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Kicking Off 2020 with Resources for Seattle Creatives

By Jacqueline Wu

On Wednesday, January 29th, the Seattle Office of Film + Music kicked off the first Mixer of the year with a resource exchange hosted at Seapine Brewing Company in SODO. Over 100 folks attended the exchange, connecting resources to Seattle’s creative workers, artists, and freelancers.

Feature organizations and agencies were:

  • United Way of King County – Tax Assistance
    Program
  • Seattle/King County Clinic @ Seattle Center
  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  • Ventures Nonprofit
  • Shunpike
  • Artist Trust
  • American Advertising Federation (AAF Seatt;e)
  • Parke Ave
  • SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable
    Healthcare)
  • Seattle Public Library / Playback
  • SEEDArts
  • 4Culture
  • Artists Up
  • Mentorly
  • Multicultural Community Center
  • Northwest Film Forum
  • Women in Film
  • Womxn in Music
  • KEXP
  • Musicians’ Association of Seattle – Local 76-493,
    AFM
  • IATSE Local 600 Cinematographers Guild
  • IATSE Local 488 Pacific Northwest Studio
    Mechanics
  • Teamsters Local 174 – Motion Picture and
    Theatrical Trades Division
  • SAG-AFTRA
  • Office of Arts & Culture – Cultural Space
    Liaison
  • ACED (Artist Coalition for Equitable
    Development)
  • ACES: Artists of Color Expo & Symposium
  • Washington Filmworks
  • Whipsmart
  • Seattle Film Institute
  • Art Zone with Nancy Guppy/Seattle Channel
  • Rainier Avenues Radio
  • EnviroStars
  • King County Creative

Last summer we hosted roundtables on Seattle’s creative
ecosystem. We heard from industry and community leaders about the need for affordable
creative spaces, building relationships in the tech industry, developing
cross-sector opportunities, mentorship and professional development, access and
representation for underrepresented communities, and more. Based on last year’s
themes and feedback, we decided to host a resource exchange to link Seattle
creative workers to opportunities that make it easier to live and work here.  

Catch You
Next Month!

The Mixer is held on the last Wednesday of every month,
featuring rotating activities and presentations throughout the year. Guests of
all ages are welcome to enjoy food and drinks and mingle with Seattle’s
creative professionals.

The next Mixer will be on February 26, 5 – 7PM, location
TBD.
February’s Mixer will focus on music and music business!

Have something you’d like to see at an upcoming Mixer? Email Alex Rose at [email protected].

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