Funding available for local cultural activities

The Linn County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for grants to fund projects that will promote and improve access to the arts, to history and local heritage, and for humanities-related activities in Linn County.
The LCCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization affiliated with the Oregon State Cultural Trust, a statewide entity established to promote and strengthen cultural activities in Oregon.
Three Lebanon-area organizations were among 12 local recipients of grants late in 2020 totaling $178,145 that have been awarded through a partnership between the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Linn County Cultural Coalition as part of state COVID relief.
The local recipients were the Lebanon Strawberry Festival Association ($25,540), the Scroggins Mill Rural Heritage ($1,815) and the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association ($810).
For the upcoming dispersal, the LCCC may allocate up to $18,000 for grants in this funding cycle. Grants typically range between $250 and $2,500. Project proposals are considered on a case-by-case basis and may not be awarded the full amount requested.
Deadline for completed applications is Feb. 1. Coalition members will review the applications and make decisions on awards within a few weeks of that date.
Proposals must address the arts, history and heritage, and/or humanities in a manner that promotes and protects cultural activities and assets of Linn County. Proposals must be submitted and signed by an authorized officer of a sponsoring 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit sponsoring organization. Organizations or individuals who do not have their own tax-exempt status may be sponsored by a nonprofit organization that does.
The LCCC’s goal is to increase county residents’ access to rich and diverse arts, humanities and historical heritage in a manner that celebrates community pride and individuality. Its goal is to disseminate funds as widely as possible to communities throughout the county. For more details, see the Linn County Cultural Plan at www.linnculture.com.
Recent funding from the LCCC has helped support:
♦ LAFTA-Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts, LAFTA-Cluster Speakers.
♦ LBCC-Russell Tripp Performance Center in Albany, “Science and the Arts” Series.
♦ Willamette Valley Concert Band, Percussion equipment.
Grant applications and guidelines are available at linnculture.org/our-grants/. They should be submitted by mail to Brian Carroll, Linn County Cultural Coalition, P.O. Box 69, Albany, OR, 97321 or by email
For further information, Contact: Rebecca Bond at (541) 928-0911, or Brian Carroll at (541) 967-3917 or [email protected].