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Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses is back! In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are proud to partner with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture to announce a brand new season of this beloved public art program. In addition to an online poetry portal showcasing one...
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Heading to WaMA? Apply for a Stipend!

Heading to WaMA? Apply for a Stipend!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Washington Museum Association Conference, being held June 22—24, in Tacoma, Washington. We are offering stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members planning to attend the annual statewide conference. The 2016 WaMA Conference “Adventures in Museumland” features regional historian and preservation expert, Michael...
Collections Care Grant Now Open

Collections Care Grant Now Open

Storage systems, display mounts, digital scanners: Collections Care may not be our most glamorous grant program, but it’s a favorite! We love seeing the stories that emerge when our region’s historians and archivists get the support they need to care for precious artifacts. Collections Care is critical—things like shelves and cases can mean the difference between...
Bring the Touring Arts Roster to Your Community

Bring the Touring Arts Roster to Your Community

31 dance teams, 158 music groups, 6 spoken word artists, 34 theater ensembles—they’re all members of our Touring Arts Roster, and now, they’re all right at your fingertips! For over three decades, the Roster has been an invaluable tool for both performers and the people who hire them. The Roster promotes and publicizes performers of...
Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

SoCoCulture is a coalition of arts, heritage and botanical organizations throughout South King County, all working together to connect King County residents to the cultural vitality of the area. In this guest post, Barbara McMichael shares details on a brand new program created by a group of South King County historical organizations: Ask the executive director of any...
Guest Post: Highline Historical Society Expands its Reach

Guest Post: Highline Historical Society Expands its Reach

Nancy Salguero McKay is the Curator of Collections and Exhibits at the Highline Historical Society, soon to be the Highline Heritage Museum. As the organization grows and changes, Nancy shares some insight into how she approaches her work, and into how she and her colleagues work to reflect and engage their communities: We tell the stories of...
Celebrating Preservation Month

Celebrating Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month, a time to celebrate victories as well as to shine a light on threatened places. Two historic sites in King County are emerging from many years of neglect and uncertainty, through the vigilant attention and persistent advocacy of citizens in their respective communities. The Skykomish Hotel was brought back from the...
Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses is back! In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are proud to partner with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture to announce a brand new season of this beloved public art program. In addition to an online poetry portal showcasing one new poem for each day of the year, this year...
May at Gallery4Culture: Kamla Kakaria

May at Gallery4Culture: Kamla Kakaria

Kamla Kakaria Marigold Marriage May 5—26, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, May 5, 6:00—8:00 pm Kamla Kakaria’s immersive, mixed-media installation, Marigold Marriage, transforms Gallery4Culture into a landscape of multiples. Delicate white pigmented beeswax, wire, and paper forms are suspended from the ceiling to create a luminous environment. These floral silhouettes are mirrored in wall-mounted screen prints...
Welcoming New Heritage Lead Brian J. Carter

Welcoming New Heritage Lead Brian J. Carter

In March 2016, Brian J. Carter joined the 4Culture staff to lead the Heritage Program following the retirement of Eric Taylor. We are thrilled that Brian agreed to accept this position. We first got to know Brian when he served as the Deputy Director and Head Curator at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in...
Apply for a Landmarks Capital Grant

Apply for a Landmarks Capital Grant

The entire community benefits when we make our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes a priority. We support projects large and small, urban and rural—if you own a historic landmark in King County, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funds to repair or restore the historic character of your building. We fund design, materials, and...
Two New Public Art Experiences Coming to First Hill

Two New Public Art Experiences Coming to First Hill

Since 1960, Swedish Medical Center has recognized the healing power of art through an ever-growing art collection, which now includes over 2,500 works. Now, as Swedish works to expand and improve its First Hill Campus in Seattle, they’re not only expanding the collection but bringing it outside hospital walls. Two artists have been selected to create public...
Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to make their amazing work even better....