Illustration by Eroyn Franklin

Illustration by Eroyn Franklin

How to get 4Culture funding for your creative project

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:45pm
  • News

4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, is offering grants to individuals and organizations who are working on projects related to arts, heritage and preservation.

Agency staff will visit the Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. SE, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from noon to 1 p.m., to explain how people can obtain a grant.

Staff also will be at the Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave. S, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from noon to 1 p.m.

Art projects fund artists and small arts groups – from traditional to contemporary, emerging to established – who are working in all creative disciplines and genres to enhance the cultural life of King County. Last year, artist Jite Agbro received funding for the exhibit, Armor Continued, a series of paintings exploring the complexities associated with status and class differences and how they are intertwined with identity. She uses her experience as a Nigeria American immigrant to highlight how we often maintain a misguided view of how to understand others and ourselves.

Heritage projects supports work uncovering, illuminating and sharing the rich history of King County. Oral histories? Research? Online exhibitions? Heritage Projects can fund them. The Des Moines Historical Society received a grant for Spanish Castle magic, an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the closing of one of the region’s most fabled dance hall.

Preservation special project grants are designed to support efforts to preserve and safeguard a historic site or building in King County. It can fund neighborhood surveys, landmark nominations, building assessments, planning projects, educational workshops, advocacy efforts and more. Last year, the Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society used its grant to get the Enumclaw Masonic Hall designated as a city landmark, and the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation hired a consultant to document Latino heritage sites for the Revisiting Washington website.

King County residents are encouraged to apply. Applications submitted by King County artists, art groups, local historians and owners of historic properties will be reviewed.

Project grant deadline is March 6.

Apply online at 4culture.org/project-grants.

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ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
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