Deadline: March 4, 2019 at 11:59PM PST 

Artist Trust Fellowships are merit-based awards of $10,000 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and ability residing in Washington State. These unrestricted awards are given annually to 8+ artists of any discipline in recognition of artistic excellence and dedication to their practice. The first Fellowship Awards were selected in 1987, making it Artist Trust’s longest-running award program. 

Artists of color and artists outside of King County are strongly encouraged to apply. For support with your application, see the Help with Your Application section below. 

Before starting your application, please read the 2019 Fellowship Award guidelines. 


WHO IS ELIGIBLE

The 2019 Fellowship Awards are open to artists residing in Washington State working in all disciplines.

APPLICANTS MUST BE: 

• 18 years of age or older;

• Washington State residents at the time of application and payment;

• Generative individual artists (or artist teams): those who are the originators of works of art.

APPLICANTS MUST NOT BE:

• Fellowship recipients from 2012–2018;

• Previous recipients of two or more Fellowship Awards;

• Previous recipients of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist or Arts Innovator Awards;

• Recipients of another Artist Trust grant in 2019;

• Graduate or undergraduate matriculated students enrolled in any degree program at the deadline date of March 4, 2019;

• Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, community group, ensembles, or collective; 

• Current Artist Trust staff, Board of Trustees, honorary committee, consultants, contractors, current Fellowship panelists, or their immediate family.

HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION

Applying for grants can be hard, and we want to help you. Artist Trust offers the following support services and resources to guide you through the application process: 

Office Hours: 20-minute consultations with our staff, provided in-person or by phone. Make an appointment: February 8, February 15, February 20, or February 27.

Preliminary Application Review: submit your application through Submittable by February 18 and check the box to request preliminary review. Our staff will review your application and provide feedback by February 27. The application is then opened for editing and must be resubmitted by the final deadline, March 4, 11:59PM PST.

Webinar: learn about the selection process and get tips for submitting a strong application on February 13, 12 p.m. Register here.

Reference Guide: review examples of successful applications from last year’s awardees here.

Resources: visit artisttrust.org for toolkits, tips, and other information.

Contact Us: We are happy to answer questions about your application. Please note: it’s hard for us to answer questions on the day of the deadline. Start your application early and don’t wait to contact us with questions.

CONTACT ARTIST TRUST

Monday–Friday: 9AM – 5PM PST

• with questions about applications, guidelines, eligibility, support services, and resources;

• if you need to access or edit a submitted application prior to the deadline of March 4, 2019.

Zach Frimmel // Program Coordinator

zach@artisttrust.org: 206/467-8734 x20

Lydia Boss // Program Manager

lydia@artisttrust.org: 206/467-8734 x25

Brian McGuigan // Program Director

brian@artisttrust.org: 206/467-8734 x23

CONTACT SUBMITTABLE

• with website access issues;

• with questions about uploading or formatting files;

• with other technical support needs.

http://help.submittable.com/ 

Deadline: March 11, 2019 at 11:59PM PST 

ABOUT THE TWINING HUMBER AWARD

The Twining Humber Award is an unrestricted award of $10,000 given annually to a Washington State female-identified visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. The award is made possible by a generous gift from the painter Yvonne Twining Humber (1907-2004), who established the Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Fund for Artistic Excellence to support the grant through Artist Trust in recognition of female-identified artists who oftentimes must interrupt or postpone art-making in order to answer the demands of family life. The award recognizes artistic excellence, professional accomplishment, and longstanding dedication to the visual arts.

Read more about Yvonne Twining Humber here

ABOUT THE SOLA AWARDS

The SOLA (Support Old Lady Artists) Awards are three unrestricted awards of $3,000 given annually to Washington State female-identified visual artists, age 60 or over, who have dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. The awards were created by artist Ginny Ruffner.

Read more about Ginny Ruffner here.

All applicants (if eligible) will be considered for the Twining Humber Award & SOLA Awards. You only need to submit one application. 

Before starting your application, please read the 2019 Twining Humber Award & SOLA Awards guidelines. 

Artists of color and artists outside of King County are strongly encouraged to apply. For support with your application, see the Help with Your Application section below.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
The Twining Humber Award and SOLA Awards are open to female-identified visual artists, age 60 or over, who have dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. Artists may apply themselves or be nominated for these awards.

Anyone may nominate an artist who meets the eligibility requirements. To nominate an artist, nominators should contact Artist Trust by email at brian@artisttrust.org with the nominee’s name and email address. The deadline for nominations is February 25.

APPLICANTS MUST BE:

• A female-identified visual artist; 60 years of age or older by March 11, 2019;

• Washington State residents at the time of application and payment;

• A practicing artist who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art.

APPLICANTS MUST NOT BE:

• Graduate or undergraduate matriculated students enrolled in any degree program at the deadline date of March 11, 2019;

• Recipients of another Artist Trust grant in 2019;

• Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, community group, ensembles, or collective;

• Current Artist Trust staff, Board of Trustees, honorary committee, consultants, contractors, current Twining Humber / SOLA panelists, or their immediate family.

The Twining Humber Award and SOLA Awards may only be received once. Previous recipients of the Twining Humber Award may not apply for the SOLA Awards. Previous recipients of SOLA may apply for the Twining Humber Award.

HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION

Applying for grants can be hard, and we want to help you. Artist Trust offers the following support services and resources to guide you through the application process:

Office Hours: 20-minute consultations with our staff, provided in-person or by phone. Make an appointment: February 8, February 15, February 20, or February 27.

Preliminary Application Review: submit your application through Submittable by February 25 and check the box to request preliminary review. Our staff will review your application and provide feedback by March 6. The application is then opened for editing and must be resubmitted by the final deadline, March 11, 11:59PM PST.

Webinar: learn about the selection process and get tips for submitting a strong application on February 22, 12 p.m. Register here.

Reference Guide: review examples of successful applications from previous awardees here.

Resources: visit artisttrust.org for toolkits, tips, and other information.

Contact Us: We are happy to answer questions about your application. Please note: it’s hard for us to answer questions on the day of the deadline. Start your application early and don’t wait to contact us with questions.

CONTACT ARTIST TRUST

Monday–Friday: 9AM – 5PM PST
• with questions about applications, guidelines, eligibility, support services, and resources;

• if you need to access or edit a submitted application prior to the deadline of March 4, 2019.

Zach Frimmel // Program Coordinator
zach@artisttrust.org: 206/467-8734 x20

Lydia Boss // Program Manager
lydia@artisttrust.org: 206/467-8734 x25

Brian McGuigan // Program Director
brian@artisttrust.org: 206/467-8734 x23

CONTACT SUBMITTABLE
• with website access issues;

• with questions about uploading or formatting files; 

• with other technical support needs.

http://help.submittable.com/ 

Artist Trust