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
(206) 684-7084
jenny.crooks@seattle.gov

Application

Deadline

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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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.

smART Ventures 2017 Partners

 A Touch of Light
$850
The Veteran Captive Art exhibition will feature primarily art created by U.S. military combat veterans who have returned from service carrying the burden of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and other unseen wounds and who have become incarcerated because of difficulty overcoming psychological injury.    Ali, Hawo $500 The Somali Artifact Exhibit will feature Somali artifacts including traditional clothing, jewelry, baskets, drums, wood carvings, and dinnerware. An opening event will take place at New Holly Gathering Hall.  

Amato, Lorelei
$825
Community Arts Space is a temporary activation of a store front that will be filled with arts classes for the community on Beacon Hill.  

Arliss, Barrie
$600
An Infertile Graphic Novel is a novel that details the experience of infertility. The book will be accompanied by an art show at a local comic book store, Push/Pull.   

Art Against Trump
$540
Arts Against Trump: Vol 2 + zine release show will feature the artwork of queer and POC artists and their response to the current political state.  

Art of Alzheimers
$850
The curation and creation of murals of artwork created in workshop settings for people living with dementia to be displayed at the Phinney Neighborhood Association Gallery and at the Pacific Science Center.  

Artwerks DBA Fremont Abbey Arts
$500
Abbey Next Stage: Youth Artist Showcase Event is a concert at Fremont Abbey Arts Center that features the works of youth artists who participated in an artist-training program that builds their business and artistic collaboration skills.  

Paige Barnes  
$700
The Pulse Performance Project is a multi-disciplinary residency at the Olympic Sculpture Park that explores dance research and the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine through pulse readings, poetry and individuals.  

Franchesska Berry
$1,000
Cultures Closer Together! Is a series of traditional movement and storytelling classes at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.  

Black Arts Love
$590
Summer Mixer and Marketplace is a free community art fair celebrating African American culture and entrepreneurship at Franklin High School. It will provide a platform for artists to sell their work and engage in their community, network, promote and sell their artwork as well as have performances and activities for the whole family.

Black Arts West Friends & Family Reunion
$850
The Black Arts West Friends & Family Reunion is an event to celebrate the legacy of and artists who contributed to Black Arts West. The event will take place at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.  

Frank Boyd
$500
Patti & The Kid is a work-in-progress of an original theatre/dance piece that is set in a mythical tent city in the American West and explores poverty, homelessness, addiction, technology, and violence.  The performance will take place at Base in Georgetown.  

Bramble LLC
$1,000
Between Americans is a visual story of a year of conversations between 12 Hillary and 12 Trump voters, initially strangers, which will culminate in a physical and web-based installation.  

Nicholas Bratton
$600
A book that will explore the first-hand experience of the only foreign guide on South Africa's Tugela River. The book will be accompanied by a discussion at Columbia City Library about personal transformation, a nation in transition from a visitor's experience and the effects of the rafting industry on the local economy.  

CascadiaNow!/Vibrant Palette Arts Center
$770
The Digital Animation Collaboration is a video collaboration that explores the life and aspirations of a local artist with a disability.    

Emily Curtiss
$600
Iconic is a collaboration of Visual Art, Dance and Music to celebrate female artists and will feature displays of large-canvas portraits painted by Kathreen Absuelo, live performances of choreographic work by Emily Curtiss and vocal improvisation by Maiah Manser at Fred's Wildlife Refuge and Piranha. 

Dare to Dance
$875
Dare to Dance 7 is an annual professional-quality showcase for original dances created and performed by dance enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels that feature diverse dancers and choreographers.

Degene, Daniel
$800
Untitled Seattle Musicians Project is a feature film, narrative drama made by and about Seattle musicians as both a portrait of the music scene and a deeply personal story rooted in identity, ambition, addiction and mental health.   

Double Nasty
$500
Georgetown resident gardeners will host Cross Pollinate, an opportunity to host plein air painters, artists will create site specific installations in green spaces, and musicians will perform under The Hat in the Hat n' Books Park.  

Emissary Quartet
$825
The project will support performances and interactive workshops at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School as well as scholarships for youth composers and young musicians to attend workshop sessions as part of Flute Day.

Deborah Espinosa
$900
Living with Conviction is a documentary photography project at Impact Hub that is comprised of portraits and profiles of formerly-incarcerated individuals who are trying to survive under fines and fees called "legal financial obligations."

Aisha Farhoud (Odd Babes Productions)
$975
Odd Babes Production presents Janelle James, a comedy show that is hate-free and specifically aimed at celebrating women, queer, POC and ally comics.

Adriana Giordano
$700
Seattle Interprets Jobim is a concert featuring various local musicians honoring Brazilian composer/pianist Tom Jobim at Columbia City Theater.

Glow Girls
$700
At the Glow Girls Creative Sessions, an artist from the community will facilitate a creative project and speak to participants about how they pursue their passion in the arts at Beacon Hill Community Arts.

Grow Through the Arts
$800
A five-week series of two-hour classes using artistic exercises with the goal of creatively building emotional resilience, compassionate communication and an empathetic community with youth from diverse backgrounds.  

Anisa Jackson
$850
Quota is an art show that is centered around the theme of experiences of marginalized communities. The show will feature 2D, 3D and performance-based works by 12 artists of color to examine how Eurocentric narratives may limit and inhibit the types of work that artists of color are expected to make.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
$1,000
The project is a creation of an InterPlay People of Color performance troupe that incorporates movement and personal storytelling to build community.  

Betty Jean Williamson
$600
A pop-up gallery that will support diverse local artists in a warehouse space in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation
$900
Jimi Jams Jazz Concert is a free community event that will feature live music from diverse musicians of all ages and food trucks to Jimi Hendrix Park.

Feven Kahsu Gebrekristos
$700
Bahli Night is a tribute to a memorable Eritrean artist.

Noel Kennon
$500
The New Music at Gallery 1412 will feature a night of newly composed experimental music by local composers and musicians.

Karey Kessler   
$800
Vanishing Places is an installation of storefronts in South Lake Union that will highlight the rapid development in Seattle and the effects of climate change on the planet.

Rachel Kramer
$900
The Intersessions Intro to DJ-ing Workshop provides a safe space for underrepresented individuals and youth to learn DJ-ing skills and network.  

Annie Kuo
$850
The ART of Infertility is an international art and oral history project and is also a traveling exhibition that shares the stories of people experiencing infertility.

Katie Kurkjy
$500
Dozer's Warehouse Book seeks to document the process, artwork, and community experience of Dozer's Warehouse. The project featured 75 regional and national artists to paint 103 murals inside a warehouse on Beacon Hill.

Let the Strings Speak
$975
Let the Strings Speak Unity: The Intimacy of Collaboration is a weeklong project offering educational workshops, culminating in a musical performance. The project aims to build intergenerational bridges while working with professional musicians.

Many Hats Theatre
$720
A world-premiere production of Veronica Tjioe's play about a diverse group of characters camping during an ever-spreading forest fire. The play will examine environmental protection issues and partner with community and environmental organizations.

Marshall Law Band
$600
A Hip Hop Opera by Marshall Massengale is based on the work of Joseph Campbell. The performance will blend Hip Hop with classic literature and themes, and use cutting edge installation art and lighting technology to create a unique experience.

Angela Mele
$850
The community will be invited to participate in the creation of the mural "Homecoming: Bringing Fishers Back to Washington". The mural will be a 22'x11' canvas mural of a fisher's forest habitat and will incorporate locally-made illustrations of the species.

Infinite Milam
$600
The Queens Project encompasses the creation of a photography book as well as public presentations and exhibitions featuring women activists, educators, artists and professionals who give back to their community.

Northwest Film Forum (Franco, Juan)
$800
Two-day performance festival centering artists in Seattle who are challenging social, political and economic structures and identities.

Pacific Northwest Cultural Exchange Council
$700
The Chinese New Year Concert, performed by the Traditional Chinese Orchestra from China, will be presented at Benaroya Hall.

Jekeva Phillips
$800
The Bibliophilia Storytelling Festival is a three-day storytelling festival that feature the voices of diverse artists and combines prose and poetry with improvisational performance.

Amy Piñon
$1,000
The Womxn's Creative Community Meet Up is an interactive resource sharing event that aims to bring current and aspiring media makers together to explore how womxn work toward equity in creative industries through their creative practice.

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool
$750
The Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Fall Festival is an annual festival open to the community with activities for all ages at the Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool's new location on Beacon Hill.

Reboot Theatre Company
$540
A production of the Noel Coward play "Private Lives" that incorporates non-traditional casting to expand the play's exploration of relationship dynamics between two couples to also include gender representation and identity.

Angelo Rondello
$500
The Seattle Music Exchange Project will present the music of Seattle composers and performances to audiences abroad and bring music and musicians of other cultures to Seattle audiences through concerts, residencies and education programs.

Sapience Dance Collective
$500
An annual Seattle contemporary dance festival to support diverse dancers and choreographers at every level of their career.

Marielle Saums
$925
Live, free performances of diverse artists at the University District Food Bank as well as an opportunity for youth from YouthCare to interact with music equipment.

Scarecrow Video
$825
The Around the World with Children's House is a free educational series that encourages children to explore and engage with the world around them in a fun, inclusive environment that includes curated books, films and activities in partnership with the U District branch of Seattle Public Library.

Seattle Escribe
$700
The 2017 Spanish Literary Contest is a contest and opportunity for Washington State writers that will support workshops in partnership with Seattle Public Library as well as a final event.

Seattle Web Fest
$800
A free one-day web series festival that will feature original series from around the globe as well as those produced in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Theatre Works
$700
A unique interdisciplinary festival that brings artists from different artistic genres together to create new work around the theme of Unity.

The Sound Ensemble
$700
A family-friendly concert at the Good Shepherd Center that will include music by local composers and incorporate fixed electronics, accelerometers, and mathematical patterns.

Sneaky Deep Collective
$700
The InterPlay Exploration Drop-In Series is a project that will support six drop-in sessions and one performance for people to use improv and personal storytelling to create healing and community.

Maya Soto
$1,000
The Beautiful Carcass Project is an interdisciplinary project that examines the complexities of living in a female body in America featuring a diverse cast that will host a community discussion and youth workshop.

Southeast Seattle Senior Center
$925
Youth and seniors will work together to create a quilt around the theme of BLACK LIVES MATTER.  The finished quilt will be on display in various locations.

Taiwanese Student Association
$900
The Night Market is an evening event that combines Taiwanese vendors and cuisine, games and performances from student groups and well-known performers at University of Washington.

Talk It Up Foundation
$650
The latest episode of the web series will focus on human trafficking in Seattle and will follow the experience of a single mother and her daughter who was the victim of human trafficking when she was 16.

Tasveer
$900
The Ritual Exile is a photo and VR exhibition by South Asian artist Poulomi Basu about Nepali women and the Hindu tradition of chaupadi as part of the South Asian Film Festival.

Michael Van Horn
$700
An exhibition of artists whose work is related to politics of illegibility in art featuring diverse artists that have not been presented in Seattle before.

Sadie Wechsler
$500
Crystal Serenity is a new body of work that originated in Norway and projects a female-led world drawing on perceptions of the North as magical and idyllic. The pieces are created by layers of photographic prints and reflective surfaces.

The Williams Project
$1,000
A series of performances of James Baldwin's "Blues for Mister Charlie" that will take place in community spaces with the goal of furthering dialogue around race and violence in diverse Seattle communities.

Yang Zhang, Ming
$700
A performance and workshop by contemporary Chinese choreographer and dancer.  Gu Jiani will perform his groundbreaking piece "Right & Left." 

2016 smART Ventures Partners

21 Progress
$440
21 Progress will host a Social Justice Art Gallery with work selected by a community panel that will be available for individuals and organizations to borrow throughout the year without any cost.   The 51 Percent  $700In Context is a pop-up art gallery exhibition during the Seattle Art Fair featuring the work of local female artists utilizing an empty storefront in Pioneer Square.  

Jordan Alam
$660
Our Own reflections: Writing Complex of Characters of Color is a workshop intended to explore with writers of color how they portray characters from a wide variety of races and backgrounds.  The workshop will take place in South Seattle.  

Wais Ali
$700
This project will support one week of art classes for Somali Youth 10-15 years old at Somali Community Service of Seattle and offer them the opportunity to gain inspiration and draw Somali culture and landscapes.  

American Romanian Cultural Society
$600
The third annual Romanian Film Festival in Seattle that will feature a rich selection of films and genres to take place at SIFF Cinema Uptown.  

Amigos de Seattle
$500
Amigos de Seattle will host the Guatemalan and Mexican Card Making Workshop which will offer classes on paper crafts and card-making to Latino underserved youth and families in South Park.  

Art Makes You
$600
The Art Makes You Children Art Camp is a project that supports arts activities for low-income youth and will include a final showcase featuring photography, painting and drama. 

The Art Of Alzheimers
$900
The Artist Within is an art exhibition at City Hall featuring 50 artworks by people, aged 60-101, who live with dementia. The exhibit will also feature several public talks with representatives across sectors of health and policy as well as people living with dementia and their caregivers.  

Colleen Louise Barry
$800
Conversations with Women is a collaboration with experimental feminist fiction writer and birder Caroline Belle Stewart which will produce a deck of cards featuring different birds and their natural history as it relates to cultural history of feminism in the arts and sciences.  Events will also include a Bird Walk through Discovery Park.  

Maria Batayola
$875
Bilingual outreach opportunity for a community screening of "Delano Manongs" that will engage the Filipino and Latino communities to take place at El Centro de la Raza.  

BEGO, Inc
$800
The Cherry Street Festival: Celebrating Little Ethiopia is an all-day event that features live performances of contemporary and traditional music and dance from East Africa to take place in the Central District.  

Andy Behrle
$900
The Luminous Soundscape is new multisensory art installation using digital technologies at Jack Straw Cultural Center where visitors will be able to see soundwaves and listen to patterns of light.  

Mollie Bryan
$600
Lusio is a light and ambient sound event the makes art gracefully, and playfully come to life in an interactive setting in Volunteer Park.  

Central Area Senior Center
$875
Juneteeth Community Celebration is a multigenerational community celebration to share the history of Juneteenth and its significance in the lives of African-American people featuring performances and story-telling to take place and the Central Area Senior Center.   

Civilization
$800
The Design Lecture Series brings world-class designers to Seattle to give free lectures at the Central Library to help stimulate conversations about creativity and innovation in our community. The lectures will feature Emory Douglas and Kenny Hara.  

Collective Sigh Dance
$500
ONE is a dance concert that presents new works by five West coast choreographers. The pieces will explore human relationships, breath and fire and be performed at Velocity Dance Center and accompanied by free workshops to schools and community centers throughout Seattle. Carmen Cortez $950Los Ausentes, a group of artists and activists from Santa Ana California, will support poetry and music workshops for women and domestic workers that will culminate is a community concert at Casa Latina.  

Michelle de la Vega
$950
Succession is a site-specific mixed media social change installation project that addresses personal sense of place through themes of home, homelessness, belonging and heritage.  The project integrates the work of the homeless community with Pioneer Square artists and businesses and will take place at the Gallery 4Culture  

Angelica DeLashmette
$600
Being is a collaborative split-bill production from Seattle dance artists Anglica DeLashmette, Kelsey Diane Hamon and Sarah M.F. Oxford that will premiere at Velocity Dance that examines the ideas around human existence.  

Phil Eidenberg-Noppe
$700
Vigil will be an exhibit of large-scale panoramic documentary photographs to be shown at Art/Not Terminal Gallery at Seattle Center that detail two flower vigils held shortly after 9/11 at Seattle Center and Alki Beach.  

Filipino American National Historical Society of Greater Seattle Chapter
$850
A screening of Delano Manongs, a documentary film revealing the involvement of Filipino Americans during the farm labor movement and Civil Rights efforts. The screening will also include a conversation with the director Marissa Aroy at Hing Hay Coworks.  

First Hill Improvement Association
$1,000
In partnership with Only in Seattle: First Hill, Second to None is a video project featuring residents of First Hill, describing their perfect afternoon-evening in the neighborhood that will feature cultural and artistic opportunities as well as businesses and public spaces.  

Forward Flux Productions
$900
A 21-day residency program called collaborate: create will bring artists together across disciplines to create new works focused on a socially relevant theme. The process will culminate in a public exhibition at Fremont Abbey Arts Center.  

Dakota Gearhart
$500
Fly Traps is an effort to support an artist-in-residence partnership with Recology to develop a sculptural installation from materials collected from King County that will include tours of the recycling plant and studio in SoDo.  

Elliat Graney-Saucke
$800
Boys on the Inside is a feature documentary film project that focuses on 'boy' identity in women's prisons in Washington state and will include a public rough-cut screening of the film for community feedback at Northwest Film Forum.  

Groundswell Arts Collective
$600
En Vogue is a monthly celebration of Ball culture and pride in being Queer at Hillman City Collaboratory.

Shelby Handler
$850
GAY WITCH is a multi-art showcase of intersectional queer magic that aims to be a celebration, remedy, invocation, and altar, to lift up resilience, rage and love to take place at Gay City Arts.  

Sally Hilton White
$500
DRAWTASTIC is a festival committed to the art of pencil illustration for all ages that will include workshops, vendors and a screening of animated films to take place at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.  

Hmong Association of Washington
$600
The Hmong New year is a festival event to celebrate the new year through contemporary and traditional performances including, concert by Hmong-Canadian band Sudden Rush to take place at Seattle Center.    

Jose Iniguez
$600
The Encanto Holiday Concert shares an evening of Opera, Aria, Classical Piano and Mariachi Bolero, featuring a cast of Latino artists to take place at The Moore Theatre.  

Irish Reels Film Festival
$700
The 9th annual celebration of new Irish cinema at SIFF Film Center that will feature a screening of "The Queen of Ireland" and special panel on the one-year anniversary of the Marriage Equality Referendum.

Barry Johnson
$700
Ge*nome50 is a live art performance that highlights ideas and generalizations about race/gender to take place at Westlake Park.  

Satpreet Kahlon
$950
Through a residency at Twilight, the event Stories Told & Forgotten will allow artist to collaborate with women of color living in Seattle to collect personal stories that will be transformed into vessels that will later be installed at METHOD GALLERY in Pioneer Square.  

