Contact: Debra Twersky 206 263.1610
Flood, Snoqualmie © 2009, courtesy of Northwest Railway Museum
Each of 4Culture's three facility program areas, Arts, Heritage and Historic Preservation, has the ability to provide limited support for Out-of-Cycle Emergency or Unforeseen Opportunity projects.
Building damage from a severe storm, fire, or imminent danger from a structural failure are critical issues to facility managers and landmark owners, demanding immediate action. An opportunity to secure below-market long-term lease space requiring renovation, or a chance to acquire property, can allow a cultural organization to significantly expand its mission.
Whether emergency or unforeseen opportunity, both situations require the same short-turnaround response, and are worthy of consideration for 4Culture support.
Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days. Every proposal must begin with a conversation with the appropriate staff person, and is evaluated by one of 4Culture's Advisory Committees. In the twenty years since its inception, 4Culture has provided over $2 million responding to more than 90 emergencies and opportunities in King County. 4Culture is proud to have earned the reputation as a responsive partner in addressing the best and worst circumstances facing cultural properties in King County.
A portion of Lodging Tax revenues collected in King County provides all of the funding for this program.