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

In 2018 the City is investing in a new online Citywide grants platform that will produce a better experience for applicants and aligns with race and social justice values by providing more equity in opportunities for artists and communities of color, is a major undertaking for ARTS and the City. While ARTS transitions to the new platform Youth Arts grant will continue to support out-of-school time art instruction and cultural reinforcement for Seattle middle and high school youth throughout the city. Experienced teaching artists lead age-appropriate classes in many art forms and cultures. Priority is placed on programs serving youth with limited or no access to arts or culture.

While the new grant platform is being built, ARTS' current grant platform, CultureGrants Online (CGO) will no longer be supported by WESTAF - as of June 30, 2018. This means that:

  • a number of grants will be hosted on interim platforms
  • organizations and individuals who have application material in the CGO system, will need to save application materials. ARTS will offer workshops and webinars to help guide you through this process. 
Open Date
12/31/2018
Close Date
12/31/2018
Eligible
Organization
Individual
Kristi Woo
Youth Funding Project Manager
(206) 727-8671
kristi.woo@seattle.gov

Application

2018-19 application available in 2018

Application

2018

Eligibility

Teaching artist(s) with at least one year of experience working with the project age group, arts and cultural organizations, youth-service agencies, or degree-granting institutions based in Seattle are eligible to apply. Projects must take place between September 2017 - September 2018 and September 2018 – September 2019.

Funding Level

Funded organizations will receive two (2) years of Youth Arts funding support (for programs in 2017-18 and 2018-19) of $6,000 per year to support project expenses:  artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, space and/or equipment rentals, or other program-related costs.

Funding may be used for

  • Arts and cultural training for middle and high school students
  • Projects taking place during out of school time hours between September 2017-September 2018 and September 2018- September 2019
  • Projects taking place within the boundaries of the city of Seattle
  • Outreach to underrepresented youth in underserved and under resourced communities
  • Teaching artist fees
  • Project management and personnel costs 
  • Supplies, equipment rentals or other program related costs
  • Space rental
  • Youth stipends

Funding cannot be used for

  • In school activities
  • Applications from school staff
  • 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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Manage your award

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

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

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

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


The Press Release

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

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

The Press Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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


Online calendars

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


Daily and weekly papers

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


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

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


Television

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

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

In the most recent grant cycle, spanning September 2015 to September 2016, the Youth Arts program awarded $196,904 to 36 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. The funded projects were chosen from a pool of 69 eligible applicants. The average award was $5,355.

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

Grants/Funding

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

Organization

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Website

http://www.easternstate.org/art

More Info

Annie Anderson

aa@easternstate.org

215-236-5111 x227

Fee to Apply

No fee

Deadline to Apply

6/13/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

Surprise us.

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

http://www.easternstate.org/art

Posted

1/31/2018

Museum of Flight
A juried exhibition showcasing aviation and flight themed photographs with prizes and gallery show at the Museum of Flight.

Organization

Museum of Flight

Website

http://www.museumofflight.org/

More Info

Sandy king

spiritofflight@museumofflight.org

Fee to Apply

$25 for first 3 images, $10 each additional

Deadline to Apply

4/13/2018

Description

The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA is once again accepting submissions for its annual Spirit of Flight juried photography exhibition. Exhibit participation is open to all photographers, and photographs need only reflect the photographer's interpretation of the "Spirit of Flight". A jury of museum staff and volunteers will select a number of photographs to go on display in the Museum's Great Gallery. The show will run from June 16 - September 16, 2018. The Museum will also select three prize-winning images from the show to feature in the Museum magazine, Aloft. Each of the prize-winning photographers will also receive a one year membership to the Museum.

How to Apply

Please visit the Museum of Flight website in order to apply online via Smarter Entry. Link to website provided below.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.museumofflight.org/Exhibits/2018-Spirit-of-Flight

Posted

1/31/2018

Kirkland Arts Center
Clay? VII explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression.

Organization

Kirkland Arts Center

Website

kirklandartscenter.org

More Info

Geneva Baldauf

gbaldauf@kirklandartscenter.org

Fee to Apply

30

Deadline to Apply

4/20/2018

Description

Juried by University of Washington Professors Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, and Michael Swaine

Kirkland Arts Center is proud to present the seventh installment of its international biennial juried contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? VII. Clay? VII explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Showcasing a range of subject matter, scale, and technique, the artwork of this exhibition is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and a particular glimpse into the future of the field.

Prizes
Firt Place $500
Second Place $350
Peoples Choice $200

How to Apply

All artists must enter through the online application. There is a $30 entry fee per artist and up to 3 pieces can be submitted for consideration. Please submit images in .jpg format according to the instructions on the application. All artists working with clay as a primary medium are eligible. Please contact our Gallery Curator at exhibitions@kirklandartscenter.org or (425) 822-7161 x102 with any questions regarding the online application. Late applications will not be considered.

Link to Opportunity

http://kirklandartscenter.formstack.com/forms/clayvii_application_2018

Posted

3/2/2018

Allied Arts Foundation
Allied Arts Foundation is pleased to announce Listen UP! Music by Women, a new grant opportunity for women composers and songwriters in Washington State. Open to submission now through April 30, 2018.

Organization

Allied Arts Foundation

Website

https://www.alliedarts-foundation.org

More Info

Jeff Crandall

jeff@alliedarts-foundation.org

206-353-9148

Fee to Apply

Free

Deadline to Apply

4/30/2018

Description

Listen UP! Music by Women, the Allied Arts Foundation 2018 artist grants program, is calling for submissions of new music by women and people who identify as woman composers and songwriters residing in Washington State.

This cross-genre music competition for new works by women composers and songwriters is the first opportunity of its kind in Washington State. The balance of opportunities for women in music has long been tipped toward men. Listen UP! Music by Women presents an opportunity for community dialog, expression and support for the under represented female talent in our state.

At least $15,000 in funds will be awarded. The amount and number of awards will be determined by a juried review of the work submitted.

There is no application fee.



Full details at: www.alliedarts-foundation.org

How to Apply

The application requires submitting up to two recordings of original, new work, a short statement about each recording, a statement about how the funds will be used, and a resume showing education and musical experience. Written scores will not be accepted.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.alliedarts-foundation.org/grants-sponsorships/for-artists/

Posted

3/2/2018

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

Organization

The Painting Center

Website

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

More Info

Shazzi Thomas

juried@thepaintingcenter.org

2123431060

Fee to Apply

40

Deadline to Apply

5/10/2018

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

JuxtaPositions is open to all media.

Exhibition Dates: June 19 - July 14, 2018

Deadline for Submission: May 10, 2018

Notification Date: May 18, 2018

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

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

Application Fee: $40 for 1 to 5 images

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

3/2/2018

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

Organization

Sunny Art Centre

Website

https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk

More Info

Mario

artprize@sunnyartcentre.co.uk

0044 + (0)2086165990

Fee to Apply

£25

Deadline to Apply

6/20/2018

Description

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

3/2/2018

City of Auburn
The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit applications for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (12) and can be available for sale during that time.

Organization

City of Auburn

More Info

Allison Hyde

ahyde@auburnwa.gov

253-804-5043

Deadline to Apply

4/19/2018

Description

Call to Artists
City of Auburn 2018-19 Downtown Sculpture Gallery

The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit applications for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (12) and can be available for sale during that time.

Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 stipend. At the conclusion of the exhibition a sculpture from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. The purchase budget is $10,000.

Application deadline: April 19, 2018 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time


PROJECT DETAILS

City of Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases ten sculptures throughout its historic downtown. Public art is an integral part of the exciting renewal efforts on Main Street and underscores the critical role that artists and public art play in the revitalization of Auburn’s urban core.

