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Cultural Congress is Almost Here

Cultural Congress is Almost Here

Our region is home to a thriving, innovative tech community. While many have talked about its economic, demographic and structural impacts, we rarely have the opportunity to consider how tech both informs and transforms arts & culture. The 2015 Cultural Congress will explore some of those intersections through the theme of art and tech. The conference kicks off on Tuesday, April 28 with a day of fantastic sessions. One...
Native Artists: You Are Invited!

Native Artists: You Are Invited!

ARTISTS UP welcomes Native artists, their families and advocates – to a free networking and resource exchange event on Monday, April 20th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Artists working in all disciplines including: music, dance, theater, media, literature, traditional, visual and public art are welcome to attend. Connect with an amazing group of...
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,...
Artists Up: Native Artists Resources & Networking Event

Artists Up: Native Artists Resources & Networking Event

ARTISTS UP will offer an evening of resources and networking for Native Artists April 20, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center   On April 20, a free session to connect Native artists in Seattle, King County and Washington State to key services will be offered by ARTISTS UP partners: the Office of Arts...
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...
Sans Façon – Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc – Selected as Planning Artists for Seattle’s CSO System

Sans Façon – Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc – Selected as Planning Artists for Seattle’s CSO System

4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division are excited to announce that Sans Façon has been selected to create the Seattle-area Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Art Master Plan. Sans Façon is a collaborative partnership between Tristan Surtees (English artist) and Charles Blanc (French architect) that was hatched in Glasgow 14 years ago. Surtees likes to...
poetry partner thanks

poetry partner thanks

It takes a village. Producing a big public art project takes a village. Especially one that spans across multiple languages and platforms, one that you can find online and on wheels. A public art project that you can experience as you wait for your bus and while riding one. And it takes generosity of spirit....
CREATIVE INNOVATION in ACTION

CREATIVE INNOVATION in ACTION

We were so thrilled to be a part of the first Seattle Pecha Kucha Night on the 1st Art +Technology Pecha Kucha that took place last year. Now it’s back, and better than ever! Over the last year, many who work in the arts, technology, and sciences in our region have expressed an interest in community building...
Vets Restore: 2014 Graduates

Vets Restore: 2014 Graduates

We want to take a moment to celebrate the 5 King County veterans who’ve successfully completed the Vets Restore program in 2014. The graduates are U.S military veterans Kevin Bottini, Easton Branam, Zoe Gillespie, Dwight Jones, and Gabriel Jones. We had a fabulous ceremony at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District on December 10, 2014, with love...
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...
4Culture will be closed Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day

4Culture will be closed Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day

You know when you feel so strongly about something, that you can’t talk or write about it without choking up? That’s how I feel, when I write or talk about veterans. I’m not sure why. I’m a hippy kid. My friends often tease me about my lengthy stories about living in a Volkswagen van. I...
BlackPast.org Preserving King County’s African American History

BlackPast.org Preserving King County’s African American History

News from a Heritage Projects Recipient BlackPast.org, a national nonprofit organization based in Seattle, was awarded funding through 4Culture’s Heritage Projects Program in 2013 to develop a new section on their website that focuses on African American Heritage in King County. Mr. Quintard Taylor, President of BlackPast.org, recently shared the new webpage with us and...