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621 organizations awarded $25.7 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support grant awards

621 organizations awarded $25.7 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support grant awards

Salem, Ore. – Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support (CRFCS) grant awards totaling $25.7 million will be distributed to 621 cultural organizations across Oregon through a partnership between the…

Cultural Trust awards more than $2.7 million to 128 Oregon cultural organizations

Cultural Trust awards more than $2.7 million to 128 Oregon cultural organizations

Salem, Ore. – Cultural organizations across Oregon will receive more than $2.7 million in funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust in FY2021 thanks to the generosity of citizens…

Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support application now live

Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support application now live

Salem, Ore. – Applications are now live and open for Oregon’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Cultural Support program. Funds allocated to the Oregon Cultural Trust will be available…

UPDATE: Cultural Trust board to review relief funding distribution plan Aug. 6

UPDATE: Cultural Trust board to review relief funding distribution plan Aug. 6

The Cultural Trust Board Meeting to approve a distribution plan for $25.9 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds for statewide culture has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug.…

June Update: Oregon arts and culture go online!

June Update: Oregon arts and culture go online!

              Salem, Ore. – Laser focused on their missions despite thousands of cancelled performances, events and activities, Oregon’s arts and culture organizations are…

Cultural organizations cite devastating COVID-19 losses  in statewide Cultural Trust impact survey

Cultural organizations cite devastating COVID-19 losses in statewide Cultural Trust impact survey

Salem, Ore. –The majority of Oregon’s cultural organizations are facing suspension of operations or permanent closure due the COVID-19 impact, reveals an Oregon Cultural Trust survey released today.…

A call for racial justice

A call for racial justice

Dear Arts and Culture Community, We must act now. We at the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust stand in solidarity with those who are outraged…

Anis Mojgani named Oregon Poet Laureate

Anis Mojgani named Oregon Poet Laureate

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown has named Anis Mojgani (AH-neess Mozh-GAH-nee), a two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and an International World Cup Poetry Slam…

COVID-19: Resources for arts and culture organizations

COVID-19: Resources for arts and culture organizations

Federal Relief Efforts Americans for the Arts worked with a consortium of funders to announce the creation of the Artist Relief Fund, a $10 million national emergency relief…

Oregon Legislature to consider emergency relief funding for arts and culture

Oregon Legislature to consider emergency relief funding for arts and culture

Salem, Ore. – In response to communication from the Oregon Cultural Trust, its Statewide Partners and arts and cultural organizations across the state, Governor Kate Brown directed the…

Oregonians increase cultural investment in 2019 by donating $4.58 million to Oregon Cultural Trust

Oregonians increase cultural investment in 2019 by donating $4.58 million to Oregon Cultural Trust

Salem, Ore. – Generous Oregonians ensured an increased investment in Oregon’s cultural community for FY2021 by donating $4.58 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2019. The funds…

Impact videos demonstrate breadth, value of Cultural Trust support

Impact videos demonstrate breadth, value of Cultural Trust support

Nothing conveys the incredible impact a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust can have more than the adorable students in the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras’ String Academy sharing their…

Cultural Trust awards more than $2.7 million to 139 Oregon cultural organizations for FY2020

Cultural Trust awards more than $2.7 million to 139 Oregon cultural organizations for FY2020

Salem, Ore. – Cultural organizations across Oregon will receive more than $2.7 million in funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust in FY2020 thanks to the generosity of citizens…

Cultural Trust geographic reach “remarkable,” says impact report; Per capita funding for culture peaks in rural Oregon

Cultural Trust geographic reach “remarkable,” says impact report; Per capita funding for culture peaks in rural Oregon

Salem, Ore. – A new impact study of the Oregon Cultural Trust calls its geographic reach “remarkable” and reinforces its unique role as a stable and accessible funding…

UPDATE: CRF Cultural Support grant award timeline

UPDATE: CRF Cultural Support grant award timeline

The Cultural Trust is working aggressively with its County and Tribal Coalitions to finalize reviews of more than 700 program applications submitted from across the state. Unfortunately, the…

COVID-19: We are all in this together

COVID-19: We are all in this together

The Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission are focused on supporting Oregon’s arts and cultural community through the current health crisis. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations…

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