Infinity Box Theatre presents "Anomie" by Courtney Meaker; Photo: Roy Arauz
Infinity Box Theatre presents "Anomie" by Courtney Meaker; Photo: Roy Arauz

smART ventures grant

As a small awards program, smART ventures encourages innovation and widens cultural participation, particularly by individuals, organizations and communities that may not qualify for other funding programs.

Accepting applications year-round, smART ventures is flexible, inclusive and simple. It provides support ranging from $500 to $1,000, proving that small investments can have big impacts.

Before applying, you must have your proposal idea reviewed by one of our staff. It is best to start this process at least 2 months in advance of your project. Read the program guidelines, short application and frequently asked questions below. Then email Jenny Crooks or call (206) 684-7084 to let us know of your interest so that we may assign a project manager to work with you.

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Jenny Crooks
Project Manager
Jenny Crooks

Application

Deadline

Ongoing
Eligibility
  1. If my organization is more than three years old, may I apply?
    No matter what your organization's age, you may apply if your group is not currently funded by our "Civic Partners," "Youth Arts" or "Neighborhood and Community Arts" funding programs.
  2. If I've received funding from your CityArtist Projects, may I apply?
    If you are currently funded through our CityArtist program or if you've received funding from our CityArtist program within the last four (4) years, then you are NOT eligible to apply for smART ventures.
  3. If I've received funding from smART ventures before, may I apply?
    Yes, but your chances of funding decrease if you have already received an award through the smART ventures program once before. Applicants who have already submitted successful applications through smART ventures are highly encouraged to seek out other funding opportunities available to them through our office and elsewhere. Applicants may only receive a maximum of three awards through the smART ventures program.
  4. I'm under the age of 18. May I apply?
    Yes. We are happy to receive project ideas from young people! But you will need an adult who can sign the contracts and receive the funds on your behalf.
  5. What if my project takes place in Seattle, but I or my group is based outside of Seattle?
    If you are based just outside the city of Seattle but your project or event will take place in Seattle and will benefit Seattle residents, you may still be eligible to apply. Please bring this issue to the attention of staff in your initial conversation.

    If you are out-of-state or not based in the greater Seattle area, you are NOT eligible to apply, even if your project will take place in Seattle.
Project
  1. Are all criteria for funding weighed equally?
    Yes. Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria: audience expansion, innovation, community impact, artistic potential, public access and feasibility. Descriptions of these key criteria can be found in the smART ventures guidelines. Priority consideration will be given to projects that serve or represent underserved communities and / or are not eligible for our other funding programs.
  2. What do you mean by underserved community?
    Any community that might not have as much access to cultural opportunities due to age, geography, ethnicity, physical differences, income or other barriers. The more you can demonstrate why the communities you represent or plan to target are underserved and how your project will benefit those communities, the more competitive your application will be.
Applying
  1. Do I have to have a business license to apply?
    No. But if your project is approved, you will need a city of Seattle business license to receive funding. For information on getting a business license in Seattle, call (206) 684-8484 or go here. You may include this cost in your budget.
  2. Whose contact information should be listed in the grant?
    Please provide contact information for the person who can best represent the project and take responsibility for making sure the project is completed and paperwork is submitted.
  3. Who is considered the "Authorized Representative"?
    The person who is willing to sign all documents and take responsibility for the money if awarded. The Authorized Representative needs to be someone who is legally able to sign for the entity associated with the tax identification or social security number used for the grant funding if awarded.
Funding
  1. What happens if I receive an award amount less than I requested and then can't do my project?
    Discuss this with a project manager. We know you may need to make changes. If the project cannot be completed with a partial amount and no other funding option is available, you may decline the award.
  2. If funded, how soon will I get payment?
    City funding is awarded after your project is completed. Expect payment three to four weeks after all required documents, including your final invoice and report, have been received by our office. Missing documents or incomplete paperwork may delay payment.
Questions or to discuss applying

Contact Jenny Crooks at jenny.crooks@seattle.gov or (206) 684-7084 to get started.

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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

Projects are creative and diverse, and in 2014, over half of the 65 funded projects involved artists and communities of color or underserved communities such as the differently-abled or LGBTQ. Many served wide-ranging audiences including youth, seniors and the homeless.

2015 smART Ventures Partners

14/48 High School
The World's Quickest Student Theater Festival created, produced and performed by 80 high school aged theater artists.
$850
23rd & Union X Art
A group of community members, artists, architects and businesses will work to create a three-dimensional blackboard installation for community members to engage with.
$900
Across the River Arts
Students from University District Youth Center will curate a show featuring high school student work for the Community Corridor of the Seattle Art Museum. There was also a performance by students that was presented at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
$850
ALASEA INC
A program designed to inform and engage youth and adults with Arts in conjunction with their Drug and Alcohol Therapy. The workshops will take place with Therapeutic Health Service and Consejo Conseling and Referral Services.
$600
Wais Ali
This project will support art classes for Somali Youth at Somali Community Services of Seattle. The youth will learn how to paint traditional scenes from Somali culture.
$525
Hawo Ali
An exhibit featuring Somali artifacts including traditional clothing, jewelry, baskets, drums, wood carvings, dinnerware, etc. The event will take place at New Holly Neighborhood Campus Gathering Hall.
$700
Rachel Atkins
The world premiere of a new play about the true story of Ardeo Theatre Project. The play incorporates several performance styles and will be performed at West of Lenin in Fremont as well as at the Blaine Center First Church Men's Shelter.
$800
Theodore Benson
A concert by conductor, Paula Olivia Nava Madrigal, guest soloist Jose Iniguez and a multi-generational orchestra celebrating the Latin American tradition of Posada. The concert will take place at Sunset Hill Community Center.
$850
Madeline Berman
An art show to raise awareness about the diverse comedy scene in Seattle with a performance featuring comedians from a variety of backgrounds that will take place at The Pocket Theater in Greenwood.
$600
Jada C. Brazil
A performance of Dael Orlandersmith's one-person show that revolves around the stories of abuse through the perspective of men through homelessness and foster care system. The performance will take place at The Pocket Theatre in Greenwood.
$950
Jessie Chen
An installation at the Wing Luke Museum on the 50th anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965. It will be an interactive print installation.
$900
Clearwater Film LLC
A screening of the film YAKONA shows the journey through the San Marcos River and the lands of tribal people living alongside the headwaters of Spring Lake. The screening at Northwest Film Forum will feature a live musical score with local musicians.
$850
Connie Coffman
Teen parents will participate in music classes with their youth that will promote bonding at South Lake High School.
$600
Mary Coss
A collaboration between visual artists and poets resulting in an art exhibition and culminating public event at METHOD Gallery and Central Library.
$650
Savithri Dani
The project will take place at the Wallingford Senior Center, where the artist will interview members and paint their portraits. The portraits and stories will be shared at the Wallingford Library.
$725
Dare to Dance
An annual professional-quality showcase for original dances created and performed by dance enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to take place at Broadway Performance Hall in Capitol Hill.
$500
Dia De Muertos Committee
To support sugar skull and Linoleum Cut & Print art workshops as part of the Dia de los Muertos Festival at Seattle Center.
$850
Drybones Artist Collective
An original dance performance about the complexities of addiction and the journey toward healing. The project will also feature artwork created by members of the community from the Recovery Café and take place at The Studios, downtown.
$950
Eclectic Theatre
A one-act play festival featuring work from diverse playwrights and theatre artists. The festival will take place at Eclectic Theatre on Capitol Hill.
$800
eSe Teatro
A stage reading in Spanish of the play "Elliot: La Fuga De Un Soldado" by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes at ACT theater.
$1,000
Hilary Field
An album release concert of world premier guitar music featuring Latino American composers and free short public outreach concerts to underserved communities.
$500
Ethan Folk
A live performance, installation, and screening event based on Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" featuring a diverse group of local and international artists, taking place at Northwest Film Forum.
$700
Friends of Mount Baker Town Center
This project will transform the 40 year old pedestrian bridge connecting the historic Mount Baker Neighborhood and Greenways to the recent development near the Light Rail station by installing graphic elements that celebrate the cultural history of the Ra
$800
Admassu Guessese
A fine print workshop and demonstration that will be offered for the community with specific outreach to the Ethiopian Community in the Mount Baker neighborhood.
$600
Amy L Harris
This project provides recreation therapy services for people living with dementia through one-on-one sessions, an open drumming event and a public exhibition of photographs and artwork in locations around Ballard.
$850
Genevieve Hathaway
The exhibit will feature photographs of important, provocative and creative political street art and be displayed at Saint Marks Cathedral gallery on Capitol Hill.
$750
Rudy Horn
A short film documenting the history of the Fir State Golf Club, the second oldest black golf club in the U.S. The short film will be shown at the Northwest African American Museum.
$800
Horse in Motion
A festival of plays by Bertolt Brecht reimagined as interactive storytelling and to reflect modern issues related to gender, race and income inequality. Performances will take place at The Can Can and free events will take place at various neighborhood l
$850
Rochelle House
A workshop for pregnant women which offers techniques around simple vocalization to center herself and manage her labor more calmly. The workshops will take place at the Beacon Hill Library.
$600
Infinity Box Theatre Project
An annual festival of original plays, created by scientist/playwright teams, examining the question of what it means to be human in light of current developments in science and technology. The project supports women artists and artists of color and will
$850
International Rescue Committee
An evening art exhibition of visual and performance art in honor of World Refugee Day taking place at the downtown Renaissance Seattle Hotel.
$900
Daniel Kogita
An interdisciplinary installation, bridging music, visuals and performing arts in an exploration of personal struggle and perserverance. The performance will take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
$950
La Sala
A series of readings that compare and explore cultural mythological influences on Filipino poetic works and legacies left by other cultures, such as Spanish and American. The reading will take place at Seattle University and Seattle Public Library.
$950
Arlene Martinez-Vazquez
An adaptation of the Greek Classic, set in a nondescript Latin American dictatorship. The play will be performed at 12th Avenue Arts.
$900
Ian McCutcheon
A multi-disciplinary performance arts installation designed to celebrate the romance and magic of winter, taking place at 12th Avenue Arts.
$600
Mel Ponder Photography
An exhibition at Daybreak Star and CORE Gallery of original portraits of Indigenous people which shows the rich diversity of Native people living in Seattle.
$850
Ashleigh Miller
An evening of dance and new media arts performance with works by emerging local choreographers at Velocity Dance Center on Capitol Hill.
$500
Mary Anne Moorman
Hour-long storytelling presentations at Sand Point Housing Community and Meadowbrook Community Center that will share what it was like growing up in the segregated south at the time of the Civil Rights Movement.
$750
Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
An arts exhibit of Franklin High School students that will include a community event and complimentary workshops to take place at Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
$800
North Seattle Family Resource Center
A fun, cultural and informational event designed by and for African immigrants, refugees and their children. The event will feature dance, music, poetry, fashion show, and children's arts and crafts activities and take place at the Lake City Community Ce
$850
North Seattle Chamber of Commerce
This project is done in partnership with Only in Seattle to support music by multicultural groups in Albert Davis Park for selected Thursdays during the Lake City Farmers Market.
$650
NW Black Pioneers
An annual cultural event that invites the community to participate in activities that merge the music, art and tradition of the African diasporas and supports intergenerational exchange with particular celebration for NW African American Heritage to take
$877
Pacific Northwest Cultural Exchange Council
A concert by the China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra will perform at Benaroya Hall.
$700
Shin Yu Pai
A public art installation in Piper's Orchard that will use natural ripening and stenciling technique on apples in the orchard. The installation will also include complimentary website content.
$800
Panels for Progress
Through a youth and community engagement process, mural panels will be created for the construction site fence at 23rd and East Union Street.
$600
Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts
A Cultural Event at the Ethnic Cultural Theater featuring the intertwined multiethnic origins and evolution of Filipino identity through history, politics and social context.
$950
Susan Noyes Platt
An art exhibition and panel discussion around the subject of migration from diverse perspectives, showing at Columbia City Art Gallery.
$800
Pony World Theater
A production of a play about six American actors and the subconscious racial prejudices that emerge as they create a presentation about the genocide of an African tribe by Jackie Sibblies Drury. Featuring a cast of multicultural actors, the production tak
$700
Emily Pothast
A free, annual, locally run, all-ages event at Volunteer Park that features musicians and artists from the Pacific Northwest region. Emphasis is on supporting local artists and businesses while creating a safe space for the community to enjoy emerging mu
$800
Samantha Serrano
Workshops with Tacho Utrera on Arts and Labor of Son Jarocho. Immigrant day-laborers and the general public will have the opportunity to participate in music workshops taking place at Casa Latina and El Centro de la Raza.
$900
Cherie Seymore-SYMI Production Corporation
A workshop for emerging artists in the music industry to provide realistic information, tools, resources and action steps to make stronger decisions as they pursue their career. The workshop will take place at Seattle Repertory Theater.
$800
Silverkite
An intergenerational theatre production which will tour Seattle retirement communities. The show is performed by an all-women cast ages 15-74 and devised based on their life stories and experiences.
$550
Sound Theatre Company
A production of Marcus Gardley's play that is an adaptation of the Greek Myth of Demeter and Persephone set in the Civil War era in collaboration with Brown Box Theatre and performed at the Center House Theatre.
$700
Kathryn Stewart
An interdisciplinary production of Sam Shepard's play adapted for six actors, interweaving choreography and original music into the text. The play will be performed at The Pocket Theater and Velocity Dance Center.
$800
Sundiata African American Cultural Association
A lecture and panel discussion that will feature Dr. Akinyele Umoja as well as performances from young adult poets at Seattle Center as part of the Sundiata Festival.
$350
Anca Szilagyi
In collaboration with Big Fiction, The Furnace will offer a free public performance that merges literature and theater as well as free workshops for youth at Hollow Earth Radio in the Central District.
$800
Tasveer
A 12-day festival of thought-provoking meaningful films and forums on South Asia and its diaspora to take place in various theaters in Seattle.
$850
Monique Tep-Utley
An event at Jaam Rek Studios in the Central District that will educate the community about the Black Panther Movement through art, music, narratives and items from the 1960's and 70's.
$600
Voices Rising
Creates a community space for artists of color of all disciplines to dialogue about the Black Lives Matter movement. The event will take place at 12th Ave. Arts Black Box Theater on Capitol Hill.
$950
Melanie Voytovich
A musical piece by John Luther Adams written for 9 to 99 percussionists will be performed in Seward Park by local multigenerational percussionists.
$600
Nilka Wherrette
An opportunity for poets to share, through their writing, their interpretation of movement across invisible yet very real boundaries, featuring nationally-recognized poet Natalie Diaz and to take place at the Duwamish Longhouse.
$500
The Whitney Project
A group of teaching artists will work with prostitution survivors to create original works of art as a means of healing and to raise awareness around issues facing this group. A presentation of the work will take place in a venue in downtown.
$800
Elizabeth Wu
An exploratory theater conference designed to activate the histories, contemporary artists, and spaces of Seattle's Asian American community that will take place in various locations throughout the Chinatown-International District.
$700
Yesler Interview Project LLC
A public screening of the film Even the Walls that follows the experience of tenants of Yesler Terrace. The film will be shown at Harvard Exit and another community venue.
$850
Maritess Zurbano
A one-woman play that combines theater and illusions to tell the story of becoming a female Las Vegas magician in a male-dominated field. The performances will take place at the Pocket Theater in Greenwood.
$700

