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2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Estate of Su Job are pleased to announce that Tariqa Waters is the 2016 recipient of the Conductive Garboil Grant, a yearly, non‐restricted award of $3,000. The grant was developed by Job just before her passing in December, 2008 and acknowledges King County artists with a connection to Pioneer Square...
From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

As fall begins, we focus on the coming November elections which will include contests for federal offices, as well as several important local ballot initiatives. Since 1965, when the National Endowment for the Arts was authorized by the United States Congress, government has been a partner in funding the arts nationally and locally. The King...
Guest Post: Celebrating Filipino-American Elders

Guest Post: Celebrating Filipino-American Elders

Michelle Peñaloza is the author of two chapbooks, and has had her poetry and essays featured in several publications. She received a 2015 Art Projects grant supporting her work on a collection of in-progress poetry. This Friday, she’ll read from her manuscript alongside other Filipino-American writiers at a location that deepens and enriches our understanding of...
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...
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...
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...