Keiro Northwest
$900
An opportunity to showcase the art and talent of the seniors living at Nikkei Manor Assisted Living.  

Latino Theatre Projects
$800
A production of the play Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarias at Theatre Off Jackson.  

John Longenbaugh
$200
The Lair of the Red Widow is a new short film that is part of the continuing story of the Brass Family, a clan of Victorian science-geniuses whose story is being told across radio, stage and film.  

Cameo Lethem
$950
The Sundowning is a choreographer movement study on cerebral degradation to be performed at Velocity Dance Center as part of an emerging choreographers showcase.  

Christopher Lin
$700
The Sunnier, Rainer: A String Quartet for Seattle is a project centered on the commission of a new classical string quartet inspired by Seattle's unique climate which is composed of interchangeable movements. The piece will be performed for the public free of charge.  

Paul Manfredi
$700
Ekphrastic Assimilations is a cultural exchange project that will involve poets and visual artists from Washington State and China that will culminate in a public event at Seattle Asian Art Museum.  

meadow starts with p
$500
A Monster is born is an interactive public performance that includes a monster puppet suit to take place at Rainer Valley Heritage Parade and Westlake Park.  

Claire Mitchell
$700
In Broad Daylight is a performance that will address the issues of police brutality, with an emphasis on cultural separation and perspective in the Seattle Area and will incorporate film and dance.  The performance will take place at Ballard Underground.    

Elaine Monroe
$500
Art & Play! WA supports the presentation of Art Cart at community events in various neighborhoods including Ballard, Pinehurst, Greenwood, Rainier Valley, South Lake Union and University District to provide art-making activities for youth and their family.  

Forrest Perrine
$700
Essential Skimming in art illustrates the experience and hyper-condensation of modern life through the work of 20 diverse artists from Seattle, New York, L.A., and Mexico City. The show will be held at Common Area Maintenance in Belltown.  

Coleman Pester
$600
PYLON-Phase 1 is an installation and performance piece to take place at Olympic Sculpture Park that explores the relationship between oppressive structures and oppressed individuals.   

Next Gen Arts & Music
$600
An interdisciplinary dialogue and performance that pairs teen musicians with professional visual artists to take place in Greenwood in celebration of the community coming together after the gas explosion.    

Minh Nguyen
$800
Chat Room is a series that examines the way the internet has changed art. Each event features a mix of presentations by diverse artists, scholars, and other community members that include interaction, games, videos and surprises to be held at Northwest Film Forum.    

Ocheami
$900
Drums Not Guns is an interactive performance that will be "hands-on drumming" village-style community building exercise for youth to take place at Rainier Beach Community Center.

Jon Perry
$775
Summer Art Uprising is a community event showcasing artists, businesses and the community surrounding Mount Baker Lofts that will feature live performances and visual art.  

Sandra Pressley
$600
Please Touch is an exhibition for visually impaired artists will be paired with sighted artists to create tactile pieces of art and will also provide arts workshops for the community at Mount Baker Neighborhood Arts Center.  

The Red Sun Outfit
$825
The Silk Road is a performance of music by the Eurasian Consort, and early music ensemble that reflects the cultural exchanges that took place over 2,000 years via the Silk Road. The performances will take place at John Muir Elementary School and be available online.  

Refugee Women's Alliance
$1,000
A two-part art exhibition called Sanctuary and Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys featuring the work of a team of international photojournalists and musicians offering a glimpse into the lives of refugees around the world. The first part will be a multimedia projection on the building of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at UW and the second part is a photo exhibit focused on resettlement.  

SAD Gallery
$625 
An exhibition space housed in the garage of a Greenwood area cottage featuring a 2-person exhibition format, pairing the work of Seattle-based sculptor Francesca Lohmann, and new paintings by New York City-based artist Katie Gegenheimer.    

Seattle Folklore Society
$600
A free one-day folk festival to celebrate the 50th year of the Seattle Folklore Society to take place at Phinney Neighborhood Center.  

Jennifer Seayoung Yim
$825
Do it for Umma is a production of the play written by Seayoung Yim and directed by Sara Porkalob that is a tragicomic feminist retelling of Hamlet, set in a Korean-owned convenience store to take place at Theater Off Jackson.    

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids
$800
Starry Messenger: The Life and Times of Galileo is a 50-minute performance which brings history to life with the arts of the period, performed by youth 7-18 years old. Performances will take place at Graham Hill Elementary School and Town Hall.  

Sinner Saint Productions
$800
Revolution is a multidisciplinary work that explores the intersection between social justice and sexuality, featuring solo and ensemble performance art pieces from diverse performers to take place at Theater Off Jackson.  

Rafael Soldi
$850
Life Stand Still Here is a solo exhibition at Glassbox Gallery featuring photographic works that challenge traditional notions of the medium as photographic images will take sculptural form through silk banners, floor installations with wood mounts and multi-paneled compositions that also explore gay and Latino identities  

Southwest Seattle Historical Society
$550
An exhibit for Camp Long's 75th anniversary that will highlight Camp Long's history of youth development programming through artworks and mountaineering artifacts.  

Calie Swedberg
$500 
The Two-Headed Calf is a performance of live music, dance and shadow puppetry. It tells an original story of the birth of a two-headed calf and a woman's acts of kindness, generosity and self-sacrifice. The performance is to take place at the Pocket Theater in Greenwood.  

Sweet Pea Cottage Enterprises
$700
Theater for Young Children will support performances of "The Paper Bag Princess" and "The Hungry Little Caterpillar" for young children to take place in parks in North Seattle.    

The Three Yells Performance Company
$1,000
Her Name is Isaac is a new multidisciplinary dance work to bring awareness around the oppression of women that will draw inspiration from artistic styles and experiences around the world.  The performance will take place at Cornish Playhouse.  

Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington
$800
The International Children's Friendship Festival Art Showcase is an event that is run by children and features performances by children, highlighting their ethnic heritages and includes new visual arts showcase at Seattle Center.  

Volunteer Park Trust
$585
Holiday in the Park is a community-wide, non-denominational celebration of the light for the whole family that includes live performances by multiple choral groups, children's activity booth, and holiday lighting at Volunteer Park.  

Adrienne von Wolffersdorff
$850
Riding Around Seattle is a short documentary about Seattle's burgeoning and controversial ride-share industry that will be submitted to local film festivals.     

Carla Warsow
$825
Becoming US - Through Immigrant Eyes is a multi-media project, created by ethnically diverse adults and youth, who will document the challenges they face through film, music, art and storytelling.  

WordsWest Literary Series
$500 
A literary series in West Seattle that features readings by local and national authors held at C&P Coffee Company.  

Young Writers & Entertainment Association (YWEA)
$700
The Story Slam Project will engage youth through schools, libraries, and community centers to support regional work and performances of youth artists.  

Youth Experimental Theatre Institute YETI
$300
A workshop presentation of Jay Asher's best-selling young-adult novel "Thirteen Reasons Why" adapted and performed by youth participants to take place at The Pocket Theater in Greenwood.

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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 Counseling 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 perseverance. 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

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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

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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 Development 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

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South Puget Sound Community College
The Gallery Committee is seeking proposals from independent Native curators living in the Pacific Northwest for the annual Native American Art Exhibition to be held in February of 2019. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: For the past ten years, The Gallery has been host to an annual exhibition featuring works by local indigenous artists, including youth. Opening receptions have included cultural performances and the spoken word. Exhibitions are well attended, most recently drawing more than 800 individuals from campus and surrounding communities.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

THE GALLERY at the KENNETH J. MINNAERT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

CALL FOR GUEST CURATOR
The Gallery Committee is seeking proposals from independent Native curators living in the Pacific Northwest for the annual Native American Art Exhibition to be held in February of 2019.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
For the past ten years, The Gallery has been host to an annual exhibition featuring works by local indigenous artists, including youth. Opening receptions have included cultural performances and the spoken word. Exhibitions are well attended, most recently drawing more than 800 individuals from campus and surrounding communities.

ABOUT THE GALLERY:

The Gallery is 1200 square feet. The walls are made of drywall backed with ¾” plywood. There is an 11’ ½” high Unistrut grid system with track lighting throughout, four 4’ x 6’ movable hanging walls, and approximately twenty pedestals of various dimensions.

GUIDELINES:

The guest curator will
• Be involved in all aspects of exhibition planning and execution including contacting artists and selecting work, inviting performers, creation of didactics and labels, artwork handling/installation and take-down.
• Draw upon their scholarship and knowledge of regional Native art to create and present a rigorous, professional, informative, and unique exhibition that is respectful of Native tradition.
• Arrange for complementary performances or events (music, dance, spoken word, etc.). See exhibition support below.
The exhibit will
• Highlight work by Native artists, adult and youth, from local and regional tribes, and/or Native artists from other locations who now live in the area.
• Engage viewers and the community and celebrate the art and culture of Native community members.
• Include artwork created by local Native youth during the annual FIRE Summit.

The curator may not include their own work in the exhibition.

GALLERY EXHIBITION SUPPORT:

- $2500 curatorial honorarium for contacting artists, selecting work, inviting performers, creation of didactics and labels, artwork handling/installation and take-down.
- $1000 budget towards complementary performances or events (music, dance, spoken word, etc.).
-Installation assistance, including space preparation and lighting.
-Design, produce, and mail posters and postcards.
-Provide catering for the opening reception.
-Manage daily operation of gallery space for the duration of the exhibition.

IMPORTANT DATES

Proposals due: September 30, 2018
Curator notification: October 9, 2018
Exhibition installation: February 4 – 7, 2019
Opening reception: February 8, 2019
Closes: March 8, 2019
Take-down: March 9 – 12, 2019

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit a PDF including the following to sbarnes2@spscc.edu:
1) Curatorial CV
2) Exhibition narrative (max. 500 words) describing show concept and rationale for suggested artists/artworks and performers.
3) Representative images and brief bios for at least 3 prospective artists. Please caption each image with title, artist, medium and date of completion.
4) Contact information for two professional references. References may be contacted if your proposal is selected.
5) Technical requirements.

For additional questions, contact sbarnes2@spscc.edu



Phone: (360) 596-5527 Website: www.spscc.edu/gallery

How to Apply


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit a PDF including the following to sbarnes2@spscc.edu:
1) Curatorial CV
2) Exhibition narrative (max. 500 words) describing show concept and rationale for suggested artists/artworks and performers.
3) Representative images and brief bios for at least 3 prospective artists. Please caption each image with title, artist, medium and date of completion.
4) Contact information for two professional references. References may be contacted if your proposal is selected.
5) Technical requirements.

For additional questions, contact sbarnes2@spscc.edu

Link to Opportunity

https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

3/19/2018

CGTrader
CGTrader’s Digital Art Competition - Awards valued at $60,000

Organization

CGTrader

Website

https://www.cgtrader.com/

More Info

Daumantas

daumantas@cgtrader.com

+37068227190

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

CGTrader, one of the leading 3D model marketplaces in the world with over 1.2 million users, has started the Digital Art Competition, which welcomes all CG artists (both 2D and 3D): https://www.cgtrader.com/digital-art-competition !

Upload up to three works to each of the available six categories: Character Illustration, Character Concept Design, Environment Illustration, Environment Concept Design, Object Design, and Object Concept Design. All submissions will also have the opportunity to achieve the Public Award nomination.

There are no entry fees, and artworks do not have to be created exclusively for the competition, so feel free to show everyone your best and favourite works. For more details, visit the competition page and be sure to check out the Categories & Prizes section!

How to Apply

Submit your best artwork(s) to the corresponding category(-ies). There are a total of six different categories: Character Illustration, Character Concept Design, Environment Illustration, Environment Concept Design, Object Design, and Object Concept Design. You can submit up to 3 different works per category. A single artwork can be submitted only once by assigning it to a relevant category.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.cgtrader.com/digital-art-competition

Posted

3/19/2018

URBAN PARKS ART Public Description The Downtown Seattle Association sees art as serving a unique and important role within the partnership between DSA and Seattle Parks and Recreation to manage both Occidental Square and Westlake Park. Our public spaces are reflections of our city and we at the DSA feel strongly that these two critical public arenas should serve to bring greater opportunities to the artist community here in Seattle, as well as showcasing world-class art within our downtown core.

More Info

Deadline to Apply

9/30/2018

Description

Eligibility and Requirements
Funded organizations or individuals can allocate funding as they see fit toward: artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, equipment rentals or other production-related costs, required permits (see DSA parks permit)
and no more than 10% for food-related costs. Funds may not be used for fundraising, gifts, organizational administrative costs not directly related to the project or the purchase of
equipment. There is no partial funding for this program. Applicants can apply for the following levels of funding. Only groups with a demonstrated history of producing public artwork can apply for funding at $3,000 level and above.

Funding Levels for Rotating Temporary Art Installations and Productions:
• $1,500 (Requires no track record for public production.)
• $3,000
• $5,000

This grant will not fund
• fundraising efforts;
• gifts;
• organizations administrative costs not directly related to the project;
• purchase of equipment or software;
• Food related costs above the allowable 10%.

Additional funding opportunities available at an ad hoc basis please see our announcement section for RFQs and RFPs.

Evaluation Criteria
The goals of Urban Parks Art are to support and increase the presence of art in downtown public spaces, bring a greater number of users into our public spaces, increase engagement of historically underserved communities, support and increase the number of positive, family-friendly interactive activities downtown, celebrate diversity and promote artistic expression.

Proposals submitted to the program will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Quality of Project: Clear, well-conceived, authentic relationship to the community, promotes arts participation and community relations.
• Community Impact: Project plan describes meaningful efforts to create community participation and reach diverse and underserved audiences. Organizations and individual artists representing underserved communities including low-income, immigrant and
refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.

• Feasibility: The organization/individual has a proven track record of producing this and/or other installations, or if applying for the $1,500 amount has a clear plan for how the installation will address concerns of the site. Has evidence of community involvement and support; and clear realistic budget for the event. Artists should demonstrate a proven ability to collaborate on design teams, with design professionals, and with community stakeholders.

Project Timeline
There are two annual open call periods a year for artists to choose from depending on when they hope to have their art displayed. Artists should specify park preference within their application.
• FIRST OPEN CALL PERIOD
Artist call open Aug. 1 through Sept. 30.
Applications due Oct. 1. Selected artist notified by Oct. 31.
Installations installed mid-January through mid-March.
• SECOND OPEN CALL PERIOD
Artist call opens April 1 through May 31.
Applications due June 1. Selected artist notified made by June 30.
Installations installed mid-September through mid-November.

Application Materials
All applications must be submitted digitally by emailing: callsforartists@downtownseattle.org.
Applications must include:
• Letter of interest (not to exceed 2,000 characters). Please provide a statement describing your interest in this project, addressing how you are qualified, as well as your interest in improving the public realm, urban design, and community engagement.
• Résumé.
• Three references.
• Up to 16 images of past works. Where possible, submit examples of projects completed in the public realm.
• Image identification list (not to exceed 500 characters for each image).
• Four visuals of design concept including vignettes, plans, drawings etc.
• Park preference (Occidental Square or Westlake Park).

Selection Process
The selection process will be completed by a panel of arts and design professionals, DSA staff and City staff members who will review the applicants’ images, qualifications, and other materials. Depending on the scope of the project, applicants may be requested to take part in
an interview process.

How to Apply

Application Materials

All applications must be submitted digitally by emailing: callsforartists@downtownseattle.org.
Applications must include:
• Letter of interest (not to exceed 2,000 characters). Please provide a statement describing your interest in this project, addressing how you are qualified, as well as your interest in improving the public realm, urban design, and community engagement.
• Résumé.
• Three references.
• Up to 16 images of past works. Where possible, submit examples of projects completed in the public realm.
• Image identification list (not to exceed 500 characters for each image).
• Four visuals of design concept including vignettes, plans, drawings etc.
• Park preference (Occidental Square or Westlake Park).

Selection Process
The selection process will be completed by a panel of arts and design professionals, DSA staff and City staff members who will review the applicants’ images, qualifications, and other materials. Depending on the scope of the project, applicants may be requested to take part in
an interview process.

Link to Opportunity

https://downtownseattle.org/programs-and-services/parks-and-public-spaces/public-spaces/

Posted

4/11/2018

call for poems to end death penalty in WA

More Info

Sarah Zale

sarahzpoetry@gmail.com

360-460-8589

Deadline to Apply

12/31/2018

Description

Call for Poems: Death Penalty
The death penalty is not about whether people deserve to die for the crimes they commit. The real question of capital punishment in this country is, do we deserve to kill?
― Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

A total of 110 executions have been carried out in Washington State and its predecessor territories since 1849. Five executions have taken place since the death penalty was re-enacted November 4, 1975. Eight men are currently on death row. They can choose death by lethal injection or hanging.

On February 11, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee instituted a moratorium on capital punishment. He and Attorney General Bob Ferguson introduced legislation to abolish the death penalty in Washington State on January 16, 2017.

Efforts to ban the death penalty fizzled out in the Washington State Legislature during the final week of the 2018 legislative session. Senate bill 6052 marked the most successful attempt in the past five years — and possibly ever — to erase the state’s death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole. But it wasn’t enough in the end.

Status of states regarding the death penalty: with, 31; without, 19; in moratorium, including Washington State, 4.

Readings set in Port Townsend at Northwind Art Center Reading Series and Imprint Books / Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend. More locations wanted.

How to Apply

CALL for POEMS—Repeal of DEATH PENALTY. In support of WA Governor Jay Inslee’s moratorium and a repeal of the death penalty, send poems for a chapbook for readings in WA. Poems for chapbook deadline: July 1, 2018. Deadline for OUT-OF-STATE and more WA poems for an anthology: Dec.31, 2018. In progress: anthology publisher and locations for readings. Contact & submissions--Sarah Zale: sarahzpoetry@gmail.com Send max. 3 poems as attachments with bio.

Link to Opportunity

tps://www.facebook.com/pg/Call-for-WA-poets-206497636615739/posts/?ref=page_internal

Posted

4/23/2018

Artzine
International art prize with €8000 prize pool

Organization

Artzine

Website

https://artzine.com

More Info

Marina Gragera

marina@artzine.com

+34653341689

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

From May 21st, the Artzine Art Prize 2018 will be open to artists from around the globe. With a prize pool of €8000, Artzine is calling talented artists to submit their artworks in the categories of abstract art, figurative art and urban art.

