2017 Project Grants Open: Come to a Workshop!

Fall City Hop Shed, Washington, 2007, photo by 4Culture staff.
Fall City Hop Shed, Washington, 2007, photo by 4Culture staff.

We’re proud to open one of our biggest grant programs of the year: Projects! Every year, Projects helps fund the work being done all over King County by researchers, filmmakers, writers, sculptors, choreographers, designers, historians, musicians, and so many more. We divide this grant up into three disciplines: arts, heritage, and preservation. Read a bit more about what grant managers and panelists in each of these areas will be looking for, and find some examples of what’s been funded in the past:

Wednesday, March 8 at 5:00 pm PST
Are you working to celebrate and protect the historic sites and buildings in your neighborhood? Need funding for research, planning, or advocacy? This grant can help! In 2016, the Fall City Historical Society hired a timber consultant to assess the condition of the iconic 1888 Fall City Hop Shed, the only remaining building of its type in King County.

Wednesday, March 8 at 5:00 pm PST
This grant supports your work uncovering, illuminating, and sharing the rich history that is all around us in King County. Oral histories? Research? Online exhibitions? Heritage Projects funds it all, and more. Community historian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg is putting her 2016 Heritage Projects grant to work documenting the stories of the Red Apple grocery store at 23rd and Jackson before it is torn down to make way for new development.

Arts for Individuals and Groups 
Deadline: Wednesday, March 1 at 5:00 pm PST
We fund artists and small arts groups—from traditional to contemporary, emerging to established—who are working in all creative disciplines and genres to enhance the cultural life of King County. Last year, dancer and choreographer Veronica Lee-Baik received funding for Giselle Deconstruct, her reinterpretation of classic ballet through the lens of the experiences of marginalized young women in Southeast Asia.

The Three Yells present Giselle Deconstructed. Photo courtesy of Veronica Lee Baik.
The Three Yells present Giselle Deconstruct. Photo by Tim Summers.

Bring your questions and ideas to one of our free, drop-in workshops!
Every year, we find that applicants who attend a workshop have a much higher chance of success. Workshops will be taking place at our offices in Pioneer Square, and throughout King County:

Around King County
Bothell Library, 18215 98th Avenue NE, Bothell, WA 98011
Wednesday, January 18, 12:00—1:00 pm

Kent Library, 212 2nd Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032
Wednesday, January 25, 12:00—1:00 pm

Muckleshoot Library, Muckleshoot Reservation, 39917 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn, WA, 98092
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00—1:00 pm

Issaquah Library, 10 West Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA, 98027
Wednesday, February 8, 12:00—1:00 pm

Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Tuesday, January 31, 1:00—2:00 pm
Note: this meeting directly follows January’s AKCHO meeting at the Nordic. 

At the 4Culture Offices, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle
Heritage Projects
Thursday, February 2, 5:00 and 6:00 pm*
Wednesday, February 15, 12:00—1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 28, 12:00—1:00 pm

Preservation Special Projects 
Tuesday, February 14, 12:00—1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 12:00—1:00 pm

Art Projects: Groups 
Thursday, January 26, 12:00—1:00 pm
Thursday, February 2, 12:00—1:00 pm
Thursday, February 9, 12:00—1:00 pm
Thursday, February 16, 12:00—1:00 pm

Art Projects: Individuals 
Monday, January 30, 12:00—1:00 pm
Thursday, February 2, 6:00—7:00 pm*
Monday, February 6, 12:00—1:00 pm
Monday, February 13, 12:00—1:00 pm

*Join us for these evening workshops and then visit galleries for First Thursday Art Walk! Free parking is available at select Pioneer Square garages.