New funding will be used to support art, heritage and humanities

The Clackamas County Cultural Coalition in its 10th year of giving awarded a total of $27,705 in grants to 15 arts and culture organizations and two individuals through the Community Cultural Participation Grant program. A total of $61,767 was requested by Clackamas County grant applicants. 

The grant program’s purpose is to locally distribute private funds contributed to the Oregon Cultural Trust in support of goals and funding priorities outlined in the Clackamas County Plan for Arts, Heritage and Humanities. This year’s priorities included: creative people and organizations, heritage and history, participation in the arts, public art, K-12 education/lifelong learning and cultural tourism.

An independent grant review panel convened to review the 26 applications received. The 17 applicants and projects recommended for funding include Clackamas Repertory Theatre, “The Philadelphia Story,” $2,750; Clackamas County Historical Society, Clackamas County family history research library digitization, $4,305; Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts (DBA Arts Council of Lake Oswego), “Antiphony/Epiphany: Visual Responses to William Stafford,” $1,000; Linda Woody, “Going Boldly in Lake Oswego,” $1,400; Marylhurst University, The Art Gym, Vanessa Renwick installation and publication, $1,750; Masque Alfresco, 2014 Summer Park Tour: Moliere’s Would-Be Gentleman, $1,800; National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County, Stand Up for Mental Health comedy classes and shows, $1,500; Page2Stage Express/Jewish Theatre Collaborative, Bringing Naftali to Clackamas County, $1,000; Youth Music Project, Kids Rock: Providing Music and Dance Lessons and Performance Opportunities to At-Risk Kids, $2,500.

“The coalition continues to be impressed with the range and quality of project initiatives throughout Clackamas County,” said Cheryl Snow, executive director for Clackamas County Arts Alliance and staff to the Cultural Coalition. “We especially welcomed the opportunity to fund proposals by four first-time recipients. All these projects will add significantly to the arts and culture experiences enjoyed by county residents and visitors.”

Since its inception in 2005, the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition has provided $260,000 in grants to 153 local arts, heritage and humanities projects. More information is available at and

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