Submissions are open to all members of the international arts community, and prize entry is free of charge. Members of the public are also invited to take part by voting in the People’s Choice award, which will commence on June 11th.

How to Apply

Submissions are to be uploaded via the artzine.com website. Full details are available on the prize page.

Link to Opportunity

https://artzine.com/prize-2018

Posted

5/25/2018

Leschi Business Association
Art Festival celebrating community and diversity.

Organization

Leschi Business Association

Website

LeschiArtWalk.com

More Info

Cara Ross

cararosslmp@comcast.net

2063225118

Fee to Apply

30

Deadline to Apply

8/31/2018

Description

Visual Artists and Craftpersons are invited to show and sell their work at the Leschi Business Association’s 7th 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.
In addition to the artist’s booths there will community organizations represented, a music stage and children’s activities.

How to Apply

Contact Diane Snell at Leschinews@comcast.net

Link to Opportunity

LeschiArtWalk.com

Posted

6/8/2018

Pat Graney Company
Prison Project Volunteers in Writing, Dance, Visual Arts, ASL

Organization

Pat Graney Company

Website

www.patgraney.org/education

More Info

Cait Wyler

ktf@patgraney.org

2063293705

Deadline to Apply

9/1/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Internships available for KTF/The Prison Project. Internship begins the first week of September and goes through mid-November. KTF/ The Prison Project is an arts-based educational program that is offered at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Belfair, WA, 20 minutes south of Bremerton. The program offers 2.5 hour classes twice weekly for women who reside at the Prison, which culminates in performances for residents of the institution, staff, and invited members of the general public. For further information, please contact Cait Wyler: ktf@patgraney.org. Thank you!

How to Apply

Contact Cait Wyler, Prison Project Coordinator: ktf@patgraney.org for further information and details about the project.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

6/8/2018

S&R Foundation
2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award Application is now live!

Organization

S&R Foundation

Website

sandr.org

More Info

Molly Turner

m.turner@sandr.org

Deadline to Apply

8/3/2018

Description

The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists working in visual
arts, music, and dance.

This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. The Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000.
Additionally:
• Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of
artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.
• Award winners will be invited to the Washington Award
Ceremony in Washington D.C. in Spring 2019.

Applications close August 3, 2018.

How to Apply

To learn more and apply visit https://bit.ly/2LIrAig

Link to Opportunity

https://bit.ly/2LIrAig

Posted

6/8/2018

57 Biscayne/Good Arts Gallery
Call for artists to create visions of the future, for an exhibit May - August 2019 at the Good Arts Gallery

Organization

57 Biscayne/Good Arts Gallery

Website

goodartsoncherry.com

More Info

Jane Richlovsky

jane@janerichlovsky.com

206-353-6885

Fee to Apply

NO FEE!! This is run by artists for artists.

Deadline to Apply

8/15/2018

Description

Face it, things are bleak. Climate change, police brutality, gun violence, inequality, blatant racism, authoritarian populism threatening our democracy . . . you get the idea. It’s difficult not to feel discouraged and fearful. Outrage and fear are the primary notes struck in the press and amplified in the echo chambers of social media. It’s tempting for artists to just keep riffing on dystopian themes.

How about, instead, artists make a conscious effort to shape our reality towards “the good life”?

We are looking for artwork in which artists envision a hopeful future. Maybe your new and improved world is one of racial equality, gender equality, or the absence of these categories altogether. Maybe you imagine how we get around without burning fossil-fuels, or imagine new living spaces and configurations of cities and towns that nurture communities.

Pragmatism and fancy, macro and micro, cyberpunk and hippie, are equally welcome in this show. We are looking for work that doesn’t require the viewer to wonder what your vision is, i.e., art that is illustrative and representational rather than abstract.

How to Apply

Submit 3 examples of existing work and a sketch or two of the piece you would create just for this show, along with a brief verbal description of your vision for a more hopeful future and what that would look like.

Based on past work and the sketched outline of your idea, we'll invite artists to create work for the show.

Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2018
Notification: September 1, 2018
Images due for publicity: March 1, 2019
Delivery of work: April 2019

Link to Opportunity

http://goodartsoncherry.com/ourtopia/

Posted

6/29/2018

Washington State Convention Center
Group Quarterly Exhibits

Organization

Washington State Convention Center

Website

www.wscc.com

More Info

Diana Cross

diana.cross@wscc.com

2066945182

Deadline to Apply

8/24/2018

Description

Rotating exhibits are booked quarterly through this call, following a screening and selection process by an Art Advisory Committee, comprised of Convention Center Board Members and art professionals . More than 179 exhibitions and displays have been featured since the program's inception in 1991. Many of these exhibits feature local artists, although a number of them are juried national or international exhibitions specifically for the Center. The Galleria is a free public space and has established a reputation of being a high quality exhibit site with tremendous daily visibility. The Washington State Convention Center’s Art Program was established with a mission to provide an environment that enriches the experience of all who pass through the facility. These guests include convention delegates, tradeshow and event participants, theater attendees, and local residents who use the facility everyday as a link between downtown Seattle and First Hill.

How to Apply

See Call for Artists on Website

Link to Opportunity

https://www.wscc.com/about/art/rotating-gallery

Posted

6/29/2018

Northwest Chorale
All parts welcome to join NWC for the upcoming season!

Organization

Northwest Chorale

Website

/www.nwchorale.org

More Info

Janice

nwchoraleinfo@gmail.com

2069928397

Fee to Apply

The suggested dues are $75/fall season, $75/spring season

Deadline to Apply

9/25/2018

Description

Come and Sing with Northwest Chorale! Join us for the 2018-2019 Season! All vocal parts welcome: 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 approximately 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 September 10th, 2018 and take place Monday nights 7:00-9:30 PM at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave. NE, Seattle.

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

Rehearsals begin on September 10th, 2018 and take place Monday nights 7:00-9:30 PM at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave. NE, Seattle.

Sing with your section: Auditions are held informally by section and take place during the first several weeks of rehearsals (which being on Monday September 10th at 7pm at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave. NE, Seattle). We request that members be able to read music, blend with your section, and keep up with rehearsals.

The suggested dues are $75/fall season, $75/spring season, plus a small amount for purchasing scores when necessary.

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

Link to Opportunity

www.nwchorale.org

Posted

6/29/2018

Seattle JazzED
This position is the lead for handling program logistics, included but not limited to student registration, student form collection, program attendance, and family and student communication as it pertains to program schedule and tuition. This position will often be the staff contact for families and teachers during program hours, which will include some evening and weekend hours.

Organization

Seattle JazzED

Website

www.seattlejazzed.org

More Info

Britt Madsen

britt@seattlejazzed.org

206-324-5299

Deadline to Apply

8/15/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Position Description
This position is the lead for handling program logistics, included but not limited to student registration, student form collection, program attendance, and family and student communication as it pertains to program schedule and tuition. This position will often be the staff contact for families and teachers during program hours, which will include some evening and weekend hours.

The Program Manager is an integral part of the 5-person JazzED administrative team. Because we are a relatively small enterprise, we have an “all hands on deck” philosophy. For big events like concerts, community events and the annual gala fundraiser in March, all staff pitch in even though event tasks may fall outside the scope of one’s normal job.

Commitment to Equity
Seattle JazzED believes that achievement of our core mission - to empower ALL students with exceptional music
education - requires an organization-wide commitment to dismantle systemic racism, sexism, and economic
inequality by keeping these issues centered in our work. We will strive to understand, support and reflect the
communities that we serve.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Ownership of Program Registrar functions and resources
-Development and implementation of registration and tuition collection systems
-Oversight and tracking of program enrollment, tuition collection, scholarship coding, family communication
and stewardship
-Coordinate (most) day-to-day program logistics communication with families
-CRM management: Maintain database of students and families
-Manage relationships with online vendors for registration related products
-Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will have:
-2-plus years of work experience in youth development or program management or other relevant fields.
-Passion for youth development, music education
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-Professional, friendly and timely email and phone communication skills
-Able to work independently when needed
-Experience using email programs like MailChimp or Constant Contact, database systems, and Microsoft
Office
Other qualifications
-A commitment to dismantling systemic racism, sexism and economic inequality by keeping these issues centered in your work.
-Having or pursuing a college degree is preferred but not required.
-You must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Compensation
$40,000/year. Position is full-time non-exempt (40 hours/week); some regular evening and weekend hours required. Benefits package includes fully paid medical & dental insurance. Generous vacation, sick leave and holidays.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Britt Madsen
britt@seattlejazzed.org

Link to Opportunity

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56ec36287c65e44921a975cb/t/5b351b06352f53d22dbd3042/1530206983034/Seattle+JazzED+Program+Manager+Position+Description.pdf

Posted

6/29/2018

Administrative Director
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will collaborate in setting the vision and lead Music Center in its mission of cultivating exceptional and transformative musical experiences.

Organization

Administrative Director

Website

www.musiccenternw.org

More Info

Kendal Keyes

kendalkeyes@musiccenternw.org

2065268443

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Music Center’s new Executive Director will join an organization poised to be a cornerstone of not only the Aurora Licton-Springs neighborhood, but also the greater Seattle metro area. With the challenges of Seattle’s income inequality, the need for accessible, high quality arts experiences is greater than ever. The new Executive Director, in partnership with the Board and staff, will lead Music Center into its next phase of growth and innovation.



Music Center is governed by a committed Board of Directors who have launched a $2 million capital campaign to purchase and improve the current facility. The campaign has already seen a broad base of community support under the direction of a dedicated Steering Committee and professional fundraising consultants. The new Executive Director will join a campaign with the foundation for success already in place.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will collaborate in setting the vision and lead Music Center in its mission of cultivating exceptional and transformative musical experiences. S/he oversees Music Center’s 30+ teaching artists and an administrative staff of 3 FTE. The Executive Director has the primary responsibility for development, implementation and execution of programs, fundraising, and strategic partnerships.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to search@musiccenternw.org.

Link to Opportunity

www.musiccenternw.org/jobs

Posted

7/16/2018

Outskirt Press
Short Fiction/Poetry/Art Submissions

Organization

Outskirt Press

Website

outskirt-press.com

More Info

Meg Gray

outskirtpress@gmail.com

4148610032

Fee to Apply

free

Deadline to Apply

9/1/2018

Description

Outskirt Review is a bi-annual print journal publishing the works of women and non-binary creators with a focus on Seattle-based talent. The goal of Outskirt Review is to showcase talent and give voices to creators often overlooked in mainstream media. Contributors may publish up to 3 pieces of short fiction, poetry, or visual art. See outskirt-press.com for additional information.

How to Apply

Submit work to outskirtpress@gmail.com along with a short bio describing yourself as a creator. Please send submissions as individual documents or attachments.

Link to Opportunity

outskirt-press.com

Posted

7/16/2018

4Culture
Creative Consultancies provides an opportunity for creative thinkers, artists or organizations, to work in residence with a King County city.

Organization

4Culture

Website

4culture.org

More Info

Charlie Rathbun

charlie.rathbun@4Culture.org

(206) 263-1607

Fee to Apply

no fee

Deadline to Apply

8/30/2018

Description

Attention King County artists and creative thinkers! Apply for a Creative Consultancy – an opportunity to work in residence with a local city on seeking and implementing creative solutions to the challenges faced by communities throughout King County. Apply by August 30, 2018

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines and apply on line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.4culture.org/grants/creative-consultancies/

Posted

7/16/2018

Seattle Opera
Seattle Opera Programs and Partnerships Department is in search of an Education Stage Manager for our upcoming Youth Opera – Odyssey by Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

Britney Schroeder

britney.schroeder@seattleopera.org

206.676.5557

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

We anticipate approximately 80 young performers for this year’s production, ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old. The show is approximately 50 minutes in length and performs at Cornish Playhouse. We rehearse on Thursday evenings (4pm-9pm) and Saturdays (10am-3pm). Rehearsals will be held at TPS until we move into our new building later this year (around November).
Additional information:
- Rehearsals begin October 4th, 2018. The SM team will start their prep the week before (24Sep) and will be expected to attend the Parent/Student Orientation Mtg on September 29th.
- We do not rehearse the week of Thanksgiving (November 18th-24th) and or during Winter Break for the schools (December 16th-29th).
- We move to Cornish Playhouse for tech week (23Feb2019-28Feb2019).
- Performances are 01Mar2019 (7PM), 02Mar2019 (2PM and 7PM), and 03Mar2019 (2PM).
- We anticipate the SM team working approximately 11-13 hours/week, with the exception of tech week, which may average closer to 30-35 hours.


How to Apply

If you’re interested in this Education Stage Management opportunity and would like more information, please email Britney Schroeder (Production Manager, Community Projects) at Britney.schroeder@seattleopera.org

Link to Opportunity

https://seattleopera.org/globalassets/downloads/job-descriptions/education-stage-manager.pdf

Posted

7/16/2018

Seattle Opera
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for a School Programs Stage Manager, this is a short term, hourly non-exempt position working between 20-40 hours depending on School Tour activities. We expect work to be available starting in September and running through May 2019.

Organization

Seattle Opera

Website

www.seattleopera.org

More Info

School Programs Stage Manager

jobs@seatleopera.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

SCOPE & PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
The School Programs Stage Manager is responsible for supporting the School Tour program during the school year. This program is designed to engage individuals and groups in the component parts of opera.
The ideal individual will possess initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple programs and projects of varying natures simultaneously. Success in this role requires someone who is imaginative, highly motivated, and who can work in a self-directed manner. This role necessitates someone who reflects and inspires creativity, fosters lifelong learning, seeks to provide multiple entry points to the world of opera, and facilitates meaningful exchanges, building capacity for opera throughout our community. This full-time, non-exempt position reports to the School Programs Manager, Programs and Partnerships.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This hourly position is tasked with supporting all aspects of the Programs & Partnerships Department’s School Tour program and will typically work 40 hours per week. The School Tour is a 45-minute opera geared toward young audiences with two casts of five singers each, plus one pianist. This touring production visits approximately 50 elementary schools in Washington State during the 3 month touring season.

The Tour Coordinator must be able to:
• Run all School Tour;
• Successfully run technical rehearsals and call a show;
• Write, distribute, and file Rehearsal and Performance Reports;
• Work closely with the Production Manager and School Programs Manager to ensure shows stay within scope and on schedule;
• Load/unload the touring van for each School Tour performance (with help from the performers) and set up all necessary sound equipment, scenic pieces, costume racks, and props;
• Create an availability calendar for all School Tour performers;
• Attend all School Tour Production Meetings;
• Work with the School Programs Manager as well as teachers and principals to schedule all School Tour performances according to singer availability;
• Communicate effectively with both internal and external parties;
• Act as the Programs & Partnerships Department on-site liaison and facilitator for all
School Tour performances, including leading the post-show question and answer session with student audiences;
• Perform additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Stage Management experience
Knowledge of opera and arts education
Ability to read music
Experience working with young people
Touring experience a plus
Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, issues of social justice and racial equity
Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking)
Experience with body mics and sound equipment a plus
Administrative experience is a plus

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


COMPENSATION
Salary DOE.

How to Apply


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

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

7/16/2018

Create! Magazine
Create! Magazine is pleased to announce a new call for art for the two year anniversary issue, which will coincide with Miami Art Week. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit work in any medium, and incorporate and subject or theme.

Organization

Create! Magazine

Website

www.createmagazine.com

More Info

Sarah Mills

info@createmagazine.com

Fee to Apply

35

Deadline to Apply

9/29/2018

Description

Create! Magazine International Print Issue 12
Miami Edition + Two-Year Anniversary Issue​

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce a new call for art for the two year anniversary issue, which will coincide with Miami Art Week. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit work in any medium, and incorporate and subject or theme.

GUEST CURATOR:

Kaly Scheller-Barrett, Hashimoto Contemporary

Kaly Scheller-Barrett is a visual artist and secret poet hailing originally from Bavaria. Drawing heavily from her extensive training in craft technique, Kaly’s work attempts to blur the boundaries between fine art and craft practices, asking the viewer to un- and re-frame their preconceptions of material. Kaly recently completed an MFA in Sculpture at California College of the Arts where she taught Craft Theory and is currently the Associate Director of Hashimoto Contemporary​.​

About Create! Magazine

We connect our artists to a larger audience by featuring work in an archival limited edition print, our website, and social media platforms. We are passionate about providing opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists.

Create! Magazine is a bimonthly digital and print independent publication for artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs. Our issues have been featured by Art Miami Fairs, Apartment Therapy, Stack Magazines, Study Breaks, Secrets of Green and more.


WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several retail locations in Miami, London, New York, Amsterdam, Wilmington (DE), Philadelphia and more.

FEE: $35

ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit. All themes are welcome.

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.

DEADLINE: September 29, 2018

Have a question? We are here to help! Send us an e-mail to info@create-magazine.com.

How to Apply


https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Link to Opportunity

https://createmagazine.com/callforart/

Posted

7/16/2018

N/A
Looking for existing 2-D work by black artists in the Seattle Area.

Organization

N/A

Website

www.khadijatarver.com

More Info

Khadija Tarver

khadija.tarver@gmail.com

42534650077

Fee to Apply

0

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Open call for current 2-D works by black artists in the greater Seattle metropolitan area.

SIX WALLS AT PRITCHARD PARK is a temporary installation occurring August 23 - August 25 at Pritchard Island Beach Park (a 20 minute walk from the Rainier Beach Light Rail station). It is part of the Arts in the Parks program.

The call for art opens July 18, 2018 at 12PM PST. The first 25 artists to successfully complete the application will be selected. Each participating artist will receive $50. All participating artists will need to work with the organizer to drop off work in Seattle by early August.

Artists of all ages welcome. The guiding purpose of this installation is to provide space for artists to show anything they want.

This project is funded by Seattle Arts and Culture in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Please contact Khadija Tarver (khadija.tarver@gmail.com) with any questions.

How to Apply

To apply, complete the 6-question submission form. The form opens at 12PM PST on July 18. The first 25 successful submissions will be chosen.

Link to Opportunity

https://goo.gl/forms/4Ms2xaOm9HPNvfpX2

Posted

8/13/2018

OVERVIEW: This position is responsible for the planning, creation and implementation of programs and resources for K-12 students and educators at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM). This is an exciting opportunity to develop new dynamic and engaging programming for diverse K-12 audiences that create connections between the museum’s collections and visitors’ lived experiences and perspectives. Working closely with Curatorial, Communications, Technology and other Education staff, this position will develop innovative interpretive strategies and programs to make the museum accessible and responsive to learners of all ages. This is a full time position and is supported by SAM and foundation funding for a two year term.

