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Creative Justice Youth Take a Stand Against Gentrification with Pop-Up Exhibit

Creative Justice Youth Take a Stand Against Gentrification with Pop-Up Exhibit

  Creative Justice We Still Live Here December 7—15, 2016 Curated by JoJo Gaon and Aaron Counts Opening: Thursday, December 8, 6:00—8:00 pm Gallery4Culture – 101 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA 98104 Our region is changing. Fueled by the thriving technology industry, Seattle has become one of the fastest growing big cities in the country....
Community4Culture Takes Off

Community4Culture Takes Off

What would it look like to be able to truly support all of King County? We’re extending our existing equity work through a new grant program called Community 4Culture that sets aside funds to go directly to organizations that do vital cultural work but, due to geographic, income, and other disparities, have been historically underserved. This presents...
Welcome, New Touring Arts Roster Performers!

Welcome, New Touring Arts Roster Performers!

After celebrating its 30th birthday last year, the Touring Arts Roster—our online tool connecting performing artists of all disciplines to audiences across King County—continues to grow. Auditions were held over two days in August at Renton’s Carco Theatre, with a peer panel making selections. We’re excited to welcome these 11 new acts to the Roster:...
Guest Post: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” Hits a National Stage

Guest Post: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” Hits a National Stage

Jazmyn Scott and Aaron Walker-Loud partnered with the Museum of History & Industry to curate and present The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop, an exhibit celebrating the people, places, and events that make up one of our region’s most vibrant cultural communities. The exhibit ran from September 19, 2015 through May 1, 2016. We at 4Culture were...
Guest Post: Northwest Seaport Expands

Guest Post: Northwest Seaport Expands

Nathaniel Howe is the Executive Director of Northwest Seaport, an organization dedicated to preserving the rich maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Their floating fleet at Lake Union Park just received a new addition: I am very proud to announce that we are expanding our historic fleet, which presently includes the tugboat Arthur Foss of...
2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Estate of Su Job are pleased to announce that Tariqa Waters is the 2016 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...
From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

As fall begins, we focus on the coming November elections which will include contests for federal offices, as well as several important local ballot initiatives. Since 1965, when the National Endowment for the Arts was authorized by the United States Congress, government has been a partner in funding the arts nationally and locally. The King...
Guest Post: Celebrating Filipino-American Elders

Guest Post: Celebrating Filipino-American Elders

Michelle Peñaloza is the author of two chapbooks, and has had her poetry and essays featured in several publications. She received a 2015 Art Projects grant supporting her work on a collection of in-progress poetry. This Friday, she’ll read from her manuscript alongside other Filipino-American writiers at a location that deepens and enriches our understanding of...
Historic Hansen Building Gets Seismic Retrofit

Historic Hansen Building Gets Seismic Retrofit

After announcing and awarding an unprecedented $28 million investment in King County’s cultural infrastructure last year, we’re excited to see funded projects underway all over the county. Saving Landmarks was a portion of Building for Culture funds specifically dedicated to preserving our region’s invaluable built environment, and last month we saw it in action in...
October at Gallery4Culture: Brit Ruggirello

October at Gallery4Culture: Brit Ruggirello

Brit Ruggirello Blue Hotel September 6—27, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, October 6, 6:00—8:00 pm Blue Hotel Series 2, Episode 1 with performances by Cake “Alchemy!” and Up North Brit Ruggirello is interested in interpersonal relationships, digital representation, party aesthetics, and the interior design of Las Vegas hotels. Her installations, or Mood Boards, commemorate the everyday—objects,...
Chieko Phillips Joins Heritage Team

Chieko Phillips Joins Heritage Team

September brings a new season, new projects, new deadlines, and a new face at 4Culture! Please join us in welcoming Chieko Phillips as our Heritage Support Specialist. Chieko is a self-described “history nerd,” and she has an impressive background to back it up. Most recently, she served as Executive Director at BlackPast.org, an incredibly rich online resource for...
Sustained Support Open, with New Opportunities for Cities

Sustained Support Open, with New Opportunities for Cities

Where would King County be without our amazing cultural organizations? Large and small, urban and rural, they bring our region’s history to life, connect us with amazing art, safeguard the buildings and locations that define us, and so much more. Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of these organizations over two-year cycles....