Call to artists – apply for consideration for 2015 exhibitions

Burien Arts Gallery 

The Burien Arts Gallery, centrally located in downtown Burien, is calling for artists to apply via for consideration to have their work exhibited in the Burien Arts Gallery. The interest is in contemporary artists working on topical narratives in all genres, but specific to 2015, we would like to curate shows focusing on:

Public art challenge for cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies 
Deadline: 12/15/2014

Bloomberg Philanthropies is launching a new program to support temporary public art projects that engage communities, enhance creativity and enrich the vibrancy of cities. Bloomberg Philanthropies is inviting mayors in cities with 30,000 residents or more to submit proposals for innovative temporary public art projects that demonstrate close collaboration between artists, or arts organizations and city government. At least three cities will be selected to receive up to $1 million each over two years.

Media workshop instructors wanted

Seattle Transmedia Independent Film Festival
Deadline: 10/29/2914

Starting in November, Seattle Transmedia Independent Film Festival (STIFF) will be sponsoring workshops, and they are looking for instructors and ideas. No prior teaching experience required to submit an idea. Those with experience working in the film industry, video game industry, comic book creation, interactive apps or as a Transmedia artist are encouraged to pitch their ideas. The deadline to apply is October 29.

Call for entries – juried holiday card show and sale

Arts Alive!
Entries due: 11/15/2014

Original art to be dropped off with signed entry form at the Arts Alive! Gallery.

DETAILS  Any medium welcome, must be original artwork – dimensional entries no thicker than 1/4” – size: must be 5” by 7” vertical or horizontal format – may include envelope design – may include front and back of card – inside of card to be blank – enter as many cards as you like…

Call to artists – Central Waterfront Tribal Art Project

Seattle Office of Art & Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 1/13/2015

The Central Waterfront Tribal Art Project is part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with 20+ acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. The artwork will recognize the tribal peoples of this region, and reflect the Coast Salish tribes that have a historic connection to this territory. Artists who have a historic and/or artistic connection to the tribal peoples of this region are strongly encouraged to apply. The call is open to established professional artists residing in Washington State and British Columbia. There will be an informational workshop at Seattle City Hall at 3 PM on November 18; the call closes on January 13, 2015.

Seeking applications for Artscapes 2015

Spaceworks Tacoma
Deadline: 10/20/2014

Spaceworks Tacoma matches artists and entrepreneurs with vacant spaces to activate Tacoma. Looking for artists to create installations, exhibit existing work, create murals, and showcase video work. Stipends range from $250-$1000 depending on the space. The application is online only, and can be found here.

Information on the current Artscapes spaces can be found here.

For questions and inquires please contactGabriel Brown,

2014 Washington State Library Essential Services survey

The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, faces a severe reduction in operating funds for the 2015-2017 biennium due to a revenue shortfall. If the state legislature does not appropriate “back-fill” funds the State Library will be an estimated $2.4 million short, a quarter of the budget. The Library seeks public input from Washingtonians regarding future plans.  Please visit the online survey located at You have until the close of day on Friday, October 17, 2014 to complete the survey. Please don’t respond to it more than once.

Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

Burien Actors Theatre
Deadline: 10/22/2014

New plays are being sought from Washington State playwrights for the 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival. Both one-act and full-length scripts will be accepted. Winning scripts will be staged May 1-24 as part of BAT’s 2014-15 season. In addition to having their plays produced, winning playwrights will also receive monetary prizes. Additional scripts of merit may receive readings. Previously produced plays are not eligible. Submissions must be postmarked by October 22, 2014. For full contest rules, click here.

Community engagement grants

King County Community Service Areas
Application deadline: 12/8/2014

King County’s Community Service Area program is currently soliciting applications from community members throughout unincorporated King County for 2015. The purpose of the Community Engagement Grants is to fund community projects that offer unincorporated area residents in the Community Service Areas an opportunity to participate and be more connected in their communities. Funded projects must demonstrate how activities are accessible to all residents regardless of race, income, or language spoken.

Choral director position

Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus
Deadline: 10/15/2014

The Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus is  a Bellevue-based, 50-plus member, competitive a cappella men’s chorus that regularly performs for the public and on the contest stage across the continent.  The chorus’s current director, Don Rose, has accepted a position with the national Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) in Nashville creating a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a top level chorus.  Northwest Sound has a strong culture of positive growth and individual excellence along with a first-rate administrative and musical team that allows the director to focus on making great music.

It’s a Wonderful Life – the Live Radio Play – auditions

Rosebud Children’s & Community Theatre
Date: Wednesday, 10/22/2014, 7- 9 PM
The classic American film, It’s a Wonderful Life, inspired this play, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play which is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. The actors perform the characters as well as produce the sound effects LIVE.  This is the fourth annual community theatre production for Rosebud Children’s & Community Theatre.

4Culture Sustained Support applications available

Deadline: 10/15/2014

4Culture’s Sustained Support program provides operating support for King County-based nonprofit cultural organizations, municipal preservation agencies and local arts agencies. Until 5 PM on Wednesday, October 15, organizations and agencies can apply for two-year support and, if funded, can use the awarded amount for nearly anything to do with operations: staffing, supplies, utilities, rent, programming, etc. Sustained Support is offered every two years.

Call for nominations – Auburn Poet Laureate

City of Auburn
Application deadline: 10/24/2014

The City of Auburn Poet Laureate position recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment. The Poet Laureate also encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Auburn. The poet must be a resident of Auburn and must be at least 18 years old. The term of service is three years, beginning in January, 2015. For nomination form and other required application materials, click here.

Artworks needed for Small Works, Big Presents

White River Valley Museum
Deadline: 10/19/2014

The White River Valley Museum invites you to apply with your small and mini-sized artwork for the Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art exhibition, which will run from November 19 through December 14, 2014. This juried art show and holiday sale will feature arts and crafts for holiday shoppers. Find full details at

Jack Straw residency programs accepting applications

Jack Straw Artist Residency
Application deadline: 10/31/2014

The Jack Straw Artist Residency is currently accepting applications. Jack Straw offers established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in their recording studios and participation in their various presentation programs. Applications must be hand-delivered to Jack Straw or postmarked by Friday, October 31, at 5 PM. For more information, click here.

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.

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.