SoCoCulture Opportunities

Hiring Garden/Bonsai Assistant

Pacific Bonsai Museum Apply by 10/2/2020 Pacific Bonsai Museum (PBM) located in Federal Way, WA offers its team members the opportunity to: • Work with and among one of the finest bonsai museums in North America. Join a supportive, focused and fun PBM team whose... 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...

Creative Residencies at Bloedel

Bloedel Reserve Application deadline: 10/1/2020 The mission of the Creative Residency program at Bloedel Reserve is to foster creative thinking that is inspired by nature and that explores the connection between humans and the environment. The Creative Residency... Read more...

4Culture Sustained Support

4Culture Submission deadline: 10/14/2020, 5 PM 4Culture has decided that 2019-2020 Sustained Support awards will be carried over into 2021, pending filling out an abridged application. Program managers will contact current recipients directly about how to proceed. The... Read more...

Teen Writing Workshops

White River Valley Museum Thursdays, 5:30-7 PM For teens who need help editing, researching, formatting, or organizing school writing projects. We can help! Drop your teen off with their current writing project in print or on their laptop/tablet, and we will help... Read more...

DiscoverU Art Contest

Road Map Project  Submission deadline: 10/2/2020 The DiscoverU Art Contest encourages public K-12 students from Road Map Project schools in the following school districts – Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Tukwila and South Seattle – to get... Read more...

City of Auburn Poet Laureate – call extended

City of Auburn Deadline: extended to 9/25/2020 The City of Auburn Poet Laureate recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment. The Poet Laureate also encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Auburn. The term of service for... Read more...

Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs

Jack Straw Cultural Center Application deadline: 11/2/2020 Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our... Read more...

Creative Kids Contest

Allied Arts of Renton Entries due: 9/30/2020 All students between the ages of 12 and 18 and who live in Renton or attend Renton schools are invited to enter and express creatively their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. Categories: Visual art... Read more...

South King County Fund

Port of Seattle Proposal deadline: 9/30/2020, Noon The Port of Seattle established the South King County Fund to develop equity-based partnerships and provide resources and support in historically underserved near-airport communities. The fund will award $10 million... Read more...

Call for Artists and Buskers

First Friday in Beautiful Downtown Burien Businesses along SW 152nd, Olde Burien and Seahurst are open with limitations and are looking for ways to showcase art on Burien’s monthly B-Town Beat Art Walk, which happens throughout the day on the first Friday of... 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...

Call to Artists – Kent Creates – Quarantine Art

Kent Arts Commission Exhibit Dates: 7/15 – 9/30/2020 Deadline for submissions: 9/30/2020 The global corona virus pandemic has profoundly impacted our lives and the world we’re living in. None of us expected to be spending so much time socially-distanced, apart... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...