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.

Small Operating Grants

The Oregon Arts Commission established this grant program to provide operating support for locally-based arts organizations with annual cash operating expenses of less than $150,000. The program is in keeping with the OAC’s Strategic Plan in an ongoing effort to streamline and simplify the grant application and review process. One of the program's goals is to make it easier and less time consuming for organizations to access and apply for support. These grants support the core operation of small not-for-profit arts organizations that provide ongoing programming in their community of serivce.  Eligible applicants are arts organizations that offer ongoing, sustained, artistic programming and outreach programs in the community. 

This program makes non-competitive operating support available to 501 (c) (3) or municipally-based organizations who have arts as the core of their mission and that provide public access to ongoing arts programs (at least four spread throughout the year) for their local community. These grants are limited to organizations with an operational history and 501(c)(3) status of two years or more at the time of application. Municipally based organizations must have a discrete budget and steering committee within the City’s structure,

Artists, supporters and those interested in the creative economy of Clatsop County invited to Mechanisms to Support Visual Artists conversation May 6 in Astoria

The current conditions, needs and aspirations of artists, patrons and the creative economies of Clatsop County will be the focus of an in-depth community conversation hosted by the Oregon Arts Commission from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Clatsop Community College.

$200,000 awarded in 34 Arts Build Communities grants

Salem, Ore. – Art as a medium to rally community around a shared need is reflected in 34 Oregon projects awarded $200,000 in 2015 Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

Vacant downtown storefronts become celebrations of community in Corvallis; incarcerated youth fulfill treatment requirements by sharing their stories through pictures or performance in Clackamas County; and in Enterprise, Fishtrap inspires 1,700 people to read Luis Alberto Urrea’s “Into the Beautiful North” before engaging in discussions, events and activities that explore Latino issues.

Participate in town meetings

The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust are pleased to announce a series of 14 town meetings across Oregon to gather information about local, regional and statewide issues in arts and culture. We encourage you to attend, participate, share and learn in this important process.  The Commission and Trust will use the information we gather to develop independent plans that will guide each organization over the next five years. 

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