Grants available for arts, culture

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.

The Coalition 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.

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. For more details, see the Linn County Cultural Plan at

Locally, funding from the LCCC has helped support a wide variety of arts, history and cultural events.

Deadline for completed applications is Feb. 7. Coalition members will review the applications and make decisions on awards within a few weeks of that date.

Grant applications are available at and The New Era, 1313 Main St., Sweet Home.

For further information, Contact: Rebecca Bond at (541) 928-0911, or Brian Carroll at (541) 967-3917 or [email protected].