Challenge America grants

National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 4/16/2015

The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

Art Works grants

National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 2/19/2015

“Art Works” refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration.

Recreation/enrichment activity leaders

City of Burien
Application deadline: 1/5/2015

On-site recreation leaders are needed for a collaborative Highline School District/City of Burien after-school program at Cedarhurst Elementary School in Burien. These positions involve leading recreation/enrichment activities for 1st-6th grade students and assisting with homework.

Call for entries – Write Out of This World

Experience Music Project and Jack Straw Productions
Deadline: 1/31/2014

Write Out of This World: Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Contest provides an outlet for the creativity of young writers. Journey to other worlds and explore your wildest imaginations through EMP’s fifth annual sci-fi and fantasy short story contest.

Submissions are judged by a panel of experts including EMP curators, professional writers, and Seattle community leaders. Student winners for first, second, and third place will be awarded by grade level in the following categories: 3rd–5th, 6th–8th, and 9th–12th.

Artist Trust fellowships

Artist Trust
Application deadline: 1/20/2015

Washington State artists working in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary, performing, traditional/folk, and visual arts are invited to apply for Artist Trust’s 2015 Fellowships. These $7,500 awards will recognize 12 practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability, acknowledging an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline. (Craft, literary, media, and music arts will be offered in 2016.)

In addition, one artist each in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary and visual arts will receive a one-month residency at The Millay Colony for the Arts in upstate New York, along with a $1,000 stipend. To learn more about the colony, visit www.millaycolony.org.

The application and guidelines can be found at http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists/money#fellowships. The deadline is January 20, 2015. Recipients will be announced in June 2015.

Performing Arts and Conference Center executive director

Federal Way Performing Arts and Conference Center
Deadline: 12/22/2014

The Executive Director of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to start a performing arts and conference center from scratch. As the first Executive Director you will literally create your own job and participate in the facility’s construction, hiring the staff and developing and overseeing the programming.

Arts WA deputy director

Washington Arts Commission
Deadline: 12/21/2014

Reporting to the Executive Director, this exempt “at will” position serves as Deputy Director for agency administration, including budget, finance, and agency operations. The incumbent in the position will serve as agency chief budget and financial officer, and coordinates core agency services, including information technology and contracting. This position supervises two administrative staff. As a key advisor that works directly with the Executive Director, this position is relied upon to optimize agency performance and enhance the work environment. In the absence of the Executive Director, this position exercises full executive authority. For more information visit www.arts.wa.gov

Gallery4Culture 2015 applications available

Gallery4Culture
Deadline: 1/5/2015

Gallery4Culture is currently seeking exhibition proposals for the season beginning September 2015 and running through July 2016. Gallery4Culture offers approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of street-level exhibition space in the Tashiro Kaplan building in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Eligibility is strictly limited to visual artists who RESIDE in King County, WA. Applicants may NOT be represented by a commercial art gallery at the time of submittal. Visual artists working in all media and genres (except performance art) are eligible to apply. Work samples and résumé must clearly demonstrate a candidate’s capacity to successfully execute the proposed exhibition. A Selection Panel of three regional arts professionals will review applications and award ten exhibitions. For more information about the gallery program and past exhibitions visit: http://galleries.4culture.org/.

Call for scripts from young female screenwriters/filmmakers

Pacific Northwest Voices Project

TheFilmSchool Digital Media Lab is launching with the Pacific Northwest Voices Project, a sponsored competition that will take 3 original short stories by Northwest female filmmakers or screenwriters, 22 years of age or younger, and craft them into professional level screenplays and produce them with mentorship from media industry professionals. Scripts must be no longer than 15 minutes long and explore the competition theme of kindness. For more information, visit thefilmschool.com/submit-your-script/

All girls film challenge

Puget Sound All Girls Film Challenge
Submission deadline: 12/19/2014

The Puget Sound All Girls Film Challenge was created to give young women filmmakers in the Puget Sound area the opportunity to create films that showcase their perspective. The chosen submissions are juried by experienced women filmmakers and screened at high profile, high quality events that help to connect students with women in the media industry. The three themes for this year are: Interpret a poem or song lyric, Women in (blank) (this could explore women in male-dominated sports, careers, etc.), and Coming of Age. For more information, click here.

NAAM seeks youth curators for 2015

Northwest African American Museum
Application deadline: 12/19/2014

The Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program at the Northwest African American Museum introduces youth to the philosophy and practices of museum work through creative, community engaged projects on timeless and contemporary topics. Youth Curators gain social skills, learn and understand new concepts and develop artistic expression. NAAM celebrates tradition, art, and history and in doing so, supports opportunities for youth to share their accomplishments, passions and concerns.

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 www.burienarts.org 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:

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

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: info@entrepreartsconsulting.com or call EntrePre Arts at 206.316.8994.  For more information about who we are, visit our website: www.entreprearts.com.

Kent’s Give Me Culture grants

Kent Arts Commission
Year-round

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
Ongoing

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 music@sokinginternetradio.com. 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

Ongoing
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 mhollandrisch@comcast.net.

Musicians Welcome

Ongoing
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 http://www.gatewayconcertband.org. No auditions, no dues, just fun and a lot of playing time.

Orchestra Audition

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