Individuals and organizations have many opportunities to apply for grants and funding to support their work. The resources below offer several options to finance art installations and to produce engaging community events in Eugene.
Art in the Parks Grants
Application timeline: yearly November deadline
Cultural Services teams up with Parks and Open Spaces to award up to $5,000 per project to organizations or individuals who wish to produce their own quality programming in Eugene’s city parks. Funding can support a wide variety of artistic and cultural disciplines.
The City of Eugene Cultural Services Downtown Program Fund offers an opportunity to transform downtown outdoor spaces into arts and culture destinations. Funding of up to $5,000 per project will be awarded to organizations or individuals who wish to produce their own quality programming in publicly accessible outdoor spaces located within Eugene’s downtown core. Funding can support any artistic or cultural discipline, including visual, dance, music, theatre, film/video/media, multidisciplinary fields and events.
The purpose of the Community and Neighborhood Matching Grant Program (CNMG) is to encourage Eugene residents to collaboratively identify and actively participate in making improvements in their neighborhoods and the broader community through their neighborhood association, community group or other ad hoc group. The benefits of the CNMG program go well beyond the financial investment and are an important tool for building community, creating connections and improving our neighborhoods, parks and natural areas.
The City of Eugene allocates funds each fiscal year to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) to use to support community events. The HRC may endorse events or projects and/or provide small grants to help support activities consistent with the Commission’s activities and purposes.
Community Arts Grants are funded by City of Eugene Cultural Services and administered by Lane Arts Council. Lane Arts Council’s Community Arts Grants provide opportunities for Eugene artists and strive to ensure diverse, accessible arts experiences for Eugene participants and audiences. Community Arts Grants prioritize projects that emphasize accessibility to underserved audiences and provide programming that takes place in the City of Eugene. Proposals might include exhibits, performances, festivals, workshops, events, programs and other arts and culture projects.