Register with Oregon Arts Commission

The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation, invites artist from across the state to register with the arts commission by filling out a brief survey about themselves and their artistic practice.

By registering artists can:

  • Receive information about upcoming programs and funding opportunities for individual artists.
  • Help ensure statewide funding opportunities reach communities across Oregon by letting the arts commission know who and where you are.
  • Help the arts commission build the case for allocating resources to artists by demonstrating the number of artists and range of artistic practices in Oregon.

Register with Oregon Arts Commission

Funding Opportunities

ArtWork Archive
A complete Guide to 2021 artist grants and opportunities.

City of Eugene Cultural Services Division
Downtown Program Fund (downtown Eugene projects)

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

Creative Capital
Funding and support resource, Creative Capital Award (up to $50,000 in project funding)

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 County Cultural Coalition
Cultural Opportunity Grant (Lane County projects)

Oregon Arts Commission
Career Opportunity Grant, Individual Artist Fellowship, & Access Reimbursement Grant

The Oregon Community Foundation
Field Artist Fellowship, Creative Heights & Small Arts & Culture

Precipice Fund
Support for artist-driven organizations, projects, initiatives, and publications that exist on the edge of new practice

Regional Arts and Culture Council
Project grants, Professional Development Grants, & General Operating Costs Grants

Springfield Arts Commission
Heritage Arts Grant (Springfield projects)

Professional Development

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.

Creative Capital Free Online Workshops
Creative Capital offers workshops to artists around a variety of topics.

Regional Arts and Culture Council
A hub for artists resources, opportunities, and arts related community based primarily in the Portland area

UO School of Music & Dance Workshops
Professional development workshops for performing artists open to the public.

Workshops & Classes

The Artist’s Palette Studio
Classes and workshops on a variety of crafty techniques and visual art mediums (adults)

Wide variety of workshops and classes for all things ceramics and ceramics related (all ages)

Emerald Art Center
All levels visual art classes and workshops in 2D mediums (adults)

Eugene Textile Center
Wide variety of classes related to textiles, including weaving, spinning, and dyeing (adults)

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)

Art and crafting workshops focusing on re-use of materials. (all ages)

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)

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)

Serene Abundance
Wide variety of expressive arts and craft workshops, rentable workshop and media room space, consignment gallery.

Whiteaker Printmakers
Classes and workshops in printmaking.

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)

Clayspace (ceramics)

Sprout City Studios (recording and rehearsal space)

Serene Abundance Studio (workshop and studio space in Florence, OR)

Artist Collectives & Communities

ArtCity Eugene
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.

Arte LatiNext
Network of Latinx artists who share information and organize regular gatherings every four to six weeks.

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.

Facebook Groups: Eugene Artists Collective, Eugene Art Forum, Northwest Plein Air Artist Group, Eugene Figurative Arts, Dance Network Eugene, Arte LatiNext


Eugene Scene
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.

Artist Residencies

Ford Family Foundation
Information about several artist residency programs in Oregon and beyond.

Clayspace (Eugene)
For individuals working in ceramics, 1 year, private studio space, materials at cost, free kiln firing, and opportunity to teach classes.

Caldera (Sisters)
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.

Sweet Dreams Society (Eugene)
The Graduate Sweet Dreams Society is an immersive 3 month artist-in-residence program and creative community, hosted at 9 of The Graduate hotels across the country. Open to visual artists.

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.

Other Resources

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 Calls to Artists page.

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