Local News

Local Arts Organizations Receive Small Operating Grants from State Commission

Small grants can make a difference for ensuring access to arts programming. This is especially true in rural areas. The Oregon Arts Commission has awarded small grants to 119 arts organizations this year, with each organization receiving $2,363.

Small Operating Grants support arts organizations throughout the state with annual budgets of less than $150,000. Eligibility is limited to organizations that provide ongoing, sustained artistic and outreach programming and have operated as an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit for a minimum of one year.

Eight small operating grants from the OAC have been awarded in Southern Oregon. The recipients include the Southern Oregon Guild in Cave Junction, Art Presence in Jacksonville, Siskiyou Violins in Medford, Siskiyou Singers in Ashland, Rogue Valley Wind Ensemble in Ashland, Guitar Society of Southern Oregon in Ashland, Ashland Children's Theater and Ashland Flute Circle.

The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners appointed by the Governor determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts.

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon Legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. For more information, please visit "artscommission.oregon.gov."
Posted on 11/18/23 5:04AM by Chuck Benson