2015 Artist Trust Fellowship: Call for Entries

Posted on January 16, 2015, 9:00 am
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Artist Trust is a local non-profit “whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to order to enrich community life throughout Washington state.” Each year, the organization sets out to find the state’s strongest talents–offering $7,500 to practicing artists. This financial support provides artists the opportunity to explore and create without the constrictions of financial stresses.

The deadline for this year’s search is January 20 and recipients will be announced in June of 2015.


Courtesy of Artist Trust:


Washington State artists working in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary, performing, traditional/folk, and visual arts are invited to apply for Artist Trust’s 2015 Fellowships. These $7,500 awards will recognize 12 practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability, acknowledging an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline. (Craft, literary, media, and music arts will be offered in 2016.)

In addition, one artist each in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary and visual arts will receive a one-month residency at The Millay Colony for the Arts in upstate New York, along with a $1,000 stipend.

This grant is made possible by Artist Trust fundraising efforts. A huge thank you goes to the following for their generous financial support:

Major Supporters: 4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, bidCHUCK, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Creag Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Holyoke Fine Homes, Hotel Max, Klorfine Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Paper Hammer, Raynier Institute & Foundation, SAFECO Insurance, Seattle Art Dealers Association, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Traver Gallery, Tulalip Tribes of Washington, Vulcan, and The Millay Colony for the Arts.

Supporters: Eve and Chap Alvord, Nancy Alvord, Anonymous, Michael and Cathy Casteel, Anne Devereux and David Mills for the Gene and Liz Brandzel Fellowship, Stephanie Ellis-Smith and Douglas Smith, Robert E. Frey, Bruce Funkhouser and Michelle Friars, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, The Klorfine Foundation, Alida and Christopher Latham, Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, Catherine Eaton Skinner and David Skinner, and Merrill Wagner and Bob Ryman.

Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in Washington State artists since its founding in 1986, through grant programs and direct support. Artist Trust also provides a comprehensive suite of career training, professional development resources and counseling to help artists achieve their career goals.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Find out more at www.artisttrust.org.

Claire Reiner is a writer, artist and recent graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Art with a major in Art History. She is interested in recent art movements and subcultures (1950s, 60s, 70s) and how they have shaped present perceptions and practices of art. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Seattle in 2010. She is quite influenced by the unique geography of both places and enjoys hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Reiner covers visual art exhibits in Seattle and seeks to contribute to a profound and positive artistic community, as well as encourage people to come out and experience art moments for themselves. Reiner is also the Executive Assistant for VanguardSeattle and handles any press related needs.