Rendering of design for the Free Hold Lab Studio.

Rendering of design for the Free Hold Lab Studio.

Our first grant deadline of the new year is coming up fast! Facilities makes it possible for our region’s cultural organizations to buy, build, and renovate the spaces that are their homes, and we’re excited to be able to open it this year.

Facilities is available for major building projects—it does not fund feasibility studies, tools, basic building maintenance, or repairs. A good rule of thumb if you’re wondering if your organization’s building project is eligible: if you can budget for it in your normal fiscal year it probably is not. If, however, you have a separate budget for the project and are actively raising money to fund it, you should consider applying.

Recipients of our 2015 Building for Culture grants are eligible, as are those who have received funding for building projects through our Emergency grant. Cities and other municipalities, as well as universities and social service organizations are also eligible, however, your application must demonstrate that a siginificant portion of your organization’s programming is dedicated to arts and heritage. Please carefully read the full guidelines before beginning your application.

Apply by Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm PST.

Have questions? Not sure if your organization or your project qualifies? Want to run your ideas by 4Culture staff? Come talk with us at one of these free, drop-in workshops:

At the 4Culture Offices
Thursday, January 5, 5:00—7:00 pm*
Thursday, February 2, 5:00—7:00 pm*
Wednesday, February 15, 1:00—2:00 pm

*Join us for these First Thursday workshops and take advantage of free parking in Pioneer Square!

Around King County
Bothell Library, 18215 98th Avenue NE, Bothell, WA 98011
Wednesday, January 18, 12:00—1:00 pm

Kent Library, 212 2nd Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032
Wednesday, January 25, 12:00—1:00 pm

Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA, 98117
Tuesday, January 31, 1:00—2:00 PM (directly following AKCHO meeting)

Muckleshoot Library [Muckleshoot Reservation, Auburn], 39917 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn, WA, 98092
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00—1:00 pm

Issaquah Library, 10 West Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA, 98027
Wednesday, February 8, 12:00—1:00 pm