The Three Yells present “Giselle Deconstruct”. COURTESY PHOTO, Tim Summers

The Three Yells present “Giselle Deconstruct”. COURTESY PHOTO, Tim Summers

How to get 4Culture funding for your creative project

Deadlines are March 1, 8

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:18am
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4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, is offering grants to support projects for individuals and groups working in the arts, heritage and preservation.

Applications are being accepted for art projects through March 1 and for heritage and preservation special projects through March 8.

So, what are these grants for, exactly?

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, dancer and choreographer Veronica Lee-Baik received funding for “Giselle Deconstruct,” her reinterpretation of classic ballet through the lens of the experiences of marginalized young women in Southeast Asia.

Heritage projects supports work uncovering, illuminating and sharing the rich history that is all around us in King County. Oral histories? Research? Online exhibitions? Heritage projects can fund it all, and more. Community historian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg is putting her 2016 heritage projects grant to work documenting the stories of the Red Apple grocery store at 23rd and Jackson before it is torn down to make way for new development.

Preservation special projects funds neighborhood surveys, landmark nominations, building assessments, planning projects and advocacy efforts. They support projects utilizing new technologies and reaching audiences that are new to historic preservation. The Fall City Historical Society used its grant to hire a timber consultant to assess the condition of the iconic 1888 Fall City Hop Shed, the only remaining building of its type in King County.

Grant writing can be stressful, so 4Culture provides step-by-step guidance throughout the process as well as a series of informal workshops. Applications are reviewed by a panel of peers working in their field of practice.

Got a project idea? Give them a call:

Preservation special projects: Brandi Link at or 206.263.1593

Heritage projects: Chieko Phillips at or 206.477.6811

Art projects – individual artists: Heather Dwyer, or 206.263.1597

Art projects – groups: Doreen Mitchum, or 206.263.1605

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