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Arts Council of Pendleton (Pendleton Center for the Arts)

Project: Art Rocks Teens

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Pendleton, OR

Provides general support of our free teen arts education program, Art Rocks Teens. The funding will allow us to provide 600 young people with professionally guided learning in arts history, techniques and applications.

Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education

Project: Washed Ashore Enhanced Volunteer Education and Recruitment

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Bandon, OR

This grant will be used to increase volunteer training. Inspiring volunteers through education and development of their understanding of our mission to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways and spark positive actions.

BRAVO Youth Orchestras

Project: BRAVO Rosa Parks Enrollment Growth

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $12,500 Location: Portland, OR

Provides rigorous, daily instruction for 20-24 additional students in 2nd-4th grade, including choral singing, music literacy, stringed instrument technique and full orchestra.  Provides performance opportunities in high-profile venues, hosts international caliber guest artists, celebrates cultural richness reflective of the students while maintaining a low teacher-student ratio and high student retention.  The program works to  develop executive function in our students (inhibitory control, emotional regulation, sustained focus) for improved academic outcomes and ability to achieve long-term goals.




Project: Training Program for 2012 Camp Caldera Staff

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

Trained 40 Camp Caldera staff on child development and management, relationship-based mentoring, safety, and team-building.  Caldera provides professional mentoring, research-based arts and environmental education curriculum, and a unique camp experience that enables youth to think and learn through art, nature and creativity.  The camp experience is the cornerstone of Caldera’s program.  From sixth grade through high school, students from urban and rural schools come together at Caldera, a place that is magical and inspiring.   The work that occurs at camp is carried through the year with weekly art/mentoring classes and week-long artists residencies at the schools the youth attend.

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Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council Inc, dba Art Center East

Project: Access to the Arts for Rural Youth

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: LaGrande, OR

Art Center East will provide high-quality arts experiences to schools and other venues where rural children have access to art without cost to families: 3,000 K-8 students in 10 counties, 200 children attending Farmers’ Market, 100 youth receiving class scholarships, 900 arts contact hours to teens affiliated with the Juvenile Department.


Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre

Project: EORT General Operating Support: Provides access to live theatre for all ages in rural communities in eastern Oregon and SE Washington.

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Baker City, OR

Provides access to live theatre for all ages in rural communities in eastern Oregon and SE Washington.

Ethos, Inc.

Project: General Operations

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, Or

Since its inception, Ethos has worked diligently to make music education accessible to all K-12 kids by offering affordable music lessons, workshops, assemblies, and artist-in-residence programs. Ethos has become one of Oregon’s leading sources of music education and has won numerous regional and national awards, including being selected as one of the top 50 after-school programs in the country by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.  This grant supports this good work.


Project: 25th Anniversary Summer Fishtrap Workshops and Gathering

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Enterprise, OR

Summer Fishtrap 2011 was a celebration of 25 years of gathering writers (both established and beginners) for workshops designed to deepen engagement with those interested in writing in and about the West. The theme “Catch and Release: what we hold on to, what we let go and the one that got away” will help participants develop the ability to tell their own stories and cultivate their imagination and creativity.  Fishtrap cultivates creativity and imagination and encourages reading, writing and sharing.



Four Rivers Cultural Center

Project: Four Rivers Children's Community Theatre

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Ontario, OR

Provides the only free and low cost live theatre in this area. Our productions fill kids with hope and realization that life has more possibilities than imagined.  This grant was used to support the Holiday production of Elf, Jr, the musical:

Harney County Arts in Education

Project: unrestricted

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $3,000 Location: Hines, OR

May be used to make a library of suitable plays available to the Harney County high schools; Burns and Crane; Silvies Valley Charter School and the upper division students in our rural schools to encourage theatre performance, or as need is greatest.

Josephy Center for Arts & Culture

Project: After School Arts Program with Artistic Tools

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $11,000 Location: Joseph, OR

Allows children participating in a free after-school program to have art education added. In addition, this grant provides a printing press and art materials to enrich art and culture programs that serve the county’s population, ages 4-70.


Music Is Instrumental

Project: Music is Instrumental ~ Expert Technicians

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Lincoln City, OR

This grant will help maintain access to music for ALL 1,507 K-12 students in Lincoln City Schools. Expert technicians help meet this objective by supporting the instruction of three full time music teachers.

My Voice Music

Project: Hands-On Summer Music Camps for Foster Children

Year: 2015 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Portland, OR


My Voice Music’s Summer Camps introduce youth living in foster care to writing, recording and performing their own songs, and provide leadership experience for My Voice Music’s top year-round students.  Youth participate in one of four five-day integrated camps that reinforce long term goals for youth to be recognized for their abilities and artistry, not for their challenging backgrounds.  The grant provides free tuition for 25 aspiring musicians living in foster care, a concrete demonstration of new skills/pro-social abilities through performance, positive adult/youth and peer-to-peer experiences and leadership training and work experience for 8-10 youth leaders.


Oregon Coast Children's Theatre & Center for the Arts

Project: The Arts in Education & Community Arts Initiative

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Toledo, OR

Our programs include 4 touring programs for schools, 3 theatrical and one fine art workshop. (Building Public works of Art). Due to the pandemic, we hope to begin touring again by spring 2022. Goal for 2022 is 10 works of public art.

Oregon Coast Children's Theatre & Youth Arts Center

Project: First Oregon Coast Invitational Youth Art Festival

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $6,000 Location: Toledo, OR

Provides free training workshops in paper sculpture to rural students in the 5th through 12th grade in anticipation of an expected 500 entries to a first Oregon Coast invitational youth art show occurring concurrently with the Toledo “Art Walk” in late August, 2016.



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