The Deschutes Cultural Coalition is a program of the Oregon Cultural Trust that distributes funding to local cultural organizations dedicated to program excellence and the delivery of arts and culture programs accessible to all.
The 2015 grant application is available through the Arts Central website, www.artscentraloregon.org. The navigation bar labeled Cultural Trust takes you to the application. Applications are due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on November 7, 2014.
In 2014 the Deschutes Cultural Coalition awarded $15,000 in grants to cultural organizations and expects to award the same amount for 2015. The Deschutes Cultural Coalition is fiscally sponsored and managed by Arts Central.
About the Oregon Cultural Trust
The Oregon Cultural Trust enriches the lives of all Oregonians by increasing access to culture statewide. The Trust provides funding support for Oregon’s arts, heritage and humanities and is building a fund for Oregon culture in perpetuity. As an investment, it creates vibrant communities by fueling the economy, inspiring our children and enhancing our quality of life. In the first 11 years of the Trust, 24,000 Oregonians have raised $28 million for culture, created more than $14 million in grants to every county in Oregon and built the permanent fund to more than $20 million.
The Oregon Cultural Trust is a unique funding model for arts and culture in this country and has been ranked with the bottle bill and vote-by-mail as among Oregon’s most forward-thinking public policy measures.