2023-24 Community Arts & Culture Grants (Hillsboro, OR)

Deadline February 27, 2023

The Community Arts and Culture Grants offer financial support for organizations and individuals that provide arts and culture experiences to the greater Hillsboro community.

In support of our artists, musicians, and arts and culture organizations, the City of Hillsboro is proud to continue to offer financial support through the Community Arts and Culture Grants Program. These grants expand support for arts programming that serves Hillsboro residents and raise awareness of arts and culture in our community.

Three grant applications open on January 3, focusing on support for arts and culture projects in the community, core operations of local arts and culture organizations, and for performers to take the stage during the Walters Cultural Arts Center’s annual performance series.

Project Grants, awarded at $3,000 or under, benefit short-term or one-time projects that directly serve the Hillsboro community. These grants provide support for: program improvements that increase access to arts and culture for underserved populations; public performances, music, exhibitions, screenings, and readings; as well as workshops, lectures, demonstrations, classes, and cultural festivals or celebrations. Artists, groups, and organizations seeking to bring arts and culture projects and programing to the community are encouraged to apply.

Core Operating Support Grants help fund essential operations of small and mid-sized arts and cultural nonprofits based in Hillsboro. Past recipients of this grant include Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theater (HART), Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, RASIKA, STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy, Golden Road Arts, and Tualatin Valley Artists-Influence Music Hall. All Hillsboro-based 501©3 arts organizations are eligible to apply.

The Performance Series Grants includes a public performance at the Walters Cultural Arts Center as part of its annual Performance Series on select dates between September 2023 and May 2024. Net proceeds from the performance benefit the grant recipients and, in some cases, a designated Hillsboro art and culture nonprofit also receives a portion of the proceeds. Grantees also receive ticketing, limited marketing, and audiovisual support for the performance.

Guidelines and applications for all three grants are available in Spanish, as well as English, with applications accepted written in either language. Submissions are due before 5 pm, Monday, February 27, 2023.

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