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Humanities WA grants

Humanities Washington currently has two grant opportunities available.

For the Washington Stories Fund grants, four grants of up to $5,000 each are available for programs that highlight the little-known stories of a person or group whose contributions add to the cultural richness and health of Washington State.

Humanities Washington will accept Letters of Intent for its Washington Stories Fund award from nonprofit organizations until June 8. Selected organizations will then be asked to submit a full proposal by July 20. Grants will be awarded in fall of 2018. Find more information here.

Humanities Washington also is accepting applications for $1,000 Opportunities grants, which are awarded year-round with no deadlines to apply. Applications must be received at least eight weeks before the date of the event. Find Opportunity grant guidelines here.


Collections Care grants

Deadline: 6/27/2018, 5 PM

4Culture’s Collections Care grant program helps King County’s archivists, librarians, and historians protect the real, tangible objects that make up history so that the generations of today and tomorrow can continue to learn from them.

It supports the work of King County non-profit heritage organizations by providing the funds necessary to assess, organize, catalog, clean, repair, photograph, scan, and, ultimately, save, the King County’s cultural material.

There will be Collections Care funding workshops with 4Culture staff available to answer questions, discuss project details, and review draft applications. You do not need to RSVP to workshops—just show up!

4Culture Offices
101 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle WA, 98101
May 11, 12-1 PM
June 7, 6:30—7:30 PM*
June 18, 12-1 PM

Fall City Library
33415 SE 42nd Pl, Fall City, WA 98024
May 15, 12-1 PM

Auburn Library
1102 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002
May 22, 12-1 PM

Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98155
June 5, 12-1 PM

*Join 4Culture for this evening workshop and then visit galleries for First Thursday Art Walk! Free parking is available at select Pioneer Square garages.

For Collections Care guidelines and application, click here. For more information, contact Collections Care program manager Brian J. Carter at or 206-263-1586.


Historic cemetery grants

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Deadline: 6/29/2018

The Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, together with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Cemetery Advisory Committee, are pleased to announce the first round of grant funds through the Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program. Established in 2016 with the enactment of House Bill 2637, the capital grant program is intended to benefit the public by preserving outstanding examples of the state’s historical heritage, enabling historic cemeteries to continue to serve their communities, and honoring the military veterans buried within them.

The Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Program is a program of the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP). Management of the grant portion of the program is provided by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation under contract with DAHP. 

Workshops and webinars will be held to help with grant preparations. For grant application and more information, click here


T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants


If you have an idea for a workshop, lecture, skill-building session, or program that will bring needed information, skills, inspiration, practices, or approaches into the King County heritage field? These funds can help you develop, promote, and execute professional development opportunities.

Click here for more information.


Opportunity for costume collections in need of professional attention

Angels Project volunteers working last year at the Lincoln County Historical Association Museum in Maine. Photo courtesy of Connie Frisbee Houde.

Costume Society of America
Application deadline: 7/1/2018

In 2019, the Costume Society of America will hold its national meeting at the Westin Seattle Hotel from April 15-22, and as a service project the organization will be offering its professional expertise to an institution that has a tangible costume collection and is located within a 45 minute drive of downtown Seattle. The CSA’s Angels Project has been in operation for 13 years, and you can learn more about some of the previous projects here

The CSA is a professional organization that advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance and works to stimulate scholarship and encourage study in the rich and diverse field of dress. The CSA Angels Project is a one-day service event held near the site of the organization’s national symposium. In the Seattle area, the Angels Project will take place on April 16, 2019. During the event, CSA members provide conservation, storage and curatorial assistance to a tangible costume collection at a small institution. In addition, training in collections care is given to staff and volunteers. 

This golden opportunity will be awarded to one qualified small museum, historic home or other suitable site in the Seattle area. To be considered, an institution must submit a grant application by July 1, 2018.

The most popular format chosen by previously chosen site’s staff for their Angels Project has been to process costume, textiles and/or accessories for storage. The artifacts are photographed, vacuumed, labeled, artifact descriptions written, and objects rehoused for storage but other projects needed by the institution can be undertaken. In 2008 CSA Angels worked at Jackson Barracks Military Museum in the lower ninth ward, New Orleans, Louisiana where the physical building of the museum had been swept away by the power surge after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. After the power surge all of the clothing artifacts were found outdoors in the mud. Angels cleaned hundreds of items, started new documentation including photography, created padded hangers, built temporary hanging storage and completed simple textile conservation treatments. In 2014 at another site mannequins were altered to fit costumes slated for exhibition while in Cleveland during 2016 textile conservators guided other Angels to treat fur garments which had a mold problem. Each workday is designed by the site staff and the Angels Project leadership to meet the needs of the institution.

The CSA Angels Project also works to provide storage supplies, other supplies and equipment for the chosen site. The Angels Project contacts museum supply businesses requesting donations needed by the location and companies have been very responsive. After it is determined what goods have been given, the Angels Project purchases some other needed supplies and equipment. All is sent to the institution at no cost to the site. Vacuum cleaners, cameras, shelving, safes, exhibition supplies, heaters have been purchased and provided at different years as requested by the institution.

To learn more about the CSA and to apply for the Angels Project opportunity, click here and scroll down to the bottom of that page to find the 2019 application.) Questions can be directed to Martha Winslow Grimm, Costume and Textile Conservator and Co-chair of the 2019 Angels Project at or 602-996-1296. 



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AKCHO was established in 1977 to encourage cooperation among historical organizations; promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve; and support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

The Heritage Advisor welcomes submissions of news items, calendar items, and opinion columns from AKCHO members, HA subscribers, and readers. Articles are limited to 300 words and they should have a strong relevance to historic preservation and heritage issues in King County, Washington. Submission of an article does not guarantee publication. AKCHO does not pay for published submissions. All articles are subject to review by AKCHO staff. Please send your article within the body of an email (no attachments, please) to

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