Springfield artist receives career opp grant

SPRINGFIELD  – In the first round of FY2023 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $92,297 to 36 artists for career development projects, including one artist from Springfield. 

Erin Langley, of Springfield, will be granted $2,000 to support the cost of Langley’s attendance at the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency in Johnsonville, Vermont, from March 3 to April 4.

Career Opportunity grants support individual Oregon artists by enabling them to take advantage of timely opportunities that enhance their artistic careers. Most grants support the artists’ participation in residencies, exhibitions or performance opportunities.

The awards include $45,020 from the Oregon Arts Commission for all artistic disciplines and $47,277 in supplemental funding for 15 established visual artists through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program. Individual grants range from $596 to $9,000. 



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