4Culture Accepting Applications for Cultural Relief Fund: Individuals
One-time grants of up to $2,000 are available for cultural workers living in King County, WA experiencing emergencies related to the COVID-19 virus and to support their creative responses in this time of crisis. Competitive grant funds are now available through June 15, 2020.
UPDATE: In partnership with King County, 4Culture has now committed more than $2 million to support cultural organizations and workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which brings the total available for cultural workers to $500,000. These are much needed funds as we’ve seen a significant demand for support from people throughout King County since 4Culture launched this initiative in April.
With this additional support we are carrying forward all eligible applications not funded through our initial opportunity which ran April 1 through May 15. These applications will now remain under consideration until June 15, 2020. There is NO need to reapply. New applications from King County cultural workers will continue to be accepted. If you applied between April 1 and May 15 and you have experienced a significant change in circumstances, you may ask 4Culture staff to withdraw your current application and submit a new application by June 15, 2020.
These grant funds are available for cultural workers who have:
Suffered significant financial hardship from the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus
An innovative idea that shows significant promise in supporting other King County residents significantly impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
You may NOT apply for both emergency and creative response funding. Applicants must be residents of King County, Washington working in one or more of 4Culture’s program areas: arts, heritage, historic preservation, or public art.
You will need to fill out a simple application; the estimated completion time is about 30 minutes. It includes questions about your need for funding due to the COVID-19 outbreak, or an innovative idea that assists other residents of King County in coping with the impact of COVID-19.
For purposes of this application, “cultural worker” will be defined as an individual whose current or primary occupation, paid or unpaid, is or has been within 4Culture’s program areas: arts, heritage, preservation, or public art. This can include but is not limited to:
- Staff of organizations working in the disciplines of public art, dance, theater, music, media, literature, and the visual arts.
- Those working in the fields of heritage and historic preservation including, public history, cultural/ethnic heritage, archives, curation, museum (education, interpretation, exhibits), historic restoration, archeology, and research.