2014 smART Ventures Partners

The 14/48 Projects
14/48, The World's Quickest Theater Festival features seven writers, seven directors, twenty-six actors, seven designers and seven musicians creating 14 original plays over 48 hours to be performed outdoors at Seattle Center.
$750
American Romanian Cultural Society
The first Romanian Film Festival in the Pacific Northwest will present a selection of Romanian films from several genres including comedy, drama, documentary and shorts.
$800
Amigos de Seattle
A Holiday card-making course will be offered for the first time in the South Park Community. The classes will be offered in Spanish and English.
$500
Anything is Possible Theatre Company
An adaptation of "Robin Hood" that addresses the relevant issues of income inequality that will be performed at Rainier Valley Cultural Center.
$750
Balkan Night Northwest
An evening of live music and dance featuring dozens of local ethnic and revival groups specializing in traditional music from the Balkans.
$600
Jacqui Beck
The project explores and celebrates gender variance through art, poetry, and recorded interviews. There will be a public exhibit, interactive art installation and presentation as part of the Gender Odyssey Conference.
$650
Frank Boyd
A free work-in-progress performance staged as a live jazz radio show that includes a live jazz musical performance at On the Boards.
$800
Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
An annual art show featuring work of artists across the state that reflects the journey through healing, recovery, acceptance, expression and development of identity.
$600
Ana Maria Campoy
Gifts of War is a live, cross-disciplinary, two-act performance exploring the result of what happens to women when they encounter endless cycles of violence.
$900
Cascade Bicycle Club
Artistic cyclists from Germany will perform at assemblies in a number of elementary schools in conjunction with teaching bicycle safety.
$500
Chance Fashion
Chance Fashion 5 Year Anniversary showcase of local, independent fashion designers' work at Neighbors on Capitol Hill.
$750
Classical KING FM 98.1
To support the recording of two concerts at Town Hall to be streamed on a new online platform called "Second Inversion".
$800
Kelli Frances Corrado
A 5-week summer intensive songwriting class to low income and ethnically diverse young women in the Seattle area.
$650
Madeline Crowley
An oral history project covering the artists, activists, homeowners, elders and youth from this dynamic neighborhood. A presentation will take place at Douglass Truth Library.
$575
Dance with MS
A series of demos and classes for people diagnosed with MS as well as family members and caregivers.
$900
DASSdance
Three days of master classes in various forms of contemporary dance for students all around the Puget Sound Region followed by performances featuring both professional and student dancers at Washington Hall.
$900
Anna Mia Davidson
The publishing of a book that will feature photographs of local sustainable farmers by the artist as well as a book event and presentation at the Seattle Public Library.
$650
Carina A. del Rosario
Passport Series is a photo-based project that addresses issues of identity. A temporary "passport office" will be set-up at the Rainier Beach Art Walk and completed "passports" of previous participants will be displayed.
$900
Sumayya Diop
A community and family celebration of Kwanzaa, featuring African and African-American artists which will take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
$650
Dreams Unlimited @ Seattle
An interactive multimedia presentation for immigrant communities in Seattle to share inspiration, hopes and dreams through films, photos, live-music, spoken word performances and traditional oral story-telling presented by local and region artists to take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
$1,000
Earth Pearl Collective
A month of curated visual and performance art that addresses queer black womyn body image, the unique relationships that they have with them, and stigmas and expectations.
$1,000
Ali el-Gasseir
A highly theatrical concert that will be a hybrid of ritualistic performance and a classic outdoor rock concert to take place at Schmitz Park.
$800
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
Duwamish River Festival/ Festival del Rio Duwamish will feature interactive educational booths, kayaking trips, kids art activities, and multicultural dancers, storytellers and musicians performing on a riverfront stage at the Duwamish Waterway Park.
$1,000
Alice Gosti
Yellow Fish // Epic Durational Performance Festival is a month-long durational performance festival at Hedreen Gallery on 12 Avenue in Capitol Hill featuring international and regional artists.
$900
Beth Graczyk
Choreographer and healer Sarah Shelton Mann will come to Seattle for a two-week residency to create three new solo pieces as well as host workshops, classes, discussions and a performance at Velocity Dance Center in Capitol Hill.
$650
Steve Griggs
Panama Hotel Jazz Performance is a program of original music and narration that tells the history of Seattle's 103-year-old Panama Hotel and the building's significance in the Japanese American Community.
$1,000
Admassu Guessese
A group art exhibit that will showcase the works of East African Artists.
$500
The Horse in Motion
A site-specific performance of "Attempts on Her Life" by Martin Crimp that will include audience interaction and participation exploring the themes of identity, community and the ways in which narrative is constructed in our modern world. The performance will take place at the University Heights Building.
$500
Katherine Humphreys
An anti-oppression workshop that will teach tolerance and non-violence. The event will also feature an art installation to transform the venue into a "Safe Space."
$500
Jackson Commons
Jackson Street Jazz Walk, a free multi-venue live music event occurring between 23rd Ave S and 16th Ave S on Jackson Street.
$975
Eileen Jerrett
An event which will screen a documentary about the forms of participatory government that led to the rewriting of Iceland's constitution, followed by a talk-back with the director and Icelandic folk-musician featured in the documentary at the University of Washington.
$650
Lion's Main Art Collective
A show will feature two-dimensional and sculptural art with performances dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of queer and trans artists.
$1,000
John Longenbaugh
"The Statistician," is a short film that attempts to reframe the issue of gun violence in America and will include a discussion guide for community groups and organizations to use.
$500
Lotus Body
"La Fille & Rose" is a contemporary dance piece influenced by the story of "Le Petit Prince" and performed at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
$600
LOVETUNNEL
A queer multi-disciplinary event showcasing local poet Landon Longhill, film, visual art, and dancing at Piranha Shop in SODO.
$650
Victoria McConnell
The project will feature two collaborative evenings of dance, music and visual art at Fremont Abbey and also include an outreach performance and class for youth from the nearby elementary school.
$800
Kelly McMahon
Playlist Seattle is a bi-monthly series of original one-act plays inspired by the songs of Seattle Musicians.
$550
Shane Montgomery
"Under the Influence" will showcase work by emerging artists from Seattle featuring work that concerns itself with the use of recreational drugs and alcohol and will also include a section of historical photos and information about Roy Olmstead, Seattle's most infamous bootlegger from the 1920s.
$800
Lee Mozena
A series of 6 dance classes for mothers and daughters whose religious or cultural norms may prohibit attendance in other types of classes. The classes will take place in the Lake City neighborhood.
$850
Native Kulturz
Welcome to Our Native Land Powwow! to be held at the 2014 NW Folklife Festival at Seattle Center featuring Tipi set-up, dancing and music demonstrations.
$1,000
NDA Entertainment
African Music Summit provides a multicultural connection between African music and Seattle local bands along with a free dance workshop in the Rainier Neighborhood.
$600
Gabrielle Nomura
Performances of a new contemporary ballet piece combining live taiko drumming, theatrical vignettes and fresh choreography to shed light on the topic of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans.
$500
Old Growth Northwest
Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up 2014 is the only LGBTQ romance fiction conference in the Pacific Northwest region and will take place at the Seattle Central Library.
$900
Sean Osborn
A concert of four world premieres by a local composer featuring eight local professional musicians.
$500
Qitek
An evening of World fusion, Indian classical music, and storytelling presented by artists Madhu Murthy and Vishal Nagar in the University District.
$1,000
Queen City Musicians
COFFIN BREAK! Is an original and unique Halloween Performance that celebrates the holiday through multiple musical and literary composers and performed at Q Café.
$650
Megan Rehder
Free recovery-focused arts workshops with adolescents undergoing treatment for substance abuse and chemical dependency at the Renacer Youth Treatment Center in South Park.
$800
Alana Rogers
Michele Miller and Alana O Rogers will present an evening of new and repertory choreographic works that cover a range of themes including family dynamics, memory and dementia, identity and diversity, freedom and restraint, and bullying.
$650
San Gennaro Foundation of Seattle
A festival celebrating the contributions of Italian Americans to the Northwest with entertainment, great food, and community exhibits in Georgetown.
$650
Seattle Latino Film Festival
Mirta Ojito, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist will read excerpts from her book "Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town" and lead a discussion at an event at the Alexis Hotel in Downtown Seattle.
$750
Seattle ReCreative
World Pinhole Day Celebration that transformed Ross Park shelter house into a camera obscura, displayed antique cameras, and lead a portable camera obscura building workshop.
$750
Seattle Turkish Film Festival
The 2nd annual festival featuring a variety of Turkish films to take place at SIFF Cinema.
$800
Short Run Comix and Arts Festival
The festival seeks to give several opportunities throughout the city to engage directly with local and international artists. The festival will host an evening of international comix with readings and discussions about contemporary comics from around the world at various locations around the city.
$1,000
Martha Silano
A curated Poetry reading event at the Beacon Hill Garden House Club centered on the theme of racial/gender inequality that will feature four nationally known and innovative poets: Patricia Smith, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Lee Sharkey, and Martha Collins.
$625
Daniel R Smith
Two contemporary Iranian artists and graphic designers will present Persian history and myth-based work inspired by Iranian storytelling tradition.
$1,125
Soundshack Records
Hip Hop on the Water Festival 2014 provides a platform for new Seattle hip hop talents to showcase their craft to a young and diverse audience.
$750
Karen Stringer
A project that incorporates film and live performances to celebrate key Afro-Latina women who have made an impact on their communities and on the World.
$1,000
Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center
An exhibition of artworks created by people touched by Multiple Sclerosis.
$900
Tashiro Kaplan Tenants Association
In celebration of its 10 year anniversary, over a hundred artist participants from around the city will join TK tenants to create a day-long, indoor-outdoor event in Pioneer Square.
$750
Theatre22
To support a production of THE LISBON TRAVIATA at Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill, as part of a month-long effort to support, encourage and bring to light the history and accomplishments of the LGBTQ community.
$750
The Tribes Project
An original adaptation of many South African and United States historical sources, incorporating music, movement, and performance masks, based on Aeschylus' "The Oresteia." This creative collaboration with African Tree Productions from Soweto will perform at Crown Hill Center.
$750
Uzuri Productions
The 2nd Annual tribute to the renowned African American science-fiction writer Octavia Butler, at Jaam Rek Studios & Pratt Park.
$1,000
Dylan Ward
MELODY NELSON is an intergenerational community dance piece featuring an ensemble of dancers and community groups comprised of GLBTQ individuals and their allies presented at Velocity Dance Center in Capitol Hill.
$1,000
Washington State Labor Council
An exhibit of artwork that is part of a month-long celebration of workers' culture to be held at Community Arts Creates' Collaboratory in Hillman City.
$850
Sarah Watkins
Home Away from Homelessness is an initiative to restore security through the creation of a mural in the garden area of NightWatch.
$500

