101 Small Arts Organizations Receive Operating Grants- 2 in Klamath

Small grants that often make a large difference in ensuring arts access for Oregonians, especially in rural areas, have been awarded to 101 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for FY2020.

Awarded to arts organizations in virtually every region of the state, Small Operating Grants are designed to provide operating support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000. Eligibility is limited to organizations that have operated as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit for two years or more and provide ongoing, sustained artistic programming and outreach programs. Each organization received $1,494.

For the volunteer Inland Northwest Musicians, who travel Northeast Oregon presenting orchestral concerts, that $1,494 literally puts gas in the tank. At the Coquille Valley Arts Association, an FY2019 Small Operating Grant award transformed a barren art room into a bustling creative center where community members produce pottery to benefit the local food bank.

“This grant program was developed to increase the Arts Commission’s support of Oregon’s small arts providers,” said Arts Commission Chair Anne Taylor. “These organizations frequently represent the only arts presenter for remote and underserved regions of the state.”

For more information about the grant program, contact Kat Bell at (503) 986-0082 or via email at kat.bell@oregon.gov.

FY2020 Small Operating Grants were awarded to:

45th Parallel, Portland

Anima Mundi Productions, Phoenix

Applegate Regional Theatre Inc, Veneta

Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene, Eugene

Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland

Astoria Arts and Movement Center, Astoria

Astoria Visual Arts, Astoria

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland

Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre, Medford

Bandon Showcase, Inc., Bandon

Beaverton Symphony Orchestra, Beaverton

Blueprint Ensemble Arts & Theatre Initiative, Portland

Cascadia Chapter of National Association of Composers, Portland

Cascadia Concert Opera, Eugene

C C Stern Type Foundry, Portland

Ceili of the Valley Society, Salem

Chamber Music Amici, Eugene

Choro in Schola, Beaverton

Classical Up Close, Tigard

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, Hood River

Conchords Chorale, Tualatin

Coquille Valley Art Association, Coquille

Corvallis Guitar Society, Corvallis

Corvallis Repertory Singers, Corvallis

CymaSpace, Portland

Dance Wire, Portland

Drexel H. Foundation, Vale

Eastside Theater Company, Gresham

Experience Theatre Project, Beaverton

Fear No Music, Portland

Festival Chorale Oregon, Salem

Gallery Calapooia, Albany

Grande Ronde Symphony Association, La Grande

Greater Portland Flute Society, Portland

Heidi Duckler Dance Northwest, Portland

Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, Hillsboro

Hillsboro Visual Art Association, Hillsboro

Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita

I-5 Connection, Wilsonville

Inland Northwest Musicians, Hermiston

Keizer Creative Art Association, Salem

Keizer Homegrown Theatre, Keizer

Klamath Film, Klamath Falls

Live On Stage, Portland

Media-Rites, Portland

Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia, Albany

Music Education & Performing Artists Association, Eugene

North Coast Chorale, Astoria

Northwest Dance Theatre, Tualatin

Northwest Print Council, Portland

Northwest Theatre Workshop, Portland

Opal Center for Arts an Education, Cottage Grove

Open Hearts Open Minds, Portland

Opera Bend, Bend

Orchestra Next, Eugene

Oregon Artists Series Foundation, Salem

Oregon Arts Watch, Portland

Oregon Brass Society, Eugene

Oregon Children’s Choir Association, Eugene

Oregon Chorale Inc, Hillsboro

Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival Association, Newport

Oregon Koto-Kai, Portland

Oregon Spirit Chorus, Salem

Oregon Symphonic Band, Beaverton

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts                    

Paradise of Samoa, Keizer

Pelican Players, Inc. DBA Linkville Players, Klamath Falls

Performance Works NorthWest, Portland

Piano Santa Foundation, Portland

Portland Chamber Music, Portland

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, Portland

Portland Street Art Alliance, Portland

Portland Taiko, Portland

Portland Wind Symphony, Portland

Public Annex, Portland

Risk-Reward, Portland

Riverbend Live!, Winston

Rogue World Music, Ashland

Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, Salem

Salem Pops Orchestra, Salem

Salem Symphonic Winds, Salem

Salem Theatre Network, Salem

Southern Oregon Guild, Cave Junction

Sunriver Stars Community Theater, Sunriver

Sunset Apollo Marching Band and Auxiliary, Portland

Tavern Books, Portland

The Geezer Gallery, Portland

The Rural Art Center, Lorane

The Verona Studio, Salem

Tualatin Valley Community Band, Tigard

Tualatin Valley Creates, Beaverton

Tualatin Valley Symphony, Tigard

Twilight Theater Company, Portland

Washington County Art Alliance, Aloha

Westside Youth Choir, Hillsboro

Willamette Falls Symphony, Oregon City

Willamette Jazz Society, Eugene

Willamette Valley Symphony, Albany

Women in Film-Portland, Portland

Wordcrafters in Eugene, Eugene

World Stage Theatre, Troutdale

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