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We empower artists to grow the creative economy in WV.

Support creativity in WV

We seek to create a culture and sense of place that values creativity of all expressions and sustains artists and communities. 

TFA approaches our work in a holistic manner by offering programs designed to support artists at every stage of their development. Through fellowships and professional development training we foster emerging artists, assist mid-career artists, and showcase master artists. By developing a strong statewide ecosystem, we unite and connect artists with opportunities that support their creative practice and nurture cross-sector relationships with the aim of keeping creativity alive in our state.   

Our organization’s efforts take us to communities both large and small across the entire state guided by the goal of helping artists realize West Virginia as the best place to advance artistry and craft a living from their creative practices. We believe that creative innovation is a vital piece for diversifying our economy.

Programs

Since 2000, the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts has helped to grow West Virginia’s creative economy by providing essential programs that equip Mountain State artists and creative entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to succeed and thrive in the place they call home. 

Digital Presence Coaching

Get help in expanding your presence and online reach by signing up for a phone or ZOOM-call session with Domenica Zara Queen, a member of the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Design Team. Domenica is a long-time creative professional who specializes in graphic design and marketing. Coaching sessions are one-on-one conversations that will start where you are and identify practical steps to improve your presence online. Schedule an appointment.

Professional & Business Development Workshops

TFA offers a host of expert advice from career professionals to assist creative entrepreneurs in West Virginia. Check out our workshops with specialists in creative entrepreneurship, business, and finance to help you lay a foundation for a lifetime of making – and making it – in the Mountain State. Our educators for 2020 include: Elaine Grogan Luttrull of Minerva Financial Arts and Jennifer Ries of Make Do Creative. We are Thankful for the support of BB&T Now Truist to make these workshops possible, as well as offering their “Bank on Your Success” programs for building a sustainable business.

Emerging Artist Fellowship

Emerging Artist Fellows are thriving early-career artists. They demonstrate not only a superior level of mastery in their craft, but also the aptitude to become successful professionals leading well-managed creative enterprises. Fellows will be selected by an independent committee comprised of master-level artists and arts leaders from across the state of West Virginia.

Master Artist Fellowship

Master Artist Fellows are celebrated for a lifetime of achievement in the arts in West Virginia. Their exemplary work over the course of decades both leads the way in artistic creation and expression and models what it takes to live your life as a successful artist in the Mountain State. TFA celebrates creative individuals at all stages of their career, from emerging artists, to mid-career artists, to master artists. Being named a TFA Master Artist Fellow is an honor accorded to artists who create, inspire and lead the way in bringing tradition, contemporary or cutting-edge artforms and creativity into being throughout their lives.

Tamarack For The Arts Newsletter

The Tamarack Foundation is dedicated to connecting artists in West Virginia with local and national opportunities to develop their crafts, engage with their communities & grow as creative entrepreneurs.

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Artist Resources Portal

Whatever you are striving for in your artistic career, we have resources to get you to the next step. The artist resources portal is a library of practical professional and business development guides for artists at all levels.

West Virginia Creative Network

The West Virginia Creative Network is the premier statewide platform to connect artists with fellow artists and creative career opportunities. Creative Network members are West Virginian visual, craft, and design artists who are seeking out new connections and increased visibility for their work.

Make a contribution

Your tax-deductible donation allows us to support creativity in West Virginia.

Program Support & Underwriting

Donors that underwrite programs will be recognized across multiple media platforms and in organizational communications.

Partner with us

Organizations that wish to partner with us are welcome. Please reach out for details.

Thanks

Because of you, the Tamarack Foundation has the potential to accelerate creative innovation across West Virginia. When you give to our visionary mission, you are investing in our communities, our economy, and a better future for our state.

National Endowment For The Arts

BB&T Foundation

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

John A. & Lucille S. Pianfetti Foundation

HNTB Corp

West Virginia Humanities Council