Oregon City to host cultural grant funding forum
Attendees of an event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St., will learn about grant programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming.
More than $5 million in funding will be on the table when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust's Statewide Partners and other funders Feb. 6 through March 8 for "Conversations with Funders and Partners," a 14-stop state tour.
Organizations encouraged to attend "Conversations with Funders and Partners" include libraries, arts organizations, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, arts alliances, literary groups and heritage organizations. All cultural nonprofit organizations are welcome.
"There are more than 1,450 cultural nonprofits serving Oregonians," Schreiner said. "We want to make sure they know about the grant funds and significant programming resources that are here to support them."
The Cultural Trust's Cultural Development Grants recognize and support significant cultural programs and projects through four grant categories: access, preservation, creativity and capacity.
A record amount will be available for grants, which last year totaled more than $2.94 million. Cultural Development Grants represent one-third of the annual funding the Cultural Trust provides to Oregon's cultural nonprofits.
Current grants are for projects and activities that will occur between Aug. 1, 2018, and July 30, 2019. The grant application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 13.