Building for Equity

This joint initiative between 4Culture, Executive Dow Constantine, and the King County Council will support cultural building projects and create a pathway to racial equity in our facilities funding.

Illustration by Eroyn Franklin.

Building for Equity will create a new model for our long-running Cultural Facilities grant through a unique combination of funding, technical support, and strategic partnerships. Communities that have historically faced barriers to purchasing and stewarding cultural space will be at the center of the program.
Read more about the timeline and funding distribution.


Grants

Building for Equity: Cultural Facilities

Deadline: Feb 5, 2021

This grant helps organizations acquire, build, or renovate the bricks and mortar buildings that make cultural experiences possible. Details ›

Building for Equity: Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: May 28, 2021 5pm

This funding can help you plan to meet your long-term facility needs. Details ›

Building for Equity: Learning Circle Stipends

Deadline: June 4, 2021 5pm

Supporting cultural building projects and creating a pathway to racial equity in our facilities funding. Details ›

Learning Circles

Is your organization looking to secure, acquire, or improve your cultural space? Join like-minded individuals and learn more about what it takes to meet your long-term facility needs. Sessions are virtual and free; registration required. Details on future sessions will be posted here as they are confirmed.

Managing Consultants

October 20, 12:00–1:30 pm
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A consultant can serve as a thought partner and a valuable set of extra hands as your organization grows. Learn about how to manage a successful consultant partnership from Cassie Chinn, Deputy Executive Director of the Wing Luke Museum, and Sarah Marino, Senior Consultant at Campbell + Company.

Marketing + Communications

December 8, 12:00–1:30 pm
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In this session, long-time cultural communications experts Vivian Phillips and Leilani Lewis will help identify the most effective strategies for building connections with your audience, so that you walk away knowing what to focus on when you’re strapped for time, funds, and staff.