New Public Free Access Funding Program


4Culture’s new Public Free Access program aims to reduce the significant barrier that admission fees pose to many King County residents— particularly underserved communities—and visitors in accessing quality, relevant, cultural experiences.

In 2023, this is an exploratory program. 4Culture is piloting this new funding effort in support of our mission and will use this first year to gather information about the best protocols for the program going forward. $50,000 in total funds are available in 2023 and will be allocated in three roughly equal award pools in quarterly application deadlines:

  • March 31, 2023
  • June 30, 2023
  • September 29, 2023

There will be online workshops to learn more about this new opportunity on January 26, 10-11 AM and on February 9, Noon-1 PM. Learn more at