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Professional Development Resources

Artist Trust

Artist Trust

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. Artist Trust offers grants, fellowships, awards, and professional development workshops for individual artists. They also maintain a database of opportunities including funding, residency programs, employment listings and resources, studio space & housing listings, discipline-specific resources, legal resources, health resources and emergency assistance programs. 

Artist Trust
(206) 467-8734

Shunpike

Shunpike

Shunpike helps all kinds of small and mid-sized arts groups better manage the business aspects of art through fiscal sponsorship services, arts business advice services, Storefronts and artist-in-residency program, Artists of Color Expo & Symposium, and more. 

Shunpike
(206) 905-1026

Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Washington state by creating alliances and making legal resources accessible to artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. WLA offers Arts Legal Clinics, Legal Workshops, Legal Referrals, and a Speakers' Bureau. 

The WLA
info@thewla.org

Communities Rise

Communities Rise

Communities Rise works with organizations, small businesses, and communities located in Washington state that have been impacted by systemic oppression to increase capacity and build power. They offer support through peer learning, coaching, legal services, and trainings.
Communities Rise
(206) 324-5850

Make It TacomaMake It Tacoma

The City of Tacoma’s Make It Tacoma program helps to cultivate our local businesses by providing them with the information and resources they need to be successful in today’s marketplace. Resources include listings of available properties, incentives, and events and training. Make It Tacoma
(253) 591-2012

Resource Library

Below you will find resources on a variety of arts-related topics from past workshops.  

 

Artist Residencies and Internships

List of Residencies and Internships for emerging artists

Publishing

Non-Traditional Publishing: Experience from Writers Who've Done It

Marketing

Arts Marketing Options and Tips 
Things You Wished You Learned in Art School: The Art of Marketing
Artists on the Internet 101
Get Your Name in the News 

General

Getting Art Contracts 

Beyond the Elevator Speech: Writing and Talking About Your Work 

The Creative Maker: Time Management for Artists 

Surviving and Thriving in Turbulent Times 

Exhibition Resources for Artists

Public Art

Community Guide to Creating Public Art
Public Art Step-by-Step
Public Art Fabrication Resources
Agreement for Fabrication

Fundraising

Fundraising 101, part A
Fundraising 101, part B

Legal

What Artists and Authors Need to Know About Copyright
Copyright & You - Defining Copyright Ownership
Copyright & You - Having vs. Registering