Four Seasons, a window installation by Tory Franklin
Four Seasons, a window installation by Tory Franklin

CityArtist Projects grant

Individual artists are the core of a creative community. The CityArtist Projects supports individual artists and curators residing in Seattle to develop and present their work. This funding program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years. Priority is given to projects with clear public access as community impact and benefit. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity.

THIS Year

  • Dance/Choreography
  • Music/Composition
  • Theater/Performance/Scriptwriting

NEXT Year

  • Literary (except Playwriting)
  • Media/Film
  • Visual Arts

Traditional or multi-disciplinary projects are welcome, but must include one of the primary disciplines for the application year.

Information
Irene Gómez
Project Manager
Irene Gómez

Application

Applications for the 2019 cycle available in 2018
Cycle open to dance, music and theater.

Materials

Deadline

2018
0 days left to apply

Eligibility

Applications from artists creating or curating work in dance, music and theater will be accepted. Traditional/ethnic and multi-disciplinary projects are always welcome, as long as a primary art form is one of the eligible disciplines listed.

Funding level

Requests/Awards range up to $8,000.

Funding may be used for
  • Direct project expenses
  • Salaries and fees
  • Supplies and materials
  • Equipment or space rentals
  • Insurance, licenses, permits
  • Publicity/marketing
  • Transportation
  • Documentation
This grant will not fund
  • organizations (Lead artist of an organization must distinguish proposed project from organization work.);
  • purchase of equipment, software or food;
  • recipients of the 2017 CityArtist Projects who have not completed any previously-funded CityArtist Projects or other program contracts at the time of application;
  • government-run programs and degree-granting institutions, or religious services, fundraising efforts, benefits, gifts, or organizational administrative costs.

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Calls for Artists

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

Grants/Funding

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

Artist Rosters

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

Professional Development

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

Looking for Space?

Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.
Square Feet Seattle 2017
Square Feet: Buy, Buy, Buy! addresses cultural space ownership as a strategy to combat the growing affordability crisis in Seattle. Monday, October 16, 2017, 3 – 8 p.m., King Street Station

Grants

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

Artist Rosters

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

Professional Development

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

Grants

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

Professional Development

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

Have rental space?

Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.
Square Feet Seattle 2017
Square Feet: Buy, Buy, Buy! addresses cultural space ownership as a strategy to combat the growing affordability crisis in Seattle. Monday, October 16, 2017, 3 – 8 p.m., King Street Station

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

The 2017 cycle of CityArtists were awarded more than $150,000 to 30 individual artists working in literary including scripts, media/film, and visual arts. 57% percent of the artists funded are first-time recipients. A peer-review panel evaluates proposals based on criteria such as artistic merit or potential, public access or impact and feasibility where budget reflects project.

2017 CityArists Projects

Ivan Arteaga
$8,000     
Create and perform new score for acoustic ensemble plus vocals accompanied by live electronics system and three dancers. Arteaga will hold open rehearsals-workshop.

Etienne Cakpo-Gbokou
$4,800
Develop and perform new work exploring innovative concepts set on fusing Western classical composers like Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi with traditional African dance from Benin.

Ana Maria Campoy
$4,500
Rehearse and perform a bilingual staging of the award-winning play Proof to raise awareness of mental illness and genius through a Latino cultural lens. Performances will be offered on three residential porches in three different neighborhoods.

Terry Crane
$4,800     
Create and present a full-evening, immersive performance with 12 artists combining circus, theater and dinner.

Alex Crozier-Jackson
$4,800
Choreograph and present a 10-artist, two-act dance performance influenced by colloquial speech, pop culture, a millennial mindset, appropriations of black culture, gay culture and feminism.

Jade Solomon Curtis
$7,200
Develop and present a mix of five remounted and one new solo work with music, motion-visual art and live mixed media, includes five artists. The work intends to subvert and denounce mass depictions of Blacks.

Hilary Field
$4,200
Compose, commission and perform new music by three musician-composers featuring guest artists from the North, Central and South America for classical guitar concerts integrating elements of classical, jazz, folk and contemporary genres.

Robert Flor
$4,331   
Present a full-evening original production with eight artists involving teen Filipino American girls' rejection of a traditional 'community queen' contest.

Sarah Foster
$5,250        
Create and perform a new hour-long theatrical clown production by three artists, examining friendship and physics as accidentally plummeting off a cliff.

Alice Gosti
$6,000    
Present a live, immersive installation dance performance and communal ritual with 19 artists that grapples with complexity of living in an object-based society.

Stephen Griggs
$4,800
Compose and perform an hour-long piece of narration with improvised music by a quintet exploring police use of force coinciding with anniversary of Native carver John Williams' death.

Kimberly Holloway
$6,000
Rehearse and present a contemporary dance work by nine artists inspired by childhood experiences with abusive control with workshop exploring healing through personal storytelling and concert.

Davida Ingram
$4,550    
Remount an interdisciplinary performance installation into an hour-long production with original music about the lived experiences of Black women focused on meditations of Ingram's paternal grandmother's death.

Leslie Law
$5,200       
Produce, record and broadcast a live radio theater performance episode with scripted story, original live music and sound effects for 30 artists.

Veronica Lee-Baik
$7,200
Conceive, choreograph and present an evening-length, multidisciplinary revamped version of Giselle focused on teen suicide and madness with special lighting design and sound compositions.

Jill Marissa
$4,400     
Create a mobile mini-circus performance hybrid for eight artists featuring a series of acts interwoven with storyline, musical numbers, new media and audience engagement.

Ricki Mason
$5,600          
Mason Re-interpret, script and produce a theatrical performance for 6 artists exploring Bible stories through shame, fear, misogyny, faith from a queer, absurdist, feminist perspective with comedic and poignant affect.

KT Niehoff
$5,200
Interpret and perform immersive dance, music environment for 15 artists-participants honoring and illuminating experiences of six guest contributors with unique-powerful connections to their body: an astronaut, athlete, transgender young adult, professional dancer, cancer survivor and a differently-abled person.

Serene Petersen
$5,200
Produce a live theatrical piece about transgender queer punk coming-of-age for 17 artists integrating stop-motion animation, and live music.

Peggy Piacenza
$4,800      
Direct and produce an evening-length premiere dance performance for five artists with an original score focused on life markers and asking questions about the human experience.

Elspeth Savani
$5,200  
Produce a remounted, full-evening Cuban dance-music retrospective of selected popular genres from 1880's to the present performed by 20 musicians and four dancers.

Che Sehyun
$4,800
Compose new music to fuse with a documentary of community-based, intergenerational, mixed race exchanges and performances with nine artists.

Michael Shantz
$5,600  
Perform a 30-minute, three-part suite for steel drum compositions modeled after three female archetypes from Yoruba (Nigeria) performed by nine female musicians, choreographers and dancers.

Jessie Smith
$5,200
Choreograph, film and complete a new work with stop-motion animation, music and other photo-media techniques for three dancers. Work will be installed at viewing stations across the city and close with a public screening and live, solo performances.

Timothy Smith-Stewart
$6,400
Develop, rehearse and present one part of an evening-length premiere of the multi-media performance for eight artists using movement that using movement to battle disaffection with oppressive systems, suicidal ideation and an overall hopelessness.

Ilvs Strauss
$4,400
Complete a two-act comedy script and perform an hour-long queer sci-fi play for 17 artists addressing lack of homeland for and fluidity of queer community-culture.

John Teske
$2,925     
Develop a series of new compositions that are algorithmically generated where each score and performance is unique while shaped by musical parameters, accessible on-line and premiered by an ensemble of six musicians with strings, winds, percussion and electronics.

Carol Thompson
$7,200
Workshop, edit, rehearse and present an evening-length, site-specific play for 11 artists in a house scheduled for demolition that explores themes of personal progress and citywide progress.

Storme Webber
$5,600
Produce a multidisciplinary performance installation for seven artists with dance, music, visuals and video projections from an historical lens of working class queer life in Seattle from the 1930's before any liberation movements.

Amontaine Aurore Woods
$3,005
Complete and produce a new play with 11 artists on activism that explores loss of dream, the subsequent effect on one's life and lives of future generations from the Black Panther Party to the 1999 World Trade Organization talks to the present.

2016 CityArists Projects

Samar Abulhassan
Lena: Novel-in-Poems: Producing a hybrid novel-in-poems chronicling the life of a daughter of immigrants. Reflecting on memory, longing and the Arabic alphabet ignited while exploring Pike Place Market and Seattle's waterfront. The project closes with a public reading.
$4,900
Christina Antonakos-Wallace
Reimageing Belonging - Northwest Stories: Filming interviews with Seattle residents about migration, racism and belonging through two workshops as part of a larger-scale venture with WINGS and ROOTS. The edited videos will be showcased at a live event where attendees will be invited to share stories.
$8,000
Rick Araluce
The Great Northern: Designing and creating a nearly full-sized train tunnel within MAD Art space in South Lake Union. The sculpture will be a rendering of the Great Northern train tunnel incorporating light and sound to fully immerse the audience.
$7,200
Quenton Baker
Ballast: Finalizing a book-length poem about the only successful American slave revolt in 1841. Using invented forms based on the 19th century secondary slave market, Baker will explore the manifold realities of the men and women present on the brig Creole, where the 1841 revolt took place.
$800
Corrie Befort
A Rendering: Finalizing a 30-minute dance film in two parts generated with sound artist Jason E. Anderson for a premiere at the Northwest Film Forum in fall 2016.
$4,800
Vaughn Bell
Being with the River: Creating a public installation including sound and images collected from contemplative paddling events on the Duwamish River. Visitors are encouraged to create rocks from clean river sediment and clay to be accumulated and used as a marker by the river.
$3,325
Zack Bent
Spires: A project exploring forest fire land as a tableau for photographs and sculptures while considering human relationships to natural disasters and the potential for rebirth.
$4,088
Therese Casper
The Underground Life of Piero Heliczer, a documentary film and multimedia experience: Presenting a work in progress of the documentary film and a display of Piero Heliczer's original works in letterpress printing and poetry. Original photographs including Andy Warhol's Factory and the first film shoot featuring the Velvet Underground will also be displayed.
$5,600
Katy Ellis
Anybody's Animal: Completing a poetry manuscript-in-progress and presenting it at a public reading as part of a writing class for children.
$2,400
Karen Finneyfrock
The Year We Ruined the House: Revising the author's third young adult novel and working with four teenage novelists providing them personal manuscript consultations on their own novels. Everyone's work will be presented at a public reading.
$8,000
Noel Franklin
Girl on a Road: Finalizing a storyboard for a full-length graphic novel and sample chapter of a book exploring female friendship, loss and life on the road. A young adult workshop and a public reading will close the project.
$3,600
Gail Grinnell
We Are a Crowd of Others: is an interactive installation co-designed with artist Sam Wildman that engages a diverse public while challenging the features that differentiate artist from audience. Collaboration and participation will engage the audience prompting questions about the role of family and performance in our lives.
$7,200
Catherine Grisez
Generating a new body of work using copper, mixed media sculptures, interactive installations and one community based piece. The public will be invited to participate in neighborhood events, culminating in an exhibition at Traver Gallery and in South Park.
$6,400
Lauren Grossman
Leviathan' Interactive Installation: Developing and fabricating a new interactive sculpture installed in the water tower of Volunteer Park. The audience is encouraged to engage in dialogue about cultural myths and monsters.
$5,600
Teresa Hulls
Feeding Ghosts: The Life of Sun Yi: Creating a research outline for a non-fiction graphic novel exploring themes of cultural identity, mental illness, generational inheritance, loss of language and mixed-race identity based on the life and legacy of author's grandmother, Sun Yi. A panel will be held to discuss themes from the graphic novel.
$5,600
Wes Hurley
Capitol Hill Season 2: Completing the remaining eight scenes of the second season of a queer web series parodying 1970s and 1980s TV shows based in Capitol Hill. A public screening will premiere the series.
$8,000
Jody Kuehner
Clock that Mug: Live creation of a new painting drawing from vintage feminist ideals and questioning present day queer/drag feminism. Clock that Mug pays homage to feminist performers Janine Antoni and Ana Mendieta who focused on the body as a canvas for social change and rebellion.
$7,200
Ingrid Lahti
Rippling Water, 2016: Create, fabricate, install and uninstall a new kinetic sculpture exploring natural metaphors, focusing viewers on the relationship between visual effects. The sculpture will be on display at the Heaven and Earth outdoor sculpture exhibition at Carkeek Park. The park will be restored to its original condition after the five month long exhibition.
$5,166
Fulgencio Lazo
International Children’s Day exhibit and celebration: will feature 10 new acrylics on canvas with themes based on the joy and fun of childhood to be on display at Casa Latina. The project will also include a one-day celebration for International Children's Day with tours, a bilingual (Spanish/English) artist talk and a hands-on art activity for children and adults.
$4,888
George Lee
City of Faces: Human and Non-Human Community Building in Rainier Valley: Build community and deter youth violence by constructing an outdoor hanging wall of cast human face bird houses. 30 local youths will participate by getting their faces cast and turned into birdhouses.
$2,575
Frances McCue
Demolishing Richard Hugo: Researching and creating first-person narrative for pre-production of a documentary film about the demolition of the current Richard Hugo House building. This will show building as a case study for the ‘erasure’ of old arts and cultural venues. A public screening event will be offered.
$5,600
Jessica Mooney
When I Find You: Completing a draft of a novel in progress exploring different stratas of violence, from domestic to global, from personal experience to ancestral memory. Passages will be presented in a collaborative reading centered around the theme of "Cultural Memory".
$3,500
John Mullen
Naked City: Finishing the first draft of a manuscript of autobiographical short stories about growing up in the closet, highlighting moments including cross-country hitch hiking, crash landing in Seattle and more. There will be a public reading of the manuscript.
$4,410
Frances Nelson
Light Gathers in Folds: Fabrication of a form of light architecture revolving around the movement of reflected and refracted light, a site-specific installation in Chinatown-International District's Nihonmachi Alley.
$5,600
Ellery (ET) Russian
Casting Shadows: is a multi-sensory installation piece comprising of approximately seven video comics portraying stories of people with disability and chronic illness. Each short video will be projected onto various surfaces within the exhibition space, feature pen/ink illustrations with text captions, and a soundscape. The exhibition will take place in a variety of venues.
$5,600
Juniper Shuey
Untitled: Build and dismantle an immersive visual art installation to create an interactive sculpture that hosts three heightened performances. Inspired by memory and the maps our brains create to house thought, the installation will fill an entire gallery for three and a half months.
$8,000
Imani Sims
2155: An Afro futurist Affair: Exploring what it means to envision the future through the eyes of People of Color through performing arts and a reading highlighting local artists' interactions with the idea of the African American aesthetic in the future. The multidisciplinary show will be staged at Gay City Arts.
$4,590
Xin Hui Tan
A Taste of Home: Completing shooting and post-production of a feature length documentary tracing 100 years of Seattle Chinatown ID's immigrant history through five signature heritage dishes, served by five of the oldest Chinese American family food establishments. Public screenings planned.
$5,600
Leah Warshawski
Big Sonia: Finishing a feature documentary about 89 year-old Sonia Warshawski the larger than life seamstress, Polish immigrant, only Holocaust survivor in Kansas City and local celebrity. A public screening will include educational discussions.
$6,400
Koon Woon
Paper-son Poet: Finishing and publish a memoir in a multi-genre format of poetry, short-fiction, creative nonfiction and straight memoir for four generations of a Chinese immigrant family in Seattle's International District where the author has lived for 25 years. Four public readings will take place.
$4,000

