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Art Projects 2015 Coming Soon!

Humaira Abid, Self Portrait (detail), 2014
Wood (Pine), red wood stain, wire, epoxy putty, paint. Photo: © 2014 Adeel Ahmed

On January 14th, 4Culture will post the guidelines and applications for our Art Projects program, which seeks to enhance the cultural life of King County citizens and visitors by funding arts projects in all creative disciplines including music, media, dance, theater, literature and visual art. Artists, as well as arts, heritage, municipal and community groups rooted in King County are eligible to apply. The deadline is March 4, 2015.

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Humaira Abid, Self Portrait (detail), 2014 Wood (Pine), red wood stain, wire, epoxy putty, paint. Photo: © 2014 Adeel Ahmed
Humaira Abid, Self Portrait (detail), 2014
Wood (Pine), red wood stain, wire, epoxy putty, paint. Photo: © 2014 Adeel Ahmed

On January 14th, 4Culture will post the guidelines and applications for our Art Projects program, which seeks to enhance the cultural life of King County citizens and visitors by funding arts projects in all creative disciplines including music, media, dance, theater, literature and visual art. Artists, as well as arts, heritage, municipal and community groups rooted in King County are eligible to apply. The deadline is March 4, 2015.

In 2014, 376 applications were considered and the panelists recommended a total of $560,000 to support 152 art projects to be presented in King County during 2014 and 2015.

We know grantwriting can be challenging and stressful. 4Culture staff takes pride providing new and returning applicants, with great customer assistance and support throughout our application process.  In January and February, staff will hold Application Workshops to help people create competitive applications. These workshops will be conducted in communities throughout King County including Lake Forest Park, White Center, Enumclaw, Issaquah and Seattle. Applicants are also free to contact staff via phone or email to receive step-by-step guidance through the application process including technical support, draft review, tips and language or computer support.

Following the March 4, 2015 deadline, peer panels will meet to review all eligible applications. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by June 1st. Peer-panels are comprised of artists and arts workers from throughout King County, who have expertise in one or more artistic discipline.

Peer-panels select and recommend the most highly qualified projects for funding based on our Core and Choice Criteria. Core Criteria is used by the peer-panel to evaluate all Art Projects applications and the applicants will be asked to select one (1) Choice Criterion to be used in evaluating their application.

All of the details about how to apply will be provided in our Art Projects application guidelines. We also encourage artists and groups to check out our Opportunities list often!

Reminder! Richmond’s Minoru Civic Precinct Public Art Opportunities Deadline December 1

Photo Courtesy City of Richmond
Photo Courtesy City of Richmond
Photo Courtesy City of Richmond

Monday, December 1 is the deadline for applications for the city of Richmond, BC ambitious, multi-purpose complex in the Minoru Civic Precinct designed to address current and future needs for recreation, sport and other community activities. The CALL FOR ARTISTS for two significant sites within the Major Minoru Facility is currently posted on 4Culture’s Opportunity Listings. Artists living in Canada, and the Pacific Northwest are eligible to apply.

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Photo Courtesy City of Richmond
Photo Courtesy City of Richmond

Monday, December 1 is the deadline for applications for the city of Richmond, BC ambitious, multi-purpose complex in the Minoru Civic Precinct designed to address current and future needs for recreation, sport and other community activities. The CALL FOR ARTISTS for two significant sites within the Major Minoru Facility is currently posted on 4Culture’s Opportunity Listings. Artists living in Canada, and the Pacific Northwest are eligible to apply.

Public art will play a significant role in achieving the city’s vision of a “Centre of Excellence for Active Living and Wellness.” The Minoru Civic Precinct, in Richmond’s City Centre neighborhood, incorporates green space in the form of Minoru Park, as well as a variety of cultural attractions including the Richmond Public Library, Art Gallery and Cultural Centre. The Civic Precinct is also home to sports fields and existing facilities for aquatics and older adult activities.

2015 Funding Calendar and Gallery4Culture Call for Artists

Clyde Petersen, Boating With Clyde, Gallery4Culture 2014. Photo by Gigi Grinstad
Clyde Petersen, Boating With Clyde, Gallery4Culture 2014. Photo by Gigi Grinstad
Clyde Petersen, Boating With Clyde, Gallery4Culture 2014. Photo © Gigi Grinstad 2014.

