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Projects Grants in Action

Projects Grants in Action

All those cultural activities that make life in King County so vibrant and interesting? Our Projects grants are behind the scenes on a lot of them, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. Applications for 2016 grants are open now! If you have a project idea and you’ve read through the grant guidelines for...
A New Role for Jordan Howland

A New Role for Jordan Howland

We are proud to announce that as of December 2015, stewardship of King County’s Public Art Collection and management of Gallery4Culture is in the capable hands of Jordan Howland! Jordan has been a member of the 4Culture staff in the role of Public Art Project Manager since 2007. In that time, she has overseen the production...
February at Gallery4Culture: Darius X

February at Gallery4Culture: Darius X

Darius X, A Boy Named Soo February 4—25, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, February 4, 6:00—8:00 pm In A Boy Named Soo, printmaker Darius X reflects on his life as a transgender Korean adoptee raised in the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition includes work from 2004 to the present. Driven by a yearning to find his place within...
Apply for an Art Projects Grant!

Apply for an Art Projects Grant!

All those cultural activities that make life in King County so vibrant and interesting? We’re behind the scenes on a lot of them, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. Artists of all disciplines—from sculptors to screenwriters—are  hard at work all over King County, and we want to make sure they have what they need....
Thanking Ryan Feddersen

Thanking Ryan Feddersen

At 4Culture, we are proud of our creative staff—many of our program managers and administrators are artists, which makes them especially great at supporting artists in our community! This month, 4Culture says farewell to staffmember Ryan Feddersen as she pursues her creative projects, which are growing and expanding at an exciting pace. Ryan has filled...
Welcome to the New 4Culture Application Portal!

Welcome to the New 4Culture Application Portal!

We’re kicking off 2016 with an exciting new technology update! Even though 4Culture has long-since left hard copy grant applications in the past, our online application portal needed a refresh. After many months of research, testing, and feedback, we’re proud to launch our new grants application portal. Making submitting your grant applications and managing your...
Tech Specific Strikes a Chord

Tech Specific Strikes a Chord

Our long-running Site Specific program went tech in 2015. We invited artists using all kinds of technological mediums to apply for funding, and encouraged designers, fabricators, engineers, developers, media-producers, and more to see themselves as artists. The deadline was in October, and with a record number of applications, it’s clear that this grant tapped into...
Heritage Projects and Preservation Special Projects Grants Open

Heritage Projects and Preservation Special Projects Grants Open

Every year, our Projects grants fuel the experiences that shape the cultural life of King County. From exhibits to interviews, early research to the final touches, we help put ideas in motion. Have an idea for a project that could use some funding? If you also live in King County, are at least 18 years old,...
January at Gallery4Culture: Michelle de la Vega

January at Gallery4Culture: Michelle de la Vega

Michelle de la Vega, SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project January 7—January 28, 2016 Opening: 1st Thursday, January 7, 6:00—8:00 PM Artist Talk: Thursday, January 14, 4:00 PM In SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project, Seattle-based multidisciplinary artist and activist, Michelle de la Vega explores the complex dynamics of the neighborhood in which Gallery4Culture is located, a community largely segregated...
Holiday Closures

Holiday Closures

The 4Culture offices at 101 Prefontaine Place South in Pioneer Square will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday, and again on Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. We will be open for our usual hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, on all other weekdays through the holidays. Even though our offices are closed,...
Youngstown Puts Its Preservation Grant to Work

Youngstown Puts Its Preservation Grant to Work

David Bestock has worked as Director of the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for the last three years, managing everything from facilities, to programs, to community relations. He and his tenacious staff work to ensure that arts and culture, as well as affordable housing and other vital resources, continue to be accessible to all King County residents,...
Closing Out 2015 on e4c

Closing Out 2015 on e4c

The next time you find yourself walking, riding, or cycling past the 4Culture offices on Prefontaine Place South, take a minute to enjoy some of the country’s most dynamic digital art, displayed on our street-facing screens. e4c—or, electronic 4Culture—puts filmmakers, animators, and designers in front of the public, daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. After...