In response to what we learned from our King County Heritage Report, we created T.I.P.S. to help provide technical assistance, inspiration, and professional development to cultural workers in our region. Below are three programs we’ve developed, with a pilot period rolling out over the 2018 calendar year.
Rural InternshipsIn partnership with the University of Washington and Seattle University, 4Culture will provide four paid internships to graduate students to work at all-volunteer heritage organizations located outside the city of Seattle. Interns and host sites—the Neely Mansion and the Tolt Historical Society—have been selected and will begin their partnerships in 2018.
Volunteer Training Cohort
4Culture will offer free training sessions for volunteers at local heritage organizations. These sessions will create a cohort of connected volunteers who can share information and best practices as they continue to work in the field. The first training cohort will begin meeting in May 2018—stay connected with us for details.
4Culture is offering grants of up to $1,500 to support individuals or organizations interested in providing professional development opportunities for staff, board, or volunteers at King County heritage organizations. A total of 8 grants will be awarded during the pilot year of the program, and the learning opportunity—panel, lecture, workshop, etc.—must address one of the Key Findings of the King County Heritage Report.