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Hardcore LIVES! DIYs Not Dead # 1, our benefit comp for DIY in the PNW is out on Monday! Check out bit.ly/diysnotdead for rare tracks and exclusive new songs from the finest in punk and hardcore including Iron Lung, The Body, S.H.I.T., Total Control, Casual Hex, Thou, KrimeWatch, Gag and more.
#GiveBIG to The Vera Project on Tuesday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 6th to keep community-driven music and art alive in Washington!
Donate now at https://www.givebigwa.org/vera and help us reach our goal of $10,000 to support Vera and vital spaces like ours statewide.
We are sorry to announce that Search Party is canceled for 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We want to give a big thank you to Elysian Brewing & Connors & Co for all the support. We will see you again in 2021. Stay safe and Stay home.
Join The Vera Project & Artist Home on April 24th for Live from our Living Rooms: a Virtual for Washington’s DIY Community.
Featuring a telethon-style mix of music, art, educational workshops, and guest speakers, 100% of proceeds will go toward sustaining young people and community centers disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, with a special focus on those that do not qualify for formal means of institutional support.
In solidarity with our coalition of 25+ Pacific Northwest DIY spaces, we hope to raise at least $25,000 to keep community-driven music and art alive in the Pacific Northwest.
Joyce Manor (solo)
Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers)
Steve Ciolek (The Sidekicks)
More artists to be announced soon, along with educational workshops, exclusive looks into vital WA DIY spaces, and surprise special guest speakers.
Tune in to Vera Project & Artist Home social pages from 7pm – 10 pm PST on April 24th. Streaming links for Youtube, IGTV, and FB Living coming soon.
Dear VERA Community,
Hello VERA Community,
This morning Governor Inslee issued an emergency proclamation prohibiting events and gatherings with more than 250 attendees in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. The Vera Project continues to prioritize the safety and health of our community and will be responding accordingly by further increasing safety precautions, limiting attendance at all shows, canceling or rescheduling select events, and encouraging all staff and volunteers to work remotely whenever possible. Please check back regularly for additional emails, blog and social posts, and other communications with relevant updates on our events and educational programming.
In the interest of reducing staff time, our phone lines will be temporarily closed, so contact email@example.com with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Please see below for the status of specific VERA events and programs.
Classes, Workshops, and Open Sessions– All educational opportunities at The Vera Project will continue as scheduled for the foreseeable future, unless otherwise stated. Participants will be notified of any changes and our website will be kept up to date.
Committee Meetings & Work Sessions– Meetings will also continue as scheduled at the discretion of staff and committee chairs.
Volunteer Orientations– All upcoming volunteer orientations have been postponed until further notice to avoid unnecessary risk.
Shows– VERA concerts and special events will largely continue as planned, with the exception of select mainstage shows (listed below). All events will be strictly restricted to a capacity of 220 attendees, with significantly heightened safety precautions and cleaning procedures. Please be mindful of all public health guidelines posted, show staff instructions, and any announcements or communications during or prior to each event. Do not come to The Vera Project under any circumstances if you are experiencing listed COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling sick.
Announcements regarding the following events will be made shortly
3/17 – Knuckle Puck
3/21 – Spite
3/28 – Lightning Bolt
Thank you again for helping to keep our community healthy and safe. Here is more information on our safety precautions:
Personal Health & Hygiene:
Wash your hands and utilize alcohol-based sanitizer significantly more regularly.
Keep your distance from others, use appropriate coughing etiquette (use your elbow), and avoid touching your face.
Eat well, rest enough, get plenty of fluids, and work to manage stress to keep your immune system strong.
If you are experiencing any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, please stay home if at all possible, check in with your doctor, and contact King County’s novel coronavirus call center at 206-477-3977 or Washington State’s at 800-525-0127.
If you are considered to be “higher risk” by King County Public Health (Over 60 years old, pregnant, have underlying health conditions, or have a weakened immune system), please stay home and avoid large crowds & congregations as often as possible.
Again, stay home and avoid large crowds and congregations when you are sick, and encourage others to do the same.
Avoid visiting hospitals, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes. If you must visit one of these facilities, limit your time and keep at least six feet away from patients.
Do not go to the emergency room unless it is essential to ensure that our medical facilities can effectively care for those with the most critical need.
The Vera Project Safety & Precautions – If you are working, volunteering, or participating at a show, class, or other program at VERA, here are a couple of things you need to know:
Do not come to The Vera Project if you’re sick, experiencing any potential COVID-19 symptoms, or may be vulnerable to the virus or have a higher risk due to underlying health conditions. All of our staff and volunteers will be taking this guideline very seriously, including daily symptoms screenings and additional custodial staff, to ensure our collective safety. Please do not put our shared community at risk- there will always be more opportunities to catch a band or take a class.
We need your help to keep The Vera Project clean, safe, and open to all. Be mindful and responsive to show staff instruction and posted precautions and wash your hands regularly at VERA events. Reminders about such precautions will be announced at all VERA shows and detailed on signs throughout the venue.
Limit close personal contact & practice social distancing. Try and keep as much space between yourself and other event attendees as possible and avoid moshing, crowd-surfing, etc.
Keep VERA staff informed about potential safety and cleanliness issues. We’ll be doing our best to take every precaution, including updating cleaning procedures, adding custodial staff, and informing our community about safety procedures and COVID-19 updates, but please let us know what we can be doing better. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to this message with any questions or concerns.