Creative Consultancies

We're bringing creative thinking to the challenges facing our region by forging partnerships between King County cities, artists, and cultural planners.

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How It Works

Cities across King County have told us about their challenges in the City Profiles below, and we invited artists, organizations, and creative planners to respond. Cities and creatives were paired, creating project proposals that have been evaluated for funding by a 4Culture panel.


After a year-long process of both cities and creatives being matched and submitting proposals, a 4Culture panel has awarded funding. Check back soon for the full list of funded collaborations, and watch for these projects to get underway across King County later this year.


Thank you for your interest in this program—applications are now closed. For an overview of Creative Consultancies, you can still read the application guidelines and check out the City Profiles below.

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City Profiles

City of Auburn

The City of Auburn seeks the opportunity to work with an artist for up to a year to envision and create a vibrant, artistic and community-engaged alley in downtown Auburn.

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City of Bellevue

Take up residence at the new Bellevue Library ideaX makerspace, a laboratory designed for DIY and technology-driven learning.

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City of Bothell

The Bothell Arts Commission would like to serve both its longtime locals and new residents through the development of a cultural plan.

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City of Burien

The City of Burien seeks an artist to work with the Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival team to relook at this much loved community event.

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Duvall Foundation for the Arts

Duvall Foundation for the Arts is looking for help re-purposing the old Thayer Barn architectural elements and barn wood within a new facility in the form of site specific major art installation(s).

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City of Enumclaw

Help develop a plan for a public Learning Playground, a creative environment of nature and art designed to inspire conversation between children and their parents.

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City of Kent

The City of Kent Arts Commission would like to work with a creative consultant to develop a downtown arts and culture plan for Kent.

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City of Kirkland

Activate the Totem Lake Business District Core with new and ongoing opportunities for community expression, place-making, and art.

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City of Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s central vision is to assimilate positive art experiences into everyday life for all community members.

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City of Newcastle

The City of Newcastle and our Community Activities Commission (CAC) would like to engage with a visionary creative consultant to develop an arts and cultural plan for the city.

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North Bend Downtown Foundation

North Bend Downtown Foundation requests assistance in building and growing vibrant arts opportunities in a rural community.

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City of Redmond

The City of Redmond has two opportunities for artist engagement: one with its Homelessness in Redmond initiative and another with its Tree Canopy initiative.

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City of SeaTac

The City of SeaTac seeks a consultant to use the arts to help remove barriers and build bridges between cultural communities.

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Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council seeks a storytelling project that celebrates the diversity of its community.

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City of Tukwila

Use the arts to devise temporary, permanent, and interactive art projects in creative place-making and community-building.

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