We are excited to announce our funding calendar for the coming year. Beginning in January we roll out our grant programs with Project opportunities in Arts, Heritage & Preservation. Workshops will be offered by staff to assist applicants.  We offer Sustained Support, Equipment, Facilities, Collections Care and Project support for individuals and groups as well as our Site Specific program.  Open4Culture is new in 2014, an apply-any-time program designed to welcome new applicants that don’t fit into our other grant programs and who live outside of the City of Seattle and within King County.

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Clyde Petersen, Boating With Clyde, Gallery4Culture 2014. Photo  © Gigi Grinstad 2014.
Clyde Petersen, Boating With Clyde, Gallery4Culture 2014. Photo © Gigi Grinstad 2014.

We are excited to announce our funding calendar for the coming year. Beginning in January we roll out our grant programs with Project opportunities in Arts, Heritage & Preservation. Workshops will be offered by staff to assist applicants.  We offer Sustained Support, Equipment, Facilities, Collections Care and Project support for individuals and groups as well as our Site Specific program.  Open4Culture is new in 2014, an apply-any-time program designed to welcome new applicants that don’t fit into our other grant programs and who live outside of the City of Seattle and within King County.

Note: Facilities applications have been moved from November 2014 to January 2015, date TBD. You haven’t missed this round!

Check out the 2015 calendar and our Opportunities pages where you will also find 4Culture Public Art opportunities listed. To keep up with the latest news and deadlines, sign up for our Enews – you can receive announcements for public art opportunities and Site Specific programming too.

 


 Gallery4Culture Call for Proposals – Deadline, Jan. 5, 2015

Steven Miller, Les Fleurs de Male, Gallery4Culture 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Steven Miller, Les Fleurs de Male, Gallery4Culture 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Gallery4Culture is currently seeking  proposals for exhibition September 2015 – July 2016. Deadline for submitting your application is January 5th. The gallery offers approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of street-level exhibition space in the Tashiro Kaplan building in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Visual artists working in all media and genres (except performance art) are eligible to apply. See below for additional restrictions.

Work samples and résumé must clearly demonstrate a candidate’s capacity to successfully execute the proposed exhibition. A Selection Panel of three regional arts professionals will review applications and award ten exhibitions. For more information about the gallery program and past exhibitions visit our Galleries website.

When to Apply
The application for Gallery4Culture is available online beginning November 17, 2014. The deadline for submission is 5:00 PM on Monday, January 5, 2015. To avoid problems, do not wait until the last minute to apply!

Who Can Apply
Eligibility is limited to visual artists, collaborative teams and artist groups who reside in King County, WA. Applicants may not be represented by a commercial gallery at the time of submittal.

Visual artists working in all media and genres (except performance art) are eligible to apply. Emerging artists and those whose medium is under-represented in commercial venues are encouraged to submit. Members of artist run collectives and cooperative galleries may apply. Individual artists who have previously exhibited at Gallery4Culture in solo or two-person shows are ineligible to reapply for a period of three years.

Selection Process
A Selection Panel composed of three regional arts professionals will review applications and award ten exhibits starting fall 2015 and running through summer 2016. The panel composition changes every year; applicants who were previously not selected are encouraged to reapply. The selection panel considers the quality of the work as demonstrated in the application work samples as well as the conceptual strength of the proposal statement. Work samples and résumé must clearly demonstrate a candidate’s capacity to successfully execute the proposed exhibition. Cultural and geographic diversity are considerations of the panel, as is showcasing various approaches to contemporary art practice. The Selection Panel meets in late January to review submissions; applicants will be notified of results by mid-February.

How to Apply
Visit the 4Culture OPPORTUNITIES page and scroll to King County, WA + Gallery4Culture to find the detailed Call to Artists & Application Materials Checklist and to link to the online application. The gallery application requires a Professional Résumé; ten (10) digital work samples; and a Proposal Statement. If you encounter difficulties with the online process, 4Culture staff can provide assistance.

Questions
Esther Luttikhuizen or call 206.263.1589
For technical assistance Ryan Feddersen or call 206.263.1587

Public Art Calls for Artists x 2

Undercurrents: Wall Berm © 2003 Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Undercurrents: Wall Berm © 2003 Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Undercurrents: Wall Berm © 2003 Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. Photo courtesy of the artists.

COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW PROJECTS: MASTER PLANNING ARTIST
CREATE AN ART MASTER PLAN FOR SEATTLE’S CSO NETWORK

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Undercurrents: Wall Berm © 2003 Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Undercurrents: Wall Berm © 2003 Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. Photo courtesy of the artists.

COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW PROJECTS: MASTER PLANNING ARTIST
CREATE AN ART MASTER PLAN FOR SEATTLE’S CSO NETWORK

4Culture, in partnership with King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, is seeking an experienced planning artist to create an Art Master Plan for the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) projects in Seattle. King County’s CSO control plan in Seattle (managed jointly with the city of Seattle) is a complex network of facilities, treatment and conveyance.

Nine proposed projects will be part of this planning scope of work. Four projects in north area Lake Washington Ship Canal are occurring within the neighborhoods of Montlake, University, Ballard and Queen Anne/Fremont. In the south Duwamish River/Elliott Bay area, five projects are occurring in the Beacon Hill/Rainier, Georgetown and Pioneer Square neighborhoods and within the industrial lands along the Duwamish corridor and in SODO.

The Master Planning Artist will determine a conceptual framework and implementation strategy for artwork elements that places an emphasis on revealing the treatment innovations and expressing the independent CSO developments as part of a larger, interconnected system.

Deadline: October 30, 2014, 5PM
 PST
Eligibility: Open to experienced planning artists residing in the US, Canada, and Mexico
Budget: $100,000 (includes fee, documentation, and travel)

For questions please contact Cath Brunner.

 

CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES: MENTOR ARTISTS
IMPLEMENT ARTS-BASED ALTERNATIVES PROGRAMMING FOR COURT INVOLVED YOUTH AND FAMILIES

King County is redeveloping the aging Youth Services Center (YSC) in Seattle as the Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC), co-locating juvenile detention facilities, juvenile courts, and other related functions to support court and youth and family services. Using 1% for Art funds and a generous award from the National Endowment for the Arts, 4Culture is seizing this unique opportunity to develop arts-based alternatives to incarceration. Creative Alternatives will be piloted at the YSC and continue to evolve at the new CFJC.

In partnership with Juvenile Court and the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, 4Culture is seeking four experienced teaching artists to facilitate project sessions in 2015. The selected Mentor Artists will collaborate with program participants and their families to create artworks that are grounded in an understanding of the systemic causes of youth incarceration and amplify youth voice in social transformation.

Deadline: October 20, 2014, 5PM
 PST
Eligibility: Open to professional teaching artists residing in King County, WA
(Individual applications are preferred. Team applications will only be considered with advance approval. Teams must have proven collaborative teaching experience.)
Compensation: $14,000

For questions please contact Jordan Howland.

 

LEARN MORE ON THE 4CULTURE OPPORTUNITIES PAGE.

 

Reminder: Site Specific Proposals Due

Rulon Brown on the Sammamish River. Photo © Ron Brown 2014, courtesy of the artist.
Rulon Brown on the Sammamish River. Photo © Ron Brown 2014, courtesy of the artist.
Rulon Brown on the Sammamish River. Photo © Ron Brown 2014, courtesy of the artist.

Propose a Creative Project for Historic Site(s) Specific 

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Rulon Brown on the Sammamish River. Photo © Ron Brown 2014, courtesy of the artist.
Rulon Brown on the Sammamish River. Photo © Ron Brown 2014, courtesy of the artist.

Propose a Creative Project for Historic Site(s) Specific 

Deadline for application is October 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The summer is officially over and this year’s deadline to propose a collaborative project with a historic site in King County is fast approaching. So far this year Site Specific has sponsored a biochar installation on Cougar Mountain; presented Butoh at two historic railway stations; celebrated the Sammamish Slough with installations, workshops and musical performances; screened a film on the history of Enumclaw; filled Washington Hall with music from its past; and supported stone masonry masters at Kubota Gardens. We are looking forward to Redmond’s Moonshine tours and South King County’s celebration of the telegraph sesquicentennial along Military Road. All of these projects were the result of dynamic collaborations between historic sites and visionary creatives – and we fully expect next year’s funded projects to be equally adventurous, surprising and ambitious.

Consider applying for Historic Site(s) Specific programming for the coming year.

Eligibility for collaborators is open to:

  • Individuals and organizations residing in or located in King County, Washington.
  • Creative projects of all artistic disciplines including but not limited to: theater, music, dance, film or media, literature, visual art, sculpture, design, or installation.
  • Projects which have a dynamic relationship to the specific history and/or architecture of the site.

