Above, super-trustee Billy Markham removing the remnants.
We’re thrilled and honored to report that HPIC has been awarded a Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund grant for $25,840. The old drop-down ceiling will be removed, the existing ceiling and walls above the wood panel will get new drywall and paint, HVAC will be upgraded, lighting and audio/visual will be improved, and the stage proscenium will be enhanced.
The project will improve indoor air quality, while upgrading the space to be even more supportive of performing arts and cultural activities. We hope to host streamed performances in the near future, Covid precautions allowing, and when we are able to re-open we will have a refreshed and more accessible space for the community as well as a venue for local performers and artists.
Neighborhood Matching Funds are all about volunteer match and this grant requires a 100% match. We are organizing the physical efforts and in the meantime, we value your input! Send us your ideas for the space, for programming, for virtual things we might do.
The NMF grant was very competitive this year and we thank the City’s Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund for their support and trust.
We also thank King County and 4Culture for the Building Structural Improvements Grant, and also for support from the Covid Cultural Relief Fund, which has helped us pay our bills during this time.