City of Beaverton

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Artists and Arts Groups Invited to Apply for Two Beaverton Grant Programs

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton is now accepting applications for two arts grant programs. Both programs are funded by the city.


Community Grant Program

Now in its fifth year, these grants provide financial support for nonprofit visual, written, and performing arts organizations; individual artists; and public schools which serve the Beaverton community.


Who May Apply: Individual artists, arts and cultural groups, and Beaverton schools. Social service agencies, religious organizations, and private businesses are also eligible if they pair with a nonprofit arts or diverse cultural organization for a joint project.


Purpose: Applications to this grant program should address one or more of these five goals:

  1. Bring people together by providing opportunities for all people to experience and explore art.
  2. Create ways for people to celebrate cultural diversity through art.
  3. Help local artists to have a voice and to thrive artistically.
  4. Spur the development and stewardship of art.
  5. Educate the community on the intrinsic and economic value of art.


Amount: Two levels of funding are available: $1,000 and $2,000. (See application for eligibility details.) Applicants who receive a Beaverton diverse art offerings grant in this cycle will not be eligible for the community grant. The number of grants awarded varies year to year.


Applications Due: March 20, 11:59 p.m.

 

Applicants Notified: Friday, May 19.


Activity Dates: All funded activities must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.


Diverse Art Offerings Grant

This grant program will support unexpected art opportunities or events that may arise. Projects could include workshops, art classes, or art activities that serve Beaverton residents. This program is intended to support rare or unexpected opportunities, especially for emerging artists, students, or organizations new to the grant-making process.


Who May Apply: Students, individual artists, and arts and culture organizations who serve the Beaverton community. Beaverton schools and libraries are also eligible to apply.


Purpose: This grant program is intended to provide support outside of the annual Beaverton community grant cycle for unanticipated events or opportunities.


Amount: Up to $500 per applicant. Only one request per individual or organization will be funded each calendar year. Applicants who receive a Beaverton community grant in this cycle will not be eligible for the diverse art offerings grant.


Applications Due: Accepted now through Dec. 31 or until all grant funds are expended.


Applicants Notified: Depends on application date.


Activity Dates: All funded activities must take place by Dec. 31, 2017.


To apply for either program, visit https://cityofbeaverton.submittable.com/. For more information, contact artsmail@BeavertonOregon.gov.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

Cast and Crew of Beaverton Civic Theatre production of The Addams FamilyCaption 1: Local artists, schools, and arts groups are invited to apply for two City of Beaverton grants currently accepting applications. In 2016, the Beaverton Civic Theatre presented The Addams Family Broadway Workshop featuring Broadway artist Krysta Rodriguez. The workshop was made possible through a community grant. (Photo/Beaverton Civic Theatre) Crane Age origami assembly

Caption 2: Artist Patrice Demmon brought CraneAge to Art on Broadway in fall 2016 through the city’s diverse art offerings grant. Local artists, schools, and arts groups are invited to apply for two City of Beaverton grants currently accepting applications. (Photo/Patrice Demmon)

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