Applications for the 2020 Grant Cycle are available.  Please go to the 2020 grant tab.

Please note:

The purpose of the Josephine County Cultural Coalition (JCCC) is to nurture and promote the arts, humanities and heritage of Josephine County. Through activities and grant awards, JCCC strives to:

  • Increase awareness of Josephine County’s unique cultural identity, heritage and resources.
  • Help community members understand the benefits of enhancing and preserving our cultural resources.
  • Encourage participation of every resident in the arts, humanities and heritage of our county.

These goals reflect the mission of the Oregon Cultural Trust, which was established to support and protect Oregon Culture. Funding of the JCCC is through multiple sources including revenue-sharing of the Oregon Cultural Trust’s collection of directed tax dollars and license plate sales and donations.

Grant priorities

To apply for a grant, an individual or group must present a proposal to benefit the residents of Josephine County. Note that JCCC does not intend to annually fund any one specific project. Proposals must meet one or more of the priorities of the JCCC as listed:

  • Increase the educational opportunities for arts, heritage and humanities for children.
  • Encourage more cultural celebrations.
  • Increase public art (public art is interpreted to mean sculpture and other objects in the public view).
  • Expand awareness of cultural opportunities.
  • Increase participation in the arts, heritage and humanities.

What we don’t fund:

  • General operating support
  • Indirect costs not directly associated with implementation of the project. (Indirect costs are activities or services not directly related to the project such as operational expenses and salaries for staff not involved with the project. Direct costs are activities or services that support the specific project, e.g., salaries for project management, materials, marketing, etc.)
  • Technology costs (new computers, Square hardware, etc.)
  • Scholarship or tuition assistance for college, university or other formal degree course of study
  • Projects that have been substantially completed by grant cycle start
  • Requests to offset previous project expenses or deficits
  • Events whose primary focus is to raise funds for a non-cultural cause
  • Projects must be completed within the calendar year applying for (i.e., 2019)
  • Projects where artists are not paid a living wage

Most grant awards are between $500 and $1500.

All visual or oral publicity for a funded project must include the following acknowledgement:  Funded in part by the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, together investing in Oregon’s arts, heritage, and humanities


  1. Grant Cycle Opens October 1, 2019
  2. Formal Grant Requests: must be received by November 1, 2019 via email
  3. Notification of accepted grant: December 2019
  4. Interim Project Report Due – May 31, 2020
  5. Project Completion: must be completed by December 31, 2020