Community Development


The Oregon Arts Commission offers grants and services to promote the arts in Oregon as a driver of economic and community development, and to ensure that arts services are available in all regions.

Strategic investments by the Oregon Arts Commission offer support for local and regional arts councils that maintain dynamic arts organizations across the state. Our dedicated and professional staff provides targeted, specialized assistance in the planning and execution of existing or emerging programs.

The Arts Commission also supports the development of an arts culture in underserved communities through its Arts Build Communities grants.  These grants reflect the Arts Commission’s dedication to the availability of art in all regions of Oregon. Grantees become part of a broad learning community and information exchange, connecting with regional and national organizations in person and online. 

Oregon Arts Commission

(503) 986-0082 (phone)
(503) 581-5115 (fax)
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280