King County Launches $20 million in Grants for Cultural Sector – Deadline to Apply is October 18, 2021

On behalf of Executive Constantine and the King County Council, we are pleased to announce that King County has allocated $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support the re-opening of the cultural sector, including large cultural organizations, science organizations, independently owned live music venues, and independently owned movie theatres

Artists, musicians, filmmakers, production workers and creative businesses help make King County culturally vibrant and economically strong. However, between rising costs, inequity, and competing local priorities, there are many barriers to success for creatives in the region. King County Creative seeks to change that with support, resources, policy development and coalition-building by, of and for our essential local creatives and cultural workers.

Do you love live music like we do? Right now, due to COVID closures, our independent live music venues are facing an existential threat. We don’t know when they can reopen safely, but we do know that they are a critical part of our King County creative ecosystem, and we want them to survive.

You can help!