Graphic designer for Military Road telegraph project

Application deadline: 7/25/2014

SoCoCulture seeks a graphic designer to create a design concept and layout for marketing collateral (poster and postcards) to be used in conjunction with the 2014 Military Road Telegraph Sesquicentennial Project. Learn more about the history of Military Road and the upcoming Military Road Site-Specific Telegraph Project at  Please contact to indicate your interest. Put “Military Road graphic designer” in the subject line of your e-mail, and in 200 words or less describe why you would like to design this project and why you would be a good candidate for the task. Attach 1-3 samples that demonstrate your work on similar projects. Payment: $150.

Adapt it! Stage it! story contest

Book-It Repertory Theatre
Deadline: 7/25/2014

In schools all around Washington, Book-It currently uses the story “Humpty Dumpty” in its Adapt It! Stage It! workshops.  They want to replace that text with something new… and invite you to write and submit a short script. It must:

  • be 50 words, or less
  • have a beginning, middle, and end
  • have three or more characters (human, non-human, or inanimate)
  • be appropriate for grades 3 – 6
  • be appropriate for a school setting
  • be written in third person, may include dialogue

Possible themes include empathy, transformation, perseverance, standing up for what’s right, overcoming obstacles, adventure, curiosity, and self confidence.

Call to artists – City of Auburn Galleries

City of Auburn
Deadline: 10/6/2014

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at two City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2015.  Galleries are within the Auburn City Hall (25 W Main) and the Senior Center’s Cheryl Sallee Gallery (808 Ninth Street SE). Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, etc. Deadline October 6, 2014, and application is through CaFé call for

Call to artists – Auburn Autumn Art Walk

City of Auburn
Deadline: 7/20/2014

Seeking artist participation in the Autumn Art and Wine Walk on Friday, September 5,  from 5-9 PM.  Full application details available at  and deadline for application on July 20, 2014.

City of Auburn call to sculptors

City of Auburn
Deadline: 7/21/2014 

The City of Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery, a temporary public art program, is accepting applications for the September 2014 – August 2015 exhibition.  Details available at  Application through CaFé call for

Seeking artists for Renton River Days art booth

Renton Municipal Arts Commission
Date needed: 7/26 and 7/27/2014

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission is running a booth in the ArtMarket at Renton River Days and is looking for artists to come do their thing for an hour at a time on either Saturday or Sunday, 7/26 or 7/27.  If interested, please contact Elizabeth Higgins, or 425-430-6581.

Call for SF and fantasy film shorts

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
Submission deadline: 9/15/2014

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF) is accepting short film submissions in the genres of science fiction or fantasy (examples: futuristic stories, space adventure, utopia and dystopia, sword and sorcery, folklore, urban fantasy, magic, and mythic adventure). Wildly popular, SFFSFF has sold out Seattle’s 800-seat Cinerama for the last six years in a row.

Call to artists – Enumclaw Street Fair

City of Enumclaw
Dates: 7/25-27/2014

The City of Enumclaw invites you to participate in the new Art on Cole section of Enumclaw’s Street Fair. This 3-day event grows each year – artists will be featured in 10′ booth spaces on Cole Street across from the Chamber and Arts Alive! Gallery. There will be a 20′ X 60′ space for work byt local artists. Artists are advised to provide theirn own 10′ X 10′ pop-up tents (white only). The City has a few available to those who don’t have their own – first come first served. E-mail Gary LaTurner to secure a loaned pop-up. Art on Cole artist fee for participation is $40 – hours for the street fair are Friday and Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM; Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM.

More details by calling 360-802-0239 or e-mailing Gary LaTurner.

2014 Opportunity grants

Humanities Washington
Deadline: at least 8 weeks prior to the intended programming, 

To serve the broadest audience possible in the face of cuts to the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Washington is shifting its allocation of resources to fund additional Opportunity Grants in 2014. In honor of their 40th Anniversary, Humanities Washington is distributing $40,000 in Opportunity Grants to projects that spark conversation all around the state.

Nominations open for Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards

Washington State Arts Commission ( ArtsWA)
Deadline: 7/21/2014, 5 PM

The Washington State Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards. Nominations will be considered in six categories:

Allegro Precision Dance Company auditions

Allegro Dance
Audition date: 7/18/2014
Mandatory pre-audition parent meeting for “newbies”: 6/6/2014 at 10 AM or 7/15/2014 at 7:30 PM

$10 audition fee per dancer. Please show up to audition in dance attire and well-groomed. Dancers are welcome to audition for the style(s) of dance they choose. Allegro Performing Arts Academy is located at 222 Central Avenue S in Kent.  Auditions by age group and discipline:

4Culture 2015 historic site-specific program

Application deadline: 9/12/2014

4Culture’s Arts, Heritage and Preservation programs invite your participation in an exciting initiative of the Site Specific Program. Through this initiative, 4Culture seeks to increase the role of art in strengthening our county residents’ sense of history and place, and inspire our creative community to engage with the stories that define us as individuals and as a culture.  King County-based historic sites are eligible to apply.

