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  through Culture
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
Guest Post: Social Justice and Community Collaboration at the Renton History Museum

Guest Post: Social Justice and Community Collaboration at the Renton History Museum

All museum exhibitions require extensive planning, but especially so when the exhibit deals with complex topics like race and representation. In this guest post, Renton History Museum staffers Elizabeth P. Stewart, Director, Sarah Samson, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, and Kim Owens, Public Engagement Coordinator give us some insight into their preparations for Sorting Out Race,...
Refurbished Windows at Kirkland's Louis S. Marsh House

Refurbished Windows at Kirkland’s Louis S. Marsh House

It’s been over a year since we partnered with the King County Council to make a $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure through our historic Building for Culture grant, and we continue to see its effects throughout the region.  We’ve shared stories from some of the 102 organizations that received funding, but haven’t yet...
2017 e4c Season Begins with Hugh Livingston

2017 e4c Season Begins with Hugh Livingston

  Since 2008, e4c—or, electronic 4Culture—has been a storefront venue for the exhibition of dynamic, electronic artworks, giving artists the opportunity to present new works of art while enlivening Seattle’s urban core. Our state-of-the-art screens are visible from the sidewalk and street on Prefontaine Place South, just outside the 4Culture offices and gallery. Last fall,...
March at Gallery4Culture: Deanne Belinoff

March at Gallery4Culture: Deanne Belinoff

Deanne Belinoff Space: Inside/Out March 2-30, 2017 Opening: Thursday, March 2, 6-8 pm Artist Talk: Thursday, March 16, 12-1 pm Deanne Belinoff’s abstract drawings and paintings express ideas about reality and its underpinnings, the vast rotations of solar systems, and the implicit connection of all things in the universe. Space: Inside/Out features recent work inspired by infinity,...
Guest Post: Kent Arts Commission launches Kent Creates

Guest Post: Kent Arts Commission launches Kent Creates

4Culture is opening up shop in Kent, with Hello 4Culture, and we thought it was a good time to check in with Ronda Billerbeck, the Cultural Programs Manager for the City of Kent and Director of the Kent Arts Commission, to see what she’s working on these days. We were excited to learn about one of...
From Our Director: All Are Welcome Here

From Our Director: All Are Welcome Here

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” – Alphonse Karr, French novelist (1808-90) Will the new administration eliminate the NEA, NEH, and CPB? We hear rumblings from the other Washington that Republicans in Congress are newly emboldened to achieve the long-desired goal of shutting down federal support for the arts and humanities and the...
Guest Post: the Wing Looks Back to Move Forward

Guest Post: the Wing Looks Back to Move Forward

As we approach the 75th anniversary of the year thousands of Americans of Japanese descent were ordered by the U.S. government to leave their homes and forced into incarceration, we asked Cassie Chin, Deputy Executive Director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience to share how the museum is commemorating this complex...
Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of organizations doing cultural work in King County. The funding provided by this grant rolls out over two-year cycles, with another one kicking off in fall 2016. We’re proud to be funding 18 organizations and municipalities through Preservation Sustained Support for the next two...
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 sharing information about all of our opportunities, from grants to...
Project Grants: Tools for Applying

Project Grants: Tools for Applying

With deadlines for our Project grants—open to individuals and organizations doing all kinds of cultural work in King County—just over a month away, we want to help you submit your best application. The grant is organized by discipline: arts, heritage, and preservation. You can apply to more than one for the same project, but they...
Audition for the Touring Arts Roster

Audition for the Touring Arts Roster

Performers, did you know that our Touring Arts Roster can help you reach new audiences? This online tool, which features more than 200 performers from across King County, connects you with organizations and individuals of all kinds who are looking for dynamic live experiences. Plus, we offer reimbursement incentives for nonprofits when they book you through the...
February at Gallery4Culture: Chris McMullen

February at Gallery4Culture: Chris McMullen

Chris McMullen C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!) February 2–23, 2017 Opening: First Thursday, February 2, 6:00–8:00 pm Chris McMullen’s interactive installation, C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!), challenges viewers both mentally and physically as they work together to operate two towering wood and steel cranes—stylized versions of the ubiquitous machines that punctuate the Seattle skyline. This kinetic engagement, the...