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 awards as easy as possible is one of the core ways 4Culture supports cultural happenings in King County. With this update, the portal now features:

  • Streamlined, one-page grant applications.
  • The ability to submit invoices and track payments online—no more paper invoices!
  • Ready access to full grant history and copies of digital contracts.

All of our open grants can be accessed at apply.4culture.org. Whether or not you’ve applied for a 4Culture grant in the past, you will need to register with the new portal—if you are a returning applicant, feel free to reuse your old username and password. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an activation e-mail. After that, you’ll be able to login to apply.4culture.org and apply for new grants, download copies of your digitally signed contracts, request payments, and update your profile.

One important thing to note is that all users will need a unique e-mail address, just like when subscribing to Spotify or shopping on Amazon. If you have applied to 4Culture using an address on more than one account, you’ll have to decide which address to use with which account going forward.

Important note for Gallery4Culture applicants: this application has not been moved to our new system. Gallery4Culture applications—as well as all Public Art calls and applications—can be accessed by logging in under “Public Art Calls for Artists + Gallery4Culture” from the application portal landing page.

Please contact Bart J. Cannon at bart.j.cannon@4culture.org or 206 263.1584 with any questions as you use this new tool.