Oregon Arts Commission (OAC) - Ford Family Foundation
10/15/18 5:00 PM
Grants to Oregon arts institutions, agencies, and Indian tribes to purchase seminal works by Oregon visual artists. Funds may be used to prepare, transport, or acquire works for exhibition. Funding is intended to improve the state's arts ecology by investing in Oregon institutions that further the progress of artists.
Purpose of the Art Acquisition Grants
The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, provides resources to Oregon visual art institutions and public visual arts collections for the purpose of acquiring seminal works by Oregon visual artists to preserve public access to them and to provide support for the artists and to the visual arts institutions that support their work through acquisition and exhibition. The partners defines a “seminal work” as a work that may strongly influence the artist’s later work, is formative to their practice, and/or is superlative in a grouping of their production.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the exhibition, documentation, and preservation of works by Oregon visual artists
- Operate in a facility with an appropriate secure and climate-stabilized environment in which to exhibit and store works acquired through this program to preserve them for future generations
- Provide reasonable public access to their collection
- Recognize The Ford Family Foundation's contribution to the institution's ability to acquire the work(s)
- Alert and seek approval of any proposed deaccession of acquired work(s) and provide for an alternate recipient through "restricted" gift provision
- Artworks are preferred to be publicly exhibited within two years of acquisition
- Requests for acquisitions that align with significant upcoming exhibitions will receive special consideration
The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program
The Ford Family Foundation established its Visual Arts Program to honor Hallie Ford's (1905-2007) interests and legacy in the visual arts. The goal of the Program is (1) to accelerate an enhanced quality of artistic endeavor and body of work by Oregon's most promising midcareer visual artists and; (2) to improve Oregon's visual arts ecology by making strategic investments in Oregon institutions that further the progress of these artists. The Program includes multiple funding components, in addition to Arts Acquisition Funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 162286
Activities must occur between July 1, 2018– June 30, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application portal: https://oregon4biz.force.com/OAC/s/login/
Return applications by email to Arts.Comm@oregon.gov
Meagan Atiyeh, Visual Arts Coordinator
For technical questions:
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280
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