South King County Cultural Coalition Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Scholarships for Arts & Social Change Showcase Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:18:38 +0000 Arts organizations and artists outside Seattle are eligible for free registration to the Arts & Social Change Showcase, a booking conference for artists.  ArtsWA is a sponsor of the Showcase, which will be held on Tuesday, January 27, from 1-5 PM at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th, Bellevue.

Join us for an afternoon of entertainment, light refreshments and making connections. This event will showcase a juried mix of emerging and ethnic visual and performing artists through live performances, visual exhibit and display for presenters and curators who book regional talent in our state.

In addition to the live performance showcase and visual art exhibit, there will be opportunities for setting up a display table for promotion materials and networking with other artists, funders and arts professionals.

ArtsWA is providing registration scholarships for arts organizations and artists who are outside Seattle to cover the $15 registration fee.  Eligible artists and arts organizations can go to Brown Paper Tickets and enter the password: ArtsWA$cholar$hip. In the registration window, click on the “Enter a Password or Discount Code,” enter the password–ArtsWA$cholar$hip–then click “Show Available Tickets.” It will then show the discounted free price. ONLY select the free registration rate, then complete the free registration.

Opportunities for one-on-one social media consulting sessions AND professional headshot photography sessions will be available for a fee. More info here.

The Showcase will be followed by a cash bar reception at Rock Bottom Brewery Bellevue for more opportunities for networking.

]]> 0
Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Law, Part 1 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:35:08 +0000 South King County Nonprofit Legal Training Series
Date: 2/24/2015, 11:30 AM – 3 PM

This training is part of the South King County Nonprofit Legal Training Series and is sponsored by The Seattle Foundation and Pacific Continental Bank for the South King County community only.

This seminar is will cover the best practices in forming a nonprofit.  We will cover Washington State law requirements for forming and maintaining a nonprofit corporation, including, Washington state law incorporation, yearly filings, explanation of organizing documents (bylaws and articles of incorporation).  We will also cover the IRS Form 1023 application for 501c3 tax-exempt status highlighting IRS requirements to obtain 501c3 tax-exempt status.  This is critical course for any community group who is thinking about creating a nonprofit.

The class takes place on Tuesday, February 24, from 11:30 AM – 3 PM at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Avenue S in Tukwila.

Presenters will be Lorri Dunsmore, Perkins Coie and Judy Andrews, Apex Law Group. Online registration available at:  Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM, and the presentation will begin at noon. The cost for community leaders serving South King County or residents of South King County only is $10.

]]> 0
Attention youth summer program coordinators – storytelling festival openings Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:45:58 +0000 PowellsWood Garden
Program date: 7/24/2015

The Annual PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival has openings available for day camp, daycare groups, summer school and homeschool groups to attend a free storytelling program on Friday, July 24th.  Available session times are: 9:30 AM; 11:15 AM; 1 PM; and 2:30 PM. Spots will be open until filled.

The program includes 45 minutes of storytelling with three internationally known tellers, followed by a fifteen minute tour of the garden. Your campers/students will hear tales by three of these tellers: Lyn Ford, who tells African-American tales with an Appalachian twist; Antonio Rocha, a mesmerizing Brazilian teller and mime; Motoko, featuring  tales from Japan; and Kevin Kling, who shares remarkable personal tales. You can read more about these tellers and see video of previous festivals on the website

To book a spot for your group, e-mail or call Kristine Dillinger at PowellsWood Garden, 253-529-1620.

]]> 0
New City Dance Foundation Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:56:28 +0000 We exist to support the vision of New City Dance Company: No Dancer is Turned Away. Through our fundraising efforts, we grant scholarships for families who need a little help with tuition, dance shoes or materials.

]]> 0
Pacific Bonsai Museum Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:50:46 +0000 The Pacific Bonsai Museum features world-class bonsai from around the globe. Free and open to the public six days a week, this cultural gem offers contemporary and traditional bonsai exhibits, group tours, education and special events.

]]> 0
King County historic preservation officer Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:30:08 +0000 King County Department of Parks and Natural Resources
Application deadline: 2/13/2015

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) is seeking a dynamic and strategic preservation professional to serve as King County’s Historic Preservation Officer. Reporting to the DNRP Director, this position supervises three other preservation professional staff and coordinates the efforts of an appointed volunteer Landmarks Commission with authority to designate and protect historic resources in unincorporated King County, and in 20 suburban cities with which the County has interlocal agreements. In addition to the regional landmarks program, the HPP program provides an array of services, including: maintaining and inventory of historic resources, assisting county agencies in complying with cultural resource protection regulations and procedures, archeological site identification and protection, review of private developments that could impact historic resources, public information and technical assistance to private property owners interested in preservation. Please click here for necessary qualifications and requirements for this position.



]]> 0
Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:11:51 +0000 Seattle Public Library Foundation
Deadline: 3/31/2015

The Seattle Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship competition. The contest is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates who live, work, or attend school in Seattle. Students are invited to submit a 1,500 word essay on civic courage and the first place entry wins a $5,000 scholarship. There are also two $2,500 scholarships. Top essays are reviewed by a blue ribbon panel of judges, including Sherman Alexie, Jon Krakauer, and Jonathan Raban. Winners will be chosen in May. Full contest details are here.

]]> 0
Nancy Pearl Book Award Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:15:58 +0000 Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Deadline: 1/23/2015

The Nancy Pearl Book Award is for completed, published books in categories including mainstream or literary fiction, genre fiction, and memoir.

All PNWA members with books published in 2014 are welcome to enter! All entrants must be current PNWA members. Winners are announced every year at the Summer Conference in front of writers, agents and editors. Click here for more information.


]]> 0
Pacific Northwest Writers Association literary contest Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:06:50 +0000 Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Deadline: 2/20/2015

The PNWA Literary Contest is for unpublished authors. There are 12 categories, cash prizes and every entry receives two valuable critiques. Winners are announced every year at the Summer Conference in front of writers, agents and editors. For more information, click here.

]]> 0
Call to artists – Spectrum Creative Alliance Spring Art Show Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:41:47 +0000 Spectrum Creative Alliance

SCA’s Annual Spring Art Show in Enumclaw will have the theme “Pathways” this year, and will run from April 6-26. Spectrum Creative Alliance would like to hear from all artists creating work that will fit the “Pathways” theme; including but not limited to visual, literary, performing, media arts, and musicians.
To apply, e-mail your name, e-mail address and phone number to along with 3-10 sample images of your work; please include finished exterior sizes so we can consider the best gallery placement when viewing your work. Jpegs are preferred. Musicians, literary, and media artists please provide a digital sample of your work along with any accommodations you will need for exhibit and/or performance.

Participation fee:  SCA members/free; non-members/$30; high school students/free.

Confirmation will be sent by March 20th to the e-mail provided.

Participating artists must attend the April 11th Gala evening event to speak to guests about their work. Artists will provide and give permission to SCA to use at least one image or sample of their work for marketing purposes for the show. Artists shall provide exhibit work on schedule and pick up work on time. All work will be ready to display and have professional quality finishing. Artist will provide information on all work including but not limited to: title, medium, and price (if applicable). Commission on all sales is 20%. Artist payment on sales will be on or before May 15, 2015.

]]> 0