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.
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
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.
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.
More Opportunities
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

Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum’s Communications Department is looking for a social media & communications coordinator to assist with content development and day-to-day maintenance of all museum social media channels.

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

visitsam.org/careers

More Info

Domenic Morea

domenicm@seattleartmuseum.org

206-748-9285

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description


SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

The Seattle Art Museum’s Communications Department is looking for a social media & communications coordinator to assist with content development and day-to-day maintenance of all museum social media channels. The ideal candidate will be organized and creative with 1+ years of experience, an in-depth knowledge of social media with proven results across platforms, and a passion for art.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Works with the digital media team to concept, write, and create content for SAM’s social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat.

Works with communications team to develop and implement social media campaigns in support of museum exhibitions, programming, and initiatives.

Writes for different audiences, reflecting SAM’s values and commitment to equity.

Coordinates interdepartmental projects to develop compelling content to support museum attendance, gain and retain new members, and drive engagement.

Monitors SAM’s social media channels, as well as visitor based review sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor and responds to customer service issues.

Works closely with department to improve the organization of deliverables.

Executes campaigns across social platforms and google ads on budget.

Supports communications staff as necessary.

Analyze and review effectiveness of organic efforts and paid campaigns to help evolve ongoing social media strategy.

Works with communications team to write, place, and track impact of SAM’s Google Grant search advertising efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. BA/BS degree required; museum, marketing, public relations degree preferred
2. At least one year of relevant work experience
3. Knowledge and understanding of current social media landscape, trends, tools
4. Experience coordinating and drafting content for social media channels
5. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
6. Proficiency using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
7. Experience using social media scheduling, monitoring, and engagement tools (e.g. Hootsuite and Minter)
8. Able to work independently and in a team setting with a high level of professionalism.
9. Able to take initiative, prioritize multiple competing tasks and meet deadlines.
10. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
11.Ability to adhere to museum policies and support management decisions in a positive professional manner
12. Comfortable working a flexible schedule to accommodate event and program coverage, as well as after-hours social media monitoring.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS (Not required but a plus):
1. Photography and video experience; familiarity with Photoshop
2. Experience with paid social media campaigns.
3. Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style, and AP Stylebook.
4. Experience with Google AdWords and Google Analytics

The Seattle Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties.

Please contact the Human Resource Department for additional information.

Seattle Art Museum is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Email your application to SMC@seattleartmuseum.org

Please include a resume, cover letter, and work samples in your application. Work samples: 1–3 proposed social media posts for SAM (indicate the platform for each post) and a longer writing sample (max. 500 words), such as a social media campaign plan or report or a blog post.

Application deadline September 29, 2017

Link to Opportunity

http://bit.ly/SAMhires

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

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

Organization

Chihuly Garden & Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

2069052157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Exhibition Host

Essential Functions:

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



Experience & Skills Required:

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


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



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

How to Apply

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1667

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1667

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

4Culture
4Culture is now accepting applications from media artists to present at e4c, our storefront gallery in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square neighborhood. Up to 12 artists will be selected to present work that will be displayed for up to one year.

Organization

4Culture

Website

https://www.4culture.org/grants/e4c/

More Info

Heather Dwyer

heather.dwyer@4culture.org

206.263.1597

Deadline to Apply

9/27/2017

Description

Since 2008, more than one hundred artists have presented their media artworks on these street-facing screens, ranging from humorous paper-cut animation to challenging documentary. The gallery audience for e4c is often on the move, comprised of bus and car commuters, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Because of this, artworks between 1-5 minutes are desired and up to three artworks are desired. Each selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium to help defray expenses. Media artists across the US, working in all genres are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Visit 4Culture's website for guidelines and a link to the application.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.4culture.org/grants/e4c/

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

4Culture
Invites artists, engineers, developers, and DIYers to explore art and technology in King County

Organization

4Culture

Website

https://www.4culture.org/

More Info

Imfan Hoi

Outreach@kingcounty.gov

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2017

Description

TECH SPECIFIC
Analog to digital, low-tech to high-tech, this grant is for anyone working at the intersection of art and tech—that means artists as well as programmers, designers, fabricators, developers, engineers, tinkerers, and makers of all kinds.
Projects must include an element of public participation or presentation, such as a screening, performance, exhibition or whatever is most appropriate for the project.
https://www.4culture.org/grants/tech-specific/

DEADLINE
Sep 28, 2017 5 pm PDT

WORKSHOPS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED (DROP-IN, NO RSVP)
Sep 7, 6pm - 7pm at 4Culture Office
Sep 12, 12pm - 1pm at 4Culture Office
Sep 20, 12pm - 1pm at 4Culture Office

CONTACT
Charlie Rathbun, Charlie.rathbun@4culture.org or (206) 263 – 1607.

How to Apply

1. Understand what Tech Specific Funds
Individuals, collaborative teams, and organizations can apply for grants to create artistic projects using technology, and that include a publicly accessible component.
We fund this grant through a competitive process—our peer review panels carefully evaluate each application. We want to see that you have a good plan behind your project, and that you’re exploring and sharing the arts in a meaningful way.

2. Check if you and your project eligible
YOU
• Tech Specific is available to individuals, groups, and organizations residing or located in King County—both at the time you apply and through the completion of your proposed project.
• You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application, or youth with adult representation.
• Schools, school districts, religious institutions, current staff, board or Arts Advisory Committee members of 4Culture, and 2016 Tech Specific selection panelists are not eligible.

YOUR PROJECT
• 4Culture puts public funds to work by using them to support cultural experiences for our community. Your project must offer an event or presentation that is open, publicized, and accessible to the public.
• Your project must take place during the 2018 calendar year, within King County.
• Any physical or environmental artwork or installation must be temporary. Funded project activities must occur after the project has been selected for a grant and a contract has been signed.
We’ll consider your application complete once you’ve filled out all sections, and provided all of our required materials, listed in the Apply section of this page. It’s a good idea to put all of these together before you login and begin your application.
Local Arts Agencies are a network of municipal arts commissions based in 22 cities in King County. Proposals that do not identify a specific location or that wish to be considered by the consortium of LAA coordinators should indicate this in their project narrative. Where appropriate, projects may be selected and presented in multiple locations.

3. Attend workshops if you could
Workshops make a huge difference in the success of your application—each year, we find that the strongest applications come from people who have attended a workshop. They are informal and drop-in, no need to RSVP or register; see the following schedule.
Sep 7, 6pm - 7pm at 4Culture Office
Sep 12, 12pm - 1pm at 4Culture Office
Sep 20, 12pm - 1pm at 4Culture Office

4. Know the process after you submit
TIMELINE
The deadline for this grant is September 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm PST. Most 4Culture grants take approximately three months from application deadline to when we announce our funding decisions. You may be reimbursed for project expenses that occur no earlier than January 1, 2018.

PANEL PROCESS
We make all of our funding decisions through an interdisciplinary panel review process, in which a group of peers assesses your application. Some panelists may not have direct experience in your particular discipline—keep this in mind as you craft your application. 4Culture staff facilitates the panel process, but does not vote or try to influence the outcome.

CONTRACTS AND PAYMENT
If we select your project for funding, your grant manager will work with you to create a contract outlining the scope of your project and a payment schedule. You may receive a portion of your funds when you have signed a contract and begun your planning. You’ll receive the remainder of your funds once you have completed the public benefit component of your project—that’s why it’s so important to come up with a feasible way to share your project with the public.

