Funding & Resources for WV Creative Businesses Impacted by Flooding


As recommended to us by the U.S. Small Business Administration, we encourage everyone impacted by the flooding to register with FEMA. Adding your information to the FEMA database will enable other government agencies to provide assistance as well. Visit disasterassistance.gov for more information and to register online, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (open 7 am – 11 pm, 7 days a week). The deadline to…

Market and Presentation Opportunities for July


WEST VIRGINIA The 27th Annual Season of Colors Juried Exhibition Deadline: July 6 Location: Lewisburg, WV Fee: $25 Artwork Accepted: All Fine Art (Except Photography)* More Information Carnegie Hall Presents its annual Season of Colors juried art exhibition. The theme for this year is “Out of the Blue.” Fine art created within the last two years, not larger than 50” in…

Workshops and Classes for July


Business Development The New York City-based Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. They offer business trainings in webinar format to artists across the country. Webinars coming up in July include: Values-Based Goal Setting, with Susan Koblin Schear (July 11, 7-8:30 pm) Grantwriting for Artists, with Tracie Holder (July 14, 7-8:30 pm) Effective…

Announcing the 2016 Emerging Artist Fellow Nominees (Online Gallery!)


This year, we welcomed the first group of nominees for the pilot year of our Emerging Artist Fellowship. We received 17 nominations from faculty at seven West Virginian colleges and universities, including Marshall University; West Virginia University; Fairmont State University; West Virginia Wesleyan College; Shepherd University; West Liberty University; and Glenville State College. We have compiled sample artwork from all…

Foundation U: Watch the Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists and Creatives Webinar


This week, we presented our first webinar training as part of Tamarack Foundation U, our professional development and education program for West Virginian artists and creatives. Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists and Creatives was hosted by foundation Program Director Emma Pepper, and the presentation was led by Megan Bullock of MESH Design and Development with support from Robbie Sherrard. Fifty-three creatives from…

Tamarack Foundation Seeking Emerging Artist Mentor


We are currently looking for candidates for an Emerging Artist Mentor. This mentor will serve in a project-based capacity to help facilitate the business growth of two emerging artists based in West Virginia. The artists will be the first Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellows, part of a program now in its pilot year. We are looking for…

Creative Spotlight: HepCatz Design’s Brenda Pinnell


Baily Turner is currently interning with Tamarack Foundation for the Arts, assisting the foundation staff with building West Virginia’s creative economy during the summer months. Next year, she will begin her senior year at Marshall University studying public relations at their school of journalism. Here, Baily interviews foundation program participant and West Virginian creative entrepreneur Brenda Pinnell.   All she needs is…

Results of the WV Creative Entrepreneur Study


At a Virtual Conversation held today at the Charleston Area Alliance offices and simultaneously streamed live online, the foundation’s Executive Director Alissa Novoselick announced the results of a study of 500 West Virginian creative entrepreneurs conducted in late 2015. Following, Alissa and Renee Margocee, Director of Arts at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, answered questions from the…

Foundation U: 5 Features of a Good Artist Website


It takes 50 milliseconds for a website visitor to assess a first impression. This first impression translates to an understanding of the level of professionalism in your approach to your business – including assumptions about your skill levels and what it will be like to conduct business with you. To learn what it takes to make a good impression, let’s dissect…

Workshops and Classes for June


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS Give it to Me Straight: Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists & Creatives A Tamarack Foundation U webinar featuring presenter Megan Bullock from MESH Design and Development Thursday, June 9, noon – 1 pm Free Register » Whether you’re starting from scratch or have a website that needs a refresh, we will discuss what you need to…