For those of you who are current Sustained Support recipients or interested in applying to 4Culture’s Sustained Support program for funding in 2022, we want to let you know of some significant, temporary changes to the program. We historically have been, and will continue to be, deeply committed to supporting the cultural sector with operating funds. With this year’s significant reduction of the lodging taxes that make 4Culture’s grant programs possible and the approval of the American Rescue Plan Act, operating support will look different in 2021 for funding in 2022.
4Culture and King County will partner this fall to distribute over $29 million to the arts, culture, heritage, historic preservation, and science education sectors in 2022. We are currently working closely with King County agencies and will have more details to share mid-September. In the meantime, we will not open our Sustained Support grant for applications in late August, as we usually do. We thank you for your patience as we coordinate with our County partners and build our programs.
Please note that 2021 Sustained Support awards are not impacted by these changes.