About the 2021 GAP Awards
For the 2021 GAP Awards, we have re-envisioned GAP as Grants for Artists’ Progress. Grants for Artists’ Progress are unrestricted hybrid merit-and-need based grants of $1,500 for BIPOC artists working in all disciplines across Washington State. Funding will be evenly distributed across five Washington State regions: West, Puget Sound, North Central, South Central, and East.
ABOUT GRANTS FOR ARTISTS’ PROGRESS For the 2021 award cycle, we have re-envisioned GAP as Grants for Artists’ Progress, a hybrid merit-and-need-based award. The goal of this year’s regionally focused program is to center artists from backgrounds and communities most deeply impacted by the pandemic and historically excluded from funding and resources. Two multi-disciplinary statewide artist panels will recommend fifty $1,500 investments for working artists of any discipline who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in five key regions across Washington State. An equal number of funds and awards will be evenly allocated to each region: West, Puget Sound, North Central, South Central, and East. The changes to the 2021 process are part of an overall strategy to reverse historic inequities in Artist Trust’s funding programs, and move resources to Washington State communities without access to other funding for individual artists. This is a year of learning, growth, and transformation. 2021 GAP will not only broaden our reach, it will help us better understand our impact and inform future programs. For more information, please read our 2021 GAP Awards FAQ.
ABOUT 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. It has invested over $15 million in Washington State artists since its founding in 1986. Visit artisttrust.org to learn more.
To learn more about the 2021 GAP Awards, see the guidelines below. To learn how to apply for the 2021 GAP Awards, check out our How to Apply webinar here: https://youtu.be/T1UHJedah6w