In Echo: Grant keeps musicians traveling

| Friday, July 29, 2016

In a town of only 700 people, more than 100 Echo residents attended both concerts by the Inland Northwest Musicians in December. Attendance has increased so dramatically in the 16 years the group has been visiting that, though tickets are free, attendees must register in advance to attend. In fact, the two-day event has become a holiday festival, with local merchants hosting booths outside the community center.

The Oregon Community Foundation to partner with Oregon Arts Commission to provide additional Career Opportunity Grants funding for literary and performing artists

A new partnership between The Oregon Community Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission will provide an additional  Career Opportunity Grant funding opportunity for literary and performing arts artists this spring. Applicants may apply for up to $1,500 from the Arts Commission and up to an additional $7,500 from The Oregon Community Foundation. The partnership mirrors a similar collaboration between the Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation for grants to visual artists.

Libby Unthank Tower elected Arts Commission Chair

Libby Unthank Tower, a Eugene graphic design and marketing professional in her second term on the Oregon Arts Commission, succeeded Julie Vigeland as Commission Chair on Jan. 1. Christopher Acebo, Associate Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, is now Vice Chair and Vigeland serves as Immediate Past Chair. Elections took place at the Dec. 4, 2015, Commission meeting in Portland.
 

$190,000 awarded in 30 Arts Build Communities grants

Salem, Ore. – Art as a means to address community need is reflected in 30 Oregon projects awarded $190,000 in 2016 Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

Vacant downtown storefronts become celebrations of community in Corvallis; Fishtrap inspires 1,700 in Wallowa County to read Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” before engaging in discussions, events and activities about rural isolation and community; and in Portland Sisters of the Road will produce "On the Ground," a short film exploring the history and root causes of homelessness in Portland.

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.
 

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