5. Apply
Once you have started your application, you can save after each step and sign out—your application will be saved as a draft that you can continue to work on up to the deadline. Once you hit “Submit,” your application is final. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions during the process.
We will not consider your application without the materials listed here. We strongly recommend assembling them before you login and begin your application, and encourage you to call or email us with any questions as you work on these materials:
- NARRATIVE: Submit a written narrative describing your project, limit to 1,000 words.
- BUDGET: Submit an estimated project including fees, production, promotion, and presentation expenses in the form provided.
- RESUME: Provide a narrative bio of relevant work history, limit to 500 words for each applicant or collaborator.
- WORKS SAMPLES: You may submit work samples in two forms of media including a website URL. Work samples should be organized to accommodate approximately five (5) minutes of viewing time.

Website submissions should be clearly organized with instructions on the work sample description page to direct panelists to relevant work samples.
With all your work samples, please include a brief description that includes the following information:
• Titles—including track numbers, if applicable—listed in the order in which you like us to review them.
• Date your work was completed. If it is in-progress, please note that.
• Your role in the project.
• For manuscripts, let us know if it is a complete work, abstract, excerpt, or a group of works.
• For images, tell us the medium, dimensions of the artwork, and completion date.

Please use this guide as you prepare and submit your work samples:
• Audio:
You may submit up to three (3) work samples.
Submit audio files using SoundCloud.com. Submissions must be publicly accessible. Indicate the SoundCloud URL in your application, in the order in which you would like the files reviewed. Samples may not be submitted through other media sharing sites.
If you need your audio files to be private, mail in or deliver one (1) CD with audio samples, in the required format. Label the CD clearly with your full name/group name and your discipline (e.g. music). All CDs must be self-executable and ready to play on a portable sound system.

• Digital Image
You may submit up to fifteen (15) JPGs in the order in which you would like them to be reviewed. Images must be under 2 MB, at least 1920 pixels on the longest side, and at least 72 dpi. TIFF and other file formats will not be accepted. File names must use only numbers, letters and underscores. Label your images in the following manner: 01_Name.jpg.
Upload JPGs in the order in which they are to be reviewed, in the required format.

• Video
You may submit up to three (3) work samples.
You may submit up to three videos using Vimeo.com. All submissions must be publicly accessible. Once you have uploaded your video, indicate the Vimeo URL in your application, in the order in which you would like the videos reviewed. Work samples may not be submitted through other media sharing sites.
If you need your video to be private, please mail in or hand deliver one (1) DVD with a maximum of three (3) work samples in the order you would like them to be reviewed. DVDs must be self-executable and if possible, with chapters. DVDs must be clearly labeled with your full name/group name. .MOV, .WMV and other file formats will not be accepted.

• Manuscript
You may submit a writing sample, in English, on white, 8.5×11” paper, of no more than fifteen (15) pages (plus one (1) cover page) with a minimum font size of 12 points. Include a cover page with your name and title of the work, and label each page with your full name or group name and your discipline (e.g. literary).
Upload in Portable Document Format (.pdf) or Word (.doc) only.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.4culture.org/grants/tech-specific/

Posted

9/6/2017

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.

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Intersections Festival

Website

www.intersectionsfestival.com

More Info

Natasha Ransom

intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/4/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

www.intersectionsfestival.com

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

Project Feast
Looking for submissions for a community mural at Ubuntu Street Café, a training café for immigrant and refugee cooks.

Organization

Project Feast

Website

http://projectfeast.org/index.html

More Info

Lauren McParland

lauren@projectfeast.org

7819644622

Deadline to Apply

9/11/2017

Description

In 2017, Kent was named the 10th most diverse city in the United States. This mural will reflect the city today and it's aim to “bring the world home.” The mural is part of a larger project to create a community space in the atrium of our building.

How to Apply

Refer to the picture and dimensions above to create your design. Submissions are due on September 11th. Email them to lauren@projectfeast.org or mail/drop them off at the Project Feast office: 202 W Gowe St Suite L Kent, WA 98032. We will feature top designs on our social media pages and choose the mural
by October 1st. The chosen artist will be compensated for supplies and work. Please email if you have any questions.

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9/6/2017

Path with Art
The Program Director is responsible for the development, implementation, execution, supervision, and evaluation of all Path with Art programs in accordance with the standards set out by the organization. The Program Director will serve as a liaison between Path with Art and arts, social service, and civic partners, and the public at large. The Program Director will work with the senior management team to develop Path with Art’s creative programming priorities and to identify and meet organizational goals; he/she/they will also work in partnership with other staff to ensure that programs are aligned with current and future strategic priorities. The Program Director will manage a small team of Program Managers/Coordinators, 25+ Teaching Artists, and oversee the programmatic budget.

Organization

Path with Art

Website

www.pathwithart.org

More Info

Holly Jacobson

jobs@pathwithart.org

2066500669

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Program Director
Employment status: Permanent, full-time (40 hrs/week)
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Program Director is responsible for the development, implementation, execution, supervision, and evaluation of all Path with Art programs in accordance with the standards set out by the organization. The Program Director will serve as a liaison between Path with Art and arts, social service, and civic partners, and the public at large. The Program Director will work with the senior management team to develop Path with Art’s creative programming priorities and to identify and meet organizational goals; he/she/they will also work in partnership with other staff to ensure that programs are aligned with current and future strategic priorities. The Program Director will manage a small team of Program Managers/Coordinators, 25+ Teaching Artists, and oversee the programmatic budget.

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Management

- Initiate and set programmatic goals according to the strategic objectives of the organization. Analyze trends, identify areas for improvement, and create relevant strategic proposals. Keep senior management informed with details and accurate reports of relevant programmatic data and information.
- Plan and oversee programs from start to completion including the establishment of scope, priorities, deadlines, milestones, curriculum development, systemic operations, resource allocation, documentation, and evaluation. Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies.
- Create programmatic measurement tools, oversee data collection, and effectively evaluate outcomes.
- Recruit, hire, train, manage, and evaluate all Program Managers/Coordinators, Project Managers/Coordinators, and Teaching Artists. Set standards for program related volunteers.
- Develop and oversee programmatic budget. Approve expenditures for program related activities.
- Lead monthly Program Advisory Board meetings.



Student, Partner and Public Engagement

- Instigate, develop, and manage strategic arts, social service, and civic partner engagement opportunities. Serve as the primary point person for arts, social service, and civic partnership inquiries. Identify and explore appropriate collaborative opportunities.
- Develop student rapport and implement communication channels that are efficient, effective, and compassionate. Oversee and model a welcoming organizational culture that ensures that current, prospective, and graduated participants are made to be feel comfortable, supported, and encouraged.
- Oversee student behavior-related concerns, as necessary.
- Serve as a representative for Path with Art at relevant public events, on community councils, etc.
- Effectively engage the larger public and, as necessary, the media. Speak publically at programmatic events. Represent Path with Art appropriately and compellingly.

Development and Communications Support

- Work with development team to ensure that programmatic grants clearly reflect program realities, goals, and strategic priorities. Collect and contribute program/project narratives for grant applications and development initiatives. Ensure that programmatic activity is compliant with grant and contract mandates. Provide written reportage inclusive of data, timelines, photographic documentation as necessitated by grant requirements.
- Contribute written language and relevant data to marketing and communications efforts.
- Attend and assist with major fundraising events as needed.