Duration of Installation
The selected sculpture will be on view for 12 months from September 2018 – September 2019.

Artwork Specifications
Artwork may be in any media and must be durable, suitable for outdoors and able to withstand the elements as well as interaction with pedestrians and the general public. Works may be functional or non-functional. Existing sculptures as well as artwork proposals are accepted. Proposals can be submitted as a sketch/illustration along with examples of other work that demonstrates artistry, proficiency and finish quality.

Artwork Location
The artwork will be located throughout Auburn’s downtown and locations assigned by City staff. If there are preferences, they should be stated in the application materials. Artwork can be either welded onto or bolted onto a steel plate that is attached to a concrete pedestal. The concrete pedestals cannot be drilled into for the installation of the artwork (with the exception of the flush concrete pad), steel plates fitting the existing bolt pattern can be utilized, or artists can provide their own steel plate to fit upon the surface of the pedestal.

Stipend
The artist will be awarded a $1,000 artwork loan contract. The artist is responsible for transportation and installation of the artwork (installation with some city assistance). The artwork is insured by the City for the time the sculpture is on display, but not insured for any damage incurred during installation and/or deinstallation. The City of Auburn will provide signage to identify the artwork and will be featured on the City of Auburn’s website and included in a promotional brochure and poster. A walking tour will be hosted and a video created featuring the artists. Past examples can be viewed here.

Purchases
At the conclusion of the exhibition, the selection committee may select a work or works to be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. This will be determined in Spring 2019. A budget of $10,000 has been set aside for this purpose. There will be a “People’s Choice” vote held online and via printed ballots throughout the duration of the exhibition. The winning sculptor will receive a $500 “People’s Choice Prize”. No commission will be taken from artwork sold to private sales, but the City reserves the first right of refusal.

How to Apply

Eligibility
Open to work by professional artists or artist teams living or working in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Montana). Applicants may submit up to ten sculptures for consideration.

Design Parameters

Five of the ten pedestals are placed directly on the sidewalk and must conform to the following guidelines for pedestrian safety:
Artwork must not weigh more than 5000 lbs.
From base of sculpture to 7’ in height the artwork must be no wider than 3’ 8”. This is to ensure adequate pedestrian passage.
7’ to 12’ in height the sculpture can have a 5’ max width
Two of the ten pedestals are placed within a raised/narrow planter box that is approximately three feet in height and three feet wide. This location is best suited for smaller scale work that will be eye level.
One of the ten pedestals is adjacent to the sidewalk and can be approx. 12” wider (5’ maximum width) than the dimensions listed above.
One of the ten pedestals is within a raised planter box that is 20’ length x 5’ width and 18” pedestal is placed within the box. This artwork must fit within the planter area and be installed using the square pedestal base.
One of the ten is a flush to the ground concrete pad that is 4’ x 4’ and is adjacent to the sidewalk. The sculpture needs to fit within the 4’ x 4’ area and not extend past the base.

Artist Responsibility

Artist is responsible for transporting artwork to and from the installation site.
Artist is responsible for logistics of installation, including movement from the vehicle to the pedestal. Any special equipment required is the artist’s responsibility to provide.
Artist will provide detailed and specific installation instructions and work alongside a City staff to secure the artwork into place.
Artist will provide any special installation materials, including a pedestal if the artwork needs to be elevated above the 18” pedestal base for smaller artwork.
Artist must be able to demonstrate the selected artwork will be sound, safe, suitable for exhibition in the public realm, and meet all Artwork Specifications outlined.
Artist will be responsible for repairs needed that are due to build quality of the artwork duration of the exhibition.
Artist is responsible for complying with terms set forth in this RFP and will be required to sign a loan agreement with the City of Auburn.

Artist selection process and criteria
A selection panel including representatives from the Arts Commission, City of Auburn, and downtown business owners will review the submitted proposals. The panel will use the following criteria in the selection process:

Submission of all required application materials by deadline
Artistic excellence including technical competency
Suitability for the site including aesthetic content and public safety
Durability, able to withstand weather and interaction in a highly public area, and maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition.
Demonstrate structural soundness, safety and stability for an unsupervised general audience
Ability to attach to existing pedestal (2’ square and 18” in height) and fit within the size parameters

Application Guidelines & Requirements
All applications must include the following:

Artist’s statement (PDF)
Current resume or CV (PDF)
Digital images of the sculptures being submitted for consideration:
Up to ten sculptures can be submitted for consideration
Digital images per sculpture, maximum 3 minimum 1.
.jpg files only in format required by CaFE
.jpg files should be saved “Lastname_artworktitle1.jpg”, “lastname_artworktitle2.jpg” etc.
Artwork details (as outlined in CaFE upload process including: title, media, dimensions, date, etc.)
(Optional) Drawing/Photo/Description of the base of each artwork and how it will attach to the pedestals.

Timeline
February, 2018 - Announcement of Call to Artists
April 19, 2018 - Application Deadline
May 2018 - Review proposals and notify artists
September 2018 - Installation of Sculptures

Applications must be received by April 19, 2018 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5158

Posted

3/2/2018

City of Shoreline Public Art Program
Purchases will be made from a group exhibition at City Hall comprised of juried artwork; up to $10,000 is available for purchases from this exhibition.

Organization

City of Shoreline Public Art Program

Website

htto://shorelinewa.gov/art

More Info

Dave Francis

dfrancis@shorelinewa.gov

206-801-2661

Fee to Apply

no fee

Deadline to Apply

4/21/2018

Description

The City of Shoreline plans to begin creating a Portable Works Collection to reflect the ongoing development of contemporary art in the region. Emerging and established artists living and working in northwest Washington are invited to submit samples of their work for consideration. Purchases will be made from a group exhibition at City Hall comprised of juried artwork; up to $10,000 is available for purchases from this exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is open (title TBD after submissions are all in and selections made); we are interested in a wide range of two-dimensional work that includes painting, collage, works on paper, photography, video art (artist-supplied equipment), encaustic, fiber art, mixed media, as well as small scale sculpture, ceramic, and glass (wall-mount or pedestal / vitrine to 17” max height).
Work must be dropped off in person; we are not equipped to ship.

How to Apply

Please submit the following five items by email to artentry@shorelinewa.gov with “Portable Works show” followed by your last name in the subject line. We suggest sending items 1, 2 and 5 as PDF documents; Word documents are also acceptable. If your email is over 15 MB in size, you may need to send attachments in several batches. Please do not send zip files or refer us to external fileshare sites such as Dropbox.
1. Artist's Statement
2. 3 page resume
3. Work samples (up to 6 images of existing artwork, 3MB or less, jpgs)
4. Image List

Link to Opportunity

http://shorelinewa.gov/calls

Posted

3/9/2018

yəhaw̓ Show
yəhaw̓ is an open call exhibition celebrating the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest.

Organization

yəhaw̓ Show

Website

https://yehawshow.com/

More Info

Curatorial Team

info@yehawshow.com

253-336-6477

Fee to Apply

None

Deadline to Apply

4/20/2018

Description

yəhaw̓ is an open call exhibition celebrating the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. This show will be held in the newly renovated King Street Station in downtown Seattle in November 2018. All Indigenous creatives living in our region are invited to participate.

Everyone who applies will have work included in the exhibition!

This call is open to all Indigenous people living in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. This includes residents of those states belonging to Native communities outside of the Pacific Northwest, and outside of what is currently the United States. Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of age, professional experience, media, or tribal affiliation.

Additional Opportunities:
As part of the exhibition at King Street Station, there will be a free mentorship program for a cohort of 10-15 emerging creatives.

Exhibition applicants will also automatically be considered for free studio space, or additional programming, funding, and exhibiting opportunities as they become available through our growing list of partners.

If you are not a visual artist, but you have events that you would like to host in the exhibition space during the run of the show, or if you need a space to host a meeting or a community gathering, please reach out to us.

How to Apply

Apply online at https://yehawshow.submittable.com/submit.

Link to Opportunity

https://yehawshow.submittable.com/submit

Posted

3/9/2018

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

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

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

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

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

PRIZES

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

SUBMISSION RULES

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

IMPORTANT DATES

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

3/19/2018

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

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

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

PRIZES

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

SUBMISSION RULES

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

IMPORTANT DATES

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

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


How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

3/19/2018

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

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

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

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

ABOUT THE GALLERY:

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

GUIDELINES:

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

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

GALLERY EXHIBITION SUPPORT:

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

IMPORTANT DATES

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

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

For additional questions, contact sbarnes2@spscc.edu



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

How to Apply


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

For additional questions, contact sbarnes2@spscc.edu

Link to Opportunity

https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

3/19/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Membership Intern position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the development, marketing and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Membership & Development Associate with a range of membership projects, such as processing, communication and relationship management. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the creation of materials for SIFF Membership and for the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

interns@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 Helps coordinate and complete membership transactions and mailings, which includes: monthly renewal
notices, weekly member card & benefits mailings
 Draft email communications to members on upcoming events, screenings, and special
offers/information
 Organize guest lists and RSVP tracking for member screenings/events
 Communicate promptly and professionally to mail and phone communications with members

QUALIFICATIONS
 Ability to take initiative, show good judgement, and manage projects from beginning to end
 Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
 Detail oriented with the ability to anticipate next steps or needs
 Comfortable speaking to large groups
 Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
 Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
 Current enrollment or degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
 Available for 15-20 hours a week

How to Apply

Email a letter of interest and resume to interns@siff.net indicating Festival Membership Intern in the
subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

3/19/2018

LIHI
We want to have a block party here with REWA

Organization

LIHI

Website

www.lihi.org

More Info

Jodee Thelen

jodi.thelen@lihi.org

296-639-1902

Deadline to Apply

12/7/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

3/19/2018

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality
The City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, in partnership with North America Asset Management Group, LLC (NAAM), is seeking an artist or artist team to participate as a lead artist on the design team.

Organization

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality

Website

http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?objectId=1656

More Info

Naomi Strom-Avila

nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org

253-591-5191

Deadline to Apply

4/15/2018

Description

Budget: $295,000 all inclusive
Deadline: April 15, 2018, 11:59 pm
Eligibility: must live in Washington or Oregon, 18 years or older

Opportunity
The City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, in partnership with North America Asset Management Group, LLC (NAAM), is seeking an artist or artist team to participate as a lead artist on the design team and contribute art and design ideas for public spaces at the Tacoma Town Center complex. Spaces include but are not limited to the Fawcett Avenue thoroughfare, prominent corner of South 21st Street and Jefferson Avenue, and other streetscape improvements. In addition, the artist or artist team will create a signature piece of artwork for the site.

The lead artist or artist team will be encouraged to explore opportunities to enliven the Town Center’s public spaces through art and design and add to the growing outdoor art experiences in and around the Prairie Line Trail, Museum District, University of Washington – Tacoma campus, Greater Tacoma Convention Center, and Brewery District.

Additional funds will be available to commission Tacoma artists to create discrete and/or integrated artworks for the site. The lead artist or artist team will assist in determining potential locations and opportunities for these additional artworks and will participate on the artist selection panel.

How to Apply

https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit

Link to Opportunity

http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?objectId=1656

Posted

3/19/2018

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

Organization

CGTrader

Website

https://www.cgtrader.com/

More Info

Daumantas

daumantas@cgtrader.com

+37068227190

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

3/19/2018

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

Organization

Tieton Arts & Humanities

Website

www.tietonarts.org

More Info

Megan

megan@tietonarts.org

509-406-9444

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

6/15/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

http://bit.ly/2Gq8f3n

Posted

3/19/2018

Create! Magazine
Art Magazine Call for Art

Organization

Create! Magazine

Website

https://create-magazine.com/callforart/

More Info

Create! Magazine

info@create-magazine.com

Fee to Apply

30

Deadline to Apply

4/30/2018

Description

Summer 2018 Guest Curator:
Jennifer Rizzo, Spoke NYC

Jennifer Rizzo is a Brooklyn based curator and the Director at Spoke NYC. Since 2011, Jennifer has been working in contemporary galleries in NYC with a passion for lowbrow and new contemporary art.

About Spoke

SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists.

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.

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

How to Apply

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.

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: April 30, 2017

ISSUE LAUNCH: June/July 2018 TBA

Link to Opportunity

https://create-magazine.com/callforart/

Posted

3/19/2018

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

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

interns@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
● Work with the Digital Marketing Manager to establish social media strategy and best practices
● Assist with management of social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube) and editorial calendar to ensure content is timely, relevant, engaging, and is approved and released on time
● Draft weekly e-newsletters to SIFF subscribers
● Prepare monthly updates and reports to track growth and success rates of campaigns
● Keep up to date and informed on new social media trends and adapt accordingly
● Ensure proper messaging is being executed online
● Identify leaders and influencers (internal/external) and engage them in brand activities
● Assist with website copywriting, proofing, and updating as needed

QUALIFICATIONS
● Ability to take initiative, employ good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end
● Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
● Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
● Ability to meet deadlines and to anticipate next steps or needs
● Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
● Be available for 20 hours a week
● A bachelor’s degree (or currently enrolled student) in the liberal arts or
equivalent work experience
● Understands and can utilize emerging platforms, digital media, and web/social media management and measurement tools
● Adobe Creative Suite experience a plus
● Working knowledge of email marketing applications

BENEFITS
● Résumé building experience in marketing and communications, relationship management, and other aspects of community relations, marketing, and the film industry
● Great opportunity to learn about what happens behind the scenes of a year-round cinema and an international film festival
● Class credit (if applicable)

REFERENCES
● References should speak to the applicant’s sense of camaraderie, integrity, professionalism, responsibility, and flexibility

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

3/19/2018

Youth in Focus
Youth in Focus seeks professional photography teaching artists for youth programs.

Organization

Youth in Focus

Website

www.youthinfocus.org

More Info

Ashley Mouldon

ashleym@youthinfocus.org

206-723-1479

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Youth in Focus offers both B&W Darkroom and Digital Photography Classes to youth ages 13-19 throughout the year in eight-week quarters. Additionally, we offer a variety of photography Partner Program and workshop opportunities based on interest and teaching artist expertise.

Hours for our quarterly classes and partner programs vary throughout the year.

We seek professional teaching artists with ample experience teaching photography to at-risk youth, professionally practicing photography, and writing/implementing a syllabus or lesson plans.

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

3/23/2018

InterIm CDA
InterIm Community Development Association and the Danny Woo Art Wall Steering Committee invites visual artists to submit qualifications to develop a site integrated, community-based public art piece to be located on the retaining wall along the north side of S. Main Street outside the Danny Woo Community Garden entrance at 620 S. Main Street Seattle, WA 98104. The art piece will be installed on a concrete retaining wall, which is divided into “panels” with steel beams. The art piece should extend at least 10 panels long. This project has the potential to extend and connect to a larger project, as part of the activation and beautification of the I-5 underpass at Jackson St and 8th Ave. Examples include and are not limited to: 3D installation, tile mosaic, semi-permanent mural.

