[OregonArts] Online Deadline for Arts Recognition Grants Approaching: Apply by September 14, 2010
D'Arcy, Christine T
christine.t.darcy at biz.state.or.us
Wed Sep 1 10:48:02 PDT 2010
Oregon Arts Commission Announces September 14 Deadline for Arts Recognition Grant Applications
Streamlined Online Application Process Available to Applicants
The Oregon Arts Commission will accept online applications to its Arts Recognition grant program through 10 pm, Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
The Commission makes $1,000 Arts Recognition awards to Oregon arts organizations that have a record of excellence in programming, service and organizational capacity, and seek to advance their marketing and outreach programs to raise their profile in the community.
The Arts Commission established the Arts Recognition Grants to serve as a visible indication of Commission support and to assist in raising an organization's profile and in leveraging other funds and resources. "We know from the first three years of funding that recognition of quality arts programs can help arts groups increase resources to stabilize programs and start new initiatives. We view the Recognition Grants as a way to add the Commission's 'seal of approval' to Oregon's strong and vibrant arts groups that we are not able to support at a higher financial level," said Christine D'Arcy, Executive Director of the Arts Commission.
Arts Recognition grant funds have been used by a number of organizations, including RASIKA India Arts and Culture Council, who used the grant funds to increase their community outreach and to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, to develop a retrospective video for preview at the 35th Birthday Gala on July 6, 2010.
The Commission uses an online application process for the Recognition Grants, and encourages proposals from small to mid-size arts groups from all regions of the state that have not received funding from the Commission in the past twelve months. Oregon arts organizations applying for the recognition must have been in existence at least two years and must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS and corporate non-profit status in the state of Oregon.
Applicants must apply online by 10 pm, by September 14, 2010 for the fall deadline using the online system: http://oregon.cgweb.org/page.php?id=171 Additional information is available online at www.oregonartscommission.org<http://www.oregonartscommission.org/> or by contacting Shannon Planchon, Assistant Director, (503) 229-6062.
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The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of the Oregon Business Development Department in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development. The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
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