Allied Arts Foundation Awards Two-Year Grant to Key to Change

Allied Arts Foundation Awards Two-Year Grant to Key to Change



January 23, 2019

Key to Change is thrilled to be the recipient of a two-year grant from the Allied Arts Foundation. This $4,000 grant will be used toward repairs and accessories for our Instrument Library of over 30 violins and violas. Providing free access to high-quality instruments is one of the key ways we remove financial barriers to studying classical music in South King County.

Since the 1950s, the Allied Arts Foundation has enlivened the cultural vitality of the Seattle area through arts funding.and sponsorship. Key to Change shares this same vision of empowering the broader community through affordable access to music education and performance.

“Allied Arts Foundation is proud to partner with Key to Change to provide opportunities for these talented students, many of whom reside in underserved areas. Far more than mere instruction, Key to Change’s winning format of exceptional music training as a conduit for instilling leadership skills and self-confidence is an outstanding model of community empowerment through the arts.

– Llewelyn G. Pritchard, Allied Arts Foundation President

Thanks to the support of our community and organizations like the Allied Arts Foundation, we are able to provide violin and viola lessons, scholarships, instruments, performance opportunities, and more to underserved students in our region. Together, we empower the next generation through music.

For more information, please email at info@keytochangestudio.org.


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Social Media Marketing Internship Opening

Key to Change is a nonprofit violin studio dedicated to inspiring underserved youth through world-class music instruction. The Key to Change Social Media Marketing Internship is ideal for students who are interested in creating and implementing social media campaigns, building a diverse work portfolio, and gaining hands-on experience with an arts nonprofit.

The successful candidate will assist Key to Change with social media marketing efforts and publicity surrounding lesson registration, fundraisers, concerts, master classes, and other studio events. Responsibilities include planning and implementing marketing objectives across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This includes organizing social media campaigns, writing and creating multimedia content and distributing it across platforms, coordinating social media efforts with our marketing committee, and researching and pursuing methods to gain followers and increase engagement.

Position: Social Media Marketing Intern

Number of weekly hours:  Part-Time Temporary, 8-12 hours per week

Compensation: Paid upon completion of the term; students may arrange for course credit in place of payment

Brief Description of Responsibilities

  • Draft overarching social media strategy for the coming year
  • Plan and implement social media campaigns surrounding events and fundraisers
  • Create engaging multimedia content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Write content across social media platforms
  • Attend, photograph, and post about Key to Change events such as concerts, master classes, and fundraisers
  • Highlight stories of Key to Change students, teachers, board, and community members through engaging social media content
  • Research and implement new methods to gain followers and increase engagement
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Student must have excellent knowledge of popular social media platforms
  • Student must have excellent writing and communication skills
  • Student must have excellent time management skills and be able to meet weekly deadlines
  • Student must have an interest in the arts
  • Student must maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Student must have strong organizational skills
  • Student must have evening and weekend availability
  • Student must have a high school degree and be currently enrolled in college
  • Photography experience is preferred

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and three names of reference directly to Dr. Quinton Morris, Executive Director & Founder qmorris@keytochangestudio.org. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2019.

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