2013 smART Ventures Partners

AMDEF
The showcase brings together talents from the Art, Music, Dance, Entertainment, and Fashion communities to produce of 6 hours of Artist collaborations.
$500
Fernando Argosino
Artist Fernando Argosino will engage members of the Filipino community to create a large geographically correct cartoon map of Seattle that will commemorate relevant historical, contemporary, social and personal Filipino-American sites.
$1,000
Nilki Benitez
A community-based art project workshop that brings together local performing artists and community members representing diverse experiences in countries of origin, ethnicities and sexual orientation to write performance pieces based on their experience of movement, migration and identity.
$850
Romson Bustillo
To support a mural project as part of World Water Week at Chief Sealth High School International led by the artist.
$500
Anna Conner
The premier of "Luna" a multi-media dance performance by emerging choreographer as part of the Boost Dance Festival at the Balagan Theater.
$500
Copper Canyon Press
The event features Roger Reeves and other local poetry advocates sharing their favorite poems and bringing forward voices that might not otherwise be heard. Participants will receive a free book of poetry.
$500
Deaf Spotlight
Broken Spokes, written by a well-known Deaf playwright Willy Conley, is a drama about two brothers - one deaf and one hard of hearing - and explores relationships, memories, and power issues, using ASL storytelling.
$1,000
Dia de Muertos Festival
Two Latino artists will present different aspects of the indigenous roots of the Dia de Muertos celebration through a performance, arts workshop, and talk at the Dia de Muertos Festival at Seattle Center.
$1,000
DIAPANbutoh Collective
To support the Kick-Off event for the Seattle Summer Butoh Festival that will feature Butoh Dancers dancing in various locations around Pioneer Square.
$600
Rosalynn De Roos
A Festival of Choro music with showcase, workshops, and community jam session. Events will take place at the Royal Room in Columbia City, Dusty Strings Music School in Fremont, and the International Capoeira Angola Foundation in the International District.
$700
Cynthia Marie Dillard
A community folk concert at ROCKit space in Beacon Hill to welcome new refugee families to the arts & music community.
$750
Michelle Dinh
An event that features performers and produced by individuals all under 21 years old. Three songwriters, two slam poets and two live painters will share the stage in this artistic collaboration at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
$1,000
Entré Hermanos
A picnic with musical performances celebrating Gay Pride at the Duwamish Waterway Park for the South Park and Latino communities.
$800
Melissa Fenwick
An ensemble piece that examines the roots of women's anger and violence against women through movement, poetry, historical facts and true life stories.
$700
Noah Gallo-Brown
To support the creation of new work by the artist that will be shown at community engagement events with Garfield High School art students and The Healing Center as well as a formal public presentation of the finished work at the Virginia Inn in Belltown.
$900
Maggie MK Hess
The first in a literary event series that features performers reading famous, beloved works of literature. The evening will feature performances of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself".
$500
Ezra Homison
An original work performed in the style of Commedia dell'arte to be performed at Theatre on 19th.
$500
InterIm Community Development Association
Painting twenty-four King Street columns under the I-5 freeway in a classical Asian wave design with the help of local youth.
$500
Interstitial Theatre
A six-month long event bringing contemporary video art to eight different neighborhoods across Seattle and featuring the work of 11 individual video artists.
$1,000
Benjamin Maestas
A performance installation that attempts to bridge the gap between dance, installation art and architecture by exploring the relationships between these fields and searching for ways that each field can share information to inform the other.
$750
Maiwut South Sudanese Refugee Services
A festival on Capitol Hill to showcase the traditional cultural dances and art-forms of select East African groups that include the rituals and customs that describe the cycle of life from birth to death.
$800
The Makery
A free community event in Columbia City featuring a live mural project, and three art-making stations for youth and adults.
$900
Media Educators for Excellence Team
An annual festival to give public recognition to the excellent work media students are doing and provide a networking opportunity for young filmmakers and film teachers in the Puget Sound region.
$700
Minor Arcana Press
The fifth volume in a series of vibrant, multidisciplinary collections comprised of fiction, comics, poetry, photography and art, featuring the work of well-known, local and emerging artists.
$800
Musical Connections
To support concerts featuring Russian folk and Gypsy Rock music with Juliana & PAVA, and the Flying Balalaika Brothers.
$800
Paul Nelson
To support the visit of El Habib Louai to perform readings and lead discussion about the Beat Generation writers in Morocco.
$700
The New Animals
An evening-length performance that incorporates dance, theater, hip hop, in homage to an original member of The New Animals.
$800
Mercedes Nicole
A concert at Town Hall that will highlight the music of Nina Simone through song, dance and post-show discussion about how to reduce the incidences of violence and racism in our communities.
$900
Of One Body
A spoken word event accompanied by workshop and discussion featuring nationally known and local spoken word artists performing around themes of life challenges and social justice.
$800
Oh Snapz! Productions
A one-night performance event featuring artists from people of color and queer communities including poets, performance artists, burlesque performers, musicians and story tellers to be held at Washington Hall.
$850
Pacific Ballroom Dance
Highland Park Elementary in West Seattle, in partnership with Pacific Ballroom Dance will participate in Dancing Classrooms, the standards based social development program for 10 weeks of in-school classes taught by certified teaching artist.
$800
Pacific Northwest Cultural Exchange Council
Concert presenting the work of local Chinese American composer, Austin Huang, an immigrant from China.
$750
Poetry + Motion
Presenting a performance collaboration to celebrate Women's History Month between local African American poets reading their own work and dancers performing their interpretation.
$1,000
Rain City Slam
A series of low cost, spoken word classes/workshops to be held once a month and facilitated by teaching artists in the Seattle Slam community.
$500
Seattle SeaChordsmen
Traditional annual holiday show featuring performances from Seattle SeaChordsmen, Seattle Shores, and young peoples groups form Ballard High School and Kamiak High School.
$600
Seattle Asian American Film Festival
The festival will showcase films and videos created by Asian American artist from across North America, with a special emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest.
$1,000
Seattle Collaborative Orchestra
A concert featuring Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin," Barber's "Knoxville, Summer of 1915," Poulenc's "Sinfonietta", and the World Premier composition of "Spring Grove" by local composer Angelique Poteat. The multi-aged, semi-professional community orchestra is based in collaboration and will perform at Roosevelt High School Theatre.
$750
Seattle Women in Jazz Festival
A three-day musical event featuring jazz musicians from Seattle and beyond that are led by, and comprised of women, taking place in various venues throughout Seattle.
$850
Howard Snyder
An exhibit featuring photographs of the outdoors and the landscape of the Pacific Northwest and National Parks.
$500
Social Justice Film Festival
The festival program will include features and short films on broad issues of social justice such as the environment, food safety, LGBT rights, women's issues, racial equality, student debt, and economic justice.
$1,000
St. James Cathedral ESL Program
A free, cross-cultural exchange, including traditional food, music, dance, displayed art work and sharing of personal stories and native traditions as well as an illustrated cookbook on traditional Russian and Ukranian food.
$900
SuperSones
A Cuban music and dance residency with Justin Maggart and members of La Familia Valera Miranda in Chief Sealth High School's Spanish classes.
$1,000
Aaron Swartzman
A series of ten contemporary dance-based performance events based on the theme of memory.
$900
Swimming Ophelia Ensemble
A production of "The Cradle Will Rock", Marc Blizstein's 1937 musical about social activism, providing tickets and educational outreach to foster children through Boundless Arts Performance Collective.
$600
Le Théâ tre Franç ais de Seattle
A performance of 3 French one-act plays performed in French.
$500
T(OUR) Magazine
To publish the second issue of T(OUR) Magazine, featuring writing and artwork about life in the LGBTQ community, as well as a reading party with selected contributing authors at Richard Hugo House.
$1,000
Jonah Von Spreecken
Performances of "Number 2 Quebecois Robot Detective Agency", an all-ages play for student-audiences at Washington Ensemble Theatre.
$600
World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council will host a reception, photo exhibit and panel discussion with individuals who have lost family members in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
$500

