Lane Arts Council’s 2021-2022 Artist Grant, funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division, provides financial support to visual, performing, and literary artists of all disciplines, demonstrating benefit to the Eugene community. This year’s Artist Grant allows applicants the flexibility to apply for funding in one of three areas: 

  • Project: to move forward a new project or creative endeavor that contributes to career advancement or artistic development 
  • Process: to engage in administrative or artistic learning, skill-building, or professional development that contributes to improved business or artistic practice  
  • Progression: to bolster artistic business capacity through equipment or supply purchasing, staffing, or other operating expenses 

Lane Arts Council acknowledges that realities for artists have changed and continue to change throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We surveyed 53 artists representing 13 different artist disciplines to design our 2021-22 Artist Grant program in a way that most closely responds to the current needs of local artists this year. From these community responses, it became clear that flexibility in funding is crucial at this ti