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, September 9, 9 AM.

Most cultural institutions know who their primary market is and do a good job of reaching it, but how do you expand your reach beyond your usual audience — especially when you are targeting different age groups? We’ll define the various generations and how best to communicate with each. What media do they respond to? What voice should be used? Are you even programming to serve their needs? What’s working for you now and what isn’t? Join Kimberly Ketcham, Marketing & Communications Director from the Washington State Historical Society, for a discussion and idea-sharing session on multi-generational marketing.

We’ll be hosted by the Federal Way Symphony at the Federal Way Public Schools Building, 33330 8th Avenue S, Federal Way.

Please RSVP 48 hours in advance to info@sococulture.org to help us plan for seating and food. We’ll have refreshments available at 8:45 so come early if you’d like to mingle, and our organizations are welcome to bring promotional items (brochures, posters, etc.) to share with one another. The meeting starts at 9 AM sharp, so allow time to get through morning rush hour!

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