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Cultural Relief Fund: Individuals

Grants to Washington Individuals for
Urgent Financial Support During COVID-19

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

10/21/20 Midnight


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Washington individuals in eligible locations for urgent financial support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to support individuals who work in the areas of arts and culture, heritage, and historic preservation. Grant funds may be used to help support necessities including housing, utilities, groceries, and childcare. Eligible applicants are those who contribute to the cultural and creative industries within King County. Applicants who reside outside of Seattle but within King County and/or are identified as low-income will receive the highest priority.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188996

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be residents of King County in Washington State and work in the fields of one or more of 4Culture’s program areas: arts, heritage, historic preservation, and public art.

All applicants must:
- Be an individual who can demonstrate current and ongoing work in the fields of arts, heritage, historic preservation, or public art.
- Reside full-time in King County, Washington.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Not be 4Culture staff, Advisory Committee member, Board member, consultant, or an Emergency Relief Fund panelist during the period of review.
- If selected, be able to complete required contract documents by December 15, 2020. If these documents are not completed and returned to 4Culture by this date, funds will not be awarded due to CARES Act funding deadlines.

For purpose of this application, “cultural worker” is defined as an individual whose current or primary occupation, paid or unpaid, is within 4Culture’s program areas: arts, heritage, historic preservation, and public art. This can include but is not limited to:
- Those working in the fields of heritage and historic preservation including, public history, cultural/ethnic heritage, archives, collections, curation, museum (education, interpretation, exhibits), restoration (historic preservation and art), archeology, and research.
- Staff of arts, heritage, and historic preservation organizations.
- Artists/Individuals working in the disciplines of public art, dance, theater, music, media, literature, and the visual arts.

Grant funds may not be used to pay or compensate for costs reimbursed under any other federal or state program including, but not limited to the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Pre-Application Information:

All applications for this grant must be submitted by midnight, October 21, 2020. On or before November 30th, you will receive an email letting you know whether or not you have received funding. Contracts will be issued and must be signed electronically by all parties prior to December 15, 2020. Due to CARES Act restrictions, contracts not signed by December 15, 2020 will be cancelled, and funds will not be paid. Exceptions and extensions cannot be offered.

Cultural workers who received or applied for 4Culture’s previous COVID-19 Emergency and Creative Response funds are eligible to apply to this grant opportunity.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


If you anticipate a barrier to your participation due to limited English writing ability, visual impairment, or would like to request assistance to access this application, please contact us at, 206-296-7580, or TTY 711.

General information and technical support:
Jackie Mixon
(206) 296-7580
TTY: 711

Heather Dwyer

Melissa Newbill

Megumi Nagata

Brandi Link

Public Art:
Kelly Pajek

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: King County

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