SoCoCulture Opportunities

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Application deadline: 11/1/2018 Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting submissions for the 21st year of the Jack Straw New Media Gallery, a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound... Read more...

Jack Straw Writers Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Application deadline: 11/1/2018 Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the 23rd year of the Jack Straw Writers Program. To date, the program has included more than 250 writers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond who... Read more...

Jack Straw Artist Support Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Application deadline: 11/1/2018 Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the 26th year of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program. Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of free recording and production time with an... Read more...

Call for artists to adopt a fire hydrant

Renton Municipal Arts Commission and South Renton Neighborhood Association Submission deadline: 10/19/2018 The South Renton Neighborhood Association, in collaboration with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, is seeking artists to participate in an exciting new... Read more...

Gingerbread House Contest

Auburn Community & Event Center Applications due by 11/5/2018, 5 PM Entries on display 11/29-12/10/2018 There will be space for only 10 entries in Auburn’s new Gingerbread House Contest, so those interested should apply today. This FREE & fun event... Read more...

Call for art – Creatures of the Deep

Narrows Brewery Application deadline: 11/15/2018 On December 14, 2018, Narrows Brewery in Tacoma is holding a one-night art show in Tacoma to support local Washington artists, as well as to raise funds for the Art With Heart Program, which serves kids and teens... Read more...

Arc Artist Fellowship

4Culture Application deadline: 11/28/2018 The Arc Artist Fellowship provides $12,000 awards and modest promotional support through the 4Culture website. We know that artists value unrestricted funding above all other types of support. It allows artists to apply funds... Read more...

Call for submissions – Contrasts anthology

Plateau Area Writers Association Submission deadline: 10/30/2018 PAWA is currently seeking submissions for its annual anthology, Contrasts. The theme this year is “Now and Then.” Articles, poems, short stories and essays are welcome – rants and... Read more...

Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship

Interlochen Arts Academy Application deadline: 12/1/2018 Interlochen Arts Academy has announced the return of the Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship, a biennial award for high school-aged creative writing students. Through generous grants from the Edmund F.... Read more...

Call for ‘Fall Colors’ entries – Kent Creates

Kent Arts Commission Submission period: now through 11/30/2018 The Kent Arts Commission is seeking entries for an online exhibit via Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors, at KentCreates.com The current exhibit is open September... Read more...

Votes for Women centennial grants program

Washington State Historical Society Deadlines: 12/31/2018 and 4/30/2019 Votes for Women Centennial Grants fund non-profits and public entities to support programming that celebrates the national suffrage centennial across the State of Washington. Grant applications... Read more...

Audition – Grit

Auditions for GRIT by Tere Martinez and Janet Hayakawa. Seeking actors for a paid, non-union, original, educational theatre project exploring issues of identity and civil liberties. The project includes: a teacher workshop, school residencies (30-minute play, two... Read more...

Cultural facilities grants

4Culture Application deadline: 11/14/2018, 5 PM 4Culture’s Cultural Facilities funding helps organizations acquire, build, or renovate the bricks and mortar spaces that house and facilitate cultural work in King County.. Grants support building projects for arts and... 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...

Face painters needed

Burien Arts Association Date: 9/8/2018 and 11/2/2018 Burien Arts needs volunteers to help with face painting at two upcoming events in Burien: Saturday, September 8 – Burien’s Arts-A-Glow festival in Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th Street Friday, November... Read more...

Public engagement coordinator

Renton History Museum Open until filled The Renton Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit, is seeking a qualified candidate for the part-time position of Public Engagement Coordinator for the Renton History Museum, Renton’s only museum. Under the... Read more...

2019 Auburn Arts Commission project support grants

Auburn Arts Commission Application deadline: 10/23/2018 Established in 2002, the primary purpose of this program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. The goal of the program is to encourage the growth, innovation,... 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...

Bigfood Script Challenge

Bigfoot Northwest Script Challenge Deadline:10/15/2018 The Bigfoot Northwest Script Challenge is ready to award up to $6,500 and unparalleled Hollywood access to the next great voices in screenwriting. Entrants submit screenplays, TV pilots, and digital-only written... Read more...

Call for poems about ending the death penalty

Call for Poems: Death Penalty Deadline: 12/31/2018 A total of 110 executions have been carried out in Washington State and its predecessor territories since 1849. Five executions have taken place since the death penalty was re-enacted November 4, 1975. Eight men are... 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...

Opportunity grants

Humanities Washington No deadline Humanities Washington is currently accepting applications for $1,000 Opportunity grants, which are awarded year-round with no deadlines to apply. Applications must be received at least eight weeks before the date of the event. Find... 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...

Snap Grants

ArtsWA Rolling application period: 7/1 – 12/31/2018 Snap Grants is a rolling grants program aimed at supporting small community groups and organizations producing projects or events with arts and culture as a primary or significant component. Designed as an... 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

Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations WAACO provides free legal services to nonprofit organizations on their business transactional legal issues and can help your organization if you need legal help. Here are some examples of the legal work they can... 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...