Grant funds available for arts, culture

The Linn County Cultural Commission 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 affiliated with the Oregon State Cultural Trust, a statewide entity established to promote and strengthen cultural activities in Oregon.

The LCCC may allocate up to $17,000 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.

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.

The deadline for completed applications is Feb. 23, 2018.

Coalition members will review the applications and make decisions on awards within a few weeks of that date.

Grant applications are available at www.linnculture.org and the County Parks Department, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany; The New Era, 1313 Main St., Sweet Home; and KGAL radio, 36991 KGAL Drive, Lebanon.

They should be submitted by mail to Brian Carroll, Linn County Cultural Commission, P.O. Box 69, Albany, OR, 97321 or dropped off at the Linn County Parks office, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany.

For further information, contact Audie Heikkila at (503) 394-3389, or Brian Carroll at (541) 967-3917 or [email protected].