4Culture Funding Supports Care of Collections

North American Times newspaper © 2013, courtesy of Hokubei Hochi Foundation
North American Times newspaper © 2013, courtesy of Hokubei Hochi Foundation

North American Times newspaper © 2013, courtesy of Hokubei Hochi Foundation

4Culture’s 2013 Heritage Collections Care application window is now OPEN, with a deadline of Wednesday, June 26 at 5pm. Since its inception in 2008, this modest funding program has made a big impact on cultural collections, large and small. Now in its sixth application year, Heritage Collections Care continues to offer support to King County nonprofit organizations for planning, training, cataloging, assessments, inventories, materials, and other collections-related projects. The program is open to nonprofit heritage and historical organizations holding in public trust collections that primarily representing an aspect of King County history. In 2012, Heritage Collections Care provided funding to 19 of 27 applying organizations.

TO APPLY: Go to www.4culture.org/apply/heritagecollections to read the updated guidelines. After reviewing the guidelines and gathering the required information, begin the online application by clicking on the “Start your Application” link. Allow sufficient time to complete the application, and remember that it is possible to save, quit and resume the application as many times as needed until the deadline of 5pm, PDT, Wednesday, June 26th.

WORKSHOPS: To assist organizations with the application process, 4Culture offers weekly drop-in workshops to explain the parameters of the program and requirements for submitting proposals. Workshops take place in our offices located at 101 Prefontaine Place S., Seattle 98104 on thursdays from Noon – 1:00 pm, May 23 & 30 and June 6, 13 & 20.

An additional workshop is scheduled to take place Thursday, May 23, 4 PM at the Valley View Library, 17850 Military Road S, SeaTac.

For further information about Collections Care or other Heritage funding programs, contact Eric Taylor, 4Culture Heritage Lead, at Eric Taylor, or 206-296-8688.

Image: North American Times newspaper © 2013, courtesy of Hokubei Hochi Foundation