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Cultural Opportunity Grant

Grants to Lane County, Oregon Individuals, Groups,
Nonprofits, and Businesses for Arts and Cultural Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Lane County Cultural Coalition (LCCC)

Deadline Date:

10/15/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Lane County, Oregon individuals, organizations, groups, educational institutions, nonprofits, and businesses for arts, humanities, and heritage programs and projects. Funding is intended to preserve and protect local Oregon culture and to provide access to culture.

The intent of this grant program is to support and protect Oregon culture by:
- Protecting and stabilizing cultural resources, creating a solid foundation for the future.
- Expanding public awareness and improving the quality of arts, humanities, and heritage.
- Increasing access to and use of culture in Oregon.
- Ensuring that Oregon-based cultural resources are strong and dynamic contributors to quality of life in Oregon’s communities.

Arts, Heritage, Humanities Definitions
- Arts include creative expression in the visual, performing, and narrative arts, design, crafts, and architecture.
- Heritage includes tangibles or intangibles that are passed down from earlier generations. These features (language, festivals, buildings) represent a legacy of continuity with the past. The ties may be personal (family histories and stories, traditions), or natural (heritage trees, heirloom produce, ceremonial sites), or combinations thereof.
- Humanities includes literature, language, history, philosophy, art and other subjects that are not sciences, as in “the liberal arts.” This includes libraries, criticism, economics, and political science.

The Lane County Cultural Coalition has identified three priorities for funding. Applicants will be expected to address one of the three priorities with their grant application. These priorities are:

A) Access: Cultural activities in Lane County will be affordable, accessible and inclusive throughout Lane County.

Project strategies may include, but are not limited to:
- Subsidizing venue cost
- Subsidizing tickets
- Subsidizing transportation cost
- Creating traveling programs
- Creating and maintaining internet resources

B) Awareness: Residents of Lane County will have increased knowledge of cultural activities.

Project strategies may include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting marketing and public relations efforts
- Supporting advocacy efforts
- Reaching new audiences
- Enhancing visibility and promoting cultural activities

C) Education: Encourage cultural education and activities in Lane County.

Project strategies may include, but are not limited to:
- Creating programs in schools and other community venues
- Developing participatory workshops and activities
- Establishing mentorships
- Supporting subjects that are under-funded in traditional, public educational systems

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175514

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts typically range from $500 to $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Grants are for projects occurring between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals, groups, organizations, educational institutions, public organizations, and for-profit and non-profit businesses are eligible to apply for this grant.

The following are not eligible for Cultural Opportunity Grant funding:
- Tuition assistance for college, university, or other formal courses of study;
- Projects that have already been completed;
- Grants to offset project deficits; and
- Events whose primary purpose is to raise funds for a non-cultural cause.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be delivered to Lane Arts Council by 5:00 PM on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to:

Lane County Cultural Coalition
c/o Lane Arts Council
1590 Willamette St., Ste 200
Eugene, Oregon 97401

For more information, contact the Foundation at:
Phone: 541-485-2278

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Lane County