The Artist Program assists Seattle-based visual artists at critical stages of their creative lives by enhancing visibility and curatorial support of their work. The program makes the work of artists living in Seattle accessible to a larger and more diverse audience by subsidizing museum acquisitions and exhibitions at nonprofit institutions/venues, as well as related publications. The Foundation works closely with professional curators who make recommendations for supported artists based on their expertise and interest.


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The Foundation endeavors to build a strong contemporary art community through its Funding Program by ensuring artists, curators, and arts writers of all levels based in the Northwest have access to educational resources and professional development tools that can help expand their practices.


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The Host Program aims to facilitate relationships and open new opportunities for artists and curators alike. On a semiannual basis the Foundation invites up to four established curators to Seattle for short-term visits. During their stay, the Foundation coordinates studio visits and meetings with artists and other arts professionals who are living and working in Seattle.

 This program is currently closed. 

Visiting Curators

Spring 2015
Johanna Burton, Director and Curator of Education at the New Museum, New York
Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director, The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland

Spring 2014
Amanda Hunt, The Studio Museum in …

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