A historic site is defined as:

  • Designated King County or Interlocal City Landmarks, or
  • Designated City of Seattle Landmarks, or
  • Included in 4Culture’s Destination Heritage Guide series, or
  • Included in 4Culture’s Inventory of Historic Halls, or
  • Managed by heritage museums or historical organizations, or
  • Determined by 4Culture to be historically and/or architecturally significant. (Applicants are encouraged to contact 4Culture staff before submitting a proposal.)

Browse the Historic Sites Roster and get in touch with the Site Stewards to talk over your ideas. Questions? Email Charlie Rathbun or call him up at 206.296.8675

Last Call for Artists: Touring Arts Roster Auditions

Pickled Okra © 2014. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Pickled Okra © 2014. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Pickled Okra © 2014. Photo courtesy of the artists.

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Pickled Okra © 2014. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Pickled Okra © 2014. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Join the Touring Arts Roster

Auditions are Sunday & Monday, August 24 & 25 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Deadline to apply: Thursday, August 21st
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004

Touring Arts Roster auditions will take place Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Performing artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply for an audition spot. These are the only audition dates for the Touring Arts Roster in 2014.

The Touring Arts Roster is an online directory of professional performing artists that is promoted to county and regional arts presenters. Selected artists are profiled on the Touring Arts Roster website where they may be found by organizations and individuals seeking to hire talent. 4Culture also supports artists with blog and social media presence.

Auditioning artists must live in King County, fill out an Intent to Apply form and bring promotional materials with them to the audition. Application information may be found on the TAR website – don’t delay, application deadline is August 21st and audition spots can fill up.

Questions? Email Doreen Mitchum or call 206.296.7579.

 

2014 Conductive Garboil Grant!

Emerge, Rio Pacific Studio (Jeff Jacobson and Jen Vertz); This is What Democracy Building Looks Like, Johnathan Heath Lambe; Implied Violence, Frye Art Museum, Sheri Brown; Transit Man, Christian French; Kelly Lyles (photo: Paul McRae); Proliferation, Paul Rucker.

Christian French, Paul Rucker, Rio Pacific Studio (Jen Vertz and Jeff Jacobson), Kelly Lyles, Sheri Brown, and Johnathan Heath Lambe are past recipients of the Conductive Garboil Grant, the annual, non-restricted award of $3,000 envisioned and endowed by artist Su Job. All continually push the creative act beyond accepted limits while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.

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Previous Conductive Garboil Grant Recipients
Emerge, Rio Pacific Studio (Jeff Jacobson and Jen Vertz); This is What Democracy Building Looks Like, Johnathan Heath Lambe; Implied Violence, Frye Art Museum, Sheri Brown; Transit Man, Christian French; Kelly Lyles (photo: Paul McRae); Proliferation, Paul Rucker.

Christian French, Paul Rucker, Rio Pacific Studio (Jen Vertz and Jeff Jacobson), Kelly Lyles, Sheri Brown, and Johnathan Heath Lambe are past recipients of the Conductive Garboil Grant, the annual, non-restricted award of $3,000 envisioned and endowed by artist Su Job. All continually push the creative act beyond accepted limits while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.

Does your artwork challenge the limits of creative discourse in a similar way? Do you also happen to be a Seattle resident with a significant connection to Pioneer Square? If so, consider applying in this seventh cycle. Individual artists or artist teams working in any media or discipline are eligible.

To learn more about the opportunity and Su’s intentions, visit garboil.org.


Apply: 4culture.org/apply

Deadline: Monday, August 11, 2014

 

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Call for Artists: Touring Arts Roster Auditions

© 2012 Duo Finelli, Photo by Nicole Landau
© 2012 Duo Finelli, Photo by Nicole Landau

Join the Touring Arts Roster

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© 2012 Duo Finelli, Photo by Nicole Landau
© 2012 Duo Finelli, Photo by Nicole Landau

Join the Touring Arts Roster

Auditions are Sunday & Monday, August 24 & 25 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply: Thursday, August 21st

Touring Arts Roster auditions will take place Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25. Performing artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply for an audition spot. These are the only audition dates for the Touring Arts Roster in 2014.

4Culture supports the performing arts through its Touring Arts Roster, an online directory of talented artists. Organizations all over King County hire these performers with confidence when they need high quality entertainment. The TAR is a pre-auditioned resource for diverse performances, for any venue and at every budget level.

Auditioning artists must live in King County, fill out an Intent to Apply form and bring promotional materials with them to the audition. Application information may be found on the TAR website.

Questions? Email Doreen Mitchum or call 206.296.7579.