Tools for a stronger creative community
Equip the kids with the tools they need to build a more equitable, exciting, and powerful creative community for us all. In partnership with dozens of community partners and the City of Seattle, The Vera Project is making sure that young artists and production workers have access to all of the training, gear, and support they need to create their art and lead our creative economy. From in-depth audio and video production training to paid work in live-streaming and arts performance, we’re providing a launching board into creative industries for underserved youth in King County.
Digital Production Lab
Digital Production Lab Northwest is a career-connected program for BIPOC & LGBTQ+ youth (ages 15-24) to gain hands-on training, paid work, and professional networking in digital creative industries. The program has two tracks: the Production Lab Cohort, a 30-hour intensive workshops for all skill levels in videography, audio engineering, and live production; and Internships, for creatives workers looking to elevate their leadership experience as a production manager and peer mentor. Participants receive microgrants to purchase gear, can borrow any technology they need from our extensive equipment lending library, learn directly from industry experts, and connect with sustainable gig work and careers in their chosen fields, all within a collaborative cohort of artists, engineers, and designers.Learn More
The Lending Library is an equipment rental program that grants Vera members and Production Lab alumni free access to a healthy selection of pro audio and video gear. The aim is to connect artists to quality resources, removing a major barrier to entry into the realm of professional music and video production. View the ever increasing inventory online, select the desired products and dates for rental, pick up your gear at Vera and get creating!Lending Library Catalog