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Celebrate the Launch of Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Celebrate the Launch of Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Monday, April 24, 6:30-9:00 pm Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Free and open to the public Join us for a celebration of poetry and movement! In 2016, we asked King County residents to share their original poetry with us, all on the...
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

e4c launches new work

In April, 4Culture is excited to premiere an electronic artwork adapted for e4c by Perry Bard (NY, NY.) Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake is a participatory video shot by people around the world who are invited to record images interpreting the original script of Dziga Vertov’s Man With A Movie Camera and...

gallery4culture: Gala Bent

Overgrown reception April 2, 2009, 6 to 8pm exhibit April 2 to May 1, 2009 In a dozen or so works on paper, Bent has produced an enchanting primer on the role of imagination in our understanding of reality. With graphite and gouache, she transports the viewer into an imaginary world populated by benevolent creatures...

from the director: april

Studying the Recession Since our last newsletter in early March, the results of a study examining the impacts of the recession on area arts and cultural organizations, has been released. The study was funded by 4Culture, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle Foundation and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and conducted...

my point of view: best practices for public art

I wanted to share a recent letter I sent advocating for best-practices when it comes to facilitating public art projects. This letter was written after learning that Dan Webb’s preliminary designs for art in the Olympia City Hall was posted on a website with an invitation for public comment. Subsequently officials were thinking of pulling...

we need rad new economic development plans informed by culture workers’ expertise

Hella Bus (the Washington Bus blog) distills the following video well: City design equals community, and community equals political perspective. Therefore, how you build your community defines your local politics. Interesting, eh? Kind of puts your neighborhood planning process into a new light… YES! More this. Shout it from the rooftops. For some reason, 2008...

march ask 4C

Dear 4C: I work with a group of artists and historians on documentary film projects. We are interested in applying for grants, but we do not have non-profit (501c3) status so we are ineligible for many opportunities. We’ve heard you can get another non-profit to serve as an umbrella so you can apply for grants...

resources: march listings

Black Rock Arts Foundation Grants Deadline: March 13, 2009 blackrockarts.org/grants Grant giving is at the core of BRAF’s mission. Applications for 2009 are now available on our website. American Association of Museums Straight Talk: Museums Rising to the Financial Challenge Webinar Series March 18 – 19, 2009, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. (Eastern) www.aam-us.org Join...

staff recommended events: march listings

National Arts Strategies Seminar: Finance Recommended by Charlie Rathbun, Arts 4Culture April 16 – 17, 2009 Seattle, WA artstrategies.org In a tough economic climate, even the most stable organizations struggle with financial decisions. As the use of every dollar becomes increasingly scrutinized, the choices you make and how you communicate them are critical. This free...

employment: march listings

Nature Consortium Accounting Assistant/Bookeeper www.naturec.org Part-time, permanent position, entailing extensive work on QuickBooks (Premier Nonprofit Edition 2009) processing accounts receivable & payable, invoicing, payroll, quarterly taxes, bi-weekly tax deposits, year-end 1099’s, W-4’s, generating Profit & Loss Statements, inputting organizational and project budgets, etc. Position open until filled. Nature Consortium Operations & Technology Director www.naturec.org Full-time...

calls for artists: march listings

4Culture Public Art Calls List subscribe – www.4culture.org/publicart Public Art 4Culture compiles a list of current public art opportunities available through Public Art 4Culture and other agencies across the country. The Public Art Calls List provides brief project descriptions, deadlines and how to receive more information about each opportunity — bimonthly, free of charge. Seeking...

public art 4culture seeks artist to create a bridge design manual for king county roads

Deadline April 1, 2009 www.4culture.org/publicart 4Culture and the King County Department of Transportation are seeking an artist living in Washington or Oregon to work collaboratively with the Bridge Unit to create a Bridge Design Manual. The manual will describe a kit of parts for application in County-wide short span bridge replacement projects. Short span bridges...

Northwest Railway Museum receives $50K in emergency funding from 4Culture

Last week, 4Culture’s Board of Directors approved a $50,000 emergency funding request to the Northwest Railway Museum to repair the damage caused by massive flooding earlier this year. On January 7 & 8, 2009, the Museum experienced serious, unprecedented flooding as a result of record snow runoff and rainfall resulting in widespread flood-related impacts, including...