Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program

The Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program provides flexible resources from a cohort of participating funders and donors to support the arts and culture community who have been adversely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.

New applications are not currently being accepted. Donors who are interested in supporting additional awards are still welcome to donate to this fund.

$5.34M IN GRANTS | 417 NONPROFITS | 646 INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

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The Arts and Culture Recovery Program supports the adaptive capacity of arts and culture organizations affected by COVID-19. Arts nonprofits can submit just one application to be considered for funding pooled by seven foundations and many individual donors. OCF facilitated a collaborative decision-making process involving nine community review committees across Oregon. The program aims to reach as many groups as possible, with a focus on disproportionately impacted communities (communities of color, rural, LGBTQ+, low-income, people with disabilities, and immigrants/refugees). 

Generous community partners are supporting this program. Partners supporting this effort include: The Collins Foundation, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Reser Family Foundation and Schnitzer CARE Foundation / Jordan Schnitzer.

The Arts & Culture Recovery Fund provided support for individual artists through significant funding for the Artist Relief Fund. More information about this program can be found with our partners at the Oregon Arts Commission.

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Application Process

Online applications are now closed. For reference you can review the application as a PDF.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status as a public charity (not a private foundation), be a public entity, represent a tribe or sovereign nation, or have a qualified fiscal sponsor.
  • Applicants must operate with a mission that identifies arts and culture as a primary purpose.
  • Applicants must submit an online application through OCF’s Covid-19 Response Only one application will be accepted for the initial three months of the program (April-June 2020).

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLYING TO THE OREGON ARTS AND CULTURE RECOVERY PROGRAM

Is additional funding planned for this program?
What should Arts & Culture organizations know before applying?
Should I reapply to the Oregon Arts & Culture Recovery Program if I’ve already applied to the Oregon Community Recovery Grant Program?
What should applications using a fiscal sponsor know?
What makes an application to the Oregon Arts & Culture Recovery Program competitive?
How much should we apply for?
Does submitting an application guarantee funding?
Will this program extend beyond June of 2020?
Can individual artists apply for funding?
What geographic regions are eligible to apply for funds?
When will funds be distributed?
I’m having trouble with the online application system. Who do I contact for assistance?
Can I talk to someone at OCF about my application?

Nondiscrimination Policy

The foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability/disability, age, status as a veteran, national origin or any other protected class. Applicants for COVID-19 Response Grants must hold similar standards in the provision of services.

Questions? Contact us at grants@oregoncf.org

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