COVID-19 Response Hub

As COVID-19 continues to impact the King County, WA cultural sector, we'll share information on funds, resources, and more support right here.


If you anticipate a barrier to your participation due to limited English writing ability, visual impairment, or would like to request assistance to access this application, please contact us at hello@4culture.org, 206-296-7580, or TTY 711.

Si usted cree que pueda tener un obstáculo para participar debido a su capacidad limitada de escritura en inglés, discapacidad visual o si desea solicitar asistencia para acceder a esta aplicación, contáctenos en hello@4culture.org, en el (206) 296-7580 o TTY 711.

如需要英语阅读写作协助、因视力障碍或任何残疾而需协助填写或其他说明材料、或需要其他关于申请表格的协助服务,请通过电话(206 296 7580 或 TTY 711)或电邮(hello@4culture.org)与我们联系。

This project was supported by a grant awarded by the US Department of the Treasury. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of the Treasury.


Cultural Relief Fund

Cultural Relief Fund: Individuals

Deadline: passed

Are you a cultural worker living in King County, WA who has been impacted by COVID-19? We may be able to help.
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Data Highlights

Our Cultural Relief Fund helped support King County cultural organizations and workers through closures and loss of work due to COVID-19. Learn more about how funding was distributed.

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Relief Fund + Creative Response Grant Recipients

The first round of our Cultural Relief Fund supported King County cultural organizations and workers through the early months of COVID-19, while the Creative Response grant helped more than 30 projects come to life. See the full list of recipients and learn more about the projects.

Reopen Fund

Reopen Fund

Deadline: passed

Is your organization tackling reopening and restarting while adapting to public health restrictions? These funds can help with training, PPE, infrastructure, systems upgrades, personnel and more.
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Reopening Toolkit

Do you need more information on safely reopening your organization to the public? We’ve assembled resources to assist you in preparing your staff, volunteers, and facility to welcome back patrons.
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Statewide Survey Results

We asked you what you needed to reopen and restart cultural activities while facing the challenges of COVID-19. Here's what we heard.
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More Support

Ongoing Response

We’re closely monitoring COVID-19 and will share all our latest updates in one place. Please read this centralized response for information on deadlines, changes to programs, office closures, and more.
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Hello4Culture: Digital Edition

Let’s stay connected in these uncertain times. We’re holding collaborative digital space so we can hear from you, share resources, and build solutions as we all navigate COVID-19.
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Amplifier Collaboration

4Culture partnered with Amplifier to select ten artists from King County to share their vision as part of a global call to artists.
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Recovery Task Force

Collaborating with 4Culture staff, the Recovery Task Force will analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on King County’s cultural sector and create an equitable vision for and pathway to recovery.
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Resources

More Lists

Organizations

Funding

Surveys

    Artists + Creatives

  • King County; Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Greater Seattle Partners; City of Seattle

    Regional Business Impact Survey: 3rd round

      Help identify impacts faced by small businesses, nonprofits, and independent workers, to help develop economic recovery strategies and relief programs.

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    • yəhaw̓

      Survey for Indigenous Creatives

      • Eligibility: Indigenous creatives and non-Native allies

      Survey responses help us to design Covid relief programs and paid opportunities tailored to our creative community.

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    • Shunpike

      COVID-19 Survey

        Help us better understand the financial impacts of the crisis, so we can prioritize our efforts to meet your needs.

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      • Freelancers Union

        COVID-19 Follow-up Member Survey

          We'd like to learn more about freelancers' ability to access to government relief, to help us target our advocacy work.…

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        • OneRedmond

          Local Business Impact Survey

            OneRedmond is gathering information from local small businesses about your urgent needs, to better advocate for federal and state funding.

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          • Seattle Independent Artist Sustainability Effort

            Economic Impacts

              Three different surveys for independent artists, producing groups/collectives (without a venue), and performance/event venues.

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            • Organizations

            • King County; Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Greater Seattle Partners; City of Seattle

              Regional Business Impact Survey: 3rd round

                Help identify impacts faced by small businesses, nonprofits, and independent workers, to help develop economic recovery strategies and relief programs.

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              • Shunpike

                COVID-19 Survey

                  Help us better understand the financial impacts of the crisis, so we can prioritize our efforts to meet your needs.

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                • National Council of Nonprofits

                  Nonprofits’ experiences with Paycheck Protection Program loans

                    We're gathering real-time information about your experiences to help us find common problems that require system fixes or collective action.

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                  • OneRedmond

                    Local Business Impact Survey

                      OneRedmond is gathering information from local small businesses about your urgent needs, to better advocate for federal and state funding.

