4Culture, King County's cultural funding agency, is currently offering grants to support projects for individuals and groups working in the arts, heritage and preservation.
It's one of 4Culture's largest grant programs — and one you should know about, especially if you're a King County resident and are an artist, part of an art group, local historian, or own a historic property.
4Culture divides the grant into three disciplines: arts, heritage and preservation.
4Culture is accepting applicants for art projects through March 1, 2017, and applications for heritage and preservation special projects through March 8.
4Culture is always looking for new applicants, to reach as many people working in arts and culture in King County as possible.
So, what are these grants for, exactly?
These grants 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.
These grants support 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.
Preservation Special Projects
These grants fund 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.
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.
To learn more about the grants, go to 4culture.org. Got a project idea? Give them a call: