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Grants to Oregon Organizations and Groups in
Eligible Regions for Public Arts Programming

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Springfield Arts Commission (SAC)

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Grants of up to $1,500 to Oregon organizations and groups in eligible regions to support local public arts programs. Funding is intended to promote community-based public programs, including concerts, theater, visual art, dance, or literature. Programs should benefit the residents of the city of Springfield. The Arts Commission promotes cultural richness and diversity in Springfield and assists in the preservation of the cultural heritage of the community as expressed through artistic endeavors. Applicants must be located in Lane County.

Heritage Arts Grant Goals:
  • Enrich the lives of Springfield residents and visitors through community‐based public art programs.
  • Increase opportunities for residents and visitors to engage in the arts, particularly underserved or underrepresented populations.
  • Represent, preserve and celebrate the historic, cultural, and/or ethnic diversity of the community and its traditions.
  • Encourage partnerships among artists, residents, tourists, businesses, organizations, and agencies.
  • Build existing audiences and develop new ones for arts and culture.
  • Provide arts learning opportunities and/or lower the perceptual barriers to participation in the arts for residents and visitors.

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GrantWatch ID#: 179729

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant award for a single project is $250; the maximum is $1,500, with most awards ranging from $250 - $1,000. A Heritage Arts Grant award must represent not more than fifty percent (50%) of the project budget.

Term of Contract:

Awarded projects must be completed within twelve (12) months of the initial date of issue of award funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The project must take place in Springfield. Applicants must be headquartered/physically reside within Lane County.

The applicant must be able to meet non‐discriminatory employment and personnel practices and the proposed project must not exclude or discriminate participants on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification by law.

Ineligible Projects or Applicants:
1. Projects that are not clearly accessible to residents and visitors of Springfield.
2. Projects that are not scheduled to take place during the project period.
3. Any individual, group or organization scheduled to receive direct financial support or subsidy for the project from the City of Springfield during July 1 ‐ June 30. This does not include in‐kind contributions.
4. Fundraising projects.
5. Members of the City of Springfield staff or board.
6. Applications that are incomplete, illegible or are not submitted by the deadlines.
7. Applicants with incomplete or outstanding heritage Arts Grant obligations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Learn how to apply for funding by attending a Heritage Arts Grant information session:

January 14, 2020 and February 11, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Springfield City Hall, Jessie Maine Room

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are reviewed two times a year. The submission deadline for the 2020 fiscal year spring cycle is February 18, 2020.

Spring 200 Cycle:
- Applications available: January 1, 2020
- Information sessions: January 14 and February 11, 2020
- Application submission deadline: February 18, 2020
- Review of applications for completeness and eligibility (HAG committee): February 25, 2020
- Incomplete and ineligible applications notified: February 28, 2020
- All revised applications received: March 4, 2020
- Grants available online for full SAC review: March 11, 2020
- SAC application review complete: March 21, 2020
- In-person Q&A with eligible applicants, 5:30-6:30 PM: March 31, 2020
- Questions submitted to applicants: April 3, 2020
- Answers to questions returned by email to Amy Orre: April 6, 2020
- SAC grant review panel/deliberations: April 14, 2020
- Successful applicant notification: April 24, 2020
- Unsuccessful applicant notification: April 24, 2020
- Initial grant distribution (75%): 10 days after agreement
- Project completion: 12 months from initial grant distribution
- Project evaluation report deadline: 2 months after completion of project
- Final grant distribution (25%): 10 days after approval of project evaluation report

Applicants may apply for funding for more than one project per year.

Applicants are expected to provide a matching contribution; the grant award may not represent more than fifty percent (50%) of the total project budget. The match can be donated materials, services, staff time, volunteer time, cash or any combination of the above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed packet to Amy Orre. Email is strongly preferred.

Amy Orre, Arts Commission Liaison

Submit a paper copy to:
Attn: Amy Orre
Springfield Arts Commission
Heritage Arts Grant
225 5th Street
Springfield, OR 97477

(541) 726-2246

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