Building for Culture

From Blog 4Culture:

King County and 4Culture are partnering to make a momentous investment in regional cultural infrastructure with a one-time program called Building for Culture. $20 million will help create and renovate large, small, urban and rural arts and heritage facilities, with a dedicated percentage directed towards Saving Landmarks, a program to preserve historic properties throughout King County. This is the largest capital program 4Culture has ever implemented, and is the first major investment in decades to support cultural infrastructure in Seattle and across the county.

Projects of every size and type are eligible. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2015. Detailed guidelines and online applications for each type of facility are available now:

Arts Cultural Facilities

Heritage Cultural Facilities

Saving Landmarks

All applicants are required to attend a workshop or speak to 4Culture staff about your application. Workshops are scheduled at 4Culture offices and across King County in the coming weeks:

4Culture Offices:

July 21 + 28, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
August 4, 11, 18 + 25, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
September 1, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Redmond Redmond Library conference room: July 30, 12:00-1:30 pm
Burien Burien Library conference room: August 6, 12:00-1:30 pm
Shoreline Shoreline Library small meeting room: August 13, 12:00-1:30 pm
Renton Renton Highlands Library meeting room: August 20, 12:00-1:30 pm

More about Saving Landmarks

From Blog 4Culture:

Stewards of designated landmark sites and structures can apply to 4Culture’s Saving Landmarks program for help with major rehabilitation or acquisition. Awards will range between $30,000 and $250,000.

What’s different about this particular grant from our concurrent Arts or Heritage Facilities grants? Under Saving Landmarks, the type of USE or OWNERSHIP of the property doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be a history museum or theatre company. You might be a private individual, or a parks department, or a social service organization. Your landmark property might be a residence, a vessel, a commercial block, or a community hall. As long as it’s a designated landmark within a city or unincorporated area of King County, you can apply. Get more details in the program guidelines.

Saving Landmarks – it’s a great opportunity to protect community identity in the face of rapid change all around us, and a great way to extend the life of a landmark property for future generations.

Photo: Completed roof restoration project, Interfaith Community Sanctuary, Ballard, Seattle © 2014