Artist Trust's 2015 Edge Professional Development Program for Literary Artists

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December 15, 2014

From: Artist Trust

For the first time ever, Artist Trust is offering its EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists as a week-long residency. From April 12-19, 2015, EDGE will take place at Centrum, a center for arts and creative education located in historic Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. EDGE is being offered as week-long residency in order to make it accessible to writers across Washington State.
The EDGE Professional Development Program provides artists with 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. EDGE focuses on supplying artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange.
The 2015 EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists is open to emerging or mid-career writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Tuition for the workshop and lodging is $715 for Artist Trust members and $795 for non-members. Scholarships are available for Latino/a and Filipino/a artists, and those with financial need.
Artists can apply online to the 2015 Port Townsend EDGE Program for Literary Artists. Artists are strongly encouraged to read all application guidelines before applying.
When: April 12-19, 2015

Where: Centrum, Port Townsend, WA

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:00pm

Artist can learn more about the EDGE Program and the application process by participating in a free live webinar on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 6:30-7:30pm. Details here.
The EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists is made possible in part by a grant from Amazon.com.

Other major supporters of Artist Trust include: 4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, bidCHUCK, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Creag Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Holyoke Fine Homes, The Klorfine Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Paper Hammer, Raynier Institute & Foundation, SAFECO Insurance, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Traver Gallery, Tulalip Tribes of Washington and Vulcan.