with children.
-Demonstrated ability to create new partnerships
-Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice
-Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks at one time

Desired Qualifications:
-Experience teaching group music lessons.
-Musical knowledge. Ability to play a band or orchestral instrument preferred.
-Photography skills
-Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Education, Marketing, or other arts related discipline

Physical Requirements:
-Manual dexterity
-Ability to move around public school buildings and monitor students in multiple classrooms.
-Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

Locations:
The SMP office is located at 200 Broadway, Suite 100 in Seattle, WA. The Community Engagement Director will travel to school sites in the Central District daily and may travel around the Seattle area to meet with community partners.

Compensation:
This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends. The expected salary range is $30,000-$45,000 depending upon experience and skills.

Benefits:
SMP offers generous vacations aligned with the Seattle Public Schools academic calendar.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter that describes your specific interest in working with our organization and why your background makes for a compelling candidacy to jobs@seattlemusicpartners.org.

SMP is an inclusive organization, fostering and drawing on leadership from communities of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrant communities, and emerging leaders. We strongly encourage applicants from these communities to apply. SMP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment and program policies of SMP are nondiscriminatory with regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

Application deadline:
Open until filled.

Link to Opportunity

www.seattlemusicpartners.org/employment

Posted

9/28/2018

Ms.
Coordinator for drama after school outreach and youth conservatory

Organization

Ms.

Website

www.stonesouptheatre.org

More Info

Maureen Miko

maureen@stonesouptheatre.org

12062458458

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Stone Soup Theatre Seeks Education Coordinator

Reports to: Education Director and Artistic Director

Responsibilities:
 Coordinating all after-school programs
 Handle contracts, invoices and payments for both schools and teachers
 Attend monthly staff-meetings
 Coordinate school performances of Youth Conservatory productions
 Handles all publicity for classes and programs
 Attends school fairs


The ideal candidate will:
 Have at least three years of teaching experience (across all age-ranges preferred)
 Strong computer skills
 Be a good communicator
 Have good phone skills
 Be organized and self-motivated
 Have his own transport
 Have a degree in Theatre and professional experience
 Be able to work under pressure
 Have problem-solving skills

Term of employment: 2 years contract, 15 hours a week
Pay: Hourly, depending on experience

Benefits:
 Flexible hours
 Opportunity for growth
 Opportunity to make your own contribution into both the Education Department and the Theatre.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Maureen@stonesouptheatre.org This position will be open until filled.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.stonesouptheatre.org/

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Music Partners
Mentor youth through music instruction.

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Mandy Goldberg

mandy@seattlemusicpartners.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

Seattle Music Partners cultivates a diverse and vibrant music-making community by providing youth with free music instruction and one-on-one mentoring to eliminate racial and economic barriers to quality music education.

Seattle Music Partners' volunteer applications for the 2018-2019 school year are live! If you are interested in mentoring a young person through music check out our opportunities for high school aged elementary after-school program volunteers, and our evening middle school program opportunities for folks over the age of 18.

How to Apply

Elementary after-school program: https://goo.gl/forms/kQT8wcDjUBReM3U13

Middle School evening program: https://goo.gl/forms/5yOsOWP9RK2chB7b2

Link to Opportunity

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

Posted

9/28/2018

Inscape Arts
Makers Market at Inscape Arts on December 8, 2018!

Organization

Inscape Arts

Website

http://inscapearts.org/makers-market/

More Info

InscapeArts MakersMarket

inscapemakersmarket@gmail.com

206-229-3608

Fee to Apply

10

Deadline to Apply

10/5/2018

Description

This holiday season, the semiannual Inscape Open Studios expands to include a juried Makers Market. Over 30 makers will join in-house artists to celebrate handmade festive giving on five floors of studio spaces

How to Apply

All crafty artists and homemade goods are welcome to apply!

$10 application fee
$25 vending fee due upon acceptance

Link to Opportunity

http://inscapearts.org/makers-market/

Posted

9/28/2018

Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) seeks a part-time (30 hours/week) Education Associate to provide critical assistance to the Education Director in maintaining and growing programs that are central to the Museum’s mission.

Organization

Museum of Northwest Art

Website

www.monamuseum.org

More Info

Ellie Cross

elliec@museumofnwart.org

(360) 466-4446 x 101

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description


This position offers the opportunity to work in a highly creative environment while honing the administrative and communication skills that are key in the fields of museum education and arts administration. The Education Associate reports to the Education Director.

Key Responsibilities:
Education
• Lead studio art lessons for MoNA Link tours and other tour groups as needed
• Lead tours using the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) for MoNA Link classes and other groups as needed
• Assist in MoNA Link teacher trainings and tour leader trainings
• Assist with MoNA’s Outreach programs, leading hands-on art activities at community events and other offsite venues
Administration
• Maintain schedule of museum visits for all groups; schedule volunteers to lead tours; manage tour-related paperwork and communications, including bus reimbursements and invoices
• Manage registration, communications and paperwork for workshops
• Update and maintain education pages on museum website
• Manage Northwest Educational Service District clock hours records
• Assist with program surveys, data collection and grant applications
• Maintain inventory of art and craft supplies and assist with upkeep of art studio
• Create promotional material for education programs
• Work with staff on other Museum programs and activities as required/feasible
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ideal candidate has a passion for arts education and a desire to collaborate and work with diverse audiences/communities. Excellent writing and oral communication skills and interpersonal and organizational skills are imperative. The position requires the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, display initiative, and exercise discretion and mature judgment.
Requirements Include:
• BA or BFA in visual art, art education or a related field
• Minimum two years of experience teaching art in the schools or to youth groups
• Ability to write for varied contexts. Strong copy editing and proofing skills desirable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
• Ability to work independently and organize effectively
• Experience using the Visual Thinking Strategies, or willingness to learn
• Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work
• Ability to work flexible and variable hours
• Current Washington State Driver’s License. Reliable transportation is required
• Must be able to pass state criminal history background check
• Ability to lift 20lbs

Other Qualifications:

A passion for Northwest art and arts education
Strong team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced and complicated environment
Knowledge of non-profit organizations and experience with writing grants
Ability to work independently and organize effectively
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, please email your cover letter, resume & three professional references to MoNA's Education Director, Ellie Cross at elliec@museumofnwart.org

Position open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by Sept 30th, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.monamuseum.org/education-associate

Posted

9/28/2018

Japan Media Arts Festival Office
Now accepting entries for the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga.

Organization

Japan Media Arts Festival Office

Website

http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/

More Info

Atsushi Wakimoto

jmaf@cgarts.or.jp

81335353501

Fee to Apply

Free

Deadline to Apply

10/5/2018

Description

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga.
Eligible works are completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (October 6, 2017 – October 5, 2018).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New Face Awards. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2019. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in June 2019.

Entries must be submitted online at http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/entry-guidelines/
All entries must be received by 18:00 on Friday, October 5 (JST).
Submission of entries is free of charge.
For additional information, visit the website: http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/

How to Apply

It is too easy.
Please visit the "How to Enter" page.
http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/how-to-enter/

Link to Opportunity

http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/entry-guidelines/

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre
The Institutional Partnerships Director is a critical member of the Development Department, and drives corporate, foundation, and government funding with assistance from one full-time Grants Associate and from Department-wide support staff. This position works closely with Rep staff across all departments to understand the organization’s needs and priorities, craft a compelling case for support, and meet frequent deadlines while actively pursuing new opportunities to grow the Rep’s institutional funding portfolio.

