For Immediate Release 
August 28, 2018
Contact: Suzi Anderson, Clackamas County Cultural Coalition [email protected]
503-655-0525

Clackamas County Cultural Coalition
Announces Grant Opportunity

The Clackamas County Cultural Coalition currently seeks proposals for the 2019 Community Cultural Participation Project Grant Program. Any Clackamas County-based organization or individual working in the fields of arts, heritage and/or humanities may apply. Tax-exempt status is not a prerequisite. Deadline for grant applications is October 15, 2018. Grant recipients will be notified in January 2019 for projects occurring between January and December 2019. The County Cultural Plan, project grant applications, and complete guidelines are all available at: http://clackamasartsalliance.org/grants/project-grants/.

Individuals and organizations considering applying for a 2019 project grant are encouraged to attend the free Grant Orientation Workshop on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, from 4 – 5:30 pm. For more information, please visit: https://clackamasartsalliance.org/grants/project-grants/grant-orientation-and-review/

Funding priorities support projects that build cultural infrastructure, sustain and grow local assets, and remove barriers to cultural participation. Priorities specifically implement the Coalition’s vision, which is built around key values of:

  • Increasing public recognition and valuing of local culture
  • Acknowledging the vibrancy that social, cultural and ethnic diversity bring
  • Increasing public participation in local culture
  • Supporting the inclusion of arts and culture in every community

The Clackamas County Cultural Coalition grant program is managed by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance. Cheryl Snow, Executive Director of the Arts Alliance says, “The Coalition is committed to implementing Cultural Plan Funding Priorities through the imaginative and thoughtful work of Clackamas County’s numerous creative people and organizations. We look forward to supporting first-time grant applicants, in addition to those who are the cornerstones of county cultural life.”

 

The Coalition Grant Program is made possible through funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust which is a statewide program designed to raise significant new funds to invest in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. Oregonians who contribute to the Cultural Trust are eligible for a tax credit. More information about the Oregon Cultural Trust and Oregon’s innovative cultural tax credit is available from the Trust, 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200, Salem, Oregon 97301-1280, (503) 986-0088, or online at www.culturaltrust.org.

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