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This Place Matters Rally at Alki Homestead 2010 Jean Sherrard Artists and organizers for Washington Hall event 2010 Patrick Lennox Wright Cappy Thompson, I Was Dreaming of Spirit Animals, Sea-Tac 2003 Spike Mafford e4c, First Thursday event 2009, Photo by Michael Young Peter Bonde Becker Nelson,
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Incorporating local art and history into city and neighborhood development plans creates excitement, a sense of pride in community and stimulates the economy by attracting businesses, local foot traffic, and visitors. 4Culture staff are committed to creating stronger communities through maximizing, investing in and featuring art, heritage and culture.

Below you can browse the resources we have available for free, and learn how you can hire us as consultants to help actualize your projects and plans. If you want to create a cultural plan for your neighborhood or city, landmark a building, incorporate public art into a private development or park, make your community more attractive for tourism, or simply need to connect and network with peers working on similar projects, please contact us.

Public Art

Artist Registry

Public Art 4Culture is happy to provide brief phone consultation with County partners and constituents in the community on the services listed below, as well as those listed under the consulting tab.

Advocacy and Advisement

Staff is happy to advise on public art policy and collection challenges, as well as troubleshoot public art projects. Give us a call.

For more information, contact Cath Brunner at 206 296.8680

4Culture Artist Registry (retired in 2012)

Preservation

This Place Matters Rally at Alki Homestead 2010 Jean Sherrard 4Culture supported event

Preservation 4Culture offers technical assistance to private property owners, organizations, and municipalities working on historic preservation at the local level.

  • Our services include:
  • Advocacy - saving the places you care about
  • Convening - engaging key stakeholders around a critical preservation topic
  • Heritage Tourism - promoting your heritage attractions
  • Landmarking - nominating historic properties to a landmark register
  • Site Stewardship - caring for your historic property

We are happy to discuss your project over the telephone or in person. Call or email us to arrange a site visit, a presentation, or a meeting!

For more information, contact Flo Lentz at 206 296.8682

This Place Matters Rally at Alki Homestead © 2010 Jean Sherrard | 4Culture supported event

Heritage

Funding workshop at Issaquah Library 2011 4Culture

Heritage 4Culture offers free technical documents and in-person consultation for a wide range of issues facing today's heritage organizations and professionals, including program and exhibit development, fundraising, and training.

  • Our services include:
  • Limited planning and management assistance for boards, staff and volunteers of nonprofit heritage organizations
  • Training workshops on audience development, historic interpretation, and collections care
  • Support for major heritage events and commemorations
  • Heritage Papers - Visit our Education and Uncover Local Culture Sections to browse Education Papers and Historical Papers with information of use to educators and heritage professionals. Technical papers coming soon!

We are happy to discuss your project over the telephone or in person. Call or email us to arrange a site visit, a presentation, or a meeting!

For more information, contact Eric Taylor at 206 296.8688

Funding workshop at Issaquah Library © 2011 | 4Culture workshop series

Arts

Artists and organizers for Washington Hall event 2010 Patrick Lennox Wright

Our Arts Program Staff is always happy to talk with you about any of your ideas, plans, problems or challenges. We're happy to be your starting point for many resources and ideas about: Our funding programs and how to succeed, space for your organization, how to develop successful fund raising proposals, addressing budget challenges, bringing groups together about arts and heritage topics, reaching out to other artists or to your local government, connecting your projects and ideas with other opportunities, agencies, businesses or individuals.

For more information, contact Charlie Rathbun at 206-296-8675

Artists and organizers for Washington Hall event © 2010 Patrick Lennox Wright | 4Culture supported event

Planning

Ralph Helmick and Stuart Schechter, Landings, 2005, Helmick + Schechter

Art Master Planning

Art Master Plans create a framework for integrating artwork into a system or municipality, including identification of sites, opportunities, and project budgets. 4Culture has over 30 years of experience and expertise in Public Art planning and program/project management.

Cultural Planning

A Cultural Plan is a framework for the future, an ethos and vision for how culture will become part of the practice of a place. Through the unique integration of four program areas - Public Art, Heritage, Arts and Historic Preservation, 4Culture brings comprehensive and holistic expertise to cultural planning in your community.

Community Visioning Facilitation

As a part of the planning process, 4Culture facilitates design charettes to establish the expectations of stakeholders as well as frame the next steps for successful realization of your project or program.

