COVID-19 Artist Funding
- The Artist Relief Program, accepting applications until November 10th, was created by the Oregon Arts Commission
- Emergency relief and post-COVID relief are offered by The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center.
- Artist Relief is offered by a coalition of national arts grantmakers.
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts, ConvertKit, Equal Sound, Freelancers Union, and MusiCares offer relief funds.
- Rauschenberg Foundation offers a one-time emergency grant.
- A COVID-19 Relief Grant is being offered by CERF+.
COVID-19 Artist Resource Pages
- This list provides crowd-sourced information for freelancers.
- For artists and creatives who run a business, Business Oregon has developed resources.
COVID-19 Response for Arts Organizations
- Americans For the Arts’ COVID-19 Resource and Response Center Read more
Lane Arts Council
Community Arts Grant (Eugene projects and organizations) and Artist Grant (Eugene artists)
Lane County Cultural Coalition
Cultural Opportunity Grant (Lane County projects)
City of Eugene Cultural Services Division
Downtown Program Fund (downtown Eugene projects)
Oregon Arts Commission
Career Opportunity Grant, Individual Artist Fellowship, & Access Reimbursement Grant
Regional Arts and Culture Council
Project grants, Professional Development Grants, & General Operating Costs Grants
The Oregon Community Foundation
Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund (Bishop, Hult and Silva Endowments), & Field Artist Fellowship
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
A fund to support artists who have experienced a recent, career threatening emergency such as an illness, accident, or natural disaster
Funding and support resource, Creative Capital Award (up to $50,000 in project funding)
Support for artist-driven organizations, projects, initiatives, and publications that exist on the edge of new practice
Hallie Ford Fellowships
The Foundation awards up to three unrestricted fellowships per calendar year, each in the amount of $35,000, to Oregon visual artists.
Lane Arts Council Workshops
Professional development workshops and panel discussions to support artists and arts professionals in strengthening their capacity and realizing their visions.
Creative Capital Free Online Workshops
Through July and August, Creative Capital is offering weekly free workshops to artists about navigating professional artistry in the COVID economy.
UO School of Music & Dance Workshops
Professional development workshops for performing artists open to the public.
Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene – Creative Academy
Arts & Business Seminars empower business leaders to meet their greatest challenges through the artistic process and by better engaging Eugene’s vibrant arts community.
Regional Arts and Culture Council
A hub for artists resources, opportunities, and arts related community based primarily in the Portland area
Workshops & Classes
OSLP Arts & Culture Program
Intro and Intermediate classes and workshops in a variety of mediums including visual and performing arts, as well as weekly open studio personal work time (all ages)
University of Oregon EMU Craft Center
Beginning and intermediate workshop classes in a variety of mediums including textiles, glass working, ceramics, and woodworking (adults)
Wide variety of workshops and classes for all things ceramics and ceramics related (all ages)
Maude Kerns Art Center
Adult intro and intermediate classes in a variety of visual art mediums, professional development workshops for practicing artists, open studio time, and youth summer art camps (all ages)
Variety of workshops on printmaking, including letterpress, lino-cut, etching and more (adults)
Oregon Art Supply
All levels welcome classes on painting and drawing in a variety of mediums including but not limited to en caustic, ink, and watercolor (15 & above)
Eugene Textile Center
Wide variety of classes related to textiles, including weaving, spinning, and dyeing (adults)
Emerald Art Center
All levels visual art classes and workshops in 2D mediums (adults)
The Artist’s Palette Studio
Classes and workshops on a variety of crafty techniques and visual art mediums (adults)
Art and crafting workshops focusing on re-use of materials. (all ages)
Eugene Glass School
Intro glass fusing and various other glass working classes
Shared Open Studio Space
University of Oregon EMU Craft Center (ceramics, fiber arts, glass, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, paper arts, photography, wood shop)
Whiteaker Printmakers (printmaking)
Maude Kerns Art Center (printmaking, ceramics)
Eugene Textile Center (spinning, weaving, dyeing)
Eugene Glass School (glass)
Sprout City Studios (recording and rehearsal space)
Artist Collectives & Communities
ArtCity cultivates an art ecosystem that empowers artists to grow their practice, community members to engage creatively, and our city to thrive culturally and economically. ArtCity Studios are located at 160 E Broadway in Eugene, and inquiries from artists about the studio spaces are welcomed.
Network of Latinx artists who share information and organize regular gatherings every four to six weeks.
Eugene Contemporary Art
ECA was founded in 2011 to provide emerging and established artists with opportunities for their work to be seen by the public. Their new art space ANTI-AESTHETIC is located at 245 W. 8th Ave in Eugene.
New Zone Gallery & Artists Collective
Established in 1983, The New Zone Gallery is a nonprofit cooperative gallery featuring the work of over 60 members of the New Zone Artists Collective.
An art collective of emerging contemporary artists who established a space in west Eugene with the intention to be open, affordable, and collaborative.
Eugene Contemporary Art (ECA) / Bottleracks & Fountains
Bottleracks & Fountains is a semi-regular podcast about making and sustaining contemporary art practice, culture, scenes, and organizations in a small town.
Online space about arts, culture, people and places in Eugene.
Paragon Arts & Events Quarterly
Printed publication with Springfield arts and culture news and events. Published by Emerald Art Center.
Ford Family Foundation
Information about several artist residency programs in Oregon and beyond.
For individuals working in ceramics, 1 year, private studio space, materials at cost, free kiln firing, and opportunity to teach classes.
Located in the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, OR, 3.5 weeks, open to artists of any discipline as well as those working in the culinary arts and scholars.
PLAYA (Summer Lake)
One week, two, and four week sessions; open to visual artists of all disciplines, performing artists, writers, and scholars.
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (Sitka)
Anywhere from 2 weeks to 3.5 months; open to visual artists of all disciplines, musicians, writers and performers.
Coastal Oregon Artist Residency (Astoria)
For artists working with recycled and re-purposed materials.
National Parks Service
Accommodations and location vary based on National Park. Programs available for artists working in almost all mediums. Oregon parks that host artists include John Day Fossil Beds, Crater Lake National Park, and Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve.
The Jennings Hotel (Joseph)
Ideal for 2D visual artists, writers, and performers looking to actualize a specific project. Artists are asked to contribute a piece to the permanent collection at the hotel when they depart.
Transformation Residency (Eugene)
Selected transgender and gender-diverse artists who reside in the state of Oregon will have access to work in Tropical Contemporary’s gallery and studio space in west Eugene, Oregon.
Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
OVLA is a non-profit organization that supports the Oregon creative community by providing legal assistance, resources and educational programs to artists and organizations in the visual, literary, performance, media and other arts.
University of Oregon Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series
The Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series bring innovative and influential artists, curators, critics, and historians from around the world to lecture about their work. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Calls to Artists
Visit our Call to Artists page.
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