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Arts groups given grants

Council 'invests' in local theater, cultural programs

The Regional Arts and Culture Council has awarded a record $1.6 million in grants to local arts organizations.

Groups receiving grants:

Artists Repertory Theatre, $54,732; Blue Sky Gallery, $10,696; Bodyvox, $22,694; Broadway Rose Theatre Co., $30,845 (Washington County); Cappella Romana Inc., $10,656; Chamber Music Northwest, $51,761; Do Jump Movement Theater, $27,547; Ethos Inc., $17,544; Film Action Oregon, $19,519; Friends of Chamber Music, $19,454; Homowo African Arts and Cultures, $21,006; Imago Theatre, $28,051; Lakewood Center for the Arts, $33,425 (Clackamas County); Literary Arts, Inc., $40,877; Live Wire!, $11,314; Metropolitan Youth Symphony, $28,035; Miracle Theatre Group, $27,797; Museum of Contemporary Craft, $20,943; Northwest; Children's Theater and School, $26,433; Northwest Dance Project, $12,314; Oregon Ballet Theatre, $84,950; Oregon Children's Theatre, $56,592; Oregon Repertory Singers, $26,085; Oregon Symphony Association, $141,066; PlayWrite Inc., $14,036; Portland Art Museum, $191,938; The Portland Ballet, $16,338; Portland Center Stage, $87,366; Portland Chamber Orchestra, $14,525; Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, $13,295; Portland Gay Men's Chorus, $15,096; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, $26,805; Portland Opera Association, $137,369; Portland Piano International, $14,338; Portland Taiko, $37,264; Portland Youth Philharmonic, $27,865; Profile Theatre Project, $22,401; Tears of Joy Theatre, $29,623; White Bird, $48,265; Write Around Portland, $18,450; Young Audiences of Oregon, $29,596.

- Jason Vondersmith