Holiday Gift Packages Now Available!

UPDATED Holiday Packages Flyer 2015

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

Exciting Educational Grant Funded by Boeing

We are proud to announce that The Vera Project is a recipient of an exciting grant from Boeing! The grant, entitled “The Vera Project Community-­Based Education Program: ­ Planning and Piloting,” will enable us to work with community partners to develop and pilot a new curriculum to be delivered to underserved young folks in their own communities at little or no cost, and empower them to create their own cultural events in true DIY Vera fashion.
The Vera Project is one of the region’s key pipelines for the music and event workforce, but merely opening our doors and inviting people in limits our reach to those who have the means to get here. We are committed to finding effective ways to connect our resources to underserved populations, especially low ­income communities and people of color. The surest way to connect to new communities is to meet them where they are, listen to their needs, and work collaboratively to build authentic, mutually beneficial partnerships. 

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!

Checking for Change!

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:

DIY Holiday Fair vendor application

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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

2015 Viva Vera Fall Fund Drive begins!

Fall Fund Drive Logo

2015 spelled BIG changes at Vera.
We welcomed new staff (a new Executive Director AND a new Fundraising & Development Coordinator), expanded our programming of both shows and classes, and have embraced new relationships within our Seattle community. 
The changes made at Vera over the past year have strengthened the organization from the inside out – infusing Vera with a much needed dose of sustainability. Supporting Vera right now strengthens our ability to define Seattle’s all-ages scene well into the future – featuring expansive programming through music and art shows, classes, and workshops. All of this would be impossible without you.
We want to thank you, in advance, for your continued support. We are so overwhelmingly excited for 2016!
Veri Et Recti Amici (true and sincere friends),
Tim, Katherine, Andrea, Rachel, Elizabeth, and Nick <3
How to donate…
Mail a check! Our mailing address is 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109
Donate online! Make a one time donation or become a monthly donor!

Questions? Contact our Fundraising & Development Coordinator, Katherine Humphreys, at

Gatas y Vatas Festival comes to Seattle!

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!”

Women’s Creative Industries Forum this Saturday!

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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:

Seattle Theatre Group

Reel Grrls


Powerful Voices

Queer Rock Camp

Rain City Rock Camp

The Recording Academy

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture / The Creative Advantage

Seattle Office of Film + Music


Presenter Bios:

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.

Performer Bios:

Whitney Mongé (

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 (

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, Naomi blends elements of African rhythm, American folk, and soul in her music.

Summit Block Party is this Saturday!

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

RSVP on Facebook

Vendor Applications for Zine and Record Fair During Bumbershoot Now Open!

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