Qualifications

Competitive candidates will possess:

- A belief system aligned with Path with Art’s values, vision, and mission.

- 3+ years working for a community-based arts or social service organization in a leadership role.

- A Bachelors degree in Art History, Arts Administration, Fine Arts, Social Work, Non-Profit Management or other fields closely related, or the equivalent experience.

- Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Patience and generosity of spirit with individuals of all abilities/in all life situations.

- Knowledge of Seattle’s contemporary art scene and/or social service community.

- A self motivated work ethic and an interest in contributing to significant organizational growth.

- Excellent organizational, administrative, and project management skills, and strong attentiveness to detail.

- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak effectively in a variety of public-facing situations.

- Excellent listening skills and the ability to convey complex thoughts and ideas understandably.

- The ability to think creatively and strategically, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and a natural inclination to think outside of the box.

- Strong computer skills in standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, PhotoShop).

- The ability to travel to various locations within the Seattle core.

- Proficiency in a second language preferred.


To apply, please send a letter of interest and your resume to jobs@pathwithart.org. No Phone calls, please.

Path with Art is an equal opportunity employer.


www.pathwithart.org

How to Apply

To apply, please send a letter of interest and your resume to jobs@pathwithart.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.pathwithart.org/program-director

Posted

9/6/2017

University of Washington
The Henry Art Gallery has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 90% FTE Grants and Sponsorships Manager to be responsible for managing and coordinating the corporate, foundation and governmental fundraising efforts, which includes a portfolio of approximately 50-75 funding partners.

Organization

University of Washington

Website

www.uw.edu/jobs

More Info

Joanie Moran

jmoran@uw.edu

206.685.2528

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Henry is internationally recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Through individual experiences with art, we inspire visitors to upend their expectations and discover surprising connections.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 90% FTE Grants and Sponsorships Manager to be responsible for managing and coordinating the corporate, foundation and governmental fundraising efforts for the Henry Art Gallery, which includes a portfolio of approximately 50-75 funding partners. The Grants and Sponsorships Manager will identify, cultivate, and solicit grant and sponsorship opportunities in support of the museum’s programs and priorities, stewarding their giving through timely reporting and site visits.

With the Deputy Director, External Relations, this position will develop strategies to increase and deepen the Henry’s relationships with its funding partners and work cooperatively with staff in the University’s advancement office as well as all members of Henry’s team.

The Grants and Sponsorships Manager may also occasionally work with the Deputy Director, External Relations (DDER) on individual proposals or stewardship reports.

Responsibilities include:

50% Frontline Fundraising:

Plan and implement the Henry’s corporate, foundation, and government fundraising program to support the Henry’s strategic vision and plan. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward funders capable of making major gifts (10K and above).

Identify and manage a portfolio of 50-75 funding partners and implement cultivation/solicitation strategies for each Top 25 funder. Report regularly on this portfolio to the Deputy Director, External Relations. Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system. Utilize Advance prospect management database to track and manage the portfolio.

Develop compelling gift and grant language, working with the Henry’s curatorial team to effectively represent future exhibitions and programs. Prepare proposals and related development materials as needed to secure gifts.


40% Program Development and Management:

Work proactively and collaboratively with the museum’s leadership, curators, and financial staff to ensure funder activities are implemented professionally to lead to desired outcomes by:

• Developing funding plan, income goals and timetable for implementation of grants program;

• Preparing and developing budgets and monitoring expenditures for grants;

• Managing grant making cycle on behalf of Henry—cultivation, submission, contracting, and acknowledgement and reporting—for all grantors.

o Develop, submit, and track proposals to foundations, corporations and government agencies.

o Track contacts, correspondence, and other information using Henry database and spreadsheets.

o Complete contracts, billing and interim and final reports for grants received.

10% Other:

Plan and implement institutional funding visits, both on and off-campus, preparing itineraries and briefing materials

Maintain a strong, first-hand understanding of curatorial programs at the Henry and use this information to match funder interests with museum program priorities.

Work closely with the Henry’s marketing team to ensure timely and high-quality stewardship of institutional giving, including reporting, recognition events and publications.

As appropriate, coordinate advancement activity with the College of Arts and Sciences, University Libraries, and other related units.

In consultation with the DDER, establish personal goals, objectives, and strategies. Participate in assessing progress toward goals. Prepare annual operating plan.

Represent the Henry at university, community and professional functions as appropriate.


Requirements include:

•Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of increasingly responsible experience in institutional advancement with a preference for experience cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding leadership gifts.


•Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.


•Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with Henry donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with while aligning the donor’s passions and goals with the institution.


•Ability to develop fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals both independently and collaboratively within a team.


•Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Demonstrated professionalism with the ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that engages dialog in a manner that resolves differences.


•Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.


•Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization.


•Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner.


•Demonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information; models ethical values of the Henry.


Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Conditions of Employment:



Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/07/prostaff.pdf.


Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.




The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.


The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

How to Apply

TO VIEW THE POSTING IN ITS ENTIRETY AND TO APPLY:
-please visit: www.uw.edu/jobs
-click FIND A JOB
-enter Req #148455

Link to Opportunity

http://bit.ly/2wfpUY8

Posted

9/6/2017

Northwest Folklife
Northwest Folklife leadership

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Sharon Howe

showe@thirdsectorcompany.com

2067991942

Deadline to Apply

9/25/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

Founded in 1972, Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Our cause has never been more relevant than it is now given today’s national and local challenges and divisions – we believe a just, respectful and empathetic society is rooted in shared understanding and in shared experiences.
We believe that every community has a unique, vibrant and powerful voice most eloquently expressed through its arts, culture and traditions. Our role is to support the expression of those voices, to partner with communities as co-curators, and to create opportunities and resources for the presentation of those voices.
“Access for all” to our programs without any economic barrier has always been and remains a fundamental operating principle. Access to the arts and culture of this Pacific Northwest region belongs to everyone – not just for those who can afford the price of a ticket.
Northwest Folklife is positioned to engage in the next exciting phase of our organizational journey, moving from an event focus to a focus on our cause:
Creating opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
With strong roots and partnerships in and with our community, a committed Board, a dynamic professional staff, a robust volunteer corps, a broad support base and a dedicated audience, we are ready to re-envision the future and build the organization, the programs, the resources, the financial stability, and the community support to get us there.
Our Programs
Our largest and best-known program is our annual Northwest Folklife Festival, now being planned for our 47th consecutive year. Occurring at the Seattle Center campus each year over the Memorial Day weekend, this extraordinary four-day community gathering brings together more than 5,000 individual performing artists and cultural bearers on over 25 stages to 220,000 to 250,000 audience members. Every year, a Cultural Focus is chosen that shapes much of the presentation. The Festival includes music, dance, storytelling, displays, presentations, demonstrations, craftspeople and merchants. The Festival is a signature aspect of the unique and compelling Pacific Northwest region.
Northwest Folklife also presents Our Big Neighborhood, a multi-cultural, intergenerational year round program designed for children and families. Anchored by the annual Seattle Children’s Festival in October and extended through partnerships with other organizations throughout the year, the Our Big Neighborhood program is poised for significant expansion over the next three years. This expansion will be secured by a three year partnership with the Seattle Center beginning in late 2017.
Community Programs – Northwest Folklife partners, presents and supports community programs around the Seattle area. Whether it is the monthly curation of cultural arts performances at the Bellevue Crossroads or the year round relationship with our Festal partners, Northwest Folklife is engaged in communities all year long.
Community Coordinators Program - Northwest Folklife works with over 100 unique artistic and cultural communities all year round to co-curate and co-create these opportunities. We partner with individuals from these communities to help guide the selection of artists and cultural bearers and to design appropriate programming.
Structure and Leadership
Northwest Folklife is an independent 501(c)3 organization governed by its own 17 member Board of Trustees. The professional leadership and management structure of the organization has just been modified to a shared leadership model with both an Executive Artistic Director and a Managing Director. This change in leadership structure reflects the organization’s determination to engage more actively with our artistic and cultural communities, creating new partnerships, expanding our programming and mission impact all while providing a high level of administrative guidance and resource development necessary to support that mission.
Currently, Northwest Folklife has a total operating budget of approximately $3.2 million. Of that, approximately $1.8M is provided through our partnership with the City of Seattle and the Seattle Center in in-kind support including the use of the facilities and the availability of personnel and non-personnel related resources. The remaining $1.3M to $1.5M is split between earned income opportunities (created by sponsorships and merchant and vendor agreements) and contributed income with the emphasis on Individual Giving – both through year round donor campaigns and event based appeals for support.
There are currently 11 year round staff with projections to grow by several positions in fiscal year 2017-18. Northwest Folklife also employs significant numbers of temporary and seasonal employees based on programmatic needs.

