Lane Arts Council announces almost $50,000 in grants to arts organizations and arts projects in the Eugene area. The Community Arts Program is supported through a partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.

The grants help ensure diverse and accessible arts opportunities and experiences for Eugene artists, audiences and participants. Community arts funds have been budgeted and allocated to Lane Arts Council since the early 1980s by the City of Eugene to assist a variety of community-based arts projects.

This year, eight community arts organizations, with annual budgets above $100,000, will receive $26,000 in Program Grants ranging from $2,000 to $6,000.  Seventeen projects will receive $23,165 in Community Arts Project Grants.  Ten of these projects meet the City’s goal of supporting programs that emphasize inclusion of underrepresented and underserved communities, and will be highlighted in the City’s communication tools.

The members of the panel include the following community leaders: Vicki Krohn Amorose-Author of Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists, Voice-over Talent; Ross Anderson-Lane ESD Grant Writer Specialist, University of Oregon Ph.D. Student in Education Methodology, Policy & Leadership; Tomi Douglas Anderson-Director of the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division; Erin Empey-University of Oregon Masters Student in Arts Administration, Dancer; Michael Knackstedt-Co-Founder at Small Howl Booking and Promotions, Development Associate at FOOD for Lane County; Jessica Z Mendoza-Founder of Eugene Arte Latino, Photographer; and Sheri Moore- Springfield City Councilor.

“Eugene is an extraordinary community filled with a number of high-quality, diverse arts programming.  I am grateful for the City of Eugene’s ongoing commitment to support these programs and work collectively make a difference in our community,” states Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council.

2014-2015 Community Arts Grant Awardees

Program Grants

Name Program Grant Amount
Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall Performances and Education Programs 6000
Maude Kerns Art Center Exhibits and Education Programs 5000
Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras Youth Orchestra Season 3000
Oregon Contemporary Theatre Theatre Season and Education Programs 3000
Actors Cabaret of Eugene Theatre Season and Education Programs 3000
PICCFEST Festivals and Workshops 2000
The Very Little Theatre Performances 2000
Joint Forces / DanceAbility International Performances, Workshops, Trainings 2000


Project Grants

Name Program Grant Amount
Willamette Jazz Society Jazz Station Sunday All-Comers Jam &
Tuesday Night Jam
Bridgeway House 2015 Theatre Production 2000
Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts and Culture Program Mentorship Program 2000
Shakespeare in the Park Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Antony & Cleopatra 2000
Migrant Education Program,
Lane ESD
“Strong Roots; Soaring Futures”
“Raices Profundas; Futuros Sin Limites”
Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) 6th Annual Object Afterlife Art Challenge 1600
Sparkplug Dance Educational Resources Dancing Dreams: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning through Movement and Music at the Relief Nursery 1500
Client Advisory Committee of
HIV Alliance
Can you see us now? 1500
The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Slam at Tsunami Books The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Slam at
Tsunami Books
West African Cultural Arts Institute West African Cultural Arts Celebration at
Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley
Whiteaker Institute for Symbiotic Education of Arts and Sciences Feed the Arts Podcast 1000
Salseros Dance Company Eugene Salsa Festival 1000
#instaballet #instaballet @ First Friday ArtWalk 1000
Lane Literary Guild Windfall Reading Series 1000
Veselo Community Folk Dancers Festival 2015 750
KindTree Productions, Inc. “KindTree – Autism Rocks” From the Studio to the Gallery 750
Oregon Children’s Choral Festival Oregon Children’s Choral Festival 750