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Call for Artists: Gallery4Culture 2016-17 Season

Call for Artists: Gallery4Culture 2016-17 Season

Gallery4Culture is seeking exhibition proposals for the season beginning in September 2016 and running through July 2017. The gallery is located on the street-level of the 4Culture administrative offices in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood and presents solo, collaborative and group shows by visual artists who reside in King County. When to Apply...
Robb Kunz Receives the 2015 Conductive Garboil Grant

Robb Kunz Receives the 2015 Conductive Garboil Grant

4Culture, Artist Trust and the Estate of Su Job have just announced local artist, Robb Kunz as the 2015 recipient of the Conductive Garboil Grant, a yearly, non‐restricted award of $3,000. The grant was developed by Job just before her passing in December 2008 and acknowledges King County artists with a connection to Pioneer Square...
Apply to Be a Creative Justice Mentor Artist

Apply to Be a Creative Justice Mentor Artist

King County teaching artists: lift up the creativity and imagination of youth and help transform the juvenile justice system as a Creative Justice Mentor Artist! 4Culture’s Creative Justice is an arts-based alternative to incarceration for court-involved youth in King County. Through collaboration with Mentor Artists, participants consider the root causes of incarceration as they intersect with racism,...
Conductive Garboil Grant Application Deadline: August 17

Conductive Garboil Grant Application Deadline: August 17

You have just three weeks to apply for the Conductive Garboil Grant! Do you push the creative act beyond accepted limits? Do you engage audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex? If you happen to be a King County resident with a significant connection to Pioneer Square, consider applying for the 2015 Conductive Garboil Grant. Individual artists and...
State Support for Creative Justice

State Support for Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. The program has just received a generous technical assistance grant from the State of Washington’s Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ) and the Department of Social and Health Services. These funds will support a series of trainings for Creative Justice front line staff, key...
2015 Conductive Garboil Grant, Open to King County Artists!

2015 Conductive Garboil Grant, Open to King County Artists!

What do Jeppa Hall, Christian French, Paul Rucker, Rio Pacific Studio (Jen Vertz and Jeff Jacobson), Kelly Lyles, Sheri Brown, and Johnathan Heath Lambe have in common? They continually push the creative act beyond accepted limits and they are all past recipients of the Conductive Garboil Grant, the annual, non-restricted award of $3,000 envisioned and endowed...
Otieno Terry on Creative Justice

Otieno Terry on Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. Singer-songwriter, producer, and teaching artist, Otieno Terry, led the 2nd project session of our inaugural year of programming. Otieno believes that music strongly influences the minds of young people and uses his art to inspire positivity, self-confidence, discipline, and healing. From March 23rd...
Kristen Ramirez & 4Culture Honored with National Public Art Award

Kristen Ramirez & 4Culture Honored with National Public Art Award

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has honored 31 outstanding public art projects created in 2014 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically celebrates the most compelling public art. Seattle-based artist, Kristen Ramirez is being recognized for...
We’ve Only Just Begun…

We’ve Only Just Begun…

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. Writer, musician, actor, and teaching artist, Shontina Vernon is leading the inaugural project session and working with 12 participants to tell their stories through interdisciplinary performance, new media, and poetic narrative. One by one they trickle in. Some days joyful and engaged,...
Creative Justice

Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County. Through collaboration with mentor artists, participants consider the root causes of incarceration (as they intersect with racism, classism and other oppressions) and focus on the positive role youth voice can have in building a more just and equitable society. Research...
Mentor Artists Join Creative Justice

Mentor Artists Join Creative Justice

Creative Justice is a new arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County. Launching in February of 2015, the pilot year of programming will engage 48 youth and families involved with the juvenile court. Through collaboration with mentor artists, participants will consider the root causes of incarceration (as they intersect with racism, classism...