For more information, contact Cath Brunner at 206 296.8680

Ralph Helmick and Stuart Schechter, Landings, 2005, © Helmick + Schechter | Public Art consulting project - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Public Art

Leo Berk, Cloud Bank, Acrylic, cord, lighting, 2009 Mark Woods

Our project management expertise is firmly grounded in years of practical application and implementation success.

Project Scoping

In collaboration with each client, 4Culture works with project stakeholders to appropriately identify opportunities for artwork, including site assessment, budget setting and timeline and procedure development.

Artist Selection

4Culture is available to manage any or all of the following: write and issue calls for artists, oversee application processing, (including possible use of our custom online application system), and facilitate selection panel processes.

Project Implementation

4Culture is available to manage the design development process, including artist contracting and meeting facilitation with design team members and contractors, to ensure that an effective and efficient implementation strategy is in place.

Fabrication and Installation Oversight

During the crucial fabrication and installation phase, 4Culture is available to interface with the artist, fabricators and general contractors, to oversee engineering as needed and track the installation process. Our project managers have unparalleled experience with integration of art into construction.

Public Speaking

Public Art staff is available for presentations on art in infrastructure, including Public Art 101, best practices, temporary public art and projects involving emerging media.

For more information, contact Cath Brunner at 206 296.8680

Leo Berk, Cloud Bank, Acrylic, cord, lighting, © 2009 Mark Woods | Public Art consulting project - Shoreline City Hall

Preservation Services

Washington Hall 2007 Brandi Barleycorn | City of Seattle Landmark Nomination

Saving Your Great Places

Our preservation team provides professional consultation services with defined project deliverables in the areas of survey/inventory of historic resources, landmark nominations, preservation planning, and cultural facilities planning for historic venues. Our clients are limited to county and municipal agencies, including public development authorities and port districts.

Please call or email Flo Lentz at 206 296.8682 to inquire about rates.

Washington Hall © 2007 4Culture | City of Seattle Landmark Nomination

Outreach

Connie Watts, Vereinigung, 1997, Birch plywood and hardwood dowels 2010 Spike Mafford

Online Content Management

Working with technology providers, 4Culture has experience in designing and managing online systems. Our online application system was designed and implemented in-house, including content development, user interface and testing.

Design Services Management

As an expression of an Art or Cultural Plan or as a part of a media campaign, 4Culture can facilitate design and creation of signage, print materials and online collateral.

Outreach and Education

Having designed print and online outreach and education programming for our own Arts, Heritage, Preservation and Public Art programming, 4Culture can assist you in strategic planning, content creation and curriculum development.

Social Media

With experience in creating effective outreach for all of our programming, we can advise on social media campaigns and programming, help you set up accounts and orient staff and users in best social media practices and account functionality.

For more information, contact Cath Brunner at 206 296.8680

Connie Watts, Vereinigung, 1997, Birch plywood and hardwood dowels © 2010 Spike Mafford | Welcoming ceremony for Vereinigung

Cultural Tours

Americans for the Arts Conference, Olympic Sculpture Park 2009

Arts and Heritage in King County

4Culture is happy to talk to your group and offers on-the-ground walking or bus tours of public artworks, heritage or cultural facilities within King County. These can be tailored to your group or along a theme of your choosing.

For more information, contact Cath Brunner at 206 296.8680

Americans for the Arts Conference, Olympic Sculpture Park © 2009

Collection Management

Bill Whipple, King County Public Art Collection maintenance

Assessment and Maintenance

4Culture provides collection inventory/survey services and can develop work plans for artwork repair as well as strategies for routine collection maintenance. We can manage evaluation and de-accession of artworks as well as assist in developing best practices for your collection.

For more information, contact Esther Luttikhuizen at 206 296.8674

Bill Whipple, King County Public Art Collection maintenance

Curatorial Services

Tikkunim

Curation and Acquisition

4Culture provides curatorial services for temporary or permanent exhibitions.

We are prepared to develop concepts, select artists and artwork and manage installation. Staff can also advise on acquisitions for public and private collections.

