COVID-19 Resources

Lane Arts Council is working to support local artists and arts organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please share any resources that may be added to the following list by emailing 

Lane Arts Council created the Lane County Artist Relief Fund to aid individual artists who have lost work during the pandemic. Funding will be distributed to as many qualifying artists as possible, including visual artists, performing artists, literary artists, and event production workers. Read more

Find resources like emergency funds, virtual event tutorials, and other information for artists during the COVID-19 outbreak from Creative Capital. Read more

Find resources for freelancers like emergency relief, job opportunities, and other information related to the COVID-19 outbreak from Hannah Fenlon, Ann Marie Lonsdale, and Abigail Vega. Read more

For organizations looking to move revamp emergency preparedness plans in the wake of recent events, resources are available through Performing Arts Readiness. Read more

Americans For the Arts has prepared a thorough COVID-19 Resource and Response Center with information, resources, and impact assessment tools. Read more

Americans For the Arts has also launched a brief survey to gather data and stories from around the country on the economic impact that arts and culture communities are facing due to the coronavirus. Take the survey, and see real-time responses here.

Free Webinar on 3/19 at 3pm: Arts and Culture Sector and the Coronavirus: What We Know and How to Move Forward. Read more

Arts organizations may be interested in this free webinar from Nonprofit Association of Oregon – “Navigating the Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis.” Read more

More resources available through Artwork Archive, including a list of crowdfunding resources. Read more

Promote your live-streamed events through Far West Friends to reach new audiences. Read more 

Apply for a one-time grant to cover emergency medical expenses, available to professional artists of all disciplines, through the Rauschenberg Foundation. Read more

National Endowment for the Arts has also developed a list of resources, as well as a list of resource lists. Read more

For artists and creatives who run a business, Business Oregon has developed a list of information and resources. Read more

Foundation for Contemporary Arts has created a relief fund for experimental artists. Read more


Funding Opportunities

Lane Arts Council
Community Arts Grant (Eugene projects and organizations)

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
Oregon Media Arts FellowshipCareer Opportunity Grant, & Individual Artist Fellowship

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

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

Precipice Fund
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.

Professional Development

Lane Arts Council Workshops
Professional development workshops and panel discussions to support artists and arts professionals in strengthening their capacity and realizing their visions.

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)

Whiteaker Printmakers
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)

Clayspace (ceramics)

Eugene Glass School (glass)

Sprout City Studios (recording and rehearsal space)

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.

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.

Tropical Contemporary
An art collective of emerging contemporary artists who established a space in west Eugene with the intention to be open, affordable, and collaborative.

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


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.

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.

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.

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 Call to Artists page.

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