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

Calls for Artists
The Seattle Office of Arts Culture issues multiple calls for artists throughout the year. View current calls and sign up to receive information about future calls.

Grants/Funding

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

Artist Rosters

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

Professional Development

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

Looking for Space?

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Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.

Grants

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

Artist Rosters

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

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.

Grants

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

Professional Development

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

Grants

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

Cultural Space

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

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Manage your award

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

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

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

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


The Press Release

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

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

The Press Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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


Online calendars

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


Daily and weekly papers

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


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

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


Television

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

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

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

Organization

The Vera Project

Website

theveraproject.org

More Info

Jessica Schollmeyer

hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org​

206-956-8372

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/17/2017

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Temporary/Part-Time position

Organization

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Website

www.pnb.org

More Info

Human Resources

apply@pnb.org

206-441-9411

Deadline to Apply

1/9/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/17/2017

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

Organization

Recology CleanScapes

Website

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

More Info

Danielle Gambogi

dgambogi@recology.com

206-519-9630

Fee to Apply

NA

Deadline to Apply

1/15/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/17/2017

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

Organization

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Website

http://www.shorelinearts.net/

More Info

Kevin Sheen

publicity@shorelinearts.net

12064174645

Fee to Apply

20

Deadline to Apply

2/28/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

How to Apply

Apply on CallForEntry.org

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/14/2017

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

Time Commitment : 16 hours/week

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

erika@artisttrust.org

2064678734

Deadline to Apply

11/20/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

Time Commitment : 20 hours/week

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/13/2017

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

Organization

SIFF

Website

www.siff.net

More Info

interns@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/9/2017

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

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

1/29/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/9/2017

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

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

2/24/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/9/2017

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

Organization

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Website

lakewood-center.org

More Info

Selena Jones

festival@lakewood-center.org

15036361060

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

2/18/2018

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/9/2017

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

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Hiring Manager

hiring@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7300

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Responsibilities and General Duties:

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

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

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

This position includes health and retirement benefits.

Reports To: Executive Artistic Director

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/9/2017

Art Workshop Inc
Part Time after school enrichment

Organization

Art Workshop Inc

More Info

Christine Awad Schmalz

theartworkshop7@aol.com

972-898-6767

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

11/9/2017

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

Organization

The Vera Project

Website

theveraproject.org

More Info

Jessica Schollmeyer

hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org

206.956.8372

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/9/2017

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

Organization

Photographic Center Northwest

Website

www.pcnw.org

More Info

Terry Novak

tnovak@pcnw.org

206-720-7222 ext. 19

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

Core Responsibilities:

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

Management of e- and print mailing lists

Website maintenance

Production of exhibition visuals and documentation

Press archive, media requests and cultivating new contacts.

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

Desired Skills:

Strong verbal and writing skills

Comfort with public speaking and networking

Knowledge of Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Formstack, and Salesforce

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/9/2017

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

Organization

Grade Studios

Website

JohnGrade.com

More Info

Sarah Fetterman

sarah@gradestudio.org

Deadline to Apply

12/21/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

How to Apply

Intern Questionnaire: Grade Studio Murmur

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

Submit completed application to sarah@gradestudio.org


BACKGROUND:

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


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

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


What are your goals/expectations for this internship?


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


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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

johngrade.com

Posted

11/9/2017

NOW open studio
Artist Residency

Organization

NOW open studio

Website

nowopenstudio.com

More Info

chay Albright

nowresidency@gmail.com

5415627559

Fee to Apply

28

Deadline to Apply

11/30/2017

Description

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

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

READ MORE: NOWOPENSTUDIO.COM

How to Apply

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

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

Primary criteria for selection will include:

