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Art Business Night School / Polish and Prep for Opportunities
Mt. Baker Lofts
Seattle, WA
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Polish and Prep for Opportunities
Thursdays, May 11-June 29, 6-8 p.m. (No class on 5/25 & 6/15.)
Location: Mt. Baker Lofts (Community Room)
2915 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Instructor: Kristen Ramirez
$150 / $120 Artist Trust members

Need-based and Filipinx scholarships available by request.

In this class, multidisciplinary artist and public art manager Kristen Ramirez covers the essentials any artist needs to apply for grants, residencies, calls for submissions, and other opportunities. In-class exercises and discussion will help you better understand the application process, prepare application materials, and identify the right opportunities for your work. At the end of the class, you'll have an artist statement, resume, biography, and other parts of a successful grant application and portfolio, and be ready to apply for support for your work.

Topics Covered:
Essential elements of a grant application and / or portfolio
Work sample dos and donts
Opportunities and resources available for your work
How to apply for grants & opportunities
Asking for letters of recommendation and references
Following-up with tact
Coping with rejection

Components of a portfolio and application, including artist statement, resume, biography, impact statement, and project description
Examples of successful grant applications
Tips, worksheets, and checklists

*Open to artists of all disciplines and career stages. Ideal for artists interested in pursuing grants, exhibitions, presentations, and other opportunities.

Instructor Bio:
Kristen Ramirez is a studio and public artist who enjoys investigating our sense of place. Ramirez works managing public art projects for the City of Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture and also serves as artist-in-residence to Seattle's Department of Transportation. Originally from San Francisco, Ramirez came to Seattle to earn her MFA from the University of Washington. She also holds a MA in Education from San Francisco State University and a BA from UC Santa Cruz. Prior to her work at the City of Seattle, she has worked as an educator, an artist, and an arts administrator at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Edmonds Community College, and Cornish College of the Arts. Ramirez loves community engaged projects and regularly teaches with Path with Art, an arts organization that offers art classes to adults in recovery.


Artist Trust reserves the right to cancel any program. If cancelled, a full refund will be applied. If a participant needs to cancel for a paid program, the following policy will apply:

A full refund can be issued through Brown Paper Tickets if notified 5 days prior to the program date.

A transfer credit of equal or lesser value can be issued if notified within 48 hours of program. Credit will be valid for up to 12 months.

Artist Trust cannot provide refunds for missed classes. Please contact the coordinator if you have any questions regarding specific content of the workshop.

These refund policies are in place because workshops have limited space and this is intended to ensure we are able to offer the space to another attendee if notice is provided far enough in advance.
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Mt. Baker Lofts (View)
2915 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!


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