Scholarships for Arts & Social Change Showcase

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.

Attention youth summer program coordinators – storytelling festival openings

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.

King County historic preservation officer

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.

 

 

Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship

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.

Nancy Pearl Book Award

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.

 

Pacific Northwest Writers Association literary contest

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.

Call to artists – Spectrum Creative Alliance Spring Art Show

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.

Scholarships available for AASLH exhibit makeovers workshop

4Culture
Deadline: 2/5/2015

4Culture is offering scholarships to the King County heritage community for a professional development opportunity from the American Association for State and Local History. On March 12-13, the Museum of History and Industry will host the two-day Exhibit Makeovers Workshop, developed and sponsored by AASLH. To encourage staff and volunteers from local heritage organizations to take advantage of this rare local chance to learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and design, 4Culture is providing 15 partial scholarships of $170 each to offset the workshop registration fee. These scholarships are available to personnel working in a King County heritage organization as a volunteer or paid staff.

Performing arts education director

Studio East Training for the Performing Arts
Application deadline: 1/31/2015

Non-profit children’s theater thriving in Kirkland for nearly 25 years seeks an experienced and vibrant Education Director to help drive our mission of inspiring young people through the performing arts.  Tasks include administrative oversight, teaching, and marketing and outreach. More information here.

 

Twining Humber Award – nominations open

Artist Trust
Nomination deadline: 2/17/2015

The annual Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award nominations are now open. The award recognizes creative excellence, professional accomplishment, and dedication to the visual arts.   It is an unrestricted $10,000 award given annually to a Washington State female visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. Any United States resident may nominate a Washington State female artist who fulfills the criteria.

4Culture arts projects funding

4Culture
Application deadline: 3/4/2015

4Culture provides critically needed funds to artists and art groups, of all disciplines, who reside in King County to create and present their work. Eligible projects may be at any stage of development including planning, development and final production. Selected projects must offer public access to a project-related art experience.

4Culture will hold funding workshops in South King County at the White Center Library on Wednesday, February 4, and at the Enumclaw Library on Wednesday, February 11. Both workshops will run from 12:15-1:15 PM. Find a listing of all 4Culture grant opportunities at www.4culture.org/calendar/index.htm

 

4Culture preservation special projects funding

4Culture
Application deadline: 2/25/2015

The Preservation Special Projects program offers funding for neighborhood survey/inventory, landmark registration, project planning and more. We encourage projects that highlight historic places in innovative ways, utilize new technology, and engage new audiences.

4Culture will hold funding workshops in South King County at the White Center Library on Wednesday, February 4, and at the Enumclaw Library on Wednesday, February 11. Both workshops will run from 12:15-1:15 PM. Find a listing of all 4Culture grant opportunities at www.4culture.org/calendar/index.htm

4Culture heritage projects funding

4Culture
Application deadline: 2/25/2015

4Culture’s Heritage Projects funding program promotes the identification, documentation, exhibition and interpretation of historic and cultural materials pertaining to the heritage of King County, Washington. The program has produced outstanding publications, oral histories, award-winning exhibits, documentaries and curriculum. Heritage Projects funding is open to both organizations and individuals.

4Culture will hold funding workshops in South King County at the White Center Library on Wednesday, February 4, and at the Enumclaw Library on Wednesday, February 11. Both workshops will run from 12:15-1:15 PM. Find a listing of all 4Culture grant opportunities at www.4culture.org/calendar/index.htm

Call for proposals – Washington Museum Association Conference

Washington Museum Association
Proposal submission deadline: 3/13/2015

The Washington Museum Association will be holding its 2015 conference at the Maryhill Museum of Art from June 24-26. The conference theme will be “Treasures of Washington’s Museums: What Are Yours?” When considering the treasures of Washington’s museums, it is usually collections that first come to mind. But the state’s museums encompass so much more than physical objects, and their true value is reflected in the essential activities that add to their worth. With contributions of dedicated staff, boards, volunteers and patrons, Washington museums produce prized presentations, publications, and programming.

Scholarships available for AASLH Exhibit Makeovers workshop

4Culture
Application deadline: 2/5/2015

4Culture is offering scholarships to the King County heritage community for a professional development opportunity from the American Association for State and Local History. On March 12-13, the Museum of History and Industry will host the two-day Exhibit Makeovers Workshop, developed and sponsored by AASLH.

To encourage staff and volunteers from local heritage organizations to take advantage of this rare local chance to learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and design, 4Culture is providing 15 partial scholarships of $170 each to offset the workshop registration fee. These scholarships are available to personnel working in a King County heritage organization as a volunteer or paid staff.

Call to artists – City of Enumclaw

City of Enumclaw

Visual artists are invited to apply for consideration to have their two- and three-dimensional, original, works of art exhibited at Enumclaw City Hall Gallery 2015. Please include the date you prefer for exhibition. Artists can apply to exhibit work in one of the following months: June, July, September, or December. All work submitted will be reviewed by the Arts Commission for inclusion in the exhibit schedule. A total of twelve exhibitions will be scheduled for City Hall in 2015. Each exhibition will be displayed for approximately four weeks. Artists represented in all exhibits are responsible for installation, labels, text, and sales.

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.

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.

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/

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.