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Artists Up Grant LAB

Artists Up Grant LAB

4Culture is proud to be a collaborative partner of Artists Up, which has recently launched the Grant LAB, an experiment of grantmaking ideas and practices for greater access and equity to benefit ALL communities in Seattle, King County and Washington State. This opportunity is open to artists working in all disciplines. We seek to support artists who have...
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...
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...
Help Set the SODO Track in Motion

Help Set the SODO Track in Motion

For many years, Seattle’s community of artists and advocates imagined turning the SODO busway into a vibrant street art corridor. This summer, after years of conversations with the SODO BIA, Sound Transit, and Urban ArtWorks and nearly a year since teaming up with Planning Artist Gage Hamilton, we’re finally bringing that vision to life! We’re kicking off the...
Come See Us at Seattle Art Fair!

Come See Us at Seattle Art Fair!

After incredible success in its first year, Seattle Art Fair is back August 4—7 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, and we’re excited to be part of the festivities! Whether you’re an artist, gallery-owner, arts administrator, or someone who just loves seeing great art, come chat with us—we’ll have a table at the Fair all weekend long....
Restored: Hori Furoba at the Neely Mansion

Restored: Hori Furoba at the Neely Mansion

After years of planning and investment, the Neely Mansion Association recently unveiled the restored Hori Furoba, one of the few known examples of an extant Japanese-style bath house built by Japanese Americans in this country. With partial funding from 4Culture, the Association was able to develop and implement a preservation plan for the bath house,...
Guest Post: Seeds

Guest Post: Seeds

Olisa Enrico-Johnson is a Mentor Artist in our Creative Justice program, an arts-based alternative to youth incarceration in King County. After leading a group of court-involved youth through three months of creating and dialogue, she shares her insights: The first day of our 12 week session. Chairs set in a circle. A black journal on...
Conductive Garboil Grant Open Now

Conductive Garboil Grant Open Now

Seattle artist Su Job was a woman of extraordinary energy and drive, fiercely dedicated to her art and to the Pioneer Square neighborhood. She believed that the value of art should transcend the buying and selling of objects, and that artists should take responsibility in their communities to stimulate ideas, conversation and change. This grant opportunity...
Landmarks Capital Awards Announced

Landmarks Capital Awards Announced

4Culture’s 2016 Landmarks Capital program will support a diverse array of projects to revitalize historic places across King County. This year, among 42 applicants, seven were new to the program. Twelve applicants were recommended for funding, with awards ranging from $14,471 to $30,000. Landmarks Capital grants go towards design, materials, and labor to repair and...