Consulting Services

4Culture Public Art staff can help connect your organization with the region’s best artists, and produce experiences that will leave a lasting legacy in your community. We look forward to hearing your ideas. Learn about our services below, and contact us to get started.

© Ellen Forney, Walking Fingers, 2016, enamel panels on steel, located at Capitol Hill Link light rail station. Photo by Lara Swimmer.

Project Scoping

In collaboration with each client and stakeholder, 4Culture lays a foundation for success by assessing opportunities and resources. We can help maximize the best locations and scope for artwork through budget setting, artist selection process, and timeline development.

Master Plan

Art master plans are a road map. They provide a framework and strategy to guide a project, program, or even a city over many years. The planning process is invaluable in building advocacy for public art, fostering new ways of thinking, and supporting communities.

Artist Selection

Getting the right artist is the key to success. 4Culture offers management for every stage of the selection process from writing and issuing the Call for Artists, to application processing via our custom online application system, and facilitation of artist selection panels and interviews.

Design Development

From the artist’s initial impressions to a final design package, this is both an exciting and vulnerable phase of any public artwork. 4Culture can facilitate this process to ensure that your mission is reflected in the final product, that the artist has the support, and that the artwork is approved by permitting agencies.

Fabrication and Installation Oversight

Our project managers have unparalleled experience with integration of art into all types of construction. During studio fabrication and on-site installation, 4Culture can navigate a successful collaboration between the artist, fabricators, and general contractors to ensure that the artwork as designed gets built.
 

Meet the Consulting Team

Cath Brunner

Cath Brunner directs the Public Art program, bringing over 25 years of experience as a built environment innovator. Cath specializes in managing large-scale integrated public art projects, acting as a project manager for Harborview Medical Center and Brightwater Treatment Plant. In our consulting practice, Cath works with government agencies, private developers and elected officials to successfully implement public art projects throughout the region.

Tamar Benzikry

Tamar Benzikry manages Public Art projects for King County Metro Transit, the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, and Harborview Medical Center. Recent projects include Poetry on Buses: Writing Home, a multi-lingual celebration of community-made poetry, HazMatters, a comic book and short film exposing the social nature of hazardous materials, and Bridge Manual, an artist-designed system exploring small-scale bridges County-wide.

 

Kelly Pajek

Kelly Pajek manages Public Art projects at 4Culture. Kelly’s portfolio includes King County Parks, King County Water Taxi and the launch of a Muralist Roster for use on a range of King County projects. She also manages consulting projects with private developers and public agencies from artist selection through the implementation of temporary and permanent artwork. Kelly believes in the power and personality artists bring to successful civic landscape.