Organization

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Website

www.seattlerep.org

More Info

Melissa Husby

melissa.husby@seattlerep.org

206-443-2210 x1014

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Seattle Repertory Theatre is committed to producing the highest quality programming and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

We are part of a growing movement in theatre to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and women, ensuring they are at the decision making table, reflected in our programming, and represented on our staff.

Position Title: Institutional Partnerships Director
Department: Development
Supervisor: Associate Director of Development
Classification: Annual Exempt – Full-time
Compensation: Anticipated hiring range $57,000 - $62,000 annualized

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1) Lead strategy and implementation for annualized institutional giving
• With support from the Grants Associate, monitor and oversee calendar of corporate, foundation, and government annual funding requests and reports, including ongoing funders and new prospects
• Work closely with department heads, executive leadership, and other senior staff to strategize around upcoming grant opportunities and determine proposal deliverables
• Gather and synthesize information from across departments to write detailed grant and sponsorship proposals in support of productions, education and community engagement programs, and other ongoing annual activities
• With support from the Grants Associate and Development Communications Specialist, maintain and update the Rep’s library of boilerplate institutional language and standard proposal attachments pertaining to our core program areas
• Work with Finance and program staff to draft project budgets
• Develop and maintain strong cross-departmental relationships to ensure maximum effectiveness
• Provide high-level support to the Associate Director of Development for complex, project-based institutional funding requests that fall outside of the annual giving cycle
• In collaboration with the Associate Director of Development, guide long-term organizational strategies as they relate to institutional funding

2) Steward institutional funders
• Maintain a portfolio of up to 75 institutional funders and prospects
• Develop and maintain strong relationships in the funding community
• With support from the Grants Associate and Donor Stewardship Associate, ensure accurate delivery on all recognition and entertainment benefits for institutional funders
• Lead site visits, institutional funder receptions, and other on-site cultivation/solicitation events for institutional prospects and donors
• Participate in grantee engagement events held by funders

3) Identify and pursue new funding opportunities, particularly corporate support
• Research and identify new corporate, foundation, and government prospects for general support and special projects underwriting
• Network and invest time in developing new relationships in the corporate community
• Grow the Rep’s portfolio of institutional funders both by pursuing standard RFPs and by thinking creatively about new opportunities around sponsorship and in-kind partnerships
• Stay up-to-date on changing philanthropic priorities for current funders to identify forward-looking areas of alignment and get ahead of potential challenges to continued support

4) Manage and mentor the Grants Associate
• Determine assignments and workflow for proposals and reports
• Edit materials produced by the Grants Associate and provide ongoing constructive feedback to strengthen their writing, encourage a strategic mindset, and support their professional development

5) Support department- and company-wide development efforts
• Add constructively to the collaborative and collegial health of the organization
• Maintain accurate and complete internal records for all activities
• Participate in Board Committees as necessary
• Support Development events as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience in corporate, foundation, and government solicitation and grant administration, preferably in a theatre, arts, or other not-for-profit organization
• Familiarity with the philanthropic landscape, as well as local, regional and national arts funders
• Existing network of contacts in the corporate funding community highly desirable
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage a wide range of audiences through proposals, letters, reports, and other written materials
• Experience in developing project budgets and competence in communicating financial information to general audiences
• Strong project management skills and keen attention to detail
• Thorough knowledge of Windows-based computer software, Microsoft Office, and relationship-management database systems (Tessitura preferred)
• A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
• A demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines under pressure with grace
• An ability to work flexible hours to meet the demands of a deadline-driven position, as well as to support special events on evenings or weekends as necessary (with advance notice)
• Diplomacy, discretion, and sense of humor

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to the e-mail or postal address below. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Email: humanresources@seattlerep.org
Write in the email subject line: “Institutional Partnerships Director”

You may also mail application materials to:

Seattle Repertory Theatre
Attention: Human Resources
155 Mercer Street
Post Office Box 900923
Seattle, WA 98109

Application Deadline: open until filled
Start Date: as soon after as practical

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattlerep.org/About/Employment/

Posted

9/28/2018

Brewery art show in Tacoma to support local Washington artists, as well as to raise funds for Seattle's Art With Heart Program.

Website

https://www.facebook.com/onenightartcall/

More Info

Ashley Morgan

ashleymorgan307@gmail.com

6197152296

Fee to Apply

Free!

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2018

Description

December 14th, 2018, Narrows Brewing will be holding an art show for local artists!
This event is to show our support to our local art community, as well as to raise funds for 'Art With Heart', a program based in Seattle which serves kids and teens who've suffered from traumatic life experiences by facilitating trauma-informed, creative expression programs and training practitioners all over the country to lead their programs and maximize their impact on as many children as possible. Each artist chosen for the event will be required to donate a one-of-a-kind original piece of art for the night's raffle. All the proceeds made from the raffle will go directly to the Art With Heart program, to support the children in our community. More information on the program will be provided at the event.
The theme of the Night? Creatures of the Deep.
Each artist is required to follow the theme: Creatures of the Deep; there are many ways to be creative with this theme, and we look forward to seeing everyone's take on it!
As the event is being held at a Brewery, each applicant must be at least 21 years of age. Space is limited to six artists; each artist will have a 7x6 space, and is required to bring their own display materials to properly showcase their work. There will be no wall availability to hang work, as this is a one night event. Each artist is allowed to fill their space however they see fit, though we are requiring a minimum of 5 pieces to display. All artists are allowed to put out and sell printed copies of their displayed originals, including copies of their donated piece. For the donated piece, canvases may not exceed 30 inches in width, or 40 inches in length. Artists that are selling their work are required to have a visible price tag for each piece; it is not required to have a title-tag, but is encouraged. All artists are required to stay for the entire duration of the show, 5:00 p.m to 9 p.m. Artists must arrive with all materials a minimum of 45 minutes early to set up, though and are allowed to come earlier if need be.

How to Apply

Submitting an Application
E-mail the events coordinator, Ashley Morgan, at ashleymorgan307@gmail.com with the following information and attachments:
The Deadline to submit is midnight, November 15th.
Brief Bio: Name, age, who are you, what inspires your work, what mediums do you work in?
Contact info: e-mail, and phone number.
Examples of your work; each must reflect the theme of the show as well as your signature style.
Each artist must submit a minimum of 4 pieces, and they must be in the medium they will be working with for the show.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the show, please contact the events coordinator.
Facebook: @onenightartcall

Link to Opportunity

https://www.facebook.com/onenightartcall/

Posted

9/28/2018

City of Tacoma - Office of Art and Cultural Vitality
seeking an artist or artist team to participate in the streetscape improvements along Tacoma’s East 64th Street

Organization

City of Tacoma - Office of Art and Cultural Vitality

Website

cityoftacoma.org/artsopps

More Info

Asia Tail

atail@cityoftacoma.org

2535915564

Deadline to Apply

10/11/2018

Description

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality is seeking an artist or artist team to participate in the streetscape improvements along Tacoma’s East 64th Street, between Pacific Avenue and McKinley Avenue by creating permanent public artwork(s) along the streetscape to enliven this multi-modal transportation corridor running through this residential neighborhood. In addition, the artist will work with the design team to affect the aesthetic design of the streetscape and identify opportunities for discrete or integrated artworks to be incorporated into the streetscape design in future phases. The project should be informed by a meaningful community engagement process in order to reflect the needs of the community, create identity, and communicate an authentic sense of place. The selected artist will have experience working with diverse cultural communities and demonstrated success creating aesthetically strong artwork that results from community engagement.

