The Clackamas County Arts Alliance and Cultural Coalition have many local, regional and national partners. Throughout our site we highlight many program partners, including arts commissions, artist guilds, cultural organizations, heritage groups and cities.  The agency partners listed below help the Arts Alliance and Cultural Coalition deliver funding and programs to the many cities, towns, hamlets, villages and Citizen Planning Organizations in Clackamas County.

The Arts Alliance works closely with many Clackamas County departments to provide programming and services, including Juvenile Department, Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Transportation & Development, Parks, Community Solutions, Health/Housing & Human Services.  Various Arts Alliance services are funded in part by the County and benefit from these departmental partnerships, including  Youth Arts for Change, the Artist Exhibit Program, and the Public Art  Program 

Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs department is a key partner in supporting arts, heritage and cultural activities.  Their efforts focus on bringing visitors from around the world to enjoy Clackamas County and its many rich offerings.  We work together specifically on cultural tourism initiatives.  Funding is available for tourism-related projects – visit the Mt. Hood Territory website for more information.

Regional Arts & Culture Council provides partial funding support for Arts Alliance programs, services and operations. RACC provides professional development opportunities, grants, and other support to Clackamas County artists and arts organizations.  RACC provides key resources to Clackamas County through programs such as  Work for Art, benefiting arts access, and the Right Brain Initiative, supporting arts education in many school districts, including North Clackamas.

Through a blend of private / public contributions, the Oregon Cultural Trust provides funding to the 45 Cultural & Tribal Coalitions throughout the State of Oregon . The Clackamas County Cultural Coalition distributes an annual allocation from the Trust to arts, heritage and humanities projects and needs throughout the County.  The Arts Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)(3), acts as fiscal agent to the Coalition and manages its grantmaking processes.

The Oregon Arts Commission partially funds Arts Alliance operations and programs with grant support from Art Services and Arts Build Communities.  As a division of the Oregon Business Development Department, they provide support and advocacy recognizing the role arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities.  Numerous grant opportunities are available through Oregon Arts Commission – visit their website for more information.

The autzen foundation provides funding to support, in part, our Youth Arts for Change. Their operations support a wide range of nonprofits in Oregon, with particular interest in arts, heritage, and humanities programs.

The Juan Young Trust provides partial funding for Youth Arts for Change program expenses, artist leaders and a middle-school prevention project. Their mission is to provide grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that promote the health, education and welfare of children under 21 years old, in the state of Oregon.

The Charlotte Martin Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and also to preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat.  The Foundation continues to refine its focus on two areas of interest: increasing opportunities for minority youth and conserving biodiversity in a changing climate. Charlotte Martin funds partially support staffing costs for the Youth Arts for Change program.

The Hoover Family Foundation provides partial support for Youth Arts for Change programming. The Foundation’s primary purposes are to increase the self-sufficiency and quality of life for individuals through human services and enriched education, and to increase the ability of organizations to provide excellence in their commitment to the community.

The Oregon Community Foundation provides capacity-building funding in support of Arts Alliance operations and development. The Foundation’s mission is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. By working with individuals, families, businesses and organizations, the Foundation has created more than 2,000 charitable funds to support community causes throughout the state.

The James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation provides capacity-building funding in support of Arts Alliance operations and development. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of Oregonians through support of arts and education throughout the state of Oregon.

City of Wilsonville provides Metro Community Enhancement funds in support of an investigation to explore the efficacy of a public investment strategy for Wilsonville arts and culture.

The Reser Family Foundation makes transformational charitable contributions in the areas of the arts, education, environment and health that will result in broad public benefit, primarily in Oregon. Reser Foundation funds partially support Youth Arts for Change programming.

Barbara Emily Knudson Charitable Foundation exists to honor Barbara’s philanthropic goals and vision, providing assistance to non-profit organizations and educational institutions assisting children, families and adults in realizing their basic needs and achieving excellence in their lives. Foundation funds partially support Youth Arts for Change programming.

Community Partners

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