NOTE: The application for the next Career Opportunity Grant will open on August 4, 2020 with a deadline of 5pm on September 10, 2020. Artists are encouraged to contact the program manager prior to completing the application to discuss their opportunity.
Career Opportunity Grants support individual Oregon artists by enabling them to take advantage of timely external opportunities to enhance their artistic careers. (An external opportunity is an activity the artist was invited to or otherwise reviewed by peers or industry to receive.)
Artistic disciplines supported: Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry); Dance (including choreography); Music composition and music performance; Theatre and Performance Art; Visual Arts (crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and new media); Design Arts; and Media Arts.
The program is designed to reach artists at all points of their career -- whether emerging or established. Artists from underserved communities, including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color, are especially encouraged to apply.
Awards range from $500 to $1,500. Collaborations with The Ford Family Foundation provide additional resources for established visual artists through this same application and review process.