Lane Arts Council’s Artist Grant provides financial support to visual, performing, and literary artists of all disciplines, demonstrating benefit to the Eugene community. Applicants can apply for funding in one of three areas:

  • Project: to move forward a new project or creative endeavor that contributes to career advancement or artistic development 
  • Process: to engage in administrative or artistic learning, skill-building, or professional development that contributes to improved business or artistic practice  
  • Progression: to bolster artistic business capacity through equipment or supply purchasing, staffing, or other operating expenses 

Image by Thi Nguyen, a past Artist Grant recipient.

Lane Arts Council acknowledges that realities for artists have changed and continue to change throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, we surveyed 53 artists representing 13 different artist disciplines to design our Artist Grant program in a way that most closely responds to the current needs of local artists this year. From these community responses, it became clear that flexibility in funding is crucial at this time. It’s our hope that by providing three funding avenues, we are maximally serving artists in our community. 

Applications for Project, Process, or Progression funding can be of any or multiple arts disciplines including, but not limited to: visual arts, film/video, photography, music composition, music performance, dance, dance choreography, playwriting, theatre performance, poetry, folk arts, craft, design, published works, etc. 

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2022-23 grant cycle, which funds activities for July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Please check this website in early 2023 when we will post application materials and information for the 2023-24 grant cycle.

Artist Grants are funded by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division and administered by Lane Arts Council.

Download the 2022-2023 Artist Grant application here.

This grant application required submission of a project, process, or progression budget. To assist applicants, we provided some sample budgets for reference, which can be found by clicking here.

View the City of Eugene Public Art Guidelines

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View the 2021-2022 Artist Grant recipients here.

Information Session

We hosted an information session on Tuesday, February 15th to provide insight on the Artist Grant and answer questions from potential applicants. A recording of the information session is provided here for those who were unable to attend.

Please feel free to contact Lane Arts Council with questions at 541-485-2278 or contact Eric Braman at

Images from 2020-2021 Artist Grant recipients