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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...
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...
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...
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...
Call for Artists: NE 8th Street Trail Crossing

Call for Artists: NE 8th Street Trail Crossing

4Culture and King County Parks Division seek an artist to become part of the design team on the NE 8th Street Trail Crossing. The crossing will be a steel truss bridge where it crosses over NE 8th Street in Bellevue, WA. The bridge will provide a grade separated crossing over this busy roadway for trail...