Is there an event or artistic installation you have been wanting to present downtown?

The City of Eugene Cultural Services Downtown Program Fund offers you an opportunity to transform downtown outdoor spaces into arts and culture destinations. Funding of up to $5,000 per project will be awarded to organizations or individuals who wish to produce their own quality programming in publicly accessible outdoor spaces in Eugene’s downtown core. Funding can support any artistic or cultural discipline, including visual, dance, music, theatre, film/video/media and multidisciplinary fields.

The 2021 Downtown Program Fund seeks to:

  • Draw people and positive energy to the downtown core through activation of outdoor spaces with arts and culture events or installations
  • Help artists and arts organizations to survive and thrive through the impacts of the pandemic
  • Support long-term recovery efforts by engaging the community in support for arts & culture
  • Foster a sense of belonging and safety for all community members, in particular Eugene’s BIPOC and LGBTQ communities

In addition to funding, awardees of the Downtown Program Fund will also receive an initial consultation with the City’s Cultural Services staff, publicity through Cultural Services marketing, and access to available City equipment including tables, chairs and canopies.

Information on eligibility, application process and timeline is available here.