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***

There’s No Place Like America Today Fest


No Place (named after the painfully relevant Curtis Mayfield record) is a full day of music, art, and grassroots activism, featuring Downtown Boys, RA Scion, Dangers, Gabriel Teodros, SistaHailstorm, Menace, High Pulp, and several other subversive performers, free workshops and panels on radical social causes, live visual art demonstrations, zine & merch-making, bike tune-ups, and even more from Noon to Midnight on May 18th at The Vera Project.


12:00PM-5:00PM (Free!)
High Pulp
-Outdoor DJs
-Ambient Yoga
-Radical Consent Workshop with The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse
-Direct Action in Democracy Panel with The Washington Bus & More
-Social Justice Wheatpasting & Screen Printing with Amplifier
-Zine-making with Short Run Seattle
-Voter Registration & Education
-Tune-ups with The Bikery
-Bring-it Screen-it Merch Making
-Nonprofit Tabling
-Local Record Fair
-Local Food

6:00PM-Midnight (Ticketed)
Downtown Boys
RA Scion
Gabriel Teodros
-No Place Like the Music Scene in America Today Panel, featuring Downtown Boys, Gabriel Teodros, Dangers, & More
-Local Record Fair
-Voter Registration & Education
-Nonprofit Tabling

$30 adv/ $35 dos | TICKETS: 


Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Job Opening! [CLOSED]

We’re hiring for our Marketing & Outreach Coordinator position! See below for an overview+ how to apply. Full description of the job can be found here.

Position Overview: The Vera Project seeks a skilled and passionate marketing & outreach professional to support its always all ages music and arts programming. The Marketing & Outreach Coordinator will work with VERA staff, members, and volunteers to promote and advocate for youth-driven music concerts, art shows, educational programs, fundraising events, community partnerships, and various other mission-related activities.


Please address the following topics in your cover letter:

● Why are organizations like The Vera Project important to a community?

● Please tell us about your experience in marketing, communications, and outreach.

● What do your specific skills and interests bring to this role?

● What is your background, if any, contributing to non-profit organizations?

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references by 11:59 PST on Friday, April 5th, 2019 to with “Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, *Your First and Last Name*” in the subject line.

Admin & Archive Internship Opening! [CLOSED]

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

Position Overview:

The Admin & Archive Intern works closely with the Rentals & Operations Coordinator to provide administrative assistance at the front desk and improve VERA’s poster archive. This dual role includes logging and organizing VERA’s screen printed poster collection into the archive workspace, implementing the poster logging system for general venue use, and practicing regular upkeep in the workspace as new posters arrive. The intern will also be responsible for front desk hours helping to check in patrons for classes and screen printing open sessions. This position contributes directly to the daily administrative functions of The Vera Project, is equally internal- and external-facing, and stewards VERA’s screen print poster archive, a collection of hundreds of hand-printed VERA show posters (most of which printed at VERA) dating back to 2001.

APPLICATION PROCESS : Please submit a cover letter, resume, 11:59pm PST on Monday April 1st, 2019 to with “Admin & Archive Intern, YOUR FIRST/LAST NAME” in the subject line.

Leftovers 2.0 – Gallery Opening!

“From the Shore”, Medium: egg crates, foraged greens and shells, concrete, wood by Zachary Pacleb

LEFTOVERS is an expression conceived through the desire to waste less and use more. Vol. 2: Remnants, consists of studies and reflections on the underutilized materials that come through our kitchen, as well as our overall relationship with our food. [Co-Curated by Zachary Pacleb of Brothers & Co. and Jeremy Buben of The Food Art Collection]

Leftovers 2.0 will be in our gallery from March 6th-29th with an opening reception on March 7th from 6-9PM $10 suggested donation

Learn more at and follow on Instagram & Facebook.


We’re Hiring an Audio Tech Manager!

The Vera Project seeks a skilled and well-organized audio technical professional to support its live sound and recording studio facilities and programs.

The Audio/Tech Manager will work with VERA members & volunteers to maintain front-of-house live sound equipment and our recording studio.

The Vera Project operates through a participatory structure that encourages intergenerational collaboration & participation in all realms of the organization. As such, this position will work on projects with our youth-led membership, specifically the audio/tech committee & audio interns, as well as VERA’s community of volunteers, class participants, and budding audio professionals.

You can learn more about the position and application process here:

Audio Tech Manager (closes February 4th, 2019)


Viva Vera Gala 2019

The Vera Project and Sub Pop present the 2019 Viva Vera Gala at the historic Washington Hall! Join us as we celebrate VERA’s role in creating a vibrant Seattle all-ages music & arts scene. Your support of Viva Vera will help The Vera Project uplift thousands of young people through meaningful participation in music & art all year long.

Guests will enjoy a hosted bar with cocktails by OOLA Distillery, silent & live auctions, a family-style dinner from Gola’s Kitchen, and a live performance from local hip hop up-and-comer NËSTRÄ.

The evening will begin with passed hor d’oeuvres (vegan & gluten-free inclusive), and cocktails while bidding on silent auction items galore. We’ll then move up to the Ballroom for a seated dinner with your True & Sincere Friends as the program begins. Save room, as desserts will be auctioned off for purchase during the Live Auction!

With a performance by a young artist emblematic of our mission, a flurry of auction items, stories about VERA’s transformative programs, and testimonials by our youth-led membership, you’ll leave with your heart full and your cup empty.

After the close of the main event, the fun will continue at an exclusive 21+ afterparty at Chop Suey, as VERA takes over the crazy-popular weekly Dance Yourself Clean indie pop dance-party just down the street. The afterparty is open to the public, with a portion of the admission & drink sales continuing to fuel VERA for the year ahead.

Please note, this year’s Viva Vera Gala will be reflective of your feedback from past events. You asked for it, and we’re delivering: a family-style sit-down dinner with your community of do-gooders & the eternally hip. Expect more types of delicious food & more room to mingle. We’re cutting down the Live Auction to only a handful, and will be focusing on the Fund-A-Need (aka Raise-the-Paddle) portion of the evening. Expect less boring talk and more time for community-building (via partying)!

For more information contact Ashraf Hasham, Executive Director, at The Vera Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 31-1816016, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Toy Drive!

The last day to donate to Vera’s annual toy drive is tomorrow! Stop by Vera between 12pm-5pm, and drop off a toy! All toys will be given to El Centro de la Raza, an awesome community center in Beacon Hill.