Photo credit:Photo courtesy of Inye Wokoma.
Michael Moss has managed the Red Apple since 1996. 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, is currently ordering grants to support projects by individuals and groups working in our vibrant cultural community. It’s one of their largest grant programs and one you should know about, especially if you are a King County resident and are an artist, historian, part of an art organization, heritage group, or own a historic property. They divide the grant up into three disciplines: arts, heritage, and preservation.
Community historian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg received a 2016 Heritage Projects grant to document the stories of the Red Apple grocery store at 23rd Avenue and Jackson Street before it is torn down to make way for new development. She is one of a team of media-makers, historians, and youth producing Shelf Life, a community storytelling project motivated by the rapid change taking place in Seattle’s Central Area neighborhood.
Have an idea for a project of your own? 4Culture is now accepting applications to fund art projects through March 1 and applications for heritage and preservation special projects through March 8. More information at 4Culture.org.