2012 smART Ventures Partners

Azeotrope
A production of "Jesus Hopped the A Train" featuring actors of color sharing the story of the incarcerated and how the laws governing the judicial system affect marginalized and disenfranchised people, with post-play discussions.
$1,000
Iris Crystal Viveros Avendaño
A visiting artist from Mexico, along with members of the Seattle Fandango Project, will offer free workshops on zapateado and fandango at different Consejo Counseling locations and programs to integrate movement-based arts in the process of healing and recovery for women who have experienced violence or trauma.
$1,000
Balagan Theatre
The production of "Death/Sex Election Year" features a series of one-act plays created by local emerging to award-winning artists and targeted towards younger patrons including many who identify as GLBTQ, low-income and as artists.
$500
Bent Arts
A two night performance at Town Hall for writers from the Bent community to perform their original work including teachers, students, and a featured poet.
$1,000
The Bushwick Book Club Seattle
To support classroom sessions for students at Aki Kurose Middle School, performing and creating original music inspired by books from school curriculum.
$500
C Art Gallery
Photography exhibit "Haiti a Proud and Faithful People" featuring images of life in Haiti.
$800
Circle of Friends for Mental Health
A weekly photography class for mental health patients to engage in art for social contact and personal expression.
$890
City Arts Fest 2012
The Fifth Wall is a component of 2012 City Arts Festival that focuses on the significance of four historical LGBTQ sites on Capitol Hill through interpretive performances by 12 artists.
$500
Custom Made Play
A full production of "Ballard House Duet," a new work by local playwright, collaboratively developed by the playwright and actors.
$1,000
Deaf Spotlight
To support the Seattle Deaf Film Festival showcasing feature and short length films produced by, about and for the Deaf Community.
$1,000
Duwamish River Festival
A festival at Duwamish Waterway Park, featuring a mix of arts, culture, and entertainment celebrating the Duwamish Valley's diverse communities and Clean-up of the river.
$850
Faerie Film Fest
The Radical Faerie Film Fest featuring short films that embody the radical queer sensibilities in the lives and experience of people who self-identify as "Radical Faeries."
$900
Filipino American Student Association at the University of Washington
The 17th Annual Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference to promote Filipino Americans and other Asian Americans understanding of history, identity, current issues, cultural arts and media.
$900
Christy Fisher
This exhibit collaboration with Cancer Lifeline healthcare facilities/galleries will create a multimedia installation on the theme of "Keepsake" honoring a person or an important event.
$800
The Furnace Reading Series
A radio broadcast reading of "The Last Night at Manuela's" by Buffy Aakash, read by the author and actors in front of a live audience. Chapbooks of the play will be published and the broadcast will be available as a free podcast following the reading.
$800
Friends of Asian Art Association
An event combining a traditional tea ceremony accompanied by a performance of traditional and modern Koto music at Horizon House Retirement Center.
$500
Hokubei Hochi Foundation
A kimono program presented by Kimono Master Ugawa Yu to introduce and educate guests on the uses of kimono and yukata using presentation, video, displays and live demos with models.
$850
Hong Kong Student Association
2012 SingCon, as part of an Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, to empower Asian students and increase cultural awareness through music.
$1,000
Israel James Hunter
A reading of The Girl and The Fandango, including a music making program to encourage intergenerational learning.
$500
IDEA Odyssey Gallery
A new exhibit, "ID x ID: New Identities" seeks to find and promote works by diverse emerging artists.
$1,000
Intiman Theatre
A 5-day intensive new play development process with 6 playwrights, 6 emerging theatre companies and actors.
$1,000
Jackson Place Community Council
Jackson Street Jam in the Park, celebrating diverse black music and culture with public art installations, youth education, music and dance performances, crafts, activities and more.
$800
Mirror Stage
Full theatrical production of Odin's Horse by Robert Koon, exploring themes of Nordic mythology and environmentally responsible forestry.
$1,000
Mary Margaret Moore
Performances of "String," a show of dance and object theatre for young children ages 2-6 at the Beacon Hill Garden House.
$850
Mourning Market
A day-long market for emerging gothic artists in partnership with El Corazón targeting college students, at-risk youth and general public.
$750
The Muezz Infuezzion Poetry Show
A showcase for artists of color with artist development workshops and writing circles preceding each show and followed by open mic, live band, and a featured poet.
$700
Othello Park Alliance
Festival showcasing performing and visual artists highlighting S.E. Seattle diverse styles and cultures.
$800
Erin Pike
A dance/theatre collaboration between creator/performer Erin Pike, choreographer Ellie Sandstrom and visual designer Devin Petersen expressing the feelings of frustration and isolation that accompany obsessive-compulsive disorder.
$700
Push Arts New Media Festival
A free evening festival of experimental media, participatory and contemporary arts at a variety of non-traditional neighborhood venues in the South Lake Union business district.
$500
Queer Social Club
A variety performance showcasing Seattle's transgendered and genderqueer identified art and artists of all disciplines.
$800
Quiet
A performance of the Greek tragedy, "The Trojan Women" that examines the theme of class with modern parallels such as the Occupy Movement and the struggle for LGBTQ rights.
$700
Rainier Beach Merchants Association
An Art walk in the "Beach Square" business district in Rainier Beach featuring arts-n-craft booths and entertainment plus walking tour of permanent public art installations.
$1,000
Revelation Film Project
A series of seven short films marrying theatre, dance and film, exploring the moment of epiphany from the perspective of six actresses.
$800
Rosaleen Rhee
A Community Exhibit: Celebrating African American Heritage in Classical Music at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
$1,000
ROCKiT Community Arts
Beacon Rocks! Summer Concert Series on Beacon Hill at the Roberto Maestras Festival Street featuring, dance, spoken word, martial arts and art-making.
$1,000
Roots! A Community Consortium
An evening of African Music, dance workshops in traditional and contemporary African dance and a free concert showcasing two groups
$1,000
Seattle Indian Health Board
Indigenous Cultures Day featuring modern and traditional cultural performances by indigenous people from around the world.
$700
Seattle Latino Film Festival
Celebrating the art and entertainment of Latin American cinema.
$800
Seattle Modern Orchestra
A one-night event celebrating the centennial of John Cage, including a multimedia presentation, documentary and concert in collaboration with Seattle Percussion Orchestra and featuring pianist and Cage specialist Steven Drury.
$500
Seattle Playwrights' Collective
A short play festival featuring the work of nine local playwrights.
$500
Senior Housing Assistance Group
The 3rd Annual Rainier Court Community Festival, for senior housing communities with a high percentage of African, Hispanic and Asian residents to share their talents.
$1,000
Short Run LLC
Present a three-day small press festival for emerging artists to network and showcase via book fair, exhibit, performances and silkscreening at The VERA Project, SOIL Gallery and Fantagraphics Bookstore.
$1,000
South Park Arts
"South Park Putts Out," local artist teams create mini-golf artworks that combine for a unique, interactive, multi-media putt-putt arts golf course for neighborhood residents to play as part of South Park's Night Out Against Crime.
$700
Sound Theatre Company
A production of "The Illusion" adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner. The play explores the central idea that illusion, through art, is necessary, and that life would be unlivable without it.
$600
Split Six Productions
A performance poetry show blending theatre, poetry, music and movement and featuring seven Queer identified poets including a few who have struggled with disabilities.
$800
Surrender Dance
Free weekly beginner-friendly dance class to teach women of all backgrounds various styles of dance and movement.
$1,000
Taller Mexicano para la Cultura y las Artes
Present free, hour-long workshops and performances by two Mexican dance groups to share, traditions for the Latino/Hispanic community at the annual Day of the Dead Festival at Seattle Center.
$500
Tasveer
"Aaina: South Asian Women's Focus" at Seattle Asian Art Museum, celebrating the artistic work of and about South Asian women including a variety of media—film, performance, visual art, workshops and speakers.
$900
Helen Thorsen
A dance concert and video production to use in community presentations to discuss mental illness and art. Performances express struggles to maintain control in the face of psychosis and the stigma of mental illness.
$600
Washington State Labor Education and Research Center
To construct a larger-than-life inflatable float designed as a loaf of bread & bunch of roses for a street theatre production about worker's rights.
$1,000
Peggy Weiss
Two free ceramic exhibitions showcasing work by Seattle and NW artists during the NCECA conference with exhibition tours for seniors and patients from mental health programs.
$500
Women Who Rock
Free public workshop event on women making music featuring a keynote panel, a participatory community music practice, and a local artist showcase.
$800

2011 smART Ventures Partners

17th of May Festival
A celebration of the 17th of May Festival, Norway's Constitution Day. The day-long festival includes singing, dancing and a parade.
$800
Active Entertainment
AMDEF 2011 is a five-hour event that showcases art, music, dance, and fashion. Works by established and emerging artists are presented.
$750
The Anunnaki Project
A series of dance performances based on stories from ancient mythology and folklore at the Arts in Nature Festival. The pieces are performed by the Cabiri Troupe, a diverse group of acrobatic and aerial artists.
$750
Art Walk Consortium
The Art Walk Consortium is an online resource for various art walks across Seattle.
$1,000
Arts in Motion
Freedom Festival 2011 is a festival that celebrates the meaning of freedom today through cross-cultural community expression in the arts.
$900
Aurora Commons
The Art Experience is a series of free introductory art classes for citizens in transitional housing as well as the homeless population along Aurora.
$1,000
Center on Contemporary Arts
Heaven and Earth III: Cycles of Return is an exhibition of nature-inspired temporary outdoor artworks in a local park over a two-mile trail.
$1,000
Community Alliance for Global Justice
An exhibit at Cornish College of the Arts featuring 43 contemporary prints by both Oaxacan master artists and Cornish alumni artists to foster cross-cultural ties and strengthen a Seattle/Oaxaca international creative alliance.
$500
Coriolis Dance Collective
Co-LAB1 Series is an annual collaborative outlet with a performance of original contemporary dances by independent choreographers and dancers.
$1,000
Webster Crowell
The Flying Cinema Project, in collaboration with the Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT), to create a series of films to be projected on kites. The kites will be installed in a number of places for public viewing.
$1000
DASSdance
All 4 1 a two-day festival of dance in which students and professional dancers collaborate to present two public performances and workshops.
$750
DE CAJoN Project
"Navidad Afroperuana/Afro -Peruvian Christmas Celebration," to celebrate and educate Seattle communities about "Danza de Negritos," a Peruvian performance tradition.
$1000
Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition
The Duwamish River Festival, a family friendly festival featuring a mix of arts, culture, entertainment and activities promoting the work of the diverse and rich cultures of the Duwamish Valley and creating healthy communities.
$1000
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition
The Good Vibe is a community resource fair with live music performance and activities for young people that promotes the positive use of space in public parks.
$750
Essential Arts
Art+Agriculture is an interdisciplinary event that educates the public about urban agriculture through the arts and inspires them to get involved.
$750
Filipino Cultural Heritage Society / Padiriwang
PAGDIRIWANG is the celebration of Filipino culture and heritage through music, dance and art.
$800
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
The Round, an interdisciplinary collaboration event curated and performed entirely by youth features songwriters, slam poets and live painters.
$1000
Fremont Arts Council / Seattle Art Cars
Seattle Art Car Blowout presents more than 50 modified cars from all over the U.S. in a showcase during the Solstice weekend in conjunction with the Fremont solstice parade.
$800
From Within Nucleus
A Bharatanatyam dance drama unraveling the eight personifications of Goddess Lakshmi.
$800
Alice Gosti
An original dance performance in which food is the centerpiece. Spaghetti CO will investigate the relationships and memories that individuals and families have with food.
$800
Kumani Gantt
A staged reading of "The Gift" a new play with music exploring the lingering effect of slavery on African Americans.
$500
Abigail Guay
A youth video art workshop plus artist talk featuring New York and D.C.-based artists Alison Brady and Sarah Knobel teaching basic camera operations and techniques.
$600
Hendrix Music Academy
The Jimi Hendrix Memorial Concert and Art Show celebrating Seattle's culturally diverse legacy of musicians and artists, and emerging artists from the at-risk youth population.
$1000
HERE/NOW
HERE/NOW presents improvised dance and music performances that consist of eight dancers and eight musicians randomly paired via direct audience participation.
$1000
Hollow Earth Radio
A celebration of the new Central District location of Hollow Earth Radio with radio/music workshops and a live concert with music video screenings.
$1,000
Gabrielle Hudson-Abbott
The After School Art Club provides a free and supportive space where students explore different artistic mediums with the support of a teaching artist.
$1,000
Man Alone Productions
Man Alone Productions will produce 12 shows of a full-length, dark and humorous play based on Edvard Munch's "The Scream."
$800
Melody Ivory Inc.
A poetry workshop for women who have survived traumatic experiences. Poetry is used to promote healing and to share stories in a safe, supportive environment.
$1,000
My World Dance and Fitness
A collaborative performance in which poets are paired with dancers that improvise their interpretations of each poem.
$1,000
NEPO House
NEPO 5 DON'T RUN, an inclusive family-friendly art walk through multiple Seattle neighborhoods including Pioneer Square, the International District and North Beacon Hill.
$750
New Horizons Ministries
"Art in Focus," provides homeless and street youth with the opportunity to create art on what it's like to be homeless and culminating in a community showcase.
$1000
Marcus Petitt
"The Show 2011: Catch the Dream," a multidisciplinary performing arts showcase featuring local college-age students.
$750
Rainy Night Productions
Barnstorm is an event that features 20 artists presenting and performing new work inspired by activism, and social issues.
$1,000
Restoration of the Arts "Grace: The Experience," a performance piece featuring dance, song, and spoken word with middle and high school aged youth from the South side of Seattle.
$1000
Almendra Sandoval
The creation of an altar-installation and opening of a multi-disciplinary exhibit and performance in recognition of Dia de los Muertos.
$800
Seattle Fandango Project
Seattle Fandango Project hosts workshops with musician and singer Alfredo Herrera from the Son Jarocho tradition from Mexico.
$1,000
Washington State Association for Multicultural Education
Intersections is a presentation of a cross-cultural musical experience by musicians who are either ethically, racially or culturally diverse and who play ethnic/culturally specific instruments or music compositions.
$1,000

2010 smART Ventures Partners

Abrace
A concert blending Middle Eastern, Balkan and Afro-Brazilian music, rhythm, vocals and dance by groups Abrace and the MB Orchestra.
$1,000
Against the Grain/Men in Dance
A showcase of local male contemporary, ballet and tap dancers featuring new work by 16 local choreographers.
$500
Alloy Dance Project
A collaborative festival of six new solo and group works by emerging choreographers for more than 15 local and established dancers in the Dark Horse Dance Festival.
$1,000
ANAR: Helene Eriksen's Traditional Dance Theatre
An evening-length solo and group dance performances based on Middle Eastern roots.
$750
Art in the Park
Art in the Park, an event celebrating art by offering children in the Central District the opportunity to create art with community volunteers.
$600
Art Lending Library
Art Lending Library lends original artwork to the general public for free. Funds support materials, management and delivery costs for the quarterly public art lending event.
$1,000
Elizabeth Buschmann
A contemporary dance performance of an original work integrating electronics, including LED lights, heart monitors and microprocessors, responding to the dancers' movements.
$800
Bushwick Book Club
The Bushwick Book Club, a monthly show for local singer/songwriters to create and share new music based on the book read for that month.
$500
Catherine Cabeen and Company
Form and Fluidity, an interdisciplinary (music, movement, fashion design and video) collaboration with seven local artists, choreographed by Catherine Cabeen.
$750
Guo Cheen, The Compassion Network
A video documentary of interviews with female spiritual luminaries created and shared with Seattle's ethnic and immigrant women.
$750
Patti Christie, Coe Elementary
A workshop for 480 kindergarten through 5th graders on the culture, history and art of Japanese raku.
$1,000
Circus Syzygy
Circus Syzygy presents seven professional circus artists in a residency resulting in the original circus production Just Add Water.
$1,000
Seattle Oaxaca Connection
A 1.5-month-long exhibition at Cornish College of the Arts showing 43 contemporary prints by both Oaxacan master artists and Cornish alumni artists. The exhibition fosters cross-cultural ties and strengthens a Seattle/Oaxaca international creative alliance.
$500
Emily Conbere
A day-long festival demonstrating the value of drama and storytelling as a healing mode for persons grieving a loss from suicide, homicide or tragic accidents.
$1,000
DAIPANButoh Collective
A four-day open community workshop with Butoh master Katsura Kan and a performance by Kan and DAIPAN members.
$900
Dina Blade Productions
A concert for seniors of period music from WWII with a singer, live band and narrator.
$800
Donkeysaddle Projects
There is a Field, Jen Marlowe's first theatrical venture using local talent to illuminate underrepresented Israeli/Palestinian issues. The play explores the real story of 17-year-old Palestinian-Israeli Aseel Asleh, who was killed by Israeli police.
$800
Emotion Literacy Advocates
The Ducks & Us Song Book Movie, about the delicate nature of human involvement with wildlife using music, lyrical story-telling, 2-D illustration, animation and video. The piece is presented as a movie trailer for a month at Central Cinemas and other film
$1,000
South Park Organized to Survive
A line-up of diverse local musicians at the South Park Bridge Closure Commemorative Event, which marks the historic nature of the closure and shares resources and information to help the community deal with the impact.
$500
eSe Teatro
Volver, Volver, Volver, a one-act play by New Mexican playwright Leonard Madrid for el Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead).
$800
Filipino Community of Seattle FilSTAR
Pipeline to Success, a showcase for students in a peer mentorship program that focuses on middle and high-school youth in South Seattle.
$1,000
Jacob Foran
An exhibition of seven ceramic diving helmets, large enough to crawl inside of, with glass portholes and brightly colored surfaces.
$700
Gerald Ford, Jr.
El Ultimo Coconut is a new solo theater work by Gerald Ford, Jr. about a geeky Latino teen's ambition to attend MIT despite his parents' lack of confidence.
$1,000
Ellen Forney
Love Notes, an interactive installation for the 2010 Seattle Erotic Festival consisting of an oversized bed with uniquely-decorated pillows and two authoring stations where attendees can write, give and receive a random love note.
$750
Gay City Health Project
Premiere of The Infection Monologues, a performance piece created by and for gay men in order to expand the narratives of the HIV-positive gay male experience.
$800
Alex Gonzalez
Ravens on His Shoes, a short film based on a homeless Native American man, takes on racial and cultural stereotypes.
$800
Gin Hammond
Returning the Bones, a one-woman play based on the true story of African-American doctor Caroline Beatrice Montier, which incorporates 26 characters, multiple dialects and two languages.
$1,000
Andrew Keisuke Hida
16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks shares the obscure stories of the hidden communities and little-known individuals in Seattle's Chinatown-International District. Sixteen multimedia profiles will be showcased online as well as in storefronts.
$1,000
Hollow Earth Radio
An event celebrating the new Central District location of Hollow Earth Radio with a variety of free in-studio and on-air events.
$800
Carla Humrich
A passport stamp book for Seattle Area/Washington State museums that encourages visitors to visit a variety of museums.
$550
Iranian American Community Alliance
Parvaneh Daneshvar (musician) and El Ham Mirimi (dancer) teach traditional Iranian music and dance to Iranian-American children.
$700
John Stanford International School
A contemporary dance residency by Zan Yamashita of Offsite Dance Project for elementary school children.
$1,000
Karin Stevens Dance
A dance performance of five new pieces with live music by Starry Night Chamber Orchestra, including one free rehearsal for three north Seattle schools.
$550
Joanna M. Lepore
Inner City Cornfieldis a patchwork of cornfield installations planted in urban parking strips along bus lines in Capitol Hill and the Central District.
$500
Manifold Motion
Multi-disciplinary installation and performance featuring interactive installation art, new dance by three choreographers, video and new original music by two composers performed live by a DJ.
$750
Nebunele Theatre
Friend's Enemy is an original production exploring tensions and issues of contemporary political life by following a fictional political figure who pursues a well-meaning path into an indefensible action.
$750
DANCE IT!
Social dance lessons provided to students who would not normally have access to this art form at Seattle high schools.
$500
Constantin Pârvulescu
Voronets Blue, a string quartet, performs a five-movement composition, including a vocalist in the third movement, as part of the 3rd Annual Occultural Music Festival.
$500
Playworks
A touring production of Arthur Miller's I Can't Remember Anything is presented by senior artists at senior centers for senior audiences about issues facing seniors.
$1,000
PLOP! Literary Series
Writers and musicians in a house concert on Beacon Hill partner with Garfield and Seattle Girls School by featuring youth writers as peers with the professional roster of artists.
$500
Quiet
Six performances of an original play with original music based on preconceived notions about gender in America.
$1,000
Emily Robertson
Prayer is a traditional African dance and new choreography with African drumming and jazz saxophone performed for all ages at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center.
$850
Seattle Architecture Foundation
Hope: Something to Build On is an architectural model exhibit showcasing the design ideas of students, architecture firms and emerging architects.
$600
Seattle Band Map
An installation of the Seattle Band Map, a new living map continuously documenting the expanding history of the Northwest music scene. The public is invited to draw in their own bands or connections when the map is displayed in community venues.
$1,000
Seattle Bicycle Music Festival
Using a bicycle powered sound system, the Seattle Bicycle Music Festival features live local bands performing at various parks throughout the day.
$1,000
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority
EXPOSED: Little Saigon 2010—A Photo Contest encourages new awareness and interest in Little Saigon by soliciting photos on the themes of culture, the marketplace, spaces, places and food.
$600
Seattle Experimental Animation Team
Animation on a String is a presentation of custom kites with miniature digital video projectors that project images and movies inside the kite.
$1,000
Seattle Jazz Composer's Ensemble
Six Seattle composers/arrangers present contemporary arrangements of film composer Ennio Morricone's music for a 17-piece ensemble of Seattle musicians.
$1,000
Seattle Union Gospel Mission
Art from the Streets is a visual art exhibit by Seattle homeless. Free supplies and instruction are provided. Monthly art shows are on First Thursday art walks in Pioneer Square.
$800
Arun Sharma
100 Flowers Campaign is an exhibition of new photographic works by an emerging artist depicting 100 flowers, each inspired by a specific work of Western art.
$500
Sound Theatre Company
A production of the one-woman play The Belle of Amherst by William Luce, with the addition of a live solo cellist performing new compositions for the play.
$1,000
SPokenword LAB (SPLAB)
Visiting Poet Series is a lecture by noted African American poet Nathaniel Mackey.
$1,000
Theatre Simple
Subsidized registrations for a day-long workshop led by six field experts on financial literacy. The event is co-presented by the Network of Ensemble Theaters as part of a national pilot.
$1,000
TumbleMe Productions
A two-hour theatrical production based on race, sexual identity and class with six diverse poets, two songwriters and a team of filmmakers generating short films that are screened during the live show.
$1,000
Washington State Association of Multicultural Educators
A multi-media presentation around the Chinese expulsion in Washington state during the 1800s. The event features live jazz, as well as educational speakers.
$1,000
Woman Seeking...a theater company
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a theatre production offering significant roles for ten women.
$1,000
Mikala Woodward
In No Place Like Home, Orca K-8 students temporarily reincarnate seven vanished homes that once stood on their school playfield by taping out the floor plans, adding furniture and publishing stories about their occupants, based on historical research.
$1,000
The Wrecking Crew
Six free, full-evening performances of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, with non-verbal vignettes in the amphiteater of the under-utilized Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.
$800

