About Artist Trust
Artist Trust envisions a future where artists throughout Washington State have access to the resources theyneed to express their creative spirit and where artists are held in the highest esteem.
Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artistsworking in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State.To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to:
Give financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing,media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts;
Serve as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other; and,
Provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington Stateand for the merit and integrity of artists' work.
Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Program
The GAP Program provides support for artist-generated projects. GAP awards are open to artists of alldisciplines and offer a maximum of $1,500 for projects. GAP applications are accepted each year at the end ofFebruary.
Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship
The Fellowship Program awards $6,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstratedability. Fellowships are awarded in two-year cycles with applications due in June. Please consult our website forthe upcoming year’s Fellowship categories.
Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement
The Twining Humber Award offers a $10,000 award annually to a female, visual artist, over the age of 60 fromWashington State who has dedicated 25 or more years of her life to creating art. Eligible artists must benominated and nomination forms are accepted each year in January.
, published six times annually, is a comprehensive 4-page publication of deadline-basedopportunities for artists, including: residency programs, grants and fellowships, exhibition, performing andpublishing opportunities.
is our quarterly newsletter full of articles relevant to artists and arts patrons across WashingtonState.
is our biweekly email newsletter, which keeps you informed of new additions to our website andother timely events and opportunities.
, is a comprehensive professional resource guide for artists, with listings ranging from healthcareand emergency assistance programs to employment and business development resources.Visit
for additional resources including employment opportunities, studio space and housinglistings, current calls and much more.The
Artist’s Assets Area
, located at our office, is a walk-in artist resource center full of professionaldevelopment books and periodicals, a computer and printer, and much more. Open Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm.
, a Professional Development Training Program for Visual Artists, is offered each year. The programconsists of 50 hours of training with a hands-on, interactive curriculum, providing a comprehensive survey of