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

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    Artists + Creatives

  • 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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    • 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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      • 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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              • Inspire Washington

                Advocacy & Resources

                  Arts education resources, government announcements and information and arts emergency funding.

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                • Historic Preservation

                • City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

                  Secure historic buildings from vandals and theft

                    We recognize the impact this may have on communities and suggest employing only the measures that are absolutely necessary. 

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                  • Main Street America

                    Main Street Forward: A Roadmap for Recovery

                      Welcome to our COVID-19 recovery-oriented resource center, featuring free recovery planning tools, research, advocacy efforts, and best practices.

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                    • Preservation Leadership Forum

                      Resources in Response to the Coronavirus

                        A range of resources for preservationists, museums, and historic sites. Additional resources are relevant to nonprofits.

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                      • Museums + Collections

                      • American Institute for Conservation

                        Pandemic Collection Care

                          A list of resources compiled for conservators and collections care professionals.

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                        • Western Museums Association

                          Reopening Resources

                            Resources, recommendations, and guidelines for your adaptation and use as you and your institution work to safely and successfully reopen.

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                          • Collections Stewardship

                            Resources for Collections

                              Resources regarding museum collections and COVID-19.

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                            • Accessibility and Disability Section of the Society of American Archivists

                              Archivists at home

                                The document addresses the needs of the archival community, such as temporary closure, working from home, and archival resilience.

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                              • Our Community

                              • City of Seattle

                                COVID-19 Resources and Information

                                  Info about government and community programs and services that help residents significantly impacted by the pandemic.

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                                • Freedom Project

                                  Community Resource List

                                    An ongoing crowd-sourced list with navigation tabs. We work to dismantle and heal from the mass incarceration institution.

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                                  • Ingersoll Gender Center

                                    Resource and Referral Database

                                      A collection of organizations, support groups, etc across WA that provide resources and services to transgender and gender diverse people.

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                                    • Washington Connection

                                      Your link to services

                                        Apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs.

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                                      • United Way of King County

                                        COVID-19 Resources

                                          Comprehensive list of resources, from child care to translation, rental and utilities assistance, unemployment/job information, financial services, etc.

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                                        • United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

                                          COVID-19 Resources

                                            A selected list of resources designed to aid folks impacted by COVID-19 living in or near the City of Seattle.

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                                          • Africatown Community Land Trust

                                            Community Resources

                                              We continue our commitment to assisting those most in need in our community with resources and technical expertise.

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                                            • Native Americans in Philanthropy

                                              Supporting Our Community

                                                We are committed to providing credible information and resources to help Native nonprofits, organizations, and communities navigate unprecedented times.

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                                              • OneAmerica

                                                Resources for Immigrants / Recursos para Inmigrantes

                                                  Resources in WA State (some in multiple languages), so everyone in our communities has access to care and necessities.

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                                                • Recursos para Comunidades Indocumentadas

                                                    National crowd-sourced list of resources, from financial to legal aid, mutual aid, medical and food access. En Español tambien.

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                                                  • City of Seattle

                                                    Resources for Community

                                                      Comprehensive list of resources, programs, and services that help residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in multiple languages.

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                                                    Organizations

                                                    Funding

                                                      Advice + Advocacy

                                                    • WA Nonprofits w/Puget Sound Grantwriters Association and CFO Selections

                                                      Get Ready for ARPA Funding: 3-part online series

                                                        Part 1: Government Grant Readiness (9/21/21); Part 2: Government Grant Proposal Development (9/28/21); and Part 3: Government Grant Compliance (10/5/21).

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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

                                                                  • Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

                                                                    Hope Corps

                                                                    • Deadline:
                                                                    • Amount: $15,000 - $300,000
                                                                    • Eligibility: Individuals and groups based in King County.

                                                                    An economic recovery program for Seattle's creative workforce; propose project concepts that generate career opps and contribute to communities' wellbeing.

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                                                                  • 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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                                                                      • Heritage

                                                                        Historic Preservation

                                                                        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

                                                                        • 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

                                                                          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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                                                                              • 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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