Lane Arts Council announces $63,800 in grants to artists and arts organizations in the Eugene area through two local grant programs: the Community Arts Grant and the Artist Grant. The Community Arts Grant and Artist Grant programs are funded by City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and administered by Lane Arts Council.

This year, Lane Arts Council focused the Community Arts Program Grant toward helping Eugene’s small and mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and fulfill their strategic goals moving forward. The program provides essential operating support to help sustain our arts and culture community in Eugene. View the 2022 Program Grant recipients here

Artist Grants support individual artists of any discipline to pursue a new creative endeavor (Project Grant), invest in their artistic development (Process Grant), or bolster artistic business capacity (Progress Grant) to advance their career or artistic development. View the 2022 Artist Grant recipients here

One Community Arts Program Grant will support the Very Little Theatre, Eugene’s oldest performing arts organization, as it continues to renovate its historic building; improving the capacity for the organization to produce and present theatrical works for years to come.                 

One Artist Grant will support Carlos Rasmussen’s Project “The Artistic Release Therapy Show, AKA The ART Show.” Rasmussen will hold an event highlighting the importance and connection of mental health and artistry. He shared, “Dance has saved me. I want to help other artists express the importance of their art forms and how it impacts their mental health along with their audience; to give them a stage, a safe space to be free, and to be their full self.” 

“This has been an incredibly difficult time for artists and arts organizations and yet we are looking to the arts for healing, connection, and inspiration more than ever,” shared Stacey Ray, Lane Arts Council Executive Director. “I’m grateful that we can support these influential artists and arts organizations who continue to be a source of light in our community.” 

Join us to celebrate awarded projects and artists by attending our Virtual Grant Award Ceremony live on Wednesday, January 26th at 5pm on Lane Arts Council’s Facebook.

Joshua Caraco, a recipient of a “Process” Artist Grant, will expand his music group’s capacity and develop new material in 2022.