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Grants available from cultural coalition

Arts organizations invited to apply for grants

Published on September 14, 2017 10:25AM

The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust to award funding that supports, maintains, preserves, and promotes cultural programs in visual and performing arts, as well as heritage, and humanities-based projects within Clatsop County. Individuals and groups located within Clatsop County are eligible to apply. The status of 501(c)3 not-for-profit is not necessary to apply. Grants will be awarded in December 2017 to support programs and/or activity occurring between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

Funding is available for up to $2,000 per project, and 2017 offers the most money to be awarded to date with over $10,500 to be distributed. The local coalition will fund projects based on the degree of awareness to culture; support toward preservation, functionality, or sustained usage of physical facilities that promote arts and culture; strength of the overall health of existing nonprofit organizations, schools, individuals or business, related to visual and performing arts, heritage and humanities in Clatsop County.

The 2017 application for the Clatsop Cultural Coalition grant is available online at The 2017 application currently online is for reference only. The 2018 application will be available in early September. Applications will be accepted starting from Sept. 15, and must be received no later than Oct. 31. The coalition highly recommends that potential applicants attend a workshop to gather more information about the application process. The first workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at The Art Loft located above Dots ’N Doodles at 303 Marine Dr. in Astoria, and the second workshop will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Seaside Public Library in the Community Room, located at 1131 Broadway in Seaside.

Workshops are approximately one hour, provide the opportunity to clarify the most effective approach to grant application, and answer any questions related to the grant guidelines. Successful grant applicants will be notified by Dec., 2017, and invited to receive their checks and speak briefly at the awards ceremony later that month in Cannon Beach.

For more information, visit the coalition website,, attend a workshop, inquire at, or call Sunny Klever at 503-575-0504 or Charlene Larsen at 503-325-0590.


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