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Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get...
2016-2017 Season @ Gallery4Culture

2016-2017 Season @ Gallery4Culture

The annual Gallery4Culture application cycle closed on January 11th. In mid-February, the selection panel met and deliberated. Beth Sellars, independent curator and co-founder of Suyama Space, and gallery alumni Rodrigo Valenzuela and Kimberly Trowbridge chose ten artists and artist teams for exhibitions beginning this fall and...
Capital Funding for Landmarks

Capital Funding for Landmarks

Each year, 4Culture offers grants for construction projects that help restore, rehabilitate and preserve designated local landmarks throughout King County, Washington. Mark your calendars for this year’s Landmarks Capital application, which will become available mid-March and have a deadline of May 11, 2016. Through the...
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2016-2017 Season @ Gallery4Culture

2016-2017 Season @ Gallery4Culture

The annual Gallery4Culture application cycle closed on January 11th. In mid-February, the selection panel met and deliberated. Beth Sellars, independent curator and co-founder of Suyama Space, and gallery alumni Rodrigo Valenzuela and Kimberly Trowbridge chose ten artists and artist teams for exhibitions beginning this fall and running through July 2017. The artists, listed in the order...
Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’ve been working to make the long-time dream of transforming the SODO Busway into an exciting art experience a reality. Artist and curator Gage Hamilton began crafting a plan for this urban corridor in the fall, and continues to make exciting progress, including selecting a theme...
A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

Last fall, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our Touring Arts Roster by adding more acts to this juried listing of King County’s best performers than ever before! This group of 23 new artists—which includes country bands, spoken word poets, aerialists, comedians, and so much more—joins over 200 performers on the Roster, adding up to...
Capital Funding for Landmarks

Capital Funding for Landmarks

Each year, 4Culture offers grants for construction projects that help restore, rehabilitate and preserve designated local landmarks throughout King County, Washington. Mark your calendars for this year’s Landmarks Capital application, which will become available mid-March and have a deadline of May 11, 2016. Through the Landmarks Capital program, historic property owners, both private and public,...
Eric Taylor's Legacy in King County Heritage

Eric Taylor’s Legacy in King County Heritage

Eric Taylor has been 4Culture’s Heritage Program Lead Staff for almost nine years. He came to 4Culture with more than 30 years’ experience in all phases of the heritage field, from exhibit design to consultant to serving as a heritage museum director. The advice he provided to King County heritage organizations had credibility that came...
March at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Keyes

March at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Keyes

Alexander Keyes to: europa March 3—31, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, March 3, 6:00—8:00 pm Ever feel overwhelmed by the monotony and pressures of housework, family, and employment? Artist Alexander Keyes does. For relief, he has adopted a perspective of the world built on speculation and fantasy. His installation, to: europa, encompasses an array of escape mechanisms...
Dana Phelan Heads Up Preservation Program

Dana Phelan Heads Up Preservation Program

Last month, we announced the retirement of Flo Lentz as lead staff for 4Culture’s Preservation Program.  Today, we are pleased to announce Flo’s successor. Dana Phelan joined the 4Culture staff on January 19th, 2016 to lead our preservation program into its next phase. Dana is ideally suited for this position. She comes to us from...
Two Awards for One Application!

Two Awards for One Application!

What’s better than an unrestricted operating grant? Two unrestricted operating grants! That’s what organizations that receive Arts Sustained Support get—two grants over two years. And the second year of the 2015-2016 biennium is upon us, meaning that 269 arts organizations and 22 Local Arts Agencies will be receiving the same award in 2016 as they did...
February on e4c: Joseph Farbrook

February on e4c: Joseph Farbrook

Joseph Farbrook Guerrilla Dancer Screening Launch: First Thursday, February 4, 6:00 pm Every month, Prefontaine Place South—the street we call home—gets more exciting, as we add films and media art to our street-facing e4c screens. The next time you find yourself walking, riding, or cycling past the 4Culture offices, make sure to pause and check...
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...
Stephanie Guerra: Stories Unlocked

Stephanie Guerra: Stories Unlocked

Rob Ellis, 1/365 I think I’ve got too much time on my hands?, Digital Photograph. (cc) 2011   Stephanie Guerra was awarded an Art Projects grant for her project, Stories Unlocked, an ongoing publication of writing by students incarcerated in King County Juvenile Detention Center and at-risk teens in our region. Here Stephanie shares why she does this work and why these...