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

  • Production: to move forward a new creative endeavor that contributes to artistic development, professional growth, or accessing new career opportunities 
  • Development: to engage in administrative or artistic learning, skill-building, or professional development that contributes to improved business or artistic practice  
  • Investment: to bolster artistic business capacity through equipment or supply purchasing, staffing, or other operating expenses 

Nicole Medema as Ouzla the Okay, previous Artist Grant recipient

Applications for Production, Development, or Investment 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 for the 2023-2024 grant cycle are now closed. They will reopen in early 2024 for the July 2024-June2025 funding cycle.

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

New This Year – Google Forms Submission

All applications will be received through Google Forms this year. This form will auto-calculate character count on narrative responses, allow applicants to directly upload supplementary materials, and ensure each applicant completes all required parts of the application.

Google Forms require applicants to have a Google Account in order to upload their materials. If you do not have a Google Account it is very easy to set one up. See this “How to Set Up A Google Account” guide for assistance (LINK).

NOTE: We encourage applicants to prepare all responses in a separate document to copy/paste into the Google Form for submission. Google Forms cannot be saved mid-completion. Working on responses outside of the Google Form will help with losing any progress in the case there is an error or refresh mid-submission.

If the shift to Google Forms causes you any issues or concern, please contact us at for assistance.

Link to a PDF outline of the 2023-2024 application

This grant application requires 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. A Google Sheets (LINK) has been provided for easier completion this year.

Additional Resources for Applicants

Public Art Guidelines from City:

In alignment with the City of Eugene’s goal of creating a safe and welcoming community, we are committed to working with community partners to promote a community where every person, regardless of their identity, is safe, valued, and welcome. The following are protected: Gender identity, housing status, national origin, race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, source of income, association and political affiliation, color, disability, familial, marital, and partnership status. Hate or bias is any non-criminal hostile expression that may be motivated by a person’s real or perceived association with race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and unhoused status. Examples:

  • Name calling; using a racial, ethnic, or other slur to identify someone; or using degrading language
  • Creating racist or derogatory graffiti or images/drawings
  • Imitating someone with a disability, or imitating someone’s cultural norm or practice

New to creating an Artist Resume or CV?
Here are two resources that provide some insight to assist: Indeed (LINK), College Art (LINK)

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View the 2023-2024 Artist Grant recipients here.

Information Session

An information session took place on Tuesday, February 14th to provide insight on the Artist Grant and answer questions from potential applicants. We recorded the video for anyone unable to make it to this information session, which can be viewed here.

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

Images from 2020-2021 Artist Grant recipients