Website

http://visitsam.org/careers

More Info

Deadline to Apply

8/15/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

MUSEUM EDUCATOR, SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM


OVERVIEW: This position is responsible for the planning, creation and implementation of programs and resources for K-12 students and educators at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM). This is an exciting opportunity to develop new dynamic and engaging programming for diverse K-12 audiences that create connections between the museum’s collections and visitors’ lived experiences and perspectives. Working closely with Curatorial, Communications, Technology and other Education staff, this position will develop innovative interpretive strategies and programs to make the museum accessible and responsive to learners of all ages.

This is a full time position and is supported by SAM and foundation funding for a two year term.

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Manager of School and Educator Programs

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Aligning with best practice, develop new models of K-12 programs at SAAM that center equity and creativity for all students.
2. Research, design and create new K-12 school tour and art workshops materials for the SAAM reinstallation:
a. Support creation and implementation of tour plans, docent trainings, and evaluations on the SAAM reinstallation.
b. Support in creating out of school resources for families and kids visiting the SAAM.
3. Develop, assess and deliver professional development workshops including Educator Workshops & Educator Previews for K-12 educators designed to help them connect SAAM content with their classroom curriculum.
4. Develop and grow community relationships to support K-12 programs and outreach.
5. Working with Education staff and docents, develop and train new volunteer and community-led tours for students and the general public.
6. Support creation and implementation of out-of-school programs for K-12 audiences, including Family Festivals and drop-in making activities.
7. Working with the Interpretive Technology team, support the creation of K-12 digital learning resources for SAAM.
8. Design, produce, and assess interdisciplinary instructional materials on art and culture from SAM's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions including, but not limited to, online interactive presentations and SAM Outreach Suitcases. Align all materials with Washington State, Common Core and National Core Arts education standards.
9. Participate in and support the Creative Advantage initiative within the Seattle Public Schools system.
10. Regularly assess effectiveness of and implement changes to K-12 programs and resources based on teaching artists and participant feedback collected through surveys and one-on-one dialogue.
11. In collaboration with SAM’s Communications department generate and coordinate development of marketing materials for SAAM K-12 programs.
12. Represent and promote SAM's school and educator programs at museum, art, and education related meetings, workshops, and conferences at a local, regional, and national level.
13. Participate in Education and Public Programs meetings.
14. Perform other duties as required or directed.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1. Commitment to equity and inclusion.
2. Deep knowledge or interest in Asian art & culture. Ability to grow existing and new relationships with community partners and organizations.
3. Bachelor’s degree in Art or Museum Education, Art, Art History, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
4. Three (3) years relevant work experience.
5. Experience supervising volunteers and working knowledge of related human resources issues.
6. Working knowledge of new technologies and practices in education and museums.
7. Demonstrated experience in developing arts-based, arts integrated lesson plans and interdisciplinary educational experiences.
8. Preferred experience leading professional development workshops or seminars for educators.
9. Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and to project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone.
10. Demonstrated proficiency and accuracy using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and other software programs.
11. Strong organization and coordination skills.
12. Ability to work independently, motivate self, and work collaboratively on project teams.
13. Ability to work with co-workers, volunteers, and the public in a professional manner in a variety of tasks.
14. Ability to work well under pressure and to research, coordinate, and implement multiple tasks simultaneously.
15. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Ability to work in a fast paced, multitasked environment; ability to be receptive to changing priorities and work well under pressure; excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills.
16. Ability to adhere to Museum policies and to support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.


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

TO APPLY: Please visit http://visitsam.org/careers for specific instructions on how to submit SAM employment application, cover letter and resume.

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Link to Opportunity

http://visitsam.org/careers

Posted

8/13/2018

ArtsFund
ArtsFund invites King County artists at all levels of practice and community members to submit images of finished artwork that creatively illustrates the positive impact arts can have in our community.

Organization

ArtsFund

Website

https://www.artsfund.org

More Info

Casey Moser

opencall@artsfund.org

Deadline to Apply

8/21/2018

Description

ArtsFund invites King County artists at all levels of practice and community members to submit images of finished artwork that creatively illustrates the positive impact arts can have in our community.

In King County, arts are doing tremendous work to advance community priorities, but this impact is not well understood by many outside the arts sector. In the fall of 2018, ArtsFund is releasing a Social Impact Study documenting the positive impacts of the arts in advancing community priorities and is seeking pre-existing or newly created artworks to illustrate the report.

Submissions are invited in each of the following areas:

-Youth and Education
-Health and Wellness
-Neighborhood Vitality

Arts and arts-based strategies are valuable tools in addressing racial and social injustice and bridging the cultural divide. Submissions that represent the diversity of King County are strongly encouraged.

Through research, data, stories, and the artworks selected, ArtsFund’s study will show that arts involvement improves academic and social outcomes for youth across socio-economic status; in and out of medical settings, arts have direct impact on individual and community health, leading to longer lives, better lived; and arts in neighborhoods are linked to positive social determinants and community cohesion. ArtsFund is looking for submissions that will symbolize and provide an artistic narrative for each area, showing why arts and culture matter in King County.

AWARD
One artist in each area will received a $1,000 award for the non-exclusive reproduction rights. These three selected works will be featured in publications and presentations related to the study, both digital and online, as well as on the ArtsFund website.

Additional submissions in each category will also be selected to be featured on the ArtsFund website in an online gallery.

DEADLINE
Submissions will be accepted starting at 9:00 am PDT on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Applications are due by August 21, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT. Applications submitted after deadline will not be accepted.

ABOUT ARTSFUND
ArtsFund is a Seattle-based nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the community by strengthening the arts. Through leadership, advocacy, and grantmaking, ArtsFund supports a network of over 120 arts and cultural organizations in throughout the Central Puget Sound Region. Since its founding in 1969, has awarded more than $81.6 Million in grants. For more information about ArtsFund, click here.

CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSIONS
Artwork will be selected on the basis of the following primary criteria: artistic merit and articulation of the theme. The panel may also consider other information provided in the application.

ArtsFund welcomes submissions of all art and visual media that can be represented two-dimensionally in print and online. This includes (but is not limited to) paintings, drawings, graphic images, photographs, storyboards, collage/mixed media, etc.

Although your piece must relate to the given area, feel free to think about these areas broadly. Also, your work does not need to specifically allude to King County.

Strong submissions will not just be documentation of work that fits each theme, but an artistic representation of it. The strongest submissions will be images that celebrate the arts’ role in the particular area and that would provide strong visuals online, in print, or projected.

Artworks that contain graphic depictions of violence, sexually explicit imagery, and/or nudity are discouraged.

Note: Artworks may need to be resized or cropped depending on the medium in which it will be used; however the work will not be substantially altered from its original form. In all instances, the work will be displayed with full attribution. See call rules for more information.

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
A three-member panel will make the selection:

-Pete Dapper, Founder and Creative Director, Dapper Ad
-Bryan Ohno, Artist and President & Director of Bryan Ohno Gallery
-Alane Simons, Artist and Photographer

The panel will select three awardees, one in each area, who will receive $1,000. These three artworks, as well as additional selected artworks, will also be featured on ArtsFund’s website in an online gallery. All notifications regarding application status will be provided via email. Winners and those selected for inclusion in the online gallery will be notified of the selection panel’s decisions in early September 2018. The results will not otherwise be made public until the release of ArtsFund’s Social Impact Study in October, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY AND LIMITATIONS
-This call is open anyone who lives or works in King County and is over 13 years of age; applications by individuals aged 13-18 requires a parental consent form.

-Only original artwork created by the applicant is eligible.

-Submission of existing artwork is encouraged; however, the applicant must have full ownership of and rights to the piece and, if selected, will grant ArtsFund rights to use the image into perpetuity. See full details in call rules. In all instances, the work will be displayed with full attribution.

-All submissions must come from a single person (no groups or teams).

-You may submit one piece per category; however, you may not receive awards in multiple categories.

-Current ArtsFund Board members, Advisory Committee members, employees, and the immediate family members of all of the above are not eligible to apply.

-ArtsFund reserves the right not to select any of the applicants.

-Selection and funding are contingent upon a signed Letter of Agreement between the artist and ArtsFund and submission of a W9.

Please see the full call rules (available at https://www.artsfund.org/news/social-impact-study-rules) for additional rules and guidelines.

How to Apply

APPLICATION
The application will be available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/artsfundsisopencall starting July 17, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT. Please only submit one piece per area (maximum of three submissions).

A PDF of the application, the call rules, and answers to frequently asked questions are all available here: https://www.artsfund.org/news/social-impact-study-open-call

Link to Opportunity

https://www.artsfund.org/news/social-impact-study-open-call

Posted

8/13/2018

Seattle Music Partners
Seattle Music Partners currently seeks talented and dedicated instrumental teaching artists.

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Sallie Baldwin

sallie@seattlemusicpartners.org

(206) 270-9646

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Seattle Music Partners currently seeks talented and dedicated teaching artists in the following disciplines: Brass (Trumpet) (Trombone), Strings (Cello, Viola, Violin), Woodwinds (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone), Percussion (Mallets & Snare)

Who We Are: Seattle Music Partners’ free after-school program is an innovative combination of weekly music instruction and mentoring for underserved youth. SMP also provides a unique opportunity for skilled musicians to give back.

We offer one-on-one music instruction to as many as 100 students at various elementary schools in the Central District. Participating students receive twice weekly instruction - one focused on general music concepts and ensemble playing (group lessons), with the other focused on individualized lessons, guided practice and mentoring. SMP provides instruments and transportation without charge to all participants.
Job Summary: Teach instrumental group lessons and music theory concepts to children in 4th and 5th grades in accordance with SMP’s music education goals. This is a paid position, offering a session rate.

Specific Responsibilities/Teach Children To:
-Care for and maintain the integrity of the instrument;
-Understand standard music vocabulary including pitch, rhythmic notation, dynamics, key and time signatures, etc.;
-Prepare and rehearse appropriate groups (full ensembles and/or sectionals) for select concerts and events;
-Interact with young students: mentor and inspire them to succeed;
-Actively participate in teaching artist and staff development sessions;
-Other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications:
-Advanced musicianship on one instrument, as well as teaching knowledge of a secondary instrument in the same instrument family;
-Ability to teach in mixed instrumental groups with students of different musical levels;
-Ability to work effectively with children of diverse backgrounds and learning styles; Ability to involve, cultivate, and honor the contributions of students who participate in classroom activities in many different ways.
-Experience teaching beginners, teaching in a group setting and leading ensembles;
-Experience with student assessments;
-Effective, positive, and strong behavior management skills;
-Superior verbal communication skills;
-Strong people skills, and the ability to maintain tact, diplomacy and the strictest confidence as needed;
-Completion of a successful background check.

Seattle Music Partners seeks candidates whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to social justice and inclusion in music education. SMP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law. Diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Time Frame / Commitment: Candidates need to be able to honor a commitment to teach two afternoons a week, after school (apx. 3:15 - 5:45PM) beginning in October 2018 and lasting through mid-June 2019.

How to Apply

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter stating why your background experience and career aspirations make you a compelling candidate to sallie@seattlemusicpartners.org. SMP will be interviewing qualified candidates over the summer to fill open positions to start this fall.

For more information, please visit www.seattlemusicpartners.org.

Link to Opportunity

www.seattlemusicpartners.org/employment

Posted

8/13/2018

Arte Ponte
Open call for an art fair during Miami Art Week

Organization

Arte Ponte

Website

www.arteponte.org

More Info

Estela

hello@arteponte.org

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

The exhibition will take place from the 4-9 December 2018.

Once a year Miami is the centre of the art scene. If you are an artist with a strong exhibition history, or an emerging artists from a reputable educational institution working in any genre using any media (mixed media, video, glass, resin, canvas, paper) you are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

To apply visit www.arteponte.org (opportunities, open calls). Please read the guidelines before applying.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.arteponte.org/en/opportunities-en/open-calls/calls-to-artists-miami-art-basel-week-2018

Posted

8/13/2018

Town Hall Seattle
Town Hall Seattle seeks an Event Lead to manage day-of-show logistics and public safety at Town Hall-produced events.

Organization

Town Hall Seattle

Website

www.townhallseattle.org

More Info

Dana Feder

jobs@townhallseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Position Description: Event Lead (part-time, temporary)

Town Hall Seattle seeks an Event Lead to manage day-of-show logistics and public safety at Town Hall-produced events. Reporting to the Production Director, the Event Lead works in concert with the Front of House Lead and venue staff to ensure a clean, safe, and customer service-oriented environment for our patrons. The Event Lead serves as liaison to Inside/Out venues, artists, speakers, press, and other event personnel. Duties include event set-up, day-of-show event coordination, and strike/load-out. Shifts vary in length and shift times vary based on event needs. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Duties
• Prepare for events by reading through provided materials; formulate a plan for managing the event, and impart this plan to event personnel.
• Pack event supplies; transport equipment and event personnel to Inside/Out venues using a personal vehicle (not required), carshare, or rideshare.
• Transport equipment and event personnel back to Town Hall offices post-event.
• Complete box office deposit after each event.
• Oversee hourly production staff. Coordinate equipment load-in, set-up, and strike with Front of House Lead and Sound Engineer. Restore venue to pre-event state and to rental agreement specifications.
• Prepare the event space; work with venue representative to ensure that each space is clean and presentable, with signage set. Perform safety and accessibility check before event partners arrive and prior to opening doors to the public.
• Work with day-of-show production team, introducer, and “talent” to coordinate event start; transition event to Q&A and moderate questions, as needed.
• Manage emergency situations involving building occupants, ensuring safety of those involved as audience members as well as event crew.
• Assist with day-of coordinating of ASL interpreters/CART services for patrons.
• Assist members of the public with a variety of special needs (including early and reserved seating for injured or disabled persons).
• Actively engage in work with a professional demeanor and positive attitude as a member of the Town Hall team.
• Complete detailed house report for every event.
• Attend regular production meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• Minimum of one year of experience in theater, event management, or the performing arts.
• Strong organizational, leadership, and customer service skills and the ability to work quickly and independently, to think clearly under pressure, and to maintain a calm and friendly demeanor when dealing with the public.
• Proven success working with the public, preferably in an events-related capacity.
• Familiarity with aspects of event production (e.g. lighting, sound, audio/visual, staging, etc.).
• Punctuality and dependability.
• Detail-oriented with the ability to take a strong and decisive lead as a supervisor but work well as a team member.
• Receptive to feedback and willingness to engage in continuous improvement.
• Ability to communicate in an effective and pleasant manner with diverse venue and partner groups.
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to think on one’s feet.
• A professional demeanor, outgoing, and a positive attitude about working with the public.
• Facility with taking strong initiative, seeing beyond a list of tasks to the bigger picture.
• Applicants must be able to work a varied and flexible schedule including evenings and weekends (minimum of three weekends per month), lift and carry up to 25 lbs., and work on their feet for several hours at a time.
• Work schedule as assigned by Production Director and as dictated by monthly event calendar (10-20 hours per week); ability and willingness to work long hours when necessary.

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter outlining specific qualifications and your interest in Town Hall to jobs@townhallseattle.org, with Event Lead in the subject line. Resumes requested by August 3, 2018, but position will remain open until filled.

Compensation
• Starting hourly rate is $18.50/hour. This position is part-time, non-exempt.
• Paid sick leave per Washington state law.
• This position is seasonal, September-December, with opportunities for advancement starting February 2019.

Link to Opportunity

https://townhallseattle.org/job/event-lead-2/

Posted

8/13/2018

Town Hall Seattle
Town Hall Seattle seeks a Front of House Lead to support the Event Lead in managing day-of-show logistics and public safety at Town Hall-produced events.

Organization

Town Hall Seattle

Website

www.townhallseattle.org

More Info

Dana Feder

jobs@townhallseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Town Hall Seattle seeks a Front of House Lead to support the Event Lead in managing day-of-show logistics and public safety at Town Hall-produced events. Working as a member of the production team, the Front of House Lead runs the nightly box office and conducts membership outreach. They oversee front-of-house volunteers at event shifts and act as the primary audience liaison at Town Hall programs. The ideal candidate will develop a familiarity with and passion for Town Hall’s mission and programs to act as a friendly and effective advocate for the organization. Shifts are typically 4-5 hours in length. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Duties
• Prepare event supplies; transport equipment and personnel to Inside/Out venues with Event Lead.
• Prepare and load in event supplies; set-up and strike furniture for each event (e.g. tables, chairs, and music stands, signage, etc.). Restore venue to pre-event state.
• Load in supplies; coordinate set-up and breakdown of event, leaving venue to partner specifications.
• Act as the primary point of contact for event volunteers.
• Represent the organization to the public with a high level of customer service.
• Process ticket transactions with cash and credit cards.
• Encourage audience engagement with upcoming programs/events.
• Complete all box office reports, deposits, and paperwork, including membership paperwork.
• Support box office tracking, reporting, and data collection.
• Be comfortable with the multitasking required at a busy event.
• Other tasks related to promoting the programs and mission of Town Hall.
• Work with venue staff to maintain presentable condition of building exterior, venues and lobbies, restrooms, waste receptacles, etc. Refresh as necessary throughout events.
• Coordinate accessibility efforts with Event Lead. Assist members of the public with special needs (including early and reserved seating for mobility impaired persons).
• Actively engage in work with a positive attitude as a member of the Town Hall team.
• Assist Event Lead in emergency situations involving building occupants.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• A minimum of two years of experience in customer service roles required.
• Proven success working with volunteers and/or the public, preferably in an events-related capacity.
• Familiarity with box office procedures, volunteer oversight, and experience with donor and membership cultivation.
• Highly accurate with attention to detail.
• Flexible, collegial, and self-directed working style with a sense of humor.
• Ability to handle cash and reconcile nightly box office earnings; computer skills and willingness to organize and train others.
• Passionate about the performing arts, cultural advocacy, and books.
• Ability to work quickly and independently, to think clearly under pressure, and to maintain a calm and friendly demeanor when dealing with the public.
• Proven success working with the public, preferably in an events-related capacity.
• Familiarity with aspects of event production.
• Punctuality and dependability.
• Ability to consistently display a positive, friendly, and energetic attitude and professional appearance.
• Applicants must be able to work a varied and flexible schedule including evenings and weekends (minimum of two weekends per month), lift and carry up to 25 lbs., and work on their feet for several hours at a time.
• Work schedule as assigned by Production Director and as dictated by monthly event calendar (10-20 hours per week); ability and willingness to work long hours when necessary.

How to Apply

To Apply
Submit resume and cover letter outlining specific qualifications and your interest in Town Hall to jobs@townhallseattle.org, with Front of House Lead in the subject line. Resumes requested by August 3, 2018, but position will remain open until filled.

Compensation
• Starting hourly rate is $17.50/hour. This position is non-exempt.
• Paid sick leave per Washington state law.
• This position is seasonal, September-December, with opportunities for advancement starting February 2019.

Link to Opportunity

https://townhallseattle.org/job/front-of-house-lead/

Posted

8/13/2018

Museum of History & Industry
The primary role of the K-12 and Youth Programs Educator is to support the Education Department’s mission in presenting and developing high-quality education programs to a broad audience. The K-12 and Youth Programs Educator is responsible for program delivery, program supply maintenance, and some administrative support of the department, as well as assisting with the development, evaluation, and facilitation of a variety of Education programs. This individual also contributes and participates in reaching the overall education/museum goals and projects. The K12 and Youth Programs Educator reports to the Education and Youth Programs Manager and is a member of the Interpretive Services Department.

Organization

Museum of History & Industry

Website

www.mohai.org

More Info

Ethelyn Abellanosa

human.resources@mohai.org

206.324.1126

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Key Responsibilities:
• Facilitate high-quality school and youth programs as part of a team of educators, including direct instruction or support of all on and off-site K-12 programs, youth and family programs, and teen programs.
• Efficiently coordinate the details of the Portable Museum program, including maintenance, and related materials, including inventory, preparation/receiving, cleaning, etc.
• Support a variety of programs in collaboration with the Education team, including teen programs, family programs, Education Department internships, summer camps, department events, etc.
• Assist with the development and evaluation of new school, teen, and family programs, including development of curriculum materials, teacher resources, etc. which support MOHAI’s mission and current & upcoming exhibits, as well as local and national education standards.
• Ensure that all interactions are culturally responsive, respectful, and based on a foundation of MOHAI’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
• Deliver programs and develop activities that are responsive to a variety of student needs.
• Manage MOHAI’s Education collection of historic artifacts, replicas, and other primary resource materials.
• Maintain classroom organization and tidiness, setting up before and cleaning-up after programs.
• General administrative support for Education and Youth Programs team.
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
• A minimum of 2 years of experience teaching in an informal or formal education setting. Bachelor’s Degree in History, Education, or related field preferred.
• Experience and passion for working with youth and diverse communities.
• Exceptional presentation and public speaking skills.
• Ability to actively problem-solve, work independently as well as part of a team.
• Work effectively in a high-volume, high-energy environment; keep a positive attitude under pressure.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
• Ability to move/carry up to 50 pounds.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• Enthusiasm for MOHAI’s exhibits, programs, and mission.

How to Apply

Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, and three references to:
Human.Resources@mohai.org

No phone calls, please.

MOHAI is a 501(C)3 Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Link to Opportunity

https://mohai.org/about/#opportunities

Posted

8/13/2018

Town Hall Seattle
Town Hall Seattle seeks an experienced journalist or political analyst to develop a series of public programs this Fall 2018 aimed at educating and empowering our community about this year’s election. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable discussing national politics, but especially tuned-in to local and regional elections and ballot initiatives. They should be comfortable writing and speaking to an audience about politics in a way that cuts through the noise and develops deeper understanding and engagement. Applicants may not be directly affiliated with any 2018 campaigns, and must be willing to develop programs that fairly represent opposing sides. Their role is to act as an audience surrogate and to convene and moderate broad-based conversations.

Organization

Town Hall Seattle

Website

www.townhallseattle.org

More Info

Edward Wolcher

jobs@townhallseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Scope of Work

This is a three month, part-time contract position running from September-November 2018
Develop three public programs on the 2018 election. One should focus on local and statewide politics, one should focus on national politics, and one should be a post-election round-up.
Write 3 regular, short blog posts for Town Hall’s website
Participate in 3 Town Hall Seattle podcasts (in development) as a guest or interviewer.
Participate in at least 2 Town Hall Seattle Civics lecture events as a moderator and/or host post-event community discussions.
Qualifications

Professional experience as a political journalist or analyst
Strong connections to Seattle and Washington State politics
Knowledge of 2018 elections issues and candidates
Comfort with diverse and marginalized communities
Passion for community empowerment and political education
Compensation

This is a contract position paid a stipend of $3,000: $1,500 ($500/ea) for programming three public programs, and $1500 ($500/monthly) to cover blogging, podcasting and community engagement.

How to Apply

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your background and interest in the position to jobs@townhallseattle.org, with “Elections Correspondent” in the subject line. Include links to published work, a professional website (if any) and any videos of public programs you’ve organized or been involved in (if any).

This position is meant to support emerging voices in political journalism. Women, young people, people of color, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and members of other groups traditionally underrepresented in political discourse are strongly encouraged to apply.

**Applications are due by August 10th, 2018**

Link to Opportunity

https://townhallseattle.org/job/town-hall-seattle-2018-elections-correspondent/

Posted

8/13/2018

Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art seeks an experienced registrar to join our team of museum professionals to help us realize our mission to engage visitors, both within and beyond the MoNA community. This position is responsible for assisting with the management of MoNA’s collections and for incoming and outgoing loans of art to the museum. Reporting to the Curator, the Registrar is part of the museum team and responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the care and management of objects owned by or on loan to MoNA, the handling of both collections in accordance with approved policies, and in alignment with museum best practices.

Organization

Museum of Northwest Art

Website

http://www.monamuseum.org/

More Info

Chloe Dye Sherpe

chloed@museumofnwart.org

3604664446

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Assistant Registrar Description The Museum of Northwest Art seeks an experienced registrar to join our team of museum professionals to help us realize our mission to engage visitors, both within and beyond the MoNA community. This position is responsible for assisting with the management of MoNA’s collections and for incoming and outgoing loans of art to the museum. Reporting to the Curator, the Registrar is part of the museum team and responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the care and management of objects owned by or on loan to MoNA, the handling of both collections in accordance with approved policies, and in alignment with museum best practices. Key Responsibilities • Maintains records in a sound and secure manner that provides current and accurate information on each object, including its location, catalogue information, status, and condition, and responds to general inquiries about the collections. • Manages the collections management database system. • Works with curator and collections committee to deaccession and accession works following best practices. • Manages all incoming and outgoing loans, including transportation arrangements, to MoNA of art and objects related to its collections, acquisitions, and exhibition program. • Responsible for record-keeping systems (electronic and paper), administration of insurance policy, documentation, storage, care, handling/packing, condition, display and security of objects (in permanent collections and on loan). This position will be primarily accountable for the thoroughness, accuracy and the proper documentation and filing and storing of all object records (both digital and paper). Accountable for managing orderly records, files, and retrieval systems for MoNA collection (exhibition history, location, provenance). Produces accurate and timely reports (e.g. in conjunction with appraisals, inventories, insurance purposes, exhibitions), for leading inventories, audits, and spot-checks as required. Accountable for working with curators and other museum staff to ensure that forms (e.g. loan forms, deed of gift) are meeting AAM standards and are approved by MoNA. Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience or training required. Master's degree in Museum Studies, Art History or related field desired. • Knowledge of accepted museum registration practices, art handling techniques, US customs and copyright laws, and risk management practices and standards. Experience in records management, art transport arrangements, accessioning and deaccessioning, loan management, exhibition management, database management, and administrative and supervisory experience. • Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability. • Demonstrated experience with PastPerfect is desired. Knowledge of nomenclature, metadata standards and best practices in the field required. • Confidentiality, discretion, and flexibility are a must. • Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, conservators, museum professionals, scholars, collectors, lenders and the general public on a daily basis and foster a cooperative work environment.
About the Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art is renowned for the quality and focus of its collection of over 2,400 artworks. MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity. The museum aims to provide a rich experience with thoughtful context and personalized attention for visitors from our diverse community.
The museum's acclaimed education program, MoNA Link, has served nearly 8,000 students and over 140 teachers in the school districts of Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and Stanwood-Camano. MoNA Link provides comprehensive art education for students from pre-K to middle school. The outreach program meets the needs of the underserved, including the homeless, youth in juvenile detention, and assisted living residents.
MoNA offers free admission and is open seven days a week to ensure access to all. The museum has received the Governor's Award for significant contributions to arts and culture, and the facility’s renovations by Henry Klein Partnership Architects received an honor award from the American Institute of Architects.

How to Apply

Application deadline is ongoing. The position is part-time (30 hours a week) with flexible hours. Apply with cover letter and current resume sent to Chloé Dye Sherpe, Curator, chloed@museumofnwart.org. Position will remain open until filled. Find out more about MoNA at www.monamuseum.org. EOE

Link to Opportunity

Posted

8/13/2018

Nordic Museum
The Executive Assistant provides primary administrative support to the Executive Director/CEO and serves as communications liaison to the Board of Trustees

Organization

Nordic Museum

Website

www.nordicmuseum.org

More Info

Michael Ide

michaeli@nordicmuseum.org

20678957077012

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
• Act as “entry point” for Executive Director/CEO. Interface with all levels of internal/external contacts; requires exceptional discretion, discernment, judgment, initiative and follow-through.
• Manage Executive Director/CEO’s calendar, national and international travel.
• Draft, edit, and proof Executive Director/CEO’s internal and external correspondence, speaking points, presentations, articles, and reports.
• Support Executive Director/CEO’s outreach efforts and assist with the production of promotional programs.
• Liaise with Board President, Trustees and committee leadership; facilitate Board communications, attend and take minutes at appropriate Board and committee meetings.
• Maintain Board records and Trustee information, draft and organize Board and Board committee meeting materials, prepare executive reports, and assist with governance projects.
• Plan and organize meetings, events, dinner programs and receptions.
• Collaborate across departments to manage shared calendars and space allocation for meetings and museum functions.
• Accurately track and document Executive Director/CEO’s expenses and reimbursements.
• Facilitate and manage logistics for special projects and drive completion of deliverables.
• Represent the Museum at Museum sponsored programs and other community events as required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with high energy and strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.
• Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions; interpret and present information effectively.
• Excellent communication, effective listening and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to anticipate challenges, take initiative and provide solutions to achieve department and organization objectives.
• Must be able to quickly and accurately assess priorities.
• Proactive in meeting important deadlines.
• Highly organized and detail oriented.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of highly sensitive data, records, conversations.
• Excellent verbal, writing and editing skills: English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
• Adaptable to changing business situations and environments.

REQUIREMENTS
• BA or equivalent + 5 years relevant experience
• Occasional weekend and evening work
• Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
• Proficient in PC platform
• Valid drivers’ license
• Ability to lift 20lbs
• Ability to be seated/standing for extended periods


How to Apply

To apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements via email to hr@nordicmuseum.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Application close date: Open until filled.

Link to Opportunity

http://nordicmuseum.org/about/jobs

Posted

8/13/2018

Beacon Arts
Beacon Development Group seeking a teaching artist to create a mural for display at El Centro de la Raza on N. Beacon Hill. Mural will be executed in partnership with tchildren and youth that represent the diversity of people BDG serves, and incorporates the experience of living on Beacon Hill from a child’s perspective.

Organization

Beacon Arts

Website

www.beacon-arts.org

More Info

Lorelei Amato

whosthere@loreleiamato.com

206 409 7849

Deadline to Apply

8/15/2018

Description

Beacon Development Group is seeking a teaching artist to facilitate the creation of a 7’ x 11’ mural to be displayed near their office at El Centro de la Raza on N. Beacon Hill. The intention is to create a mural in partnership with the children and youth of the El Centro community that represents the diversity of people BDG serves, and incorporates the experience of living on Beacon Hill from a child’s perspective.

Requirements:
Applicants should demonstrate experience working with children and youth, ideally on collaborative and/or large-scale projects. Experience with art addressing social justice issues a plus. Please include images or links to relevant projects.

Funding:
Beacon Development group is providing $2000 to fund this project. Proposals should include a budget outline for production costs and artist stipend.

How to Apply

Proposals are being submitted via Beacon Arts, a non-profit serving artists and audiences on Beacon Hill. Proposals should be submitted via their Calls for Artists page.

Link to Opportunity

beacon-arts.org/propose-projects

Posted

8/13/2018

Town Hall Seattle
Town Hall Seattle seeks a Development Coordinator to coordinate operations in gift management and donor stewardship in support of the organization’s development goals. This position is well suited for a highly-motivated individual with strong administrative and customer service skills. The position will gain valuable experience and exposure in a fast-paced setting while helping support Town Hall’s advancement goals.

Organization

Town Hall Seattle

Website

www.townhallseattle.org

More Info

Kate Nagle-Caraluzzo

jobs@townhallseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

This role is a full-time position charged with supporting work across all departmental efforts. The majority of time allocated will support Town Hall’s membership program, serving our 5,500+ members through gift processing, acknowledgments, membership fulfillment, and customer service. In addition to the work with the membership program, this position will support Institutional Giving and the Capital Campaign on an ongoing basis and will work on special projects as assigned. This position reports to the Donor Relations and Membership Manager, and will work closely with the Database Administrator, Institutional Giving Manager, and Capital Campaign Director.

Reflecting the creativity and concerns of our region, Town Hall’s program aspires to host the broadest possible range of voices and interests. Diversity within the organization’s staff advances our mission and work. Consequently, Town Hall supports the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as essential to its institutional values, and to a democratic and pluralistic society.

Primary Responsibilities:

Individual Giving / Membership – 70%

Process gift acknowledgement and membership benefit fulfillment in a timely manner
Process accounts receivable (incl. cash, check, credit cards, and pledges)
Refine policies and procedures to streamline gift processing systems and ensure database integrity
Serve as membership point person for telephone, email and in-person inquiries
Manage a small team of volunteers to assist with mailings and data management
Institutional Giving – 10%

Process grants via Salesforce and generate acknowledgment letters
Compile grant attachments and program data
Draft grant reports
Filing as needed
Capital Campaign– 10%

Build prospect packets and coordinate packet inserts
Process capital gifts and generate acknowledgment letters
Update prospect records monthly in Salesforce
Special Events– 10%

Support Talk of the Town (Town Hall’s annual fundraiser) and other special events, as needed)
Qualifications

College degree and two years office experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
Excellent computer skills required; experience with QuickBooks (preferred) and donor databases (required). Salesforce experience a plus.
Aptitude with numbers; bookkeeping experience a plus
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proven organizational and time management skills
Highly accurate with attention to detail
Flexible, collegial working style with a sense of humor
Enjoys working with the public; customer service experience highly desirable

Compensation

Hourly wage: $18.26-$20.19 ($38,000-$42,000/year)
Position is full-time (40 hours/week, non-exempt); ability to work flexible hours; occasional evenings and weekends, as needed.
Benefits package includes fully-paid medical and dental insurance, fully subsidized bus pass, and matched 403(b) plan. Generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Email: jobs@townhallseattle.org.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about Town Hall or to access this job description online, please visit our website at: www.townhallseattle.org.

Link to Opportunity

https://townhallseattle.org/job/development-coordinator-2/

Posted

8/13/2018

Whitdel Arts
Exhibition Opportunity in Detroit

Organization

Whitdel Arts

Website

http://www.whitdelarts.com

More Info

JenClare Gawaran

jenclare@whitdelarts.com

Fee to Apply

$15 for members/Free for members

Deadline to Apply

9/5/2018

Description

Call-For-Entries: Boys Will Be Boys

Whitdel Arts is currently accepting submissions and proposals for Boys Will Be Boys. This exhibition will explore different archetypes of masculinity, today’s societal pressures on men, and ramifications of institutionalized expectations. Masculinity has a long and varied history, but with the current climate, the constructs of manhood have come to the forefront of conversation. With this exhibition, we aim to continue the conversation on the limitations and outcomes of the concept of masculinity. This exhibition will be held at Whitdel Arts in the Fall of 2018.

Exhibition dates: September 21st - November 3rd, 2018
Reception: Friday, September 21st, 7-10pm
Criteria: Work in all media is eligible. Work must have been created within the last 3 years.
Submission Deadline: September 4th, 2018 by 11:59pm.

How to Apply

View the entire call with details on how to submit here: https://tinyurl.com/y7yr33gq

Link to Opportunity

https://tinyurl.com/y7yr33gq

Posted

8/13/2018

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

8/23/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle

Start Date

08/22/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

08/22/2018

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

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

Description

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

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

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

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

8/24/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle

Start Date

08/23/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

08/23/2018

End Time

10:00 PM

Cost

$70 member; $95 non-member

Description

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

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

levi@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

8/26/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle

Start Date

08/25/2018

Start Time

09:00 AM

End Date

08/25/2018

End Time

05:00 PM

Cost

$135 member; $160 non-member; $80 visually impaired

Description

Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment. Useful for radio and TV producers, as well as sound artists and engineers. Students will practice field recording and listen to their work.

How to Apply

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

Photographic Center Northwest
PCNW seeks a motivated individual with experience pitching, developing, and managing sponsor-based partnerships; managing membership programs; and fundraising events. PCNW aims to increase development revenue in 2018-19 by expanding our regional business partners and individual donor base.

Organization

Photographic Center Northwest

Website

www.pcnw.org

More Info

Terry Novak

opportunities@pcnw.org

Deadline to Apply

8/17/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

PCNW seeks a motivated individual with experience pitching, developing, and managing sponsor-based partnerships; managing membership programs; and fundraising events. PCNW aims to increase development revenue in 2018-19 by expanding our regional business partners and individual donor base.

The ideal candidate will approach projects and problems strategically and creatively, and is outgoing, detail-oriented, highly motivated, and a quick study. This position is part of the development/fundraising team, supports and reports directly to the Associate Director and works closely with the Marketing Manager.

