2021 Grant Cycle Open

Groups and individuals are invited to submit a grant application to Josephine County Cultural Coalition for 2021 projects. The grant cycle is open through December 1, 2020.

Priority will be given to projects that address the pandemic in some fashion. Ideas and thoughts are welcome.

Go to the Grants page for details and the application forms.


Oregon Arts Commission Artist Relief Program

The Artist Relief Program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to cancellations of exhibitions, performances, rehearsals, or other activities with a stipend, events, teaching opportunities, book signings, or other professional presentation opportunities.

The Artist Relief Program is administered by the Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

The program supports professional artists who have experienced or anticipate experiencing loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between March 1 and December 31, 2020. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 10.

For more information, including grant guidelines and eligibility, go to the Oregon Arts Commission website.

CARES Funding for Culture

If COVID-19 has impacted your cultural arts organization and events, you might qualify for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding through the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Please review the program information and guidelines in the links below. The deadline is August 24, 2020. Thanks for all you do in our community!!

Karen Zimmer, board chair
Josephine County Cultural Coalition

Coronavirus Relief Fund for Cultural Support (CRFCS)

The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) and appropriated $150 billion to the fund. The State of Oregon has allocated $25,984,872 in CRF for Cultural Support (CRFCS) “for business, innovation and trade, for providing financial assistance to arts organizations and cultural and community venues that have canceled or postponed public programming because of economic conditions and executive orders associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The application deadline is 12 pm on August 24, 2020 and covers the period of March 1 to December 30, 2020.

For more information

2020 Mini-Grant Changes

Because of the pandemic, the following changes are being made to the Josephine County Cultural Trust Mini-Grant cycle.

  • Originally due in May, the mini-grant application deadline is now extended to September 1, 2020.
  • The mini-grant project should address the pandemic in some fashion. Ideas and thoughts are welcome.
  • All proposed projects must be compliant with current Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines regarding the Coronavirus.

Click for complete guidelines and application forms.