How to Apply

https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit

Link to Opportunity

cityoftacoma.org/artsopps

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre
The Institutional Partnerships Director is a critical member of the Development Department, and drives corporate, foundation, and government funding with assistance from one full-time Grants Associate and from Department-wide support staff.

Organization

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Website

http://www.seattlerep.org

More Info

Stu Jennings

HR@seattlerep.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE JOB OPPORTUNITY

Seattle Repertory Theatre is committed to producing the highest quality programming and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

We are part of a growing movement in theatre to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and women, ensuring they are at the decision making table, reflected in our programming, and represented on our staff.

Position Title: Institutional Partnerships Director
Department: Development
Supervisor: Associate Director of Development
Classification: Annual Exempt – Full-time
Compensation: Anticipated hiring range $57,000 - $62,000 annualized


POSITION PURPOSE
The Development Department is dedicated to relationship-building and growing contributed revenue in support of the Theatre. The Institutional Partnerships Director is a critical member of the Development Department, and drives corporate, foundation, and government funding with assistance from one full-time Grants Associate and from Department-wide support staff. This position works closely with Rep staff across all departments to understand the organization’s needs and priorities, craft a compelling case for support, and meet frequent deadlines while actively pursuing new opportunities to grow the Rep’s institutional funding portfolio.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Lead strategy and implementation for annualized institutional giving
• With support from the Grants Associate, monitor and oversee calendar of corporate, foundation, and government annual funding requests and reports, including ongoing funders and new prospects
• Work closely with department heads, executive leadership, and other senior staff to strategize around upcoming grant opportunities and determine proposal deliverables
• Gather and synthesize information from across departments to write detailed grant and sponsorship proposals in support of productions, education and community engagement programs, and other ongoing annual activities
• With support from the Grants Associate and Development Communications Specialist, maintain and update the Rep’s library of boilerplate institutional language and standard proposal attachments pertaining to our core program areas
• Work with Finance and program staff to draft project budgets
• Develop and maintain strong cross-departmental relationships to ensure maximum effectiveness
• Provide high-level support to the Associate Director of Development for complex, project-based institutional funding requests that fall outside of the annual giving cycle
• In collaboration with the Associate Director of Development, guide long-term organizational strategies as they relate to institutional funding

Steward institutional funders
• Maintain a portfolio of up to 75 institutional funders and prospects
• Develop and maintain strong relationships in the funding community
• With support from the Grants Associate and Donor Stewardship Associate, ensure accurate delivery on all recognition and entertainment benefits for institutional funders
• Lead site visits, institutional funder receptions, and other on-site cultivation/solicitation events for institutional prospects and donors
• Participate in grantee engagement events held by funders

Identify and pursue new funding opportunities, particularly corporate support
• Research and identify new corporate, foundation, and government prospects for general support and special projects underwriting
• Network and invest time in developing new relationships in the corporate community
• Grow the Rep’s portfolio of institutional funders both by pursuing standard RFPs and by thinking creatively about new opportunities around sponsorship and in-kind partnerships
• Stay up-to-date on changing philanthropic priorities for current funders to identify forward-looking areas of alignment and get ahead of potential challenges to continued support

Manage and mentor the Grants Associate
• Determine assignments and workflow for proposals and reports
• Edit materials produced by the Grants Associate and provide ongoing constructive feedback to strengthen their writing, encourage a strategic mindset, and support their professional development

Support department-wide Development efforts
• Add constructively to the collaborative and collegial health of the organization
• Maintain accurate and complete internal records for all activities
• Participate in Board Committees as necessary
• Support Development events as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience in corporate, foundation, and government solicitation and grant administration, preferably in a theatre, arts, or other not-for-profit organization
• Familiarity with the philanthropic landscape, as well as local, regional and national arts funders
• Existing network of contacts in the corporate funding community highly desirable
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage a wide range of audiences through proposals, letters, reports, and other written materials
• Experience in developing project budgets and competence in communicating financial information to general audiences
• Strong project management skills and keen attention to detail
• Thorough knowledge of Windows-based computer software, Microsoft Office, and relationship-management database systems (Tessitura preferred)
• A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
• A demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines under pressure with grace
• An ability to work flexible hours to meet the demands of a deadline-driven position, as well as to support special events on evenings or weekends as necessary (with advance notice)
• Diplomacy, discretion, and sense of humor

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to the e-mail or postal address below. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Email: humanresources@seattlerep.org
Write in the email subject line: “Institutional Partnerships Director”

You may also mail application materials to:
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Attention: Human Resources
155 Mercer Street
Post Office Box 900923
Seattle, WA 98109

Position Posted: September 7, 2018
Application Deadline: open until filled
Start Date: as soon after as practical

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattlerep.org/About/Employment/JobDescriptions/Institutional_Partnerships_Director.pdf

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Opera
Youth & Family Programs Manager is responsible for cultivating Seattle Opera’s community relationships through developing and supervising program content that extends out-of-school arts experiences and instruction for young people, 18 months-22 years, and their families. The Youth & Family Programs Manager will be responsible for guiding growth for existing programs and spearheading new programs with a focus on geographic, ethnic, racial, gender, and socio-economic diversity. These programs that respond to the community’s needs and fulfill elements of Seattle Opera’s Long Range Plan.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Nancy Vive

nancy.vive@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lead the growth and development of opera learning programs, including but not limited to:
o Youth Opera Chorus
o Opera Camps and Workshops
o Teen Vocal Studio
o Seattle Opera Academy
o Family Day and Family Matinée
o Bravo! Family events
• In collaboration with the Director of Programs and Partnerships and other Seattle Opera staff, create, develop, and execute additional programs for youth and families
• Increase the prominence and visibility of youth and family programs
• Build and foster relationships with individuals, community partners, and academic organizations serving youth & families
• Create earned revenue streams within programs, while maintaining equity and access
• Select and engage staff, artists, and external partners to deliver programs, in conjunction with Director of Programs and Partnerships
• In collaboration with the Programs and Partnerships Team, design and implement Professional Development workshops for teaching artists
• Serve as the department’s liaison between collaborative partners and stakeholders regarding youth and family projects and initiatives
• Hire and train instructors for youth and family programs
• Provide instruction for youth and adult programs, as needed
• Create and maintain ongoing program assessment tools and strategies
• Create and manage budgets for programs
• Other duties as assigned
SUPERVISION RECEIVED This position reports to Director of Programs and Partnerships.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
• Bachelor’s degree in music performance, music or childhood education, choral conducting, or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of opera and classical and contemporary vocal music
• Successful experience teaching classroom or private study preferred
• Piano proficiency a plus
• Collaborative individual with strong inter-personal skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Experience supervising professional staff and artists, volunteers, and students
• A commitment to arts advocacy and providing equitable access to the arts
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Position requires incumbent to lift 40 pounds or more on and occasional basis — with or without assistance.

How to Apply

CONTACT
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume. Attn: Youth & Family Programs Manager, 1020 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109 or e-mail to jobs@seattleopera.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/28/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
A hands-on art-making workshop in conjunction with the Jack Straw New Media Gallery installation Silicone Love - Her Garden, by Chun Chao

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org/

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

10/14/2018

Description

Saturday, October 13, 1-4pm

Join us in the studios at Jack Straw Cultural Center for a hands-on art-making workshop in conjunction with the Jack Straw New Media Gallery installation Silicone Love - Her Garden, open to students of all ages. This installation incorporates fiber arts, projection, and multi-channel audio to present a sculptural fiction about an Internet-generated ghost. Students will learn about the artistic elements of the installation and create their own art inspired by it.

