4Culture –arguably the cultural aorta of Seattle (if not the region)– will lose its primary source of funding in 2012. If it doesn’t have funding, 4Culture will die. From 4Culture’s website: “4Culture provides funding for support of the visual and performing arts, heritage programs and historic preservation. Annual funding supports the activities of more than 250 arts and heritage organizations, hundreds of artists and heritage specialists, capital construction projects and equipment purchases, new arts and heritage projects, and cultural education in public schools.”
It’s frightening to imagine what this city (or any city) would look like without all of these things.
The employees of 4Culture have been doing everything they can to advocate for the change of the legislation that has their funding ending in 2012. They’ve driven to Olympia to stand in courtrooms, written letters, initiated advocacy forums, and waited anxiously for funding to be extended. It hasn’t worked, and time is running out.
If enough people act, it might be possible re-establish funding and effectively SAVE 4Culture.
How YOU can help: