Seattle Office of Film + Music


EVERDAY SOUNDS TAKE ON NEW LIFE ON SEATTLE STREETS
October 13, 2011, 10:42 am
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4Culture
A new audio project called A Line Soundscape, a sonically-centered art installation by Christopher DeLaurenti, reworks trivial noises in King County’s first RapidRide corridor. DeLaurenti says “by layering everday, often overlooked sounds, I hope that these new contexts make ordinary sounds not so ordinary after all.” The project contains a compilation of field recordings, ranging from shuffling feet to crowd chatter to the general mechanical vibrations, and fuses them to produce “the secret sounds of your surroundings.” To channel your inner composer, you can co-compose your own track here, or call 206.651.5981 to hear a version customized for cell phones while riding RapidRide yourself.

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HOLLOW EARTH RADIO GETS GRANTS FROM 4CULTURE AND HUMANITIES OF WASHINGTON
February 8, 2011, 3:12 pm
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Advocate 4Culture
Hollow Earth Radio
Hollow Earth Radio the Central District based, non-profit online radio station is coming up in the world these days. Local DJ’s broadcast an eclectic variety of tunes over the interweb daily and feature special live performances and appearances with Seattle’s finest musicians. Hollow Earth recently received a sustained support grant from 4Culture to keep the station bustling on 23rd and Union and streaming to the masses. The station also received a grant from Humanities of Washington that is being used to produce a documentary about the history of independent and non-label music culture in the PNW. Unfortunately the non-profit arts supporting foundation 4Culture is in a financial pickle and needs your help to continue supporting local arts organizations in the Seattle area. Click the link above to see what you can do to support 4Culture and also the lower link to check out Hollow Earth Radio.

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4CULTURE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF ARTS PROJECT GRANTS
June 24, 2010, 12:54 pm
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4Culture
4Culture congratulates the groups and individuals recently awarded a total of $639,985 to create art projects. Awards up to $9,000 will support the creation of projects by 84 individual artists and 68 groups, in all artistic disciplines: media, music, theater, dance, visual and literary. On the list of individuals and groups that received support are documentary filmmakers, classical musicians, music festivals of all genres, film festivals, and presenting organizations. To read a full listing of recipients, follow the link and big congratulations to all the talented grantees!

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4CULTURE ANNOUNCES LIST OF 2010 SUSTAINED SUPPORT AWARD RECIPIENTS
May 26, 2010, 1:42 pm
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4Culture
4Culture provides the region’s arts organizations with operating support totaling $1,658,400 through the 2010 Sustained Support program. This program supports King County-based arts organizations with a minimum three-year history of producing high quality public programs in all arts disciplines, including: music (66), theater (52), visual art (24), dance (22), education (18), media (14), service organizations (12), literary (11), festivals (9), presenting organizations (10), other (2). Organizations may use the funds to offset operating costs, and make programs more accessible to the residents of and visitors to the county by offering free programs or providing discount ticket/admission/class prices. Congratulations to all this year’s award winners. For a full list of recipients and to find out more about 4Culture follow the link.

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4CULTURE NOW ACCEPTING DIGITAL MEDIA SUBMISSIONS
May 12, 2010, 12:52 pm
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4Culture
4Culture seeks media works for presentation in e4c, its storefront gallery for electronic art. 4Culture is seeking electronic artworks for e4c. Up to sixteen media works or media proposals will be selected for presentation through this public, electronic gallery for a period of up to one year. Due to the transitory nature of the audience, works between 1-5 minutes are desired. Media artists working in all genres are encouraged to apply. e4c is located adjacent to Gallery4Culture facing Prefontaine Place South in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. Applications will be evaluated on appropriateness in concept and content for a public location. Work samples should represent the artist’s ability to prepare a high quality media presentation. For more information on guidelines and to apply follow the above link.



4CULTURE NOW ACCEPTING DIGITAL MEDIA SUBMISSIONS
April 13, 2010, 1:09 pm
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Artist Trust
4Culture seeks media works for presentation in e4c, its storefront gallery for electronic art. 4Culture is seeking electronic artworks for e4c. Up to sixteen media works or media proposals will be selected for presentation through this public, electronic gallery for a period of up to one year. Due to the transitory nature of the audience, works between 1-5 minutes are desired. Media artists working in all genres are encouraged to apply. e4c is located adjacent to Gallery4Culture facing Prefontaine Place South in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. Applications will be evaluated on appropriateness in concept and content for a public location. Work samples should represent the artist’s ability to prepare a high quality media presentation. For more information on guidelines and to apply follow the above link.



ARTISTS TAKE NOTE: 4CULTURE FACING MAJOR BUDGET CUTS, DIPPING INTO RESERVES
March 19, 2010, 11:53 am
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The Stranger
4Culture is the independent agency that oversees distribution of the King County lodging tax funds to arts and heritage groups. Over 400 Seattle-area arts organization and individuals receive funding from 4Culture. The legislation which established that revenue stream is due to expire in 2012. Advocates are lobbying for two bills currently being considered in the extended session of the legislature which would extend the funding. In addition to that, 4Culture has been hit hard by the decline in travelling. According to 4Culture spokesperson Sara Edwards, “Essentially, the recession has impacted the lodging industry, and therefore the amount that is funding our current programs has been down the last 18 months or so. In the winter, the board voted to use a little bit of the interest income from our endowment to help bridge the gap in the 2009 budget, so we could keep our funding programs stable. They felt this was really important in a year when orgs and individuals were seeing a lot of other revenue streams down. But, if legislation is not passed this year, and the lodging tax revenues continue to be down due to the recession, our funding programs in 2011 will be half of what they are in 2010” For more information follow the above link.



FUTURE FUNDS FOR COUNTY ARTS HANG ON PASSING LODGING TAX
March 11, 2010, 3:25 pm
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KUOW
A bill that would extend funding for King County arts and heritage programs may not make it through the Legislature this session. If it doesn’t, advocates say county cultural programs could take a devastating hit. March 5 was the deadline for bills to move out of caucus and on to final votes. Among the bills that didn’t make it was a measure to extend a major source of county arts funding. As it stands now, King County cultural groups get a share of a tax on hotel and motel rooms, but that funding is scheduled to end in 2012. Two bills were introduced this legislative session to extend the lodging tax revenue stream. Jim Kelly directs 4Culture, the independent agency that oversees distribution of the lodging tax to arts and heritage groups. Kelly says if nothing is done to revive the lodging tax bill this session, arts advocates will go back to Olympia next year. Last year 4Culture gave out about $4.5 million to 500 arts groups, artists, and groups. Jim Kelly says if the lodging tax revenues dry up in 2012, that will mean an 80 percent decrease in cultural funding in King County.



MUSICIANS AND SOUND ARTISTS APPLY FOR 4CULTURE AND KING COUNTY METRO TRANSIT PUBLIC ART PROJECT
February 9, 2010, 11:09 am
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4Culture
4Culture & King County Metro Transit seek an artist to create audio work that will explore and enhance the experience along a new rapid transit bus corridor. The selected artist/artist team will survey the first route of King County’s new rapid transit service, the RapidRide A Line which will span Pacific Highway South from Tukwila to Federal Way, and create a route-specific soundscape. Intended to create a sonic sightseeing experience that will daylight stories of place, the artist-created soundscape may include route-sourced and route-inspired words, found sounds, and/or digitally created sound and music. A variety of approaches are possible; anchoring in place will be central. The soundscape will be accessible as downloadable audio files through the 4Culture website – while onboard WiFi-enabled RapidRide buses and through broad internet access – and through Listen4Culture, an audio cell phone program. This is a great opportunity for an artist with experience and continued interest in creating audio work, and for self-selecting inter-disciplinary teams including sound artists, literary artists, spoken word artists, and musicians to collaborate with one another and with community members to reflect varied interests and expertise in a layered, audio-exploration of place. Open to professional artists and artist teams with a primary member living in WA, OR & BC. The deadline to apply is March 22. For more information, follow the above link.



APPLY FOR 4CULTURE’S 2010 ARTS PROJECTS FUNDING PROGRAMS
February 5, 2010, 12:19 pm
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4Culture
King County artist, musician, filmmaker, writer, social service group, community youth center, neighborhood festival, dance company, ensemble theater or other group are encouraged to apply for 4Culture’s 2010 Arts Projects Funding Programs. The funding programs are open to individual artists and groups who need funding for an upcoming shows, projects, performances, or exhibitions in the next year. For more information or to apply, follow the above link.




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