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Press Contact: Christina DePaolo, (206) 263-1588

4Culture welcomes Joshua Heim as Deputy Director


The 4Culture staff and board are excited to announce that Joshua Heim is the agency’s new Deputy Director. Heim started in mid-September to prepare for Debra Twersky’s upcoming October 1 retirement. Twersky shaped the role through many years of public service to King County’s cultural sector. 4Culture is King County’s cultural funding and services agency supported by Lodging Taxes and the 1% for Art ordinance.

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The Deputy Director is a critical member of the senior management team, responsible for long-range planning, budget development; oversight of 4Culture’s funding programs, and managing and collaborating with staff across the agency. Through myriad strategies and initiatives, the Deputy Director supports the ever-changing cultural community of King County.

Heim is known for his dedication to arts and culture, specifically in the areas of advocacy, cultural planning, racial equity, and social justice. His extensive experience in grantmaking and building partnerships makes him an ideal fit for the position.


He comes to 4Culture from the City of Bellevue, having served as the Arts Program Manager and Diversity Liaison. Before that, he was the Cultural Arts Administrator for the City of Redmond. During this time, he has been a dedicated 4Culture volunteer, as a member of the Local Arts Agency Network and as an Arts Advisory Committee member since 2015.

He is currently a member of the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network Steering Committee for American for the Arts, and actively involved with Inspire Washington.


Joshua Heim and Debra Twersky interview “I Have This Idea”: Deb Twersky on 20 Years in Arts and Culture


“Josh has shown us that he has the unique capacity to support innovation and creativity, I am looking forward to seeing him make his mark at 4Culture.”
– Brian J. Carter, Executive Director, 4Culture