Organization

InterIm CDA

Website

www.dannywoogarden.org

More Info

Lizzy Chong Baskerville

lbaskerville@interimcda.org

2066241802

Deadline to Apply

4/15/2018

Description

Project Background:
Creating artwork on the South Main Street wall was part of the recommendations that came out of the 2003 Urban Design Plan and was discussed in two charrettes that were conducted this past year. The two charrettes cumulatively involved about twenty community stakeholders that discussed how to beautify South Main Street. The 2003 Urban Design Plan was a year-long planning process, which involved at least 100 community members.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
We are seeking a person or team who meet the following qualifications:
- Demonstrated experience with public art.
- Aesthetic excellence in the design and execution of completed projects.
- Ability to design, fabricate, install and/or oversee the fabrication and installation of commissioned work.
- Consider the physical constraints of the site, installation permitting requirements, and resistance to vandalism.
- Ability to apply a racial justice lens and an understanding of cultural and historical context of the Nihonmachi/Chinatown International District to the process and final product.
- Engage community at least in the conceptual phase of the design.
- Ability to work with an existing steering committee comprised of community stakeholders.

Project Budget:
The total budget for the Danny Woo Community Art Wall Project is $15,000, with approximately half of the budget going to artist fees and half going towards funding for the artist/artist team, management, fabrication, and materials.

Project Timeline:
Phase 1 – Artist Search
April 13th: Deadline for submission of artist qualifications
April 20th: Steering Committee selects 2-3 finalists
May 24th: Finalists present concepts/fabrication models/panels to Steering Committee for review
May 31st: Final artist selected via evaluation rubric; artists notified with committee and public feedback
Phase 2 – Design Development: June – July
Phase 3 – Implementation: August – September
Phase 4 – Unveiling/Opening Celebration: Late September

Cultural and Historical Significance of the Site:
Nihonmachi (Japantown) is a neighborhood was once a vibrant community of Japanese immigrants that suffered from cultural abandonment when the population was forced to leave during the Japanese internment. As early as 1891, Nihonmachi served as the heart of Seattle’s Japanese American community, and at its height the area thrived with a variety of businesses including bathhouses, barber shops, theaters, a health clinic, and dry goods stores that extended at least 22 square blocks. During WWII 7,000 Japanese Seattle residents were forcibly removed.
The Danny Woo Community Garden was founded in 1975 and is located in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District at 620 South Main Street. The Garden is approximately 1.5 acres and contains nearly 100 plots that are cultivated and cared for by elderly Asian immigrant residents of the neighborhood. The garden is also home to a children's garden, chicken coop, outdoor kitchen, and fruit tree orchard. As the largest green space in the Chinatown/International District and Little Saigon area, the Danny Woo Community Garden is an essential place for the surrounding community to engage with nature, access safe and healthy food, and build cohesion with neighbors.
Asian American Activism: Leading up to the Garden’s creation in 1975, the Chinatown-International District was already a hub for community engagement and activism. Spearheaded by the Filipino-American civil rights leader “Uncle Bob” Santos, the Chinatown-International District became the center of Seattle’s Asian American empowerment movement in the 1960s. Working with other influential Seattle civil rights leaders, Santos successfully rallied community members and businesses together to protest various developments that would threaten the well-being of the neighborhood and its residents. In 1971, Santos became the leader of InterIm CDA and immediately set to work developing and enhancing health services, recreation, and affordable housing in the Chinatown-International District. The main goal of Santos and InterIm was to resist the gentrification of their neighborhood, and to prevent the neighborhood from “succumbing to outside commercial influences.”
Resources:
Chin, Doug. Seattle’s International District: The Making of a Pan-Asian American Community. Seattle, Wash: International Examiner Press, 2001. Print .
Sanders, Jeffrey C. Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability: Inventing Ecotopia. Pittsburgh, PA: U of Pittsburgh, 2010. Print.
Santos, Bob and Gary Iwamoto. Gang of Four. Seattle, Wash: Chin Music Press, 2015. Print.
Santos, Bob. Hum Bows not Hot Dogs. Seattle, WA: International Examiner Press, 2002. Print.

How to Apply

This is a request for qualifications. No specific proposals for artwork will be accepted at this time. Applications must include all of the following for consideration:

- Artist’s statement of interest, considering the cultural and historical context of the site (1 page)
- Resume(s) of artist(s)
- Three professional references
- Submit digital materials as a pdf attachment via e-mail or provide link to website or portfolio
- Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials (if sending physical materials)
- 5 to 10 images with a max size of 2MB 72dpi. Up to 2 of 10 work samples may be video work, edited to 2:00 max, in Quicktime format or available on YouTube or Vimeo. Please label your images by name and number in the following format: LastName_01, LastName_02, etc.
Email Qualifications to: lbaskerville@interimcda.org
Subject: Danny Woo Art Wall Application
Mail Qualifications to:
InterIm CDA
c/o Lizzy Chong Baskerville, Garden Manager
310 Maynard Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104
www.interimicda.org | www.dannywoogarden.org
Deadline: April 13th, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Link to Opportunity

www.dannywoogarden.org

Posted

3/23/2018

Office of Arts & Culture
yəhaw̓ is an open call exhibition celebrating the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. All Indigenous creatives living in our region are invited to participate, and everyone who applies will have work included in the exhibition.

Organization

Office of Arts & Culture

More Info

info@yehawshow.com

253-336- 6477

Deadline to Apply

4/20/2018

Description

The title of the show, yəhaw̓, is drawn from the Coast Salish story of Native people from all tribes uniting around a common cause and lifting up the sky together. In the spirit of the story, this exhibition will be a collective portrait of Native America, including creatives of all ages and stages in their careers, from Urban and Reservation communities, working in contemporary and traditional materials, and in ways that may or may not be widely recognized as Native. And just as, historically, Indigenous makers seamlessly imbued utilitarian objects with spiritual and artistic meaning, we seek to challenge the false divide between craft and fine art, as well as high and low art, by equally valuing all objects as part of our cultural continuum.

The exhibition will also be accompanied by mentorship opportunities to support continued artistic development in the Indigenous community, and we hope that all exhibition participants will gain experience and exposure, and create sustaining relationships.

We are giving up curatorial control through the open call process to empower Native artisans to retake ownership of their representation. By creating an opportunity for the community to speak for itself through a wide range of individual and sometimes conflicting perspectives, we aim to unsettle assumptions and begin a critical new dialogue about what Native American art is and can be. We hope yəhaw̓ will reflect a nuanced, inclusive, and community-driven narrative that firmly establishes Native creatives as belonging in the here and now.

How to Apply

https://yehawshow.submittable.com/submit

Link to Opportunity

https://yehawshow.com/

Posted

3/23/2018

Trendy Crafts
teach after school craft classes at public elementary school

Organization

Trendy Crafts

Website

www.trendycrafts.org

More Info

Elizabeth Chapman

thetrendycrafters@gmail.com

206-605-0067

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Freelance/Consultant

Description

Instructors needed for after school enrichment classes held at public elementary schools. Classes meet once per week for one hour. May work up to 5 days. Pay is $20 per hour.

How to Apply

www.trendycrafts.org

Link to Opportunity

Posted

3/23/2018

IT'S LIQUID GROUP
CALL FOR ARTISTS

Organization

IT'S LIQUID GROUP

Website

http://www.itsliquid.com/call-surfaces-venice-may-nov-2018.html

More Info

Remigio Schifano

remigio.itsliquid@gmail.com

+39.3387574098

Fee to Apply

200

Deadline to Apply

4/16/2018

Description

SURFACES FESTIVAL consists of 3 main exhibitions: BODIES (May 26 – July 12, 2018), PLACES (July 27 – September 13, 2018), and SPACES (September 28 – November 25, 2018), focused on different themes, an Experimental division dedicated to video-art and performing art and the Venice Architecture Academy.
All selected works of architecture, photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art will be presented during the whole festival in Venice.

