Grants for Arts Equipment available!

Lighting Instruments at SANCA, 2012, photo by
Lighting Instruments at SANCA, 2012, photo by
Lighting Instruments at SANCA, 2012, photo by
Lighting Instruments at SANCA, 2012, photo by

April 25th Deadline

Workshop Schedule

Every arts organization needs its special tools:  Theaters need lights, museums need storage racks, orchestras need music stands, cinemas need digital projectors.  A single computer workstation can launch an emerging organization to new heights, reaching new audiences and better serving its community.  4Culture funds these needs!

The Arts Equipment program is offered at least once each year, supporting the purchase of equipment by arts organizations and local government arts agencies.  A portion of Lodging Tax revenues collected in King County provides all the funding for this program.  Applicants can request 100% of the cost of the equipment.  In 2011, 93 organizations requested $910,369–out of those 93 organizations, 52 were awarded between $500 and $15,000 for a total of $228,900.

Go here to apply.  However:  If you are considering applying for Arts Equipment funds, we strongly encourage you to attend a workshop that will help guide you through the application process.  Workshops are held around King County at the following locations and dates:

Seattle—at the 4Culture Office, all from noon -1 pm
• March 15, 22, 29
• April 5, 12, 19

Redmond—at the Redmond Regional Library conference room
• March 14, 11:30-12:30 pm

Burien—at the Burien Library 2nd floor conference room
• March 21, 11:30-12:30 pm

Federal Way—at the Federal Way 320th Library meeting room 1
• March 28, 11:30-12:30 pm

Seattle—at the Seattle Public Library Lake City Branch
• April 11, 11:30-12:30 pm