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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...
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...
News from 4Culture
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...
Guest Post: the Youth-Led Campaign to Educate, Entertain and Empower

Guest Post: the Youth-Led Campaign to Educate, Entertain and Empower

Jamil Suleman served as the Mentor Artist to the most recent session of Creative Justice, our program offering an arts-based alternative to incarceration for court-involved youth in King County. In this Guest Post, Jamil shares insight into what the group of participants learned and accomplished: I’ve done this before, but there was something different about...
January at Gallery4Culture: David Jaewon Oh

January at Gallery4Culture: David Jaewon Oh

David Jaewon Oh Combatants Gallery4Culture January 5—26, 2017 Opening: January 5, 6:00—8:00 pm David Jaewon Oh’s Combatants captures the strength, honesty, and endurance of women in combat sports. The sights and sounds of the often male-dominated gyms where they train come to life in this series of intimate photographic portraits that explore personal identity and...
We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

As our region rides its biggest boom cycle since the 19th century Gold Rush and construction cranes fill our skies, many communities are coming together to figure out ways to grow and change while also preserving the historic character of our neighborhoods. What does that work actually look like in action? Often, preserving a historically significant building...
Guest Post: Providing Access in South King County

Guest Post: Providing Access in South King County

Led by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture provides South King County, arts, heritage, and botanical organizations with networking opportunities, advocacy support, and professional development. Here, Barbara provides an update on a recent meeting designed to help the group’s members improve their services and engagement with the public: At a recent meeting, our topic was access—we put together a panel...
Suyama Space Says Goodbye with a Tech-Specific Project

Suyama Space Says Goodbye with a Tech-Specific Project

When we took our long-time Site-Specific grant program and gave it a tech focus in 2015, we were amazed by the response. With over 100 applications—a record for the program—it was clear that this grant tapped into King County’s fascination with the overlap of art and technology. Over the course of this year, the projects that...
Artists, submit your exhibition proposals for Gallery4Culture's 2017-2018 season!

Artists, submit your exhibition proposals for Gallery4Culture’s 2017-2018 season!

Gallery4Culture showcases contemporary art, presenting the work of outstanding independent artists living in King County. Our 1,000 sq. ft. exhibition space is located on the street level of the 4Culture administrative offices in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Visual artists working in all media and genres are invited to submit solo, collaborative and group...
Artist Talk with Deborah Faye Lawrence

Artist Talk with Deborah Faye Lawrence

Deborah Faye Lawrence: Open Carry On view November 3—December 1, 2016 at Gallery4Culture Artist Talk: Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 pm “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Bertolt Brecht Deborah Faye Lawrence uses satirical collage as a political and psychological tool. Join us on Tuesday,...
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...