SHIFT DIVERSITY GRANT APPLICATION 2024

We, the member artists of Shift Gallery, recognize that art is a creative pursuit limited only by one’s imagination. We seek to attract a diverse group of artists.  As a collective, we are dedicated to showcasing the art of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists in the Seattle area.  To that end, we offer this Grant to a promising BIPOC artist who will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in the Shift Window Gallery for the month of October 2024.  The grant is for $500 and is to be used by the BIPOC artist, 18 or older, for advancing their art practice through the window display.  The artist may either create a new project, advance an existing project, or feature a recently completed project.  The grantee must be available to exhibit their work in the month of October 2024. In addition, the artist may opt to host an artist talk on the project for a Saturday (or another time coordinated with Shift in advance) during October 2024.  The dimensions of the Shift Window Gallery space where you would display your artwork are approximately 85” (H) x 101” (W) x 43” (D).

 

To apply for the grant, please provide the following information to info@shiftgallery.org by Monday, April 1, 2024, and please indicate Diversity Grant Application in the subject line.   The application information required is below.

 

Information Required:

1) File name: Last Name__First Name__

  • Address, email, phone, website, Instagram handle
  • BIPOC category to which you belong
  • Must be available during the month of October 2024 to exhibit
  • Your Art Bio/Resume and list of the exhibitions or opportunities to date, if any, that you have participated in
  • Written Statement of no more than 250 words addressing what inspires you to create art and how your identity influences your artmaking

2) Art Images

File name:  Last Name__ First Name__Title __Medium__ Dimensions__Year__

  • Sample of five (5) images of your art that represent your best work in jpeg format
  • Image list detailing: Artist Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions, Year

 

Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024.  Application decisions will be made in the Spring of 2024.  Any questions should be directed to info@shiftgallery.org and please put Diversity Grant Questions in the subject line.

Thank you for taking the time to apply!

 

Sincerely,

Shift Gallery

2023 Grant Recipient Xavier Kelly’s work Masai was shown in the Shift Window September 7-30, 2023.

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