2018 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP)

Due June 25, 2018 at 11:59PM PST 

Artist Trust’s Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Awards are project-based grants of $1,500 open to Washington State artists of any discipline. GAP Awards provide support for artist projects, including the development, completion, or presentation of new work. Funding may be used for artist fees, materials, equipment, space rental, travel for research, documentation, professional development opportunities, marketing & promotion, and many other needs related to your project. In 2018, Artist Trust (AT) will award 61 GAP Awards. In addition to funding, up to 4 Media or Performance artists will be awarded an evening to show their work at The Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA as part of the Seattle Theater Group Nights at the Neptune summer series. 

Artists of color, rural artists, and artists working in emerging fields and heritage arts, such as social practice artists, interdisciplinary artists, traditional artists, and culture bearers, are strongly encouraged to apply. See Tips & Hints (page 4) for support with your application.

Download the 2018 GAP Guidelines.


The 2018 GAP Awards are open to artists and artist teams residing in Washington State working in all disciplines.


• 18 years of age or older;

• Washington State residents at the time of both application and payment (payment will be made in the Fall of 2018);

• Generative artists: those who are the originators of works of art, OR artist teams with documented history of creating and presenting work as a team for at least three consecutive years. 


• A recipient of an AT GAP or Fellowship from 2013–2017; or recipient of three GAPs total in a lifetime; 

• Recipients of more than one AT grant per calendar year;

• Previous recipients of AT’s James W. Ray Distinguished Artist or Arts Innovator Awards;

• Graduate or undergraduate matriculated students enrolled in any degree program at the deadline date of June 25, 2018;

• Current AT staff, Board of Trustees, honorary committee, consultants, contractors, current GAP panelists, or their immediate family.


Support Programs:

Office Hours: one-on-one consultations with our staff, provided in-person or over the phone. Make an appointment:

Preliminary Application Review: submit a draft application through Submittable by June 4, 2018 and request preliminary review. Our staff will review your application and provide detailed feedback by June 15, 2018. The application is then opened for editing and must be resubmitted by the final deadline.

Resources: download the 2018 GAP Reference Guide, which includes examples of successful grant applications and other information. 

Webinar: view a recording of the 2018 GAP Webinar.

Workshops: AT offers workshops on topics related to grantwriting and the business aspects of your career. Workshops that may help you in preparing your GAP application are below, other offerings are listed at artisttrust.org.

Contact Artist Trust:

  • with questions about application requirements, guidelines, eligibility, etc.; 
  • for any accessibility accommodations needed for you to complete the application;
  • if you need to access or edit a submitted application if it is still prior to the deadline of June 25, 2018.


Monday–Friday: 8:30am–5:00pm PST

Brian McGuigan // Program Director

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


Katy Hannigan // Program Manager

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


Zach Frimmel // Program Coordinator

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

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