In 2013, 4Culture, King County’s Cultural Services Agency, will offer funding opportunities in the fields of arts, heritage and historic preservation. 4Culture invests public resources into public experiences that cultivate memory and imagination throughout King County, Washington. Funding is provided to 4Culture through King County Lodging Taxes; our programming is designed to develop and maintain the cultural resources, historic perspective and unique character of the County and its citizens.
Each year we support hundreds of individuals and organizations working on cultural projects, from emerging to established artists, heritage specialists, community groups, heritage organizations, and landmark owners.
Applications and guidelines for all funding opportunities can be accessed online through 4Culture’s funding calendar.
Free, weekly public workshops are scheduled throughout King County, offering prospective applicants an opportunity to meet with program staff and other applicants, understand specific guidelines, and go through a step-by-step review of the application process. In addition, 4Culture staff will be on hand during upcoming First Thursdays to answer questions about our funding programs.
UPCOMING FUNDING PROGRAM DEADLINES
HERITAGE PROJECTS – February 27, 2013
Heritage Projects is open to individuals and organizations for support of innovative proposals to document and interpret the history of King County. Heritage Cultural Education will be merged with Heritage Special Projects, to form one funding program. Learn more about Heritage funding opportunities.
PRESERVATION SPECIAL PROJECTS – February 27, 2013
The Preservation Special Projects program offers funding for neighborhood survey/inventory, landmark registration, project planning and more. We encourage projects that highlight historic places in innovative ways, communicate through new media, and engage people who may not think of themselves as preservationists. Eligible applicants are individuals, organizations and public agencies.
Preservation Special Projects is a new program. Capital improvement, or “bricks and mortar” projects are not eligible for this program but will be funded through the Landmarks Capital program with an upcoming deadline in May. Learn more about Preservation Special Projects. Learn More about the changes to our Preservation Funding Programs for 2013.
ART PROJECTS – March 6, 2013
In 2013, Group Arts Projects and Individual Artist Projects are combined to share guidelines and an application deadline under one program title, Art Projects. Art Projects provides critically needed funds to King County based artists and art groups of all disciplines, to create and present their work. Learn more about eligibility, criteria and how to apply for Art Projects.