Join us in celebrating the 2022-2023 grant recipients by tuning into our Virtual Grant Award Ceremony on Thursday, July 14th at 5pm live on our YouTube and Facebook page!
Lane Arts Council has awarded $12,000 in grants to 8 arts projects in the Eugene area for the 2022-23 grant period. The Community Arts Project Grant program is funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and administered by Lane Arts Council.
The Community Arts Project Grant returns this year to support individuals, collectives, or organizations with projects that emphasize accessibility to underserved audiences and provide programming that takes place in Eugene. Awarded projects include artist marketplaces, educational programs, theatre productions, musical performances, and more! Project grants were awarded to provide support for the grant cycle running from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
Community Arts Project Grant Recipients
Free Shakespeare in the Park Presents Shakespeare After Dark
Free Shakespeare in the Park in partnership with Amazon Community Center will produce and present a new interactive after dark public performance for Halloween. Shakespeare in the Dark will feature an intimate live performance of the scary bits from Macbeth, taking place October 30th, 2022.
Website (coming soon)
The grant award will support the grand opening celebration of La Clave, a new salsa music and dance venue in Eugene featuring live music, performances, raffles, and dancing in November, 2022.
Music’s Edge Rock Camp
Music’s Edge is a unique music program offering motivated young musicians the opportunity to be a part of an intensive, educational, professional-minded, musical community. 2022 will be the 15th year of Music’s Edge, taking place in August 2022.
Oregon Supported Living Program, Arts & Culture Program
Funding to the OSLP Arts and Culture Program will support the Mentorship Program, which pairs adults with developmental disabilities with professional artists in our community for one-on-one artistic development. This program supports their effort to break down barriers to participation in the arts for people of all abilities and to build bridges to a more diverse and inclusive community.
Since 1983, the Society for the Ubiquitous Gastropod (SLUG) has hosted the annual SLUG Queen Coronation, bringing together creative, passionate and unique contestants and Queens to celebrate Eugene. Funds from this grant will be used to increase accessibility to the 40th Anniversary SLUG Queen Coronation through bilingual promotional efforts, American Sign Language interpretation, and live streaming.
Whiteaker Community Market, Vendor Access Fund
The Whiteaker Community Market Vendor Access Fund subsidizes essential vending materials, booth fees, and professional development for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Latinx, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, and artists with disabilities allowing them to sell their work at local markets and arts events.
Willamette Jazz Society, The Jazz Station at the Pavilion
The Willamette Jazz Station will host “The Jazz Station at the Pavilion”, a series of free concerts on successive Friday evenings through July at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion in downtown Eugene.
Wordcrafters in Eugene, Write Club
The first rule of Write Club: Always Talk about Write Club. Wordcrafters Write Club is a series of monthly writing workshops that gives young writers the opportunity to explore different forms and genres of creative writing, work with professional writers, and join a squad of other writers their age to write, share their stories, and make them better!