Calling all Washington state artists! The Artist Trust GAP grant deadline is coming up fast on June 25th 2010. Click here for all the details, and here is a summary: “The Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Program provides support for artist-generated projects, which can include (but are not limited to) the development, completion or presentation of new work. GAPs are open to artists of all disciplines and offer a maximum of $1,500 for projects.”
I was honored to receive a GAP grant for my animated film, Plain Face, last year. It was my very first grant ever and it gave me great confidence (and monies) to move forward with the project. Other things that rock about Artist Trust: their EDGE Professional Development Program which I undertook in 2009 consists of 10 intense sessions on the business aspects of being an artist/filmmaker/writer (basically everything we should have been taught in art school, but weren’t), and their wonderful resource room, full of books about grants, residencies, fund raising. Anyone can stop by and read the books! Thank you for rocking Artist Trust!