The Leadership Opportunity
The organization is poised to envision the future in new and dynamic ways – maintaining the core ideals that have been present since its founding and applying those ideals, our programming and our community engagement and partnerships to be as relevant in this community for the next 45 years as we have been for the past. We seek a special person as our Managing Director – someone who has the capacity, the passion, and the wisdom to partner with the Board, the Executive Artistic Director and the community to envision a bold, exciting and attainable future. We seek a Managing Director who will be a key player in creating a series of annual operating plans in support of that vision and we seek a Managing Director who can implement those plans, adapting them as realities evolve. We seek a Managing Director who will create additional resources – both as a fund development professional and as an entrepreneur who can help maximize earned revenue within our unique “access for all” model, and who excels in financial and administrative management. We seek a Managing Director who understands that we are a community centric organization, who can demonstrate a high level of cultural competence, can build a community based brand and understands how to engage with stakeholders to fulfill the promise of that brand. We seek a Managing Director who understands the not-for-profit dynamic, who knows how to inspire and collaborate with Board, staff and community.
Specifically, the new Managing Director will have the following priorities for his/her first 12-18 months:
• Maintain aggregate 2017 fundraising totals ($785,000 in contributed income and $560,000 in earned revenue) by identifying, cultivating and raising a minimum of this level in 2018 and beyond. Diversify revenues by continuing growth in day-of-event contributions and contributions from current individual and institutional donors, while identifying and cultivating new revenue sources with an emphasis on new individual and institutional donors, additional sponsorships and earned income.
• In partnership with the Executive Artistic Director, further engage with and seek to develop potential revenue generating partnerships with the 150 cultural communities and other organizations that participate with Northwest Folklife.
• Play a strong co-leading role in partnership with the Executive Artistic Director, to develop and articulate Northwest Folklife’s new, cause-based, strategic vision and brand. Maintain the strategic focus of the organization. Address factors such as how the organization focuses on both its cause and its events, and how the festivals, events and programing can be designed to achieve cause-related outcomes in addition to financial sustainability and/or attendance.
• In partnership with the Executive Artistic Director, lead the organization’s communications and marketing efforts, developing new relationships with key influencers in the region in order to build Northwest Folklife’s public profile.
• Play a facilitative and collaborative leadership role in empowering the staff, board and volunteers to perform their respective roles in order to implement Northwest Folklife’s operating plans and achieve the organization’s short and long term goals.
• Manage organizational finances carefully, including producing credible financial projections with updates as necessary, careful management of cash flow and lines of credit, and expense management.

Experience, Skills and Attributes
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Managing Director collaborates with the Executive Artistic Director to provide organizational vision and leadership, to support the organization’s artistic and community engagement vision and is responsible for the overall management, fundraising, accountability, and administration of the organization to ensure that Northwest Folklife achieves its goals, according to board approved policies and procedures.

Ideal candidates for this position will be passionate about the mission of Northwest Folklife and have proven fundraising and management experience to achieve the mission. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team builder, comfortable sharing the staff leadership role with the Executive Artistic Director, knowing that some leadership decisions will be necessarily be driven by negotiation and/or compromise between the mission/artistic perspective and the financial perspective. Preferred qualifications include:
• A Bachelor’s degree, plus five years progressively responsible experience in nonprofit leadership and development, including fundraising, planning, budgeting, and fiscal management. Educational qualifications may be waived depending on work history.
• A proven track record of fundraising and relationship development; including experience with major donor fundraising, and ability to successfully develop new revenue sources, partnerships and earned income streams.
• Experience with planning and implementing organizational change, especially with cultural change, cost containment, and program prioritization.
• Experience in inspiring support and confidence among diverse stakeholders, and the cultural competency to work with diverse communities, representing organizational vision, mission and goals to a diverse group of stakeholders in a variety of venues.
• Experience managing a budget and performing business and program analysis. Experience with management of cash flow and lines of credit preferred.
• Excellent communication skills at all levels, with staff, board, and a wide diversity of community stakeholders. Comfort and skill with public speaking.
• Demonstrated collaborative leadership skills in empowering current and future staff to achieve strategic organizational goals.
• Experience working with and supporting a Board of Directors, ideally including experience in facilitation of board processes and board development.
• Experience building and maintaining relationships with nonprofit partners; to develop and implement collaborative strategies and plans.
• Knowledge of non-profit management and human resources best practices, laws and regulations.

Job Requirements
• Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, current vehicle insurance, and ability to use personal vehicle for Northwest Folklife business.
• Willingness to travel within Northwest Folklife’s service area.
• Must be able to pass criminal background check.

Working Conditions
Work is performed typically in an office environment and a variety of settings among diverse stakeholders and audiences. A considerable amount of time will be spent in meetings, at a computer screen for extended periods, at Northwest Folklife events, and speaking before public audiences. Frequent use of phones and e-mail will be required to communicate with stakeholders. Frequently works outside normal working hours and will drive due to work performed with donors and other stakeholders in the community.

Compensation: Salary currently targeted at $75,000, plus a competitive benefit package including: PTO, holidays, medical and vision coverage, and employer contribution toward pension plan.

How to Apply

To apply, interested candidate should e-mail his or her resume and cover letter to: execsearchnwfl@thirdsectorcompany.com
(E-mail applications are required)

Other inquiries may contact:
Jan Glick
jglick@thirdsectorcompany.com
(206) 276-7174

Northwest Folklife is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes its hiring decisions without regard for race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

Link to Opportunity

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

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

The Seattle Globalist

Website

www.seattleglobalist.com

More Info

Christina Twu

christina@seattleglobalist.com

2065951783

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

We work toward this vision by:

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

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

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

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

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

Expected Salary: $60,000

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Network of Ensemble Theaters

Website

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/

More Info

netten@ensembletheaters.net

323-638-4870

Deadline to Apply

4/11/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/grants

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9/6/2017

Office of Arts & Culture
Supporting Seattle's neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community.
Office of Arts & Culture
Increasing arts and community events in parks throughout the city by investing in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle.
Coltura
The Georgetown No-Gas Mural will invite viewers to think about the use of gasoline personally, as a family, at work , the effect on community and in society and inspire that thought to transform to action in reducing or eliminating gasoline use. Coltura has chosen the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle for a no-gas themed mural because Georgetown already has a vibrant art community with murals throughout the neighborhood. Georgetown is also a community heavily impacted by poor air quality due to gasoline use by trucks at the nearby Port. 

Organization

Coltura

Website

www.coltura.org

More Info

Majken Ryherd

majken.ryherd@gmail.com

206.214.5887

Deadline to Apply

9/10/2017

Description

Coltura invites artists to submit a no- gasoline themed mural design to be painted on a private building in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Coltura is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate America's transition away from gasoline use and to achieve a no-gas future by 2040. Coltura communicates ideas through art, advertising, social media, and public performance. Coltura makes its case while maintaining a positive, non- accusatory, humorous and artistically interesting outlook. The Coltura name is an amalgam of Co2 and Culture, and reflects its desire to conjure a movement away from cultural gasoline.
Artist will receive a $4000 stipend and up to $1000 for reimbursement for materials.

How to Apply

Artists are required to submit a preliminary visual concept for the mural to be painted permanently on a 20’ wide and 20’ tall section of a cement building. Because of the location of the wall, artists are encouraged to fill the entire space with design (to lessen the chance for grafitti) and locate the focal point of the imagery in the top right quadrant of the space. 

Artist must guarantee the design submitted in the application is original and does not violate the copyright of any other person.
Accepted artist will be required to sign a contract outlining the terms of the project.
Artists of color, Georgetown Artists, and Environmental Artists especially encouraged to apply.

RESUME: Artist background, qualifications, relevant past experience as well as recent art projects. Please include your address and current contact information.
DESIGN PROPOSAL: A rough colored sketch or image of the proposed design proportionate to mural space. In addition, artist must submit a short description of the concept, why he/ she is interested in being the artist, materials to be used and idea behind the image. 
Applications must be submitted by email to Georgetown mural project consultants: keira.sana@gmail.com and majken.ryherd@gmail.com

Link to Opportunity

https://www.coltura.org/artistcall/

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9/6/2017

Vetri Gallery
Artist Opportunity to Submit Ornament Design for Holidays

Organization

Vetri Gallery

Website

www.vetriglass.com

More Info

Heather Kraft

heather@vetriglass.com

206-667-9608

Deadline to Apply

9/15/2017

Description

This upcoming holiday season at Vetri, we are trying something new! In the spirit of engagement and creativity, we are putting out an open call for special limited edition ornaments. This open call will serve as a way to introduce new and exciting work to the gallery during the holidays, and is a great way for artists in our community to expand their ornament designs.

Our hope is to make this an annual limited edition ornament event. Designs should be exclusive to Vetri gallery and be editioned from 1-30 (More submission requirements below). We will be choosing 8 artists to participate. If you're not chosen this first year, please consider resubmitting again in the following year. This selection of limited editions will be separate from our regular ornament inventory.

How to Apply

Open Call Deadlines:
Sept. 15 Submission Deadline
Oct. 01 Selections made/artists notified
Nov. 15 Ornaments due

To apply:
Provide up to 3 images of the finished product (drawings/renderings do not count. Please provide an image of a finished piece).

Provide dimensions, weight, and retail price of the finished product

Provide an artist bio and resume

Send these materials to vetri@vetriglass.com with the subject "ORNAMENT SUBMISSION". Please do not send us follow ups. We will contact you to let you know whether or not you have been chosen.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please pay attention to the guidelines and deadlines.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions:

If selected, artist must be able to make and ship 30 editioned ornaments to arrive at Vetri by November 15.

Ornaments must have a retail value of between $35-$150

Ornaments do not have to be glass, they can be made of any material.
As with all work in the gallery, the ornaments will be sold on a consignment basis and are subject to the standard Vetri artist contract.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Link to Opportunity

http://mailchi.mp/vetriglass/open-call-for-special-edition-ornaments-at-vetri

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9/6/2017

Shunpike
Submit a workshop or panel proposal, display your artwork, give a live performance, contribute your expertise, and more for ACES 2017.

Organization

Shunpike

Website

http://www.shunpike.org/

More Info

Ebony

ebony@shunpike.org

Deadline to Apply

9/15/2017

Description

Presented by Shunpike
Armory Lofts @ Seattle Center
November 17th & 18th, 2017


CALL & RESPONSE
The “Call for Submissions” is a CALL & RESPONSE. We are centering the experiences of people of color. We ask that our white-identified friends support this deliberate anti-racist action by participating as supporters. No matter how you identify, if you are non-white, we want you to see yourself as leaders in this effort.

ACES is a two-day, POC-led, community-curated program with performances, exhibits, presentations, workshops, listening opportunities, and open forums. Our vision is to establish a space for us to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and to see each other as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

We acknowledge that the creative community in the Pacific Northwest is teeming with talent and resources— especially in communities of color where crisis breeds innovation.



Applicants must be:
• 15 years of age or older; Young people are often not invited or included in important discussions and are especially encouraged to apply.

• Washington State residents and those who are infusing the Pacific Northwest with their radiant and invaluable melanin.

• Creatives and those who are the originators of works of art, ideas, scholarship and who work closely with the many communities making up the “art world.” People who provide services, resources, and opportunities to support the sustainability of art and creativity.

How to Apply

Apply online at:

https://artisttrust.submittable.com/submit/8ac072da-b2ee-48aa-b57a-18640e45f8ff/aces-2017-call-response

Link to Opportunity

https://artisttrust.submittable.com/submit/8ac072da-b2ee-48aa-b57a-18640e45f8ff/aces-2017-call-response

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9/6/2017

Seattle International Film Festival
SIFF is now accepting film submissions for the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

https://www.siff.net/

More Info

entries@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

11/3/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

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9/6/2017

Lynnwood Arts Commission
Art Exhibits - call

Organization

Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

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

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Description

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites Washington State artists to apply to exhibit in the beautiful Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery. Each exhibit will be about 2 months long during 2018.

Deadline is Sept 30, 2017.

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

How to Apply

Download and fill out application from our website. Email back to us.

Link to Opportunity

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

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9/6/2017

Lynnwood Arts Commission
Art exhibit for youth artists

Organization

Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

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

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Description

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites youth artists (under 18) in Washington State to apply to exhibit in the popular Lynnwood Recreation Center Art Gallery. Each exhibit will be about 2 months long during 2018.

Deadline is Sept 30, 2017.

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

How to Apply

Download and fill out application from our website. Email to us.

Link to Opportunity

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

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9/6/2017

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

Organization

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Website

www.disjecta.org

More Info

Jessica Latham

info@disjecta.org

Deadline to Apply

10/6/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

JOB DESCRIPTION

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


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

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

Link to Opportunity

www.disjecta.org

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9/6/2017

The Chief Technology Officer is the top leader for SAM’s technology and digital efforts to amplify the museum’s mission and improve business operations. This position uses effective leadership and interpersonal skills to set the vision and strategy for technology, advocate for it and implement it. The CTO is a senior leader reporting to the Director & CEO and participates in the Director’s Advisory leadership group. The successful CTO will possess high emotional intelligence, be a strategic thinker, and serve as an articulate spokesperson for the objectives and ambitions of the institution. S/He will be a naturally curious listener and critical thinker who can communicate complex technology problems and solutions into plain language.

Website

seattleartmuseum.org/careers

More Info

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

Seattle Art Museum is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals
who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

Seattle Art Museum invites visionary and engaging innovators to apply to its newest opening as Chief Technology Officer. SAM’s mission is to connect art to life using a strategy that embraces inclusion and equity and reflects its location in the center of Seattle, which is known as a region of innovation, technology, and social good.

The Chief Technology Officer is a new position for SAM, and is emblematic of SAM’s greater emphasis on technology to reach its goals and deepen its impact in our local, regional and national community. As a key member of the SAM senior leadership team, the CTO will work closely with the Director and CEO, Chief Operating Officer and museum trustees. The position oversees a department of five tenured employees and a budget of $1.4M.

SAM welcomes more than 850,000 visitors annually at our three sites in Seattle. In 2007 the Museum expanded its flagship downtown site to 268,000 square feet of galleries and introduced a new approach to installing the collection in which intersections between cultures and between past and present are emphasized. The Asian collections are primarily showcased in the museum’s 1933 art deco building in Volunteer Park, now called SAM’s Asian Art Museum and in the process for approval of a sensitive renovation. Finally, the Olympic Sculpture Park on Elliott Bay was completed in 2007 and is open to the public free of charge year-round. The Museum employs approximately 275 passionate and dedicated individuals, works with over 500 volunteers, and has an annual budget of $26M.

Having just finished the first three years of an ambitious strategic plan led by Director and CEO Kimerly Rorschach and the Board of Trustees, SAM is poised to embrace and reflect its location in the center of Seattle, known nationally and internationally as a region of innovation and technology. Key to the strategic plan is SAM’s directive to build technology capacity and infrastructure to better serve our diverse audiences and enrich their understanding of art. There is opportunity to strengthen existing technologies, including identifying and implementing a robust CRM, and to partner with the Seattle technology community thereby ensuring SAM benefits from our city’s most innovative thought leaders. We are also proud of the work that has been accomplished growing our technology partners and are seeking an individual with a strong desire to make art accessible to all individuals and continue our outreach to diverse communities in Puget Sound.



THE POSITION:
The Chief Technology Officer is the top leader for SAM’s technology and digital efforts to amplify the museum’s mission and improve business operations. This position uses effective leadership and interpersonal skills to set the vision and strategy for technology, advocate for it and implement it. The CTO is a senior leader reporting to the Director & CEO and participates in the Director’s Advisory leadership group.
The successful CTO will possess high emotional intelligence, be a strategic thinker, and serve as an articulate spokesperson for the objectives and ambitions of the institution. S/He will be a naturally curious listener and critical thinker who can communicate complex technology problems and solutions into plain language.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Advocate for the strategic use of technology and communicate with leadership and departments to assess and understand technology needs. Understand SAM’s business and mission and technology’s current and future role, and drive technological and digital innovation that enhances SAM, empowers its staff and communicates its mission.
• With strong vision and thought leadership, lead the technology strategy for SAM by leveraging new and existing technologies and driving toward integrated information systems. Align technology and digital efforts to SAM’s mission and strategic plan.
• Practice confident and decisive collaboration with partners across departments to define and deliver effective digital technology projects that satisfy the needs of curatorial, education and operations.
• Guide the vision with other senior leaders in operations, curatorial, education and marketing to enable SAM’s website and digital presence to realize its full potential and grow its functionality and usability through thoughtful collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Lead as a strong strategic partner with content providers.
• Work with the COO to find the optimal CRM solution that best fits SAM’s needs to better understand our visitors, donors and other key populations and work with colleagues to make better business decisions to achieve our target goals and tailor our messages and maximize our efficacy.
• Oversee the Technology department’s project pipeline and work to remove obstacles, push initiatives, and advocate for resources. Ensure the highest quality finished projects.
• Identify external advancements in technology to enhance the visitor experience and empower curatorial and education to be more impactful to visitors, improve customer and user satisfaction, reduce expenses, and maximize revenues.
• Mentor direct reports to develop leadership, management, and technical skills appropriate to their responsibilities and professional career growth. Work with technology staff to develop and lead internal trainings for employees to build a confident and technologically capable staff.
• Contribute to the Museum’s equity initiative and act to maintain an inclusive environment leveraging technology where appropriate to ensure an accessible museum for all.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or equivalent related experience. MBA or Masters of Technology a plus.
2. 10 - 15 years relevant experience, including at least 7 in a leadership capacity. Must have experience managing people and projects with increasing responsibility, experience managing a help desk, information systems, and / or web development groups. Senior technology leadership experience in a major museum a plus.
3. Strong inclusive leadership skills with proven ability to work effectively and positively with technical and nontechnical staff across all organizational levels and disciplines, as well as with external contacts.
4. Knowledge of CRM systems, Salesforce experience a plus. Experience in selecting and supporting LOB applications for a museum is a plus.
5. Strong strategic and business perspectives. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
6. Strong organizational and management skills; excellent communication skills; experience handling multiple competing priorities and timely, effective decision-making.
7. Ability to adhere to Museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

How to Apply

We invite interested applicants to view the position at seattleartmuseum.org/careers and to submit a resume, completed application and cover letter including your answers to the following three questions to CTO@seattleartmuseum.org. Position closes September 30, 2017.
• As a potential CTO for Seattle Art Museum, how do you envision you will contribute to SAM’s values of racial equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility?
• Briefly tell us about a time you were able to successfully influence top leadership with a major decision.
• What is something you have done that you are really proud of?

Link to Opportunity

seattleartmuseum.org/careers

Posted

9/6/2017

Teatro ZinZanni
The Wardrobe Lead is responsible for all wardrobe-related rehearsal and performance needs. Ongoing tasks include, but are not limited to: daily costume maintenance and repair, creating and updating dressing plots, maintaining costume inventory databases, pre-show preparation, dressing assistance, quick changes, and wig application & care. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: prepping and performing pre-strike and post-strike activities, ordering supplies, coordinating make-up orders, and overseeing staff dry-cleaning needs.

Organization

Teatro ZinZanni

Website

teatrozinzanni.com

More Info

Debbie Scott

dscott@zinzanni.com

2062817788

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

POSITION SUMMARY
Wardrobe Lead is responsible for all wardrobe-related rehearsal and performance needs. Ongoing tasks include, but are not limited to: daily costume maintenance and repair, creating and updating dressing plots, maintaining costume inventory databases, pre-show preparation, dressing assistance, quick changes, and wig application & care. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: prepping and performing pre-strike and post-strike activities, ordering supplies, coordinating make-up orders, and overseeing staff dry-cleaning needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities:
• Creating and updating dressing orders
• Coordinating quick-change needs with performers and production crew
• Facilitating wardrobe needs for technical and dress rehearsals
• Attending all rehearsals and technical sessions, as needed
• Organizing and performing all tasks needed for show strikes and preparing for incoming casts
• Assisting performers with dressing needs nightly, including but not limited to: corset tying/lacing, wig attachment and quick changes
• Preparing for and assisting performers with off-site costume needs, as needed
• Communicating clearly and accurately costume repair notes to the costume shop
• Creating and maintaining laundry lists for cast, crew, staff and band
• Maintaining weekly dry cleaning for cast, crew and staff including but not Iimited to: coordinating pick-up/drop-off times, check-in and review of items, and communications with dry cleaners
• Overseeing costume needs for full-time restaurant waitstaff including but not limited to: fitting pieces for new staff, coordinating alterations and repair notes with costume shop and overseeing check-in and out of all pieces
• Facilitating weekly and daily maintenance of wigs and facial hair and communicates maintenance needs with wig masters
• Taking photo inventory of costumes and updating the inventory database for each show
• Coordinating make-up orders with performers and staff
• Ordering all supplies as needed for wardrobe and reconciling monthly credit card
• Maintaining cleanliness of the green room and communicating maintenance needs
• Maintaining order and cleanliness of wardrobe room
• Scheduling wardrobe staff and calendar
• Training overhire sub support
• Performing outlined duties with the highest degree of quality service
• Performing other duties and responsibilities as required

