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

Repeat engagement in the arts helps teens retain their creative critical thinking skills. Youth Arts is an annual funding program that supports 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.

Information
Kristi Woo
Youth Funding Project Manager
kristi.woo@seattle.gov
(206) 727-8671
Kristi Woo

Application

2018-19 application available in 2018

Deadline

2018
0 days left to apply

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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Calls for Artists

2017 Ethnic Artist Roster Call
The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is expanding the Ethnic Artist Roster, a pre-qualified list of artists. The Ethnic Artist Roster supports the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by fostering dialogue about race, culture, gender and equity through diverse exhibitions by regional artists. Artists selected for the roster will also be featured in an online database of Northwest artists of color.10/17/2017
2018 Arts in Parks temporary art call
The Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities. 10/24/2017
Center City Connector Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four (4) streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line. 2/21/2017
Salmon Bay Pump Station
The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a site integrated or site specific artwork that is reflective of Coast Salish historic and cultural connections to the Salmon Bay and Shilshole areas for SPU’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) Pump Station.2/9/2017

Grants/Funding

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

Artist Rosters

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

Professional Development

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

Looking for Space?

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

Grants

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

Artist Rosters

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

Professional Development

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

Grants

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

Professional Development

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

Have rental space?

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

Grants

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

Cultural Space

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

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Manage your award

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

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

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

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


The Press Release

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

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

The Press Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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


Online calendars

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


Daily and weekly papers

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


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

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


Television

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

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

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
Current Grants for Organizations
Arts in Parks Program
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
LHPAI Facility Grant
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.
Neighborhood & Community Arts grant
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
smART ventures grant
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.
Opportunties for Teaching Artists
Community Arts Partner Roster <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The roster is a vetted list of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations that have been approved to work in Seattle Public Schools through the Creative Advantage. The roster is a community resource, available to schools, and community agencies who seek partners to lead creative learning experiences within their programs.
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The Office of Arts & Culture maintains an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for The Creative Advantage. The roster is a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals. The application to the 2017 community arts partner roster is now open. Deadline: April 18, 20174/18/2017
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Join us to kick-off a new series of free Creative Advantage Arts Partner trainings.
Youth Arts grant
Making a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.
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Now open studio
NOW Artist Residency 2018

Organization

Now open studio

Website

nowopenstudio.com

More Info

Chay Albright

nowresidency@gmail.com

5415627559

Fee to Apply

28

Deadline to Apply

10/31/2017

Description

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

NOW Artist Residency 2018

Deadline for Application: Oct. 31, 2017

Notification of Selection: Nov. 12-18, 2017

Residency commences: On or around June 25, 2018



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

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

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

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

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

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

Primary criteria for selection will include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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Link to Opportunity

nowopenstudio.com

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Arts Consulting Group

Website

http://artsconsulting.com/

More Info

Nora Reilly

nreilly@artsconsulting.com

8882344236

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

Other key competencies include:

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

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

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

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


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



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

How to Apply

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

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


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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/9/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Start Date

11/09/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/09/2017

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

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

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Operations and Program Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Operations and Program Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

10/16/2017

12th Ave Arts
Calling Artists for Group Winter Show

Organization

12th Ave Arts

Website

http://www.12avearts.org/

More Info

Jewels

gallery@capitolhillhousing.org

Deadline to Apply

10/16/2017

Description

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

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

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


12 Ave Arts Gallery Committee

How to Apply


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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

206-905-2157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

EMBRACING THE VIBRANCY OF THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

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

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

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

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

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

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

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

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



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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Website

https://www.5thavenue.org/

More Info

Ben Leifer

bleifer@5thavenue.org

206-260-2118

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Please email your application to humanresources@5thavenue.org

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/14/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

11/14/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/14/2017

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

Fee: $70 member; $95 non-member

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

11/15/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/17/2017

End Time

09:00 PM

Cost

$200 member; $235 non-member

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

501 Commons

Website

www.501commons.org

More Info

Catherine Nueva Espana

catherine@501commons.org

207-206-6704 x 113

Deadline to Apply

10/17/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

KEXP

Website

http://www.kexp.org

More Info

Deadline to Apply

10/19/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

Department: Development

Reports to: Stewardship Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Status: Regular, Full-Time

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


Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


General Organizational Responsibilities:

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

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

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


Non-essential duties:

Assists with other organizational activities as directed.

