Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State.
Included in the Programs
Shunpike helps all kinds of small and mid-sized arts groups better manage the business aspects of art through three programs:
Washington Lawyers for the Arts
Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Washington state by creating alliances and making legal resources accessible to artists and arts organizations of all disciplines.
Wayfind (formerly called WAACO) promotes the development and organizational capacity-building for non-profit and microenterprises through free legal assistance on business-related matters.
Economic Gardening Program
The City of Tacoma’s Economic Gardening program helps to cultivate our local businesses by providing them with the information and training that they need to be successful in today’s marketplace.
Each year, the City of Tacoma hosts free workshops to assist businesses in sharpening their business skills. The Economic Gardening team works individually with businesses to assess their business needs and provide them the best information to establish or expand their business.
Below you will find handouts on a variety of arts-related topics from past workshops. Documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Getting Art Contracts
Beyond the Elevator Speech: Writing and Talking About Your Work
The Creative Maker: Time Management for Artists
Surviving and Thriving in Turbulent Times
Exhibition Resources for Artists