2015 CityArists Projects

Daniel Barry
Compose, perform new music for jazz orchestra that incorporates elements of classical, jazz and Brazilian traditions including an educational component.
$3,560
William Satake Blauvelt
Create and present new music/sound score incorporating the almost lost art of katsudo benshi (live film narration) for the classic Japanese silent film "A Story of Floating Weeds."
$3,200
Paul Budraitis
Rehearse and stage the play "Fireface" in a domestic residence or a neglected industrial or commercial space with bused-in audiences with actors and audience in close proximity.
$4,500
Codjo Etienne Cakpo-Gbokou
Develop and present new body of solo and group choreographic work exhibiting styles from both East (Zimbabwe/So Africa) and West (Togo/Benin) Africa for two public performances.
$5,200
Desdemona Chiang
Produce new bilingual ASL/English play about the intersection of hearing and Deaf culture and the controversy over cochlear implants featuring a mixed ensemble of Deaf and hearing actors.
$5,200
Anna-Lizette Conner
Create and produce a multidisciplinary work including performance and sound design and exploring death via the transitional world and the living world.
$3,600
Terry Crane
Complete and present an evening length contemporary circus show with director KT Niehoff inspired by The Library of Babel, by Jorge Luis Borges.
$3,200
August Denhard
Five performers present demonstrations and concerts exploring music along the Silk Road with cultural and historical context for the music including presentations or workshops to public school students and the general public.
$3,600
Nat Evans
Collaborate with eight West Coast composers and compose new pieces with field recordings while on a walking trek of the Pacific Coast Trail. The work will culminate with performances and school workshops.
$2,600
Christian French
Generate songs for a new Rock Opera with local composer and perform selections at a Duwamish River festival.
$3,600
Alice Gosti
Develop a five hour-long live performance that questions identity, community and where art belongs, and challenges the canonic boundaries of dance and that brings politics and history into the foreground.
$5,200
Steve Griggs
Commission a 45-minute program of narration with composed and improvised jazz music to be performed at the site of one sculpture by James Washington.
$3,300
Alex Guy
Compose, record and mix a musical score for "With Wings and Roots," a feature length documentary about immigration and belonging, with a screening event of the finished film.
$4,000
Dayna Hanson
Create and present a new solo-group quartet dance work based loosely on a discarded sheet of calculus problems as a visual blueprint for intricately patterned movement for premiere performances.
$6,000
Robin Holcomb
Compose new music for piano, voice and cello for two public performances and a studio recording.
$3,250
Wayne Horvitz
Complete a new 15-minute piece in three movements for full orchestra with an improvising soloist to be performed by the Seattle Symphony based on three poems by Richard Hugo.
$6,000
Kristianne Huntsberger
Develop and record stories of challenging experiences of 10 women of different ages and backgrounds. Closes with a draft script and recording.
$2,300
Christopher Icasiano
Compose, produce and present a new recording and create new student ensemble focusing on free-improvisation.
$3,250
Jessica Kenney
Complete recording of a voice-on-voice performance of classical and contemporary Persian poetry, lecture, and song-melody from mystical literature with four artists.
$3,600
Paul Kikuchi
Development and design of an online interactive experience of a multi-faceted website combining original music, photos, writings, and historic recordings with a 'Meet the Artist' event to discuss the work.
$6,400
Jody Kuehner
Pushing past performance category traditions, development and performance comes second in a triptych of gender-bending modern dance/drag solos exploring existential crisis. A journey to find peace in the unknown.
$3,600
Paul Kuniholm Pauper
Present a nine-artist participatory Garden Party Theatre parading wearable art with large public feast where gowns are given to young women for proms.
$2,400
Kyle Loven
Complete, rehearse, and present an evening-length performance incorporating multiple performers, objects, live video and original music. Work is inspired by conspiracy theories and explores how we as viewers and as humans process information.
$4,800
Donald McGreevy
The Temporal Nature of Stability is a minimalist symphony depicting the Chernobyl Disaster. Using modified electric guitars, acoustic instruments and organs, the music will illustrate the inclination toward patchwork solutions often applied to problems created by technological advancements.
$4,000
David Nixon
Record a soundtrack for an animated musical documentary film, the true story of a charismatic LSD-loving leader of a controversial Buddhist sect centered in Seattle in the 1970's, closing with a public screening.
$6,000
Angelique Poteat
Compose and present new music for orchestra with girls’ choir addressing pressures girls face from popular culture and society today from their own perspectives.
$6,000
Monica Rojas-Stewart
Produce a bilingual Peruvian holiday of De Inga y Mandinga exploring mixed ethnic-cultural heritage from an Afro-Peruvian perspective. Remount version invites a new partner, the Sound of the Northwest with Negro Spirituals, for a public performance.
$3,600
Michael Sauder
Create a 3-show performance series exploring original and experimental musical composition in a visceral environment with visual art works.
$3,400
Zoe Scofield
Create and present a new, evening-length choreographic work with an original Sacred Harp score in Southern Baptist a capella traditon. It will take place in an environment immersing audience in cacophony of song and dance.
$5,200
Mary Scott
Develop and present 8 new, solos for an evening-length dance works designed for experimentation. Work will be taken apart, transposed from stage to site-specific locations and reassembled in new orders.
$4,800
Tikka Sears
Collaborate and create a cross-cultural performance with Indonesian director Rachman Sabur of the Black Umbrella Theater exploring birth, re-birth, trauma and near death experiences through physical theater, storytelling and puppetry.
$7,200
Greg Sinibaldi
Create, record and premiere new music for a small jazz group and electronics based on the poetry of Sylvia Plath's book Ariel with lecture and demonstrations.
$6,000
Paul Taub
Commission and perform five new works for flute and up to five other instruments.
$6,000
Stokley Towles
Present a solo performance piece exploring the social and physical landscape of the Metro bus based on interview excerpts with transit drivers and observations of daily life on the bus.
$3,600
Rosa Vissers
Develop and perform a 20-minute choreographic-dance performance examining the effect of accidents on people, communities and their futures with 11 artists via interviews and research of past incidents with common themes.
$3,200
Hope Wechkin
Create a site-specific, cross-sector and multidisciplinary performance including imaging studies of brain activity that explores the experience of being 'in synch' with another, or 'withing.'
$3,200
Mirta Wymerszberg
Recreate and perform a children's theatrical work, the practice of 'el contador de cuentos', the storyteller of ancient Latin American children stories and songs, by two actors in Spanish. Rehearsals will close with two public performances.
$3,900

2014 CityArists Projects

Roberto Ascalon
Research and production of a manuscript of new and edited poems that generates an illustrated chapbook. A high school reading of selected pieces will be accompanied by musicians at the Massive Monkee headquarters.
$6,800
Mike Attie
Complete feature-length documentary film about a Vietnam War reenactment. Searching for solace from the ghosts of their own wars, a platoon of veterans head into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to recreate some of the darkest days of American history. A public screening will be offered.
$5,200
Erin Brindley
Complete first two chapters of the Cafe Nordo Cookbook, an interactive multi-media cookbook and compendium of the science, history, and philosophy of food based on previous shows. Chapters will be accessible via free download, and presented at farmers markets.
$5,200
Webster Crowell
Complete a partial feature-length adventure in episodic format for both big screen and download. The film will include live action as well as animated effects and title sequences.
$6,800
Karen Finneyfrock
Complete writing a young adult novel: a fictionalized account of the author's senior year in high school while facing repercussions of a friend's lies. Culminating with a reading and lecture at Nathan Hale High School.
$7,040
Eroyn Franklin
Complete first three chapters of of a graphic novel-memoir exploring a year spent living in European squats that culminates with a comic workshop plus public reading.
$3,960
Tory Franklin
Create daily fairy-tale narratives based on worldwide stories in a public window theater that explores working with removable materials at a storefront and workshop at The Vera Project.
$2,621
Sean Gallagher
Curate and document an intergenerational, multi-disciplinary and traditional event for Native American-Alaskan cultures in and alongside a newly created Umiak that illustrates the importance of community sharing with an exhibit, film, dance and gift-giving.
$5,200
Chad Goller-Sojourner
Write and self-publish a collection of narrative essays surrounding what happens when a black, transracial adopted boy, raised by white parents, ages out of honorary white and suburban privilege and into a world where folklore, statistics, and conjecture deem him dangerous until proven otherwise.
$3,229
Wynne Greenwood
Create a video archive of 17 separate video recordings of band performances in Northwest houses and punk clubs widely embraced by national and international queer, feminist and artistic communities. Excerpts from archive will be screened for youth and college-age audiences.
$3,801
Stephanie Guerra
Complete a young adult novel set in present day Las Vegas, where a seventeen-year-old protagonist is trying to support himself, find love, face dyslexia, and struggle to find an authentic identity in a world revolving around money. Closing includes readings and workshops.
$5,950
Jesse Higman
Create seven large-scale paintings, including purchasing materials and hiring assistants for the seven painting events.
$5,200
Salise Hughes
Produce a new, short film by manipulating layers of footage of rogue cop, horror, and film noir genres frame-by-frame with an original score for a public screening.
$3,250
Robert Hutchison
Complete a book manuscript including transcription and editing of interviews with Japanese architects and artists, personal essays, and photography executed by the author while in Japan for public lectures.
$3,250
Rachel Kessler
Complete and give a reading with slide show from a book-length manuscript about working as a hack in all aspects of life: writer, parent, partner and child. Employing poems and stories this tale of post-partum depression, broken noses, spilled milk, and sins of the generations unfolds.
$2,600
Yuri Kinoshita
Create an illuminated, floating teahouse that floats on water for open-air, traditional Japanese tea ceremonies in public places.
$3,200
Margot Quan Knight
Generate and exhibit a new body of photo-based work on the theme of conversation that explores photography's struggle to document the unseen. A public exhibit and an elementary school workshop will be presented.
$7,040
Natasha Marin
Complete original poem per Red Lineage adapted to allow others to contribute their own personal histories that echo, overlap and foster a sense of community despite real and/or perceived barriers. Produce interactive, multimedia archive, public workshop, and a screening and performance event.
$4,400
Jen Marlowe
Complete BAHRAIN: THE UNCOVERED UPRISING, a feature-length documentary film providing an in-depth look at the pro-democracy uprising in the Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain. Once complete, the film will be screened at multiple Seattle venues, and include discussions about the situation in Bahrain.
$5,720
Brian McGuigan
Complete the first draft of a book-length memoir entitled THE ANATOMY OF A GUN OWNER about my personal history with guns and violence and the fear and paranoia that led me to become a reluctant gun owner. Present two readings in South Seattle near the sites of shootings covered in the book.
$5,200
Larissa Min
Complete a manuscript exploring the intersections of development, conservation, social justice and global climate change in two of the world's last wild places, Antarctica and the Amazon, from a developing world's perspective with a public presentation.
$5,800
Sierra Nelson
Create new poems to complete a book manuscript with an interactive poetic structure inspired by the ancient Chinese divination method Book of Changes (I Ching). A series of audience-interactive group-divination performances of the new poems will be held.
$5,100
Kay Ray
Complete final re-edit of a documentary film based on interviews of American women instrumentalists in jazz from the 1920's to 1970's with public screenings.
$7,040
Paul Rucker
Create an installation comprised of lynching postcards brought to life through animation and original music, and wooden sculptures marking historic deaths related to the civil rights movement as part of a series demonstrating parallels between slavery and the prison industrial complex.
$7,040
Adam Sekuler
Complete early research and development phase of a dance film piece about abandonment derived from a multi-year residency experiment with choreographer Shannon Stewart and company of 15 set in an abandoned site in King County. Year-end work will have a public screening.
$4,125
Ward Serrill
Produce a short documentary following Seattle inventor, Peter Scott, as he creates the world's most fuel-efficient cook stove that saves forests and lives. Public screening planned.
$6,800
Rodrigo Valenzuela
Maria TV interweaves video of Latina domestic workers with reenactments of their jobs based on how they are portrayed in the media to highlight experiences of local under-privileged people. Work creates a connection and sensibility for an important and tangible political and cultural issue. A public screening will be offered.
$8,000
Danielle Villegas
Complete interviews, shoot and post-production of a 30 minute documentary focused on an indigenous North American concept of 'Two Spirit' for a public screening. 'Two Spirit' references a person who fulfills one of many traditional mixed-gender roles among Native American and Canadian First Nation communities.
$6,800
David Williams
Finish manuscript for a book exploring how and why Seattle shaped its physical landscape, including Denny Hill, the Duwamish Tide Flats, the historic shoreline, and Lake Washington Ship Canal. Free public presentations at community centers and museums will be scheduled.
$3,900
Allyce Wood
Produce new site-specific installation at a storefront comprised of video projection throughout the space, shimmering upon three-dimensional cut paper elements suspended.
$2,282
Carolyne Wright
Complete poems based on a sequence of intercultural encounters with girls and women that form a section of a book confronting family and national history, and the intersection of the personal and public arena.
$2,000
Ben Zamora
Create and exhibit an immersive, site-specific sculptural light installation representing Phase II MALA, a multi-year project based on Buddhist prayer beads creating a meditation mantra. MALA is built with 108 individual sections.
$4,400

2013 CityArists Projects

Kathya Alexander
Revise and complete a script Old Testament about homosexuality in the Black church and gang violence in the Black community, based on gang violence in The Old Testament. Material from community forums will be integrated into the production.
$3,000
Amontaine Aurore Woods
Expand conceptual aspects of a full-length, one-woman play (including multimedia) about a Black teen exploring revolutionary mindsets in 1970s suburban Seattle.
$3,000
Samantha Boshnack
Develop eight new jazz pieces that push parameters. These works will be performed by a new group of musicians covering a span of ages and experiences in disparate venues around Seattle including an elementary school. Final live concerts will be recorded.Develop eight new jazz pieces that push parameters. These works will be performed by a new group of musicians covering a span of ages and experiences in disparate venues around Seattle including an elementary school. Final live concerts will be recorded.
$4,500
Paul Budraitis
Completion of a playscript for non-verbal, image-based theatrical performances that follows the protagonist of the classic play "Death of a Salesman" into the afterlife highlighting his modern resonance.
$4,500
Catherine Cabeen
Development and presentation of a dance-theater performance blending historic scholarship and choreogrpahy based on Niki de Saint Phalle. A major theme of the work is criticism of female artists on accomplishment versus beauty. Events will engage UW students and participants from Reel Grrls.
$6,000
Rose Cano
Complete script development and staged presentations of a bilingual play based on Don Quixote and Sancho Panza as homeless characters. Performances will take place through a series of readings at local shelters and for homeless and advocacy organizations.
$8,000
Alex Chadsey
Further collaboration with multidisciplinary artists from Mexico, Los Angeles and Seattle plus immigrant youth in the development of new compositions culminating in two concerts/fandangos and video.
$8,000
Steven Cherena
Record, rehearse and perform traditional Afro-Cuban compositions descended from Yoruba folklore with sacred bata drums and vocals for a public concert.
$6,000
Kevin Connor
Create, record and present original compositions for Cuban tres and guitar showcasing similarities between Cuban tres and Gypsy Jazz guitar. New work will be performed at a community concert.
$4,500
Emily Doolittle
Present and record a concert of music based on sounds from nature performed by the Seattle Chamber Players with pre-concert talks and recording. Performances will be made available to middle school students and senior citizens.
$4,500
Dayna Hanson
Present a new, evening length dance theater piece blending details of 2012 school board shooting with studies of Chekhov's suicides and the Death Wish crime films.
$8,000
Wayne Horvitz
Create and record a set of instrumental songs for string trio with electronics and for piano with electronics that will be performed as a suite. The songs incorporate repurposed compositions, acoustic material and real instruments.
$4,500
Jessika Kenney
Compose, record and perform new work exploring secular court music, vocal traditions and fragments of classical literature from Iran and Java including innovative and open-ended translation processes.
$8,000
Paul Kikuchi
Compose, rehearse and perform a song cycle in five movements for six artists based on the artist's great grandfather's memoir. Culminating events will be two public performances, one of which will include a composer question/answer period.
$4,000
Jody Kuehner
Present new ensemble drag dance comedy of excess work inspired by small town fame to replicate and commodify our personas no matter how unflattering the results.
$6,000
Joan Laage
Research, create and produce a new retrospective, multi-disciplinary butoh piece focusing on gender and its relationship with to costuming, make-up, movement and themes for public performances and talks.
$2,000
Leslie Law
Rehearse, present and record live theater for radio show with poets and playwrights, composers and performers highlighting the Puget Sound region. Thematic episodes are all scored with original music and sound effects available online as podcast.
$6,000
Malika Lee
Debut the production of a full length stage play about an African American woman's journey with breast cancer. The project encompasses development, rehearsals, and production which will be in the Fall 2013.
$6,000
Hengda Li
Create and develop new collaborative dance drama with the Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe from Beijing based on a young boy's struggle to pursue his dream of becoming the best acrobat in the world.
$6,000
Etta Mamin-Lilienthal
Produce an environmental site-specific light installation based on Buddhist prayer beads and meditation mantra that will have a number of live performances over a two-week period in multiple spaces. The installation will be fully documented.
$6,000
Paul Mullin
Develop through research and collaboration with theatre artists a stage play that dramatizes current scientific and philosophical explorations of human consciousness. The process will culminate in a fully staged workshop production in 2013.
$4,500
Jason Parker
Select, arrange and record original jazz compositions by Seattle-based musicians for two public performances with four high school workshops-concerts.
$6,000
Terry Podgorski
Complete final script of Don Nordo, a new full-evening theatrical work about food culture issues with free readings and post-reading talks including performers, producers and supporters.
$3,000
Tamara Power-Drutis
Create, record, and present six derivative Northwest Americana works from mid-19th century through early 20th Century exploring the settlement era, railroads, mining communities, travel to the west and their influence on our local culture. Pieces will be accompanied by historical context and photos for school and public performances.
$4,500
Sarah Rudinoff
Create, rehearse and perform an original rock n' roll play, These Streets, with exhibit and oral histories inspired by the lives of women musicians from the 1990's Seattle grunge scene.
$8,000
Anna Telcs
Present a dramatic live show exploring the ritual of dressing, ceremony of fashion and exclusivity within the fashion industry based in part on textile archives research. Performances will be concurrent with fashion week 2013 and performed three times on single day with exhibit.
$6,000
Ann Teplick
Complete the first draft of a full-length play about homophobia among teens. There will be a community and school staged reading with post-play discussions led by director and representatives from King County Sexual Assault Resource Center.
$3,000
John Teske
Complete and perform two 60-minute performances of new concert music for a 26-piece ensemble of strings and woodwinds, exploring the subtleties of human consciousness, awareness and experience at two venues.
$3,000
Jenna Bean Veatch
Present a two-woman show via a collage of monologues, ballads, old photos, modern dance, and '60s pop songs that weave a sad story of a Ukrainian-American family's war-torn past. Work paints an unexpectedly whimsical picture of loss.
$4,500

