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 (1910 E 15th, Eugene)
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Artist Grant Info Session
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30-7:00pm
Maude Kerns Art Center (1910 E 15th, Eugene)
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Community Arts Project Grant
Application deadline: April 28, 2020

New Zone Gallery’s “Zone-4-All” art show was funded through a 2019 Community Arts Grant.

The Community Arts Project Grant prioritizes projects that emphasize accessibility to underserved audiences and that provide arts programming taking place in the City of Eugene. Individuals, groups, and organizations can apply.

Competitive project proposals demonstrate strategies for community impact and provide access and inclusion to underserved and underrepresented communities whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by ethnicity, economics, or disability. Proposals might include exhibits, performances, festivals, workshops, events, programs and other examples of arts and culture projects.

Project Grant guidelines and application:

Individual Artist Grant
Application deadline: May 18, 2020

We are excited to launch a new grant to support individual local artists.

The Artist Grant provides financial support to individual artists to move forward a new project or creative endeavor that promises to advance their career or artistic development. This might include developing and performing a new original play, generating a new body of work and producing an exhibition or installation, producing and performing new music or dance, writing and performing new poetry, and other creative works.

Projects can be of any or multiple arts disciplines, but artists must apply under one of the following categories: 1) Visual and Media Arts, 2) Music and Dance, and 3) Theatre and Literary Arts.

Projects must culminate in at least one public presentation, free and accessible to the Eugene public. All work must be new or in development and not previously shown.

Artist Grant guidelines and application:


These grant programs are administered by Lane Arts Council, and funded by City of Eugene Cultural ServicesBanner Bank, and individual donors.