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

  • WA State Dept of Commerce

    Working Washington Grants: Round 5

    • Deadline:
    • Eligibility: Businesses that earned >$10K in 2019 or 2020 and <$5M…

    $42 million will be available for the arts, heritage, and science sectors. Apps open 8/17/22. Info provided in multiple languages.

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  • 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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      • 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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          • 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 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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                  • 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

                      Tenant Improvement Fund

                      • Deadline:
                      • Amount: Up to $100,000

                      $1.9 million for small businesses, to support build-out of commercial spaces and other commercial improvements. Info available in multiple languages.

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                    • WA State Dept of Commerce

                      Working Washington Grants: Round 5

                      • Deadline:
                      • Eligibility: Businesses that earned >$10K in 2019 or 2020 and <$5M…

                      $42 million will be available for the arts, heritage, and science sectors. Apps open 8/17/22. Info provided in multiple languages.

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                    • King County

                      Small Business Mitigation Grants

                      • Amount: Up to $10,000
                      • Eligibility: Some small business owners in King County.

                      One-time grants for businesses within a half-mile radius of 5 COVID-related isolation and quarantine sites listed via the link below.

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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

                          Working Washington Round 4 offers relief grants to small for-profit businesses, especially those required to close due to public health/safety…

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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 and EIDL increases.

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                          • Washington State Department of Commerce

                            Working Washington Small Business Grants

                              Round 3 of the Working Washington Small Business grants is opening with emergency funding up to $20,000.

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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 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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                                  • 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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                                        • Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

                                          Kirkland Business Resources

                                            Resources for small businesses, linked from WA State, King County, and the City of Kirkland. Includes info on restaurant delivery.

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                                          Basic Needs