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King County Council Approves Doors Open

Strengthening King County’s cultural sector and increasing public access to arts, heritage, science and historic preservation education and experiences.
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Information on 2024 Project Grants, Doors Open, and COVID Relief Funds

You’ve likely heard the exciting news that last month, the King County Council unanimously passed Doors Open, a piece of legislation that will increase funding to King County cultural organizations by an estimated $90 million per year. Learn more about this landmark investment here.
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Council approves historic $782 million Doors Open levy for access to science, heritage, and the arts in King County

The King County Council on Tuesday approved a new levy that will provide nearly $800 million in projected funding for access to science, heritage and the arts in King County over the next seven years.
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King County OKs sales tax increase for ‘transformative’ cultural funding

King County’s arts and culture sector is getting a major boost. On Tuesday, the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved a new levy that will provide hundreds of millions in funding to arts, heritage, science and historical preservation nonprofits over the next seven years.
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The Doors Are Open to a New Era of Public Investment in Arts and Culture for King County

Doors Open is rooted in the belief that public investment in arts, heritage, and science pays off with more jobs, better educational opportunities, and stronger communities.
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