33 Oregon artists receive $102,011 in Career Opportunity Program grant awards from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation

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.

 

2022 Individual Artist Fellowships announced; Tracy Schlapp receives Joan Shipley Award

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.

28 Oregon artists receive Career Opportunity Program grant awards

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.

Liora Sponko named Senior Program Manager; Eleanor Sandys promoted to Visual Arts Coordinator

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.

Nov. 19 public event to celebrate new Lee Imonen sculpture at University of Oregon’s Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library

Salem, Oregon – “1116 Pages,” a new sculpture formed as an aluminum waterfall by Oregon artist Lee Imonen, will be celebrated during a public event from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the University of Oregon’s Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library. The work was commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program.

New work by Damien Gilley installed at Oregon Institute of Technology’s Student Recreation Center

Salem, Oregon -- A geometric mural by Portland artist Damien Gilley, commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program, has been installed in Oregon Institute for Technology’s Student Recreation Center (TechRec).

Titled “Arena,” one immersive site-specific mural designed by Gilley extends the full length of a 75-foot walking corridor along both walls and the ceiling. A second related mural is located at the check-in area of TechRec.

31 Oregon artists receive Career Opportunity Program grant awards from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation

Salem, Oregon – In the second and final round of FY2021 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $83,321 to 31 artists for career development projects. The awards include $41,364 from the Oregon Arts Commission for all artistic disciplines and $41,957 in supplemental funding for 15 established visual artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program. Individual grants range from $880 to $7,500.

24 Oregon artists receive Career Opportunity Program grant awards from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation

In the first of two rounds of FY2021 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $82,305 to 24 artists for career development projects. The awards include $33,515 from the Oregon Arts Commission for all artistic disciplines and $48,790 in supplemental funding for 12 established visual artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program. Individual grants range from $500 to $8,500.

Artist Relief Program awards announced; 646 Oregon artists to receive $1.25 million in relief grant awards

Salem, Oregon – Relief grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to 646 diverse artists across Oregon through an Artist Relief Program created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The awards expend the $1.25 million available for the program.

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