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.


Cultural Relief Fund

Apply to Cultural Relief Fund: Individuals

Deadline: Oct 28, 2020

Are you a cultural worker living in King County, WA who has been impacted by COVID-19? We may be able to help.
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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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Relief Fund + Creative Response Grant Recipients

The first round of our Cultural Relief Fund supported King County cultural organizations and workers through the early months of COVID-19, while the Creative Response grant helped more than 30 projects come to life. See the full list of recipients and learn more about the projects.
 
 
 

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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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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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

    Advice + Advocacy

  • Artist Up, Mentorly, King County, Seattle Office of Film and Music

    Online Assistance Hub

      Free, online consultations to help artists and arts organizations connect with pandemic resources and navigate a variety of processes.

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    • Seattle Public Library

      Library to Business Resources

        Business librarians are trained to help nonprofits and individuals with grant research, as well as all aspects of business research.

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      • Freelance Artist Consortium of Seattle

          A union created by cultural workers from a wide range of disciplines, media, genres, and technicians in and around Seattle.

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        • Business Impact NW and (re)Startup 425

          Business Response Team

            One-on-one technical assistance with accessing financial resources for businesses on Puget Sound’s Eastside. Multiple languages available.

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          • SoCoCulture

            Resource referral consultations in South King County

              Staff listen to your needs with compassion and love for the arts, and help connect you to the right resources.

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            • SOAR: Elevating Community Voice

              Resource Needs Connection

                Contact a staff member via the form; they will help connect young adults and families to resources. Google sign-in required.

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              • Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

                Cultural Space Rent Relief Offer

                  Rent Relief for cultural spaces in Seattle. Advice also available for independent cultural workers.

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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

                    • Northwest Film Forum

                      Northwest Film Forum’s Collective Power Fund

                      • Deadline:

                      The Collective Power Fund will provide emergency relief for visual-based artists impacted by COVID-19 and will distribute $500 unrestricted funds.

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                    • Seattle Public Library

                      Library to Business Resources

                        Business librarians are trained to help nonprofits and individuals with grant research, as well as all aspects of business research.

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                      • Seattle Art Workshops with Laurel & Gia

                        WA Artist and Creatives Mutual Aid

                          Pro bono assistance with: resumes; grant writing and application review; writing/editorial assistance; and finding your strengths in the new economy.

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                        • Forecast Public Art

                          Adapting in-person arts-based activities in the pandemic

                            A toolkit for artists, arts organizations, presenting organizations, etc. We will continue developing it based on open-source input from you.

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                          • Heritage

                            Our Community

                          • Museum Workers Speak

                            Museum Workers Relief Fund

                            • Amount: $500 each to 100 applicants, chosen by lottery
                            • Eligibility: Museum workers in the U.S. severely impacted by the pandemic

                            Organized by and for museum workers, intended for those of us in the most precarious financial situations, even pre-crisis.  

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                          • Ingersoll Gender Center

                            COVID-19 Response Programs

                              Trans and Gender Diverse Community Financial Assistance Programs. Also weekly community calls on Sundays (5pm-7pm). RSVP via the link below.

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                            • One Fair Wage

                              Emergency Fund

                              • Eligibility: Service workers struggling amidst the pandemic

                              We are actively raising money to provide temporary cash gifts to workers as funding becomes available. En Español tambien.

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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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                            • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

                              National Direct Financial Assistance

                                Listed below are national and city/state resources available to restaurant workers during the pandemic.

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                              • Small Businesses

                              • Small Business Stabilization Fund

                                2020 Small Business Stabilization

                                • Deadline:

                                The Small Business Stabilization Fund provides $10,000 grants to small businesses throughout Seattle who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

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                              • Main Street America

                                HartBeat of Main Street

                                • Amount: $5,000 to $15,000

                                Grants will be awarded to brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening.

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                              • Seattle Public Library

                                Library to Business Resources

                                  Business librarians are trained to help nonprofits and individuals with grant research, as well as 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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                                  • King County Dept of Local Services

                                    Technical assistance coaching and language support for small businesses

                                    • Eligibility: Local businesses and chambers of commerce in unincorporated King County.

                                    Owners and community business organizations that serve businesses in unincorporated King County can call or sign up for coaching.

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                                  Surveys

                                    Artists + Creatives

                                  • yəhaw̓

                                    Survey for Indigenous Creatives

                                    • Eligibility: Indigenous creatives and non-Native allies

                                    Survey responses help us to design Covid relief programs and paid opportunities tailored to our creative community.

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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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                                              • 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

                                                  • 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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                                                        Workshops

                                                        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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                                                                      • South King County and Eastside Mutual Aid

                                                                        Mutual Aid Network

                                                                          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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                                                                        • National

                                                                        • Museum Workers Speak

                                                                          Museum Workers Relief Fund

                                                                          • Amount: $500 each to 100 applicants, chosen by lottery
                                                                          • Eligibility: Museum workers in the U.S. severely impacted by the pandemic

                                                                          Organized by and for museum workers, intended for those of us in the most precarious financial situations, even pre-crisis.  

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                                                                        • The 1k Project

                                                                          The 1k Project

                                                                            Matches a family impacted by the pandemic with a family committed to giving them $1k for 3 months.

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                                                                          • 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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                                                                              • 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

                                                                                • Keep Music Live

                                                                                  Help raise $10,000,000 for our independent music venues

                                                                                    Our independent live music venues are the hub of our music ecosystem; vital cultural and economic drivers for local communities.  

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                                                                                  • 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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                                                                                        • Scholarship Junkies and All in WA

                                                                                          Relief Fund for Undocumented Individuals in WA State

                                                                                            Direct economic support for our undocumented neighbors whose main stream of income has been disrupted. Donations matched by All in…

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