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Introducing Hello 4Culture

Introducing Hello 4Culture

In 2017, we’re getting out of the office, putting down the phone, and talking with our community face-to-face. On the third Tuesday of every month, 4Culture staff members will be at both the Kent Library and Third Place Commons from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm...
2017 Project Grants Open: Come to a Workshop!

2017 Project Grants Open: Come to a Workshop!

We’re proud to open one of our biggest grant programs of the year: Projects! Every year, Projects helps fund the work being done all over King County by researchers, filmmakers, writers, sculptors, choreographers, designers, historians, musicians, and so many more. We divide this grant up into...
News from 4Culture
Guest Post: Kent Arts Commission launches Kent Creates

Guest Post: Kent Arts Commission launches Kent Creates

4Culture is opening up shop in Kent, with Hello 4Culture, and we thought it was a good time to check in with Ronda Billerbeck, the Cultural Programs Manager for the City of Kent and Director of the Kent Arts Commission, to see what she’s working on these days. We were excited to learn about one of...
From Our Director: All Are Welcome Here

From Our Director: All Are Welcome Here

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” – Alphonse Karr, French novelist (1808-90) Will the new administration eliminate the NEA, NEH, and CPB? We hear rumblings from the other Washington that Republicans in Congress are newly emboldened to achieve the long-desired goal of shutting down federal support for the arts and humanities and the...
Guest Post: the Wing Looks Back to Move Forward

Guest Post: the Wing Looks Back to Move Forward

As we approach the 75th anniversary of the year thousands of Americans of Japanese descent were ordered by the U.S. government to leave their homes and forced into incarceration, we asked Cassie Chin, Deputy Executive Director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience to share how the museum is commemorating this complex...
Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of organizations doing cultural work in King County. The funding provided by this grant rolls out over two-year cycles, with another one kicking off in fall 2016. We’re proud to be funding 18 organizations and municipalities through Preservation Sustained Support for the next two...
Introducing Hello 4Culture

Introducing Hello 4Culture

In 2017, we’re getting out of the office, putting down the phone, and talking with our community face-to-face. On the third Tuesday of every month, 4Culture staff members will be at both the Kent Library and Third Place Commons from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm sharing information about all of our opportunities, from grants to...
Project Grants: Tools for Applying

Project Grants: Tools for Applying

With deadlines for our Project grants—open to individuals and organizations doing all kinds of cultural work in King County—just over a month away, we want to help you submit your best application. The grant is organized by discipline: arts, heritage, and preservation. You can apply to more than one for the same project, but they...
Audition for the Touring Arts Roster

Audition for the Touring Arts Roster

Performers, did you know that our Touring Arts Roster can help you reach new audiences? This online tool, which features more than 200 performers from across King County, connects you with organizations and individuals of all kinds who are looking for dynamic live experiences. Plus, we offer reimbursement incentives for nonprofits when they book you through the...
February at Gallery4Culture: Chris McMullen

February at Gallery4Culture: Chris McMullen

Chris McMullen C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!) February 2–23, 2017 Opening: First Thursday, February 2, 6:00–8:00 pm Chris McMullen’s interactive installation, C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!), challenges viewers both mentally and physically as they work together to operate two towering wood and steel cranes—stylized versions of the ubiquitous machines that punctuate the Seattle skyline. This kinetic engagement, the...
Join 4Culture's Public Art Team

Join 4Culture’s Public Art Team

We are looking for a seasoned Preparator to assist our Collection Curator with the ongoing maintenance and conservation of King County’s 2,200+ piece civic art collection, which includes the rotation of the portable works collection. This is a full-time, benefited position. Applicants must have at least two years of relevant professional experience that includes a working...
Welcoming the 2017 Creative Justice Mentor Artists

Welcoming the 2017 Creative Justice Mentor Artists

The 4Culture Public Art initiative, Creative Justice, offers an arts-based alternative to detention for court-involved young people in King County, Washington. During each 16 week project session, participants engage in a variety of creative experiences and are provided opportunity to explore individual interests while developing skills in group collaboration. Creative Justice incorporates concepts of social...
Congratulations to Tech Specific Recipients!

Congratulations to Tech Specific Recipients!

Our long-running Site Specific program went tech in 2015, and with its second round of funding taking place in late 2016, we’re more convinced than ever: King County is fascinated with the intersection of art and technology. We received applications from artists, designers, fabricators, engineers, developers, media-producers, and more, working on a huge range of...
2017 Project Grants Open: Come to a Workshop!

2017 Project Grants Open: Come to a Workshop!

We’re proud to open one of our biggest grant programs of the year: Projects! Every year, Projects helps fund the work being done all over King County by researchers, filmmakers, writers, sculptors, choreographers, designers, historians, musicians, and so many more. We divide this grant up into three disciplines: arts, heritage, and preservation. Read a bit more...