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Bag&Baggage Productions get grants

The Hillsboro City Council approved a one-time $30,000 Operating Support Grant this month to support Bag&Baggage’s three-year Advancement Campaign project.

The campaign’s goal is $500,000 and it has now raised $170,000, according to Artistic Director Scott Palmer.

In addition, the council’s Finance Committee recommended that Bag&Baggage be considered for ongoing annual operating support of $30,000, said Palmer, who expects a decision on that by May.

Cinderella Seeks: youth to audition

Auditions for the musical, “Cinderella” (Prince Street Players’ version), will be held Jan. 28 and 29 at Hillsboro Nazarene Church, 1390 NE 21st Ave.

Callbacks will be Jan. 30.

The show will be performed in May by STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy in Hillsboro and directed by Donald Cleland. Students in grades four through 12 are invited to try out.

Please prepare to sing approximately 16 bars from a musical comedy that best represents your vocal range and personality.

Bring sheet music in your key or a backing track—or you may sing a cappella. Be prepared to learn and perform a short dance combination.

Monologues are encouraged but not required.

For more information, contact Cleland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to get money for art

A workshop on “Grant Writing for Success” is being offered again in Hillsboro from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St.

Sponsored by the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, the workshop features Gigi Rosenberg, a writer, speaker and art-entrepreneur coach, will teach attendees how to take a good idea and transform it into a persuasive grant proposal.

With arts-funding requests becoming more competitive by the day, grant applications are becoming more complicated and specialized.

Rosenberg will address how to brainstorm, write, edit, find the right funders, and adapt the grant to different funders.

The workshop, one of HACC’s more popular offerings, costs $25 and usually fills up quickly. To register, call 503-615-3485.

Now put that training

to use

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council is accepting applications for 2013-2014 Community Arts & Culture Grants.

Over the past five years, the HACC has given out more than $110,900 to programs that strengthen community outreach through the arts.

These can be either nonprofit arts-and-culture organizations or other organizations that have an arts-and-culture component or partner.

Proposals could request funding for community performances, exhibits or festivals; youth arts programming; efforts to increase underserved populations’ access to arts and culture; marketing and communication activities; website development, graphic design, ticketing systems or other technical assistance; performing-arts program support or expansion; and capacity building, such as developing a strategic or business plan.

All applications are due by 5 p.m. March 29.

They can be picked up at the HACC office in the Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., or downloaded from www.hillsboroarts.org.

For more information, call 503-615-3497 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..