Bend Cultural Tourism Fund Application Available Now

The Bend Cultural Tourism Commission has launched its on line grant application for Cultural Tourism grants. There is an option to provide an “intent to apply” form by January 15, 2015 with full applications due March 31, 2015.


Guidelines and instructions for both are available at


The Commission anticipates making awards in late spring, with over $125,000 available to support activities occurring after July 1, 2015.

The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund (BCTF) is a grant program dedicated to enhancing the local economy through the promotion and cultivation of Bend’s cultural tourism programs. The intent is to help attract cultural tourists during the shoulder seasons and winter months, when cultural tourism organizations are most active.  

The BCTF Commission will have its quarterly meeting Monday, October 27, 2014 from 2 -4pm at the Deschutes Public Library in Downtown Bend.


Additionally, the Commission, in cooperation with the Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA) will offer a public workshop that same evening, 6 – 7:30pm. This workshop will provide an opportunity to talk about project ideas as well as an introduction to the online grant system. This workshop will be at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave.


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