4Culture Awards Grants To Hi-Liners & City Of Burien
4Culture, the cultural development agency serving King County, recently announced federal stimulus funding awards totaling $250,000 to preserve jobs at 40 arts and cultural organizations throughout the region, including both a $7,500 grant to Burien’s Hi-Liners and $2,500 to the city.
The federal funds will help organizations extend or restore threatened salaried and contract jobs, ranging from executive directors and curators, to marketing managers, to actors and artists.
â€œThe recession has deeply impacted non-profit cultural organizations of all sizes and disciplines,â€ said Jim Kelly, Executive Director of 4Culture, â€œHowever, the applications we reviewed demonstrate that arts managers are resilient, creative, and determined to continue programs in the service of their missions.â€ 4Culture will distribute the federal funds throughout the County to a diverse range of organizations and communities including:
|Auburn Symphony Orchestra||Auburn||$10,000|
|City of Auburn Arts Commission||Auburn||$5,000|
|Bellevue Arts Museum||Bellevue||$10,000|
|City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services||Bellevue||$3,000|
|Music Works Northwest||Bellevue||$4,000|
|Attic Theatre, The||Bothell||$5,000|
|Northshore Performing Arts Center||Bothell||$5,000|
|City of Burien||Burien||$2,500|
|City of Des Moines Arts Commission||Des Moines||$7,500|
|Duvall Cultural Commission||Duvall||$6,500|
|Fall City Arts||Fall City||$5,000|
|Centerstage Theatre||Federal Way||$7,500|
|Federal Way Symphony||Federal Way||$6,500|
|City of Kent||Kent||$6,500|
|City of Kirkland Cultural Council||Kirkland||$6,500|
|Kirkland Arts Center||Kirkland||$7,500|
|Kirkland Performance Center||Kirkland||$5,000|
|Evergreen City Ballet||Renton||$5,000|
|Arcade (NW Architectural League)||Seattle||$7,500|
|Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences||Seattle||$3,500|
|Degenerate Art Ensemble||Seattle||$3,000|
|Early Music Guild||Seattle||$7,500|
|Giant Magnet (formerly Seattle Int. Children’s Festival)||Seattle||$7,500|
|Langston Hughes PAC||Seattle||$5,000|
|Northwest Film Forum||Seattle||$7,500|
|Seattle International Film Festival||Seattle||$5,000|
|Seattle Music Partners||Seattle||$5,000|
|Seattle Public Theatre||Seattle||$7,500|
|Seattle Scenic Studios||Seattle||$7,500|
|Suyama Space (Space.City)||Seattle||$3,000|
|Theatre Puget Sound||Seattle||$7,500|
|Washington Lawyers for the Arts||Seattle||$7,500|
|Choir of the Sound||Shoreline||$5,000|
|Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council||Shoreline||$6,500|
|Vashon Allied Arts||Vashon||$7,500|
Earlier this year, 4Culture applied for and received the maximum award of $250,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to re-grant to King County arts and cultural organizations to support art jobs. The NEA had $50 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to distribute nationwide.
Cumulatively, over $1.2 Million dollars will help preserve jobs at nearly 100 organizations statewide through the NEA appropriations. The Washington State Arts Commission received ARRA funds to distribute state-wide, and over the summer announced awards totaling $285,000 to 24 arts organizations, including six in Seattle. In early September, the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs (SOACA) announced another $250,000 in ARRA funds to 22 Seattle-based arts organizations. SOACA and 4Culture were two of only sixteen local arts agencies nation-wide that received ARRA funds to sub-grant to constituents. The NEA also awarded grants totaling $450,000 directly to 12 Seattle arts organizations.
An arts organization can only receive ARRA-appropriated NEA jobs funding from one source. With all three regional public funding entities receiving ARRA dollars, WSAC, 4Culture and SOACA devised an application process that would ensure that arts organizations wouldnâ€™t have to submit multiple applications if they were eligible to apply to more than one agency. 4Culture was the final agency to undergo a panel process, and received 99 applications from organizations throughout King County. Proposals were evaluated on the significance of the position(s) to the mission and core services of the organization, the potential of the position(s) to have an immediate impact, and the organizationâ€™s ability to manage the funds.
According to their website:
4Culture is a unique integration of the arts, heritage, preservation and public art; committed to advancing community through culture. Public exhibitions and performances, public art, preservation of significant sites and interpretation of local history deepen our connections to the places in which we live and work. 4Culture stimulates cultural activity and enhances the assets that distinguish a community as vibrant, unique and authentic.