Local arts inter-agency collaborative projects

Proposal deadline: 7/31/2014
Project period: 9/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

All King County Local Arts Agencies currently receiving 4Culture Sustained Support are eligible to apply. Agencies may request up to $7,500. In 2012, 4Culture was invited to take part in a pilot program sponsored by the Washington State Arts Commission and the Wallace Foundation to “increase arts participation among young and culturally diverse participants;” and/or “using technology to increase arts participation.” A special invitation was extended to agencies in Washington State that had a history of regularly convening groups or individuals over an extended period of time. These consortiums were defined as “Communities of Practice.” 4Culture and the King County Local Arts Agency Network (LAAs), were one of five “Communities of Practice” selected.

Rainier Youth Choirs auditions

RYC auditions are also currently being scheduled for new singers, entering grades 2-14 this fall.  The auditions are very informal (sing a simple song like Happy Birthday and do some fun echoing exercises).  For more information about auditioning, visit

Registration for Annual Renton Art Show

Annual Renton Art Show
Registration: 7/20/2014
Art Show: 7/25-27/2014

Registration for the Annual Renton Art Show is Sunday, July 20 from 11 AM to 4 PM, at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, from 10 to 6 and Sunday, July 27 from noon to 5 PM. Artists may collect their art after 5 PM on July 27.

Call to artists – Auburn’s StreetScape Art

Auburn’s StreetScape Art is a program that seeks to enliven and activate otherwise empty storefront windows in Auburn’s Historic Downtown by providing temporary space to artists, creative businesses, organizations and community groups. Applications for Static Installations and Active Enterprise are accepted on a rolling basis and placed as spaces become available.  Artist participation is sought on an ongoing basis and applications are accepted here.

Open 4Culture

Deadline: six weeks before public event

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture’s funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by other 4Culture programs.

Free legal services to non-profit organizations

Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations

WAACO provides free legal services to nonprofit organizations on their business transactional legal issues and can help your organization if you need legal help.

Free to SoCo members – organizational assessment

EntrePre Arts

Happy New Year to SoCo members from EntrePre Arts Consulting! EntrePre Arts Consulting provides services in nonprofit board development, enterprise management, revenue strategies and engagement strategies for non-profit arts organizations facing opportunities for growth. Anna Brodie and Nancy Gosen are offering free organizational assessment to SoCo members. To schedule your consultation please email: or call EntrePre Arts at 206.316.8994.  For more information about who we are, visit our website:

Kent’s Give Me Culture grants

Kent Arts Commission

This new funding program will be directed to projects that serve the general public in Kent. Give Me Culture Grants are small, flexible grants available to individuals, organizations, and community groups. The Give Me Culture program is intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities throughout Kent with a special interest in supporting projects that serve and showcase ethnically diverse or underserved communities. Funding amounts will be up to a maximum of $1,000 per project.

Call for recordings by local musicians

SoKing Internet Radio

SoKing Internet Radio is all about promoting local artists.  If you’re a local band/musician and want to be featured on this new station, please e-mail Please attach any MP3s, include metadata (song title, artists, genre, bio, artwork, etc.) and/or include a link to any online.

CDs also accepted via snailmail here:
SoKing Internet Radio
15106 10th Ave SW, Suite C
Burien, WA 98166

NOTE: SoKing Internet Radio is fully licensed through ASCAP/BMI/SESAC/SoundExchange.


Musicians Welcome

The Plateau Community Orchestra is recruiting members for upcoming concert season. Particularly seeking string players, but musicians in all sections, and of all ages and abilities, are welcome – no audition required. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays, 7-9 PM in the music room at Enumclaw Middle School, Highway 410 at 550 Semanski Street S in Enumclaw. For more information call Suzanne at 360-825-8520.

Free management strategy consultation

Free Consultation on Good Management Strategies for Cultural Organizations. This offer is exclusive to SoCoCulture members only.
Marcia Holland, CAE, CEO, of Outcomes Unlimited, LLC, and a member of the SoCoCulture leadership team, is offering free, two-hour consultations on how to make your organization more effective.  Marcia has spent 20 years working with boards of directors and volunteers, helping them focus on going forward into the future with a sense of excitement.  She is available to sit down with any SoCo member organization to talk about how to have a peak performing board of directors, how to get new people to volunteer, and how to develop a simple but effective strategic plan. Contact Marcia at

Musicians Welcome

Come play with the Gateway Concert Band. We particularly need more trumpeters, clarinetists, and an oboist, but anyone playing a band instrument is welcome. We rehearse Monday nights, 7-9 PM, at the Enumclaw Middle School music room in Enumclaw. Call our Director at 360-825-5369 for information, and visit No auditions, no dues, just fun and a lot of playing time.

Orchestra Audition

The Rainier Symphony is seeking violists, percussionists and a timpanist for the orchestra. Auditions are scheduled upon request. Visit for more information or contact Marisa Hartman, Orchestra Manager, at 206-781-5618 for audition details.