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2017 e4c Season Begins with Hugh Livingston

2017 e4c Season Begins with Hugh Livingston

  Since 2008, e4c—or, electronic 4Culture—has been a storefront venue for the exhibition of dynamic, electronic artworks, giving artists the opportunity to present new works of art while enlivening Seattle’s urban core. Our state-of-the-art screens are visible from the sidewalk and street on Prefontaine Place South, just outside the 4Culture offices and gallery. Last fall,...
Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of organizations doing cultural work in King County. The funding provided by this grant rolls out over two-year cycles, with another one kicking off in fall 2016. We’re proud to be funding 18 organizations and municipalities through Preservation Sustained Support for the next two...
Introducing Hello 4Culture

Introducing Hello 4Culture

In 2017, we’re getting out of the office, putting down the phone, and talking with our community face-to-face. On the third Tuesday of every month, 4Culture staff members will be at both the Kent Library and Third Place Commons from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm sharing information about all of our opportunities, from grants to...
Project Grants: Tools for Applying

Project Grants: Tools for Applying

With deadlines for our Project grants—open to individuals and organizations doing all kinds of cultural work in King County—just over a month away, we want to help you submit your best application. The grant is organized by discipline: arts, heritage, and preservation. You can apply to more than one for the same project, but they...
Welcoming the 2017 Creative Justice Mentor Artists

Welcoming the 2017 Creative Justice Mentor Artists

The 4Culture Public Art initiative, Creative Justice, offers an arts-based alternative to detention for court-involved young people in King County, Washington. During each 16 week project session, participants engage in a variety of creative experiences and are provided opportunity to explore individual interests while developing skills in group collaboration. Creative Justice incorporates concepts of social...
Congratulations to Tech Specific Recipients!

Congratulations to Tech Specific Recipients!

Our long-running Site Specific program went tech in 2015, and with its second round of funding taking place in late 2016, we’re more convinced than ever: King County is fascinated with the intersection of art and technology. We received applications from artists, designers, fabricators, engineers, developers, media-producers, and more, working on a huge range of...
2017 Project Grants Open: Come to a Workshop!

2017 Project Grants Open: Come to a Workshop!

We’re proud to open one of our biggest grant programs of the year: Projects! Every year, Projects helps fund the work being done all over King County by researchers, filmmakers, writers, sculptors, choreographers, designers, historians, musicians, and so many more. We divide this grant up into three disciplines: arts, heritage, and preservation. Read a bit more...
We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

As our region rides its biggest boom cycle since the 19th century Gold Rush and construction cranes fill our skies, many communities are coming together to figure out ways to grow and change while also preserving the historic character of our neighborhoods. What does that work actually look like in action? Often, preserving a historically significant building...
Suyama Space Says Goodbye with a Tech-Specific Project

Suyama Space Says Goodbye with a Tech-Specific Project

When we took our long-time Site-Specific grant program and gave it a tech focus in 2015, we were amazed by the response. With over 100 applications—a record for the program—it was clear that this grant tapped into King County’s fascination with the overlap of art and technology. Over the course of this year, the projects that...
Artist Talk with Deborah Faye Lawrence

Artist Talk with Deborah Faye Lawrence

Deborah Faye Lawrence: Open Carry On view November 3—December 1, 2016 at Gallery4Culture Artist Talk: Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 pm “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Bertolt Brecht Deborah Faye Lawrence uses satirical collage as a political and psychological tool. Join us on Tuesday,...
Community4Culture Takes Off

Community4Culture Takes Off

What would it look like to be able to truly support all of King County? We’re extending our existing equity work through a new grant program called Community 4Culture that sets aside funds to go directly to organizations that do vital cultural work but, due to geographic, income, and other disparities, have been historically underserved. This presents...
Welcome, New Touring Arts Roster Performers!

Welcome, New Touring Arts Roster Performers!

After celebrating its 30th birthday last year, the Touring Arts Roster—our online tool connecting performing artists of all disciplines to audiences across King County—continues to grow. Auditions were held over two days in August at Renton’s Carco Theatre, with a peer panel making selections. We’re excited to welcome these 11 new acts to the Roster:...