(Photo | Courtesy of Sisters Folk Festival) Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) is excited to announce a new session of winter classes and workshops, all designed to take place virtually for both adults and youth during COVID-19. Registration is now open for multi-week songwriting and performance classes, instrumental music and engineering workshops and three separate Sisters…

(Photo | Courtesy of The Environmental Center) Introducing a new experience featuring two weekends of spectacular films from the comfort of home!  Check out Mountainfilm’s inspiring program from wherever you are, at a time that works best for you! This year, we’re offering two great programs for you to enjoy. Each program will be available…

(Redmond’s Spirit Foundation 2019 check presentation to REACH | Photo courtesy of Redmond’s Spirit Foundation) Redmond’s Spirit Foundation is kicking off the New Year by opening up a call for applications of donation requests up to $10,000. 501(c)3 organizations working with children or handicapped, elderly or disadvantaged individuals in Redmond are eligible to apply. The…

Oregon Humanities, in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation, is now accepting applications for the second round of the Fields Artist Fellowship program, offering two years of financial support to Oregon-based artists who are in a pivotal moment or inflection point in their careers. Four artists will be awarded two-year fellowships to advance their artistic practice…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Author! Author! Kicks Off on January 15 Through eight remarkable seasons, the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s Author! Author! literary series introduced dozens of bestselling authors to Central Oregon for thought-provoking presentations and memorable discussions. The Foundation builds on this successful history in its ninth season with a new…

(Photo by fotografierende from Pexels) The High Desert Museum is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. The Prize honors literary nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy with the desert as both subject and setting. Emerging, mid-career and established nonfiction writers are invited to apply. To learn…

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA) in Sisters is seeking proposals for a signature garden space that is inspired by a quilt design. Proposals are sought from local Central Oregon quilt makers, artists and/or designers experienced with quilt patterns. Proposals for the 2021 growing season are due January 30 and selection will…