Photo by Chris Bennion from Young Shakespeare Workshop for As You Like It.
Photo by Chris Bennion from Young Shakespeare Workshop for As You Like It.

Youth Arts grant

In 2018 the City is investing in a new online Citywide grants platform that will produce a better experience for applicants and aligns with race and social justice values by providing more equity in opportunities for artists and communities of color, is a major undertaking for ARTS and the City. While ARTS transitions to the new platform Youth Arts grant will continue to support out-of-school time art instruction and cultural reinforcement for Seattle middle and high school youth throughout the city. Experienced teaching artists lead age-appropriate classes in many art forms and cultures. Priority is placed on programs serving youth with limited or no access to arts or culture.

While the new grant platform is being built, ARTS' current grant platform, CultureGrants Online (CGO) will no longer be supported by WESTAF - as of June 30, 2018. This means that:

  • a number of grants will be hosted on interim platforms
  • organizations and individuals who have application material in the CGO system, will need to save application materials. ARTS will offer workshops and webinars to help guide you through this process. 
Open Date
12/31/2018
Close Date
12/31/2018
Eligible
Organization
Individual
Kristi Woo
Youth Funding Project Manager
(206) 727-8671
kristi.woo@seattle.gov

Application

2018-19 application available in 2018

Application

2018

Eligibility

Teaching artist(s) with at least one year of experience working with the project age group, arts and cultural organizations, youth-service agencies, or degree-granting institutions based in Seattle are eligible to apply. Projects must take place between September 2017 - September 2018 and September 2018 – September 2019.

Funding Level

Funded organizations will receive two (2) years of Youth Arts funding support (for programs in 2017-18 and 2018-19) of $6,000 per year to support project expenses:  artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, space and/or equipment rentals, or other program-related costs.

Funding may be used for

  • Arts and cultural training for middle and high school students
  • Projects taking place during out of school time hours between September 2017-September 2018 and September 2018- September 2019
  • Projects taking place within the boundaries of the city of Seattle
  • Outreach to underrepresented youth in underserved and under resourced communities
  • Teaching artist fees
  • Project management and personnel costs 
  • Supplies, equipment rentals or other program related costs
  • Space rental
  • Youth stipends

Funding cannot be used for

  • In school activities
  • Applications from school staff
  • Any elements of the proposed project that are completed before funds are awarded
  • Equipment/software purchases
  • Compensation for staff, faculty or students from degree-granting institutions
  • Culminating events only (a program with a culminating event is acceptable)
  • Fundraising/benefit events or religious services

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Manage your award

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

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

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

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


The Press Release

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

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

The Press Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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


Online calendars

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


Daily and weekly papers

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


Neighborhood newspapers


Radio

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


Television

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

Local television stations are:


Funded Partners

In the most recent grant cycle, spanning September 2015 to September 2016, the Youth Arts program awarded $196,904 to 36 artists, art/cultural organizations, youth service agencies and higher education institutions serving youth. It's estimated the funded projects will engage more than 8,300 youth in about 2,300 hours of arts training throughout the city. The funded projects were chosen from a pool of 69 eligible applicants. The average award was $5,355.

2015-16 Youth Arts Awards

Arts Corps
The program will provide 200 southeast/west young people with 528 hours of after-school, multi-art and leadership classes by seven artists that will culminate in showcases at each site plus service learning assignments.
$9,000
Associated Recreation Council
The program will provide 10 teens with 28 hours of hands-on graphic design and social media instruction with neighborhood and museum staff to create a campaign that reflects community issues. Classes close with a public showcase at the Frye Art Museum.
$2,700
Center for Wooden Boats
The program will teach 30 hours of Native cedar carving and restoration skills to eight at-risk youth by two artists. The project will close with an event showcasing ceremonial traditions open to the public.
$5,040
Common Language Project, The
The program will offer 40 refugee/immigrant teens an intensive workshop including 48 hours of research, reporting and publishing workshops by three artists as an introduction to create and share their own content for a public showcase. Intensives are pipelines to journalism apprenticeships.
$6,000
Cornish College of the Arts
Ten artists will lead 100 hours of summer, pre-college team intensives with critiques for 50 teen producers-in-progress that culminate in a public performance.
$7,000
Deaf Spotlight
Eight deaf artists plus an ASL translator will lead 112 hours of playwriting-theater summer camp workshops for 15 deaf teens and kids of deaf adults. Camp will end with a performance by youth.
$5,000
Diop, Sumayya
The program will offer 64 hours of fused traditional and contemporary dance-theater-spoken word-hiphop-song where 13 middle school girls will explore cultural bridges and give a community performance.
$4,521
El Centro de la Raza
The program will offer after-school sessions taught by four artists providing 338 hours of hands-on design and production of 'ofrendas' (altars) elements for 60 yount people. It will close with three Day of the Dead celebrations at two schools and one neighborhood site.
$3,400
Extraordinary Futures/Shunpike
Through 180 hours of breakdancing, meditation, yoga and mentoring by a single performing artist, 15 youth will participate in a showcase at community events with city and countywide peers.
$6,000
Guerra, Stephanie
40 at-risk teens will participate in writing, literature circles with reflection and readings taught by a novelist.
$3,600
International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Seven lead and guest artists will teach 15 teen fundamental movements, world music and history including written and spoken reflection that transform aggression and violence into a non-competitive form.
$5,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Audio story-music and visual arts pieces will be generated by 30 youth with disabilities who will engage in 100 hours of radio drama sessions led by 10 artists for an in-studio installation.
$9,000
Korson, Emily
Three artists will lead 30 hours of visual arts and literature for 15 young people to explore destruction and repair. Books with narrative and artworks will be generated and exhibited.
$3,984
Marshall, Lauren
The program will offer 82 hours of scriptwriting and theater by two artists for 16 teens with learning and physical challenges plus homeless teens at two sites. It will close with community performances.
$3,372
Mercer Middle School PTSA
40 hours of Liberation Theater workshops blended with hiphop culture focused on Beacon Hill as home will be lead by three artists for 25 youth and culminate with a community showcase.
$5,000
Na'ah Illahee Foundation
45 Native youth will create a short film, video games and engage in traditional arts through 70 hours of hands-on instruction taught by four artists at different sites. A month-long gallery show with all art works will close sessions.
$6,000
Nagy, Mary
15 teens will be lead through 120 hours of after-school b-boying/b-girling and history of hiphop culture led by one artist and two guest artists. Choreographed and original works will be performed.
$5,146
Peterson, Andy
Through 168 hours of hands-on introductory, intermediate and advanced art design, engineering and electronic projects taught by one artist, 60 southeast middle-school youth will produce and present creations for a community display.
$7,000
Photographic Center Northwest
The program will offer 60 hours of sessions with field trips and instruction in photography linked to core academics for 20 immigrant/refugee teens, taught by two artists. It will culminate in a school showcase and public slideshow.
$6,652
Pongo Publishing
The program will offer 144 hours of poetry-writing a method of healing trauma guided by three artists for 192 young people in King County Juvenile Detention Center (KCJDC). A collection of poems will be published and shared with the general public.
$6,800
Pratt Fine Arts Center
268 Central area teens will engage in 614 hours of hands-on, multi-visual arts classes plus portfolio development led by 10 artists with specialized equipment and materials. The program will close with two showcases.
$3,000
Reel Grrls
Three media artists will guide 48 teen girls through 90 hours of video, animation and performance instruction for program screenings with talk-backs.
$6,000
Sawhorse Revolution
The program will engage 12 young people in 82 hours of design, draw, build and public speaking lessons taught by three artists-architects that produce sustainable mobile structures for homeless clients.
$5,676
Seattle Art Museum
Two artists will teach 170 hours of after-school/Saturday intensive for 30 high school youth to learn field research and fundamentals of architecture that produce models of teen-friendly community space models. Multidimensional pieces will be displayed.
$7,200
Seattle Arts and Lectures, Inc.
Four artists will lead 40 hours of literary arts to 80 middle/high school teens and will pilot a Writing In The Schools summer camp for 80 middle and high school students.
$6,000
Seattle JazzED
Ten acclaimed musicians will guide 150 young people through 420 hours of introductory jazz lessons focused on improvisation and performance that will close with two community concerts.
$5,600
Totem Star Records/Seattle Neighborhood Group
Two musicians will mentor 10 youth through 50 hours of hands-on music production and business workshops featuring guest artists that will close with a live public performance.
$8,000
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
The program will offer 64 teens 238 hours of string instrument and ensemble coaching, rehearsals for beginner and intermediate levels by four musicians. Lessons will culminate in fall and spring concerts.
$3,998
Shantz, Michael
50 teen girls will engage in 72 hours of ensemble steel pans from Trinidad and jazz-hiphop dance taught by two artists for a performance at NW Folklife Festival 2016.
$7,480
Somali Community Services of Seattle
The program will feature a community showcase of traditional Somali art forms generated by 50 young people engaged in 156 hours of multi-arts lessons taught by four artists. Work will be based on Somali films and family interviews.
$4,572
Velocity Dance Center Ten local/international artists will lead 50 teens through 72 hours of dance, choreography, performance and video production. The series will close with self-produced concerts
$2,288
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
20 Asian Pacific-Islander youth will be guided by three mentoring artists on after-school/summer art projects including workshops, field trips and exhibit design studios that will culminate in three exhibitions.
$4,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
The program will offer a sequential 400 hour-long summer series of Shakesperean instruction and rehearsal by two artists for 40 youth that close with 10 city-wide, public performances at different venues.
$5,000
Young Strings Project Outreach/Whidbey Island Waldorf School
Two bilingual classical musician/composers will lead 120 hours of sequential lessons in stringed instruments, their care and ensemble work for 30 immigrant/refugee teens will culminate in recitals and a concert.
$8,982
Youth in Focus
The program will offer 16,200 hours of photography lessons, field trips, gallery visits and service learning to 300 teens led by eight artists. Debriefings will be conducted at close of each session.
$3,000
Youth Theatre Northwest
40 southeast teens will participate in 57 hours of after-school/spring break improvisation residency led by four artists. The residency will close with community performances plus family will receive tickets to YTNW productions.
$1,479

2014-15 Youth Arts Awards

Art with Heart
Two artists will lead 48 sessions of painting, drawing and creative writing for 30 Ryther female teens to assist in processing trauma through creative expression.
$2,500
Arts Corps
Seven artists will lead 780 hours of after-school arts instruction and leadership training to 165 South Seattle teens. Sessions in music, poetry and dance will be offered with select students organizing outreach, performance and event management.
$8,500
Etienne Cakpo
Thirty hours of West African dance and drum rhythms will be taught during spring term by one artist to middle and high school students. Performances will be scheduled at the student's schools, World Rhythm Festival and at Northwest Folklife Festival.
$1,900
Center for Wooden Boats
Through a 30 hour, session on history, traditional re-skinning of an Umiak (boat) and cedar paddle carving led by three cultural specialists, eight youth will learn authentic native methods. A launch of the completed Umiak will close the sessions.
$3,400
Alex Chadsey
A bilingual team of eight Seattle/LA artists will engage 56 youth at the King County Youth Detention Center in 10 hours of songwriting lessons.
$2,500
Coyote Central
Ten middle school adolescents in 20-hour multi-arts courses will engage with 18 artists to learn the skills, techniques and tools via apprenticeship during Fall/Winter terms.
$5,575
Suzanne Edison
Writer will teach a reading-writing series for 10 teens with chronic or ongoing health issues. A collection of work will be published with a group reading at Odessa Brown Clinic.
$3,000
El Centro de la Raza
Two artists will provide 804 hours of after-school traditional art, crafts and altar-building sessions to 139 at-risk Latino youth. Teens will design and build the central on-site ofrenda (altar) or create an ofrenda at schools for a community event.
$6,500
Pat Graney
Fifty-five hours of movement, American Sign Language and visual arts workshops by 3 artists will be offered to 20 Interagency School teen girls that explore personal identity and community. Completed works will be shared with the class.
$4,000
Stephanie Guerra
Forty hours of a year-long literacy-building workshops with approximately 200 youth in the King County Juvenile Detention.
$4,500
International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Five artists will lead 40 hours of after-school capoeira dance/movement, music and reflective journaling sessions for 15 youth for a group community showcase.
$6,500
Jack Straw Foundation
Thirty teens with chronic and critical health needs will participate in 40 hours of hands-on, multi-arts workshops taught by 10 artists and mentors to create audio pieces. Sessions close with public and private presentations.
$8,500
Na'ah Illahee Fund
Twenty Native middle and high school youth embark on 20 hours of out-of-school, multi-disciplinary sessions on Indigenous peoples' traditions. The sessions will include ecological knowledge including the Lushootseed Coast Salish language to create new digital media.
$6,000
Photo Center Northwest
Two artists will lead 55 hours of a year-long, after-school digital-photography program for 30 immigrant and refugee middle and high school youth. Hands-on instruction, field trips, activities and assignments will culminate in a school exhibit.
$5,900
Pongo Publishing
A 144 hour poetry program in King County Juvenile Detention by two artists for 192 distressed teens to use writing as a tool to cope with difficult feelings.
$8,500
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Eleven artists will lead 926 hours of multi-arts of after-school, week-end and summer workshops for 224 middle and high school teens for two summer exhibits.
$5,000
Red Eagle Soaring
Intergenerational workshops for 25 teens led by six artists will include 50 hours of talking circles, dramatic improvisation, traditional and digital storytelling, and music to shape a full production.
$6,000
Reel Grrls
Three media camps led by 3 artists will offer 40 hours of production to fifty girls that produce animated films. Camps serve girls both with and without an incarcerated parent. Screenings for familty and friends presented at closing.
$6,500
Richard Hugo House
Sixty teens will engage with 24 writers in 150 hours of intensive creative writing sessions including critiques, field trips and guest speakers. Series culminates with a published anthology and public readings.
$4,800
Rubicon Foundation
Eight high school teens engage in 63 hours of structural design, woodworking and carpentry to build a mobile strucuture for the homeless led by eight architects and carpenters.
$6,400
Seattle Jazz Orchestra
Four jazz musicians lead 720 hours of instruction, preparation and performance for 170 youth culminating in end-of-year concerts at each school.
$6,500
Seattle JazzED
One hundred and fifty teens from CD and Rainier Valley will participate in 210 year-long, jazz-based sessions lead by seven acclaimed musicians to cover basic to advanced and ensemble performance. An end-of-year concert will be scheduled.
$4,200
Seattle Neighborhood Group / Totem Star Records
Two teaching artists will lead a multi-media production and mentorship in Fall term with eight Southwest Seattle youth that culminates in an open mic, film screeing and exhibit.
$6,800
Seattle University
Eighteen Yesler Terrace youth will participate in 186 hours of civic dialogue, photography and documentary film taught by five artists. A youth-driven showcase of the story of the changing neighborhood will close sessions.
$6,000
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
In partnership with West Seattle Community Orchestras, this year-long program provides string music training, string instrument coaching orchestra membership to 60 youth by four musicians to close with winter and spring concerts.
$2,700
Southwest Youth and Family Services
During a week-long summer series, one artist will lead 24 hours of visual art and poetry workshops focused on Lichtenstein and Pop Art. Nearly 25 youth will generate work prompted by their own lives. Series culminates with a public exhibition and performance.
$2,000
Centerstone / Urban Wilderness Project
Blue Corps will train 12 youth to engage audiences as environmental artists and performers through intensive workshops and sessions to culminate with a video chapbook and public performance at the Olympic Sculpture Park.
$5,000
Shaudi Vahdat
Four artists conduct 64 hours of performance workshops in performance art for 25 homeless and foster youth. Pieces are based on the youth's own stories and experiences, and will culminate in a community showcase.
$1,800
Teen Tix
Two artists will provide 48 hours of critique and culture writing sessions, including guest journalists and editors, to 24 youth,. As portals for young people to engage as art critics, work will be sited on social media.
$3,500
Vietnamese Friendship Association
To explore cultural identities and gain appreciation for diversity, 20 immigrant and refugee students will participate in 84 hours of filmmaking sessions with one artist to produce videos for screening.
$2,000
WAPI Community Services
Serving 40 youth, four artists will lead 354 hours of all-year sessions in DJing, breakdancing, graffiti, recording-mixing and certification-entrepreneural skills for winter and spring events.
$6,500
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Through 242 hours of out of studio, field trips and exhibit design sessions, 32 immigrant Asian Pacific American youth will generate original works to be curated teen leaders in the gallery.
$5,575
Young Shakespeare Workshop
A summer series will provide 40 young people with 400 hours of Shakespearean theater led by two artists and two mentors. To close the series, 10-11 public performances will be offered throughout the city.
$7,500
Youth in Focus
Six artists plus mentors will lead a sequential, year-long, 28-session photography-printing series for over 300 youth at all skill levels. Teens will produce final images, self-portraits and artist statements for quarterly shows in Rainier Valley.
$6,500

