Looking for a great gift for a friend or loved one? Look no further, Vera holiday packages are back! Proceeds from the packages go directly to our Fall Fund Drive campaign! Just be sure to order before 12/1 to ensure it gets to you by Christmas. Click on the main “Store” menu item or go to theveraproject.bigcartel.com
We are grateful to Boeing for their continued support and are very excited that they’re investing in this bold new move we’re making. Stay tuned for more news and updates about this new project!
The Vera Project has been nominated to be a Community Partner in Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union’s “Checking for Change” contest! Cast your vote for us in the “Arts & Culture” category this week (Monday Nov 2 until Sunday Nov 8).
What does it mean to be a SMCU Community Partner? SMCU will donate $20 to 1 of 7 non-profit for every “Feel Good Checking” Account opened in 2016. Check out the nominees for each category and cast your vote here: http://www.smcu.com/promos/CheckingForChange/
The Vera Project and Hollow Earth Radio are teaming up once again for the 8th Annual DIY Holiday Fair on Sunday December 13, 2015!
The DIY Holiday Fair is an eclectic showcase of some of the very best of the Seattle area’s DIY record/tape/CD labels, Zine and small press, crafters, and more! We are now accepting applications for this year’s fair.
DIY Holiday Fair Vendor Form 2015
Deadline to apply: November 15
Questions? Email email@example.com
Please join us in celebrating the kick off for our annual end of the year fundraiser, the Fall Fund Drive!
Where: The Crocodile Back Bar
When: Wednesday October 7, 5pm doors
FREE // ALL AGES (BAR WITH ID)
Featuring a performance by Car Seat Headrest
DJ sounds by tane
Sales from Two Beers Brewing beer will go directly to support Vera’s Fall Fund Drive!
Gatas y Vatas (GyV) is an experimental music festival for solo, women artists to push their own boundaries and those of their audience. GyV welcomes trans and cis women, as well as genderqueer and non-binary people.
Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, GyV has in its six years become a party for visual artists and crafters to showcase their work, and it’s sparked a series of compilation albums, companion zines, art shows, benefit parties and workshops. Continue reading “Gatas y Vatas Festival comes to Seattle!”
The Vera Project is excited to host The Women’s Creative Industries Forum this Saturday from 10am to 3pm! Experience presentations and live performances by women who design sound, produce radio shows, make films, and beyond. Get to know other professionals and beginners in these creative industries with networking activities and a women-centric resource fair. As always at The Vera Project, all ages and gender identities are welcome!
Amy Piñon, a Vera board member and audio engineer, organized the event: “Representation of women, especially women of color in media, in the workplace, and in leadership is extremely important, especially in traditionally white-male dominated industries. This event is a response to this inequity, and aims to create visibility and viability for women in creative technology fields. As a woman of color audio engineer, I seek to uphold space to inspire and empower the next generation of women engineers, innovators, and culture shifters.”
The event, which is free to the public, will feature presentations by Nancy Chang (Reel Grrls), Sharlese Metcalf (KEXP), and Grey Ellis (visual/audio artist), as well as performances by Whitney Mongé and Naomi Wachira, and DJ sets by Taryn Rene Dorsey (Wiscon/Base tan/POC as Fuck). Bios below.
A woman-centric resource fair will be in the gallery space, featuring these great organizations:
Sharlese Metcalf has worked in music in the northwest for 14 years, and is the host of KEXP’s Audioasis and coordinates their Music Community Events. She also co-curates a music video showcase for KEXP and Northwest Film Forum called Videoasis and hosts False Prophet at Kremwerk.
Nancy Chang is a culture shifter based in Seattle – where she has recently declared her life’s mantra as being feral and free. She is passionate about creating strong authentic and inclusive communities through her work as the co-founder and board chair of Skate Like a Girl, a board member for Water 1st, Artist Trust, and as the executive director of Reel Grrls.
Grey Ellis is a white organizer of queer DIY music spaces such as Queer Rock Camp, an organizer of immersive performance and arts events, as well as a musician, video artist, and performance artist. They strive to make strange and safe places for the development of unique expression, empowerment and exploration, both as play and as a political tool for sharing knowledge, and holding complexity.
Whitney Mongé (http://whitneymonge.com/)
Seattle Alternative Soul artist, Whitney Mongé, is the best street performer in the Northwest according to the Seattle Weekly in 2014. She began her music journey busking in the Pike Place Market in 2007, which has since led to several opportunities such as appearances on television networks CW11, PBS, ESPN, and various radio shows like NPR’s Speaker Forum.
Naomi Wachira (http://www.naomiwachira.com/)
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, Naomi blends elements of African rhythm, American folk, and soul in her music.
The Vera Project is proud to be a presenting sponsor of this year’s Summit Block Party! SBP is a not-for-profit volunteer-run event fueled by community support that aims to bring Seattle’s artistic community together, showcase local artists, musicians & craft-makers, and to promote accessibility to music for all!
Check out the Vera stage (run by Vera’s own sound engineers!) and stop by our outreach booth to learn how to get involved! All proceeds from drink specials (TBA!) at Redwood Tavern go directly to Vera, so grab a drink if you’re 21+
When: Saturday August 22, 12pm-10pm
Where: 1722 Summit Ave (Between Olive & Howell) + inside Redwood Tavern
!!! ALL AGES !!!
For more info visit www.summitblockparty.com
SEEKING: Zine artists/collectives and used record dealers!
The Vera Project is proud to announce some very special programming happening in our space during Bumbershoot! We’ll be having some great local music and comedy in our showroom (check the lineup here! Comedy TBA), and in our gallery there will be some space to hang out, listen to our DJ class alumni spin some tunes, and last but not least, A ZINE AND RECORD FAIR!!!
We are now accepting vendor applications! Applications here: Bumbershoot Zine and Record Fair Vendor Application 2015