The future of artist support is now.
And it starts with you.

The Campaign for a Creative Future is a $3.5 million campaign to secure a reliable future of Artist Trust’s funding, career support programming, and advocacy for Washington State artists of all disciplines.

Help Artist Trust reach our goal of


$1 million by 2020

Jade Solomon Curtis, 2018 Fellowship & 2016 GAP recipient | Colored on the Wall, 2017 | Photo: Nate Watters

 

Artist Trust &
the Campaign for a Creative Future

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There are more than 50,000 emerging and established artists in Washington State, each facing the challenge of making a life, and a living, as artists. Many are being priced out of their studio spaces and homes, fragmenting communities. Obstacles faced by rural artists are different than those of their urban peers, while artists of color face systemic barriers in accessing funding and resources.

With more than thirty years of experience bolstering the work of Washington State artists of all disciplines, Artist Trust has the strength and expertise to support artists as they address these challenges and more — preparing them to launch and sustain successful careers, in service of a brighter and more creative future for us all.

Now, we look to supporters like you to help us complete the Campaign for a Creative Future, and provide crucial stability for Artist Trust and Washington State artists of all disciplines for generations to come.

“Artist Trust is at the heart of the vibrant, interconnected ecosystem we call home.”

— tessa hulls, 2018 fellowship recipient


The $3,500,000 Campaign for a Creative Future is composed of two funds that fulfill Artist Trust’s promise to sustain, fuel, and support artists of all disciplines in Washington State, now and into the future.

The Grants Fund will increase Artist Trust’s investment in artists and add stability to mission delivery by creating a Board-Designated Grants Fund that complements the current Endowment Fund.

The Venture Fund will build a board-designated fund that allows Artist Trust to provide meaningful and rapid responses to urgent issues faced by artists and creative communities.

Learn more about Artist Trust’s programs→

 

Susan Lieu, 2018 Fellowship

Maria Lux, 2018 GAP

Adam Jabari Jefferson, 2018 GAP

About Artist Trust

Artist Trust is widely recognized for our cutting-edge approach to supporting individual artists and their work, and serves as a national model for best practices for artist support programs. By offering direct funding and professional resources to artists, we allow them to expand their capacity to take creative risks and pursue artistic excellence, innovation, and freedom of expression.

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Rachel Green, 2018 GAP. Earth and Ceremony, I WANT TO HEAR THE SEA, performance, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Rachel Green, 2018 GAP. Earth and Ceremony, I WANT TO HEAR THE SEA, performance, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Eliaichi Kimaro, 2018 Fellowship. Stormy Sea, encaustic mixed media, 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Eliaichi Kimaro, 2018 Fellowship. Stormy Sea, encaustic mixed media, 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Get Involved

From hosting an event in your home to making a gift of any size, the success of the Campaign for a Creative Future depends on people like you who believe in the vision and leadership of Washington State artists. We invite you to learn more about ways to help, or contact Director of Development Kristina Goetz with additional questions.

Learn more about ways to support the Campaign →