How to Apply

FREE. Limited space available. E-mail education@jackstraw.org or
call (206) 634-0919 to register.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/28/2018

Museum of Pop Culture
MoPOP’s Grants Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of the organization’s grant funding portfolio, from new funder research to final reporting. The Grants Manager will establish and implement the strategy for grant funding for the organization, including identifying opportunities and working with various department leadership to seek funding for appropriate museum initiatives. This position also leads the post-award process, collaborating across departments to ensure grantor requirements are fulfilled. Additionally, the Grants Manager serves as an institutional point person for donor-facing communications and as a hub of high-level organization-wide output and impact data.

Organization

Museum of Pop Culture

Website

www.mopop.org

More Info

Angie Pechal

angiep@mopop.org

2062623560

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Essential Functions (other duties as assigned):
• Write, co-write and copy-edit grant applications, corporate sponsorship proposals, annual giving appeals, reports, and donor communications.
• Research, identify, and develop new grant funding opportunities; research and write funding letters of inquiry.
• Develop relationships with all current and prospective funding entities and serve as main point person for these relationships on behalf of the institution. Attend meetings with representatives from grant funding organizations as appropriate.
• Maintain grants tracking for the advancement department, tracking prospects, proposals, awards and visits necessary in support of grant funding efforts.
• Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all Museum departments to ensure comprehensive and accurate representation of programs, services, accomplishments, participation, etc., both in crafting proposals and in submitting any required reporting on grant-funded activities
• Maintain a library of reference documentation, including such information as grantor requirements and forms, MoPOP team profiles and resumes, records of organization’s outstanding achievements, awards, and contributions, reference literature, collateral and other pertinent material.
• Review all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements. Ensure timely submission of grant proposals, applications, and reports.
• Lead post-award grant administration to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, activity tracking, reporting and any other grantor requirements are being followed.
• Maintain and apply working knowledge of funding trends, best practices in grant writing and grants management, and changes in the funding landscape that affect MoPOP
• Work across departments to solicit, collect, and maintain internal qualitative and quantitative data, including stories of impact, testimonials, and impact data; serve as a resource to others by serving up this information as needed.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Education/Experience/Certifications):
• 3 - 5 yrs experience managing grant process and writing grants.
• Demonstrated success writing and managing grants of $10,000 to $1,000,000 from foundation, corporate, and government grant funding sources at local, regional, and national levels.
• Thorough knowledge of grant application policies, procedures and processes, including: working knowledge of best practices, grant funding research tools and ability to create grant budgets.
• Experience with arts and education grants strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated skill in successfully generating significant grant funding resources and maintaining adequate program and financial oversight.
• Proven ability to work effectively across departments in developing, organizing and managing grant proposals and awards.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to adapt writing for various audiences, from institutional funders to members and individual donors, and manage effective fundraising communications across multiple channels.
• Strong grammar and spelling skills with the ability to independently compose and/or edit materials; experience proofing and editing under tight deadlines.
• Strong time management, organizational, and follow-through skills.
• Superior attention to detail.
• Proficient w/ MS office tools, database tools, and internet research.
• Proven skills in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, grant project budgets, statements and/or projections; knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures.
• Ability to handle stress and stay, focused, even-tempered and congenial when faced with multiple deadlines.

Please submit two writing samples with your application. A success grant proposal or LOI preferred.

How to Apply

https://www.mopop.org/grantsmanager

Link to Opportunity

https://www.mopop.org/grantsmanager

Posted

9/28/2018

Museum of Pop Culture
MoPOP seeks a part-time Museum Educator to engage visitors through tours, drop-in interactions, and school programs. Reporting to the Director of Education + Programs, the Museum Educator is expected to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team of committed, passionate educators. will facilitate outreach programs and work within our galleries facilitating activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Museum Educator serves as an integral member of our front-line staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups. This position is three to four days a week with additional on-call availability, roughly 15-26 hours per week, and includes weekend, evening, and holiday hours.

Organization

Museum of Pop Culture

Website

www.mopop.org

More Info

Angie Pechal

angiep@mopop.org

2062623560

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

MoPOP seeks a part-time Museum Educator to engage visitors through tours, drop-in interactions, and school programs. Reporting to the Director of Education + Programs, the Museum Educator is expected to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team of committed, passionate educators. will facilitate outreach programs and work within our galleries facilitating activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Museum Educator serves as an integral member of our front-line staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups.

This position is three to four days a week with additional on-call availability, roughly 15-26 hours per week, and includes weekend, evening, and holiday hours.


The ideal candidate is:

Engaging….loves to interact with the public, with learners of all ages; open to experimenting with various strategies to get conversations and interactions going between and among visitors.
Collaborative…works effectively with other museum staff, volunteers, and community members to create engaging tours, gallery encounters, and educational experiences.
Dynamic…. works with vigor to create experiences for adult, family, and school visitors that expand beyond the tried and true, imbued with creativity and experimentation.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED)
Facilitates school programs for multiple grade levels via in-museum tours and workshops and as part of the MoPOP mobile outreach program.
Implements a variety of activities and visitor interactions including gallery tours, activity carts, storytelling, facilitated dialogues, art-making activities, etc.
Creates and implements new curriculum associated with museum content.
Welcomes visitors to MoPOP in a friendly and hospitable manner.

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS)
College Degree preferred; 3+ years of experience in Informal or formal education with students of various ages is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Background in performing arts is a plus.
Possess excellent customer interaction skills and public speaking abilities.
Work well with a diverse group of colleagues,
Exhibit Flexibility for the changing needs of each day, and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment.
Weekends and holidays required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Passion for a variety of popular culture genres (music, sci‐fi, film, comic books, etc.)
WORK ENVIRONMENT + PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb ladders. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

How to Apply

https://www.mopop.org/museumeducator

Link to Opportunity

https://www.mopop.org/museumeducator

Posted

9/28/2018

Cornish College of the Arts
Manage Front-of-House operations for internal and external Cornish events at the Cornish Playhouse. Starting salary is $20/hr

Organization

Cornish College of the Arts

Website

www.cornish.edu

More Info

Jason Sharp

jsharp@cornish.edu

2067265074

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

The primary purpose of the Front-of-House Manager is to ensure the safety and comfort of patrons, maintain a smooth functioning, professional, customer service-oriented Front of House for Cornish Playhouse productions and external rental events, act as a liaison between Stage Management, Box Office and the Front of House and oversee volunteer usher program on the day of event.

