Community Arts Grant & Artist Grant Awards

Lane Arts Council announces $27,000 in grants to artists and arts projects in the Eugene area through two local grant programs: the Community Arts Grant and a new Artist Grant. The Community Arts Grant and Artist Grant programs are funded by City of Eugene Cultural Services Division, Banner Bank, and individual donors, and administered by Lane Arts Council. For the [...]

July 14, 2020|Grants, Organization News|

Lane County Artist Relief Fund

  We are so thankful for our community's outpouring of love through the Lane County Artist Relief Fund over the past month. Community members have given generous donations, friends have helped us spread the word, and artists have received critical support as they continue to face canceled gigs, closed markets and galleries, and financial insecurity. Lane Arts Council created the Lane County Artist Relief [...]

March 26, 2020|Uncategorized, Organization News, Giving, Opportunities|

Lane Arts Council Needs Your Help

“Artists are doing our part to help elevate the community right now. We need these moments of beauty and creativity now more than ever,” shared one of our teaching artists, who is offering art classes online for youth now that schools are closed. Especially in times of crisis, the arts fortify our well-being, inspire and connect us to each other, and uplift [...]

May 15, 2020|Organization News, Giving|

Artist Grant Applications due 5/18

Lane Arts Council is launching a new grant for individual artists! Administered by Lane Arts Council and funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and individual donors, grant funding is for projects happening between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Our Artist Grant provides financial support to individual artists to move forward a new project or [...]

March 12, 2020|Uncategorized, Grants, Organization News, Opportunities|

COVID-19 Announcements & Updates

As effects from the COVID-19 outbreak continue, we hope you are staying safe and healthy in this time. Our office will be closed until further notice, but Lane Arts Council staff are working remotely and available by email. Find our staff contact list here, and stay tuned for regular updates on our Facebook page. In an effort to support [...]

March 12, 2020|First Friday, Events, Organization News|

Community Arts Grant due 5/11 | Artist Grant due 5/18

Lane Arts Council is excited to announce two grants for Eugene arts and culture, now open for application! These grant programs are administered by Lane Arts Council, and funded by City of Eugene Cultural Services, Banner Bank, and individual donors. MEPAA received Community Arts Grant funding in 2019 for the Grrrlz Rock Festival. Community Arts Project Grant Application deadline: [...]

Special Announcement from Executive Director Liora Sponko

I've always believed that leadership isn't primarily about the person holding the mic or the one who is calling the shots. Leadership is about every single community member who raises their hand to solve a community need. Whether it's through coordinating a program, teaching art in schools, finding arts-based solutions, volunteering your time, or making a donation, YOU are [...]

April 7, 2020|Organization News|

2020 Eugene Workshops for Artists – Now Virtual!

Professional Practice is Lane Arts Council’s new professional development program for artists and creatives. Participants  learn together through an ongoing four month series of workshops paired with group discussions. Workshops feature presentations from local experts, individual and group work, and assignments to be completed following the workshop. Participants then come back together two weeks after the workshop for group discussion with an artist facilitator and to debrief completed [...]

March 31, 2020|Workshops, Organization News|

Join us for ArtSpark on 4/26!

ArtSpark Ignites Opportunities for Kids to Make Art in Schools ArtSpark Auction & Gala: April 24th, 2020 at The Shedd Institute Tickets here or call (541) 485-2278 Through the ArtSpark initiative, a project of Lane Arts Council, The Rotary Club of Eugene, Eugene Education Foundation, and Eugene School District 4J, over 7,400 4J elementary students have worked hands-on with a professional artist in the classroom this school [...]

February 27, 2020|Uncategorized, Events, Organization News, Giving|

3/11 Info Session: Community Arts Grant and Artist Grant

MEPAA received Community Arts Grant funding in 2019 for the Grrrlz Rock Festival. Attend this free informational session to ask questions and learn specifics about two grants and their application process: our Community Arts Grant project grant (3:30-5pm) and our new Artist Grant (5:30-7pm). Community Arts Project Grant Info Session Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-5:00pm Maude Kerns Art Center [...]