Vera Workshop #1: Marketing & the Internet

Are you in a band? Join us at this workshop to learn the best ways to market yourself–from social media, to press kits, to licensing your music.

FREE!
Register here: http://bit.ly/VeraWorkshop1
RSVP on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/449353985456871/

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12:00-12:30PM Welcome

12:30-1:00PM Keynote Conversation with Sassyblack

1:00PM – 2:30PM Panel: Marketing Yourself: Using social media to build a strong brand with:
Megan Ternes (Suicide Squeeze Records, SASQUATCH! Music Festival)
Tristan Carosino (The Billions Corporation)
Reed Juenger (Beat Connection, The Capitol Hill Block Party)
Gwendolyn McKenzie (The Crocodile, Night Shift)
Taylar White (aka Taylar Elizza Beth)

3:00 – 4:30PM Workshop: Publicity + Analytics: Building a press packet, Tracking Progress, and Gaining Traction with:
Jason Baxter (Hardly Art)
Emily Cripe (Filson, Youryoungbody)

3:00 – 4:30PM Monetizing 101: Licensing, Streaming, and Platforms for Music Distribution with:
Erik Metzger (Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA))

4:45-5:30PM Networking Mixer

The Vera Project & Napster Present: Viva Vera After-Party at Washington Hall

VIVA VERA AFTER-PARTY
Saturday March 25  | 9:30PM – Midnight
Washington Hall
**ALL AGES**

The Vera Project and Napster are celebrating their 16 birthdays at a gala celebration proudly presented by community partners Sub Pop and Napster. The 10th annual Viva Vera Gala takes place on Saturday, March 25 at the historic Washington Hall, and will feature performances by local favorites and Sound Off! alumni PARISALEXA and Otieno Terry.

After the intimate gala dinner, please join us in celebrating Napster & Vera’s sweet 16 as we open up to the public for an after-party presented by Napster. Get down on the dancefloor to music from DarqnessReverend Dollars and enjoy hosted beverages: cocktails expertly mixed by Madres Kitchen using spirits from Oola Distillery, wine from Underground Wine Project, beer from Georgetown Brewing, and ginger beer from Malus.

EDIT: This event is now all ages!! Super excited to be able to include the whole Vera fam in this special celebration <3

Facebook Event

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.

 

MORE INFO:
http://www.wciforum.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wciforum/

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

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!

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