Job Responsibilities:
• Cultivation and management of 5–7 revenue-generating partnerships, annually (45% of time)
• Oversight of membership program (35% of time)
• Project manager of spring fundraiser (20% of time; concentrated at certain times of year)
• Supports AD in other fundraising activities

Required Qualifications:
• Outreach experience—including sponsorship, partnerships, membership, or events
• Event planning; preferably with fundraising component
• Strong writing skills
• Strong communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Bachelors degree, or equivalent work experience


Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with Salesforce
• Experience working with diverse populations from artists to Fortune 500 corporations
• Familiarity with the photographic medium
• Ability to effectively multi-task
• Ability to collaborate with small, agile teams


Salary: DOE, range starting at $22,500; reports to the Associate Director

Benefits:
Salaried part-time position; 24 hours/week with a flexible, mutually agreed upon schedule. Some commitments on nights and weekends required. Healthcare benefits offered after 90-day trial. Generous vacation; opportunity to enroll in classes and workshops; free facilities usage; and available free parking.

How to Apply

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to opportunities@pcnw.org. No phone calls, please.

Deadline August 16th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

Museum of Pop Culture
MoPOP seeks a part-time Museum Educator to engage visitors through tours, drop-in interactions, and school programs. Reporting to the Director of Education + Programs, the Museum Educator is expected to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team of committed, passionate educators. will facilitate outreach programs and work within our galleries facilitating activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Museum Educator serves as an integral member of our front-line staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups. This position is three to four days a week with additional on-call availability, roughly 15-26 hours per week, and includes weekend, evening, and holiday hours.

Organization

Museum of Pop Culture

Website

www.mopop.org

More Info

Jason Porter

jasonp@mopop.org

2062623424

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

The ideal candidate is:

Engaging….loves to interact with the public, with learners of all ages; open to experimenting with various strategies to get conversations and interactions going between and among visitors.



Collaborative…works effectively with other museum staff, volunteers, and community members to create engaging tours, gallery encounters, and educational experiences.



Dynamic…. works with vigor to create experiences for adult, family, and school visitors that expand beyond the tried and true, imbued with creativity and experimentation.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):



Facilitates school programs for multiple grade levels via in-museum tours and workshops and as part of the MoPOP mobile outreach program.



Implements a variety of activities and visitor interactions including gallery tours, activity carts, storytelling, facilitated dialogues, art-making activities, etc.



Creates and implements new curriculum associated with museum content.



Welcomes visitors to MoPOP in a friendly and hospitable manner.



Qualifications (Education/Experience/Certifications):

College Degree preferred; 3+ years of experience in Informal or formal education with students of various ages is required; or an equivalent combinator of education and experience.

Background in performing arts is a plus.

Possess excellent customer interaction skills and public speaking abilities.

Work well with a diverse group of colleagues,

Exhibit Flexibility for the changing needs of each day, and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment.

Weekends and holidays required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Passion for a variety of popular culture genres (music, sci‐fi, film, comic books, etc.)



Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk. The job regularly requires the employee to stand for long periods of time, both indoors and out, as well as walk, climb or balance, crouch, and stoop. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 30 pounds, and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

How to Apply

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=12812&clientkey=F92B512A03014D8D68A8910278240902

Link to Opportunity

https://www.mopop.org/jointheteam

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Auburn
The City of Auburn seeks applications from artists for exhibitions in three different gallery spaces during the 2019 calendar year.

Organization

City of Auburn

Website

www.cityofauburn.gov/arts

More Info

Allison Hyde

ahyde@auburnwa.gov

253-804-5043

Deadline to Apply

9/19/2018

Description

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or small three-dimensional media to exhibit their work at three City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2019. Galleries are within City operated buildings including City Hall, Auburn Senior Center (Cheryl Sallee Gallery) and Community and Event Center. Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, ceramics, jewelry, metal sculptures, etc.

How to Apply

To apply, or for more information, visit our call to artists on CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5638

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5638

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Auburn
The City of Auburn seeks applications from NW installation artists to activate the window-front gallery for three month long exhibitions in 2019.

Organization

City of Auburn

Website

www.cityofauburn.gov/arts

More Info

Allison Hyde

ahyde@auburnwa.gov

253-804-5043

Deadline to Apply

9/19/2018

Description

A program of the City of Auburn, Art on Main selects regional artists to install 3-dimensional or multi-media art installations in a public window-front exhibition space in downtown Auburn. The program offers a $1,000 artist stipend to support the creation of new work and site-specific projects, or the installation of existing work.

How to Apply

For more information or to apply, visit our call to artists on CaFE here: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5637

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5637

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Auburn
The City of Auburn seeks applications from artists and arts organizations that are seeking support for art related projects which will directly benefit the City of Auburn residents in 2019.

Organization

City of Auburn

Website

www.cityofauburn.gov/arts

More Info

Allison Hyde

ahyde@auburnwa.gov

253-804-5043

Deadline to Apply

10/23/2018

Description

About the Project Support Grant Program:
Established in 2002, the primary purpose of this program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. The goal of the program is to encourage the growth, innovation, excellence and accessibility of the arts programs, as well as offer opportunities for local artists to create new work and share that work with the community through a free public component.
The City of Auburn Arts Commission allocates funding support it receives from 4Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County) to community arts organizations and special projects through its Arts Sustained Support Program. All funds awarded through this program are dependent entirely on receipt of funds from 4Culture. Funding is typically awarded for $500 - $2,000 and is determined through a competitive application process. Strong applications will have a significant community impact through the arts and will demonstrate innovation and excellence in the field.

How to Apply

To apply or for more information on the funding application guidelines, please visit our website at: http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/arts_entertainment/call_to_artists.htm

Link to Opportunity

http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/arts_entertainment/call_to_artists.htm

Posted

8/13/2018

Seattle Women in Jazz
Board Members are currently sought to help shape Seattle Women in Jazz.

Organization

Seattle Women in Jazz

Website

www.seattlewomeninjazz.com

More Info

Jessica Davis

Jessica@seattlewomeninjazz.com

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

OPPORTUNITY:

�� BE INSTRUMENTAL IN SHAPING SEATTLE WOMEN IN JAZZ’S FUTURE ��

Board Members Sought
Seattle Women in Jazz is currently seeking to expand its board with new members. As a board member, you will be directly involved with shaping our upcoming events.

Seattle Women in Jazz is the first organization of its kind locally to specifically highlight some of Seattle’s best jazz artists and bands, led by and/or comprised of women. Seattle Women in Jazz also works to engage youth in the art of jazz, to honor our elders of jazz, and to reach out to potential new audience members and those who would not otherwise get to attend a jazz concert. The organization produces concerts throughout the year, including its annual fundraiser, "Jazz Shout," which occurs every March in recognition of Women's History Month.

The most important qualities we seek in our board members are a belief in our mission and a passion for jazz and the artists we serve. We are looking for members who represent a diverse and wide range of backgrounds, talents, expertise and skills, such as legal, financial, press and public relations, marketing, event planning, performing, fundraising, or other business backgrounds, including those who may have previous non-profit experience.

The term of board members is a minimum of two years, renewable term, with an expected time commitment of 5-10 hours of service each month. Board members must also attend regularly-scheduled monthly meetings. This is a volunteer position.

If you are interested in serving on the board, or if you would simply like additional information, please email Jessica Davis at jessica@seattlewomeninjazz.com.

How to Apply

If you are interested in serving on the board, or if you would simply like additional information, please email Jessica Davis at jessica@seattlewomeninjazz.com.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

8/13/2018

Gallery 110, Seattle WA
Gallery 110, a non-profit artist-collective gallery, is seeking a full-time Director.

Organization

Gallery 110, Seattle WA

Website

www.gallery110.com

More Info

David Haughton

apply@gallery110.com

206-624-9336

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Gallery 110, a non-profit artist-collective gallery, is seeking a full-time Director. We seek a candidate with previous art gallery experience who will oversee marketing and sales: advising on promotions and exhibitions that stimulate public interest while developing relationships with artists, clientele, the arts community, and the press. The Director maintains sales records, contracts, documents, archival records, client database, and the Gallery’s website. We offer a base salary of $18,000/year plus a generous commission on sales and expect the Director to be present in the gallery during business hours (noon-5pm Thursday – Saturday) with flexible additional hours to complete promotional, managerial and operations duties as needed.
We are looking for a Director who is in love with art, has a confident ‘eye’ for good art, and can articulate and share that enthusiasm with others, promoting investments in our artists’ work. In managing Gallery 110 you will have the opportunity to to join a successful contemporary art gallery and through your vision propel it onto the regional and national stage.

How to Apply

Send resume/C.V. and cover letter of interest to: apply@gallery110.com.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.gallery110.com/job-posting/

Posted

8/13/2018

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas
Seeking visionary Executive Director with well-honed nonprofit leadership and management skills and experience helping nonprofits thrive and grow.

Organization

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas

Website

http://fearlessideas.org/

More Info

Audra Eng

edsearch@fearlessideas.org

4157104898

Deadline to Apply

9/1/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (BFI) launched its programs nearly 13 years ago, in October 2005. BFI believes that the power of words, well-written and well-spoken, can open doors to important opportunities. Our writing, publishing, and after-school tutoring programs prepare students, ages 6 to 18, to succeed in our diverse world by developing strong writing skills, championing different communication styles, and helping kids share their stories. All programs are free and open to families from any socio-economic background (http://www.fearlessideas.org).

The Job
We are seeking an Executive Director who can embrace the qualities that have made BFI a valued and successful organization focused on inclusivity, creativity, and community. This person is able to inspire creativity in children, volunteers, and staff; encourage kids to let their individuality shine; and teach them that even their zaniest ideas are worth writing down and sharing with others.

We are seeking a visionary Executive Director with well-honed nonprofit leadership and management skills and experience helping nonprofits thrive and grow. Our Executive Director must also have a talent for attracting donors, a passion for investing in the potential of each student, and a gift for running an organization with grace and humor (preferably equal parts wry and wacky).

Job Responsibilities

Leadership
• Collaborate with the board and staff to promote, distinguish, and carry out the mission of BFI.
• Respect and nurture the expertise, creativity and commitment of BFI's wonderful staff; oversee the hiring, development, and productivity of new staff to guarantee their success at BFI.
• Guide and sustain the excellence of BFI programs, events, and activities with their unique and quirky character in tact.
• Make sure our programs meet the requirements of funding sources and achieve the intended outcomes for the kids involved.
• Motivate parents, partners, and potential funding sources to support and further our mission.
• Develop collaborative and mutually beneficial alliances with youth organizations, nonprofits, arts organizations, families, schools, foundations, corporations, local officials, and community partners.

Fiscal Management
• Develop, implement, and monitor BFI’s annual budget in collaboration
with financial staff and the BFI Board of Directors.
• Make sure that incoming donations, grants, foundation awards, and other funding meet the revenue goals of the annual budget, including adequate cash flow.
• Guide the development of annual financial and development plans to support each year's programmatic goals.
• Take the lead role in ongoing fundraising for the organization, including cultivating, engaging, and stewarding donors and other funding sources at all levels of giving.
• Oversee the planning and execution of outreach and fundraising events.

Operations
• Establish and ensure the necessary administrative and operational systems are in place to support organizational goals.
• Oversee BFI administrative functions, including finances, human resources, facilities, technology, communications, store operations, and program evaluation.
• Support staff responsible for the training and management of volunteers to sustain a vibrant volunteer pool, while ensuring that each volunteer is a good match for the program or project he or she supports.
• Make sure that evaluation and record-keeping processes accurately capture and report all BFI activities, frequency of participation in BFI youth programs, and notable trends, achievements, and problems or issues.
• Ensure that BFI technology and information systems are maintained, monitored, and updated as needed, and that funding is available for the technology required for efficient operations.

Outreach, Brand Development, and Marketing
• Work with staff to develop and implement an annual marketing communications plan to increase the visibility of our work and keep supporters well-informed.
• Oversee all public communications — including emails and letters, social media postings, the web site, newsletters, brochures, and public relations materials — to preserve the unconventional spirit, voice, and messages of BFI. (As a foundation director once said, “Your newsletter is the only one I read start to finish every month.”)

Board Relations
• Report to the board, attend each meeting, and keep the board thoroughly informed of BFI's progress and any obstacles to success.
• Personally engage each board member in BFI's work to build a lasting commitment; enlist his or her support whenever needed to help achieve immediate and long-term goals.
• Collaborate with staff on routine presentations to the board that highlight what, how, and where programs are occurring, as well as their desired outcomes, problem areas, and notable achievements.
• Work with the board to develop a strategic plan, monitor its implementation, and measure progress on an annual basis.
• Help the board identify, recruit, and develop active board members who can support the work of BFI in multiple ways.
• Assign and oversee staff liaisons to board committees so committees have the information and support necessary to fulfill their objectives.

Experience and Qualifications
• Personality: Charismatic, open-minded, articulate, child-friendly, and in possession of an excellent sense of humor.
• Education: Bachelor's degree in education, arts, or other relevant specialty from an accredited college or university. Preferred: Masters degree in education, nonprofit management, or other relevant specialty.
• Nonprofit: Four to six years' experience managing nonprofit youth programs, staff, and operations, with notable experience in education and/or the arts.
• Leadership: Ability to guide, mentor, delegate, listen, problem-solve, and make timely and effective decisions.
• Financial: Experience creating and managing budgets, overseeing financial and fundraising staff, and working with staff and board to sustain financial health.
• Fundraising: Experience as a nonprofit development director and/or demonstrated ability to secure funding from corporations, foundations, and other sources, while inspiring individual donors to give.
• Network: Access to a strong and diverse network of connections throughout Seattle and the Northwest.
• Collaboration: Experience working with many different cultures and constituents, including donors, community organizations, parents, teachers, volunteers, and children.
• Communications and Public Speaking: Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; a public speaking style that can clearly convey the spirit and purpose of BFI while holding the audience's attention.

Compensation
Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and competitive with nonprofit executive director salaries in the Northwest. The job also includes a stipend for health care, flexible work hours, and a generous vacation policy.

Starting Date
November 2018


The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse applicant pool for this position that includes persons of color; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons; and disabled persons.

How to Apply

Please email your resume, along with a one-page cover letter and three references, to edsearch@fearlessideas.org. Your email’s subject line should read “Executive Director.” We are accepting applications through August 31, 2018. Please no phone calls.

Link to Opportunity

http://fearlessideas.org/_assets/uploads/BFI-ED-JobDescription.pdf

Posted

8/13/2018

ACT Theatre
ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, a professional not-for-profit arts organization in Seattle, is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Director of Development. The theatre operates on a $6M operating budget, 40% of which is generated from contributed income.

Organization

ACT Theatre

Website

acttheatre.org

More Info

Samie Detzer

samie.detzer@acttheatre.org

2062927660

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

The Director of Development is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for the overall fundraising operation. The Director leads a team of development professionals to identify and secure funding support for the mission and the facility.

A successful candidate takes pride in the work of the theatre and the landmark facility, telling the story of ACT’s mission in compelling ways to the donor community to earn their support and financial investment.



Beginning annual salary: $75,000 – $85,000
A-rated health insurance plan
Parking space optional
Complimentary ACTPass

How to Apply

This position is open until filled with an immediate start date available. To apply, please send a current résumé and cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, and goals are a match for this position to:
Becky Witmer, Managing Director becky.witmer@acttheatre.org

Please include in the subject line: Your Last Name, Director of Development Position

No phone calls, drop-ins, or physical mailings please.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
ACT is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in all aspects of its programming and organization.

Link to Opportunity

https://acttheatre.org/about/work-with-us/

Posted

8/13/2018

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for 6X6NW, a community art exhibition event featuring an estimated 700 works of art. Each artwork must be 6 x 6 inches and artists may enter up to 10 works of any medium (2D or 3D). There is a $6 fee to register. Registration is free for children 18 and under.

Organization

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Website

www.shorelinearts.net

More Info

Tara Shadduck

events@shorelinearts.net

12064174645

Fee to Apply

6

Deadline to Apply

9/28/2018

Description

Call for Artists: 2018 6X6NW – A Unique Community Art Exhibition

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for 6X6NW, a community art exhibition event featuring an estimated 700 works of art. Each artwork must be 6 x 6 inches and artists may enter up to 10 works of any medium (2D or 3D). There is a $6 fee to register. Registration is free for children 18 and under.

Entries will be exhibited during 6X6NW on October 6, 2018 and offered for sale to the public for $36 each. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will receive a 60% commission on any works sold and artists may elect to waive their 40% commission and contribute their work(s) as a full donation to benefit the Arts Council’s community arts programming and events.

Interested in taking pART? Registration and participation is open to all — no art background is required! For information and registration visit: www.shorelinearts.net/6X6NWCall. Registered participants will receive 6 free tickets to the event at Shoreline Community College on October 6 (a $60 value). Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including People's Choice.

Entries Due: All 6 x 6 works of art must be received to the Arts Council office at the Shoreline Center by September 28 or postmarked by September 29. Please, no late entries! Earlier is better. Arts Council Address: 18560 1st AVE NE Shoreline, WA 98155

Now in its third year, 6X6NW is a program of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and will be held on Saturday, October 6 in the Student Union Building at Shoreline Community College – 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Bldg. 9000, Shoreline, WA 98133.

How to Apply

You can apply/register your works on our website.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

Bremerton Symphony Association
Bremerton Symphony has an immediate opening for a positive, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to coordinate daily operations at our administrative office in downtown Bremerton, assist with production and program coordination, and oversee a wide variety of tasks associated with our seasonal activities and events.

Organization

Bremerton Symphony Association

Website

bremertonsymphony.org

More Info

Anna James Miller

amiller@bremertonsymphony.org

3603731722

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-4PM plus 17 events (Oct-June)
Location: Bremerton plus local travel within Kitsap County
Compensation: $15 per hour plus incentives
Reports To: Executive Director
Start date: ASAP

Mission: We unite and enrich West Sound communities by sharing
a passion for live music, preserving artistic tradition, and supporting music education.

Vision: The West Sound will be an inspired community of supported and
connected local arts and artists with opportunities for citizens of all ages to explore creativity and develop talent, and a dedicated home for music within a thriving local economy.

Values: We are committed to community, accessible education, creativity, and transformational music experiences, respectful, fair, and open communication and interaction, stewardship of resources and relationships.

