Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Arts, Heritage and Humanities Grant Applications Available

Washington County Arts, Heritage and Humanities Coalition (WCAHHC) opens its 2008 grant cycle on February 25 through April 9. Washington County based not-for-profit arts, heritage and humanities organizations may apply for $1000 or $2000 grants.

Online applications and detailed grant guidelines for the Community Cultural Participation grant program are available at the Regional Arts and Culture Council website.

WCAHHC awards grants in May, with funds to be used for projects taking place July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009. Interested parties are encouraged to attend one of two grant orientation sessions:
  • Tues., March 4, 4-5:30 pm, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 East Main Street, Hillsboro. Call (503)615-3485 for directions.
  • Thurs., March 6th, 4-5:30 pm, Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin. Call (503)885-1926 for directions. Attendees are encouraged to park near the Police Station.
WCAHHC was established in 2005 to distribute funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust to promote the cultural identity, quality of life and economic vitality of Washington County and its arts, heritage and humanities organizations. WCAHHC has distributed $62,000 in grants to Washington County based organizations over the last three years.

The Oregon Cultural Trust was created by the Oregon Legislature to strengthen Oregon’s culture by establishing a permanent endowment. The Trust receives funding primarily from the sale of Cultural license plates and from gifts from individuals and businesses through an Oregon State tax credit program. The Trust invests a portion of proceeds from the endowment in annual grants to Oregon counties and tribal planning groups, funding for statewide cultural agencies, and competitive grants to cultural non-profits.

To learn more about the Trust or to make a donation, please visit www.culturaltrust.org.