For more information, contact Esther Luttikhuizen at 206 296.8674

Tikkunim © 2009 | Curated for the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Edmonds Cultural Plan

Seeing Whales, Richard Beyer 2003In 2008, 4Culture's public art staff was hired to work with the City of Edmonds' Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department staff and a 20-member citizen committee to craft and update the Community Cultural Plan. At the final presentation to city council members, the plan drew praise for its two big-picture objectives: "Destination" and "Participation."
Edmonds Cultural Plan

For more information about this project, contact Cath Brunner at 206 296.8680

Seeing Whales, Richard Beyer © 2003 | City of Edmonds, Brackett's Landing

Harborview Medical Center, Ninth & Jefferson Building Public Art

Connie Watts, Vereinigung, 1997, Birch plywood and hardwood dowels, Photo by Spike MaffordBetween 2008 and 2010 Public Art 4Culture managed the public art program for Harborview Medical Center's Ninth & Jefferson Building, a Public/Private partnership between King County's Department of Executive Services: Facilities Management Division, NJB Properties, Wright Runstad & Company, NBBJ, SiteWorkshop and Magnuson Klemensic. Integrated and portable artworks were commissioned and purchased. Vereinigung (pictured) was donated by artist Connie Watts. The lobby was redesigned to showcase the sculpture.
More Consulting Projects

For more information about this project, contact Cath Brunner at 206 296.8680

Connie Watts, Vereinigung, Birch plywood and hardwood dowels © 1997 Spike Mafford

Washington Hall Landmarking, Acquisition, Community Engagement and Planning

Washington Hall 2010 Patrick Lennox Wright Photography

Landmarking and Acquisition

In 2008, Preservation 4Culture, in collaboration with local neighborhood organizations, began efforts to preserve one of the best known local venues for concerts and shows in Seattle's history - Washington Hall, by nominating it for City of Seattle Landmark status. Opened in 1908, the two-story, red brick building has been a recognizable feature of the Central District for over 100 years, serving as a popular gathering place for local communities.

Washington Hall Landmark Nomination

For more information about the landmarking portion of this project, please call or email Flo Lentz at 206 296.8682.

Community Engagement and Planning

In 2009, Historic Seattle purchased Washington Hall, with support from 4Culture, to ensure the preservation and continued community use of this historic structure. 4Culture has been working with Historic Seattle on community engagement and outreach, and to build an operating model and campaign that will ensure that the space, once again, becomes a vibrant, affordable, diverse community cultural center.
washingtonhall.org

For more information about the community engagement portion of this project, please call or email Sara Edwards at 206 296.8677.

Washington Hall © 2010 Patrick Lennox Wright Photography

Maritime Initiative

Wooden Boat Festival, Northwest Seaport 2010 Diana HennickAs part of a continuing focus on the preservation of King County's historic ships and maritime attractions, Preservation 4Culture staffs the Maritime Heritage Task Force Advisory Team, partners with The Center for Wooden Boats in efforts to secure the Northlake Community Wharf for heritage vessels, and serves on the National Maritime Heritage Area steering committee.

Maritime Heritage Task Force Report
National Maritime Heritage Area Feasibility Study

For more information on this project, please call or email Flo Lentz at 206 296.8682.

Wooden Boat Festival, Northwest Seaport © 2010 Diana Hennick | 2010 Heritage Sustained Support recipient

City of Vancouver, BC 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games, Athletes Village Art Plan

City of VancouverIn 2010, Vancouver, BC hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and in developing infrastructure for the Games created an opportunity to demonstrate innovative, sustainable community design practices. One of these new investments was the Athlete's Village located at Southeast False Creek. 4Culture worked with artist Buster Simpson on a Master Plan for the project. The Southeast False Creek Art Master Plan developed guiding artistic principles and themes, identified creative opportunities for artistic engagement at every stage of the development project, and outlined the implementation strategies that led to successful, meaningful and lasting art integration.
Project Profile

For more information about this project, contact Cath Brunner at 206 296.8680

City of Vancouver

King County Heritage Corridors

Issaquah Fall City Road 2008 Brandi LinkPreservation 4Culture partnered with the King County Road Services Division to identify historic and scenic roadways countywide, as a basis for establishment of a county Heritage Corridors Program, one of the first local examples of its kind in the country. 4Culture project deliverables included detailed historical research, over 75 rural roadway surveys, and a richly illustrated report released in 2009.

For more information this project, please call or email Flo Lentz at 206 296.8682.

Issaquah Fall City Road © 2008 Brandi Link

Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co. Power House Landmarking

Former Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co. site 2007 | 4Culture's Historic Preservation Advisory Committee TourWorking with upper Snoqualmie Valley heritage activists, Preservation 4Culture contracted with the King County Historic Preservation Program to document and nominate this distinctive industrial structure as a King County landmark. Our follow-up advocacy efforts helped complete a structural inspection, with proposals for new use presented to the community.

For more information this project, please call or email Flo Lentz at 206 296.8682.

Former Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co. site © 2007