For the first time, Lane Arts Council announces $9,120 in grants to 5 individual artists in the Eugene area. The Artist Grant program was launched by Lane Arts Council in 2020 and is funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division, Banner Bank, and individual donors.

Artist Grants provide financial support to individual artists to move forward a new project or creative endeavor that promises to advance their career or artistic development. This grant program is essential to strengthening our arts and culture community in Eugene.

All awarded artists will offer a free and accessible presentation to the Eugene public to share about their funded project. This year, artist awardees will be creating: a mixed media installation project that invites dialog around race, place and art; a traditional wet plate collodion portrait series featuring local artisans working in historic processes; a compilation of pandemic-inspired poetry performance; “A Portrait of Cottage Grove” solo art exhibition and published art book; and an interactive musical album.