CURRY COUNTY, OREGON (September 25, 2015) – The Curry County Cultural Coalition announces that competition for 2016 Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) funds is now open to nonprofit affiliates in Curry County. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to groups that promote, preserve, and enhance the arts, heritage, and humanities resources found in Curry County.
OCT funds are generated through direct donations, the sales of Cultural Heritage license plates, and individual state tax credits. One third of the money that the OCT grants each year is distributed among 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions, based on population. These autonomous coalitions set their own priorities and re-grant OCT funds within their jurisdictions. The Curry County Cultural Coalition reviews applications annually and awards money to groups that fulfill the OCT mission of increasing public participation in Oregon culture.
Applications for grants for 2016 projects are due by November 15, 2015. Grants will be distributed to recipients at a reception on December 3, 2015. Projects funded for 2016 must be completed and final reports received by September 30, 2016.
Curry County organizations and projects which received OCT funds for 2015 were:
• Brookings Area Council for the Arts – American Music Festival
• Curry Arts, Inc. – Artist Workshops
• Curry County Fair – Experience Drumming Interactive Sessions
• Friends of the Langlois Library – An Evening with Brian Doyle
• Port Orford Arts Council - Community Welcoming Dinner for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz
during the “Run to the Rogue”
• Port Orford Main Street Revitalization Association - Wayside Signage to Promote Historic Sites
• Port Orford Public Library Foundation - Educational DVDs for North Curry Residents
• Southern Oregon Kite Festival - Young Poets’ Contest
• Stagelights Musical Arts Community - Wild Rivers Music Festival
• Yoga Club of Gold Beach - Introduction to Dance Classes
For additional information and to download a grant application visit the Curry County Cultural Coalition website at www.curryccc.org.