2009 smART Ventures Partners

The Anunnaki Project
Daedalus Rising, a free, family-friendly nouveau circus performance presented outdoors in partnership with the Seattle Parks Department.
$900
ArtsFund/Market the Arts Task Force
A pilot week-long Take Part in Art Festival to increase arts access and encourage wider, more venturesome participation, presented by The Market the Arts Task Force, a volunteer association of area nonprofit arts marketing professionals.
$1,000
Reggie Bardach
The Teahouse Concert Series—three intimate concerts in a neighborhood setting showcasing jazz by established local musicians and a performance by tango dancers.
$1,000
Paige Barnes
New choreography and original songs by duo Paige Barnes (choreographer) and Christopher Hydinger (composer).
$750
Jherek Bischoff
Thirteen original compositions by composer Jherek Bischoff for a 40-piece orchestra, including amplified ukulele, gitaron and banjo, along with a composer talk at NOVA High School.
$1,000
Can Can Presents
Well-known cabaret artists from around the world presented by the Seattle International Cabaret Festival at historically significant Seattle vaudeville/cabaret locations such as the Moore, Triple Door and Can Can.
$1,000
Central Area Chamber of Commerce
Support for the week-long Juneteenth Festival, celebrating and sharing the significance of African-American historical culture and triumph over injustice through music, art and education.
$900
Central Area Senior Center
Production and screening of Farther Along, a 30-minute documentary about the Senior Strummers, a guitar class for senior adults reinforcing lifelong learning and the oral histories of the participants. The event will include a performance by dance group, the Senior Sliders.
$1,000
Concord Elementary PTA
Two eight-week, after-school art classes for a predominantly Spanish-speaking student body led by Cuban artist Tomas Oliva Jr. to create sculptures exploring students' ethnic heritage for a school crest pole based on Native American totems.
$1,000
Ellen Cooper/ Anything Is Possible Theatre
Production of children's musical Something Big Has Been Here, based on the poems of Jack Prelutsky, presented by Anything is Possible Theatre and performed in segments at elementary schools and libraries.
$800
Coriolis Dance Collective
Co-LAB1 Series: an hour-long performance of original contemporary dances by independent choreographers and 12 emerging freelance artists in all disciplines with an original score, arrangement and vocals.
$660
Crawl Space
Stranger Circumstances, a curated interactive exhibition of works and performances by seven artists experimenting in various media and styles to make connections with people they would never otherwise encounter.
$1,000
Creature
Artists Shawn Diaz, Jeff Jacobson and Sam Wallis create a mural for the Capitol Hill Wall Project on the back wall of a building located on 10th Avenue between Pike and Pine streets.
$800
Jessica Davis
In Between the Raindrops, a full-length documentary project with interviews and concert footage that highlights the rich history of Seattle jazz, including footage of prominent local jazz musicians filmed as part of the documentary.
$1,000
Decibel Festival
Sixth Annual Decibel Festival showcase entitled OPTICAL 2: Beauty in Binary, featuring multinational female artists redefining new media performance.
$750
Thione Diop
Spirit of West Africa Festival, a day-long showcase of music, dance, exhibits and educational opportunities featuring local and regional natives of West Africa.
$800
East African Arts and Cultural Association
Production of an event that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of East African youth via drama, art, music, language, multimedia and a fashion show to inspire cultural pride.
$800
Evoke Productions
Full Tilt, a series of dance auditions, workshops, rehearsals and two performances for original contemporary pieces led by three established choreographers to create peer networking and opportunities for local emerging dancers.
$1,000
Noah Gallo-Brown
Presentation of photographer Noah Gallo- Brown's, 19, first art show featuring 30 photographs taken during six months of travel through Central America.
$750
Jill Hardy
Off the Map, presentation of a lecture by a scholar and two artists complementing Hardy's exhibit on how new geo-spatial mapping technology inspires art creation.
$1,000
Sean Hopps and Diana Garcia-Snyder
Un Pueblo De Colores, a bilingual/multicultural dance concert featuring guitarist/composer Sean Hopps and Mexican dancer Diana Garcia-Snyder, followed by a community discussion on themes of multiculturalism led by South Park organizer Annie Farber.
$1,000
International Examiner
A digital archiving project to make past issues of the International Examiner news journal and photos available in an online format to serve as a historical resource for the broad community and for educational purposes.
$1,000
Todd Jannausch
The first solo show of a photographic documentary portraying the characteristics and goals of families trying to achieve energy independence by living off the electrical grid.
$725
Kore Ion Music
Reggae band Kore Ionz, made up of seven members of diverse ages and backgrounds, present the Second Annual Cultural Awareness Concert for youth at the King County Detention Center.
$700
Michael Korolenko
Work-in-progress screening of Long Time Gone, a film depicting the effects of our time of war, environmental disaster and unrest on social values and human relationships.
$1,000
La Sala
Sustainability/Sostenibilidad, exhibit and special events showcasing 17 local established and emerging Latino/Hispanic photographers and writers.
$800
Latino Cultural Magazine
The publication by Latino Cultural Magazine of 13 images by students participating in the South Park PhotoVoice program, which teaches photography and writing techniques as a means to empower students to express themselves through art and media.
$1,000
Leschi Community Council
To support the participation of three musical groups playing vintage music as part of an all-ages Centennial Celebration of Seattle's Leschi Park.
$900
Tiffany Lin
Piano Racket, the creation and performance of new, unconventional music compositions for the piano and toy piano.
$1,000
Los Nietos
The creation and performance of an original Spanish/English interactive multimedia children's show involving acting, live music and shadow puppetry, serving Latino, bilingual/bicultural families and audiences.
$1,000
MadArt
A MadArt presentation of work by emerging artists in the windows of Madison Park neighborhood businesses in effort to build community and encourage the public to discover art and local artists in unexpected ways.
$1,000
Magnusen Community Center Advisory Council/Lifelong Recreation 50+ Readers Theatre
Grins, Giggles and Guffaws focuses on the humorous side of aging and the funny reflections of 11 senior actors performing their own written material. The company provides an opportunity for seniors to perform and inspire other seniors.
$1,000
Manifold Motion
Woolgatherer, a multidisciplinary performance created by two fiber artists, three choreographers (including an aerial dancer), a composer, a video artist and an installation artist.
$800
Anthony Mates/"Dare to Be Square"
Dare to Be Square, a three-day dance and music workshop centered on square dancing and traditional fiddle music, including regional and historic traditions, and caller techniques. Culminates in a public square dance with live music.
$700
McClure Middle School PTSA
Drama production of When in Rome by 50 students at ethnically diverse McClure Middle School, including performances for the community and three other schools.
$1,000
Megan Mertaugh/ BASE Movement
Installation, as part of the Moore's building-wide centennial celebration event, featuring projected 16mm film and 300 watermelons flooding the backstage bathrooms of the Moore Theatre.
$700
Andrew Morrison
Partnership with Labateyah Youth Home to create two large scale murals by the artist, whose work reflects his Native American heritage.
$780
Northwest African-American Fine Art Exhibit
Fifth annual Northwest African American Fine Arts Exhibit, showcasing the region's African American artists working in both two- and three-dimensional media.
$900
Northwest SPokenword LAB (SPLAB!)
To present Cuban elder poet José Kozer in a writing workshop and two-hour bilingual readings at Richard Hugo House and Seattle University, serving the Latino and Jewish arts communities plus area schools.
$1,000
Sean Osborn
Lyric Pieces Concert offering new compositions bridging classical and rock music in a laid-back format featuring artists Cristina Valdez, Steve Cresswell and Brad Hawkins.
$800
Shin Yu Pai
Chinese Americana: The History of Chop Suey in the Greater Seattle Area. To collect, transcribe and give a reading of three oral histories from International District restaurant workers going back to the 1930s and '40s.
$1,000
Path with Art
To support Access Art: Path with Art in the Community, providing access to cultural events for people in recovery from addiction and homelessness.
$650
Pioneer Square Community Association
To support commission of artist Jeff Jacobsen to create a temporary mural with historic relevance to the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
$750
P-Patch Trust/Unpaving Paradise
A design contest inviting artists and the public to use their creativity and sense of fun to convert parking spaces into tiny public parks as part of the international Park(ing) Day event.
$750
Rainier Community Center
Community Spirit Summer Picnic 2009 celebrating the Link Light Rail opening with free multicultural music, with a special focus on serving seniors and showcasing the many cultures that make up the neighborhood.
$1,000
George Rodriguez
Support for the first professional exhibit opportunity for the artist, whose work highlights the joy of belonging to both the Mexican and American cultures.
$900
Rosita Romero
One-day Washington Cultural Congress registration for four Seattle arts administrators of color to collect anecdotal data among attendees about equity in arts management to inform a panel at the Congress, as well as a follow-up discussion in Seattle.
$700
Kamran Sadeghi
To hold a public performance and create a CD of the artist's original compositions, which combine music, sound, and technology.
$1,000
Satori Group
A presentation of Will Eno's TRAGEDY: a tragedy, designed to engage artists and audiences looking to go beyond merely attending a play.
$500
Seattle Green Festival
Using non-recyclable/non-compostable materials collected at the 2009 Green Festival, artist Kuros Zahedi will work collaboratively with festival participants to create an original artwork to be showcased at the 2010 festival.
$1,000
Sevdah North America
Saudades and Sevdah, a Brazilian Bosnian Jam and Concert bringing artists from Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina together for a day of exploring the theme of "longing" from their musical and cultural traditions and culminating in a public concert, dialogue and social hour with artists and audiences.
$1,000
Seth Sexton
Sponsored by the Recovery Café, the Glass House Project offers recovering people traumatized by homelessness and addiction the chance to learn about and participate in glass art via excursions to area glass arts centers and workshop sessions, culminating in an exhibit of their own work.
$800
Daniel Smith
Production of a full color, dual language (English-Farsi) catalog documenting the Seattle-Tehran Poster Show, featuring city-to-city poster art pairings.
$1,000
Kate Smith
The development and presentation of a new 40-minute solo piece for hospitalized children and their families based on the artist's experience working in a hospital and with the arts of clowning (humor, exaggeration, physicality, self parody).
$900
Dale Speicher/ Seattle Percussion Collective
Seattle Percussion Collective's presentation of an open rehearsal and concert of experimental music for percussion instruments and chamber ensemble, featuring works by Milton Babitt, James Romig and Christian Wolf.
$1,000
Shawn Telford
Screening of Safe Passage, a 10-minute film about how being at fault for a drunk-driving accident that kills your best friend is hell on earth, for teens in the White Center Teen Program. DVDs will be available for MADD, SADD and others.
$1,000
University of Washington Indian Student Association
Bhangra Bash 2009: A competitive dance performance plus post-show dance celebration featuring the East Indian popular dance form bhangra.
$1,000
Koon Woon/ Chrysanthemum Literary Society
An evening of bilingual poetry readings (Chinese/English) featuring two writers and providing a forum on Chinese poetry, ancient and modern.
$1,000

