The public arts, culture and heritage agency has been a proponent of new funding mechanisms for our state. The funding mechanism that has been in place for decades is reaching a deadline. That is the so called "hotel/motel" tax.
Communities and non-profits have been able to access these funds for decades to preserve their cultural heritage and promote tourism and arts programs. These programs have provided millions of dollars to local economies as shown in a recent study by the UW.
Can we afford NOT to fund these programs?
(see previous article in Of Paramount Importance Blog
An advocacy program has also sprung up to promote the solution. It's called Advocate 4Culture.
Over 700 organizations and individuals have joined forces to promote the solution.
4Culture is an Public Development Authority that promotes cultural and heritage programs in the region.
|Ronald School built in 1912|
4Culture has funded grant
programs that have benefitted
this historic building and the
Shoreline Historical Museum
Advancing Conversation About Culture in King County, Washington