Detailed Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage front of house operations.
Supervise volunteer ushers and work study employees
Provide detailed House Manager reports following each performance
Assist with managing front-of-house equipment inventory
Monitor and maintain cleanliness of public areas, including the theatre house, all areas of the lobby and courtyard
Coordinate with the Stage Manager and Box Office to ensure smooth operation of the Front of House during performances and events.
Oversee the seating of late patrons and provide assistance to patrons with concerns regarding access and ADA compliance.
Resolve patron concerns and/or, if necessary, escalate problems to the Playhouse Director, External Rentals Manager, Cornish Security or HR
Assist with setting up and breaking down for events
Maintain and distribute Assisted Listening Devices to patrons, reporting problems to Technical Supervisor as needed
Maintain security of the building before, during and after the show
Promptly inform Cornish Playhouse Director of needed facility repairs
Confidently respond to emergency situations involving patrons and/or the facility.
Monitor and recycle used marketing collateral such as posters and programs.
Assist with projects as assigned

Expectations:

Weeknight/Weekend availability
Open and honest communication
Proactively identify and communicate issues/concerns before they become problems
Positive attitude
Participate as a member of a team, supporting others to accomplish organizational goals

How to Apply

Send your resume and a letter of interest to jsharp@cornish.edu

Starting salary is $20/hr

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/28/2018

Stone Soup Theatre
Teaching artists and directors needed for youth in after school and summer programs in 2019

Organization

Stone Soup Theatre

Website

stonesouptheatre.org

More Info

Jeremy Ehrlich

education@stonesouptheatre.org

(206) 388-9212

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Freelance/Consultant

Description

Stone Soup Theatre has one of the largest outreach programs in the Seattle area. Our teaching artists represent our theatre and our work in over 25 schools every year.

Stone Soup Theatre's educational programs focus on giving each young actor the tools they need to succeed on stage. All our student productions are actor-centered, our students are the true stars of our shows! We take focus away from the technical aspects of theatre and put it back in our young actor’s imaginations. We use suggestive costuming, sets and props to allow the students’ bodies, focus, reactions and facial expressions be what shows our audience the world and environment of the play.

Requirements:
- Degree in theatre
- Ability to work with students in elementary through high school
- Specialties in one (or more) of the following: Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Mask Work and puppetry, circus skills
- Ability to direct performances with students
- Ability to achieve greatness with limited resources
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Willingness to travel (travel pay included)


Benefits
- Competitive pay
- Becoming part of a growing theater with increasing opportunities for its staff
- Professional development opportunities

How to Apply

Send your CV, headshot (or any other picture) and cover letter stating your availability to Jeremy Ehrlich at education@stonesouptheatre.org

Application Deadline: Open

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/28/2018

Encore Media Group
Ambitious, Passionate Advertising Sales Executive needed to add to the Encore Media Group team!

Organization

Encore Media Group

Website

www.encoremediagroup.com

More Info

Genay Genereux

genayg@encoremediagroup.com

206-443-0445 x104

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ENCORE MEDIA GROUP has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, highly skilled, experienced sales representative who is ready to seamlessly transition into a key sales role within our organization and to swiftly assume the duties associated with a well–established account base. We are looking for a proven top performer with an outstanding track-record for exceeding expectations in new business development, sales performance and client management. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-driven professional who is interested in a career with high earning potential with the West Coast’s leading arts-focused media company.

ABOUT YOU
You are a consummate professional and a team player with publishing, integrated media, and/or advertising sales experience that demonstrates your ability to organize, present and sell multi-platform advertising and sponsorship solutions to marketing decision-makers such as: agency media buyers, senior level management and independent businesses. You come to the table with existing relationships with key clients and agency contacts - and creative ideas and opportunities for new businesses that you are eager to develop.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE IS:

AMBITIOUS. A go-getter who thrives in the highly competitive and dynamically changing media environment. You take your job seriously, but you know how to have fun, too.

ACCOUNTABLE. Meets and exceeds short and long-term revenue goals with a commitment to sustainable revenue growth. Contributes fully to objectives of the team. Invests in what it takes to succeed.

ORGANIZED. Able to manage a full list of accounts that require calculated organization to ensure that you remain in constant contact, provide timely deliverables and create an excellent customer service for each client.

ARTICULATE. A compelling communicator with highly developed presentation, negotiation and closing skills. Proficiently develops and presents effective proposals to senior level corporate executives and agencies.

PASSIONATE. Knowledgeable and actively interested in the performing arts, creative and cultural communities we serve.

ENTREPRENEURIAL. Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and leadership qualities—has the potential to rise to new challenges. Is resourceful, positive, proactive, and self- motivated with the keen ability to identify new revenue opportunities and measure product potential.


………………………………
ABOUT ENCORE MEDIA GROUP
For almost 50 years Encore Media Group (www.encoremediagroup.com) has been publishing high-quality arts programs for prestigious arts organizations and clients on the west coast.

• Encore Arts Programs serve over twenty-three arts groups in the Seattle and Bay Area, and reaches over 3 million patrons of the arts annually.

• City Arts Magazine publishes monthly, provides new online and digital content daily, produces ongoing events including Band Crush, Future List and Artwalk Awards, and is an active sponsor of numerous community events.

• Our custom publishing capabilities provide services for long-standing clients such as the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Seattle Art Dealers Association, Seattle Pride and other arts and culture organizations.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Type: Full-time
Experience: 5+ years
Functions: Advertising, Sales
Industries: Publishing, Advertising, Digital Media and Marketing
Compensation: Base salary plus commission + Full Benefits

How to Apply

Send the following to jobs@encoremediagroup.com

 Resume
 Cover Letter
 Invitation to LinkedIn Profile

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/28/2018

Pratt Fine Arts Center
The Director of Programs will work closely with the Executive Director and a team of Studio Managers to drive the mission and vision of Pratt while pursuing excellence in all programs. The Director is responsible for the leadership and performance of all educational programs and artist services.

Organization

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Website

www.pratt.org

More Info

Steve Galatro

sgalatro@pratt.org

Deadline to Apply

10/14/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Department: Programs
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time, Salaried

Pratt Fine Arts Center is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for a director level position in programming. The Director of Programs will work closely with the Executive Director and a team of Studio Managers to drive the mission and vision of Pratt while pursuing excellence in all programs. The Director is responsible for the leadership and performance of all educational programs and artist services. The Director will oversee a team of Studio Managers to develop, budget, organize and implement a dynamic and engaging array of programs for public offering throughout the year. This requires ongoing direction of core programs, including a diverse assortment of year-round educational offerings and a lively studio access program. The position also requires leadership in supplementary programs including partnerships, public demonstrations, exhibitions, residencies, scholarships, and the master artist program.

The Director of Programs will join a team of staff and board in a highly collaborative and cooperative work environment. Ideal candidates will have deep roots in visual art study or practice, a proven aptitude for successful leadership in administration, and a demonstrated ability to balance day-to-day tasks with high-level strategic thinking. The Director of Programs will also be expected to share in and apply Pratt’s organizational commitment to racial equity.

