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Projects Grants in Action

Projects Grants in Action

All those cultural activities that make life in King County so vibrant and interesting? Our Projects grants are behind the scenes on a lot of them, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. Applications for 2016 grants are open now! If you have a...
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Two Awards for One Application!

Two Awards for One Application!

What’s better than an unrestricted operating grant? Two unrestricted operating grants! That’s what organizations that receive Arts Sustained Support get—two grants over two years. And the second year of the 2015-2016 biennium is upon us, meaning that 269 arts organizations and 22 Local Arts Agencies will be receiving the same award in 2016 as they did...
February on e4c: Joseph Farbrook

February on e4c: Joseph Farbrook

Joseph Farbrook Guerrilla Dancer Screening Launch: First Thursday, February 4, 6:00 pm Every month, Prefontaine Place South—the street we call home—gets more exciting, as we add films and media art to our street-facing e4c screens. The next time you find yourself walking, riding, or cycling past the 4Culture offices, make sure to pause and check...
Projects Grants in Action

Projects Grants in Action

All those cultural activities that make life in King County so vibrant and interesting? Our Projects grants are behind the scenes on a lot of them, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. Applications for 2016 grants are open now! If you have a project idea and you’ve read through the grant guidelines for...
A New Role for Jordan Howland

A New Role for Jordan Howland

We are proud to announce that as of December 2015, stewardship of King County’s Public Art Collection and management of Gallery4Culture is in the capable hands of Jordan Howland! Jordan has been a member of the 4Culture staff in the role of Public Art Project Manager since 2007. In that time, she has overseen the production...
Stephanie Guerra: Stories Unlocked

Stephanie Guerra: Stories Unlocked

Rob Ellis, 1/365 I think I’ve got too much time on my hands?, Digital Photograph. (cc) 2011   Stephanie Guerra was awarded an Art Projects grant for her project, Stories Unlocked, an ongoing publication of writing by students incarcerated in King County Juvenile Detention Center and at-risk teens in our region. Here Stephanie shares why she does this work and why these...
February at Gallery4Culture: Darius X

February at Gallery4Culture: Darius X

Darius X, A Boy Named Soo February 4—25, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, February 4, 6:00—8:00 pm In A Boy Named Soo, printmaker Darius X reflects on his life as a transgender Korean adoptee raised in the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition includes work from 2004 to the present. Driven by a yearning to find his place within...
People of the Central Area Series

People of the Central Area Series

The Honorable Richard A. Jones grew up a block from Garfield High School, attended Seattle University and the University of Washington, and served his state as a lawyer, prosecutor, and King County and Federal Judge. As part of the digital project People of the Central Area, he shared his experience growing up in the Central District, and how...
Apply for an Art Projects Grant!

Apply for an Art Projects Grant!

All those cultural activities that make life in King County so vibrant and interesting? We’re behind the scenes on a lot of them, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. Artists of all disciplines—from sculptors to screenwriters—are  hard at work all over King County, and we want to make sure they have what they need....
Thanking Ryan Feddersen

Thanking Ryan Feddersen

At 4Culture, we are proud of our creative staff—many of our program managers and administrators are artists, which makes them especially great at supporting artists in our community! This month, 4Culture says farewell to staffmember Ryan Feddersen as she pursues her creative projects, which are growing and expanding at an exciting pace. Ryan has filled...
Welcome to the New 4Culture Application Portal!

Welcome to the New 4Culture Application Portal!

We’re kicking off 2016 with an exciting new technology update! Even though 4Culture has long-since left hard copy grant applications in the past, our online application portal needed a refresh. After many months of research, testing, and feedback, we’re proud to launch our new grants application portal. Making submitting your grant applications and managing your...
Tech Specific Strikes a Chord

Tech Specific Strikes a Chord

Our long-running Site Specific program went tech in 2015. We invited artists using all kinds of technological mediums to apply for funding, and encouraged designers, fabricators, engineers, developers, media-producers, and more to see themselves as artists. The deadline was in October, and with a record number of applications, it’s clear that this grant tapped into...
Heritage Projects and Preservation Special Projects Grants Open

Heritage Projects and Preservation Special Projects Grants Open

Every year, our Projects grants fuel the experiences that shape the cultural life of King County. From exhibits to interviews, early research to the final touches, we help put ideas in motion. Have an idea for a project that could use some funding? If you also live in King County, are at least 18 years old,...