South King County Cultural Coalition http://sococulture.org Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:26:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Auditions for The Boy Friend http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-40/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-40/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:26:20 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10404 Renton Civic Theatre
Audition dates: 3/15-16/2015

The Boy Friend is set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, a romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies that tells the story of English heiress Polly, who longs for a boyfriend. Book, music and lyrics by Sandy Wilson; directed by John Kelleher; music direction by Aimee Hong; choreography by Taylor Davis.

Cast of 17-18 actors includes:

  • Hortense – can play late 20s-35, maid at boarding school, French, sings and dances
  • Girls at boarding school – can play early-mid-20s, all sing and dance, tap is a plus, British
  • Madame DuBonnet, headmistress of boarding school – can play 40-55, sings and dances, French
  • Lady Brockhurst – can play 45-60, non-singing role, British
  • Two performance interns – can play 15-18, teenaged girls will be considered for these roles, both sign and dance, British, there is no compensation for these roles
  • Bobby Van Heusen – can play early-mid 20s, sings and dances, tap a plus, American
  • Percival Browne – can play 40-55, sings and dances, British
  • Tony – can play early-mid 20s, sings and dances, tap a plus, British
  • Lord Brookhurst – can play 50-65, sings and light dancing, British
  • Young men – can play early-mid 20s, no teenaged boys for these roles, all sing and dance, tap a plus, French.

Auditions dates are Sunday, March 15, 6-9:30 PM and Monday, March 16, 6-9:30 PM. Callbacks on Saturday, March 21, 10:30 AM – 3 PM.

Audition requirements: headshot and resume, monologue is a short, comedic song of 32 bars (preference for up-tempo song or ballad from 1920s).

E-mail for an appointment at Auditions@rentoncivictheatre.org

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Opening for part-time development & communications assistant http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-34/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-34/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:44:13 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10402 Pacific Ballroom Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance, located in Auburn, is looking for a part-time Development & Communications Assistant to coordinate development and outreach activities. This professional will support a variety of communications functions, content development, event planning, social networking, data management, and general communications tasks. They will have an integral role in executing PBD’s development & communications strategy through a variety of methods, including public relations, media relations, marketing, fundraising, reporting, etc. Please e-mail heather@pacificballroom.org if you are interested in applying!

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Apply for Kent’s Fourth of July Splash community showcase http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-14/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-14/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:22:33 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10387 Kent Arts Commission
Application deadline: 4/17/2015

The Fourth of July Splash is pleased to present the Community Showcase at the Fourth of July Splash. This is an opportunity for local performers to play in front of their own town on the Splash main stage. Performance times are 30-45 minutes and include a professional sound tech. Entertainers simply need to bring their instruments and be ready to do their thing in front over 5,000 people. The Splash takes place on Saturday, July 4th. Performance times range from 12:30 – 6 PM. For application, click here.

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Call to artists – 2015 Kent summer art exhibit & purchase awards http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-27/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-27/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:13:53 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10382 City of Kent
Application deadline: 3/23/2015

The City of Kent seeks prints, photographs, paintings, works on paper and other types of artwork for the juried Kent Summer Art Exhibit. All artworks selected for the juried exhibit are then eligible for City Art Purchase Awards and Kent Arts Commission Exhibit Awards. To accommodate a large number of accomplished, regional artists, the exhibition is displayed salon style in the Centennial Center Gallery and adjacent conference rooms. The exhibition will be on display from June 3 – August 31, 2015.

An Awards Panel will award a total of $12,500 to one or more artists to receive The City Art Purchase Award. This panel will also choose between 3?5 artists to receive the 2016 Kent Arts Commission Centennial Center Gallery Exhibit Award. Artists are eligible to receive multiple awards. All participating artists and their guests will be invited to the Summer Art Exhibit Reception Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (6:30?8:30 PM). To submit your application, click here.

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Call for climate change shorts by young filmmakers http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-19/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-19/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:04:17 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10378 University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Deadline: 4/13/2015

The UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences announces a climate change video contest. Contestants should make a short film (three minutes or less) that answers the question, “What does climate change mean to you?” Your video may address the impacts, challenges, and solutions associated with climate change at any scale, from your everyday life to the world around you. It can take on any format imaginable – claymation, music video, film noir mystery, ballet, stand-up comedy routine, rock opera, documentary. The contest has two categories, high school and undergraduate. Submissions are due April 13 and first prize in each category is $5,000. Click here for more information.