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                    • Seattle Independent Artist Sustainability Effort

                      Economic Impacts

                        Three different surveys for independent artists, producing groups/collectives (without a venue), and performance/event venues.

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                      • Other

                      • OneAmerica

                        How have you been affected by the pandemic?

                          This survey will help us understand what our communities most need. En Español también.

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                        • Seattle Independent Artist Sustainability Effort

                          Economic Impacts

                            Three different surveys for independent artists, producing groups/collectives (without a venue), and performance/event venues.

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                          • Common Field

                            Common Field

                              Share your ideas, needs, and questions around how we might best organize to support individuals and organizations.

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                            Workshops

                            Community

                            Basic Needs

                            Donate

                              Local

                            • Seattle BIPOC Organic Food Bank

                              Seattle BIPOC Organic Food Bank

                                Food and health disparities are some of the worst results of racism and classism. Donating helps us feed our communities.

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                              • Operation Sack Lunch

                                Give the Gift of Food Security

                                  100% of your donation is used to prepare no-cost, nutritionally dense, culturally appropriate meals for those most in need.

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                                • GoFundMe campaign organized by Ryan Dwyer

                                  Fine Dine Front Lines

                                    We stimulate restaurants with business by placing orders of 100 meals, and delivery them to front line workers for free.

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                                  • Communities in Schools Renton-Tukwila

                                    COVID-19 Emergency Fund

                                      This fund addresses the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations; families need food, rental/utility assistance, gas cards, etc.

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                                    • Renton Regional Community Foundation

                                      Response Fund

                                        This fund provides flexible financial support to organizations in South King County working with some of the most vulnerable communities.

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                                      • Africatown Community Land Trust

                                        Africatown Fund (Central District, Seattle)

                                          Your donation will add to our housing assistance fund, so we can continue our impactful community work during this time.

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                                        • Historic Seattle

                                          Help keep our tenants in their spaces

                                            We've kept our partners and tenants from losing their homes, offices, or performances spaces; we need help to continue. 

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                                          • GoFundMe Campaign, organized by Rosario Lopez and 2 others, on behalf of M Mork

                                            Survival Fund for the People

                                            • Eligibility: Priority given to those most vulnerable in King County.

                                            Help fund folks providing grocery/supply deliveries. They expect to also run errands, walk dogs, and provide caregiving and mental/emotional support.

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                                          • National

                                          • Museum Workers Speak

                                            Museum Workers Relief Fund

                                            • Amount: $500 each to 100 applicants, chosen by lottery
                                            • Eligibility: Museum workers in the U.S. severely impacted by the pandemic

                                            Organized by and for museum workers, intended for those of us in the most precarious financial situations, even pre-crisis.  

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                                          • The 1k Project

                                            The 1k Project

                                              Matches a family impacted by the pandemic with a family committed to giving them $1k for 3 months.

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                                            • GoFundMe Campaign organized by the Arts Administrators of Color Network

                                              Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

                                              • Eligibility: BIPOC artists or administrators in financial need

                                              Creatives practicing and teaching their art as well as the administrators who are supporting that art need our financial support.

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                                            • A member of the PPECoalition

                                              Find the Masks

                                                Find where you can donate your masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE) in your local area.

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                                              • Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation

                                                Emergency Relief Fund

                                                  Help support funding for individual restaurant workers; nonprofit organizations serving restaurant workers in crisis; and zero-interest loans for restaurants.

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                                                • Musicians Foundation

                                                  Emergency Aid Grant Program

                                                  • Eligibility: Professional musicians with 5+ years experience.

                                                  Please help us support professional musicians during this crisis. Many thousands of performers, educators, and composers have no work. 

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                                                • CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

                                                  COVID-19 Response Fund

                                                    CERF+ is currently providing funds to artists who require intensive medical attention due to COVID-19.

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                                                  • Washington

                                                  • Keep Music Live

                                                    Help raise $10,000,000 for our independent music venues

                                                      Our independent live music venues are the hub of our music ecosystem; vital cultural and economic drivers for local communities.  

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                                                    • Na'ah Illahee Fund

                                                      Native Community Crisis Response Fund

                                                        Immediate and direct assistance for our grantees working to respond to the crisis throughout Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.

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                                                      • Big Table

                                                        Ways to Care as an Individual or Family

                                                          Ideas focused on those in the restaurant and hospitality industry because they are among the most vulnerable now.

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                                                        • Scholarship Junkies and All in WA

                                                          Relief Fund for Undocumented Individuals in WA State

                                                            Direct economic support for our undocumented neighbors whose main stream of income has been disrupted. Donations matched by All in…

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