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4Culture closed for Memorial Day but Blue Star Museums are open!

4Culture closed for Memorial Day but Blue Star Museums are open!

The 4Culture office will be closed on Memorial day. However, many King County museums are open and offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See the list of local participating museums and learn more about the Blue Star program.
A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

The Seattle Times Literacy Fund, Newspapers In Education program partnered with Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project to develop The World War II Odyssey of King County’s Japanese Americans, an eight-page full color educational supplement originally published in The Seattle Times on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The supplement tells the story of Japanese Americans’ involuntary...

New Fundraising for the Arts Task Force Launches

We are thrilled to announce, and help launch, a newly formed networking group for local administrators in the cultural sector. Fundraising for the Arts Task Force  is a group of arts and culture fundraising professionals that meet monthly on the first Thursday of every month from 9:00-10:00am at ACT Theatre. This group is working together to keep...
Advancing Collections Care

Advancing Collections Care

2015 Heritage Collections Care is Now Open The grants application round for 4Culture’s 2015 Heritage Collections Care is now open. The deadline is Wednesday, June 24th at 5pm. This grant opportunity provides funding for the care and preservation of historical collections held in the public trust. Eligible applicants are nonprofit heritage and historical organizations, such...
2015 AKCHO Awards Celebrate County’s Heritage Highlights

2015 AKCHO Awards Celebrate County’s Heritage Highlights

Since 1983, the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO) has held an annual event to recognize those who have made significant and memorable contributions to King County’s heritage community. The public is warmly invited to help celebrate the 2015 honorees at the AKCHO Awards Program, which will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 6:30-8:30...
Capital Funding Available for Designated Landmarks

Capital Funding Available for Designated Landmarks

Deadline May 13th, 2015 4Culture’s annual Landmarks Capital program is open. Now through Wednesday, May 13th, private property owners, businesses, organizations and local governments who own or manage designated landmarks in King County can apply to this program for design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation projects. That means if you own, or hold a long-term...
How many of us think of Seattle as home to a river?

How many of us think of Seattle as home to a river?

Sharon Arnold is the guest curator of our current Gallery4Culture exhibit The Duwamish Residency: Process and Artifacts. We asked Sharon if we could post her gallery statement in time for the artist talk that will take place next Tuesday, March 24, 6-7:30 pm, where residency artists will share their experience and process. Please join us...
Congratulations to the new 2015-2016 gallery artists!

Congratulations to the new 2015-2016 gallery artists!

The annual Gallery4Culture application deadline passed on January 5. Late in January a selection panel met, deliberated and chose eleven artists for exhibitions commencing in the fall and running through July, 2016.  The artists, listed in the order of their scheduled show, are as follows: September, 2015: Sadie Wechsler presents a series of photographs that...
StEPs 4Culture incentivizes capacity building

StEPs 4Culture incentivizes capacity building

Four years ago, through the 2011-2012 Heritage Sustained Support review panel process, 4Culture provided 17 organizations complimentary enrollment in the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, or StEPs. This self-assessment program, developed by the American Association for State and Local History, “offers history organizations of every size and type the opportunity to benchmark their...
Arts & Heritage Day is next week!

Arts & Heritage Day is next week!

Mark Gerth is the Executive Director of the Washington State Arts Alliance, which works to promote public funding, legislation, and policy in support of arts and culture in our region. Mark has years of experience in planning, advocacy, and policy development. We’ve asked him to give us an update on the upcoming Arts & Heritage...
Five new Board Directors for 4Culture in 2015

Five new Board Directors for 4Culture in 2015

It is always exciting to start the year at 4Culture by welcoming new members to the 4Culture Board of Directors. Since offering King County-wide programs is core to 4Culture’s mission, we are delighted that these additional new directors hail from all corners of the county. Our board works hard to shape our role as a...
Holiday Closure

Holiday Closure

Happy holidays to all! 4Culture will be closed on Thursday, December 25th.