Funds, Grants, and Opportunities

2024 Arts Innovator Award
Artist Trust | $25,000 Award

Deadline: March 18, 2024

The Arts Innovator Award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. These unrestricted awards of $25,000 are given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries for their fields. Learn more about the award and how to apply below.

SOLA Awards
Artist Trust | $5,000 Award

Application Opens: February 26 | Deadline: March 25

The SOLA (Support Old Lady Artists) Awards are four unrestricted awards of $5,000 given annually to Washington State female-identified visual artists, age 60 or over, who have dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. The awards were created by artist Ginny Ruffner.

Twining Humber Award
Artist Trust | $10,000 Award

Application Opens: February 26 | Deadline: March 25

The Twining Humber Award is an unrestricted award of $10,000 given annually to a Washington State female-identified visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. This award is made possible by a generous gift from painter Yvonne Twinning Humber (1907-2004), who established the Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Fund for Artistic Excellence to support the grant through Artist Trust in recognition of female-identified artists who oftentimes must interrupt or postpone art-making in order to answer the demands o family life. The award recognizes artistic excellence, professional accomplishment, and longstanding dedication to the visual arts.

NWAAE Poster Competition
Northwest Artists Against Extinction | Call for art

Deadline: April 22

The poster competition is open to all artists and all mediums. Create something stunning and submit it by Earth Day (April 22, 2024). Winning designs for the Poster Competition will receive cash prizes and amplification of artists and artwork.