Salem, Ore. – Using the arts as a means of addressing community need is at the heart of 33 projects awarded $209,400 by the Oregon Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities grant program for FY2018.
Small grants that can make a large difference in ensuring arts access for rural Oregonians were awarded to 79 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for FY2018.
Eugene artist Tallmadge Doyle exhibits “Refuge” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem through Wednesday, Nov. 29.
Salem, Oregon – Nichole Maher, the president and CEO of Northwest Health Foundation, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Gov. Kate Brown. Maher fills the position previously held by Julie Vigeland, who completed her second four-year term in July.
Salem, Oregon – In the final of three rounds of FY2017 Career Opportunity Grants, the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation have collectively awarded $88,246 to 22 artists for career development projects. The awards include $23,116 from the Oregon Arts Commission; $34,700 in supplemental funding for seven artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation; and $30,430 from The Oregon Community Foundation. Individual grants range from $552 to $9,000.
Medford-based artist Summer Ventis will exhibit “Emigrant Lake[s]” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem from Aug. 1 to Sept. 28.
A new site-specific courtyard by Oregon artist Lee Imonen, as well as a portrait of namesake Edward C. Allworth and two additional works by Oregon artist April Waters, are now installed at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Lebanon, Oregon.
Oregon’s arts and culture sector contributed $687 million and 22,299 jobs to Oregon’s economy in fiscal year 2015, according to the latest Arts & Economic Prosperity study from Americans for the Arts. Released June 17 at the group’s national conference in San Francisco, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 includes first-time data from rural Oregon.