Community Arts Grants Awarded to Eugene–Area Projects and Programs
Lane Arts Council announces $49,360 in grants to arts organizations and projects in the Eugene area. The Community Arts Program is supported through a partnership with the Cultural Services Division of the City of Eugene.
The grants help ensure diverse and accessible arts opportunities and experiences for Eugene artists, audiences and participants. Community arts funds have been budgeted and allocated to the Lane Arts Council since the early 1980s by the City of Eugene to assist a variety of community based cultural arts projects.
This year, eight community arts organizations, with annual budgets above $100,000, will receive $25,000 in Program Grants ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. Eighteen projects will receive $24,360 in Community Arts Project Grants, ranging from $800 to $2,000. Thirteen of these projects meet the City's goals of integrating arts and culture into the fabric of downtown Eugene and will be highlighted in the City's communication tools.
The members of the Community Arts Grant panel include the following community leaders: Emily Afanador, Program Manager of the Oregon Folklife Network; Julie Coren, Development Director of Arts Umbrella; Jefferson Goolsby, Lane Community College Media Arts Coordinator; Shawn Mediaclast; Owner of Museum of Unfine Art and Cowfish; Andrew Hitz, Eugene Weekly Contributing Writer; Becky Tonkin, Lane Arts Council Board Member and Manager of Passionflower Design; Billie Moser, Community Events Manager of the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.
Lane Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen and support arts education and community arts in Lane County. They coordinate YouthArts programs in schools, First Friday ArtWalk, and support for artists and arts organizations. "I continue to be impressed with the range of community arts projects that occur throughout Eugene. I am grateful for the City's ongoing commitment to supporting Eugene's vital cultural life," states Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council.
For further information, contact Liora Sponko, Executive Director, Lane Arts Council, 541–485–2278; firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall||Performances and Education Programs||$6000|
|Maude Kerns Art Center||Exhibits and Education Programs||$5000|
|Arts Umbrella||Youth Orchestra Season||$3000|
|Lord Leebrick Theatre Company||Theatre Season and Education Programs||$3000|
|Actors Cabaret of Eugene||Theatre Season and Education Programs||$3000|
|PICCFEST||Festival and Workshops||$2000|
|The Very Little Theatre||Performances||$2000|
|Ballet Fantastique||Performances and Education Programs||$1000|
|Eugene Storefront Art Project||Eugene Storefront Art Project||$1750|
|Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts||2013 OpenLens Festival||$1400|
|Joint Forces Dance Company/DanceAbility Intl||Changing Spaces||$1500|
|Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA)||4th Annual Object Afterlife Art Challenge!||$1750|
|West African Cultural Arts Institute||Experience Guinea: A Cultural Journey Through Music and Dance Performance||$1560|
|Sparkplug Dance Educational Resources||Dance Residency and Teacher Training at Relief Nursery||$1000|
|Eugene Arte Latino||Series of Latino Art, Music, and Dance Exhibits||$1500|
|Rainy Days Blues Society||Blues in the Schools||$2000|
|New Zone Arts Collective||3rd Annual Salon de Peuple||$1250|
|Free Shakespeare in the Park||Summer 2012 Production of Henry VIII||$1000|
|Tsunami Books||All–Ages Poetry Slam||$1200|
|Oregon Children's Choral Festival||Oregon Children's Choral Festival||$2000|
|Food for Lane County||Downtown Dining Room Mural Project||$1400|
|Eugene Peace Choir||2012–2013 Performance Year||$1500|
|Lane Literary Guild||Windfall Reading Series||$750|
|Eugene Youth Ballet||Northwest Dance Festival||$1000|
|Community Alliance of Lane County||Youth Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.||$800|
|Kindtree– Autism Rocks||Autism Artism 2013– From the Studio to the Gallery||$1000|