Artist Resilience Program Now Accepting Grant Applications

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Oregon artists may now apply to the Artist Resilience Program, administered by the Oregon Arts Commission.

The program is in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

The program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to loss of income, loss of opportunity or other unanticipated impacts to their artistic practice.

Awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. The Arts Commission determines awards based on peer panel review, number of applications and available grant funds. There are limited resources and not all applicants will receive funding.

Eligibility

Open to artists in Oregon who have experienced loss of revenue of $1,000 or more in 2021, and who can demonstrate three or more years of active professional participation in one or more of the disciplines listed below.

Artists from traditionally or currently underserved communities including (but not limited to) rural communities and communities of color, as well as artists with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Artistic disciplines supported: Dance (including choreography); Music (composition and music performance); Theatre and Performance Art; Visual Arts (crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and new media); Design Arts (architecture, fashion, graphic, industrial, interior); Folk & Traditional Arts; Media Arts (film, audio, video, technology/experimental); and Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry).

Deadline + How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.Click here to access the application

Prior to completing the application, you are encouraged to read through the Grant Guidelines.

The application is available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian. La solicitud de subvención y las pautas están disponibles en español: Las Pautas de la Programa de Recuperacion para Artistas.

Selection Process

Eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel of professionals with experience in the arts and other fields relevant to the grant program.

The following review criteria will be used to evaluate applications:

  • Professional artistic practice
  • Impact of loss of income and opportunity on artistic practice
  • Need and access to other resources

More Information

For more information, including the application questions and review process, read through the Grant Guidelines for the program.

Program coordinator: Eleanor Sandys, eleanor.sandys@biz.oregon.gov, 971-707-3004. Para asistencia en español, llame al 971-345-1641.

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