The Experimental division of SURFACES FESTIVAL composed by monthly different appointments about video-art and performance art works.

The Venice Architecture Academy is an intensive experience that offers different prospective on the whole world of Architecture. The Academy is composed by the VAAD – Venice Art + Architecture Days, with a rich program of talks, workshops and meetings during the opening days of SURFACES FESTIVAL and the Summer Architecture Academy, with courses on Architectural main themes, from Interior Design to Urban Planning.



For more information or to take part in the selection, send an e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

How to Apply

For more information or to take part in the selection, send an e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Link to Opportunity

http://www.itsliquid.com/call-surfaces-venice-may-nov-2018.html

Posted

3/23/2018

SIFF Cinema
The Director of Philanthropy is SIFF’s lead individual fundraiser and is responsible for generating and executing a strategy that builds support across all areas of individual giving: individual gift initiatives, special events, and membership. Specific areas of focus include furthering a culture of philanthropy at SIFF, Board of Directors support and building and maintaining donor relationships. The Director of Philanthropy sits on the SIFF organizational leadership team. This position is responsible for management of the staff and workflow of the Philanthropy Department, including gift solicitation processing and acknowledgement, supporter/donor analysis, membership program implementation, philanthropy communication strategies, and special events implementation.

Organization

SIFF Cinema

Website

siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning, Donor Relations & Engagement
● Create, maintain, and manage an annual individual giving strategic plan and associated budget
● Directly solicit funds for SIFF
● Identify and create new individual fundraising programs, in collaboration with staff
● Manage donor base including recruitment, stewardship, and retention, in collaboration with staff
● Work with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board of Directors to optimize their roles in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors
● Strategize, create, manage, and execute fundraising events, in collaboration with staff
● Craft, and execute SIFF membership program, in collaboration with staff
● Generate regular reports for annual fund, prepare mailing lists, provide computer processing as needed
● Oversee the fulfillment of donor and member program benefits
● Maintain personal contact and good relationships with SIFF supporters

Leadership & Management
● Serve as primary liaison between the Philanthropy Department and SIFF Leadership, continually ensuring a culture of Philanthropy within the organization
● Provide strategic planning goals and leadership for the Development Department as well as participating in the strategic planning of the organization overall
● Lead, support, and supervise the Special Events Manager in the coordination of fundraising events such as Sip For SIFF and Red Carpet Experience
● Lead, support, and supervise the Membership and Development Associate in the daily administrative and strategic planning duties of the membership program
● Lead, support, and supervise the Donor Relations Officer in the daily administrative and strategic planning duties of the individual gifts program
● Perform necessary performance reviews/appraisals for direct reports and necessary coaching and guidance
● Work closely with the Board of Directors and Development Committee, providing leadership of fundraising initiatives and tactics

Database & Finance
● Ensure accurate and timely processing of gifts and acknowledgments
● Provide accurate reporting systems, consistent processes and procedures
● Maintain up-to-date donor records/profiles and prospect research
● Generate and oversee day-to-day management of departmental budget: providing detailed reports of contributed income, forecasting weekly and monthly income
● Work with the Finance Department to: create, communicate, and closely track budgeted goals versus actual income, gift processing, and keep expenses within budget

Marketing and Communications
● Work with the Marketing and Communications (MARCOM) Department to provide regular updates for supporter publications, annual reports, and other donor acknowledgement collateral
● Coordinate initiatives with MARCOM regarding individual giving and fundraising including supporter messaging, website updates, upgrade campaigns, member appeals, and collateral materials
● Ensure ongoing supporter/donor/member communications including annual fund renewal notices, gift acknowledgment and stewardships mailings
● Craft language and tone for supporter/donor-related correspondence

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Skills Required/Experience:
● A minimum five years of experience in a similar management role, or in a role demonstrating increasing level of skills and responsibility, preferably in an arts organization
● Strong background and experience in client solicitation, follow up, and management through membership programs and/or fundraising experiences
● Demonstrated talent for managing a large portfolio of relationships in a timely manner
● At least five years of experience with individual development including annual and capital campaign fundraising events
● Experience with planned giving and endowment campaigns a plus
● Experience in hospitality or events
● Demonstrated superior leadership, management, and interpersonal skills
● Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, creative personalities
● Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
● Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, problem-solve, and multitask
● Superior written and oral communication skills
● Strong demonstrated computer skills including MS Office, FileMaker Pro, and fundraising software proficiency
● Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree preferred in arts management, non-profit development, or a relevant discipline

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to siffjobs@siff.net indicating Director of Philanthropy in the subject line. Please include three professional references.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

3/23/2018

ON THE BOARDS
On the Boards, Seattle’s home for contemporary dance, theater and multidisciplinary performance, seeks a Finance Manager. This person is detail-oriented, and has proven experience and success in finance management and accounting in a fast-paced environment. This position requires a leader with a minimum of three years of accounting, finance, and audit experience. They will, ideally, have experience in a complex nonprofit with multiple programs.

Organization

ON THE BOARDS

Website

www.ontheboards.org

More Info

Sara Ann Davidson

jobs@ontheboards.org

206-217-9886

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

On the Boards, Seattle’s home for contemporary dance, theater and multidisciplinary performance, seeks a Finance Manager. This person is detail-oriented, and has proven experience and success in finance management and accounting in a fast-paced environment.

This position requires a leader with a minimum of three years of accounting, finance, and audit experience. They will, ideally, have experience in a complex nonprofit with multiple programs.

This is a part-time exempt position (60 hours per semimonthly pay period). Eligible for company paid medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance. Additional benefits include a subsidized ORCA card and/or parking pass and generous paid time off including 12 holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Compensation: $45,000 - $50,000 commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@ontheboards.org (subject line: Finance Manager Search) Position open until filled. Final candidates will be subject to a background check.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.ontheboards.org/sites/default/files/ontheboards-financemanager-2018.pdf

Posted

3/28/2018

Seattle Architecture Foundation
Part-time, paid, teaching position for youth architecture workshops

Organization

Seattle Architecture Foundation

Website

http://seattlearchitecture.org/

More Info

Kathryn Higgins

kathryn@seattlearchitecture.org

2066679184

Deadline to Apply

4/30/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

SAF School Programs Design Instructor

This is a Part Time Paid Position with the Seattle Architecture Foundation.


Project Description

SAF serves students through after-school programs at middle schools throughout Seattle, providing workshops designed to connect students to the built environment through hands-on design and modeling projects. Our teachers work on-site at local schools with the assistance of local architects and in collaboration with Out-of-School Time (OST) offices.
Current school partners are: Asa Mercer International MS, Hamilton International MS, Madison MS, Washington MS, and The Northwest School.

Qualifications

• 1-2 years of experience working with middle or high school students
• Some study, practice, or demonstrable interest related to architecture, design, urbanism, and/or civic engagement
• Commitment to working within a racial, gender, and class equity framework
• Willing to submit to background check

Basic Expectations

• Instructors will attend any orientation sessions at schools before the start of their session, and lunch time and evening recruitment (paid) as available
• Lead lessons and activities on-site at SAF partnered schools
• Participate in trainings and planning sessions by SAF
• Support and delegate to SAF volunteer support in the classroom
• Ability to work collaboratively with the SAF Program Director and school partners to meet theneeds of students

Term

• Summer Assignments: We are currently hiring for the start of our summer session which is July 9- August 16, 8:30AM-10:30AM, M-F.
• After school assignments: We currently offer OST courses at four middle schools throughout Seattle. Assignments are 1 day a week for approximately 2 hours (generally between 3:30pm - 5:30pm) with some hours for training and prep time. Each class lasts approximately 8-12 weeks. Programs run concurrently throughout the school year, so there are opportunities to work multiple school sites.

