letter from the director: 2010 deadlines

2010 deadlines and workshops

Happy 2010!  Can you believe how quickly a decade passes?  It seems like only yesterday that we were all worried about the Y2K menace that would paralyze every function of life that was controlled by computers.  That was ten years ago.  Astonishing.

As we gear up for another year at 4Culture, we’re happy to announce our 2010 project funding deadlines (updated application guidelines are coming very soon.)

Every year, 4Culture funding supports hundreds of artists, art groups, heritage specialists, landmark property owners, arts organizations and heritage organizations who add immeasurably to the quality of life in our region.  Culture defines our sense of place; attracts tourism; contributes to economic vitality; and provides youth with a quality comprehensive education.

This year, we’re especially pleased to announce that our online application system is up and running and applications to all of our funding will be available online only.  This improvement will make our programs more efficient and green while allowing us to collect data more effectively and reduce administrative redundancies.  We are also using this transition as an opportunity to simplify our guidelines and applications to make the entire process easier for you, our constituents. The updated guidelines for each program will be available by mid-January, so keep your eyes peeled on the blog and website!

If you have questions or want more info about a specific grant program, the updated guidelines should help, but we also invite you to join our staff at one of our free, informal application workshops. Staff members Eric Taylor, Heather Dwyer, Doreen Mitchum and Flo Lentz are once again going on the road for a series of application workshops throughout King County. They will meet with prospective applicants to share tips on how to put together a successful proposal and answer questions about application guidelines and decision processes.  You don’t have to attend a workshop to be eligible to apply, but we encourage you to do so.  See below for more info!

Arts program applicant workshops

Heritage program applicant workshops

Landmark Preservation applicant workshops

We would really like to help as many of you as possible realize your cultural dreams.