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Heading to WaMA? Apply for a Stipend

Heading to WaMA? Apply for a Stipend

The 2017 Washington Museum Association Conference will be held June 21—23 in Moses Lake. 4Culture offers stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members to attend the annual statewide conference. The 2017 WaMA Conference “Oasis” features Museum Hack, a band of renegade museum tour guides, an opening reception, pre-conference...
Guest Post: the Filipino Community Center Remembers its Heroes

Guest Post: the Filipino Community Center Remembers its Heroes

Larry G. Cambronero is the grandson of the late, legendary, Rufino “Robert” Cambronero, SFC, US Army retired, a  WW I and WW II Bataan Death March, POW veteran survivor.  Larry is also the son of the late Isaac “Ike” A. Cambronero Sr., a Guerilla fighter during the liberation of Manila during WW II. As a...
Celebrate the Launch of Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Celebrate the Launch of Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Monday, April 24, 6:30-9:00 pm Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Free and open to the public Join us for a celebration of poetry and movement! In 2016, we asked King County residents to share their original poetry with us, all on the theme of water. It’s a vital part of our region...
Access for All and 4Culture

Access for All and 4Culture

In 2015, the Washington State Legislature passed a Cultural Access law allowing any county in the state to put a measure before its voters to fund arts, heritage, and science nonprofit organizations who provide public programs and activities. The law spells out certain requirements that are meant to provide support for public school programs by...
4Culture Seeks On-Site Reviewers for 2017-2018!

4Culture Seeks On-Site Reviewers for 2017-2018!

Do you like going to arts or heritage events around King County for free? Do you have experience in one or more artforms, or with King County heritage? Are you a thoughtful and articulate writer? Then you could become an On-Site Reviewer for 4Culture! 4Culture is seeking a team of around 30 qualified individuals to...
Guest Post: Social Justice and Community Collaboration at the Renton History Museum

Guest Post: Social Justice and Community Collaboration at the Renton History Museum

All museum exhibitions require extensive planning, but especially so when the exhibit deals with complex topics like race and representation. In this guest post, Renton History Museum staffers Elizabeth P. Stewart, Director, Sarah Samson, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, and Kim Owens, Public Engagement Coordinator give us some insight into their preparations for Sorting Out Race,...
Refurbished Windows at Kirkland's Louis S. Marsh House

Refurbished Windows at Kirkland’s Louis S. Marsh House

It’s been over a year since we partnered with the King County Council to make a $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure through our historic Building for Culture grant, and we continue to see its effects throughout the region.  We’ve shared stories from some of the 102 organizations that received funding, but haven’t yet...
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...
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...
Kicking Off 2017 with Facilities Grant

Kicking Off 2017 with Facilities Grant

Our first grant deadline of the new year is coming up fast! Facilities makes it possible for our region’s cultural organizations to buy, build, and renovate the spaces that are their homes, and we’re excited to be able to open it this year. Facilities is available for major building projects—it does not fund feasibility studies, tools,...
Celebrating Our County's Namesake

Celebrating Our County’s Namesake

30th Annual King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday, January 12, 12:00– 1:00 pm 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Avenue, Seattle 2017 marks 30 years of celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in the county that bears his name with the annual King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration! The Celebration...