SoCoCulture Opportunities

Call to poets – Poetry Postcard Fest

Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) Apply any time before 7/18/2020 SPLAB (splab.org), a Seattle-based nonprofit, was founded in Auburn on December 14, 1993. It is moving up the registration for the 14th August Poetry Postcard Fest (POPO) because SPLAB understands the global... Read more...

Cultural Relief Fund – Fondo de Ayuda Cultural

4Culture Open: 4/1 – 5/15/2020 As closures, cancellations, and loss of work due to COVID-19 impact the King County cultural sector, 4Culture’s Cultural Relief Fund will distribute $1 million over the coming months. The first round of funding will be... Read more...

COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund

Artist Trust Rolling basis The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. With events, performances, and conferences across the country canceled, the... Read more...

Call to Local Artists and Poets for Blue Poppy Day

Federal Way Arts Commission Application deadline extended to 4/1/2020 Now in its 9th year, Blue Poppy Day celebrates the natural beauty and talent in bloom in South Puget Sound. This free event includes access to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, a 22-acre... Read more...

Call for Submissions – Kent Creates

Kent Arts Commission Now through 6/30/2020 The Kent Arts Commission is always seeking entries for an online exhibit via Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors. Its current call, through June 30, is based on the theme... Read more...

Starfire Sports 2020 Mural Project RFP

Starfire Sports Application deadline: 3/31/2020 Starfire Sports seeks proposals for a public art mural project. Mural artists are invited to submit a proposal for this exciting opportunity to provide a large-scale work of art to be displayed at Starfire’s... Read more...

Community Garden Plots Available

Highline Botanical Garden If you have wanted to grow vegetables and don’t have the space at home, you can rent a plot in the SeaTac Community Garden located across from the greenhouse. The City of SeaTac makes these garden plots available to SeaTac residents for an... Read more...

Creative Start Site Grant

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 3/20/2020 The Creative Start Site Grant program will launch in Spring of 2020. The program supports schools and communities prepared to adopt a comprehensive early learning arts integration plan. We will launch... Read more...

Call for Arts-a-Glow light artists

Arts-a-Glow/Lusio Application deadline: 3/31/2020 Burien’s Arts-a-Glow Festival, scheduled for September 12 in Dottie Harper Park this year, is teaming up with Seattle’s LUSIO Festival (happening August 1) to welcome calls from light artists for either or... Read more...

ArtsEd Washington opening

ArtsEd Washington Open until filled ArtsEd Washington seeks a Development & Operations Coordinator. This position is part-time (20 hours/week) and offers a flexible and family-friendly schedule. Salary $20,000. Anticipated start date: early April 2020. The mission... Read more...

Artist Trust job openings

Artist Trust Artist Trust’s mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State. The organization is located at 1835 12th Avenue, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Operations Coordinator... Read more...

Airport Community Ecology Grants

Port of Seattle Application deadline EXTENDED: 3/30/2020 The ACE Fund, authorized by the Port of Seattle Commission in November 2016, recognizes that neighboring communities that experience more impacts from airport operations should also experience more benefits. The... Read more...

History internship

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Application deadline: 3/20/2020 The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has an intern position available for summer 2020! We’re seeking motivated individuals who’d like to contribute to and gain experience... Read more...

Two calls to artists – Transfer Station in Algona

South King County Recycling and Transfer Station Permanent Artwork with Mentorship Option Application deadline: 3/16/2020 Create site-specific or site-integrated artwork for the new South King County Recycling and Transfer Station in Algona. This is open to... Read more...

First Step Grants

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 3/17/2020 First Step grants support new and growing partnerships between schools, arts organizations, and community partners. Partners work together to identify and support the “first steps” in attaining... Read more...

Call to Artists – Kent Downtown Artwalk Series

Kent Downtown Partnership Application deadline: 4/15/2020 The Kent Downtown Partnership seeks artists to participate in the 2020 Art Walk series. This is a free community event, open to all ages. Art Walks are on 3rd Thursdays, June – September, 5-8pm. Seeking... Read more...

Humanities Washington Seeks Speakers Bureau Presenters

Humanities Washington Application deadline: 4/8/2020 Humanities Washington’s longest-running and most popular program, Speakers Bureau provides communities with experts and scholars who give public humanities presentations across the state. Speakers Bureau presenters... Read more...

Hiring Interns at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve SHADOW is hiring! We are looking for outstanding individuals that are dedicated to environmental education and conservation. In March, we will be hiring for two internship positions: Restoration & Education Intern and Development &... Read more...

