The Lane County Cultural Coalition is pleased to award a total of $35,000 in grants to 17 projects throughout Lane County. The purpose of the grant is to stimulate grassroots efforts to expand arts, heritage, and humanities programs in the county. The Coalition is one of 45 county-based Cultural Coalitions that disperse grants, with funding provided by the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Lane County Cultural Coalition can be found on their website.
Tower of Wow
The Tower of Wow will be the first major piece of public art in Glenwood. Standing 20-30 feet tall, the sculpture will be a local landmark and a source of community pride in a neighborhood with few cultural amenities.
Eugene Concert Choir
Eugene Concert Choir Latino Community Engagement in Arts
The funds will be used to subsidize tickets for two concerts: “Latin American Folk for Kids” and “Cantata Criolla.” The goal is to increase access for families and members of the local Latino Community.
Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association
Tombstone Hoist System
The grant will enable the Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association to construct a portable lifting device, which will allow continuing renovation and restoration of many moderate sized memorial stones throughout the cemetery.
Eugene Youth Ballet
Northwest Dance Festival
The Northwest Dance Festival is an educational dance event that brings together over 300 dance students, educators, directors, choreographers, professionals, and community members from around the state.
Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras
Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestra String Academies
In partnership with the Eugene 4J School District and the Eugene 4J BEST Afterschool Program, the String Academy provides low and no-cost after-school beginning strings instruction to 4th and 5th grade students at six 4J Elementary Schools.
Free Shakespeare in the Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Love’s Labor’s Lost
Free Shakespeare in the Park, in partnership with Amazon Community Center, will produce and present eight fully staged public performances of William Shakespeare’s play Love’s Labor’s Lost. All performances are free, family friendly, and open to the public.
Lorane Rebekah Lodge #252
Renovating the Lorane Rebekah Lodge #252: Replacing the Roof
The Rebekah Lodge #252 is a historic two-story wood-clad IOOF Hall located in Lorane, OR that needs restoration work. The funds will be used to replace the roof.
Carmina Burana with Eugene Ballet Company, Eugene Concert Choir, and Orchestra Next
Orchestra Next will perform Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the Eugene Ballet Company and the Eugene Concert Choir. As a training orchestra, Orchestra Next gives aspiring orchestral musicians the opportunity to play with professionals in full productions.
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
Removing Barriers Through Radical Hospitality
The funds will be used to subsidize tickets to Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s performances for those that cannot afford it.
Oregon Supported Living Program
OSLP Arts & Culture Program Scholarship Program
The funds will be used for their scholarship program, enabling individuals who are unable to pay some or all of the costs of tuition to still participate in classes.
Singing Creek Educational Center
Marketing to Teachers and Families
Hands-on historical education for kids has not existed in Junction City and much of the surrounding area until now. Singing Creek Educational Center has recently begun to provide high-quality integrated learning, connecting kids with hands-on pioneer and natural history. The funds will be used to expand the program.
Siuslaw Public Library District
Kevin Kling in Florence
On March 14th the “Kevin Kling in Florence” program will bring Minnesota-based storyteller Kevin Kling for a day of programs, including a performance for Siuslaw and Mapleton high school students, a workshop, and a presentation at the Siuslaw Public Library.
Springfield Public Library
A Year of Stories 2016
“A Year of Stories 2016” will be a series of monthly storytelling events for children, teens, and adults that consist of a combination of professional, student, and librarian storytelling programs throughout the year at the Springfield Public Library.
The Rural Art Center
Artist in Residence for the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District 2016
Each year, the Rural Art Center, through the Artists in Residence program, provides professional art instruction to the students of the Crow-Applegate-Lorane school district. In 2016, learning sequences will focus on Japanese-American music, art, literature, dance, food, and cultural history.
Upstart Crow Studios
Teatro Para Niños
Upstart Crow Studios will produce a bilingual performance with children and perform it at Crow Theatre, as well as local Spanish immersion schools.
Vivace Violin Studio
Hamlin Middle School String Chamber Ensemble
The Hamlin Middle School String Chamber Ensemble provides 28 semi-private lessons for 6th grade string students during school. The grant will also fund 20 chamber ensemble classes for all string students (6th-8th grades) after school.
Willamette Jazz Society (WJS)
Advancing Informal Music Education with the Sunday Learners Jam at the Jazz Station: All Ages, All Levels, All Learners
Funds would be used for the newly launched “Sunday Learner’s Jam,” an opportunity for youth and adult amateur musicians to study, practice, and develop jazz improvisational skills through the guidance of professional music educators.