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News From the Oregon Arts Commission

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In this post…

  • May 2nd deadline for Operating Support, Arts Services and Arts learning Grants Approaches
  • Webinar on Identifying and Hurdling Adaptive Challenges  Set for May 3, 2011
  • New Creative Oregon Stories by Lisa Radon Posted
  • Spring round of FY11 Career Opportunity Grants and new Ford Family Foundation Opportunity Grants Announced
  • Cultural Trust Announces May 16 deadline for Cultural Development Grants



May 2, 2011 Deadline For Three Major Grant Programs

The Oregon Arts Commission reminds arts organizations that the May 2, 2011 deadline for applications for FY2012 operating support, arts services and arts learning grants to Oregon arts organizations is fast approaching.


Arts Leadership in Changing Times: Identifying and Hurdling Adaptive Challenges Webinar

Through its Sustaining Oregon’s Arts capacity building work, the Arts Commission will host a webinar on May 3, 2011 from 11 am – 12:30 pm.  Arts Leadership in Changing Times:  Identifying and Hurdling Adaptive Challenges will feature Allison Weiss, Southern Oregon Historical Society, and Susan Misra, TCC Group.

Are you ready to be an adaptive leader?  Adaptive leaders persuade the larger group to address root causes, hidden issues, and false assumptions.  They are critical for arts organizations that are trying to innovate, change the status quo, create new products and value, and engage new audiences.  If you are interested in learning more about adaptive leaders and what it takes to be one, this webinar is right for you.  We will discuss how to identify the adaptive challenges facing your organization, how to understand the problem before jumping to solutions, and how to secure buy-in and support among diverse stakeholders as your organization adapts to changing circumstances.  These recommendations for action will be illustrated by Allison Weiss, Executive Director of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, as she reflects on how SOHS has addressed its adaptive challenges.

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. More information can be found on the OAC Online Network here.


Creative Oregon

Writer Lisa Radon has posted new stories on the Commission’s Creative Oregon website:  the Laurie Herrick exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Craft;  the work of  Fellowship recipient and Pacific Northwest College of Art Assistant Professor of Intermedia  Stephen Slappe; and the work of Career Opportunity grantee Karl Burkheimer whose piece, In Site, was installed at Disjecta.



New Round of Career Opportunity Grants Announced

The Oregon Arts Commission announces $19,907 Career Opportunity Grants to 15 artists in the spring 2011 round of funding.  Four of the 15 artists will receive an additional $19,050 in the first round of grant making in collaboration with The Ford Family Foundation that is providing additional resources to Oregon mid-career visual artists for significant career advancement opportunities.

The Ford Family Foundation’s Opportunity Grants are one of seven program facets launched in 2010 as part of a $3.5 million, five-year visual arts program established in recognition of the interests in and support to the visual arts by the late Mrs. Hallie Ford, a co-founder of the Foundation.   The funds are awarded in a tandem process with the Oregon Arts Commission’s quarterly Career Opportunity Grants, and provide additional funding  – ranging from $1,500 to $7,500 – to significantly aid mid-career Oregon visual artists in the creation, production or exhibition of their work.


Cultural Trust Announces May 16 Deadline for Competitive Cultural Development Grants

The Oregon Cultural Trust has a Monday, May 16, 2011 postmark deadline for FY 2012 Cultural Development grant applications.  Oregon 501(c) (3) arts, heritage and humanities nonprofits are eligible to apply for funds to support projects of cultural significance taking place between August 1, 2011 – July 31, 2012.  Funded projects are meant to bring cultural opportunities to more Oregonians, and to preserve and enhance important cultural assets.

Oregon culture doesn’t fit in a glass case.  Learn more.  Get involved.

Oregon Arts CommissionOregon Cultural Trust

775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200

Salem, Oregon 97301-1280

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