About SoCo

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In March 2004, King County Councilmember Julia Patterson hosted a community luncheon to discuss the artistic and cultural vitality of South King County. Out of this the South King County Cultural Coalition, better known as SoCoCulture, was born.  Some 70 groups have joined forces to promote and preserve arts and heritage in the vibrant communities south of Seattle.

SoCo’s key projects include providing advocacy, collaborative marketing, and professional development opportunities for our members.

Become a member

The coalition is open to all arts, heritage, and other cultural organizations that present, produce, preserve or propel culture in South King County, including theater, music, dance, literary, heritage and visual art organizations. Government and education agencies are also eligible.

To learn more about membership benefits
or to join the coalition, click here.

Bi-Monthly meetings

Check the calendar for specific dates, times, places and speakers in January, March, May, September and November. We meet at different cultural venues throughout South King County and feature guest speakers on various topics. For more information e-mail info@sococulture.org

Next SoCoCulture Meeting: Wednesday, May 13, 12-1:30 PM

Topic: Exceptional Board, Successful Organization

This presentation will provide step-by-step, highly practical guidelines to recruit and develop an exceptional board of directors. These principles of leadership will help your organization’s board better understand its role, fulfill its responsibility, demonstrate visionary leadership and lead the organization to new heights.

You will get greater benefit from this presentation by bringing several of your organization’s board members. They will then be able to communicate the principles of exceptional boards to their fellow board members and implement these ideas to enhance their leadership from good to exceptional.

Speaker, Marcia Holland, CAE, is a SoCoCulture leadership team member with 30 years of experience enhancing the work of governing boards of not-for-profit organizations. She is Past President of the Washington Society of Association Executives, a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and, as CEO of Outcomes Unlimited, she provides consulting and facilitation services to a wide array of not-for-profit leadership boards.

We’ll be hosted by Chalet Arts Showcase Theatre, 1721 Wells Street, Enumclaw. The meeting begins promptly at noon, but plan to come early for networking and popcorn!

Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to help us plan – contact info@sococulture.org.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors

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Other links of interest

Association of King County Historical Organizations

Eastside Arts Coalition


Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau

Washington Alliance for Arts Education

Washington State Arts Alliance

Washington State Library Ask-a-Librarian