Programming Direction & Oversight
• Work with the Executive Director to develop a compelling vision for artistic programming with clear and measurable goals, to include:
o a diverse and enticing collection of class offerings, maximizing accessibility for students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels
o a vibrant studio access program that meets the needs of practicing artists
o a dynamic series of supplementary activities including study abroad, master artist workshops, residencies, and scholarship programs
• Direct, collaborate with, supervise and support a team of Studio Managers in their efforts to implement the programmatic vision; foster cohesion and inter-studio alignment; evaluate individual performance
• Plan and conduct productive team meetings as well as one-on-one meetings to provide studio-specific support and direction
• Participate in program implementation as needed, often hands-on at ground level, in the spirit of a team-based environment
• Provide support, communications, and indirect oversight for 100+ instructors annually; serve as the authority in related hiring and policy issues
• Assist in addressing student/user feedback and resolving complex or delicate situations

Strategic Analysis & Assessment
• Evaluate program effectiveness to ensure excellence
• Track and analyze participation data; identify trends and adjust programming in response to maximize performance
• Oversee the financial management of all programming, accountable for meeting or exceeding departmental goals
• Assess and prioritize major equipment and facility needs; contribute to expansion planning efforts as needed; serve on the staff Facilities Committee

Community Leadership
• Be an active ambassador for Pratt in the community, seeking out and managing partnership opportunities in programming, public exhibitions, and other collaborations
• Maintain positive and engaging relationships with board and advisory board members; represent Programs at full board meetings
• Manage and mobilize the Education Committee, a group of Board members and volunteers who commit time and energy to support and advance Pratt programs
• Celebrate programmatic successes and share widely; contribute to positive overall morale
• Participate in racial equity trainings; apply an equity lens to all decision-making; contribute to equity projects and initiatives

Interdepartmental Coordination
• Serve as the primary collaborator with the Marketing department; provide streamlined communication and timely, complete information
• Promote and model a culture of collegiality, transparency, and cooperation with colleagues; foster interdepartmental efficiencies and opportunities
• Collaborate and coordinate with other Directors; contribute to organizational projects and initiatives
• Oversee the implementation of the Tuition Assistance and Scholarship programs

Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Steve Galatro, Executive Director, at sgalatro@pratt.org. No calls or drop-ins, please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
October 14, 2018

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree in art, management or a related field, or equivalent experience
• Demonstrated aptitude for leadership
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to interpret, utilize and respond to management information tools, statistical data and financial reports
• Demonstrated experience in supervising, supporting, and motivating employees
• Experience with evaluation processes
DESIRED QUALITIES
• 3+ years of experience in non-profit arts or arts education
• Passion for arts education and cultivation of artists
• Experience in art-making, personal or professional
• Demonstrated commitment to racial equity
• Ability to build and mobilize social capital in support of creative communities
• Natural inclination toward cooperation, collaboration, and partnership
• Ability to be effective independently and as a member of a team
• High tolerance for ambiguity; willingness to navigate a complex work environment and build efficient systems and procedures
• Positive, can-do attitude and a sense of humor

COMPENSATION
$55-65k annual salary range DOE + medical, dental, long-term disability, and paid vacation. Employee-paid short-term disability and retirement programs are provided, but optional. Also includes generous in-kind benefits in the form of class registrations and studio access.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.pratt.org/join-our-team

Posted

9/28/2018

Teatro Zinzanni
Come and join the circus in Woodinville!!

Organization

Teatro Zinzanni

Website

www.zinzanni.com

More Info

Dan Roberts

production-jobs@zinzanni.com

206-281-7788

Deadline to Apply

10/15/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Primary responsibilities include supporting the installation of Woodinville Teatro Zinzanni and the Chicago Teatro Zinzanni. This includes ordering supplies, finding and scheduling labor, ordering and coordinating logistics of equipment delivery, supplies, tracking the production calendar, tracking costs for budget input and interacting with vendors.
SHOW SUMMARY:
Teatro ZinZanni Woodinville presents a full evening of entertainment, combining cirque artists, European cabaret, contortionists, jugglers and illusionists with live music and a gourmet multi-course meal. Set in an antique jewel box tent imported from Belgium, our newest show “Hollywood and Vine” will be performed at our new location in Woodinville.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsibilities and Duties:

● Managing the needs of the installation of tent, facility and show operations.
● Tracks needs for the installation of events for Site Developer, Tech Director and other tech staff as needed.
● Manages details of building and show technical installation
● Tracks expense and account codes for budget
● Organizes transportation schedules and trucking for all equipment for installation and strike of events.
● Orders and tracks all labor needed.
● All other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Essential minimum skills, education, and experience:

● 3+ years production management experience managing special events or theatrical venue
● High level of Excel computer skills and experience with spreadsheets
● Strong production competencies
● Is comfortable with numbers and can understand basic budgets
● Can understand basic site plan drawings
● Very strong listening and communication skills
● Comfortable communicating with all varieties of production staff from carpenters to technicians
● Well-developed project management skills and work ethic
● Eye for detail and maniacal attention to delivering high quality work
● Anticipates project needs and proactively delivers
● Builds solid and reciprocal relationships with vendors and others
● Fosters trust and open/honest communication with the internal team and others
● Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
● Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills.
● Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.
● Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.
● Positive attitude in the face of challenges
● Ability to take direction without follow up.

OTHER
● Ability to work collaboratively with others for whom you have no direct supervisory authority.
● Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
● Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
● Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, as necessary.

WORKING SCHEDULE/ENVIRONMENT

Works in a theatrical environment. Must be able to lift & move in excess of 50lbs as is necessary in the normal flow of the day-to-day workload unassisted, and lift and move 100lbs with assistance.
Hours are general office hours 9-5PM, other hours as required.

TZ WOODINVILLE LLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER DEDICATED TO A POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT (INCLUDING APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT) ON ANY BASIS INCLUDING RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP, SEX, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PREGNANCY, VETERAN OR MILITARY STATUS, OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAW.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES MAY BE ENTITLED TO REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE TERMS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND CERTAIN STATE OR LOCAL LAWS. A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IS A CHANGE IN THE WAY THINGS ARE NORMALLY DONE WHICH WILL ENSURE AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT IMPOSING UNDUE HARDSHIP ON TZ WOODINVILLE LLC. PLEASE CONTACT TZ WOODINVILLE LLC IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION OR TO OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Feel free to visit our website to learn more about us or other job opportunities! www.zinzanni.com

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume in .pdf format to: production-jobs@zinzanni.com

Link to Opportunity

https://zinzanni.com/seattle/jobs/

Posted

9/28/2018

Third Place Commons
This position provides operational support across a variety of areas including fundraising, communications, community events, the LFP Farmers Market, and general administrative functions.

Organization

Third Place Commons

Website

http://ThirdPlaceCommons.org

More Info

Amy Whittenburg

director@thirdplacecommons.org

206-366-3302

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Third Place Commons is a community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space by hosting over 900 free events each year and presenting the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market from May to October. It is a community gathering space, a presenting organization for weekly music programming and other cultural events, and a host venue for community performances and civic programs.

Third Place Commons seeks a Development & Programs Assistant to provide operational support across a variety of areas including fundraising, communications, community events and performances, the LFP Farmers Market, and general administrative functions.

Position assists with the planning and execution of several annual public community events and fundraising events, and also serves as back-up staffing for occasional community performances. This position is also the primary point-person for gift processing and donor acknowledgements, coordinating the farmers market day sponsorship program, and tracking and reporting farmers market currency use.

Ideal candidate will be someone with development, administrative, and/or event experience who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and a great communicator! Farmers market or e-communications experience a definite plus!

This part-time position (8-12 hours/week) will be perfect for someone who wants a flexible, fun, and challenging complement to their other activities.



How to Apply

Full position description and application instructions available at http://ThirdPlaceCommons.org. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 10, 2018.


No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

https://bit.ly/2PTUpcK

Posted

9/28/2018

Cornish College of the Arts
to facilitate the risk taking of the allied arts

Organization

Cornish College of the Arts

Website

https://www.cornish.edu/playhouse/arts_incubator/

More Info

Pinky Estell

pestell@cornish.edu

2063155776

Fee to Apply

None

Deadline to Apply

11/19/2018

Description

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator residency aims to facilitate the risk taking of the allied arts. The goal for this program is to support artists in the creation of work that is outside the boundaries of their genre, discipline, or comfort zone. The intention of Arts Incubator is not to create a final, polished product. Instead, the program seeks to give artists time and space to incubate and begin to develop an idea, concept, or exploration. Four groups will be selected to participate in a two week residency. They will receive free rental space at the Alhadeff Studio Theater to incubate new and exciting ideas. The program is part of Cornish Playhouse’s public benefit to the Seattle community.

