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Community Arts Organizations and Projects Grants

Grants to Beaverton, Oregon Nonprofits, Schools,
and Artists for Local Arts Events and Projects

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City of Beaverton - Beaverton Arts Program

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04/04/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $2,000 to Beaverton, Oregon nonprofit organizations, schools, and individual artists to integrate creativity, arts, and culture into neighborhoods throughout the City. Funding is intended to support arts events, activities, and performances that promote arts learning and awareness, community participation, cultural diversity, and economic development through the arts.

Community Arts Organizations and Projects grants are open to individual artists, arts and culture groups, and Beaverton schools who bring people together to experience and explore art, assist local artists, celebrate cultural diversity through art, spur development and stewardship of art, and/or educate the community on the value of art. These grants are offered by the City of Beaverton to enrich the lives of the Beaverton community. Proposals should have an arts-based focus and involve an element of public engagement, arts-based learning or meaningful art experiences. Proposals should be geared toward a specific performance, event, activity or artistic expression of the artist or organization. Applications must clearly demonstrate how the proposed performance, activity, event, or artistic expression will:

- Build awareness of the role and value of arts in Beaverton and increase public participation.
- Promote access to the arts, to enhance learning and development of art, and encourage public participation in the arts.
- Support ways to celebrate diverse art forms or cultural diversity through art.
- Foster economic development in the community through art.

Community Arts Organizations and Projects funding may be used to cover expenses directly related to the project, such as Planning and Personnel, Professional Services, and Materials, Supplies and Maintenance.

For program goals, and for a more detailed list of eligible expenses, see URL for Full Text below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178518

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Two levels of funding are available:

- Level 1: Up to $1,000
- Level 2: Up to $2,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants will be considered, but it is advisable that the primary applicant identify as one of the following:

- Individual artist or artist collective
- School group that fall within the city of Beaverton
- Individual Student enrolled in K-12, college, or post-grad courses
- Non-profit

Level 1 Eligibility Criteria (Up to $1,000):

- Applicants must be a “not-for-profit” arts or an educational institution, IRS 501(c)(3) status is not required. Individual artists may apply for grant funding. Applications from individuals who are not visual or performing artists will not be accepted.
- Applicants must provide Beaverton Arts Program with an Employer Identification Number (EIN). (See
- Serve Beaverton residents. (See map in Grant Coverage Areas below.)
- Applications by social service agencies, religious organizations, or private businesses will be accepted only if application is made in partnership with a not-for-profit arts or cultural organization, or individual artist for a joint project, with the arts or cultural organization acting as the lead applicant.
- Applications will be accepted to support capital expenditures such as the acquisition of public art, but may not be used for capital campaigns.

Level 2 Eligibility Criteria (Up to $2,000):

- Must meet the Level 1 criteria above.
- An organization must have IRS 501(c)(3) status or be a public school. (Upon request, a letter verifying status must be submitted).

The following ineligible applicants may participate through endorsement or partnership with the above eligible applicants, but may not apply directly: Religious organizations, government agencies, political groups, district councils, hospitals, or newspapers.

Ineligible projects and expenses:

- Projects on private property that are not publicly-accessible
- Projects that have restricted participation and public access on the basis of race, gender, creed, origin, age, disability
- Purchase of facilities
- Maintenance, operation, or retroactive funding of existing projects
- Activities that are not tied directly to program objectives
- Re-granting
- Fundraising activities
- General operating expenses and activities
- Surveys or studies
- Financial awards
- Cash reserves and endowments
- Food and beverage (unless demonstrated as a primary need or essential to an artist’s vision i.e. social practice projects involving food)

Pre-Application Information:

- Submission deadline: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:00 pm
- Award notification: May 2019

An organization may apply for and receive only one Level 1 or Level 2 grant per year.

Contact Information:

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

To apply online:

For questions, contact the Beaverton Arts Program at:


City of Beaverton
Arts Program
PO Box 4755
Beaverton, OR 97076

Grant Coverage Areas:

For Beaverton School District boundaries, see (Click on all schools + BSD facilities map.)

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Beaverton