How to get 4Culture funding for your creative project

Project grant deadlines are March 4

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4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, offers a grant program that supports projects for individuals and groups working in the arts, heritage and preservation.

It is one of the largest grant programs 4Culture offers, and 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. There will be workshops in January and February to ensure support every step of the way.

4Culture encourages new applicants and working with as many people as possible producing arts and culture in King County. Applications for Art Projects, Heritage and Preservation Special Projects are being accepted until March 4. Apply online at 4culture.org/project-grants

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, Monique Franklin explores African American motherhood in her one-woman performance piece Mama’z Muezz Show & Soundtrack. Pacific Sámi Searvi used their grant toward Na Nu NW, a one-day celebration of the indigenous culture of the Sami people, hailing from Northern Europe and Russia.

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. Mountains to Sound Greenway used project grant funds to create blog stories for Savor Snoqualmie, providing interesting information about historic sites such as the famous cow at Carnation Farms.

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. The Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society used their 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.

Contact information

Please contact a grant manager directly with questions or to let them know they are thinking about applying.

• Art Projects: Individual Artists: Heather Dwyer, heather.dwyer@4culture.org or 206.263.1597

• Art Projects: Groups: Doreen Mitchum, Doreen.mitchum@4culture.org or 206.263.1605

• Heritage Projects: Chieko Phillips at chieko.phillips@4culture.org or 206 477.6811

• Preservation Special Projects: Brandi Link at brandi.link@4culture.org or 206.263.1593

Workshops

Grant writing can be overwhelming, so 4Culture provides step-by-step guidance throughout the process as well as a series of informal workshops. No RSVP needed.

In King County

• Monday, Jan. 27, 1-2 p.m.

Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle

• Thursday, Feb. 6, 1-2 p.m.

Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish

• Thursday, Feb. 13, noon-1 p.m.

Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., Shoreline

• Tuesday, February 18, noon-1 p.m.

Issaquah Library, 10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah

Art Projects – individuals

• Thursday, Feb. 6, 1-2 p.m.

Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish

• Thursday, Feb. 6, 5-6 p.m.

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104

• Tuesday, Feb. 11, noon-1 p.m.

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104

• Tuesday, Feb. 11, 5-6 p.m.

Vashon Library,17210 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island

• Thursday, Feb. 20, 4-5 p.m.

Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave. S, Renton

• Tuesday, Feb. 25, noon- 1 p.m.

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104

Art Projects – groups

• Friday, Feb. 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle

• Friday, Feb. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle

• Friday, Feb. 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle

• Friday, Feb. 28, 1:30-2:30 pm

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle

Heritage

• Monday, Jan. 27, 1-2 p.m.

Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle

• Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30-7:30 pm (First Thursday)

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle

• Monday, Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m.

4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle


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