Measurable Standards:
• Create excellent records and lists pertaining to show order and run
• Provide updates and maintenance of all wardrobe related records and lists during show run
• Excellent communication with Shop Manager 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
• Works well independently and with others, under pressure
• Excellent sewing and costume repair skills
• Excellent eye for detail
• Basic wig and make-up skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Responds to challenges and learns quickly
• Good computer knowledge in Word, Excel and Google docs
• Valid drivers license
• Able to lift and move 30lbs on a daily bases
• Able to comply with the physical demands of daily tasks as required
• Able to maintain confidences and communicate sensitive information appropriately.


WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT
Works in a theatrical environment. Primary schedule is Wednesday through Saturday
2:00p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Sunday hours 1:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Schedule will vary according to tech schedule, holiday performances, show calendar, change over, special events and workload.

How to Apply

production-jobs@zinzanni.com

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

Foster/White Gallery
Fine Art Sales

Organization

Foster/White Gallery

Website

www.fosterwhite.com

More Info

Phen Huang

seattle@fosterwhite.com

206-622-2833

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Foster/White Gallery is hiring a full-time Sales Associate. Hours are, Tues - Sat. 10 - 6 pm and after 8 p.m. on First Thursday. Foster/White Gallery is one of Seattle’s most established and well respected galleries. We represent professional artists selling to the most discerning client.

The ideal candidate must have a proven record in luxury sales. We are looking for an energetic, warm and engaging personality to create and maintain client relationships. A high level of attention to detail and knowledge of fine art are essential to success.

This is first and foremost a sales position. Other responsibilities include press communications, managing inventory, gallery maintenance, and exhibition installation.

Requirements:
- Exceptional customer service
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- High level of professionalism and maturity
- Ability to work within deadlines and under pressure
- 3-5 years experience in fine art sales, high end retail or a similar environment.
- Logical thinking and problem solving skills
- Heavy lifting ability (50 lbs)
- Comfortable working on a 12 ft ladder
- Computer knowledge essential
- A valid driver’s license

Experience with the following is considered an asset:
- Commercial gallery sales or luxury sales experience
- Adobe CS, Microsoft Office
- Arts administration, art history, communication, marketing
- Art handling experience

How to Apply

Stop by the gallery and introduce yourself with resume, cover letter and writing sample. Our address is 220 Third Avenue South in Seattle.

If hand delivery is not an option, we will also accept an email response with the following criteria: Write to us at resumes.fosterwhite@gmail.com with a cover letter detailing your aptitude for sales along with a writing sample which demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively about art. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and writing sample will not be reviewed.

Please no phone calls.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

We.APP
We.APP (We Act. Present. Perform.) offers a public speaking class at Summit Sierra Charter School. We are currently looking for a teaching artist to instruct the course throughout the school year! The course comes with curriculum/lesson plans and professional development. The teaching artist also has the option to modify or implement lesson plans as well.

Organization

We.APP

Website

http://www.theweappstudio.com

More Info

toyia taylor

info@theweappstudio.com

206.659.9720

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description


Here's the information:

We.APP (We Act. Present. Perform.). offers a public speaking class at Summit Sierra Charter School. We are currently looking for a teaching artist to instruct the course throughout the school year! The course comes with curriculum/lesson plans and professional development. The teaching artist also has the option to modify or implement lesson plans as well.

Note: Looking for possibly 2 teaching artists. One teaching artist who can teach all 4 expeditions or two teaching artists. One would teach expeditions 1 and 2, and the other would teach 3 and 4.

Here's the course description:

We.APP Young Artist Academy, Speak With Purpose:
Speak With Purpose is about acknowledging the voice and opinions of young adults. This course 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.
Expedition One/Public Speaking 101: Use acting games and public speaking techniques 101, learn proper eye contact, voice projection, body language, breathing, pacing, poise, and stage presence. Scholars also create vision and mission statement, class responsibilities and guidelines and learn the Young Artists Academy Pledge.
Expedition Two/Express Yourself: Learn to develop original work such as poems/spoken word, speeches, essays, and stories while incorporating Public Speaking 101. Scholars will also learn improvisation skills, interview skills and the art of persausive speeches.
Expedition Three/Speak Up and Speak Out: Apply public speaking and writing skills to develop powerful stage presence. Prepare original pieces for We.App, Rising Voices Oratory (speech) Competition (date TBD).
Expedition Four/Summit Sierra Day of Celebration: A dynamic end-of-the-year original performance created by Speak With Purpose young scholars through skits, spoken-word, speeches and much more!
Teaching Artist Requirements:
Must have at least 2 years teaching experience in a classroom setting
Experience planning a lesson, including modeling, demonstrating and differentiated instruction
Experienced at guiding students to full-scale culminating presentations
Preference:
Highly skilled in one or all of the following disciplines; acting, improvisation, writing, movement, vocal production,
Experience with public speaking and presentations
Cultural competency to work with students from diverse backgrounds
Time management and classroom management skills
Other details:
Pay: $23 - $25 per hour
Hours: 10am - 3:30pm
Two sessions- Session ONE:10:20am - 12:35pm and Session TWO: 1:15pm - 3:30pm)
Dates: Mon- Friday:
Expedition One: September 11 - 21st
Expedition Two: November 13 - 17th & Nov 27th - Dec 1st
Expedition Three: Feb 5th - 16th
Expedition Four: April 30th - May 11th
Professional Development: $25 per hour (August 2017/dates tbd)

How to Apply

All interested candidates must send resume, references and cover letter to Toyia Taylor at info@theweappstudio.com no later than Friday August 25th.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

The Morgan Fund
Funding Opportunity for Small to Medium-Sized Dance and Theatre Organizations.

Organization

The Morgan Fund

Website

http://themorganfund.com/

More Info

Lauren Domino -Philanthropic Advisor

l.domino@seattlefoundation.org

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Description

The Morgan Fund, a Family Foundation at Seattle Foundation, is proud to announce the 2017 round of the Puget Sound Initiative: a funding opportunity for small to medium dance and theatre organizations located in Western Washington, Central Washington, and the Greater Portland area.

Proposals ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 will be considered for production support, equipment purchases, professional development, and strategic business initiatives that strengthen artistic quality.

Applicant organizations must be a tax exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization.

The Morgan Fund intends to distribute $250,000 in funding this cycle, and the application deadline is September 30, 2017.
Please visit www.themorganfund.com to view full details.

How to Apply

Please visit link below and submit the form to complete the online application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyhysPiGKvoc_MT8ascsdIEVaGxMeVF3Yh19i7MAm3ZA2Xvw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Link to Opportunity

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyhysPiGKvoc_MT8ascsdIEVaGxMeVF3Yh19i7MAm3ZA2Xvw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Posted

9/6/2017

Shunpike
Shunpike introduces a new Artist-in-Residence program in Seattle, WA. Artists selected for this exciting opportunity will work in a Seattle-area corporate campus in an on-site art studio.

Organization

Shunpike

Website

www.shunpike.org

More Info

Dan Hudson

info@shunpike.org

2069051026

Fee to Apply

15

Deadline to Apply

9/24/2017

Description

CALL SUMMARY

Call to artists for a new Artist-in-Residence program in Seattle, WA. Selected artists will work in a Seattle-area corporate campus in an on-site art studio. This art studio is located in the bustling South Lake Union neighborhood.

There is a total of 4 residencies available in three month increments, with the first residency starting November 1, 2017.

Program Requirements:
• Artists are required to work in the on-site art studio for a minimum of 8 hours per week for the duration of the three month residency and be available for questions by employees about their process while they work.
• Artists will provide one Artist Lecture and host one Workshop during the residency.
• Artists will create one Artwork, at the artist’s selection, which will be included in the corporate campus art upon completion of the residency. Artists will reserve rights to be acknowledged as the author of the Artwork.
• Artists will provide their own art supplies.
• Artists are encouraged to create additional work and install for public display within the art studio for the duration of the residency.
• Corporate client reserves the right to photograph the artist at work and all works created and installed in the art studio for promotional purposes.

Artist Fee: $10,000, inclusive of artist expenses and one mutually agreed upon artwork.
Eligibility: Washington State residents over 18 years of age, creating original works.
Deadline:  September 24, 2017.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online : To complete the online application and submit all images and required documents, CLICK HERE.

Materials required for submission include:
• Artist Bio, 400 words or less
• Artist Statement, 400 words or less
• 4-6 representative work samples with related work list
• Project Proposal, including:
o Brief conceptual statement, 500 words or less
o Proposed content for Workshop and Artist Lecture
o Any relevant experience as a teaching artist


The selection committee may interview final candidates during the period of 9/27/17 – 10/9/17.

TIPS and TROUBLESHOOTING

• It is highly recommended that the proposal be concise, written in direct language, and specifically detail what will be experienced by the client’s employees and whoever will participate in Workshop and Artist Lecture. Highly conceptual art jargon and overlong descriptions are best avoided.
• It is highly recommended to compose your application in a Word document, check the word count, and copy/paste your responses into the application form.
• Shunpike is not able to offer technical support for the online application system.

Link to Opportunity

https://shunpike.submittable.com/submit/87450/call-for-artists-in-residence

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

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
6X6NW is an exciting art exhibition and fundraising event for the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. The show will featuring over 600 works of art, all sized 6 x 6 inches.

Organization

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Website

http://www.shorelinearts.net/

More Info

Kevin Sheen

publicity@shorelinearts.net

206-417-4645

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2017

Description

Registration and participation is open to all — no art background required.

6X6NW will include hundreds of original artworks made by individuals locally and from all over the country – by artists of all ages and skill levels.

Art exhibition and fundraiser, 6X6NW will feature hundreds of 6 x 6-inch works of art from artists all over the country in all variety of medium. This evening event will include music, food, and a chance to purchase any of the artworks for $36. Proceeds from the event support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council programming.

Located at the Shoreline Community College Student Union Building.

We hope you will be a part of 6X6NW!

How to Apply

REGISTRATION
Artists must submit the online registration form to participate in 6X6NW
Works will not be received without prior online registration
Artists may submit up to 10 unique works
There is no entry fee to participate as an exhibiting artist

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ARTWORK
Artwork may not exceed 6 x 6 inches and 3D works may not exceed 6 x 6 x 6 inches
Artwork must be flat-backed
Works on paper (or other thin material) MUST be mounted, matted or framed such that the back is stiff
Works smaller than 6 x 6 inches must be mounted, matted, or framed such that the outer dimensions of the finished piece is 6 x 6 inches
Framed works are accepted but framing is not required. Outer edge of the frame may not exceed 6 x 6
All entries must be original and may not be copied from a published artwork or photograph
Work of any medium on any surface will be accepted. Please no glitter or unfixed charcoal/pastel

Link to Opportunity

http://www.shorelinearts.net/event-program/6x6nwcall/

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

Portland Winter Light Festival
2018 Portland Winter Light Festival Call for Submissions

Organization

Portland Winter Light Festival

Website

www.pdxwlf.com

More Info

Chris Herring

art@pdxwlf.com

Deadline to Apply

9/23/2017

Description

The Portland Winter Light Festival welcomes artists, designers, creatives, makers, and performers to submit innovative proposals for light-based sculpture, interactive installations, projections, fire art, and performance. We are especially interested in work that encompass PDXWLF’s values of creativity, interactivity, inclusivity, and fun.

How to Apply

Artists are invited to submit proposals electronically. For more information and to apply visit pdxwlf.com.

Link to Opportunity

www.pdxwlf.com

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

Northwest Chorale
Come and Sing with NW 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

9/10/2017

Description

Come and Sing with Northwest Chorale! Join us for the 2017-2018 Season!

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 begin on August 21st, 2017 and take place Monday nights 7:00-9:30 PM at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave. NE, Seattle.

This exciting season includes a variety of featured works/composers for our GSCC Seattle Sings Fall Festival participation, 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

Auditions are held informally, so just show up to the first rehearsal. Please visit https://www.nwchorale.org/sing.htm for additional membership and dues information.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.nwchorale.org/

Posted

9/6/2017

Leschi Business Association
September 9,2017 Artists and Craftspersons are invited to show and sell their work at this annual event featuring art, music, and community building.

Organization

Leschi Business Association

Website

https://www.facebook.com/Leschi-Business-Merchants-150907554996770/?modal=composer

More Info

Cara Ross

cararosslmp@comcast.net

2063225118

Fee to Apply

20

Deadline to Apply

9/9/2017

Description

Visual Artists and Craftpersons are invited to show and sell their work at the Leschi Business Association’s 6th Annual Art Walk. Artists living or working in the Central, Madrona and Leschi neighborhoods are strongly encouraged to apply. Our mission is to promote community and the arts in our neighborhood.
We will provide canopies, tables & chairs (one 6’x2 1/2’ table & two chairs for each 10’X10’ booth). You may order more than one booth. Parking will be provided for one vehicle per vendor. We are charging a non-refundable $20 fee to reserve a booth. The deadline for registration is Thursday, August 31st, but space is limited and it is strongly recommended that you apply early.
In addition to the artist’s booths there will community organizations represented, a music stage and children’s activities.

How to Apply

Contact Ann Conroy at AnnConroy@TravelSmallWorld.com
for a registration form.

Link to Opportunity

www.LeschiArtWalk.com

Posted

9/6/2017

Contemporary Craft
LEAP recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market.

Organization

Contemporary Craft

Website

http://contemporarycraft.org/

More Info

Susan Hillman

shillman@contemporarycraft.org

4122617003

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Description

Early career craft artist opportunity. Call for artist begins July 1- September 30, winner will be a featured artist in a retail gallery, national promotion and $1,000 prize. In addition to the winner, six finalists will be chosen with their work featured on a rotating basis. Contemporary Craft 2100 Smallman Street Pittsburgh PA 15222, For details follow this link.
http://contemporarycraft.org/opportunities/artist-opportunities/

How to Apply

Apply online: http://contemporarycraft.org/opportunities/artist-opportunities/

Link to Opportunity

http://contemporarycraft.org/opportunities/artist-opportunities/

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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