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Refurbished Windows at Kirkland's Louis S. Marsh House

Refurbished Windows at Kirkland’s Louis S. Marsh House

It’s been over a year since we partnered with the King County Council to make a $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure through our historic Building for Culture grant, and we continue to see its effects throughout the region.  We’ve shared stories from some of the 102 organizations that received funding, but haven’t yet...
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...
Guest Post: Breaking Ground on the New Burke Museum

Guest Post: Breaking Ground on the New Burke Museum

Last summer, we announced our Building for Culture initiative. This historic $28 million investment in our cultural infrastructure is now in motion all over King County, including, most recently, at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Alaina Fuld, Director of External Affairs at the Burke, recaps a major milestone in the museum’s ambitious plan...
Youngstown Puts Its Preservation Grant to Work

Youngstown Puts Its Preservation Grant to Work

David Bestock has worked as Director of the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for the last three years, managing everything from facilities, to programs, to community relations. He and his tenacious staff work to ensure that arts and culture, as well as affordable housing and other vital resources, continue to be accessible to all King County residents,...
Announcing the Recipients of the Building for Culture Initiative

Announcing the Recipients of the Building for Culture Initiative

In July of this year, we announced a joint effort between 4Culture, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and the King County Council to make a historic investment in the cultural landscape of King County. Now, after six months of workshops, applications, interviews, and tough decisions—read more about that process here—we’re thrilled to announce that 102 arts, heritage, and...
After the Deadline

After the Deadline

What happens after applications are submitted? September 9 was the application deadline for the new Building for Culture initiative, a partnership between King County and 4Culture to award $20 million to arts and heritage organizations and preservation projects for cultural building projects. It is the single largest competitive funding initiative the county and 4Culture have...
Last-Minute Tips for Saving Landmarks Funding

Last-Minute Tips for Saving Landmarks Funding

In July, in partnership with the King County Council, we announced the biggest grant program in our history—a $20 million investment will be made in our region’s cultural infrastructure. This one-time program, backed by bonds purchased after the County’s King Dome debt was paid off earlier than anticipated, will help create and renovate large, small,...
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 program for help with major rehabilitation or acquisition. Awards will...
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 Culture. The 1990s are remembered as a boom time for...
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,...