Position Summary: The Office & Operations Manager is responsible for a wide range of administrative duties at Bremerton Symphony’s office, located upstairs in the United Way building in downtown Bremerton. The Symphony’s programs include Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, and Youth Symphony. The office manager supports all these programs through day-today administration, ticketing, and marketing support. The position demands a highly motivated, organized, outgoing, self-starting individual, capable of working within sometimes ambiguous parameters, problem solving, and providing the highest possible level of service to Symphony artists, patrons, volunteers, staff, board, and donors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Office administration:
• Answer a multi-line phone, checking voicemail daily, and routing calls
• Anticipate and meet administrative needs of the Executive Director
• Frequent remote communication with ED during planned leave from mid December through February or March.
• Process ticket orders including inbound/outbound sales and fulfillment.
• Generate donor acknowledgement letters weekly.
• Assist with planning and facilitation of two major fundraisers each year.
• Marketing support including MailChimp e-newsletter preparation from
provided text and graphics.
• Distribute of press releases and input of events onto community calendars.
• Attend community events such as service clubs, Chamber, GreenDrinks, etc.
• Update organizational website via WordPress.
• Attend weekly staff meetings.
• Manage internal production schedule and alert ED to upcoming deadlines.
• Sales including ad and sponsorship follow up, invoicing, and lead
generation, with pay incentives for new advertisers and sponsors.
• Membership program management including incentives for exceeding
financial benchmarks.
• Personal interactions in our community and workplace aligned with
Symphony values.
• Other duties as assigned.

Program support:
• Process program registrations and schedule auditions.
• Collecting tuition payments including inbound and outbound phone calls.
• Follow up with unpaid accounts including phone, e-mail, and letters.
• Anticipate and meet administrative needs of Music Directors.

Production support:
• Box office support during concerts and events including sales and will call.
• Coordinate concert and event volunteers.
• Manage, track, and properly file artist, venue, and vendor contracts.
• Track rehearsal rental hours used by all ensembles and initiate monthly rent check request.
• Occasional assistance backstage or with load in/out of concert equipment when needed.
• Coordinate and participate in production meetings with Stage Manager and Music Directors.
• Schedule piano tunings and instrument/equipment rentals when needed.

Desired Traits:
• Ability to work independently, with general direction.
• Passion for music and/or arts education.
• Outgoing personality and friendly demeanor.
• Highly organized.
• Commitment to Symphony mission, vision, and values.
• Local candidates within Kitsap County will be given priority.

Qualifications:
• General knowledge of music and arts education.
• Knowledge of and connections within the Kitsap community.
• Minimum of two years relevant experience - could include administrative,
customer service, hospitality, or similar.
• Accuracy and high attention to detail.
• Communication skills: fluency in the English language, proper use of
grammar and spelling, keen eye for proofreading and editing.
• Computer skills: advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Mathematical Skills: ability to calculate accurately figures and provide
correct change during rapid transactions.
• Clear Washington State background and credit check.
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and transport heavy items safely utilizing
moving equipment.

Work Environment and Conditions: Bremerton Symphony has a non-smoking office located in downtown Bremerton with provided nearby reserved parking. The noise level is low to moderate and there is very limited exposure to physical risk.

Conditions of Employment: Employment will be on an at-will basis and may be terminated at any time for any reason upon written notice. A performance review will be performed annually. Bremerton Symphony Association is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter highlighting qualifications,
relevant experience, plus availability and commitment to all 2018-19 concert dates and events to Executive Director Anna James Miller at
amiller@bremertonsymphony.org - candidates will be reviewed on a rolling
basis.

Link to Opportunity

http://bremertonsymphony.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-OOM-JOB-DESCRIPTION-1.pdf

Posted

8/13/2018

ArtsWest
ArtsWest seeks artists of ALL AGES to exhibit their artwork in the C-shaped Gallery that is also the lobby of the theater. It is the mission at ArtsWest to produce artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination and use live theater as a powerful agent of change. We are seeking artwork that enhances our 2018-2019 theater season entitled Beyond Ideas.

Organization

ArtsWest

Website

https://www.artswest.org

More Info

Laura

Lee

206-938-0963

Fee to Apply

10

Deadline to Apply

8/23/2018

Description

GALLERY: Located inside ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, 4711 California Ave. SW, Seattle WA, our Gallery consists of 100 linear feet in a C-shaped configuration. Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 2-7:30PM, Sat 2-7:30PM.

SUBJECT MATTER: The title of ArtsWest’s 2018-2019 Season, Beyond Ideas, is taken from the poem ""A Great Wagon"" by the 13th century Sufi mystic Rumi. In it, he speaks of the existence of a field, a place of common ground beyond ideas of who's right and who's wrong, where talk is cheap and even the distinction between ""me and you"" ceases to make sense in the face of the fullness of the world. Today, we're rediscovering an ugly power and reward in talking at each other rather than to each other. With the advent of digital and social media, we can talk at each other with impunity, hiding behind the shield and the mask of the screen and the soundbite. This season asks: what does it feel like to actually hear and see each other? We are encouraging artists to submit work that speaks to the heroic effort for truthful human contact. We are able to accommodate all wall-mounted visual art, small space for ceramics, no video installations.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP: Artwork must be hand-delivered and picked up on a date and time that is coordinated with our Technical Director. There is very limited storage on site. Most installations occur on the weekend, Mondays or Tuesdays.

DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2018
Artists will be notified as soon as decisions are made.

How to Apply

Email the following (or mail equivalent):
1. Completed Information form to: laural@artswest.org
2. Attach up to 6 Hi Res JPEG files of artwork or please provide a link to your portfolio or website.
3. Email is preferred. If unable to email, mail the application including the completed information form with CD containing up to 6 JPEG images. Please note that CD will not be returned to you.
4. Agree to a non-refundable fee of $10 to help us offset our Gallery costs.

LENGTH OF EXHIBITS: Exhibits run concurrently with our theater production dates – ensuring that both our visual art and theater performances play to clean spaces and maximum audiences. The length of these exhibits vary between 4-5 weeks in length.

SIZE RESTRICTIONS: We do not restrict the size of the artwork as long as it can be safely displayed.



ART SALES: Contact information of interested buyers will be provided directly to artists to complete purchase transactions. No sales commission is charged and ArtsWest is not a 3rd party in the sales of art.

LIABILITY: Please be advised that every reasonable precaution will be taken during the receiving, installation, exhibition and return of your artwork but ArtsWest employees, volunteers and patrons do not assume responsibility for loss or damage that might be incurred during this process. All work needs to be of substantial enough nature to withstand these procedures. We encourage each artist to carry their own insurance and to be involved in installation/de-installation.

DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2018
Artists will be notified as soon as decisions are made.

ALTERNATE MAILING ADDRESS:
4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA, 98116
Attn: Laura Lee – Managing Director
laural@artswest.org
www.artswest.org

Link to Opportunity

https://www.artswest.org/gallery/artist-submissions/

Posted

8/13/2018

Path with Art
The Operations Manager will be responsible for general office operations including but not limited to managing contracts, records archival, daily bookkeeping, financial reporting, HR Support and basic administrative tasks. A strong candidate will have proficiency in all facets of MS Office suite, Quickbooks, and basic accounting principals. The ideal candidate will be a team-player, clear communicator, detail orientated, flexible in nature, extremely organized, and have the ability to manage multiple priorities with a positive disposition.

Organization

Path with Art

Website

pathwithart.org

More Info

Sheeka Arbuthnot

info@pathwithart.org

2066500669

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Manage purchase orders and office needs

· Vendor relations

· IT support management

· HR support

· Compliance issues

· Contract support

· Conduct weekly bookkeeping, process payroll, and produce financial reports

· Assist in the development and implementation of systems and procedures for all staff to maximize efficiency in administration

· Telephone, general email, and mail processing

· Management of filing and records maintenance

· Other duties and responsibilities as needed


QUALIFICATIONS
A strong candidate will:

· Believe in Path with Art’s mission

· Be self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively

· Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills with the ability to manage priorities and workflow

· Demonstrate a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues

· Understand basic financial management practices

· Have proficiency with Quickbooks, MS Office Suite, especially Excel

· Familiarity with Mailchimp, Salesforce, Cloud Storage platforms, social media management platforms, and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, but not mandatory

· Possess a Bachelor’s degree or have demonstrated related experience; three to five years or equivalent combination of education and experience.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS
· Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, accurately read written information, and work with computers.

How to Apply

Please, no phone calls about this position. To apply please submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@pathwithart.org, attn: Sheeka Arbuthnot

Link to Opportunity

https://www.pathwithart.org/operations-manager

Posted

8/13/2018

Fremont Arts Council
Seeking large-scale art installations, movable creations, experiences, and performances for our autumnal equinox celebration at Green Lake Park

Organization

Fremont Arts Council

Website

www.fremontartscouncil.org

More Info

fac@fremontartscouncil.org

Deadline to Apply

9/10/2018

Description

Luminata is closer than you think! September 22nd at 6:30 pm we will gather at Green Lake Park to bid farewell to summer and move gently into autumn with our annual illuminated celebration. As always, full participation is open to the public. Carry your handmade lanterns in the procession with your family and friends. Bring a spectacular glowing installation or performance to help fill the park with warmth and light.

Do you have an illuminated creation or performance piece swimming in your mind, in progress, or created and itching to get out into the world? The Fremont Arts Council is seeking proposals for large-scale art installations, movable creations, experiences, and performances for the event! Please submit your proposal by midnight Saturday, September 8th.

If you need a little push getting something spectacular off the ground, Artist Grants are available to those who apply by midnight Friday, August 17th.

To get the gears turning, come out to the Powerhouse on Tuesday, August 7th for the monthly Powerhouse Events Leadership Team meeting. Have “just an idea”? We may be able to pair you and your idea with an existing group! Have a fully designed and detailed plan? You may meet someone else with an installation or experience that would be a wonderful complement to your own!

Events Team Meeting
Tuesday, August 7th 7:00 PM
The Powerhouse 3940 Fremont Ave N

How to Apply

Apply online:

Artist Grant Application Deadline
Friday, August 17th at midnight
https://fremontartscouncil.org/luminata-art-grants/

General Application Deadline
Saturday, September 8th at midnight
https://fremontartscouncil.org/luminata/

Link to Opportunity

https://fremontartscouncil.org/luminata-art-grants/

Posted

8/13/2018

Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art seeks an experienced registrar to join our team of museum professionals to help us realize our mission to engage visitors, both within and beyond the MoNA community. This position is responsible for assisting with the management of MoNA’s collections and for incoming and outgoing loans of art to the museum. Reporting to the Curator, the Registrar is part of the museum team and responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the care and management of objects owned by or on loan to MoNA, the handling of both collections in accordance with approved policies, and in alignment with museum best practices.

Organization

Museum of Northwest Art

Website

http://www.monamuseum.org/

More Info

Chloe Dye Sherpe

chloed@museumofnwart.org

3604664446

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Key Responsibilities
• Administers an accurate inventory of all MoNA’s collections.
• Maintains records in a sound and secure manner that provides current and accurate information on each object, including its location, catalogue information, status, and condition, and responds to general inquiries about the collections.
• Manages the collections management database system.
• Manages all incoming and outgoing loans to MoNA of art and objects related to its collections, acquisitions, and exhibition program.
• Assists the Consulting Collection Manager with managing the Museum objects in storage or on display in the Art Museum.
• Coordinates photography of the Art Museum collections.
• Responsible for record-keeping systems (electronic and paper), inventory procedures, administration of insurance policy, documentation, storage, care, handling/packing, condition, display and security of objects (in permanent collections and on loan).

This position will be primarily accountable for the thoroughness, accuracy and the proper documentation and filing and storing of all object records (both digital and paper). Accountable for managing orderly records, files, and retrieval systems for MoNA collection (exhibition history, location, provenance). Produces accurate and timely reports (e.g. in conjunction with appraisals, inventories, insurance purposes, exhibitions), for leading inventories, audits, and spot-checks as required. Accountable for working with curators and other museum staff to ensure that forms (e.g. loan forms, deed of gift) are meeting AAM standards and are approved by MoNA.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, or related field and/or equivalent combination of experience or training required. Master's degree in Museum Studies, Art History or related field desired.
• Knowledge of accepted museum registration practices, art handling techniques, US customs and copyright laws, and risk management practices and standards. Experience in records management, art transport arrangements, accessioning and deaccessioning, loan management, exhibition management, database management, and administrative and supervisory experience.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
• Demonstrated experience with PastPerfect is desired. Knowledge of nomenclature, metadata standards and best practices in the field required.
• Confidentiality, discretion, and flexibility are a must.
• Must be capable of working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, conservators, museum professionals, scholars, collectors, lenders and the general public on a daily basis and foster a cooperative work environment.

About the Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art is renowned for the quality and focus of its collection of over 2,400 artworks. MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity. The museum aims to provide a rich experience with thoughtful context and personalized attention for visitors from our diverse community.

The museum's acclaimed education program, MoNA Link, has served nearly 8,000 students and over 140 teachers in the school districts of Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and Stanwood-Camano. MoNA Link provides comprehensive art education for students from pre-K to middle school. The outreach program meets the needs of the underserved, including the homeless, youth in juvenile detention, and assisted living residents.

MoNA offers free admission and is open seven days a week to ensure access to all. The museum has received the Governor's Award for significant contributions to arts and culture, and the facility’s renovations by Henry Klein Partnership Architects received an honor award from the American Institute of Architects.


How to Apply

To Apply Application deadline is ongoing. The position is 30 hours a week with flexible hours. Apply with cover letter and current resume sent to Chloé Dye Sherpe, Curator, chloed@museumofnwart.org. Position will remain open until filled. Find out more about MoNA at www.monamuseum.org. EOE

Link to Opportunity

http://www.monamuseum.org/assistant-registrar

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood Rec Center Art Gallery / 2019 Exhibition / Call for Artists

Organization

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

www.LynnwoodArts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

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 2019. Deadline is Sept 30, 2018. Questions, please contact us at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502

How to Apply

Go to website and download application at bottom of page.
http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery / 2019 Exhibitions / Call for Artists

Organization

City of Lynnwood Arts Commission

Website

www.LynnwoodArts.org

More Info

fred wong

fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

4256705502

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

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 2019. Deadline is Sept 30, 2018. Questions, please contact us at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502

How to Apply

Go to website and download application at bottom of page.
http://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/PlayLynnwood/Arts/Art-Exhibits.htm

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

8/13/2018

Seattle Arts & Lectures
SAL seeks a Marketing Coordinator to increase the visibility and impact of the organization, our mission, and programs. The ideal candidate for this position has a love of the mission, an eye for detail and design, a passion for data and databases, a flair for writing and storytelling, a talent for relationship building with a diverse span of people, and a commitment to racial equity and social justice. The Marketing Coordinator will join a small but passionate team of book lovers to support and implement marketing, advertising, communications, and engagement efforts for all of our programs but with a focus on our Public Programs which includes the Literary Arts Series, Journalism Series, Poetry Series, Women You Need to Know Series, SAL Presents, Hinge, and Summer Book Bingo.

Organization

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Website

http://www.lectures.org

More Info

Amanda Carrubba

salhr@lectures.org

2066212230 x14

Deadline to Apply

8/31/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Organization Overview:
Since 1987, Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) has championed the literary arts by inspiring and engaging readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region. We provide children and adults with opportunities to meet writers and cultural thinkers; to read and reflect upon novels, poems, and other literary works; to encounter new ideas and artistic creations; to develop their own writing; and to engage in meaningful and open discussions about literature, culture, and society. We believe these activities are essential to the development of a more creative, thoughtful, and democratic society. SAL fulfills its mission through these programs: Literary Arts Series, Poetry Series, Women You Need to Know Series, Journalism Series, Hinge, SAL Presents, Summer Book Bingo, and Writers in the Schools (WITS).

At SAL we value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Position Overview:
The Marketing Coordinator works with the Associate Director to implement marketing, advertising, communications, and engagement efforts to increase the visibility and impact of the organization, our mission, and programs.

The Marketing Coordinator works with the media, coordinates print pieces and emails, contributes to our social media presence, works with partner organizations, and promotes SAL events to engage people of all ages and backgrounds to become or return as ticket-buyers, subscribers, donors, and friends. The Marketing Coordinator reports to the Associate Director and works primarily with the Public Programs team (including the Content Editor and Box Office Manager). The Public Programs team drives the outreach and sales for all ticketed events and the engagement around our free Summer Book Bingo program. While a large part of this position is focused on ticket sales and earned income, we are also seeking to diversify our audiences through creative and grassroots methods. The Marketing Coordinator also supports the Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Development teams.

The ideal candidate for this position has a love of the mission, an eye for detail and design, a passion for data and databases, a flair for writing and storytelling, and a commitment to racial equity and social justice. The ideal candidate is an extroverted book person who enjoys building relationships with a diverse span of people—from media partners and donors to grassroots organizations and individuals at events. The Marketing Coordinator must be able to know when to multi-task and when to dive deep; must be a team-player in a highly collaborative environment; to think both quantitatively and qualitatively; to look simultaneously at the big picture and to listen to the individual story.


Responsibilities:
Marketing & Advertising (30%)
• Coordinate the design, production, and timely delivery of all ads to media.
• Maintain and cultivate existing media sponsorship relationships; procure contracts, in-kind forms, and make sure that contract specifications are fulfilled on both sides.
• Cultivate new media relationships, including sponsorships and paid opportunities.
• Coordinate the design and production of all Public Programs and Development print pieces, including, but not limited to: our annual brochure, two annual postcards, the Annual Report, fundraiser invitations and collateral, our annual subscription campaign, and others. Support Writers in the Schools (WITS) print productions as needed.
• Manage relationships with graphic designers.
• Seek creative and cost-effective opportunities for marketing and advertising.
• Coordinate social media advertising on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Track and analyze trends and insights.
• Manage and update SAL’s TRG Database and respond to list-trade requests from other organizations.
• Attend monthly lunchtime Market the Arts meetings (currently held at Seattle Center) and stay abreast of best practices in marketing and outreach, as well as network with other local marketing practitioners to make connections and engage with the local arts community.

Communications (20%)
• Produce engaging pre- and post-event emails and all one-off emails through MailChimp.
• Generate engaging and fresh content for event programs and coordinate the design and printing of these programs.
• Contribute compelling content to bi-weekly newsletters, the website, and the blog.
• Copyedit all external-facing communications.
• Execute a social media strategy with content crafted for each of our social media brands.
• Track and analyze social media engagement based on trends and organizational focus.
• Help ensure that SAL’s visual and tonal brand is upheld in all external-facing communications.
• Coordinate audience survey tactics, including the distribution and collection of surveys at events and online at the end of the season. Coordinate the entry and analysis of this data.

