Community 4Culture
Deadline: Ongoing  
Heidi Jackson 206 263.1616

4Culture puts public dollars to work funding and supporting cultural experiences throughout King County, Washington. We are committed to providing equitable access to our resources, and to learning how to better serve all communities.

Community 4Culture aims to connect with those we have not been reaching, who we currently under-support, and those from geographic areas or representing cultures within county census tracts experiencing the most significant inequities. Our goal is to better sustain an arts and cultural community reflective of King County’s diverse population.

This is a competitive grant program currently available to community based organizations working in the arts, heritage, or preservation. The program will open to applicants for individual fellowships starting October, 2016.

We will provide financial awards of up to $25,000 to groups and $10,000 to individuals, alongside ongoing dialogue about other ways we can help you strengthen your work.

Submittals will be reviewed every three months beginning October 2016

Who Can Apply

Groups, organizations or non-profits in King County with:

  • A mission focused on cultural arts activities, King County cultural heritage, or historic preservation;
  • No prior history of funding from 4Culture, or $1,500 or less received within the past 5 years;
  • An annual budget under $100,000;
  • One (1) or fewer full-time paid staff.

Individual guidelines to be released in October, 2016.

What are we looking for?

  • Strong demonstration of arts and cultural contributions provided for and with community;
  • Groups serving people with disabilities; people with low-incomes; the population in geographic areas or representative of cultures within county census tracts experiencing the most significant social inequities; residents in rural King County; or residents of Seattle neighborhoods traditionally under-represented in 4Culture funding;
  • Clear understanding that this support will provide an opportunity for organizational growth or make a lasting impact on your ability to serve community.

When to Apply

Community 4Culture has no deadline. Applications are reviewed every three months beginning in October, 2016. If we receive your application 10 days or less before the review panel meets, it will be reviewed with the next round of applications.

How Grants are Awarded

A panel of community members, 4Culture advisory committee members and 4Culture staff will determine grant recipients. In an effort to maintain a fair process, the names of panelists will not be provided.

How to Apply

First, you’ll need to contact Heidi Jackson, our Community 4Culture Program Manager. Heidi will ask you some questions to ensure this funding program is right for you. If it is, she will provide you with access to a simple application. Additionally, she will introduce you to another staff member, with expertise in your field, who will be available to assist you on your application and provide you with other ideas for services and support.

Contact Us to Get Started

Heidi Jackson, Community 4Culture Program Manager, 206 263.1616