2012 CityArists Projects

Juan Alonso
To further develop a new body of photographic work of a recent trip to Cuba giving some insight into what life is like for the average person living on this Caribbean island where the average U.S. citizen cannot visit and the Cuban citizens are not allowed to leave.
$2,000
Amy Benson
To complete and screen a full-length documentary exploring poverty and suicide among young girls in Nepal. Two showcases with post-screening panel discussions will be offered to communities with large Nepalese populations and teens.
$4,000
Zack Bent
Create an addition to a pop-up camper van as an installation-venue featuring six composer/musicians at five local festivals, inviting pedestrians and general public to engage.
$4,000
Cody Blomberg
In partnership with Safe Schools Coalition, complete a 12-piece series of paintings illuminating aspects of bullying GLBTG youth and potential interventions. After a month-long gallery exhibit, work will be shown at Washington Middle School with a panel discussion.
$4,000
Jean Bradbury
Continue exploration of small sustainable farms of Snoqualmie Valley via plein air studies and large studio paintings to be shown in venues where organic food is sold or its production is referenced. Public exhibits will take place at three farmers markets and at a Seattle Tilth event.
$4,000
Cris Bruch
Develop a performative, portable sculpture on a bicycle trailer to encourage interaction about food rituals and family recipes at six P-Patch sites in diverse, socio-economic neighborhoods.
$4,000
Wendy Call
Write and publish a chapbook of lyrical essays exploring patriotism, imperialism and environmentalism characterizing our national parks closing with writing workshops and one joint reading at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park Museum.
$4,000
Suzanne Edison
Create and publish new poems plus broadsides based on interviews and conversations with families raising chronically ill kids of ethnically diverse backgrounds with public readings at Seattle Children's Hospital, Odessa Brown Clinic and UW Schools of Social Work and Nursing.
$4,000
Michael Falcone
Complete final editing of a short documentary featuring the Fremont Troll as a community public art venture to premiere at the Fremont Outdoor Movies and UW School of Architecture.
$2,000
Karen Finneyfrock
Research and write four chapters of a young adult novel about a girl raised on a commune in the Pacific Northwest for one public reading and one combination reading-lecture at a north end high school.
$4,000
Elizabeth Gahan
Create a wall-mounted art installation at the South Park Community Center made of 3-D hexagonal patterns activated by vibrantly colored vinyl and lights with an interactive component inspiring neighborhood dialogue.
$4,000
Tatiana Garmendia
Transform a 2-D series into an installation of large-scale, silk paper burqas (traditional outer garments worn by some Islamic women) with burned calligraphic markings and sound recording accounts of violence from war survivors for a public exhibit at Seattle Central Community College.
$4,000
Chad Goller-Sojourner
Complete final draft of a manuscript focused recounting an eating disorder suffered by a fat, black, gay, bulimic adopted by white parents struggling with the diagnosis of a girl's disease. Public readings will be offered in partnership with LGBT agencies, the National Eating Disorder Association and the CD Forum.
$4,000
Mandy Greer
Develop a multi-platform project of performative photos and giant wearable works exploring weight, physical burden and labor. Interactive workshops, a blog and a residency in Ireland will culminate in a public exhibit.
$4,000
Serge Gregory
Complete a short film as composite myth told through native story fragments, visual allusion and complex sound design to be screened in partnership with Conservation Northwest and UW Department of American Indian Studies.
$4,000
Gail Grinnell
Create a 3-D, site-specific installation of complex layered drawings through which the public can move with tours and talks aimed at Pike Market Senior Center and a Montessori school.
$4,000
Victoria Haven
Complete walking tours, a published trail guide and an exhibition of physical, autobiographical artwork mapping a personal trajectory of studio space over time and reflecting current displacement of local artist live/work space. Historylink and Storefronts Seattle will partner on show and tours.
$4,000
Jill Hodges
Complete a short documentary exploring connections and complexities between adoptive and birth families of children in Guatemala. Adoption service agencies will partner on screening outreach and lead a panel discussion.
$2,000
Howard Hsu
A photographic series documenting the changing character of Seattle's industrial Sodo neighborhood exhibited at four galleries with presentations at four high school photography classes.
$2,000
Luke Johnson
Complete a draft manuscript of revised/new lyrical poems exploring isolation via Northwest urban/rural landscapes for a public reading and north Seattle high school visits.
$2,000
Marya Sea Kaminski
Draft a collection of 20 short stories inspired by brother's struggle with autism and other family dysfunctions. Two public readings will be held with extended outreach to local organizations serving persons with autism plus talks at high schools.
$2,000
Sarah Kavage
Create a large-scale, site-specific braided grass sculpture/venue for seven musical performances at Discovery Park, including the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, to provoke new park experience and viewer responses.
$4,000
Rachel Kessler
Compose, print and produce public health service messages/poems as laminated placards and books for display in public restrooms at sites including art venues, college campuses, high schools and small neighborhood businesses.
$4,000
Bharti Kirchner
Complete final draft of novel chronicling the life of a village girl employed by the East Indian Company in medieval India. Two public reading will target South Asian cultural organizations and UW students.
$4,000
Robert Kunz
Present a temporary sonic porthole via a large-scale, sound installation at Union Station featuring 15 layered broadcasts from train stations from around the world. Performances will target youth and senior populations from the International District.
$4,000
Fulgencio Lazo
With an all-ages team from Casa Latina, create a large-scale sand painting and mechanized carved sculpture reflecting immigrant themes of separation, hard work, nostalgia and struggle to adapt for installation at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park in recognition of Day of the Dead.
$4,000
Margie Livingston
Create a new series of 3-D artworks made entirely of acrylic paint, bridging the space between painting and sculpture for a gallery exhibit of "paint objects" and a public talk at a local high school.
$4,000
Amanda Manitach
To print a series of four, limited edition, hand-bound issues of Folio, a local arts journal containing writing and artwork by regional artists for public distribution and readings, performances and presentations at Seattle Art Museum.
$4,000
Tess Martin
A stop-frame animated film series comprised of vignettes based on 12 taped interviews exploring human-animal connections with pets for a public park screening. Media programs serving young girls and Native American teens will be invited.
$4,000
Brian McGuigan
The completion of a lecture-slide show presentation chronicling struggles with weight loss and a workshop-performance targeting the health and fitness field with a focus on groups addressing childhood obesity.
$2,000
Donna Miscolta
Revise and create chapters of a current novel on race, identity and belonging. A flash fiction workshop with Latino students on the theme of growing up brown will close with a joint reading of work.
$4,000
Peter Mountford
Complete draft of a novel about a middle-aged widower who scandalously quits a well-established career with the World Bank. One reading and discussion will be offered in Spanish and one will be targeted to inmates in the correctional system.
$4,000
Serene Petersen
Final production of a short animated film exploring the struggles and transformative changes of transgender experience and encouraging dialogue on the subjects of visibility, safety and support. Screenings will be geared to the queer community and youth.
$4,000
Nancy Rawles
Produce an audio-book of a self-published novel about an urban school in disarray and the veteran public school teacher as champion. Free interactive readings will target populations struggling with literacy.
$4,000
Tivon Rice
Complete a sound and light installation incorporating urban sounds recorded in Seoul, Korea, and amplified through a kinetic sculpture for public presentation at Union Station.
$2,000
Adam Sekuler
Develop a series of videos for public screening that draw on stories, sounds and images and capture the essence of a neighborhood and serve as a record of the community.
$2,000
Nicki Sucec
Create a multi-media exhibit featuring a sculpture made of helicopter rotor blades symbolizing ascension along with audio-visual portraits of individuals recovering from adversity. A public exhibit will aim to combat stigma and inspire hope.
$4,000
Polly Sutton
Create a new body of sculptural cedar bark basketry incorporating invasive plant species in Seattle and using experimental gathering and preparation techniques for a public exhibition at a park's environmental center.
$4,000
Kevin Tomlinson
To produce a documentary featuring the professional and personal journey of reinvention of local and internationally recognized photographer Phil Borges for a public exhibit.
$4,000
Glenn Tramantano
Create a multi-media installation for public exhibit, including drawings, sculpture and video, that re-imagines the world of Oz based on research of gay history within the military.
$2,000
Hannah Viano
Design and produce a set of alphabet images using paper cut technique and silkscreen and relying on distinct Pacific Northwest flora and fauna for exhibit at libraries and community centers.
$2,000
Kary Wayson
Complete a book-length lyric poem divided into short sections that study the route of a daily Queen Anne neighborhood walk for a public reading that reaches local youth arts programs.
$2,000
Kevin Wildermuth
Identify two neighborhoods with a high volume of young adult pedestrian traffic to use QR codes and smart phones for viewing Oaxacan images paired with the specific location of QR code.
$4,000
Ben Zamora
Create a large-scale, site-specific light installation that transforms the Intiman Theatre courtyard and creates a space for performance and reflection for Seattle Center audiences.
$4,000

2011 CityArists Projects

Mimi Allin, interdisciplinary, The Lamplighter. To create a lamppost, inspired by the lamplighter in The Little Prince, to be illuminated and extinguished 1,440 times at neighborhood art walks and a gallery.
$2,000
Holly Arsenault, theater, Undo. To complete and present a public staged reading of a new full-length play exploring religion, commitment and family through the story of a familiar yet foreign ceremony.
$2,271
Byron Au Yong, opera/musical theater, Stuck Elevator. To complete a revised script with a performance, and to produce a CD, of a comic opera prompted by the true story of a Chinese deliveryman who was trapped in an elevator for three days.
$4,662
Scott Augustson, theater, Where the River Styx Meets Route 66. To complete development of a theatrical adaptation of the Odyssey and create puppets for a large scale silhouette puppet production.
$4,995
Tom Baker, music, Invisible Cities: String Quartet No. 1. To create the first of nine string quartet compositions based on the book Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.
$3,996
Eric Banks, music/interdisciplinary, Approaching Ecstasy. To compose and develop a concert-length ballet for mixed double-chorus, string quartet, and eight dancers, inspired by the poetry of Constantine Cavafy.
$3,330
Jherek Bischoff, music, Ambient Orchestra. To create, present and record a performance of ten new compositions for forty-five-person orchestra, three conductors working simultaneously, and two sound operators manipulating live sound to create a wash of sound, melody and mood.
$6,660
Samantha Boshnack, music, The B'shnorkestra. To develop and perform nine original compositions for a 19-piece ensemble exploring multiple musical genres and unique instrumentation for school showcases, a lecture and two public concerts.
$4,009
Catherine Cabeen, dance/interdisciplinary, Crystallizing Space ("CS"). To complete research, early choreography, and a lecture-performance on the way to developing a new full-length work inspired by post-World War II painter Yves Klein.
$3,330
Etienne Cakpo, dance, Mikwaabo Benin. To create and present two performances of a new choreographic work juxtaposing traditional dance and music from Benin, Africa, with contemporary elements, including video projections from the region.
$3,996
Toby Campbell, music, Anomie Belle String Quartet. To compose and present a new piece for string quartet with accompanying electronic elements, using cross-genre sound and instrumentation.
$4,005
Alexander Chadsey, music, Sones Marineros. To develop new and in-progress musical works in son jarocho, salsa and jazz with a collaborative ensemble of musicians from Seattle, Los Angeles and Mexico.
$5,661
Carol Clay, theatre, little world. To develop and perform a puppet theater piece inspired by the grieving process. The work will utilize a reverse theatre-making process in which puppets and set design are created first, followed by character and script development.
$6,660
Terence Crane, theatre, Circus Syzygy. To create and present an original full-length circus show through residencies and rehearsals with local and international artists, culminating in a month-long series of performances.
$6,660
Christopher DeLaurenti, music, Thrill: A Jazz Madrigal. To compose a work, melding the voices of three Seattle-area jazz, blues, and gospel singers, that re-imagines the classic song "You're My Thrill" as a haunting Elizabethan madrigal.
$4,662
Lori Dillon, multidisciplinary, Interview Me. To research, rehearse and present four interactive multimedia performances that explore the roles of interviewer and interviewee through pre-recorded and real-time playback sound, film projection, and live theater.
$4,995
Ruthie Dornfeld, multidisciplinary, Music of Bards: From Modern Africa to Medieval Europe. To create a multi-disciplinary performance linking the traditions of African kora players and medieval European musicians and poets through music and recitation.
$2,000
Beth Fleenor, music, Mother May I. To develop a sound art and craft installation inspired by sound wave patterns that the artist will translate into unique cross-stitch panels.
$3,330
Levi Fuller, music, Songs About Books. To develop, perform, and record 25 all-new songs by five separate musicians, all inspired by books of the artist's choosing.
$6,573
Lori Goldston, music/multidisciplinary, Charismatic Megafauna. To create and perform a multimedia piece featuring solo amplified cello and a commissioned 16mm film that explores concepts of wilderness, the human condition, and the natural world.
$3,046
Bernard Hazens, multidisciplinary, Rola-Juggler. To refine and perform a solo circus act involving acrobatics, juggling and rola bola. The circus will be performed on a car retrofitted to serve as a movable stage.
$3,330
Fred Hoadley, music, Afro-Cuban Jazz Tribute to Charles Mingus. To arrange pieces of music by Charles Mingus for Latin Jazz ensemble; compose an original piece as a tribute to him; and rehearse, record and perform new Latin jazz works with an expanded version of ensemble.
$5,328
Robin Holcomb, music, New Music for Jazz Orchestra. To create, rehearse and produce an archival recording of a new work by the Washington Composer's Orchestra that interweaves composition and improvisation.
$4,995
Wayne Horvitz, music, Smokestack Arias. To research, create and perform a song cycle for voice, piano and pre-recorded electronic score based on the emotional impact of the Everett Massacre.
$4,995
Etsuko Ichikawa, visual arts/multidisciplinary, Firebird - Between the Eternal and the Ephemeral. To develop a new body of glass pyrographic work integrating a dance performance to Stravinsky with videotaping in a glass studio.
$1,500
Marya Sea Kaminski, theatre, The Bonnie Papers. To research and draft a play exploring Americans' cultural fascination with images of women with guns. Play research and writing will be done in collaboration with a dramaturg and script consultant, and will culminate in public readings.
$5,581
Paul Kikuchi, music, Paul Kikuchi - Union Station Concert. To develop and present new and existing music in the historic Great Hall at Union Station, taking advantage of the space's unique acoustics.
$4,728
Jody Kuehner, dance, Summer Squat. To complete, rehearse and perform an evening-length, site-responsive dance exploring the LGBTQ experience in Seattle for a performance at Gay Camp.
$5,214
Susie Lee, dance/visual arts, Thresholds. To develop, rehearse and present an improvisational and interactive new work in which a group of disparate performers, digital artists and computer scientists act out dream-influenced vignettes in unusual performance spaces.
$2,997
Kyle Loven, theatre, Blink. To complete, rehearse and present a one-man show incorporating intricate puppets, masks and original music inspired by the mystery of the night.
$3,996
Elspeth MacDonald, music, Snow Language. To perform and produce a multi-lingual full-length CD of original music and arrangements that fuse Latin American, jazz and pop elements.
$3,996
Etta Mamin-Lilienthal, multidisciplinary, Still. To produce an evening-length improvisational piece in which four artists explore the nature of the life cycle and the process of artistic collaboration.
$6,460
Natasha Marin O'Brien, multidisciplinary, Miki Kuro's Midnight Tea (MKMT). To present an interactive and participatory theatre piece, inspired by the Japanese Tea Ceremony and 1960s art "happenings," that involves performance artists, dancers, and live and electronic music.
$4,995
Rachel Matthews, music, New Orchestral Work. To create a new composition for orchestra in two movements and a recording of the premier performance by Philharmonia Northwest.
$5,328
Marissa Niederhauser, dance, the only sunshine. To develop and perform a new choreographic work that integrates projected images in an intimate setting, with a focus on personal investigation of a public performance.
$1,860
KT Niehoff, dance, Untitled. To create a year-long series of dance performances, videos, writing, events and sightings culminating in a full-length production that incorporates all previous elements, creating a sense of audience ownership and belonging.
$5,328
Haruko Nishimura, multidisciplinary, Collaboration in Three Mediums. To create a site-specific contemporary work that re-imagines fairy tales through comical and horrific butoh dance, artistic installation, and sculpture.
$6,660
Amy O'Neal, dance, All Adds Up. To create and perform a new evening-length dance piece that gradually accumulates dancers and musicians on-stage, from one performer to twenty over the course of thirty minutes, raising questions of overpopulation, information overload, and cultural crossover.
$5,328
Monica Rojas, multidisciplinary, Echoes Afroperuanos. To create, rehearse and perform a two-hour show blending theatre, music, and dance to explore the cultural contributions of African descendants to Peruvian culture.
$6,660
Ellie Sandstrom, dance, The Decline. To present a new group piece inspired by the field recordings of Alan Lomax. The work will balance technical precision with unique movement and sound to explore the cracks within human existence.
$3,596
Jovino Santos Neto, music, Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto - New Recording. To perform and record a CD of new original music, adding additional percussion, melodica, and flute to recently completed musical tracks.
$3,330
Hugo Solis, music, Sound Installation of the Washington Sea Coast. To produce a traveling sound installation inside a cargo container that explores the history, sights, and sounds of the Washington coast.
$5,328
Paul Taub, music, From Riga to Tblisi: Recording and Performance of Flute Music Written for Paul Taub. To produce a high quality CD of premiere pieces by prominent and emerging Baltic and Caucasian composers.
$6,660
Curtis Taylor, theatre, A White White Day. To workshop, design and stage an evening-length original play exploring the nature and high cost of loneliness as it occurs across liminal modern spaces.
$4,663

