2012 GAP Applications are Now Open: Deadline, May 20

Individual artists who reside in Washington State are encouraged to apply to the 2012 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP). Artist Trust’s GAP provides support for individual artist projects awarding up to $1,500 per project. GAPs support a spectrum of artist projects including (but not limited to) the development, completion or presentation of new work; publication; travel for artistic research or to present or complete work; documentation of work; and advanced workshops for professional development.

GAPs are open to artists working in all creative disciplines including visual, performing, literary, media, emerging and cross-disciplinary arts, and folk and traditional arts. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by application deadline date; be a generative artist; and be a resident of Washington State at the time of application and when the award is granted. Applicants may NOT be a graduate or undergraduate matriculated student enrolled in any degree program by deadline date.

A peer review panel of artists and art professionals from across Washington State selects GAP recipients. The panel’s selections are based foremost on the artistic excellence of an artist’s work as represented in their application.

Artists are encouraged to attend grant writing and professional development workshops and webinars offered by Artist Trust to artists around the state. Application guidelines and workshop information can be found at www.artisttrust.org.

Applicants must apply online through the CaFÉonline application system.

Entry Instructions:
All materials should be submitted in digital format through CaFÉ ™ at www.callforentry.org.

To Use the CaF
É ™ System:

1.      Login, or new users register on CaFÉ to create a user name and password;

2.      Format images, audio and video to site specifications for uploading;

3.      After uploading work samples click “Apply to Calls,” search for “Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects” and click “Apply to this Call.” Application will be available March 16, 2012.

About Artist Trust: Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Artist Trust has invested over $9 million in Washington State artists since its founding. In 2011, Artist Trust awarded a grand total of $284,000 to 85 artists through five grant programs. 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.

Contact: Miguel Guillen, Program Manager – miguel@artisttrust.org; 206/467-8734 x11; toll free 1/866/218-7878

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