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Creative Justice

Creative Justice... Read more 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
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 San Façon has been selected to create the Seattle-area Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Art Master Plan. San Façon is a collaborative partnership between Tristan Surtees (English artist) and ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

A Tale of Two Conference Cities

A Tale of Two Conference Cities

Culturally, St. Paul, Minnesota and Las Vegas, Nevada are miles apart. But this fall, each played host to cultural conferences that I attended. The American Association for State & Local History (AASLH) held its annual meeting in St. Paul where ... Read more

A Maritime Heritage Area for King County

A Maritime Heritage Area for King County

Celebrating our ties to the sea

This week the King County Council unanimously designated the publicly accessible saltwater shoreline, the Ship Canal, and Lake Union as a “County Maritime Heritage Area.” What is a heritage area, anyway?

The concept is ... Read more

Meet the Vets Restore Recruits

Meet the Vets Restore Recruits

4Culture is pleased to welcome five participants to the second session of VETS RESTORE, a program connecting veterans to the historic preservation trades. This year we enrolled two women and three men from diverse military and construction backgrounds – ALL ... Read more

Conductive Garboil Grant 2014: Congrats Jeppa K Hall!

Conductive Garboil Grant 2014: Congrats Jeppa K Hall!

Prolific performance artist/comedian, vocalist, musician and songwriter, Jeppa K Hall has been awarded the 2014 Conductive Garboil Grant.

Jeppa challenges the limits of creative discourse, connects community, facilitates excitement, and generally shakes things up. Her creative practice is a life ... Read more