2010 CityArists Projects

Gala Bent, visual, Drawing a Parallel. To complete a new body of work consisting of large-scale drawings with graphite and gouache.
$3,000
Zack Bent, visual, Scout's Honor. To create a new series of photographs and sculptures representing the solitude and individualism of dying.
$6,000
Carrie Bodle, media, Sewing Sonifications. A sewing and sound art performance of data stemming from University of Washington oceanographic research in Puget Sound.
$5,000
Wendy Call, literature, Grief's Hidden Gifts. To write 10 essays plus offer writing workshops on grief and loss, based on cancer, end-of-life issues, hospice care and grieving.
$2,605
James Coupe, media, Surveillance Suite. To develop a cinema project consisting of seven gallery-scale video installations and sculptures from a network of cameras used in surveillance.
$4,000
Claire Cowie, visual, Tancredi et Clorinda. To create scenery and projected animated costumes for the staging of Monteverdi's short opera Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda.
$5,000
Chris Engman, visual, Time and Space. To create the final five of 15 pieces of photographic and video work for a solo exhibit in fall 2010.
$4,000
Garrett Fisher, visual, Psyche, a Web Opera. To curate and create a virtual evolution of the artist's live original opera Psyche, via a 10-part series of Internet films developed by several different artists.
$8,500
Claudia Fitch, visual, Floating Mechanism. To construct and install a 25-foot diameter sculptural tableau floating within Suyama Space.
$7,500
Felicia Gonzalez, literature, Swimming in Mercury. To complete a collection of short stories or flash fiction on three generations of a family's life.
$3,900
John Grade, visual, Circuit. To make a large-scale sculpture of thin stoneware in eight parts designed to change in direct response to an alpine location.
$10,000
Allison Green, literature, Trout Frying in America. To complete a memoir about growing up in the Northwest as a lesbian and writer-to-be influenced by the Tacoma-born writer Richard Brautigan, author of Trout Fishing in America.
$3,000
Mandy Greer, visual, Honey and Lightning. To develop a body of fabric installations and narrative photographs for a solo show revolving around the mercurial nature of human desire.
$10,000
Himanee Gupta-Carlson, media, Throwing Like a Girl and Proud of It: Feminism and Activism in Hip-Hop. To complete a book manuscript on Seattle's non-commercial hip-hop community with a focus on the women who participate and the artistic, cultural and civic engagement components.
$4,000
Annie Han, visual, Future Perfect. To explore multiple aspects of "uncertainty" as it relates to building construction through a 30-minute performance staged in a fragment of a building-like structure within a real excavated construction site.
$5,000
Victoria Haven, visual, 3D Translation of Linear Structures. To create a series of three-dimensional metal and resin linear structures that explore abstract ideas of built space.
$5,000
Jenny Heishman, visual, Ghosts in the Closet: Examining Contemporary Haute Couture as an Armature for a New Collection of Sculptures. To research and develop four sculptures that explore the deeper meanings of fashion in the relation of surface and the body beneath.
$3,000
Kevin Heutink, media, Out On A Limb. To produce a documentary film about Seattle's "Squirrelman," who became the face of homelessness when city officials evicted him from his elaborate tree house on Eastlake.
$10,000
Salise Hughes, media, New Work for Recycled Visions. To create, screen and tour a new hour-long work of experimental shorts using recycled film footage.
$10,000
Britta Johnson, media, Unearth. To make several large-scale outdoor video installations in different regional sites that illustrate natural processes in a landscape in an un-natural way.
$7,800
Tomiko Jones, visual, Passage. To create a multimedia installation mining the artist's own photos, family pictures and recorded oral history for a meditation on the migratory passage of humans across borders of geography, generations and identity.
$1,500
Margot Kahn, literature, Untitled. To research and complete a manuscript draft of three essays exploring shifting ideas of "territory" within landscape, family, politics and culture in eastern Washington, Montana and Wyoming.
$5,000
Jourdan Keith, literature, Coyote Autumn. To complete a creative non-fiction collection weaving tales of three women's lives as they journey through the landscapes of divorce, civil rights and Yellowstone.
$3,500
Sarah Jane Lapp, media, The Mistakes I Made. To produce a 90-minute edit of a partially animated/partially live-action 16mm documentary examining the artist's mistakes in life and filmmaking.
$5,000
Robert Lawson, media, Christiania: Our Heart is in Your Hands. To complete a 60-minute documentary about Christiana, a 38-year-old squatter community in Copenhagen, Denmark, for public television broadcast and a free outdoor preview screening.
$5,000
Isaac Layman, visual, Four Seasons. To develop a solo show of six large photo-constructions focused on the four defining spaces in the artist's home - kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom.
$5,000
Jack Mackie, visual, CEDAR@CEDAR. To create a marker of urban history, neighborhood and place by making and installing a bench made from a salvaged cedar tree formerly planted at 1st Avenue and Cedar Street.
$3,600
Cienna Madrid, visual, Mountain Home. To research and complete a novel based on farming and ranching communities set in the semi-fictional town of Mountain Home, Idaho.
$3,000
Narayan Mahon, visual, A Labor of Love. To create photographic portraits, documentary images and audio interviews of 10 Washington state craftsmen and women.
$3,000
Tess Martin, media, Plain Face. To complete a 20-minute stop-frame animated short inspired by a trip to Ghana and the issues of identity and alienation caused by being an outsider.
$3,300
Anne Mathern, visual, Atelier Method. To collaborate with a painter to produce a paired drawing and video using their distinct media to observe one another sharing a simple activity.
$1,500
Kelly McLain, visual, Perception. To create a series of seven small sculptural marionettes fancifully combining plant, human and animal forms for an exhibit at Harborview Medical Center.
$3,000
Gene Gentry McMahon, visual, Water Watching: Puget Sound and the Duwamish River. To create a series of paintings/visual dramas at specific sites on the Duwamish River and Puget Sound. The series will be for an exhibit and a workshop for teenagers to explore issues with these waters.
$3,000
Donna Miscolta, literature, Strong Girls and Other Family Stories. To revise a collection of 15 short stories looking at three generations of a family.
$2,605
Peter Mountford, literature, Kamikaze, a Novel. To complete a rough draft of a novel set in Bolivia in 2005 that investigates the fragility of identity with the narrative including sections in Spanish.
$4,000
Fiona Otway, media, Local Economies Documentary. To complete and screen a 90-minute documentary exploring how economic issues play out across varying cultures, age groups and class groups.
$5,000
Chauney Peck, visual, Bang, Universe, Everything. To create six large and 12 smaller pieces on paper in which numbers and data about nature may transform into patterns and surprising images.
$2,000
Holly Pendergast, visual, Facing War. To create and exhibit a group of stylized painted portraits of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, beginning with photo portraits and interviews. The goal of the final portraits is to look through the eyes of soldiers, rather than make a pro- or anti-war statement.
$3,000
Peter Pereira, literature, Poem Series: 15 Poems Exploring the History of Medicine. To write 15 poems about medical breakthroughs that also changed the way we see the body, illness, health, and recovery in ethical and social terms.
$4,000
Susan Rich, literature, Fire Poems. To complete a collection of poems inspired by a terrifying brush with wildfires in Spain that explore all aspects of fire—literal and metaphorical.
$2,500
Ward Serrill, media, TreeStory. To raise awareness of the meaning of trees to our communities through six radio documentaries in which Seattleites will share their connections to individual trees that have profoundly influenced their lives.
$5,000
Lynn Shelton, media, My Dinner With Shermdre. To create a feature-length film unfolding over the course of an hours-long fictionalized conversation between writer Sherman Alexie and musician Sean Nelson.
$8,000
Ghida Sinno, literature, Short Story Collection. A collection of eight narratives from various perspectives, thematically linked by the terrorist attacks of 2001.
$2,690
Francine Strickwerda, media, Oil & Water. To create an initial 10-minute segment of a full-length documentary that follows the lives of two young men connected by the far-reaching effects of rainforest contamination by oil exploitation.
$6,500
Whiting Tennis, visual, Matador. To create an outdoor sculpture of a reconstructed 1970 AMC Matador sedan made from salvaged wood which will then be allowed to decompose in place.
$7,000
Ann Teplick, literature, The Beauty of a Beet: Poems from the Bedside. To write 15 new autobiographical poems that explore struggle and beauty at the bedside of loved ones who are dying.
$4,000
Eugenia Toledo, literature, Photographic Letters. Three artists will write and publish a bilingual book with poetry, narratives and and photos that pays tribute to Latino women and men in Washington state.
$3,000
Emily White, literature, Whatever Happened to John West. To complete a novel about an alienated boy and his passage into young adulthood in 1980.
$3,000
Inye Wokoma, visual, The Geography of Community. To create a series of short documentary-style videos and town hall events focused on the Central District intersection of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street.
$8,500
Shawn Wong, literature, The Ancient and Occupied Heart of Greg Li. To complete the first draft of a novel about an Asian American in Europe thrust into new global worlds of language, business, fashion and communication.
$3,000
Laura Wright, media, Untitled. To create an installation that uses light, sound and sculpture to simulate the sensation of an Ohio summer night and that also functions as a small cinema for screening Super 8 films.
$5,000

