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I am from __________. I contain multitudes.

I am from __________. I contain multitudes.

Happy April and National Poetry Month! In this guest post, poet Michelle Peñaloza invites you to participate in a series of events we’re calling the Poetry on Buses Roadshow. We hope to see you. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) –Walt Whitman For many folks,...
How many of us think of Seattle as home to a river?

How many of us think of Seattle as home to a river?

Sharon Arnold is the guest curator of our current Gallery4Culture exhibit The Duwamish Residency: Process and Artifacts. We asked Sharon if we could post her gallery statement in time for the artist talk that will take place next Tuesday, March 24, 6-7:30 pm, where residency artists will share their experience and process. Please join us...
WebFuzzy + Listening is Hard

WebFuzzy + Listening is Hard

WebFuzzy is a monthly post by 4Culture staff who are interested in sharing the process of our website redesign by explaining our steps, showing our designs and marveling in our messy mistakes. Listening is Hard Post 1 Last fall we started a process of asking folks who visit our website about how they use it...
new year, new poetry

new year, new poetry

Mike Hickey, Seattle’s recent Poet Populist, is one of the 365 voices co-creating Poetry on Buses: Writing Home. A teacher, Mike works with college students and at-risk youth to bring out the poetry within. In this post, one in a series of guest posts by Poetry on Buses poets, he invites us to find poetry in the...
Tying the mountains together

Tying the mountains together

One of the poets most beloved by the audience at November 10th’s launch of Poetry On Buses: Writing Home was Carlos Adams-Tres. His performance in front of an audience of 850 at the Moore Theatre was triumphant, in part because the audience felt his struggle and rooted for Carlos to complete his poem despite his fear. We invited...
A Novel Performance: Gabriela Denise Frank at the Seattle Public Library

A Novel Performance: Gabriela Denise Frank at the Seattle Public Library

Each November, thousands of writers participate in National Novel Writing November (NaNoWriMo), attempting to write 50,000 words of a new work of fiction in 30 days. Art Projects grant Recipient Gabriela Denise Frank puts a twist on NaNoWriMo by creating a public space for her November novel writing, with support from the Seattle Public Library....
Learn about Community Broadband October 8

Learn about Community Broadband October 8

A workshop and an evening forum take place on October 8 We welcome Sabrina Roach to the blog to talk about two learning and discussion opportunities about broadband access. Hollow Earth Radio and SouthEast Effective Development’s SEEDArts have recently been given the “green-light” by the FCC for low frequency broadcasting. Both receive support from 4Culture and are...
Tied By Lightning: Telegraph Sesquicentennial

Tied By Lightning: Telegraph Sesquicentennial

The Telegraph Sesquicentennial and Military Road Tied By Lightning: Exhibitions and Demonstrations South King County locations & King County Courthouse The celebration of the Sesquicentennial (150 years) of the introduction of the telegraph to the State of Washington is taking place along Military Road in South King County and in Seattle this October. Kevin Saville...
Poetry and Public Life—Writing as Witness

Poetry and Public Life—Writing as Witness

Poet Carolyne Wright is offering a Workshop and Reading as part of her 2013 Individual Artist Project, at Jack Straw Productions on Saturday, October 4. We welcome Carolyne to the blog. Poetry and Public Life — Writing as Witness October 4, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm The Raven Chronicles at Jack Straw Productions 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA...
Mask required!

Mask required!

Onsite Review of Masquerade Ball and Valse Cafe Orchestra Through the On-Site Review program, 4Culture evaluates arts and heritage organizations who receive Sustained Support funding. On-Site Reviewers attend events produced or presented by recipients and write up short reviews, which give the adjudicating Sustained Support panelists a patron’s-eye-view of each organization.  Each month, the 4Culture blog...
StEPs 4Culture: Getting Unstuck

StEPs 4Culture: Getting Unstuck

Heritage 4Culture has launched a capacity-building initiative for the local heritage community called StEPs 4Culture. Based on the American Association for State and Local History’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, StEPs 4Culture is a series of convenings and roundtables addressing standards through mentor and peer support. Ruth Pickering from the Fall City Historical...
Cowboys and Astronauts and Talented Youth!

Cowboys and Astronauts and Talented Youth!

Through the On-Site Review program, 4Culture evaluates arts and heritage organizations who receive Sustained Support funding. On-Site Reviewers attend events produced or presented by recipients and write up short reviews, which give the adjudicating Sustained Support panelists a patron’s-eye-view of each organization.  Each month, the 4Culture blog presents excerpts from these reviews.  This month’s review is...