2013-14 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Three artists guide ten Proyecto Saber teens through essay-memoir, audio and photography ready-made college essays Work will be posted on website with accompanying photo.
$1,537
Kathya Alexander
Two writers offer 100 hours of storytelling with traditional music, dance, costume and history to 30 Afrique Somali Center teens for a community event and recorded by KBCS-FM.
$6,000
Arts Corps
Four artists provide 1,200 hours of hands-on intermediate and advanced multi-arts classes including All Access and Youth Speaks Seattle to 225 youth across the city. Culmination includes public showcases and a slam series..
$6,000
Associated Recreational Council/Yesler Rec-Tech
An archival work aboutYesler Terrace will be produced after 160 hours of digital photography and video sessions taught by 5 artists and scholars to 18 youth for public screening and exhibit.
$8,000
Cinema Seattle
Five hundred teens participate in animated storytelling workshops consisting of 1,200 hours led by two artists at seven south Seattle and downtown sites.
$5,300
Coyote Central
500 teens engage in ten-thousand hours of apprenticeship courses with 18 artists to design and create works of art in multiple art forms at a range of studios and community-based locations.
$6,000
Suzanne Edison
Twenty youth with chronic or ongoing health issues publish and read original works about their life with conditions generated from a 16-hours of creative writing led by a writer.
$4,512
El Centro de la Raza
Forty Latino/a youth design and build a traditional, central ofrenda (altar) for Día de los Muertos with instruction and history provided by two artists for annual community celebration.
$8,000
Frye Art Museum
Three artists will lead 12 youth on history and audio documentary workshops focused on Yesler-First Hill-Central District neighborhoods for podcast and museum presentations.
$5,300
Pat Graney
Four artists lead 50 hours of writing, dance and visual arts for 15 teen girls from Interagency School to produce and screen a thematic performative video and published anthology.
$5,844
Stephanie Guerra
Forty hours of creative writing led by a single artist build self-expression, critique and literacy skills for 40 middle and high school youth from King County Juvenile Detention.
$6,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Thirty youth with chronic and critical health needs engage with ten artists and mentors on 40 hours of audio, writing and movement that close with public presentations of original work.
$8,000
Jazz Night School
Three musicians offer 82 hours of summer introductory to intermediate improvisational and ensemble jazz to 15 teen girls. With Jazz Big Sisters, ensembles present public concert.
$4,012
Tracy Rector
Fifty-five Native youth engage in 72 hours of cross cultural, film making, media literacy and indigenous culture with 35 artists and mentors for a screening at the Seattle Film Festival.
$5,300
Lauren Marshall
Interpersonal skill development for 8 youth with Asperger's-autism-ADHD via scripting, improvisation and theater games led by 1 artist with a closing showcase at end of each term.
$928
Moon Paper Tent
Three artists lead 456 hours of empowerment and multi-arts to an all-girl plus co-ed middle-school groups for a showcase at end of each term.
$3,500
Daniel Pak/Totem Star
Ten Seattle youth including at-risk teens engage in 60 hours of music production and hip hop performance about transformation stories led by two artists. Stories conceptualized at post-dinner sessions with closing public performances.
$5,300
Andrew Peterson
A year-long, after-school program led by one artist offers 186 hours of robotic arts to 60 South Shore and Mercer youth for a community exhibit.
$6,000
Photo Center Northwest
An after-school program offers 30 refugee and immigrant teens basic photography with literacy and language acquisition sessions by two artists for a public exhibit.
$5,700
Pongo Publishing
One-hundred forty-four hours of poetry-writing by teaching artists and mentors to 192 youth in juvenile detention center generate an in-house reading plus booklet for promotion at NW Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot.
$4,505
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Thirteen artists offer 1,017 hours of out-of-school, hands-on visual arts lessons to 217 teens on-site. Summer intensives culminate in a public exhibit.
$8,000
Red Eagle Soaring
A theatrical remaking of the traditional Salish First Salmon Ceremony will be produced via 25 hours of performance workshops by four artists to empower 25 Native youth as advocates for salmon survival.
$10,000
Reel Grrls
Thirty middle school girls from the YMCA Girls First program engage in thirty-six hours of animation production led by three filmmakers for a public screening.
$5,300
Rubicon Foundation
Three artists lead 48 hours of structural design, fine wooodworking and building lessons for 15 teens to create a play space at the Children's Play Garden for children with/without physical or developmental disabilities. After completion, a neighborhood celebration is planned.
$7,951
Michael Schantz
Fifteen teens participate in 75 hours of steel drum history and lessons to form one ensemble. Four musicians lead sessions, rehearsals and culminating performances.
$5,445
Seattle Art Museum
110 hours of workshops led by 36 artists on multi-media art making, leadership and programming for 1,000 high school teens generate numerous youth-driven events showcasing their work at the museum.
$5,300
Seattle JazzED
A 420-hour jazz techniques, composition and ensemble performance program for 150 youth is directed by six local music educators. Public performances close the series.
$4,800
Seattle Scenic Studios
Four artists provide 112 hours of scenic stage design and management instruction related to specific scripts and theaters for 55 teens. Completed work is incorporated into a variety of local theater productions.
$3,472
Spectrum Dance Theater
Two choreographers offer an after-school dance residency to 55 youth in jazz, Hip Hop and contemporary styles to enhance skills for school musical.
$4,320
Vision Loss Connection
Ten blind and low vision youth engage in 45 hours of combined museum tours, theater performances plus textured ceramic sessions with three artists. A library exhibit will be offered.
$4,226
Washington Asian/Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Two artists lead 132 hours of urban graffiti art and music production sessions focused on hip hop culture for 40 youth to produce CD's, clothing accessories and a public performance.
$2,400
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two artists with alumni lead a 400 hour, summer workshop series in Shakespearean theatre for 40 new and returning teens culminating in public recitals and performances throughout the city.
$6,000

2012-13 Youth Arts Awards

Arts Corps
600 youth will participate in 684 sessions of multi-arts classes taught by 22 artists at various locations culminating in a spring showcase performance.
$7,000
Center for Wooden Boats
Ten teens will engage in boat design/build classes and construct models for a public showcase at the center.
$1,500
Mary Coss
Using personal stories, 40 East African youth will engage in a five-month series of intensive workshops with traditional Islamic and African artists. Participants will examine life in contemporary America and Islamic traditions to create artwork for an exhibit and panel discussion.
$4,400
Coyote Central
Eighteen teaching artists will lead 470 teens in project-based apprenticeship courses in multiple art forms at a range of studios and community-based locations.
$7,000
Diverse Harmony
Over 40 LGBTQ teens will participate in weekly vocal, staging and performance training led by two artists throughout the academic year for quarterly public and thematic performances.
$3,600
Freehold Theatre Lab Studio
Two artists will lead 40 hours of theater and spoken word sessions for 14 youth from referred Southeast Youth & Family Services. Participants will produce scripts for two public performances at Youngstown Cultural Center.
$3,000
Gage Academy of Art
Twenty-four artists will offer year-round, weekly, evening art skill-building sessions for 1,288 teens whose body of multi-media work will be showcased at downtown, Southeast and Capitol Hill sites.
$7,000
Girls Rock! Seattle
Two week-long summer camps led by 10 artists offering 120 teen girls instrumental rock, composition, staging, performance skills plus coach newly formed/existing bands that close with performances at professional venues.
$4,750
Maria Gitana
Five artists will teach an after-school, fall series of introductory Flamenco dance classes for 15 teens including a field trip to a youth Flamenco festival and culminating with a community performance.
$3,200
Stephanie Guerra
One artist will lead an after-school, fall series of introductory Flamenco dance classes for 14 teens and culminate with a community performance.
$6,860
Jack Straw Foundation
Led by 10 teaching artists, 30 youth with chronic and critical health needs will use accessible audio technology to create original flash dramas—music/soundscapes with movement—for in-studio presentations.
$10,000
The James and Janie Washington Foundation
One artist will lead a month-long screen printing summer residency—including mentoring and portfolio development—for 18 high school teens who will examine the interplay of arts/politics. The residency will culminate in a teen-curated exhibt at the Northwest African American Museum.
$2,500
Thaddeus Jurczynski
Fifteen homeless teens will participate in a month-long series of hands-on workshops to create batik self-portraits from photos that culminates in a group exhibit in a Pioneer Square gallery.
$2,660
Lauren Marshall
Via acting classes, two teaching artists will lead communication skill development for 10 youth with Asperger's-autism-ADHD culminating in presentation of short original plays.
$1,750
Kathleen McHugh
Two teaching artists from Theater of Possibilitywill lead communication skill development sessions for 10 youth with Asperger's-autism-ADHD culminating in presentation of short original plays.
$1,000
Orion Out Loud
Actors and a dramaturge will lead 26 homeless and at-risk teens in playwriting workshops that will culminate in one-act plays written by the students and read on stage by professional actors.
$7,000
Andrew Peterson
A year-long, sequential, after-school program offering 30 South Shore K-8 youth hands-on instruction in designing and building robots using electronics, engineering, and art in a peer teaching-learning setting culminating in a community exhibit.
$4,600
Photographic Center Northwest
Two teaching artists will focus on literacy and language acquisition through an after-school photography program for 30 refugee and immigrant teens culminating in a public exhibit.
$7,800
Pongo Publishing
Teaching artists and mentors will offer poetry-writing sessions to 196 youth in juvenile detention. The year-long program will culminate in an in-house reading and a literary book will be produced for promotion at Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot.
$8,500
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Thirty-two artists will lead 396 out-of-school, multi-visual arts sessions to 78 mainstream/mixed ability youth at on- and off-site locations culminating in public exhibitions.
$7,000
Red Eagle Soaring
Four artists will lead summer drama workshops based on the play The Remember—examining the legacy of Indian Boarding Schools—for 29 Native American youth culminating in a public performance at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
$6,760
Reel Grrls
Eight media artists will lead public workshops to produce animated films. The workshops will engage 60 immigrant and refugee middle-school girls and culminate in an annual Spring Showcase.
$7,000
Rubicon Foundation
Three artists will work with youth to create a site-specific wood shelter. The course will include design, modeling, building, videography and photography techniques and culminate in a community screening and presentation.
$4,890
Seattle Art Museum
Thirty artists will offer workshops on multi-media art making, leadership and programming for 1,085 high school teens. The year-long program will generate numerous youth-driven events showcasing their work at the museum.
$4,800
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
SYSO teaching artists will engage 65 youth in all levels of string music, ensemble and performance in partnership with West Seattle Community Orchestras, culminating in neighborhood concerts.
$5,000
Spectrum Dance Theater
Thirty Madrona middle school youth will engage in after-school traditional West African and Brazilian dance classes led by two artists with a live percussionist. The dance classes will culminate in one school and one Spectrum studio performance.
$4,000
Abdoulaye Sylla
An African percussion artist will offer weekly drop-in classes on West African drumming for 20 teens at the Orion Center for homeless youth.
$1,400
The Nature Consortium
Three artists will lead quarterly sessions in vocals, graphic design and landscaping/site-specific arts to 80 youth in Southeast and Central neighborhoods culminating in a showcase of work at the annual Arts In Nature Festival.
$5,000
Velocity Dance Center
Four dance/choreographers will provide 25 teens with master dance classes and media technique workshops to create original movement and video dance pieces for public performances and screenings.
$4,400
Washington Asian/Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Three artists will lead urban/graffiti art and music-production sessions focused on hip-hop culture for 40 youth who will produce CD's and clothing accessories. The year-long program will culminate in a public performance.
$3,300
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Four artists will engage 34 youth in studio visits and development of visual arts and curatorial skills. The program will examine relevant social issues and identity. Participants will develop a portfolio of new work for exhibition at the museum.
$7,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two artists, with alumni assistants, will lead a summer Shakespearean theater workshop for 30 new and returning youth culminating in a recital and performances.
$7,000
Youth in Focus
In partnership with one school and one community agency, two artists will engage 45 teens in digital photography classes with a focus on storytelling. The year-long program will culminate in three public showcases.
$5,000

2011-12 Youth Arts Awards

The 5th Avenue Theater Association
Two hundred youth with a range of experience will participate in a summer musical theater training series including fundamentals, rehearsals and performance led by 32 professional artists.
$3,000
A Contemporary Theatre
Twenty youth will participate in afterschool playwriting clinics to complete an original play incorporating aspects from their own lives and imaginations. Professional actors will read select scripts at a culminating event.
$2,000
Arts Corps
Six hundred middle and high school youth led by 22 artists at schools, community centers and other sites will engage in sessions covering a spectrum of arts lessons that will culminate in a spring showcase.
$4,000
Nicole Appell
Eighteen middle school youth will design mosaic stepping stones with a community theme for a public entry at McClure Middle School. A neighborhood reception and unveiling of the work will close the project.
$2,000
Asian American Performing Arts Theatre
A master artist will lead an afterschool Chinese ethnic dance program mixed with cultural traditions and language for 20 high school teens. The program will close with three public performances.
$2,000
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Twenty middle school youth will participate in a summer photography workshop focusing on personal stories, identity and community. The workshop will conclude with a showcase in the agency's gallery.
$2,000
Toby Campbell
Campbell will collaborate with community partners to offer year-long courses in video production and licensing and music composition for film, television and video games. Culminating showcases will take place at each partner site.
$3,000
Cinema Seattle
Industry professionals will offer free multi-disciplinary film workshops for 40 teens with all skill levels. Participants will gain insight and experience in the various aspects of filmmaking via hands-on opportunities, panel presentations and film critiques.
$3,000
Coyote Central
More than 300 sessions taught by painters, photographers, writers, cartoon animators, filmmakers and more will engage 450 youth during fall, winter and spring terms in studio and professional art venues.
$4,000
DANCE IT
Social dance lessons including cultural roots of swing and salsa will be offered afterschool by two artists at five high schools for 150 youth.
$2,000
Experience Learning Community
One hundred teens will participate in hands-on workshops and camps linked to Experience Music Project exhibits and collections and receive instruction in contemporary, improvisational music and performance.
<$3,000
Filipino Community Center
Three workshops covering oral history, documentary, poetry and cartooning will be offered to 40 immigrant teens who will produce a film, write poetry and create comic books about their lives. Their work will be featured at community festivals.
$3,000
Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center
Two artists will lead an afterschool program for 30 youth in printmaking and recycled sculpture based on themes of personal and cultural identity. The students' work will be showcased at the Georgetown Art Walk.
$2,000
Hollow Earth Radio
Forty-eight youth led by four artists will learn radio theater productions, broadcast group plays and learn circuit bending - the modification of electronic toys to make original instruments. A group showcase and performance will close the two sessions.
$2,000
International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Partnering with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, a 10-week class of capoeira, percussion instruction and Portuguese song will be offered to 14 youth. The class will culminate with a traditional 'roda or song circle.
$4,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Thirty youth with chronic and critical health needs will work with mentors to learn and apply accessible theater, radio, sound/music, dance and video techniques to create new work in a professional studio. Audio pieces will be public via radio, web or podcast.
$5,000
Northwest Film Forum
A two-week, immersive series of media workshops led by six artists will be offered to 24 teens. The summer sessions will cover essential skills in filmmaking and animation with a showcase at the annual Children's Film Festival presented by the Northwest Film Forum.
$3,000
Orion Out Loud
A two-part program led by 14 playwrights and dramaturgs for 20 homeless youth will include a workshop on playwriting, rehearsals and staged reading. Youth will also participate in a longer intensive to complete one-act plays for four public performances by actors at a professional theater.
$5,000
Andrew Peterson
Fourteen youth from South Shore School will learn basic concepts in electronics and engineering and employ artistic approaches to build robots. A public exhibit of their creations will close the class.
$3,000
Serene Petersen
Through a hands-on workshop series aligned with museum exhibits, 14 high school youth will produce stop-motion animated films based on facets of their lives. Guest artists will share their work and a culminating screening will showcase the teens' work.
$3,000
Photographic Center Northwest
An afterschool photography program will train 20 multilingual immigrant and refugee middle and high school youth through classes, field trips and assignments incorporating aspects of family and culture. The students' work will be featured in a culminating exhibit.
$3,500
Pongo Publishing
A year-long poetry program at King County Juvenile Detention featuring workshops and readings will culminate with the publication of chapbooks of the youth poetry distributed at the NW Folklife and Bumbershoot festivals.
$6,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Free visual arts training for more than 400 middle and high school youth will be offered at the Chinese Information & Service Center and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Youth work will be exhibited at Pratt, Douglass-Truth branch of The Seattle Public Library and the Downtown YMCA Triangle Art Gallery.
$4,000
Red Eagle Soaring
Twenty American Indian and Alaska Native youth will participate in a 10-week beginning and advanced drama workshop series. A public performance will take place at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.
$5,000
Reel Grrls
An after-school and weekend media arts production program will engage 140 youth and close with a public screening. Training topics cover animation, video poetry, cinematography and TV documentaries.
$4,000
Richard Hugo House
Twenty writers will lead 630 young writers in open writing circles, peer-to-peer sessions, open mics and on-site literary events. Participants will read, critique and explore voice and language.
$5,000
Seattle Architectural Foundation
Ninety teens will work with four design professionals to explore architectural and neighborhood design via sketching, computer modeling and sculpture. The teens' models will be showcased at an annual downtown exhibit.
$3,000
Seattle Art Museum
A range of year-long opportunities and activities will engage 900 high school students in multi-arts workshops. The program also includes curatorial, tour guide and leadership opportunities for youth to present museum events and programming tailored to their peer interests.
$3,000
Seattle JazzED
Seasoned musician-composers will lead jazz ensemble sessions for 150 middle and high school youth of all skill levels at three sites. Teen performances will take place throughout the school year with a May showcase.
$3,000
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Six jazz scholar artists will introduce afterschool instrumental music and jazz technique lessons plus a summer combo performance program to 31 selected students at Denny Middle School. Lessons will prepare intermediate students for advanced levels and potential entrance into established district jazz programs.
$5,000
Seattle Public Theatre
Curriculum-based training for 60 teens in behind-the-scenes technical theater disciplines taught by eight theater artists will culminate in a final team design project.
$4,000
Seattle Theatre Group
Under the mentorship of five professional musicians and visiting masters, 35 young musicians will engage in a summer songwriting lab with music business instruction. Concert attendance and a final showcase will culminate the series.
$2,500
The Service Board
Fifty youth will engage in multimedia afterschool learning labs and a summer art service program in glass and mosaics led by eight artists. Public showcases will close each program at The Vera Project and Ouch My Eye Gallery.
$3,500
SouthEast Effective Development
Ten teens, each paired with an artist, will create mosaic pieces reflecting cultural heritage, farming and the environment for installation and a public dedication at the Lake Washington Apartment Community Garden.
$4,500
Spectrum Dance Theatre
Two master dancers will lead a year-long afterschool residency featuring traditional Brazilian and African dance and traditions for 40 middle school youth at Madrona K-8 School. A costumed production with traditional foods will close the residency.
$5,000
Abdoulaye Sylla
Abdoulaye Sylla, a traditional master artist, will offer weekly drumming sessions for a year for 50 Orion Center youth. The sessions will feature a variety of Guinean percussion instruments.
$1,000
The Talented Youth
Nine media artists will provide advanced workshops and a summer series for 300 teens focused on Danish film techniques and styles. The students' work will be streamed online and their films showcased at the annual NFFTY event in May.
$2,000
Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Seven filmmakers will lead a week-long basic filmmaking course for 15 LGBTQ youth allowing them to express their identity and voice. The student films will be screened at the 17th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and submitted to festivals around the world.
$5,000
Urban Wilderness Project
Storytelling based on African, Native American and Irish traditions will be the focus of a fall-winter storytelling series for 140 teens culminating in two performances.
$2,000
The Vera Project
Year-round instruction, internship and volunteer opportunities led by 15 artists in music production, recording, engineering, performance and silkscreen printing for more than 1,000 young people. Participating teens will demonstrate skills and art work at ongoing events on site.
$3,000
Washington Pacific Islander
Forty youth will participate in year-long sessions in hip-hop music, break-dancing, zines and graffiti as urban art via open labs, critiques and rehearsals. A closing performance led by youth will showcase all work.
$3,000
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Three actors will lead a month-long, summer-intensive theater course that shares the unique perspective of 300 LGBT teens. Each session will produce one theater piece and one installation reflecting their experiences.
$5,000
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Sixty-two immigrant and refugee Asian Pacific American youth will participate in hands-on, museum-based art sessions interwoven with tradition and heritage to produce artwork, exhibits and programs that address relevant issues. Final work and exhibits will be open to the public.
$4,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two artists and three alumni mentors will lead a summer-long sequential series offering 400 hours of instruction and rehearsal in Shakespearean theatre for 40 new and returning youth. The series will culminate in 10 public performances for all ages at various venues throughout the city.
$5,000
Youth in Focus
Forty teens from five community organizations will develop artistic skills and personal voice via instruction in digital photography led by a professional photographer. Select works will be featured in a public exhibit.
$4,000

