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BUILD is in the business of BUILDING Capacity within our community. That includes sharing information about events, activities, programs, and jobs for EVERYONE in the community. If you're looking for some new programs, free art programs, or even a new job, check out our links below. If you have an opportunity you want to share with the community, email your information to admin@build206.com.

Information will be updated as new information is made available.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH (NEW)

  • Auditions are now open for the 2022 Annual More Music @ The Moore!  

    • Seattle Theatre Group aka STG (Paramount, Moore, Neptune) will be selecting the region’s most talented emerging artists, ages 14-21, for a performance at the Moore Theatre.

    • MM@M is seeking a great variety of styles and genres including world, cultural, popular, classical, and contemporary music.

    • Bands, Ensembles, and soloists- all are encouraged to audition.

    • STG is accepting video submissions for the first round.  

    • Open now through December 17th! 

    • Learn more here.

  • Seattle Youth Employment Program - 2022 Job Readiness Bootcamp

    • This SYEP experience is a fast-paced “learn and earn” program in which participants will gain soft skills (i.e., team building, communication, conflict resolution) and job readiness skills (i.e. resume writing, interviewing skills).

    • Those successfully completing program requirements will receive a stipend of up to $600 depending on their engagement level.  

    • The goal is to equip young people with the skills needed for future internships and employment opportunities.

    • The Job Readiness Bootcamp will begin the week of January 24th and end the week of April 30th.

    • COVID vaccination will be required for in-person programming options, but there will still be an all-virtual option to participate.

    • To be eligible:

      • An applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 24

      • Live within the City of Seattle limits,

      • and live in a household with income at or below 80% Area Median Income.

    • For more information or to apply, please visit the SYEP webpage. 

    • Applications are due December 19, 2021, by 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please contact HSD_SYEP@Seattle.gov.

EDUCATION

  • BUILD Black Wealth Workshops (Coming in 2022)

    • In partnership with BECU's Black Community Development Program (BCDP), BUILD is proud to present the Black community with its BUILD Black Wealth Workshop series in 2022.

    • FREE workshops will be provided to the community to improve their financial literacy and inject needed resources into Black businesses, families, and community members.

    • Workshop topics will be Home Ownership, Resume Writing, Goal Setting, Tax Education & Preparation, and Investing.

    • Interested community members can sign up by CLICKING HERE to be notified when registration opens.

    • Registration will be offered to those on the interest list first and then made available to the community.

    • Workshop attendance will be capped. So be sure to sign up on the interest list.

FOR ARTISTS, CREATIVES, and CULTURE-WORKERS (NEW)

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  • Northwest Folklife Festival

    • Applications are open for the 2022 Northwest Folklife Festival May 27-31 – both in-person and virtual! 

    • Deadline 12/31/21

  • Awards Fund for Black Girl Painters

    • BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT (BGWP), is a safe space dedicated to Black women and girl painters.

    • They have two awards available to Black girls between the ages of 6-21: 

      • The Girls Awards (6-18 y/o: $100; rolling applications) and

      • Students Awards (17-21 y/o: $1,000; opens 12/1/21). 

    • Applications are listed on their website!

    • Deadline 12/31/21

 

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES (NEW)

  • Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Grant to Support Student Learning Recovery and Acceleration: 

    • $11,885,000 of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds through American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will be available through competitive grant opportunities to community-based organizations (CBOs) to support student learning recovery and acceleration.

    • For information on eligible activities, the application’s rolling process of competitive grants, and how to apply, click this link. 

    • Applications are open now.​​​

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  • The Washington Women’s Foundation recently restructured its granting processes.

    • The 2022 Collective Grant cycle includes funding for ‘law, justice, and incarceration’, ‘housing and hunger’, and ‘arts and community culture’. 

    • The first step for application is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) starting in October 2021 (the deadline is January 2022).

    • See the timeline here.

    • The first 30 organizations will be invited to move forward in February and final funding announced in June 2022. 

    • Everyone who moves past the LOI stage gets funding of some amount.

    • Applicants can opt into also applying for an Advocacy Grant if doing advocacy work. 

    • Learn more here.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT (NEW)

  • ANEW's 2022 Pre-Apprenticeship Programs Start January

    • FREE, 12-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM FOR AGES 18+ – in King County at their Kent training center ANEW offers high-quality, pre-apprenticeship training programs that help individuals obtain careers in construction trades.

    • They partner with many registered apprenticeship programs in the Seattle area and expose students directly to their training facilities.

    • As a graduate of ANEW, participants will receive direct or preferred entry into a construction apprenticeship program as well as receive placement assistance and retention services for two years.

    • Learn more and register for a Pre-Apprenticeship Info Session (required) here.

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  • Northwest Film Forum Seeking Executive Director ($71,500 annually)

    • The application deadline is 1/3/22 and NWFF is now accepting applications to fill this role.

    • NWFF is seeking a community-minded, highly collaborative individual with demonstrated experience doing racial equity work.

    • Please share with anyone you know who might be interested.

    • The ideal start date is February 2022.​​

  • Caldera Arts, a free-of-charge arts and environmental summer camp in the mountains of Central Oregon, is seeking a new Executive Director ($125k-150k annually). 

FEEDBACK REQUESTED (NEW)​​​

  • Members Sought for Seattle’s Design Review Boards: Positions are open on boards across Seattle. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines.