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

 
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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 hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org 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: http://bit.ly/sunscreeningfilms

*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: http://bit.ly/sunscreeningmerch

-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: http://bit.ly/sunscreeningphotos

***To get involved in planning the kickoff, reach out to ricky@theveraproject.org and/or jessica@theveraproject.org!!! ASAP***

There’s No Place Like America Today Fest

TICKETS: bit.ly/noplacefest  | RSVP: FACEBOOK

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.

TICKETS: bit.ly/noplacefest  | RSVP: FACEBOOK

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
& MORE

6:00PM-Midnight (Ticketed)
Downtown Boys
RA Scion
Dangers
Gabriel Teodros
SistaHailstorm
-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
& MORE

$30 adv/ $35 dos | TICKETS: bit.ly/noplacefest 

 

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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 hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org 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 hiringcommittee@theveraproject.org 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 www.brothersandco.me/leftovers and follow @brothers.and.co on Instagram & @brothers.and.co.seattle Facebook.