Salem, Oregon – In the second and final round of FY2022 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $102,011 to 33 artists for career development projects. The awards include $47,350 from the Oregon Arts Commission for all artistic disciplines and $54,666 in supplemental funding for 17 established visual artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program. Individual grants range from $800 to $9,500.
Salem, Oregon – Subashini Ganesan-Forbes, the former creative laureate of Portland and the founder of New Expressive Works, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Governor Kate Brown. Ganesan-Forbes is a curator, arts administrator and choreographer who served as Creative Laureate of Portland from 2018 to June 2021.
Salem, Oregon – Leading a group of 10 Oregon visual artists awarded 2022 Individual Artists Fellowships, Tracy Schlapp will receive the Oregon Arts Commission’s honorary 2022 Joan Shipley Award. The other artists awarded 2022 Fellowships are Mika Aono, Heather Goodwind, May Maylisa Cat, Laura Camila Medina, Susan Murrell, Hampton Rodriguez, Alejandra Salinas, Pace Taylor and Amiran White. All 2022 Fellows receive $5,000 awards.
Salem, Ore. – Jenny Green, a Bend arts advocate, art historian and former gallerist, has been elected by the Oregon Arts Commission to succeed Anne Taylor as Commission Chair. Harlen Springer, a founding member and past president of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, was elected Vice Chair.
Salem, Oregon – In the first of two rounds of FY2022 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $88,234 to 28 artists for career development projects. The awards include $44,150 from the Oregon Arts Commission for all artistic disciplines and $44,084 in supplemental funding for 11 established visual artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program. Individual grants range from $425 to $11,000.
Salem, Oregon – The application is now live for the Artist Resilience Program, a second round of relief funding for Oregon artists offered by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The partnership, which began with 2020’s Artist Relief Program, invests another $1.5 million in support for artists’ recovery from the pandemic.
Salem, Oregon – Liora Sponko and Eleanor Sandys have been promoted to new positions on the Oregon Arts Commission staff team. Sponko, the former Community Arts Coordinator, is now Senior Program Manager for both the Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Arts Commission’s sister agency. Sandys, the former Registrar and Research Specialist, is now the Arts Commission’s Visual Arts Coordinator.
Salem, Oregon – Oregon traditional artists who would like to be considered for the Traditional Arts Recovery Program may self-nominate between now and Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Administered by the Oregon Folklife Network in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission, the Traditional Arts Recovery Program will provide stipends of $5,000 to 15 Oregon traditional artists for the creation of new work. Eligible artists will use a range of art forms to represent and express Oregon’s diverse ethnic, sacred, occupational and regional cultural arts.