Cultural Producers Recovery Fund



The Cultural Producers Recovery Fund will offer up to $12,000 to eligible cultural producers who have been financially impacted by the pandemic as they recuperate, adapt, and advance their practice.

The Cultural Producer Recovery Fund is an opportunity for Cultural Producers to recover from some of the significant financial impacts they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cultural and creative sectors are economic and employment drivers. The Washington State creative economy contributed $53.2 billion to the economy in 2019, representing 185,741 cultural workers in Washington, contributing 5% to the Gross State Product each year. Maintaining the viability of the arts and heritage will not only ignite the local economy, but it will support mental health and a sense of community identity.

At the core of this sector are Cultural Producers who have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, experiencing unemployment, the loss of freelance income, and unanticipated expenses. 4Culture believes that funding through this Cultural Producer support program will greatly benefit the economy and social strength of King County’s residents for years to come.

This is our second and final round of American Resource Plan Act (ARPA) grants for Cultural Producers. We’ve streamlined the criteria to make the application process easier. For this round, you do not need to provide personal tax return documents to demonstrate financial loss due to the pandemic.

Individual awards will vary depending on the amount of COVID-19 related cash assistance previously received and whether the applicant resides in a qualified Equity Investment area. The maximum award is $12,000.

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