Creative Heights

Supporting new and innovative performances, exhibitions and programs

The Creative Heights initiative provides opportunities for artists and culture bearers to stretch their creative capacity, share new works and test new ideas. The initiative aims to increase Oregon’s cultural visibility and vitality while supporting unique opportunities for Oregonians to experience innovative arts and culture.

Creative Heights grants are for the creation and/or presentation of new and innovative performances, exhibitions, programs, and other works of art and culture. OCF will award up to $1 million in projects annually with grants from $10,000 to $100,000 per project.

Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project, Invisible Labor

Above: Patricia Vazquez / Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project in collaboration with José González, Eligio Mendoza and Eric Ssonko from the MLK Workers Center, INVISIBLE LABOR, 2017. Photo credit: Douglas Yarrow. 

OCF considers proposals for a range of funding levels and timelines to best serve the needs of the particular project. Funds can support any artistic or cultural discipline, including visual, dance, folk and traditional arts, film/video/media, literary arts, museum exhibitions, humanities, music, theater and performance arts, history and heritage, and multidisciplinary or emerging fields. Projects should provide opportunities for the lead artists, organizations, or collaborators, to take risks and learn something new.

Past Grantees