Photo courtesy of the Arab Center of Washington.

What do lawn mowers, drums, and ceramic kilns all have in common? They’re all at work in the hands of King County cultural organizations, thanks to last year’s Equipment grant! Each year this grant supports helps arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to do their amazing work.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Review the guidelines and criteria and start your application today! Please note: 2016 recipients are not eligible to apply this year due to the popularity of this funding program.

 

Things to Think About 
What matters to our grant panelists is how the equipment will support your mission—day-in and day-out. They look for equipment requests that improve the work of the organization that will also see consistent use.

  • The Arab Center of Washington purchased Arabic drums, or derbekkehs, needed to offer hands-on classes and workshops to encourage youth to showcase their talents and engage with Arab arts and culture.
  • KidsQuest added an electric kiln to enrich their hands-on art making classes at their new location.
  • The Dunn Gardens retired their overworked, 16 year-old lawn mower with an upgrade that now supports a heavy workload of mowing 65,000 square feet of lawn weekly and cleaning up fallen leaves in the winter months.

The Dunn Gardens purchased a new lawnmower using Equipment funds.

Attend a Workshop
4Culture staff can answer questions to guide you in preparing your application. We’re hosting workshops both here in our Seattle office and around King County. Come by, say hello, and let’s talk about making your application as strong as possible.

Around King County
KCLS Bellevue Library: Wednesday, April 19, 12:00–1:00 pm
KCLS Kent Library: Monday, April 24, 12:00–1:00 pm

4Culture Offices
Friday, April 7, 12:00–1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 11, 12:00–1:00 pm
Thursday, May 4, 6:00–7:00 pm*
Monday, May 8, 12:00–1:00 pm

*Join us for this workshop and visit our gallery for First Thursday Art Walk! Free parking info.