Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Artist Trust EDGE program deadline this Friday

Opportunity: Artist Trust EDGE program for literary artists in Washington State
Deadline: December 21 

I am a big fan of the EDGE program offered by Artist Trust to Washington state artists and writers. Three members of my critique group have participated in the program over the last several years and all have used the focused time and instruction to build a stronger practice. The opportunity to learn with other committed writers creates community as well. I recommend this program for moving your professional practice forward. In addition to the EDGE program Artist Trust offers annual Grants for Artist Projects, awards of up to $1,500 for proposed projects. Watch for the GAP Grants call for artists after the first of the year.

From the Artist Trust website:
Artist Trust invites literary artists in Washington State to apply to the EDGE Professional Development Program. The EDGE Program offers artists a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. The objectives of the EDGE Program are to provide artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange. Since 2003, 454 literary, film and visual artists have successfully completed the EDGE Program.

EDGE curriculum includes: 
• Professional Presentation
• The Writing Life: Funding, Publication & Other Opportunities
• The Business of Writing
• Marketing & Promotion
EDGE for Literary Artists will be offered March 1–April 13, 2013 in Seattle. Up to 18 artists will participate in the program, which consists of 52 hours of training. One scholarship is granted.

Fees: $500 Artist Trust members, $545 non-members

––posted by Tina Hoggatt

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