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!

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: http://www.smcu.com/promos/CheckingForChange/

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 holidayfair@theveraproject.org

2015 Viva Vera Fall Fund Drive begins!

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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 katherineh@theveraproject.org