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…

Market and Presentation Opportunities for June


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* The Art of the Portrait Deadline: June 23 Location: Martinsburg, WV Fee: None Artwork Accepted: All More Information The Berkeley Arts Council announces The Art of the Portrait, a juried exhibit to showcase the art of the portrait. All 2-dimensional artwork framed up to 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed…

Workshops and Classes for May


Each month, we curate a list of upcoming workshops and classes available to West Virginian artists and creatives. To receive these opportunities as well as market and presentation opportunities in West Virginia and beyond; a round-up of our top blog posts; updates on recent additions to resource library; and more in your inbox each month, sign up to receive our monthly Tamarack Foundation…

Market and Presentation Opportunities for May


Each month, we curate a list of market and presentation opportunities available to West Virginian artists and creatives. To receive these opportunities as well as upcoming workshops and classes; a round-up of our top blog posts; updates on recent additions to resource library; and more in your inbox each month, sign up to receive our monthly Tamarack Foundation U Dispatch. Select that…

Tamarack Foundation U Webinar: Demystifying Website Building for WV Artists & Creatives


On Thursday, June 9, noon – 1 pm, we will host Give it to Me Straight: Demystifying Website Building for WV Artists & Creatives, featuring presenter Megan Bullock from MESH Design & Development. This webinar is free. Whether you’re starting from scratch or have a website that needs a refresh, we will discuss what you need to know to make a confident decision about next steps. We’ll…

Creative Perspective: Tighe Bullock on Preserving History and Building a Future for the Arts


Historic buildings are a tangible amalgamation of time. Every piece of wood carved, every stone cut to its exact dimensions, represents human labor trapped in a physical structure. I remember the first time I walked through the abandoned Staats building, the future home of the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. The gaping hole in the roof, busted windows, and destroyed…

Nominations Open for New Emerging Artist Fellowship


The foundation is creating a new opportunity for students from West Virginia colleges and universities to translate academic successes into real-world business advantages. The Emerging Artist Fellowship supports early-career West Virginian artists who demonstrate mastery in their craft and an aptitude for professional success. Fellows will take part in a mentoring program designed to help them on topics such as…

A Renewed Vision for West Virginia


In the mid 1990s, an appalachian river town was feeling the effects of the country’s industrial decline. It was touted as the most polluted city in America. People were leaving at alarming rates, home prices were falling, and businesses were relocating. Twenty years later, this same city is a lauded destination for outdoor recreation and startup companies.This place is seeing…