Contact: Brian Carter 206 263.1586
© 2015 Youth Curator participants at their exhibit opening, photo by Zorn Taylor, courtesy of NAAM
2015 Heritage Sustained Support recipient
Heritage organizations play a vital role in defining the cultural identity of King County. In presenting and preserving the unique character of people, neighborhoods, towns, and cities, these local heritage nonprofits provide continuity and historical context within a rapidly growing and demographically diverse region. 4Culture promotes the missions of these organizations through the Heritage Sustained Support program, which provides predictable levels of critically-needed general operating funds in two-year cycles. Costs for rent, salaries, services and utilities, incurred in the ongoing delivery of cultural programs, qualify as eligible expenses under Heritage Sustained Support.
The program targets organizations with a two-year history of interpreting King County heritage, and providing heritage programs and experiences to King County residents. In 2015-2016, 45 organizations of differing sizes and levels of development, representing a broad range of heritage disciplines and geographic areas, were awarded a total of $351,000.
A portion of Lodging Tax revenues collected in King County provides all of the funding for this program.