Rainier Youth Choirs auditions

Rainier Youth Choirs
Through 12/15/2015

Singers in grade two and up, who wish to join Rainier Youth Choirs in January, 2015, can schedule an audition through December 15. Visit www.RainierYouthChoirs.org for more information.

Northwest Folklife seeks entertainers

Northwest Folklife Festival
Deadline: 12/1/2014

Northwest Folklife is now accepting applications for performers at the 2015 Folklife Festival, the largest free community arts festival in the United States. Applications are being accepted for music performance, dance performance, spoken word/storytelling performance, music and dance storytelling, and panel/presentation/film.

Applications are due December 1, 2014 and can be submitted online. Priority will be given to performers from the Pacific Northwest region. For more information, click here.


Arts and social change artist showcase

Arts & Social Change Artist Showcase
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Application deadline: 5 PM, December 5, 2014

The Arts & Social Change Artist Showcase seeks Performing and Visual Artists to present their work at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. This afternoon event will showcase a juried mix of emerging and ethnic visual and performing artists through live performances, visual exhibit and information tables – connecting artists with presenters and curators who book regional talent in our state.

Artists from a broad diversity of ethnic backgrounds, emerging professional artists, and artists with limited experience showcasing their work outside of their own communities are encouraged to apply.

Gallery4Culture 2015 applications available

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.

Director of Education

Book-It Repertory Theatre
Application deadline: 12/1/2014

The Director of Education oversees educational components of touring shows, residencies, student matinées, teacher professional development, and community partnerships, as well as: ensure the artistic excellence of all programs and productions; develop and implement student learning assessment and program evaluation systems; develop programming and partnerships that further Book-It’s mission to inspire audiences to read; and steward Book-It’s “Literacy Initiatives.”

Finding Your Voice poetry contest for 6th-12th grade students

Choral Arts
Deadline: 11/21/2014

Every year Choral Arts sponsors a poetry-and-commissioning competition for 6th-12 grade students in Washington State. Students are invited to submit their original poems and compete for the opportunity for Choral Arts to commission and premiere a new work featuring the winning poem. The theme for this year’s competition is “Night.” The winner will receive a $150 award and their winning poem will be set to music by Seattle composer Melinda Bargreen. The newly commissioned piece will premiere at the ChoralArts concert on May 16, 2015 in Seattle. More information and online application here.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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: 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

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 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

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

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

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.