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Launch poster for LGBTQ Activism in Seattle History Project
2015 Heritage Special Projects recipient © 2016, courtesy of Kevin McKenna
4Culture's Heritage Projects funding program promotes the identification, documentation, exhibition and interpretation of historic and cultural materials pertaining to the heritage of King County, Washington. Awardees of this program have produced outstanding publications, oral histories, exhibits, documentaries and curriculum.
In recognition of the sesquicentennial of Edward S. Curtis’s birth, cultural organizations around the region will host exhibits and events in 2018 that promote serious dialogue around the complex cultural issues surfaced by the life, work, and legacy of the Seattle-based photographer and ethnographer. For collaborative and promotional purposes, this programming is being unified under the project title Curtis 2018: North American Indians & Edward S. Curtis. This year, we encourage applicants to consider developing projects that explore, interpret, and share local stories and themes related to this topic in 2018.
In 2016, thirty-six projects were awarded funding, totaling $230,687 in support for Heritage projects throughout King County. Awards typically range from $1,000 to $10,000. Funding for this program is derived from a portion of King County lodging tax revenues.
Note: Proposals for projects that focus on the maintenance and conservation of historical collections should be submitted to 4Culture's Heritage Collections Care program.