• Additional opportunities with occasional workshops during the school day, both at SAF offices in Downtown Seattle & and on-site at area schools, and other summer partnerships.

• Priority will be given to candidates with availability for both summer and school year assignments.

Compensation

The Design Instructor is an hourly position at $17-$20/hour, DOE.

Benefits

• Gain experience teaching Design, Architecture and Neighborhood focused curriculum to middle school youth, with opportunities to collaborate in the design of curriculum.

• Sharpen communication and presentation skills.

• The opportunity to work with amazing students throughout the region to encourage their passions and demonstrate how they can effect positive change in their community through architecture & design.

• Network with professionals in the Seattle architecture & design community.

• Attend most SAF tours and events for FREE.

How to Apply

E-mail a brief letter of interest outlining your skills and experience, résumé and 3 references to Kathryn Higgins, Program Director, at kathryn@seattlearchitecture.org by April 27.

Link to Opportunity

http://seattlearchitecture.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2018-Summer-SAF-Teacher_Description.pdf

Posted

4/2/2018

Organization

freelance

Website

manhula.wix.com/marcelinomanhula

More Info

marcelino manhula

manhulamarcelino@gmail.com

+270729468929

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

looking for mosaic art project any where

How to Apply

opoortunity

Link to Opportunity

mosaic art work

Posted

4/2/2018

Seattle Architecture Foundation
The exhibit intern will work on all aspects of exhibit preparation, installation through duration of exhibit

Organization

Seattle Architecture Foundation

Website

http://seattlearchitecture.org

More Info

Kathryn Higgins

kathryn@seattlearchitecture.org

2066679184

Deadline to Apply

4/30/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

SAF’s Annual Architectural Model Exhibit will showcase recent work from local designers to engage visitors in how design happens and the changes in their city. The Model Exhibit Intern will be responsible for working with exhibit committee members and the Program Director to develop programming ideas, coordinate communications with special guests and speakers, assist with producing program descriptions/press release info and promote programs through social media, and general exhibition assistance with the 2018 exhibit.

How to Apply

E-mail a brief letter of interest outlining your skills and experience, a résumé and 2 references to Kathryn Higgins, Program Director at kathryn@seattlearchitecture.org by April 13, 2018

Link to Opportunity

http://seattlearchitecture.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Exhibits-Intern.pdf

Posted

4/2/2018

Camp Solomon Schechter
Camp Solomon Schechter invites professional artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate, and install donor recognition artwork at our facility in Tumwater, WA.

Organization

Camp Solomon Schechter

Website

https://www.campschechter.org/

More Info

Jef Nobbe

jnobbe@campschechter.org

206.693.3039

Deadline to Apply

4/30/2018

Description

Camp Solomon Schechter invites professional artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate, and install donor recognition artwork at our facility in Tumwater, WA.

Schechter (www.campschechter.org) has a 60-year tradition of fun, friendship, and Jewish education in the Pacific Northwest. We create a unique, welcoming, and spiritual Jewish environment, offering an innovative experience for youth of all denominations entering 2nd - 12th grades. We are located an hour south of Seattle, Washington, and two hours north of Portland, Oregon, nestled in the shadow of Mt. Rainier in Tumwater, Washington. Our spectacular 180-acre wooded facility features breathtaking views of our private lake, where campers can swim and paddle boat. Hiking in the untouched beauty of our own forests and protected wetlands augment our exciting outdoor program.

For this project, Schechter will commission an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install:
- An outdoor donor “wall,” i.e., a display in a conspicuous location at camp that lists the names of the people, foundations, and companies that contributed to our recent capital building project; and
- Naming opportunity “plaques,” i.e., individualized displays honoring people, foundations, and companies that committed funds to the capital building project in exchange for having their name associated with a building, room, driveway, or the like at the camp.

For this call, the terms “wall” and “plaques” are being used loosely and, even though we initially envisioned this project to be metalwork, we encourage artists using other media (or cross-media) to apply and let us know how your medium/media fit this project – examples include resin, hard plastics, epoxy, concrete, plaster, or stone.

Since our facility is primarily a summer camp and outdoor-focused, a traditional wall is less appealing to us. We would like the artist or artist team to work with our project committee to find a creative way to recognize the donors to our capital campaign that embodies Schechter and Jewish summer camping. For example, one idea that has been discussed is a donor fence where metal bands, with the donors names etched or cut into the bands, are woven around metal fence posts. It could be finished off with canoe-shaped flower boxes on top to tie it into the camp logo and the numerous canoes that are seen throughout camp. This, of course, is only one idea, and we look forward to the creative process to find the right concept that fits the camp.

The naming opportunity “plaques” should coordinate with the donor “wall” and will include named buildings, rooms, mezuzahs, driveways, walking paths, and even a tree and a fishing hole.

The budget for design, fabrication, and installation, inclusive of all artist fees, travel, materials, etc. is $25,000. (Room and board will be provided separate from this budget while the artist or artist team is working at camp.) Art should require limited maintenance and withstand the area’s climate. Artists should also consider the high amount of activity at camp, not only during the summer but also in the “off-season.”

How to Apply

To apply, submit the following materials to jnobbe@campschechter.org:
• A succinct letter of interest, indicating your vision and approach for the project
• A professional resume or CV with qualifications
• Three professional references with current contact information
• Visual support materials of previous work; 10 images max
• Annotated image list to accompany any submitted images

All submissions must be received by the end of the day on Monday, 4/30/2018. Interviews with selected candidates will take place in early- to mid-May with selection of artist or artist team to occur by the end of the month. The design, fabrication and installation of the artwork will take place during the summer of 2018.

Jewish artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions? Contact Jef Nobbe at jnobbe@campschechter.org or 206-693-3039.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.campschechter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Calling-All-Artists-Capital-Campaign.pdf

Posted

4/2/2018

Gallery110
Gallery 110 is seeking a full-time Director. A candidate with previous art gallery experience who will oversee marketing and sales

Organization

Gallery110

Website

www.Gallery110.com

More Info

David Haughton - Board Chair

haughton-art@shaw.ca

604 525 2412

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Gallery 110, considered one of the best independent non-profit galleries in the Seattle/King County area, exhibits the work of our member artists, affiliate artists, and guest artists, as well as organizing and hosting an Annual International Juried Exhibition, now in its ninth year.
Gallery 110 is seeking a full-time Director. A candidate with previous art gallery experience will be preferred. The Director oversees marketing and sales: advising on promotions and exhibitions that stimulate public interest while developing relationships with artists, clientele, the arts community, and the press. The Director maintains sales records, contracts, documents, archival records, client database, and the Gallery’s website. We offer a base salary of $18,000/year plus a generous commission on sales and expect the Director to be present in the gallery during business hours (noon-5pm Thursday – Saturday) with additional hours to complete promotional, managerial and operations duties as needed.
We are looking for a Director who is in love with art, has a confident ‘eye’ for good art, and can articulate and share that enthusiasm with others, promoting investments in our artists’ work. In managing Gallery 110 you will have the opportunity to make the gallery more successful, propelling it onto the regional and national stage.

