Contact: Eric Taylor 206 296.8688
Georgetown Walking Tour, MOHAI © 2010 Sue Spang
2010 Heritage Sustained Support recipient
Heritage organizations are core to our region's cultural and tourism industries. They provide jobs, drive traffic to local businesses, and highlight and preserve the unique character of neighborhoods, towns, and cities. 4Culture's Heritage Sustained Support program provides predictable levels of critically-needed general operating funds to organizations in two-year cycles. Expenses for rent, salaries, marketing and utilities, incurred in the ongoing delivery of cultural programs, are often the most difficult to fund. However, everyday costs such as these qualify as eligible expenses under Heritage Sustained Support.
The program targets organizations with a two-year track record of interpreting King County heritage, and providing heritage programs and experiences to King County residents. In 2011-2012, 41 organizations, representing a broad range of heritage disciplines, geographic areas, sizes and levels of development, were awarded a total of $333,000 annually.
A portion of Lodging Tax revenues collected in King County provides all of the funding for this program.