Supervision Received: Position reports to the Stewardship Manager

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



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



Position Qualifications:

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


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



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



General sign-off:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

KEXP

Website

http://www.kexp.org

More Info

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

Department: Events

Reports to: Events Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Status: Regular, Full-Time

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


Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


General organizational responsibilities:

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

Prioritizes all KEXP work and plans and schedules accordingly.

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

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


Supervision Received: Position reports to the Events Manager.



Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises volunteers and interns.



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



Position Qualifications:

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

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

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

Experience working with sponsors and providing recognition.

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

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

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

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

Outstanding attention to detail.

Commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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



General sign-off:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

More Info

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Coordinate all live music shows from load in to load out

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

CoCA
Gallery Management Internship at CoCA

Organization

CoCA

Website

www.cocaseattle.org

More Info

Judy Rayl

judy@cocaseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Modern Enterprises

Website

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

More Info

Mary Coss

cossmary@gmail.com

206-769-1151

Deadline to Apply

10/22/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

Join us and meet the organizing artists

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

The Artist Call will be posted in early 2018

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

WomenCinemakers

Website

http://womencinemakers.com/

More Info

Francis L. Quettier

womencinemakers@berlin.com

6205386106

Fee to Apply

No application fees

Deadline to Apply

2/28/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

DEADLINE February 28th, 2018

Link to Opportunity

http://womencinemakers.com/

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

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

More Info

Maggie O'Rourke

OSPResidency@SeattleArtMuseum.org

(206)748-9282

Deadline to Apply

11/17/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Nordic Heritage Museum

Website

www.nordicmuseum.org

More Info

Michael Ide

michaeli@nordicmuseum.org

1206789570712

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

City of Bellevue

Website

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

More Info

Scott MacDonald

smacdonald@bellevuewa.gov

425-452-4852

Deadline to Apply

11/6/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

Blanton Turner
Looking for Seattle Makers and Artisans

Organization

Blanton Turner

Website

www.blantonturner.com

More Info

Reed Dunn

rdunn@blantonturner.com

2069731983

Fee to Apply

Free to apply, participate

Deadline to Apply

10/27/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

12th Avenue Arts Gallery

More Info

gallery@capitolhillhousing.org

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

10/19/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

apexart
Open call for exhibition proposals

Organization

apexart

Website

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

More Info

Elizabeth Larison

elizabeth.larison@apexart.org

212-431-5270

Fee to Apply

none

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

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

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


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

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


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


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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Nancy Vive

nancy.vive@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Facilities Manager

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

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

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


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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

How to Apply


Contact:

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

Link to Opportunity

www.seattleopera.org

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Pike Place Market

Website

pikeplacemarket.org

More Info

Erica Bates

erica@pikeplacemarket.org

206-774-5248

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description


SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):

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

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

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

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

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

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


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

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


QUALIFICATIONS:

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


OPERATING ENVRIONMENT:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

http://pikeplacemarket.org/employment-opportunities

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Teatro ZinZanni

Website

teatrozinzanni.com

More Info

Debbie Scott

dscott@zinzanni.com

2062817788

Deadline to Apply

10/15/2017

Description

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

NOTES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://zinzanni.com/seattle/jobs

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Teatro ZinZanni

Website

teatrozinzanni.com

More Info

Debbie Scott

dscott@zinzanni.com

2062817788

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

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


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

• Responsible for completion of Show Notes, as delegated

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

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

• Maintain order and cleanliness of Wardrobe Room while working.

