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 maintaining this website, collaborative marketing, fundraising, and advocacy initiatives.

Become a member

The coalition is open to all arts and heritage 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: Tuesday, May 13, 1 PM.

Join us for this illuminating program on fundraising – we’ll be hosting two experts:
Ceil Erickson, Director of Grantmaking at The Seattle Foundation will talk about GiveBIG statistics, the Healthy Community Framework, and the Foundation’s Grantmaking activities
Sarah Sidman, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Communications at ArtsFund, will tell us about a new crowd-sourced funding tool.

Hosted by the Maple Valley Historical Society at the Maple Valley Fire Engine Museum, 22010 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley.

Please let us know if you plan to come – reply to info@sococulture.org

Just before the meeting, 4Culture Heritage Lead Eric Taylor will be onsite at noon to host a Heritage Collections Care funding workshop, so plan to come early if you’d like to consult with him!

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