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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:...
Historic Hansen Building Gets Seismic Retrofit

Historic Hansen Building Gets Seismic Retrofit

After announcing and awarding an unprecedented $28 million investment in King County’s cultural infrastructure last year, we’re excited to see funded projects underway all over the county. Saving Landmarks was a portion of Building for Culture funds specifically dedicated to preserving our region’s invaluable built environment, and last month we saw it in action in...
October at Gallery4Culture: Brit Ruggirello

October at Gallery4Culture: Brit Ruggirello

Brit Ruggirello Blue Hotel September 6—27, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, October 6, 6:00—8:00 pm Blue Hotel Series 2, Episode 1 with performances by Cake “Alchemy!” and Up North Brit Ruggirello is interested in interpersonal relationships, digital representation, party aesthetics, and the interior design of Las Vegas hotels. Her installations, or Mood Boards, commemorate the everyday—objects,...
Chieko Phillips Joins Heritage Team

Chieko Phillips Joins Heritage Team

September brings a new season, new projects, new deadlines, and a new face at 4Culture! Please join us in welcoming Chieko Phillips as our Heritage Support Specialist. Chieko is a self-described “history nerd,” and she has an impressive background to back it up. Most recently, she served as Executive Director at BlackPast.org, an incredibly rich online resource for...
Building for Culture Funds at Work: the Nordic Heritage Museum Breaks Ground

Building for Culture Funds at Work: the Nordic Heritage Museum Breaks Ground

As fall approaches, we’re nearing the one-year anniversary of our historic Building for Culture grant. This partnership between 4Culture and the King County Council to make a $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure has been a game-changer for many of the 102 organizations that received funding. We’ve already begun to see the effects...
Sustained Support Open, with New Opportunities for Cities

Sustained Support Open, with New Opportunities for Cities

Where would King County be without our amazing cultural organizations? Large and small, urban and rural, they bring our region’s history to life, connect us with amazing art, safeguard the buildings and locations that define us, and so much more. Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of these organizations over two-year cycles....
Leo Berk Selected for New Colman Dock Terminal

Leo Berk Selected for New Colman Dock Terminal

As King County grows, transit is growing with it—on land and on the water. Water Taxis, managed by the King County Department of Transportation Marine Division, currently depart from downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 and head to the Vashon Island Ferry Terminal and West Seattle’s Seacrest dock. In response to a 9.5% increase in ridership between...
They Come in Threes: Opportunities for Artists

They Come in Threes: Opportunities for Artists

If you’re an artist interested in unique, outside-the-box opportunities, this September has lots to offer. Whether you have new media work you want to share with the public, need funding for a technology-based art project, or are interested in helping us learn how to better serve artists, make sure these deadlines are on your calendar:...
September at Gallery4Culture: Sylwia Tur

September at Gallery4Culture: Sylwia Tur

Sylwia Tur Image Space September 1–29, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, September 1, 6:00–8:00 pm Sylwia Tur’s interests lie in a variety of systems: language, architecture and design, distilled to their basic components of organization, grid, proportion and reduction. Her new body of work, Image Space, is about the language of structures, space and movement, where...
Help Shape Cultural Access Washington

Help Shape Cultural Access Washington

After nearly seven years of work by a wide coalition of Washington State cultural organizations and leaders, a bill called Cultural Access Washington (CAWA) passed through the state legislature last summer, making a path for a public vote. The bill would use funds generated by a small sales tax increase to make cultural experiences of all...
Claude Zervas to Create Art for Swedish Skybridge

Claude Zervas to Create Art for Swedish Skybridge

We’re excited to announce the next step in our ongoing work with Swedish as they complete the First Hill Mile, a one-mile pedestrian loop to promote walking and wellness in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Artist Claude Zervas has been selected to create art for a new 210-foot skybridge that will cross Minor Avenue between Columbia and...
King County's Essential Tools: Equipment Grant Recipients

King County’s Essential Tools: Equipment Grant Recipients

When you take an art class, see a play, or check out an exhibit, it can be easy to overlook all the tools that go into making those experiences possible—but for the organizations who put them on, equipment is critical. Through our Cultural Equipment grant, we help fund the things that get used day-in and...