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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:...
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:...