2008 smART Ventures Partners

Longhouse Media
Native Lens Program. To offer premiere public screenings of original films created by Native youth film students focused on raising awareness of issues relevant to them as a community.
$800
Eleanor Reynolds
Presented by Jewish and Islamic Bosniak groups, A Bridge to Bosnia: A Musical Journey will use a concert by Jewish, Bosnian Muslim and African-American performers as a bonding force for unity, diversity and inspiration for future mutual interaction.
$1000
Desiree Smith
To offer an arts-integrated project to English Language Learner students (grades 3-5) that empowers them to express and share their cultural pride through printmaking and stories of animals from Africa, Mexico, Central America and Asia.
$1000
Delbert Richardson
Storyteller Delbert Richardson will create storyboards for his presentation to be featured at Festival Sundiata. The story of the history and journey of African American people to the Americas is enhanced by authentic relics and multi media.
$1000
Laura DeLuca
To commission, perform, and record a clarinet concerto from 21-year-old Russian/British composer, Alissa Firsova. The work will be premiered with the Northwest Sinfonietta at Town Hall.
$1000
WAGFEST
1st Annual Northwest WAGFEST Conference, providing an opportunity for diverse, self-published authors to come together and discuss, process, and network. The three-day conference includes seminars and workshops.
$1000
World Kulturz
Northwest Climate Change Summit: an indigenous Native American gathering using stories, music, and environmental presentations to offer climate change teachings and solutions. Summit participants include the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Longhouse Media Native Lens, Haida Heritage and 206 Singers.
$1000
Seattle SCORES
Six community open house events for the Power of Show & Tell, a literacy program for at-risk elementary students in South Seattle who explore, interpret and share their personal and family experiences using photography, writing and verbal storytelling.
$1000
Viva la Musica Club
To present a full-length evening concert featuring two Latino-Hispanic composer/performers, Jovino Santos Neto and Alfredo Muro, in partnership with Benaroya Hall.
$1000
JP Patches/Urban and Sparks
JP Patches & Gertrude Late for the Interurban statue will honor Seattle's own and America's longest-running kids show hosts. Kevin Pettelle's bronze sculpture commemorates 23 years of Patches Pals and plays homage to the nearby Waiting for the Interurban artwork.
$1000
Kolobok Arts' Inspiration, Assn.
Two concerts of verse by famous Russian poets of the 18th-20th centuries set to music by the artist Leonard Manevich. One concert will be in English and held at a senior residence and the second will be in Russian and held at a public library.
$1000
John Osebold
Nighttime Forest Fire. An original music-based performance piece by John Osebold created and performed for On the Boards' 25th annual Northwest New Works Festival in May 2008.
$1000
Friends of Washington Music
Gypsy Jazz. A concert highlighting the talents of middle-school string musicians by pairing them with professional musicians. Washington Middle School Orchestra will perform April 18th, 2008 at Town Hall with Joe Craven, and Darol Anger.
$1000
Rainbow Bookfest
Rainbow Bookfest focuses on bringing together and showcasing writers of color and their works. During the day there will be panels, workshops, and youth activities. The festival will take place April 5 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
$1000
Assemblage
Way Stations is an audio-guided walking tour to deepen people's awareness of life in Seattle's Uptown neighborhood. The creative team will compile stories, images and sounds of the neighborhood and its people, then make a free downloadable audio tour.
$1000
Simple Measures
Simple Measures Chamber music ensemble will present the world premiere performance of a new work composed by Don Krishnaswami, Inward Morning, written for baritone, flute, clarinet and cello.
$700
Central House
Restoration of a historic mural on a brick retaining wall located on the corner of 20th and Spruce. The mural marks the former location of the Black Panther Community Center and depicts Malcolm X, Angela Davis and the Black Panther Party.
$1000
Anna Koosmann / Tilt
Tilt Design Build Challenge is an annual design and construction competition that focuses on innovative housing ideas for marginalized communities, particularly the homeless, that are currently facing issues of displacement due to rapid urban development.
$800
Eduardo Mendonça
Artist residencies (3 periods each) at two Seattle public schools with diverse student bodies. Teachers will receive a newly created study guide and some 150 students will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about Brazilian instrumentation through the workshops.
$1000
6th Day Dance
BURDEN. A dance concert presenting several new works, plus the Seattle-area premiere of Burden by guest choreographer Susan Bienczycka. The project will include a concert in which individuals with developmental and physical disabilities participate.
$700
Seattle Metals Guild
Statewide High School Jewelry & Metal Arts Competition and Exhibition will provide high school students in Seattle and across the state with public and professional recognition for their creative vision and technical skills. The project includes an exhibition at SAM, documentation of the students' work and an award ceremony.
$800
theater simple
A re-imagining of theater simple's award-winning original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. This site-specific performance in the Botanical Gardens at the Ballard Locks allows audiences to "happen upon" and journey through the park with Gerda, experiencing her point of view.
$1000
Magenta Marie Spinningwind
Visions from our Ancestors is a one day arts festival showcasing visual art, music, crafts, and storytelling from Native American culture.
$1000
Ruby Dee Philippa
Presentation of a two-hour workshop by working artists which shares basic business information needed for touring musical groups. The workshop will cover outreach, budgeting, booking, and promotion.
$1000
Wooden O Theatre
Support to help offset the costs of merging Wooden O Theatre and Seattle Shakespeare Company. Includes funding for promotional materials to notify the organizations' audiences, media contacts, and the broader community.
$500
Denise Louie Education Center
To present the third annual Beacon Hill Children and Families Festival to recognize and celebrate neighborhood diversity and link residents to community service providers. The festival, which is hosted by the Denise Louis Education Center, includes entertainment and activities that are representative of the diversity in the surrounding neighborhood.
$500
Friends of Old Hay School
To present the seventh annual traditional dance, music and vocal performances by the Bilingual Orientation Center's immigrant and refugee students at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Students representing 30 countries will don authentic costume for public and school performances.
$750
Andrew Boscardin
Brass and Nickel - a first full professional concert produced by the artist, featuring a series of his compositions for low brass and electric guitar, composed and jazz improv styles. A septet of emerging and seasoned players will include the artist.
$500
Dues X machine Theater- DXM
The Unregistered: A 2008 Election Cabaret will be created by DXM Theater in collaboration with First Hill's 12th Avenue and Seattle University communities. The process will stimulate community dialogue around voting and civic participation.
$1000
Monktail Creative Music Concern
Sounds Outside is a festival of creative music presented in Capitol Hill's Cal Anderson Park. Featured artists include Chong Vu, Bill Horist, Wally Shoup, and Paul Harding.
$1000
Ballard Advisory Council
Two jazz concerts featuring musicians from the greater Seattle area. The unique aspect of these concerts is the recruitment, selection, and participation of musicians of diverse ages, ethnicities, and genders.
$1000
Vania C. Bynum
Excerpts from The Soul of a Woman - a multimedia, multicultural performance piece celebrating women through dance, music, poetry and video. The diverse artists will present full-length public performances. An abridged version will be performed at women's shelters.
$1000
Chad Goller-Sojourner
Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy -- six performances of an original, one-man, spoken word/theater piece that chronicles a journey to identity growing up "fat, dark-skinned, gay and adopted by white folks."
$1000
Shaina M. Foley
Artoleptic is an urban arts and music festival featuring aerosol muralists creating visual artwork on-site; hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, rock & roll and funk bands; art vendor booths; and artist loft open houses at 619 Western Building.
$1000
Reptet- Samantha Boshnack
Jazz Ensemble Reptet will partner with Seattle Music Partners to perform two concerts for 150 students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary. The multi-instrumentalists in Reptet will also present an hour-long workshop with 25-30 elementary school students.
$1000
Shaun Scott
A Persistent Problem. A 20-minute film to be developed for the King County Social Justice Initiative that documents how local legacies of race and class inequity lead to health care disparities among Seattleites.
$1000
Melissa Young
To present Good Food, a film documentary about farmers, ranchers and businesses bringing good food to Seattle. Stories involve farm workers, owners, food justice and reaching low-income people in all neighborhoods. The two screenings will be held in South Park and Columbia City.
$1000
Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound
To design and build a mosaic art panel created by 50 young and 50 older children of incarcerated parents. Children will work with a teaching artist to paint and lay mosaic materials for a front wall at a Big Brothers Big Sisters facility.
$1000
Rachael Ferguson
The Oh, My God It's So True Story of (Halle Berry) Halybere. An original short comedic piece combining different styles of theatre such as puppetry, Vaudeville and ancient Greek to be presented at Bumbershoot.
$1000
Kimberly Trowbridge
Painting Now! will take the artist to the next level in her career - her first solo exhibition, documentation of her work and enhancement of her Web site as well as targeted outreach to youth to create greater appreciation for the relevancy of oil painting.
$1000
La'Chris Jordan
Piney Ridge is a fictional play based on the historical events of a race riot. The artist will expand a 10-minute script to a one-act play with a full production. Post-play discussions will explore deeper social justice issues that are relevant to contemporary audiences.
$1000

