Doors Open Program

King County Council unanimously voted to approve an ordinance to fund the Doors Open program for nonprofit cultural programs and the arts. This results in a sales tax increase of 0.1% raising the new sales tax rate to 10.35%. This increase is expected to generate $100 million a year and can be used for a wide range of cultural purposes such as arts in public schools. This sales tax increase begins in April 2024 and lasts seven years.

4Culture ( will be administering these funds. A PowerPoint from the Regional Policy Committee with a full program overview can be found here: Doors Open Executive Presentation.

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