2010-11 Youth Arts Awards

Arts Corps
More than 500 middle and high school teens will engage in after-school classes in performing arts, poetry, media and visual arts during fall, winter and spring terms, culminating in a public showcase.
$8,000
Bridges to Understanding
Ten high school youth will research, photograph, write and create digital stories reflecting their spring 2011 service learning experiences in Guatemala.
$3,200
Center for Wooden Boats
Haida Master carver Saaduuts will offer 36 Native-American youth hands-on experience of the art, music and culture of canoe carving. The students create a canoe from a 38-foot cedar log that will be contributed to the United Indians of All Tribes.
$3,824
El Centro de la Raza
A youth committee of ten middle and high school students, guided by professional muralists, will organize community members and 15 other youth to revitalize the neighborhood through a summer mural art project.
$8,000
Filipino Community of Seattle - Kultura Arts
Eighty youth from three southeast high schools will explore their Filipino identity and practice skills and collaboration through winter and summer workshops in photography, poetry and songwriting. The teens will create an exhibit with soundscape.
$7,346
Gage Academy of Art
A year-round, Friday-night drop-in studio offers 800 teens art supplies, skills training and a chance to make art and socialize in a safe place. Teen art work is exhibited at Gage, The Vera Project and The 2100 building.
$8,000
Girls Rock! Seattle
Third annual rock camp providing 80 teen girls lessons in instrumentation, lyric writing, performance and promotion, led by seasoned female rock musicians.
$4,846
Maria Gitana
In a 12-week workshop, 16 teens will study the rhythms and techniques of flamenco, as well as the multi-cultural history and influence of this Spanish dance. Students will present their new skills to younger children in a culminating performance.
$3,200
Hollow Earth Radio
Five artists will facilitate workshops for 15 middle school youth covering all aspects of field recording and simple editing techniques. Each student will make neighborhood field recordings and produce a radio segment to air on Hollow Earth Radio.
$2,500
Intiman Theatre
Fifteen diverse Cleveland and Roosevelt High School students will write and rehearse an original play based on issues of The Scarlet Letter. Teens will also attend shows, visit museums, volunteer, receive skills training, and perform their own show for school and public audiences.
$8,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Twenty teens with chronic and critical health needs will work with actors, radio and sound producers, musicians, dancers and audio engineers to create original audio art using accessible technology.
$8,000
Northwest Film Forum
Through two-week intensive camps and individual workshops, 45 middle and high school students will work in teams with seasoned instructor-artists to learn all aspects of filmmaking and produce media pieces to be showcased at a NWFF festival.
$7,500
Northwest Folklife
A year-long afterschool program offering West African music and dance instruction to 30 immigrant youth at the High Point Community Center, culminating in four public performances.
$8,000
Andrew Peterson
Twenty South Shore Middle School youth will engage in a three-month, afterschool, hands-on robot design program, including basic concepts in electronics, engineering, and art. Finished pieces will be exhibited at the school.
$5,440
Photographic Center Northwest
A fall-spring afterschool program offering 24 immigrant and refugee middle and high school youth fundamentals of photography, with emphasis on developing a creative eye, personal expression, and incorporating aspects of family and culture into photographic work.
$7,600
Pongo Publishing
A year-long program of self-exploration through poetry for 196 youth in detention. Specially-trained artists help youth who are often victims of childhood trauma learn both writing and coping skills and develop self-esteem.
$6,800
Red Eagle Soaring
A 10-week series of beginning, intermediate and advanced drama skills workshops and rehearsals for 20 Seattle urban American-Indian and Alaska Native youth, culminating in a free original performance staged for the public.
$6,035
Reel Grrls
A diverse group of 120 teen girls will participate in afterschool and weekend programs in media arts production. Mentored by women filmmakers, the girls will develop final video projects to be publicly screened through festivals, broadcast and school presentations.
$8,000
Richard Hugo House
Fifteen professional writers will offer 190 youth writing workshops in a wide range of literary forms. Teens will create and refine film scripts, poetry, novels, flash fiction and journalism pieces to be showcased in a series of readings.
$7,500
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts
Seventeen youth will be introduced to or continue training in circus arts through a year-round track of training and rehearsals. As students develop skills, they create and perform original acts at events citywide and produce their own annual show.
$6,000
Seattle Art Museum
Ongoing, free, art-based activities for 650 youth. Participants gain skills and express their ideas through hands-on art workshops with culminating displays, public discussions and public museum events for their peers.
$7,000
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Nineteen diverse youth with limited music experience will participate in a year-long series of afterschool instrumental music and jazz technique lessons and performances by local jazz scholars. The pilot program will close with youth performance opportunities.
$8,000
The Service Board
A six-month program offering 50 diverse teens artist-led afterschool learning labs in music, multi-media production, performance and visual arts. Culminating projects range from music videos to photoblogs to a teen artist showcase, fostering self-discovery, creative expression, skill and community building.
$4,673
Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center
Twenty teens will participate in a one-week spring or summer nature photography camp to learn basic digital camera operation, introductory art and composition and how to critically examine nature photography and offer constructive feedback to their peers. Students will photograph nature subjects in Seward Park and other natural sites.
$5,200
SouthEast Effective Development
Twenty southeast Seattle teens will research and fabricate an 8- to 10-foot ceramic mosaic illustrating the history of the Rainier Vista Neighborhood House on the rings of a tree. The mosaic will be unveiled at a community dedication.
$6,376
Spectrum Dance Theater
Twenty youth will participate in an afterschool dance residency linking Zimbabwean history and dance tradition to current hip-hop choreography and spoken word stories. Students will perform with professional African and hip-hop dancers at the end of the project.
$4,800
The Vera Project
Via year-round, out-of-school art workshops, internships and volunteer opportunities, 1,800 young people will gain skills and experience in music production, live sound engineering and studio recording, plus silkscreen printing and technical staging.
$8,000
Tierra Madre Fund
Fifteen Native-American middle school teens will participate in a pilot program merging traditional Coastal Salish art forms with contemporary Native music and technology skills. Students will design and build a Native version of a popular arcade game where players dance on electronic footpads.
$5,760
WAPI Community Services
Thirty youth will engage in afterschool curricula in either music or urban arts. Sessions such as music recording and emceeing, geometry, written expression, graffiti and media literacy emphasize hands-on learning, developing tangible products and developing positive life and career skills. Two showcases of teen work will culminate the project.
$6,400
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Through hands-on art activities and workshops, mentorships, field trips, discussions and lectures, 61 youth will learn about their heritage and develop skills by planning and producing three museum exhbits with related programs that address issues relevant to young Asian-Pacific Americans.
$8,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
A free, multi-year summer program for 40 new and returning youth offers 400 hours of instruction and rehearsal in the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare, Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inez. Training includes language, expression, acting, voice and fencing. The program culminates in public performances in English and Spanish.
$8,000

2009-10 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Thirty youth will participate in a series of artist-led workshops, where they will draw and write about themselves in comic book form.
$3,207
American Asian Performing Arts Theatre
Thirty-two immigrant youth will participate in Chinese traditional, contemporary and ballet dance lessons, including cultural traditions, language, costume and music.
$5,000
Arts Corps
After-school art classes in all art forms, including performing, visual, literary and media arts, will engage 500 youth at schools and community centers across Seattle.
$7,500
Associated Recreation Council
The South Park Community Center's late night teen program will offer training in Super 8 filmmaking, stop-motion animation and music production to 45 youth.
$8,120
Bridges to Understanding
Digital technology and storytelling instruction will help 45 youth broach cultural topics via an interactive Web site with their peers in Peru, Guatemala, South Africa, Cambodia and India. The projecet will culminate in a film fest.
$4,000
Toby Campbell
Fifty teen girls will attend a week-long, summer rock-music camp, where they will form bands; take music lessons; and learn music production, audio engineering and programming.
$2,500
Center for Wooden Boats
Master carver Saaduuts will lead 36 youth in carving a 38-foot cedar log into a canoe for the United Indians of All Tribes. Participants will also learn traditional Haida drumming and singing.
$2,000
Cinema Seattle
More than 50 youth, most of Native American heritage, will participate in a two-day filmmaking intensive resulting in several short films that will be featured at the Seattle International Film Festival.
$10,000
Coyote Central
More than 400 youth will participate in interactive workshops across multiple artistic disciplines. The sessions, led by experienced teaching artists in professional studios, will culminate in showcases of the students' work.
$10,000
El Centro de la Raza
Thirty Latino youth will present a Fandango dance celebration following a series of lessons in traditional Son Jarocho dance and song with African, Spanish and Mexican roots. Mexican artists will offer hands-on instruction in the art form's unique instruments, lyrics and costumes.
$7,000
Gage Academy of Art
A year-round, Friday-night drop-in studio offers 700 teens art supplies, lessons and a chance to socialize in a safe place. Participants will showcase their work at a public exhibit.
$10,000
Jack Straw Foundation
Twelve youth with critical health needs will work with a team of artists, radio producers and audio engineers to write, interview, create and present audio stories.
$10,000
Music Northwest
A week-long chamber music camp will engage 50 student musicians in ensemble performance techniques, movement and rhythm and master classes. The camp will culminate in one in-house recital and two public recitals.
$1,875
Northwest African American Museum
Fifteen teens from Garfield, Franklin and Rainier Beach high schools will create a semi-permanent public artwork from recycled materials at Jimi Hendrix Park. The summer session will include field trips, guest speakers, and lessons in planning, fabrication and installation.
$3,208
Northwest Dance Network
More than 40 high school students will participate in after-school swing dance lessons culminating in a showcase at the 2010 NW Folklife Festival to live music by the Garfield Jazz Ensemble.
$5,000
Northwest Film Forum
A series of workshops will offer 300 hours of hands-on instruction in basic and intermediate film production and animation for 100 youth who will write scripts and tell stories through digital film and traditional animation. Their work will be screened at a youth film festival.
$7,500
Northwest Folklife
Two master African artists will lead after-school sessions in West African polyrhythmic drumming, culture, costume, dance and singing for 25 immigrant youth from Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. culminates in four community performances.
$4,500
Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools
Twenty middle school students study blues music and its history, with instruction in guitar, drums, bass, harmonica and percussion. Lessons will incorporate the poetry and lyrics of Langston Hughes, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles and Ernestine Anderson, and culminate in a community concert of the students' work.
$1,882
Photographic Center Northwest
Twenty immigrant/refugee youth will engage in 470 hours of after-school photography training encouraging them to capture their family life and culture through photography. The course will culminate in a group exhibit.
$7,000
Pongo Publishing
Nearly 200 teens in King County Juvenile Detention will participate in poetry and creative writing sessions to encourage self expression and offer a positive outlet for difficult experiences and emotions. A publication will feature pieces by the participants.
$7,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Nearly 500 teens from the Central and International districts will participate in a series of after-school and Saturday classes in glass art, painting/drawing, bookbinding and printmaking at Pratt. The program will result in multiple community exhibits at schools, libraries and youth service agencies.
$10,000
Reel Grrls
Animation documentary techniques, camera operation and scriptwriting are the subject of a year-long program for 115 teen girls. Participants will work in small groups led by teaching artists. The program will culminate in a screening of the students' work.
$10,000
Richard Hugo House
A team of professional writers will offer writing workshops for 300 teens in a wide range of literary genres, including scriptwriting, poetry, songwriting, fiction and journalism. The students' work will be featured at readings and in publication.
$7,500
Rubicon Foundation
A summer series will introduce 15 high school youth to printmaking and its artistic and practical applications. Students will learn to garden, cook and can, as well as study design, linoleum-woodblock, silkscreen, and letterpress. They will incorporate what they learn to produce jar labels, posters and T-shirts for two summer exhibits.
$7,500
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts
Fourteen youth will participate in a year-long series of theatrical workshops and coaching to create, rehearse and perform original acts, including acrobatics, juggling, human pyramids, stilt walking and aerial performances. The young circus artists will perform at public events and festivals.
$3,550
Seattle Art Museum
The museum will offer drop-in art activities and workshops for 1,350 youth on weekends and during the summer and school breaks. The programs range from creating art to an advisory teen group that develops youth programs that culminate in showcases.
$8,000
Seattle Chamber Players
Members of the Seattle Chamber Players and composer Janice Giteck will lead a series of composition workshops for 15 student musicians who attend South End high schools. The students will write quartets, and the Seattle Chamber Players will perform the students' original scores at school performance.
$3,208
Seattle Theatre Group
Forty youth from the national Black Achievers Program (BAP) will receive music, theater and dance training by local professional artists, culminating in a workshop performance.
$10,000
Southeast Effective Development
Fifteen Rainier Valley youth will participate in an after-school project combining public art and business training. The students will design 25 vinyl street banners that will later be turned into 50 recycled tote bags they will market and sell.
$4,500
The 5th Avenue Theatre Association
Nearly 700 Seattle high school students with an interest in musical theater will get the chance to meet with leading theater professionals involved in the 5th Avenue Theatre's season productions. Nine sessions will cover topics such as voice/vocals, choreography, and stage presence, and will include a dinner and post-show talk back with each cast.
$2,950
The Service Board
Eighty youth from Southeast and Southwest Seattle will participate in introductory art classes and three art leadership labs on music and multimedia production, performing, and visual arts. Student artworks will be part of a community art show.
$5,000
The Vera Project
Via an annual, comprehensive series of sessions, internships and experiential learning opportunities, 980 youth will learn skills including silkscreening, podcasting, live sound engineering and studio recording, while working on shows and the underage music venue.
$7,500
Washington Asian/Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Three artists will offer a year-long training intensive for 20 youth who have completed or are in drug treatment. The program will include 180 hours of instruction in writing lyrics or stories, recording and editing, graphic design and social media. Participants will produce portfolios and a group performance of their original works.
$7,500
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Two actors with three alumni mentors will lead a summer session for 40 youth offering 400 hours of instruction in works by plawrights William Shakespeare, Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inez. Students will receive instruction in acting, voice and fencing. The summer workshop culminates in public performances in English and Spanish.
$7,500
Youth Media Institute
Youth will examine the changing and diverse High Point neighborhood in West Seattle via a multi-media presentation. A sereis of after-school small-group trainings for 130 youth will cover audio/video production, print media, digital photography and media literacy. The students will host a community screening, and SCAN TV will broadcast their finished piece.
$3,000
Youth Speaks Seattle
Spoken-word artists will offer weekly workshops for 360 youth in performance poetry, creative writing, storytelling, and playwriting. Writing-circle sessions will take place at the Central Library and a Southwest rehab center. The writing exercises will culminate in a publication and/or community performances.
$10,000

2008-09 Youth Arts Awards

911 Media Arts Center
A third-year program will offer a series of multimedia intensives led by four artists for 12 at-risk youth in the South Park Late Night Teen Program. The students will design, produce and showcase animation, Super 8 film, circuit bending and game design.
$9,236
American Asian Performing Arts Theater
A year-long traditional arts program led by two master dancer/choreographers will offer dance lessons from different regions of China and adjacent countries for 30 new and continuing immigrant teens. The lessons culminate in three public performances.
$7,500
Arts Corps
A winter-quarter series of multi-disciplinary arts classes serving 250 youth, in collaboration with schools, service agencies and community centers, targeting underserved neighborhoods. The series culminates in a public showcase.
$7,500
ArtWorks
An eight-week, after-school series in mural design, painting and installation for eight adjudicated/at-risk youth. Students will study the American quilt tradition, then each create their own design to incorporate into a large "quilt" mural that they will paint and install in the Urban Arts Corridor in Sodo.
$4,035
Coyote Central
A year-long, continuing program offers 440 youth sessions in multi-arts study to master skills and techniques of each art form. The sessions are held in professional artists studios or work spaces.
$7,000
El Centro de la Raza
A summer program offers filmmaking sessions incorporating the social-justice mission of El Centro de la Raza into an original work by 10 Latino-Hispanic youth. The program culminates in a television screening on "HipHop 101."
$8,000
Intiman Theatre
Fourteen youth will create an original production based on All the King's Men as part of an after-school, cross-city school exchange between Roosevelt and Cleveland high schools. The students will explore socio-economic differences through performances and post-play discussions.
$10,000
Jack Straw Productions
Eight blind or visually-impaired high school youth will work with a team of artists and producers to create audio art using accessible technology. Students will participate in a summer intensive followed by individualized mentorships, workshops and projects, including recording an interview with blind musician/engineer and role model Todd Houghton. Work will be showcased on radio, Web and podcast.
$10,000
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
Professional artists will lead 85 diverse youth through the development of a musical production during an intensive, summer musical theater training series. The production will reflect cultural content and relate to the everyday lives of young people.
$7,500
Live Girls! Theater
A collaboration with the organization Powerful Voices, this eight-month workshop encourages 15 teen girls to seek out positive female role models and learn to express themselves effectively. The workshop focuses on research, scriptwriting and presentation of an original script in a public reading and audience discussion.
$2,500
Jessica Lurie
A two-week summer workshop will introduce visual and musical techniques to 20 international and at-risk youth with limited arts experience. The students will work in pairs to transform an idea into a musical composition and a poster. All participants will receive a booklet and CD containing a collection of their original work.
$7,500
Music Northwest
Top professional musicians will engage 45 youth in three-tiered levels of chamber music instruction in a week-long music camp. Working in groups of three to five, students will develop music and ensemble skills as well as performance technique. The camp will culminate in a free public recital.
$2,500
Nature Consortium
A program of free culturally and environmentally themed instruction in piano, guitar, drums and music recording for 80 youth from lower income neighborhoods and subsidized public housing communities. The program culminates with a group performance.
$7,500
Northwest Folklife
A year-long, after-school instructional series on the history, dance, music and song from West Africa for 25 youth in a transitional Seattle school district program for immigrant/refugee students. The program culminates in four public performances.
$8,930
Pat Graney Company
Thirty Washington Middle School youth with no artistic experience will engage with professional artists in a four-week workshop series to produce dance/movement, sound and visual installation pieces focused on memory. Student work will be included in the November premiere of Pat Graney's new production, House of Mind.
$5,000
Photographic Center Northwest
"Club Photo" offers two 10-week after-school workshops in fall 2008 and spring 2009 in which professional photographers provide hands-on lessons and field trips. The workshops cover the fundamentals of photography for 20 immigrant middle and high school youth with limited English skills, culminating in a school/community exhibit.
$9,740
Power of Hope
Three six-week series of sequential workshops build skills in writing music, hip-hop lyrics and spoken word; rapping/DJ; and recording, mixing and producing. The series targets 60 at-risk youth from Central/Rainier neighborhoods and culminates in performances of original songs at community events.
$10,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center
A year-long, quarterly series of seven courses offers a range of visual arts, from glassblowing and fusing, to printmaking and metalsmithing, for 485 youth from the Central and International Districts. The program culminates in numerous teen exhibitions.
$10,000
Richard Hugo House
A year-long, quarterly series of Saturday writing classes in multiple genres are held on-site for 180 youth from citywide neighborhoods. The series culminates in publications and numerous readings.
$9,000
Seattle Center Academy
Artists from leading Northwest arts organizations teach a two-week summer arts program for 300 diverse middle school youth, including students with disabilities. The students explore art-making in all disciplines, and the program culminates in a performance and exhibition.
$10,000
Seattle International Film Festival
In an annual three-day filmmaking/screening intensive, professional artists pair with 50 mostly Native American youth to create short media pieces breaking down the negative stereotypes of Native peoples. The projects are screened at Seattle International Film Festival.
$8,000
Seattle Public Theater
A two-week, summer playwriting and production program focuses on effects of climate change on our immediate environment. Twenty youth from citywide locations will learn the basic tenets of theater and develop five 10-minute plays to be performed at the end of the program.
$3,000
Seattle Repertory Theatre
In a 10-week, after-school theater residency at Meany Middle School, an ensemble of 12 youth will create a short, original play exploring the challenges of transitioning into middle school. The group will perform the play for 5th grade students and their parents at T.T. Minor Elementary School.
$5,600
Seattle Theatre Group
A year-long performing arts residency reinforcing African-American traditions offers 20 youth from the YMCA's Black Achievers Program training, mentoring and interaction with mainstage artists from season productions.
$6,224
SouthEast Effective Development
A six-month public art workshop series offers 15 teen residents at Rainier Vista an opportunity to design, fabricate and install a glass tile mosaic for a seating wall in the entrance of the newly constructed Boys & Girls Club.
$7,500
The Bend-It Extravaganza
A year-long series of multi-arts workshops led by local LGBTQ artists and speakers for 80 queer youth and their allies of mixed backgrounds. The original work will be showcased at the annual Bend-It Extravaganza festival.
$4,700
The Right Brain Center for the Arts
Twenty at-risk youth at two partner youth centers will explore the issue of teen truancy through a five-month digital photography and writing series. The series will teach hands-on skills in equipment, composition and Adobe Photoshop. Students will develop a portfolio of work and mount exhibitions at each youth center.
$5,850
The Service Board
A six-month, multi-arts, after-school mentoring program enhances The Service Board's core job/life-skills/diversity curriculum with artist residencies and cultural field trips. The program is for 50 diverse and at-risk urban teens and culminates in a student showcase.
$5,850
Urban Wilderness Project
Poet/playwright Jourdan Keith leads an 11-week, after-school writing/storytelling workshop for 15 youth in Southeast Seattle. The workshop integrates cultural identity, writing and performance. Storytelling will be shared with younger children and families in agencies such as First Place. Youth may earn required high school service learning credit.
$7,335
Young Shakespeare Workshop
A sequential summer program offers 400 hours of training and performance in Shakespearean theater for 40 new and returning youth, especially low-income and immigrant students. Professional artists and youth alumni mentors lead the program, which includes a bilingual group of students performing works in Spanish by playwrights Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inez. The program culminates in 10 public performances.
$10,000
Youth in Focus
Seventeen at-risk youth from Rainier Valley and South Park will participate in a two-part, artist-led photography/creative writing workshop. High-school teens from the first phase will mentor middle school youth in the second. Participants will explore and document stories of seniors in their families or community, and each phase will close with an exhibit.
$7,500