2007 smART Ventures Partners

Samuel Pierce
A Visual Journey Through African-American History. Artist will exhibit a four-panel photo collage of the African American experience for two weeks each in two public schools, culminating in a personal presentation and discussion of black history with students.
$600
Amy Rubin
A two-month residency at the Hutch School, an accredited program for cancer patients and families, offering 20 hours of music instruction, rehearsal and performance for eight students (K-12), culminating in a public showcase for families and caregivers.
$1,000
Redd Legg Dance
Spring 2007 evening-length concert featuring six works choreographed by Kristen Legg and involving 10 dancers plus designers. The company is also targeting a lecture/demo with Billing Middle School in Green Lake.
$750
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Rehearse and present three performances of Arauco, a play by Lope de Vega, in Spanish with English supra-titles. Twenty+ professional/community artists of all ages, Latino-Hispanics and non-Spanish speakers, are coming together to explore this classic work.
$1,000
Theatre Off Jackson
SPF1: No Protection. To present the first International Solo Performance Festival featuring six local artists and one international guest artist for a three-week series that includes one full-length piece and one evening of short theatrical works.
$800
Elspeth Macdonald
At Seattle Public Libraries throughout the city, a trio of performers Los Nietos will present a bilingual (Spanish/English) dramatic narrative of a Mexican-American children's story with music, appropriate for children ages 3 - 12.
$750
Esther Ervin
Revise, print, distribute and present an upgraded edition of a 50-page handbook on document/photo preservation and storage with new text, graphics, images and layout.
$500
La-Tonia Denise Willis
Dark Matter. Produce/present an independent film short/demo (30-minute) transferred from Hi8 to digital form based on a gothic horror tale about the life/identity of an agoraphobic woman and a mystery man.
$750
Brianca Delaney/Divine Light Enterprises
Healing My Broken Womb, a 45-minute. film documenting a personal journey of healing from domestic violence, managing the illnesses it creates and renewal through creativity. To be shared through a public screening and copies gifted to 10 shelters.
$1,000
International Rescue Committee Seattle
Second annual Refugee Artvocacy, providing King County refugee artists and performers the opportunity to share their art and gain pride and exposure, while raising awareness of refugee issues in honor of World Refugee Day.
$1,000
Brian S. Chin
Commission and help develop a major new concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble by composer Daniel Bukvich. Through commissioning and production, the project aims to derive a new "classical" trumpet repertoire for the 21st century.
$750
Los Nortenos
Spicy Words & Voices II. To print a chapbook of literary works in all genres by Latino-Hispanic writers of all ages in Spansih, English and Spanglish for second annual public event on June 16.
$1,000
Gender Odyssey
To present Transfigurations, a photography exhibit by Jana Marcus in support of Trans Awareness Week and Gender Odyssey, a three-day conference in August and September.
$1,000
Robert F. Flor / Pagdiriwang, Inc.
Words Express-Pinoy Playfest. To present five staged readings of original plays by Northwest Filipino writers for the Pagdiriwang Festival in June.
$1,000
Brian Enriquez
GONZO (a newspaper for kids by kids) at Gatewood Elementary is an in-school program to produce a student newspaper by 290 students in grades K-5. Designed to give kids the experience of being heard.
$850
The Hansberry Project at ACT Theatre
Expand audience involvement—especially in the African-American community—by people who don't normally attend theater, through a community engagement program tied to the world premiere of Etta Phifer's Testimonial Shoe Kismet, by University of Washington graduate Shontina Ver
$800
Seattle Print Arts
A Common Language: Seattle/Shenzhen Exhibition Exchange. To print a full-color, 60-page bilingual exhibition catalog that records an artist-initiated exchange with Chinese artists and a week of cultural activities for presentation in August.
$1,000
Service Board
To expand social justice programming to 15 diverse youth experiencing a myriad of setbacks with music lessons. Taught by Rock School musicians via their "tsBand All Access" summer program, culminating with a live performance.
$1,000
Sister Communities
Commission Jovino Santos Neto to compose a 15-minute work for an 20-person multi-national drum orchestra to be chosen and presented by Santos Neto at the All Nations Cup event.
$1,000
Wedgewood Art Festival
Festival featuring local arts and crafts, diverse musical entertainment and a children's art contest as a way to use arts to connect neighborhood residents and build community.
$500
Delridge Neighborhood Devlopment Assoc. (DNDA)
Show Offs! gives voice to Delridge/Southwest Seattle youth, many of whom are low-income or youth of color, in an extended-format, open mic performance showcase, instilling confidence, cross-cultural understanding and positive self-image in the performers.
$1,000
Jessie Smith
Left and Leaving. A multi-disciplinary collaboration to produce a 20-minute video, with original dance and music. A month-long installation in a Seattle gallery will include large still photographs and live performance elements at the opening.
$700
Ying Zhou
The artist's first gallery show—at Richard Hugo House—explores the new internet culture of making and sharing with selections from her Dance Diary, an online blog in Chinese and English which uses writing and video to record a dance artist's reactions.
$700
Arab Center of Washington
To help bring noted singer May Nasr from her native Lebanon to the 2007 Arab Festival. She will be the first-ever guest artist from the Middle East, the first female headliner, and may perform in an additional community location.
$900

2006 smART Ventures Partners

Washington Composers Forum (WCF) / Donald J. Stewart
Support for musicians' fees for a Composer Spotlight event featuring recent works by Northwest composer Donald J. Stewart. Project will allow Washington Composers Forum and Stewart to expand the scope of the Composer Spotlight format with an ensemble of 12 musicians.
$1,000
International Examiner
The International Examiner's production Arts, Etc., a showcase of Asian-American artists, including a fashion show, musicians, visual artists and performers. A targeted effort to reach new immigrants will be made.
$1,000
Emilia Muller-Ginorio
To present Home, Where We Came From, Where We're Going, a photography exhibit documenting the visual story of Hurricane Katrina survivors who re-settled in Seattle and their return trip to New Orleans accompanied by local students.
$1,000
Mirror Stage Company
A reading of White Buffalo by Don Zolidis as part of Mirror Stage Company's Feed Your Mind series. The series challenges assumptions, bias and prejudice by presenting readings of diverse scripts.
$1,000
Northwest SHARE
Northwest SHARE presents the Festival of India featuring an Indian Doll Festival, traditional arts and crafts, live entertainment, and many interactive cultural exhibits and traditional gifts.
$1,000
First Place School
One-hundred homeless and/or at-risk students will attend shows by Seattle Children's Theatre, supported by study guides and pre- and post-performance workshops provides by the theater.
$1,000
New Horizons Ministries
Street Vision - six-month photojournalism training for homeless youth. Youth will be trained in basic photography skills and create work to be submitted to Real Change newspaper as well as local galleries.
$1,000
Powerful Schools
Gonzo: Hawthorne Elementary (a newspaper for kids by kids), is a nine-week after-school project to produce a student newspaper by 15 students in grades 3-5. Designed to empower children with voice and action.
$800
Sapristi Guild
Symphony Seattle - a concert exploring the history, culture and lifestyle of Seattle via music, including special guests: Seattle's tribal community, Pike Place Market fishmongers, Starbucks baristas, SeaFair Pirates, and more.
$1,000
Unexpected Productions
The North Arcade - musical comedy workshop production celebrating the Pike Place Market.
$1,000
Hillel at the UW
Jewish Arts & Culture Festival. To present an evening showcase of work by local, young emerging artists in all disciplines as part of an annual festival celebrating the Jewish culture.
$600
Barbara Mackoff
Darfur Stories. In collaboration with Save Darfur Washington and Book-It Repertory Theatre, the presentation of a staged reading of first-person accounts that dramatize the crisis in Darfur.
$800
Anything Is Possible All Ages Theatre Co.
It's Raining Pigs and Noodles - a new children's musical adapted from Jack Prelutsky's book. Production will involve Orca, Whitworth, Kimball, and Beacon Hill Elementary Schools to provide opportunities for youth to participate in all aspects of theater.
$800
Duwamish Tribal Services
Presentation of CityPlay - an original collaborative play, blending the written and oral records of Puget Sound native peoples and settlers. CityPlay will commemorate and educate the public about the friendship shown by the Duwamish to Seattle's first
$1,000
Thione Diop Productions
Completion of a 15-track recording, Jammu Aduna Peace for the Earth, and an evening of West African percussion to celebrate the CD release, featuring Thione Diop and several generations of Senegalese master drummers.
$1,000
Seattle Shores Chorus
Support for expansion and skills improvement of a multi-generational women's community chorus that has been singing barbershop harmonies since 1953. Project includes a series of performances in senior centers and senior residential facilities.
$800
Rainier Valley Historical Society
Hillman City Centennial Time Capsule. A collection of community photographs, artifacts, documents and stories will be exhibited and later preserved for future generations in a time capsule, to reside at a new housing facility in the neighborhood.
$1,000
6th Day Dance
Love is in the Air - two dance performances of six new works featuring guest company Seven Dance celebrating Valentine's Day at Capitol Hill Mainspace Theatre.
$1,000
Mercedes Nicole Roberson
Souvenir d'Amour, an original cabaret in the French tradition, featuring multi-ethnic performers and addressed to both an American audience and audience's from throughout the French-speaking communities.
$1,000
Chinese Arts & Music Association
Solstice Solace, A Chinese Holiday Celebration. The 30-member Gu-zheng Orchestra will present live classical Chinese music to the public in a non-concert venue in the International District.
$1,000
Longhouse Media
Muckelshoot Native Lens Premiere - a film-making workshop and screening for native youth.
$800
7 X 13 = 28 Productions/Ruben Barron
Bold Bazooka Bonanza - an interactive comedy-variety show based on classic Burlesque comedy routines. Cultivates new appreciation for these rarely-seen routines, but also updates and adapts them to each live audience through improv.
$500
Contemporary QuiltArt Association
Coming of Age exhibition, special framing of 48 art quilts for the 20th Anniversary exhibit of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association at the Seattle Convention and Visitors' Bureau.
$1,000
Cornish College of the Arts
Tempo of Recollection, a multi-media staged performance of Erwin Schulhoff's 2nd String Quartet using an ensemble of 10 musicians, actors and dancers, integrated with media projections. Aimed both to explore the work and attract young and new audience.
$800
Indian Student Association at the University of Washington
Bhangra Bash 2007 promotes contemporary South Asian culture and community through a showcase and dance competition featuring the East Indian popular dance form called 'bhangra.'
$500
Northwest Asian American Film Festival
2007 Northwest Asian American Film Festival, a curated festival presenting feature-length and short film/media programs showcasing Asian-American filmmakers from North America and the Northwest.
$1,000
Our Current Opportunities
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.
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.
Communications and Outreach Intern <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is seeking a junior or senior college student to assist the Communications and Outreach team in all aspects of managing the Office's events and communications, including preparation and dissemination of print and online marketing materials, pre-event planning and logistics, day-of-event onsite work and planning. The internship requires work in both an office environment and outdoors at events with regular interaction with the general public.8/8/2017
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
Seattle is seeking the next Civic Poet
The Civic Poet Program supports an established poet with a two-year City residency as literary ambassador. In addition to annual City events, the Civic Poet will foster community dialogue and engagement between the public and artists, while celebrating the literary arts. The program emerged from the earlier Poet Populist program and invests in the future of literary arts through community connections.5/8/2017
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
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.
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
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
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
Outreach & Communications Intern <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
Seeking an undergraduate student to intern with the Communications and Outreach team. The Communications and Outreach Team is responsible for office communications (including printed materials, website, blog and social media), outreach efforts and events (internal and external), as well as working with the press and partnering with other organizations to activate and sustain Seattle through arts and culture..2/7/2017
Poetry on Buses <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-new-window"></span>
“Your Body of Water” Poetry on Buses 2016-2017, has expanded to offer community sourced poetry in nine languages on a broad range of bus, rail and station venues. Residents in King County, Washington is eligible to submit one poem up to 50 words in length on the theme of water online starting May 15 through September 30.9/30/2016
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.
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.
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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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