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Record FY2022 grant awards announced! Cultural Trust awards more than $3.2 million  to 140 Oregon cultural organizations in its 20th anniversary year

Record FY2022 grant awards announced! Cultural Trust awards more than $3.2 million to 140 Oregon cultural organizations in its 20th anniversary year

Salem, Ore. – Today the Oregon Cultural Trust marks its 20th anniversary by announcing a record-setting $3,254,441 in grant awards to 140 cultural organizations across the state. Made…

Oregonians respond to cultural community’s need by donating record $5.2 million to Cultural Trust in 2020

Oregonians respond to cultural community’s need by donating record $5.2 million to Cultural Trust in 2020

Salem, Ore. – Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust surpassed $5 million for the first time ever in 2020, as generous Oregonians responded to the cultural community’s urgent…

Gratitude pours in for Coronavirus Relief Funding for Cultural Support

Gratitude pours in for Coronavirus Relief Funding for Cultural Support

Tears of joy. That was the response from many cultural leaders when they learned they were among the 621 recipients of $25.7 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)…

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…

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…

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…

Why do arts and culture matter to you?

Why do arts and culture matter to you?

We asked Storm Large, Hunter Noack and Jimmie Herrod to tell us why arts and culture matter. You have to hear what they said!…

Grant supports renovation of Burn’s Historic Central Hotel

Grant supports renovation of Burn’s Historic Central Hotel

A diamond in the rough shines again! One of the projects supported by a 2018 Cultural Trust grant to the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office was the restoration…

Writing workshop changes O.B. Hill’s life

Writing workshop changes O.B. Hill’s life

O.B. Hill was born in Birmingham, Alabama, before moving to Portland and becoming a Vanport Flood survivor. Now 76, he recently participated in a Write Around Portland workshop…

Cultural Trust funding restores historic “gem”

Cultural Trust funding restores historic “gem”

A 1901 building in Athena, Oregon, that began as a saloon and later became the historic Gem Theatre is now being transformed into a regional art center by…

Portland’s Chinatown history to be revived

Portland’s Chinatown history to be revived

Portland Chinatown History Foundation‘s acclaimed “Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns” exhibition will reopen in the spring of 2018, thanks in part to a $40,000…

MJCC realizes lobby gallery

MJCC realizes lobby gallery

Now open at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center — a lobby art gallery! Currently showcasing the work of lifelong artist Fred Harwin, the gallery was made possible in…

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