How to Apply

Send resume/C.V. and cover letter of interest to: apply@gallery110.com.
More details on Gallery 110 website: https://www.gallery110.com/job-posting/

Link to Opportunity

https://www.gallery110.com/job-posting/

Posted

4/2/2018

Hugo House
Scholarships available for summer writing camp

Organization

Hugo House

Website

www.hugohouse.org

More Info

Ana Lester

ana@hugohouse.org

2064559713

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

School of Art + Art History + Design
Chief administrator support responsible for managing daily operations

Organization

School of Art + Art History + Design

Website

https://art.washington.edu/

More Info

Risa Morgan Lewellyn

risam@uw.edu

206-685-2552

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

The School of Art+Art History+Design (SoA+AH+D), has an outstanding opportunity for an Administrator.

The Administrator reports to the Director of the School of Art + Art History + Design (SoA+AH+D) as the chief administrative support responsible for managing daily operations of the School. SoA+AH+D has 40 FTE faculty and 23 staff members serving approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 60 graduate students and more than 1,000 non-majors enrolled in courses. The Administrator along with the Directors of Academic Services, IT Services, Visual/Web Services and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery are the senior staff leadership who report to the Director. The Administrator acts independently and responsibly, given general direction from the School’s Director and within the University's policies and procedures; responsibilities include general administration, business planning, financial management, personnel, facilities support, research project support, development, and other functions as necessary. Specific duties include:

Financial Management
• Manage $10 million annually in revenue distributed among 131 budgets.
• Oversight on all state budgets (more than $6 million per year), including expenditures, verifying balances; and providing monthly budget reports.
• Oversight on all self-sustaining budgets (approximately $1 million annually)
• Oversight on all endowed funds and associated operating funds (approximately $3 million)
• Work with fiscal staff to create budget projections and analyze spending patterns
• Provide other reports as requested by the School Director or other decision makers and alert the Director to potential allocation deficits or unusual expenditure patterns.
• Estimate revenue from endowed funds and provide guidance on allowable uses of gift funds and ensure gift funds are used in a timely fashion.
• Work with fiscal staff to create and maintain financial reports; oversee budget reconciliation, create and maintain budget forecasts.
• Work with Advancement and marketing staff to ensure gifts are transmitted and acknowledged in a timely fashion.

Research Support
• Manage grants (pre- and post-award).
• Assist faculty with grant submissions, including budget preparation, internal and external electronic forms and sponsor reports.
• Oversee research budget reconciliation and preparation of monthly reports.
• Provide guidance to investigators and staff regarding federal, state and university grant policies and procedures.
• Work with fiscal office on fiscal procedures enabling prompt responses to investigators’, the Chair’s and campus administration’s requests and to assure compliance with federal, state and university policies.

Daily Operations
• Oversee daily operations of the School associated with Workday/payroll, procurement, accounts payable and receivable and other administrative functions.
• Serve as the liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences Shared Services unit, which provides Workday/payroll transactional support.
• Work with fiscal staff on all payment to individuals, procard, procurement and reimbursement functions.
• Provide guidance to the School community regarding UW, state and federal policies and procedures that impact School activities.
• Review business processes in tandem with other members of the senior staff to ensure the best service to the School community.

Human Resources
• Directly supervise 8 permanent staff (seven Instructional Technician II staff plus Budget Fiscal Supervisor).
• Supervise occasional hourly staff as needed.
• Provide guidance to all other staff and staff supervisors regarding HR policies.
• Ensure that all applicable policies and regulations regarding personnel are followed (e.g. hiring; assigning, reviewing and approving work, training, performance evaluation, disciplinary actions).

Facility
• Manage 98,000 square feet distributed among three facilities.
• Work with Building Coordinators and Administrative Coordinator to manage physical plant issues in all three buildings.
• Ensure compliance with UW, state and federal regulations related to equipment and materials used in art studios, appropriate safety training for SoA+AH+D faculty, staff and students.
• Oversee access to SOAAHD facilities.
• Oversee facilities maintenance and liaison with appropriate campus units such as Facilities Services.
• Provide guidance to the School director on facility projects and upgrades, ensuring they are completed on budget and on time.

How to Apply

Go to the University of Washington website, click on the JOBS link at the very bottom of the page. Follow the prompts for a staff job.

Link to Opportunity

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=154193&szCandidateID=0&szReturnToSearch=1

Posted

4/6/2018

Seattle Music Partners
Seattle Music Partners is looking for a new executive director for our thriving non-profit music-education program.

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Marnie O'Sullivan

marnieosullivan@gmail.com

206-353-0968

Deadline to Apply

4/28/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Seattle Music Partners (SMP) seeks a full time Executive Director who is passionate about music education and equity to lead the organization into the next chapter of its life. We seek a dynamic, inspirational leader to build upon our strong foundation, deepening the quality of instruction we offer in our tutoring and ensemble programs, and continuing to improve outcomes for our students.

ABOUT SEATTLE MUSIC PARTNERS
SMP’s mission is to cultivate a diverse and vibrant music-making community by eliminating economic barriers to quality music expression and experiences, particularly for children. 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 Executive Director provides strategic leadership as well as management of the operations and administration of the organization. Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff, the Executive Director is responsible for:

Leadership and Vision: Ensure the organization is engaging in long-range strategy that achieves its mission and provide leadership in building organizational systems and structures.
Fundraising and Communications: Oversee and implement a comprehensive development plan, build and maintain relationships with donors, and ensure the organization effectively markets itself and its program to prospective students, families, schools, donors, and other constituencies.
Financial Management and Fiscal Oversight: Manage the fiscal security of the organization and ensure sound financial practices.
Board Engagement: Keep the Board well-informed regarding the management and condition of the organization and encourage high participation, collaboration, and communication of Board members.
Staff Management and Program Oversight: Maintain a positive and strong organizational culture; Manage, coach, mentor, and motivate staff; Develop strategies for building, sustaining, and evaluating programming; Support program activities as needed.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal SMP Executive Director must share our commitment to the core goals of excellence and equity in music education, particularly for students from less-affluent families and students of color who are consistently underrepresented in our region’s top music programs. The Executive Director is a strong leader who can deepen the quality of instruction we offer in our tutoring and ensemble programs and continue to improve outcomes for our students.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following demonstrated competencies:

Strong Fundraising and Resource Management – As the lead fundraiser for the organization the candidate must have demonstrated skills in identifying and securing sources of funding, managing fiscal and human resources, and fulfilling legal responsibilities connected with the management of a non-profit organization.
Demonstrated Commitment to Equity – The candidate must be a culturally competent leader with a strong commitment to closing opportunity gaps, identifying and effectively communicating about barriers to achievement and the resulting achievement and opportunity gaps.
Effective at Building and Sustaining Culture – The candidate must be able to influence, establish, and sustain a culture both within our program and within our partner schools that is reflective of a sustained focus on a shared mission and vision for the improvement of music learning and teaching.
Engaging Communities – The candidate must have a track record of effective communication and partnering with families and community members to promote learning and support the recruitment of a pool of tutors, staff, and teaching artists that reflects the diversity of our community.
Instructional Leadership and Commitment to Music – the candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to music education.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor’s Degree is required as well as leadership or management experience working in schools or non-profit organizations.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Board of Directors and requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends. The expected salary range is $65K - $85K, depending upon experience and skills. SMP offers generous vacations aligned with the Seattle Public Schools academic calendar. The SMP office is located at 200 Broadway Suite 100, in Seattle’s Central District.

How to Apply

TO APPLY
To apply, please submit a resume and detailed cover letter that describes your specific interest in working with our organization and why your background makes for a compelling candidacy. These materials should be emailed to jobs@seattlemusicpartners.org with “Executive Director Inquiry” in the subject line.

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.

