Auditions for The Boy Friend

Renton Civic Theatre
Audition dates: 3/15-16/2015

The Boy Friend is set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, a romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies that tells the story of English heiress Polly, who longs for a boyfriend. Book, music and lyrics by Sandy Wilson; directed by John Kelleher; music direction by Aimee Hong; choreography by Taylor Davis.

Opening for part-time development & communications assistant

Pacific Ballroom Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance, located in Auburn, is looking for a part-time Development & Communications Assistant to coordinate development and outreach activities. This professional will support a variety of communications functions, content development, event planning, social networking, data management, and general communications tasks. They will have an integral role in executing PBD’s development & communications strategy through a variety of methods, including public relations, media relations, marketing, fundraising, reporting, etc. Please e-mail if you are interested in applying!

Apply for Kent’s Fourth of July Splash community showcase

Kent Arts Commission
Application deadline: 4/17/2015

The Fourth of July Splash is pleased to present the Community Showcase at the Fourth of July Splash. This is an opportunity for local performers to play in front of their own town on the Splash main stage. Performance times are 30-45 minutes and include a professional sound tech. Entertainers simply need to bring their instruments and be ready to do their thing in front over 5,000 people. The Splash takes place on Saturday, July 4th. Performance times range from 12:30 – 6 PM. For application, click here.

Call to artists – 2015 Kent summer art exhibit & purchase awards

City of Kent
Application deadline: 3/23/2015

The City of Kent seeks prints, photographs, paintings, works on paper and other types of artwork for the juried Kent Summer Art Exhibit. All artworks selected for the juried exhibit are then eligible for City Art Purchase Awards and Kent Arts Commission Exhibit Awards. To accommodate a large number of accomplished, regional artists, the exhibition is displayed salon style in the Centennial Center Gallery and adjacent conference rooms. The exhibition will be on display from June 3 – August 31, 2015.

Call for climate change shorts by young filmmakers

University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Deadline: 4/13/2015

The UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences announces a climate change video contest. Contestants should make a short film (three minutes or less) that answers the question, “What does climate change mean to you?” Your video may address the impacts, challenges, and solutions associated with climate change at any scale, from your everyday life to the world around you. It can take on any format imaginable – claymation, music video, film noir mystery, ballet, stand-up comedy routine, rock opera, documentary. The contest has two categories, high school and undergraduate. Submissions are due April 13 and first prize in each category is $5,000. Click here for more information.

Grants for public programming related to Latino American history and culture

National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association
Deadline: 5/1/2015

NEH and ALA are offering grants of $3,000 to $10,000 to libraries, humanities councils, museums and other nonprofits to develop public programming related to Latino American history and culture. The grant is based on the documentary film series “Latino Americans,” which premiered on PBS in 2013. The program, “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” will offer funding and materials to support public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects, performances and other programs.

Request for proposals – JFK Center for the Performing Arts

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Application deadline: 2/25/2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking contract proposals from eligible and qualified contractors to perform the following 8 VSA programs. VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, was founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all. Please click on this link to view the Request for Contract Proposals (RFP) for specific program details and to submit a proposal.

Call for tattoos on active and ex-military members

White River Valley Museum
Deadline: 4/1/2015

The White River Valley Museum in Auburn, WA invites all local active and ex-military members to submit an entry for the upcoming exhibit, “Service Ink: Veterans’ Tattoos and Their Stories.” Entries must be military-inspired tattoos and include a high resolution photo (900 x 1500 pixels or 4 x 6 in-focus print). The online entry form at includes a 50 word description of why you chose that tattoo image, and asks for the brief story behind the military inspired tattoo(s). Applicants must be ex- or active United States military or Reserves and reside in Washington State. The deadline for both online and U.S. mail submissions is 4:30 PM on April 1, 2015. All complete and appropriate entries will be accepted and included in this special community-based exhibit.

World citizen student essay contest

World Affairs Council
Submission deadline: 3/27/2015

Washington State students in grades 3 through 12 are invited to think like a foreign news correspondent with the following essay prompt:
“In our increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be informed of issues and events around the globe in order to better understand and engage with the people around us. If you were a foreign news correspondent, where would you like to be assigned? What story would you cover and how would you gather the necessary information? Why do you think this is an important story to tell?”

Call for art instructors

Spectrum Creative Alliance:
Application deadline: 2/27/2015

Spectrum Creative Alliance is accepting proposals and resumes to teach youth and adult art/craft classes in Enumclaw for Spring/Summer sessions (April/August). They are interested in sponsoring classes in a wide variety of disciplines, such as mixed media, painting, drawing, fiber, photography, ceramics, air brush, watercolor, video, poetry, and writing.

Call to artists – Covington’s 2015 Display Artist of the Month

Covington Arts Commission
Application deadline: 2/27/2015

The Covington Arts Commission seeks artists in all media, including painting, drawing, photography and mixed media to exhibit their work at the Covington City Hall Art Gallery during the 2015 season. Display months are April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December. Selected artists will display for one month. Display artists will be selected by the Covington Arts Commission.

Call to artists – Auburn Art Walks 2015

Auburn Art Walk
Submission deadline: 3/15/2015

There will be two Art Walks in Auburn this year – the Spring event is scheduled for Friday, May 8 and the Fall event is scheduled for Friday, September 11. Both events will run from 5 PM to 9 PM.

Each event will feature local artists who will display their artwork and provide demonstrations in businesses throughout the downtown core. Participants will enjoy visual arts displays, music and performances as well as wine tasting with local wineries. A walking map will be distributed for attendees to navigate the many great happenings throughout both days of the event.

Call to Auburn artists and poets

Submission deadline: 3/17/2015

Espial is an award-winning literary and art journal completely produced and published by Green River Community College students. The intention of this year’s project is to connect the undercurrents of Green River’s creative culture with the surrounding community down stream. The journal will feature a special section of art and poetry from the Auburn community in addition to the work of students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Call to sculptors – Auburn Downtown Sculpture Gallery

City of Auburn
Application deadline: 4/20/2015

The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit proposals for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months and can be available for sale during that time. Each artist will receive a $1000 stipend and at the conclusion of the exhibition a work or works from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. Purchase budget is $10,000. Click here for application.

Call to artists – Auburn ArtRageous

City of Auburn
Application deadline: 4/13/2015

Seeking talented and creative teaching artists to lead art making activities at the variety of City of Auburn summer festivals and events. This is a paid opportunity.  Complete application and details here.

Call to printmakers

Burien Arts Association

Burien Arts Gallery is seeking to host several shows focusing on the topical and timeless fine art of the print. Submit four (4) images of works created in the past two years.

Call to artists – Witte Road Phase 3 Improvement Project

Maple Valley Arts Commission
Deadline: 2/27/2015

The City of Maple Valley invites Pacific Northwest artists (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) to submit responses to a Request for Qualifications to design artwork that will be installed in conjunction with the City of Maple Valley’s Witte Road Phase 3 Improvement Project. The artwork selected for this public art will be owned by the City of Maple Valley.

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.

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.

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.

4Culture arts projects funding

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


4Culture preservation special projects funding

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

4Culture heritage projects funding

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

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