4Culture Grants + Calls

Community 4Culture

Community 4Culture aims to connect with those we have not been reaching and who we currently under-support. We are committed to providing equitable access to our resources, and to learning how to better serve all communities.

Steps to apply

1What Community 4Culture Funds

1What Community 4Culture Funds

Our goal is to better sustain an arts and cultural community reflective of King County’s diverse population. This is a new grant program with an ongoing deadline and more flexible application process. Funding awards will be made at a range of levels up to $25,000 for groups and up to $10,000 for individuals, alongside ongoing dialogue about other ways we can help you strengthen your work.

Criteria

This is a competitive grant program open to groups and individuals.

For group grants, we are looking for the following:

  • Strong demonstration of arts and cultural contributions with core staff, volunteers or boards that reflect the community you serve.
  • Groups serving marginalized communities including: people with disabilities, people with low-incomes, the population in geographic areas or representative of cultures within county zip codes experiencing the most significant social inequities, residents in rural King County, or residents of Seattle neighborhoods traditionally under-represented in 4Culture funding;
  • Groups with adequate infrastructure to utilize this support to build organizational capacity, or make a lasting impact to sustain your efforts.

For individual fellowships, we are looking for the following:

  • Demonstrated expertise and accomplishment with an active practice in the arts, King County cultural heritage or historic preservation.
  • Cultural accomplishments through work reflecting a community identity or connection to community.
  • A core element(s) to your work that this funding can prolong or how will you utilize this funding to enhance your creative practice.
  • Longevity of practice and proven perseverance within your field.

 

2Are You or Your Organization Eligible?

2Are You or Your Organization Eligible?

To apply for a Community 4Culture group grant, you must be a group, organization, or non-profit in King County with the following:

  • A core mission focused on cultural arts activities, King County cultural heritage, or historic preservation.
  • No prior history of funding from 4Culture, or $1,500 or less received within the past 5 years.
  • An annual budget under $100,000.
  • One or fewer full-time paid staff.

To apply for a Community 4Cutlure individual fellowships, you must be an individual artist or cultural creator residing in King County with the following:

  • An active practice for at least 7 years in arts, heritage, or preservation in any creative artform or discipline from contemporary to traditional, or related to the preservation of a community’s cultural heritage.
  • No prior history of funding from 4Culture, or $1,500 or less received within the past 5 years.
  • 18 years or older at the time of application and not have student status.

3Helping You Succeed

3Helping You Succeed

This grant is designed to help meet the unique needs of the organizations and individuals serving King County’s underserved communities. It starts with a conversation with the grant manager, Heidi Jackson, about you and the work you’re doing, and how we can best help you.

If you think Community 4Culture might be a fit for you or your organization, please contact Heidi:

Heidi Jackson
heidi.jackson@4culture.org
206-263-1616

 

4After You Submit

4After You Submit

Community 4Culture has no deadline—a panel composed of community members with expertise in related fields, 4Culture advisory committee members, and 4Culture staff reviews applications on a quarterly basis.

If selected for funding, you will be connected with a 4Culture staffmember with expertise in your field to set up a contract and begin an ongoing dialogue about how, in addition to funding, 4Culture can provide resources to assist with your work.

5Apply

5Apply

To apply for Community 4Culture, you’ll first need to contact Heidi Jackson, our Community 4Culture Program Manager. Heidi will ask you some questions to ensure this funding program is right for you. If it is, she will provide you with access to a simple application. Additionally, she will introduce you to another staff member, with expertise in your field, who will be available to assist you on your application and provide you with other ideas for services and support.

Contact Heidi Jackson:
heidi.jackson@4culture.org
206-263-1616