2007-08 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Picturing Change, two artists will offer a nine-week comic book workshop series providing 30 hours of training for 45 youth culminating in a published anthology and reading.
$8,200
911 Media Arts Center
Reel Eyes, a 15-week, after-school series offering 60 hours of digital filmmaking/media literacy workshops led by four artists for 12 youth who will produce short films focused on personal and community experience culminating with a public screening.
$8,487
Arts Corps
Winter After-School Program, offering free, eight-week, community-based arts classes led by 15 artists in sites all over the city, who will provide 340 hours of multi-arts training for 250 diverse and at-risk youth culminating in a community showcase.
$6,000
Arts in Motion
2nd Line Drum Corps, a seven-month after-school program in which an artist will offer 15 South Seattle youth 180 hours of jazz drumming classes and field trips culminating in three community performances.
$8,910
Coyote Central
Coyote Reach, a series of fall/winter, after-school and weekend, mixed-media workshops at multiple sites, totaling 8,000 hours led by 18 artists for 400 youth culminating in two showcases at the end of each session.
$10,000
Gage Academy of Art
Teen Art Studio, a year-long, free, weekly drop-in series serving 400 youth with a safe, creative art studio environment and 150 hours of mixed-media instruction by 12 artists, culminating in at least one public exhibit of the teens' work.
$10,000
Isaac Hernandez Ruiz
Polvos de Colores, the artist will teach three two-month sessions offering 48 hours of instruction in traditional Mexican sand painting (tapete de arena) for 90 youth culminating with showcases at three school and community sites.
$9,800
Jack Straw Productions
Blind Youth Audio, a summer series offering eight visually-impaired youth specially accessible audio technology and 35 hours of sequential, hands-on audio creation and production training led by eight artists. Students will create their own audio art presented at a public event, and on radio, Web and a podcast.
$10,000
Music Northwest
Chamber Music Camp, a week-long summer training offering 210 hours of individual and group music instruction by six artists for 45 youth at all levels culminating in a free recital and awards ceremony.
$2,000
Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools
Five artists will offer a five-week after-school workshop for 30 Beacon Hill and Georgetown youth, culminating in a community concert. Forty-eight hours of training in singing, playing and writing are integrated with the blues, Langston Hughes' poetry, African American history and culture.
$10,000
Phffft! Dance Theatre Company
Dance Empowerment, a four-month series offering 50 hours of dance and choreography with tech production and marketing instruction led by four artists for 10 youth culminating in a public performance inspired by participants' life experiences.
$8,435
Pongo Publishing
Pongo Teen Writing, three artists will offer 156 hours of creative writing/poetry instruction over three months for 318 youth in detention or foster care, with two culminating events. Pongo will also publish the teens' work and present at one or more literary festivals.
$8,000
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Youth Art Works, a four-quarter, after-school/weekend series offering 4,080 hours of hands-on, multi-arts instruction led by six artists for 246 youth culminating in community exhibits after each term.
$10,000
Rainier Vista Cambodian Youth Program
Photography Project, a three-month weekend series offering 26 hours of digital photography training led by one artist for 12 youth and culminating in two public exhibits highlighting the essence of the Cambodian community.
$5,177
Reel Grrls
Reel Grrls, a three-part, winter/spring/fall series led by eight artists and mentors offering 95 hours of media literacy/filmmaking training for 85 diverse young women, and culminating in three public screenings of their work.
$10,000
Richard Hugo House
Scribes, a three-part, year-long series offering 400 hours of written/spoken word training. Led by 12 artists for 1,000 youth, the workshops focus on playwriting, poetry, zines and short fiction for publication and readings.
$6,000
Seattle Center for Book Arts
Book Arts Workshop, a year-long session led by three artists offering 1,160 youth over 100 hours of bookmaking and bookbinding techniques and formats and culminating in numerous exhibits at branch libraries citywide.
$7,869
Seattle Chamber Players
SCP Meets the Boombox, a six-week after-school residency workshop for 20 diverse students with no formal experience with music who, with the guidance of six artists, will develop their own compositions to be performed by the Chamber Players in an informal concert.
$10,000
SIFF
Superfly Filmmaking, a two-day intensive workshop, in which 20 artists will offer 60 hours of digital filmmaking training and hands-on mentoring to 50 youth grouped in teams. The teams will produce and screen four short films, all based on the same script.
$6,500
Seattle Scenic Studios
Technical Internship, six theater artists will lead a nine-week session offering eight youth 90 hours of scenic and prop design instruction and mentoring using state-of-the-art tools and showcasing sets at local theater productions.
$5,820
SouthEast Effective Development
Public Art Workshop, a year-long after-school program with three artists offering 45 at-risk youth 100 hours of multi-media design and fabrication art training culminating in the creation, installation and unveiling of a site-specific work.
$8,412
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Queer Teen Ensemble, 15 artists will lead a two-month after-school series offering 100 hours of scriptwriting and ensemble theater workshops exploring identity and building community for 20 youth and culminating in four public performances.
$6,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
Summer Program, two artists will lead a summer-long sequential series offering 400 hours of instruction and rehearsals in Shakespearean theater for 40 youth culminating in ten public performances for all ages.
$10,000
Youth in Focus
Time (k)NOW, a two-phased after-school series offering 228 hours of skill-building classes in digital photography and written/oral texts led by four artists/peer mentors for 17 youth culminating in two public exhibitions.
$10,000
Youth Speaks Seattle
Spoken Word Residency, a five-month after-school residency offering 35 hours of poetry/spoken word workshops and rehearsals exploring self-identity led by three artists/peer mentors for 25 youth culminating in four preliminary slams and one final slam.
$5,390

2006-07 Youth Arts Awards

826 Seattle
Drawing Your Family Comic Book, a six-week graphic novel workshop for 18 youth culminating in a book reading and signing.
$3,900
Arts Corps
A two-month spring program offering 260 hours of multi-arts training culminating in a public showcase.
$10,000
Cambodian Traditional Music
A seven-month weekend series of Cambodian music instruction for 12 youth culminating in showcases.
$6,000
Coyote Central
Coyote REACH will provide two 10-week sessions of multi-media arts classes taught by 18 artists to 40 youth.
$7,000
Eleventh Hour Productions
Emerging Voices, a four-month series offering 30 hours of poetry/spoken word lessons for 150 youth culminating in a poetry slam.
$8,000
Goodwill Development Association
Lullabies by Teen Mothers, a six-month series offering 90 hours of lullaby lyrics/vocal instruction for eight homeless teen mothers culminating in a community performance with local choirs.
$6,000
Intiman Theatre
Rough Eagles, a three-month series offering theater classes that explore equity and race issues culminating in a performance with post discussion.
$6,500
Jack Straw Productions
Blind Youth Audio Project, a three-month series offering audio production and radio theater training for eight blind youth culminating a public showcase.
$10,000
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center Advisory Council
Youth Theater Project, a nine-week summer program offering musical theater training for 85 youth culminating in a public performance.
$10,000
Northwest Film Forum
Youth Voices, four programs offering film, animation and music/video training to 60 youth with showcases at the end of each program.
$3,500
Northwest Folklife, Rhythm & Moves
Five-month series offering Sengalese West African drumming and dance instruction for 30 youth culminating in two public performances.
$4,000
Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools
Blues in the Schools at St. George Parish, a six-week series offering lessons in blues music, voice and history for 25 youth culminating in a community concert.
$8,500
Phffft! Company, Inc.
Empowering Youth at Risk in Dance, an eight-week Saturday series offering dance, choreography, production and management lessons for 12 youth culminating in a public performance.
$9,000
Photographic Center Northwest
Club Photo, provide two 10-week sessions offering photography, darkroom and exhibit instruction for 20 youth culminating in a public show.
$4,420
Pongo Publishing
Pongo Teen Writing Project, two 13-week sessions of poetry workshops for incarcerated and foster care youth culminating in showcases.
$8,000
Pottery Northwest, Inc.
Seattle Youth Sculpture Collaboration, a two-week summer session focused on the design and creation of a site-specific sculpture for 12 selected youth culminating in a public unveiling of the art work.
$4,000
Power of Hope
Hip Hop Hope in the City, three six-week series offering spoken word/hip hop and recording workshops for 60 youth culminating in numerous performances.
$8,500
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Four, eight-week sequential visual arts classes and field trips for 300 youth culminating in public showcases.
$8,500
Red Eagle Soaring Native American Theater Group
Seattle Indian Youth Arts & Performance, a two-week session featuring a drama intensive workshop for 18 youth culminating in two community performances based on teen life experiences.
$5,000
REEL GRRLS
Girls in the Directors' Chair, a five-month series offering filmmaking workshops for 60 youth culminating in a public screening of the work.
$5,000
Seattle Center Academy
A two-week summer program featuring multi-arts classes serving 300 youth and culminating in a public showcase.
$5,160
Seattle Children's Theatre
Two-Roads After-School Program, two 11-week series of interactive drama classes for 30 youth culminating in two performances.
$4,500
South Park PhotoVoice
A nine-week series offering 60 hours of photography and graphics training for eight youth culminating in an exhibit.
$6,000
SouthEast Effective Development - Public Art Workshop
Public Art Workshop, a yearlong after-school series offering 1,000 hours of site-specific public art training for 36 youth culminating in three public showcases.
$9,000
Spectrum Dance Theater
Experiencing African Dance & Culture, a three-month series of African dance for 40 youth culminating in one school and one public performance.
$8,000
Washington Asian Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
Katalyst Project, a yearlong weekly series offering music and music business workshops for 15 youth culminating in a public performance.
$8,000
Young Shakespeare Workshop
A sequential summer series offering Shakespearean theater lessons in English and divish for 40 youth culminating in five community performances.
$9,000
Youth Speaks Seattle
A three-month series offering 60 hours of poetry/performance workshops for 30 youth concluding with a poetry slam.
$4,500

Grants/Funding

Professional Development

Arts Partner Roster

More Opportunities

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. We're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.

Organization

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Website

http://www.easternstate.org/art

More Info

Annie Anderson

aa@easternstate.org

215-236-5111 x227

Fee to Apply

No fee

Deadline to Apply

6/13/2018

Description

More than eighty artists have created installations for Eastern State Penitentiary’s cellblocks and yards. Some of these installations were among the most successful programming the site has presented, and brought perspectives and approaches that would not have been possible in traditional historic site programming.

We seek installations that will explore Eastern State Penitentiary’s history, and evoke a broad range of emotions. We seek installations that will make connections between the complex history of this building and today’s criminal justice system and corrections policies.

We want to humanize these difficult subjects with personal stories and distinct points of view. We want to hear new voices—voices that might emphasize the political, or humorous, or bluntly personal. We want our visitors to be challenged with provocative questions, and we’re prepared to face some provocative questions ourselves.

In short, we seek memorable, thought-provoking additions to our public programming, combined with true excellence in artistic practice. If our definition of this program seems broad, it’s because we’re open to approaches that we haven’t yet imagined.

Surprise us.

How to Apply

For guidelines and to apply, visit http://www.easternstate.org/art.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.easternstate.org/art

Posted

1/31/2018

The Painting Center
The Painting Center, an artist-run gallery in Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its juried summer exhibition JuxtaPositions. We invite artists of all stripes to submit work that excites by forging new connections, and surprises by discovering unexpected juxtapositions.

Organization

The Painting Center

Website

https://www.thepaintingcenter.org/juried-exhibitions/

More Info

Shazzi Thomas

juried@thepaintingcenter.org

2123431060

Fee to Apply

40

Deadline to Apply

5/10/2018

Description

The Painting Center, an artist-run gallery in Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its juried summer exhibition JuxtaPositions. We invite artists of all stripes to submit work that excites by forging new connections, and surprises by discovering unexpected juxtapositions.

Creativity isn’t only about making entirely new things out of whole cloth. The creative process can involve seeing old things in new contexts; joining things that previously seemed completely unrelated; or turning conventions, tropes and ideas upside down and inside out. Sometimes, these juxtapositions are humorous; sometimes, they are enigmatic, or striking; sometimes, they are shocking. High and low, serious and funny, real and fake, observed and invented, political and personal…these are all choices an artist can make in his or her work…but they aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive.

In a culture that is stuffed full of imagery, icons, argument, products, brands and just plain junk, can we invent something new by mining, reframing, re-contextualizing, and re-conceiving some of the ideas and objects that make up the cultural moment in which we live?

How to Apply

JuxtaPositions is open to all media.

Exhibition Dates: June 19 - July 14, 2018

Deadline for Submission: May 10, 2018

Notification Date: May 18, 2018

Artwork Shipping/Delivery Dates: June 12 - June 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 6 - 8 pm

Application Fee: $40 for 1 to 5 images

Size Limitation: Artwork that exceeds 36" in any dimension will not be considered.

Image Requirements: JPEGs must be 72 dpi. They should be at least 1600 pixels in any direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 5 MB.

Link to Opportunity

https://thepaintingcenter.slideroom.com/#/login/program/41574

Posted

3/2/2018

Sunny Art Centre
A total cash fund of £6,000 is awarded to the art prize winners

Organization

Sunny Art Centre

Website

https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk

More Info

Mario

artprize@sunnyartcentre.co.uk

0044 + (0)2086165990

Fee to Apply

£25

Deadline to Apply

6/20/2018

Description

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures.

We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, ceramics and jewellery.

A total cash fund of £6,000 is awarded to the art prize winners.


First Prize
£3,000, a public solo exhibition at Sunny Art Centre in London, a one month residency, and a show at our partners’ galleries.

Second Prize
£2,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries.

Third Prize
£1,000, a group exhibition, a one month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries.

30 Shortlisted Artists’ works will be exhibited during the summer at Sunny Art Centre, London. Out of these 30, 10 artists will exhibit their artworks at our partners’ galleries.
Accepted Media
Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Photography, Printmaking. Sculpture, Ceramic, Video Art &Moving Image, Installation.

How to Apply

Apply Now: https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk/artprize/online-submission/

Link to Opportunity

https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk/artprize/

Posted

3/2/2018

South Puget Sound Community College
The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM Visit: https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

PRIZES

> SPSCC purchase award (up to $1500)
> Merit Awards ($100/each and inclusion in the Merit Award Group Show during the upcoming exhibition season)
> Viewer’s Choice (winning artwork will be used for publicity the following season)
> All submitting artists will receive an exhibition catalogue.

SUBMISSION RULES

> Submit a completed entry form with images of up to 3 artworks. Images must be in JPEG format and not exceed 1920 pixels at the widest dimension. (Entry materials will not be returned).
> Artwork must have been created within the last 3 years, must not exceed 72” in the longest dimension, and must weigh less than 150lbs.
> Artists must live in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties.
> Artists must be 18 years of age or older to submit.
> Entry fee is $25 per artist.
> Artists have the option of selling their artwork. The Gallery retains a 25% commission on all sales.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 21: Entries due
June 8: Notification of accepted artwork
June 28, 29: Delivery of accepted artwork to The Gallery between noon – 6 p.m.
July 9: Exhibition opens
July 12: Opening reception and awards presentation
August 30: Exhibition closes
August 31 to September 3: Pick up of artwork between noon – 6 p.m.

Juror: Asia Tail
Asia curates special projects and art exhibitions, with an emphasis on empowering Indigenous artists. Some of these projects include creating the Contemporary Native Voices project for Tacoma Art Museum, Protect the Sacred at Spaceworks Gallery in Tacoma, which brought together work from 26 Native American artists and raised funds to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline construction in North Dakota. Her latest project, yəhaw̓, co-curated by Tracy Rector and Satpreet Kahlon, will open in November 2018 at King Street Station in Seattle.
Asia currently works part time as the Arts Program Coordinator for the City of Tacoma's Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, and as a freelance consultant on advisory committees and selection panels for local arts organizations including Seattle Art Museum, Artist Trust, Pratt Fine Arts, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Spaceworks Tacoma, and others.
Asia is from Tacoma, Washington where she is currently based. Asia is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

How to Apply

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
Visit: https://spscc.edu/gallery

Link to Opportunity

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM Visit: https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

3/19/2018

South Puget Sound Community College
The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

Organization

South Puget Sound Community College

Website

https://spscc.edu/gallery

More Info

Sean Barnes

sbarnes2@spscc.edu

360-596-5527

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

PRIZES

> SPSCC purchase award (up to $1500)
> Merit Awards ($100/each and inclusion in the Merit Award Group Show during the upcoming exhibition season)
> Viewer’s Choice (winning artwork will be used for publicity the following season)
> All submitting artists will receive an exhibition catalogue.

SUBMISSION RULES

> Submit a completed entry form with images of up to 3 artworks. Images must be in JPEG format and not exceed 1920 pixels at the widest dimension. (Entry materials will not be returned).
> Artwork must have been created within the last 3 years, must not exceed 72” in the longest dimension, and must weigh less than 150lbs.
> Artists must live in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties.
> Artists must be 18 years of age or older to submit.
> Entry fee is $25 per artist.
> Artists have the option of selling their artwork. The Gallery retains a 25% commission on all sales.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 21: Entries due
June 8: Notification of accepted artwork
June 28, 29: Delivery of accepted artwork to The Gallery between noon – 6 p.m.
July 9: Exhibition opens
July 12: Opening reception and awards presentation
August 30: Exhibition closes
August 31 to September 3: Pick up of artwork between noon – 6 p.m.

Juror: Asia Tail
Asia curates special projects and art exhibitions, with an emphasis on empowering Indigenous artists. Some of these projects include creating the Contemporary Native Voices project for Tacoma Art Museum, Protect the Sacred at Spaceworks Gallery in Tacoma, which brought together work from 26 Native American artists and raised funds to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline construction in North Dakota. Her latest project, yəhaw̓, co-curated by Tracy Rector and Satpreet Kahlon, will open in November 2018 at King Street Station in Seattle.
Asia currently works part time as the Arts Program Coordinator for the City of Tacoma's Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, and as a freelance consultant on advisory committees and selection panels for local arts organizations including Seattle Art Museum, Artist Trust, Pratt Fine Arts, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Spaceworks Tacoma, and others.
Asia is from Tacoma, Washington where she is currently based. Asia is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.


