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Professional Development Resources

Artist Trust

Artist Trust

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.


Artist Trust offers grants, fellowships, awards, and professional development workshops for individual artists. They also maintain a database of opportunities including funding, residency programs, employment listings and resources, studio space & housing listings, discipline-specific resources, legal resources, health resources and emergency assistance programs. 



Artist Trust
(206) 467-8734



Shunpike helps all kinds of small and mid-sized arts groups better manage the business aspects of art through fiscal sponsorship services, arts business advice services, Storefronts and artist-in-residency program, and Artists of Color Expo & Symposium. 


(206) 905-1026

Washington Lawyers for the Arts

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.


WLA offersArts Legal Clinics, Legal Workshops, Legal Referrals, and a Speakers' Bureau. 


(206) 328-7053



Wayfind promotes the development and organizational capacity-building for non-profit and microenterprises through free legal assistance on business-related matters.


(866) 288-9695

Make It Tacoma

The City of Tacoma’s Make It Tacoma program helps to cultivate our local businesses by providing them with the information and resources that they need to be successful in today’s marketplace. Resources include listings of available properties, incentives, and events and training. 



Make It Tacoma
(253) 591-2012

Resource Library

Below you will find handouts on a variety of arts-related topics from past workshops.  


Creative Community Conversations

January 24, 2018 Creative Community Conversation discussion summary
Tacoma Creates FAQ sheet

Artist Residencies and Internships

List of Residencies and Internships for emerging artists


Non-Traditional Publishing: Experience from Writers Who've Done It (WMA) 


Arts Marketing Options and Tips 
Things You Wished You Learned in Art School: The Art of Marketing
Artists on the Internet 101
Get Your Name in the News 


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

Public Art

Public Art Step-by-Step
Public Art Fabrication Resources
Agreement for Fabrication


Fundraising 101, part A
Fundraising 101, part B


What Artists and Authors Need to Know About Copyright
Copyright & You - Defining Copyright Ownership (YouTube.com video)
Copyright & You - Having vs. Registering  (YouTube.com video)