Seattle Office of Film + Music


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.