How to Apply

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM AT
https://spscc.edu/gallery

Link to Opportunity

https://spscc.edu/gallery

Posted

3/19/2018

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

LIHI
We want to have a block party here with REWA

Organization

LIHI

Website

www.lihi.org

More Info

Jodee Thelen

jodi.thelen@lihi.org

296-639-1902

Deadline to Apply

12/7/2018

Description

Fall Block party with music and different cultural dances for the community to participate in. We would like to apply for a grant to fund the dancers, musicians and food to bring together the local low income housing residents on MLK between Genessee and Rainier streets. We would ask that all who live along this route connected by the sound link, would have music and dancing through out the day event to help connect the greater Seattle neighbors to our neighborhood and different cultures.

How to Apply

We would like to apply for a city grant partnering with our local non profits to bring culture and music to the Sound Link line for one mile up and down the stops.

Link to Opportunity

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

Tieton Arts & Humanities
The 9th annual 10x10x10xTieton call for entry is now open! This international small works exhibition invites artists to submit works 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches or smaller, no media restrictions.

Organization

Tieton Arts & Humanities

Website

www.tietonarts.org

More Info

Megan

megan@tietonarts.org

509-406-9444

Fee to Apply

$30 for first two submissions. $10 for each additional artwork. Minimum two submissions required.

Deadline to Apply

6/15/2018

Description

All accepted works, to be featured in the exhibition at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse beginning August 11, are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalogue made right here at Paper Hammer Studio! Each accepted artist receives one free copy.

JURORS
Sean Elwood, former Director of Programs & Initiatives at the Creative Capital Foundation in New York and Monica Miller, Executive Director of Gallery One Visual Art Center in Ellensburg, WA.

TIMELINE
June 15: Submission Deadline
June 25: Artists Notified
August 11, 12 - 4PM: Opening Reception, find this event on Facebook
August 12 - October 7: Exhibition

ELIGIBILITY
Everyone! No geographic limits. All entries must be of original design and personal execution.

MEDIA
All media welcome. Works must be original and made within the previous three years.

SIZE
No piece may be larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches, including frame or case.

How to Apply

All materials, including entry fees and images, must be submitted at callforentry.org.

Link to Opportunity

http://bit.ly/2Gq8f3n

Posted

3/19/2018

Hugo House
Scholarships available for summer writing camp

Organization

Hugo House

Website

www.hugohouse.org

More Info

Ana Lester

ana@hugohouse.org

2064559713

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Scribes summer writing camps provide an opportunity for middle- and high-school students to engage intensely with creative writing. Programming includes instruction from accomplished writers, field trips, writing activities, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers.

Since its launch in 1998, Scribes has not just been a place where young people receive high-quality arts instruction, but has been the hub where young writers from diverse backgrounds are able to find community and voice.

Scribes camps take place at Hugo House and at partner locations around the city: Henry Art Gallery, and MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry).

How to Apply

Submit a scholarship application at: https://hugohouse.submittable.com/submit/107586/scribes-2018-scholarship-request

Link to Opportunity

https://hugohouse.submittable.com/submit/107586/scribes-2018-scholarship-request

Posted

4/6/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Volunteer VR Zone Docents​ help patrons comfortably and successfully experience a range of VR/360 experiences, under the direction of the VR Zone Venue Manager. This includes assisting with setup running and troubleshooting of VR/360 hardware, headsets, and motion controllers.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

volunteers@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Support the VR Zone Venue Manager in greeting, orienting, and providing tech suppor for guests
● Answer basic questions guests may have regarding the headsets or content
● Support the Festival Venue Manager in facilitating smooth entry, clearing, and cleaning of SIFF VR Zone spaces.
● Extend excellent customer service
● Ensure a positive experience for all SIFF participants and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:
● Prior experience and/or knowledge of VR/360 systems and headsets preferred.
● Comfortable with technology and a willingness to learn.
● English language fluency
● Ability to stand for extended periods of time
● Ability to commit to at least 4 shifts, including:
○ Required VR Volunteer Training – (May 13th, 2 PM - 6 PM)

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
● Be organized
● Possess a service-oriented demeanor; customer service experience a plus
● Have a clear and constructive communication style
● Have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
● Have demonstrated ability to lead a diverse and rotating team of volunteers
● Have the ability to adapt quickly
-Remain calm in the face of chaos

BENEFITS:
● (1) voucher per two hours worked.
● Class credit (if applicable)

DATES OF POSITION:
● VR Volunteer Training – (May 13th, 2 PM - 6 PM)
● Festival Shifts - May 16 - June 10, 2018

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to volunteers@siff.net indicating VR Zone Docent​ in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Volunteer House Coordinator​ supervises and coordinates venue crew volunteers, under the direction of the Festival Venue Manager.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

volunteers@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

PRIMARY SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
● Venue Crew Volunteers

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Serve as the primary on-site contact for venue crew volunteers
○ Greet, orient, and support venue crew volunteers
○ Assign venue volunteer positions for each screening
○ Check with volunteers during their shift to ensure they completing their tasks successfully
○ Ensure volunteer sign-in sheets are completed and vouchers are distributed
● Support the Festival Venue Manager in facilitating smooth seating, clearing, and cleaning of houses
● Provide excellent customer service, and ensure a positive experience for all SIFF participants and volunteers
● Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
● English language fluency, both oral and written
● Ability to use a radio while on shift (Training provided)
● Comfortable working with technology (mobile phones, laptops)
● Ability to stand for extended periods of time
● Ability to work outdoors in all weather
● Ability to lift 20 pounds
● Ability to commit to 80 hours, including:
○ Venue Crew Volunteer Training​ – (May 5th 10 AM to 11:30 AM)
○ House Coordinator Training​ – (May 5th, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
○ SIFF 2018 Opening Night ​– May 17
● Prior Festival Venue Crew experience is helpful. Willing to train the right service-oriented, service-experienced candidate.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
● Be organized
● Possess a service-oriented demeanor; customer service experience a plus
● Have a clear and constructive communication style
● Have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
● Have demonstrated ability to lead a diverse and rotating team of volunteers
● Have the ability to adapt quickly
● Remain calm in the face of chaos

BENEFITS:
● (1) SIFF 2018 Festival Admit 1 Pass
● (1) SIFF Annual Enthusiast Membership
● Class credit (if applicable)

DATES OF POSITION:
● Venue Crew Volunteer Training – (May 5th 10 AM to 11:30 AM)
● House Coordinator Training – (May 5th, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
● Festival Shifts - May 17 - June 10, 2018

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to volunteers@siff.net indicating Festival House Coordinator in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

Green River College Helen S. Smith Gallery
Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently accepting proposals for solo or curated group exhibitions that will take place January 2019 through December 2019.

Organization

Green River College Helen S. Smith Gallery

Website

https://www.greenriver.edu/community/get-involved/art-gallery/

More Info

Sarah Dillon Gilmartin

sdillon@greenriver.edu

2538339111 x4213

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Overview:
The Helen S. Smith Gallery on Green River College’s main campus was named in honor of the college Foundation’s first President. In addition to being one of the college’s founding members, she was known as a strong advocate for the arts in the community. Now 50 years and counting, the gallery continues to carry on her legacy by presenting compelling and innovative exhibitions featuring emerging and established Northwest Artists throughout the year. The gallery also highlights works by Green River student artists twice annually.

What we are looking for: As a gallery on an academic campus, we are interested in hosting solo and group curated exhibitions that contribute to or engage social, cultural or conceptual dialogue. The Visual Arts Program at the college features painting, drawing, ceramics, photography and design. Though we favor exhibitions which highlight media being taught on campus, we are open to proposals that employ wider experimentation.

How to Apply

GUIDELINES
Project Description: In a cover letter, please introduce yourself and your artistic background. Please include a working title for your proposal or the exact title you plan to use for the exhibition. Please include a brief artist’s statement and describe exactly what we should expect from your exhibition. Address themes/content as well as media. Optional: you would like to address the exhibition more specifically in terms of how the space will be used, here is our gallery floorplan. Further, please also indicate if the work samples submitted are new work being created for the exhibition or if they are past work examples of your direction. Name your cover letter Last Name, Cover Letter.pdf.
Work Samples: Please submit up to 15 high quality JPGs (no larger than 2MB). Label files as 01, Last Name, title.jpg, 02, Last Name, title.jpg, etc. If you are proposing a group exhibition, samples of works by all participating artists should be included to provide a compelling overview of the exhibition proposed.
Image List: Upload one Image List as a pdf. (Please label the file: Last Name, Image List.pdf.) Include artist name, title, media, size and year for each image. List the images in order according to the corresponding image file numbers as outlined in the file naming process above.
CV: Please include a CV/resume as a pdf labeled Last Name, CV.pdf.
Submission Process: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, but deadline to apply for next season is July 1st, 2018. To submit your digital files, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/request/iMQh0itxRhssfahsP6rA which is a Dropbox Data Collection site. You will be able to upload your files to this site provided they are under 2MB each. Once uploaded, you will not be able to see or change them.

THE FINE PRINT
The Helen S. Smith Gallery invites artists to present a closing artist talk or panel discussion with each exhibition. We typically provide a stipend for your participation in this event. As a general rule, artists are responsible for shipping and any associated fees with preparing the work for exhibition. The gallery has a limited budget, but we are open to discussing additional programming, which may include a modest contribution toward those expenses, subject to available funding.
The gallery is committed to promoting our exhibitions through press releases, local and regional arts calendars, college PR resources, print and social media.

Installation date-range will be provided to the artist, and the artist is encouraged to hang their own show, though we are willing to work with you individually if assistance is needed. De-installation occurs after the closing reception concludes.

The Helen S. Smith Gallery does not take a commission on works sold. All inquiries regarding sales will be forwarded directly to the artist.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.greenriver.edu/community/get-involved/art-gallery/call-for-artists/

Posted

4/6/2018

Tateuchi Center
This position delivers a range of support activities across all aspects of a busy, fast-paced arts non-profit office. The office assistant is an essential part of a small team — that includes highly engaged volunteers — driving relentlessly toward the goal of raising the money to build, open, and operate Tateuchi Center, a performing arts center planned for the Eastside. Flexibility, willingness to collaborate, and a positive attitude are essential.

Organization

Tateuchi Center

Website

tateuchicenter.org

More Info

Sofia Babaeva

sofiab@tateuchicenter.org

4264620108

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Reports to: Assistant Campaign Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, part-time position, preferably 10 to 16 hours/week
Creation Date: November 15, 2017
Revision Date: March 26, 2018
Hours: Flexible TBD
Salary Range: $12-$15 per hour


POSITION PURPOSE
This position delivers a range of support activities across all aspects of a busy, fast-paced arts non-profit office. The office assistant is an essential part of a small team — that includes highly engaged volunteers — driving relentlessly toward the goal of raising the money to build, open, and operate Tateuchi Center, a performing arts center planned for the Eastside. Flexibility, willingness to collaborate, and a positive attitude are essential.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES include but are not limited to the following:
• Accurately file all types of documents in digital and analog formats.
• Assist with different types of mailings and packet preparation: monthly accounts payable, fundraising mailings, Board Committee meeting materials, etc.
• Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, voice mail systems and computers.
• Compute, record, and proofread data and other information, such as records or reports.
• Responsible for maintaining office supplies inventory, ordering materials as necessary and requested.
• Responsible for maintaining cleanliness and supplies in Preview Center, emptying trash and printing, assembling and delivering marketing materials, brochures, etc. as necessary.
• Complete projects as requested with particular attention to accuracy and deadlines. Examples include Internet research and data entry of prospective donors into SalesForce as well as record updates
• Assist with pre-event planning, including mailing invitations, preparing nametags and other printed collateral, and assisting team with other miscellaneous pre-event necessities.
• Assist with meeting prep and set-up as needed– make RSVP/Confirmation phone calls, set up refreshments, prepare meeting materials, set up ability for attendees to participate via conference call.
• Run errands as necessary.
• Upon request, provide meeting options or arrange appointments.
• Upon request, complete documents such as expense reports.
• Coordinate troubleshooting involving computer hardware or software with outside vendors.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
A strong interest in non-profit organizations and/or the arts.
Strong organization and time & project management ability.
Office and event management experience, preferably within a nonprofit.
Demonstrable computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and the use of standard office equipment.
Ability to balance working in a team environment with self-directed projects.
Dependable, flexible, and self-starting is essential.
Problem-solving and decision-making are essential in our fast-paced environment.
A cheerful disposition, willingness to do whatever it takes, “can do” attitude, collegiality, professional appearance, and excellent references will be required. And a sense of humor always helps.

TEAM TATEUCHI AGREEMENTS
Tateuchi Center strives to set an example as a collaborative community-builder. Everyone associated with Tateuchi Center is dedicated to realizing and living the following vision, mission, and commitments:

Our mission is to transform lives and enrich the community by presenting artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the highest quality to all within our reach.

Our vision: Tateuchi Center will continuously enhance the quality of life in our region, using the transcendent power of the Arts to open hearts, engage minds, and create understanding and appreciation among the diverse communities we serve.

Our commitment: Tateuchi Center is committed to the power of the Arts in human lives. We will present artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the highest quality—great performances that reflect the diverse interests and honor the cultures and customs of our neighbors. We will expand arts education opportunities, provide a performance home for select regional arts organizations, promote the interests of working artists; engage and develop new audiences, encourage participation in the arts, contribute to the economic vitality of the region, and serve as a cultural center for Eastside residents. We will do these things with a level of integrity, care, and professionalism that will earn Tateuchi Center widespread acclaim for the excellence of its programs and services.

Achieving these aspirations depends on employees’ observance of the following guideposts:
• Positively promoting the mission, vision, and inevitability of Tateuchi Center.
• Consistently demonstrating our culture of inclusiveness, actively facilitating everyone working together.
• Treating every person encountered with respect, courtesy, thoughtfulness, and appreciation.
• Strictly adhering to the ethical and confidentiality standards of the organization.
• Safeguarding the confidentiality of donor information and internal operations at all times.
• Reporting real or perceived conflicts of interest to the Executive Committee.
• Ensuring, within the scope of their job responsibilities, that the resources granted to Tateuchi Center as a non-profit corporation and a public trust are used carefully, prudently, and always with the purpose of advancing the mission. This ideal encompasses effective time usage and maximized productivity.




Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit formed to fund, design, build, and operate a regional performing arts center in Bellevue, WA, described as “the downtown of the Eastside.” PACE is currently engaged in a $195MM capital campaign to realize the vision for what will be known as Tateuchi Center (our DBA) in recognition of a $25MM gift from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation. Opening in the fall of 2020, Tateuchi Center will present a range of performances woven from many strands: from classical music and ballet, from bluegrass and jazz, from Nashville and from around the world, our programming will mirror our diverse community and include renowned authors and speakers, emerging artists, and legendary performers. Regional treasures and major touring companies will delight our audiences in the 2,000-seat Arakawa Concert Hall and the 230-seat Studio Theatre & Arts Education Pavilion. Tateuchi Center will serve as a confluence for arts, education, and entertainment, strengthening the Eastside community by turning strangers into neighbors and friends through shared experiences. Visit www.tateuchicenter.org for more information.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Sofia Babaeva by email: sofiab@tateuchicenter.org

Please submit your letter and resume no later than April 25, 2018.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.tateuchicenter.org/office-assistant-final-updated-3-26-18/

Posted

4/6/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival MARCOM Photography Intern position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the photography, marketing, and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Marketing Manager and Festival photographers to take photographs of the people, places, and happenings at various venues and events throughout the Festival for use by the Marketing and Communications team. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the capturing of images in support of our marketing and public relations strategy to increase attendance and engagement with the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. Internship will provide the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of event photographs.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

interns@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Internship

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Assist with photography coverage for SIFF red carpets, forums, parties, and other Festival events
-Help the Marketing Manager to fine-tune best practices and desired results


QUALIFICATIONS
-Must be at least 21 years of age
-Currently enrolled (or recently graduated) in college, graduate school or a professional training program, ideally in the liberal arts, photography. Equivalent work experience acceptable if this internship furthers the candidate’s professional training.
-Must be available to be scheduled days or evenings, 20 hours a week throughout the entirety of Festival (May 17 through June 10, 2018)
-Ability to show good judgment, strong attention to detail, and manage projects
-Flexibility and initiative to spot and maximize photo opportunities at events
-Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
-Conscientious punctuality for events and to meet deadlines
-Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
-Ability to communicate professionally over the phone and email
-Responsible for transportation to assignments
-Provide and use own DSLR equipment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
-Please provide relevant photograph samples along with resumé, or link to online portfolio
-Agree to the following terms and conditions, if hired:
-Provide all hi-resolution photos within 12-24 hours by email, download link, thumb drive.
-Grant SIFF permission to use, reproduce, and alter any portion of the images provided for SIFF promotional and internal use which includes, but is not limited to, SIFF’s website, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, printed materials, and presentations.

BENEFITS
-Résumé and portfolio building experience photography, marketing and communications, and the film festival industry
-Hands-on learning from established photography and marketing professionals in film festival event photography for use by a marketing and communications team
-Great opportunity to learn about what happens behind the scenes of an international film festival
-Class credit (if applicable)
-Access to Festival programming with a SIFF 2018 Staff Pass throughout the duration of the internship

REFERENCES
Please provide at least three references that should speak to the applicant’s sense of camaraderie, integrity, professionalism, responsibility, and flexibility.

INTERNSHIP DATES
-Part-time (20 hours/week) April 23 - June 12, 2018

How to Apply

Email your resume, letter of interest, and three references to interns@siff.net. Please indicate Festival MARCOM Photography Intern in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/6/2018

Columbia City Gallery
The exhibit dates are August 15 - September 23, 2018. Artists in all media (2D, 3D and video) are encouraged to submit artwork completed within the past three years that reflects the theme: ROAR! Your Voice. Your Story. Our Truth. $1,000 will be awarded for First Place.

Organization

Columbia City Gallery

Website

www.columbiacitygallery.com

More Info

Betsy Fetherston

betsyf@columbiacitygallery.com

2067609843

Fee to Apply

25

Deadline to Apply

6/24/2018

Description

The Columbia City Gallery is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for its 13th Annual Juried Exhibit. Jurors for the exhibit are Dwana Holloway (Studio e), Naomi Ishisaka (photographer and journalist) and Elisheba Johnson (Public Art Project Manager, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture).

The exhibit dates are August 15 - September 23, 2018.
Artists in all media (2D, 3D and video) are encouraged to submit artwork completed within the past three years that reflects the theme: ROAR! Your Voice. Your Story. Our Truth. $1,000 will be awarded for First Place.

For a $25 entry fee, you may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for consideration. Entries must be submitted via Café (callforentry.org). You may upload 3 images of all 2D/3D artworks and up to 2 videos per entry. The entry fee can be paid online through PayPal or by mailing a check or money order payable to the Columbia City Gallery. Your entry is not complete until payment is received.

How to Apply

For a $25 entry fee, you may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for consideration. Entries must be submitted via Café (callforentry.org). You may upload 3 images of all 2D/3D artworks and up to 2 videos per entry. The entry fee can be paid online through PayPal or by mailing a check or money order payable to the Columbia City Gallery. Your entry is not complete until payment is received. Visit our website at http://www.columbiacitygallery.com for prospectus and to apply.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5315

Posted

4/11/2018

Sounds Unlimited
Looking for outgoing personalities for Once-In-A-Lifetime Events

Organization

Sounds Unlimited

Website

www.asoundsunlimited.com

More Info

Erin Oriani

party@northwestdj.com

2063644000

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

What is a Party/Event DJ?
A Party DJ takes people on a journey throughout the night's festivities using music. They are fun and outgoing while keeping a professional edge.

