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Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

There’s new money for old buildings in King County. A portion of King County’s recently announced BUILDING FOR CULTURE investment in our local cultural infrastructure will be dedicated to rejuvenating historic places. Stewards of designated landmark sites and structures can apply to 4Culture’s Saving Landmarks...
Why Building for Culture Matters: A Message from Our Executive Director

Why Building for Culture Matters: A Message from Our Executive Director

On Thursday, July 16, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a major investment in Cultural Facilities in partnership with 4Culture. King County will issue $20 million in bonds backed by Lodging Tax revenues to support capital projects throughout King County. The program is called Building for...
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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,...
Conductive Garboil Grant Application Deadline: August 17

Conductive Garboil Grant Application Deadline: August 17

You have just three weeks to apply for the Conductive Garboil Grant! Do you push the creative act beyond accepted limits? Do you engage audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex? If you happen to be a King County resident with a significant connection to Pioneer Square, consider applying for the 2015 Conductive Garboil Grant. Individual artists and...
Art of the City Streetfest 2015

Art of the City Streetfest 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Next Saturday, Prefontaine Place South – our favorite block – will be filled end-to-end with 12 hours of visual art, theatre and music performances, live art-making opportunities, and, of course, food and drink. Art of the...
Mobilizing a Collective, Street Art Dream: Phase 1

Mobilizing a Collective, Street Art Dream: Phase 1

  Public Art 4Culture is working to mobilize a collective dream: transform the SODO Busway of building backs into a vibrant street art corridor. The Corridor, dedicated to bus and light rail, spans 2-miles of 5th Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and South Spokane Street in Seattle’s SODO (South of Downtown) neighborhood. Lined...
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,...
Ananda Mela: Joyful Festival of India

Ananda Mela: Joyful Festival of India

Saturday and Sunday, July 25 – 26, 2015 Redmond City Hall Campus, Redmond, WA There aren’t many events where you can sample food, watch exciting dance performances, take in some beautiful hand-made art, cheer on a chess competitor, and vote for your favorite youth science project, all in the same day. That’s the beauty of...
Haddad I Drugan to work at intersection of art, technology and quirk

Haddad I Drugan to work at intersection of art, technology and quirk

Public Art 4Culture and Parkstone Properties are delighted to announce that Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan (Haddad|Drugan LLC) have been selected to create artwork to integrate with, and activate the façade of a new mixed-use building in Fremont. Located between the iconic Lenin and Rocket sculptures, in proximity to a growing number of tech companies,...
State Support for Creative Justice

State Support for Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. The program has just received a generous technical assistance grant from the State of Washington’s Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ) and the Department of Social and Health Services. These funds will support a series of trainings for Creative Justice front line staff, key...
2015 Cultural Equipment Awards

2015 Cultural Equipment Awards

4Culture’s Cultural Equipment program provides grants for arts, heritage and preservation organizations to purchase the equipment they need to do their best work. We recognize that new stage lighting, a safe, functional ceramic kiln, or an energy-efficient HVAC system can make all the difference in the way an organization is able to serve their community. This program is how we support those critical...
Touring Arts Roster 2015 Live Auditions Set

Touring Arts Roster 2015 Live Auditions Set

Sunday & Monday, August 23rd & 24th, 9AM-5PM Carco Theater 1717 SE Maple Valley Highway Renton, WA 98055 4Culture promotes the performing arts through the Touring Arts Roster, a juried directory of talented King County musicians, dancers, actors, poets, storytellers and more. This online artist roster offers an excellent resource for arts presenters and is marketed...
2015 Landmarks Capital Grants

2015 Landmarks Capital Grants

The demand for 4Culture’s Landmarks Capital grants continues to grow. This year we received a record 45 applications, 11 of which were NEW applicants to the program, and 5 from private property owners that steward NEWLY designated landmarks. Landmarks Capital supports “bricks and mortar” projects that help renew designated local landmarks in King County, Washington....
Vets Restore

Vets Restore

4Culture and its partner organizations are proud to offer King County’s military veterans twelve weeks of training and job networking in the historic preservation trades. Vets Restore is a unique local program that’s attracting national attention. Participants are given a structured, supportive, in-depth introduction to a specialized segment of the construction industry – revitalizing America’s...