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.


Recovery Funding

Organizations

Deadline: passed

Cultural organizations with 2019 revenue of $1 million and below that experienced revenue loss between 2019 and 2020 are eligible for this program.

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Individuals

Deadline: passed

Opening January 5: support for individual cultural producers who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.

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Revive and Thrive

Deadline: passed

If you are an arts, heritage, or historic preservation organization with 2019 revenue of more than $1 million, please refer and apply to this program for disaster relief and business interruption funds.

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Support and Information

4Culture COVID Updates

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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Recovery Framework

In Spring 2020, 4Culture convened a task force of diverse group of cultural sector leaders to share their concerns and ideas for the future. The result of this effort is the 4Culture Recovery Framework; a roadmap for rebuilding the sector during and after the pandemic’s impacts.

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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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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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Resources

Organizations

Funding

    Advice + Advocacy

  • Seattle Public Library

    Library to Business Program

      Access free classes and workshops, research tools, and business librarians trained to help with all aspects of business research.

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    • Startup 425

      Eastside entrepreneurship support

        Collaborative effort to expand entrepreneurship opportunities across Eastside communities. Info available in multiple languages.

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      • The Vera Project

        COVID-19 Support

          Fill out this quick form and we will connect you to the resources and information you need.

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        • Washington Lawyers for the Arts

          Legal Resources

            We continue offering legal advice and legal education, to support the work of artists and arts organizations in Washington.

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          • Artists + Creatives

          • Native American Media Alliance

            COVID-19 Relief Fund

            • Amount: $2,000
            • Eligibility: Native American writers, directors, actors. Additional criteria via the link.

            Economic relief for American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians impacted by COVID-19. Grant applicants may only apply once.

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          • Seattle Public Library

            Library to Business Program

              Access free classes and workshops, research tools, and business librarians trained to help with all aspects of business research.

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            • Our Community

            • FEMA

              COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

                FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020

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              • Autism and Race

                Autistic People of Color Fund

                • Amount: $100 - $500 per individual
                • Eligibility: Autistic people of color inside and outside the US

                The Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color's Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment offers one-time microgrants.

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              • Small Businesses

              • City of Seattle Office of Economic Development

                Storefront Repair Fund

                • Amount: $2,000 awards
                • Eligibility: Eligibility info via the link below.

                Funding for small businesses to repair storefront damages that occurred after 01/01/21, or to reimburse costs for past damages.

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              • WA State Dept of Commerce: StartUp WA

                Small Business Resiliency Network

                  Culturally relevant assistance for business owners and organizations affected by COVID-19, whether you are open or closed.  

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                • WA State Dept of Commerce

                  Emergency Grants for Small Businesses

                    Information on any current pandemic-related grants. Recipients of federally-funded grants are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).

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                  • Small Biz Help WA

                    Small Business Recovery Assistance in WA

                    • Eligibility: Available to small businesses and nonprofits in WA.

                    Look here for FAQs; how to find technical assistance, a lender, and training opportunities; and where to find more information.

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                  • Small Business Administration

                    Covid-19 Relief Options

                      No longer accepting applications for COVID-19 relief loans or grants; we continue to offer PPP loan forgiveness.

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                    • Washington State Department of Commerce

                      Startup Washington

                        Small business resources to navigate the pandemic and recovery.

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                      • City of Bellevue

                        Business/Nonprofit Resources

                          Resources and info for artists and nonprofits, etc. Sign up for a weekly resources newsletter. Resources available in multiple languages.

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                        • Seattle Public Library

                          Library to Business Program

                            Access free classes and workshops, research tools, and business librarians trained to help with all aspects of business research.

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                          • MRSC: Local Government Success

                            Small Business and Tenant Assistance Programs

                              Small business and tenant relief programs adopted by local governments in WA as a result of the pandemic.

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                            • OneEastside

                              OneEastside SPARK

                                Responsive programing and tools to address key areas of need amongst small businesses and non-profits in East King County.

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                              • Seattle Good Business Network

                                Support Hub

                                  Resources and information to support small businesses and our community; relief, promotion, and tools for local businesses to stay afloat.

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                                • City of Renton, WA Economic Development Division

                                  Renton Resource Guide

                                    Existing resources and opportunities to help the community and small business; includes resources in multiple languages.

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                                  Basic Needs