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Introducing Hello 4Culture

Introducing Hello 4Culture

In 2017, we’re getting out of the office, putting down the phone, and talking with our community face-to-face. On the third Tuesday of every month, 4Culture staff members will be at both the Kent Library and Third Place Commons from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm...
News from 4Culture

just in time for preservation month, 4culture announces 14 landmark rehab awards

In honor of preservation month, 4Culture announces the funding of 14 Landmark Rehabilitation projects, providing $93,390 in financial assistance for local communities. This year’s award recipients include the Auburn Carnegie Library, which was constructed in 1914 on the site of the Ballard family’s original claim and was designed by prominent Seattle architect, David Myers. The...

from tall timber to women’s underwear – heritage special projects and heritage cultural education awards announced

This year, 4Culture’s Heritage program received an unprecedented 60 applications for its annual Cultural Education and Special Projects funding programs. Proposals included requests for educational kits exploring native culture through the tradition of canoe carving; celebration of Arab and Hmong culture in the Northwest; an exhibit of women’s history through underwear; and heritage tourism maps...

earth day, every day

In honor of Earth Day 2009, Public Art 4Culture partnered with the King County Solid Waste Division to launch Re: cycle, a temporary public art project. Co-opting existing infrastructure typically used for advertising to bring art into the every day lives of County residents and visitors, Re: cycle brings an otherwise permanently sited artwork to...

museum of flight awarded 2009 heritage tourism award

One of the area’s most popular local attractions, The Museum of Flight was presented the 2009 Golden Rain Globe Award for outstanding promotion of King County’s heritage tourism at the Association of King County Historic Organization’s (AKCHO) annual awards ceremony. Each year, 4Culture presents the award to an individual, organization, or agency that has most...

gallery4culture: Zack Bent

Buffalo Trace public reception May 7, 2009, 6 to 8pm exhibit May 7 to May 29, 2009 www.4culture.org/publicart/gallery Home and family are the epicenter of Zack Bent’s artwork – photographs and video derived from make-shift historic scenarios which he stages and directs, casting his two sons Ezra and Solomon and his wife Gala as stand-ins....

premier public art registry just launched

The new 4Culture ARTIST REGISTRY VOLUME VI, a comprehensive source of pre-qualified artists prepared to realize both public and private commissions is now available. Juried by a panel of peer professionals, each artist’s work meets rigorous standards of quality and expertise. Think of it as a collective, user-friendly portfolio that you can access whenever you...

cultural overlay district advisory committee – background

I’ve been serving on the City of Seattle’s Cultural Overlay District Advisory Committee (CODAC) for the past year and I’m excited about what we’ve accomplished so far. In all I’ve encountered through researching cultural policy, attending conferences, talking with peers – the policy development Seattle is working on right now with the CODAC is at...

my point of view: strategy for empowering arts & culture — community media centers

Guest blogger Sabrina Roach, Development & Outreach Director at KBCS 91.3 Community Radio, co-director of Reclaim the Media, 2008-2009 Arts Leadership Lab Core Team member. Most of her family has lived and worked in King County since 1903. What if we had a mix of public and privately owned neighborhood media centers where people could...

april ask4C

Dear 4C: I recently applied to 4Culture for funding. I read through the guidelines and am now wondering, who are these people that will judge my artwork and accomplishments? 4Culture staff told me that artists and arts administrators often serve as jurors, but how are they selected? Why does 4Culture fund this way? Applicant Dear...

destination heritage

Preservation & Heritage 4Culture are thrilled to announce the launch of a new, themed guide series called Destination Heritage, in partnership with King County Historic Preservation Program. The project promotes countywide heritage tourism through three significant historical themes: Maritime, Agriculture and Industry. These themes are brought to life in visually rich, high-quality brochures, a new...

april resources & outside funding opportunities

The Artist Clinic at Country Doctor www.artisttrust.org For years the Country Doctor Community Clinic has offered affordable healthcare to artists in our region. Now, they have added an artist-focused night each week on Wednesdays from 5:30pm–8:30pm. Appointments can still be made at other times to accommodate varying schedules, and artists of all creative disciplines are...