Arts and Culture

In 2012, a gift from the estate of Fred W. Fields transformed OCF into the largest charitable funder of the arts in Oregon. OCF stewards millions of dollars in annual support for essential arts and arts education programs in communities across the state.

  • Creative Heights

    To help artists and cultural organizations stretch their creative capacity, share new works and test new ideas, OCF awards up to $1 million per year through the Creative Heights initiative.

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  • Fields Artist Fellowship

    The Fields Artist Fellowship awards $150,000 over two years to artists who address important issues in their communities and create meaningful change through creativity and cultural expression.  

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  • Small Arts and Culture Grants

    To support Oregon's small but vital arts and culture organizations who are often ineligible for traditional grants, OCF awards $350,000 annually to groups in every region of our state.

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  • Bronson Fellowship

    Each year the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship honors a visual artist from the Pacific Northwest with a $10,000 fellowship and the purchase of their work for the Bonnie Bronson Collection.

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  • The Van Evera Bailey Fellowship

    The Van Evera Bailey Fellowship supports architects and related professionals with a $25,000 award to make greater contributions to their profession and their community.

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  • Improving Arts Education in Schools

    To support equitable access to high-quality arts education across Oregon, OCF awarded $600,000 over two years to improve existing in-school K-12 arts education programs.

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  • Studio to School

    To increase access to arts education for Oregon schoolchildren, OCF awarded $5 million over five years through the Studio to School initiative to provide multiyear support for 18 partnerships between community arts organizations and schools.

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