DIY Holiday Fair Vendor Applications Now Open!

Vendor applications are now open for the annual DIY Holiday Fair, brought to you by The Vera Project and Hollow Earth Radio!

Date: December 3, 11am-4pm
Location: The Vera Project
Vendors: The DIY Holiday Fair is a celebration of local record, tape, and CD labels, as well as printing/small press, and other crafts that make our DIY music community so full and special!

Apply by Nov 4: diy-holiday-fair-vendor-form-2016

Announcing Vera’s 2016 Fall Fund Drive!

Vera’s fifteenth year as an organization - Ten years at Seattle Center

This year The Vera Project celebrated fifteen years of curating all-ages shows, fifteen years since we led the battle to overturn the Teen Dance Ordinance, and fifteen years of supporting Seattle’s arts community through serving as a resource for artists, musicians, and audio engineers regardless of age or experience.

We would like to appeal to you to pledge your support of Vera at the end of 2016. Our mission–to fuel personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art–can only happen with support from community members like you.

Take a look at what we accomplished in 2016:

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Second Annual Women’s Creative Industries Forum

9.10.16 Womens_Creative Industries ForumSaturday, September 10 | 11:00am
at The Vera Project

The Women’s Creative Industries Forum is an interactive event for current and aspiring music and media makers to explore how women create movements through mass channels of discourse to communicate and create more justice in the world. This is a space to address challenges and successes of women, especially women of color, share resources, and to inspire a new generation to step into creative media fields. The event features interactive presentations, media-making, a female-centric resource fair, and food.

$5 suggested donation – no one turned away for lack of funds. Your donation helps fuel more events like these throughout the year.

All ages and gender identities welcome.



Welcome to Jessica, our new Participation Coordinator!

We’re so excited to finally introduce the newest addition of the Vera staff fam, Jessica Schollmeyer! You know her as your trusty Steering Chair, but now she will be filling the staff role of Participation Coordinator. Get ready for many more amazing memes ;)

If you need to know where to direct your questions, cute dog pics, or Parks and Rec gifs, plz send to

introducing jessica as participation coordinator

GiveBig is May 3 – Schedule Your Donation Today!

Give Big For Vera imageGiveBIG is almost here! GiveBIG is a one-day online charitable giving event for greater Seattle non-profits. If you donate to Vera on May 3 through our profile on The Seattle Foundation website, your donation will be stretched by The Seattle Foundation and their presenting sponsors! AND, starting today, you can schedule your donation! All donations will be processed on GiveBIG day. Schedule your donation today and help support all-ages access to music & art!

Participation Coordinator position open!

Position Overview
The Vera Project seeks a competent and engaged self-starter to work with a dynamic team and a broad community of passionate volunteers from a diverse array of perspectives, identities and backgrounds. We are searching for a Volunteer & Member Coordinator to administer Vera’s participation programs, including internships, volunteer opportunities and the membership collective.  This position will ensure that all members, interns and volunteers are documented, oriented, trained and supported. The position will be half-time at 20 hours per week, reporting to the Executive Director and based in Seattle, WA.

More Info & Application – POSITION CLOSES APRIL 4

2016 Viva Vera Gala raises over $116,000 for The Vera Project!


WOW! With help from our friends and sponsors Sub Pop, Rhapsody, Boeing, Vulcan, Ticketfly, The 10 Club, United Reprographics, Eyes on Fremont, Chihuly Garden and Glass, The Space Needle, Oola Distillery, The Stranger, The Derschang Group, Lowercase Brewing, Caffe Vita, Underground Wine Project, Timber City Ginger Beer, and Pagliacci Pizza, we raised over $116,000 during the Viva Vera Gala!

We celebrated our 15th birthday in style  on Saturday, February 20 at The Triple Door. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event or the after party! Check out photos from gala night here (all photos by Victoria Holt). Also peep the gala video made the talented Marcy Stone-Francios:

Veri Et Recti Amici <3

Audio/Tech Manager position now open!

The Vera Project is in need of a part-time Audio/Tech Manager!

The Audio/Tech Manager works closely with The Vera Project Audio/Tech committee & staff, assisting with a broad array of duties within the realm of Vera’s audio program. These include equipment upkeep, repair, and installation in the live room and recording studio, in addition to audio intern supervision and rental management for portable equipment.

More Info & Application. Position closes Feb 8.


THANK YOU for a Successful Fall Fund Drive!!


To everyone who contributed to our Fall Fund Drive, we want to say: THANK YOU! We not only reached our $25,000 goal, but we surpassed it by 40% for a grand total of over $35,000!

A special thank you to our campaign sponsors: Barsuk Records, Pyramid Communications, and Vito’s Seattle!

A note from our fearless leader, Tim Lennon:
Thanks to the generous donations of so many of you in the Vera community we not only met our Fall Fund Drive goal but exceeded it!! On behalf of the Vera Project I’d like to send our true and sincerest thanks to everyone who made this possible. It’s amazing to be a part of such a great team. I’m really looking forward to working with you all on taking this organization to the new heights in 2016. Happy New Year and Viva Vera!!