SoCoCulture Opportunities

Call for Art Celebrating Renton’s Rooftop Dragon

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Deadline: 2/24/2023 The City of Renton Municipal Arts Commission is seeking proposals from local artists for original pieces of art (4) for use in a community scavenger hunt event in April. Artists are encouraged to consider the theme... Read more...

Seeking Poets from America’s Rural Places

  Pulley Press Pulley Press encourages and publishes poetry by poets who write from rural places, and currently is looking for poets who have full-length book manuscripts in that vein that are available for publication. The Press also seeks poets who would like... Read more...

Seeking Executive Director

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington Preferred application status deadline: 2/28/2023 PICA-WA is looking for a visionary leader to step into the Executive Director position. We are seeking a candidate who understands the Pasifika community holistically... Read more...

Going Abroad Scholarship

Going (formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights) Deadline for Fall 2023: 3/15/2023, 11:59 PM Our mission at Going is to help people travel and experience the world. Since 2017, we’ve expanded this mission through The Going Abroad Scholarship (formerly Scott’s Cheap... Read more...

47th Avenue Foundation Grants

47th Avenue Foundation Rolling deadline The 47th Avenue Foundation assists 501(c)3 organizations that support children and families in King County with programs and organizations that foster a proactive approach to lifelong wellbeing. Our goal is to make the grant... Read more...

Tourism Marketing Support Program

Port of Seattle Application deadline: 2/23/2023, 2 PM In keeping with the Port of Seattle’s Century Agenda Strategic Objectives to “Advance this region as a leading tourism destination and business gateway,” the Port’s tourism development focus... Read more...

Wellness, Arts and the Military Grants

ArtsWA Deadline: 2/20/2023 Wellness, Arts, and the Military (WAM) supports the growth of artists and arts organizations who have arts and wellness programs for military connected communities. WAM began in 2017 as a Community Connections Project supported by the NEA... Read more...

Seeking an Artistic Director

Evergreen City Ballet Application deadline: 2/17/2023 Evergreen City Ballet it looking for an Artistic Director to head-up ECB’s artistic vision. You will inspire, define, articulate, and deliver the school’s artistic production, programming, education, and community... Read more...

Renton Main Street Business Pitch Competition

Renton Downtown Partnership Registration closes: 2/20/2023, 5 PM Are you an entrepreneur or an existing business looking for an opportunity to share your ideas and win the resources to open a business in downtown Renton? Look no further! The Main Street Entrepreneur... Read more...

4Culture Projects Grants

4Culture Deadline: 3/23/2023 Art Projects – For artists and arts groups to create new work, pursue opportunities, pay for materials, and more. Learn more at www.4culture.org/grants/art-projects/ Heritage Projects – Funds individuals and organizations... Read more...

Dialogue in Place Internship

Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) Open until filled, but please reply ASAP The mission of the Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) is to partner with our communities to explore how history connects us all. “Dialogue in Place” is a multi-year,... Read more...

Nominations Being Accepted for the 2022 History Awards

Washington State Historical Society Deadline: 2/24/2023 The Washington State Historical Society is now accepting nominations for the 2022 History Awards. The awards will be presented at an event at the Washington State History Museum in late April. Award Categories:... Read more...

Call for Yellowstone Wild Bison Images, Art and Poetry

Buffalo Field Campaign Deadline extended: 3/1/2023 The Buffalo Field Campaign is gearing up for its 2024 Wild Bison of Yellowstone Country Calendar, and is  seeking beautiful wild buffalo images, art, poetry and Buffalo lore! The calendar is a true celebration of the... Read more...

Roger Freeman Memorial Award – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Federal Way Diversity Commission Deadline: 2/6/2023, 5 PM More than four Roger Freeman Memorial Awards, commemorating the life of former 30th District State Legislator Roger Freeman, will be awarded to outstanding Federal Way-based, 9th-12th grade scholars who can... Read more...

Send a Singing Valentine

Harmony Kings Orders filling up fast – delivery date is 2/14/2023, 9 AM – 9 PM Nothings says “I Love You” like a serenade, a red rose and a card delivered by a quartet of tuxedoed vocalists. For as little as $50 you can surprise the love of... Read more...

Call for Proposals – NEH “Crossroads” Conference

Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance Deadline for proposals: 4/3/2023  Date of conference: 10/25-29/2023 The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are pleased to announce the 2023 National... Read more...

BAM Arts Fair Call for Submissions – EXTENDED

Bellevue Arts Museum Deadline: EXTENDED to 2/10/2023 Submissions are open for the 2023 Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair. The application fee is $45 per submission. This large, award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest is committed to handmade excellence... Read more...

Call to LGBTQIA+ Artists

Fred Hutch Cancer Center Deadline: 2/10/2023, 5 PM Calling all LGBTQIA+ visual artists for Fred Hutch’s Public Art and Community Dialogue Program! Selected artists will create commissioned artwork informed by Community Dialogues to be displayed across the Fred Hutch... Read more...

Artists Up Mentorships

4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and ArtsWA Deadline: 1/30/2023, 5 PM Artists Up is a collaboration between the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and Washington State Arts Commission to connect artists with mentors through... Read more...

Northwest Folklife Seeking Applications

Northwest Folklife Open until filled Northwest Folklife is currently accepting applications for this year’s festival, taking place May 26-29 on the Seattle Center grounds! Each year the Northwest Folklife Festival features over 200 local PNW merchants offering... Read more...

Call for King County Metro Artist in Residence

King County Metro Deadline: 2/14/2023, 4 PM Act as a creative strategist, working jointly with Metro and 4Culture, to expand their collaborative potential and identify opportunities for public art programming that reflects and elevates the future of regional transit.... Read more...