2009 CityArists Projects

Zaki Abdelhamid, theatre, Sixteen Wounded. To produce and perform a play by Eliam Kraiem addressing the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Focus will be on the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rather than the political: a story of identity, love and the struggle to overcome the dark past in favor of a bright future.
$4,000
Mimi Allin, theatre, Adopt-A-Poet. To create and perform in a project about a poet seeking employment for a poet residency at a corporation in Seattle. Providing poetry in uncharted territory creates dialogue about what it means to offer actual payment to an artist whose work typically only garners complimentary copies of small poetry publications. The poet gains insight and a space to work and the corporation gains access to the creative impulse through offering a workshop, reading and new chapbook of poems.
$5,800
Eric Lane Barnes, theatre, My Evil Twin. To produce a five-person show composed of a collection of songs, scenes, dances and dreams. The five intertwining storylines revolve around the dark corners we all hold in our minds, and the great (and often hilarious) lengths we go to in avoiding/denying them.
$4,000
William Satake Blauvelt, theatre, Minashigo (Orphan). To create and perform a 90-minute performance work based on the true story of Iva Toguri, a young Nisei (2nd generation Japanese American) woman, who was unjustly convicted of treason by the United States government for being the mythical World War II Japanese radio propagandist Tokyo Rose.
$8,000
Andrew Boscardin, music, New Jazz Music for Large Wind Ensemble. To support and present the creation of new music for large jazz ensemble with an emphasis on woodwinds premiere and recording. The music will use unique instrumentation that inverts the balance of the jazz orchestra sound by moving the dominance from the brasses to the woodwinds, and by adding timbres less often found in jazz in the form of multiple clarinets, oboe and bassoon.
$4,000
Brianca Delaney, theatre, Giving Birth To Death. To create and perform a project that combines short monologues, poetry and dance to express one woman's life experience of giving birth to endings. The piece honors the process of death to poverty, suffering, enslavement and nightmares that can strangle second chances. It inspires the courage and personal discovery that propels the character through the journey of overcoming deeply-rooted personal and societal challenges.
$1,500
Amy Denio, music, Musical Bench at Seattle Center. To compose and create an all-weather musical bench containing a large hand-crafted music box. A hand crank will turn either way, playing the melody either backwards or forward. In keeping with ecological concerns, it will be a relatively "green" installation - one that requires no electricity. It will provide an enchanting soundtrack for those who choose to sit upon this bench.
$6,600
Mary Ewald, theatre, COMING OF AGE. To perform a theater work dealing with the issue of ageism: the segregation, stereotyping and stigmatizing of people on the basis of age. It will delve into the metamorphosis of youth becoming adults and adults becoming elders. The work will have a collage structure incorporating scenes, monologues based on interviews, video and poetry.
$7,000
Amber Flame, theatre, Hands Above the Covers: Hairy Palms and Other Nightmares of a Church Kid. To create and produce a multidisciplinary full-length evening performance incorporating new, original music and stories about the experiences of being raised in a fundamentalist religion from a young age.
$3,000
Chad Goller-Sojourner, theatre, The Bus Stop: Destination Anywhere But Here. To write, develop and stage read a full-length play based on the characters, themes and storylines contained in "In God's Way." The play chronicles the lives of two very different women, and the friendship that develops during a chance meeting at a bus stop.
$4,800
Ben Gonio, theatre, "America Is In The Heart" (a work in progress workshop presentation). To perform a solo show workshop performance that will partially stage a work-in-progress multimedia format about the prolific Filipino American writer, poet and social activist Carlos Bulosan.
$2,000
Stefan Gruber, theatre, Psychic Portraiture. To create and perform a show in which the artist paints portraits of audience members with animated light on a stage arranged with a large-sized canvas. Symbols from the life of the model also materialize to decorate the portrait. In a banter with the model and audience, psychic details are intuited.
$5,000
David Hahn, music, What Is The Word: New Choir Music. To compose, perform and record a new musical work for nine-voice choir. The piece will be settings of four to five poems by Samuel Beckett, creating a new and satisfying piece of choral music. One goal of the new piece is to make sure, from a practical point of view, that the piece is "singable" and viable to be performed by a professional choir.
$4,000
Mark Haim, dance, Morphing Landscapes. To develop an evening-length performance piece based on a continually metamorphosing repetitive process. This process could best be described as a gradual, perpetual unfolding of movement images, embodied ideas and dramatic situations.
$5,000
Dayna Hanson, theater, Great Great Great Great Grandchildren of the Revolution. To create and perform a dance-driven rock musical bringing the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's legendary ride and other iconic moments of the Revolutionary War to life. The work blends dance, theater, music, design elements and testimonials to link revolutionary ideas to modern-day hopes and failures.
$8,000
Keri Healey, theatre, Torso. To research, write and workshop a new play based on a recent real-life murder case in Minnesota, to which the playwright has a personal connection. "Torso" (working title) will explore new and darker territory for the writer: violence, revenge and broken family relations in America.
$5,000
Robin Holcomb, music, String Quartet #2. To compose and present a new work for string quartet, which also includes a new composition for piano solo, culminating in three performances and a recording. Copies of the score will be made available to string quartets internationally and the recording will be included on an upcoming CD by the composer.
$6,000
Marya Sea Kaminski, theatre, Condomillennium: A Play About Fantasy and Real Estate. To develop and perform a full-length monologue play that investigates the inner-workings of people who have been affected by a major condominium project in their neighborhood. The play will combine real human stories with absurd fantasies to build a theatrical picture of the evolution of our urban landscape and our instinctual need for space and home.
$6,000
Elizabeth Kenny, theatre, When I Was Sick. To create a play that explores a patient's journey inside the most advanced healthcare system in the world - a journey that almost killed her - and how treatment by well-meaning, sophisticated practitioners for a common gynecological issue leads her on a two-year downward spiral of misdiagnosis through the complex medical and mental health establishments.
$5,000
Brian Kooser, theatre, Bloody Henry. To create a new puppet show wildly based on the life and times of King Henry VIII of England. It strives to bring artistic excellence to the puppet stage while creating a rich tapestry of riveting storytelling.
$8,000
Joan Laage, dance, Operation Theater: "body under the knife". To create and perform a multi-disciplinary theatrical production that creates a kaleidoscope of images, movement and sound revealing and commenting on surgical procedures and on the specialized world of the operating theater. The project views operation (surgery) as theater on the edge of life and death with the surgical knife embodying that edge, both physically and metaphorically.
$1,950
Tiffany Li Chin Lin, music, This Old Piano. To create, develop and exhibit two new instruments. These two instruments will be reconstructions, each from an upright piano that has been relinquished by its owner and no longer can function as a piano in its original form.
$5,000
Lois Mackey, theatre, Bullied by the Beast. To complete and present a full-length multimedia stage play about a character's sub-prime loan dilemma, a second mortgage and graduate school tuition. On the verge of losing her house, she places an ad on Craigslist searching for roomers in a last-ditch effort to save her home. Her new roomers, a white gay couple, are met with hostility from the black community as the State is preparing to vote on gay marriage.
$3,000
Derrick Mitchell, theatre, Flinch Not and Give Not Back. To create active dramaturgical environments geared towards the idea of third-person narrative dialogue that addresses the non-narrative subtext of the often striking images performance group Implied Violence is known for.
$8,000
KT Niehoff, dance, What I Really Want. To perform a dance spectacle/social evening that plays with physical and emotional proximity between artists and audiences. Five artists entwine with an intimate audience inside an enigma-tic cabaret space. The dancers cajole and flatter, nudging the spec-tators to enter farther into the world of the work and gamble with yielding to their emotional fissures.
$8,000
Haruko Nishimura, theatre, Dance Art Collaboration. To develop a multimedia performance using butoh dance and physical theater. Inspired by the Topsy-Turvey Doll toy - Little Red Riding Hood on one side, flip the dress over and the grandmother is on the other side. Flip over grandmother's bonnet and the wolf's face is on the other side of her head. Through manipulation of the costume and media, the three characters transform the audience's perception.
$10,000
Amy O'Neal, dance, too. To create a dance/video performance following the fragmented and dreamlike events of two dancers who encounter 50 other people duet style, but manage to miss each other while environ-ments and people constantly change. The duo meets people under varying circumstances and their inter-action with these strangers, friends and acquaintances creates a cut- and-paste dance of physical extremes.
$8,000
John Osebold, music, THE WEST. To create a stage performance deconstructing, debunking and celebrating the myths of the Westward Expansion and American imperialism. This multidisciplinary show will explore Lewis and Clark's discovery of the Pacific Northwest, subsequent growth of regional industry, and social impacts on the modern and future world.
$7,500
Serene Petersen, music, The Unspeakable. To create an audio-collage of stories from individuals and music groups in the Northwest, addressing issues of gender and queer identity, music and the intersections along the way. Topics include personal relationships with the physical body, hormones and transitions, visibility and safety, art, sexuality, mental health and family issues.
$5,000
Jessica Raymond, music, Jes Raymond. To arrange and produce a concert of songs, for a band of 12 musicians. The cycle of 12 songs use elements of old-time music, gospel, bluegrass and swing. All have themes of human cultural connection with the natural world, and many address finding that natural connection in an urban environment.
$4,550
Amelia Reeber, dance, this is a forgery. To perform an evening-length solo dance incorporating the visual element of video. There will be a soundscore that consists of previously recorded songs and a thematic armature of original music by composer/musician Sam Mickens.
$5,000
Max Reichlin, theatre, Her Mother Was Imagination. To perform the story of a girl whose mother was "Imagination," told through five exhibits in multiple media over a year and culminating in a theatre production. The project focuses on creating environmentally responsible art and encourages audience involvement. All electricity for the final play will be provided by two pedal-powered generators.
$6,000
Greg Ruby, music, Greg Ruby Quartet Recording and Performances. To create 10 new compositions, followed by a recording of those songs and followed up by live performances. The project will capture conversations between the artist and the genre often referred to as "Gypsy jazz."
$5,000
Murl Allen Sanders, music, She Blows Hot and Cold: A Piece for Chorus and Orchestra. To write a new piece for mixed chorus and symphony to be performed by Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers in their 2009/2010 regular season. The inspiration for this piece is to honor the memory of the artist's mother who died January 2, 2008.
$3,800
Elspeth Savani, music, Viva Cuba. To create a performance of Cuban music and dance with selected folkloric and popular styles represented, spanning from the late 1800s to the present. The show will be an evening-long performance involving 16 musicians and two dancers.
$8,000
Tikka Sears, theatre, Below U.S. To perform a multimedia storytelling, physical theater, music and satire work inspired by oral interviews with Latinos that span different classes, generations and nationalities. This original theater work explores the invisible walls and borders that divide communities.
$8,500
Stokley Towles, theatre, Seattle Waste. To develop a performance exploring local perceptions and behaviors around waste, recycling and conservation. The artist will explore the many facets of the waste stream and reveal the different environmental, social and logistical factors involved in how this city manages waste.
$7,000
Cuong Vu, music, Cuong Vu Trio Recording "Live in Seattle." To perform and record engagements in Seattle from which a CD will be made and released. The performances will include original compositions by the artist, as well as new approaches and treatments to literature from the traditional, standard jazz repertoire.
$8,000
Jennifer Zeyl, theatre, Sonic Tales. To design and coordinate the execution of the scenic environment for the work, a series of contemporary fairy tales told through intricately woven dance theater and live music, set in Joseph Cornell-inspired and video-powered landscape. This project will put the idea of heroism under a magnifying glass - exploring the tiny, everyday variety - exploding them into a new mythology.
$10,000

