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, January 13, 10:30 AM

Topic: Funding opportunities beyond 4Culture – with guest speaker Jeannette Privat, director of the Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center

We’ll be hosted by Allegro Performing Arts Academy, 222 Central Avenue S, Kent.

Jeannette Privat is director of the Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center at the Redmond Library. There will also be more information on Cultural Access Washington from David Brown, and a tech-minute idea from the Greater Kent Historical Society’s Zach Van Tassel. Please plan to come around 10:15 for treats, and we’ll begin our program at 10:30 AM sharp!   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