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Dana Phelan Heads Up Preservation Program

Dana Phelan Heads Up Preservation Program

Last month, we announced the retirement of Flo Lentz as lead staff for 4Culture’s Preservation Program.  Today, we are pleased to announce Flo’s successor. Dana Phelan joined the 4Culture staff on January 19th, 2016 to lead our preservation program into its next phase. Dana is ideally suited for this position. She comes to us from...
Two Awards for One Application!

Two Awards for One Application!

What’s better than an unrestricted operating grant? Two unrestricted operating grants! That’s what organizations that receive Arts Sustained Support get—two grants over two years. And the second year of the 2015-2016 biennium is upon us, meaning that 269 arts organizations and 22 Local Arts Agencies will be receiving the same award in 2016 as they did...
February on e4c: Joseph Farbrook

February on e4c: Joseph Farbrook

Joseph Farbrook Guerrilla Dancer Screening Launch: First Thursday, February 4, 6:00 pm Every month, Prefontaine Place South—the street we call home—gets more exciting, as we add films and media art to our street-facing e4c screens. The next time you find yourself walking, riding, or cycling past the 4Culture offices, make sure to pause and check...
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...
People of the Central Area Series

People of the Central Area Series

The Honorable Richard A. Jones grew up a block from Garfield High School, attended Seattle University and the University of Washington, and served his state as a lawyer, prosecutor, and King County and Federal Judge. As part of the digital project People of the Central Area, he shared his experience growing up in the Central District, and how...
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....
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,...
You are Invited: Dr. King Celebration

You are Invited: Dr. King Celebration

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please join 4Culture and King County...
Max Cleary: Getting to Where I’m Going

Max Cleary: Getting to Where I’m Going

4Culture is proud to present Getting to Where I’m Going by Max Cleary on e4c, our storefront media gallery. Cleary’s work will launch on e4c’s screens on First Thursday, January 7 at 6 pm and will run in conjunction with works by fellow media artists, Joseph Gray, Barbara Robertson, Tess Martin and Evertt Beidler from 7 am to 10...
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...
This is What It's All About

This is What It’s All About

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. Spoken-word artist, teaching artist and anti-racist organizer, Nikkita Oliver led the final  project session of our inaugural year of programming. Oliver believes that the power of the arts is in the power of our voices, and works alongside young people, helping them develop creative skills and tell their...
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,...