SEARCH TIMELINE

Posting Date: April 4, 2018
Closing Date: April 27, 2018

Consideration will be given to applications as soon as they are received, and interviewing will begin in early May. We anticipate making a hiring decision by late May and have a new Executive Director start in June.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.seattlemusicpartners.org/smpexecutivedirectorjob.html

Posted

4/6/2018

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

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

volunteers@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

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

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

volunteers@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

PRIMARY SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
● Venue Crew Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

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

Organization

Green River College Helen S. Smith Gallery

Website

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

More Info

Sarah Dillon Gilmartin

sdillon@greenriver.edu

2538339111 x4213

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

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

Organization

Tateuchi Center

Website

tateuchicenter.org

More Info

Sofia Babaeva

sofiab@tateuchicenter.org

4264620108

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

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

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

interns@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

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


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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

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

Organization

Columbia City Gallery

Website

www.columbiacitygallery.com

More Info

Betsy Fetherston

betsyf@columbiacitygallery.com

2067609843

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

6/24/2018

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/11/2018

Hilltop Artists
Rewarding opportunity for a detail-oriented, creative self-starter.

Organization

Hilltop Artists

Website

hilltopartists.org

More Info

Jillian Foss

jfoss@hilltopartists.org

253-571-7720

Deadline to Apply

4/28/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

In this position, you will be a key team member, with responsibilities in the following main areas:

-Special Events: lead fellow team members in planning and implementing fundraising and special events – most critically, Hilltop Artists signature fundraiser, the Better Futures Luncheon.
-Donor Development: collaboratively design and implement donor development strategies and timelines, donor communications, reporting, and data entry.
-Administration: input and maintenance of office systems including database, digital and paper filing, record keeping, and organizational phone and email.
-Volunteer Program Management: administer and coordinate volunteer recruitment, orientation, retention, and recognition.

Requirements:

-Minimum of five years of event, development, and/or nonprofit experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence.
-Experience planning and organizing events.
-Demonstrable understanding of relational donor development and a passion for building philanthropic communities.
-Volunteer management experience with a record of well-managed projects, including ability to train, orient, and supervise volunteers.
-Effective database skills – accurate and consistent database entry skills.
-High level of integrity and ethical awareness.
-Commitment to equity and social justice; willingness to engage in personal and professional growth.

Desired Skills:

-Bachelor’s degree
-Experience planning and leading significant fundraising event, including sponsor solicitation, table captain management, and auction coordination.
-Familiarity with Salesforce, Google Suite, Microsoft Office
-Professional experience using online communication platforms, such as Constant Contact, WordPress, and various social media outlets.

Environment: You will have your own desk in a shared office with a part-time Accounts Manager, Deputy Director, and Communications and Administrative Associate. The office is located within our large hot shop at Jason Lee Middle School. The hot shop itself is active and loud – often with rock and roll music on – and filled with students for much of the work day. Your space however, will be relatively peaceful.

This is a fast paced, creative, and demanding job that requires a strong sense of self-care, balance, and joy in the mission.

Salary range: $37,000 – $41,000 annually depending on qualifications, 40 hours/week, full benefits: generous paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, medical, dental, and life insurance.

Hilltop Artists in Residence is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, gender, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, or status with regard to public assistance.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: April 27, 2018 or until the position is filled.

Application Materials: cover letter, resume, and a sample thank you letter.

Writing Sample Directions: Please write a sample donor thank you letter that is no longer than one page and appropriate for mailing via post to a Hilltop Artists donor.

Please send application materials in a single PDF document to info@hilltopartists.org with subject: (Your Last Name) 2018 Events and Development Manager.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.hilltopartists.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/HA-Events-and-Development-Manager.pdf

Posted

4/11/2018

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

Organization

Sounds Unlimited

Website

www.asoundsunlimited.com

More Info

Erin Oriani

party@northwestdj.com

2063644000

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

No Experience Required.

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

Tons of shows in the first two weeks of June!

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

Job Requirements:

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

Auditions and interviews scheduled for the next two weeks!

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/11/2018

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

Organization

Crybaby Studios

Website

http://crybabystudios.com/

More Info

crybabystudios@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

5/1/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

http://crybabystudios.com/applyforgrant/

Posted

4/11/2018

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

Organization

Inscape Arts

Website

http://inscapearts.org

More Info

susanna.inscape@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

5/8/2018

Description

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

Residency Requirements

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

Artists are responsible for their own materials.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is the studio handicap accessible?
Yes.

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/11/2018

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

Organization

Green River College

Website

https://www.greenriver.edu/

More Info

Susan Dillon Gilmartin

sdillon@greenriver.edu

Deadline to Apply

7/1/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/11/2018

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

More Info

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

Application Materials

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/11/2018

A Special Evening of Inspiration, Imagery and Inclusion.

More Info

Mark Santistevan

Santistevan4@gmail.com

2069405921

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

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

How to Apply

Contact : Veronica Foster
vkwebbfoster@gmail.com

Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

(206) Q

Website

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

More Info

Rafi Lazerson

206qsubmissions@gmail.com

3057616611

Deadline to Apply

5/6/2018

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Please provide the following information in your application:

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

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/23/2018

MoBitE Foundation Post Graduation

Website

ww.buddy4study.com

More Info

kevin

gellerross086@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

4/12/2018

Description

MoBitE Foundation Post Graduation Endowment Scholarship 2018 is for students who have completed graduation and are looking to pursue their post graduation in any stream in the year 2018. The students should be from a recognized University/Institution/College.

How to Apply

http://www.buddy4study.com/post-graduation-endowment-scholarship

Link to Opportunity

http://www.buddy4study.com/post-graduation-endowment-scholarship

Posted

4/23/2018

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Customer Service, Educator

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.chihulygardeandglass.com

More Info

Hilary Lee

hilaryl@chihulygardenandglass.com

2067534936

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

Experience & Skills Required:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit https://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit our website.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

City of Redmond

Website

www.redmond.gov/arts

More Info

Janet Lee

jlee@redmond.gov

425-556-2316

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

3. Complete Application by Monday, May 12, 2018

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

call for poems to end death penalty in WA

More Info

Sarah Zale

sarahzpoetry@gmail.com

360-460-8589

Deadline to Apply

12/31/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Its Liquid
call for architects, designers and artists from all over the world

Organization

Its Liquid

Website

http://www.itsliquid.com/

More Info

Elena Miatto

itsliquid.exhibitions@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

4/26/2018

Description

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE APRIL 26, 2018.

SURFACES FESTIVAL - BODIES. At Ca' Zanardi ant The ROOM contemporary art space, Venice. (from May 26 to July 12, 2018)
ITS LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival.

BODIES is the first appointment of SURFACES FESTIVAL which will be organized in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and Ca' Zanardi. The festival focuses on the concept of Surfaces, analyzing the bound between human and urban spaces, the human identity and the city.
The festival will give the opportunity to artists, architects and designers to share their works and their experiences during the months of the exhibition.

All selected works of architecture, photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art will be presented during the whole festival in Venice.

For more information or to take part in the selection send an e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

How to Apply

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects by e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Link to Opportunity

http://www.itsliquid.com/call-bodies-surfaces-festival-venice-2018.html

Posted

4/23/2018

Oragenius Inc
Art Competition

Organization

Oragenius Inc

Website

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

More Info

Kate Flanagan

kate@orangenius.com

9196192327

Fee to Apply

15

Deadline to Apply

6/30/2018

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Delaware Art Museum

Website

www.delart.org

More Info

Eliza Jarvis

ejarvis@delart.org

302-351-8522

Deadline to Apply

5/1/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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