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2021 Twining Humber Award

Award to a Washington Visual Artist
to Recognize Artistic Achievements

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Artist Trust

Deadline Date:

06/07/21 11:59 PM PST


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Award of $10,000 to a Washington artist to acknowledge achievements in the visual arts over the course of at least 25 years. The award is intended to honor a women artist over the age of 60 who is committed to the visual arts discipline. Applications are evaluated on the basis of artistic excellence, the professional background of the artist, and evidence of continuing dedication to visual arts. Artists of color and artists outside of King County are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Twining Humber Award is an unrestricted award given annually to a Washington State female-identified visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. The award is given in recognition of female-identified artists who oftentimes must interrupt or postpone art-making in order to answer the demands of family life. The award recognizes artistic excellence, professional accomplishment, and longstanding dedication to the visual arts.

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GrantWatch ID#: 138568

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The Twining Humber Award is open to female-identified visual artists, age 60 or over, who have dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. Artists may apply themselves or be nominated for these awards.

Applicants must be:
- A female-identified visual artist; 60 years of age or older by March 23, 2020;
- Washington State residents at the time of application and payment;
- A practicing artist who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art.

Applicants must not be:
- Graduate or undergraduate matriculated students enrolled in any degree program at the deadline date of June 28, 2021;
- Recipients of another Artist Trust grant in 2021;
- Applying on behalf of a company, nonprofit, organization, community group, ensembles, or collective;
- Current Artist Trust staff, Board of Trustees, honorary committee, consultants, contractors, current Twining Humber/SOLA panelists, or their immediate family.

The Twining Humber Award and SOLA Awards may only be received once. Previous recipients of the Twining Humber Award may not apply for the SOLA Awards. Previous recipients of SOLA may apply for the Twining Humber Award.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Office Hours: 20-minute consultations with staff, via Zoom or by phone, on June 18. Make an appointment at

Study Hall: Pop into this open Zoom session on Tuesday, June 15 from 1-3 p.m. to work on your 2021 Twining Humber and SOLA application. During Study Hall, you can speak with a program manager, work through your application on mute, or request a breakout session with another applicant for support. This is not a private session, but rather a space for information sharing and work time.

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Pre-Application Information:

To nominate an artist, nominators should contact Artist Trust by email with the nominee’s name and email address. The deadline for nominations is June 7, 2021.

2021 Timeline:
- April 26: Guidelines available
- May 24: Application opens
- June 18: Office hours
- June 28: Application closes, by 11:59 PM PST
- July – August: Panel review
- September: Board votes
- September 20: Notification of award status
- October: Public announcement.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online (from May 24):

Submit nominations and questions to:
Lydia Boss, Program Manager
(206) 467-8734 x25

Luther Hughes, Program Manager
(206) 467-8734 x20

For application assistance visit

Artist Trust
1835 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 467-8734.

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