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。


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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Cultural Relief Fund

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 Recipients

See the full list of King County cultural organizations and workers who received financial support through the first months of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Artists Supporting Community

We are deeply inspired by the impactful ways artists have reacted to this crisis. The Creative Response arm of our relief fund has helped more than 30 projects come to life, with more taking shape in the coming weeks.

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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

                    • 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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                        • Sound Community Bank

                          Check cashing assistance

                            We are cashing CARES Act stimulus checks free of charge, even for non-clients. 

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                          • Africatown Community Land Trust

                            Build Africatown Response Fund

                            • Amount: $500 (housing security) or $1,000 (small business)
                            • Eligibility: For individuals' rent, mortgage payments, or small business expenses.

                            With a particular focus on individuals denied from other forms of relief, and those who contribute meaningfully to our community.

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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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                            • 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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                            • 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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                              • Africatown Community Land Trust

                                Build Africatown Response Fund

                                • Amount: $500 (housing security) or $1,000 (small business)
                                • Eligibility: For individuals' rent, mortgage payments, or small business expenses.

                                With a particular focus on individuals denied from other forms of relief, and those who contribute meaningfully to our community.

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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

                                • Seattle Metro Chamber/King County Associate Development Organization

                                  Grants for Small Businesses in King County

                                  • Deadline:
                                  • Amount: $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000
                                  • Eligibility: Businesses with 20 or fewer full-time employees

                                  Priority given to minority and women-owned businesses, and those described in the Greater Seattle Region Covid-19 Economic Impact Analysis.

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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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                                    • Sound Community Bank

                                      Check cashing assistance

                                        We are cashing CARES Act stimulus checks free of charge, even for non-clients. 

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                                      • Africatown Community Land Trust

                                        Build Africatown Response Fund

                                        • Amount: $500 (housing security) or $1,000 (small business)
                                        • Eligibility: For individuals' rent, mortgage payments, or small business expenses.

                                        With a particular focus on individuals denied from other forms of relief, and those who contribute meaningfully to our community.

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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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                                      • Americans for the Arts

                                        CARES Act Arts Funding Tracker

                                          For organizations and individuals that applied for federal CARES Act funding, to measure the arts sector's success in securing relief.

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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

                                                • Americans for the Arts

                                                  CARES Act Arts Funding Tracker

                                                    For organizations and individuals that applied for federal CARES Act funding, to measure the arts sector's success in securing relief.

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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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                                                    • 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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                                                      • Pacific NW Maritime Heritage Council

                                                        Impact survey

                                                          To determine the economic, social, and programmatic impact on our coastal marine science, museum, and maritime heritage communities.

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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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                                                                  Events + Webinars

                                                                  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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                                                                                • FreeFunder Campaign organized by Jeannie Rakamnuaykit

                                                                                  Busker Relief Fund

                                                                                    Help support the singers, dancers, pianists, magicians and other artists who regularly perform at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

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                                                                                  • Eastside Mutual Aid

                                                                                    South King County and Eastside Mutual Aid

                                                                                      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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                                                                                    • GoFundMe Campaign, organized by Ijeoma Oluo and 3 others on behalf of LANGSTON

                                                                                      Seattle Artist Relief Fund

                                                                                      • Eligibility: Priority may given to artists from systemically economically disadvantaged communities.

                                                                                      Help support those in the greater Seattle arts community who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19.

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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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                                                                                          • Artist Relief Tree

                                                                                            Relief Fund for Artists

                                                                                              As funds land in the account, redistribution to artists in need will occur on a first-come-first-serve basis.  

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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

                                                                                              • 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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