The Artist Trust (AT) Arts Innovator Award (AIA) recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. Two unrestricted awards of $25,000 are given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields.
Funding for this award is generously donated by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. Dale recalls receiving grants that supported experimentation early in his career, adding credibility, opening doors, and enabling new connections for him as an artist. Today Dale remembers the importance of this support, and he and Leslie would like to help other artists in a similar way.
The 2021 Arts Innovator Award is open to artists and artist teams residing in Washington State working in all disciplines.
- 18 years of age or older by application deadline;
- Washington State residents at the time of both application and payment (payment will be made June 2021);
- Generative artists (those who are the originators of works of art) with a minimum of five years in professional art practice;
- Available for finalist interviews in May 13, 2021.
For more information, visit https://artisttrust.org/awards/arts-innovator-award/