How to Apply

Apply through our website. Open to Washington residents only.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.cornish.edu/playhouse/arts_incubator/

Posted

9/28/2018

Henry Art Gallery
The Museum Services Department ensures a welcoming museum experience for visitors and staff alike. The Museum Services Supervisor is responsible for overseeing daily visitor experience and security operations. This includes the supervision of Museum Services Leads, Visitor Experience Representatives, and Security Guards. This position also provides administrative support to the department, and assists with leading the team to achieve departmental goals.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Human Resources

jobs@henryart.org

2062215351

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

Supervisory
• Provide daily delegation of tasks, motivation, guidance, and feedback to Visitor Experience Representatives, Security Guards, and Museum Services Leads
• Manage the scheduling of Visitor Experience Representatives, Security Guards, and Museum Services Leads for daily shifts and special events and programs
• Supervise the on-boarding of new Visitor Experience and Security hires
• Administer ongoing training to new and established Visitor Experience and Security staff to ensure adherence to all established policies and procedures
• Form agenda for weekly team meetings alongside Museum Services Senior Manager; lead weekly team meetings and send out minutes promptly
• Provide coverage for Visitor Experience Representatives and Security Guards when necessary
• Determine when it is necessary to communicate to team members about performance-impacting behavior, and help lead solutions in coordination with Senior Manager
• Conduct annual performance appraisals for Visitor Experience Representatives and Security Guards; conduct annual PA for Museum Services Leads with the Senior Manager

Administrative Support
• Coordinate interviews for new Visitor Experience and Security staff
• Manage the admissions desk point of sale software, keeping items up to date
• Manage Group Visit requests by responding to Group Visit inquiries, communicating visit policies, and confirming and scheduling visit times and dates
• Fulfill online orders of museum catalogs
• Monitor and maintain Museum Services office supply levels, especially at the Admissions Desk, Coat Room, and Security Booth
• Manage Group Visit requests by responding to Group Visit inquiries, communicating visit policies, and confirming and scheduling visit times and dates
• Administer building access badges, keys, and security system codes to authorized museum staff; monitor usage of access badges, keys, and codes
• Monitor museum security systems and report issues to the Senior Manager; coordinate repair and administration of security systems as needed
• Act as the first responder to all after-hours security alarms and concerns, in coordination with the Senior Manager and Facilities Coordinator
• Assist or lead Museum Services projects as assigned by the Museum Services Senior Manager
• Identify areas for improvement in efficiency and daily operations and report them to the Museum Services Senior Manager; under the direction of the Senior Manager, assist in the creation of and implementation of new protocols

Event Support
• Ensure the Visitor Experience and Security teams are kept up to date and informed of event flow plans before and during events
• With Event Managers: determine volunteer needs for events, coordinate the acquirement of volunteers, and communicate necessary information to volunteers before events.
• Work several museum events during the year that fall outside of regular administrative hours (typically Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings)
• Assist with front and back of house set up, visitor flow, and breakdown for events and programs


REQUIRED SKILLS:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Customer service or hospitality experience
• Strong and demonstrated supervisory experience in a customer service setting (typically at least 2 years)
• Proven experience in providing constructive performance feedback
• Proven history of providing positive leadership and guidance
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to interact diplomatically with the public and staff; ability to maintain composure in the face of conflict or other stressful situations; ability to provide excellent customer service
• Ability to effectively communicate with people in stressful situations and gather relevant information in the event of security or safety related incidents
• Ability to work collaboratively on a team, including interdepartmentally, also able to work independently and without direction at times
• Experience with enforcing security protocols
• Efficient multi-tasking and attention to detail
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel

DESIRED SKILLS:
• Background and/or interest in contemporary and modern art
• Experience working in an arts or cultural organization
• Experience with managing point of sale systems
• Familiar with event logistics and operations
• Knowledge of security systems (alarm panels, cameras, access software)


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include: ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision and close vision.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

Refer to: https://henryart.org/about/opportunities

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Opera
Serves primarily as the Stage Manager for school tours, and provides support for other Seattle Opera events in Programs & Partnerships at Seattle Opera

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

https://seattleopera.org/about/careers/

More Info

Tour & Events Coordinator (Stage Manager)

jobs@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

SCHOOL OPERA TOUR AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of School Opera Tour and Events Coordinator. This full-time non-exempt position reports to the School Programs Manager.
SEATTLE OPERA’S MISSION
By drawing our community together and by offering opera’s unique fusion of music and drama, Seattle Opera creates life-enhancing experiences that speak deeply to people’s hearts and minds.
SEATTLE OPERA’S PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS DEPARTMENT enhances the company’s mainstage productions, and extends the company’s civic impact by providing a relevant cultural service to communities throughout Washington State through education and community engagement programs. Through these programs and services, Seattle Opera serves communities for whom opera has been largely irrelevant or inaccessible; collaborates with cultural and community service organizations throughout the region; and advances the development of opera, providing a variety of ways for the art form of opera to resonate with people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and interests. These programs are generally designed to engage individuals, families, and groups in discovering and exploring the many facets of opera by reflecting and inspiring creativity, fostering lifelong learning, providing multiple entry points to the world of opera, and facilitating meaningful dialogue.

SCOPE & PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
The School Opera Tour and Events Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the School Opera Tour program and various Programs and Partnerships events. School Opera Tour is a 45-minute opera geared toward young audiences (grades K – 6) with two casts of five singers each, plus one pianist. This touring production visits approximately 50 elementary schools in Washington State during the 3-month touring season.
Additional events through Programs and Partnerships engage with various communities through talks, performances, and other programming.
The ideal individual will possess initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple programs and projects of varying natures simultaneously. Success in this role requires someone who is highly motivated, and who can work in a self-directed manner. This role necessitates someone who seeks to provide multiple entry points to the world of opera, and facilitates meaningful exchanges, building capacity for opera throughout our community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as School Opera Tours Stage Manager, which includes the following duties:
o Successfully run technical rehearsals and call a show;
o Write, distribute, and file Rehearsal and Performance Reports;
o Work closely with the Production Manager and School Programs Manager to ensure shows stay within scope and on schedule;
o Load/unload the touring van for each School Tour performance (with help from the performers) and set up all necessary sound equipment, scenic pieces, costume racks, and props;
o Create an availability calendar for all School Tour performers;
o Attend all School Tour Production Meetings;
o In collaboration with the School Programs Manager, communicate effectively with teachers and principals to schedule all School Tour performances;
o Serve as the on-site liaison and facilitator for all School Tour performances, including leading the post-show question and answer session with student audiences;
• In collaboration with the Community Engagement Manager, schedule and coordinate all Seattle Opera Guild Preview events:
o Coordinate dates with Guild leadership
o Contact and hire artists
o Coordinate performance content with Seattle Opera staff
• Serve as primary staff member to set-up and break-down all pre-performance and post-show talk, including submitting information for any technical needs.
• Perform additional duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
At least 2 years of administrative work, stage management, event planning, or equivalent experience
Knowledge of opera and arts education if preferred
Ability to read music
Experience working with young people
Touring experience a plus
Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, issues of social justice and racial equity
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
Experience with body mics and sound equipment a plus

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

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

How to Apply


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

Seattle Opera is an equal opportunity employer

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/28/2018

City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
An opportunity to have a custom-designed and hand-built tiny cultural space created for your organization, either on your property or on City-owned land.