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

TO APPLY: NOWOPENSTUDIO.COM

Link to Opportunity

http://nowopenstudio.com

Posted

11/9/2017

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

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Human Resources

jobs@henryart.org

206.543.2280

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ABOUT THE HENRY: The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, by Seattle entrepreneur Horace C. Henry, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized for its research and presentation of contemporary art.
The mission of the Henry is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. Our vision is to expand thinking through transformative experiences with contemporary art. To that end, Henry curators originate exhibitions and develop youth and public programs to serve as a resource and catalyst for discovery by audiences of all ages. From its earliest days, the Henry has been known for being first in the region to showcase world-renowned contemporary artists, and first in the field to champion emerging talent. The Henry’s facility is 46,200 sq. ft., including 14,500 sq. ft. of exhibition space. We champion a wide variety of artistic practices and are artist-centered and community engaged.
With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages. Core values include collaboration, diversity and inclusion, risk-taking, transparency, accountability, excellence, and service.

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

STATUS: University of Washington Exempt Employee

REPORTS TO: Director

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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






How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

11/2/2017

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

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Human Resources

jobs@henryart.org

206.543.2280

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ABOUT THE HENRY: The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, by Seattle entrepreneur Horace C. Henry, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized for its research and presentation of contemporary art.
The mission of the Henry Art Gallery is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects and the Reed Collection Study Center (RCSC), the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages. Core values include collaboration, diversity and inclusion, risk-taking, transparency, accountability, excellence, and service.
The Henry’s permanent collection contains photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles. The Reed Collection Study Center — the only facility of its kind in the region—is a resource for students and researchers, and for anyone seeking to learn from original works of art. Digital access to the permanent collection is available through our website henryart.org.

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

STATUS: University of Washington Exempt Employee

REPORTS TO: Senior Curator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

11/2/2017

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

Organization

Koya Partners

More Info

Michelle R.S. Bonoan

mbonoan@koyapartners.com

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/2/2017

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

Organization

Shunpike

Website

www.shunpike.org

More Info

Dan Hudson

info@shunpike.org

2069051026

Fee to Apply

Free through November 27th

Deadline to Apply

12/4/2017

Description

CALL SUMMARY

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

Program Requirements:

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

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

ABOUT THE PROPERTIES

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

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

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

Neighborhood: South Lake Union

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

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

How to Apply

SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS ARE:

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

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

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

Examples of successful projects:

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

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

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

Materials required for submission include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

INCOMPLETE AND LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

QUESTIONS?

Contact: info@shunpike.org

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/2/2017

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

Organization

SEEDArts

Website

www.seedseattle.org

More Info

Kathy Fowells

kfowells@seedseattle.org

2067604286

Deadline to Apply

11/27/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/2/2017

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

Organization

501 Commons

Website

www.501commons.org

More Info

Catherine Nueva Espana

catherine@501commons.org

206-682-6704 x 113

Deadline to Apply

11/24/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/2/2017

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

Organization

Play Your Part

More Info

Michael Raimondi

michael@michaelraimondi.com

646.872.1288

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/2/2017

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

Organization

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center

Website

www.pafac.org

More Info

Jean Fleischfresser

jeanfleisch@gmail.com

3604529164

Deadline to Apply

1/2/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description



Port Angeles Fine Arts Center PAFAC

Job Announcement
Gallery and Program Director

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

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

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


Gallery and Program Director: Job Description


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

Application Materials:

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

Application deadline: January 2nd

How to Apply

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

Application deadline: Jan. 2nd
no phone calls please

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

11/2/2017

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

Organization

501 Commons

Website

www.501commons.org

More Info

Catherine Nueva Espana

catherine@501commons.org

206-682-6704 x 113

Deadline to Apply

11/17/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/27/2017

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

Organization

city of lynnwood

Website

www.lynnwoodarts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

12/16/2017

Description

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

$200 for each artist
Apply by December 15, 2017

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.LynnwoodArts.org

Posted

10/27/2017

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

Organization

4Culture

Website

www.4culture.org

More Info

Heather Dwyer

heather.dwyer@4culture.org

206.263.1597

Deadline to Apply

11/29/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/27/2017

Abbey Arts
Legal Advice for Artists with Attorney Ashley Long

Organization

Abbey Arts

Website

http://www.fremontabbey.org/

More Info

Matt Gano

matt@fremontabbey.org

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2017

Location

Fremont Abbey Arts Center

Start Date

11/14/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/14/2017

End Time

08:00 PM

Cost

Free

Description

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

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

How to Apply

Free and Open to the public

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/27/2017

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

Organization

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

Website

www.adasbooks.com

More Info

Danielle Hulton

danielle@adasbooks.com

206.322.1058 x.700

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description


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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/20/2017

