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 jessicas@theveraproject.org

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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!

https://givebig.seattlefoundation.org/npo/the-vera-project

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!

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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!!

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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!!

Crock Off

The Greatest Stupid Idea Ever® returns!!!

12.10.15 VeraCrockOff (11x17 w logos) smallerCrocking Out for a Cause® is back, and better than ever.

Come down and test your slow cooking abilities in Soups/Stews, Chili, Misc Meats, Vegan and Dessert categories, against the finest Crocketeers in the NW. Prizes for the winners of each category, and Best In Show (Grand Champion), plus bragging rights.

Presented by Seattle Crock Off, Ninkasi Brewing, Fogland Studios and more!


OFFICIAL RULES:
$10 to Compete/Eat/Judge. All Ages
Additional refreshments (with ID) available for additional donations 
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE VERA PROJECT


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Holiday Gift Packages Now Available!

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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

Exciting Educational Grant Funded by Boeing

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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!