Arts and Cultural Grants

  • The application period for fiscal year 2016/17 Arts and Cultural grants is closed.

    This program supports excellence and diversity in art, culture and heritage and reflects the diversity of the city for Gresham's residents and visitors.

    Grants are available to nonprofit organizations physically located within Gresham city limits and to Gresham residents, who have partnered with a qualifying nonprofit. 

    The City Council allocates the grants. The maximum amount awarded to any entity is $3,750.

    Eligible activities

    • Instrumental and vocal music
    • Community and professional theater
    • Festivals and parades
    • Dance
    • Folk arts
    • Literature
    • Media arts
    • Painting
    • Sculpture
    • Photography
    • Museums/art
    • Museums/non-art classes and workshops
    • Other arts related to the presentation, performance, execution, and exhibition of these major art forms
    Mail, deliver or email grant applications to:

    City of Gresham  
    Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement
    Attention: Lina Sizmin
    1333 NW Eastman Parkway
    Gresham, OR  97030-3813 
    Lina.Sizmin@GreshamOregon.gov  

    Past recipients

  • 2014/2015
    • Art Walk Etc./Gresham Outdoor Public Art
    • Center for the Arts Foundation/Music Mondays
    • Center for the Arts Foundation/Third Thursday Studios
    • Gresham Strong
    • Gresham Sister City Association
    • Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra
    • Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    2013/2014
    • Center for the Arts Foundation/Music Mondays
    • Center for the Arts Foundation/Third Thursday Studios
    • El Programa Hispano
    • Mt. Hood Jazz Festival
    • Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra
    • Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    • St. Luke the Physician Episcopal Church/Springwater Studio
    • The Nuts-n-Boltz Theatre Company/Children's Theatre for Kids

    2012/2013
    • Center for the Arts/Holiday Gift of Music
    • Center for the Arts/Music Mondays
    • Gresham Historical Society/Story Sharing Project
    • Gresham Sister City Association
    • Human Solutions/Nadaka Camp Fire
    • Mt. Hood Jazz Association/Mt. Hood Jazz Festival
    2011/2012
    • Center for the Arts/Music Mondays
    • Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Center for the Arts Plaza
    • Gresham Sister City Association
    • Mt. Hood Community College
    • Police Activities League/Rockwood Business Coalition
    2010/2011
    • Center for the Arts/Music Mondays
    • Center for the Arts/Third Thursday Studios
    • Gresham Sister City Association