SoCoCulture Opportunities

2022 World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council Deadline: 3/20/2022, 11:59 PM The World Affairs Council hosts the WCEC for third through twelfth graders from across Washington State. The goal of the contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members... Read more...

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Institute of Museum and Library Services Deadline: 11/15/2021 Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is designed to support small museums of all disciplines in project-based efforts to serve the public through exhibitions, educational/interpretive programs, digital... Read more...

7 Stories

Burien Culture Hub Date: 10/22/2021, 7-8:30 PM 7 Stories is a night of storytelling to celebrate our communities’ rich cultural heritage. Stories tell us more about our friends and neighbors. The theme this evening is “Uncharted Territory.” For more... Read more...

Public Programs Developer

Museum of History & Industry Application deadline: 11/5/2021, Noon For nearly 80 years, MOHAI has been dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. Position Title: Public... Read more...

Heritage Barn Grants

Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation Deadline: Extended to 11/7/2021 The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced today that applications to request funding through the Heritage Barn... Read more...

Historic Cemetery Grant Program

Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation Application deadline: Extended to 11/7/2021 he Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, together with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for... Read more...

Vadon Foundation Fellowship Award for Native Artists

Vadon Foundation Application deadline: 11/8/2021, 11:59 PM The Vadon Foundation supports innovative community-based initiatives that sustain healthy thriving indigenous nations in perpetuity. The Foundation supports programs working to ensure that every successive... Read more...

Jack Straw Writers Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Deadline: 11/1/2021 Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the 26th year of the Jack Straw Writers Program. To date, the program has included more than 300 writers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond who represent a... Read more...

2022 Rotating Exhibits – Calls and Submissions

ShoreLake Arts Deadline: 10/31/2021 ShoreLake Arts, a not-for-profit organization, is looking for local artists to show in 2022 at our gallery in Lake Forest Park, WA. Our 5-6 week rotating exhibits feature two artists with each person showing on approximately 9 feet... Read more...

2022 Amazon Artist in Residence Program

Amazon Deadline: 10/18/2021, 11:59 PM Amazon’s Artist in Residence program returns with the fifth annual call to artists. Selected artists will work at one of two spaces on the Puget Sound Campus. Both the Seattle and Bellevue Studios offer just over 1,000 square feet... Read more...

Call for Art – Northwest Waters Art Show

Lynnwood Convention Center Gallery Deadline for digital submissions: 10/18/2021 The Lynnwood Convention Center Gallery seeks submissions of 2D Artwork from local and regional Northwest Artists for the “Northwest Waters” show, scheduled to run from Jan-June of 2022.... Read more...

Call for Artists in Seattle-Tacoma Area

LoCA (Local Contemporary Art) LoCA is currently looking for local artists in the greater Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia area to partner with us. We have placed art in over 25 venues in the Seattle area and are adding more on a weekly basis. Our artists earn 70% on every... Read more...

Artist Trust Fellowship Awards

Artist Trust Deadline: 11/8/2021, 11:59 PM Artist Trust Fellowships are merit-based awards of $10,000 for practicing artists of exceptional talent and ability residing in Washington State. These unrestricted awards are given annually to 8+ artists of any discipline in... Read more...

Alan M. Painter Community Service Area Grants

King County Local Services Deadline: 12/3/2021, 5 PM Are you part of a group in unincorporated King County that’s trying to bring together the community? Your group can now apply for grant money to help your event become a reality, via the county’s Alan M. Painter... Read more...

Auburn Gingerbread Contest

Auburn Arts, Parks & Recreation Registration deadline: 11/22/2021 This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community together to see what Auburn can build! Register as a individual, group, family, or business and show off what you can create! There is... Read more...

Call for Holiday Bazaar Vendors

City of SeaTac The SeaTac Holiday Bazaar will be happening at the SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Avenue S, on Saturday, November 6, from 9 AM – 3 PM. Vendors selling handmade and commercial goods are welcome – but please, no yard sale goods . $40 for... Read more...