No Experience Required.

You don't need equipment, music, or experience. We will provide it all -- we train free of charge and will get you out earning money fast!

Tons of shows in the first two weeks of June!

Want to work every night for two weeks? We've got the bookings to keep you busy. After that you can work the summer or the next 5 years if you want. It's your choice and we've got the clients to keep you busy!

Job Requirements:

Must be available for regular Saturday night work
Must have a great, upbeat attitude coupled with a professional appearance and demeanor
Must have a passion for music
Must have your own reliable transportation & insurance, (a friend's ride won't cut it!)

Auditions and interviews scheduled for the next two weeks!

How to Apply

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TalentDJ

Link to Opportunity

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SkilledMC

Posted

4/11/2018

Crybaby Studios
1 band or musician will be awarded 3 months access to a private studio with a recording rig, microphones, 5 pc. drum kit, and PA to create and rehearse 24 hours a day. This grant is intended for artists in need of a space to make noise but cannot currently afford a rehearsal studio or recording time.

Organization

Crybaby Studios

Website

http://crybabystudios.com/

More Info

crybabystudios@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

5/1/2018

Description

1 band or musician will be awarded 3 months access to a private studio with a recording rig, microphones, 5 pc. drum kit, and PA to create and rehearse 24 hours a day. This grant is intended for artists in need of a space to make noise but cannot currently afford a rehearsal studio or recording time.

How to Apply

Please fill out the form in the link to apply for the 6/1/18 to 8/31/18 grant cycle. ALL applications must be in no later than midnight on 5/1/18. *required info

Link to Opportunity

http://crybabystudios.com/applyforgrant/

Posted

4/11/2018

Inscape Arts
Exhibition: The residency will culminate in a solo show in the residency/gallery space during our open house in late November or early December 2018.

Organization

Inscape Arts

Website

http://inscapearts.org

More Info

susanna.inscape@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

5/8/2018

Description

The AIR space is a studio space (approximately 17 x 22 feet, white drywall walls, concrete floor, no windows) on the first floor of Inscape that also doubles as our small gallery. During the residency you’ll use it as your work space and during the Open Studios in Fall it will be the site of your show. This is a studio-only residency – not live/work.

Residency Requirements

Artists are required to work onsite for a minimum of 10 hours a week for the duration of the residency period.

Artists are responsible for their own materials.

Artists are expected to exhibit artwork at the end of their residency period, which can include finished work or work in progress.

Artists must be over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled in a degree program.
Selection Process

Residencies will be awarded to artists who submit thoughtful, compelling and relevant applications that consist of high quality work. Inscape is a large community of diverse artists and we’ll also be looking to see how applicants and their goals fit into the overall community.
Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the residency?
Residency time varies, but it is approximately 2 – 5 months and is posted along with the call to artists.

What is the studio like?
The studio is 400 square feet with concrete floors, 11 foot tall ceilings and white walls. There is no natural light, and lighting is provided by overhead fluorescents. There are two 120v outlets in the room.

What access will I have to the studio & building?
Artist-in-Residents will be given a key card and have 24/7 access to the studio and building.

Is there parking? Loading?
Yes, there is limited parking for the building and you will be given a parking spot for the duration of the residency. (Inscape is only a few minutes walk from the International District public transit station; biking and public transportation are encouraged!). There is a loading bay in the back of the building that you have access to via a freight elevator.

What type of media is accepted?
All visual art media is accepted. Please note that there is limited ventilation in the studio, so strong solvents are not allowed. There is a spray booth in the basement for use of solvents or fixatives.

What facilities does the building have?
There are general use bathrooms on the floor and a utility sink that is always available. In addition there is a spray booth and freight elevator.

Is the studio handicap accessible?
Yes.

Other questions about the residency program?
Contact Susanna Bluhm, Inscape Communications and Community Coordinator at susanna.inscape@gmail.com.

How to Apply

http://inscapearts.org/residency-program/artist-in-residence-application/

Link to Opportunity

http://inscapearts.org/residency-program/

Posted

4/11/2018

Green River College
Call for Exhibition Proposals Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently accepting proposals for solo or curated group exhibitions that will take place January 2019 through December 2019

Organization

Green River College

Website

https://www.greenriver.edu/

More Info

Susan Dillon Gilmartin

sdillon@greenriver.edu

Deadline to Apply

7/1/2018

Description

Overview:
The Helen S. Smith Gallery on Green River College’s main campus was named in honor of the college Foundation’s first President. In addition to being one of the college’s founding members, she was known as a strong advocate for the arts in the community. Now 50 years and counting, the gallery continues to carry on her legacy by presenting compelling and innovative exhibitions featuring emerging and established Northwest Artists throughout the year. The gallery also highlights works by Green River student artists twice annually.
What we are looking for: As a gallery on an academic campus, we are interested in hosting solo and group curated exhibitions that contribute to or engage social, cultural or conceptual dialogue. The Visual Arts Program at the college features painting, drawing, ceramics, photography and design. Though we favor exhibitions which highlight media being taught on campus, we are open to proposals that employ wider experimentation.
GUIDELINES
Project Description: In a cover letter, please introduce yourself and your artistic background. Please include a working title for your proposal or the exact title you plan to use for the exhibition. Please include a brief artist’s statement and describe exactly what we should expect from your exhibition. Address themes/content as well as media. Optional: you would like to address the exhibition more specifically in terms of how the space will be used, here is our gallery floorplan. Further, please also indicate if the work samples submitted are new work being created for the exhibition or if they are past work examples of your direction. Name your cover letter Last Name, Cover Letter.pdf.
Work Samples: Please submit up to 15 high quality JPGs (no larger than 2MB). Label files as 01, Last Name, title.jpg, 02, Last Name, title.jpg, etc. If you are proposing a group exhibition, samples of works by all participating artists should be included to provide a compelling overview of the exhibition proposed.
Image List: Upload one Image List as a pdf. (Please label the file: Last Name, Image List.pdf.) Include artist name, title, media, size and year for each image. List the images in order according to the corresponding image file numbers as outlined in the file naming process above.
CV: Please include a CV/resume as a pdf labeled Last Name, CV.pdf.
Submission Process: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, but deadline to apply for next season is July 1st, 2018. To submit your digital files, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/request/iMQh0itxRhssfahsP6rA which is a Dropbox Data Collection site. You will be able to upload your files to this site provided they are under 2MB each. Once uploaded, you will not be able to see or change them.

THE FINE PRINT
The Helen S. Smith Gallery invites artists to present a closing artist talk or panel discussion with each exhibition. We typically provide a stipend for your participation in this event. As a general rule, artists are responsible for shipping and any associated fees with preparing the work for exhibition. The gallery has a limited budget, but we are open to discussing additional programming, which may include a modest contribution toward those expenses, subject to available funding.
The gallery is committed to promoting our exhibitions through press releases, local and regional arts calendars, college PR resources, print and social media.
Installation date-range will be provided to the artist, and the artist is encouraged to hang their own show, though we are willing to work with you individually if assistance is needed. De-installation occurs after the closing reception concludes.
The Helen S. Smith Gallery does not take a commission on works sold. All inquiries regarding sales will be forwarded directly to the artist.

How to Apply

Project Description: In a cover letter, please introduce yourself and your artistic background. Please include a working title for your proposal or the exact title you plan to use for the exhibition. Please include a brief artist’s statement and describe exactly what we should expect from your exhibition. Address themes/content as well as media. Optional: you would like to address the exhibition more specifically in terms of how the space will be used, here is our gallery floorplan. Further, please also indicate if the work samples submitted are new work being created for the exhibition or if they are past work examples of your direction. Name your cover letter Last Name, Cover Letter.pdf.

Work Samples: Please submit up to 15 high quality JPGs (no larger than 2MB). Label files as 01, Last Name, title.jpg, 02, Last Name, title.jpg, etc. If you are proposing a group exhibition, samples of works by all participating artists should be included to provide a compelling overview of the exhibition proposed.

Image List: Upload one Image List as a pdf. (Please label the file: Last Name, Image List.pdf.) Include artist name, title, media, size and year for each image. List the images in order according to the corresponding image file numbers as outlined in the file naming process above.

CV: Please include a CV/resume as a pdf labeled Last Name, CV.pdf.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.greenriver.edu/community/get-involved/art-gallery/call-for-artists/

Posted

4/11/2018

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

A Special Evening of Inspiration, Imagery and Inclusion.

More Info

Mark Santistevan

Santistevan4@gmail.com

2069405921

Deadline to Apply

Ongoing

Description

Are you a photographer, painter, sculptor, jewery artist or textile designer? If so, here is your chance to showcase your talent and original creations at the inaugural Art Walk hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe School in West Seattle. We are currently seeking submissions for our September 29 event. Please submit your proposed creations by Saturday, April 30 for entry. Booths are limited.

How to Apply

Contact : Veronica Foster
vkwebbfoster@gmail.com

Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/23/2018

(206) Q
(206) Q is pleased to announce our Pride 2018 Open Call! Local queer artists are invited to submit their work for consideration. Our next show will be a one night only event at the end of June in conjunction with Seattle Pride. All submissions will also be considered for future events.

Organization

(206) Q

Website

https://www.facebook.com/206QueerArts/

More Info

Rafi Lazerson

206qsubmissions@gmail.com

3057616611

Deadline to Apply

5/6/2018

Description

(206) Q is pleased to announce our Pride 2018 Open Call! Local queer artists are invited to submit their work for consideration. Our next show will be a one night only event at the end of June in conjunction with Seattle Pride. All submissions will also be considered for future events.

(206) Q is a celebration and a recognition of the exceptional creative queer talent in the seattle area. In a climate of attempts to quiet queer presence it is a platform for local lgbtqia+ artists to tell their stories and share their art.

Eligibility
Local queer artists working in any media are welcome to apply
All works must be ready to hang or install on day of show
Both existing works as well as proposals for not yet realized work to be completed for the exhibition are welcome for consideration.

How to Apply

Artists seeking participation in (206) Q should email submissions to 206QSubmissions@gmail.com by May 5th 2018.

Please provide the following information in your application:

• Name and preferred pronouns
• Email
• Why do you want to show your work at (206) Q? (100 words or less)
• Describe the existing work or the proposed work you intend to create for the exhibition
• Attach up to 5 titled images
• Describe how the images relate to your proposal and if they are examples of proposed work or if they are the exact work that will be shown.
• Artist statement
• CV
• A link to your website (optional)
• Instagram handle (optional)

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to view your submission. We are excited to see your work.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/23/2018

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Customer Service, Educator

Organization

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Website

www.chihulygardeandglass.com

More Info

Hilary Lee

hilaryl@chihulygardenandglass.com

2067534936

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

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

Experience & Skills Required:

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

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

How to Apply

Please apply on Chihuly Garden and Glass Website under "careers"

Link to Opportunity

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1738

Posted

4/23/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Digital Content Associate is responsible for coordinating and executing the production of SIFF 2018 digital video and photography content for SIFF’s digital and social platforms. This position focuses on building awareness of, and excitement for, SIFF and the Seattle International Film Festival within the online community and increasing festival screening attendance and ticket sales.

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:
 With Digital Marketing Manager, develops on-location digital video and photography content strategy and plans to support Festival films and programs.
 Brings new approaches and thinking to content ideation, including thinking around content adaptations for digital and social channels.
 Provide digital video and photography coverage, producing content as planned at SIFF 2018 locations. This includes interviewing subjects (Festival guests, staff, volunteers, etc.) planned or spontaneous as opportunities arise.
 As needed, edits video content produced, as well as create and apply graphic assets, color correction, music, etc.
 Oversees distribution of video content across all social platforms
 Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong storytelling skills
 Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and how each
can be deployed
 As a voice of the organization in a media-driven environment, ability to exercise good judgment and discretion at all times is required
 Experience interviewing subjects for print or video content, along with strong interpersonal skills.
 Experience using content management systems and basic knowledge of html
 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
 Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, be detail and deadline-oriented, and
 take initiative
 Ability to collaborate with all areas of the organization, and to provide exceptional service both internally and externally

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:
 April 30 - June 15, 2018

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to siffjobs@siff.net indicating Festival Digital Content Associate in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Artist Trust
The Communications & Outreach Intern assists with projects related to Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

Internship Summary: The Communications & Outreach Intern assists with projects related to Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities
• Work closely under supervision of the Communications Manager;
• Draft content for Artist Trust blog, monthly e-newsletters, social media, and more;
• Generate creative ways to present the stories of current and past grant recipients, donors, corporate partners;
• Support special projects as it suits one’s learning goals.

Benefits
• Statewide networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Become part of a knowledgeable and ambitious team of nonprofit and arts professionals;
• Gain experience with MailChimp, Submittable, and Adobe Creative Suite;
• Develop communications strategic planning and management skills;
• Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, and events;
• A letter of recommendation/reference upon successful completion of the internship.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and highly organized;
• Ability to adapt to change, able to see the “big picture,” and has a sense of humor;
• Prior experience with database entry and conducting research;
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram;
• Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;
• A passion for the arts and interest in arts administration or non-profit administration;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, willing to ask for direction when needed;
• Dedication to and enthusiasm for Artist Trust’s mission and experience with social justice and/or racial equity work preferred;
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship at 12 hours each week.
• Note: This internship is suited for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position is closely supervised by the Communications Manager and works collaboratively with the Artist Trust Programs and Development teams.

Compensation
The Communications & Outreach Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Communications & Outreach Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Two writing samples (press releases, published article, blog posts are acceptable);
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit https://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Artist Trust
The Graphic Design Intern assists with design projects related to Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

Internship Summary: The Graphic Design Intern assists with design projects related to Artist Trust’s marketing, communications, and outreach activities.

Responsibilities
• Work closely under supervision of the Communications Manager;
• Produce attractive and informative print and digital collateral in accordance with Artist Trust brand guidelines;
• Generate creative ways to present the stories of current and past grant recipients, donors, corporate partners;
• Support special projects as it suits one’s learning goals.

Benefits
• Statewide networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Be part of a knowledgeable and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;
• Gain experience with MailChimp, Submittable, and Adobe Creative Suite;
• Develop work samples for your design portfolio;
• Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, special events;
• A letter of recommendation/reference upon successful completion of the internship.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and highly organized;
• Ability to adapt to change, able to see the “big picture,” and has a sense of humor;
• Excellent visual communication skills, strong attention to detail, and highly organized;
• Experience working with content management systems and databases, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), photo editing, social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram;
• Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;
• A passion for the arts and interest in arts administration or non-profit administration;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, willing to ask for direction when needed;
• Dedication to and enthusiasm for Artist Trust’s mission and experience with social justice and/or racial equity work preferred;
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship at 12 hours each week.
• Note: This internship is suited for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position is closely supervised by the Communications Manager and works collaboratively with the Artist Trust Programs and Development teams.

Compensation
The Graphic Design Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Three examples of past design work (print and digital are acceptable);
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

Artist Trust
The Development & Events Intern works with programming staff to support fundraising efforts, including the Artist Trust membership program, corporate sponsorship, grant prospecting, annual fund appeals, major gift efforts, and early-stage prep for the Artist Trust 2019 Benefit Art Auction. The Development & Events Intern will gain a broad range of exposure to all of the major functions of a non-profit development team, and valuable experience in key areas of interest identified by the intern.

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12-20 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

Internship Summary: The Development & Events Intern works with programming staff to support fundraising efforts, including the Artist Trust membership program, corporate sponsorship, grant prospecting, annual fund appeals, major gift efforts, and early-stage prep for the Artist Trust 2019 Benefit Art Auction. The Development & Events Intern will gain a broad range of exposure to all of the major functions of a non-profit development team, and valuable experience in key areas of interest identified by the intern. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities
• Brainstorm fundraising ideas for expanding Artist Trust’s base of support, especially concerning events and monthly giving;
• Assist with lead-up planning and event production for salons, our October event for grant recipients and donors, and the March 30, 2019 fundraising auction, especially sponsorship acquisition (cash and in-kind) and logistics for early-stage art procurement;
• Assist with corporate sponsorship procurement
• Update donor database;
• Assist with research and data compilation for grant applications and reports;
• Provide input on and support for new and ongoing projects per intern’s learning goals;
• Other special projects as assigned.

Benefits
• Build skills and knowledge of arts administration and nonprofit development;
• Broad exposure to diverse development skill set and responsibilities;
• Gain working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and event management systems;
• Experience in planning and execution of special events;
• Networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Observation of board and/or committee meetings, according to interest and availability;
• Work with a knowledge and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;
• A one-year Artist Trust membership;
• Free access to Artist trust programs, workshops, and events
• Professional mentorship from staff;
• A letter of recommendation/reference upon successful completion of the internship, by request.
Required Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship with an average of 12-20 hours per week, with occasional evening availability;
• An interest in nonprofit development, a passion for Artist Trust’s mission, and commitment to racial equity work;
• Strong attention to detail and professional discretion;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
• Proficiency with database input and output, or willingness to learn;
• Experience with social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogs;
• Proficiency in conducting online research;
• Positive and focused attitude, willingness to learn and ask questions, and good humor.
• Note: This internship is suited for aspiring nonprofit and/or development professionals seeking entry-level experience. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position is supervised by the Annual Fund & Events Manager and works closely with the entire Development team, with occasional collaboration with the Communications team.

Compensation
The Development & Events Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Development & Events Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

https://artisttrust.org/index.php/about/jobs#development_special_events_intern

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

Internship Summary: The Artist Grantmaking Intern provides support on Artist Trust’s seven grant programs for Washington State artists. The intern will assist with grant selection panels, provide administrative support on the funding programs, and help maintain applicant data. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities
• Assist with grant selection panel preparation and day-of coordination (see required dates below);
• Ensure that grant applicant’s eligibility and work samples comply with grant guidelines;
• Maintain updated grant applicant and recipient data in Raiser’s Edge;
• Process submissions to the Artist Trust Opportunities and Events web pages;
• Create visuals for recipient presentations to the AT board of directors;
• Assist with pre-application and post-panel feedback to artists;
• Collaborate on direct promotion to artists about grant opportunities;
• Research, evaluate, and expand web-based, grant resources for artists for publication on the AT website;
• Provide support for events;
• Other special projects as assigned.

Benefits
• Build skills and knowledge of arts administration;
• Learn what makes a successful grant application and observe the full cycle of grantmaking;
• Networking opportunities in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Gain experience with Raiser’s Edge; Expression Engine; Submittable; and Adobe Creative Suite programs;
• Identify and learn professional development skills through intern mentorship program;
• Learn how to gather stories from recipients to use for social media and annual reporting;
• Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, and events;
• Work with a knowledgeable and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;
• A letter of recommendation / reference upon successful completion of the internship.
• Opportunities to act as an on-site AT liaison at Seattle-based artist programs (please note: this requires some evening and weekend availability, the schedule for which is set at least six weeks in advance).

