Artist Trust

Artist Trust supports art at its source — the creative individual.

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. 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 State and for the merit and integrity of artists’ work.

Artist Trust  is the only organization in Washington State, and one of few nationally, that is exclusively devoted to individual artists working in all disciplines. To date, Artist Trust has awarded over $2.9 million to 1,391 artists statewide and has equipped thousands of artists with the information and resources necessary to become self-sufficient art makers. In 2006, more than 250,000 Washington citizens benefited from Artist Trust’s programming. Programs include:

Grants: Three types of financial grants are awarded annually: Fellowships ($6,500); Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) ($1,500); Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement ($10,000).

Information Services: Vital information for artists of all disciplines, covering professional opportunities, grant and funding programs, healthcare and legal resources for artists, distributed to thousands of artists annually through our print publications, website, email, toll-free phone line, community workshops and the EDGE Professional Development Program.

Artist Trust’s website, at  HYPERLINK “” t “_blank”, includes a wealth of information services for artists working in all disciplines, including listings for studio space, jobs, and other necessary resources, along with informative articles on topics important to artists and their careers. The website also features an Events Calendar, Artist Registry, information on Artist Trust’s grants programs, and much more.


Lila Hurwitz
Communications Manager
Artist Trust
1835 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98122
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206/467.8734 x13
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