Seattle Office of Film + Music

August 30, 2011, 1:25 pm
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Toyota Free Yr Radio
Many local bands playing Bumbershoot are getting some extra attention thanks to Toyota’s Free Yr Radio, which is partnering with KEXP and The Vera Project to host a special stage near the International Fountain at Seattle Center. The performances scheduled include three bands who won’t be playing anywhere else during Bumbershoot. To bolster its mission to keep independent radio thriving, Free Yr Radio will also be donating funds to KEXP and The Vera Project. Below is the full lineup for the Free Yr Radio stage.

Saturday, September 3
Seapony (Free Yr Radio exclusive performance) — 11:45 a.m.
Grand Hallway – 1:05 p.m.
Pickwick – 2:35 p.m.
Yuni in Taxco – 4:20 p.m.
Campfire OK – 6:05 p.m.
Scribes – 7:50 p.m.

Sunday, September 4
Massy Ferguson – 11:45 a.m.
Kaylee Cole – 1:05 p.m.
Allen Stone – 2:35 p.m.
SOL – 4:20 p.m.
The Lonely Forest – 6:05 p.m.
The Pharmacy (Free Yr Radio exclusive performance) – 7:50 p.m.

Monday, September 5
Lemolo – 11:45 a.m.
Lake – 1:05 p.m.
Ravenna Woods – 2:35 p.m.
Motopony – 4:20 p.m.
Quadron – 6:05 p.m.
TBD (Free Yr Radio exclusive performance) – 7:50 p.m.

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Vera Project
Josh Powell, former Program Director at the Vera Project proudly settles into his new position as the Managing Director. Powell is a long-time all-ages music connoisseur, with a diverse package of experience in his back pocket. Cofounder of nonprofit The Bikery, Executive Assistant at NPower Seattle, and Administrative Assistant at The Old Fire House Teen Center only highlight a portion of Powell’s history and all strongly suggest the torch has been handed to the right person. Shannon Roach, who held the position previously, is moving on to a different stage: Executive Director of the Recording Academy’s Pacific Northwest Chapter.  The transition period was carefully designed so that Powell acquires all of Roach’s seasoned know-how and hard-earned knowledge.  Currently, Vera is accepting applications for the Program Director position.

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December 9, 2010, 1:07 pm
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The Vera Project
The “VAIN Loves Vera” 2011 wall calendar is a 12-month glimpse at the history and hairstyles of music, produced by VAIN hair salon. Musical genres represented include hip hop, punk rock, classical and hair metal, with photographs by famed NW music photographer Charles Peterson and others. All proceeds from calendar sales will benefit The Vera Project, Seattle’s groundbreaking all-ages music and arts venue. The “VAIN Loves Vera” 2011 calendar is now available at VAIN, The Vera Project, Sonic Boom Records, Easy Street Records, Smarty Pants and Pretty Parlor. It is also available for purchase online at the link above.

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November 22, 2010, 1:35 pm
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Flavorwire has recognized The Vera Project, Seattle’s groundbreaking all-ages rock hall/community center, as one of the greatest new rock venues to have opened since the turn of the 21st century. Coming on the heels of Gibson’s Guitar’s inventory of the best rock venues of all time—a list which included legendary Seattle club, The Crocodile—Flavorwire compiled the list in an effort to shine a light on new music and the up-and-coming venues that support it. “Like many great all-ages venues conceived out of the DIY punk ethos, The Vera Project isn’t just a place to see bands play,” Flavorwire comments, citing the non-profit’s mission to foster a participatory creative culture through music, arts programs and volunteering. “The Vera Project offers […] many opportunities for teens to get involved in its community […]but the place still takes its bookings very seriously: Dan Deacon, Titus Andronicus, and Deerhoof are just a few of the great bands that have performed there.” To read the full article, be sure to check out the link.

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May 14, 2010, 12:27 pm
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The Vera Project
The Vera Project is looking for a new Outreach and Partnership Intern. The Vera Project is regularly approached about assisting with, collaborating, and co-promoting events with other community organizations. A key component of the Outreach and Partnership internship is the creation of a presence in communities that are outside of The Vera Project’s usual reach. The Outreach & Partnership Intern works with the Programming Committee to discern appropriate events for Vera to be involved with and then fulfill our partner responsibilities. This includes acting as a representative of and promoting Vera at events when necessary. The other half of this internship is to reach out to other organizations to invite them to partner with Vera on programs we are doing. Priority for this internship will go to someone 16 to 24 years of age. The deadline to apply is May 21. A full job description is available at the above link.

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April 9, 2010, 11:43 am
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The Vera Project
The Vera Project is seeking a Communications Intern to facilitate their marketing and communications. This position supports Communication Committee initiatives which include message platform definition and Vera 10 year anniversary PR planning. This position also organizes ongoing communications on Vera’s website, blog, facebook, etc. Priority for Vera internships goes to young people 14 to 24 years of age. Interested individuals should send a resume, letter of interest and optional writing sample to by 9:00 am Monday April 26.

March 11, 2010, 3:21 pm
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Heart Breaks Open
DiSH! is an all-ages queer variety show that will bring Northwest performers together for a limited engagement to support ‘heart breaks open’ and Lifelong AIDS Alliance. ‘heart breaks open’ is a multi-platform project that will be used to entertain, educate and support. Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS. On Sunday, March 14, Dual Power Productions will bring drag kings and queens, burlesque performers, musicians, comedians, spoken word artists and a slideshow to the stage at The Vera Project for a night of performances. Performers include The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Belinda Carroll, Mark Finley, Miss Cherry Tart, David Coppafeel, Angel Itenchi, Ilvs Strauss, and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, follow the above link.

March 9, 2010, 1:23 pm
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Vera Project
The Vera Project needs a new Administrative and Archives Intern. This internship works closely with The Vera Project administrative staff in assisting with a broad array of duties. The training and work performed will prepare the intern to undertake a full range of entry-level administrative duties with additional experience in curating archive projects. Additionally, the Administrative and Archive Intern will be gathering documentation of the organization’s work. This position requires a high degree of confidentiality. For more information or to apply, follow the above link.

July 1, 2009, 9:58 am
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Seattle WeeklyRobin Pecknold
Robin Pecknold of the Fleet Foxes is playing a solo show at Neumos on July 11. It’s a benefit show for the Vera Project and if having Pecknold on the bill isn’t good enough, Throw Me the Statue are playing as well. The Seattle Weekly is also giving away a pair of tickets to this event, follow the above link to enter in the sweepstakes.

Vera Project Auction Raises over $100,000
February 5, 2009, 11:46 am
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The Stranger:
Last Saturday the Vera Project hosted their second bi-annual Viva Vera auction at Seattle Design Center in Georgetown. The evening was hosted by Greg Bennick and featured live music by Rocky Votolato, Mark Pickerel and Shane Tutmarc. They auctioned off an array of items—everything from gift certificates to African Safaris—with all proceeds going to the Vera Project. Vera’s Nick Turner writes, “The 2009 Viva Vera Auction raised $122,000 to support the Vera Project, and was an awesome party…We are truly lucky to have a community willing to commit such support to all-ages music and art, especially in such a tough economy.”