The Lane County Cultural Coalition supports and encourages the cultural life of Lane County as the local branch of the Oregon Cultural Trust.  For 2018, they gave $41,081.95 to arts, heritage, and cultural individuals and organizations.



CROW (Children’s Repertory of OR Workshops)
Access to Summer Arts: Scholarships for Youth

CROW offers its 8th consecutive session of Summer Theatre Camps at CROW Center for the Performing Arts in Florence.  Funds from this grant will provide 10 full scholarships and cover material costs for families that cannot afford the tuition.

The Rural Art Center
Mexican Folk Dances in the Country

The Rural Art Center serves the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District with broad-based art programming. This funding will provide a series of Mexican folk dances at six different locations for all age groups. Participants will learn the history, cultural heritage, and significance of the dances, be taught basic steps, and be invited to join an open dance after the introductory performance.

Fern Ridge Library District
Library Makerspace

A Makerspace is a DIY place where people can gather together to create, invent, and learn.  The funding will be used to purchase a large workbench and closet set, bins, supplies, and tools to create a Library Makerspace within their large meeting room.

Eugene Opera
La Puente a La Opera (A Bridge to Opera)

Eugene Opera will produce its first opera in Spanish, Maria de Buenos Aires, a tango operetta by Astor Piazzolla, in May 2018 at the Hult Center.  The funding will be used to reach Hispanic/Latino populations and subsidize tickets.

Salseros Productions
5th Annual Eugene Salsa Festival

The 5th Annual Eugene Salsa Festival will be held in February of 2018.  The festival brings master instructors, performers, and musicians who represent countries across Latin America.  The event aims to raise the profile of Latin music and dancing in the local community.  The funding will help subsidize the venue cost in order to keep prices affordable to attendees from a variety of backgrounds.

Non-Profit High School
Non-Profit High School

The Non-Profit High School project is designed to give students a deep-dive into an arts or cultural topic and shift student perspectives about nonprofit involvement, while also fulfilling community service graduation requirements and teaching workplace skills.

Eugene Ballet
Creating Access: Peer Gynt

Using new and established partnerships with local social service organizations, this project will provide underserved and underrepresented communities in Eugene and Springfield the opportunity to experience live music and dance by providing free tickets to the Eugene Ballet’s world premiere production of Peer Gynt at the Hult Center in April 2018.

Free Shakespeare in the Park
See You Out In the Park! Free Shakespeare in the Park’s 20th Season

Free Shakespeare in the Park will design 2 outdoor banner flags to be placed in Amazon Park during rehearsals and performances, 250 posters, and 1000 handbills to distribute throughout Lane County to advertise the 20th Anniversary Season.

SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)
SMART- Culturally Diverse Books for SMART Students

The funding will increase children’s access to books representing diverse cultural experiences by purchasing additional culturally-relevant literature to include in SMART’s give-away books.  This will serve 1,250 PreK-3rd graders participating in the SMART reading program at 24 sites in Lane County during the 2017-2018 school year.

Chamber Music Amici
Black Composers of the New World: Bologne to Holland

During Black History Month, Chamber Music Amici presents works that span three centuries, from composer Joseph Bologne to William Grant Still and Jonathan Bailey Holland.  They will also collaborate with NAACP of Lane County to bookend the concert with a presentation at MLK Day in January and a reprise at the historic Mims House in March.

DanceAbility International
New Accessible Website

Using a Lane County designer, DanceAbility International will create a new website, using current, intuitive, user-friendly technology and employing current best standards for maximum usability.

Eugene Taiko
Eugene Taiko: Educational Resources to Improve Performance

This grant will be used to provide educational resources for Eugene Taiko in order for their members to refine and improve their performance skills.  This will result in stronger presentations for their audiences.

Opal Center for Arts and Education
Improve Awareness & Usability of Opal Center

The project’s components include building awareness of the Opal Center’s 2018 season, and increasing the safety and ease of use of the Opal Center for production staff.

Generations Theater Company
Building Community Theater through Outreach

This funding will help get the word out about Generations Theater Company through a direct mail campaign and print and radio advertising.

Chinese American Benevolent Association
DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon 2018

The mission of the Chinese American Benevolent Association is to promote awareness of Chinese-American culture and to provide a welcoming environment for all people to explore the possibilities of cultural enrichment and community engagement through various creative art forms and cultural activities.  The film festival includes a curated program of films that speak to their mission.

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
Rhododendron Festival Booklet

This funding will help with the production of a booklet documenting the oldest semi-continuous event in Lane County, the Rhododendron Festival.  The booklet will continue the Museum’s pioneer publication format and will be sold at the museum, at the 2018 Rhododendron Festival, and beyond.

Cottage Theatre
Project Treehouse

In August 2018, Cottage Theatre will stage the world premiere production of Treehouse by Alabama playwright Joe Musso.   This production is offered as part of the American Association of Community Theatre’s 2018 NewPlayFest and they are one of just six community theatres across the country selected to participate.

Katie Schuessler
Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Open Mic

This project is a series of four open mics taking place over four months  at Tsunami Books.  Each open mic starts with a thirty minute period of live music by women musicians, followed by a featured performer and then shorter 5 minute performances.
Roving Park Players Theater Company
Subsidizing Enhancement of Roving Park Players’ Sound System

Roving Park Players is Eugene/Springfield’s very own itinerant theater company. This funding will be used to improve the sound quality and consistency of their sound system.

Music Education & Performing Artists Association (MEPAA)
Rock Orchestra

MEPAA is expanding their Rock Orchestra Program to new locations in Lane County, to bring music education to youth who do not have access to their drop-in workshops, and to increase the value and diversity of their acoustic instrument options.

Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association
Hope Abbey Southside Irrigation

Through previous efforts and funding, an automatic irrigation system had been installed around Hope Abbey with the exception of one side. This grant will allow the Association to complete the irrigation needed on the missing side.