Free Shakespeare in the Park 2015-2016 CAG RecipientLane 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.


Organization Grant Award
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
DanceAbility International $3,500
Very Little Theatre $2,000
Actors Cabaret Eugene $2,000
Oregon Mozart Players $2,000
Jacobs Gallery $1,500



Name Program Grant Award
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 $1,200
Sparkplug Dance Educational Resources Promoting Social and Emotional Learning through Movement and
Music with at-risk children at the Relief Nursery
Huerto de la Familia Community Mural Installation $877
New Generations Film Festival New Generations Film Festival $500
Josh Krute Pressing the Grain: An Ecological
Documentation of Eugene Trees Removed
Music’s Edge Rock Camp Music’s Edge Summer Rock Camp at
the WOW Hall