Lane Arts Council announces almost $50,000 in grants to arts organizations and arts projects in the Eugene area. The Community Arts Program is supported through a partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.
The grants help ensure diverse and accessible arts opportunities and experiences for Eugene artists, audiences and participants. Community arts funds have been budgeted and allocated to Lane Arts Council since the early 1980s by the City of Eugene to assist a variety of community-based arts projects.
This year, eight community arts organizations, with annual budgets above $100,000, will receive $26,000 in Program Grants ranging from $2,000 to $6,000. Seventeen projects will receive $23,165 in Community Arts Project Grants. Ten of these projects meet the City’s goal of supporting programs that emphasize inclusion of underrepresented and underserved communities, and will be highlighted in the City’s communication tools.
The members of the panel include the following community leaders: Vicki Krohn Amorose-Author of Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists, Voice-over Talent; Ross Anderson-Lane ESD Grant Writer Specialist, University of Oregon Ph.D. Student in Education Methodology, Policy & Leadership; Tomi Douglas Anderson-Director of the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division; Erin Empey-University of Oregon Masters Student in Arts Administration, Dancer; Michael Knackstedt-Co-Founder at Small Howl Booking and Promotions, Development Associate at FOOD for Lane County; Jessica Z Mendoza-Founder of Eugene Arte Latino, Photographer; and Sheri Moore- Springfield City Councilor.
“Eugene is an extraordinary community filled with a number of high-quality, diverse arts programming. I am grateful for the City of Eugene’s ongoing commitment to support these programs and work collectively make a difference in our community,” states Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council.
2014-2015 Community Arts Grant Awardees
|Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall||Performances and Education Programs||6000|
|Maude Kerns Art Center||Exhibits and Education Programs||5000|
|Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras||Youth Orchestra Season||3000|
|Oregon Contemporary Theatre||Theatre Season and Education Programs||3000|
|Actors Cabaret of Eugene||Theatre Season and Education Programs||3000|
|PICCFEST||Festivals and Workshops||2000|
|The Very Little Theatre||Performances||2000|
|Joint Forces / DanceAbility International||Performances, Workshops, Trainings||2000|
|Willamette Jazz Society||Jazz Station Sunday All-Comers Jam &
Tuesday Night Jam
|Bridgeway House||2015 Theatre Production||2000|
|Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts and Culture Program||Mentorship Program||2000|
|Shakespeare in the Park||Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Antony & Cleopatra||2000|
|Migrant Education Program,
|“Strong Roots; Soaring Futures”
“Raices Profundas; Futuros Sin Limites”
|Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA)||6th Annual Object Afterlife Art Challenge||1600|
|Sparkplug Dance Educational Resources||Dancing Dreams: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning through Movement and Music at the Relief Nursery||1500|
|Client Advisory Committee of
|Can you see us now?||1500|
|The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Slam at Tsunami Books||The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Slam at
|West African Cultural Arts Institute||West African Cultural Arts Celebration at
Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley
|Whiteaker Institute for Symbiotic Education of Arts and Sciences||Feed the Arts Podcast||1000|
|Salseros Dance Company||Eugene Salsa Festival||1000|
|#instaballet||#instaballet @ First Friday ArtWalk||1000|
|Lane Literary Guild||Windfall Reading Series||1000|
|Veselo Community Folk Dancers||Festival 2015||750|
|KindTree Productions, Inc. “KindTree – Autism Rocks”||From the Studio to the Gallery||750|
|Oregon Children’s Choral Festival||Oregon Children’s Choral Festival||750|