SoCoCulture Opportunities

Writing contest for kids

Author Suzanne Selfors Contest deadline: 9/30/2018 To celebrate the publication of her brand new book, Wish Upon a Sleepover (Imprint/Macmillan), local author Suzanne Selfors is sponsoring a writing contest for kids. What would you do if your sleepover invitations got... Read more...

Funding for 2019 Community Art Projects in Kent

City of Kent Arts Commission Application deadline: 10/5/2018 The City of Kent Arts Commission announces funding opportunities for local community arts through its Community Arts Support Program. The program provides financial support for arts projects by arts and... Read more...

Frog Frolic volunteers needed

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Register by 9/13/2018 for 9/15 event The 22nd Annual Frog Frolic is an opportunity to join 22 years of volunteer efforts for education, preservation, and restoration right here, in South King County!  Join a team of passionate volunteers... Read more...

Call to artists for utility box wrap designs

Covington Arts Commission Submission deadline: 9/7/2018, 3 PM The City of Covington and the Covington Arts Commission announce a Call for Artists’ designs to transform select traffic signal cabinets.  This project will utilize a public art application to enhance our... Read more...

Public engagement coordinator

Renton History Museum Open until filled The Renton Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit, is seeking a qualified candidate for the part-time position of Public Engagement Coordinator for the Renton History Museum, Renton’s only museum. Under the... Read more...

Creative consultancies

4Culture Application deadline: 8/30/2018 4Culture is bringing creative thinking to the challenges facing the region by forging partnerships between King County cities, artists and cultural planners. Over the next several months, 4Culture will work to match cities nd... Read more...

Valerie Sivinski Fund historic preservation grants

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Application deadline: 10/1/2018 The Valerie Sivinski Fund is an annual program of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation that provides grants of up to $2,000 to organizations engaged in historic preservation around... Read more...

2019 Auburn Arts Commission project support grants

Auburn Arts Commission Application deadline: 10/23/2018 Established in 2002, the primary purpose of this program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. The goal of the program is to encourage the growth, innovation,... Read more...

Call to artists – 2018 City of Auburn Art Galleries

Auburn Arts Commission Application deadline: 9/18/2018, 10:59 PM The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or small three-dimensional media to exhibit their work at three City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2019. Galleries... Read more...

Creative Advantage Arts Partner Summer Institute

Seattle Art Museum Date: 8/16/2018, 9 AM – 5 PM Please join us for the fifth annual Creative Advantage Arts Partner Summer Institute at the Seattle Art Museum. This free workshop invites educators, artists, teaching artists, students, and cultural workers to... Read more...

Airport Community Ecology Fund

Port of Seattle Application deadline: 9/24/2018, noon The Airport Community Ecology (ACE) Fund’s Small Matching Grants Program offers community members of SeaTac, Burien, and Des Moines the chance to apply for Port funding to improve the local environment. Eligible... Read more...

Symposium coordinator needed – deadline extended

Beyond the Frame – To Be Native Application deadline EXTENDED: 8/15/2018 Beyond The Frame – To Be Native will be hosting a free symposium to explore the history, intent, and legacy of Edward S. Curtis and the scholarly and artistic commentaries and perspectives... Read more...

Call for proposals – Beyond the Frame Symposium

Seattle Public Library Submit proposals by: 10/1/2018 The Seattle Public Library is hosting a Beyond The Frame – To Be Native Symposium during National American Indian Heritage Month (November 2018) where themes and concepts are explored by a variety of scholars,... Read more...

NALAC Fund for the Arts

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Deadline: 9/6/2018 As the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) approaches its 30th anniversary in May 2019, it announces the latest round of grant opportunities for Latino artists and arts... Read more...

Creative Equity Fund

Seattle Foundation Deadline: 8/17/2018, 5 PM Creative Equity Fund administered by Seattle Foundation supports arts and culture-based strategies that build racial justice and address the structural racism impacting our communities. Arts and culture are powerful tools... Read more...

Burien Arts & Culture Grants

City of Burien Application deadline: 8/17/2018 Arts & Culture funding is on an annual application cycle and is available to individuals, groups, and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien. Applicants may be individuals... Read more...

Wetlands heritage internship

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Application deadline: rolling This grant-funded position will be tasked with studying the history people and wetlands in King County. Wetlands are a vital resource and key feature of King County’s landscape, yet their degradation... Read more...

Bigfood Script Challenge

Bigfoot Northwest Script Challenge Deadline:10/15/2018 The Bigfoot Northwest Script Challenge is ready to award up to $6,500 and unparalleled Hollywood access to the next great voices in screenwriting. Entrants submit screenplays, TV pilots, and digital-only written... Read more...

S & R Foundation Washington Award

S&R Foundation Application deadline: 8/3/2018 The S&R Foundation Washington Award recognizes talented emerging artists working in visual arts, music, and dance. This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a... Read more...

Call for poems about ending the death penalty

Call for Poems: Death Penalty Deadlines: 7/1 and 12/31/2018 A total of 110 executions have been carried out in Washington State and its predecessor territories since 1849. Five executions have taken place since the death penalty was re-enacted November 4, 1975. Eight... Read more...

Art proposals now being accepted

Washington State Convention Center Art Committee Application deadline: 8/24/2018 Proposals are now being accepted for the Convention Center’s quarterly rotating art program for calendar years 2019 and 2020. “The Galleries” at the WSCC are open daily from 6:00 a.m. to... Read more...

Creative Districts certification applications

Washington State Arts Commission Ongoing The Creative Districts program is now accepting applications from communities in Washington State who are interested in achieving Certified Creative District designation. Applicants must meet all requirements for certification;... Read more...

Opportunity grants

Humanities Washington No deadline Humanities Washington is currently accepting applications for $1,000 Opportunity grants, which are awarded year-round with no deadlines to apply. Applications must be received at least eight weeks before the date of the event. Find... Read more...

Spaceworks

Spaceworks Deadline: Ongoing Spaceworks Tacoma is an initiative to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who... Read more...

Residency for cultural capital producers

Washington State University Deadline: Ongoing In collaboration with Washington State University, artist and educator Peter Christenson has initiated a cultural capital scholar residency in Richland, WA and is currently seeking proposals from creatives with diverse... Read more...

Snap Grants

ArtsWA Rolling application period: 7/1 – 12/31/2018 Snap Grants is a rolling grants program aimed at supporting small community groups and organizations producing projects or events with arts and culture as a primary or significant component. Designed as an... Read more...

T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants

4Culture Ongoing If you have an idea for a workshop, lecture, skill-building session, or program that will bring needed information, skills, inspiration, practices, or approaches into the King County heritage field, T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants can help you develop, promote,... Read more...

Washington Trust’s PreserveWA Fellowship

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Application deadline: 2/15/2018 Washington Trust’s PreserveWA Fellowship opportunity. This is an effort to bring fresh and diverse voices to the fields of historic preservation and downtown revitalization. The fellowship... Read more...

Artist display space – Carco Theatre

Carco Theatre Ongoing review The Carco Theatre in Renton invites professional or amateur artists working in a variety of media to apply for consideration for the Carco Theatre Lobby art display. Local artists’ exhibits are scheduled for six week periods. The Lobby has... Read more...

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... Read more...

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. Here are some examples of the legal work they can... Read more...

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... Read more...