Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund applications available

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Deadline: 10/6/2014

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that grant applications for the 2015 Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund are being accepted. Established in 1997, the program has awarded grants to 104 projects totaling over $96,000 in funding to local historic preservation organizations and advocates engaged in the important work of preserving Washington’s cultural heritage. While priority is given to bricks and mortar rehabilitation of historic resources, eligible projects also include services such as hiring professional expertise for the production of as-built drawings, a Historic Structures Report (HSR), or a feasibility study for the adaptive use of a historic resource. Click here for more information.

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 to artists – City of Auburn Galleries

City of Auburn
Application deadline: 10/6/2014

The City of Auburn seeks 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. For more information and application, click here.

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

Rainier Youth Choirs auditions

This season, Rainier Youth Choirs is adding three new groups (a new 2nd/3rd grade choir and Young Women’s and Men’s Ensembles). All RYC choir directors are certified music teachers, who enjoy working with young people. Auditions are currently being scheduled for second through fourteenth graders interested in joining. Auditions are low-key, designed to make those auditioning feel comfortable and relaxed, and are about 10 minutes long with parents strongly encouraged to be present. Most choirs begin Monday rehearsals September 8. Visit or call 253-315-3125 for more information.

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.

Graphic design and marketing interns sought

Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF is hiring two positions and looking for organized, efficient, and resourceful interns - these are unpaid positions. The Graphic Design Intern is responsible for assisting the Graphic Design Manager with a range of print and web projects, such as print ads, lobby displays, printed collateral materials, and web graphics. This internship will also involve assisting in the creation of materials for SIFF Cinema, SIFF Education, Development, and Special Events. The Marketing Intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Manager in implementing SIFF’s overall marketing plan focusing specifically on community outreach and promotions to build awareness about SIFF Cinema, SIFF Education, and Seattle International Film Festival films, and to increase attendance and ticket sales. The Graphic Design internship will last through December 22. The Marketing Internship will go through June 30, 2015. For more information, click here.

Opening for creative industries community development specialist

Seattle Office of Film + Music
Deadline: 8/26/2014

The Seattle Office of Film + Music (OFM) is hiring a Creative Industries Community Development Specialist. The Office of Film + Music is nested within the Office of Economic Development to reflect the that a vibrant arts and cultural ecosystem is a critical component for a thriving economy. The position’s primary work will be to support the music and nightlife sectors.

Community chorale seeks piano accompanist

Cascade Foothills Chorale
Interviews scheduled in August

This is a paid position. Qualified candidates will be able to provide full range of accompaniment skills, including:

  • Being committed to working with a non-audition, largely non-reading chorale who enjoy the fun of singing together
  • Ability to follow the Conductor/Director
  • Technical competence on the keyboard instrument
  • Strong sight reading skills
  • Knowledge of both the accompaniment and choral parts
  • Ability to play all combinations of vocal parts together (ability to read open choral scores usually 4-part only is preferred)
  • Knowledge of performance practice in all styles relevant to the repertoire being rehearsed or performed
  • Ability to assist faltering choral lines, allowing rehearsal to continue without stopping
  • General flexibility in deferring to directions of Conductor/Director, and supporting chorale and individual performers as needed

Call for artists – Arts Alive Show

Federal Way Arts Commission
Entries accepted on 9/24/2014, 3-5:30 PM

Entry forms for the juried Federal Way 2014 Arts Alive Exhibition are now available online. Entries must be brought in to Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue S in Federal Way on Wednesday, September 24, from 3-5:30 PM in the afternoon.  There is a $5 entry fee per piece of art. The exhibit will be up through the end of the year and there will be an Arts Harvest Reception and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 21, at 6:30 PM.  For more information, click here.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.