Press Release: Artist Trust Announces 2016 $25,000 Arts Innovator Award Recipients; Chihuly Foundation Extends AIA Program for 3 More Years. 

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Press Release: Leslie and Dale Chihuly are delighted to see the impact of the two annual Art Innovator Awards administered by Artist Trust and solely funded by the Leslie and Dale Chihuly Foundation since 2010. These awards strive to identify, recognize and celebrate the great talent in Washington State and aim to provide the awardees with financial support and further opportunity to pursue their projects.   It is heartwarming for Leslie and Dale to see that the artists that have received the awards not only continue to thrive with new work, but also receive additional recognition from the field.

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Grants: The Foundation expects its activities to be mainly focused on making grants to aid or support individual artists and art education efforts. Since 2010, the Foundation has funded a program called the “Arts Innovator Awards,” which provides unrestricted grants to two Washington State resident artists each year. The Arts Innovator Award program is administered by Artist Trust, and the Foundation has currently committed to fund the awards through 2015. The awards recognize artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practices. More information is available at www.artisttrust.org.