2008 CityArists Projects

Elizabeth Austen, literary, Incidental Graces. To write a series of 15 poems exploring the ramifications of choosing not to have children, articulating the ambivalent graces associated with finding small ways to mother the world.
$4,000
Heather Ayres, film, My Time with Betty. To complete post production, promotion and community outreach for a 12-minute film exploring mental illness.
$3,000
Wanda Benvenutti, visual, Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the American West. To create and exhibit 20 black-and-white photos of modern Puerto Rican culture and community as seen throughout 11 Western states. 
$8,000
Emily Beyer, literary, Sightseeing. To complete a book of poems based on the four-line Sapphic stanza poem adapted from the ancient Greek poet. The poems will explore the growth and deterioration of imagination, people and scenery.
$6,200
Jennifer Borges Foster, literary, Uneasy Heavens Await Those Fleeing. To complete a poetry manuscript examining spirituality and identity from the perspective of a Portuguese-American Jew.  Includes stanzas from an epic poem Seraph and other poems.
$9,000
Drew Daly, visual, Visual Fiction. To create and exhibit a group of artworks that explore and exploit the separation that occurs between an object and the image of an object's forced perspective in sculpture, photos and videos.
$3,700
Suzanne Edison, literary, Healing Art of Poetry. To complete and publish a chapbook of poems dealing with the experiences of having a child with a chronic illness.
$5,800
Eric Eley, visual, Tunguska sculpture. To create and exhibit a sculpture inspired by a meteoric explosion in the air above Siberia at the turn of the 20th century. Fabricated in aluminum and powder coated, the work explores hidden structures in landscape and atmosphere.
$4,200
John Grade, visual, Meridian. To create a sculptural installation choreographed to collapse and evolve while sited within two contrasting landscapes.  The artist will capture the collapse of the sculpture on video.
$10,000
John Helde, film, Corn & Soybeans. To film and screen a documentary about a 21st century family farm, reaching back through 100 years of owners and tenant farmers, exemplifying those deeply tied to food growing life and those who know nothing about it.
$9,800
Andrew Hida, film, Slow Healing. To continue work on a multimedia documentary and formal portraits of returning war vets from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering traumatic brain injuries. 
$8,500
Salise Hughes, film, Recycled Visions. To create and screen a short film about change and regeneration. The artist manipulates recycled film footage, tearing it apart and rebuilding it, resulting in a handmade painterly effect and exposing another film underneath.
$3,700
Britta Johnson, film, 21 Landings. To complete production and present a screening of a stop-motion animated looped video depicting 21 attempted landings of a bird-like creature onto an icy, futuristic surface.
$2,200
Robert Lawson, film, Christiania: Our Heart is in Your Hands. To continue work on a feature-length documentary about a squatter community occupying an abandoned military base in Copenhagen, Denmark, where hundreds of young people declared the 84 acres a "free state."  
$8,000
Susie Lee, media, For these Unclosings. To choreograph and present performances of an event merging dance with media. The dancers' movements will be tracked in real time — the projected image supported by a complex network of artificial intelligence including robotics.
$7,500
Perri Lynch, media, Towards Mamori. To complete and present a series of multidisciplinary installations using recording equipment to collect field recordings and photographs of the rainforest and abundant wildlife in Amazon, Brazil.
$5,000
Jen Marlowe, film, Rebuilding Hope. To continue work on and screen a documentary film about three young boys who fled to the United States from South Sudan due to civil war.  Now in their twenties, they travel back to Sudan where stories shed light on their homeland and a precarious peace plagued by war.
$9,000
Gabriel Miller, film, Creative Currents. To create and screen a short film featuring three interconnected artists examining the connections between each other, an institution, and the impact of community and environment on their individual creativity. 
$9,000
Larissa Min, literary, Breaking English. To complete and present two readings of a book about displacement and remembering. The autobiographical work blends fiction and nonfiction, weaving fragments of a family's migration from Korea and Brazil into a larger context and collective history. 
$3,000
Mike Min, visual, Motel 3. To create a third and final site-specific visual and performance piece on the theme "transience in its most youthful state." Twelve artists will present an illuminated art regatta, while the audience observes via boat rides.
$10,000
Chad Morris, film, The Way of the Bboy. To complete, edit and screen a 75-minute documentary about local breakdancers.  The film documents a crossroads, focusing on breakdancing beginnings in the early '70s and its continuing cycle that is shaping the next generation of dancers.
$7,000
Heather Oaksen, media, A House Divided. Research and development for a documentary film chronicling the 15-year journey into manhood of five former juvenile offenders.  The artist will film short 'catalyst' videos to be distributed on portable media devices and a web site. 
$4,800
Joanne Petrina, visual, Duwamish Tribe - Portrait Narrative Series. To capture a contemporary perspective of the Duwamish people through photographs and interviews of selected members. A permanent exhibitition and several showings of the portraits with edited narratives will raise the visibility of tribal issues, identity and stories.
$8,000
Belle Randall, literary, The Collected Letters of Thom Gunn & Belle Randall. To edit correspondence between a mentor and student over 46 years, recording a cultural exchange between San Francisco and Seattle. 
$4,000
Bob Redmond, literary, Haiku Year. To complete and give a reading from a manuscript using Haiku and Haibun (prose form) following an artist's daily journey, including the Belltown neighborhood, the homeless, a P-Patch, the 2006 Capitol Hill massacre, immigrant grandfolks, birds, rats, and more.
$4,000
Jason Reid, film, Beijing to Shanghai Bicycle Documentary. To complete post production of a documentary in China filmed while bicycling 1,000 miles to explore the country's economics, sociology, technology, and environment, including views of Chinese people and a spotlight on the Olympics. 
$5,000
nko, visual, Monique Lofts Mural. To create a 4,900-square-foot mural on the Monique Lofts building with cascading geometric structures and an abstract architectural waterfall reacting to the surrounding architecture.
$5,000
Susan Robb, visual, Project Sea-Ice Life Boat. To underscore global warming by creating and exhibiting an environmental, relational artwork that equips Alaskan polar bears with large raft sculptures made of recycled oil drums to resemble a floating sea ice.
$5,000
Alex Schweder, visual, Stability. To create "performance architecture" with two 4-foot by 6-foot dwelling units on either end of a 24-foot balance beam. Each unit will be occupied for one week by an artist. Separated by kitchen and bath, each unit will move in relation to other to keep the building level.
$7,000
Shaun Scott, film, Notes from the Seat of Empire - Seattle 1909-2009. To create and screen a documentary film about the centennial of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expedition and what it means to Seattle's minority populations by relating themes of immigration and imperialism. 
$3,000
Adam Sekuler, film, Interpretive Site: Pacific Northwest. To create a seven-minute dance inspired by and performed in Kosmos, Wash., and captured in a single shot on 35 mm. film. Kosmos, which flooded and remained underwater since 1968,  recently resurfaced. 
$4,500
Lynn Shelton, film, Humpday. Working in an experimental and collaborative style, the artist will create a comical and poignant feature-length film exploring interpersonal male dynamics and the round-about machinations men sometimes go through.
$8,000
John Sutton, visual, Mini-Mart City Park. To create a "sculptural intervention" using green building and art to turn a former gas station into an indoor city park and conservatory, commenting on contemporary society's civic roles/responsibility. 
$10,000
Lara Swimmer, visual, The Palouse Project. To create and exhibit a series of large-scale mappings of wheat growing regions in Southeast Washington and Northern Idaho, through photo montage, topography, structures, roadways and multiple layers of information systems superimposed.
$2,000
Curtis Taylor, film, Church Weather. To create a 15-minute film about a waking dream where perceptions are unstable, using technical tricks to combine old with new photography and a choir soundtrack. 
$3,500
Dan Webb, visual, Stone Carving. To create and exhibit a new body of work carving stone, marble, granite or alabaster for exhibition, exploring new ideas and themes for the artist. 
$5,000
Storme Webber, literary, Renegade Roots/Insurgent Souls. To create and perform a series of multimedia poems and performance pieces celebrating multi-ethnic family history and commonality of hybridity. Themes explore history, family, journeys, spirituality and transformation. 
$2,600
Mark Zirpel, media, Universal Theory. To create a mixed-media kinetic installation portraying the universe as observed phenomena. The exhibit will be designed by a series of orreries (apparatus displaying orbiting planets) powered by light analogous to the sun, with optical devices enhancing observations.
$7,000

2007 CityArists Projects

Tom Baker, music, Hunger: The Death of Tamsen Donner
To compose and produce an hour-long chamber opera based on historical text by Ruth Whitman of the pioneer spirit of the Donner Party and American West.
$5,500
Eric Banks, music, The Seven Creations
To compose a new work and present ancient melodies in a cappella oratorio for antiphonal chorus The Esoterics.
$8,000
Lori Dillon, multidisciplinary/dance, Performance Memoirs
To create an interactive dance/theatre multidisciplinary-media experience to be performed in a hotel room including a live Web stream and complimentary gallery installation.
$5,000
Thione Diop, traditional ethnic music, The Spirit of West Africa
To present a five-hour West African dance and music concert and workshops.
$3,500
Wayne Horvitz, music, The Heartsong of Charging Elk
To create and present new work for a music composition oratorio about a historic show predicament.
$9,000
Raymond Houle, dance, Against the Grain/Men in Dance
To create and perform male dance in contemporary society and throughout history.
$1,500
Jessica Jobaris, dance, Stuck in Ugly
To develop and present touching and comedic music-dance stories.
$5,500
Brian Kooser, theater, Dracula: A Case Study
To create and present a new puppet show based on Brian Stoker's Dracula, written and directed by Kooser with live music featuring Bunraku, traditiional Japanese puppetry.
$10,000
Matthew Kwatinetz, multidisciplinary/theater, War of the Roses
To complete one work-in-progress and present a Shakespearean adaptation of theatrical music performances with episodes streamed on the Web.
$8,500
Gregg Loughridge, multidisciplinary/theater, Mary's Secret
To create and present new work using actors mixing classic black-and-white film imagery with the multidisciplinary media of the 19th century.
$6,000
Elspeth Savani Macdonald, traditional ethnic music, Elspeth Savani and Friends
To develop music and present a concert of original boleros, sambas and folkloric vocal music from Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.
$2,600
Ryan Mitchell, multidisciplinary/dance, Our Summary In Sequence
To create and present a multi-disciplinary piece focused on two Pillar Pieces and interconnected over three months through symphonic/dance work.
$6,000
Todd Jefferson Moore, theater, Everybody's Mainstream
To create a theatrical script from 300 hours of interviews detailing the struggle over survival of the Skagit River.
$7,000
Paul Mullin, theater, The Ten Thousand Things
To develop and stage read a play intended to evolve for 10,000 years, illuminating ideas embodied by the Clock of the Long Now.
$6,500
Lucia Neare, multidisciplinary/theater, Lullaby Carriage
To remount and present an outdoor, interdisciplinary "dream theater" piece with expanded ensembles and moving sets.
$10,000
Michael Nicolella, music, M3
To compose and present one large-scale original composition and one large-scale arrangement for classical guitar trio.
$6,000
Haruko Nishimura, dance
To create and present partnerships with a dance, theater and music artists culminating in four complete works.
$9,500
Hossein Omoumi, music
To create a recording of a pieces of classical Persian music, including original compositions based on multilingual poetry in Farsi and English.
$7,500
John Osebold, multidisciplinary/theater, Magic Mouth/BacklogAnalogue
To present a full-length work blending deconstructed/re-arranged compositions and absurdist theater.
$5,000
D.K Pan, multidisciplinary/dance, Tengu and the White Rabbit
To develop and present an original story about love and relationships integrating dance-theater, music and video performance.
$7,500
Mary Sheldon Scott, multidisciplinary/dance, Geography
To create and present a new dance-music performance about how we map and navigate changing and compromised worlds.
$5,000
Tikka Sears, multidisciplinary/theater Work Created Under Compulsion
To complete and present a multidisciplinary-media musical theater production inspired by individuals worldwide forced to create to stay alive.
$8,000
Wally Shoup, music, New Wally Shoup Trio Project
To create, present and record a new set of jazz compositions for an avant-guard trio with alto sax, percussion and piano.
$5,400
Greg Sinibaldi, music, Greg Sinibaldi Recording
To develop and present new music and produce a CD incorporating electronic and acousitical elements.
$7,200
Cheryl Slean, theater, SITE (Seattle Indie Theatre Experiment) SPECIFIC
To commission and present a series of short, new "Padua-esque" plays staged outdoors in site-specific locations.
$5,000
William Smith, music, Jazzopera
To compose, record and present a lecture performance combining classical music with elements of various jazz styles.
$8,500
Julie Tobiason, dance, Seattle Dance Project 1
To create and present an original dance work exploring music, timing and personal styles by exchanging video and visit from NYC choreographer Pat Catterson.
$9,000
Annette Toutonghi, multidisciplinary/dance, Pants
To create and present a one-act work including theatrer, film, dance and live music offering a glimpse into personal isolation, anxieties, vulnerability and aspirations.
$6,000
Jason Williams, multidisciplinary/theater, Automata
Create and present a new theatrical re-creation of the silent movie experience combining acrobatic performance, music, videography and stage magic.
$4,800
Stuart Williams, traditional/ethnic music, Evergreen Fiddler
To record and produce a CD and tunebook of "old time" unique styles and techniques for tunes collected over 30 years from fiddlers in Washington and Oregon.
$6,000
Jennifer Zeyl, theater, Hedda: Blah, Blah, Bang
To direct a reconstruction of Hedda Gabler, a classic Henrik Ibsen play.
$5,000
Current Grants/Funding for Artists
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.
Calls for Artists
2017 Ethnic Artist Roster Call
The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is expanding the Ethnic Artist Roster, a pre-qualified list of artists. The Ethnic Artist Roster supports the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by fostering dialogue about race, culture, gender and equity through diverse exhibitions by regional artists. Artists selected for the roster will also be featured in an online database of Northwest artists of color.10/17/2017
2018 Arts in Parks temporary art call
The Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities. 10/24/2017
Center City Connector Project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four (4) streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line. 2/21/2017
Salmon Bay Pump Station
The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a site integrated or site specific artwork that is reflective of Coast Salish historic and cultural connections to the Salmon Bay and Shilshole areas for SPU’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) Pump Station.2/9/2017
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.
Looking for a Space?
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Built in 1915, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute is an historic landmark and the perfect venue for your special event. Designed by B. Marcus Priteca, and formerly the Jewish Synagogue of Chevra Biku Cholim, the building became a community center and part of the City of Seattle’s facilities in 1972. It underwent extensive renovations in 2011 to preserve its architectural character and update the facilities.
Spacefinder Seattle <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Looking for rehearsal space by the hour, or an old warehouse for your new theater? Looking for studio space by the month, or an empty retail space for a gallery? Check out Spacefinder Seattle.
Square Feet Seattle 2017
Square Feet: Buy, Buy, Buy! addresses cultural space ownership as a strategy to combat the growing affordability crisis in Seattle. Monday, October 16, 2017, 3 – 8 p.m., King Street Station
More Opportunities
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Plan and execute community, arts events

Organization

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Website

www.pratt.org

More Info

Karina San Juan

ksanjuan@pratt.org

2063282200

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/25/2017

We.APP
Public Speaking Course @ Summit Sierra Charter School

Organization

We.APP

Website

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

More Info

Toyia Taylor

info@theweappstudio.com

206.659.9720

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/25/2017

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

Organization

WE.APP

Website

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

More Info

Toyia Taylor

Info@theweappstudio.com

206.659.9720

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Job Type

Internship

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/25/2017

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

Organization

The Peace Project

Website

www.thewhole9.com

More Info

Lisa Shultz

createchange@thewhole9.com

(310)836-4600

Fee to Apply

20

Deadline to Apply

10/12/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/21/2017

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

Organization

Path with Art

Website

www.pathwithart.org

More Info

Aparna Hariprasad

aparna@pathwithart.org

206-601-7112

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/21/2017

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

Organization

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)

Website

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

More Info

Andrea Lim

andrea@cocaseattle.org

Fee to Apply

None

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

Dateline: 10/13/2017 at 11pm

Link to Opportunity

https://goo.gl/forms/Ez4iAfiN5gBRKCqa2

Posted

9/18/2017

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

Organization

ArtsWest

Website

www.artswest.org

More Info

Laura Lee

laural@artswest.org

2069380963

Fee to Apply

10

Deadline to Apply

10/12/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/18/2017

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

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

visitsam.org/careers

More Info

Domenic Morea

domenicm@seattleartmuseum.org

206-748-9285

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description


SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

Works closely with department to improve the organization of deliverables.

Executes campaigns across social platforms and google ads on budget.

Supports communications staff as necessary.

