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4Culture Offers Stipends for WaMA Conference

4Culture Offers Stipends for WaMA Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Washington Museum Association Conference, being held June 24-26 at the Maryhill Art Museum of Art near Goldendale. 4Culture is offering stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members planning to attend the annual statewide conference. The 2015 WaMA Conference “Treasures of Washington’s...
Scholarships for Exhibits Workshop

Scholarships for Exhibits Workshop

4Culture is offering scholarships to the King County heritage community for a professional development opportunity from the American Association for State and Local History. On March 12th and 13th, 2015, the Museum of History and Industry will host the two-day Exhibit Makeovers Workshop, developed and sponsored by AASLH. To encourage staff and volunteers from local heritage organizations...
StEPs Ahead

StEPs Ahead

Building a community of practice, practicing community Last March 4Culture launched a new capacity building program for King County historical organizations called StEPs 4Culture. The two-year program consists of interactive Convenings and Roundtables to help organizations maintain healthy operations and to attain national standards. In addition to deepening and improving professional practices within organizations, the...
A Tale of Two Conference Cities

A Tale of Two Conference Cities

Culturally, St. Paul, Minnesota and Las Vegas, Nevada are miles apart. But this fall, each played host to cultural conferences that I attended. The American Association for State & Local History (AASLH) held its annual meeting in St. Paul where keynote speaker Garrison Keiller, whose Prairie Home Companion has entertained public radio listeners for four...
StEPs 4Culture: Avoiding Zombie Projects

StEPs 4Culture: Avoiding Zombie Projects

Heritage 4Culture has launched a capacity-building initiative for the local heritage community called StEPs 4Culture. Based on the American Association for State and Local History’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, StEPs 4Culture is a series of convenings and roundtables addressing standards through mentor and peer support. Lissa Kramer of the Issaquah History Museums...
StEPs 4Culture: Getting Unstuck

StEPs 4Culture: Getting Unstuck

Heritage 4Culture has launched a capacity-building initiative for the local heritage community called StEPs 4Culture. Based on the American Association for State and Local History’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, StEPs 4Culture is a series of convenings and roundtables addressing standards through mentor and peer support. Ruth Pickering from the Fall City Historical...
Keep It Real in Port Townsend with WaMA Conference

Keep It Real in Port Townsend with WaMA Conference

Still Time to Register for Conference with Real Value No matter their discipline, Washington museums collect, preserve and interpret real elements of this region’s culture—things, stories and places. “Authenticity: Real Things, Real Stories, Real Places,” the theme for the Washington Museum Association’s 2014 Conference, offers an appropriate pivot point for exploring and sharing the rich...
Heritage Collections Care Deadline and Workshops

Heritage Collections Care Deadline and Workshops

4Culture understands that care of collections is a fundamental function for any organization holding materials in the public trust. 4Culture’s Heritage Collections Care program provides support for projects that promote and encourage professional standards and practices in the collection, preservation, assessment and perpetual care of historic and cultural materials, artifacts, and archival records pertaining to...
Stipends for WaMA Conference in Port Townsend

Stipends for WaMA Conference in Port Townsend

Washington Museum Association Conference convenes  June 18-20 Again this year, 4Culture is offering stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members attending the Washington Museum Association Conference in Port Townsend. The 2014 WaMA Conference, Authenticity: Real Things, Real Stories, Real Places will take place June 18th – 20th. Stipends...
Beat the Drum for Culture in Olympia!

Beat the Drum for Culture in Olympia!

Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia is February 4 & 5 For Washington State’s cultural community, the key 2014 advocacy event, Arts & Heritage Day, is happening on Tuesday, February 4th and Wednesday the 5th. As a collaboration of the Washington State Arts Alliance [WSAA], the Washington State Historical Society [WSHS], and Washington Museum Association...
Book-It's NEW performances of Rain & Salmon

Book-It’s NEW performances of Rain & Salmon

In the Land of Rain and Salmon returns for January performances 4Culture is proud to sponsor January performances of In the Land of Rain and Salmon, an original theatre production by the Washington State Jewish Historical Society and Book-It Repertory Theatre. Adapted by Rachel Atkins from material in the Jewish Archives at the University of Washington Special Collections Library and...
Spreading the Word of Historic Site(s) Specific

Spreading the Word of Historic Site(s) Specific

What happens when imagination takes flight at historic sites? What kinds of electric connections spark when artists tailor their creative impulses to heritage places? Recently, King County has witnessed responses to these queries through 4Culture’s Historic Site(s) Specific program, where successful projects enhanced, reinterpreted, raised public awareness, and drew new audiences to often-overlooked, but culturally...