Information on Coronavirus


Like you, we are closely monitoring the spread of novel coronavirus in our region. This is a difficult, ever-evolving situation—we see and are inspired by all the artists, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals finding new ways to be responsive and flexible. We also thank everyone at Seattle and King County Public Health for their diligent work in keeping us informed, and encourage you to check their webpage often for updates and instructions on how to prevent the spread of this virus. Additionally, we recommend reviewing the information and resources shared by Americans for the Arts for how the arts and culture sector can prepare at this time.

We want to let you know about some specific steps we are taking to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus:

  • 4Culture staff are aware of and following the personal health and hygiene guidelines provided by King County Public Health. Our office and gallery are cleaned nightly.
  • Currently, all 4Culture meetings and events—both at our Pioneer Square location and throughout the county—will take place as planned. If you are sick or in a high-risk group, we ask that you please stay home. Everyone else: please use your best personal judgment about attending, and keep in mind that our office and gallery are open to the public.
  • We are offering an option to call in for any meetings and workshops held at our office. If you are unable to attend a meeting in-person, please contact the 4Culture meeting organizer to arrange a conference line. For all upcoming on-site grant workshops, we will post the call-in number and pin to the workshop listing on our website at least 48 hours in advance.
  • We are only able to offer a call-in option for meetings and workshops taking place at our office at 101 Prefontaine Place in Seattle. If you are unable to attend an off-site event, please contact us; we will connect you with the appropriate staff person to provide any information and materials you may have missed.

If you are a grant recipient and considering canceling a 4Culture-funded event: please prioritize your health and the health of your community, use your best judgment, and know that we will be flexible with adjusting your contract. If you cancel an event, please contact your grant manager as soon as possible so that we can best assist you.

As one of our region’s arts and culture funders, we are also attuned to the financial impact of coronavirus on our region’s culture providers. Cancelling events, refunding tickets, and closing doors have major repercussions—we encourage you to consider supporting these organizations in whatever way or amount you can.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, and please follow Seattle and King County Public Health for up-to-the-minute information on coronavirus. We’re proud to be one part of a diverse network of people and organizations working to keep our community healthy.