Northwest NEWS

August 31, 1998

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Snoqualmie Valley shares in arts grants

   The Metropolitan King County Council last week granted $665,000 to 151 innovative arts and heritage projects in the county.
  
   Among the grants is $238 that will go to the city of Duvall and the Duvall Historical Society to produce a map of historic sites in the community.
  
   Other grants focusing on the Snoqualmie Valley include $4,400 to the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum for republishing a key collection of Puget Sound Salish literature unavailable since 1929, $12,000 for the Seattle Symphony to travel to the Snoqualmie Valley for a concert, $7,500 for the editing of a film/video documentary on railroad history in the Snoqualmie Valley and $2,540 for the development and printing of a walking tour guide to historic sites in the vicinity of Snoqualmie Falls.
  
   The Special Project Program is one of three King County cultural resource grant programs funded by hotel-motel tax revenues. Its purpose is to support innovative arts and heritage projects in all disciplines by individual artists and cultural organizations of all sizes.
  
   This year's Special Project grants range in size from seed money to partnerships with other organizations.
  
   Nine of the 151 projects are associated with the King County Performance Network, a two-year pilot program designed to bring contemporary dance performances to suburban audiences.