Call for Artists – Helen S. Smith Gallery

Helen S. Smith Gallery Application deadline: 1/1/2022 The Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently requesting exhibition proposals for our 2023 exhibition cycle. Artists will be selected by invitation and from submissions. Emerging and... Read more...

Call for Student Art

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Deadline: 10/15/2021 The RMAC seeks a design proposal to wrap a utility box in downtown Renton. The call is open to student artists (must be a current student, K-12) with a preference for artists living in Renton. $500 stipend will be... Read more...

Call for Artists – 2022 Burien Gallery Program

City of Burien Application deadline: 11/4/2021, 5 PM The City of Burien has issued a call for artists for the 2022 Burien Gallery Program. There are two location options: Maverick Apartments Window—2D or 3D 150th and 6th Ave SW 336 square feet window with glass on two... Read more...

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize Deadline: 11/16/2021 The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for its Fall 2021 artist grants. The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. The aim is to advance artists’... Read more...

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Program

Jack Straw Deadline: 11/29/2021 The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle’s U District where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment... Read more...

Artist Trust Fellowship Awards

Artist Trust Deadline: 11/8/2021, 11:59 PM Artist Trust Fellowships are merit-based awards of $10,000 for practicing artists of exceptional talent and ability residing in Washington State. These unrestricted awards are given annually to 8+ artists of any discipline in... Read more...

Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence

City of Auburn Deadline extended: 10/28/2021, 10:59 PM The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence provides the opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, Washington for two... Read more...

4Culture Sustained Support and Recovery Program

4Culture Application deadline: 11/5/2021, 5 PM 4Culture has opened the first phase of its Recovery Fund. Cultural organizations with 2019 revenue of $1 million and below that experienced revenue loss between 2019 and 2020 will be eligible for this program. Eligible... Read more...

T-shirt Design Contest

Auburn Symphony Orchestra Deadline: 10/22/2021 Auburn Symphony Orchestra is seeking an artist or artists to create a t-shirt design to be featured on shirts, tote bags, and other merchandise that will be sold in ASO’s online shop. Designs should incorporate themes and... Read more...

Northwest Exposure Photo Contest

Washington Trails Association Submission deadline: 10/18/2021 Northwest Exposure is WTA’s annual photo contest that celebrates outdoor photography and the community of hikers that explore Washington’s trails. The 2021 contest will run from August 17 to... Read more...

Poetry Out Loud for Student Poets

Washington State Arts Commission Registration: 8/16 – 11/19/2021 Poetry Out Loud (POL) is for students in grades 9-12. It is part of a national arts education program that builds on elements of slam poetry and spoken word to engage students with the power of... Read more...

Call to Artists – Gallery 110 Juried Exhibition

Gallery 110 Entry deadline: 10/31/2021 Gallery 110’s annual juried exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists. This gallery is located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district and reputation offers artists the opportunity to be a part of... Read more...

Opportunity Grants

Humanities Washington These grants of up to $1,000 support statewide access to public humanities presentations and events. Organizations with projects led by and serving underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Application must be received at least... Read more...

Seeking Instructors

Tukwila Parks & Recreation Tukwila Parks & Recreation is looking independent instructors interested in sharing talents and skills. You can set the fees, dates, and times of your activity. Activities can be offered on a weekly basis, 1-2 day workshop, or other... Read more...

PastForward Online 2021

National Trust for Historic Preservation Date: 11/2-5/2021 Preservationists from across the country and all walks of life will come together virtually at PastForward Online 2021, the country’s only national preservation conference, to ask important questions and... Read more...

New Funding Opportunity for Museums

Washington State History Museum  Open until funding is exhausted The Washington State Library is distributing federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to States. This funding is to be used?to... Read more...

Kent Cultural Arts Grants

Kent Community Foundation Deadline: 10/30/2021 The objective of the Kent Community Foundation grant is to promote educational activities that inspire or enhance learning and expand cultural arts in the Kent/Covington community.  For more information, click... 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...

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...