2020 Grant Cycle Open

The grant cycle for 2020 projects is now open through November 1.

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 Josephine County Cultural Coalition comes from 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. Proposals must meet one or more of the following JCCC priorities:

  • 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.

Note that JCCC does not intend to annually fund any one specific project.

JCCC does not 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 range between $500 and $1,500.

Grant deadlines

  1. Grant cycle opens: September 25, 2019
  2. Grant proposal due: November 1, 2019, 11:59 pm. Emailed proposals must be received by the deadline to be considered.
  3. Grant approval notification: December 2019
  4. Interim project report due: May 31, 2020
  5. Project completion due: December 31, 2020
  6. Final project report due: December 31, 2020

Grant application instructions

Click here for the Grant Application Instructions (pdf).

Along with your narrative, complete the following forms for your grant application.

Email your grant application package to info@jococulturalcoalition.org by 11:59 pm on November 1, 2019.

If you have questions, email info@jococulturalcoalition.org.

Grant review and approval

During the review process, a JCCC board member might contact you for additional information, a personal interview, or site visit.

After the board has made its determination, board members will inform all applicants of the outcome of their proposal. All decisions are final.

Requirements for awarded grants

Grant awards are paid upon receipt of a signed agreement.

Grant recipients are required to display the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and Oregon Cultural Trust logos on all advertising and displays of the project. In addition, all visual or oral publicity for the 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.

Grant recipients should advise JCCC of activity dates so that board members can attend.

Photos of activities are highly recommended for documentation and reporting.

Reporting on your grant-funded project

If awarded a grant, an interim report is due May 31, 2020 and the final report is due December 31, 2020. See Reporting on Grants for the report forms and more information.

Updated 9/25/2019