City of Burien
Burien Exhibit Opportunity

Organization

City of Burien

Website

www.burienwa.gov

More Info

Gina Kallman

ginak@burienwa.gov

206-391-6605

Deadline to Apply

11/18/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

Please go to website for application information.

Link to Opportunity

www.burienwa.gov/CallToArtists

Posted

10/20/2017

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

Organization

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

Website

www.adasbooks.com

More Info

Danielle Hulton

danielle@adasbooks.com

206.322.1058 x.700

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description


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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/20/2017

City of Burien
Burien Exhibit Opportunity

Organization

City of Burien

Website

www.burienwa.gov

More Info

Gina Kallman

ginak@burienwa.gov

206-391-6605

Deadline to Apply

11/18/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

Please go to website for application information.

Link to Opportunity

www.burienwa.gov/CallToArtists

Posted

10/20/2017

Vashon Center for the Arts
Designing and Producing marketing materials

Organization

Vashon Center for the Arts

Website

vashoncenterforthearts.org

More Info

Angela Gist

Angela@vashoncenterforthearts.org

206-259-3010

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA): VCA is a multi-disciplinary arts center located on beautiful Vashon Island, WA. Vashon is a short ferry ride from either Seattle or Tacoma and boasts a large population of artists along with an award-winning school district. Our year round programming includes a performing arts venue, arts classes for children and adults, a pre-professional sequential dance program, Vashon Artists in Schools, a visual arts gallery and an arts and crafts consignment store. VCA has completed a new 20,000 sq. ft. arts center which opened in April 2016. Visit our website for more information: www.VashonCenterfortheArts.org
Multi Media Specialist Job Description:
The Multi Media Specialist is responsible for the design, production and creation of visual materials in a variety of mediums promoting the activities of VCA including but not limited to: performing arts at the Katherine L. White Hall, Koch Gallery exhibitions, Heron’s Nest retail store activities, Dance, Arts Education and Artist in the Schools programming. In addition, this position will assist in the regulation of the visual identity and branding of VCA, ensuring materials maintain the VCA brand and personality. This position includes producing magazines/newsletters, brochures, posters/flyers and material for electronic mediums including web design, electronic presentations, and multimedia products. A high degree of familiarity with image manipulation, file preparation, information layout, print prodcution and physical assembly is needed. This position coordinates with 5 Arts Mangers and multi-tasking and strong communication skills are essential components of the position. In addition the Multi Media Specialist works closely with major fundraising events at VCA including the annual Garden Gala/ Tour and Art Auction.
VCA is looking for an organized self-starter that is highly productive, has a strong work ethic, is detail-oriented, and has quality design instincts. The Multi Media Specialist is a member of the Marketing team reporting to the Director of Communications.
Qualifications:
This position requires a four year degree in graphic design, fine arts, illustration or related field or equivalent experience. At least two years’ experience in a service-oriented high-volume setting, manipulating and optimizing images, product design and production is desirable. Candidates should possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. The Multi Media Specialist must be able to work under tight deadlines, work on multiple projects at one time, and be able to self-manage workloads. Flexibility is a requirement as the field evolves towards newer technologies.
In addition the position requires:
• The use and application of a wide variety of design software programs including expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and Microsoft Office
• High proficiency in Web management/design including, editing, image formats; image optimization and image manipulation are essential
• Proficiency with video production and editing
• Excellent time management skills
• Creativity and a sense of humor
• Ability to communicate clearly and articulately
• Ability to take direction from art managers and other stakeholders
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change.

