Deadline approaches to apply for Heritage Arts Grant

SPRINGFIELD – Lane County community members are encouraged to apply for a chance to have their public arts projects partially funded through grant money collected by Springfield’s transient room tax fund and dispersed by the Springfield Arts Commission (SAC).

The SAC will award $4,500 for projects to be held between July 2024 and July 2025. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Feb. 27; applicant notification is scheduled for May 28 if the submission is successful and June 3 if the submission is unsuccessful.

“Organizations, groups, artists, and individuals … are encouraged to submit applications for arts and culture related projects resulting in a public event, performance, or show,” said Loralyn Spiro, public information officer. 

“As we continue to deal with the effects of polarization and post-pandemic disconnection, art has a special role to play in creating a sense of shared experience,” said Springfield Arts Commissioner and chair of the HAG committee David Grimes.  “We are dedicated to funding projects with the potential to bring people together, provoke self and community reflection, challenge us, and create opportunities for dialogue.”

Applicants must complete the online application link at tinyurl.com/SPRHeritageGrant; they must also upload a project budget and W-9. More information about the submission criteria and applicant eligibility can be found at springfield-or.gov/springfield-arts-commission.

Grimes said the commission looks for applications from emerging individual artists and groups as well as well-established organizations. He added that it’s strongly encouraged for people to “think outside the box about their creative projects and the value their unique experience and perspective brings to Springfield.” — Amanda Lurey 



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