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Join the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association and become active in one of the city’s most vibrant cultural organizations. As a member, you’ll experience Italian culture, art, cuisine, and history in a distinctive and authentic way. Check out our calendar of events here!

June 1, 2020 Message from President Mike James

We’re all affected now by the novel coronavirus and the need to stay safe and healthy.  To that end, we’ve made changes to our programs and the ways in which we interact with you:

  1. We are introducing a new on-line participation program, “A Casa,” a chance to meet and interview residents and community leaders in our sister city. In May we talked with Giorgio Moretti, artist and owner of L’Antica Deruta, creators of the artwork in our own Piazza Perugia.  In June we’ll meet Michele Fioroni, former member of the Perugia city council, now leading economic and digital innovation for the region of Umbria.
  2. We’re also planning online lectures in both Italian and English on topics of interest in both our cities.  (Do let us know your own ideas for those conversations/lectures!)
  3. Our Caffe Umbria “La Tavola” conversation forum is going online!  We’ll use short readings in Italian to start conversations, then move into whatever participants wish to discuss.
  4. We’re also looking forward to other online activities such as cooking classes, tours of art galleries and live walks through Perugia and Umbria.

We are partnering with Comune di Perugia to host an art exhibit in the city’s Palazzo della Penna. The Migration Project, set now for autumn, 2021, is an opportunity for selected artists in Seattle and Perugia to create works, together, around the theme of migration, i.e. of ideas, people, and art itself.

We ‘re excited about the year to come and ask you to join us again!  We acknowledge that these are difficult times and ask that you consider a donation to the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association as well as your membership renewal.  Grazie!

As we all adjust to an unprecedented moment, thank you for your financial and participatory support of the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association!   Andiamo avanti – insieme!

Join today
As a nonprofit organization, the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association relies on membership dues and donations to support its events, exchanges and activities. Our membership year runs July 1 – June 30. Dues are $25 for an individual; $35 for a couple, and it’s easy to join or renew online.

Pay by mail
If you’d prefer to pay by mail, download the membership form, make your check out to Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, and send both to:

​Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association
P.O. Box 31151
Seattle, WA 98103-1151

We depend on the generosity of our members and friends who make special contributions to help sustain and advance our mission, events and activities. You can easily make an additional donation through our website or on your membership form. SPSCA is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

Member Benefits                                                                                                        Member-only, free or reduced price events and opportunity to receive free admission to SIFF films during the Cinema Italian Style .

Also, only members can apply for a one-month scholarship and stipend to study Italian in Perugia at one of Europe’s most respected universities for foreigners. Or join us twice a month in Pioneer Square for a lively conversation group.