The Lane County Cultural Coalition (LCCC) is happy to announce the awardees of the 2019 Cultural Opportunity Grants. These grants provide county recognition and support to significant cultural programs and projects, preserving and enhancing Lane County’s diverse arts, heritage, and humanities efforts.

Cultural Opportunity Grants are available to for-profit, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to support access, awareness, and education for projects taking place in Lane County in 2019. This year, 21 awardees received grant amounts ranging from $850 to $2,500, for a total of $45,140.

The Lane County Coalition is the local arm of the Oregon Cultural Trust.  Unique to Oregon, the Trust allots funds to all 36 counties and 9 recognized tribes in the State of Oregon.  The Lane County Coalition is proud to provide funds for projects that happen in and for Lane County.


Congratulations to the following 2019 Cultural Opportunity Grant Recipients:

Eugene Ballet
Creating Access: Romeo & Juliet – $2,500

Ballet Fantastique
Passport to Dance: An American Christmas Carol – $2,500

Rural Arts Center
District-wide K-12 Chinese Culture & Arts Experiences – $1,500

Pacific International Choral Festivals
Emerald Valley Honor Choir – $2,400

Oregon Children’s Choir Association, Inc
Oregon Children’s Choir Visibility Campaign – $2,500

Huerto de la Familia
Seed Sovereignty Workshop Series and Focus Group – $2,500

Ophelia’s Place
After and Out of School Creative Skill-Building Activities for Girls Empowerment – $2,500

Salseros Productions
Eugene Salsa Festival: Expanding Evening Dance Space – $2,500

Lane County History Museum and UO History Department
History Pub Lecture Series – $2,500

Chinese American Benevolent Association (CABA)
DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon 2019 – $2,500

Bohemia Mining Days, INC
Bohemia Mining Days Theme Play: “Diamonds in the Rough” – $1,321.50

Siren (a fiscally sponsored organization under the Community Life Network)
Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Open Mic – $1,600

Upstart Crow Studios
FCC Compliant Wireless Microphones – $2,368

The Eugene Gleemen
Going Mobile for the Sheer Joy of Singing – $2,500

Orchestra Next
Romeo and Juliet – $2,500

Joint Forces Dance Company/DanceAbility International
Expansion of Demographics Served by DanceAbility International – $2,500

Opal Center for Art and Education
GOT RHYTHM? Senior Living Edition – $850

Creswell Heritage Foundation
Creswell Old Schoolhouse Foundation and Porch Replacement – $1,600

Oregon Contemporary Theatre
Radical Hospitality – Breaking Economic Barriers to Arts Participation – $2,500

Jonathan Stinnett
The Joseph Mayweather Project – $2,500

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)
SMART Book Awards Program – $1,000


For more details on the funded projects and future opportunities, please visit the LCCC website.