4Culture Announces the Launch of the 2019 Arc Artist Fellowship
Offering Operating Support to King County Artists
As one of the largest funders of individual artists in the region, 4Culture is proud to announce the Arc Artist Fellowship. Now in its second year, it provides operational support for King County artists. Unrestricted awards of $12,000 may be used to offset daily expenses for Fellows as they pursue their creative work. The Fellowship includes modest promotional support through the 4Culture website.
An unrestricted grant allows artists to apply funds when and where it is most needed as they develop their artistic practice. Fellowship funds can be used to offset costs related to rent, childcare, health care, transportation, space rental, legal support, equipment, materials, workshop fees, residencies, and more.
The Arc Artist Fellowship has an eligibility requirement changes annually. For 2019, eligible applicants must be artists who identify as trans, non-binary, neurodivergent, and/or artists with physical, developmental, behavioral/emotional and/or intellectual disabilities.
Expanding on last year’s eligibility focus on artists with disabilities, and learning from conversations with past applicants, the current round of Fellows, artists, and community organizations, we seek we seek to better support and celebrate variations of human diversity including the trans and non-binary communities.
Marketing support has been identified as a top priority for today’s working artist. The Arc Artist Fellowship will provide each Fellow with a page on the 4Culture website to use for promotional purposes, featuring a description of their work, biography and images.
The 2019 Arc Fellows will assist in determining the Arc Eligibility Requirement for next year’s fellowship as well as participate in a public cohort presentation organized by 4Culture and in planning and community engagement for the 2020 program.
The application deadline is Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm PDT
– Earl Debnam, 2018 Arc Artist Fellow
– Mickey Rowe, 2018
Workshops offer artists an opportunity to meet program managers, walk through the application process, have questions answered, and hear from other artists in an informal meeting space. All workshops are free and registration is not needed.
Monday, October 29, 4:00–5:00 pm
517 E Pike St, Seattle
This is a Fragrance Free Workshop—please do not wear any cologne, perfume, or other fragrances.
Wednesday, November 14, 12:00–1:00 pm
101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle
For information about 4Culture’s building, spaces, and services, visit our Accessibility page.
All workshop locations are ADA compliant. Restrooms are all-gender.