Deadline extended for cultural grants
In just 14 years, the Jefferson County Cultural Coalition has provided approximately $100,000 in grant funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust to local nonprofit groups, broadening access to culture in the community.
JCCC has $2,000 still available. Local organizations related to arts, culture and heritage are encouraged to apply, and a new deadline of Jan. 31, has been set.
Application, budget form and grant guidelines are available on the jeffersonculture.org website. Read the grant guidelines before applying to be sure your project meets the grant goals.
Past projects include:
. Buff Multicultural Festival.
. Jefferson County Community Read purchase of books to donate to readers and hosting of author lectures throughout the county and joining Art Adventure Gallery in a complementary art exhibit focusing on the selected novel.
. Jefferson County Library District's summer reading program.
. Various murals and art installations throughout town and in schools.
. Helping fund students to attend National History Day and ballet performances
. Updating the Jefferson County Historical Society webpage, producing its Agate newspaper and conducting the now annual threshing bee.
. Juniper Branch Family Finders completed its books of recorded obituaries and constructed a kiosk at the Mount Jefferson Memorial Park.
. Providing art education through the Jefferson County Arts Association.
. JCAA was able to redo its membership list with a new laptop (Art Adventure Gallery).
. Jefferson County 4H purchased new iPads to improve efficiency at its shows, competitions and programs.
. High Desert Community Theater received funds for a PA system and iPad to control it.
. Camp Sherman has renovated buildings, provided brochures and kiosks with historical information to improve visiting tourists' experience.
. Recording oral histories in Camp Sherman and Jefferson County.
. Jefferson County city centennial celebrations.
. JCMS Buffalo Writers printed its book.
. Providing various cultural activities at Kids Club of Jefferson County.
. Madras Saturday Market provides live music in Sahalee Park.
. Published "This I Believe Jefferson County," a compilation of stories by local authors.
. Jefferson County Showcase Film Festival.
. Various Conversation Projects, music, arts, literary events through JCLD.
. Several literary programs held at the Madras Performing Arts Center.