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Andy Behrle, Blake Carrington, and Elizabeth Withstandley Join e4c Rotation

Andy Behrle, Blake Carrington, and Elizabeth Withstandley Join e4c Rotation

Our e4c screens bring dynamic media art to an urban audience on the go. Adjacent to Gallery4Culture and visible from the street and sidewalk on Prefontaine Place South, e4c features new works every month from media artists around the country. Here’s what you’ll find entering the rotation starting First Thursday, May 4: Andy Berle ebb &...
May at Gallery4Culture: Katie Miller

May at Gallery4Culture: Katie Miller

Katie Miller Palimpsest May 4–25, 2017 Katie Miller’s Palimpsest explores Seattle’s rapidly changing urban landscape, capturing the underlying tension between the permanence and ephemerality of the built environment and our shifting sense of place. As the urban core develops, buildings rise in areas that were once open and spacious. Neighborhoods are littered with construction sites, exposing architectural frameworks...
Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Application Open

Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Application Open

What do lawn mowers, drums, and ceramic kilns all have in common? They’re all at work in the hands of King County cultural organizations, thanks to last year’s Equipment grant! Each year this grant supports helps arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to do their amazing work. The deadline to apply is...
Landmarks Capital Grant Open Now

Landmarks Capital Grant Open Now

Do you own a historic landmark in King County that could use some TLC? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funds to repair or restore its historic character. Through our Landmarks Capital grant, we fund design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation projects large and small. Applications are due Wednesday, May 10, 2017...
Guy Merrill Joins Public Art 4Culture!

Guy Merrill Joins Public Art 4Culture!

Please join us in welcoming Guy Merrill as our new Public Art Collection Preparator. Guy will assist 4Culture’s Collection Curator, Jordan Howland, with the ongoing maintenance and conservation of King County’s 2,200+ piece civic art collection, which includes the rotation of the Portable Works Collection. Guy brings nearly a decade of experience handling art in...
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...