Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust award millions in grants

The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust have handed out a lot of money lately to a variety of non-profits connected with the arts, humanities, and heritage.

Arts Commission operating support, $1,087,000
Arts Commission stimulus funding, with NEA funds: $306,700
Direct stimulus grants, in Oregon, from the NEA, $350,000 (included OAC's stimulus announcement)
Oregon Cultural Trust, $1,452,030

Here's the run down on grants given to organizations that present classical music:


Chamber Music Concerts, $5,000
Operating Support: To support the 2009‐10 season including 12 concerts and master classes, convocations, lectures/performances and school programs.

Rogue Valley Symphony Association, $4,000
Operating Support: To support the 41st season in Ashland, Grants Pass and Medford; a December candlelight concert; and concerts for 3,000 elementary students from Medford, Grants Pass and Ashland school districts.


Sunriver Music Festival Inc, $3,500
Operating Support: To support the festival’s annual two‐week summer concert series, featuring a world‐class orchestra and prestigious soloists, plus a November to May series.


Corvallis Youth Symphony Association, $4,000
Arts Learning: To support string classes for 3rd‐5th grade students in the Corvallis School District, and a 6th grade orchestra at one middle school. Students perform two public concerts per year, in addition to performances at school assemblies and community events.


Eugene Concert Choir, $4,000
Operating Support: To support the 90‐voice masterworks chorus, as well as a chamber choir and the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble.

Eugene Opera, $12,000
To support the Donor Expansion and Stabilization (DOCS) project, which includes acquiring software to track donors and prospects; development of an electronic newsletter; a website re-design; and the hiring of a professional telemarketing service.

Eugene Symphony Association Inc, $7,000
For a Youth Concert series at the Hult Center, reaching elementary, middle and high school students within a 75-mile radius of Eugene.

Eugene Symphony Association Inc, $40,000
Operating Support: To support the 44th season including concerts at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts; school and community‐based education and outreach programs; professional artist development programs; and regional radio broadcasts.

Oregon Bach Festival, $10,000
To support musicians’ broadcast fees and enable eight Bach Festival 2009 concerts to be heard on radio worldwide.

Oregon Bach Festival, $12,000
Operating Support: To support the festival which presents more than fifty performances, educational programs and community events featuring world‐class artists in Eugene and Portland.

Oregon Mozart Players, $5,000
To expand audience by hiring a noted orchestra marketing consultant. The project focuses on experience-enriching strategies, successfully implemented at dozens of orchestras across the country, to attract and retain new concert-goers. This marketing initiative includes knowledge-sharing and collaboration with other Eugene-based arts organizations.

Oregon Mozart Players, $5,000
Operating Support: To support the 2009‐10 season with performances at the Hult Center, other venues in Eugene/Springfield and run‐out concerts to other Oregon cities.

The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, $16,000
Operating Support: To support year‐round programming, including two concert series of more than 125 concerts across a wide variety of genres, and a community music school for more than 500 students.


Peter Britt Gardens Music & Arts Festival Association, $8,000
Operating Support: To support the outdoor concert series featuring over 40 performances in a variety of genres. Now in its 47th season, Britt also offers arts learning through pre‐concert lectures, summer talent development camps and a daily classical music listening program in area public schools.

Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, $6,000
Operating Support: To support the 2009‐10 season providing young musicians from Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties with training and performance opportunities.


Newport Symphony Orchestra, $3,500
Operating Support: To support the only full‐time professional symphony on the Oregon coast during the 2009‐10 concert season.


Oregon East Symphony, $5,000
Operating Support: To support the 2009‐10 season including five public concerts, two youth concerts, a community Christmas Concert and musical education opportunities for rural youth.


Cappella Romana Vocal Ensemble, $8,000
Operating Support: To support a professional concert season of music inspired by Byzantium, Russian and western European classical music.

Chamber Music Northwest, $16,000
Operating Support: To support the 39th season of concerts and educational activities in Portland, including the Summer Festival series of 26 concerts in five weeks, with pre‐concert discussions, open rehearsals and outreach performances.

Columbia Symphony Orchestra, $4,000
Operating Support: To support the season of subscription concerts in downtown Portland and the Metro area, as well as Meet the Beat, an education and accessibility program for children and their families.

Ethos Music Center, $18,000
Operating Support: To support education and outreach programs, including the Music Corps, an urban outreach program placing music educators in schools and community centers; Music Lessons for Kids, in‐house music education programs, and Music Across Oregon, a rural outreach program.

Friends of Chamber Music, $10,000
Operating Support: To support the sixth longest‐running chamber music series in the nation, including the Classic Series, the Not So Classic Series, the Vocal Arts Series, and an educational outreach program.

MetroArts Inc., $3,000
Operating Support: To support a competitive training program and performances by the region’s most gifted young musicians, and a summer camp for children ages 7‐12 that offers instruction in music, dance, visual arts and theater.

Oregon Symphony Association, $18,000
Operating Support: To support the symphony’s 2009‐10 season featuring 15 classical concerts, a four‐program Pops Series, two outdoor concerts, and the Community Music Partnership.

Oregon Symphony Association, $8,500
Arts Learning: To support the Community Music Partnership in Tillamook, a project designed to help rural communities create and implement music education programs by utilizing symphony resources to connect to local assets.

Pacific Youth Choir, $5,000
Operating Support: To support the choir’s seven choruses of singers age 6‐19, performing a broad range of choral literature.

Portland Baroque Orchestra, $18,000
Operating Support: To support the 2009‐2010 season of 28 performances of eight programs in Portland and the mid‐Willamette Valley.

Portland Chamber Orchestra, $6,000
Operating Support: To support the 2009‐2010 season of concerts, in Portland and Hillsboro.

Portland Festival Symphony, $3,000
To celebrate Joseph Haydn’s 200th anniversary by performing five free concerts of his music in Portland parks during August 2009.

Portland Opera Association, $25,000
To produce the Northwest premiere of Phillip Glass’ Orphée, an adaptation of Cocteau’s 1949 movie that is a psychological retelling of the Orpheus myth through the world of dreams and the subconscious.

Portland Opera Association, $28,000
Operating Support: To support the 2009‐10 season including four main stage and four chamber operas, plus education and outreach programs including Portland Opera to Go and the Portland Opera Studio Artists program.

Portland Piano International, $9,000
Operating Support: To support the recital series, featuring six world renowned pianists performing two recitals, and a week long summer festival featuring 8‐10 pianists in over 20 recitals, master classes, workshops, lectures and films.

Portland Symphonic Choir, $4,000
Operating Support: To support the work of the choir for the Oregon Symphony, as well as its performances of choral masterworks and new commissions.

Portland Symphonic Girlchoir, $5,000
Operating Support: To support the 2009‐10 season of training and performance opportunities in choral music.

Portland Youth Philharmonic Association, $5,000
To strengthen young musician leadership at PYP. Project components include communications and musical training for principal musicians and section leaders; expansion of chamber music opportunities for more players; and expanded outreach to schools through the chamber music program.

Portland Youth Philharmonic Association, $10,000
Operating Support: To support 2009‐10 activities that include pre‐professional training and performances for young musicians in four ensembles: the Philharmonic Orchestra, Conservatory Orchestra, the Young String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble.

For the Oregon Arts Commission web site, click here.

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