The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, provides resources to Oregon visual art institutions and public visual arts collections for the purpose of acquiring seminal works by Oregon visual artists to preserve public access to them and to provide support for the artists and to the visual arts institutions that support their work through acquisition and exhibition.
The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program
The Ford Family Foundation established its Visual Arts Program to honor Hallie Ford's (1905-2007) interests and legacy in the visual arts. The goal of the Program is to:
- Accelerate an enhanced quality of artistic endeavor and body of work by Oregon's most promising mid-career visual artists; and
- To improve Oregon's visual arts ecology by making strategic investments in Oregon institutions that further the progress of these artists.
The Program includes multiple funding components, in addition to Arts Acquisition Funding.