Round of grants reaches communities across Oregon

The Oregon Arts Commission awarded $1.36 million in its first round of awards for fiscal year 2013-14.

Grants were awarded in operating support at $945,700, arts services at $163,400 and arts learning programs at $184,500, as well as for designated statewide and regional programs.

The commission’s operating support grants fund the operations of Oregon’s leading arts groups and acknowledge the role those organizations play in Oregon’s social, educational and economic arenas. Arts learning grants support the arts as a critical link to educational achievement; they include in-classroom, after-school and off-site activities, contributing to Oregon’s goals for education.

Arts services grants provide operating funds for arts councils and other groups working to make the arts accessible in all parts of Oregon.

In some cases, arts organizations received grants in more than one category, based on their programming. In others, the nonprofits received operating support or arts services grants for programs that had youth, scholastic or lifelong learning components.

In announcing the grants, Christine D’Arcy, executive director of the arts commission, notes, “These arts organizations are not only enabling Oregonians to experience great art, live performances and new works, they’re making Oregon a better place by retaining jobs, inspiring students and providing lifelong learning for our citizens.”

Local grants were awarded to:

Lake Oswego: Lakewood Center for the Arts, arts services, $10,000 

Marylhurst: The Art Gym, operating support, $5,000

Clackamas Repertory Theatre, operating support $3,500

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