Arts Commission announces Small Operating Grant program

A two-year pilot grant program designed to provide operating support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000 is now open at the Oregon Arts Commission. Applications for the first round of funding will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at http://oregon.culturegrants.org/. Eligibility is limited to organizations that have operated as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit for two years or more.

21 Oregon artists receive final FY2015 Career Opportunity Grants

In the third and final round of fiscal year 2015 Career Opportunity Grants, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $54,699 to 21 artists for career development projects. The awards include $27,749 from the Oregon Arts Commission and $26,950 in supplemental funding for seven artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation. Individual grants range from $439 to $8,592.

'Proscenium' installed at Portland State University’s Lincoln Performance Hall

"Proscenium," an installation comprised of thousands of sweeping lengths of tinted stainless steel ball chain hanging in catenry curve formations, is now suspended in the three story volume of Lincoln Performance Hall’s south atrium.

The artwork was designed and fabricated by Ball-Nogues Studio, a Los Angeles based collaboration operating in a territory between architecture, art and industrial design and lead by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues. The project was commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program, administered by the Oregon Arts Commission.

Oregon Folklife Network to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant Award

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.
In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $30,000 award to the Oregon Folklife Network to continue its ongoing statewide Folklife Survey which began in 2013. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.
 

Oregon State Hospital Memorial Honored by Public Art Network Year in Review

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honors 31 outstanding public arts projects created in 2014, including the Oregon State Hospital Memorial, through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries across the country and recognized today at Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago.
 
 

Visual Arts Ecology Conversation to be held June 9 at PSU

Current conditions, needs and opportunities related to critical writing and documentation for the visual arts in the Portland Metro region will be the focus of an in-depth community conversation hosted by the Oregon Arts Commission from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at Portland State University. The event is held in collaboration with The Ford Family Foundation and PSU’s College of the Arts.

23 Oregon artists receive $50,051 in 2015 Career Opportunity Grants

In the second of three rounds of 2015 Career Opportunity Grants, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $50,051 to 23 artists for career development projects. The awards include $32,701 from the Oregon Arts Commission and $17,350 in supplemental funding for eight artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation. Individual grants range from $700 to $6,670.

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