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City announces additional $100k in cultural facilities investments

 KEXP, you get a car! 826, you get a car; and Cornish, you get a car! …Well, maybe Oprah isn’t giving any of Seattle’s organizations cars, but Mayor McGinn announced that 13 cultural organizations have received money to upgrade or complete their facilities! Way better than a Pontiac.

More great news – McGinn and City Council increased total funding from last year by $100,000. That’s right — that means a total of $250k will be awarded to great organizations for renovations such as ADA compliance, new elevators, new risers and lighting, even the creation of a new library for the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center!

This program, piloted in 2012, supports Seattle-based arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with one-time funding for facility renovations or the completion of the final phase of new facilities. Having a new electrical system or new stage can make a world of difference to an organization, but is often too costly to fit into an already tight operating budget.

Projects will start next month, November 2013, and be completed by December 2014

A total of 13 partners received funding ranging from $4,000 to $35,000. For a complete list of funded organizations and projects, visit the Cultural Facilities web page at: