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Conductive Garboil Grant (CGG)

Awards to King County, Washington Individual Artists and
Teams for Impacting Local Communities through the Arts

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The Estate of Su Job

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Awards of $3,000 to King County, Washington individual artists and teams of artists to recognize and support positive community impact. Nominations are invited on behalf of visual artists, as well as writers, performers, musicians, and even mimes. The award provides unrestricted funding to selected artists.

CGG General Description:

Artist awardees will have demonstrated a profound ability to challenge the limits of conductive creative discourse and its effects on society, pushing the creative act beyond the accepted limits, definitions, or purposes of art while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.

In the Founder's Words:

"Since the industrial revolution, the role of art in society has gone through profound changes, more than any other period in the history of civilization. When we examine the role of art in ancient cultures, its use in ritual and ceremony, the contrast is significant.

Over the course of western history, institutions of power, both religious and state, have used art as a propaganda tool and vehicle to further their own agendas, which may in fact not serve the best interests of society. During the twentieth century, and especially with the advent of television, market forces completely subsumed the power of the image, and in a broader sense how all creative acts are perceived by society. Today, in ever more sophisticated ways, art is bound to consumer culture, and ultimately, a servant of the capitalist agenda.

The result of these developments is a profound disconnection in the lives of everyday people with the creative process, and the initial impetus for the creative act.

The purpose of this grant is to recognize an artist who incorporates the creative process into a life practice that diffuses the boundaries between professional activities, social responsibilities, and respect for the people that compose the community we all share."

Additional Information:

The CGG is not intended to fund specific projects. A lot of grants place restrictions on how artists may use their funding, usually the money is to be spent on a specific project. The CGG is awarded based on past work, often in consideration of what an artist has done over the course of a life time. Awardees may spend their grant money on anything they wish.

The CGG is not awarded solely based on artistic excellence. The majority of grants are awarded based on the artistic excellence exemplified in the artist's submitted work examples. The CGG is awarded based on the artist's activity in relation to the community and its impact. The grant may be awarded to someone who uses the creative process in ways other than creating artworks.

The CGG was not intended to fund specific projects. It is awarded based on past work or activity. As Su said, it recognizes artists who incorporate the creative process into a life practice. However, you may include a description of scheduled future projects in your essay.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159855

Number of Grants:

The Estate will be awarding 3 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who Can Apply:
-In 2018, only nominated artists and artist teams may apply. Artists and artist teams must live in King County, Washington.
-"Artist" includes all disciplines and media for example: performers, writers, musicians, and even mimes. This grant is not limited to visual artists.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are submitted online.

2018 Schedule:
-Nominated artist Application Deadline: Monday, July 25
-Selection process: August 10 - 20
-Announcement: October, 2018
-Award Event: TBA


Contact Information:

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

If you need assistance with the application process or have questions about the grant criteria, contact:

Cath Brunner
(206) 263-1596

For more information about artist and grant founder Su Job, please contact:

Lynn Schirmer
(206) 913-1470

Artist Trust
1835 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: King County

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