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Portland Baroque Orchestra

Project: Richard Eggar Residency and young people's concert

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

Renowned conductor and early music specialist Richard Egarr from England (called the Leonard Bernstein of early music) will spend a week in February 2014 with Portland Baroque Orchestra educating youth through a dedicated Young People’s Concert and serving a broad audience with three subscription performances.  Performing on instruments of the period (ca. 1760), specialists from across North America and the UK will be brought to Portland to collaborate with PBO’s local musicians, providing cultural experiences for young people and adults found in only a few regions. The Saturday performance includes  instrument demonstrations and explanations from Maestro Egarr.  Note: Unfortunately Maestro Egarr was unable to participate due to a family emergency, but Monica Huggett  flew back from the UK to conduct the program as planned.  In addition, two of four concerts had to be cancelled due to snow and ice, so two substitute education/outreach projects were offered in May.

Sanctuary Art Center

Project: Storytelling Internship Program

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Seattle, WA

The Storytelling Internship program will provide job training for 20 youth currently experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Participants will engage with a variety of local artists and employers to gain valuable job readiness skills.

Sanctuary Art Center

Project: Visual Storytelling Internship Program

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $12,100 Location: Seattle, WA

The Visual Storytelling Internship program gives a select group of homeless youth the opportunity to create a number of in-depth projects over a significant period of time. These youth will be given the opportunity to travel to Ashland, OR to view world class storytelling at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  The trip is meant to inspire and inform the youth about the work being done outside their community and to encourage them to continue in the program.


Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Project: Sitka Youth Program

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Otis, OR

Provides hands-on arts education to over 1200 Pre-K-8th grade students in local schools and a 4-week summer art education series for over 100 underserved youth in Tillamook and Lincoln Counties.

The Library Foundation

Project: The Every Child initiative: Changing the literacy odds for at-risk children

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Portland, OR

This project will reach over 57,000 children and adults, delivering vital messages about early literacy and brain development, and making appropriate books available to the highest-risk families who are living in poverty, and those who may have language or literacy challenges at home.

Urban ArtWorks S20

Project: Mural Apprentice Program- School Year 20/21

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Seattle, WA

The Urban ArtWorks’ Mural Apprentice Program (MAP) provides arts-based employment opportunities for young people with barriers to employment and education.  Provides 192 instruction hours for 20 high-risk youth to work with 6 teaching artists to produce murals that are installed throughout King County, WA. to enrich the environment with art and give these youth job skills, work and a sense of pride.

Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Project: Salmon cooking station and Joseph Interpretive Exhibit Tipis

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $9,000 Location: Wallowa, OR

The Nez Perce Homeland Project is a grass roots endeavor to develop a place in the Wallowa Valley where the Nez Perce people can once again celebrate their traditions and customs.  It aims to connect a new generation of Nez Perce people, local community members, and visitors from around the world with stories of the past and a vision of the future.  This grant furthers that mission by: 1) construct a rock salmon cooking station beside the traditional dance arbor in Wallowa to be used during the annual Tamkaliks Celebration and Friendship Feast; 2) replace the two aging Nez Perce style tipis, decorated by Nez Perce artists, at the Homeland Project Interpretive Exhibit in Joseph.




Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Project: General Operations

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Wallowa, OR

Originally this proposal was for a sound system and lighting to enhance the cultural experience of the annual Tamkaliks Powwow. Up to 1000 tribal members and 1000 observers attend the 3-day event.  However, the grant was made for general operations to allow them to utilize funds for other projects as well.

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