Community Engagement (20%)
• Represent the organization at the majority of SAL’s Public Programs, WITS, and fundraising events (approximately 35 events a year). Duties may include relationship-building, public relations, supporting media and community partner tables, handling press and partner comps, or other support roles as needed. Evening hours required; typically, 1-2 times/week September – May. See lectures.org for full schedule of events.
• Seek creative opportunities for deepening and expanding community engagement overall.
• Coordinate audience engagement and audience building efforts, focusing on specific subgroups identified by our strategic plan.
• Answer phones, take ticket-orders, and provide excellent front-line customer service and support to all SAL’s stakeholders.

Public Relations (15%)
• Generate and distribute well-written press releases as needed.
• Maintain an up-to-date list of current press contacts.
• Respond to feedback from the public on social media and via email and phone.
• Cultivate relationships with editors and reporters and pitch creative ideas for stories.

Other (15%)
• Track spending, manage actuals-to-budget, and coordinate vendor payments and invoices.
• Attend and contribute to weekly Public Programs planning and marketing meetings and Staff meetings.
• Participate in ongoing equity work and trainings.
• Attend cultivation events, SAL celebrations, and community functions as needed.
• Work with marketing interns.
• Gather reporting data for the Board as requested and occasionally present as needed (typically one time a year).
• Greet and direct office visitors and delivery people and staff the office intercom.
• This is a small team; we all pitch in to help each other out and our work is always evolving. The ideal candidate will be flexible, joyful, and up for the variety of kinds of work that a small non-profit encounters on the day-to-day.

Desired Qualifications:
• Passion for SAL’s mission and a love of stories and storytelling.
• One year of experience and a successful track record in implementing outreach and marketing programs, preferably in an arts/non-profit context.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a dynamic, creative, highly collaborative team in a fast-paced, open-office environment. Must be a self-starter yet able to work under direction.
• Curiosity, a growth mindset, and love of continuous learning.
• Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail, and a love of managing and analyzing data.
• Excellent relationship-building skills, passionate storytelling and persuasive writing skills, and a professional and joyful outlook.
• A commitment to racial equity and social justice.
• Exceptional customer service skills with excellent follow-through and commitment to protecting confidential information.
• Working knowledge of donor/ticketing database programs (PatronManager preferred) and proficiency with any of the following highly desirable: Microsoft Office, Mac platform, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SEO, Google Analytics, and Google Ads.
• Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop, and design experience a plus.
• An awareness of the Seattle non-profit community, literary organizations, local media, and grassroots organizations all a plus.
• Evening/weekend hours required; typically 1-2 times/week September – May. See lectures.org for full schedule of events.
Compensation & Benefits:
This is a 40 hours/week full-time exempt position. Salary is $32,000-36,000 per year (commensurate with experience and qualifications) with a benefits package, including:
• generous paid time off, including 20 vacation days / year starting your 2nd year (15 days in year one) as well as sick, personal, and holidays;
• 100% of medical, vision, and dental insurance covered;
• 403(b) retirement plan pre-tax distribution;
• flex time as appropriate;
• support and budget for professional development and growth.

Hiring Process & Timeline:
• We will begin scheduling phone interviews in late August.
• We will begin in-person one-hour interviews in September.
• Finalists will be invited to a second-round, two-hour interview (comprised of several shorter interviews with different teams), and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
• We would like to have the selected candidate start in mid to late October.

How to Apply

To Apply:
No phone calls, please.

Send a resume and thoughtful, well-written cover letter that addresses how your background and skills relate to the position.

Submit applications electronically to salhr@lectures.org. The email subject line should be Marketing Coordinator, and please include your last name in file names of your attachment(s).

Open until filled. For best consideration, please submit no later than August 27, 2018.

Seattle Arts & Lectures
340 15th Ave E, Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98112

Link to Opportunity

https://lectures.org/opportunities/marketing-coordinator/

Posted

8/13/2018

Foster/White Gallery
Fine Art Sales / Marketing

Organization

Foster/White Gallery

Website

www.fosterwhite.com

More Info

Phen Huang

resumes.fosterwhite@gmail.com

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

8/13/2018

SIFF Cinema
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for handling the day-to-day administrative needs of the Programming Department while communicating with all appropriate parties, both in and out of the organization, to ensure seamless planning for mini- festivals, SIFF Cinema, and the Festival.

Organization

SIFF Cinema

Website

siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Ensure submissions are processed accurately
o Enter submitted films into the SIFF database
o Communicate with filmmakers about the status of their film
o Manage the library of submitted films

 Ensure programming team runs smoothly
o Work with the Director of Programming to ensure that programmers have all necessary information and support, including the prescreening department
o Request screeners for consideration and communicate with filmmakers on status
o Schedule film introductions with the programmers and outside introducers
o Produce necessary materials, documents, and information for programming meetings
o Arrange travel, hotel, and other details for the programming team going to other festivals when needed
o View features and short films in consideration for the Festival and participate in programming discussions
o Prepare programming board and materials for Film Festival scheduling
o Assist in end of Festival catalogue mailing

 Attend to the day-to-day needs of the programming department
o Oversee the daily workflow of the Programming Interns, both part-time and full-time, with tasks, assessment and daily management of needs
o Assist in general film tracking and assure complete information is obtained

 Provide coordination for mini-festivals
o Collect materials to distribute and organize to other departments
o Arrange flight and hotel details for incoming guests
o Manage ground transportation via ground transportation volunteers for guests

 Collect festival materials
o Work with accepted filmmakers to ensure that all materials associated with their
film are delivered to SIFF in a timely and complete manner
o Work with MarCom to distribute materials to the correct departments

 Oversee jury schedules
o Organize SIFF Film Jury members (15-20 people), including initial travel arrangements, and work with Guest Relations to make sure all information is correct and available
o Prepare daily schedule for SIFF Jury Members while they are at the festival
o Work with Print Traffic to ensure availability of the prints/DVDs needed to ensure all jury members view the films in competition

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Attention to detail and strong time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; able to set priorities, meet deadlines and work independently
 Ability to collaborate internally and externally, and cultivate strong relationships with a diversity of community partners, donors, and colleagues
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 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

Preferred Skills:
 Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
 Experience using Google Apps, specifically Drive, Docs, and spreadsheets
 Familiarity with a comprehensive database (FileMaker) and point of sale interface (Luminate). Training provided as needed
 Experience with non-profit arts institutions, interest in film desirable

COMPENSATION:
 Hourly non-exempt, 40 hours/week with O/T, benefits and vacation package. Salary available upon request.

How to Apply

TO APPLY:
Email a letter of interest and resume to siffjobs@siff.net indicating programming Coordinator in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

siff.net

Posted

8/13/2018

SIFF
The Institutional Partnerships Coordinator is responsible for supporting the partnerships/ development department in all aspects of sponsorship tracking and fulfillment. Not only does the Institutional Partnerships Coordinator work closely with all members of the Partnerships team, they will also engage with all departments within SIFF to ensure timely and accurate fulfillment of sponsor/donor deliverables. The Institutional Partnerships Coordinator reports to the Director of Partnerships.

Organization

SIFF

Website

siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Sponsorship team
 Assist account managers in drafting contracts, acquiring signatures, maintaining organization, recording/updating information in the database and invoicing for collections
 Oversee information in development database and ensure that it is entered consistently and accurately for tracking
 Provide reports for tracking contract execution, department income, receivable materials, deliverable fulfillment, ticketing and cash collections, and account reconciliations
 Maintain organization of department files on shared drive
 Maintain and/or create content on all sponsor-related webpages of the SIFF website
 Process all sponsor ticketing and prepare fulfillment packages
 Create on-screen materials as needed and oversee activation
 Manage all aspects of sponsor branding (i.e. ad and logo placements) in SIFF publications and marketing materials
 Manage scheduling, content and tracking for sponsor social media placements
 Manage department calendar and work with team to meet appropriate deadlines
 Serve as recorder at department meetings
 Serve as interdepartmental liaison for relaying sponsorship information to other departments

Team Support
 Enter sponsorship account information and history into database
 Generate acknowledgement letters, tax letters, and thank you notes
 Track all invoices and follow up on payment issues
 Provide fundraising campaign support as needed
 Provide event support as needed
Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Attention to detail and strong time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; able to set priorities, meet deadlines and work independently
 Ability to collaborate internally and externally, and cultivate strong relationships with a diversity of community partners, donors, and colleagues
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 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

Preferred Skills:
 Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
 Experience using Google Apps, specifically Drive, Docs, and Spreadsheets
 Familiarity with a comprehensive database (FileMaker) and point of sale interface (Luminate). Training provided as needed
 Experience with non-profit arts institutions, interest in film desirable

COMPENSATION:
 Hourly non-exempt, 40 hours/week with O/T, benefits and vacation package. Salary available upon request.

How to Apply

Email a letter of interest and resume to siffjobs@siff.net indicating Institutional Partnerships Coordinator in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

siff.net

Posted

8/13/2018

Town Hall Seattle
Town Hall Seattle seeks an Institutional Giving Manager to lead and grow its portfolio of foundation, corporate and government partners in close collaboration with the Development Director.

Organization

Town Hall Seattle

Website

www.townhallseattle.org

More Info

Kate Nagle-Caraluzzo

jobs@townhallseattle.org

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Town Hall Seattle seeks an Institutional Giving Manager to lead and grow its portfolio of foundation, corporate and government partners in close collaboration with the Development Director. Founded in 1998 and now serving more than 110,000 attendees through more than 400 events annually, Town Hall fosters community and creativity through arts, education, humanities and civic programs. In addition to annual operations, Town Hall is nearing the end of an exciting campaign to fund the refurbishment of our 100-year-old building. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced grant writer with knowledge of the arts and both local and national institutional funders.

Reflecting the creativity and concerns of our region, Town Hall’s program aspires to host the broadest possible range of voices and interests. Diversity within the organization’s staff advances our mission and work. Consequently, Town Hall supports the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as essential to its institutional values, and to a democratic and pluralistic society.

Position Description
The Institutional Giving Manager is a full-time position charged with building upon and managing Town Hall’s Institutional Giving program, which supports a $2.2M annual operating budget and a $27M capital campaign. Currently, institutional funding provides approximately 40% (about $550,000) of Town Hall's annual contributed income. This position reports directly to the Development Director. The Development Department also includes a Capital Campaign Director, Individual Giving Manager, Membership Manager and Special Events Coordinator. In addition, close collaboration with the Executive Director, Program Director, and General Manager will be critical for success.

Primary Responsibilities
• Write and prepare proposals to support annual and capital fundraising initiatives.
• Manage contracts and reporting requirements.
• Build and maintain relationships with institutional funders.
• Work collaboratively with Town Hall staff to prepare annual budgets and reports.
• Work with staff to identify projects and programs in need of support, and to develop the case for support.
• Manage a calendar/tracking system to ensure that all deadlines are anticipated and met.
• Research, identify and qualify potential new funders.
• Partner with the Individual Giving Manager to develop and implement a corporate giving/membership strategy.
• Manage and secure corporate sponsorships for Town Hall events.
• Other writing projects and research as assigned.
Qualifications
• BA/BS degree required; emphasis on writing, such as liberal arts, public relations, journalism, or related field.
• Minimum of three years’ experience in proposal writing.
• Proficient in prospect research.
• Experience with corporate sponsorship programs a plus.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proven organizational and planning skills; ability to manage deadlines.
• Accuracy and attention to detail.
• Knowledge of Seattle-area arts and civic community desirable.
• Experience with Salesforce a plus.
• Experience working with budgets, preparing financial spreadsheets, and tracking expenditures.
• Ability to adapt successfully to multiple tasks that occur in a rapidly changing environment.
• Highly energetic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated; ability to work as an individual or as part of a team working in a small, fast-paced shop.

Compensation
• $24.04/hr-$28.85/hr, annualized to $50,000-$60,000/year
• Position is full-time non-exempt (40 hours/week); ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends, as needed.
• Benefits package includes fully-paid medical & dental insurance, fully subsidized bus pass, and matched 403(b) plan. Generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, two writing samples and three professional references to:

Email: jobs@townhallseattle.org
The position will remain open until filled.

For more information about Town Hall Seattle or to access this job description online, please visit our Web site at: www.townhallseattle.org

Link to Opportunity

https://townhallseattle.org/jobs/

Posted

8/13/2018

Sidestreet Arts
A celebration of cups and the western US artists who make them

Organization

Sidestreet Arts

Website

http://www.sidestreetarts.com

More Info

Cathi Newlin

gallery@sidestreetarts.com

503-327-8064

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

10/1/2018

Description

The left coast cup show
Give 100 potters each a pound of clay and tell them to make a cup, and you'll end up with 100 different interpretations of what a cup is.
​The Left Coast Cup Show is a celebration of west coast ceramic artists and what the Cup means to them. From practical and utilitarian, to over-the-top whimsy, to utterly impractical, here's your chance to show us your vision of one of clay's most humble yet intimate forms.
Accepted artists may submit up to 5 cups into the show.
​Open to all ceramic artists in Ca, Or, Wa and Ak

How to Apply

Please visit https://www.sidestreetarts.com/call-to-artists.html
for prospectus and application.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.sidestreetarts.com/call-to-artists.html

Posted

8/13/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Public Cinema Programs Manager will conceptualize and supervise cinema screenings and audience engagement programs for SIFF year-round venues to better connect Seattle-area communities, SIFF, our mission and our films. This position will contribute to the organization’s overall strategic planning, our vision to expand the reach and impact of our programs to a broader and more diverse audiences and will collaborate with other staff on approaches to cinema promotions, theatre experiences, equity and social justice, community programs and partnerships, and other year-round fundamentals.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

siffjobs@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Public Program Management
•Lead innovative programming through year-round on-and off-site screenings, community partnerships, and events, with an aim to more meaningfully connect SIFF programs to current and future audiences.
•Create programming strategies for calendar screens, a combination of new independent film releases, repertory programs, interactive events, and collaborations with outside organizations and artists.
•Create opportunities for audience engagement, including panel discussions, forum events, and filmmaker interactions.
•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.
•Manage Public Programs (such as VR Zone, WebFest, Documentary Grant) in collaboration with the leadership and programming/education team.
•Research and implement new programs by communicating with distributors, other ground-breaking exhibitors, and potential collaborators.
•Maintain a database of all programs, working directly with distributors/collaborators to negotiate costs and manage all in-house aspects of cinema bookings.
•Collaborate with the marketing department on strategies for cinema programs, including approaches to in-cinema marketing, advertising, printed materials, and social media.
•Copy-write all content for printed materials (such as monthly flyers, calendar, ad copy), as well as website and digital copy.
•In collaboration with Festival Programming Manager, have working knowledge of "mini-festival" programs.
•Participate in programming for the Seattle International Film Festival (May/June).
•Work with the Rentals Manager to maintain a balance of first run, calendar, SIFFSupports, and rental events in the cinemas.

Strategic Planning
•Actively seek, through diverse and unique programming, to bring in new audiences, develop meaningful connections, and work to create a place for communities and film art of all forms.
•Build program budgets, evaluating and re-calibrating programs as needed by assessing costs and benefits.
•Find creative ways to increase the profile of first run bookings and "eventize" 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.
•Work with Operations team on ways to continually improve the patron experience and general year round operations.

Administrative
•Work with the Cinema Coordinator to set weekly showtimes and confirm and share information across the organization, as well as to film listing services.
•Work with the Programming Coordinator and Marketing team to ensure delivery of promotional materials.
•Manage the Cinema Program Intern.

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Knowledge of film exhibition practice, ideally gained through experience programming at a cinema, museum, festival, or film archive
•Experience working directly with meaningful and equitable community partnerships and audience engagement initiatives
•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, and Adobe Acrobat. Able to learn new programs for website interface and ticketing systems
•Experience with non-profit arts institutions desirable

COMPENSATION:
•Full time exempt with benefits and vacation package. Salary available upon request.

How to Apply

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

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/about-siff/work-at-siff

Posted

8/13/2018

ACT Theatre
The Ticket Systems Associate is a power user of the Tessitura database. This staff member designs the path for how a performance is built, priced, promoted, tracked, sold, and reconciled via all points of purchase through ACT’s primary database platform, Tessitura.

Organization

ACT Theatre

Website

acttheatre.org

More Info

Amy Gentry

amy.gentry@acttheatre.org

2062927660

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

Key Responsibilities

Build ticketing campaigns for Subscriptions, ACTPass Memberships, Single Tickets and all events with a ticket or reservation on the ACT Theatre calendar
Work closely with ACT’s Digital Marketing and Database Manager to ensure proper function of the campaigns and purchase paths online using the TNEW application withing Tessitura
With the ticket office manager and assistant ticket office manager, implement dynamic pricing and zone mapping for all campaigns
Run automated payment programs
Supervise annual subscriber ticket printing project
Assure proper financial postings for ticket office transactions
Manage American with Disabilities Act (ADA) seating inventory and sales practice according to current Washington State & Federal Laws
Assist the Marketing Department with reporting, analysis, proofing, projections
Provide support for other departments as needed and perform other duties as assigned
Abilities Required

Excellent organization skills, able to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
Read and interpret documents such as instructions and procedure manuals
Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations at one time
Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of database software; internet software; order processing systems; spreadsheet software and word processing software, i.e., MS Word and Excel, and ticketing software (preferably Tessitura).
Knowledge and Education

Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred
Previous experience in a constituent business arena (subscriber, membership, development, event management, etc.) a plus, especially in arts or Tessitura environment
Training could be provided in particular areas such as advanced Tessitura, HTML, T-stats
Compensation & Benefits

Beginning annual salary: $40,000
A-rated health insurance plan
Complimentary ACTPass

How to Apply

To Apply

Position open until filled, with a desired start date in early September, 2018.
Please send a current resumé and cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, and goals are a match for this position to: Amy Gentry, Director of Sales & Marketing, amy.gentry@acttheatre.org
Subject Line: Last Name, Ticket Operations Associate Applicant
No phone calls, drop-ins, or physical mailings please.

ACT is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link to Opportunity

https://acttheatre.org/about/work-with-us/

Posted

8/13/2018

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