Funding for King County-based Arts, Heritage & Preservation Projects
(King County, WA) In 2013, 4Culture, King County’s Cultural Services Agency, will offer funding opportunities in the fields of arts, heritage and historic preservation. 4Culture invests public resources into public experiences that cultivate memory and imagination throughout King County, Washington. Funding is provided to 4Culture through King County Lodging Taxes; our programming is designed to develop and maintain the cultural resources, historic perspective and unique character of the County and its citizens. 4Culture has expanded and streamlined programming in 2013 so as to better serve the field and increase opportunities for individuals, organizations and communities. Learn more about these changes in the program notes below.
Applications and guidelines for all funding opportunities can be accessed online through 4Culture’s funding calendar http://www.4culture.org/calendar/index.htm.
All applications are reviewed through a peer panel review process. King County-based administrators, practitioners, specialists and community representatives in the applicable field evaluate applications based on a set of published criteria. Panel recommendations are submitted to the 4Culture Board for final approval.
Free, weekly public workshops are scheduled throughout King County, offering prospective applicants an opportunity to meet with program staff and other applicants, understand specific guidelines, and go through a step-by-step review of the application process.
UPCOMING FUNDING PROGRAM DEADLINES
HERITAGE PROJECTS – February 27, 2013
Heritage Projects is open to individuals and organizations for support of innovative proposals to document and interpret the history of King County. Heritage Cultural Education will be merged with Heritage Special Projects, to form one funding program. Learn more about Heritage funding opportunities:
PRESERVATION SPECIAL PROJECTS – February 27, 2013
The Preservation Special Projects program offers funding for neighborhood survey/inventory, landmark registration, project planning and more. We encourage projects that highlight historic places in innovative ways, communicate through new media, and engage people who may not think of themselves as preservationists. Eligible applicants are individuals, organizations and public agencies.
Preservation Special Projects is a new program. Capital improvement, or “bricks and mortar” projects are not eligible for this program but will be funded through the Landmarks Capital program with an upcoming deadline in May. Learn more about Preservation funding opportunities:
ART PROJECTS – March 6. 2013
In 2013, Group Arts Projects and Individual Artist Projects are combined to share guidelines and an application deadline under one program title, Art Projects. Art Projects provides critically needed funds to King County based artists and art groups of all disciplines, to create and present their work. Learn more about Art Projects funding: http://www.4culture.org/apply/artprojects/index.htm
4Culture staff offers free workshops to assist applicants interested in applying to our programs. Applications for artists, art groups, heritage specialists, arts organizations and heritage organizations will be offered in January and February 2013, for programs with deadline dates in late-February and March.
Our informal workshops offer a general introduction to 4Culture’s funding programs, as well as provide step-by-step guidance through the application process and an opportunity to talk directly with staff and hear from other applicants.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 ~ 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Vashon Maury Island Land Trust, 10014 SW Bank Rd, Vashon
Thursday, January 24, 2013 ~ Noon – 1:00 PM
Algona-Pacific Library, 255 Ellingson Road, Pacific
Monday, January 28, 2013 ~ Noon – 1:00 PM
Valley View Library, 17850 Military Rd. S., SeaTac
Thursday, January 31, 2013 ~ 12:15 – 1:15 PM
Kenmore Library, 6531 N.E. 181st Street, Kenmore
101 Prefontaine PL S, Seattle
Heritage Special Projects
Thursdays, January 31 & February 4, 14 & 21
Noon – 1:00 PM
Preservation Special Projects
Wednesdays, January 16, 23 & 30 and February 6 & 13
Noon – 1:00 PM
Art Projects (Arts Groups)
Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21 & 28
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Art Projects (Individual Artists)
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26
Noon – 1:00 PM
INTRODUCTION TO 4CULTURE
Are you curious about 4Culture and want to learn more? Do you know someone who you think could benefit from our programs, but are not sure where to direct them? 4Culture hosts Introduction to 4Culture, drop-in welcome meetings during Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8 pm on February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2013.
No need to RSVP, just stop-by to get an overview or ask a few questions. You’ll also be sure to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the nation’s oldest art walk night. Many King County Metro buses stop within one block of 4Culture. FREE parking is also available these evenings from participating garages when you receive a voucher from 4Culture. Participating Garages Include:
Frye Parking Garage – 117 3rd Ave S
Pioneer Square Garage – 74 S Jackson Street
Merrill Place Garage – 72 S King Street
Application guidance is also available on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: http://vimeo.com/album/1770197
Visit our calendar and opportunities page on our website for information about additional opportunities, offered by 4Culture and through other organizations and foundations.
4Culture is a unique integration of the arts, heritage, preservation and public art; committed to advancing community through culture. Public exhibitions and performances, public art, preservation of significant sites and interpretation of local history deepen our connections to the places in which we live and work. 4Culture stimulates cultural activity and enhances the assets that distinguish a community as vibrant, unique and authentic.
101 PREFONTAINE PL S
SEATTLE WA 98104
TEL 206 296.7580
V/TTY 206 296.8574
FAX 206 296.8629