Grant deadlines: March 1 and March 8, 2017

4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, is accepting grant applications to support individual and group projects for arts, heritage and preservation. The grant program is open to King County residents who are artists, part of an art group, local historians, or owners of historic properties.

The deadline for arts projects is March 1, and the deadline for heritage and special preservation projects is March 8.

Here are some examples of how grants have been used previously:

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.

Lulu Carpenter and Jill Freidberg practicing their interviewing skills at the Red Apple.








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 their 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.

Fall City Hop Shed, Washington, 2007, photo by 4Culture staff.






4Culture has prepared a step-by-step guide to help applicants understand the grant process.

Have a project idea? Give them a call:

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