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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
2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Estate of Su Job are pleased to announce that Tariqa Waters is the 2016 recipient of the Conductive Garboil Grant, a yearly, non‐restricted award of $3,000. The grant was developed by Job just before her passing in December, 2008 and acknowledges King County artists with a connection to Pioneer Square...
From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

As fall begins, we focus on the coming November elections which will include contests for federal offices, as well as several important local ballot initiatives. Since 1965, when the National Endowment for the Arts was authorized by the United States Congress, government has been a partner in funding the arts nationally and locally. The King...
Guest Post: Celebrating Filipino-American Elders

Guest Post: Celebrating Filipino-American Elders

Michelle Peñaloza is the author of two chapbooks, and has had her poetry and essays featured in several publications. She received a 2015 Art Projects grant supporting her work on a collection of in-progress poetry. This Friday, she’ll read from her manuscript alongside other Filipino-American writiers at a location that deepens and enriches our understanding of...
Historic Hansen Building Gets Seismic Retrofit

Historic Hansen Building Gets Seismic Retrofit

After announcing and awarding an unprecedented $28 million investment in King County’s cultural infrastructure last year, we’re excited to see funded projects underway all over the county. Saving Landmarks was a portion of Building for Culture funds specifically dedicated to preserving our region’s invaluable built environment, and last month we saw it in action in...
October at Gallery4Culture: Brit Ruggirello

October at Gallery4Culture: Brit Ruggirello

Brit Ruggirello Blue Hotel September 6—27, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, October 6, 6:00—8:00 pm Blue Hotel Series 2, Episode 1 with performances by Cake “Alchemy!” and Up North Brit Ruggirello is interested in interpersonal relationships, digital representation, party aesthetics, and the interior design of Las Vegas hotels. Her installations, or Mood Boards, commemorate the everyday—objects,...
Chieko Phillips Joins Heritage Team

Chieko Phillips Joins Heritage Team

September brings a new season, new projects, new deadlines, and a new face at 4Culture! Please join us in welcoming Chieko Phillips as our Heritage Support Specialist. Chieko is a self-described “history nerd,” and she has an impressive background to back it up. Most recently, she served as Executive Director at BlackPast.org, an incredibly rich online resource for...
Artists Up Grant LAB

Artists Up Grant LAB

4Culture is proud to be a collaborative partner of Artists Up, which has recently launched the Grant LAB, an experiment of grantmaking ideas and practices for greater access and equity to benefit ALL communities in Seattle, King County and Washington State. This opportunity is open to artists working in all disciplines. We seek to support artists who have...
Building for Culture Funds at Work: the Nordic Heritage Museum Breaks Ground

Building for Culture Funds at Work: the Nordic Heritage Museum Breaks Ground

As fall approaches, we’re nearing the one-year anniversary of our historic Building for Culture grant. This partnership between 4Culture and the King County Council to make a $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure has been a game-changer for many of the 102 organizations that received funding. We’ve already begun to see the effects...
Sustained Support Open, with New Opportunities for Cities

Sustained Support Open, with New Opportunities for Cities

Where would King County be without our amazing cultural organizations? Large and small, urban and rural, they bring our region’s history to life, connect us with amazing art, safeguard the buildings and locations that define us, and so much more. Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of these organizations over two-year cycles....
Leo Berk Selected for New Colman Dock Terminal

Leo Berk Selected for New Colman Dock Terminal

As King County grows, transit is growing with it—on land and on the water. Water Taxis, managed by the King County Department of Transportation Marine Division, currently depart from downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 and head to the Vashon Island Ferry Terminal and West Seattle’s Seacrest dock. In response to a 9.5% increase in ridership between...
They Come in Threes: Opportunities for Artists

They Come in Threes: Opportunities for Artists

If you’re an artist interested in unique, outside-the-box opportunities, this September has lots to offer. Whether you have new media work you want to share with the public, need funding for a technology-based art project, or are interested in helping us learn how to better serve artists, make sure these deadlines are on your calendar:...
September at Gallery4Culture: Sylwia Tur

September at Gallery4Culture: Sylwia Tur

Sylwia Tur Image Space September 1–29, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, September 1, 6:00–8:00 pm Sylwia Tur’s interests lie in a variety of systems: language, architecture and design, distilled to their basic components of organization, grid, proportion and reduction. Her new body of work, Image Space, is about the language of structures, space and movement, where...