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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...
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...
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,...
Verda Alexander to Create Public Art in Fremont

Verda Alexander to Create Public Art in Fremont

As our region grows and changes, 4Culture works to produce public art that reflects an evolving community. In partnership with Hardy Development and b9 architects, we’ll be bringing dynamic art to a new mixed-use apartment building in one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods — Fremont. A long-time home to artists and creators, Fremont has seen an...
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The 4Culture offices will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week, as staff celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open again for our usual hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, starting Monday, November 30. In honor of this holiday celebrating family and food, we’re highlighting a project that debuted this past summer, funded by our...
Closed for Veterans Day

Closed for Veterans Day

The 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture are closed today in honor of Veterans Day. We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to seeing you during our normal hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, for the remainder of the week. As we all take a pause in our daily lives to honor and thank our nation’s veterans,...
Dispatches from the Washington Museum Association Conference

Dispatches from the Washington Museum Association Conference

Museum conferences can be great places to connect with and be inspired by colleagues, and they’re often the starting point for exciting projects. What begins as a hallway conversation can evolve into an exhibit or program. Of course, conferences are often expensive. In recognizing the value of professional development to our region’s cultural organizations, this...
On e4c in August: Evertt Beidler

On e4c in August: Evertt Beidler

King County Metro Transit estimates that more than 20,000 people travel on our block, Prefontaine Place South, every day. We think they all deserve to see some great art as they pass by our windows, and we also think it’s a perfect opportunity to showcase some fascinating work by artists – enter e4c. Since 2008,...
Announcing Building for Culture

Announcing Building for Culture

When you walk through an exhibit or see a play, it’s easy to forget about the bricks and mortar of the buildings that make those cultural experiences possible. 4Culture’s Facilities Capital Programs help organizations acquire, build, or renovate cultural space, and to preserve the historical buildings that enrich our built environment. We’re excited to announce that this year,...
4Culture Closed for July 4th holiday

4Culture Closed for July 4th holiday

The 4Culture office is closed today in observance of the July 4th holiday. Have a great weekend everybody! We’ll be open our usual time on Monday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. See you then.
See you Saturday: poetry bus + music at Folklife

See you Saturday: poetry bus + music at Folklife

  The Poetry on Buses Roadshow is on! Next stop: Folklife, the FREE regional Memorial Day festival now in its 44th year. This weekend, at Seattle Center, Folklife celebrates the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Check out their Program Guide for the many offerings. Poetry on Buses invites you to hop on a RapidRide Poetry Bus for some poetry,...