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    Supporting the next generation of Seattle area performing artists. 

    Take your craft to the next stage!

    (NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL ’17 – see further info below)

     

    Abbey Arts is proud to announce our Fall 2016 NEXT STAGE artists!

    This year’s cohort is a stout mix of talent. This group of amazing up-and-coming young artists covers the gamut; from spoken word and fine art, to rock and experimental music, to eye-popping digital media and photography. Expect to see new performances and media from these artists as they move through the program.

    Take a look/listen for yourself and help support the next generation of Seattle artists!

    Qin Tan – www.qintan.net
    Jack Carroll – https://vimeo.com/156493265
    Sienna Burnett – www.siennaburnett.com
    Tom McGahern- crews.bandcamp.com
    Abe Poultridge – https://www.instagram.com/abeabes/
    Abigail Hagan- http://www.abigailhagan.com
    Natalie Reitz – www.nataliejreitz.com
    Anna Freedman – https://soundcloud.com/anna-freedman/i-wanna-little-sugar-in-my-bowl        Grace Witherell – http://www.gracewitherell.com/about-grace/

     

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    Big thanks to program support from The Larsen Fund, Tableau Software, Ferguson Family Foundation, 4Culture, and Via Tribunali Fremont.

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    Abbey Arts in Seattle presents NEXT STAGE, a professional development program for young artists 18-24. The ongoing program involves professional training designed to help emerging Seattle area musicians, performance poets, and visual artists grow towards a sustainable career in the arts.

    NEXT STAGE provides business & marketing advice for young artists 18-24 who are serious about their craft.

    Workshops will primarily be held at Fremont Abbey Arts Center (in upper Fremont on the #5 and E line) with some activities potentially at Ballard Homestead and other venues around Seattle. Some travel stipends may be available for those who qualify (within the Seattle area).

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    The Abbey has provided a creative space & early performance opportunities for many well known acts including Mary Lambert, The Gundersens (Le Wrens), Courtney Marie Andrews, Bleach Bear, Ben Fisher, Katie Kuffel, Coho, and more.  We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, non-religious organization for people of all ages & incomes since 2005. 

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    guest speaker Kevin Sur of Artist Home (Timber, Doe Bay Fest) discussing Booking and Promoting to a packed house 2/21/17

    NEXT STAGE

    For Young Artists 18-24 years of age:

    (17 year olds may apply if they will be 18 by the time the program begins in September.)

    8-10 emerging artists will be selected for the Fall Session.

    Genres include:

    •  Musicians/Bands
    •  Visual Artists (Paint, Pen,      Photo, Video)
    •  Performance Poets (Spoken  Word, Lyricism, Page)

    Program Includes:

      • Business training in areas of booking, marketing, PR, and promotions
      • Advice & training on branding, website development, and media use
      • Some video, photo or audio recording opportunities

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      • Performance & show opportunity for all artists at major events with stipends and/or % of ticket sales paid to artists.
      • Rehearsal spaces available during select times, including use of piano
      • Cross collaboration with other young artists
      • Creative & performance feedback from fellow artists & Abbey Arts team
      • Entry to industry workshops
      • Participants will put together a collaborative performance piece and perform at a special event
      • Free tickets to attend Abbey concerts
      • Grants for licensed professional counseling from therapists (artists pay a small co-pay) via Artist Life Guild a separate 501c3 nonprofit.
      • To encourage access from artists in the greater Seattle area, a modest travel reimbursement (bus/gas) may be available for qualified participants. Please feel free to ask in your application.

    Term:

    SESSION 3: Fall/Winter ’17 –  September 2017 through March 2018

    Workshops or gatherings will be held about once a month on weekdays for approximately 6 months. Rehearsal time available weekdays generally. Public performance dates will vary.

    Willingness to commit to program length in its entirety is required.

    Criteria:

    An industry panel will review applicants based on skill level, financial need, commitment to career, interest in collaboration, and expressed desire to learn.

    Note: We are not able to provide training in craft itself. Referral to classes, voice lessons, instruction, etc. may be available.

    How to Apply: 

    Applications Open NOW!

    New applicants as 0f 1/1/17 will be considered for Fall ’17 session beginning September 2017.

     

    1)  Send us a quick a 1-2 minute video “digital cover letter” with subject line “NEXT STAGE” to  youth(at)fremontabbey.org  – expressing your interest and how/why you feel you will benefit from this program. (Upload as an attachment.)

    **A written “cover letter” is also acceptable in place of a video if you prefer. (250 words max.)

    2) Include in your email:
    – a few sentences about your artistic career to date
    – your hopes & plans for your artistic future
    – your financial situation and current need for this program
    – work samples – web link(s) to current works of music, poetry, or art. Blog or demos ok.

    Questions?  Email or call Matt Gano our Program Manager – youth(at)fremontabbey.org / 206-414-8325 (office hours typically T-Th 12-6pm)