Organization

City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Website

seattle.gov/arts

More Info

matthew richter

matthew.richter@seattle.gov

206-733-9955

Fee to Apply

n/a

Deadline to Apply

10/14/2018

Description

The Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Sawhorse Revolution, is excited to launch this Request for Proposals for cultural organizations and community groups.

Are you a Seattle-based cultural organization or a community group that is interested in owning a tiny cultural space, custom-designed and hand-built for your needs? Imagine a small but permanent outdoor stage. Or a puppet theater. Or a space for a tea ceremony, or a coffee ceremony. Would you like to launch Seattle’s tiniest art gallery? Or its smallest writers’ residency? Is there an ecological social justice and history-based mini-museum you’ve been hoping to open?

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture invites local cultural and community organizations to submit proposals for a new (tiny) cultural structure. Whether you have your own site on which to build or are interested in building on a city-owned surplus property, the structure itself will belong to the community group or cultural organization outright.

The selected project will be designed and built by the award-winning nonprofit design/build studio Sawhorse Revolution, an organization that teaches teens carpentry and architecture through inspiring community projects. The Tiny Cultural Space will be a project of Sawhorse Revolution’s all-womxn design / build program, a process that will involve the organization chosen through this Request for Proposals and high school youth. Design mentors from Olson Kundig and LMN Architects will facilitate the process of a youth-designed tiny cultural space with the selected organization, which will be built by youth under the tutelage of professional carpenters.

How to Apply

Please reach out to Cultural Space Liaison Matthew Richter at matthew.richter@seattle.gov to be sent the full application guidelines. The application itself is a simple 3-page letter you will write in response to a series of prompts in the guidelines.

DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 14.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattle.gov/arts/programs/cultural-space

Posted

9/28/2018

apexart
apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2018.

Organization

apexart

Website

apexart.org

More Info

Lisa Vagnoni

info@apexart.org

(212) 431-5270

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2018

Description

apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2018. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart's NYC space as part of its 2019-20 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online.

The submission process
Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images will be accepted. Submissions cannot exceed 500 words and must be submitted in English. Jurors rate proposals based on their content and the organizer’s ability to communicate, rather than by familiar names or past accomplishments.
The selection process
Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowd-sourced voting system allows many jurors to individually review a subset of proposals. An international jury composed of 300+ individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds will rate the proposals. Proposals are made anonymous and randomized to make sure each receives the same consideration. apexart does not influence the results of the jury.

The results
The submitters of the three highest-ranked proposals each receive an exhibition budget of up to $10,000 and work closely with the apexart team to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions. Exhibition organizers are expected and challenged to work within the funding provided to transform their winning proposals into compact, focused, noteworthy exhibitions. It is interesting to note how prescient our jurors have been, showing an extreme ability to forecast relevant exhibition themes and topics.

How to Apply

To submit an exhibition proposal, visit apexart.org/opencalls.php between October 1-31, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

apexart.org/opencalls.php

Posted

9/28/2018

Contemporary Craft
Emerging Craft Artist- LEAP Award

Organization

Contemporary Craft

Website

https://contemporarycraft.org

More Info

Susan Hillman

storemanager@contemporarycraft.org

4122317100

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

1/1/2019

Description

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Contemporary Craft Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1,000 prize, and 4 finalists.

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

How to Apply

website link will be active October 1,2018

https://contemporarycraft.org

Link to Opportunity

https://contemporarycraft.org

Posted

9/28/2018

Seattle Opera
Coordinates all technical aspects of the staging process to a level of stage preparedness, keeping the Technical Director informed in all areas. Works within technical department budgets. Monitors and supervises the load-ins, performances strike backs and restores. Organizes for file all information needed for re-mounting of production. Work encompasses expense and revenue budget management, payroll oversight for all sub departments. Executes all assignments in a timely manner to ensure that critical deadlines are met, and that planning and producing of each production proceeds in a consistent and orderly manner. The position requires implementation of tasks affecting Stage Crews, Technical Staff, Production Staff, Warehousing, Shipping and Receiving, Trucking and Transportation as well as the performing artists and guest artistic staff. Support of Technical Director includes drafting of ground plans, sections, and elevations, developing schedules, hang charts, and all additional necessary information, equipment procurement, plus development, distribution and tracking of information requiring interaction with staff in all producing departments, as well as contracted design staff and staff of other opera companies.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

https://seattleopera.org/about/careers/

More Info

Assistant Production Manager

jobs@seattleopera.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Assistant Production Manager
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Production Manager. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Technical Director and Assistant Production Director.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Provides support to guest Directors, Designers and Technical Director which includes correspondence, drawings, inventories, updates, mailings, etc.
• Develop, to Technical Directors specifications, all necessary documents used in mounting of productions.
• Cad drafting.
• Responsible for assigned technical equipment procurement.
• Coordinate Opera schedules with the other Opera House user groups.
• Assist the Lighting Designer as requested.
• Serves as a supervisor during load ins and out, technical rehearsals and all performances.
• Writes Purchase Orders for stage equipment purchases and supplies. Proofs P.O.'s and route for approvals. Provides information and answer questions on P.O.'s for Technical Director.
• Generates the expense budget of each show and reconciles the expenses with the ESR prior to receipt of the final statement.
• Generates the payroll process for all sub departments.
• Works closely with the Controller & Finance Department to ensure systems are mutually functional and compliant with approved policies and procedures.
• Keeps organized the assigned files of information relating to technical department projects, or production being produced to serve as a resource for the Technical Group and related departments. This includes all existing schedules, calendars, notes and drawings relating to technical department projects, all contact sheets, lists, etc.
• Supervises stage crews.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s Degree in Technical theatre preferred or equivalent work experience.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Proven computer skills on Macintosh and IBM-compatible applications systems. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and video media servers. Proven drafting skills, VectorWorks and Auto-Cad preferred.
• Detail-oriented. Excellent phone skills. Excellent personal skills.
Special Requirements:
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required for Technical Department projects. Access to transportation.

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


How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://seattleopera.org/about/careers/

Posted

9/28/2018

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Acknowledge and greet each guest in a friendly, hospitable and timely manner. Assist guests with merchandise selection, product information and purchases in the gift shop. Meet and exceed posted sales goals. Provide an experience that will surpass the expectations of every guest. Fold, straighten, dust, and stock merchandise as directed by management. Have the ability to deliver world class service to our guest while maintaining a professional environment.

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

Retail Sales Associate – Lead – The BookStore

Essential Functions:

Acknowledge and greet each guest in a friendly, hospitable and timely manner. Assist guests with merchandise selection, product information and purchases in the gift shop. Meet and exceed posted sales goals. Provide an experience that will surpass the expectations of every guest. Fold, straighten, dust, and stock merchandise as directed by management. Have the ability to deliver world class service to our guest while maintaining a professional environment.

Experience & Skills Required:

A guest first attitude that includes greeting, helping our guests select a product or products, closing out sales. Have knowledge of the steps of selling, which would include up-selling and add-on sales. Have the ability to deliver world class service to our guests.

Other Ideal Qualifications:

Experience in cash handling and credit card processing. General knowledge of Seattle and surrounding areas is desirable. Previous work experience is highly recommended.

Physical Demands:

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

How to Apply

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1808

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1808

Posted

9/28/2018

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