SoCoCulture Opportunities

Wondercamp Film Grant

Wondercamp Application deadline: 7/15/2020 Local film production company Wondercamp is hoping to uplift and support BIPOC voices by providing two $1,000 grants awarded to two BIPOC filmmakers based in King County who are documenting and telling stories within their... Read more...

Project Cuckoo for Renton residents

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Through July 2020 In collaboration with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, the City of Renton Recreation & Neighborhoods Division will be distributing over 1,000 DIY Birdhouse kits to Renton residents during the month-long... Read more...

MAC Artist Fellowship

Robert B. McMillen Foundation Application deadline: 8/12/2020, Midnight The Robert B. McMillen Foundation believes in the power of the arts to change lives, to make the world a better place, to build vibrant communities, and to build bridges of understanding. We... Read more...

Call for Artists – Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday Date: 11/29/2020 All professional artists and craftsmen are invited to join Artists Sunday, the free nationwide promotional event encouraging consumers to shop with artists. It’s like Small Business Saturday, but for art, the Sunday after Thanksgiving.... Read more...

Reopen Fund for Cultural Organizations and Landmarks

4Culture Application deadline: 8/17/2020 4Culture’s Reopen fund provides support for the training, protective equipment, infrastructure improvements, systems upgrades, additional personnel and other measures needed for cultural organizations and the... Read more...

Auburn Project Support Grant

City of Auburn Application deadline: 9/23/2020 The purpose of the Project Support Grant program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. A portion of the funding for these grants come from 4Culture/King County Cultural... Read more...

SHADOW’s Frolic Week Photo Contest

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Submit now through 8/15/2020, 11:59 PM SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s Photo Contest is open to all residents of Washington State. Employees of SHADOW, its Board of Directors, and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in... Read more...

Burien Arts and Culture Grants

City of Burien Application deadline: 8/14/2020 The City of Burien allocates approximately $20,000 each year for Arts and Culture Grants. The purpose of the City’s Arts and Culture Grants is to support arts and heritage organizations as well as artists who will provide... Read more...

T-shirt Design Contest

National Nordic Museum Deadline: 7/16/2020, 11:59 PM OK, this contest is outside of South King County, but it sounds like so much fun! Want to see your artwork on an official National Nordic Museum T-shirt? The National Nordic Museum and Museum Store (in Ballard) have... Read more...

Call to storytellers – 7 Stories

Burien Arts Association, Burien Culture Hub, Highline Heritage Museum Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person 7 Stories events have been suspended, but the program will continue to bring you wonderful and true stories on our YouTube channel. 7 Stories is a night... Read more...

Call to Artists – Vision 20/20

Burien Arts Association Submission deadline extended: 7/19/2020 The Burien Arts Association is issuing a call to artists for Vision 20/20, Burien’s biggest annual art sale, which will be held this year as an online event. This event consists of 40-50 artists who... Read more...

Auburn Community Art Showcase

Auburn Arts and Events Join in a Community Art Showcase, titled “Creative Expression for a Healthier Tomorrow.” We believe art has the power to inspire, to unite, to express emotions, to envision hope, and to build community. The City of Auburn would like to... Read more...

SeaTac Art Attack yard art contest

City of SeaTac Now through 8/31/2020, judging will take place on 9/7/2020 With many of us working and playing at home, we are taking the opportunity to add some art and life to SeaTac. Vibe Hunters, a SeaTac based non-profit, is partnering with the City of SeaTac for... Read more...

Call to artists – Art on Main Window-Front Gallery

City of Auburn  Application deadline: 7/16/2020, 10:59 PM A program of the City of Auburn, Art on Main selects regional artists to install 3-dimensional or multi-media art installations in a public window-front exhibition space in downtown Auburn. The program offers a... Read more...

Call to artists – 2021 City of Auburn Galleries

City of Auburn Application deadline: 7/16/2020, 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 2021. Galleries are... Read more...

Support for art projects in Renton

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Rolling deadline Funding for arts, cultural and heritage projects that serve residents and visitors in Renton, Washington. We encourage innovative projects by artists and communities that fill in cultural gaps and inspire new forms of... Read more...

Call to poets – 2021-2023 Auburn Poet Laureate

City of Auburn Application deadline: 8/14/2020 The City of Auburn is now accepting nominations for the Poet Laureate position for 2021-2023. The Poet Laureate recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment. The Poet Laureate also... Read more...

Brand new resource for artists

SoCoCulture  SoCoCulture is developing a new mailing list expressly for artists, actors, musicians and others who are interested in receiving a listing of South King County-based creative opportunities on a regular basis. We hope to expand our reach to artists... Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...