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

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



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


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


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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://zinzanni.com/seattle/jobs

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Endolyne Children's Choir

Website

http://endolynechoir.org/

More Info

Kathleen L.

endolyneboard@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Nancy Vive

nancy.vive@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with young people
Knowledge of opera and/or performing arts education
Ability to read music
Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of social justice and racial equity
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
Stage Management and/or Project Management experience a plus

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with young people
Knowledge of opera and/or performing arts education
Ability to read music
Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of social justice and racial equity
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
Stage Management and/or Project Management experience a plus

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

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


How to Apply

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

Seattle Opera is an equal opportunity employer

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Nancy Vive

jobs@seattleopera.org

206-676-5521

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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


How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

SIFF

Website

www.siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

2064645830

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@henryart.org

2062215351

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

STATUS: Henry Gallery Association Employee

REPORTS TO: Visitor Experience Manager

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

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

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

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

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

Other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

9/29/2017

Northwest Chorale
Come and Sing with Northwest Chorale!

Organization

Northwest Chorale

Website

www.nwchorale.org

More Info

Janice

nwchoraleinfo@gmail.com

2069928397

Fee to Apply

$55 Fall Season/$55 Spring Season

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2017

Description

All vocal parts: Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://www.nwchorale.org/

Posted

9/29/2017

Cornish College of the Arts
Custodian Duties for College Campus

Organization

Cornish College of the Arts

Website

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

More Info

Audra Vasquez

avasquez@cornish.edu

206-726-5082

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

- refilling dispensers

- safely disposing of hazardous materials

- vacuuming carpeted areas

- dust mopping and mopping non-carpeted areas

- stripping, cleaning, buffing and applying finish to floors

- cleaning chalkboards and white boards

- staging rooms for student use

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

- reporting need for repair and/or maintenance

- washing interior or easily accessible exterior windows

- sweeping and cleaning sidewalks, stairs and alleys

- occasionally operating high-pressure washer

- keeping dumpster areas clean

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

- assisting in clean-up in emergency situations

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

How to Apply

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

CV/Resume
Letter of Interest
Cornish Application

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

Seattle Music Partners
Mentor youth through music!

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Meaghan Leferink

meaghan@seattlemusicpartners.org

2063492350

Deadline to Apply

10/18/2017

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

https://goo.gl/forms/akx3vSvuOeVMzwhz1

Posted

9/29/2017

Pratt Fine Arts Center
Plan and execute community, arts events

Organization

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Website

www.pratt.org

More Info

Karina San Juan

ksanjuan@pratt.org

2063282200

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/25/2017

We.APP
Public Speaking Course @ Summit Sierra Charter School

Organization

We.APP

Website

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

More Info

Toyia Taylor

info@theweappstudio.com

206.659.9720

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/25/2017

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

Organization

WE.APP

Website

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

More Info

Toyia Taylor

Info@theweappstudio.com

206.659.9720

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/25/2017

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

Organization

The Peace Project

Website

www.thewhole9.com

More Info

Lisa Shultz

createchange@thewhole9.com

(310)836-4600

Fee to Apply

20

Deadline to Apply

10/12/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/21/2017

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

Organization

Path with Art

Website

www.pathwithart.org

More Info

Aparna Hariprasad

aparna@pathwithart.org

206-601-7112

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/21/2017

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

Organization

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)

Website

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

More Info

Andrea Lim

andrea@cocaseattle.org

Fee to Apply

None

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Dateline: 10/13/2017 at 11pm

Link to Opportunity

https://goo.gl/forms/Ez4iAfiN5gBRKCqa2

Posted

9/18/2017

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

Organization

ArtsWest

Website

www.artswest.org

More Info

Laura Lee

laural@artswest.org

2069380963

Fee to Apply

10

Deadline to Apply

10/12/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/18/2017

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

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Mark Crawford

mark@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7300

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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


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

Reports To: Managing Director

Staff Managed: Development Coordinator(s)