Women’s Suffrage Centennial – Free Materials

Washington State Historical Society Celebrate the 2020 national suffrage centennial by displaying our FREE panel exhibitions in your space. Great for classrooms, libraries, historical societies, museums, workplaces, and more! While looking at the fight for the vote in... Read more...

Heritage Capital Projects

Washington State Historical Society First stage deadline: 4/23/2020 The Heritage Capital Projects program provides grants for building projects that support public access to history. Grants are funded through the state capital budget. Nonprofits, public development... Read more...

Tukwila Artist Roster Call

City of Tukwila The 2020 Tukwila Art Call is live for shows, events and programing. Tukwila regularly hires bands, teaching artists, photographers, and visual artists for events, and for programs at the Community Center. Tukwila also has exhibition space in the... Read more...

Tukwila City of Opportunity Scholarship Program

City of Tukwila Application deadline: 3/31/2020 The City of Tukwila Scholarship Program was established in 2014. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade... Read more...

Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition

Repertorio Español Deadline: 4/1/2020 Subject matter and characters must resonate with Latinx audiences and accurately depict the Latinx/Hispanic experience. Original and un-produced. Full length plays (at least one hour and 15 minutes). Written in either Spanish or... Read more...

Call for Artists – New South Sound Artist Directory

Sun Road Artist Directory Kent resident Jesse McDaniel is compiling a physical artist directory of the surrounding area -particularly Kent, Auburn, Renton, Tacoma and Puyallup – with the intention of promoting creative businesses and artists in the area and... Read more...

Seeking Book Donations

Friends of the Federal Way Libraries Please consider donating your used books, magazines, and DVDs in new or like-new condition to support library programming at the Federal Way Libraries. Your donations are tax deductible. Ask library staff for details – in... Read more...

Seeking Summer ArtRageous Artist Leaders

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation The City of Auburn is seeking creative teaching artists to lead art-making activities at a variety of summer outdoor events and festivals. This is a paid opportunity, and artist selection will be made starting in January on a rolling... Read more...

Call to Artists – Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Application deadline: 3/19/2020, 10:59 PM The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence is a program offering an annual opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary... Read more...

2020 World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council DEADLINE EXTENDED: 3/25/2020 Each year the World Affairs Council hosts the World Citizen Essay contest for third through twelfth graders. The goal of the contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members... Read more...

Busking at Light Rail Stations in South King County

Sound Transit Sound Transit allows busking at both Tukwila International Boulevard Station and Angle Lake Station. To perform at these sites, buskers must follow the guidelines below. • Busking operates on a first-come, first-served basis. • Buskers can only perform... Read more...

RFP – all creatives

Rhododendon Species Botanical Garden We’re looking for creatives, artists, gardeners, performers, and plant enthusiasts to collaborate with! E-mail Info@RhodyGarden.org with your ideas on how we might work together to activate the Garden with exciting new... Read more...

Snap Grants

Washington State Arts Commission Deadline: ongoing ArtsWA (the Washington State Arts Commission) invites applications for our Snap Grants Program!  Are you a small group or organization with an annual operating budget of $25,000 or less? Do you need financial... Read more...

Opportunity Grants

Humanities Washington Rolling deadline Opportunity Grants are available to small or rural organizations for public humanities presentations, and do not require a funding match. Organizations may request up to $1,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis... Read more...

Touring arts roster and presenter incentive program

4Culture Ongoing 4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster (TAR) is a juried directory of some of King County’s most talented performing artists. It’s ideal for your performing artists search, for any event, size, or budget. The roster is here to support equity... Read more...

Call for loaned art exhibits

Lake Wilderness Lodge Art Gallery Introducing Lake Wilderness Lodge Art Gallery, a place for local artists to show case their artwork! Artists working in 2 dimensional art or Custodians of such artwork are invited to apply for the Lake Wilderness Lodge Art Gallery... Read more...

Call for artists – Carco Theatre lobby

Carco Theatre The Carco Theatre invites professional or amateur artists working in a variety of media to apply for consideration for the Carco Theatre Lobby art display.  The rotational gallery will feature local artists and provide an opportunity for artists to share... Read more...

UW Museology paid internships

University of Washington Museology Graduate Program Ongoing The University of Washington’s Museology Graduate Program seeks community partners for its Paid Internship Pilot. The UW Museology Paid Internship Pilot aims to create critical learning opportunities for... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Wayfind Wayfind is a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life in Washington by providing free business legal services for nonprofits and microenterprises.Here are some examples of the legal work they can help you with: · Contracts – Review, draft, and... 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...