Lane Arts Council announces nearly $57,000 in grants to arts organizations and arts projects in the Eugene area. The Community Arts Program is supported through a partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.
This year nine community arts organizations, with annual budgets above $100,000, will receive Program Grants and seventeen projects will receive Project Grants. Ten of these projects meet the City’s goal of supporting programs that emphasize inclusion of underrepresented and underserved communities, and will be highlighted in the City’s communication tools.
“Eugene is an extraordinary community filled with a number of high-quality, diverse arts programming. I am grateful for the City of Eugene’s ongoing commitment to support these programs and work collectively make a difference in our community,” states Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council.
Community Arts Grants will fund many projects ranging from community mural installations and environmental art displays to artist mentorships, youth scholarships at a summer rock camp, a new youth film festival, amongst others. The grants help ensure diverse and accessible arts opportunities and experiences for Eugene artists, audiences and participants. Community arts funds have been budgeted and allocated to Lane Arts Council since the early 1980s by the City of Eugene to assist a variety of community-based arts projects.
Pictured: Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2015-2016 Community Arts Grant Recipient.
|Maude Kerns Art Center||$6,000|
|Oregon Contemporary Theatre||$6,000|
|WOW Hall / Community Center for the Performing Arts||$6,000|
|Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestras||$3,500|
|Very Little Theatre||$2,000|
|Actors Cabaret Eugene||$2,000|
|Oregon Mozart Players||$2,000|
|Oregon Supported Living Program Arts & Culture Program||Arts for All Collaborative Art Making||$2,000|
|Free Shakespeare in the Park||Free Shakespeare in the Park presents
As You Like It
|Music Education and Performing Arts Association||GRRRLZ ROCK 10th Annual Music & Arts Festival||$2,000|
|Girl Circus||Girl Circus Science Show||$2,000|
|Delgani String Quartet||Man of Words||$2,000|
|Inspirational Sounds||Music Heritage Showcase & Tour||$1,850|
|West African Cultural Arts Institute||African Cultural Arts Program at Fairfield Elementary School||$1,757|
|No Shame Eugene||Spotlight on Community Theatre||$1,650|
|Kind Tree Productions, Inc||2016 Autism Artism Show||$1,500|
|Salseros Dance Company||Third Annual Eugene Salsa Festival||$1,500|
|Oregon Supported Living Program Arts & Culture Program||Mentorship Program||$1,500|
|Looking Glass Youth & Family Services, Inc.||Kismet Kinships – Bringing the Arts to our community’s youth|