Our Future

The building we had such high hopes for as a new home is no longer a viable option. Our sibling organization, Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) posted a letter from the director detailing why we are leaving this building. We put a lot of effort into making sure that the building was the right fit for us, and changing building codes and inflexible landlords proved too much for us to overcome. Thank you for all the support you have given both of our organizations. Your time and your money are greatly appreciated.

The CSPC has borne the heaviest financial losses as the lease-holder of the building. While the CSPC board of directors come up with a new plan, the FSPC is moving forward into our future.

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture has begun the search for a space to base our operations out of in the greater Seattle area. FSPC is searching for a space that is office, retail or assembly use in the 2000-5000 square foot range. Included in our plan is offering space for rent to sex positive groups that need a gathering space. The size of the space available for rent will be determined by the building we end up in and the capacity of that space.

Our goal is to rent offices for our staff and meetings, and storage space for our materials used in the production of Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Seduction. Depending upon market prices and availability, we hope to rent a space that can accommodate our educational events and support groups in Seattle, as well as the Library. We will continue to offer educational events at other facilities in Seattle, and in other cities in the Puget Sound region such as Club Sapphire.

We hope the facility we rent will be large enough and be rated for assembly so as to host art and fundraising events. As long as we are able to rent a space larger than 3000sf, FSPC will probably not exhaust the capacity of this new space and will be looking for other tenants and renters with a similar mission. Renting to on-mission groups is not unrelated business income for a 501 c(3) entity. FSPC will be glad to work with the CSPC, and other sex positive groups, looking for a space to hold events of a sex positive nature.

We still plan on using the monies raised in the Meet The Building and the FSPC -based perks of the IndieGoGo fundraisers to outfit this new building. We will create the legacy tile wall in the same manner as our art walls so it is portable. When the CSPC settles into a new home, the wall can be moved to that building if that home is not in the same building as the FSPC. If you wish to be a part of the legacy wall, you can get more information here and donations can be made through our secure online store. All legacy tile donations will be used toward securing and appointing our new home.

Clarifying note: The FSPC is in dire need of a space to base our operations. The storage space that we have was only ever meant to be a temporary solution until we got into a new building. There is currently a lot of conjecture, pain, and fear around the Center and Foundation losing the building on NW 46th Street. While the CSPC is figuring out their plans for the future, rest assured that the FSPC will welcome the CSPC into our new home. This announcement was made to reassure the community that there will be a sex positive space for the Seattle area community.

Featured photo courtesy of Jim Duvall.

Bookkeeping Job Listing

Two Seattle-based non-profits seeking part time Bookkeeper

The Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) and Foundation for Sex Positive Culture (FSPC) are seeking a shared bookkeeper. This position reports to both the Managing Director of the CSPC and the Executive Director of the FSPC.
Founded in 1999, the CSPC is a 501c(7) that is a members-based community center. The CSPC was the first of its kind and remains unique due to its nonprofit status and community center architecture. It was conceived in a bold attempt to create an environment embracing all sex positive communities and to create a space for sexual expression and dialog free of shame. In 2007, the FSPC was established as a 501c(3) sister non-profit to the CSPC.  The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture promotes personal and cultural acceptance of consensual sexuality through education and the arts. The two organizations collaborate to better advance sex positive culture and make it available to a wider audience.
The ideal candidate:
  • Is experienced in full charge bookkeeping (A/P, A/R, P/R, F/S preparation and analysis, tax filings);
  • Has experience working with QuickBooks or more complex financial or enterprise systems;
  • Can work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision;
  • Can juggle the needs of multiple organizations simultaneously;
  • Can meet deadlines and respond to Board requests and questions;
  • Is comfortable working in an office environment in which topics of sex and sexuality are discussed and displayed
Hours: 10-14 hrs/week, schedule flexible; please note that time commitment temporarily increases around major fundraisers (late April/early May; late October/early November) and tax filings (CSPC follows CY; FSPC follows Jul-Jun FY)
Location: Ballard
Pay range: $22/hr+, DOE
Email resumé and cover letter with the subject line ” Sex Positive Bookkeeper” to Sophia Iannicelli at [email protected]. For questions, you can email [email protected] or call (206)229-2185
Our current bookkeeper of the last three years has recently landed the full time job of her dreams. She is kindly taking care of our books while we search for her replacement. Our bookkeeper has also offered to make herself available for on-boarding and training a new person to ensure a smooth transition for all parties.
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Satisfy Your Urges at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Seattle Erotic Art Festival is known worldwide for a comprehensive collection of international fine art celebrating the diversity of human sexual expression. The incredible creativity with which artists approach the subject of erotica is captured in all manner of visual media: painting, photography, sculpture, assemblage, prints, mixed media, and more.

SEAF2017 is more than just an art show, it’s an interactive experience with lectures with amazing educators like Tobi Hill-Meyer, art tours with festival artists, naughty figure drawing, and a myriad of ways for patrons to be a part of creating art at the festival.  A very special interactive installation by Miss Indigo Blue will be available on Saturday, April 29th, culminating in a Twirling Tassels flash mob during the dance party!

Aaaahz! returns to the festival with a bevy of seductive experiences, ranging from mild to wild. There is a special event within the festival, Aaaahmazingly Racy with gifts, prizes, and a celebratory class on champagne. And remember, consent is always respected and  observation is a valid form or participation.

World class performances await you, both on and off the stages. Midori, the renown international artist and sexuality educator, will debut “Kimono 2: What We Wear” in the US. Local luminaries Ms. Briq House, The Shanghai Pearl, Boom Boom L’Roux and Syniva Whitney as the festival’s guest curators will blow you away with their daring stage shows!

Ambient performance at SEAF is interactive art that breaks the 4th wall by using the entirety of the festival space as the stage. Ambient performers engage directly with our guests, creating an immersive environment.

We are proud to present world-class erotic art that is rarely seen in mainstream culture and redefines boundaries in exciting new ways.  Get your tickets now to experience our 15th anniversary celebrating the Erotic!