Compensation: Salary DOE. This is a full-time position. There will be a set schedule, plus occasional evening and weekend work during annual fundraising events. VCA provides paid time off and holiday pay. This position is eligible to participate in the group health and dental plan.
Start Date: November 2017
To Apply: Submit (1) a cover letter describing your relevant work and life experience and interest in working at Vashon Center for the Arts and (2) a current resume highlighting relevant work experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and should be e-mailed to: Angela@vashoncenterforthearts.org. No phone calls please.

How to Apply

To Apply: Submit (1) a cover letter describing your relevant work and life experience and interest in working at Vashon Center for the Arts and (2) a current resume highlighting relevant work experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and should be e-mailed to: Angela@vashoncenterforthearts.org. No phone calls please.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.vashoncenterforthearts.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Posted

10/18/2017

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

Organization

Arts Consulting Group

Website

http://artsconsulting.com/

More Info

Nora Reilly

nreilly@artsconsulting.com

8882344236

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

Other key competencies include:

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

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

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

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


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



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

How to Apply

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

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


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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/9/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Start Date

11/09/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/09/2017

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

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

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Operations and Program Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Operations and Program Manager

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

206-905-2157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

EMBRACING THE VIBRANCY OF THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

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

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

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

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

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

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

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

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



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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Website

https://www.5thavenue.org/

More Info

Ben Leifer

bleifer@5thavenue.org

206-260-2118

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Please email your application to humanresources@5thavenue.org

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/14/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

11/14/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/14/2017

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

Fee: $70 member; $95 non-member

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/15/2017

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

11/15/2017

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

11/17/2017

End Time

09:00 PM

Cost

$200 member; $235 non-member

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

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

More Info

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Coordinate all live music shows from load in to load out

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

CoCA
Gallery Management Internship at CoCA

Organization

CoCA

Website

www.cocaseattle.org

More Info

Judy Rayl

judy@cocaseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

10/16/2017

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

Organization

WomenCinemakers

Website

http://womencinemakers.com/

More Info

Francis L. Quettier

womencinemakers@berlin.com

6205386106

Fee to Apply

No application fees

Deadline to Apply

2/28/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

DEADLINE February 28th, 2018

Link to Opportunity

http://womencinemakers.com/

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10/16/2017

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

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

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

More Info

Maggie O'Rourke

OSPResidency@SeattleArtMuseum.org

(206)748-9282

Deadline to Apply

11/17/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

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10/16/2017

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

Organization

Nordic Heritage Museum

Website

www.nordicmuseum.org

More Info

Michael Ide

michaeli@nordicmuseum.org

1206789570712

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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10/16/2017

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

Organization

City of Bellevue

Website

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

More Info

Scott MacDonald

smacdonald@bellevuewa.gov

425-452-4852

Deadline to Apply

11/6/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

10/16/2017

apexart
Open call for exhibition proposals

Organization

apexart

Website

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

More Info

Elizabeth Larison

elizabeth.larison@apexart.org

212-431-5270

Fee to Apply

none

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

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

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


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

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


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


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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/29/2017

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

Organization

Arts West

Website

http://www.artswest.org/

More Info

(206) 938-0963

Deadline to Apply

1/31/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

Multiple Apprentice Positions Available.

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/13/2017

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

Organization

Intersections Festival

Website

www.intersectionsfestival.com

More Info

Natasha Ransom

intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/4/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

www.intersectionsfestival.com

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Network of Ensemble Theaters

Website

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/

More Info

netten@ensembletheaters.net

323-638-4870

Deadline to Apply

4/11/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/grants

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

https://www.siff.net/

More Info

entries@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

11/3/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery

Website

http://www.aunaturelart.com/

More Info

Kristin Shauck

kshauck@clatsopcc.edu

503-338-2472

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/7/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

Office of Arts & Culture
Aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle.

Office of Arts & Culture
Encouraging innovation and widening cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other grant programs. Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple.

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