David Harrelson appointed to Oregon Arts Commission

Salem, Oregon – David Harrelson, the Cultural Resources Department manager for The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and a Grand Ronde tribal member, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Governor Kate Brown.

Harrelson has championed the use of his people’s ancestral art forms for the purpose of public art. His support for this work has resulted in five public art installations in the last four years throughout Northwestern Oregon. He has worked in the field of cultural resources for 10 years and before that worked as a wildland firefighter.

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.

Oregon to receive $803,500 in American Rescue Plan Act funding from the National Endowment for the Arts

Salem, Oregon – The National Endowment for the Arts is recommending an award of $803,500 to the Oregon Arts Commission in the NEA’s first distribution of funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). This emergency rescue funding is designed to support the arts sector as it recovers from the devastating impact of the COVID-19. It is part of the $135 million allocated to the Arts Endowment which represents a significant commitment to the arts and a recognition of the value of the arts and culture sector to the nation’s economy and recovery.

Tabarjah Neal of Klamath Falls named Oregon’s Poetry Out Loud champion; Emma Fang of West Linn named runner up

Salem, Oregon –Tabarjah Neal of Klamath Falls, a senior at Oregon Charter Academy, is the 2021 Oregon Poetry Out Loud state champion. Neal was one of 12 statewide high school students who competed at Saturday’s Virtual Poetry Out Loud State Contest. She advances to the national Poetry Out Loud competition, to be held virtually on May 2 (semifinals) and May 27 (finals).

Emma Fang, a sophomore at West Linn High School, was named runner up. If Neal is unable to participate in the national competition Fang would be invited to represent Oregon.

150 arts organizations receive $910,568 in Operating Support Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission

Awards totaling $910,568 have been distributed to 150 Oregon arts organizations through the Oregon Arts Commission’s fiscal year 2021 Operating Support Program. There are 12 more recipients than in fiscal year 2020 due to a growing number of eligible organizations.

Ranging from $2,828 to $ 22,888, the grant awards are available to nonprofit organizations with arts at the core of their mission and budgets over $150,000*.

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.

40 projects addressing community needs through the arts receive $180,000 in Arts Build Communities grants awards

Salem, Ore. – Using the arts as a means to address community need is the focus of 40 projects awarded a total of $180,000 through the Oregon Arts Commission’s FY2021 Arts Build Communities grant program. The Arts Build Communities program targets broad geographic impact and arts access for underserved audiences in Oregon.

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