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。


Reopen Fund

Apply to the Reopen Fund

Deadline: Aug 17, 2020

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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Cultural Relief Fund

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 Recipients

See the full list of King County cultural organizations and workers who received financial support through the first months of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Artists Supporting Community

We are deeply inspired by the impactful ways artists have reacted to this crisis. The Creative Response arm of our relief fund has helped more than 30 projects come to life, with more taking shape in the coming weeks.

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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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Resources

More Lists

Organizations

Funding

Surveys

    Artists + Creatives

  • Washington Filmworks and Whipsmart

    Social Safety Net Survey

      Tell us about your challenges applying for government funds. We will develop and advocate for policy recommendations supporting creative industries.

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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

            • 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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                • Pacific NW Maritime Heritage Council

                  Impact survey

                    To determine the economic, social, and programmatic impact on our coastal marine science, museum, and maritime heritage communities.

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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

                      • Indigenous Futures Project

                        Indigenous Futures Survey

                          Empowering the voices of Native peoples to be heard through data in upcoming elections.

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                        • Eastside Arts and Culture Coalition and 4 Eastside Cities

                          Arts Audience Participation Survey (Eastside)

                            Help gauge audience comfort with future in-person experiences, and what other virtual/alternative display methods are valued. Multiple languages available.

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                          • 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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                                Events + Webinars

                                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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                                              • FreeFunder Campaign organized by Jeannie Rakamnuaykit

                                                Busker Relief Fund

                                                  Help support the singers, dancers, pianists, magicians and other artists who regularly perform at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

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                                                • Eastside Mutual Aid

                                                  South King County and Eastside Mutual Aid

                                                    Raising funds to support survivors, sick & disabled, immunocompromised, undocumented, black, queer, indigenous, and or people of color.

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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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                                                  • GoFundMe Campaign, organized by Ijeoma Oluo and 3 others on behalf of LANGSTON

                                                    Seattle Artist Relief Fund

                                                    • Eligibility: Priority may given to artists from systemically economically disadvantaged communities.

                                                    Help support those in the greater Seattle arts community who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19.

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                                                  • GoFundMe Campaign, organized by Guadalupe M.M and 2 others, on behalf of Rent Fund For Undocumented People.

                                                    Relief Fund for Undocumented People

                                                    • Eligibility: Undocumented folks in the Seattle area.

                                                    Help support a fund that is actively reaching out to undocumented communities in Seattle.

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                                                  • GoFundMe Campaign, organized by Dane Garfield Wilson and 2 others

                                                    Re-bar Family Unite Fundraiser

                                                      Help support Re-bar, an iconic historical alternative theater and underground music nightclub with a focus on LGBTQIA/ QTPOC events.

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                                                    • National

                                                    • 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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                                                        • Artist Relief Tree

                                                          Relief Fund for Artists

                                                            As funds land in the account, redistribution to artists in need will occur on a first-come-first-serve basis.  

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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

                                                            • 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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                                                              • Front and Centered

                                                                Frontline Response Fund

                                                                  Provides immediate assistance to our grantee grassroots organizations, led by and based in communities of color, throughout WA.

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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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