Time Commitment: Full Time

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/18/2017

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

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

206-905-2157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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



GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:



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



DEMONSTRATOR:

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


EDUCATOR:

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/14/2017

Ardor Creative Media
Kid Friendly Horror or Spooky Films

Organization

Ardor Creative Media

Website

www.ardorcreativemedia.com

More Info

Amanda Drewniak

amanda@ardorcreativemedia.com

7863750800

Fee to Apply

Free, as always

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2017

Description

THIS IS OPEN TO WASHINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY

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

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

How to Apply

Submit your film via Film Freeway

Link to Opportunity

shorelinearts.net/opportunities/

Posted

9/13/2017

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

Organization

Arts West

Website

http://www.artswest.org/

More Info

(206) 938-0963

Deadline to Apply

1/31/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

Multiple Apprentice Positions Available.

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/13/2017

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

Organization

Studio Current

Website

http://studiocurrent.weebly.com/

More Info

studio.current@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/11/2017

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

Organization

MoPOP

Website

www.mopop.org

More Info

Jason Porter

jasonp@mopop.org

206-262-3424

Deadline to Apply

10/27/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/11/2017

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

Organization

MadArt Studio

Website

www.madartseattle.com

More Info

Emily Kelly

emily@madartseattle.com

2066231180

Fee to Apply

NA

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

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

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

https://madartstudio.submittable.com/submit


Link to Opportunity

https://madartstudio.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/11/2017

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

Organization

Youth in Focus

Website

www.youthinfocus.org

More Info

Ashley Mouldon

ashleym@youthinfocus.org

2067131479

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/7/2017

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

Organization

Youth in Focus

Website

www.youthinfocus.org

More Info

Ashley Mouldon

ashleym@youthinfocus.org

206-723-1479

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/7/2017

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

Organization

SIFF

Website

www.siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

2064645830

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

 Experience with non-profit arts institutions desirable

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Intersections Festival

Website

www.intersectionsfestival.com

More Info

Natasha Ransom

intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/4/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

www.intersectionsfestival.com

Posted

9/6/2017

Ballard Civic Orchestra
Medium and advanced muscisians

Organization

Ballard Civic Orchestra

Website

http://www.ballardcivicorchestra.org/

More Info

Teo Benson

violinteo@gmail.com

2067559591

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ballardcivicorchestra.org/

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

The Seattle Globalist

Website

www.seattleglobalist.com

More Info

Christina Twu

christina@seattleglobalist.com

2065951783

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

We work toward this vision by:

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

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

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

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

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

Expected Salary: $60,000

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Network of Ensemble Theaters

Website

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/

More Info

netten@ensembletheaters.net

323-638-4870

Deadline to Apply

4/11/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/grants

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

https://www.siff.net/

More Info

entries@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

11/3/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Website

www.disjecta.org

More Info

Jessica Latham

info@disjecta.org

Deadline to Apply

10/6/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

JOB DESCRIPTION

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


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

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

Link to Opportunity

www.disjecta.org

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Website

www.thewla.org

More Info

Julia Rome

julia@thewla.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

On the Boards

Website

www.ontheboards.org

More Info

Sara Ann Davidson

jobs@ontheboards.org

206-217-9886

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

Glass Art Society
Fund raising and membership development

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

9/6/2017

Glass Art Society
Fund raising and membership development

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery

Website

http://www.aunaturelart.com/

More Info

Kristin Shauck

kshauck@clatsopcc.edu

503-338-2472

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/7/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Antioch University MFA Program

Website

http://lunchticket.org/

More Info

Ari Rosenschein

arosenschein@antioch.edu

(323) 317-2981

Deadline to Apply

10/31/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

https://lunchticket.submittable.com/submit

Link to Opportunity

http://lunchticket.org/

Posted

9/6/2017

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

More Info

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Description

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

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


How to Apply

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

Applications are open until October 13, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.youngarts.org/apply

Posted

9/6/2017

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

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