SoCoCulture Opportunities

Arts Alive for Youth Scholarship Program

Allied Arts of Renton Application deadline: 3/31/2021 Allied Arts of Renton is now accepting applications for their Arts Alive for Youth Scholarship Program. Scholarships range from $250 – $500 and will be awarded later this spring. To be eligible, you must be a... Read more...

Renton’s 2021 Arts and Culture Grants

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Rolling deadline RMAC now accepting proposals for the 2021 Arts Grant Program. Funding is available for arts, cultural and heritage projects that serve residents and visitors in Renton. We encourage innovative projects by artists &... Read more...

Paycheck Protection Program

Small Business Administration Application deadline: 3/10/2021 From February 24-March 10, SBA will establish a 14-day Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application period exclusively for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. PPP... Read more...

Washington State Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program

Center for Washington Cultural Traditions Application deadline: 5/17/2021, 11:59 PM The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Washington State Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program. If you’re interested in... Read more...

Call for Art – Gala Online Art Show

Black Diamond Arts Alliance Application deadline: 4/1/2021 The Black Diamond Arts Alliance is happy to announce that a Virtual Members Only Art Exhibit will be held online from May 1 through June 30, 2021. BDAA members may submit to this show and any fine art artist... Read more...

Call for Artwork

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Deadline: 3/15/2021, 12 AM Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic will commission an artist/artist team to design artwork for the waiting area that will be translated into durable vinyl. The waiting area of the clinic is envisioned as a... Read more...

Call for Video Artworks

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Deadline: 3/15/2021, 12 AM Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic will commission 3 Artist/Artist teams to create 3-minute video artworks or animations about the inter-connectedness of community and health. This call should look at healing... Read more...

Ecology, Wellness and Connectivity

Regional Arts & Culture Council Submission deadline: 3/31/2021, 5 PM Artists from Oregon & Washington can add to the vitality of the City of Portland’s Public Art Collection by submitting portable scale two dimensional works for purchase by the Regional Arts... Read more...

Call for Submissions – Strong Women Gratitude

Highline Heritage Museum Submission deadline: 3/12/2021 Create art in honor of a woman (or women) who inspires you! As we approach March to celebrate Women’s History Month, think about a woman – either a friend, family, colleague, or public figure... Read more...

ArtsWA Deputy Director

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 3/14/2021 The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Director. The Deputy Director serves as the agency’s chief budget and financial officer and... Read more...

2021 Arts Innovator Award

Artist Trust Deadline: 3/8/2021, 11:59 PM These unrestricted awards of $25,000 are given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields.... Read more...

Creative Writing Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts Application deadline: 3/10/2021 The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose(fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to... Read more...

Challenge America Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Application deadline: 4/22/2021 Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. Challenge America features... Read more...

Administrative Office Assistant

Greater Kent Historical Society and Kent Museum Application deadline: 3/5/2021, 5 PM The Greater Kent Historical Society and Kent Museum has a part-time administrative position (20-30 hours per week) for a responsible, organized, independent, self-starter. The... Read more...

Solo String Festival ’21

The Key to Change Studio Application deadline: 3/15/2021 Open to all violin and viola students, grades 6-12, living and attending school in South King County. Prizes include college scholarships and a live performance on Classical KING FM. Apply by Monday, March 15,... Read more...

PreserveWA Fellowships

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Application deadline: 3/5/2021 The Fellowship provides students and young professionals access to both formal training and personalized guidance through free conference registration and the opportunity to be paired with a... Read more...

2021 Individual Arts Awards

Sustainable Arts Foundation Application deadline: 2/26/2021, 2 PM This year, the Sustainable Arts Foundation will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists or writers across the nation. Additionally, 20 finalists will be named. To be eligible, applicants must have... Read more...

Call to Artists – Nist Family Park Sculpture

Normandy Park Arts Commission Application deadline: 3/1/2021 The City of Normandy Park Arts Commission is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for a sculpture for Nist Family Park. This request for proposals is seeking artists who will design and create a sculpture... Read more...

Seeking Sky Poems for the RapidRide H Line

4Culture and King County Metro Deadline: TBA Inspired by the Nigerian folk tale, Why We Have to Work, artists Elisheba Johnson and Kristen Ramirez are collecting sky poems to be incorporated in their public artwork for the RapidRide H Line in Burien. Here’s how... Read more...

James Welch Prize for Indigenous Poets

Poetry Northwest Deadline: 3/15/2021 Poetry Northwest’s James Welch Prize will be awarded for two outstanding poems, each written by an Indigenous U.S. poet. The prize is named for Blackfeet and Gros Ventre writer James Welch, whose early poems were featured in Poetry... Read more...

Café Racer Seeks Local Music

Café Racer Radio Café Racer is an online radio station playing all local music (genre fluid), all the time. To have your music considered for Café Racer Radio, send a note along with your high quality MP3 files or links to drives along with download codes to... Read more...

Art Cottage Residencies

City of Shoreline Deadline: 2/28/2021 Budget: $1800 honorarium Eligibility: Emerging or established artists; Artists residing in the central Puget Sound region during the time of the residency period; Live nearby during residency period (There are no overnight... Read more...

Call to Artists – Black Lives Matter Visual Art Piece

Burien Arts Commission Application deadline: 2/26/2021, 5 PM The City of Burien and Burien arts Commission seek a Black artist or artist group that will work with the Burien community to create a visual art piece honoring the Black Lives Matter movement. This call is... Read more...

Call to Artists – Looking Forward

Kent Arts Commission Submission deadline: 3/31/2021 Having bid farewell to 2020, the Kent Arts Commission is kicking off 2021 with a new KentCreates.com exhibit. The changing of the year is a time to look forward with wishes, goals, and plans for ourselves, our... Read more...

Spirit of Flight – Juried Photo Exhibit

Museum of Flight Entry deadline: 4/2/2021 The Museum of Flight invites entries for a special juried photography exhibition at the Museum opening to the public June 19, 2021 (closing date to be determined). The exhibition, comprised of 35 ranking photographs, will be... Read more...

Seeking Burien Arts Commissioners

City of Burien Application deadline: 2/26/2021, 5 PM The mission of the City of Burien Arts Commission is to promote and nurture the arts as an essential component of our community by providing cultural opportunities for all.  The Arts Commissioners meets monthly and... Read more...

City of Opportunity Scholarship

City of Tukwila Deadline 3/31/2021 Created in 2014 for high school students living in Tukwila, this scholarship program provides financial assistance and opportunity to deserving students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Applications are being... Read more...

2021 Speak Truth Video Contest

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights  Deadline: 3/14/2021 With support from the American Federation of Teachers, and based on Kerry Kennedy’s book Speak Truth To Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, this middle and high school filmmaking... Read more...

Speak Up, Sing Out Music Contest

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights  Deadline: 4/11/2021 In partnership with the GRAMMY Museum, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation invites students to produce original songs that take a stand against human rights abuses. Using their own voices and perspectives,... Read more...

Passages – Poetic Journeys – Poetry Contest

Unknown Poets Society Submission deadline: 4/1/2021, 12 PM Enter the Unknown Poets Society’s first-ever poetry contest! You may submit up to 3 poems; $5 per poem. All residents of King County and beyond are eligible after joining the free Unknown Poets... Read more...

Visual Art Submissions

Poetry Northwest Deadline: 3/1/2021 Poetry Northwest welcomes queries concerning visual art from October 1 – March 1. Simultaneous submissions are accepted in all categories with advance indication and prompt notification upon acceptance elsewhere. Please make a note... Read more...

Call to Artists – Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence

Mary Olson Farm/Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Application deadline: 2/25/2021, 10:59 PM The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence is an opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary Olson Farm... Read more...

World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council Submission deadline: 3/20/2021 The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015 to address global issues by 2030. Their primary purpose is to improve the living standards of everyone and every country... Read more...

Call for Gift Shop Merchandise

Foss Waterway Seaport  Deadline: 7/1/2021 The Foss Waterway Seaport is a maritime museum in Tacoma. It seeks products created by local artists and craftspeople to add to the museum’s store. These proposals should be for pieces that you make that can be modified... Read more...

Cultural Performers for Expo 2020 Dubai

Global U.S. Ties Application deadline: 3/15/2021 at latest (see below) Global Ties U.S. is seeking Cultural Performers to perform at the U.S. Pavilion. Cultural Performers – including representatives from dance, music, theater, literature, art, food, sports, spoken... Read more...

Youth Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai

World Affairs Council Open until filled (2/26/2021 is the absolute latest the application period will be open) Global Ties U.S. is accepting applications for Youth Ambassadors (U.S. citizens ages 18-29) to serve as guides and cultural ambassadors at the U.S.... Read more...

Give Me Culture Grants

Kent Arts Commission Rolling deadline The City of Kent Arts Commission’s “Give Me Culture” program offers small, flexible grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the public in Kent. Awards 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...

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...

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...

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 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...