SoCoCulture Opportunities

Call for Film Entries

Seattle International Film Festival Submission deadline: 1/8/2021 The 47th annual Seattle International Film Festival will be held virtually April 8 – 18, 2021. Categories are: Features – 31 minutes or longer – entry fee $70 Shorts & Episodics... Read more...

Musical Albums Sought

Seattle Public Library Submission deadline: 11/30/2020 Seattle Public Library seeks submissions for SPL’s free music collection, PlayBack. PlayBack contains 250 albums by “Seattle-area” artists including SassyBlack, Tomo Nakayama, Lori Goldston and... Read more...

Call for Artists – Burien Gallery Program

City of Burien Application deadline: 12/21/2020, 5 PM The City of Burien has two exhibition spaces that it makes available to artists for four-month periods. Selected artists will receive a $150 stipend. Insurance coverage is not provided for artwork in Gallery... 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 – 2021-2022 Downtown Sculpture Gallery

City of Auburn Application deadline: 2/18/2021, 10:59 PM The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit applications for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months... 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...

Euro Challenge 2021

University of Washington Center for West European Studies & European Union Center of Excellence, in partnership with Working in Support of Education (WISE) and The World Affairs Council Registration deadline: 12/31/2020 Launched in 2006, the Euro Challenge is an... 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...

Auburn Holiday Lighting Displays

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Auburn residents who plan on decorating their homes with lights this holiday season can register their home to be a part of Auburn’s Holiday Lighting Displays. The city will then post a list of all the locations to view decorated... Read more...

Virtual Gingerbread Contest

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Register by 11/23/2020 This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community out to see what Auburn can build! Any structures real or imaginary, houses, igloos, spaceships, etc. will be accepted. This event is free and open... Read more...

Open for nominations for R.I.S.E. Award

Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab Nomination deadline: 11/30/2020 The Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab announces a new award for folks who are interested in the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab Core Program. The R.I.S.E.... Read more...

Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program

Northwest Film Forum in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation Application deadline: 11/30/2020, 11:59 PM A national initiative established in 2007, the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Regional Regranting Program recognizes and supports the movement of... Read more...

20 Under 20 – Liberation

Bellevue Art Museum Application deadline: 12/13/2020 20 Under 20 is an annual exhibition showcasing young artists from the Puget Sound area. This exhibition is designed to feature youth ages 13 – 19 as emerging artists, and is juried by the Teen Arts Council in... Read more...

Heritage Internship Proposals

4Culture Deadline: 1/15/2021 The King County Heritage Internship Program has been part of our heritage capacity-building programs since 2018. In the past, we paired graduate students with host sites around the county to complete help complete projects—you can read... Read more...

Call to sculptors – new sculpture park

Price Sculpture Forest Deadline: 12/31/2020 Price Sculpture Forest, close to downtown Coupeville on Whidbey Island, has just opened to the public and is proactively reaching out to sculptors who would like to publicly exhibit your outdoor work for sale or otherwise... 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...

Artist Call – Puyallup Outdoor Sculpture Gallery

City of Puyallup and Arts Downtown Deadline: 1/24/2021 Arts Downtown, in partnership with the City of Puyallup, is pleased to announce the opening of its twentieth rotating gallery exhibit in 2021. This public art program invites artists to exhibit works in the... Read more...

Call to artists – SDI Journal

SDI Rolling deadline SDI (Spiritual Directors International) is a Bellevue-based non-profit, member-supported community of over 6000 spiritual companions from around the world. We are an inclusive, global contemplative movement that contributes to peace, justice, and... Read more...

Call for Proposals – Doing History, Doing Justice

American Association for State and Local History Proposal submission deadline: 12/18/2020 The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will present its 2021 Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, on September 22-25. This meeting will be a hybrid with... Read more...

ARC Artist Fellowship

4Culture Deadline: 12/2/2020, 5 PM The Arc Artist Fellowship provides unrestricted $12,000 awards for King County artists, as well as promotional support through the 4Culture website. Each year, current Fellows will help shape the next funding cycle. For this next... Read more...

South King County Fund Environmental Grant

Port of Seattle Application deadline: 12/4/2020, 1 PM The South King County Fund Environmental Grants Program supports projects that improve the local environment in the near-airport communities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila.... Read more...

Call to Artists – Silver Linings

Kent Arts Commission Now through 12/31/2020 2020 has been quite a year! This year has given us a global pandemic, racial tensions sweeping the nation, fires causing massive destruction in the Western United States, a contentious Presidential election, and murder... Read more...

Washington State Teacher Artist Training Lab

Washington State Arts Commission The TAT Lab Core cohort will include up to 30 selected teaching artists, arts specialists, classroom teachers, youth arts providers, and arts educators working in various settings and artistic disciplines and all regions of Washington... Read more...

Seattle Public Art Artist Roster for 2021-2023

City of Seattle Application deadline: 11/30/2020 Open to emerging artists currently residing in Washington State. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is creating an artist roster of approximately 200-300 artists who will be pre-qualified for future public art... 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...