Vote with Vera: Cast an Anti-Racist Ballot

The Vera Project is hosting “Vote with Vera: Cast an Anti-Racist Ballot” featuring Official Kimya Dawson, Summer Cannibals, Nikkita “KO” Oliver, and special guests on Thursday, October 3rd from 6:30-11PM!

Centered around getting out the vote in local elections and beyond for immigrant and refugee rights, ending youth homelessness, and fighting youth incarceration, we’ll all learn how to cast an anti-racist ballot together with music, guest speakers, a ballot forum, and more. Special thanks to our spotlighted nonprofit partners at The Washington Bus, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Sanctuary Art Center, King County Elections, the Seattle Foundation, & more!!!

$10 Suggested Donation to support anti-racist civic engagement work at The Vera Project and our nonprofit partners | No one turned away for lack of funds | Always All Ages

Art credit Sarah Maloney, Sarah Maloney Art


Bumbershoot 2019!

Hey gang! We’re closed 8/30-9/2 for Bumbershoot! Unfortunately the open session scheduled for Saturday8/31 will be canceled as a result, but please email to reschedule for a free session if you’re registered for that date.We will resume regular programming starting 9/3. Thank you!

Office closed 8/20-8/25

Hi! Our offices will be closed from 8/20-8/25 for our annual staff retreat, where we’ll think tank on how to make Vera even cooler for 2020. Scheduled open sessions and classes will still be offered during the week. Please email us rather than call the office and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We’ll also be doing outreach at Thing! Festival from 8/23-8/25 at Fort Worden spreading the gospel of all-ages music, come hang!

Office closed 8/6-8/11

Friendly reminder that Vera will be closed to the public from 8/6-8/11 for a private venue rental! The open sessions on 8/7 and 8/10 are still a go. Regular office hours will resume on 8/13.  Volunteer orientations have been rescheduled, new dates are 8/22 6p-7p and 8/24 4p-5p. Please email staff rather than call so we can get back to you ASAP.


Booking & Production Internship Opening!

We’re hiring for our Booking & Production internship! See below for an overview of the position + how to apply. Full description of internship can be found here.

Position Overview: The Booking & Production Intern works directly with VERA’s talent buying/production team to help book and produce shows in the VERA Gallery space and VERA Presents @ The Fusion Cafe events at the Downtown YMCA. The Booking & Production Intern will also have the opportunity to gain a wide variety of skills by taking VERA’s Live Sound classes and collaborating with the talent buying team to learn the ins and outs of concert production.  

This position’s primary responsibility is to co-manage 2- 3 shows each month, both off-site at the Fusion Cafe and on-site in The Vera Project’s Gallery space. These spaces are designed to offer access and opportunity to emerging artists, bolster the local DIY music scene, and offer hands-on production training to folx of all ages.  As The Vera Project’s Booking & Production Intern, you will get a well-rounded view of booking and managing events through a DIY lens in preparation for taking on leadership roles in the music industry. 

APPLICATION PROCESS : Please submit a cover letter and resume by 5:00PM on August 14th to with “Booking & Production Intern, YOUR FIRST/LAST NAME” in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in The Vera Project!

Search Party 2019!!

Join VERA on Saturday July 6th, 2-10pm for one of  our favorite events of the year, Search Party!!
This radical collaboration with Elysian Brewing is a one-day beer & music festival on Seattle Center campus and a giant fundraiser for VERA and our year-round music & arts programs. Please note this event is 21+, the only non-all-ages event we put on. Peep the Facebook event here.
This year’s headliners are The Darkness (!!) and Murder City Devils (who headlined our first show EVER back in 2001), with support from Black Pistol Fire and local favorites Pink Parts
4 bands, 40+ beers, and a whole lotta activities and weirdo fun times with VERA and friends. Only $35–purchase tickets here!

Proceeds from years past have gone on to fund a new digital mixing board for our live room, allowed us to expand our pipelines & start putting on DIY shows in our intimate gallery space, and even helped provide health care to our staff! <3
We hope you’ll join VERA to close out the holiday weekend & celebrate our beautiful music and arts community with us. Buy tickets here!
Want to avoid ticket fees? Purchase your tickets at the VERA box office during our open hours, Tue-Sat 12-5pm, and come give us a high-five while at it!


Join Vera’s Sunscreening!

VERA is hosting Sunscreening: A Youth-Driven Visual Arts Showcase on June 19th to highlight work from our membership, amplify our youth film community, and explore new potential programs with rad community partners. We’ll be hosting a concert photography pop-up show, a summer merch design competition, and a music-driven short film showcase with our friends at National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), SIFF, and Reel Grrls all on the same night!

In order to make all of this possible, we need your help!
See below for info on how to get involved and submit you photos, film, and merch designs. *We want to show off your art*

1. Film Showcase:
Centered around a theme of “Young Voices in Music”, our film showcase will feature short films, music videos, and mini-documentaries of all varieties & genres that highlight the experiences of our community in the DIY, music, and, activist scenes both in and outside of VERA. Your submissions will be screened alongside nationally renowned works from SIFF 2019 and NFFTY, highlighted on VERA & Partner socials, and periodically included in future events.
Submit your short film or music video from today until Monday, June 10th to be included in our showcase.
Submissions must be related to our overall theme, less than 10 minutes in length, and sent through the following link:

*Films of all quality and production value will be accepted, whether they’re professionally shot or just recorded on your phone.

2. Summer Merch Competition:
We are currently accepting designs from our community for shirts and stickers to be used at all of our summer outreach events! The winning designs will be revealed at this showcase & promoted all summer long.
Submissions are due June 1st and can be submitted at:

-T-Shirts need to be a design that can be screen printed (1-2 colors) & must include VERA
-Stickers just need to fit the dimensions listed on the form & include VERA

3. Concert Photo Pop-up:
We’re doing a pop up concert photography gallery show! In addition to being displayed at this kickoff event, we’re also showing off your work The Vera Project Presents Search Party on July 6th!

Artwork submitted must follow these parameters:

-Multiple photos may be submitted, not exceeding a total space of 18x24in (if you submitted 3 photos, then all the photos displayed together cannot be bigger than 18x24in)
-Ready to hang
-Theme of the show: Concert Photography
-Drop off period: 6/14, 6/15, 6/17, 6/18, 12pm-5pm
***To drop off work, check in with Kelly at the front desk.
-Label the back of your piece with your name, email, and phone number.
-To submit, please fill out this quick form:

***To get involved in planning the kickoff, reach out to and/or!!! ASAP***