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

Please contact the Human Resource Department for additional information.

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


How to Apply

Email your application to SMC@seattleartmuseum.org

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

Application deadline September 29, 2017

Link to Opportunity

http://bit.ly/SAMhires

Posted

9/18/2017

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

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Mark Crawford

mark@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7300

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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


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

Reports To: Managing Director

Staff Managed: Development Coordinator(s)

Time Commitment: Full Time

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/18/2017

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

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

206-905-2157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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



GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:



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



DEMONSTRATOR:

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


EDUCATOR:

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/14/2017

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

Organization

Chihuly Garden & Glass

Website

www.ChihulyGardenandGlass.com

More Info

Diane Santiago

DianeS@SpaceNeedle.com

2069052157

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Exhibition Host

Essential Functions:

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



Experience & Skills Required:

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


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



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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/14/2017

Ardor Creative Media
Kid Friendly Horror or Spooky Films

Organization

Ardor Creative Media

Website

www.ardorcreativemedia.com

More Info

Amanda Drewniak

amanda@ardorcreativemedia.com

7863750800

Fee to Apply

Free, as always

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2017

Description

THIS IS OPEN TO WASHINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY

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

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

How to Apply

Submit your film via Film Freeway

Link to Opportunity

shorelinearts.net/opportunities/

Posted

9/13/2017

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

Organization

Arts West

Website

http://www.artswest.org/

More Info

(206) 938-0963

Deadline to Apply

1/31/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

Multiple Apprentice Positions Available.

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/13/2017

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

Organization

Studio Current

Website

http://studiocurrent.weebly.com/

More Info

studio.current@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/11/2017

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

Organization

MoPOP

Website

www.mopop.org

More Info

Jason Porter

jasonp@mopop.org

206-262-3424

Deadline to Apply

10/27/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/11/2017

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

Organization

4Culture

Website

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

More Info

Heather Dwyer

heather.dwyer@4culture.org

206.263.1597

Deadline to Apply

9/27/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/11/2017

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

Organization

MadArt Studio

Website

www.madartseattle.com

More Info

Emily Kelly

emily@madartseattle.com

2066231180

Fee to Apply

NA

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

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

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

https://madartstudio.submittable.com/submit


Link to Opportunity

https://madartstudio.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/11/2017

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

Organization

Youth in Focus

Website

www.youthinfocus.org

More Info

Ashley Mouldon

ashleym@youthinfocus.org

2067131479

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/7/2017

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

Organization

Youth in Focus

Website

www.youthinfocus.org

More Info

Ashley Mouldon

ashleym@youthinfocus.org

206-723-1479

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/7/2017

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

Organization

4Culture

Website

https://www.4culture.org/

More Info

Imfan Hoi

Outreach@kingcounty.gov

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2017

Description

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

DEADLINE
Sep 28, 2017 5 pm PDT

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

SIFF

Website

www.siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

2064645830

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

 Experience with non-profit arts institutions desirable

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Intersections Festival

Website

www.intersectionsfestival.com

More Info

Natasha Ransom

intersectionsfestival@gmail.com

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/4/2017

Description

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

www.intersectionsfestival.com

Posted

9/6/2017

Ballard Civic Orchestra
Medium and advanced muscisians

Organization

Ballard Civic Orchestra

Website

http://www.ballardcivicorchestra.org/

More Info

Teo Benson

violinteo@gmail.com

2067559591

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ballardcivicorchestra.org/

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Project Feast

Website

http://projectfeast.org/index.html

More Info

Lauren McParland

lauren@projectfeast.org

7819644622

Deadline to Apply

9/11/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Path with Art

Website

www.pathwithart.org

More Info

Holly Jacobson

jobs@pathwithart.org

2066500669

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

Position Summary

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

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Management

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



Student, Partner and Public Engagement

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

Development and Communications Support

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

Qualifications

Competitive candidates will possess:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Proficiency in a second language preferred.


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

Path with Art is an equal opportunity employer.


www.pathwithart.org

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

University of Washington

Website

www.uw.edu/jobs

More Info

Joanie Moran

jmoran@uw.edu

206.685.2528

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities include:

50% Frontline Fundraising:

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

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

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


40% Program Development and Management:

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

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

• Preparing and developing budgets and monitoring expenditures for grants;

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

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

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

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

10% Other:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Requirements include:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Conditions of Employment:



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

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


Application Process:

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




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


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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

http://bit.ly/2wfpUY8

Posted

9/6/2017

Northwest Folklife
Northwest Folklife leadership

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Sharon Howe

showe@thirdsectorcompany.com

2067991942

Deadline to Apply

9/25/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

11/1/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://jackstraw.submittable.com/submit

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

The Seattle Globalist

Website

www.seattleglobalist.com

More Info

Christina Twu

christina@seattleglobalist.com

2065951783

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

We work toward this vision by:

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

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

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

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

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

Expected Salary: $60,000

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Network of Ensemble Theaters

Website

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/

More Info

netten@ensembletheaters.net

323-638-4870

Deadline to Apply

4/11/2018

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/grants

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Coltura

Website

www.coltura.org

More Info

Majken Ryherd

majken.ryherd@gmail.com

206.214.5887

Deadline to Apply

9/10/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

Vetri Gallery
Artist Opportunity to Submit Ornament Design for Holidays

Organization

Vetri Gallery

Website

www.vetriglass.com

More Info

Heather Kraft

heather@vetriglass.com

206-667-9608

Deadline to Apply

9/15/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

Provide an artist bio and resume

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

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

Submission Guidelines and Instructions:

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

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

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

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Shunpike

Website

http://www.shunpike.org/

More Info

Ebony

ebony@shunpike.org

Deadline to Apply

9/15/2017

Description

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


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

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

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



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

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

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

How to Apply

Apply online at:

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

Link to Opportunity

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

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

Lynnwood Arts Commission
Art Exhibits - call

Organization

Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

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

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Description

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

Deadline is Sept 30, 2017.

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

Lynnwood Arts Commission
Art exhibit for youth artists

Organization

Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

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

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Description

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

Deadline is Sept 30, 2017.

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Website

www.disjecta.org

More Info

Jessica Latham

info@disjecta.org

Deadline to Apply

10/6/2017

Description

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

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

How to Apply

JOB DESCRIPTION

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


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

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

Link to Opportunity

www.disjecta.org

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Website

seattleartmuseum.org/careers

More Info

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

seattleartmuseum.org/careers

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Teatro ZinZanni

Website

teatrozinzanni.com

More Info

Debbie Scott

dscott@zinzanni.com

2062817788

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

Measurable Standards:
• Create excellent records and lists pertaining to show order and run
• Provide updates and maintenance of all wardrobe related records and lists during show run
• Excellent communication with Shop Manager regarding any and all wardrobe related needs or problems
• Motivated, reliable and a team player
• Able to handle stressful situations in a calm, collected manner


QUALIFICATIONS
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Works well independently and with others, under pressure
• Excellent sewing and costume repair skills
• Excellent eye for detail
• Basic wig and make-up skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Responds to challenges and learns quickly
• Good computer knowledge in Word, Excel and Google docs
• Valid drivers license
• Able to lift and move 30lbs on a daily bases
• Able to comply with the physical demands of daily tasks as required
• Able to maintain confidences and communicate sensitive information appropriately.


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

How to Apply

production-jobs@zinzanni.com

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

Foster/White Gallery
Fine Art Sales

Organization

Foster/White Gallery

Website

www.fosterwhite.com

More Info

Phen Huang

seattle@fosterwhite.com

206-622-2833

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

Please no phone calls.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

We.APP

Website

http://www.theweappstudio.com

More Info

toyia taylor

info@theweappstudio.com

206.659.9720

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description


Here's the information:

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

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

Here's the course description:

We.APP Young Artist Academy, Speak With Purpose:
Speak With Purpose is about acknowledging the voice and opinions of young adults. This course teaches young scholars, grades 9 - 11th to use public speaking to discover, develop, and openly present their opinion and truth! Speak With Purpose provides a safe space for youth to express themselves through writing, acting, and presenting in order to develop original powerful presentations that impact youth, schools, and communities.
Expedition One/Public Speaking 101: Use acting games and public speaking techniques 101, learn proper eye contact, voice projection, body language, breathing, pacing, poise, and stage presence. Scholars also create vision and mission statement, class responsibilities and guidelines and learn the Young Artists Academy Pledge.
Expedition Two/Express Yourself: Learn to develop original work such as poems/spoken word, speeches, essays, and stories while incorporating Public Speaking 101. Scholars will also learn improvisation skills, interview skills and the art of persausive speeches.
Expedition Three/Speak Up and Speak Out: Apply public speaking and writing skills to develop powerful stage presence. Prepare original pieces for We.App, Rising Voices Oratory (speech) Competition (date TBD).
Expedition Four/Summit Sierra Day of Celebration: A dynamic end-of-the-year original performance created by Speak With Purpose young scholars through skits, spoken-word, speeches and much more!
Teaching Artist Requirements:
Must have at least 2 years teaching experience in a classroom setting
Experience planning a lesson, including modeling, demonstrating and differentiated instruction
Experienced at guiding students to full-scale culminating presentations
Preference:
Highly skilled in one or all of the following disciplines; acting, improvisation, writing, movement, vocal production,
Experience with public speaking and presentations
Cultural competency to work with students from diverse backgrounds
Time management and classroom management skills
Other details:
Pay: $23 - $25 per hour
Hours: 10am - 3:30pm
Two sessions- Session ONE:10:20am - 12:35pm and Session TWO: 1:15pm - 3:30pm)
Dates: Mon- Friday:
Expedition One: September 11 - 21st
Expedition Two: November 13 - 17th & Nov 27th - Dec 1st
Expedition Three: Feb 5th - 16th
Expedition Four: April 30th - May 11th
Professional Development: $25 per hour (August 2017/dates tbd)

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

The Morgan Fund

Website

http://themorganfund.com/

More Info

Lauren Domino -Philanthropic Advisor

l.domino@seattlefoundation.org

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Shunpike

Website

www.shunpike.org

More Info

Dan Hudson

info@shunpike.org

2069051026

Fee to Apply

15

Deadline to Apply

9/24/2017

Description

CALL SUMMARY

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

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

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


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

TIPS and TROUBLESHOOTING

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Website

www.thewla.org

More Info

Julia Rome

julia@thewla.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

On the Boards

Website

www.ontheboards.org

More Info

Sara Ann Davidson

jobs@ontheboards.org

206-217-9886

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

Glass Art Society
Fund raising and membership development

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

9/6/2017

Glass Art Society
Fund raising and membership development

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Glass Art Society

Website

www.glassart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@swifthrsolutions.com

2063008737

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Summary:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Reports to:

Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills:

The successful candidate will:

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.glassart.org

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Website

http://www.shorelinearts.net/

More Info

Kevin Sheen

publicity@shorelinearts.net

206-417-4645

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2017

Description

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

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

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

Located at the Shoreline Community College Student Union Building.

We hope you will be a part of 6X6NW!

How to Apply

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

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery

Website

http://www.aunaturelart.com/

More Info

Kristin Shauck

kshauck@clatsopcc.edu

503-338-2472

Fee to Apply

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

Deadline to Apply

11/7/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Portland Winter Light Festival

Website

www.pdxwlf.com

More Info

Chris Herring

art@pdxwlf.com

Deadline to Apply

9/23/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.pdxwlf.com

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Antioch University MFA Program

Website

http://lunchticket.org/

More Info

Ari Rosenschein

arosenschein@antioch.edu

(323) 317-2981

Deadline to Apply

10/31/2017

Description

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

https://lunchticket.submittable.com/submit

Link to Opportunity

http://lunchticket.org/

Posted

9/6/2017

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

More Info

Deadline to Apply

10/13/2017

Description

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

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


How to Apply

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

Applications are open until October 13, 2017.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.youngarts.org/apply

Posted

9/6/2017

Northwest Chorale
Come and Sing with NW Chorale!

Organization

Northwest Chorale

Website

www.nwchorale.org

More Info

Janice

nwchoraleinfo@gmail.com

2069928397

Fee to Apply

$55 Fall Season/$55 Spring Season

Deadline to Apply

9/10/2017

Description

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

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


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

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

This exciting season includes a variety of featured works/composers for our GSCC Seattle Sings Fall Festival participation, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ for the winter concerts, and Mendelssohn's ‘Elijah’ for the spring!

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

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://www.nwchorale.org/

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Leschi Business Association

Website

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

More Info

Cara Ross

cararosslmp@comcast.net

2063225118

Fee to Apply

20

Deadline to Apply

9/9/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

www.LeschiArtWalk.com

Posted

9/6/2017

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

Organization

Contemporary Craft

Website

http://contemporarycraft.org/

More Info

Susan Hillman

shillman@contemporarycraft.org

4122617003

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2017

Description

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

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

9/6/2017

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

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