Financial support available to wide array of programs, mediums that uplift community

PMG FILE PHOTO - Grants are available for art projects, programs that uplift Gresham heritage.Applications are open to support programs, projects and activities that enrich the arts, culture and heritage of the Gresham community.

Eligible activities that could receive grant funding include:

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  • Performing arts — community and professional theater, instrumental and vocal music, dance

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  • Festivals and parades

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  • Folk arts

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  • Literature

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  • Media arts

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  • Visual arts — painting, sculpture, photography

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  • Museums — art exhibits, classes and workshops

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  • Heritage and preservation of Gresham's history

    Grants are available to nonprofit organizations physically located within the Gresham city limits and to Gresham residents who have partnered with a qualifying nonprofit group.

    The funds are allocated by the Arts and Culture Grant Committee, and the maximum amount awarded to any entity is $6,000. The applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, Oct. 2.

    The grants will go to projects that encourage collaboration, promote activities that build upon the stories of Gresham as a community, are visible within the community and support underrepresented communities.

    Last year's recipients included the Center for the Arts Foundation; SALT Academy; St. Aidan's Episcopal Church; Portland Columbia Symphony; Gresham Historical Society; Mt. Hood Community College Foundation; and the Slavic Community Center.

    Apply for the grant

    The arts and cultural grants form can be downloaded at

    Mail, deliver or email grant applications to:

    City of Gresham, Communications Office

    Attention: Sasha Konell

    1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway

    Gresham, OR 97030-3813

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