Applications for the 2013-14 cycle of Arts Sustained Support must be submitted by September 26! While we endeavor to make our applications as clear and accessible as possible, we strongly recommend that you not leave this to the last minute. Your application will benefit from some time and consideration. Applications are available here.
Below are listed the seven remaining Arts Sustained Support workshops, open to anyone considering applying. This is your opportunity to meet with program staff and other applicants, ask questions about specific guidelines, and go through a step-by-step review of the application process. These workshops will be held:
September 4, 11, 18, & 25
Tuesdays at 12:30 pm
The offices of 4Culture, 1010 Prefontaine Pl S (at the corner of Yesler and 3rd) in Pioneer Square, Seattle
Wednesday at 7 pm
Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park
Thursday at 7 pm
Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue
Wednesday at 1 pm
Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave S, Renton
New applicants for Arts Sustained Support are particularly encouraged to attend a workshop.
4Culture’s project funding is geared towards individual artists; Sustained Support is aimed at organizations. Arts organizations foster creativity through collaboration and collective energy. Arts organizations add structure, muscle, and memory to the efforts of individual hands and minds. Additionally, arts organizations are an economic driver of our region’s cultural and tourism industries, providing thousands of jobs and maintaining public and private community gathering spaces.
The Arts Sustained Support program provides predictable levels of funding in each two-year cycle. The purpose is to help arts organizations provide a greater public benefit: To make their cultural programs more accessible to all populations withing King County through promotion of affordable programming, educational outreach, or active participation. Over 250 groups—representing a broad range of arts disciplines, organizational sizes, geographic areas, cultural diversity, and levels of development—received a total of $1.6 million dollars in 2012 for the second year of the 2011-2012 biennium.