Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

© Green Stage, Shakespeare in the Park, 2015 Equipment recipient
© Green Stage, Shakespeare in the Park, 2015 Equipment recipient

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to make their amazing work even better. But it’s not just what you need that matters to our grant panelists—how you’ll put it to use is key. Our panelists look for equipment requests that improve the work of the organization and that will see consistent use.

Here are a few examples from 2015 to get you started:

  • El Centro de la Raza sought an archival storage unit for their collection of social justice posters from 1960’s-80’s Latin America, keeping them protected and organized between public exhibitions.
  • The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts purchased a medley of acrobatic equipment, making their youth classes safer and able to accommodate more students.
  • The Seattle Repertory Theatre installed a hearing loop system in both of their theatres, allowing hearing impaired audiences full accessibility to their productions.

The deadline to apply is May 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST. Guidelines and criteria are now posted—review them now and start your application today!

Attend a Workshop
At these drop-in, free, informal sessions, 4Culture staff are on hand to answer questions and guide you in preparing your best application. We’re hosting workshops both in our Seattle office and around King County. Come say hello!

4Culture Offices
Thursday, April 14, 21, 12:00–1:00 pm
Thursday, April 7, May 5, 6:30–7:30 pm (First Thursdays—FREE Parking!)

Around King County
DATE CORRECTION KCLS Redmond Library: Saturday, April 28, 12:00–1:00 pm
KCLS Kent Library: Monday, April 18, 12:00–1:00 pm
Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center: Wednesday, May 11, 3:00–4:00 pm