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Concessions volunteers needed http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-5/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-5/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:08:48 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10370 concessionsCarco Theatre 
Carco Theatre seeks volunteers to help with concessions during evening and weekend shows. Volunteers will be able to sit on a high stool or stand, and will get free coffee and tea and employee pricing on other snacks. Volunteers will also be able to be in the audience during the show, if they like. Contact Cassie Welliver, Theatre Manager, at cassie@carcotheatre.org or 206-453-1489.
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Grants for public programming related to Latino American history and culture http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-2/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-2/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:36:18 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10356 National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association
Deadline: 5/1/2015

NEH and ALA are offering grants of $3,000 to $10,000 to libraries, humanities councils, museums and other nonprofits to develop public programming related to Latino American history and culture. The grant is based on the documentary film series “Latino Americans,” which premiered on PBS in 2013. The program, “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” will offer funding and materials to support public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects, performances and other programs.

Latinos have a long and fascinating history in the United States dating back more than 500 years. Explore the rich stories, diverse cultures and painful clashes that have so powerfully shaped Latino lives and the nation.

Up to 200 selected sites will receive:

  • Latino Americans, an award-winning, six-part documentary series created for PBS, with public performance rights
  • Cash grants of $3,000 to $1,000 to support a Latino Americans: 500 Years of History program series (public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects, performances and more)
  • Promotional materials to support local outreach
  • Access to additional programming and humanities resources developed by national project scholars, librarian advisors and outreach experts.

Eligible institutions include:

  • Libraries (public, academic and community college)
  • Community organizations
  • Youth groups
  • State humanities councils
  • Public television affiliate stations
  • Other educational and cultural institutions

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, created by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: Humanities in the Public Square.

Please email ALA’s Public Programs Office at publicprograms@ala.org with any questions.

Apply by May 1 at www.ala.org/latinoamericans.

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Furry Friends: From Fads to Family http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-33/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-33/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:20:08 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10352 4 - awesome turn of century boy w pug 1999.006-2Renton History Museum
2/17 – 8/29/2015

Long before YouTube and Instagram made pet images an inescapable part of today’s pop culture, Renton’s inhabitants were posing with pets of their own, sometimes in hilarious fashion. This lighthearted exhibit celebrates the familial connections between people and their furry best friends and explores the human fascination with capturing our pets’ antics on camera.

The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton. For open hours and other information, click here.

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Request for proposals – JFK Center for the Performing Arts http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-24/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-24/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:10:20 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10350 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Application deadline: 2/25/2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking contract proposals from eligible and qualified contractors to perform the following 8 VSA programs. VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, was founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all. Please click on this link to view the Request for Contract Proposals (RFP) for specific program details and to submit a proposal.

  • VSA Arts Connect All – Professional Development Program
  • VSA Arts Connect All – Workshop/Residency Program
  • VSA Children’s Visual Art Discovery Program
  • VSA International Young Soloists: Music for Every Student Program
  • VSA Playwright Discovery Program
  • VSA Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative
  • VSA Museum Access for Kids Program
  • VSA Performing Arts Access for Kids Program

These initiatives are Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Programs. The Kennedy Center will accept one contract proposal per organization for each RFP. Selected recipients will be notified on a rolling basis or by May 29, 2015.

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AJnC Master Class http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-17/ http://sococulture.org/auto-draft-17/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:05:51 +0000 http://sococulture.org/?p=10341 Centerstage Theatre
Date: 2/21/2015, 2:30-4:30 PM

Join choreographer Amy Johnson for a master class the afternoon prior to the AJnC’s performance of “Believe Me or Not” at Centerstage.  This 2-hour class includes the company’s physical practice, technique, and a chance to learn Amy Johnson and Company repertory. This takes place at Knutzen Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way.

Intermediate and Advanced level dancers recommended. Ages 13 – Adult
AJnC Show $15; Workshop $25; AJnC Show and Workshop $35. Click here for details.

 

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