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Availability from 9am-5pm on 9/ 9, 9/10, 9/16, 9/17, 10/25, 10/26, and 11/2 is required;
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship with an average of 12 hours a week as grant panel weeks will require additional hours.
• Dedication to and enthusiasm for Artist Trust’s mission;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong attention to detail;
• Comfort working with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and Powerpoint;
• Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;
• A passion for the arts or an interest in arts administration;
• Commitment to promoting racial equity in the arts;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• A sense of humor;
• Note: This internship is a particularly suited for a working artist who wants to learn more about the grantmaking process. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position reports to the Program Director and works closely with the entire Artist Trust Programs team.

Compensation
The Artist Grantmaking Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Artist Grantmaking Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit our website.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Organization

Artist Trust

Website

artisttrust.org

More Info

Erika Enomoto

internhiring@artisttrust.org

206-467-8734

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Six-month internship, July – December 2018
Average of 12 hours/week

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Artist Trust is recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development of working artists and has invested over $10 million in individual artists throughout the state since its inception in 1986.

Internship Summary: The Program Administration Intern works with programming staff to deliver workshops and other programs to Washington State artists. Through skill-building at the Artist Trust office and in the community, the Artist Programs Intern will gain valuable experience working on the programming team of an artist-supporting organization. The responsibilities, benefits, and required skills and qualifications for this internship include:

Responsibilities
• Process submissions to the Artist Trust Opportunities and Events web pages;
• Act as an on-site AT liaison at Seattle-based artist programs (please note: this requires some evening and weekend availability, the schedule for which is set at least six weeks in advance);
• Collect and analyze participant data for programming metrics and outreach efforts
• Research, evaluate, and expand web-based resources for artists for publication on the AT website;
• Prepare materials for artist programs;
• Assist with direct communication to artists about scheduling programs;
• Help coordinate artists during Office Hours;
• Opportunity to gather stories from participants to use for social media and annual reporting;
• Maintain program participant tracking and evaluation records;
• Provide support for events and outreach opportunities;
• Other special projects as assigned.

Benefits
• Gain experience and knowledge of arts administration and programming strategies;
• Exposure to the ins and outs of running statewide arts programs;
• Learn key factors of a competitive grant application;
• Networking opportunities with industry professionals in the arts and nonprofit sector;
• Gain experience with Raiser’s Edge; Expression Engine; Submittable; and Adobe Creative Suite programs;
• Develop racial equity, event preparation, management, and evaluation skills;
• Access to Artist Trust programs, workshops, and events;
• Work with a knowledgeable, fun, and ambitious team of nonprofit professionals;
• Identify and learn professional development skills through intern mentorship program;
• A letter of recommendation / reference upon successful completion of the internship.

Required Skills and Qualifications
• Dedication to and enthusiasm for Artist Trust’s mission;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong attention to detail;
• Comfort working with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and Powerpoint;
• Strict adherence to professional discretion and confidentiality;
• A passion for the arts or an interest in arts administration;
• Commitment to promoting racial equity in the arts;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• A sense of humor;
• Ability to commit to a six-month internship averaging 12 hours a week.
• Note: This internship is particularly suited for aspiring nonprofit arts administrators seeking entry-level experience. Applicants need not be enrolled in or a graduate of a college degree program. Interns are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of their internship period and are not entitled to wages for their time.

This position reports to the Program Manager and works closely with the entire Artist Trust Programs team.

Compensation
The Program Administration Intern will be rewarded a $1,000 stipend after successful completion of a six-month internship (unless contracted through a university as a work study student).

How to Apply

To Apply
Preference given to applications received by May 25, 2018, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email the following to internhiring@artisttrust.org with “Program Administration Intern” in the subject line:
• Cover letter describing qualifications and what you will bring to the position;
• Professional resume;
• Three professional references with contact information.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a racially diverse workforce. People of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. For more information about AT’s commitment to racial equity, visit artisttrust.org/index.php/about/equity

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

4/23/2018

City of Redmond
Artists are cordially invited to submit proposals for art installation(s) inspired by the Art Nouveau movement.

Organization

City of Redmond

Website

www.redmond.gov/arts

More Info

Janet Lee

jlee@redmond.gov

425-556-2316

Deadline to Apply

5/21/2018

Description

Artists are cordially invited to submit proposals to provide new or existing temporary artworks as part of So Bazaar Night Market in Redmond, Washington. The festival is sponsored by the City of Redmond:

“So Bazaar” is a pop-up night market held for three evenings in August. For the past three years, the So Bazaar Night Market has drawn a crowd of over 2,000 every night who come to the Thursday night market to experience an evening of music, food, and art in other-worldly settings created by artists. This year, the event will explore creative culinary experiences through evenings inspired by the Art Nouveau movement.

Installations should help create a unique dining experience that draws inspiration from theme. Artists are encouraged to be playful and take creative liberty in their interpretation of theme and materials.

How to Apply

1. Download Request for Proposal from City of Redmond website.

2. Attend optional site-walk through on Friday, April 27, 2018

3. Complete Application by Monday, May 12, 2018

3. Submit Application to: Janet Lee, Arts Coordinator at jlee@redmond.gov

Link to Opportunity

http://redmond.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=201458

Posted

4/23/2018

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

Oragenius Inc
Art Competition

Organization

Oragenius Inc

Website

https://connect.orangenius.com/art-elevated/

More Info

Kate Flanagan

kate@orangenius.com

9196192327

Fee to Apply

15

Deadline to Apply

6/30/2018

Description

Talented artists from around the world are invited to submit images of their works to be considered for Art Elevated, a public art initiative launched by the Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius, a technology platform for the arts community. Art Elevated’s panel of esteemed arts jurors will select 90 artists’ works to be replicated on banners hung on lampposts throughout the world-famous Garment District in the heart of midtown Manhattan, creating a fantastic aerial art gallery that will remain on view from September 3 to October 30, 2018. Art Elevated is an opportunity to have your work fly high and be seen by tens of thousands of people a day. In addition, a First, Second, and Third prize selections will be awarded $1500, $1000, and $500! The two-month exhibition is expected to be viewed 21 million times, as New Yorkers and people from around the world are drawn to the Garment District as a destination for dining, shopping, and fun.

How to Apply

https://connect.orangenius.com/art-elevated/

Link to Opportunity

https://connect.orangenius.com/art-elevated/

Posted

4/23/2018

Delaware Art Museum
Through a dynamic partnership with the Chris White Community Development Corporation, a teaching artist/curator will engage with the Delaware Art Museum and Chris White Gallery for a one-year residency from September through August.

Organization

Delaware Art Museum

Website

www.delart.org

More Info

Eliza Jarvis

ejarvis@delart.org

302-351-8522

Deadline to Apply

5/1/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

This unique program affords a teaching artist/curator an opportunity to gain on-site experience working within the various communities the Delaware Art Museum and Chris White Gallery serve. Valuable skills in setting curricula, developing partnerships, engaging with artists, and exhibition planning and execution will be supported and gained through an extensive mentorship program with Chris White Gallery Committee Members and staff in the Delaware Art Museum’s Curatorial and Learning & Engagement departments.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in the dual roles this residency supports, extensive interest in and knowledge of community-based creative practices, strong communication and interpersonal skills, respect for diverse communities, a desire for collaboration and continuous learning, and an understanding of the potential for arts and culture to impact social change. Experience in teaching and planning youth art classes and supporting exhibition projects is preferred. The unique abilities the teaching artist/curator brings to this residency will in turn impact the Shipley Artist Lofts residents, the Delaware Art Museum staff, the Chris White Gallery Committee, and the constituents the two organizations support.

How to Apply

Direct all materials to Eliza Jarvis at ejarvis@delart.org. The deadline to submit is May 1, 2018. Selection will be made by May 31, 2018.
The selected teaching artist/curator will be required to complete the Shipley Artist Lofts Rental Application.

Complete proposals include:
• Cover letter
• Resume with contact information for two professional references
• Curatorial statement (200 words maximum)
• Teaching philosophy (200 words maximum)
• Lesson plan
• 3 examples of past work with students (photographs and/or work samples)
• 3 Examples of own work (photographs and/or video)
• Installation images of past curatorial projects (if applicable)

Link to Opportunity

https://www.delart.org/about/opportunities/#chriswhite

Posted

4/23/2018

Seattle Music Partners
Be part of an inspiring after-school music program for youth in low-income schools! Seattle Music Partners seeks an AmeriCorps Member to serve as our Program Coordinator.

Organization

Seattle Music Partners

Website

www.seattlemusicpartners.org

More Info

Mandy Goldberg

mandy@seattlemusicpartners.org

2064549441

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

Our Program:

SMP is a non-profit that provides an innovative combination of weekly group music instruction and one-on-one mentoring, working with elementary students who attend low-income schools in Seattle’s Central District. We offer individual music lessons and ensemble experience to over 100 students, twice weekly. We believe that music is a powerful tool for inspiring and empowering young people, and that music-learning opportunities should be available to all children on an equitable basis.

Seattle Music Partners cultivates a diverse and vibrant music-making community by providing youth with free music instruction and one-on-one mentoring to eliminate racial and economic barriers to quality music education. We do this by offering free after-school and evening program opportunities that use music and mentorship to impact the lives of young people. Our unique program matches skilled volunteers from the community, one-on-one, with students who wish to learn how to play an instrument. SMP students also attend weekly group lessons, led by our trained teaching artists, to gain ensemble experience. Instruments, music books, music stands, and even transportation are provided free of charge.

Students showcase their new skills by performing in several recitals each year. In addition, SMP also partners with school staff to bring music enrichment programs into the schools, including hosting professional touring musicians and arranging for field trips to music performances. SMP also offers a free summer camp, as well as an evening ensemble program for our middle school-aged ‘grads.’

Duties:

Since SMP has a very small staff, the Program Coordinator will have a significant impact, playing a role in most SMP activities. The Program Coordinator will collaborate closely with existing staff and directly with students, volunteers, families and school personnel.

Responsibilities will include the following:

Daily on-site at schools, coordinating and supervising activities of students and volunteers.
Coordinate and support volunteer recruitment, training and retention efforts for after school and evening programs.
Help organize recitals and community programs.
Help lead communication efforts with families, including family meetings, phone calls, etc.
Arrange student transportation by coordinating directly with Seattle Public Schools Transportation Department.
Manage food / snack procurement and distribution in partnership with school district.
Chaperone field trips to performances.
Coordinate with the Program Director to ensure ongoing communication with volunteers, potential volunteers, students, etc.
Work with staff re: curriculum materials and participant needs and challenges.
Record tutor and student attendance at each site, as well as assist with documentation of teaching materials.
Act as lead in the capture, compilation, and analysis of data to support AmeriCorps, WSC, and SMP performance measures.

Required Qualifications:

Americorps Requirements: minimum age - 18 years old. Full-time 40 hours / week. Begin September 1, 2018 - End July 15, 2019
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice
Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
Demonstrated self-starter
Able to fulfill responsibilities with minimal supervision
Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Effective presentation skills & the ability to facilitate small group discussions
Ability to use Microsoft Office and Google Docs programs at an intermediate or advanced level
Prepared to work some evenings and weekends

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Band or orchestral instrument experience
Some teaching or tutoring experience (formal or informal)
Enjoys and has experience working with children and young adults
Interested in music, education, youth development and/or the business of non-profits
Familiarity with PhotoShop or other image editing and layout software
Car recommended
Some college or college degree preferred

SMP seeks candidates whose stories and experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to social justice and equity in music education. If you hear some part of your story reflected in the description of our programming, you are especially encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Individuals interested in the position need to prepare the AmeriCorps National Service Application and submit to www.americorps.gov.

In addition, candidates should submit a detailed cover letter to info@seattlemusicpartners.org that describes their specific interest in working with our program and why the candidate’s background makes for a compelling candidacy. Please put "Program Coordinator Inquiry" in the subject line. Please also send a current resume.

Note that this opportunity is contingent on funding.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.idealist.org/admin/fc6420484f3b4a799e8d708c36079248/jobs/1698818ffa2f4593b0f7ba6668c8c819

Posted

4/25/2018

Frye Art Museum
Guarding the Museum exhibition galleries to maintain the safety of patrons, staff, and artwork Patrolling the Museum exterior

Organization

Frye Art Museum

Website

www.fryemuseum.org

More Info

Renate Raymond

rraymond@fryemuseum.org

2064328217

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Part time

Description

Security Services Officer
THE ORGANIZATION
The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.

THE POSITION
DEPARTMENT: Security
REPORTS TO: Manager, Security Services
SUPERVISES: N/A
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
STATUS: Part-time
BENEFITS: Vacation/sick time accrual

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Guarding the Museum exhibition galleries to maintain the safety of patrons, staff, and artwork
Patrolling the Museum exterior
Reporting changes or physical interactions to artwork, ensuring that logs are properly maintained
Reporting on building conditions in cooperation with the Facilities department
Assisting patrons by providing Museum and exhibition information in cooperation with other departments
Controlling and monitoring access to secure areas of the Museum
Overseeing loading dock activity, deliveries, and shipments
Responding to emergency and non-emergency situations by assisting patrons and staff and contributing to the coordination of a quick and effective solution
Providing security back-up during Museum special events, receptions, and previews as needed
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must sufficiently pass a background check
Demonstrated ability to clearly and professionally communicate, both verbally and written
Must be able to respectfully engage with the public and staff while enforcing Museum policies
Must be attentive and professional in appearance and in all interactions
Ability to multitask, operate as part of a team, and calmly respond to stressful situations
Adaptable to a flexible weekly work schedule, including weekends
SCHEDULE
This part-time position offers approximately 18-24 hours per with opportunities to pick up additional shifts covering for colleagues that are on vacation or ill.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work areas are inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Work is occasionally performed at other indoor and outdoor event sites. Shift times may vary to meet the Museum's requirement to staff the facilities at all hours. Work may require long periods of sustained standing during Museum events.

The Frye Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Human Resources Department ( jobs@fryemuseum.org) for additional information.



This job summary is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.

How to Apply

TO APPLY
Candidates should send cover letter and resume with "Security Services Officer" in the subject line to jobs@fryemuseum.org. No phone calls please.

Link to Opportunity

http://fryemuseum.org/employment/security-services-officer

Posted

4/25/2018

Seattle Art Post
A Pop Up Group Exhibition featuring local Seattle emerging artists

Organization

Seattle Art Post

Website

seattleartpost@gmail.com

More Info

Jessica Ghyvoronsky

seattleartpost@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply

6/16/2018

Description

Seattle Art Post is proud to announce that we will be hosting our first Seattle Emerging Artists (Pop Up) Fair this July 28 at Canvas in SoDo, Seattle! This will be a pop up group exhibition the weekend before the Seattle Art Fair where local artists will exhibit their work. Gallerists, collectors, and art enthusiasts are all invited to gather for a night in support of Seattle arts!

It's going to be a great event featuring:

- Local Seattle emerging artists

- Panel discussion featuring select artists on the topic of "Cultivating a Creative Lifestyle" followed by Q&A

- Live DJ

Stay tuned for more information on the event, and spread the word!

How to Apply

Local Emerging Artists who are not already represented by an art gallery are welcome to apply by emailing seattleartpost@gmail.com with 1-3 examples of art that best represents them that they would like to exhibit in the show. Submissions are free, and are due no later than June 15. We will notify artists by July 1 if they've been selected for the show.


Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/25/2018

Future of Storytelling
Future of Storytelling (FoST) seeks several friendly and enthusiastic Microsoft Summit Docents to facilitate interactions between conference attendees, Microsoft employees, and the digital activities featured at Microsoft Storytelling Summit.

Organization

Future of Storytelling

Website

https://futureofstorytelling.org/about

More Info

Nadia Tahoun

nadia@futureofstorytelling.org

305-733-6652

Deadline to Apply

5/4/2018

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

Description: Future of Storytelling (FoST) seeks several friendly and enthusiastic Microsoft Summit Docents to facilitate interactions between conference attendees, Microsoft employees, and the digital activities featured at Microsoft Storytelling Summit. The Microsoft Storytelling Summit is a (4)- day interactive exhibit showcasing the latest stories on cutting-edge immersive technologies like virtual and augmented reality.

Exhibit dates: May 22nd through May 25th, 2018.

For more information about FoST go to:
https://futureofstorytelling.org

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Participate in training for the proper use of equipment.
• Assist, where needed, in helping patrons properly put on, adjust, and remove equipment, as well as sanitizing certain components in between patron use.
• Provide patrons with instruction for how to properly use digital equipment or media.
• Maintain and restock activity materials.
• Maintain a waitlist if necessary.
• Assist FoST staff in maintaining a safe environment in and around installations.
• Supervise space and equipment to avoid theft, loss, and avoidable damage.
• Relay technical or patron-related issues to FoST staff.

Position Requirements:

• An interest in immersive experiences including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Interactive Film, etc.
• Strong interpersonal, communications, and customer service skills.
• Ability to work independently and in a small team environment.
• Ability to handle high-stress situations and problem solve.
• Willingness to wear a staff shirt.

Awesome if you’ve worked with a Vive, Oculus Gear VR, Google Daydream, or SubPac. Ideal if you can work the entire week with us!

Days/ Hours*:

May 21: (2.5hr docent training session / MUST attend training.)

May 22-24: 8:30AM- 5PM (minimum of 1hr break each day.)

May 25: 8:30AM-3PM

*Detailed schedule to follow upon booking confirmation.


Compensation: $200 per day stipend, lunch/beverages/snacks provided.

Location: Microsoft Headquarters - 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052


How to Apply

If interested, please contact nadia@futureofstorytelling.org with your resume by May 4th.

Link to Opportunity

Posted

4/25/2018

Henry Art Gallery
The Public and Youth Programs (PYP) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the audio/visual and administrative components of a range of public and youth programs at the Henry. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs (PYP), and working in close collaboration with all museum departments, the PYP Coordinator provides technical expertise in producing lectures, performances, workshops, and gallery events. This position facilitates the administrative aspects of program registration, schedule coordination, financial tracking, marketing, and assessment of programs. The PYP Coordinator is part of a team of curators and educators who collectively conceive of programming that seeks to expand thinking and promote learning and creativity. They work closely with artists, lecturers, and staff to identify solutions for presenting multi-media programs and support the Public and Youth Program’s commitment to creating welcoming and meaningful experiences for the public.

Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Website

www.henryart.org

More Info

Lisa Anderson

lisa@henryart.org

2062215351

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

ABOUT THE HENRY: The mission of the Henry Art Gallery is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects, the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–12 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages. Core values include collaboration, diversity and inclusion, risk-taking, transparency, accountability, excellence, and service.
POSITION PURPOSE:
The Public and Youth Programs (PYP) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the audio/visual and administrative components of a range of public and youth programs at the Henry. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs (PYP), and working in close collaboration with all museum departments, the PYP Coordinator provides technical expertise in producing lectures, performances, workshops, and gallery events. This position facilitates the administrative aspects of program registration, schedule coordination, financial tracking, marketing, and assessment of programs. The PYP Coordinator is part of a team of curators and educators who collectively conceive of programming that seeks to expand thinking and promote learning and creativity. They work closely with artists, lecturers, and staff to identify solutions for presenting multi-media programs and support the Public and Youth Program’s commitment to creating welcoming and meaningful experiences for the public.