Building for Equity Support Specialist

4Culture Deadline: 2/20/2023 The Building for Equity Support Specialist is an interdisciplinary role that provides programmatic and administrative support for Building for Equity, Preservation, and Heritage programs and initiatives. We are seeking qualified candidates... Read more...

Heritage Professional Development Stipend Program

4Culture Deadline: Ongoing through 10/31/2023, 5 PM Funds to help you participate, make connections and learn new skills for your career path in the heritage field. Any questions about the program can be directed to Megumi Nagata at megumi.nagata@4culture.org –... Read more...

Washington State Senate Page Program

Washington State Senate Application deadline: 2/13/2023 The Senate Page Program is back and running after a two-year sabbatical while the Legislature operated mostly remotely and there was no reason to have pages on the Capitol Campus. Pages serve for one week during... Read more...

New Public Free Access Funding Program

4Culture Dates:3/31/2023 4Culture’s new Public Free Access program aims to reduce the significant barrier that admission fees pose to many King County residents— particularly underserved communities—and visitors in accessing quality, relevant, cultural... Read more...

Auburn Community Matching Grant

City of Auburn Neighborhood Programs Deadline: 3/31/2023 Community Matching Grant: This reimbursement, project-based grant provides funding for community-based projects. Some example projects could be community gardens, Little Free Libraries, playground and park... Read more...

Auburn Community Fund

City of Auburn Neighborhood Program Deadline: 3/31/2023 The Community Fund: This is only the second year of this program, focused on communities that are in the Valley and Plateau areas of Auburn. Community members can submit projects to the Neighborhood Programs... Read more...

Unpublished Writing Contest

Pacific Northwest Writers Association Deadline: 3/30/2023, Midnight the 2023 PNWA Unpublished Contest is open for submissions. $40 entry fee for PNWA members and $55 for non-members. Categories have changed from previous years and beginning this year uploaded in a... Read more...

Challenge America

National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: 4/27/2023, 8:59 PM Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations forprojects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural... Read more...

Kent Community Foundation Arts and Education Grants

Kent Community Foundation Deadline: 7/31/2023 Each year the Kent Community Foundation accepts proposals from community groups and schools for cultural arts and education programs. The Foundation awards grants on a semi-annual basis:  January 31 and July 31 deadlines.... Read more...

Covid-19 Unmet Needs Grants

Kent Community Foundation Deadline: 2/17/2023 The Kent Community Foundation COVID-19 Unmet Needs Grant is designed to provide funding for capacity building. This can include website improvements, collaboration and building partnerships. Efforts funded by this grant... Read more...

Call for Entries – Cadence Video Poetry Festival

Northwest Film Forum Deadline: 3/1/2023 Verse meets visuals in motion at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in 2023, in-person April 27–30 and online April 27–May 7. Cadence Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle... Read more...

Teaching Artist Opportunities

Youth in Focus Youth in Focus’ mission is to empower youth, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and to make positive choices for their lives. We believe all students should have equitable access to high-quality arts education to develop their... Read more...

Call to Artists – Arts Explosion

Federal Way Arts Commission and Federal Way Performing Arts Foundation Deadline: 3/15/2023 The first Annual “Arts Explosion” Festival is a juried art competition in three categories: Photography/Digital; Two-Dimensional artwork; and Three-Dimensional artwork. It will... Read more...

Renton Arts and Culture Grants Program

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Awards made quarterly in 2023 Renton Municipal Arts Commission offers grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the general public in Renton. The commission encourage... Read more...

SoCo Leadership Team Members Needed

SoCoCulture Beginning 1/2023 What do SoCoCulture Leadership Team members do? They… Provide SoCoCulture with your perspectives and opinions on the needs of SoCoCulture members Provide ideas for professional development topics; “hot topics” in the cultural arena... Read more...

World Citizen Essay Contest for Students

World Affairs Council Deadline: 3/19/2023, midnight Each spring, the World Affairs Council hosts the WCEC for third through twelfth graders. The goal of the contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that... Read more...

New Writing Critique Groups

Plateau Area Writers Association The Plateau Area Writers Association has two new critique groups. One is a general writers’ group – with participants engaged in fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, poetry and journalism. No X-rated material is... Read more...

Song and Spoken Word Open Mic

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council Last Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 PM Any and all are welcome to join us! Want to practice your new song or stand-up routine? Have a new poem you’d like to recite and get feedback from fellow writers? Join us! Participation... Read more...

Call for Stories – 7 Stories, 7 Minutes

7 Stories Highline Heritage Museum Local storytellers are invited to share real experiences based on a particular theme, 7 stories told under 7 minutes. Upcoming theme: 10/28/2022 – Silver Linings Stories should be memorized and told by heart. If you would like... Read more...

Call for Pasifika Wayfinders

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington Every Friday, 4 PM It’s important for Pasifika youth to grow their voice and have a platform to be heard. Pasifika Wayfinders (PWF) are opening up our youth council applications again to fulfill our mission to... Read more...

SoCo Opps Bulletins

SoCoCulture Hey South King County artists! SoCoCulture has a mailing list called SoCo Opps that is expressly for artists, actors, musicians and others who are interested in receiving a listing of South King County-based (and other nearby) creative opportunities on a... Read more...

Artists Invited – Maple Valley Art Walk

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council Rotating basis ArtWalk is a partnership between the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council and local small business owners in Maple Valley. The first art walk took place in November 2014 with the idea of developing new venues for local... 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...

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...

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...