Arts on the Plateau: A-List of Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

Helping artists find opportunities to enhance their careers.

Dear artists! Market yourself! Your art needs to be discovered! So I am sending on to you some interesting ways to get your work known, and adding my own thoughts as well.

 (I just couldn't resist getting this out to you. Even though I have a good new story for Monday. But timing is everything.... )

The first three opportunities I have found for visual artists to consider that are most relevant to Plateau/King County Artists are being offered by CaFE™, and some of these application deadlines are approaching fast. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. For more info

 you can login to CaFE to apply at www.CallForEntry.org .

The Future of Design Jewelry Education Fund: Alice Abrams Scholarship Contest -
DEADLINE: 1/15/2013

Jury Fee: $25.00

The Future of Design Jewelry Education Fund, a charitable fund administered by Cindy Edelstein, announces it’s first scholarship competition to the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. This year’s grant is in honor of Colorado designer Alice Abrams and will be awarded to a designer wishing to attend the Academy.
The scholarship competition is open to anyone looking for the Revere Academy educational experience. Jurors will look for an individual whose work displays original, innovative, high quality jewelry design. The winner will be awarded $2500 in tuition credit, which can be applied toward any classes at the school for one year, including the Academy’s famed Master’s Symposium that takes place each Spring. Applicants must submit three print-ready images (up to 9MB in size each) of their work and answer two short essay questions.
NOTE: This scholarship is in lieu of the Mort Abelson Masters Symposium Scholarship 2013.

 City of Seattle: Landsburg Park – in RAVENSDALE!!!
DEADLINE: 1/16/2013

Jury Fee: $0.00

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a unique artwork for Landsburg Park as part of the Landsburg Facilities and Chlorination Project at 28700 Southeast 252nd Place in Ravensdale, Washington. The artwork will recognize and honor the original residents of the area, and should be reflective of the Coast Salish cultures, especially tribal nations, that have a historic connection to this territory. The call is open to established professional artists residing in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington state and who are eligible to work in the United States. Applications close 11 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).

 Seattle City Light Denny Substation Site: Performance & Temporary Artworks -
OPEN DATE: 1/7/2013
DEADLINE: 2/19/2013

Jury Fee: $0.00

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL), is seeking a multi-disciplinary art curator, curator team or arts professionals with established curatorial experience to develop, manage and coordinate temporary arts programming at the future site of Seattle City Light’s Denny Substation in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Installations will start in November 2013 and last up to 18 months at the future facility. The call is open to established professional curators residing in Washington or Oregon. Applications are due 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).

This next opportunity comes from the website of Americans for the Arts! A great place to learn about national art issues. Call for Proposals: 2013

Bruner-Loeb Forum
Deadline: January 28, 2013

The Bruner Foundation and Loeb Fellowship are seeking proposals from qualified individuals, organizations, and collaborative teams to serve as local host for the 2013 Bruner-Loeb Forum. The Bruner-Loeb Forum brings together distinguished practitioners from across the country to advance creative thinking about placemaking in American cities

And our very own and supportive 4Culture of King County has two good offers!

ART PROJECTS – March 6. 2013
In 2013, Group Arts Projects and Individual Artist Projects are combined to share guidelines and an application deadline under one program title, Art Projects. Art Projects provides critically needed funds to King County based artists and art groups of all disciplines, to create and present their work. Learn more about Art Projects funding: http://www.4culture.org/apply/artprojects/index.htm

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS (or, how to get grants) 
4Culture staff offers free workshops to assist applicants interested in applying to our programs. Applications for artists, art groups, heritage specialists, arts organizations and heritage organizations will be offered in January and February 2013, for programs with deadline dates in late-February and March. 

Our informal workshops offer a general introduction to 4Culture’s funding programs, as well as provide step-by-step guidance through the application process and an opportunity to talk directly with staff and hear from other applicants.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 ~ Noon – 1:00 PM
Algona-Pacific Library, 255 Ellingson Road, Pacific

Hey! We could use 4Culture out here on the Plateau to do the same workshop for us arts folks in Maple Valley, Covington, Buckley, Ravensdale, Black Diamond, Enumclaw and the Muckleshoot Rez, too! We can only ask. Why not? Never know, unless we ask.

Well, lastly here’s an arts marketing report from the Rand Corporation how arts organizations can build audience! I am going to study this one since I am marketing (volunteer) for Chalet Arts Showcase Theater (CAST). YEAH!

A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts

by Kevin F. McCarthy, and Kimberly J. Jinnett

Arts organizations across the country are actively expanding their efforts to increase public participation in their programs. This report presents the findings of a RAND study sponsored by the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds that looks at the process by which individuals become involved in the arts and attempts to identify ways in which arts institutions can most effectively influence this process. The report presents a behavioral model that identifies the main factors influencing individual decisions about the arts, based on site visits to institutions that have been particularly successful in attracting participants to their programs and in-depth interviews with the directors of more than 100 institutions that have received grants from the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds and the Knight Foundation to encourage greater involvement in the arts …more

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Samantha Rheinford January 12, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Thank you Susan! These are great!
dexterjibs January 12, 2013 at 06:07 AM
I have an idea for a piece of art. How about I get a jar full of urine and put a crucifix with Christ on it and put it in the jar of urine. Then i will come up with some unique name like Urine Christ". I think I would win the love and affection of empty headed liberals and get tax payer money for it. What do you think, Susan?
Susan Etchey January 13, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Ha! ha! I can't imagine you winning love and affection from anyone, Dexter, let alone from empty headed liberals. But thank you for your comment. Controversy is good for art.
dexterjibs January 14, 2013 at 01:56 AM
You are correct Susan, controversy is good for art. And thank you for taking my remarks with a side of humor.


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