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News from the Oregon Arts Commission – July 25, 2011

1. Arts Commission Announces Fall 2011 Deadlines: Moves to fully online process

2. Deadlines for NEA Art Works and Arts in Media Approaching: Apply in August + September

3. 2011-12 Travel Oregon Matching Grants Program: August 8 + 10 deadlines coming

4. Save the Date: October 5, 2011 – Arts Summit


Arts Commission Announces Fall 2011 Deadlines: Moves to online application process

The Oregon Arts Commission announces deadlines for applications to its grant programs through the end of calendar year 2011:

Career Opportunity Grants, in tandem with The Ford Family Foundation Opportunity Grants Next quarterly deadlines: August 16, 2011, November 15, 2011

Arts Recognition Grants

Deadline: September 14, 2011

Media Arts Fellowship [offered in partnership with the Northwest Film Center]

Deadline: September 30, 2011 Applications are submitted directly to the NW Film Center

Arts Build Communities Grants

Deadline: October 3, 2011

Individual Artist Fellowships

Deadline: October 17, 2011

All fall 2011 grant applications will be submitted electronically. Guidelines and application information is available at

Deadlines for NEA Art Works and Arts in Media Approaching: Apply in August + September

NEA “Art Works” grants are available for projects that provide Americans of all ages with arts learning opportunities across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines and geographic locations. These projects should focus on the acquisition of knowledge or skills in the arts, thereby building public capacity for lifelong participation in the arts.

School-Based Projects: August 11, 2011, Application Deadline
June 1, 2012, Earliest Beginning Date for Arts Endowment Period of Support

School-based projects are directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside of the school building at any time of the day. This includes after-school and summer enrichment programs that are formally connected to school curricula. Projects must be based on a curriculum that aligns with national or state arts education standards and include assessment of participant learning.


It is recommended that interested applicants contact an NEA staff person prior to applying to discuss proposed projects and determine eligibility for funding: Arts Education Specialists:
Dance, Music, Opera: Denise Brandenburg, [email protected] or 202/682-5044

Literature, Musical Theater, Theater: Nancy Daugherty, [email protected] or 202/682-5521

Folk & Traditional Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Multidisciplinary, Presenting: Terry Liu, [email protected] or 202/682-5690

Design, Media Arts, Museums, Visual Arts: Lakita Edwards, [email protected] or 202/682-5704

Arts in Media Deadline: September 1, 2011
The Arts in Media category seeks to make the excellence and diversity of the arts widely available to the American public through the national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts and media projects that can be considered works of art. Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $200,000, based on the platform and the complexity and scope of the project.

The application deadline date is September 1, 2011, for projects that may start on May 1, 2012, or any time thereafter. The NEA will conduct one more webinar on the new The Arts in Media guidelines: August 10, 2011, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (11 am – noon Pacific).

2011-12 Travel Oregon Matching Grants Program: August 8 + 10 deadlines coming

Travel Oregon offers grants to cities, counties, port districts, federally recognized Tribes and non-profit entities in Oregon that are involved with tourism promotion and development. Applicants must equally match the amount of the awarded grant; up to 50% of the match may be in-kind. Each applicant may request a minimum of $1,000 and up to $10,000 in grant funds with a limit of one grant project request per cycle.

Applicants MUST submit their Idea Worksheet to their Destination Marketing Organization by Wednesday, August 8, 2011. The Idea Worksheet must be submitted in order to apply for grant funds.
Grant Project Idea Worksheets must be submitted to Travel Oregon by August 10, 2011.

The deadline for completing the full application online is August 22, 2011.

More information:

Save the Date: October 5, 2011 2011 Arts Summit

Mark your calendar for the 2011 Arts Summit to be held Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Schedule and registration information coming soon.

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