Artist Trust is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Washington State artists thrive. Recognized as a national model for direct funding and professional development for working artists, we have invested over $15 million in individual artists since our founding in 1986. We view our mission to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines in Washington State through a lens of racial and geographic equity, actively working to ensure that artists from all backgrounds and Washington State geographies are reached through our services.
ABOUT GRANTS FOR ARTISTS’ PROGRESS 2023
Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP) are unrestricted project-based grants of $1,500 for artists working in all disciplines across Washington State who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) residing in King County, and artists of all backgrounds residing outside King County. This current iteration of GAP is a three-year pilot with the goal to make strategic investments in artists from backgrounds and communities most deeply impacted by the pandemic, who have also historically received less funding and resources from Artist Trust. This includes artists residing outside of King County and artists who identify as BIPOC. If you do not currently fit the scope of this year’s GAP, we welcome you to take a look at our other funding programs and opportunities. If you have feedback you would like to share to inform future GAP cycles, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2023 GAP is made possible thanks to Artist Trust’s community of donors. No public funds are used towards this program. Deep appreciation to participants in our statewide artist focus groups, the Artist Trust Strategic Vision and Stewardship Committee and Racial Equity Committee, Board of Trustees, and staff.
Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP), are unrestricted project-based grants of $1,500 for artists working in all disciplines across Washington State. In 2023, Artist Trust will support artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) residing in King County, and artists of all backgrounds residing outside King County. In 2023, Artist Trust will award 65 GAPs to be distributed to six regions across Washington State: East, North Central, Puget Sound, South Central, West, and King County.