Coos County Cultural Coalition Grant

Grants to Coos County, Oregon Organizations for
Support and Promotion of Cultural Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 174575
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Oregon Cultural Trust - Coos County Cultural Coalition

10/31/16 Postmarked

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Grants ranging from $200 to $1,200 to Coos County, Oregon organizations to support a lively and meaningful cultural experience for local residents. Funding is intended to promote access to cultural events and activities, increase public understanding of the connection between nature and local culture, and organize coalitions between cultural entities.

More details on the priorities are as follows:

Increase appreciation of and participation in culture as a community value.
1. Finance children’s arts, heritage and humanities programs (Pre-school through 12) such as artists-in-residence programs, traveling performers, or heritage interpreters, through the school or through agencies or organizations that are outside the school setting, with funds distributed by the Cultural Coalition through a grant application process.
2. Promote peer education to more fully utilize existing human resources in the county for cultural development.
3. Facilitate family involvement in cultural activities to improve cross-generational sharing of cultural experiences.
4. Promote cultural exchange between generations by supporting cultural programs that bridge age groups.
5. Support non-school organizations and agencies that provide training and mentoring opportunities to young people in arts, heritage, and humanities activities.
6. Finance cultural programs for adults such as author talks, poetry readings, concerts, storytelling performances, and others, to expose the public to the wealth of cultural resources in Coos County and to increase public awareness as to the importance of those resources to community life.

Promote access to culture.
1. Finance training and performance programs for individuals and groups with funds distributed by the Cultural Coalition through a grant application process.
2. Identify opportunities and barriers to participation in cultural activities and support projects that address them. For example - subsidize tickets, transportation, childcare, etc. to increase attendance at cultural events and activities.

Increase public understanding of the connection between nature and Coos County culture.
1. Foster research in the unique environs of Coos County as they relate to its cultural heritage and impact future cultural development.
2. Support programs that emphasize the connection between the people of Coos County and the natural world.

Support and promote coalitions between cultural entities.
1. Encourage public/private partnerships that seek to work cooperatively to achieve goals.
2. Sponsor networking activities to diminish conflicts and duplication of effort between groups and organizations, which would maximize the effectiveness of the entities’ work.
3. Encourage partnerships between libraries, schools, historical agencies, tribal organizations, arts organizations, and/or youth groups such as Boys and Girls Club, or others, for the purpose of reaching out to actively engage youth.
4. Encourage partnerships between Latino or other ethnic groups and other arts, heritage, or humanities groups, to present programs or activities that promote understanding between peoples.

Identify, preserve and promote county heritage.
1. Preserve and promote occupational and oral histories, with an emphasis on the County’s senior citizens, as important cultural assets.
2. Celebrate and share folk life and folklore through performances, festivals, exhibits, etc.
3. Promote the illustration of architectural and anthropological diversity.
4. Encourage the preservation of Coos County cultural data by indexing local publications, images, and other resources with access to such indexes through publication or electronic distribution.
5. Encourage the commitment of young people to arts, heritage, and humanities so that they will continue their involvement in and advocacy for culture as adults.

Create a structure to gather, organize and disseminate information about culture.
1. Recruit volunteer staff.
2. Create and maintain a website.
3. Enhance the visibility of Coos County culture both within and outside the county.
4. Maintain, expand, and publish an inventory of cultural assets.
5. Establish a recognizable and accessible location for coalition headquarters.
6. Evaluate and report on benchmarks.
7. Seek and obtain revenue sources.

Typically ranging from $200 - $1,200

Funded projects must be completed within the 2017 calendar year.

Grants will not be used for personnel salaries, personnel travel reimbursement, deficit reduction, infrastructure.
Grants will not be considered for personal equipment acquisition. Equipment purchases must address the disposition of the equipment at the end of project.

Grant awards are limited to projects which originate in and or benefit the residents of Coos County.

Previous recipients may apply, however only new projects will be considered.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Cory Smith

Coos County Cultural Coalition
P. O. Box 1091
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Coos County

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