Monday, July 30, 2007

Grants for Arts for Oregon Communities

From The Foundation Center

Oregon Arts Commission Invites Proposals for Arts Build Communities

Grants Deadline: October 2, 2007

The Oregon Arts Commission ( ) is accepting applications for Arts Build Communities grants, which recognize and support the use of the arts as a tool for building and strengthening Oregon communities. Arts Build Communities grants support both the arts in local communities and the involvement of the arts and artists in community development. The program recognizes the expanding role that arts organizations are taking in the broader, cultural, social, educational, and economic areas of community life. The program's goal is to better connect local arts and cultural resources with issues or opportunities facing communities.

Projects can support the integration of the arts and artists with community goals and may include new initiatives, new program development, or the expansion of an existing arts and community development project. ABC proposals from communities that are under served by arts services will receive funding priority. Under served communities include communities whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

Applicants must have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status or be a unit of local government (including libraries, schools, and tribal governments). Grants will generally range from $3,000 to $7,000 each. Grants must be matched at least dollar-for-dollar.

Guidelines are available at the Oregon Arts Commission Web site. RFP Link:

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