STATUS: Henry Gallery Association regular, full time (36 hours/week), benefits eligible

REPORTS TO: Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs

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

• Acts as audio/visual technician and point of contact for a roster of program-related artists, scholars, and guests.
• Supports Associate Curator of PYP in managing the schedule of programs and timelines for projects.
• Tracks program-specific budgets and administers contracts, check requests, and related paper-work for programs.
• Oversees registration and statistical reporting for all programs.
• Works closely with the External Relations team to coordinate marketing and outreach support for programs.
• Works with Associate Curator of PYP and museum stakeholders to develop and implement evaluation strategies across programs.
• Advises and plans strategically for documentation of programs and supports efforts to grow online presence of programs.
• Works with Museum Services team to coordinate check-in, set-up, and break down procedures as needed for various programs.
• Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Must have working knowledge and technical experience, including but not limited to audio/visual presentation formats, front-of-house management, and hospitality practices.
• Experience with Excel, inputting data into content management systems, and managing online registration processes.
• Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills and positive attitude that supports department’s goals.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate professionally with diverse constituencies such as artists and guest lecturers.
• Ability to manage and respond effectively to multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Team-oriented with the ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.
• Must be able to work weekends and evenings as required per the programs calendar.
• Must be able to lift 40 lbs and provide set up and tear down for events.

PREFERRED:
• Experience working with artists or creative production projects such as music, dance, theater, etc.
• Knowledge of and/or interest in local and international contemporary art.
• Knowledge of and/or interest in public engagement and learning.

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

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.
The Henry is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a positive working environment for employees, students, volunteers, and artists.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: The Henry is committed to diversity and inclusion. Individuals who bring a broad range of perspectives to the workplace are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to jobs@henryart.org. No phone calls, please.

Link to Opportunity

www.henryart.org/about/opportunities

Posted

4/25/2018

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

workshops@jackstraw.org

206-634-0919

Deadline to Apply

5/17/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

05/17/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

05/17/2018

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. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

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

workshops@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

5/22/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

05/22/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

05/22/2018

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. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

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

workshops@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

6/10/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

06/10/2018

Start Time

09:00 AM

End Date

06/10/2018

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. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

Jack Straw Cultural Center
For those with a basic working knowledge of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation, this is a hands-on workshop to expand your creative skills in digital audio production.

Organization

Jack Straw Cultural Center

Website

http://www.jackstraw.org

More Info

Levi Fuller

workshops@jackstraw.org

2066340919

Deadline to Apply

6/14/2018

Location

Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Start Date

06/14/2018

Start Time

06:00 PM

End Date

06/15/2018

End Time

09:00 PM

Cost

$140 member; $175 non-member

Description

For those with a basic working knowledge of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation, this is a hands-on workshop to expand your creative skills in digital audio production. Topics will include mixing techniques, the use of signal processing plug-ins, signal routing, use of MIDI, and audio for video. We'll begin by analyzing existing sessions created at JSP, and then you'll work on a project of your own.

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. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

Seattle International Film Festival
The Festival Volunteer VR Zone Docents​ help patrons comfortably and successfully experience a range of VR/360 experiences, under the direction of the VR Zone Venue Manager. This includes assisting with setup running and troubleshooting of VR/360 hardware, headsets, and motion controllers.

Organization

Seattle International Film Festival

Website

siff.net

More Info

volunteers@siff.net

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Support the VR Zone Venue Manager in greeting, orienting, and providing tech support for guests
● Answer basic questions guests may have regarding the headsets or content
● Support the Festival Venue Manager in facilitating smooth entry, clearing, and cleaning of SIFF VR Zone spaces.
● Extend excellent customer service
● Ensure a positive experience for all SIFF participants and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:
● Prior experience and/or knowledge of VR/360 systems and headsets preferred.
● Comfortable with technology and a willingness to learn.
● English language fluency
● Ability to stand for extended periods of time
● Ability to commit to at least 4 shifts, including:
○ Required VR Volunteer Training – (May 13th, 2 PM - 6 PM)

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
● Be organized
● Possess a service-oriented demeanor; customer service experience a plus
● Have a clear and constructive communication style
● Have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
● Have demonstrated ability to lead a diverse and rotating team of volunteers
● Have the ability to adapt quickly Remain calm in the face of chaos

BENEFITS:
● (1) voucher per two hours worked.
● Class credit (if applicable)

DATES OF POSITION:
● VR Volunteer Training – (May 13th, 2 PM - 6 PM)
● Festival Shifts - May 16 - June 10, 2018

How to Apply

Email letter of interest and resume to volunteers@siff.net indicating VR Zone Docent​ in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://www.siff.net/Documents/HR/2018/HR_VolunteerVRDocent_2018.pdf

Posted

5/4/2018

Seattle Art Museum
Incumbent supports the Office of the Registrar, which is responsible for maintaining records on all works of art owned by or entrusted to the care of the Seattle Art Museum; and for the location, safety, movement, and transport of these works of art, thus minimizing risks to the works of art and to SAM. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the collection and dispersal of temporary exhibitions.

Organization

Seattle Art Museum

Website

http://visitsam.org/careers

More Info

Kathleen Maki

kathleenm@seattleartmuseum.org

2066543259

Deadline to Apply

5/25/2018

Job Type

Full time

Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Executes loan agreements for loans to exhibitions and loans to the collection, contacts lenders and is responsible for arranging the necessary logistics of wall-to-wall movement from and to each lender’s premises for the objects borrowed.

2. Personal and extensive contacts outside the museum are made with shippers and contractors in arranging for the movement of works of art; customs officials in clearing foreign shipments; individual lenders regarding specific arrangements for shipment of their object, and officials of other museums regarding requirements for the loan of their holdings.

3. Prepares all incoming and outgoing documentation for each object including receipts to lenders, shipping and packing lists, CITES certificates and U.S. Customs documents for foreign shipments.

4. Coordinates the work of art handlers and preparators in the unpacking, packing, installation, and movement of each loan object. Supervises unpacking of loans, checks and records their condition, and annotates packing methods. Develops work schedules to meet deadlines. Works closely with Conservation and Design and Installation.

5. Develops exhibition budgets for future exhibitions. Analyzes historic cost data to assist with these cost projections. Reviews and ensures that exhibition budgets are met and/or justified. Monitors budgets for all expenditures in conjunction with exhibitions, including courier per diem and travel. Processes invoices and codes them appropriately.

6. Prepares applications for U.S. Government Indemnity for assigned exhibitions as required.

7. Reviews exhibition contracts, and ensures that various contract stipulations dealing with packing and shipping are met.

8. Provides technical specifications for outside contractors for the construction of shipping crates and other outside services and assures that all work has been performed to standards and coordinates all work necessary to prepare objects for shipment.

9. Ensures accurate records for art collections in particular collection management system (TMS) location records.
10. Acts as representative of SAM in accompanying objects to and from the museum and other sites.

11. Assists the Chief Registrar with the annual inventory of SAM collections and objects on long-term loan.

12. Maintains a general knowledge of all procedures utilized by the Office of the Registrar’ and responds to questions from the general public or refers queries to the appropriate departments.

13. Represents the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism, and adheres to Museum policies and supports management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

14. Undertakes special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1. Understanding of and familiarity with the various means of accomplishing local, national, and international transportation, including an understanding of how different modes of shipping will affect various objects and materials.

2. Knowledge of U. S. Customs regulations and international shipping regulations; including export licenses, bonding, and security.

3. Thorough and current knowledge of museum registration techniques and practices, including basic knowledge of art history to verify and identify objects received, packing materials and methods, conservation, and fine arts insurance. Familiarity with conservation issues, terminology, and condition reports.

4. The incumbent must possess good organizational, strong verbal and written communication skills. The incumbent must be organized and able to prioritize job duties; skilled at trouble shooting and problem solving; and be flexible and able to deal with multiple, last-minute deadlines. Ability to work with close attention to detail.

5. Familiarity with basic accounting principles and budgeting procedures.

6. Proficiency in the use of computers for collection management, scheduling and communication purposes is required. Knowledge of TMS preferred.

7. Familiarity with foreign languages (French, German, Italian or Spanish) to interpret international correspondence, invoices and documents pertaining to shipments and to assist couriers is useful.

8. Ability to work with donors, the public and co-workers collaboratively, professionally and tactfully.

9. Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Art History or Museum Studies, or equivalent related experience.

10. Five (5) years of experience in museum registration, including supervisory experience.
11. 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 Resources 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: May 25, 2018

Link to Opportunity

http://visitsam.org/careers

Posted

5/4/2018

Shunpike
The Marketing & Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing Shunpike’s marketing and development efforts, as well as supporting the smooth administrative functioning of Shunpike (the organization) and the Shunpike office.

Organization

Shunpike

Website

www.shunpike.org

More Info

Line Sandsmark

info@shunpike.org

206-905-1026

Deadline to Apply

Open until filled

Job Type

Full time

Description

About Shunpike: 
Shunpike’s mission is to provide independent arts groups with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. We provide groups with back-office services that strengthen their day-to-day operations, while also offering strategic guidance that leads them toward their long-term goals.

About the Role: the Marketing & Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing Shunpike’s marketing and development efforts, as well as supporting the smooth administrative functioning of Shunpike (the organization) and the Shunpike office.

Reports To: Executive Director

Position Responsibilities: the Marketing & Development Coordinator is responsible for -

Marketing and Communications (40%)

• Create and implement social media strategy; maintain primary and satellite websites;
prepare mailings, flyers and online campaigns to support programs and donor relations
• Coordinate e-newsletters, maintain Shunpike and Storefronts websites and social media
platforms, send out semi-regular communications to fiscally sponsored groups through
MailChimp, and coordinate advertising (when utilized).
• Designs digital and print assets for a variety of messaging, branding, marketing, and
advertising needs, including: social media, email, website, invitations, sponsorship packets
• Prepare and maintain printed materials such as business cards, program flyers, organizational
brochures, etc.

Development Support (30%)

• Accurately record and receipt all donations received, generating reports from Salesforce,
sending out donor receipts and thank you letters
• Maintaining a grants calendar and assisting ED with general grants management,
• Generating regular donor reports for fiscally sponsored arts groups and uploading these to
client portal, setting up Shunpike’s annual online fundraising campaigns, annual end-of-year 
campaign, and assist with the planning and delivery of Shunpike’s annual fundraising 
gala (GOLDEN).
• Database Management – maintaining accurate and complete records across Shunpike’s CRM
database system including, but not limited to, events, donors, vendors, and customers.

Program Support (10%)

● Assisting with the planning and delivery of Shunpike events including, but not limited to,
coordinating invitations, managing RSVP’s, applications and registrations as required, booking
venues, arranging travel or catering.

Office & General Administrative Coordination (20%)

● Maintaining Board and Board Committee contact lists, maintaining Board member files
including recording and maintaining Board contracts, pledges and dues, maintaining Board
manual, attending Board meetings and recording minutes, ensuring the timely distribution of
all Board and Committee papers including agendas, minutes, reports, and any other
documentation as required, and supporting Board and Committee members in the delivery of
their duties as requested.
● Receiving and distributing mail, maintaining office supplies and equipment (including IT
infrastructure), coordinating mail-outs, filing, overseeing the maintenance and renewal of
organizational insurance, licenses, permits, leases and service contracts, researching new
administrative products, equipment, consultants and/or service providers as required,
collating and sending checks and managing Shunpike’s interns and volunteers.

About You:
● You have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent and at least 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in an arts context.
● You want to make use of all your communications and people skills and enjoy working with a variety of projects and events.
● You are personable and patient, have a cheerful disposition, a great sense of humor, and you’re able to operate and respond in a rapid-fire environment while still remaining cool, calm, and collected. You are an active listener who enjoys helping both emerging and established artists and arts administrators achieve their goals.
● You are an organized, multi-tasking, time-management whiz. Though a natural collaborator and loyal team player, you can manage responsibilities independently and are self-motivated to use your creativity, tenacity and savvy to solve problems as they arise.
● You have an eye for detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a high degree of discretion and professionalism. You have a knack for using and improving systems and consider technology your friend and ally.
● You have experience with communities of color and grassroots organizations and are committed to Shunpike’s vision of a more equitable and inclusive Washington State for all artists and their communities.
Preferred Skills & Experience: Working in a Mac environment, practical knowledge of Adobe
InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Salesforce, WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics.
Specific skills: Graphic design; experience with mobile-optimized web and email design. Videography
and/or video editing a plus.

Employment Status: Full-time 40 hrs/week. Some weekend and evening hours required.

Salary: $34,000 - $38,000 per annum. 4 weeks PTO + 8 paid holidays offered annually + ORCA card + Health/Dental/Vision Benefits.


How to Apply

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, up to 3 writing/visual presentation samples, and 3 references attn: Line
Sandsmark to info@shunpike.org, with “Marketing & Development Coordinator” in the subject line.
Deadline: Position open until filled. Priority given to applications received by May 10, 2018.

OUR HIRING PROCESS & TIMELINE:

♣ We will read your cover letter first; it’s important for us to understand whether this is the right fit for you. In your cover letter, please be sure to tell us why you are interested in this job, what you like about Shunpike, and share examples of past work you’ve done that makes you a strong candidate. Feel free to share examples of work done in school or as a volunteer if that makes more sense.
♣ We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
♣ We will begin scheduling interviews in mid-May.
♣ Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour interview, and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
♣ We would like to have the selected candidate start in early June.

Shunpike is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment policies and programs are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. People of color, LGBTQ individuals and women are encouraged to apply.

Link to Opportunity

http://www.shunpike.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MarketingandDevelopmentCoordinatorJob-Description.pdf

Posted

5/4/2018

Northwest Folklife
May 21-May 30, We Need YOU!

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Xaviera Vandermay

volunteers@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7326

Deadline to Apply

5/16/2018

Job Type

Volunteer

Description

Volunteer Call // The Northwest Folklife Festival

Volunteers are an essential part of the Northwest Folklife Festival! Every year, nearly 700 volunteers staff our entrances, information booths, registration and more to make sure we have the most welcoming community arts Festival in the city. Northwest Folklife depends on volunteers to make the Festival happen. Interested in joining in on the fun?

How to Apply

Apply today at https://marcatoapp.com/forms/nwfolklife/volunteer

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Xaviera Vandermay at volunteers@nwfolklife.org.

Link to Opportunity

https://marcatoapp.com/forms/nwfolklife/volunteer

Posted

5/4/2018

Northwest Folklife
Paid Internship at Northwest Folklife

Organization

Northwest Folklife

Website

www.nwfolklife.org

More Info

Xaviera Vandermay

volunteers@nwfolklife.org

206-684-7326

Deadline to Apply

5/7/2018

Job Type

Internship

Description

Interning at Northwest Folklife can be the experience you need to gain a career in event planning, festival production, the music industry, nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising and a whole host of other fields. Interns at Northwest Folklife take on a significant role in executing the largest free community arts festival in the nation and learn how to increase visibility and strengthen the sustainability of a nonprofit organization.

Before you apply:

Housing and transportation are not provided.
Start and end dates, hours per week, and days of the week are all negotiable based on the intern’s availability.
All applicants must be able to commit to working Memorial Day weekend, (May 25th – 28th, 2018) as well as Thursday May 24th and Tuesday May 29th. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Internship is unpaid but this individual will be paid a stipend for the festival weekend.
Academic credit for internships must be arranged by the intern with their sponsoring institution. Academic credit is up to the discretion of the intern’s college or university.
Computer resources are limited; prospective interns with laptops are encouraged to apply
Title: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Intern

Internship Length: April 30th 2018 – June 8th 2018 (dates flexible)

Hours per week: 8-15 hours per week (will increase as we get closer to the Festival)

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship requires collaborating with almost every department and aspect of Northwest Folklife and therefore is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to learn more about the event planning world. The primary focus of this internship will be to assist with scheduling and Volunteer Registration the weekend of the festival in addition to supporting the Volunteer Appreciation Program.

Responsibilities

Assist with the scheduling of volunteers and outreach efforts
Help organize donations for Volunteer Appreciation Program and procurement
Help run volunteer registration during the Festival (May 25th -28th, must be available all four days)
Help with data entry and other Volunteer Registration procedures
Assist with the Volunteer Check-In process and Training
Organization of the Staff Lunch
Identified Learning Outcomes:

Strengthen customer service skills as part of an Event Management Team by communicating with staff, donors, and members of the community, volunteers, performers and business associates.
Develop an understanding of event coordination by working with development teams, production teams, volunteer coordinators, and sponsorship associates.
Enhance communication skills through interactions with community representatives, artists, performers, sponsors, and production teams.
Gain experience with non-profit arts administration and coordination.
Requirements

Strong work-ethic and communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and data entry.
A love of music, arts, and culture.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter via email to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@nwfolklife.org with your name and Volunteer Coordinator Internship in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

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

Posted

5/4/2018

The Vera Project
The Vera Project seeks a skilled and well-organized professional to support its ongoing communitybuilding, storytelling, and fundraising efforts. The Fundraising & Development Manager will work with VERA staff to organize & host fundraising events, write & assemble grant proposals, research funding prospects, maintain positive donor relations, and work with The Vera Project board, staff, and membership to maintain the organization’s sustainability, visibility, and community relevance.

Organization

The Vera Project

Website

theveraproject.org

More Info

Jessica Schollmeyer

hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org

2069568372

Deadline to Apply

5/17/2018

Job Type

Part time

Description

Position Overview: The Fundraising & Development Manager supports the Executive Director in
the fundraising efforts of The Vera Project. This position focuses on writing & administering
foundation, government, and corporate grant proposals, running online fundraising campaigns,
tracking & acknowledging individual giving, and leading our event-based fundraising efforts.
Key responsibilities:
- Lead planning, production, and innovation of VERA fundraising events including our annual Viva
Vera Gala & Auction, Fall Fund Drive year-end campaign, Rent Party, and A Drink for VERA, as
well as serving as staff contact for fundraising event committees and 3rd party benefit organizers
- Write foundation, government, and corporate grants applications & related reports, compile
necessary financial & budgetary documents, and meet all relevant deadlines
- Work with Executive Director to shop for, choose, develop, and populate new donor database
- Manage production of fundraising collateral w/ Marketing & Communications Coordinator
- Assist with prepping financial reports for quarterly member meetings & monthly board meetings
- Work with bookkeeper to ensure accurate accounting of contributed income; ensure clear
communication of funding requirements/restrictions to bookkeeper & ED
- In addition to being a general representative & advocate for The Vera Project in the larger
community, act as our point of contact for fundraising- & creative earned income-related inquiries
from major donors, occasional supporters, and the general public
- Manages Fundraising and Gala interns
Highly preferred qualifications:
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree (equivalent work experience may be substituted for education)
- 2+ years of development experience, including grant writing and individual giving
- Has board experience—either as a board member, advisory council member, a non-board
member of a board committee, a staff liaison, or as a member of a worker-cooperative.
- Knowledge of local & national youth, music, and arts education funding models & proven ability
to attract, develop, and sustain strong relationships with philanthropic and corporate communities
- Strong written & verbal communication, and detail-oriented research & organizational skills
- Ability to collaborate and communicate professionally with individuals of diverse ages, ethnicities,
cultures, races, gender identities, and socio-economic backgrounds
- Has a strong anti-oppression lens with a lived commitment to racial & social justice
- Holds an understanding and respect for VERA’s history and accomplishments while bringing new
energy & vision to co-create and help sustain the next chapter
- Ability to maintain confidentiality when appropriate/required
- Available for evening and weekend work as needed
Reports to: Executive Director
FTE: .7 (28 hours per week)
Salary: $17 per hour

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two (2) references by midnight
PST on Thursday, May 17, 2018 to hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org with “Fundraising &
Development Manager, YOUR FIRST/LAST NAME” in the subject line.

Link to Opportunity

https://theveraproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Fundraising-Development-Manager_2018.pdf

Posted

5/4/2018

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