press release

Press Contact: Christina DePaolo, (206) 263-1588

4Culture Announces a New Funding Program

The 2018 Arc Artist Fellowship offers operational support for artists


As one of the largest funders of individual artists in the region, 4Culture is proud to announce the Arc Artist Fellowship, a new program to provide 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.

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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 consists of an eligibility requirement that will change annually. For 2018, eligible applicants must be artists with physical, developmental, cognitive, intellectual, and/or emotional disabilities. 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 2019 program.

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 application deadline is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm PDT

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“The unique demographic focus of the Arc Artist Fellowship allows 4Culture to build on and deepen our relationship with artists, and reflects our ongoing commitment to equitable funding. We are proud of this expansion of support to individual artists in King County”
– Jim Kelly, 4Culture’s Executive Director


For more information, contact the program managers Heather Dwyer at or (206) 263.1597 and Melissa Newbill at or (206) 263.1603